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Nearly 1,600 doping rules violations in 2016: WADA

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 3:51pm
(Reuters) - There were nearly 1,600 anti-doping rules violations (ADRV) in 2016 involving athletes and support staff from 117 nationalities across 112 sports with athletics top of the list, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said in a report released on Thursday.

Sirotkin confident Williams can find a cure for aero ills

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 2:42pm
BAKU (Reuters) - Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin can see light at the end of the tunnel for Williams after a painfully slow start to the Formula One season but it will still take a lot of hard work to get there.

Muguruza pulls out of Stuttgart event due to injury

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 2:39pm
STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - World number three Garbine Muguruza was forced to retire with a back injury during her round of 16 match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Stuttgart Open on Thursday.

Boston to take former baseball team owner's name off street

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 1:35pm
(Reuters) - Boston city officials on Thursday approved a change to the name of a short street outside the Fenway Park baseball stadium because it honors a former owner of the Boston Red Sox when the team lagged behind others in fielding black players.

Wozniacki battles past Errani into Istanbul quarter-finals

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 1:30pm
(Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki was made to work hard for a victory at the Istanbul Cup on Thursday, coming from behind to beat Sara Errani 5-7 6-3 6-3 and reach the quarter-finals.

Tennis: Defending champion Pouille knocked out of Hungarian Open

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:38pm
(Reuters) - Defending champion Lucas Pouille crashed out of the Hungarian Open after a shock straight-sets defeat by Australia's John Millman in the round of 16 on Thursday.

Nadal eases into Barcelona quarters, Dimitrov edges Jaziri

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 11:14am
BARCELONA (Reuters) - World number five Grigor Dimitrov survived an almighty scare against outsider Malek Jaziri on Thursday to edge into the Barcelona Open quarter-finals beating the Tunisian 7-5 3-6 7-6(8) following a nail-biting tiebreak.

U.S. lifts sanctions on Colombian soccer team

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:58am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States lifted sanctions on Thursday on Colombian soccer team Envigado Futbol Club S.A. after it severed ties to a group involved in international drug trafficking and other criminal activities, the Treasury Department said.

Dimitrov reaches Barcelona quarters after edging epic against Jaziri

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:28am
BARCELONA (Reuters) - World number five Grigor Dimitrov survived an almighty scare against outsider Malek Jaziri on Thursday to edge into the quarter-finals of the Barcelona Open by beating the Tunisian 7-5 3-6 7-6(8) following a nail-biting tiebreak.

Weightlifting: Bulgarian federation seeks ex-champions' help to pay IWF fine

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:07am
SOFIA (Reuters) - The Bulgarian weightlifting federation (BWF) has decided to seek help from the country's former medal winners in an attempt to raise money to pay a fine imposed by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for doping abuse.

Motor racing: McLaren review F1 technical operations, Goss moved aside

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:05am
BAKU (Reuters) - McLaren have moved aside technical head Tim Goss after the Formula One team's new car failed to live up to expectations in the opening races of the season.

England's FA in negotiations to sell Wembley Stadium to U.S. billionaire

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 8:44am
LONDON (Reuters) - England's Football Association is in negotiations to sell Wembley Stadium, the home of the national soccer team, to U.S. billionaire Shahid Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Drone racing: Allianz extends sponsorship of Drone Racing League

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 8:12am
(Reuters) - Insurer Allianz has extended to five years its title partnership of the New York-based Drone Racing League (DRL) world championship series, with a race in the French city of Nice added to the schedule.

IAAF rule change threatens Semenya career

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 8:09am
LONDON (Reuters) - The IAAF confirmed a new hyperandrogenism rule on Thursday that could prevent South African runner Caster Semenya from competing in 800m and 1500m races.

Motor racing: Red Bull's Ricciardo denies he has Ferrari talks option

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 7:14am
BAKU (Reuters) - Daniel Ricciardo has dismissed media speculation of a pre-agreement with Ferrari that could see him switch from Red Bull to the Italian Formula One team next season.

England's FA set to sell Wembley Stadium to U.S. billionaire: The Sun

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 7:12am
LONDON (Reuters) - England's Football Association is set to sell Wembley Stadium, the home of the national soccer team, to U.S. billionaire Shahid Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars American football team, in a deal worth up to 1 billion pounds, The Sun newspaper said.

'Show us the money', Joshua promoter tells Wilder

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 6:48am
(Reuters) - Anthony Joshua is unconvinced American Deontay Wilder's team have the $50 million that they are offering for a title unification bout, the British boxer's promoter Eddie Hearn has said.

IAAF introduce new eligibility rule to cover Semenya

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 5:52am
LONDON (Reuters) - The IAAF confirmed a new hyperandrogenism rule on Thursday that could prevent South African runner Caster Semenya from competing in 800m and 1500m races.

Athletics: Hawkins blanked out after collapsing at Games marathon

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 5:31am
(Reuters) - Scottish runner Callum Hawkins said he could not remember attempting to carry on after collapsing during the men's marathon at this month's Commonwealth Games.

Sailing: Ainslie's America's Cup bid gets $153 million INEOS backing

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 5:06am
LONDON (Reuters) - Ben Ainslie has secured 110 million pounds ($153 million) from British petrochemicals company INEOS to fund Britain's latest bid to win the America's Cup.

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