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Golf: Wiesberger grabs lead after birdie blitz in Malaysia

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 7:15am
(Reuters) - Bernd Wiesberger reeled off nine birdies in a row in a superb second round of 63 to grab a one-shot lead over Masters champion Danny Willett at the Maybank Championship in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

Motor racing: Pirelli end tire test a day early after Vettel crash

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 6:23am
MILAN (Reuters) - Pirelli had to cut short a Formula One wet tire test at Ferrari's Fiorano track in Italy on Friday after four times world champion Sebastian Vettel crashed into barriers the day before.

CAS sanctions Russian runner Savinova-Farnosova for doping

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 6:15am
ZURICH (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday imposed a four-year period of ineligibility for Russian middle distance runner Mariya Savinova-Farnosova, saying there was "clear evidence" she used banned performance-enhancing substances.

Kenya's Jepchirchir breaks half marathon world record

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 4:00am
(Reuters) - Peres Jepchirchir set a world record in the women's half marathon on Friday, the Kenyan clocking a time of one hour, five minutes and six seconds in the United Arab Emirates as runners from the East African nation swept the podium places.

'Cultural' change needed in Russia to lift ban: Coe

Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:27am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Russia still needs to demonstrate a "cultural shift" in its commitment to clean sport if its track and field athletes hope to compete under the nation's flag again, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said on Friday.

Kushner family in talks to buy Miami Marlins baseball team: reports

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 9:46pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The Kushner family, relatives of President Donald Trump through son-in-law Jared Kushner, is in talks to buy the Miami Marlins baseball team, media said on Thursday.

Revived Clement eyes third hurdles world title

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 8:28pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Kerron Clement's run in the mixed 400 meters relay at the Nitro Series would be unlikely to make his career highlights reel but he was glad to take a modest step towards London where he will bid for an unprecedented third hurdles world title.

Under Armour-sponsored athletes oppose CEO's pro-Trump comments

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 8:24pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Professional ballet dancer Misty Copeland and wrestler turned-actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson joined National Basketball Association star Stephen Curry in opposing comments made by the chief executive of their sponsor Under Armour supporting U.S. President Donald Trump.

Day two behind early leaders at weather-hit Pebble Beach`

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 5:55pm
(Reuters) - Jason Day ground out a two-under-par 69 to sit two strokes off the lead on Thursday when the opening round of the weather-hit Pebble Beach National Pro-Am was suspended for the day with only half the field back in the clubhouse.

Hickey replacement elected by Olympic Council of Ireland

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 5:26pm
(Reuters) - The Olympic Council of Ireland has elected Swim Ireland chief executive Sarah Keane to replace Pat Hickey, who stepped aside after being charged in Brazil over an alleged scheme to sell Rio Games tickets illegally.

Maradona given FIFA ambassadorial role

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 5:21pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Former Argentina captain Diego Maradona has been handed an ambassadorial role by the game's global governing body FIFA.

Murray to return to Davis Cup action against France

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 2:39pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's world number one Andy Murray will play against France in the Davis Cup quarter-finals in April after missing the first-round victory against Canada last weekend.

Austrian police seize drugs in raid on Kazakh team hotel

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:26pm
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austrian police said on Thursday they seized medicines in a raid on the Kazakh team's hotel rooms at the biathlon World Championships, while the head of the team's national federation said the substances in question had been approved for use.

Canada expects to contend for top spot in Pyeongchang

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:12pm
(Reuters) - Canada plans to send its biggest team ever to a Winter Games in 2018 and expects to contend for top spot on the medal table at the Pyeongchang Olympics, the Canadian Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

Nadal pulls out of Rotterdam Open to rest

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 10:15am
MADRID (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from next week's Rotterdam Open after being advised by doctors to rest, he said on Thursday.

Brazil's Olympic legacy far from fulfilled at idle Game venues

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 9:18am
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Less than six month after Rio de Janeiro hosted the first-ever Olympics in South America, game venues sit idle and already in disrepair, raising questions about a legacy that organizers promised would benefit the Brazilian city and its residents.

Referee mishap at Nitro Series leaves headliner Bolt fuming

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 6:58am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The second installment of the Nitro Athletics Series ended in farce in Melbourne on Thursday, with a referee error that initially awarded the Australia team top ranking for the night by mistake, leaving headline athlete Usain Bolt fuming.

UEFA to limit president term to maximum 12 years

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 6:24am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Future UEFA presidents will be limited to a maximum of three terms and a total of 12 years in the job, European soccer's governing body said on Thursday, after its executive committee approved a set of governance reforms.

Pyeongchang marks one-year countdown to Winter Games

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 1:27am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Pyeongchang has waited a long time to host the Winter Olympics, suffering two failed bids before securing success, but on Thursday the South Korean alpine town's dream came a step closer with the one-year countdown to the 2018 Games.

Oakley arrested at Knicks game after altercation

Thu, 02/09/2017 - 12:27am
(Reuters) - Former NBA player Charles Oakley was arrested on Wednesday during the game between the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Clippers after an altercation with security guards at Madison Square Garden.

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