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Bobsleigh: British women's pair selected after crowd-funding

1 hour 6 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Two British women bobsledders who resorted to crowd-funding to keep alive their hopes of competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics were named on Tuesday in a 10-strong team for the Games in South Korea.

Quarter-final curse fells Nadal again as Cilic advances

1 hour 23 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal's Australian Open quarter-final curse struck again on Tuesday, an injury forcing the top seed to retire in the fifth set against Croatia's Marin Cilic.

Figure skating: Two Russians barred from Olympics

3 hours 15 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian figure skater Ksenia Stolbova and ice dancer Ivan Bukin will not be allowed to take part in next month's Olympic Games, the Russian Figure Skating Federation said on Tuesday, citing a directive from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Cilic reaches semi-finals after Nadal retires hurt

3 hours 17 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Marin Cilic advanced to the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday after top seed Rafa Nadal retired hurt when trailing 3-6 6-3 6-7(5) 6-2 2-0 in their match at Rod Laver Arena.

Britain's Edmund subdues Dimitrov to reach semis

4 hours 11 sec ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Unseeded Briton Kyle Edmund bludgeoned his way to a shock 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory over third seed Grigor Dimitrov to reach the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday.

Two Russian figure skaters barred from South Korea Olympics

4 hours 2 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian figure skaters Ksenia Stolbova and Ivan Bukin will not be allowed to take part in next month's Olympic Games, the Russian Figure Skating Federation said on Tuesday, citing a directive from the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Keys set for brutal test against Kerber, says Davenport

4 hours 10 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Madison Keys faces a brutal test against former champion Angelique Kerber in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday but the American is in a "great place," said her coach Lindsay Davenport.

The next Djokovic? Chung serves notice in South Korea

4 hours 11 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - It was only last weekend that Chung Hyeon admitted he goes largely unrecognized on the streets of Seoul because tennis is not a high-profile sport in South Korea.

Alpine skiing: Shiffrin skids out in Kronplatz after rare slip

4 hours 17 min ago
KRONPLATZ, Italy (Reuters) - Runaway World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin made a rare slip on Tuesday when she skidded off the course and failed to complete the first leg of the giant slalom at Kronplatz in Italy.

North Korea participation to highlight opening ceremony

6 hours 6 min ago
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea's participation at the next month's Winter Olympics will form an integral part of an opening ceremony that will highlight a key message of peace, Games organizers said on Tuesday.

Athletics: Bubka wary of changes that may put athletes at risk

6 hours 9 min ago
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Pole vault must evolve if it is to remain relevant as individual sports look for new ways to attract fans but any changes introduced should not be at the expense of athlete safety, former great Sergey Bubka has told Reuters.

Russian short track skater Ahn to miss Winter Olympics

6 hours 11 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian short track speed skater Viktor Ahn, biathlete Anton Shipulin and cross-country skier Sergei Ustyugov are not on the list of athletes eligible for next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games, a Russian Olympic Committee official said on Tuesday.

Olympics: Korea Skating Union keen to resolve assault allegations

7 hours 11 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - The Korea Skating Union is "urgently" investigating allegations that a coach assaulted short track gold medalist Shim Suk-hee and an independent commission will rule whether punishment is appropriate or not, a KSU official told Reuters on Tuesday.

Russian speed skater Ahn not eligible for Olympics in February: RIA

7 hours 15 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian short track speed skater Viktor Ahn, biathlete Anton Shipulin and cross-country skier Sergei Ustyugov are not on the list of Russian athletes eligible to compete at next month's Pyeongchang Olympics, RIA news agency reported on Tuesday.

Tennis: Britain's Edmund subdues Dimitrov to reach semis

7 hours 30 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Unseeded Briton Kyle Edmund bludgeoned his way to a shock 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 victory over third seed Grigor Dimitrov to claim his place in the Australian Open semi-finals on Tuesday.

Tennis: Britain's Edmund beats Dimitrov to reach semis

8 hours 34 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Britain's Kyle Edmund bludgeoned his way past third seed Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 3-6 6-3 6-4 on Rod Laver Arena on Tuesday to reach the Australian Open semi-finals.

Tennis: Keys set for brutal test against Kerber, says Davenport

8 hours 59 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Madison Keys faces a brutal test against former champion Angelique Kerber in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Wednesday but the American is in a "great place," said her coach Lindsay Davenport.

Tennis: Mertens stuns Svitolina to reach Melbourne semis

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 9:37pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Elise Mertens produced another huge upset in a tournament littered with them when she thrashed fourth seed Elina Svitolina 6-4 6-0 to reach the semi-finals of the Australian Open at the first attempt on Tuesday.

Tennis: It's all about me, says cucumber cool Pliskova

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 9:13pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova may have been somewhat confused by being compared to a cucumber after reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open but she was crystal clear about what she needed to do to go a step further.

Russia short track star Ahn barred from 2018 Games: TASS

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:04pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - Russia's Viktor Ahn, the most decorated Olympic short track speed skater, has been barred from competing at next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games in his native South Korea, the TASS news agency has reported.

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