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Britain's Bird wins Formula E opener in Hong Kong

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 7:02am
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Sam Bird won Formula E's season-opening race in Hong Kong on Saturday despite the Briton being forced to serve a drive-through penalty after crashing his all-electric DS-Virgin Racing car in the pit lane.

Adidas expects big boost from soccer World Cup

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 5:45am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Adidas expects a big increase in sales of soccer jerseys from the 2018 World Cup in Russia helped by its sponsorship of three of the top teams, the German sportswear maker's chief executive was quoted as saying on Saturday.

Motor racing: Leclerc and Ericsson to race for Sauber in 2018

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 4:51am
ARESE, Italy (Reuters) - Formula Two champion Charles Leclerc will graduate to Formula One with Sauber next season while Sweden's Marcus Ericcson stays in the lineup despite failing to score a point in 2017.

Weightlifting: U.S. hope Cummings flops, South Korean Won wins 69kg gold

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 12:37am
ANAHEIM (Reuters) - The United States’ long wait for a men’s weightlifting World Championships medal goes on after their big hope, teenager Clarence ‘CJ’ Cummings, failed to register a total on Friday.

Zunic storms clear despite late lapse at Australian PGA

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 12:21am
(Reuters) - Jordan Zunic fired 11 birdies in 16 holes on his way to matching the course record with an eight-under 64 before a late lapse left him three shots clear after the third round of the Australian PGA Championship on Saturday.

Highlights of Friday's NBA games

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 11:52pm
The Oklahoma City Thunder's troublesome trend of letting second-half leads disappear looked like it was going to show itself again.

Durant tossed from Warriors' win over Magic

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:02pm
(Reuters) - Golden State's Kevin Durant became the latest high-profile player to be ejected from a game when he was thrown out of the Warriors' 133-112 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday.

Yankees choose Boone as new manager: sources

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 8:41pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Yankees have chosen Aaron Boone to replace Joe Girardi as their manager, according to multiple reportsFriday.

Golf: Woods tied for fifth after firing 68 in Bahamas

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 8:30pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods got off to a fast start and briefly held the outright lead in the second round of the Hero World Challenge on Friday before finishing with a four-under-par 68, tied for fifth, as his comeback continued in the Bahamas.

Alpine skiing: Kriechmayr wins Super G for first World Cup victory

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 6:53pm
(Reuters) - Austria's Vincent Kriechmayr claimed his first World Cup victory by winning the Super G race over the Birds of Prey course in Colorado on Friday.

Alpine skiing: Huetter wins in Lake Louise as Vonn crashes

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 6:09pm
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Reuters) - Austria's Cornelia Huetter won the women's downhill at Lake Louise on Friday after American favorite Lindsey Vonn crashed out of the World Cup event. Huetter claimed her second World Cup victory by posting a time of one minute 48.53 seconds to edge Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather (1:48.62). American Mikaela Shiffrin took third in 1:48.83.

Woods tied for fifth after firing a 68 in Bahamas

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 4:15pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods got off to a fast start and fired a four-under par 68 despite a pair of bogeys on the back nine as his comeback continued at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on Friday.

Commonwealth Games: Four countries submit updates after 2022 bid delay

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 1:23pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Four countries have submitted updates to Commonwealth Games organizers after they extended the deadline for bids for the 2022 Games.

World Cup favorites spared tough groups in Russia

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:29pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The favorites to win next year's World Cup in Russia were given a fairly straightforward path to the last 16 with the coaches of Germany, Brazil, France, Argentina and Spain among those likely to feel relaxed after Friday's draw.

Biles ready for new role at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:19pm
(Reuters) - Simone Biles recently resumed training for the first time in over a year with her eyes set squarely on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where one of the greatest gymnasts of all time expects to be a mentor on the U.S. team.

Russia to kick off soccer World Cup against Saudis, Germany face Mexico

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:52am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Hosts Russia will kick off next year's World Cup finals versus Saudi Arabia in Moscow and defending champions Germany will start against Mexico after Friday's draw threw up some mouthwatering clashes.

Alfa's return shows value of F1, says Horner

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:49am
LONDON (Reuters) - Alfa Romeo's return to Formula One shows the value of the sport and suggests Ferrari will not follow through on threats to leave, according to Red Bull principal Christian Horner.

Canadian minister pushing for Calgary bid to hold Winter Games again: CBC

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 10:47am
(Reuters) - Canada's minister of sport is pushing for Calgary to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics and said the legacy from the last time the western Canadian city hosted the Games was worth it, according to a CBC report on Friday.

Motor racing-Alfa's return shows value of F1, says Horner

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 8:52am
LONDON (Reuters) - Alfa Romeo's return to Formula One shows the value of the sport and suggests Ferrari will not follow through on threats to leave, according to Red Bull principal Christian Horner.

Brazilian athletes flex their muscles in sports politics

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 7:51am
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - Amid the flurry of doping and corruption scandals which have hit sport over the last few years, it is often asked why athletes do not make more use their influence to force change. Brazil is a rare case where they can claim to have done so.

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