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Ronaldo's fifth Ballon d'Or reignites eternal debate with Messi

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:26pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo collected his joint-record fifth Ballon d'Or on Thursday in Paris in the middle of his worst domestic season for Real Madrid, but with a deserved reputation for delivering on the biggest stage of all and when it matters most.

Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Warren Moon denies harassment claim

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:51pm
(Reuters) - Professional football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon denied accusations of sexual harassment by a woman who was an executive assistant to the former National Football League player at the sports marketing firm he co-founded.

U.S. gymnastics team doctor sentenced to 60 years on child pornography charges

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:59am
(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor accused of sexually assaulting gymnasts, to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges that grew out of a sex abuse investigation, local media reported.

Hall of Fame NFL quarterback Warren Moon accused of sexual harassment

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 11:58am
(Reuters) - Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has been accused of sexual harassment by a woman who worked for the former National Football League player's sports marketing firm.

Golf: Davidse rises from hospital bed to lead at Joburg Open

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 10:18am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Keenan Davidse overcame illness and a spell in hospital to card a 63 and take a one-shot lead after the opening round of the European Tour’s Joburg Open at the Randpark Golf Club on Thursday.

Alpine skiing: German teenager dies after Lake Louise crash

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 9:16am
(Reuters) - German teenager Max Burkhart has died of injuries sustained in a crash during a Nor Am Cup race in Lake Louise, Alpine Canada said in statement.

U.S. Masters champion Garcia named Europe's best golfer

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 8:00am
(Reuters) - U.S. Masters champion Sergio Garcia was named the European Tour's Golfer of the Year for the first time on Thursday, capping an excellent year in which he also triumphed in the Dubai Desert Classic and the Andalucia Valderrama Masters.

Pyeongchang in a cold sweat over freezing opening ceremony

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 7:05am
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's winter Olympics organizers have worries other than a ban on Russia competing, poor ticket sales and tensions over North Korea. They fear it may be too cold.

Figure skating: Chen edges Uno for lead in Grand Prix final

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 6:16am
NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States edged Japan’s Shoma Uno in the men’s short program to take the lead at the Grand Prix final on Thursday, setting up a showdown between the two jumping powerhouses two months before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Motor racing: Hamilton tops poll of Formula One bosses

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 5:55am
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One team bosses have voted Lewis Hamilton as the sport's top driver for the fourth year in a row but Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas slipped to 10th place in the rankings.

Highlights of Wednesday's NHL games

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 1:32am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Hockey League games:

Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:50am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Basketball Association games:

National Football League roundup

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 7:00pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Roger Goodell signed a five-year contract extension to remain the commissioner of the NFL, according to a memo sent to league owners from the compensation committee on Wednesday.

Major League Baseball roundup

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:52pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Rafael Palmeiro believes he has more to offer the game of baseball, and more to prove as well.

Tiger still a major threat, say Calcavecchia and Janzen

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:52pm
(Reuters) - The show that Tiger Woods put on last week in his latest comeback from injury was enough to convince a pair of major winners that he may still be able to triumph in golf's blue riband events.

Toronto Blue Jays owner Rogers considers selling team

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:42pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian telecom company Rogers Communications Inc is considering selling the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team in an effort to generate cash that could be used in its core business, the company's chief financial officer said.

Punta del Este replaces Sao Paulo Formula E race

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:54pm
(Reuters) - Punta del Este in Uruguay will replace Brazil's postponed Sao Paulo race on this season's Formula E calendar, the sport's governing body said on Wednesday.

F1 bosses recommend new security measures for Brazil

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 4:34pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Formula One bosses have recommended new security measures for the Brazilian Grand Prix after team staff were robbed at gunpoint when leaving the circuit last month.

Goodell signs extension to remain NFL Commissioner

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:59pm
(Reuters) - Roger Goodell has signed a contract extension to remain the commissioner of the National Football League, according to a letter from the league's compensation committee that was sent to owners on Wednesday.

NHL's Ovechkin, Kuznetsov support Russian athletes

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:33pm
(Reuters) - Russian Washington Capitals players Alexander Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov will support any of their countrymen who chose compete at the Winter Olympics despite an IOC decision banning Russia from the Games, they said on Wednesday.