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National Football League roundup

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 6:35pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier remains in a Cincinnati hospital on Tuesday, one day after he sustained a spinal injury in Monday's game against the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.

Tyrol to investigate allegations of sexual abuse in Austria's ski scene

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:39pm
VIENNA (Reuters) - An independent commission will investigate former Austrian skiers' allegations of sexual assaults by coaches, supervisors and team members from the 1970s until at least 2005, the Austrian province of Tyrol said on Tuesday.

Olympics: Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:28pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found evidence of an "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system that has led to a series of bans for the country's athletes in recent months.

Soccer: Seattle out to silence critics in MLS Cup rematch

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:22pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - The Seattle Sounders hope to silence critics in Saturday's MLS Cup rematch with Toronto FC following last year's triumph on penalty kicks after they failed to put a single shot on goal during regulation.

Olympics: Russia banned from Pyeongchang Games

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 2:08pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after evidence emerged of an "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Tuesday.

Olympics: Russia banned from Pyeongchang Games - IOC

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 1:20pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after evidence emerged of widespread doping but some of its athletes will be allowed to compete under the tag of "Olympic Athlete of Russia", the IOC said on Tuesday.

Rangers extend reign as NHL's most valuable team-Forbes

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:33pm
(Reuters) - The New York Rangers, worth $1.5 billion, are the most valuable franchise in the National Hockey League for a third consecutive year, according to the annual list published by business magazine Forbes on Tuesday.

Ricciardo is Formula One's pass master in a season of fewer moves

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 11:23am
LONDON (Reuters) - Australian Daniel Ricciardo replaced Red Bull team mate Max Verstappen as Formula One's pass master in 2017 but the season saw half the number of overtaking moves following the introduction of faster and wider cars.

WADA reinstates suspended Mexico laboratory

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 9:43am
(Reuters) - Mexico’s suspended anti-doping laboratory has been reinstated after correcting non-conformities, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Tuesday.

Olympics: IOC sees more than 20,000 drugs tests in Pyeongchang lead-up

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 7:36am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - More than 20,000 doping tests will have been conducted by the start of next year's Pyeongchang winter Olympics as the International Olympic Committee's pre-Games testing program hopes to root out cheats in advance, it said on Tuesday.

Malaysia wins MotoGP's best Grand Prix of 2017

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 6:26am
LONDON (Reuters) - Malaysia's motorcycle Grand Prix was named by the sport's governing body on Tuesday as the best race of the 2017 MotoGP championship.

Olympics: Flourishing ESports eye Games link for extra boost

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 6:22am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Booming eSports do not need the Olympics to maintain their explosive growth but a link with the world's biggest multi-sports event would validate gaming worldwide and give the Games a much-needed younger audience, industry leaders said.

Kremlin to defend athletes against doping allegations, keep IOC ties

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:28am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will defend its athletes against doping allegations and work to preserve its ties with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

Melbourne's Metropolitan Golf Club to host 2018 World Cup

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 1:48am
(Reuters) - Melbourne will host the World Cup of Golf for the third consecutive time with the 59th edition of the event to be held at the Metropolitan Golf Club from Nov. 21-25, 2018, tournament organizers said on Tuesday.

Highlights of Monday's NBA games

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 1:20am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's National Basketball Association games:

Weightlifting: Hashemi takes another gold for Iran

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:44am
ANAHEIM (Reuters) - Iran struck gold for a second consecutive day at the weightlifting World Championships when Ali Hashemi won the men's 105 kilogram class on Monday.

Highlights of Monday's NHL games

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 12:09am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's National Hockey League games:

Steelers sink Bengals on last-second field goal

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:31pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Chris Boswell's 38-yard field goal as time expired lifted the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, capping an injury- and penalty-ridden Monday night matchup at Paul Brown Stadium.

Curry exits Warriors' win with ankle injury, X-rays negative

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 11:29pm
(Reuters) - Stephen Curry suffered a right ankle injury in the closing stages of Golden State's win over New Orleans on Monday and left the arena on crutches, but later X-rays cleared him of any damage. Curry hurt the ankle when he lunged for a steal and turned the ankle awkwardly with just over a minute remaining in the game.

Olympics: Pyeongchang should be Russia-free, says Tallent

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 9:56pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Having felt "angry" to have to compete with Russian dopers, Australia's race walking champion Jared Tallent hopes the International Olympic Committee will heed calls from clean athletes to exclude the nation from the Winter Games.

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