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U.S. Masters champion Garcia named Europe's best golfer

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 8:00am
(Reuters) - U.S. Masters champion Sergio Garcia was named the European Tour's Golfer of the Year for the first time on Thursday, capping an excellent year in which he also triumphed in the Dubai Desert Classic and the Andalucia Valderrama Masters.

Pyeongchang in a cold sweat over freezing opening ceremony

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:05am
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's winter Olympics organizers have worries other than a ban on Russia competing, poor ticket sales and tensions over North Korea. They fear it may be too cold.

Figure skating: Chen edges Uno for lead in Grand Prix final

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:05am
NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States edged Japan’s Shoma Uno in the men’s short program to take the lead at the Grand Prix final on Thursday, setting up a showdown between the two jumping powerhouses two months before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Motor racing: Hamilton tops poll of Formula One bosses

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 5:55am
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One team bosses have voted Lewis Hamilton as the sport's top driver for the fourth year in a row but Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas slipped to 10th place in the rankings.

Highlights of Wednesday's NHL games

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:32am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Hockey League games:

Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:50am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games:

Konta appoints Joyce as new coach

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:11am
(Reuters) - British world number nine Johanna Konta has named American Michael Joyce as her new coach for the 2018 season following her split from Belgian Wim Fisette in October.

National Football League roundup

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 7:00pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Roger Goodell signed a five-year contract extension to remain the commissioner of the NFL, according to a memo sent to league owners from the compensation committee on Wednesday.

Major League Baseball roundup

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:52pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Rafael Palmeiro believes he has more to offer the game of baseball, and more to prove as well.

Tiger still a major threat, say Calcavecchia and Janzen

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:52pm
(Reuters) - The show that Tiger Woods put on last week in his latest comeback from injury was enough to convince a pair of major winners that he may still be able to triumph in golf's blue riband events.

Toronto Blue Jays owner Rogers considers selling team

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:42pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian telecom company Rogers Communications Inc is considering selling the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team in an effort to generate cash that could be used in its core business, the company's chief financial officer said.

Punta del Este replaces Sao Paulo Formula E race

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:54pm
(Reuters) - Punta del Este in Uruguay will replace Brazil's postponed Sao Paulo race on this season's Formula E calendar, the sport's governing body said on Wednesday.

F1 bosses recommend new security measures for Brazil

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:34pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Formula One bosses have recommended new security measures for the Brazilian Grand Prix after team staff were robbed at gunpoint when leaving the circuit last month.

Ronaldo sets new Champions League scoring record

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:11pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record on Wednesday by scoring in Real Madrid's 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund and becoming the first player to net in all six group games.

Goodell signs extension to remain NFL Commissioner

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:59pm
(Reuters) - Roger Goodell has signed a contract extension to remain the commissioner of the National Football League, according to a letter from the league's compensation committee that was sent to owners on Wednesday.

NHL's Ovechkin, Kuznetsov support Russian athletes

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:33pm
(Reuters) - Russian Washington Capitals players Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov will support any of their countrymen who chose compete at the Winter Olympics despite an IOC decision banning Russia from the Games, they said on Wednesday.

Game on for F1 teams in virtual future

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 2:51pm
HORLEY, England (Reuters) - Grand prix teams could be racing each other in the virtual world as well as the real one next season, and fighting to sign up the hottest gamer talent, as Formula One wakes to the power of eSports.

IOC's Bach met with Russian doping whistleblowers

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 2:17pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach met with Russian whistleblowers Vitaly and Yulia Stepanov, who were responsible for helping uncover one of the biggest doping scandals in sport, he said on Wednesday.

IOC stops payments to boxing federation AIBA

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:21pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday said it would not make any payments to the international boxing federation AIBA until problems over governance and finances are sorted out.

Putin says Russia won't prevent athletes from competing in Pyeongchang

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:25am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would not prevent its athletes from competing at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics if they wanted to, damping down calls from some Russians for a boycott of the Games.