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Olympics: Snowboarding: Austria's Schairer to return home after breaking neck

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:45pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Austrian snowboarder Markus Schairer is to return home for medical treatment after breaking a bone in his neck during a fall in the men's snowboard cross event at the Winter Olympics.

Tennis: Federer closes in on world number one ranking

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 3:00pm
(Reuters) - Roger Federer is one win from becoming the oldest world number one in ATP Tour history after beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 7-6(8) 7-5 in the last 16 of the Rotterdam Open on Thursday.

Golf: Inconsistent Woods five back of clubhouse lead at Riviera

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:39pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods finished five shots back of clubhouse leader Tom Hoge after mostly struggling off the tee in the first round of the Genesis Open in Pacific Palisades, California on Thursday.

Motor racing: Williams look to Lowe with launch of new F1 car

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 2:07pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Williams showed off their 2018 Formula One car on Thursday, with technical head Paddy Lowe signaling a change of direction as the former world champions seek to get back among the frontrunners.

Tennis: Wozniacki and Halep ease into Doha quarters, Pliskova crashes out

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 1:12pm
(Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki and Simona Halep cruised into the quarter-finals at the Qatar Open on Thursday, while defending champion Karolina Pliskova was knocked out by qualifier Catherine Bellis.

Motor racing: Danica ready for her final Daytona 500 start

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:52pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Danica Patrick, who inspired young women to break into the male-dominated sport of motor racing, will make her final NASCAR start at Sunday's Daytona 500.

Golf: Twin caddies steal the show as Southgate, Siem shoot aces

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 10:51am
(Reuters) - A pair of twin brothers stole the limelight as caddies at the Oman Open on Thursday, playing a part as England's Matthew Southgate and Germany's Marcel Siem both shot holes-in-one.

Ice Hockey: South Korean men fall to Czechs on Games debut

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:56am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Czech Republic men's ice hockey team edged out South Korea 2-1 on Thursday but had to come from behind against an impressive Olympic debut performance by the host country.

Freestyle skiing: Five-times Olympian Lassila bows out in disappointment

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:50am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Australian Lydia Lassila took a huge breath, looked down at her coach and then went for it, the final jump of an illustrious career that spanned five Olympic Games.

Ice hockey: No NHLers, no interest as Canada roll to easy win

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:27am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada opened their defense of their Olympic men's ice hockey gold medal with a workmanlike 5-1 win over Switzerland on Thursday in a muted contest that failed to fill the Kwandong Hockey Centre.

British IOC member Pengilly told to leave Games after incident: IOC

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:23am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A British member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Adam Pengilly, was told to leave the Pyeongchang winter Games immediately after an incident involving a security officer, the IOC said on Thursday.

Speed skating: Canada's Bloemen wins 10,000m, Kramer fails again

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:21am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen produced an inspired display of impeccable technique to claim gold in the men's 10,000 metres on Thursday in an Olympic record time of 12 minutes and 39.77 seconds.

Luge: Germany complete dominance with team relay gold

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 8:10am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany continued its domination of the Olympic luge competition with victory in the team relay event on Thursday.

Snowboarding: China, OAR, Belarus impress in aerials qualifying

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 7:26am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - China, Belarus and Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) dominated qualifying for the final of the women’s Olympic aerials at Phoenix Snow Park on Thursday.

Speed skating: Canada's Bloemen wins gold in men's 10,000m

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 7:08am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Ted-Jan Bloemen produced an inspired display of impeccable technique to claim gold in the men's 10,000 metres on Thursday in an Olympic record time of 12 minutes and 39.77 seconds.

Blistering Boe wins individual biathlon gold for Norway

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 7:06am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Norway's Johannes Thingnes Boe put in a blistering skiing performance to claim victory in the men's Olympic 20km individual biathlon event on Thursday.

Ice Hockey: South Korean men score first goal of Games

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:51am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - It took the unified Korean women's ice hockey team 149 minutes and 31 seconds of playing time to get their first Olympic goal. South Korea's men's hockey team needed only 7 minutes and 34 seconds to do it.

North Korean athletes, a diplomatic bargain at $2,300 each

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:47am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - How much is a North Korean athlete worth?

Sharapova, Keys pull out of Dubai

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:35am
(Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova and U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys have pulled out of next week's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, the tournament organizers said on Thursday.

North Korean cheerleaders appear at South Korean men's game

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 6:30am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - North Korea's cheerleading squad made an unexpected appearance at the South Korean men's hockey game against the Czech Republic on Thursday, marking their first attendance at an Olympic event not featuring a North Korean athlete.