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South Korea to stress safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies

42 min 45 sec ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign ministry will stress the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North.

National Hockey League roundup

1 hour 57 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask suffered a concussion in a practice collision with rookie teammate Ander Bjork on Wednesday and has entered the NHL's concussion protocol.

National Basketball Association roundup

2 hours 16 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the rest of the 2017-18 season after the Brooklyn Nets said he sustained a ruptured patellar tendon of the right knee in Wednesday night's regular-season opener against the Pacers in Indiana.

Motor racing: Alonso could race Daytona 24 Hours before Le Mans

2 hours 22 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - McLaren's Fernando Alonso, who made a big impression in the Indianapolis 500 this year, could enter the Daytona 24 Hours sportscar race in January ahead of a later attempt to win Le Mans.

National Football League roundup

2 hours 26 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell has been fined $48,620 by the NFL for his late hit of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith last Sunday, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter

Motor racing: Hopkirk replaces Warwick as BRDC president

3 hours 10 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Former Monte Carlo rally winner Paddy Hopkirk has been elected president of the British Racing Drivers' Club that owns Silverstone circuit, the BRDC said.

Yankees adjust to new label: likeable underdogs

3 hours 48 min ago
(Reuters) - The New York Yankees, traditionally one of the most reviled teams in Major League Baseball due to its long history of success, are adjusting to a new label - likeable underdogs.

Motor racing: Vettel hopes to keep the fat lady quiet

4 hours 42 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel refused to give up on the Formula One championship on Thursday and found support from title favorite Lewis Hamilton.

Brazil's former Olympic chief to stand trial in Rio 2016 bribes case

5 hours 42 min ago
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman will stand trial for his role in a corruption case involving alleged bribery aimed at making Rio de Janeiro the host of the 2016 Games, a Brazilian judge decided on Thursday.

FIFA to look into changing nationality rules

6 hours 11 min ago
ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA is considering an overhaul of the rules which govern players’ eligibility for national teams, including a proposal which would allow them to switch allegiance in certain circumstances.

Motor racing: Hartley calls on his old mates for advice

6 hours 48 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley has been grilling fellow-Antipodeans Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo for all the information he can get as he prepares for his Formula One debut in Texas on Sunday.

Brazil court orders release of former Olympic committee chief

7 hours 51 min ago
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian court ordered the release from jail of former head of the national Olympics committee Carlos Arthur Nuzman on Thursday, according to the court's press office.

Goerges, Kasatkina reach Kremlin Cup semi-finals

7 hours 54 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - German Julia Goerges and Russian Daria Kasatkina enjoyed straight-sets wins on Thursday to reach the Kremlin Cup semi-finals, where they will be joined by Irina Begu and Natalia Vikhlyantseva.

Tennis: Berdych, Kyrgios cut seasons short due to injuries

8 hours 30 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Czech Tomas Berdych and Australian Nick Kyrgios are the latest leading players to end their seasons early due to injury problems, they said on Thursday.

FIFA reaches agreement to help unpaid players

9 hours 30 sec ago
ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA has reached an agreement that will help players leave their clubs when they do not get paid on time.

Motor racing: Hamilton says no plans to 'take a knee' in Austin

9 hours 11 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he sympathized with athletes protesting racism in the United States but had no plans to kneel during the national anthem before Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix.

Nets' Lin set to miss season with knee injury

9 hours 14 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeremy Lin's 2017-18 NBA season looks to be over after the Chinese-American suffered a knee injury that left him writhing in pain on the court in his team's season-opening loss, the Brooklyn Nets said on Thursday.

Putin says IOC under U.S. pressure to bar Russia from Pyeongchang Games

10 hours 31 min ago
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was being pressured by the United States to prevent Russia from taking part in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Motor racing: Alonso staying at McLaren in 2018

11 hours 31 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Double world champion Fernando Alonso will stay in Formula One with McLaren next season, the team said at the U.S. Grand Prix on Thursday.

Basketball: Injured Lin set to miss season, say Nets

12 hours 1 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the entire 2017-18 NBA season after suffering a serious right knee injury in the Brooklyn Nets' regular-season opener on Wednesday night, his team said.