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Germany, Denmark move closer to Euro handball semis

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:49pm
ZAGREB (Reuters) - Holders Germany took a stride toward the European handball championship semi-finals with a rugged 22-19 win over the Czech Republic while Olympic champions Denmark followed in their footsteps after a 31-28 victory against Slovenia on Friday.

Yun chalks up a Korean first with World Cup skeleton title

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 4:07pm
(Reuters) - South Korean slider Yun Sung-bin made history for his country on Friday by winning the men's skeleton overall World Cup and ending a run of eight titles in a row for Estonia's Martins Dukurs.

Olympian abused by team doctor sees USA Gymnastics as 'rotten'

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 3:26pm
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman blasted U.S. gymnastics officials on Friday for failing to protect her and other women from years of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, calling the sport's governing body "rotten from the inside."

Fernandez blows away rivals to claim sixth European title

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:11pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A flawed routine could not stop Javier Fernandez from becoming the first man in more than 80 years to win six consecutive European figure skating titles as the Spaniard proved he will be among the title favourites at next month's Winter Olympics.

Patriots' Brady won't discuss hand injury

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:09pm
(Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady declined to discuss his injured hand on Friday or say if it would keep him from playing in Sunday's AFC Championship game where a Super Bowl berth is on the line.

IOC reduces pool of Russian athletes eligible to compete at Olympics

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 2:02pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee said on Friday it had reduced the pool of Russian athletes eligible to compete at next month's Pyeongchang winter Olympics to 389 from 500.

Motor racing: Stirling Moss retires from public life at 88

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:27pm
LONDON (Reuters) - British Formula One great Stirling Moss is retiring from public life at the age of 88 to rest and spend more time with his family, his son Elliot announced on Friday.

Olympic gymnast Raisman harshly criticizes Nassar, USA Gymnastics

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:12pm
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Three-time gold medalist Aly Raisman excoriated former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar Friday for sexually abusing her and other young women entrusted to his care and also lambasted the Olympic organization that failed for years to protect the athletes.

Pele is resting, not suffering exhaustion: spokesman

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:58am
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian soccer great Pele is resting at home in and reports that he was taken to hospital because of exhaustion are "fake news," his spokesperson told Reuters on Friday.

As South Korea counts down to Olympics, a ghost ski resort festers

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:46am
GANSEOUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The chairs of an abandoned ski lift sit on a barren, ghostly mountainside in South Korea; like gravestones for what was one a vibrant holiday resort.

French ice dancers Papadakis, Cizeron lead at Europeans

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:34am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - French ice dancers Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron took the lead at the European Figure Skating Championships on Friday with an upbeat short dance that puts them on pace to win their fourth consecutive European title.

Coaching change tough on Gatlin, new trainer says

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:15am
(Reuters) - World 100 meters champion Justin Gatlin needs to put behind him the disappointment of a coaching change before he can move forward with preparations for the 2018 season, his new trainer said.

Russia's junior handball team stripped of Euro medal for doping

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:08am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Under-19 women's handball team has been stripped of the silver medal they won at last year's European championship after three of their players failed doping tests, the European Handball Federation (EHF) said on Friday.

North Korea cancels visit to prepare for Olympics in South - ministry

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:40am
(Reuters) - North Korea has canceled the planned visit of a delegation to South Korea to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, South Korean authorities said on Friday.

North Korea cancels visit to prepare for Olympic performance in South Korea - Yonhap

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:03am
(Reuters) - North Korea has cancelled a visit by a delegation to South Korea to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, Seoul's Unification Ministry was quoted as saying by South Korea's Yonhap news agency on Friday.

Kerber revival meets Sharapova roadblock as Melbourne cools

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:48am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Angelique Kerber's recent revival faces its toughest test in the shape of Maria Sharapova when the only two former Australian Open champions in the women's draw clash in round three on Saturday.

Ice Hockey: Twin Cities sister act on different paths to Pyeongchang

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:59am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Soon after South Korea was awarded the 2018 Winter Olympics, Marissa Brandt sent an e-mail to the country's ice hockey federation. If they needed talent for their fledgling team, she had just the ticket: her.

Angry Wozniacki battles past Bertens after tantrum

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:58am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Second seed Caroline Wozniacki overcame a late temper tantrum to forge into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a 6-4 6-3 win over Kiki Bertens on Friday.

Triathlon: Olympic medalist Schoeman to cooperate with doping investigation

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:55am
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Olympic bronze medalist Henri Schoeman will co-operate fully with an International Triathlon Union (ITU) investigation into whether he breached doping regulations at the Rio de Janeiro Games, his manager said on Friday.

Svindal boosts Olympic medal hopes with Super G win

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:51am
KITZBUEHEL, AUSTRIA (Reuters) - Aksel Lund Svindal produced a majestic run on a shortened course to win a World Cup Super G race ahead of fellow Norwegian Kjetil Jansrud on Friday and boost his confidence ahead of the Feb 9-25 winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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