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Bjoergren storms to historic skiathlon gold for Norway

1 hour 35 min ago
LAHTI, FINLAND (Reuters) - Norway's Marit Bjoergren stormed to victory in the women's skiathlon at the Nordic World Ski Championships on Saturday to claim her 15th world championship gold medal and break the record of 14 golds held by Russia's Jelena Valbe since 1997.

Cycling: Rui Costa takes lead in Abu Dhabi Tour

1 hour 36 min ago
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Portugal's Rui Costa snatched the overall lead of the Abu Dhabi Tour on Saturday after powering to victory in the third stage.

Two international rugby players held in Paris over cocaine purchase

2 hours 46 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - Former All Blacks rugby player Alexander "Ali" Williams and former Australian international James O’Connor were arrested on Friday night in Paris on suspicion of attempting to buy cocaine, police and judicial sources said.

Alpine skiing: Vonn crashes in Crans Montana super-G

4 hours 35 min ago
(Reuters) - American former Olympic downhill champion Lindsey Vonn suffered a crash in Saturday's super-G World Cup race in the Swiss resort of Crans Montana but escaped serious injury.

Germany's Loelling wins world skeleton title, Yarnold takes bronze

5 hours 4 min ago
(Reuters) - Germany's Jacqueline Loelling claimed her first skeleton world championship gold by sliding to victory on her home track in Konigssee on Saturday.

Five Canucks quarantined after Stecher contracts mumps

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:58pm
(Reuters) - Five members of the Vancouver Canucks squad have shown symptoms of the highly contagious virus mumps and are not expected to play on Saturday, the National Hockey League team said on Friday.

McIlroy says outing with Trump 'not an endorsement'

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 7:21pm
(Reuters) - Former number one golfer Rory McIlroy said on Friday that his outing last week with President Donald Trump was not a political endorsement of America's new leader but rather "simply a round of golf."

Bigger budget McLaren aim for title sponsor in 2018

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 6:25pm
LONDON (Reuters) - McLaren will enjoy a bigger budget this season but a long-awaited title sponsor for the Formula One team will have to wait until 2018, newly-appointed executive director Zak Brown said on Friday.

Things looking up for Palmer, who shares lead with rookie Bryan

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 6:23pm
(Reuters) - Ryan Palmer, lifted by good news both on and off the course, fired a five-under-par 65 on Friday to share the midway lead of the Honda Classic with rookie Wesley Bryan at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Teenage wrestler takes transgender rights to the mat in Texas championship

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:24pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - High school athlete Mack Beggs and many of his opponents want him to wrestle against boys, but the transgender boy on Friday wrestled in a Texas championship for girls because of state sport regulations on gender.

LA 2024 'disappointed' Budapest to withdraw Games bid

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 3:06pm
(Reuters) - LA 2024 officials were "disappointed" to learn this week that Budapest will pull out of the running for the 2024 summer Games and said on Friday the International Olympic Committee (IOC) must select a host city that redefines sustainability.

Cousins rips Kings, calls trade to New Orleans 'coward move'

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 2:51pm
(The Sports Xchange) - All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins lashed out at Sacramento Kings management, terming Sunday's trade to the New Orleans Pelicans as "a coward move."

NASCAR ponders how to make Great American Race great again

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 2:04pm
(Reuters) - NASCAR launches a new season with the Daytona 500 on Sunday, pondering ways to make the Great American Race great again amid a gloomy backdrop of an aging fan base and declining attendance and television ratings.

Shiffrin and Vonn withdraw from World Cup event over conditions

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 1:26pm
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (Reuters) - Leading U.S. skiers Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn withdrew from a women's World Cup Alpine combined event on Friday because of safety fears about poor course conditions in Crans-Montana.

Injured Aussie Simmons ruled out for season by 76ers

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 1:05pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Philadelphia 76ers officially ruled out forward Ben Simmons for the remainder of his rookie season after tests revealed his broken right foot was not fully healed.

Little fanfare as Ferrari present new F1 car

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 1:02pm
(Reuters) - Ferrari unveiled their new Formula One car, the SF70-H, on Friday with the minimum of fanfare after a disappointing 2016 season but plenty of hope among fans that the Italian team will return to winning ways.

'Let the games begin' at MLB's Spring Training

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:35am
(Reuters) - Cries of "Play Ball" warmed the hearts of Major League Baseball fans on Friday as big league teams squared off for the first time in 2017 on Spring Training diamonds in Arizona and Florida.

Waring top of leaderboard but still to complete round

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:23am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - England’s Paul Waring was top of the Joburg Open leader board at 12 under par on Friday but will have to complete his second round on Saturday at the rain-hampered event.

IOC pledges changes to bid process after Budapest exit

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 11:13am
BERLIN (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) pledged on Friday to make changes to the bidding process following the withdrawal of Budapest from the race to host the 2024 Games, leaving just two candidates.

Cleared Russians to miss European championships

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:40am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Defending pole vault champion Anzhelika Sidorova and sprinter Kristina Sivkova will miss next week's European indoor athletics championships despite being cleared to compete by the IAAF, Russian news agency TASS reported on Friday.