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Handball: Sweden stun hosts Croatia to advance into main round at Euros

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 4:35pm
ZAGREB (Reuters) - Sweden will carry a maximum four points into the European handball championship main round after a 35-31 win over hosts Croatia who also advanced on Tuesday.

U.S. Olympic gold medalist Biles says doctor sexually abused her

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 3:47pm
(The Jan. 15 story was refiled to correct the attribution of quote in the last paragraph to Biles, not Douglas)

Victim of ex-USA gymnastics doctor says abuse led to dad's suicide

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 2:41pm
LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - One of the victims of USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, who pleaded guilty to molesting dozens of girls, on Tuesday blamed the disgraced doctor for her father's suicide.

Former McLaren boss Whitmarsh takes on new F1 role

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 2:38pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Former McLaren team boss Martin Whitmarsh is returning to Formula One in a temporary role advising the sport's governing body on cost control measures.

Motor racing: Hamilton misses sponsor event but back on social media

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 1:42pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton pulled out of his first sponsor engagement of the year on Tuesday but reappeared on social media after wiping his accounts clean over the Christmas break.

Motor racing: Williams pin their hopes on youngest line-up

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 1:02pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Former world champions Williams have put their faith in the youngest and least experienced driver lineup on the Formula One starting grid, and it could come back and bite them.

Canada's Virtue and Moir named flag bearers for Pyeongchang Olympics

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:03pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Olympic gold medal ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir will carry Canada's flag into the opening ceremonies of the Pyeongchang Winter Games, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC)announced on Tuesday.

AC Milan's owner says nothing illegal in deal with Berlusconi

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:45am
MILAN (Reuters) - AC Milan's president said on Tuesday his purchase of the soccer club from former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi was conducted legally and transparently after a finance police report indicated potentially suspicious elements in the deal.

Boxing: Joshua decries 'fake news' about his chin

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 11:31am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Anthony Joshua has dismissed as 'fake news' suggestions that he has a weak chin ahead of his world heavyweight unification bout with New Zealander Joseph Parker.

Belgium to mark Merckx anniversary in 2019 Tour start

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 8:16am
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium will host the start of the Tour de France in 2019 with two stages paying homage to the country's greatest ever cyclist, Eddy Merckx, on the 50th anniversary of his first victory in the race.

Nadal takes center stage ahead of Kyrgios clash

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 8:13am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal takes center stage on Rod Laver Arena for his Australian Open second round match against Leonardo Mayer on Wednesday but anyone looking for a wild atmosphere would be better off waiting for the last match on Hisense Arena.

Subway-themed sports shoes are just the ticket for Berliners

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 7:20am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Dozens of sports shoe enthusiasts stormed Adidas stores in Berlin on Tuesday to snatch a pair of shoes launched in collaboration with the public transport network that incorporate the same pattern as the subway's seats, as well as an annual ticket.

Sweden already schooling future Winter Olympians

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 7:15am
OSTERSUND, Sweden (Reuters) - Next month's Winter Olympics is the immediate focus for Sweden but the country is already training its next generation of winter sports athletes in special high school programs that combine sports and education for ambitious teenagers.

Rigas carries Danish speed skating hopes to Pyeongchang

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 7:11am
(Reuters) - Denmark's hopes of a first-ever medal in an individual event at the Winter Olympics rest on the shoulders of Elena Rigas, an inline skater who made the transition to ice skating and has qualified for the mass start in South Korea.

Olympics: A level playing field, with pebbles

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 7:07am
MAUCHLINE, Scotland (Reuters) - Mark Callan recoils at the idea of a Zamboni ever being driven out onto one of his curling sheets.

Sirotkin joins Williams with Kubica as reserve

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 6:55am
LONDON (Reuters) - Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin will race for Williams this season after being chosen ahead of Polish rival Robert Kubica on Tuesday in what the Formula One team said was a multi-year deal.

Sandgren claims first grand slam win to land Wawrinka clash

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 6:28am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - American battler Tennys Sandgren won his first ever grand slam singles match on Tuesday to set up a dream Australian Open clash with former champion Stan Wawrinka.

Sirotkin to partner Stroll at Williams Formula One team

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 5:52am
LONDON (Reuters) - Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin will race for Williams this season after being chosen ahead of Polish rival Robert Kubica in a multi-year deal.

Sirotkin to race for Williams Formula One team

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 5:34am
LONDON (Reuters) - Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin will race for Williams this season, the Formula One team said on Tuesday.

Cycling: Greipel claims emotional Tour Down Under stage win

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 5:09am
(Reuters) - German Andre Greipel snatched his 148th professional victory when he claimed an emotional win in the Tour Down Under opening stage on Tuesday.

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