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Brazil graft probe scrutinizes six soccer World Cup stadiums

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:56pm
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - At least six of Brazil's World Cup arenas, including the Maracana stadium where the final was staged in 2014, are under scrutiny in a wave of new political corruption investigations launched by the country's Supreme Court this week.

Ethiopia's Berhanu Hayle seeks a Boston Marathon repeat

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 12:54pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - Ethiopian runner Lemi Berhanu Hayle will defend his Boston Marathon title in a wide open race on Monday against a men's field that includes the first American champion in three decades and no clear favorite.

Motor racing: Baku promoter clears the air with F1 boss

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 11:59am
MANAMA (Reuters) - Azerbaijan Grand Prix promoter Arif Rahimov has cleared the air with Formula One boss Chase Carey after criticism of the race by the sport's new owners Liberty Media.

Major doubts about letters claiming Islamist motive for Dortmund attack: media

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 11:56am
BERLIN (Reuters) - German broadcaster ARD cited a report commissioned by investigators as saying there were "significant doubts" that letters claiming responsibility for an attack on the bus of soccer team Borussia Dortmund were written by Islamists.

Germany's Vogel claims sprint victory at Track Cycling Worlds

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 9:55am
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Germany's twice Olympic champion Kristina Vogel brushed aside Australia's Stephanie Morton to win the women's sprint final on a superb day of racing at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships at the Hong Kong Velodrome on Friday.

Motor racing: Ferrari first and last in Bahrain practice

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 8:50am
MANAMA (Reuters) - Ferrari were first and last in opening Bahrain Grand Prix practice on Friday with Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel quickest while team mate Kimi Raikkonen abandoned his smoking car and trudged off in the desert heat.

AC Milan's overall deal with Chinese investors worth 1 billion euros: CEO designate

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 5:12am
MILAN (Reuters) - The overall deal for the sale of soccer club AC Milan to a Chinese-led consortium is worth 1 billion euros ($1.06 billion), the club's CEO designate Marco Fassone said on Friday.

Motor racing: Button to make F1 return at Monaco Grand Prix

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 5:10am
MANAMA (Reuters) - Britain's Jenson Button will stand in for Fernando Alonso at next month's Monaco Formula One Grand Prix while the Spaniard competes in the Indianapolis 500 on the same day, McLaren announced on Friday.

Sharapova blames ITF for failing to warn her on banned substance

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 4:27am
(Reuters) - Five-times grand slam champion Maria Sharapova has criticized the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for not doing enough to make her aware that meldonium had been added to the list of banned substances last year.

Golf: Donald turns back clock, two shots behind at Harbour Town

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 6:14pm
(Reuters) - Former world number one Luke Donald, looking to break through at the RBC Heritage after many close calls, shot a six-under-par 65 that left him two shots off the lead after the opening round in South Carolina on Thursday.

Teen Kazakh tennis player Arashov gets two-year doping ban

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 5:27pm
(Reuters) - Kazakhstan teenager Arsan Arashov has been banned for two years after testing positive for the banned substance meldonium, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Thursday.

Steelers owner Rooney passes away at 84

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:37pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Pittsburgh Steelers owner Dan Rooney died on Thursday, the team announced. He was 84.

WADA reinstates Doha anti-doping laboratory

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 4:06pm
(Reuters) - The Doping Analysis Laboratory in Doha has had its suspension lifted and been reinstated, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday.

Elder statesmen stay relevant in ever-changing NBA

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 3:10pm
(Reuters) - The NBA's regular season may have drawn to a close but the venerable careers of several veteran players keeps forging ahead with no clear end in sight.

Athletics: IAAF's Coe disappointed by lack of Russia doping progress

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 2:22pm
LONDON (Reuters) - IAAF chief Sebastian Coe said on Thursday he was disappointed by the lack of progress made by Russia in cleaning up its anti-doping regime and made it clear that the ban on the country's athletics federation would continue indefinitely.

Golf: Johnson to make PGA Tour return at Wells Fargo in May

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 1:08pm
(Reuters) - Dustin Johnson will make his first start since withdrawing from last week's U.S. Masters when he competes in the Wells Fargo Championship at Eagle Point Golf Club in North Carolina from May 4-7, the tournament's director said on Thursday.

Alonso sets hectic schedule ahead of Indy 500

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:54am
MANAMA (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso's in-flight movies will be all about the Indianapolis 500 for the next few weeks as the double Formula One world champion gears up for a challenge that he is far from ready for.

Athletics - 50km walk to stay in Olympics

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:52am
LONDON (Reuters) - The 50km walk will remain in the Olympics and world championships after the IAAF voted unanimously to retain the longest event in the athletics program.

Highlights of Wednesday's NHL games

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 3:49am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Hockey League games:

Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 3:46am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games:

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