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Alpine skiing: Austrian Mayer leads way in final downhill training

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 4:30pm
(Reuters) - Austrian Matthias Mayer set the tone for the World Cup downhill race in Beaver Creek by posting the fastest time in the final training run on the Birds of Prey course on Thursday.

Tiger dazzles in long-awaited return from injury

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 4:28pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods dazzled in his much-anticipated return from injury on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas where the former world number one flashed his vintage fist pump and did not seem troubled by his troublesome back.

WADA provisionally suspends Bucharest anti-doping lab

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 4:21pm
(Reuters) - Romania's anti-doping laboratory in Bucharest has had its accreditation provisionally suspended due to non-compliance, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday.

Alpine skiing: Vonn second fastest in downhill training

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 3:41pm
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn signaled her intentions to chase the all-time mark for World Cup race wins by posting the second fastest time in the final women's downhill training session in Lake Louise on Thursday.

Djokovic adds Stepanek to coaching team

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 3:20pm
(Reuters) - Former world number one Novak Djokovic has brought Czech Radek Stepanek into his coaching team, the Serb said on Instagram on Thursday.

Tiger makes long-awaited return from injury

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 1:22pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods did not take long to display his vintage fist pump on his much-anticipated return to competition on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas where the former world number one seemed unbothered by his troublesome back.

World Cup draw provides welcome distraction for Russia

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 11:13am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will host the 2018 World Cup draw on Friday, the glittering ceremony providing a welcome distraction to the unrelenting diet of doping and corruption news that has sullied the nation's sporting reputation in recent years.

Russia's Gushchina fails 2012 dope test; already stripped of medals

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 10:28am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Russian sprinter Yulia Gushchina, who has previously been stripped of three relay medals won in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics after team mates were banned for doping, has also been disqualified from the London Games after testing positive, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

Russian sprinter Gushchina fails doping test from London 2012: IOC

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 9:39am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Russian sprinter Yulia Gushchina, part of the silver medal winning 4x400 metres relay team at the 2012 London Games, failed an anti-doping test, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

NFL's Rooney Rule seen as a way to greater diversity in European coaching

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 7:59am
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - The NFL's Rooney Rule could be a way of bringing greater racial and ethnic diversity to European soccer coaching, campaigners said, as a new survey confirmed that it remains a white, male preserve.

Sao Paulo's Formula E round postponed to 2019

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 6:54am
(Reuters) - Sao Paulo's first Formula E race has been postponed to 2019 because the Brazilian city's authorities are in the process of selling off the planned venue.

Soccer - World Cup draw offers welcome distraction for Russia

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 6:45am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will host the 2018 World Cup draw on Friday, the glittering ceremony providing a welcome distraction to the unrelenting diet of doping and corruption news that has sullied the nation's sporting reputation in recent years.

Garcia starts well as locals dominate Australian PGA

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 3:49am
(Reuters) - U.S. Masters Champion Sergio Garcia carded a bogey-free, five-under-par 67 at the Australian PGA Championships in Queensland on Thursday to trail local pair Jordan Zunic and Adam Bland by a single stroke after the opening round.

INADO head says IOC decision on Russia critical to anti-doping fight

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 3:13am
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - The head of the umbrella group of national anti-doping agencies told Reuters that allowing Russia to compete at the 2018 Winter Games would be "a missed opportunity" which would raise doubts about sport's willingness to root out drug cheats.

Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 1:46am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games:

Kipchoge to make London Marathon return in 2018

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 1:42am
LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge will return to the London Marathon in 2018 after a year's absence, resuming his quest for a third victory in the event, organizers said on Thursday.

Unstoppable Venus sets sights on 2020 Olympics

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 1:40am
(Reuters) - Evergreen American Venus Williams has dismissed any notion of announcing her retirement anytime soon, saying she is eager to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Highlights of Wednesday's NHL games

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 1:17am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Hockey League games:

Motor racing: Formula E season charges up with eyes to the future

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 10:08pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula E is trying to focus on the present but looking very much to the future as the electric racing series powers up for the start of season four in Hong Kong this weekend.

Alpine skiing: Women's downhill training at Lake Louise canceled

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 6:49pm
(Reuters) - Training for the first women's downhill World Cup races of the season were canceled on Wednesday due to soft snow but conditions looked good to resume on Thursday, a spokesperson for the U.S. ski team said on Wednesday.

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