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Major League Baseball roundup

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 7:09pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Justin Verlander was not even a member of the Houston Astros five weeks ago, but he will be their starting pitcher in Thursday's Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox.

E-sport: Virtual world wrestling with real issues amid rapid growth

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 7:01pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The rapidly-growing virtual world of e-sport is having to face up to some very real problems as it steps further into the mainstream sporting landscape.

Tennis: Spanish player banned for eight months for betting offences

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:56pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Spanish tennis player Samuel Ribeiro Navarrete has been given an eight-month ban and fined $1,000 for "betting-related corruption offences", the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Tuesday.

NBA: League unveils new All-Star Game format

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:51pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The NBA and its Players Association announced Tuesday a new format for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles that will abandon the traditional Eastern Conference versus Western Conference matchup.

Halep sets up Sharapova rematch in Beijing

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:40pm
(Reuters) - World number two Simona Halep set up a mouth-watering third- round clash with Maria Sharapova at the China Open after the Romanian's opponent Magdalena Rybarikova retired due to illness trailing 6-1 2-1 on Tuesday.

NBA unveils new All-Star Game format

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:35pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The NBA and its Players Association announced Tuesday a new format for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles that will abandon the traditional Eastern Conference versus Western Conference matchup.

Freestyle: Canada slopestyle queen Turski retires

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:23pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's Kaya Turski, who would have been a gold medal contender in the slopestyle at next year's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, announced her retirement on Tuesday due to health issues.

Soccer: Putin says 2018 World Cup venues on track despite delays

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:54am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that some construction work on the 2018 World Cup stadiums remained behind schedule, but he was satisfied with the overall condition of the venues.

Tennis: Britain's Evans banned for one year over failed doping test

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:48am
(Reuters) - Briton Dan Evans has been banned for one year after testing positive for cocaine, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Tuesday.

No slope needed: British skier sets record for speed towed by car

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 9:51am
ARJEPLOG, Sweden (Reuters) - Former British Olympic skier Graham Bell has set an unusual new world record, achieving the fastest towed speed on skis.

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