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NHL notebook: Hurricanes, Flames swing five-player deal

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(The online version of this story was corrected to say Carolina Hurricanes throughout)

Millions gather as fireworks brighten St Petersburg's skies

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 11:00pm
ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Soccer fans from all over the world were treated to a spectacular celebration in St Petersburg on Saturday as millions of people gathered in the city center for Scarlet Sails, the climactic event of the annual White Nights festival.

NHL notebook: Panthers, Flames swing five-player deal

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 10:22pm
The Carolina Panthers acquired Dougie Hamilton, Micheal Ferland and Harvard defenseman Adam Fox from the Calgary Flames in exchange for Noah Hanifin and Elias Lindholm on Saturday.

Major League Baseball notebook: Kershaw back with Dodgers

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 10:08pm
Los Angeles Dodgers ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw was activated from the disabled list to start Saturday night's game against the New York Mets.

Athletics: Wimbley storms to surprising women's 400m win

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 7:37pm
(Reuters) - The United States found a new sprint standout on Saturday when 23-year-old Shakima Wimbley equaled the year's fastest 400 meters time with an impressive victory at the U.S. championships in Iowa.

Golf: Flawless Casey cards 62 to take four-shot lead at Travelers

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 5:02pm
(Reuters) - A flawless Paul Casey hit every green in regulation to earn a four-stroke lead after the third round at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut on Saturday.

FIFA investigates Shaqiri and Xhaka celebrations

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 4:58pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Switzerland players Xherdan Shaqiri and Granit Xhaka, looking into their goal celebrations during Friday's win over Serbia at the World Cup.

Kroos missile secures last-gasp Germany win

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 4:05pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - A stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a dramatic 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to reignite their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.

U.S. Open will factor maternity leave into seedings

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 3:21pm
(Field Level Media) - Serena Williams was unseeded at the French Open last month due to an extended absence for the birth of her first child but she is not likely to face the same problem at the U.S. Open.

Late Kroos winner against Sweden keeps Germany alive

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 3:18pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - A dramatic stoppage-time goal from Toni Kroos gave holders Germany a 2-1 win over Sweden on Saturday to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup last 16.

Moscow confectioners build life-size chocolate Messi for his birthday

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 2:43pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - When Moscow confectioners found out Lionel Messi would be celebrating his birthday during the World Cup, they decided he needed a gift that measured up - a life-size chocolate sculpture in his likeness.

Canadian Olympic session endorses Calgary bid for 2026 Games

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 2:33pm
(Reuters) - Calgary's proposed bid for the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has won the support of the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC), officials said on Saturday.

Germany facing shock exit as Sweden grabs halftime lead

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 1:57pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Holders Germany were facing a shock early exit from the World Cup as they trailed Sweden 1-0 at halftime in Group F on Saturday after a 32nd-minute goal from Ola Toivonen.

Lewandowski and Rodriguez need to fire in crunch Kazan clash

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 1:50pm
KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - The crunch World Cup showdown between Poland and Colombia on Sunday could come down to which of club mates Robert Lewandowski and James Rodriguez is able find something close to their best form at the Kazan Arena.

Golf: Squirrelly start for McIlroy prompts laughs at Travelers

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 1:22pm
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy hit a squirrelly first shot at the Travelers Championship in Connecticut on Saturday -- but that was hardly surprising after the distraction he faced on the tee.

Rampant Mexico sees off South Korea to close on last 16

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 1:19pm
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (Reuters) - Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning victory over world champions Germany by overpowering South Korea 2-1 on Saturday to take a giant step toward the World Cup last 16.

Ozil, Khedira out as Germany make changes for Sweden game

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 12:25pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Germany coach Joachim Loew has dropped Mesut Ozil and Sami Khedira from the side that desperately need a victory over Sweden in their World Cup Group F clash in Sochi on Saturday.

Rampant Mexico puts Korea to the sword

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 12:20pm
ROSTOV-ON-DON (Reuters) - Mexico built on the momentum from their stunning opening victory over world champions Germany by comprehensively beating South Korea 2-1 on Saturday and taking a giant leap towards reaching the last-16 of a World Cup they have taken by storm.

Fanzone overcrowding fear as World Cup fever sweeps Russia

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 12:07pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Soccer fans planning to watch Russia take on Uruguay in the World Cup on giant outdoor screens in Moscow on Monday should consider avoiding the official FIFA fan zone due to potential overcrowding, local officials said on Saturday.

Relentless Cilic edges Kyrgios to set up Djokovic final

Sat, 06/23/2018 - 11:31am
LONDON (Reuters) - Top seed Marin Cilic ended Nick Kyrgios's entertaining run at the Fever-Tree Queen's Club championships with a 7-6(3) 7-6(4) victory on Saturday as he reached the final for the fourth time.

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