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U.S. government witness in FIFA trial says media companies paid bribes

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 5:10pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the U.S. corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Tuesday that Fox Sports, Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo paid bribes to secure television rights for soccer matches.

Federer downs Zverev in the battle of the generations

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 4:49pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer marched into the semi-finals of the ATP Finals once again on Tuesday but he made hard work of the task before finally prevailing 7-6(6) 5-7 6-1 in a high-quality battle of the generations with Germany's Alexander Zverev.

North Korea decision on Olympics participation seen as last minute: South Korea official

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:48pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, expect long-time adversary North Korea to hold off for as long as possible on deciding whether to participate in the Games, South Korea's top sports official said on Tuesday.

U.S. government witness in FIFA trial said media companies paid bribes

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:44pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Tuesday that Fox Sports, Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo paid bribes to secure television rights for soccer matches.

Fire alarm causes Nadal and co. 'freezing miserableness'

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 1:10pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal and the world's best men's tennis players found themselves having to endure a 4 a.m. meeting in the freezing cold after fire alarms forced them to evacuate their central London hotel on Tuesday.

De La Hoya: I can take out McGregor in two rounds

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:52pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Boxing Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya remains confident that he still can handle himself in the ring.

Sock keeps hopes alive with win over erratic Cilic

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:51pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Jack Sock lived up to his childhood nickname of "Showtime" by producing a dramatic comeback triumph over the erratic Marin Cilic to keep his hopes alive in the ATP Finals on Tuesday.

U.S. government witness in FIFA trial said Fox, Televisa paid bribes

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:34pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A witness for U.S. prosecutors in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Tuesday that media companies including Fox Sports and Grupo Televisa paid bribes to secure media rights for soccer matches.

Two NCAA basketball coaches plead not guilty to bribery, fraud

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 12:24pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two college basketball coaches on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to fraud charges filed in New York federal court after a two-year probe of claims that promising players were bribed to enroll at schools sponsored by apparel maker Adidas AG.

Tennis: Sock keeps hopes alive with win over erratic Cilic

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:27am
LONDON (Reuters) - Jack Sock kept his hopes alive in the ATP finals with a courageous display, emerging from the brink of defeat to beat Marin Cilic 5-7 6-2 7-6(4) in a dramatic if erratic battle of the big hitters at London's O2 Arena on Tuesday.

Czech Davis Cup winner Stepanek retires at 38

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 11:06am
PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech Davis Cup winner Radek Stepanek announced his retirement from tennis on Tuesday after failing to recover his fitness following back surgery earlier this year, Czech media reported.

Gamers compete for McLaren F1 role

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 10:28am
WOKING, England (Reuters) - McLaren's next Formula One simulator driver could be a man who has never driven a car before, let alone competed on a real racetrack.

Shock and grief in Italy as World Cup soccer dream implodes

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:51am
ROME (Reuters) - Italians, who consider a spot in the World Cup finals a virtual birthright, slumped into collective despair on Tuesday after the national team failed to win a place among soccer's elite for the first time in 60 years.

Neymar can lead Brazil to World Cup glory, says Roberto Carlos

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 9:32am
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Brazil are among the favorites for next year's World Cup in Russia and Neymar can lead the South American nation to their sixth title, former winner Roberto Carlos said on Tuesday.

UCLA players depart China after Trump asked for Xi's help

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 7:44am
MANILA/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting were headed back to the United States on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case.

Hong Kong soccer fans defy Beijing by booing Chinese national anthem

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 7:09am
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of Hong Kong soccer fans booed and jeered the Chinese national anthem at an Asia Cup qualifier match on Tuesday in defiance of Communist Party rulers in Beijing, while others turned their backs.

Exclusive: EU set to rule in favor of speed skaters over ISU ban threat - sources

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 7:09am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union antitrust regulators are set to back speed skaters who want to compete in new money-spinning events outside the control of the sport's governing body, two sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Exclusive: EU regulators set to rule against ISU over speed skating ban threat - sources

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 6:56am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU antitrust regulators are set to rule against the International Skating Union (ISU) in the coming weeks over its threat to slap lifetime bans on speed skaters for taking part in unauthorized events, two people familiar with the matter said.

Athletics: Semenya to attempt double again at Commonwealth Games

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 3:55am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Caster Semenya will again attempt the 800 meters and 1500m double at next year's Commonwealth Games before setting her sights on a world record.

Trump asked for Xi's help in UCLA players' shoplifting case in China

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 2:26am
MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case of three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting last week, and said he hoped they could come home soon.

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