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LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One team bosses have voted Lewis Hamilton as the sport’s top driver for the fourth year in a row but Mercedes team mate Valtteri Bottas slipped to 10th place in the rankings. Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton celebrates with fans after winning the 2017 Formula One British Grand Prix at Silverstone, Britain, July
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Wednesday said it would not make any payments to the international boxing federation AIBA until problems over governance and finances are sorted out. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach arrives for an Executive Board meeting in Pully near Lausanne, Switzerland December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Denis
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(Reuters) – The postponed rematch between former heavyweight world champion David Haye and fellow Briton Tony Bellew has been scheduled for May 5 at the O2 Arena in London, according to promoter Eddie Hearn. Boxing – Tony Bellew & David Haye Press Conference – London, Britain – October 4, 2017 Tony Bellew and David Haye
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after the IOC found evidence of an “unprecedented systematic manipulation” of the anti-doping system that has led to a series of suspensions for the country’s athletes in recent months. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) did not impose a blanket ban on
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) – Russia has been banned from the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after evidence emerged of widespread doping but some of its athletes will be allowed to compete under the tag of “Olympic Athlete of Russia”, the IOC said on Tuesday. Samuel Schmid, Chair of the IOC Disciplinary Commission, and Thomas Bach, President
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(The Sports Xchange) – Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri was named Major League Soccer’s Most Valuable Player on Monday. Dec 4, 2017; Portland, OR, USA; Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Valeri watches as his daughter, Connie, and his wife, Florencia look at the Landon Donovan MVP Award he earned this year at Adidas America Headquarters. Mandatory
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LAUSANNE (Reuters) – Under huge pressure from all sides, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will decide on Tuesday whether to ban Russia from next year’s Winter Olympics over alleged institutionalized doping. FILE PHOTO: An ice sculpture of the Olympic rings is seen during the Pyeongchang Winter Festival, near the venue for the opening and closing
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Sunday’s National Basketball Association games: December 3, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) moves in to score a a basket against the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports Rockets 118, Lakers 95 James
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Sunday’s National Football League games Dec 3, 2017; Glendale, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Rams place kicker Greg Zuerlein (4) kicks a field goal during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports – – – Patriots 23, Bills 3
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LONDON (Reuters) – Liverpool and Chelsea maintained their pursuit of runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City with comfortable wins on Saturday but Tottenham Hotspur dropped further off the pace with a disappointing 1-1 draw at Watford. Soccer Football – Premier League – Brighton & Hove Albion vs Liverpool – The American Express Community Stadium, Brighton,
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(The Sports Xchange) – The New York Yankees have chosen Aaron Boone to replace Joe Girardi as their manager, according to multiple reportsFriday. Boone, who helped the Yankees to a 2003 World Series title with a walk-off home run in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox, interviewed recently
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(Reuters) – Tiger Woods dazzled in his much-anticipated return from injury on Thursday at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas where the former world number one flashed a fist pump and did not seem bothered by his troublesome back. November 30, 2017; New Providence, The Bahamas; Tiger Woods hits a shot on the 15th
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia will host the 2018 World Cup draw on Friday, the glittering ceremony providing a welcome distraction to the unrelenting diet of doping and corruption news that has sullied the nation’s sporting reputation in recent years. A presenter holds the official match ball for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia during an
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(Reuters) – U.S. Masters Champion Sergio Garcia carded a bogey-free, five-under-par 67 at the Australian PGA Championships in Queensland on Thursday to trail local pair Jordan Zunic and Adam Bland by a single stroke after the opening round. FILE PHOTO: Spain’s Sergio Garcia in action during the first round Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith Bland
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(Reuters) – Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty in a Michigan court on Wednesday to additional counts of criminal sexual conduct for assaulting girls under the guise of medical treatment, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said. FILE PHOTO: Former USA Gymnastics’ team physician Larry Nassar poses in this handout photo received
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Sumo grand champion Harumafuji announced he would retire on Wednesday to take responsibility for injuring a junior wrestler in an incident that has threatened to taint the image of Japan’s national sport just as it was regaining popularity. The 33-year-old Mongolian-born “yokozuna” (grand champion) had already apologized earlier this month after media
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(Reuters) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino has said racism will not be tolerated at next year’s World Cup in Russia, adding that referees will have the power to stop or even abandon matches if discriminatory incidents take place. FILE PHOTO: FIFA President Gianni Infantino holds a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey, 23, 2017. REUTERS/Osman Orsal
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(Reuters) – Indian duo SSP Chawrasia and Anirban Lahiri were named alongside current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Gavin Green in a young Asian team led by Arjun Atwal for January’s EurAsia Cup against Europe. FILE PHOTO: India’s Arjun Atwal during the final round Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Brandon Malone Thai duo Phachara
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