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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s Supreme Court increased Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence on Friday to 13 years and five months after the state argued his original sentence of six years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was “shockingly lenient”. FILE PHOTO: Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius appears for sentencing for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp at
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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Bernard Tomic has been offered the chance to win a wild card for January’s Australian Open in a 16-man playoff in Melbourne next month but has not said whether he will take up the place, organizers said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Australia’s Bernard Tomic in action against France’s Lucas Pouille REUTERS/Toby Melville
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ABU DHABI (Reuters) – Double world champion Fernando Alonso has become the first Formula One driver to launch his own eSport virtual racing team. Formula One F1 – Brazilian Grand Prix 2017 – Sao Paulo, Brazil – November 12, 2017 McLaren’s Fernando Alonso ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino The 36-year-old, who drives
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(Reuters) – European Team captain Thomas Bjorn tapped into Paul Casey’s vast match play experience on Thursday in naming the Englishman as one of his two wildcard selections for January’s EurAsia Cup against hosts Asia. Sep 24, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Paul Casey waves to the crowds gathered around the seventh green during the final
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LONDON (Reuters) – Jean Todt is sure to be re-elected for a third term as president of Formula One’s governing body after the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said on Wednesday that no other candidates were standing. Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) President Jean Todt arrives to an event to promote road safety awareness for children
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LONDON (Reuters) – Polish driver Robert Kubica will test for Williams again in Abu Dhabi next week as he presses for a Formula One comeback with the former world champions. Rallying – Rally of Great Britain – Wales – 16/11/14 Robert Kubica of Poland Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Steven Paston The British-based team said
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LONDON (Reuters) – A Dutch sales manager whose teenage hopes of a motorsport career ended when the money ran out won an eSports competition on Tuesday to become a McLaren Formula One simulator driver. Rudy van Buren, 25, a once-promising junior go-karter, came out on top at the end of a “World’s Fastest Gamer” competition
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LONDON (Reuters) – Players will have an additional five seconds between points at next year’s Australian Open but time-wasters will have nowhere to hide thanks to the introduction of shot-clocks. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic serves during his final match against Britain’s Andy Murray at the Australian Open tennis tournament at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 31, 2016.
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LONDON (Reuters) – Beaten but exhilarated, Belgium’s David Goffin believes his exceptional run at the ATP Finals has strengthened him for the last great challenge of his breakthrough season — helping his country win the Davis Cup for the first time. Tennis – ATP World Tour Finals – The O2 Arena, London, Britain – November
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(The Sports Xchange) – Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant missed Sunday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets with a sprained left ankle, the team announced. Nov 18, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) glances over his shoulder to fans as time winds down during the fourth quarter against the
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BOGOTA (Reuters) – A Colombian soccer match between Junior and Deportivo Pasto was postponed on Saturday after the visitors’ bus was attacked, leaving a player and two members of the backroom staff injured, the league said. The match in Barranquilla was suspended “because of the attack suffered by the visitor’s bus 14km from the stadium,”
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LONDON (Reuters) – As if clocking up a first victory over Rafael Nadal was not enough, David Goffin continued breaking new ground by stunning Roger Federer at the ATP Finals on Saturday to claim the biggest win of his career and reach the final. Tennis – ATP World Tour Finals – The O2 Arena, London,
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Defending champion Brooks Koepka will take a four-stroke lead into the final day of the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament after firing a sizzling seven-under-par 64 in the third round on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: Golf – The 146th Open Championship – Royal Birkdale – Southport, Britain – July 22, 2017 USA’s Brooks Koepka lines
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Thursday: Rockets 142, Suns 116 James Harden had 33 of his 48 points during the Houston Rockets’ 90-point first-half explosion that led to a 142-116 rout of the Phoenix Suns on Thursday. The 90 first-half points by Houston were the most in franchise history
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(Reuters) – Jose Altuve of the World Series champion Houston Astros won the American League MVP award on Thursday while Marlins Giancarlo Stanton slugged his way to the National League honor. FILE PHOTO: Nov 3, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) greets fans during the World Series championship parade and
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LONDON (Reuters) – Force India are enjoying their highest-scoring Formula One season, the team punching above their weight to secure fourth place in the constructors’ championship for the second year in a row. Formula One F1 – Mexican F1 Grand Prix 2017 – Mexico City, Mexico – October 27, 2017. Force India’s Sergio Perez during
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(Reuters) – Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer won his second consecutive Cy Young Award as the National League’s top pitcher on Wednesday while Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians took home American League honors. FILE PHOTO: Oct 12, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals relief pitcher Max Scherzer (31) pitches in the fifth inning during
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(The Sports Xchange) – Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor was named the American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday. Jul 5, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports Molitor, 61, orchestrated an impressive turnaround
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PRAGUE (Reuters) – Czech Davis Cup winner Radek Stepanek announced his retirement from tennis on Tuesday after failing to recover his fitness following back surgery earlier this year, Czech media reported. Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – 19/1/17 Belgium’s David Goffin celebrates after winning his Men’s singles second round match against
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