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Lessons to be learned from virtual world, says Olympian Ruggiero

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 1:37pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Traditional sports can learn a lot from esports in using virtual world technology to stay relevant for younger audiences, says former International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Angela Ruggiero.

Russia, India among nations to lose Olympic spots in doping clampdown

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 1:37pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Five nations, including Russia, whose doping records have risked weightlifting's place on the Olympic schedule have been limited to just two athletes for the 2020 Tokyo Games by the sport's governing body, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Gatlin and Coleman form elite relay team

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 1:37pm
(Reuters) - World champions Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman have formed their own relay team and will learn on Saturday how fast they can run.

Woods files entry to play U.S. Open in June

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 1:37pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods, fresh off competing in his first major championship since 2015, has filed an entry to compete in June's U.S. Open, the United States Golf Association said on Thursday.

Soccer: FIFA says companies interested in expanded Club World Cup

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 1:35pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - FIFA president Gianni Infantino said on Thursday that companies had shown an interest in backing an expanded Club World Cup although he did not comment on reports that they had offered up to $25 billion for that and another proposed tournament.

Golf: Warren leads Spanish Open, amateur Pastor makes strong start

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 1:21pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Scotland's Marc Warren finished with five birdies in the last seven holes to lead the Spanish Open by one shot on six-under par ahead of local favorite Jon Rahm and Spanish amateur Victor Pastor after the first round on Thursday.

NBA: Record number of international players reach postseason

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 1:19pm
(Reuters) - The NBA postseason will have a distinct international flair with a record 62 foreign born players from 33 countries chasing a championship ring, the league said on Thursday.

Golf: Woods files entry to play U.S. Open in June

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 12:19pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods, fresh off competing in his first major championship since 2015, has filed an entry to compete in June's U.S. Open, the United States Golf Association said on Thursday.

Esports: Lessons to be learned from virtual world, says Olympian Ruggiero

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:44am
LONDON (Reuters) - Traditional sports can learn a lot from esports in using virtual world technology to stay relevant for younger audiences, says former International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Angela Ruggiero.

Fury says he's fitter and ready to fight on June 9

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:35am
LONDON (Reuters) - Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said he was fitter than ever after announcing a comeback fight in Manchester on June 9 after an absence of more than two-and-a-half years.

Weightlifting: Russia, India among nations to lose Olympic spots in doping clampdown

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:25am
LONDON (Reuters) - Five nations, including Russia, whose doping records have risked weightlifting's place on the Olympic schedule have been limited to just two athletes for the 2020 Tokyo Games by the sport's governing body, according to a document seen by Reuters.

Athletics: Gatlin and Coleman form elite relay team

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 9:24am
(Reuters) - World champions Justin Gatlin and Christian Coleman have formed their own relay team and will learn on Saturday how fast they can run.

Games: Highlights on day eight of Commonwealth Games

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 9:16am
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Highlights on day eight of the Commonwealth Games on Thursday (times GMT):

ESPN+ streaming service launches Disney's digital drive

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 8:28am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co on Thursday debuted its new ESPN+ digital subscription service, the first consumer offering in the traditional media company's push to become a leader in streaming entertainment.

Soccer: Self-belief helped Madrid through quarter-final panic attack

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 7:02am
MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid have suffered a number of nervy Champions League moments in recent seasons and could draw on a vast bank of European experience as they survived a heart-stopping quarter-final second leg against Juventus on Wednesday.

Biathlon: IBU secretary general suspended, president steps down after raid

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 5:43am
(Reuters) - The International Biathlon Union has provisionally suspended secretary general Nicole Resch while president Anders Besseberg has stepped down pending an investigation, the world body announced on Thursday.

Motor racing: Hamilton shakes hands with Verstappen and moves on

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 5:33am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has made his peace with Max Verstappen and moved on from their collision in Bahrain last weekend.

Squash in a movie studio if sport accepted for 2024 Paris Games

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 5:15am
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Lessons from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, including placing the squash court inside a movie studio, will be applied to the Paris Olympics in 2024 if the sport is accepted into the program, according to the world governing body's president.

Games: Bolt happy to have traded perspiration for inspiration

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:23am
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Usain Bolt sometimes still can't quite believe what he achieved in his career but back at the Commonwealth Games as a spectator on Thursday, the former sprint champion was happy to avoid the perspiration and just act as an inspiration to others.

Motor racing: Easy for Hamilton to blame younger driver, says Verstappen

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:20am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Max Verstappen has accused Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton of taking the easy option in blaming him for their collision in Bahrain last weekend.

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