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Rookie quarterback Cook primed for playoff spotlight

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 5:40pm
(Reuters) - Oakland Raiders' Connor Cook will command much of the spotlight this weekend when he becomes the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to make his first career start in the postseason.

Froome rejected TUE on 'moral' grounds

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 5:34pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Three-times Tour de France champion Chris Froome has said he rejected a therapeutic use exemption (TUE) to treat his asthma during the 2015 edition of the race on moral grounds.

Murray and Djokovic face off in Doha final

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 2:11pm
(Reuters) - Andy Murray and champion Novak Djokovic will go toe-to-toe in the Qatar Open final after the world's top two players laid down their markers for the 2017 season.

Stock soars to victory at Four Hills tournament

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 1:09pm
BISCHOFSHOFEN, Austria (Reuters) - Poland's double Olympic champion Kamil Stoch claimed the prestigious Four hills ski jumping tournament on Friday after winning the final stage in Austria.

McLaren to have revised Honda engine

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:39pm
LONDON (Reuters) - McLaren will have a revised Honda engine this season as the former world champions seek to push their way back among Formula One's frontrunners.

Pliskova crushes Svitolina to join Cornet in Brisbane final

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 8:18am
(Reuters) - World number six Karolina Pliskova beat Elina Svitolina 6-2 6-4 on Friday and will play Alize Cornet in the Brisbane International final.

Hakuho leads traditional new year stomping ceremony in Tokyo

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 7:00am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Mongolian Hakuho led the best sumo wrestlers in welcoming in the New Year with a traditional foot-stomping performance at Tokyo's famed Meiji Shrine on Friday.

Raonic knocks out Nadal to join Wawrinka in Brisbane semis

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 6:58am
(Reuters) - Defending champion Milos Raonic beat former world number one Rafa Nadal in three sets on Friday to reach the Brisbane International semi-finals.

Manor F1 team goes into administration

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 5:56am
LONDON (Reuters) - The Formula One starting grid risks being reduced to 10 teams this season after Manor, the sport's smallest and least successful outfit, went into administration on Friday.

Federer signals intent with rout of Gasquet

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 5:45am
(Reuters) - Roger Federer overwhelmed Richard Gasquet 6-1 6-4 in under an hour at the Hopman Cup on Friday to signal his return to form following a long injury layoff.

Sainz withdraws from Dakar after crash

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 5:00am
(Reuters) - Former winner and leading contender Carlos Sainz has withdrawn from the Dakar Rally after rolling his Peugeot into a ravine on Thursday's fourth stage in Bolivia, his team said.

Swiss court rejects claim against FIFA over Qatar World Cup

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:46am
ZURICH (Reuters) - A Swiss court has rejected a claim by Dutch and Bangladeshi trade unions accusing FIFA of wrongful conduct and liability for alleged human rights violations in connection with the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the global soccer body said on Friday.

Konjuh to meet Davis in Auckland final

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 4:26am
(Reuters) - Croatian Ana Konjuh overpowered German Julia Goerges 6-3 4-6 6-3 at the Auckland Classic on Friday to reach her second career WTA final.

Harden gets last laugh as Rockets top Thunder

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:04am
(The Sports Xchange) - Russell Westbrook repeatedly had his way with the Rockets defense, torching it to the tune of a Toyota Center scoring record for an opponent before three late misses set the table for James Harden to play the role of facilitator at the most opportune time for Houston.

NHL-Coach praises Blue Jackets for 'hell of a run'

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:17pm
(Reuters) - The magical 16-game winning streak of the Columbus Blue Jackets ended one shy of matching the National Hockey League record for consecutive wins, but coach John Tortorella was understandably proud of his club.

Love breaks collarbone in three places snowboarding: report

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 11:01pm
(Reuters) - Three months after captaining the United States to Ryder Cup glory, Davis Love crashed back to earth, literally, breaking his collarbone in three places, Golf Channel reported on Thursday.

Walker back on happy hunting ground in Hawaii

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 10:14pm
(Reuters) - Jimmy Walker, who notched his second career PGA Tour win in Hawaii, could be on track for another success in the island state after taking a two-shot, first-round lead at the SBS Tournament of Champions on Thursday.

NHL-Blue Jackets' win streak ends at 16 games with loss to Caps

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 9:19pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Columbus Blue Jackets fell one game short of matching the National Hockey League record of 17 straight victories when they fell to the Washington Capitals 5-0 on Thursday.

Silverstone's owners question British GP future

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 7:11pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The owners of Silverstone circuit have questioned the long-term future of the British Formula One Grand Prix because of the "potentially ruinous risk" posed by hosting fees.

Eatons take to the snow after life on the track

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 7:03pm
SALVO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Athletics' retired super couple have discovered a new sport but do not expect them to be chasing Olympic medals anytime soon.

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