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NFL: National Football League roundup

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 5:53pm
(The Sports Xchange) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's stolen game-worn jersey from Super Bowl LI has been recovered, the NFL confirmed Monday.

Soccer: South Africa hit by new crisis after match-fixing revelations

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 5:12pm
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African soccer was embroiled in another scandal on Monday when FIFA said the national team's World Cup qualifying win over Senegal last year was fixed, leaving the legacy of the country's hosting of the 2010 finals in more turmoil.

Soccer: Argentina players continue to shun reporters

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:24pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina’s players, who have been arriving in Buenos Aires for World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Bolivia, are sticking to a decision dating back to November not to talk to the media.

Warriors, Timberwolves to play two preseason games in China

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 4:04pm
(Reuters) - Two-times reigning Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors are headed to China for two preseason games against the Minnesota Timberwolves in October, the NBA said on Monday.

Soccer: Belgium's Hazard ruled out of Greece qualifier

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:48pm
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium's Eden Hazard has not recovered from a calf injury in time for Saturday's World Cup qualifier with Greece in Brussels, coach Roberto Martinez told a news conference on Monday.

Tiger a hit with fans at New York book signing

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:46pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tiger Woods has been largely absent from the golf circuit for nearly two years due to nagging back problems but the 14-times major champion can still draw a crowd.

Snow, skis and sunsets

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 2:53pm
(Reuters) - Reuters photographer Paul Hanna covered this month's FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Spain's Sierra Nevada mountains. Below is his account of capturing the breathtaking mid-air images.

Soccer: Man City charged with misconduct in Liverpool game

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 2:09pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City were charged with misconduct by the FA on Monday for the way their players reacted to a 50th minute penalty that saw Liverpool take the lead in Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw at the Etihad stadium.

Woods 'trying everything' to be fit for Masters

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:11pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has not given up hope of competing in next month's U.S. Masters and is trying everything he can to overcome back problems, the former world number one said on Monday.

Cimolai edges Bouhanni to win first stage of Tour of Catalonia

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 11:35am
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Italian rider Davide Cimolai won the first stage of the Tour of Catalonia on Monday, pipping Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni to the finish line by 00.04 second in a thrilling bunch sprint to claim the leader's jersey.

Erdogan says Olympic Committee playing 'tricks' on Turkey

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:38am
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's president, who has angered European allies with charges of fascism and anti-Turkish skullduggery, took grievances to the sporting arena on Monday, accusing the International Olympic Committee of playing tricks to stop Istanbul hosting the event.

Patriots star's missing Super Bowl jersey recovered in Mexico

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 9:36am
BOSTON (Reuters) - The football jersey that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wore in last month's Super Bowl victory in Houston, Texas, which disappeared hours after the stunning come-from-behind win, has been found in Mexico, the National Football League and police said Monday.

Croatia fans return to the stadium after hooliganism bans

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 9:15am
ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia will play to their first full home crowd at a competitive match for almost two and a half years this week, in a World Cup qualifier which coach Ante Cacic hopes will show his side has healthy support.

UKAD alarmed by drug use in British amateur sport

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 9:06am
LONDON (Reuters) - Drug use in amateur sport in Britain is 'fast becoming a crisis', UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) said on Monday in response to a BBC poll that revealed widespread use of performance enhancing substances at grassroot levels.

Soccer: Suarez suspension an advantage for Brazil - Casemiro

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 8:42am
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil visit Uruguay on World Cup duty this week, with midfielder Casemiro suggesting the absence of Luis Suarez will give the five-times champions an advantage in the top-of-the-table clash in Montevideo.

Motor racing: Rivals are closer, warns Mercedes F1 boss

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 7:25am
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One's new rules are "just what the doctor ordered", even if rival teams have become more competitive, according to Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff.

Tokyo 2020 golf venue votes to admit women members

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 5:38am
(Reuters) - The club scheduled to hold the 2020 Tokyo Olympics golf events voted to admit women as full members on Monday, scrapping an all-male policy that had been heavily criticized and put its hosting rights in jeopardy.

NBA's Chris Paul, other celebrity athletes, invest for an impact

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 12:18am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Giving back to their communities has always been a challenge for pro athletes who get rich quick, because they tend to lose the money even more quickly. But even those who manage to build a substantial amount of wealth have a hard time using it charitably in a way that truly has a long-term impact.

Iraqis considering new approach to U.S.-born Meram

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 11:44pm
(Reuters) - Iraq may ask United States-born striker Justin Meram to rethink his decision not to join up with the squad for their World Cup qualifier against Saudi Arabia next week.

Swede Nordqvist wins Founders Cup on Phoenix 'home soil'

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 11:34pm
(Reuters) - More than 5,000 miles separate the Swedish city of Eskilstuna from Phoenix, Arizona but for Anna Nordqvist, victory at the LPGA Founders Cup over the weekend felt like a win on home soil.