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Stanley Cup winner Paek returns to Korea for Pyeongchang tilt

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 7:06am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Jim Paek, head coach of the South Korean men's national ice hockey team, is a man of two Olympic nations.

Seed slayers Bencic, Zhang tumble back to earth

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:58am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Seed slayers Belinda Bencic and Zhang Shuai were brought back down to earth at the Australian Open on Wednesday as they both failed to follow up their first-round exploits.

Second seed Wozniacki battles back from the brink

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:57am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Second seed Caroline Wozniacki saved two match points as she battled back from 5-1 down in the deciding set to beat Melbourne Park debutante Jana Fett 3-6 6-2 7-5 in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Karlovic becomes oldest man in third round for 40 years

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 4:19am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Croatia's Ivo Karlovic became the oldest man to reach the third round of the Australian Open for 40 years when he edged Japan's Yuichi Sugita in five sets in searing heat on Wednesday.

Nadal mows down Mayer to reach third round

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 2:47am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Rafa Nadal continued his marauding path through the Australian Open, hammering Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-3 6-4 7-6 (4) to reach the third round on Wednesday.

Tennis: Tsonga edges Shapovalov to strike blow for old guard

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 2:40am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - There was a time when Jo-Wilfried Tsonga was one of the new kids bounding on to the block, swinging from the hip and shaking up the established hierarchy in men's tennis.

North Korea to send cheerleaders to Olympics but Japan sees little to applaud

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 2:38am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a 230-strong cheering squad to the Winter Olympics in the South next month, Seoul said on Wednesday after both sides held talks amid a thaw in inter-Korean ties and as Japan urged caution over the North's "charm offensive".

Garcia hopes for another golden year from Singapore start

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 2:27am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia finally fulfilled his incredible promise when he captured a first major at last year's U.S. Masters and the Spanish Ryder Cup veteran is hoping for another big season as he kicks off his 2018 campaign at a familiar venue.

Tennis: Second seed Wozniacki battles back from the brink

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 1:59am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Second seed Caroline Wozniacki saved two match points as she battled back from 5-1 down in the deciding set to beat Melbourne Park debutante Jana Fett 3-6 6-2 7-5 in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

North Korea to send cheerleaders to Olympics but Japan sees little to celebrate

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 1:41am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a 230-strong cheering squad to the Winter Olympics in the South next month, Seoul said on Wednesday after both sides held talks amid a thaw in inter-Korean ties and as Japan urged caution over the North's "charm offensive".

Tennis: Karlovic becomes oldest man in third round for 40 years

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 1:26am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Croatia's Ivo Karlovic became the oldest man to reach the third round of the Australian Open for 40 years when he edged Japan's Yuichi Sugita in five sets in withering heat on Wednesday.

Tennis: Seed slayers Bencic, Zhang tumble back to earth

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 1:11am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Seed slayers Belinda Bencic and Zhang Shuai were brought back down to earth at the Australian Open on Wednesday as they both failed to follow up their first-round exploits.

North Korea to send 230-strong cheering squad to Olympics in South, says Seoul

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:19am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send around 230 people as a single cheering squad to the Winter Olympics in the South next month, South Korea's unification ministry said in a statement after officials from the two Koreas held talks on Wednesday.

Tennis: Tsonga tames Shapovalov in five-set classic

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:14am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga required all his years of experience to tame Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov and reach the third round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Tennis: Second seed Wozniacki fights back from the brink

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:34pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Second seed Caroline Wozniacki saved two match points as she battled back from 5-1 down in the deciding set to beat Melbourne Park debutante Jana Fett 3-6 6-2 7-5 in the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Tennis: Dream grand slam debut continues for 15-year-old Kostyuk

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:49pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ukrainian 15-year-old Marta Kostyuk became the youngest player to reach the third round of a grand slam in over 20 years when she defeated local wildcard Olivia Rogowska at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Tennis: Svitolina struggling with injury after second round win

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:45pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Fourth seed Elina Svitolina revealed she had been dealing with injury issues at the Australian Open after successfully negotiating a tricky second round match against Katerina Siniakova on Wednesday.

Tennis: Giant killers Bencic and Zhang tumble back to earth

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:26pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Seed slayers Belinda Bencic and Zhang Shuai were brought back down to earth at the Australian Open on Wednesday as they both failed to follow up their first-round exploits.

Tennis: Svitolina sets up clash with 15-year-old compatriot

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 9:37pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Fourth seed Elina Svitolina came through a first set wobble to set up a third-round meeting with 15-year-old compatriot Marta Kostyuk with a 4-6 6-2 6-1 victory over Katerina Siniakova on Wednesday.

Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe's biggest earners

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:41pm
ZURICH (Reuters) - Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday.

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