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Russia toppled from Sochi 2014 medals first place but final count unknown

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 1:28pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia have been knocked off the medals top spot for the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics after five more athletes received lifetime Games bans on Monday over doping violations at those Olympics, but the final medal count could be months or even years away.

IOC bans five more Russians for life over Sochi doping

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 12:49pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - Five more Russian competitors from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, including two gold medalists, have been banned for life over anti-doping rule violations, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.

Williams hope Kubica can tick all the right boxes

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:57am
LONDON (Reuters) - Williams are hoping Robert Kubica ticks all the right boxes in Abu Dhabi testing this week as the Pole moves closer to an astonishing Formula One comeback with the former world champions.

Chess federation vows 'huge effort' to include Israelis in Saudi-hosted match

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:44am
ATHENS (Reuters) - The World Chess Federation (FIDE) is undertaking a "huge effort" to include Israeli players in a speed chess championship hosted by Saudi Arabia next month, the federation said on Monday.

Japanese sumo council calls for 'harsh punishment' for wrestler Harumafuji

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 11:10am
(Reuters) - The Yokozuna Deliberation Council has asked the Japan Sumo Association (JSA) to hand out an "extremely harsh punishment" to "yokozuna" (grand champion) Harumafuji for an alleged assault on a junior wrestler, Kyodo news agency reported on Monday.

Motor racing: Former U.N. climate chief to advise Formula E

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 9:13am
LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.N. climate chief Christiana Figueres is to join retired four-times Formula One world champion Alain Prost in leading Formula E's Global Advisory Board, the electric motor racing series announced on Monday.

Todt says leaving Formula One would hurt Ferrari

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 6:22am
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Leaving Formula One would hurt Ferrari if the Italian team were to follow through on a threat to quit the sport, International Automobile Federation (FIA) president Jean Todt has said.

Kremlin vows to defend Russian athletes after lost Sochi medals over doping

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 5:09am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will take steps to defend the interests of its athletes who were disqualified and stripped of their medals from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics for doping, the Kremlin said on Monday.

Russia will defend athletes after Olympic medals lost over doping: Kremlin

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 3:56am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday that Russia would take measures to defend the interests of the athletes who were disqualified and stripped of medals from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics for doping.

NFL: Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 11:51pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games:

Football: Argos use big play to win Grey Cup

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 10:29pm
(Reuters) - The Toronto Argonauts used a record catch and fumble return to claim an electric 27-24 win over Calgary in the 105th Grey Cup on Sunday in Ottawa as the Stampeders suffered more Canadian Football League championship game heartbreak.

Highlights of Sunday's NHL games

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 9:05pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Sunday's National Hockey League games:

NFL: Highlights from Sunday's National Football League games

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 8:58pm
(Reuters) - Highlights of Sunday's National Football League games:

Figure skating: Miyahara back on top with Skate America victory

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 8:40pm
(Reuters) - Olympic hopeful Satoko Miyahara clinched an emphatic victory in the ladies' competition at Skate America on Sunday ahead of Japanese compatriot Kaori Sakamoto.

NBA: Highlights of Sunday's NBA games

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 8:38pm
Goran Dragic scored 24 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and Wayne Ellington finished with 19 points as Miami defeated Chicago.

Weightlifting: Sport begins new chapter with hardline approach to doping

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 8:06pm
(Reuters) - Over half of the 377 weightlifters at the world championships that begin on Tuesday in the United States will be drug tested as the sport begins a new chapter to try to retain its Olympic status after decisions taken by the governing IWF.

Alpine skiing: Jansrud wins first Super-G of season at Lake Louise

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 6:38pm
(Reuters) - Kjetil Jansrud won the first Super-G of the season at Lake Louise on Sunday, besting a duo of Austrians and his Norwegian team mates for his 10th World Cup title in the event.

Alpine Skiing: Shiffrin tops Vlhova to win World Cup slalom title in Killington

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 3:59pm
(Reuters) - American Mikaela Shiffrin beat rival Petra Vlhova of Slovakia to claim the World Cup title in the women's slalom for the second year in a row at the Killington Cup in Vermont on Sunday.

Pouille wraps up 10th Davis Cup title for France

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 12:57pm
LILLE, France (Reuters) - France won their 10th Davis Cup title when Lucas Pouille crushed Steve Darcis 6-3 6-1 6-0 to give the hosts a 3-2 victory in the final against neighbours Belgium on Sunday.

Bottas makes Hamilton settle for second in F1 finale

Sun, 11/26/2017 - 11:50am
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Valtteri Bottas won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on Sunday as Mercedes wrapped up another triumphant Formula One season with a one-two finish and four-times world champion Lewis Hamilton having to settle for second.

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