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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights from National Hockey League games on Thursday: Panthers 5, Blues 2 Rookie defenseman Ian McCoshen scored his first NHL goal as the Florida Panthers routed the previously undefeated St. Louis Blues 5-2. The Blues were 4-0-0 for the second time in franchise history but were playing their third road game
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LONDON (Reuters) – The Red Bull-owned Toro Rosso Formula One team could be facing yet another driver change amid uncertainty about Pierre Gasly’s availability for next week’s U.S. Grand Prix. The young Frenchman made his debut in Malaysia and competed in last weekend’s Japanese Grand Prix alongside Spaniard Carlos Sainz, with Russian Daniil Kvyat dropped
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia has made significant leaps in its anti-doping reforms but the progress is not being recognized by the international community, sports officials from the country said on Thursday. Russia’s athletics federation, Paralympic committee and anti-doping agency (RUSADA) remain suspended after reports commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) alleged state-sponsored doping. WADA
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(The Sports Xchange) – The Boston Red Sox fired manager John Farrell on Wednesday, two days after his team was eliminated from the playoffs. Farrell, who managed the Red Sox since 2013, will not return for the 2018 season, president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski announced. The team said a search for a new manager
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LONDON (Reuters) – Italy’s Fabio Fognini was provisionally suspended for two grand slam tournaments and fined $96,000 for his outburst at this year’s U.S. Open, the Grand Slam Board said on Wednesday. Fognini directed vulgar language toward Swedish chair umpire Louise Engzell during his first-round loss to compatriot Stefano Travaglia and was subsequently disqualified from
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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Only weeks after capping his brilliant season with the $10 million bonus as FedExCup champion, Justin Thomas heads back to his happy hunting ground at the CIMB Classic, seeking a ‘threepeat’ of titles in Malaysia. Much has changed for 24-year-old Thomas since his last trip to TPC Kuala Lumpur, when he
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LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One will see at least one world champion crowned in Abu Dhabi next month, even if Lewis Hamilton wraps things up long before on the track, after 20 virtual racers secured their slots for the sport’s inaugural E-sports series final on Tuesday. The 40 hopefuls on stage at London’s Gfinity Arena
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights from the National Hockey League games on Monday: Flames 2, Ducks 0 Sean Monahan and Mikael Backlund registered goals, and Mike Smith made 43 saves as the Calgary Flames ended an NHL-record losing streak with a 2-0 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. The Flames had dropped 25 consecutive
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Monday’s Major League Baseball playoff games: Astros 5, Red Sox 4 The Houston Astros clinched their first trip to the American League Championship Series with a 5-4 victory against the Boston Red Sox in Game 4 of their AL Division Series on a rainy Monday afternoon at Fenway Park.
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(Reuters) – Top-seeded Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia has withdrawn from the Tianjin Open with an injury, organizers announced on Monday. Garcia, who has been nursing a right thigh problem, beat Romanian Simona Halep in Sunday’s China Open final in Beijing to move into the eighth and final place in the WTA Finals standings ahead of Briton
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SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel is one race reprimand away from a 10-place grid penalty after Formula One stewards punished the Ferrari driver for missing the national anthem at Sunday’s Japanese Grand Prix. The German’s absence was understandable given the commotion around his car on the starting grid as the Italian team’s mechanics hurried
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Saturday’s National Hockey League games: Capitals 6, Canadiens 1 Alex Ovechkin followed up his opening night hat-trick with a four-goal performance and the Washington Capitals routed the Montreal Canadiens 6-1 at Capital One Arena on Saturday. Ovechkin became the fourth NHL player to have a hat-trick in each of
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(Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Friday it has lifted a three-month partial suspension of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Olympic Analytical Laboratory. The laboratory, which had continued to carry out its regular anti-doping activities, is no longer required to obtain a second opinion prior to reporting adverse analytical findings for
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BARCELONA (Reuters) – Former Chelsea and Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho was sentenced to seven months in prison and fined 142,882 euros ($167,000) on Friday for crimes against the Spanish tax authority, a Spanish court filing said. Spanish law is such that any sentence under two years for a non-violent crime rarely requires a defendant
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(Reuters) – Chinese internet conglomerate Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA.N) denied on Thursday that its vice chairman, Joseph Tsai, is in advanced talks to buy a stake in the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. “This is false,” Alibaba spokeswoman Jennifer Kuperman said. “Joe Tsai has never talked to the seller and he is
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(Reuters) – The Cleveland Indians are done marveling at their record-setting season, focused instead on avenging their dramatic extra innings Game Seven loss in last year’s World Series and snapping Major League Baseball’s longest title drought. There are big expectations on Cleveland in a post-season where the Chicago Cubs will chase a second consecutive World
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(Reuters) – Formula One title contender Sebastian Vettel was given some good news on Wednesday after his Ferrari team ruled out a gearbox change that would have incurred a grid penalty at the Japanese Grand Prix. The German, a four-time world champion, is 34 points behind Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton with five races remaining, including Sunday’s
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SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team will be looking for lost speed as Formula One wraps up its Asian leg in Japan this weekend. The championship leader is thankful to have extended his advantage over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to 34 points with five races remaining but he is also conscious that
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(The Sports Xchange) – The NBA and its Players Association announced Tuesday a new format for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles that will abandon the traditional Eastern Conference versus Western Conference matchup. Under the new format, two captains will pick the teams from a pool of 24 players who were voted in
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LONDON (Reuters) – Polish driver Robert Kubica will test with Williams this month as he chases a Formula One comeback after a seven-year absence. The former world champions have yet to finalize their 2018 lineup, with Brazilian veteran Felipe Massa’s place potentially at stake. While there was no official comment from Williams, media reports on
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