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Cabrera-Bello holds firm as Willett makes move

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 4:43am
(Reuters) - Rafa Cabrera-Bello shot a five-under 65 to extend his lead to three strokes after the second round of the Hong Kong Open at Fanling on Friday, as U.S. Masters champion Danny Willett moved into contention for the weekend.

Australia beefs up integrity unit ahead of first grand slam

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 2:25am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's tennis association has added two full-time investigators to its integrity unit and promised greater prize-money at lower-tier events in a bid to thwart betting-related corruption.

Russia's $30 million center for acrobatic rock'n'roll, sport of Putin's daughter

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 2:07am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is building a $30 million complex for acrobatic rock'n'roll, a niche sport in which President Vladimir Putin's daughter is a leading dancer and has a senior role for development, a Reuters review of public documents has shown.

Chiefs KO Raiders, seize control of AFC West

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:59pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Kansas City Chiefs took control of the AFC West with a 21-13 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday in chilly weather conditions,

Cardinals set to sign Fowler: MLB

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:54pm
(Reuters) - The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a free agent deal to sign former Chicago Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler, Major League Baseball reported on its website.

Swimming: Le Clos smashes own 100m fly short course world record

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:19pm
(Reuters) - South African Chad le Clos delivered a near-perfect swim on Thursday to break his own world record in the men's 100m butterfly final at the FINA short course world swimming championships in Windsor, Ontario.

Toronto, Seattle hope drought ends with sip from MLS Cup

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 7:08pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Either Toronto FC or Seattle Sounders, both hailed as model franchises when they entered the league, will finally deliver on the success predicted for them when Major League Soccer crowns a new champion on Saturday.

Disrespectful Infantino won't answer my calls: Blatter

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 5:58pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter says successor Gianni Infantino has showed him no respect by failing to return his phone calls.

Rinaldi takes over as U.S. Fed Cup captain

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 5:54pm
(Reuters) - Former world number seven Kathy Rinaldi has been appointed U.S. Fed Cup captain in place of Mary Joe Fernandez, who relinquished the role in October, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced on Thursday.

Doping: CAS strips Romanian lifter, Russian boxer of Rio medals

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 3:30pm
BERNE (Reuters) - Romanian weightlifter Gabriel Sincraian and Russian boxer Misha Aloian have been stripped of their 2016 Olympic medals after failing doping tests at the Games, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Thursday.

WWE's China hopes rest on Bin Wang's big shoulders

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 2:21pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (Reuters) - Three mornings a week, 22-year-old Bin Wang, a native of China's Anhui province, enters a beige, low-rise building tucked into an office park in Orlando, Florida, to spend hours body-slamming people.

Doping: Athletes braced for bombshell from McLaren report

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:48pm
(Reuters) - Frustrated athletes will be watching Friday's release of the McLaren report into doping in Russia and are ready to take action if their voices are not heard, said United States Anti-Doping Agency head Travis Tygart.

Sailing: Danish great Elvstrom dies aged 88

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 11:07am
(Reuters) - Danish yachting great Paul Elvstrom, the first Olympian to win individual gold medals at four successive Games, died on Wednesday at his home in Hellerup. He was 88.

NFL player's New Jersey home vandalized with racist taunts: police

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 10:57am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An National Football League player's northern New Jersey home was vandalized with a swastika and other racist taunts scrawled on the inside walls during a break-in this week, according to police and photos that the player posted online.

Golf: Moving ball rule changed in wake of Johnson controversy

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 9:52am
LONDON (Reuters) - Golf's governing bodies have introduced a new local rule to eliminate the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the green, the scenario that overshadowed Dustin Johnson's maiden major victory at this year's U.S. Open.

Games bid process must change so there are no losers: IOC

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 9:32am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The way cities are awarded Olympic Games must change because too many losers are created under the current present system, the President of the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

Doping: Olympic re-tests keep Russia in the crosshairs

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 8:47am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Positive re-tests of doping samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics have left IOC President Thomas Bach with real concerns about Russia, as well as the sport of weightlifting, he said on Thursday.

FIFA bans former soccer officials over South African friendly matches

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 8:13am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Global soccer body FIFA said on Thursday it had banned former South African soccer head Kirsten Nematandani and two other officials over violations related to friendly matches played in 2010.

Motor racing: Mercedes runs job ad for F1 driver with 'proven track record'

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 6:27am
LONDON (Reuters) - Mercedes posted a tongue-in-cheek job advertisement on Thursday as they seek a replacement for newly-retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg.

FIFA's Infantino urges zero tolerance for child abuse

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 1:03am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - FIFA President Gianni Infantino has called for "zero tolerance" of child abuse in football and promised to look into ways the global governing body can do more to prevent it in the wake of the scandal sweeping the game in England.