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Ennis-Hill, U.S. relay team to get medals at London worlds

42 min 7 sec ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's former Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will be back on the podium next month as one of the athletes receiving medals reallocated from dopers at the world championships, the IAAF announced on Wednesday.

Kuchar hopes to carry momentum into Canadian Open golf

2 hours 19 min ago
TORONTO (Reuters) - Matt Kuchar will try to carry the momentum from his near-miss at the British Open into this week's Canadian Open in Oakville where world number one Dustin Johnson hopes to rediscover the solid form he enjoyed earlier this year.

Egyptian endurance athlete sets new goals after cycling record

3 hours 38 min ago
CAIRO (Reuters) - Not content with having been part of the fastest ever team to cycle across Europe, Egyptian endurance athlete Helmy Elsaeed is turning his attention to a challenge closer to home - and then potentially the Winter Olympics.

Djokovic to miss rest of the season with elbow injury

4 hours 59 min ago
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Twelve-times grand slam champion Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of the tennis season to recover from an elbow injury, the Serbian said on Wednesday.

Ex-MotoGP champion Nieto, 70, hurt in quad bike crash

5 hours 22 min ago
MADRID (Reuters) - Former MotoGP world champion Angel Nieto is in a "serious but not critical" condition in hospital in Ibiza after the quad bike the 70-year-old was riding collided with a car on Wednesday, Spanish media reported.

Sprinter Schippers more relaxed for London after Olympic flop

5 hours 35 min ago
(Reuters) - Dafne Schippers failed to live up to expectations at last year's Olympic Games but the Dutch sprint queen says she is much more relaxed going into next month’s World Championship in London after learning the lessons of a frenetic year.

Brexit: All bets are off for Irish horse racing industry

6 hours 47 min ago
KILDARE, Ireland, (Reuters) - Irish racehorse trainers and breeders fear a Brexit that impedes the free movement of animals could threaten its success on the track and position as Europe's largest producer of thoroughbreds.

Conflicting philosophies hurting Chinese soccer: Rajevac

6 hours 57 min ago
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's beleaguered national team would benefit from having fewer competing coaching philosophies across the Chinese Super League, former Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac has told Reuters.

Swimming world records continue to tumble in Hungary

7 hours 10 min ago
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - World records continued to fall at the world championships as the United States quartet in the mixed 4x100 meters medley relay lowered the mark in blistering fashion on Wednesday.

U.S. set world record in 4x100 meters mixed medley relay swimming

8 hours 1 min ago
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The United States set a world record of three minutes 40.28 seconds in the men's 4x100 meters mixed medley preliminaries on Wednesday, smashing the mark set by Britain in 2015.

Hamilton can equal pole record, take F1 lead in Hungary

8 hours 40 min ago
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - If all goes to plan for Lewis Hamilton in Hungary this weekend, the Mercedes driver will equal one of Michael Schumacher's all-time records and head into Formula One's summer break as sole leader of the championship.

Swimming: United States break world record in mixed relay

9 hours 20 min ago
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The United States quartet set a world record in the mixed 4x100 meters medley relay in heats at the world swimming championships on Wednesday.

Australian golfer Lyle facing third battle against leukemia

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 8:25pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle is in hospital undergoing tests in Melbourne, his family said on Wednesday, prompting fears he is facing a third battle against acute myeloid leukemia.

U.S. not taking Reggae Boyz lightly in Gold Cup final

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 8:21pm
(Reuters) - The United States are expecting to really have to scrap it out to clinch a sixth Gold Cup on Wednesday when they face a Jamaica side looking to become only the fourth nation to win the biennial tournament.

Swimming: Supreme Ledecky better prepared for tough schedule

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 6:35pm
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Katie Ledecky, the brilliant 20-year-old American freestyler, is now older and wiser when it comes to completing one of swimming's most punishing session schedules.

Warriors finalize signings of Curry, Durant and others

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 3:10pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors announced they have re-signed free agents Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston, Zaza Pachulia and David West, making official what had been reported over the past several weeks.

Swimming: King, Peaty, Masse smash world records

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 2:04pm
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The world championships came alive on Tuesday as Lilly King of the United States won the women's 100 meters breaststroke title in one of three world- record swims at the end of a breath-taking evening session.

Third of athletes believe matches have been fixed: report

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 1:52pm
(Reuters) - More than a third of athletes across 13 different sports believe match-fixing has taken place and some said they had been approached by fixers in the past year, a European report said on Tuesday.

Hockey Canada unveils Plan B for Pyeongchang Games

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 1:40pm
(Reuters) - Hockey Canada unveiled Plan B for the Pyeongchang Winter Games on Tuesday, naming Willie Desjardins as head coach and Sean Burke general manager for the men's team after the NHL ended its Olympic participation.

Signs of brain disease in 99 percent of former NFL players: study

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 1:02pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - The brains of 99 percent of former National Football League players showed signs of a disease linked to repeated hits to the head that can lead to aggression and dementia, according to research published in a leading medical journal on Tuesday.

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