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Ronaldo and Messi make it safely to World Cup but no U.S.

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 2:55pm
ZURICH (Reuters) - The possibility of a World Cup without Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi turned out to be a false alarm, yet next year's tournament will still have a major absentee after the United States' extraordinary failure to qualify on Tuesday.

Red Sox fire manager Farrell after five seasons

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 2:54pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Boston Red Sox fired manager John Farrell on Wednesday, two days after his team was eliminated from the playoffs.

Baseball: Red Sox fire manager Farrell after five seasons

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 11:49am
(The Sports Xchange) - The Boston Red Sox fired manager John Farrell on Wednesday, two days after his team was eliminated from the playoffs.

Tennis: Italian Fognini gets suspended two grand slam ban for U.S. Open outburst

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 10:14am
LONDON (Reuters) - Italy's Fabio Fognini was provisionally suspended for two grand slam tournaments and fined $96,000 for his outburst at this year's U.S. Open, the Grand Slam Board said on Wednesday.

Tennis: Nadal and Federer ease through in Shanghai

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 9:41am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer resumed their battle for the year-end number one ranking with imperious victories to reach the third round of the Shanghai Masters on Wednesday.

Soccer: Ronaldo and Messi make it safely to World Cup but no U.S

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 7:34am
ZURICH (Reuters) - The possibility of a World Cup without Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi turned out to be a false alarm, yet next year's tournament will still have a major absentee after the United States' extraordinary failure to qualify on Tuesday.

Stunned U.S face major questions after World Cup debacle

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 6:56am
(Reuters) - In one of the biggest upsets of this qualifying cycle, the United States failed to reach the World Cup for the first time in more than 30 years and now face some major questions over the progress of the sport in the country.

Tennis: Kyrgios fined $10,000 for Shanghai walk off

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 4:43am
LONDON (Reuters) - Australia's Nick Kyrgios has been fined $10,000 and deducted his $21,000 first-round losers' cheque following his decision to walk off after losing the first set against Steve Johnson in the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday.

Pakistan barred from international football

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:54am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Pakistan has been suspended from international football because of what global soccer body FIFA described as undue third-party interference in the country's football federation (PFF).

FIFA says suspends Pakistan Football Federation

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 3:27am
ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA said on Wednesday it was banning the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF), barring the country's national and club teams from competing in international competition with immediate effect.

Man of the hour Thomas eyes 'threepeat' in Malaysia

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:40am
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Only weeks after capping his brilliant season with the $10 million bonus as FedExCup champion, Justin Thomas heads back to his happy hunting ground at the CIMB Classic, seeking a 'threepeat' of titles in Malaysia.

United States miss out on World Cup after Trinidad loss

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:55pm
(Reuters) - The United States will be absent from the World Cup finals for the first time since 1986 next year after a humiliating 2-1 defeat at the hands of Trinidad & Tobago in Couva on Tuesday.

Magical Messi sees Argentina through to World Cup finals

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:33pm
(Reuters) - A magical Lionel Messi hat-trick carried Argentina to a 3-1 win over Ecuador on Tuesday and booked their place at next year's World Cup finals in Russia.

United States miss out on World Cup after loss in Trinidad

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 9:33pm
(Reuters) - The United States will be absent from the World Cup finals for the first time since 1986 next year after a humiliating 2-1 defeat to Trinidad & Tobago in Couva on Tuesday.

Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia qualify for World Cup

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 9:02pm
(Reuters) - Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia qualified for next year's World Cup on Tuesday after a dramatic last round of South American matches that also saw Peru clinch a spot in a playoff against New Zealand.

Virtual F1 racers set for their own Abu Dhabi final

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 4:45pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One will see at least one world champion crowned in Abu Dhabi next month, even if Lewis Hamilton wraps things up long before on the track, after 20 virtual racers secured their slots for the sport's inaugural E-sports series final on Tuesday.

Late field goal lifts Vikings past Bears

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 2:44pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Kai Forbath kicked a 26-yard field goal with 12 seconds remaining, lifting the Minnesota Vikings to a 20-17 win over the Chicago Bears on Monday.

AIBA president Wu suspended by amateur body

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 1:58pm
(Reuters) - The International Boxing Association's (AIBA) Taiwanese president Ching-kuo Wu has been provisionally suspended by a disciplinary commission, the Olympic sport's governing body said in a statement on Tuesday.

NFL owners to mull anthem rules as Trump ups protest criticism

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 1:01pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NFL team owners will consider requiring players to stand for the U.S. national anthem after President Donald Trump on Tuesday stepped up his criticism of silent player protests against racial injustice by targeting the league on taxes.

Trump plays tax card in fight over NFL anthem protests

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 11:19am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the National Football League should not be given tax breaks, stepping up his criticism of the world's top-grossing sports league over silent player protests at games against racial injustice.

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