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Ronaldo sets new Champions League scoring record

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 3:23pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo set another Champions League record on Wednesday by scoring for Real Madrid against Borussia Dortmund and becoming the first player to net in all six group games.

Game on for F1 teams in virtual future

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 2:51pm
HORLEY, England (Reuters) - Grand prix teams could be racing each other in the virtual world as well as the real one next season, and fighting to sign up the hottest gamer talent, as Formula One wakes to the power of eSports.

IOC's Bach met with Russian doping whistleblowers

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 2:17pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach met with Russian whistleblowers Vitaly and Yulia Stepanov, who were responsible for helping uncover one of the biggest doping scandals in sport, he said on Wednesday.

IOC stops payments to boxing federation AIBA

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:21pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday said it would not make any payments to the international boxing federation AIBA until problems over governance and finances are sorted out.

Putin says Russia won't prevent athletes from competing in Pyeongchang

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 10:25am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would not prevent its athletes from competing at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics if they wanted to, damping down calls from some Russians for a boycott of the Games.

Putin says Russia won't prevent athletes from competing in Pyeongchang - agencies

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 9:36am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would not prevent its athletes from competing at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics if they so desired.

IOC hopeful of late surge for Pyeongchang tickets

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 8:38am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Pyeongchang 2018 daily ticket sales have tripled since the start of the Olympic torch relay in South Korea last month with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) hopeful of 90 percent of them being sold by the start of the Winter Games on Feb. 9.

Oosthuizen forced out of Joburg Open after freak injury

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 7:01am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Local favorite Louis Oosthuizen has pulled out of the Johannesburg Open starting on Thursday after a freak accident that will go down as one of sport’s more unusual injuries.

Soccer: Kuwait's international ban lifted after more than two years

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 6:13am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Kuwait can return to international football following an absence of more than two years after FIFA lifted a ban on the country's football association on Wednesday.

Highlights of Tuesday's NHL games

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 1:18am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's National Hockey League games:

Haye's rematch with Bellew to take place in May

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 12:44am
(Reuters) - The postponed rematch between former heavyweight world champion David Haye and fellow Briton Tony Bellew has been scheduled for May 5 at the O2 Arena in London, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

Olympics: Russia doping culture will take years to change - whistleblower

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:30pm
(Reuters) - Russia's doping "culture" will take years to change, regardless of the nation's ban from the Winter Olympics, whistle-blower Vitaly Stepanov said on Tuesday.

Weightlifting: New Zealand transgender wins medal, Talakhadze breaks records

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 10:07pm
ANAHEIM (Reuters) - A transgender weightlifter from New Zealand and an Iranian returning from an eight-year doping ban both won silver medals at the World Championships on the final day, which also witnessed two world records for Georgian Lasha Talakhadze.

National Basketball Association roundup

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 7:37pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry will be sidelined at least two weeks with a sprained right ankle, the team announced Tuesday.

Major League Baseball roundup

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 7:34pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Kansas City Royals signed right-hander Wily Peralta to a one-year contract with a club option, the team announced Tuesday.

Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 7:10pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found evidence of an "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system that has led to a series of suspensions for the country's athletes in recent months.

National Football League roundup

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 6:35pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier remains in a Cincinnati hospital on Tuesday, one day after he sustained a spinal injury in Monday's game against the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium.

Tyrol to investigate allegations of sexual abuse in Austria's ski scene

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:39pm
VIENNA (Reuters) - An independent commission will investigate former Austrian skiers' allegations of sexual assaults by coaches, supervisors and team members from the 1970s until at least 2005, the Austrian province of Tyrol said on Tuesday.

Soccer: Seattle out to silence critics in MLS Cup rematch

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 3:22pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - The Seattle Sounders hope to silence critics in Saturday's MLS Cup rematch with Toronto FC following last year's triumph on penalty kicks after they failed to put a single shot on goal during regulation.

Olympics: Russia banned from Pyeongchang Winter Olympics

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 2:53pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found evidence of an "unprecedented systematic manipulation" of the anti-doping system that has led to a series of bans for the country's athletes in recent months.

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