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Vital defensive play helps Eagles seal deal in Minneapolis

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:01am
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - After allowing the New England Patriots to march up and down the field for much of the game, the Philadelphia Eagles stopped the five-times champions when it mattered most in Sunday's Super Bowl, forcing a Tom Brady fumble to help seal their 41-33 win.

Eagles stun Patriots for first Super Bowl title

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 11:36pm
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - For a city that produced one of Hollywood's ultimate underdog stories, the Philadelphia Eagles delivered an equally inspiring script by upsetting the New England Patriots on Sunday for their first Super Bowl title.

No Pyeongchang invite for CAS-cleared Russians: IOC

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 11:05pm
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday that 15 Russian athletes and coaches who had their lifetime bans overturned by world sport's highest tribunal will not be invited to this month's Pyeongchang Winter Games.

Hopes for talks grow with North Korea's ceremonial leader to visit South Korea for Olympics

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 9:49pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's ceremonial leader will make an unprecedented visit to South Korea this week, officials said on Monday, as hopes grow for high-level inter-Korean talks during the Winter Olympics that begin in four days.

Eagles stun Patriots to claim maiden Super Bowl triumph

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 9:43pm
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The Philadelphia Eagles upset the National Football League's defending champion New England Patriots 41-33 in a back-and-forth clash on Sunday to capture their maiden Super Bowl title.

Eagles' QB Foles named Super Bowl MVP after win over Patriots

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 9:37pm
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles was named the Most Valuable Player of the Super Bowl on Sunday after leading his team to victory over the New England Patriots in the NFL's championship game.

Timberlake back at Super Bowl halftime, no wardrobe malfunctions

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 8:51pm
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Justin Timberlake posed for a selfie, paid tribute to music legend Prince and played it safe at a halftime Super Bowl performance on Sunday, returning to the gig where he and Janet Jackson introduced "wardrobe malfunction" to the American lexicon.

Super Bowl opens with protest-free anthem, but fans still divided

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 8:34pm
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Super Bowl Sunday turned out to be a bye week for on-field protests, with none of the players kneeling or raising a fist during the national anthem, allowing the NFL's biggest day to unfold without the season's most polarizing issue at center stage.

North Korea's ceremonial leader to visit South Korea amid hopes for high-level talks

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 8:29pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's ceremonial leader will visit South Korea this week as Seoul boosts hopes for high-level inter-Korean talks during the Winter Olympics that begin in four days.

Woodland beats Reavie in Phoenix Open playoff

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 6:27pm
(Reuters) - American Gary Woodland parred the first extra hole to beat compatriot Chez Reavie in a Phoenix Open sudden-death playoff on Sunday as two of the lesser-known players on the PGA Tour battled for victory after the big names fluffed their lines.

Super Bowl opens with protest-free Star Spangled Banner

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 6:20pm
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Super Bowl Sunday turned out to be a bye week for on-field protests, with none of the players kneeling or raising a fist during the national anthem, allowing the NFL's biggest day to unfold without the season's most polarizing issue at center stage.

Americans Woodland, Reavie in playoff at Phoenix Open

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 5:01pm
(Reuters) - Journeymen Gary Woodland and Chez Reavie will contest a playoff at the Phoenix Open after finishing the final round tied on Sunday.

Super Bowl a 'magical' moment for fans despite sub-zero cold

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 4:16pm
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - New England Patriots fan Jason Baer of Tampa won a sales contest at his job to score two tickets to the Super Bowl and invited his best friend. The magnitude of the moment hit when they entered Minneapolis' U.S. Bank Stadium on Sunday.

Olympics-Fans flock to cheer joint Korean ice hockey team

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 1:21pm
INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean fans chanting, "We are one" and wearing shirts with the unification flag emblazoned on the front packed into a freezing ice hockey arena on Sunday to cheer on the joint Korean women's team in a tune-up for this month's Winter Olympics.

Mannarino earns injury-hit France quarter-final spot in Davis Cup

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 10:53am
(Reuters) - Holders France qualified for the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup when stand-in player Adrian Mannarino earned them a 3-1 unassailable lead against the Netherlands on Sunday despite Les Bleus being without their two best players because of injuries.

Kvitova outplays Mladenovic to lift title in St Petersburg

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 10:35am
(Reuters) - Double Wimbledon winner Petra Kvitova captured the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Sunday for her first title of the year, beating defending champion Kristina Mladenovic 6-1 6-2 in the final.

North Korea's ceremonial leader to visit South Korea for Winter Olympics on February 9-11: Seoul

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 9:58am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's ceremonial leader Kim Yong Nam will visit South Korea this week as the head of the country's high-level delegation for the Winter Olympics, Seoul's Unification Ministry said on Sunday.

Fans flock to cheer joint Korean ice hockey team

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 6:30am
INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korean fans chanting, "We are one" and wearing shirts with the unification flag emblazoned on the front packed into a freezing ice hockey arena on Sunday to cheer on the joint Korean women's team in a tune-up for this month's Winter Olympics.

Boxing could face expulsion from Games, IOC warns

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 5:52am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Boxing could be knocked out of the next Olympic Games if the International Olympic Committee is not satisfied problems with the sport's finances and governance are sorted out, IOC President Thomas Bach warned on Sunday.

Olympics: CAS ruling surprising and disappointing, says Bach

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 5:42am
PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - The decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to overturn lifetime Olympic bans on 28 Russian athletes came as a complete surprise and it could make the fight against doping more difficult, said IOC President Thomas Bach on Sunday.

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