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Olympics: Skeleton: South Korea's Yun banks on home comforts

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:11pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean skeleton slider Yun Sung-bin is not getting distracted in his bid to win his country's first gold medal in the men's skeleton at the Pyeongchang Olympics, his team's head coach said on Wednesday.

Soccer: Low-cost Asensio upstages Neymar and Mbappe in Real win

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 5:38pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Paris St Germain spent 400 million euros ($498 million) on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe last year but it was Real Madrid's bargain signing Marco Asensio who stole the show when Real beat the Parisians 3-1 in Wednesday's showcase Champions League last-16 first leg.

Federer pummels Bemelmans to move closer to top spot

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:02pm
(Reuters) - Roger Federer moved a step closer to reclaiming the top spot in men's tennis when he beat Belgium's Ruben Bemelmans 6-1 6-2 in the Rotterdam Open on Wednesday.

Motor racing: Haas first Formula One team to show off their 2018 car

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:39am
LONDON (Reuters) - Haas set Formula One's launch season rolling on Wednesday as the first of the 10 teams to offer a glimpse of their new car complete with the new 'halo' head protection device.

Dominant Wozniacki, Halep cruise into Qatar Open third round

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:08am
(Reuters) - Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki swatted aside German Carina Witthoeft at the Qatar Open on Wednesday while an equally dominant Simona Halep joined the world number one in the third round making short work of Ekaterina Makarova.

World Chess Federation says Swiss accounts frozen over Syria sanctions

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:47am
ATHENS (Reuters) - The World Chess Federation (FIDE) says its Swiss bank accounts have been frozen because its president - with whom the FIDE secretariat is embroiled in a power struggle - is under U.S. sanctions for alleged dealings with the Syrian government.

Golfer Haas involved in car crash, drops out of tournament: manager

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:23am
(Reuters) - U.S. professional golfer Bill Haas escaped serious injury in a fatal three-car collision in Los Angeles on Tuesday that also involved actor Luke Wilson, but will drop out of a tournament as a result, his manager and local officials said on Wednesday.

Motor racing: Formula One to offer supercar rides with top race drivers

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:04am
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One fans will have the chance to be driven around race circuits in supercars this season by the likes of McLaren's double world champion Fernando Alonso and Red Bull's Max Verstappen.

Woods signals days of being warm and cuddly Tiger are over

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:32am
(Reuters) - It will be no more mister nice guy when Tiger Woods tees up at the Genesis Open starting at Riviera on Thursday, the 14-times major champion said.

Rights group sounds alarm over Chechnya's role in soccer World Cup

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:31am
MOSCOW/CAIRO (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch has said world soccer's governing body must tackle rights abuses in Russia's Chechnya region now that one of the teams in this year's World Cup in Russia has chosen Chechnya as the location for its base camp.

Ice Hockey: Slovenia down U.S. 3-2 in overtime

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:20am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Slovenia came from two goals down in the third period to beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Wednesday in the opening round of the men's Olympic hockey tournament.

Ice hockey: Russians suffer Slovakia upset in Games opener

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 9:01am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A third-period goal by Peter Ceresnak gave Slovakia a shock 3-2 win over the Olympic Athletes from Russia on Wednesday as the gold medal favorites squandered a two-goal lead.

Golfer Bill Haas drops out of tournament after car crash: manager

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:56am
(Reuters) - Professional golfer Bill Haas escaped serious injury when he was involved in a fatal three-car collision late on Tuesday in Los Angeles, but will drop out of a tournament as a result, his manager and local officials said on Wednesday.

Skeleton: South Korea's Yun banks on home comforts

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:17am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean skeleton slider Yun Sung-bin is not getting distracted in his bid to win his country's first gold medal at the Pyeongchang Olympics, his team's head coach said on Wednesday.

Golfer Bill Haas escapes serious injury in fatal car crash: manager

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:16am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Professional golfer Bill Haas escaped serious injury when he was involved in a three-car collision late on Tuesday in Los Angeles that killed at least one of the passengers, his manager and local officials said on Wednesday.

Brandt sisters leave mark but no family showdown

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 8:01am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Greg and Robin Brandt traveled half way around the world to watch their daughters play Olympic hockey, but the prospect of seeing them on the ice together in Pyeongchang is now over.

Swapping sand for snow, volleyball eyes Winter Games slot

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:23am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A snow volleyball exhibition on Wednesday showcased a sport organizers hope will one day be included in the Winter Olympics.

Snowboarding: "What the hell is a chicken salad?"

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:12am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Listening to snowboarders reeling off the names of the tricks they laid down in their Olympic runs can be a confusing experience for fans and media alike.

Alpine skiing: Weather delays put Pyeongchang course workers to the test

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 7:02am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The fierce winds that have postponed the majority of Alpine skiing events may be keeping Olympic athletes sidelined, but course workers are pulling in overtime shifts to ensure the slopes are ready for action when the gusts finally subside.

North Korean cheerleaders caught off guard by fake Kim Jong Un

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 6:59am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A group of North Korean cheerleaders were briefly wowed by the apparent, sudden arrival of their leader, Kim Jong Un, at a Winter Olympics ice hockey game on Wednesday.

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