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Kosovo's downhill dentist extracts most from debut Games

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:40pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Dentist Albin Tahiri has waited years to become Kosovo's first Winter Olympian and now that he has made it to Pyeongchang, he is not doing things by halves.

Sky wins bulk of Premier League rights as value slips

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 3:59pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Sky will pay 3.58 billion pounds to show 128 Premier League matches for three seasons from 2019/20 in a deal that brings to an end rampant inflation in the value of the domestic rights for English top-flight soccer.

Tennis: ATP investigate 'racial prejudice' allegations after Harrison-Young clash

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 3:19pm
(Reuters) - The ATP are investigating "allegations of racial prejudice" after Ryan Harrison's stormy first-round clash against fellow American Donald Young at the New York Open on Monday.

Golf: Tiger says decision on Honda Classic depends on soreness

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 2:33pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has not made any playing commitments beyond this week's Genesis Open and the former world number one said on Tuesday his decision on whether to compete next week will depend on his level of soreness.

Sky pays 3.6 billion pounds to win bulk of new Premier League rights

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 1:06pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's Sky has agreed to pay 3.58 billion pounds for a three-year deal to show 128 English Premier League matches a season from 2019/20, less than it paid for its current broadcast deal.

U.S. senators raise concerns about extent of sexual abuse in sports

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:38pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senators investigating sexual abuse in sports said on Tuesday they were concerned about "potential systemic issues" involving abuse after written responses from the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics did not provide significant new details about how they responded to accusations of abuse.

Tennis: American Harrison denies wrongdoing after Young clash

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:58am
(Reuters) - Ryan Harrison has denied any wrongdoing after comments by fellow American Donald Young following their stormy first-round clash at the New York Open on Monday.

Motor racing: ESPN to use Sky Sports for Formula One coverage

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:29am
LONDON (Reuters) - ESPN will look to Sky Sports to provide its Formula One coverage in the United States this season, the broadcaster said on Tuesday.

Konta defeats qualifier Pera to avenge Melbourne shock

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:23am
(Reuters) - Johanna Konta powered past qualifier Bernarda Pera 7-6(5) 6-1 in the first round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday to avenge her shock defeat by the American in the Australian Open last month.

Ice Hockey: U.S. women down Russia on strength of record-quickest goals

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:54am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson set an Olympic record for the fastest two goals scored by a single player, helping power the U.S. women's ice hockey team to a 5-0 win over an outgunned Olympic Athletes from Russia team on Tuesday.

Two Malaysian badminton players investigated for suspected match-fixing: New Straits Times

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:47am
(Reuters) - Two badminton players from Malaysia are being investigated by the sport's world governing body over suspicions of match-fixing, Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) General Manager Michelle Chai told the New Straits Times newspaper on Tuesday, without naming the two players.

Quotes from the Pyeongchang Winter Games on day four

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:46am
(Reuters) - Following are some memorable quotes from the Pyeongchang Olympics on Tuesday:

Ice Hockey: American woman sets Olympic record for fastest goals

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:52am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - American Jocelyne Lamoureux-Davidson on Tuesday set an Olympic record for the fastest two goals scored a single player, male or female, when she tallied twice in six seconds against the Olympic Athletes of Russia.

Curling: Canada sweep past Swiss for first mixed doubles gold

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:39am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada were crowned the first Olympics mixed doubles curling champions on Tuesday, claiming gold with a 10-3 blowout win over world champions Switzerland.

Russian & American skeleton racers refuse to break the ice

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:28am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian and American skeleton racers are refusing to speak to each other at the Pyeongchang winter Games in a spat that centers on allegations of widespread Russian doping.

Luge: Geisenberger defends gold, extends German reign

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:25am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - German luge queen Natalie Geisenberger defended her Olympic gold medal in the women's singles in style on Tuesday as her nation extended its stranglehold over the event to 20 years.

Short track: Italian Fontana wins 500m, Korean Choi disqualified

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 7:12am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Italy's Arianna Fontana won the Olympic women's 500 metres race on Tuesday after a photo finish with home favorite Choi Minjeong who was later disqualified.

Never mind the minders: united Korea team bonds to K-pop

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 7:03am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - They sleep in separate dorms, travel in different buses and government minders watch over them, but North Korean members of the united Korean women's ice hockey team are bonding with their team-mates from the South, thanks partly to K-pop.

Luge: Geisenberger defends luge gold, extends German reign

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 6:57am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Germany's Natalie Geisenberger won her second successive Olympic gold medal in the women's singles luge on Tuesday.

Curling: Canada sweeps past Swiss for first mixed-doubles gold

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 6:55am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada were crowned the first Olympics mixed-doubles curling champions on Tuesday claiming gold with a 10-3 blowout win over world champions Switzerland.