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Russia fight back to snatch late draw with Belgium

1 hour 5 min ago
(Reuters) - Alexander Bukharov scored a stoppage-time equalizer as World Cup hosts Russia came from two goals down at halftime to hold Belgium to a 3-3 draw in a friendly in Sochi on Tuesday.

Ice hockey: Women's team reach tentative deal in pay dispute - report

2 hours 52 min ago
(Reuters) - USA Hockey and the women's national team reached a tentative agreement in their wage dispute that will avert a boycott of the upcoming world championships, according to a USA Today report on Tuesday.

Snowboarding: Injured McMorris named in Canada Olympic team

3 hours 49 min ago
(Reuters) - Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris, who is recovering in hospital from injuries sustained in an off-piste accident, received good news on Tuesday when he was provisionally nominated to Canada's 2018 Olympic team.

Soccer: Messi banned for four international matches

4 hours 41 min ago
ZURICH (Reuters) - Argentina forward Lionel Messi has been banned from their next four competitive internationals starting with Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in Bolivia for swearing at a match official, FIFA said on Tuesday.

Cycling: Nibali is only Italian with talent, says Cipollini

5 hours 9 min ago
(Reuters) - Giro d'Italia great Mario Cipollini bemoaned Italy's lack of talent on the international cycling circuit, naming former Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali as the only 'talented' rider.

Soccer: FIFA decision process on 48 World Cup teams unacceptable - Rummenigge

6 hours 24 min ago
ATHENS (Reuters) - The decision-making process that led FIFA to increase the number of teams at the World Cup to 48 starting with the 2026 tournament is unacceptable, European Club Association (ECA) chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Tuesday.

Triathlon: Murray takes the money, Super League basks in the glory

6 hours 28 min ago
(Reuters) - South Africa's Richard Murray finished first in the inaugural Triathlon Super League event and took the A$100,000 ($75,970.00) first prize but the revolutionary format was also the winner as organizers enjoyed an all-action three days of racing.

Soccer: Ronaldo nicknamed "cry baby" by childhood team mates

8 hours 4 min ago
(Reuters) - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was nicknamed "cry baby" by his childhood team mates due to the temper tantrums he threw when the team lost or if he did not receive the ball,

Murray to miss Britain's Davis Cup tie against France

8 hours 7 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will have to make do without world number one Andy Murray for their Davis Cup quarter-final in France after he was omitted on Tuesday from captain Leon Smith's team due to injury.

European trio receive PGA Tour special temporary membership

11 hours 52 min ago
(Reuters) - European Tour players Thomas Pieters, Tyrrell Hatton and Tommy Fleetwood have accepted Special Temporary Membership of the U.S. PGA Tour for the remainder of the 2016-17 season, the U.S. tour said on Monday.

Shanghai Shenhua's home stadium catches fire

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:58pm
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The home stadium of China's Shanghai Shenhua football club caught fire early on Tuesday but there were no casualties and the blaze was extinguished by mid-morning, the city government said.

Western Force reject report of Super Rugby exit

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 5:07pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Western Force have issued a strongly worded statement rejecting a media report that they are about to be axed from Super Rugby as the governing body looks to shake up the competition from as early as next year.

Peerless Federer rolls on with win over del Potro

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:43pm
(Reuters) - Roger Federer produced another dazzling performance on Monday, easing past Juan Martin del Potro in the third round at the Miami Open.

Kerber, Pliskova reach Miami quarters, Muguruza retires

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 4:16pm
(Reuters) - Top seeds Angelique Kerber and Karolina Pliskova reached the Miami Open quarter-finals while French Open champion Garbine Muguruza retired from her match with Caroline Wozniacki after dropping the first set.

Red-hot Johnson withdraws from Houston Open: report

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 2:08pm
(Reuters) - World number one Dustin Johnson, fresh off his third consecutive victory and content that his form is ready for the Masters, has withdrawn from this week's Shell Houston Open, according to a Golf Channel report on Monday.

NFL owners approve Raiders' move to Las Vegas from Oakland

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:50pm
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - National Football League team owners gave the green light to the Raiders moving to Las Vegas from Oakland, paving the way for the building of a new, $1.9 billion stadium in Sin City, the NFL said on Monday.

Ice hockey-U.S. senators back women's team in wage dispute

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:31pm
(Reuters) - A group of U.S. senators on Monday called on USA Hockey to end a bitter wage dispute with the women's national team and expressed concern about what they described as inequitable treatment of players.

Formula One opener puts overtaking in the spotlight

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 1:18pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One entered a bold new era in Sunday's Australian season-opener with bigger tires, faster cars and a winning Ferrari but the lack of overtaking is causing concern.

Snowboard: Canada's McMorris in hospital after backcountry crash

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:22am
(Reuters) - Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris, a bronze medalist at the Sochi Olympics, is in a Vancouver hospital recovering from injuries sustained in a backcountry snowboarding accident, Canada Snowboard said on Monday.

Soccer: Thiago is Spain's heir to Xavi but a painful reminder for Barca

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:17am
MADRID (Reuters) - Barcelona and Spain have been searching for a player to hold their teams together like glue, orchestrating the midfield as Xavi Hernandez used to do for club and country.



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