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WADA rules Russia 'non-compliant' in Winter Games blow

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 1:56am
SEOUL (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday that Russia remains "non-compliant" with its Code, dealing a major blow to the country's hopes of being cleared to compete at February's Winter Olympics.

Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 1:55am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Wednesday:

WADA says Russia still 'non-compliant' with anti-doping code

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:42pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Thursday that Russia remains "non-compliant" with its Code, dealing a major blow to the country's hopes of being cleared for the Winter Olympics in February.

National Football League roundup

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:53pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Buffalo Bills announced a change at quarterback following a blowout loss, benching Tyrod Taylor to start rookie Nathan Peterman on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.

Major League Baseball roundup

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:47pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer earned his third Cy Young Award by beating out teammate Stephen Strasburg and Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in the voting announced on Wednesday.

Nats' Scherzer, Indians' Kluber win Cy Young Awards

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:40pm
(Reuters) - Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer won his second consecutive Cy Young Award as the National League's top pitcher on Wednesday while Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians took home American League honors.

National Hockey League roundup

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 6:36pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Buffalo Sabres defenseman Marco Scandella was fined $5,000 by the NHL for slashing Pittsburgh Penguins forward Patric Hornqvist during Tuesday's game.

Argentina lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide: police

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:53pm
BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Argentine lawyer for a government-run soccer television program ran in front of a Buenos Aires train and committed suicide late on Tuesday, hours after being accused in a New York court of receiving bribes, police said.

Cowboys' Elliott withdraws appeal, will serve ban

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:47pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has withdrawn his appeal of his six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy, his agents announced in a statement on Wednesday.

Televisa, Globo paid FIFA bribes for 2026/2030 World Cup rights: trial witness

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 4:09pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Wednesday that Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo took part in a $15 million bribe to a FIFA executive to secure media rights to the 2026 and 2030 World Cup tournaments.

Sublime Dimitrov thrashes Goffin to reach semis

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:46pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov stopped listening to the Roger Federer comparisons years ago but produced tennis the Swiss maestro would have been proud of to destroy David Goffin and reach the semi-finals of the ATP Finals on Wednesday.

Argentine lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide: police

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:42pm
BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Argentine lawyer for a government-run soccer television program ran in front of a Buenos Aires train and committed suicide late on Tuesday, hours after being accused in a New York court of receiving bribes, police said.

Celtics finding ways to thrive in face of adversity

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:39pm
(Reuters) - The Boston Celtics' hopes of making a run at an NBA title were considered to be over when one of their top players went down in the season opener, but the resilient group have not let adversity change their intentions.

UCLA players apologize for shoplifting in China, thank Trump

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:24pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting admitted on Wednesday that they stole items from three stores, and they thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his help in winning their release.

UCLA players apologize for shoplifting in China, thank Trump

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 2:00pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting admitted on Wednesday that they stole items from three stores, and they thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his help in winning their release.

Ventura parts company with Italy after World Cup fiasco

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 1:47pm
ROME (Reuters) - Gian Piero Ventura has left his role as Italy's national team coach, the country's football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday, two days after the side failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Carter appears at CAS to appeal against doping test

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 12:19pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter appeared at sport's highest tribunal on Wednesday to appeal against a positive doping test which cost his team mate Usain Bolt one of his nine Olympic gold medals.

Ventura parts company with Italy after World Cup fiasco: Soccer Federation

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 11:42am
ROME (Reuters) - Gian Piero Ventura is no longer Italy's soccer coach, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday, two days after the national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

Tennis: Dimitrov thrashes Goffin to reach semi-finals

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 10:24am
LONDON (Reuters) - Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov outclassed Belgium's David Goffin 6-0 6-2 to race into the semi-finals of the ATP Finals on Wednesday.

UK Anti-Doping closes Team Sky, Wiggins 'mystery package' probe

Wed, 11/15/2017 - 9:32am
LONDON (Reuters) - The UK Anti-Doping agency (UKAD) has closed its Team Sky "mystery package" investigation and will not be making any charges, it said on Wednesday.

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