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Alpine skiing: Vonn's stock is sky high in the risk business

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:55pm
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Reuters) - The downhill is very much a high risk, high reward business and American speed queen Lindsey Vonn was reminded again of the price you pay for success on the alpine World Cup ski circuit.

Alpine skiing: Women's combined called off due to fog

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:45pm
ST MORITZ, Switzerland (Reuters) - The opening women's combined race of the World Cup season was called off after the first of the two legs on Friday because of fog.

#NoRussiaNoGames: Twitter 'bots' boost Russian backlash against Olympic ban

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 9:53am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - What began as a grassroots online campaign featuring a schoolboy has grown into a mass hashtag protest against Russia's exclusion from the Winter Olympics - backed by what appear to be fake Twitter accounts and users connected to past pro-Kremlin causes.

Golf: Rookie Pulkkanen leads at birdie-filled Joburg Open

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 9:13am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Finland's Tapio Pulkkanen fired a 64 to move to 14 under par on Friday and take a one-shot lead in the second round of the Joburg Open.

Motor racing: Matching Fangio's five would be cool, says Hamilton

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 9:07am
PARIS (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton wants to equal Juan Manuel Fangio's five Formula One world titles but doubts he will have the staying power to try and match Michael Schumacher's record seven, even if he cannot rule it out entirely.

Auchan opens probe after suspected counterfeit FIFA products found in Russia

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 8:59am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian branch of French retailer Auchan said on Friday it had launched an internal investigation after suspected counterfeit products bearing the insignia of global soccer governing body FIFA were found on its shelves.

Motor racing: Todt re-elected unopposed as FIA head, role for Massa

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 8:20am
PARIS (Reuters) - Jean Todt was re-elected unopposed as president of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Formula One's governing body, for a further four-year term on Friday with a new role for his former Ferrari driver Felipe Massa.

Abdul-Jabbar urges athletes to continue political protests

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 8:02am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NBA Hall of Fame center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says NFL players and other professional athletes should continue their protests against police brutality in the United States and has rejected the notion that speaking out is in any way unpatriotic.

Competitions needed for Russians not going to Games, says ROC chief

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 7:05am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov said competitions should be organized for Russian athletes who decide not to compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, R-Sport news agency reported on Friday.

Figure skating: American Chen overcomes mistakes to win Grand Prix Final

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 7:00am
NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States overcame an error-filled program including a fall to win the men's Grand Prix Final on Friday, beating hometown favorite Shoma Uno by half a point.

Peru's Guerrero to miss World Cup after drugs ban

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 6:54am
(Reuters) - Peru's hopes at next year's World Cup finals were dealt a huge blow when captain and all-time record goalscorer Paolo Guerrero was banned for one year on Friday after failing an anti-doping test for cocaine.

Spaniards Nadal, Muguruza named ITF world champions

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 6:32am
LONDON (Reuters) - Spaniards Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza were named as the International Tennis Federation (ITF) world champions on Friday - the first time in 19 years the awards have gone to players from the same country.

Russian speaker says lawmakers should shun Olympics if no national flag: Ifax

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 6:24am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers should not attend the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics to support athletes unless they are competing under the Russian flag, the Interfax news agency quoted Russian parliament speaker Vyacheslav Volodin as saying on Friday.

FIFA bans Peru skipper Guerrero for one year for drug offence

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:55am
ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's disciplinary committee has banned Peruvian soccer captain Paulo Guerrero for one year after he failed a doping test, the watchdog said on Friday.

Mixed martial arts: St-Pierre vacates UFC middleweight belt

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:06am
(Reuters) - Canadian Georges St-Pierre has vacated the UFC middleweight title he won on his recent return to the octagon as the recent upheaval in the sport continued.

EU regulators order skating body ISU to scrap disproportionate penalties

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:04am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators sided on Friday with speed skaters seeking to compete in new money-spinning events as they ordered the sport's governing body ISU to scrap "disproportionately punitive" penalties aimed at stopping athletes from doing so.

Figureskating: Canada's Osmond takes surprise lead in Grand Prix Final

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:03am
NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond took a surprise lead in the women's short program at the Grand Prix Final on Friday, edging ahead of Russian teenager Alina Zagitova by less than a point.

Highlights of Thursday's NHL games

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 3:07am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's National Hockey League games:

Highlights of Thursday's NBA games

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:57am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's National Basketball Association games:

Falcons stop Saints to keep division hopes alive

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:29pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Atlanta linebacker Deion Jones intercepted a Drew Brees pass in the end zone with less than two minutes remaining to preserve the NFC South champion Falcons' 20-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday.