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Baseball: Dodgers battle back to defeat Astros 3-1 and force Game Seven

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Corey Seager's sixth inning sacrifice fly helped the Los Angeles Dodgers squeak out a 3-1 come-from-behind victory on Tuesday over the Houston Astros and force a winner-take-all World Series Game Seven on Wednesday.

Crew take control of playoff after Callens red card

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:53pm
(Reuters) - Columbus Crew took full advantage of playing with an extra man to score three second-half goals on the way to a 4-1 victory over New York City FC in the first leg of their Major League Soccer Eastern Conference semi-final showdown on Tuesday. Trailing 1-0, New York City defender Alexander Callens was shown a red card in the 52nd minute after a video review showed he had elbowed Justin Meram in the face, and the home side spared no mercy to seize control of the contest. Columbus

South Korea welcomes Olympic flame ahead of 2018 Games

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 9:31pm
INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - The Olympic flame arrived in South Korea on Wednesday to begin its journey towards the 2018 Pyeongchang Games, with organizers confident it will spark a new era for winter sports in Asia.

Baseball: Security boosted at World Series game after NY attack

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 8:21pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Enhanced security measures greeted fans entering Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles prior to Game Six of the World Series on Tuesday in the wake of a truck attack that killed eight people in New York earlier in the day.

Tennis: No guarantee of Australian Open wildcard for Tomic

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 6:17pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tennis Australia has reached out to Bernard Tomic out of concern for his "health and wellbeing" during a steep rankings slide but has offered no guarantees of a wildcard to the Australian Open in January.

Elliott files emergency motion, Jones criticizes Goodell

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 5:18pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Another day, another move in the Ezekiel Elliott case as Tuesday saw the NFL Players Association file an emergency motion for an injunction appeal on behalf of the Dallas Cowboys running back.

Associate of former FIFA vice president sentenced to 15 months

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:47pm
(Reuters) - A former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Tuesday after he pleaded guilty in a money laundering conspiracy, the second person sentenced in a U.S. investigation of bribery involving the world soccer governing body FIFA.

New blood bring life to weary Warriors

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:33pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With each passing trip to the NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors add to the championship miles that threaten to stall their run.

Mixed Martial Arts: McGregor apologizes for homophobic slur

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:25pm
DUBLIN (Reuters) - UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has apologized after being captured on video using a homophobic slur at a recent event after his friend lost a bout.

Athletics: Van Niekerk to have surgery, will miss Commonwealth Games

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 1:14pm
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's Olympic gold medalist Wayde van Niekerk will miss next year’s Commonwealth Games after suffering a serious knee injury in a celebrity touch rugby match, the sprinter said on Tuesday.

Motor racing: Hamilton hopes Alonso gets a better car next year

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:54pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton is hoping McLaren can rejoin the Formula One front-runners next season, after years in the doldrums, so he can have more battles with former team mate Fernando Alonso.

Formula One to have louder and simpler engine in 2021

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:58am
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One will have simpler, cheaper and noisier engines from 2021 as part of a "road map" for the future presented to teams on Tuesday that could entice new manufacturers to enter the sport.

Girardi surprised, disappointed with exit from Yankees

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:56am
(The Sports Xchange) - Joe Girardi said he is "surprised" and "disappointed" with the New York Yankees' decision to opt against his return as the team's manager next season.

Eagles acquire Pro Bowl running back Ajayi from Dolphins

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:54am
(The Sports Xchange) - The Philadelphia Eagles acquired Pro Bowl running back Jay Ajayi from the Miami Dolphins on Tuesday for a fourth-round pick in the 2018 draft.

Vandeweghe wobbles but roars back to win Elite Trophy opener

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:52am
(Reuters) - American CoCo Vandeweghe kicked off the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai, China with a dramatic comeback win on Tuesday, seeing off home wildcard Peng Shuai 3-6 6-3 6-2 in the first round-robin match of the Bougainvillea Group.

Joshua says promoter Hearn speaking to Fury about fight

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 6:51am
(Reuters) - Britain's Anthony Joshua believes a fight with former world champion Tyson Fury is a possibility, saying promoter Eddie Hearn has begun discussions about it.

Pyeongchang receives Olympic flame for 2018 Winter Games

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 6:30am
ATHENS (Reuters) - The flame that will burn during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was handed over to organizers in Athens on Tuesday in the marble stadium that hosted the first modern Games in 1896.

Hong Kong to host 2022 Gay Games as LGBT acceptance grows in parts of Asia

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 6:08am
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong will host the 2022 Gay Games, fighting off bids from cities in the United States and Mexico to become the first Asian city to stage the sports and cultural event.

Soccer: Australia FA postpones meeting as FIFA intervention looms

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 2:36am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's embattled football association has postponed an emergency general meeting it had hoped would end a bitter power-struggle between clubs and administrators, and stave off the threat of a FIFA takeover of the domestic game.

Hong Kong to host 2022 Gay Games as LGBT acceptance in parts of Asia grows

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 1:42am
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong will host the 2022 Gay Games, fighting off bids from cities in the United States and Mexico to become the first Asian city to stage the sports and cultural event.

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