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Kyrgios blames stomach bug for Shanghai retirement

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 9:14am
(Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios said a stomach bug and a shoulder problem had forced him to retire after losing the first set in his Shanghai Masters first-round match against American Steve Johnson on Tuesday.

UAE: Qatar must shun 'extremism' to host 2022 World Cup

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 6:59am
DUBAI (Reuters) - A senior United Arab Emirates official said Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup should depend on it rejecting "extremism and terrorism", in comments drawing the soccer tournament into in the worst diplomatic row between rich Gulf monarchies in years.

Trump calls for tax law changes for NFL over protests: Twitter post

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 5:32am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for changes to U.S. tax law affecting the National Football League, fueling a feud with the league and its players over protests that he says disrespect the nation.

Dettori delighted Enable to stay in training

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 5:19am
(Reuters) - Jockey Frankie Dettori is delighted that Enable, the winner of the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe, will remain in training next year.

Highlights of Monday's NHL games

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:48am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from the National Hockey League games on Monday:

Giroud scorpion kick shortlisted for FIFA goal award

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:44am
(Reuters) - Olivier Giroud's scorpion kick strike for Arsenal against Crystal Palace last season was shortlisted for FIFA's goal of the year award on Monday, alongside efforts from Venezuelan teenager Deyna Castellanos and goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke.

Giants lose Marshall to season-ending ankle injury

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 12:41am
(Reuters) - Brandon Marshall became the third New York Giants receiver to suffer a season-ending injury on Sunday after he announced he would undergo surgery on his ankle and miss the rest of the campaign.

NFL: Late field goal lifts Vikings past Bears

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:32pm
(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.

Serena targets Australian Open title defense: organizers

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 11:14pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former world number one and new mum Serena Williams is targeting a return to Melbourne Park next year to defend her Australian Open title, tournament director Craig Tiley said on Tuesday.

Brazilian justice extends arrest of Olympic Committee head Nuzman

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 6:59pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian federal judge on Monday extended the custody of Brazil's national Olympic committee head Carlos Nuzman, who was arrested last Thursday in connection with a corruption investigation.

Highlights of Monday's MLB playoff games

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 5:30pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's Major League Baseball playoff games:

U.S. can cope with waterlogged pitch, says Arena

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 5:08pm
(Reuters) - United States coach Bruce Arena has rejected the idea that a waterlogged pitch will hamper his team in Tuesday's crunch World Cup qualifying match away to Trinidad & Tobago and said sloppy conditions in Couva would be the same for both sides.

ESPN suspends Jemele Hill after tweet on NFL protests

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 4:23pm
(Reuters) - Cable sports network ESPN on Monday suspended broadcaster Jemele Hill for violating its social media guidelines for a second time in the past month after she tweeted on NFL player protests.

ESPN suspends Jemele Hill after tweets about NFL player protests

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 3:20pm
(Reuters) - Cable sports network ESPN on Monday suspended broadcaster Jemele Hill for two weeks for violating its social media guidelines after she tweeted about ongoing NFL player protests.

Hall of Fame quarterback Y.A. Tittle dies at age 90

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 2:59pm
(Reuters) - Y.A. Tittle, a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who played for the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants, has died at the age of 90, the 49ers said on Monday.

Giants' Beckham out for the season: coach

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 1:56pm
(Reuters) - New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will undergo season-ending surgery this week to repair the left ankle he injured during the team's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, coach Ben McAdoo said.

Concussion leads to post-career mental issues: FIFPro study

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 1:20pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Athletes who suffer concussions during their careers are more prone to anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance after retirement, according to new research by soccer's world players' union FIFPro.

The season is not lost for Ferrari, says Marchionne

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 1:15pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne praised his Formula One team's progress on Monday and said the season was not lost despite a string of setbacks in recent races.

Only one athlete positive in Vancouver Games re-tests: IOC

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 1:12pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - Re-testing of more than a thousand samples from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics uncovered only one athlete to have taken banned substances, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.

Texans DE Watt, LB Mercilus out for season

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 1:11pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien confirmed Monday that star defensive end J.J. Watt will miss the rest of the 2017 season after he suffered a leg fracture during Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.