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Athletics: Thompson overhauls Fraser-Pryce to claim Jamaican title

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:54pm
KINGSTON, Jamaica (Reuters) - Olympic 100 meters champion Elaine Thompson left it late before coming through in the closing stages to run down a fast-starting Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and win the Jamaican championships title on Friday.

Pair of ex-NHL players sues league for lack of concussion warnings

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:37pm
The National Hockey League is being sued by two former players, Daniel Carcillo and Nick Boynton, who allege the league withheld information about the long-term health dangers from concussion-related injuries.

NFL notebook: Hall of Famer Kelly out of hospital

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:18pm
Hall of Fame quarterback and Buffalo Bills icon Jim Kelly was released from the hospital a day after undergoing a scheduled follow-up procedure Thursday in New York City in his ongoing recovery from oral cancer surgery in March.

NHL notebook: Sabres draft Swedish D Dahlin with top pick

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:10pm
The Buffalo Sabres selected Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin with the No. 1 overall pick of the NHL draft on Friday night at American Airlines Center in Dallas.

NBA notebook: Cavs GM optimistic after talks with Team LeBron

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 10:04pm
Cavaliers general manager Koby Altman senses positive momentum as Cleveland prepares to pitch LeBron James on sticking around.

Major League Baseball notebook: MLB suspends Osuna 75 games

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 9:55pm
Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna accepted a 75-game suspension from Major League Baseball on Friday in connection with an assault charge.

Golf: Weary Spieth rues not sticking to 'game plan' at Travelers

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 9:14pm
(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth blamed mental mistakes for his poor second round at the Travelers Championship on Friday as a former British Open champion said the current holder of the Claret Jug needs a break before defending the title.

Lyles runs year's best 100m to claim U.S. title

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 8:18pm
(Reuters) - Young sprinter Noah Lyles got faster as the day progressed when he first matched the quickest 100 meters of the year before eclipsing the mark with a 9.88-second dash to claim the U.S. championships title in Iowa on Friday.

'10-second' rule denies Johnson share of lead with Harman

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 6:55pm
(Reuters) - Two-times major champion Zach Johnson fell foul of the "10-second rule" on Friday but managed to stay close to the lead as the American ended the second round one stroke behind pacesetter Brian Harman at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut.

Lyles equals year's fastest 100m, Rodgers withdraws

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 6:29pm
(Reuters) - Noah Lyles equaled the fastest 100 meters time in the world this year when the 20-year-old ran 9.89 seconds in the semi-finals of the U.S. championships in Iowa on Friday.

USOC close to naming new chief

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 4:58pm
(Reuters) - The United States Olympic Committee is close to naming a new chief executive officer with an announcement expected in the coming weeks, officials said on Friday.

Russia's Kadyrov honors Egypt's Salah at gala dinner: press service

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 4:55pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ramzan Kadyrov, the Kremlin-backed head of Russia's southern Chechnya region, hosted a dinner in honor of Egypt's football team and presented the Liverpool star forward Mohamed Salah with an award, the Chechen leader's press service said on Friday.

Rhode Island legalizes sports betting, gets 51 percent of revenues

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 4:27pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed a $9.6 billion budget for fiscal 2019 on Friday that legalizes sports betting and gives the state 51 percent of the revenues from the wagers.

Shaqiri snatches last-gasp win for Swiss over Serbia

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 3:58pm
KALININGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - A thunderous strike by Granit Xhaka and a last-minute breakaway goal by Xherdan Shaqiri gave Switzerland a 2-1 win over Serbia on Friday in a swashbuckling World Cup Group E match tinged with Balkan rivalry.

Argentina asks Russia to deport fans filmed fighting at World Cup

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 3:56pm
MOSCOW/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina said on Friday it had asked Russia to detain and deport four of its soccer fans filmed fighting with supporters from Croatia at a World Cup match on Thursday.

Dazzling Kyrgios downs Lopez to set up Cilic clash

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 3:47pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Australian maverick Nick Kyrgios blazed past Feliciano Lopez with a barrage of aces to reach the semi-finals of the ATP 500 Fever-Tree championships at Queen's Club on Friday.

Seven Argentinians detained after fighting at World Cup match: official

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 3:23pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's World Cup organizing committee said on Friday seven Argentinians had been detained by police after fighting with Croatian fans at a match on Thursday.

Nigeria reboots their World Cup with 2-0 win over Iceland

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 2:52pm
VOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - A revamped Nigeria beat Iceland 2-0 and revived their hopes of advancing in the World Cup in Russia on Friday with, striker Ahmed Musa celebrating his return to the team with two fine goals.

Serbia leads Switzerland 1-0 at halftime after early Mitrovic goal

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 2:07pm
KALININGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - Serbia led Switzerland 1-0 in World Cup Group E on Friday as a headed goal after five minutes by striker Aleksandar Mitrovic gave them a dream start in Kaliningrad.

Mexico keeping a level head for match against 'robust' South Koreans

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 1:11pm
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (Reuters) - Mexico will not be over-confident when they play South Korea in their Group F game at the World Cup on Saturday, aware that their opponents may adopt any of a number of formations to outsmart the team that beat holders Germany in their opener.

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