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Freestyle: Canada slopestyle queen Turski retires

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 12:23pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's Kaya Turski, who would have been a gold medal contender in the slopestyle at next year's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, announced her retirement on Tuesday due to health issues.

Soccer: Putin says 2018 World Cup venues on track despite delays

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 11:54am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that some construction work on the 2018 World Cup stadiums remained behind schedule, but he was satisfied with the overall condition of the venues.

Tennis: Britain's Evans banned for one year over failed doping test

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 10:48am
(Reuters) - Briton Dan Evans has been banned for one year after testing positive for cocaine, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Tuesday.

No slope needed: British skier sets record for speed towed by car

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 9:51am
ARJEPLOG, Sweden (Reuters) - Former British Olympic skier Graham Bell has set an unusual new world record, achieving the fastest towed speed on skis.

Socer: Putin says Russia venues for 2018 World Cup overall on track, but there are delays

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 9:28am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday the venues due to host the 2018 World Cup soccer championship were overall in a satisfactory condition, but there were some delays.

NHL: Penguins seek three-peat, Vegas ready for debut

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 9:08am
(Reuters) - A new NHL season opens this week with the Pittsburgh Penguins taking aim at a rare three-peat as Stanley Cup champions, a high-stakes gamble in Las Vegas and lofty expectations for the game's young talent.

Motor racing: Kubica to test with Williams

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 8:34am
LONDON (Reuters) - Polish driver Robert Kubica will test with Williams this month as he chases a Formula One comeback after a seven-year absence.

Tennis: Halep sets up Sharapova rematch in Beijing

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 7:55am
(Reuters) - World number two Simona Halep set up a mouth-watering third- round clash with Maria Sharapova at the China Open after the Romanian's opponent Magdalena Rybarikova retired due to illness trailing 6-1 2-1 on Tuesday.

Nadal survives Pouille fright to progress at China Open

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 7:48am
(Reuters) - Rafa Nadal came within a whisker of making an opening-round exit at the China Open on Tuesday as he was pushed to three sets by Frenchman Lucas Pouille before winning 4-6 7-6(6) 7-5.

"Beast" key as Boks bid to match All Blacks in the scrum

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 7:10am
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa will again rely heavily on experienced prop Tendai Mtawarira in which they expect to be a bruising scrum confrontation with New Zealand in the Rugby Championship on Saturday.

Motor racing: Pair Mexico with Canada, says U.S. F1 promoter

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 6:17am
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Grand Prix promoter Bobby Epstein is still pushing for his race in Texas to be split from neighboring Mexico on the Formula One calendar.

Soccer: Argentina's puzzle - great players, but misfiring team

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 6:08am
(Reuters) - Argentina have reached three major finals in three years but the team who came so close to winning the 2014 World Cup face crunch games against Peru and Ecuador that will determine if they miss out on the global showpiece event for the first time since 1970.

Rookie kicker Butker keeps Chiefs as lone unbeaten team

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 11:54pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Chiefs remained the NFL's only unbeaten team, with rookie kicker Harrison Butker's third field goal of the game lifting Kansas City to a 29-20 win over the Washington Redskins.

IOC eyes Olympic villages for cost reductions

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 10:42pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee is looking at various areas to cut costs for hosting the Games including the "level of service" in Olympic villages, IOC Vice President John Coates told Tokyo 2020 organizers on Tuesday.

Gymnastics: Uchimura pulls out of world all-around championships

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 9:31pm
(Reuters) - Kohei Uchimura's remarkable tenure as world all-around champion ended on Monday as the Japanese pulled out of qualification at the gymnastics world championships in Montreal with an apparent lower left leg injury.

Miller ruled out of Japanese MotoGP after breaking leg

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 7:47pm
(Reuters) - Australian MotoGP rider Jack Miller will miss this month's Japanese Grand Prix at Motegi after breaking his right leg in a training accident, his Marc VDS Honda team said on Monday.

Ferrari to make changes after engine failures

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 6:55pm
MILAN (Reuters) - Ferrari will make changes to improve the quality of components after both of the Formula One team's cars suffered engine failures in Malaysia at the weekend, chairman Sergio Marchionne said on Monday.

National Football League roundup

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 6:44pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Chicago Bears announced a change at quarterback on Monday and will start rookie Mitchell Trubisky for next Monday night's game against the Minnesota Vikings.

F1 title rivals should be wary of Red Bull

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 5:56pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel should both be wary of resurgent Red Bull after Max Verstappen's victory in Malaysia at the weekend.

Motor racing: Ferrari to make changes after engine failures

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 5:53pm
MILAN (Reuters) - Ferrari will make changes to improve the quality of components after both of the Formula One team's cars suffered engine failures in Malaysia at the weekend, chairman Sergio Marchionne said on Monday.