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Qatar says World Cup on track despite boycott as supply lines fixed

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 3:03am
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Qatar's preparations for the 2022 soccer World Cup are fully on track after a boycott by its Gulf neighbors briefly disrupted fixed supply lines last year, its foreign minister told Reuters.

Tennis: Wozniacki survives scare to reach maiden Melbourne final

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 1:07am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki came through a late bout of nerves to reach the Australian Open final for a first time with a 6-3 7-6(2) victory over Belgian Elise Mertens on Thursday, giving herself another shot at winning a maiden grand slam title.

North Korea calls for unity with South as hockey players begin Olympics training

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 1:02am
SEOUL (Reuters) - A delegation of North Korean officials and ice hockey players crossed the heavily guarded border into South Korea on Thursday for joint Olympics training, as Pyongyang called for all Koreans to seek unification of the two nations.

Tennis-Cornet charged with anti-doping violation

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:51pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - France's Alize Cornet has been charged by the Tennis Anti-Doping Programme (TADP) after allegedly missing three out-of-competition drug tests, governing body the ITF said on Thursday.

Tennis: Wozniacki survives scare to reach maiden Melbourne Park final

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:20pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Second seed Caroline Wozniacki came through a late wobble to reach the Australian Open final for a first time with a 6-3 7-6(2) victory over Belgian Elise Mertens on Rod Laver Arena on Thursday.

Jones, Guerrero among new Hall of Fame inductees

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 9:52pm
(Reuters) - Chipper Jones, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Trevor Hoffman have been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame's Class of 2018, Major League Baseball announced on Wednesday, with their inductions due to be held on July 29.

Korean hockey players arrive for joint Olympics practice as North Korea calls for unity

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 8:04pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - A delegation of North Korean officials and ice hockey players crossed the heavily guarded border into South Korea on Thursday for joint Olympics training, as Pyongyang called for all Koreans to seek unification of the two nations.

Alpine skiing: U.S. send gold-laden Alpine team to Pyeongchang

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 7:44pm
(Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn, Mikaela Shiffrin and Ted Ligety were named to join a host of promising young athletes at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next month, U.S. Ski and Snowboard announced on Wednesday.

North Korean ice hockey players arrive in South Korea for joint Olympics practice: Yonhap

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 6:57pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - Fifteen North Korean hockey players crossed the border into South Korea on Thursday on their way to their first practice as part of a joint women's Olympic team with South Korea, the Yonhap news agency reported.

Tennis: Cornet investigated over breach of anti-doping rules

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 5:33pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Frances' Alize Cornet is being investigated by the International Tennis Federation for a breach of anti-doping rules, the French Tennis Federation (FFT) said on Wednesday.

Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor gets up to 175 years as abuse victims applaud

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 5:19pm
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - As his victims wept in a Michigan courtroom on Wednesday, disgraced long-time USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for abusing young female gymnasts who were entrusted to his care.

Handball: France, Spain and Sweden reach Euro semis, Germany out

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 3:52pm
ZAGREB (Reuters) - World champions France, Spain and Sweden qualified for the European handball championship semi-finals as holders Germany and hosts Croatia were knocked out after dramatic final games in the tournament's main round on Wednesday.

Golf: Woods gives thumbs up on eve of PGA Tour return

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 3:10pm
LA JOLLA, California (Reuters) - A relaxed and seemingly content Tiger Woods gave his body a thumbs up on Wednesday and said he has not "felt this good in years" on the eve of his official PGA Tour comeback.

'I've signed your death warrant,' judge tells abusive ex-USA Gymnastics doctor

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 2:03pm
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - As his victims wept in a Michigan courtroom on Wednesday, disgraced long-time USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for abusing young female gymnasts who were entrusted to his care.

Golf: Outlier Woods can win again, says Donald

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:23pm
LA JOLLA, California (Reuters) - Winning again on the PGA Tour is well within the grasp of a healthy Tiger Woods, two of his peers agreed while warning that expectations should be kept in check.

Japan PM Abe to attend Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:11pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Wednesday he would attend the Pyeongchang Olympics in South Korea next month, after reports he would not attend due to a dispute over "comfort women" forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels.

Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor sentenced to 175 years for sexual abuse

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 12:01pm
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Disgraced long-time USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced on Wednesday to up to 175 years in prison for molesting young female gymnasts, following days of wrenching testimony from about 160 of his victims, including Olympic medalists.

English soccer club Arsenal signs up to promote cryptocurrency

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:53am
LONDON (Reuters) - English soccer team Arsenal is entering the cryptocurrency world by signing a deal to promote new digital tokens being sold by an American gaming software company.

Riveting Super Bowl can make NFL troubles disappear

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:31am
(Reuters) - It has been a bruising season for the NFL but nothing can make troubles disappear faster than a good party and the league will be hoping as much when it tosses its annual Super Bowl bash with the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles clashing in Minneapolis.

Ex-USA Gymnastics doctor apologizes ahead of sentencing for sexual abuse

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 11:21am
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - The disgraced long-time USA Gymnastics team doctor, Larry Nassar, apologized to his victims on Wednesday ahead of his sentencing for molesting young female gymnasts, following days of testimony from more than 160 of his victims.

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