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LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One's new owner Liberty Media is still hoping that competing teams will buy a stake in the sport once a takeover is completed and will reserve $400 million of shares for them, it said on Thursday.
LES SABLES D'OLONNE, France (Reuters) - Armel Le Cleac'h held off Britain's Alex Thomson in a tight finish to maintain France's perfect record in the solo round-the-world Vendee Globe sailing race on Thursday.
DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba has become a major sponsor of the Olympics after signing a deal with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that runs until 2028, the two parties said on Thursday
(Reuters) - Horse racing has regained second spot in Britain's popularity stakes in terms of attendance after a year's absence, leapfrogging rugby with nearly six million people going to meets in 2016.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Defending champion Novak Djokovic was knocked out of the second round of the Australian Open on Thursday by Uzbek wildcard Denis Istomin, losing 7-6(8) 5-7 2-6 7-6(5) 6-4 at Rod Laver Arena.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The last time Johanna Konta faced Naomi Osaka in qualifying for the 2015 U.S. Open, the Briton had just scraped into the top 100 and her then 16-year-old opponent was more than a hundred places further back in the rankings.
(The Sports Xchange) - Kevin Durant terrorized his former team for the second straight time on Wednesday, pouring in a season-high 40 points in the Golden State Warriors' 121-100 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena Williams may have become engaged over the New Year but Karolina Pliskova emerged from the Australian Open second round on Thursday demonstrating she was ready to step out of the shadows as a grand slam bridesmaid.
ADELAIDE (Reuters) - Australia's Caleb Ewan held off world champion Peter Sagan in a bunch sprint to claim his second stage victory in the 2017 Tour Down Under on Thursday as Richie Porte finished in the pack to retain his overall lead.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China will hold a clean and green Winter Olympics when it hosts the games in 2022, an event that will also help regional peace and stability, President Xi Jinping told the head of the International Olympic Committee.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray took to the Melbourne Park practice courts without obvious discomfort on Thursday just a few hours after turning his right ankle during a second round match at the Australian Open.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova gave Russian teenager Anna Blinkova a massive wakeup call to the realities of grand slam tennis with a 6-0 6-2 Australian Open second round romp in just 59 minutes on Thursday.
(Reuters) - The Baseball Hall of Fame announced three new members to its fraternity on Wednesday but a spike in voting for Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, two of the most controversial candidates ever, was creating just as much buzz.