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BERLIN (Reuters) – Five more Russian competitors from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, including two gold medalists, have been banned for life over anti-doping rule violations, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Silver medalists Russia’s Olga Zaitseva, Yana Romanova, Ekaterina Shumilova and Olga Vilukhina (L-R) pose on the podium during the
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LILLE, France (Reuters) – France won their 10th Davis Cup title when Lucas Pouille crushed Steve Darcis 6-3 6-1 6-0 to give the hosts a 3-2 victory in the final against neighbours Belgium on Sunday. Tennis – Davis Cup Final – France vs Belgium – Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille, France – November 26, 2017 France
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ABU DHABI (Reuters) – British teenage gamer Brendon Leigh became Formula One’s first eSports champion after winning the finale in Abu Dhabi on Saturday. The 18-year-old kitchen manager from Reading, who had never before left Britain or attended a Formula One race, collected a total of 74 points to come out on top of the
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LILLE, France (Reuters) – France captain Yannick Noah gambled on an untested pair for the pivotal Davis Cup final doubles against Belgium on Saturday but Richard Gasquet and Pierre-Hugues Herbert’s win ensured he was spared a “hot seat” as Les Bleus moved into the driving seat. Tennis – Davis Cup Final – France vs Belgium
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(Reuters) – Frenchman Adrien Theaux, still mourning the death of team mate David Poisson in a training crash, posted the fastest time in final practice on Friday for the opening men’s alpine World Cup downhill at Lake Louise. Nov 24, 2017; Lake Louise, Alberta, CAN; Adrien Theaux of France in the finish area after his
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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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