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Motor racing: Mercedes not convinced by 2021 F1 engine proposal

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:46pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One manufacturers are skeptical about a proposed new power unit from 2021 because of the "immense" costs of development, Mercedes motorsport head Toto Wolff said on Wednesday.

Two Russian skiers get life bans over Sochi Games doping

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:41am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia's cross country gold medalist Alexander Legkov and compatriot Evgeniy Belov were banned from the Olympics for life on Wednesday over doping at the Sochi 2014 winter Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said.

Olympics-Two Russian skiers get life bans over Sochi Games doping

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:04am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia's cross country gold medalist Alexander Legkov and compatriot Evgeniy Belov were banned from the Olympics for life on Wednesday over doping at the Sochi 2014 winter Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said.

Nadal to top year-end rankings after Paris win

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:48am
PARIS (Reuters) - Spain's Rafa Nadal made sure he would top the ATP rankings at the end of the season when he beat South Korea's Chung Hyeon 7-5 6-3 in the second round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday.

Nadal to end the year as world number one after Paris win

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:32am
PARIS (Reuters) - Spain's Rafa Nadal made sure he would top the ATP rankings at the end of the season when he beat South Korea's Chung Hyeon 7-5 6-3 in the second round of the Paris Masters on Wednesday.

Olympics: Norway aims for record 30 medals in Pyeongchang

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 10:24am
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway is aiming to win a record 30 medals at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea and rank among the top three nations, Norway's Olympic committee said on Wednesday.

Rybarikova outlasts top seed Mladenovic at WTA Elite Trophy

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 9:35am
ZHUHAI, China (Reuters) - Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova clinched her first victory of the WTA Elite Trophy on Wednesday, beating top seed Kristina Mladenovic 7-5 1-6 7-6(5) in a thrilling encounter lasting two hours and 48 minutes.

Zverev knocked out of Paris Masters in second round

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 7:43am
PARIS (Reuters) - Germany's Alexander Zverev was knocked out in the Paris Masters second round when he slumped to a 3-6 6-2 6-2 defeat against Dutch journeyman Robin Haase on Wednesday.

Red Bull to remain Renault benchmark, says Horner

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 6:13am
LONDON (Reuters) - Red Bull expect to remain the Formula One benchmark for Renault next season despite McLaren switching from Honda to the French manufacturer's engines, according to team principal Christian Horner.

Olympics: Plan set to turn Britain from snow hopers to medal winners

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 5:16am
LONDON (Reuters) - Turning Britain into a top-five Olympic nation in skiing and snowboarding might appear about as realistic as climbing the Eiger in a pair of plimsolls, but that is the target Dan Hunt has set himself.

Dodgers rally past Astros to force Game Seven

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:01am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Corey Seager's sixth inning sacrifice fly helped the Los Angeles Dodgers eke out a come-from-behind 3-1 Game Six victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday to force a World Series decider.

FIFA grants media rights in China to CCTV until 2022

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:26am
ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA has agreed to grant China Central Television (CCTV) the exclusive media rights in China for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups as well as for all its other major international competitions until 2022, the global soccer body said on Wednesday.

Baseball: Dodgers' Darvish gets shot at redemption in Game Seven

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 2:44am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Yu Darvish will get the chance to make up for one of the worst starts of his Major League Baseball career when he takes the mound against the Houston Astros in Game Seven of the World Series on Wednesday.

Boxing: WBC orders Nery-Yamanaka rematch following doping probe

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 1:50am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Shinsuke Yamanaka will get a chance to reclaim the World Boxing Council bantamweight title from Luis Nery after the WBC ordered an immediate rematch between the fighters following a doping investigation concerning the Mexican.

Olympics: It's ready but will they come? South Korea counts down to Winter Games

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 1:20am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Workers in the South Korean resort town of Pyeongchang are making final preparations for the Winter Olympics, remaking roads, renovating buildings and preparing menus in English, Chinese and Japanese, a burst of activity that masks a big problem.

Highlights of Tuesday's NBA games

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 1:06am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Tuesday:

Baseball: Dodgers rally past Astros to force Game Seven

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:26am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Corey Seager's sixth inning sacrifice fly helped the Los Angeles Dodgers eke out a come-from-behind 3-1 Game Six victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday to force a World Series decider.

Horse racing: Melbourne Cup to take measures after New York incident

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:20pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Melbourne Cup will have measures in place to deal with "hostile vehicle incursions", police said on Wednesday, a week ahead of Australia's richest horse race.

Highlights of Tuesday's NHL games

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 11:18pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of the National Hockey League games on Tuesday:

Baseball: Dodgers battle back to defeat Astros 3-1 and force Game Seven

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 10:59pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Corey Seager's sixth inning sacrifice fly helped the Los Angeles Dodgers squeak out a 3-1 come-from-behind victory on Tuesday over the Houston Astros and force a winner-take-all World Series Game Seven on Wednesday.

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