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University of North Carolina dodges penalty after sham-course probe

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:24pm
(Reuters) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) said on Friday it "could not conclude academic violations" at the University of North Carolina, which had been accused of running sham classes for years for some of its scholarship athletes.

Arena resigns as manager of U.S. men's team

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:28am
(Reuters) - Bruce Arena resigned as manager of the U.S. men's national team on Friday after failing to qualify the squad for the World Cup finals in Russia next year.

Motor racing: Alonso says Triple Crown still a priority for him

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 11:02am
LONDON (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso has hinted at a possible Le Mans 24 Hours entry next year as he continues to ponder his Formula One future with McLaren.

Soccer: Valcke denies receiving 'undue advantages' from Al-Khelaifi

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:56am
PARIS (Reuters) - Former FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has denied receiving "undue advantages" from Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the chief executive of Qatar's beIN Media and president of Paris St Germain, after Swiss prosecutors opened a criminal investigation.

NFL: League not seeking mandate for players to stand during anthem

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:45am
(Reuters) - The NFL said on Friday it has no plans to mandate players stand for the U.S. national anthem, but will rather present a possible solution on how to end the controversial protests when it meets with team owners next week.

Soccer: Arena resigns as manager of U.S. men's team

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:07am
(Reuters) - Bruce Arena resigned as manager of the U.S. men's national team on Friday after failing to qualify the squad for the World Cup finals in Russia next year.

No violations found in University of North Carolina sham-class probe: NCAA

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:05am
(Reuters) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) on Friday said it "could not conclude academic violations" at the University of North Carolina, which had been accused of running sham classes for years for some of its scholarship athletes.

Nadal overcomes Dimitrov to make Shanghai Masters semi

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 5:45am
(Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal battled past Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 7-6(4) 6-3 and into the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters on Friday.

Golf: Yin two clear in Korea, major champions hot on her heels

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:23am
SEOUL (Reuters) - American Angel Yin carded a seven-under-par 65 to lead the LPGA's KEB Hana Bank Championship on 11-under after the second round on Friday, with South Koreans Chun In-gee, Park Sung-hyun and Ko Jin-young in hot pursuit two shots back.

Sharapova trounces Swiss qualifier to reach Tianjin semis

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 4:21am
(Reuters) - Maria Sharapova swatted aside Swiss qualifier Stefanie Voegele 6-3 6-1 in just over an hour at the Tianjin Open on Friday to reach her second semi-final since returning from a 15-month doping ban.

Highlights of Thursday's NHL games

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 3:22am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Thursday:

Cubs edge Nats in Game Five thriller to advance to NLCS

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 12:28am
(The Sports Xchange) - Addison Russell had two hits and four RBIs as the Chicago Cubs scored four runs off Max Scherzer in the fifth inning to beat the Washington Nationals 9-8 on Thursday in the fifth and deciding game of their National League Division Series.

Wentz helps soaring Eagles tame Panthers for fifth win

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 11:48pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Quarterback Carson Wentz threw three touchdown passes as the Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-23 in a match-up of NFC division leaders at Bank of America Stadium on Thursday.

Major League Baseball roundup

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 6:58pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Yankees tabbed right-hander Masahiro Tanaka to start Friday's opener of the American League Championship Series against the host Houston Astros.

National Basketball Association roundup

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 6:54pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Miami Heat swingman Rodney McGruder is expected to miss three to six months due to a stress fracture in his lower left leg, according to multiple reports.

Toro Rosso keep F1 guessing ahead of U.S. Grand Prix

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 5:48pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso Formula One team could be facing yet another driver change amid uncertainty about Pierre Gasly's availability for next week's U.S. Grand Prix.

Nadal crushes Fognini, Federer joins him in Shanghai quarters

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 5:48pm
(Reuters) - Rafael Nadal continued to scythe his way through the Shanghai Masters on Thursday, reaching the quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-1 thrashing of temperamental Italian Fabio Fognini.

Court lifts injunction against Cowboys' Elliott, clears way for ban

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 4:56pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott suffered a blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court lifted the injunction that prevented him from serving a six-game suspension over an alleged domestic violence incident.

Swiss open World Cup criminal probe into ex-FIFA official Valcke and Qatar businessman

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 2:19pm
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Jerome Valcke, the banned former FIFA secretary general, and Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the chief executive of Qatar's beIN Media, over World Cup broadcasting deals.

Motor racing: Toro Rosso keep F1 guessing ahead of U.S. Grand Prix

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:11pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso Formula One team could be facing yet another driver change amid uncertainty about Pierre Gasly's availability for next week's U.S. Grand Prix.

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