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Alpine skiing: Vonn eighth fastest in downhill training

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:30pm
(Reuters) - American Lindsey Vonn had the eighth fastest time in the first women's downhill training in Lake Louise, Alberta on Tuesday where later this week she hopes to inch closer to the all-time mark for World Cup race wins.

Champion Ogier staying at M-Sport in 2018

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 2:29pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Five times world rally champion Sebastien Ogier has signed a new contract keeping him at the British-based M-Sport Ford team through 2018 and ending speculation about retirement.

Athletes have duty to report doping offences, says McLaren

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 2:19pm
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - The author of the independent World Anti-Doping Agency report that uncovered evidence of institutionalized doping in Russian sport said on Tuesday that athletes should be duty-bound to report cases where they know of drug use by others.

FIFA will not tolerate racism at 2018 World Cup: Infantino

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:06pm
(Reuters) - FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said racism will not be tolerated at next year's World Cup in Russia, adding that referees will have the power to stop or even abandon matches if discriminatory incidents take place.

Woods hopes to be a winner in another comeback

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 12:04pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods makes another return to competitive golf this week and despite 10 months on the sidelines recovering from a fourth back surgery, the 14-time major winner's goal remains the same -- to win.

Russian deputy PM downplays doping in soccer

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 10:52am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko downplayed on Tuesday the issue of doping among his country's soccer players, saying reports on the use of performance-enhancing drugs were an attempt to discredit Russia.

Motor racing: Kubica in good shape after 100 laps with Williams

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 9:55am
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Robert Kubica completed 100 laps of Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina circuit on Tuesday and said he was in better shape than ever as the Pole pushes for a remarkable Formula One comeback with Williams next year.

Fur flies as cheetah races electric Formula E car

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 9:21am
(Reuters) - The cheetah is renowned for being the world's fastest mammal, but is also one of its most endangered species.

FIFA unveils Yashin-themed poster for Russia's 2018 World Cup

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 7:38am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - FIFA presented the official poster for next year's World Cup finals in Moscow on Tuesday, unveiling a vintage design of Soviet goalkeeping great Lev Yashin in flight.

Rowing: Wiggins could make Olympic eight, says Hunter

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 6:19am
LONDON (Reuters) - Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins could fulfill his aim of becoming an Olympic rower after swapping a bike for a boat, according to Beijing gold medalist Mark Hunter.

Atwal backs young Asia team for EurAsia Cup

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 4:00am
(Reuters) - Indian duo SSP Chawrasia and Anirban Lahiri were named alongside current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Gavin Green in a young Asian team led by Arjun Atwal for January's EurAsia Cup against Europe.

Basketball: Kaepernick protests 'touched a nerve', says Durant

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:47am
(Reuters) - Kevin Durant says Colin Kaepernick's protests during the U.S. national anthem "touched a nerve" in society and sparked a national conversation about issues such as racial equality, the Golden State player told the San Jose Mercury News.

Highlights of Monday's NBA games

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 1:25am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's National Basketball Association games:

Ravens in playoff position after topping Texans

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:35pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Ravens executed a fake punt that led to a Javorius "Buck" Allen touchdown, and Alex Collins ran for another score in Baltimore's 23-16 victory over the Houston Texans on Monday night.

NBA: Grizzlies ditch head coach Fizdale after eight straight losses

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:32pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Memphis Grizzlies fired coach David Fizdale on Monday and named J.B. Bickerstaff as the interim head coach.

Highlights of Monday's NHL games

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:30pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's National Hockey League games:

NHL: National Hockey League roundup

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:22pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog has been suspended four games by the NHL for cross-checking Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk, the league announced Monday.

National Football League roundup

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:58pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Denver Broncos' quarterback carousel once again will turn to Trevor Siemian after coach Vance Joseph announced Monday that Paxton Lynch will be sidelined two to four weeks with a high ankle injury.

Formula One's owners have plenty of work to do

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:41pm
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The Formula One season ended at the weekend with even some drivers stifling a yawn but the sport's new owners remained upbeat about their investment and future prospects.

European Games to include new mixed gender team event in 2019

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 2:33pm
(Reuters) - European Athletics is poised to spearhead the charge for radical change in the sport with organizers having unveiled a new mixed gender team competition to be introduced at the second edition of the European Games in 2019.

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