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Argentine lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide: police

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:42pm
BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Argentine lawyer for a government-run soccer television program ran in front of a Buenos Aires train and committed suicide late on Tuesday, hours after being accused in a New York court of receiving bribes, police said.

Celtics finding ways to thrive in face of adversity

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:39pm
(Reuters) - The Boston Celtics' hopes of making a run at an NBA title were considered to be over when one of their top players went down in the season opener, but the resilient group have not let adversity change their intentions.

UCLA players apologize for shoplifting in China, thank Trump

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:24pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting admitted on Wednesday that they stole items from three stores, and they thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his help in winning their release.

UCLA players apologize for shoplifting in China, thank Trump

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:00pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting admitted on Wednesday that they stole items from three stores, and they thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his help in winning their release.

Ventura parts company with Italy after World Cup fiasco

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:47pm
ROME (Reuters) - Gian Piero Ventura has left his role as Italy's national team coach, the country's football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday, two days after the side failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Carter appears at CAS to appeal against doping test

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:19pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter appeared at sport's highest tribunal on Wednesday to appeal against a positive doping test which cost his team mate Usain Bolt one of his nine Olympic gold medals.

Ventura parts company with Italy after World Cup fiasco: Soccer Federation

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:10pm
ROME (Reuters) - Veteran coach Gian Piero Ventura is no longer in charge of Italy's national team, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday, two days after the side failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Tennis: Dimitrov thrashes Goffin to reach semi-finals

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:24am
LONDON (Reuters) - Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov outclassed Belgium's David Goffin 6-0 6-2 to race into the semi-finals of the ATP Finals on Wednesday.

UK Anti-Doping closes Team Sky, Wiggins 'mystery package' probe

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:32am
LONDON (Reuters) - The UK Anti-Doping agency (UKAD) has closed its Team Sky "mystery package" investigation and will not be making any charges, it said on Wednesday.

Soccer: Maradona - I want another go at coaching Argentina

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:12am
(Reuters) - Diego Maradona criticized the faltering Argentina team on Wednesday and appealed for another chance at managing the national side.

Formula E will leave Britain if no Brexit deal, says CEO

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 8:14am
LONDON (Reuters) - The London-based Formula E electric car racing series will leave Britain if Brexit goes ahead without a deal on tax and employment, Spanish chief executive Alejandro Agag said on Wednesday.

Jedinak hat-trick sends Australia to World Cup soccer

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:49am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Captain Mile Jedinak led the way with a second-half hat-trick as Australia brushed aside Honduras 3-1 in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff on Wednesday to secure a place at next year's World Cup finals.

UK Anti-Doping closes Team Sky 'mystery package' probe

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:47am
LONDON (Reuters) - The UK Anti-Doping agency (UKAD) has closed its Team Sky "mystery package" investigation and will not be making any charges, it said on Wednesday.

Australia beat Honduras 3-1 to qualify for World Cup soccer

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:10am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia beat Honduras 3-1 in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff on Wednesday to qualify for next year's World Cup in Russia.

Highlights of Tuesday's NHL games

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:53am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Hockey League games on Tuesday:

Russia has done 'everything possible' for RUSADA reinstatement: minister

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:40am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian sports minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Wednesday the country has done everything in its power to have its anti-doping agency (RUSADA) reinstated after it was suspended over allegations of state-sponsored doping.

Golf: Murray apologizes for questioning Champions Tour relevance

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:08am
(Reuters) - PGA Tour player Grayson Murray has apologized for questioning the relevance of the 50-and-over Champions Tour.

Delgado confident Murray is tracking back to best

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:02am
(Reuters) - Former world number one Andy Murray has had no adverse reaction to his recent charity game against Roger Federer and assistant coach Jamie Delgado is confident he will be able to get back to his best after a hip injury brought an early end to his season.

Highlights of Tuesday's NBA games

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:57pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Tuesday:

Golf: Garcia leaning toward Callaway after split with TaylorMade

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:49pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Masters champion Sergio Garcia will use a new ball and clubs at this week's DP World Tour Championship in Dubai after parting company with the TaylorMade equipment company.

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