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SHEFFIELD, England (Reuters) - Soccer hooligans can expect swift police action if they try to make trouble at this summer's World Cup finals in Russia where authorities are already putting strict security procedures in place, Britain's lead officer for soccer policing said.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, one of the few Olympics sponsors signed up until 2028, said it wants to upgrade the technology that keeps the Games running and will study the Pyeongchang Games to help find ways to save future host countries money.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said on Monday it was upholding the suspension of Russia's Paralympic Committee but will allow some Russians to compete as neutrals at the Pyeongchang Paralympics in March.
SEOUL (Reuters) - Chung Hyeon hopes his surprise run to the Australian Open semi-finals will give South Korean tennis a shot in the arm and the 21-year-old said his next target was breaking into the top 10 in the world rankings.
(Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has begun an investigation into a potential integrity issue with new generation security bottles used in doping control, the global agency said on Sunday.
LA JOLLA, California (Reuters) - Australian Jason Day, Swede Alex Noren and American Ryan Palmer are headed to a playoff after finishing the regulation 72 holes locked together at 10-under-par 278 on a warm and windy day at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Sunday.
(Reuters) - Portuguese drivers Filipe Albuquerque and Joao Barbosa teamed up with Brazil's Christian Fittipaldi to win the Rolex 24 Hours as twice Formula One champion Fernando Alonso's car experienced frequent problems at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.
ZAGREB (Reuters) - A rampant Spain lifted their first European handball title after a magnificent second half propelled the former world champions to a 29-23 win over the 16-nation tournament's surprise package Sweden in the final on Sunday.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Open runner-up Marin Cilic queried the decision to close the roof at Rod Laver Arena for the men's final on Sunday and said it had contributed to his slow start in defeat to Roger Federer.
GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (Reuters) - Marcel Hirscher again showed his dominance in the slalom with a resounding win at Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Sunday while American Ted Ligety managed his first top three finish for more than two years.