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Athletics: Coe denies misleading doping committee

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 8:15am
LONDON (Reuters) - The head of world athletics Sebastian Coe has denied that he misled a British Parliamentary committee investigating doping in sport when he appeared before it last December.

Pistorius prosecutor quits to focus on private cases

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 8:13am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African prosecutor Gerrie Nel, who laid out the murder case against Paralympian Oscar Pistorius, has resigned to join a civic group that plans to bring private prosecutions in criminal cases that the state opts not to pursue.

Doping: Russia's Olympic bobsleigh champion Trunenkov banned for four years

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 5:57am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Russian Olympic bobsleigh champion Dmitriy Trunenkov has been banned from his sport for four years after violating anti-doping rules, Russia's anti-doping agency (RUSADA) said on Tuesday.

Casino mogul Adelson pulls out of Las Vegas stadium deal: media

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 5:22am
(Reuters) - Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has withdrawn his family's financial support for a deal to build a $1.9 billion stadium that would help relocate the National Football League's Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas, local media reported.

Exclusive: Olympics - Green Paris bid pledges to slash carbon emissions

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 4:17am
BERLIN (Reuters) - The Paris 2024 Olympics bid committee is proposing a strong eco-friendly plan that will slash carbon emissions by more than half compared to the last two Games in London and Rio.

Smokers face tighter rules as Japanese capital eyes smoke-free Olympics

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 3:26am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan must make public places in Tokyo smoke-free by the time it hosts the 2020 Summer Olympics or risk falling afoul of International Olympic Committee (IOC) rules that call for a healthy games, activists said on Tuesday.

Freeman, Cope to answer MP questions on Team Sky probe

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 1:09am
(Reuters) - Former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman and Simon Cope, who delivered a medical package to cyclist Bradley Wiggins at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine, will be questioned by MPs next month over allegations of wrongdoing.

Kyrgios hopes team spirit can help overcome Seppi loss

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 11:42pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios struggled to deal with the furor over his shock second round meltdown at the Australian Open but said the return to a team environment with Davis Cup had helped him through it.

Super Bowl Opening Night open to all

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 11:38pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - It was Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday when the National Football League opened its borders to all saying; give us your weird, your strange and wackiest questions.

Falcons' Freeman looking for payday

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 11:25pm
(Reuters) - Atlanta Falcons running back Devonta Freeman says he will look to maximize his earning potential as he heads into the final year of his contract because the punishing nature of his position means he might not have a long career.

Atlanta's unsung ground game complements Ryan's air show

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 11:21pm
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Quarterback Matt Ryan and receiver Julio Jones get top-billing in the high-flying Falcons' attack, but running backs Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman helped turn Atlanta into a scoring machine.

Thomas pens strong finish as Celtics jolt Pistons

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 10:56pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Isaiah Thomas performed more of his fourth-quarter magic and the Boston Celtics blew an 11-point lead but held off the Detroit Pistons 113-109 for the their fourth straight victory on Wednesday night.

USOC say foreign athletes not affected by Trump travel ban

Mon, 01/30/2017 - 7:12pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. Olympic Committee said on Monday they were told by the U.S. government that President Donald Trump's ban on visitors from some Muslim-majority countries should not impact athletes traveling to the United States for international events.