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Golf: Thomas surges clear as PGA Tour makes Korea debut

1 hour 7 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - Justin Thomas made a slow start to the PGA Tour's CJ Cup in South Korea on Thursday with a bogey at his opening hole but the FedExCup champion soon caught fire, carding seven birdies and a pair of eagles in a nine-under round of 63 to lead the way.

Highlights from Wednesday's NHL games

1 hour 57 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Wednesday:

Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games

3 hours 12 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Wednesday:

Tanaka lauded after pitching gem for Yankees

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:32pm
(Reuters) - Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka maintained an aggressive mindset to pitch the New York Yankees within a victory of the World Series and a potential showdown with compatriot Yu Darvish.

Highlights of MLB playoff games on Wednesday

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:08pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from Major League Baseball's playoff games on Wednesday:

National Football League roundup

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:06pm
(The Sports Xchange) - It appears as if the main thing to come out of Tuesday's meeting between NFL players and owners was mutual respect.

Hayward receives encouragement from NBA players who overcame injuries

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:47pm
(Reuters) - After suffering a devastating ankle fracture just five minutes into his debut as a Boston Celtic on Tuesday, forward Gordon Hayward received encouragement from NBA players who overcame gruesome injuries of their own before returning to the league.

Trump and NFL at odds on how to get players to stand for anthem

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:24pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's calls to punish players who kneel for the national anthem to protest racism, but said on Wednesday players "should" stand and it hopes the demonstrations will stop.

Former Penn State coach Sandusky denied new child sex abuse trial

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 1:47pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday denied a request by former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky for a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years.

Soccer: FA under fire from MPs after apologies to women players

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 1:23pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The Football Association made a public apology to England women's soccer internationals Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence on Wednesday for comments that were "discriminatory on grounds of race" made to them by former manager Mark Sampson.

Snapchat signs Olympic deal with Eurosport

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:49am
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Social media platform Snapchat will present Winter Olympics content at next year's event in Pyeongchang after striking a deal with Discovery communications' Eurosport, a move which could help the Games reach the younger demographic it craves.

Brazil's former Olympic chief charged in 2016 Games bribes investigation

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:06am
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors charged the former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and five other people on Wednesday with corruption based on an investigation of alleged bribery to have Rio de Janeiro host the 2016 Games.

Trump slams NFL for not making players stand for anthem

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:50am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the National Football League on Wednesday for not forcing players to stand for the national anthem, firing back after league officials meeting in New York chose instead to effectively back players' right to political activism.

Brazil's Nuzman charged in 2016 Olympic Games bribes investigation

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:46am
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors charged the former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and five other people on Wednesday with racketeering based on a probe of alleged bribery to win the selection of Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Games.

Mercedes and Hamilton on brink of F1 titles

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:20am
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton could be crowned Britain's first four-times Formula One world champion in Texas this weekend while Mercedes are on the brink of a fourth consecutive constructor's title.

Swiss cabinet backs bid to host 2026 Olympic Games

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 7:03am
ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government threw its weight behind a bid to host the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, promising on Wednesday to provide up to 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) to support the campaign.

Spanish Olympic high jump champion Beitia announces retirement

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:32am
MADRID (Reuters) - Olympic champion high jumper Ruth Beitia has retired from athletics due to persistent injuries, the Spaniard announced on Wednesday.

Trump chides NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 6:24am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized the National Football League for not forcing its players to stand during pre-game renditions of the U.S. national anthem, furthering his feud with the nation's most popular sports league.

Judge to rule on ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's bid for new trial

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 5:48am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge is due to rule on Wednesday whether former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky will receive a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years.

Boxing: Title, not payday the prize Pulev seeks

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 3:02am
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev has no regrets about pulling out of his fight against world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua due to a shoulder injury and says he has not given up hope of fighting the Briton.

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