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Games-Sexual assault complaint casts pall over Mauritius team

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 5:07am
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Queensland police have launched a criminal investigation into an allegation that the Mauritian team chef de mission sexually assaulted one of the delegation's athletes at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Motor racing: Hamilton chasing maximum points and another record

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 3:59am
(Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton will be out to secure maximum points, and equal a Formula One record, in Bahrain on Sunday after victory was plucked from his grasp in the Australian season-opener.

Games: Aussie boxer gifted first medal of Games without a punch thrown

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 2:47am
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Australian boxer Taylah Robertson has secured the first medal of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games -- nine days before her first bout.

Games: 'Stolenwealth' Games protesters disrupt baton relay

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 1:27am
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Indigenous rights activists disrupted a leg of the Commonwealth Games baton relay at Australia's Gold Coast on Wednesday and demanded Britain's royal family members ask them for permission to visit "stolen" land.

Printing gaffe in Games program has England part of Africa

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 10:50pm
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - England have been listed as an African nation with capital Banjul in the official program for the Commonwealth Games' opening ceremony, leaving Gold Coast organizers red-faced.

Trio of British F1 reserve drivers lead F2 rookie charge

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 10:07pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Four times world champion Lewis Hamilton is Britain's sole representative on the Formula One starting grid this season but it may not be long before the Mercedes driver is joined by another.

Games: Police probe sexual assault complaint on Mauritius team

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 9:48pm
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Queensland police have launched a criminal investigation into allegations that a Mauritian team official sexually assaulted one of the delegation's athletes at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

Wilder says ready to fight Joshua in Britain

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 8:06pm
(Reuters) - America's WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder says he is willing to face Anthony Joshua in Britain in a fight for the undisputed crown.

Police investigating complaint of sexual assault of Commonwealth Games athlete

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 6:49pm
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Queensland police have said they are investigating allegations that an athlete at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games was sexually assaulted.

Boxing-Mexican Alvarez withdraws from Golovkin rematch

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 3:44pm
(Reuters) - A rematch between Kazakhstan's world middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez scheduled for May 5 has been canceled following the Mexican's positive test for the banned substance Clenbuterol, fight promoters said on Tuesday.

He's back! Tiger issues Masters warning shot to rivals

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 2:27pm
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Tiger Woods has not competed at the U.S. Masters since 2015 but that did not stop the four-times champion from sending a warning shot to his rivals on Tuesday that echoed through the tall pines that line Augusta National.

Playing Woods, be careful what you wish for warns Strange

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 1:43pm
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - The new generation of great players, including Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas, have often talked of how Tiger Woods inspired them to pursue golf greatness and how cool it would be to go up against him on the big stage.

Garcia has simple explanation for dearth of repeat champions

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:34pm
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - U.S. Masters champion Sergio Garcia has a simple explanation for why only three players have successfully defended their green jacket.

Sneaky Thomas grabs Masters tips from Woods and Couples

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 12:25pm
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Justin Thomas knows his way around a golf course but that did not stop the world number two from doing his best to sneak a few tips from a pair of former U.S. Masters champions this week at Augusta National.

Seven cities confirm interest in 2026 winter Games: IOC

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 6:11am
(Reuters) - Seven cities, or joint-bidding cities, have expressed interest in hosting the 2026 winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday.

Pacquiao to fight Argentine Matthysse for WBA welterweight title

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 6:07am
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao will fight Argentine welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse for the World Boxing Association (WBA) crown in Kuala Lumpur in July, promoter Oscar de la Hoya said.

Norway's Bjoerndalen ends glittering career

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 5:43am
(Reuters) - Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen has announced his retirement from the sport he dominated for over two decades, winning eight Olympic gold medals and 20 world titles in a glittering career spanning 25 years.

Games: India team doctor reprimanded for needle infringement

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 4:12am
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - An India boxing team doctor was found by a Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Court to have breached the event's "No Needle Policy" by failing to store syringes properly in the run-up to the quadrennial showpiece in Australia.

Swimming: Australia can ride wave of home crowd to glory

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 2:42am
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - A fervent home crowd is expected to help propel Australia's swimming team to the top of the medals table in the pool for the 10th successive Commonwealth Games but also banish memories of a poor return at last year's world championships.

Cycling: Hammer Series aiming to nail it in Hong Kong

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 2:22am
LONDON (Reuters) - Cycling's Hammer Series will roll into Hong Kong in October with one of the men behind the novel all-action format predicting it could become the two-wheeled version of Twenty20 cricket.

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