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AOC chief Coates faces rare challenge to role

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 9:19pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - John Coates is facing a challenge to his role as Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) chief for the first time since winning the presidency in 1990, with hockey gold medalist Danni Roche calling for an overhaul of the organization's leadership.

Federer tops Wawrinka in all-Swiss Indian Wells final

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 6:27pm
(Reuters) - A revived Roger Federer beat fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka 6-4 7-5 in the BNP Paribas Open final on Sunday to earn a record-tying fifth Indian Wells title and distinction as the tournament's oldest winner.

Leishman wins Arnold Palmer Invitational by one stroke

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 5:37pm
(Reuters) - Australian Marc Leishman sank a long eagle putt at the par-five 16th and stormed to a one-stroke victory at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida on Sunday.

Ice hockey: USA Hockey, women's team to meet over wage dispute

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 4:52pm
(Reuters) - Members of the U.S. women's national ice hockey team threatening to boycott the world championships over a wage dispute will meet with USA Hockey on Monday, the two sides said on Sunday.

Alpine skiing: Worley wins her first globe, Myhrer wins men's slalom

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 4:37pm
(Reuters) - France's Tessa Worley clinched the women's giant slalom crystal globe at the World Cup finals on Sunday while Sweden's Andre Myhrer upset Austrian Marcel Hirscher to win the men's slalom race in Aspen, Colorado.

Djokovic withdraws from Miami Open with elbow injury

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 4:35pm
(Reuters) - Serbian world number two Novak Djokovic has pulled out of the Miami Open with a right elbow injury, the tournament's three-times reigning champion said on Sunday.

Vesnina tops Kuznetsova in marathon Indian Wells final

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 4:34pm
(Reuters) - Elena Vesnina survived a battle of attrition to beat fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-7(6) 7-5 6-4 in the women's final at the BNP Paribas Open in the California desert on Sunday.

Djokovic withdraws from Miami Open with elbow injury

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 2:37pm
(Reuters) - Serbian world number two Novak Djokovic has pulled out of the Miami Open with a right elbow injury, the tournament's three-times reigning champion said on Sunday.

Former Tour champion Pingeon dies of heart attack

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 6:21am
PARIS (Reuters) - Former Tour de France champion Roger Pingeon has died of a heart attack at the age of 76, the mayor of the French town where he was living said on Sunday.

Baseball: U.S. win eliminates Dominican Republic from Classic

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 1:17am
(Reuters) - The Dominican Republic were eliminated from the World Baseball Classic (WBC) after the star-laden team lost to the United States in southern California on Saturday night.

Boxing: Golovkin edges Jacobs in rare decision to defend titles

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 12:21am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gennady "GGG" Golovkin, the most fearsome knockout artist of this era, was pushed to the limit by Daniel Jacobs before retaining his world middleweight titles by decision at Madison Square Garden on Friday.

Boxing: Srisaket wins WBC super flyweight title in bloody decision

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 11:30pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Srisaket Sor Rungvisai of Thailand won a majority decision over Nicaraguan champion Roman "Chocolatito" Gonzalez in a bloody, 12-round slugfest to win the World Boxing Council super flyweight title on Saturday.

Wisconsin ousts defending NCAA champions Villanova

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 7:09pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Nigel Hayes scored 19 points and made the winning layup with 11.4 seconds remaining as eight seed Wisconsin upset defending champion Villanova 65-62 in an NCAA Tournament second-round game on Saturday.

Hoffman and Kisner lead by three after 54 holes at Bay Hill

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 7:03pm
(Reuters) - Charley Hoffman sank a 70-foot birdie at the final hole to tie Kevin Kisner for the third-round lead at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida on Saturday.

Federer and Wawrinka in all-Swiss final at Indian Wells

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 4:22pm
(Reuters) - Australian Open champion Roger Federer continued his sizzling form to beat American Jack Sock 6-1 7-6(4) and reach the BNP Paribas Open final on Saturday.

Team Sky's Kwiatkowski pips Sagan to Milan-San Remo victory

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 2:55pm
(Reuters) - Team Sky's Michal Kwiatkowski pipped world champion Peter Sagan in a thrilling finish to the Milan-San Remo race on Saturday.

Alpine skiing: Shiffrin a close third after first slalom run

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 12:55pm
(Reuters) - U.S. ski queen Mikaela Shiffrin remained in contention for the final slalom race of the World Cup season at Aspen, Colorado on Saturday.

Kenya escapes threat of ban after resolving to adopt new constitution

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 6:01am
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's national Olympic committee has escaped the threat of suspension after failing to adopt a new constitution but funding will continue to be withheld until further notice, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Saturday.

Baseball: Puerto Rico beat USA to clinch semi-finals berth

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 2:36am
(Reuters) - Puerto Rico clinched a berth in the semi-finals of the World Baseball Classic with a 6-5 win over the United States in San Diego on Friday and remained unbeaten in this year's tournament.

Kuznetsova, Vesnina set up all-Russian Indian Wells final

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 1:52am
(Reuters) - Twice grand slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova and 14th seed Elena Vesnina posted hard-fought, straight-set wins in Friday's semi-finals to set up an all-Russian final in the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

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