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Ireland to face Italy in Chicago in November

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 1:06pm
(Reuters) - Six Nations champions Ireland will return to the United States this year and have agreed to play Italy in Chicago on Nov. 3, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) said in a statement on Tuesday.

Mohoric sprints to stage 10 win as Yates extends lead

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 1:03pm
(Reuters) - Slovenian rider Matej Mohoric sprinted to victory in the 10th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, while there was no change in the general classification, with Simon Yates retaining the pink jersey.

As Jets take off, so does Winnipeg

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:09pm
WINNIPEG (Reuters) - A wave of national pride washed over Canada in 2011 when against what seemed impossibly long odds the National Hockey League announced it was returning to Winnipeg, a hard luck Prairie city it had turned its back on 15 years earlier.

Barcelona reveal plans for theme parks in U.S. and Asia

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:52am
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Former Barcelona coach Luis Enrique once likened the club to Disneyland and on Tuesday the La Liga champions announced plans to open their own amusement parks in Asia and the United States in a bid to further boost their global brand.

Swedish sports body says anti-doping unit hit by hacking attack

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:54am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish sport's governing body said on Tuesday its computers had been hacked into by the Russian group Fancy Bears, who accessed and published the records of doping tests performed on its athletes.

Report: Tepper, Panthers shake on $2.2 billion deal

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:08am
When NFL owners meet in Atlanta next week, a vote to approve the record $2.2 billion sale of the Carolina Panthers to hedge fund founder David Tepper is expected to be the final step to transition ownership from founder Jerry Richardson.

British bookmakers odds on to unlock U.S. sports after legal ruling

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 9:40am
(Reuters) - GVC Holdings, Britain's largest gambling firm, expects to grow significantly in the United States after the Supreme Court paved the way to legalize sports betting.

Germany coach Loew agrees contract extension to 2022 - DFB

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:38am
DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) - Germany coach Joachim Loew has agreed to extend his contract with the world champions to 2022, he said on Tuesday before the unveiling of his preliminary World Cup squad.

Motor racing: Car issues delayed Hamilton contract talks, says Wolff

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 4:43am
LONDON (Reuters) - Mercedes have offered an explanation for the delay in signing a fresh contract with Lewis Hamilton by saying both parties wanted to focus on improving the Formula One team's car.

Major League Baseball roundup: Tigers rookie Goodrum homers twice

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 1:05am
Niko Goodrum hit two homers and drove in five runs, carrying the host Detroit Tigers to a 6-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.

Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny fined for cross-checking

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:51am
Washington Capitals defenseman Michal Kempny has been fined $2,419.35 for cross-checking Tampa Bay Lightning forward Cedric Paquette during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Monday.

Pirates' Taillon jokes about unusual healing plan: urination

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:46am
Pittsburgh Pirates starter Jameson Taillon is eager to heal the cut middle finger on his pitching hand, but there apparently is a line he won't cross.

NFL notebook: Texans' Watson 'on schedule' for training camp

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:43am
Deshaun Watson is progressing well in his rehab from major knee surgery, prompting Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien to declare the quarterback is on schedule to be ready for training camp in late July.

NBA notebook: Suns have top shot at No. 1 pick, but ...

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:39am
The Phoenix Suns own the best chance to win the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft when ping-pong balls are sorted out Tuesday night at the Palmer House in Chicago.

Giants, Eli Manning settle memorabilia lawsuit

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:33am
Eli Manning, the New York Giants and Steiner Sports, a memorabilia company, reached a settlement Monday that ended a civil lawsuit accusing the quarterback of fraudulently passing off helmets as "game-used."

Warriors race past Rockets in NBA West finals opener

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:23am
Kevin Durant poured in a team-high 37 points and Klay Thompson chipped in 28 as the Golden State Warriors claimed the opener of the Western Conference finals and snatched home-court advantage with a frenetic 119-106 win over the Houston Rockets on Monday at Toyota Center.

Buck-Aikman to call Fox Thursday night NFL games

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 12:14am
When Fox takes over broadcasts of Thursday night NFL games this season, it will have its No. 1 announcer team at the microphone.

NHL: Fleury finds his ruthless streak to slow down Jets

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:36pm
WINNIPEG, Canada (Reuters) - Marc-Andre Fleury quickly gained revenge on the Winnipeg fans who had mercilessly taunted the Vegas Golden Knights netminder on Saturday when the Jets pumped three goals past him in the opening minutes of the NHL Western Conference finals.

Australia warns missing African athletes to comply with visas

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:52pm
(Reuters) - Australia's Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton said on Tuesday that a group of African athletes who went missing during the Commonwealth Games must give themselves up or face being deported.

Sports fans wager Supreme Court ruling won't ruin their fun

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:52pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sports fans on Monday shrugged off a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could open the door to legalize sports betting, saying it would likely have little impact on baseball, basketball and football games already subject to off-the-books gambling.

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