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Alpine skiing: Immaculate Shiffrin wins slalom gold for U.S.

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 7:18am
ST MORITZ, Switzerland (Reuters) - Mikaela Shiffrin won a record-equalling third successive world championship women's slalom title with two blistering runs on Saturday to secure a first gold medal for the United States at this year's event.

Golf: Home hero Rumford claims top seeding at Perth

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 6:56am
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Local favorite Brett Rumford shot a four-under-par 68 in the third round of the inaugural World Super 6 in Perth to claim the top seeding for Sunday's final round match play knockout.

Cycling: UCI lax on TUE use, says Boardman

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 6:52am
LONDON (Reuters) - Cycling chiefs must do more to erase suspicion over Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), according to Britain's former Olympic champion and Tour de France yellow jersey wearer Chris Boardman.

North Korea will be at Pyeongchang Games says IOC member

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:44pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea will send a team to next year's Winter Olympics in neighboring South Korea, the country's International Olympic Committee (IOC) member has said.

Spurs' Gasol elected to Players' Association executive board

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 6:58pm
(Reuters) - Six-times NBA All-Star Pau Gasol of the San Antonio Spurs claimed another honor on Friday when he was elected to the National Basketball Players Association's executive committee.

Vegas ties lead as Spieth makes moves at rainy Riviera

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 4:32pm
(Reuters) - Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela battled through 14 wet and windy holes on Friday to tie for the lead as Jordan Spieth made a move before second-round play was suspended for the day at the Genesis Open in Los Angeles.

Ventura toxicology report treated as private

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 1:31pm
(Reuters) - The toxicology report on Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura following his fatal car crash will be released only to his family and attorneys, leaving the Major League Baseball (MLB) club wondering if they are obligated to pay the rest of his contract.

Francophones furious over English slogan for Paris Olympic bid

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:26pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Guardians of the French language were up in arms on Friday after the French national Olympic committee adopted an English slogan - Made for Sharing - to back France's bid to host the games in 2024.

Athletics: Farah says Birmingham will be his last indoor race

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:10am
(Reuters) - Mo Farah will end his indoor running career with a 5,000 metres at Saturday's Birmingham grand prix, the British Olympic champion said on Friday.

Warrant issued for New York Jets' Darrelle Revis on assault charges

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:37am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police in Pennsylvania have issued an arrest warrant for New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis on assault and other charges stemming from a confrontation with a group of men in Pittsburgh last weekend, authorities said on Friday.

Wrestling: Putting politics aside, Iran beats U.S. in World Cup final

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:10am
(Reuters) - Iran defeated the United States to take the gold medal in wrestling's World Cup on Friday, winning a match that politics almost prevented.

Biathlon: Dahlmeier wins fourth title with relay gold in Germany

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 9:34am
HOCHFILZEN, Austria (Reuters) - Laura Dahlmeier won her fourth gold medal at the biathlon world championships when she led Germany to the 6x4-km relay title by holding off a late challenge from Ukraine and France on Friday.

Alpine skiing: Hirscher wins his first giant slalom gold

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 8:01am
ST MORITZ, Switzerland (Reuters) - Marcel Hirscher led Austria to a one-two in the men's giant slalom on Friday for the fifth world championships gold medal of his illustrious Alpine skiing career but first in the discipline.

Swiss air force plane clips TV cable at ski championships

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 7:59am
ZURICH (Reuters) - A Swiss air force turboprop plane clipped a television cable above the finish lines at the skiing world championships in St Moritz on Friday, briefly interrupting the event but causing no injuries, police said.

Motor racing: Brawn to meet teams, says there's no quick fix for F1

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 6:26am
LONDON (Reuters) - Liberty Media wants to steer Formula One toward a "better place" but there are no quick fixes for the sport's evident problems, newly-appointed motorsport head Ross Brawn has said ahead of talks with teams.

Rumford holds on to lead at Super 6 event in Perth

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 5:35am
PERTH (Reuters) - Brett Rumford held on to the lead at the inaugural World Super 6 golf tournament in Perth on Friday, taking a two-stroke advantage into the weekend.

Motor racing: Injured Wehrlein to miss F1's first pre-season test

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 5:11am
LONDON (Reuters) - Sauber driver Pascal Wehrlein will miss Formula One's opening pre-season test in Barcelona at the end of February due to a lingering back problem, the German said on Friday.

Budapest mayor says could consider withdrawing 2024 Olympic bid if there is referendum

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 4:57am
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Budapest's Mayor Istvan Tarlos said on Friday that he would consider the option of withdrawing Budapest's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics if it turns out that enough signatures have been collected to hold a referendum on the issue.

North Korean delegation arrives in Japan for Winter Asiad

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 2:35am
(Reuters) - North Korean athletes and officials taking part in the Asian Winter Games arrived in the Japanese city of Sapporo on Friday and made it clear they are focused only on sport, brushing off questions related to the murder of their leader's half-brother.

Budapest's 2024 bid could face referendum: newspaper

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 2:29am
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian political movement Momentum has collected over 200,000 signatures in its campaign against Budapest's bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, which could be sufficient to force a referendum, daily newspaper Magyar Nemzet reported on Friday.