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Major League Baseball roundup

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 7:05pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Boston Red Sox fired manager John Farrell on Wednesday, two days after his team was eliminated from the playoffs.

National Football League roundup

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 7:02pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Giants suspended cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie after he left the team's facility and did not practice Wednesday.

League invites NFLPA to join anthem discussion

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:43pm
(Reuters) - NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith will attend meetings next week where team owners will discuss the issue of player protests during the U.S. national anthem, the two sides said on Wednesday.

Soccer: Fox undaunted by U.S. failure to qualify for World Cup

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:01pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The failure of the United States men's team to qualify for next year's World Cup will not impact on Fox Sports's plans to televise the tournament, a right for which it paid $200 million, the network said on Wednesday.

Brazil Olympic committee chief resigns amid bribe scandal

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:15pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The head of Brazil's Olympics committee announced his resignation on Wednesday following his arrest last week for arranging alleged bribes to win Rio de Janeiro's selection as host of the 2016 Summer Games.

Motor racing: Kubica completes first test with Williams

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:45pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Polish driver Robert Kubica completed a one-day test with Williams at Silverstone on Wednesday as he pushes for a Formula One comeback after a seven-year absence.

Nadal and Federer ease through in Shanghai

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 2:59pm
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer resumed their battle for the year-end number one ranking with imperious victories to reach the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday.

Italian Fognini gets suspended two grand slam ban for U.S. Open outburst

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 2:58pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Italy's Fabio Fognini was provisionally suspended for two grand slam tournaments and fined $96,000 for his outburst at this year's U.S. Open, the Grand Slam Board said on Wednesday.

Ronaldo and Messi make it safely to World Cup but no U.S.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 2:55pm
ZURICH (Reuters) - The possibility of a World Cup without Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi turned out to be a false alarm, yet next year's tournament will still have a major absentee after the United States' extraordinary failure to qualify on Tuesday.

Red Sox fire manager Farrell after five seasons

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 2:54pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Boston Red Sox fired manager John Farrell on Wednesday, two days after his team was eliminated from the playoffs.

Baseball: Red Sox fire manager Farrell after five seasons

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:49am
(The Sports Xchange) - The Boston Red Sox fired manager John Farrell on Wednesday, two days after his team was eliminated from the playoffs.

Tennis: Italian Fognini gets suspended two grand slam ban for U.S. Open outburst

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:14am
LONDON (Reuters) - Italy's Fabio Fognini was provisionally suspended for two grand slam tournaments and fined $96,000 for his outburst at this year's U.S. Open, the Grand Slam Board said on Wednesday.

Tennis: Nadal and Federer ease through in Shanghai

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:41am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer resumed their battle for the year-end number one ranking with imperious victories to reach the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday.

Soccer: Ronaldo and Messi make it safely to World Cup but no U.S

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 7:34am
ZURICH (Reuters) - The possibility of a World Cup without Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi turned out to be a false alarm, yet next year's tournament will still have a major absentee after the United States' extraordinary failure to qualify on Tuesday.

Stunned U.S face major questions after World Cup debacle

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:56am
(Reuters) - In one of the biggest upsets of this qualifying cycle, the United States failed to reach the World Cup for the first time in more than 30 years and now face some major questions over the progress of the sport in the country.

Tennis: Kyrgios fined $10,000 for Shanghai walk off

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:43am
LONDON (Reuters) - Australia's Nick Kyrgios has been fined $10,000 and deducted his $21,000 first-round losers' cheque following his decision to walk off after losing the first set against Steve Johnson in the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday.

Pakistan barred from international football

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:54am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Pakistan has been suspended from international football because of what global soccer body FIFA described as undue third-party interference in the country's football federation (PFF).

FIFA says suspends Pakistan Football Federation

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:27am
ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA said on Wednesday it was banning the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), barring the country's national and club teams from competing in international competition with immediate effect.

Man of the hour Thomas eyes 'threepeat' in Malaysia

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:40am
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Only weeks after capping his brilliant season with the $10 million bonus as FedExCup champion, Justin Thomas heads back to his happy hunting ground at the CIMB Classic, seeking a 'threepeat' of titles in Malaysia.

United States miss out on World Cup after Trinidad loss

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:55pm
(Reuters) - The United States will be absent from the World Cup finals for the first time since 1986 next year after a humiliating 2-1 defeat at the hands of Trinidad & Tobago in Couva on Tuesday.

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