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Froome faces Dumoulin duel in 2018 Tour route full of surprises

Top Sports News - 1 hour 3 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - Tom Dumoulin should be Chris Froome's main rival as the Briton targets a record-equalling fifth title in the 2018 Tour de France, the route for which was unveiled on Tuesday.

Trial of Islamic State beheading plot in Massachusetts nears end

Top U.S. News - 1 hour 18 min ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - The case of a Massachusetts man who prosecutors say plotted to attack police and behead a conservative blogger on behalf of Islamic State nears a close on Tuesday as lawyers make closing arguments.

NFL weighs protesting players' passion against Trump rebukes

Top Sports News - 1 hour 22 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials will weigh the fervor of players who protest racism by kneeling for the national anthem against the anger of U.S. President Donald Trump at their two-day autumn meeting beginning on Tuesday in New York City.

NFL weighs protesting players' passion against Trump rebukes

Political News - 1 hour 22 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials will weigh the fervor of players who protest racism by kneeling for the national anthem against the anger of U.S. President Donald Trump at their two-day autumn meeting beginning on Tuesday in New York City.

NFL weighs protesting players' passion against Trump rebukes

Top U.S. News - 1 hour 22 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials will weigh the fervor of players who protest racism by kneeling for the national anthem against the anger of U.S. President Donald Trump at their two-day autumn meeting beginning on Tuesday in New York City.

IOC 'disappointed' by Innsbruck snub, still hopes for good bids

Top Sports News - 1 hour 52 min ago
(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday said it was disappointed by the referendum defeat of Innsbruck's plan to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, with some in the movement saying another dual Games award could be on the cards.

Search suspended for worker missing after Louisiana oil platform explosion

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 28 min ago
HOUSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended the search for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late on Sunday.

California wildfire evacuees allowed home as crews search for bodies

Top U.S. News - 2 hours 30 min ago
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - More evacuees were expected to return home on Tuesday in Northern California where the state's deadliest wildfires have killed at least 41 people and destroyed thousands of homes.

Australian rules-AFL criticized after transgender player ruled ineligible

Top Sports News - 3 hours 42 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian Football League has come under fire after ruling a transgender footballer ineligible for selection a day before the national draft for the professional women's competition.

Cycling: Belgian rider Bakelants recovering after spinal surgery

Top Sports News - 4 hours 49 min ago
(Reuters) - Belgian rider Jan Bakelants is on the road to recovery following spinal surgery after suffering multiple fractures to his vertebrae in a horror fall at the Giro di Lombardia this month.

Boxing: Joshua to face Takam in title defense after Pulev withdraws

Top Sports News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:39pm
(Reuters) - Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF world title against Carlos Takam after Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev withdrew due to a shoulder injury.

Mariota returns to help Titans beat Colts

Top Sports News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:37pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Tennessee Titans ended an 11-game losing streak to the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night with a big pass and a big defensive play.

Judge gets Yankees back in ALCS in 8-1 rout

Top Sports News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:32pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and made two outstanding catches in right field as the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros 8-1 in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Monday.

Highlights from Monday's NHL game

Top Sports News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:53pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Monday:

Florida governor declares emergency before white nationalist's speech

Top U.S. News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 8:52pm
(Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader later this week at the University of Florida, in order to free up resources to prepare for possible violence.

Cycling: Tour organizers seek uncharted territory

Top Sports News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 8:33pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Every year since he took over from Jean-Marie Leblanc in 2006, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has tried to spice up the route with new climbs to make the race more exciting.

Trump says he could jettison drug czar pick

Political News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:45pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he would review a report that his nominee for drug czar championed a law that weakened the government's ability to fight the nation's opioid epidemic, and said he could consider jettisoning the pick.

Honduras coach calls FIFA playoff dates 'inhumane'

Top Sports News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:43pm
(Reuters) - FIFA's decision to schedule the World Cup qualifier between Australia and Honduras with just five days in between the two matches was "inhumane", the Central Americans' coach Jorge Luis Pinto has said.

National Football League roundup

Top Sports News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:35pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Monday that Aaron Rodgers will have surgery on his broken right collarbone "in the near future."

National Hockey League roundup

Top Sports News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:29pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson will make his season debut in Tuesday's home game versus the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced Monday.

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