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Athletics: Smashing the world record the easy part for Coleman

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:57am
(Reuters) - Setting the 60 metres world record of 6.37 seconds turned out to be just part of the challenge for American Christian Coleman.

Rallying: Sainz clinches farewell Dakar victory for Peugeot

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:40am
(Reuters) - Spaniard Carlos Sainz won the Dakar Rally for departing Peugeot in Argentina on Saturday.

Figure skating: Record-breaking Papadakis, Cizeron take fourth European gold

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 9:56am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - France's Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron set world records as they won their fourth consecutive European ice dance title on Saturday with an inspired performance that laid down a marker for a podium place at next month's Olympics.

Record-breaking Papadakis, Cizeron take fourth European gold

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 9:24am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - France's Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron set world records as they won their fourth consecutive European ice dance title on Saturday with an inspired performance that laid down a marker for a podium place at next month's Olympics.

Meet the press: how Federer finds an edge where rivals see problems

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 9:15am
MELBOURNE, (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova once used a pithy obscenity to describe them, Nick Kyrgios says he hates them, but every professional tennis player, when requested, has to do them.

Record-chasing Vonn cruises to Cortina downhill victory

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 9:05am
(Reuters) - Lindsey Vonn cruised to her 79th career World Cup victory in the Cortina downhill on Saturday, finishing ahead of Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather and fellow American Jackie Wiles.

Nadal holds court before prospects battle in Melbourne

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 8:24am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Rafael Nadal will expect to continue his smooth progress into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday before Nick Kyrgios and Grigor Dimitrov meet in a battle royal of potential as yet unfulfilled.

North Korea to send 22 athletes to Pyeongchang

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 8:02am
LAUSANNE (Reuters) - North Korea will send 22 athletes to the Winter Games in the neighbouring South next month and compete in three sports and five disciplines, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Saturday.

Golf: Thai duo lead by two strokes in weather-hit Singapore

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:31am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Thai Chapchai Nirat was joined by compatriot Danthai Boonma at the top of the Singapore Open leaderboard as the duo took a two-stroke lead after the third day of the weather-disrupted event on Saturday.

Djokovic shrugs off injury scare to reach fourth round

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:21am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic allayed fears over a muscle strain in his lower back after overpowering Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 6-3 6-3 to reach the Australian Open fourth round of on Saturday.

North Korea says to send delegation to prepare for Olympics on Sunday: South Korea ministry

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:56am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it, South Korea's Unification Ministry has said.

Alpine Skiing: Germany's Dressen snatches surprise Kitzbuehel win

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:48am
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Reuters) - Germany's Thomas Dressen tamed the dangerous Streif course to snatch a surprise victory in the men's downhill on Saturday and beat specialist Beat Feuz and Aksel Lund Svindal.

Federer eases past Gasquet into fourth round

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:35am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Roger Federer eased into the second week of the Australian Open with a 6-2 7-5 6-4 win over Richard Gasquet on Saturday evening that kept the Swiss on course for a 20th grand slam title.

North Korea says to send delegation to prep for Olympics on Sunday: South Korea ministry

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 5:32am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it, South Korea's Unification Ministry said.

Djokovic rolls by Ramos-Vinolas to reach fourth round

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 5:07am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former champion Novak Djokovic added an apparent muscle strain in his lower back to concerns about his problem elbow but still overpowered Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 6-3 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.

Berdych overpowers Del Potro to reach fourth round

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 5:00am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Not many players overpower Juan Martin del Potro but Tomas Berdych did just that to win 6-3 6-3 6-2 and reach the fourth round of the Australian Open for the 10th time on Saturday.

Fognini battles past Benneteau in five-set thriller

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 4:54am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Italy's Fabio Fognini progressed to the round of 16 for the second time at the Australian Open with a 3-6 6-2 6-1 4-6 6-3 victory over French journeyman Julien Benneteau on Saturday.

Tennis: Last American standing, Sandgren stoked with 'silly' run

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 4:52am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Those who believe in nominative determinism might see little surprise in Tennys Sandgren's brilliant run to the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Olympics: Talks under way to finalize North Korea participation

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 4:15am
LAUSANNE (Reuters) - Talks began at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters on Saturday to finalize details on North Korea's participation at the Winter Olympics in the neighboring South next month.

Kerber thrashes Sharapova to reach fourth round

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 4:08am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova's hopes of a title-winning return to the Australian Open were unceremoniously crushed by Angelique Kerber as the battle of the former champions ended 6-1 6-3 in the German's favor on Saturday.

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