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Tennis: It's all about me, says cucumber cool Pliskova

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 9:13pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova may have been somewhat confused by being compared to a cucumber after reaching the quarter-finals of the Australian Open but she was crystal clear about what she needed to do to go a step further.

Russia short track star Ahn barred from 2018 Games: TASS

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:04pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - Russia's Viktor Ahn, the most decorated Olympic short track speed skater, has been barred from competing at next month's Pyeongchang Winter Games in his native South Korea, the TASS news agency has reported.

Manchester United top world soccer money list

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:51pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United have retained their position as the highest revenue-generating soccer club in the world, edging out Spain's Real Madrid by the narrowest margin ever between the top two.

Top USA Gymnastics board members bow to resignation demands

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:37pm
(Reuters) - Three USA Gymnastics board members resigned on Monday, bowing to demands for a shake-up at the sport's governing body after revelations that the long-time national team doctor sexually abused dozens of female athletes, some as young as 10 years old.

Goals galore as France and Sweden close in on Euro handball semis

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:42pm
ZAGREB (Reuters) - An avalanche of goals were scored at the European handball championships on Monday as France brushed aside Serbia 39-30 and Sweden beat Belarus 29-20 with both nations edging closer to the 16-nation tournament's semi-finals.

Three USA Gymnastics board members resign in wake of sex abuse scandal

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:37pm
(Reuters) - Three USA Gymnastics board members resigned on Monday in the wake of a sex abuse scandal involving its former team physician, the organization said in a statement.

Manchester United sign Sanchez from Arsenal in swap deal for Mkhitaryan

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:35pm
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester United have signed Chile forward Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in a deal that sees midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the London club, the Premier League clubs said on Monday.

Pliskova battles back to reach quarter-finals

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:56am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Sixth seed Karolina Pliskova reached her second Australian Open quarter-final by outlasting Barbora Strycova 6-7(5) 6-3 6-2 in an all-Czech battle that stretched into the early hours of Tuesday.

Sandgren wants more meat off grand slam bone - coach

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:54am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tennys Sandgren's mantra at the Australian Open has been to "tear the meat off the bone" but the American outsider is not ready to leave the table despite his brilliant run to the quarter-finals, according to his coach Jim Madrigal.

Chung gives Djokovic a taste of his own medicine

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:41am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - For Novak Djokovic it must have felt like some nightmarish fight to the death against a clone of himself on Monday as Chung Hyeon stunned the six-times Australian Open champion with a display ripped straight out of the Serb's textbook.

Austrian luge race aims to speed up integration of African migrants

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 8:02am
KLEINARL, Austria (Reuters) - The chilly conditions on an Austrian mountainside belied the warm reception given to people from 15 African countries who took part in an annual luge race aimed at helping migrants integrate into European society.

Czech Sablikova in race to be fit for Games

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 7:14am
(Reuters) - Czech speed skater Martina Sablikova has had injections and is still battling pain in her back which she hopes will not harm her chances at next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Dutch team player Blokhuijsen hopes for solo success

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 7:12am
(Reuters) - Jan Blokhuijsen was part of the formidable Dutch speed skating squad that won gold in the team pursuit in Sochi and while he has come to be known as a real 'team player' he will be setting his sights on a first individual Olympic title in Pyeongchang.

Figure skating: Don't write off Britain's chances, says Cousins

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 7:08am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's 1980 Olympic figure skating champion Robin Cousins says he will be 'freaking out' in the commentary box when ice dancing duo Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland perform in Pyeongchang.

Olympics: South Korea ice hockey put in tough situation, says coach

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:13am
SEOUL (Reuters) - The head coach of the South Korean women's ice hockey team says her squad was put in a difficult situation having to incorporate North Korean players just weeks before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Sports tribunal begins hearing appeals from 39 banned Russians

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 6:04am
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) began to hear appeals on Monday from 39 Russian athletes who were given lifetime Olympic bans for doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games.

Chung stuns Djokovic in Australian Open

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:44am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Six-times champion Novak Djokovic bowed out of the Australian Open in the fourth round as relentless South Korean Chung Hyeon ground him down to claim a stunning 7-6(4) 7-5 7-6(3) victory on Monday.

Exclusive: Infantino and Coe face IOC snub - source

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:38am
(Reuters) - The presidents of world soccer and world athletics are set to be snubbed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) next month when the body is likely to again overlook them for membership, a source told Reuters on Monday.

McMorris just happy to be back after horrific injuries

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 5:24am
(Reuters) - The list of injuries suffered by Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris in a freak accident at the end of last season would be enough to put some people off the sport for life.

Don't expect miracles from Woods in 2018, say experts

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 4:04am
(Reuters) - As anticipation builds over Tiger Woods's official comeback after nearly a year rehabilitating from a spinal fusion, two former professionals have offered a tempered view of what to expect from the 14-times major champion in 2018 and beyond.