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Hamilton mourns end of good-looking era for F1

1 hour 13 min ago
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Formula One faces an uglier future after Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with the 'halo' head protection device due to be introduced in 2018, four times world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday.

France drop Benneteau, Mahut for Davis Cup final

2 hours 54 min ago
LILLE, France (Reuters) - Doubles specialists Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau were omitted from the France team to play Belgium in the Davis Cup final starting on Friday.

International authorities to blame for Sochi Games doping scandal: Russia

3 hours 4 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee and anti-doping authorities are to blame for a Russian doping scandal that tarnished the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Thursday.

Chawrasia grabs Hong Kong lead in windy conditions

3 hours 18 min ago
HONG Kong (Reuters) - India's SSP Chawrasia mastered windy conditions to grab the first-round lead at the Hong Kong Open with a superb five-under-par 65 in the co-sanctioned event on Thursday.

France drop Benneteau and Mahut for Davis Cup final

3 hours 19 min ago
LILLE, France (Reuters) - Doubles specialists Nicolas Mahut and Julien Benneteau have been omitted from the France team to play Belgium in the Davis Cup final starting on Friday.

Casey's Ryder Cup hopes receive EurAsia boost

4 hours 59 min ago
(Reuters) - European Team captain Thomas Bjorn tapped into Paul Casey's vast match play experience on Thursday in naming the Englishman as one of his two wildcard selections for January's EurAsia Cup against hosts Asia.

Davis soars, Day lurks, Spieth falters in Australian wind

6 hours 55 min ago
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Young local Cameron Davis upstaged Jordan Spieth and Jason Day by shooting an eight-under-par 63 in benign morning conditions for a two-shot lead after the first round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

'Never take a backward step', Socceroos laud Postecoglou legacy

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:20pm
(Reuters) - Tim Cahill led the way as a host of Socceroos paid tribute to the contribution coach Ange Postecoglou made to Australian football after his abrupt resignation as coach of the national team seven months before the World Cup.

France's strength in depth gives them the edge against Goffin's Belgium

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 10:16pm
PARIS (Reuters) - France's strength in depth makes them the favorites for this week's Davis Cup final against Belgium, who will need David Goffin to be at his very best to stand a chance in the three-day showdown in Lille.

South Korea considers scrapping exercise with U.S. for Olympics: Yonhap

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 6:58pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering scrapping a regular military exercise with U.S. forces next year to minimize the risk of an aggressive North Korean reaction during the Winter Olympics in the South, the Yonhap news agency reported on Thursday.

As lowest-ranked team, World Cup hosts Russia hope for upset

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 6:33pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - World Cup hosts Russia, the lowest-ranked team in next year's tournament, hope to get past the group stage for the first time in post-Soviet history but, with a tepid attack, inconsistent goalkeeping and stiff competition, the odds are slim.

Men's downhill training canceled at Lake Louise

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:00pm
(Reuters) - Training for the opening World Cup men's downhill at the Lake Louise resort was canceled on Wednesday due to wet snow overnight and warm conditions.

U.S. team doctor Nassar pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct in Michigan court

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 1:34pm
(Reuters) - Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty in a Michigan court on Wednesday to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Motor racing: Todt unopposed for third term as FIA president

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 9:50am
LONDON (Reuters) - Jean Todt is sure to be re-elected for a third term as president of Formula One's governing body after the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said on Wednesday that no other candidates were standing.

IOC bans four Russian skeleton athletes for life over Sochi doping

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 7:06am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday it had banned four Russian skeleton athletes, including defending Olympic champion Alexander Tretyakov, from the Olympics for life over doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games.

Motor racing: Kubica, Sirotkin to test with Williams

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:55am
LONDON (Reuters) - Polish driver Robert Kubica will test for Williams again in Abu Dhabi next week as he presses for a Formula One comeback with the former world champions.

Motor racing: Bragging rights and money at stake in F1 finale

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 3:23am
LONDON (Reuters) - The Formula One season winds up in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with both titles won, Lewis Hamilton aiming to close the year on a winning note and big money still at stake for those further down the paddock pecking order.

Day, Spieth ready to resume rivalry at Australian Open

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 2:33am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Jason Day is desperate to add the Australian Open title to his career honor roll and would love nothing better than to do it after going swing-for-swing with Jordan Spieth in the final round this week.

Ice hockey: Russia's Zaripov has doping ban cut after appeal

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 1:37am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has cut Russian forward Danis Zaripov's doping ban to six months from two years after new evidence came to light.

Late charge pushes Lakers past Bulls

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:43am
(The Sports Xchange) - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 11 of his 21 points in the closing minutes as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 19-point, second-half deficit to defeat the Chicago Bulls 103-94 on Tuesday at Staples Center.