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Russia's Bosco wants brand disassociated from Winter Olympics

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 11:53am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Bosco, the exclusive supplier of clothing to the International Olympic Committee from next year, will ask the IOC not to use its brand at the 2018 Winter Olympics, Mikhail Kusnirovich, board head for the group, told Reuters.

Russia's Bosco, official clothes supplier to International Olympic Committee, wants brand disassociated from Winter Olympics

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 10:17am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Bosco, the exclusive supplier of clothing to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from next year, will ask the IOC not to use its brand at the forthcoming Winter Olympics, Mikhail Kusnirovich, board head for the group, told Reuters.

Turkey wants NBA star jailed for insulting President Erdogan

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 7:52am
ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish prosecutor asked for NBA's New York Knicks star Enes Kanter to be jailed for up to four years for insulting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, the state-run news agency Anadolu reported on Wednesday.

Birmingham set to be named 2022 Commonwealth Games host

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 6:33am
(Reuters) - Birmingham is expected to be announced as the host city for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, British media reported on Wednesday.

Paralympics: Russia Paralympic ban remains, decision on Pyeongchang in January

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 5:06am
LONDON (Reuters) - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Wednesday it was maintaining its suspension of the Russian Paralympic Committee but had yet to make a final decision on whether it can compete at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea.

Olympics: IOC sanctions Slovenian from Vancouver Games re-tests

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 4:24am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Slovenian biathlete Teja Gregorin was sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday after re-tests of samples showed she had used banned substances during the 2010 Vancouver winter Olympics.

China Mengniu Dairy signs on as soccer World Cup sponsor

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 2:39am
BEIJING (Reuters) - China Mengniu Diary Co, the country's No. 2 dairy company, said it has signed on as sponsor for the 2018 soccer World Cup, joining other Chinese firms Dalian Wanda, Hisense and Vivo.

Highlights of Tuesday's NHL games

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 1:07am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Hockey League games on Tuesday:

Tennis: Kyrgios to stay coach-less in new season

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 12:43am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios has sacrificed his love of basketball for more time in the gym to get fit for the Australian Open but sees no immediate need for the extra discipline of a full-time coach.

Highlights of Tuesday's NBA games

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 11:18pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's National Basketball Association games:

NFL: Eight Steelers selected for January Pro Bowl

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 11:01pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Pittsburgh Steelers lost a showdown to the New England Patriots for AFC supremacy on Sunday night, but they were atop the pack when it came to filling out the Pro Bowl roster.

NFL: Panthers linebacker Davis has suspension cut to one game

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 10:43pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis had his two-game suspension reduced to one game after an appeal, the NFL announced Tuesday.

Romario to run for CBF chief to clean up Brazilian soccer

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 8:49pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Former Brazil soccer striker and 1994 World Cup champion Romario said on Tuesday he plans to run for president of the scandal-plagued Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) on an anti-corruption platform.

Nashville expected to be named MLS expansion franchise

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 8:39pm
(Reuters) - Nashville are expected to be named Major League Soccer's (MLS) newest expansion franchise when commissioner Don Garber makes an "important announcement" in the Tennessee state capital on Wednesday.

National Hockey League roundup

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 7:21pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Islanders were informed Tuesday that their proposal to build a new arena at Belmont Park just outside New York City was selected as the winning bid, according to a Newsday report.

Major League Baseball roundup

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 7:19pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Texas Rangers left-hander Martin Perez is expected to miss the start of the 2018 season after undergoing surgery to repair a fracture in his non-pitching elbow.

National Football League roundup

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 7:13pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Aaron Rodgers' triumphant return from a broken right collarbone lasted all of one week.

Maple Leafs celebrate 100th anniversary by routing Hurricanes

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 6:31pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Toronto Maple Leafs sure know how to celebrate an anniversary.

Bravo for City in shootout win, Arsenal also into semis

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 5:56pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City's stellar season gathered yet more momentum as the runaway Premier League leaders reached the League Cup semi-finals with a penalty shootout victory at Leicester City after a 1-1 draw following extra time on Tuesday.

Rogers, CBC sign seven-year agreement to air Hockey Night in Canada, Stanley Cup

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 4:18pm
(Reuters) - Canada's Rogers Communications on Tuesday signed a seven-year licensing agreement with the country's public broadcaster CBC for English broadcasts of 'Hockey Night in Canada' and Stanley Cup Playoffs.