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Brazil court orders release of former Olympic committee chief

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:16pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian court ordered the release from jail of former head of the national Olympics committee Carlos Arthur Nuzman on Thursday, according to the court's press office.

Goerges, Kasatkina reach Kremlin Cup semi-finals

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:14pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - German Julia Goerges and Russian Daria Kasatkina enjoyed straight-sets wins on Thursday to reach the Kremlin Cup semi-finals, where they will be joined by Irina Begu and Natalia Vikhlyantseva.

Tennis: Berdych, Kyrgios cut seasons short due to injuries

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:37pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Czech Tomas Berdych and Australian Nick Kyrgios are the latest leading players to end their seasons early due to injury problems, they said on Thursday.

FIFA reaches agreement to help unpaid players

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:08pm
ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA has reached an agreement that will help players leave their clubs when they do not get paid on time.

Motor racing: Hamilton says no plans to 'take a knee' in Austin

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:57pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he sympathized with athletes protesting racism in the United States but had no plans to kneel during the national anthem before Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix.

Nets' Lin set to miss season with knee injury

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 12:54pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeremy Lin's 2017-18 NBA season looks to be over after the Chinese-American suffered a knee injury that left him writhing in pain on the court in his team's season-opening loss, the Brooklyn Nets said on Thursday.

Putin says IOC under U.S. pressure to bar Russia from Pyeongchang Games

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:36am
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was being pressured by the United States to prevent Russia from taking part in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Motor racing: Alonso staying at McLaren in 2018

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:08am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Double world champion Fernando Alonso will stay with McLaren in 2018, the team said on Thursday in a long-expected announcement that finally ended one of the sagas of the Formula One season.

Basketball: Injured Lin set to miss season, say Nets

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:07am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the entire 2017-18 NBA season after suffering a serious right knee injury in the Brooklyn Nets' regular-season opener on Wednesday night, his team said.

Tennis: Berdych cuts season short with back problem

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 9:13am
LONDON (Reuters) - Czech Tomas Berdych is the latest player to end his season early after announcing he would miss tournaments in Vienna and Paris because of a back injury.

Challenger Takam ready to give Joshua a 'proper fight'

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 5:26am
(Reuters) - France-based Cameroonian Carlos Takam believes he can take the fight to world champion Anthony Joshua when the duo battle for the Briton's IBF, IBO and WBA (Super) heavyweight titles in Cardiff on Oct. 28.

Olympics: Champions League winner Park to be first South Korean to carry Games flame

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 4:10am
ATHENS (Reuters) - Champions League winner Park Ji-sung will be the first South Korean to carry the flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia next week, the Greek Olympic committee said on Thursday.

Golf: Thomas surges clear as PGA Tour makes Korea debut

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 3:18am
SEOUL (Reuters) - Justin Thomas made a slow start to the PGA Tour's CJ Cup in South Korea on Thursday with a bogey at his opening hole but the FedExCup champion soon caught fire, carding seven birdies and a pair of eagles in a nine-under round of 63 to lead the way.

Highlights from Wednesday's NHL games

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 2:28am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Wednesday:

Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 1:13am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Wednesday:

Tanaka lauded after pitching gem for Yankees

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:32pm
(Reuters) - Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka maintained an aggressive mindset to pitch the New York Yankees within a victory of the World Series and a potential showdown with compatriot Yu Darvish.

Highlights of MLB playoff games on Wednesday

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:08pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from Major League Baseball's playoff games on Wednesday:

National Football League roundup

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:06pm
(The Sports Xchange) - It appears as if the main thing to come out of Tuesday's meeting between NFL players and owners was mutual respect.

Hayward receives encouragement from NBA players who overcame injuries

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:47pm
(Reuters) - After suffering a devastating ankle fracture just five minutes into his debut as a Boston Celtic on Tuesday, forward Gordon Hayward received encouragement from NBA players who overcame gruesome injuries of their own before returning to the league.

Trump and NFL at odds on how to get players to stand for anthem

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:24pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's calls to punish players who kneel for the national anthem to protest racism, but said on Wednesday players "should" stand and it hopes the demonstrations will stop.

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