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Motor racing: Bottas shrugs off his low rating by F1 bosses

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:32am
PARIS (Reuters) - Valtteri Bottas has shrugged off a poll of Formula One team bosses that rated the Mercedes driver in only 10th place despite him winning three races this year and ending up third in the championship.

Formula One reports bigger crowds, Mexico best race again

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:30am
PARIS (Reuters) - Formula One saw an eight percent rise in the number of fans attending races in 2017 with 13 of the 20 races reporting bigger crowds, according to figures published by the sport's commercial rights holder.

Figureskating: Russia's Zagitova takes gold in debut Grand Prix Final

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:02am
NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Russian teenager Alina Zagitova took gold in the women's skate at her debut Grand Prix Final on Saturday, while French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron ended the winning streak of Canadian team Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir.

Baseball: Family atmosphere helped lure Ohtani to Angels - GM

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 2:04am
(Reuters) - A family-like atmosphere helped the Los Angeles Angels win the frenzied battle to sign Japanese ace Shohei Ohtani, the team's general manager Billy Eppler said on Friday.

Highlights of Friday's NHL games

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 12:50am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Hockey League games on Friday:

Highlights of Friday's NBA games

Sat, 12/09/2017 - 12:30am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Friday:

Golf: McIlroy to undertake busy build-up to 2018 Masters

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:00pm
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has announced he will play at least seven events in early 2018 in a busy build-up to the U.S. Masters, where he will attempt to complete the grand slam of major titles in April.

Motor racing: Hamilton crowned F1 champion at royal palace

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 9:22pm
VERSAILLES, France (Reuters) - Britain's Lewis Hamilton was handed the Formula One world championship trophy for the fourth time on Friday at a gala prizegiving ceremony in the sumptuous palace of France's former monarchy.

Major League Baseball roundup

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 7:18pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Japanese two-way star Shohei Ohtani has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Angels, his agent said Friday.

Golf: Former European Ryder Cup player Horton dies, aged 76

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 7:08pm
(Reuters) - Tommy Horton, a two-times Ryder Cup player and a stalwart of the European Tour, has died at the age of 76.

Soccer: Garber quizzed on plodding progress of Beckham franchise

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:43pm
TORONTO (Reuters - Ever since David Beckham ended his playing career in 2013 it has become a Major League Soccer tradition that commissioner Don Garber is asked during his annual state of the league address about the former-England captain's effort to bring a franchise to Miami.

Ohio plan to sue MLS owner over team move likely to fail: experts

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 5:42pm
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio's threatened lawsuit to prevent a Major League Soccer (MLS) team from leaving the state is unlikely to be successful in court, legal experts say.

Olympics: USOC says all systems go for Pyeongchang

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 4:45pm
(Reuters) - The United States Olympic Committee on Friday said it will send a full team to compete at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in February despite mixed messages this week from the White House about whether the U.S. would participate.

Baseball: Japan's Ohtani to sign with Los Angeles Angels

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 3:49pm
(Reuters) - Coveted Japanese pitching and hitting star Shohei Ohtani will sign with the Los Angeles Angels, his agent has told the Major League Baseball team.

Alpine skiing: Vonn's stock is sky high in the risk business

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:55pm
LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (Reuters) - The downhill is very much a high risk, high reward business and American speed queen Lindsey Vonn was reminded again of the price you pay for success on the alpine World Cup ski circuit.

Alpine skiing: Women's combined called off due to fog

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:45pm
ST MORITZ, Switzerland (Reuters) - The opening women's combined race of the World Cup season was called off after the first of the two legs on Friday because of fog.

#NoRussiaNoGames: Twitter 'bots' boost Russian backlash against Olympic ban

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 9:53am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - What began as a grassroots online campaign featuring a schoolboy has grown into a mass hashtag protest against Russia's exclusion from the Winter Olympics - backed by what appear to be fake Twitter accounts and users connected to past pro-Kremlin causes.

Golf: Rookie Pulkkanen leads at birdie-filled Joburg Open

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 9:13am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Finland's Tapio Pulkkanen fired a 64 to move to 14 under par on Friday and take a one-shot lead in the second round of the Joburg Open.

Motor racing: Matching Fangio's five would be cool, says Hamilton

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 9:07am
PARIS (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton wants to equal Juan Manuel Fangio's five Formula One world titles but doubts he will have the staying power to try and match Michael Schumacher's record seven, even if he cannot rule it out entirely.

Auchan opens probe after suspected counterfeit FIFA products found in Russia

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 8:59am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian branch of French retailer Auchan said on Friday it had launched an internal investigation after suspected counterfeit products bearing the insignia of global soccer governing body FIFA were found on its shelves.