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Olympic hurdles champion Rollins handed one-year ban

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 5:01pm
(Reuters) - American Olympic 100 meters hurdles champion Brianna Rollins was handed a one-year ban for failing to properly file whereabouts information, the United States Anti-Doping Agency said on Thursday.

Reinvented Ronaldo poised to make decisive Clasico impact

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:47pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo has made a habit of defying his critics and will try to do so again by leading Real Madrid one step closer to the Spanish title on Sunday against bitter rivals Barcelona.

Messi eyeing 500 as Barca bid to reignite season in Clasico

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:45pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Lionel Messi requires two more goals to reach 500 for Barcelona and will have his sights set on achieving the milestone against great rivals Real Madrid in Sunday's Clasico.

Tiger undergoes back surgery, could be out six months

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:37pm
(Reuters) - Former world number one Tiger Woods said on Thursday he has undergone further surgery to help alleviate pain in his back and leg and could be away from competitive golf for another six months.

Day after ex-NFL star Hernandez's death, fight over his brain

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 2:26pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on Thursday accused the Massachusetts' medical examiner's office of reneging on a deal to turn over the athlete's brain to a Boston laboratory a day after he was found dead in his prison cell.

Dispute emerges over release of ex-NFL star Hernandez's brain

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 1:38pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez on Thursday accused the Massachusetts' medical examiner's office of reneging on a deal to turn over the athlete's brain to a Boston laboratory a day after he was found dead in his prison cell.

NHL: Sabres fire both coach Bylsma and GM Murray

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:29am
(The Sports Xchange) - The Buffalo Sabres fired general manager Tim Murray and coach Dan Bylsma on the heels of the team missing the playoffs for the sixth straight season, the club announced Thursday.

Athletics: Blow for Jamaica as Powell withdraws from Jamaican World Relays

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:26am
KINGSTON (Reuters) - Olympic and double world sprint relay gold medalist Asafa Powell has withdrawn from Jamaica's team for this weekend's third IAAF World Relays event in the Bahamas.

Brady, Kaepernick named to Time most influential list

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:17am
(The Sports Xchange) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James were among seven sports figures named to Time Magazine's annual list of the world's most influential people, which was announced Thursday.

Bekele in a hurry for London marathon glory

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 8:21am
LONDON (Reuters) - Triple Olympic track champion Kenenisa Bekele is somewhat surprised that his sepia-tinged 5,000 and 10,000-metres world records are still standing but, at 34, he still feels he can complete a remarkable hat-trick by claiming the marathon mark.

Ramos knocks Murray out of Monte Carlo Masters

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 7:13am
PARIS (Reuters) - Spaniard Albert Ramos dumped world number one Andy Murray out of the Monte Carlo Masters 2-6 6-2 7-5 on Thursday after firing back from 4-0 down in the final set to take his place in the quarter-finals.

Golf: Watson in clubhouse lead at weather-hit Shenzen

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 7:01am
(Reuters) - American Bubba Watson posted a six-under-par 66 to take a slender clubhouse lead in the opening round of the weather-hit first day of the European Tour's Shenzen International in China on Thursday.

Motherhood no obstacle for Serena's return, says Court

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:17am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Motherhood may do little to slow Serena Williams's pursuit of grand slam success but more hungry opponents, if they emerge, could yet deny her the all-time singles record, the women who holds that distinction told Reuters.

Joshua's mind on Fury despite looming Klitschko fight

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:15am
(Reuters) - Anthony Joshua is just days away from a world heavyweight title fight with Wladimir Klitschko in front of the largest British boxing crowd for nearly 80 years but the Briton says he would rather be facing former champion Tyson Fury.

Farah injection before 2014 London Marathon was not recorded - doctor

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:09am
(Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Mo Farah was given a legal dose of a controversial supplement before the 2014 London Marathon, but the treatment was not properly recorded, the doctor who gave him the injection has said.

New U.S. relays coach has big task - finding gold

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 1:11am
(Reuters) - Whether it's dropping the baton or being disqualified, U.S. men's 4x100 meters relay teams have found gold medals difficult to come by in recent years.

Golf: Hoffman looks to rebound from Masters letdown

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:34pm
(Reuters) - Charley Hoffman will try to put his final-round U.S. Masters letdown behind him when he tees it up at this week's Valero Texas Open where the American journeyman is the defending champion.

NFL Patriots meet Trump without Tom Brady, some teammates

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:29pm
(Reuters) - While some players stayed away in protest, the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Wednesday made the traditional visit to the White House where team owner Robert Kraft lauded his longtime friend, President Donald Trump, and likened his long-shot victory to the Patriots' own.

Ukrainian biathlete, banned for meldonium, wins CAS reprieve

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:17pm
ZURICH (Reuters) - A Ukrainian biathlete who tested positive in 2016 for the banned drug meldonium had her one-year ban lifted on Wednesday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Motor racing: British teenager has legs amputated after Formula Four crash

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 2:45pm
LONDON (Reuters) - British Formula Four driver Billy Monger has had his lower legs amputated after an horrific crash at the Donington Park circuit on Sunday, series organizers said on Wednesday.