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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has struck a deal with Major League Baseball to show 20 of the league's games live this season in an agreement that expands the social media network further into the world of live programming.
LONDON (Reuters) - North Korean athletes will be allowed to cross the demilitarized zone into South Korea to compete at next year's Winter Olympics, Pyeongchang 2018 chief Lee Hee-beom said on Thursday.
COLOGNE (Reuters) - Russia eased past the Czech Republic 3-0 to book their spot in the last four of the Ice Hockey World Championships on Thursday with Finland joining them after stunning the United States 2-0.
ROME (Reuters) - Former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden spent a second day in intensive care on Thursday after colliding with a car while cycling in eastern Italy, the American's Honda World Superbike team said on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Germany's Alexander Zverev defeated home favorite Fabio Fognini in straight sets in the third round of the Italian Open on Thursday in a match which saw the Italian lose his cool over a line call and fail to recover.
(Reuters) - Roger Federer made a smart decision by pulling out of this month's French Open, where he has less chance of adding to his 18 grand slam titles than on the sport's quicker surfaces, world number two Novak Djokovic said on Thursday.
GOTHENBURG, Sweden (Reuters) - The Volvo Ocean Race will make a 50 million euro investment in new boats with 'foiling' and 'flying' technology for future editions as part of a plan organizers hope will strengthen both its sporting reputation and its commercial appeal for sponsors. Organizers used an event at the Volvo Museum in Gothenburg to unveil the design for a foil-assisted 60-foot (18.29m) monohull boat that will be used for the offshore legs of the round-the-world race for teams. Foils
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Improving wages and ensuring job security are key elements of Mahfuza Akhter Kiron's plans to develop women's football in Asia, the continent's newly elected representative to the FIFA Council has told Reuters in an interview.
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Mixed martial arts may have started as a male-dominated sport, but women have grappled their way to the upper echelons of MMA and will only gain more popularity in the coming years, undefeated champion Angela Lee said.
SEOUL (Reuters) - A Seoul court has dismissed Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Kang Jung-ho's appeal against a drunk driving sentence and upheld an eight-month suspended jail term imposed in March, local media reported on Thursday.
(Reuters) - The long-rumored bout between undefeated American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor is halfway to becoming a reality after the Irish signed a deal for the fight, it was announced on Wednesday night.
(Reuters) - Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming drew the fourth post on Wednesday for Saturday's 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore where he will seek the second jewel of U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown.