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Doping: Russian heptathlete stripped of Beijing 2008 bronze

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:19am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Russian Olympic heptathlete Tatiana Chernova was stripped of her 2008 Beijing Games bronze medal on Monday after she tested positive to banned substances in re-tests of her sample.

No decision on Nastase for at least two weeks: ITF's Haggerty

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:06am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase will have to wait for at least two weeks to discover if he is to face further action after he was provisionally banned from all ITF events following his verbal abuse of British players last weekend.

Serena thanks unborn baby after returning to world number one

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:26am
LONDON (Reuters) - Serena Williams returned to the top of the WTA world rankings on Monday and immediately shared the news with her unborn baby.

Funeral set for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:14am
BOSTON (Reuters) - The funeral of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will take place on Monday, five days after he was found hanged by a bed sheet in a Massachusetts prison in what state officials have ruled a suicide.

Tennis: All eyes on Stuttgart as Sharapova poised for return

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:02am
LONDON (Reuters) - Not much phases Roberta Vinci after 16 years on Tour but the maelstrom swirling around her opening match in Stuttgart against Maria Sharapova will test even the Italian's vast experience.

Olympics: AOC to meet in wake of bullying allegations

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:58am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is to hold a "crisis meeting" this week after allegations of bullying were leveled against a senior executive, local media reported on Monday.

Klitschko looks beyond Joshua fight, has no plans to retire

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 3:04am
(Reuters) - With no question marks over his health or motivation, former champion Wladimir Klitschko has no plans to bring the curtain down on his 21-year professional career and is relishing the pressure ahead of his title fight against Briton Anthony Joshua.

Canada, Germany deliver shock World Relays wins

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 12:34am
(Reuters) - Canada survived a scary moment in the heats before going on to deliver a stunning win ahead of the United States and Jamaica in the men's 4x200 meters at the IAAF World Relays on Sunday.

Pacquiao lands Down Under, tells Horn to be ready

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 11:10pm
(Reuters) - Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao concedes his next opponent Jeff Horn is a bit of an unknown quantity but has told the Australian he needs to be in peak condition to make sure their WBO welterweight title fight pleases fight fans Down Under.

Europe becomes a new destination for American women soccer stars

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 9:12pm
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - For years it was assumed that if professional women's club soccer was to truly take off it would be the United States that would provide the home for an elite competition.

Warriors coach Kerr ill, may miss remainder of playoffs

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 8:20pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said Sunday he will not be on the sidelines for Monday's Game Four against the Portland Trail Blazers, and he might be out for the rest of the playoffs.

James scores 33 as Cavaliers sweep Pacers

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 7:34pm
(The Sports Xchange) - When the Cleveland Cavaliers limped into the NBA playoffs with a four-game losing streak to finish the regular season, some wondered if the reigning champions were vulnerable.

Highlights of Sunday's NHL games

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 6:16pm
Clarke MacArthur, who fought a two-year battle with concussions to come back to the NHL, scored on a power-play rebound 6:30 into overtime as Ottawa won their first-round playoff series with Boston in Game Six.

Highlights of Sunday's NBA games

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 5:59pm
LeBron James scored 33 points, including the go-ahead three-pointer with 1:08 remaining, and Cleveland completed a four-game sweep of Indiana in their NBA playoff opening-round series.

Chappell finally wins on PGA Tour in 180th career start

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 5:58pm
(Reuters) - Kevin Chappell birdied the final hole on Sunday for his first victory on the PGA Tour, by one stroke over fellow American Brooks Koepka at the Texas Open.

Alonso sees Indy as a bigger challenge than Le Mans

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 5:42pm
LEEDS, Alabama (Reuters) - Double Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso sees next month's Indianapolis 500 as a bigger challenge than the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race as he seeks to win motorsport's famed 'Triple Crown'.

Chelsea's Kante named PFA player of the year

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 5:06pm
(Reuters) - Chelsea's N'Golo Kante was named player of the year by the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) on Sunday, adding another chapter to the remarkable story of a player who was plying his trade in the French sixth tier a few seasons ago.

Chappell finally wins on PGA Tour in 180th career start

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 5:02pm
(Reuters) - Kevin Chappell birdied the final hole on Sunday for his first victory on the PGA Tour, by one stroke over fellow American Brooks Koepka at the Texas Open.

Soccer: Messi's 500th Barca goal sinks Real Madrid in thriller

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 4:14pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal with the last kick of the game to snatch a stunning 3-2 win at Real Madrid and put the two teams level on points at the top of La Liga on Sunday.

Highlights of Sunday's NBA games

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 3:30pm
LeBron James scored 33 points, including the go-ahead three-pointer with 1:08 remaining, and Cleveland completed a four-game sweep of Indiana in their NBA playoff opening-round series.

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