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Cycling-Froome faces Dumoulin duel in 2018 Tour route full of surprises

1 hour 29 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - Tom Dumoulin should be Chris Froome's main rival as the Briton targets a record-equaling fifth title in the 2018 Tour de France, the route for which was unveiled on Tuesday.

Froome faces Dumoulin duel in 2018 Tour route full of surprises

2 hours 51 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - Tom Dumoulin should be Chris Froome's main rival as the Briton targets a record-equalling fifth title in the 2018 Tour de France, the route for which was unveiled on Tuesday.

NFL weighs protesting players' passion against Trump rebukes

3 hours 9 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials will weigh the fervor of players who protest racism by kneeling for the national anthem against the anger of U.S. President Donald Trump at their two-day autumn meeting beginning on Tuesday in New York City.

IOC 'disappointed' by Innsbruck snub, still hopes for good bids

3 hours 39 min ago
(Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday said it was disappointed by the referendum defeat of Innsbruck's plan to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, with some in the movement saying another dual Games award could be on the cards.

Australian rules-AFL criticized after transgender player ruled ineligible

5 hours 29 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian Football League has come under fire after ruling a transgender footballer ineligible for selection a day before the national draft for the professional women's competition.

Cycling: Belgian rider Bakelants recovering after spinal surgery

6 hours 37 min ago
(Reuters) - Belgian rider Jan Bakelants is on the road to recovery following spinal surgery after suffering multiple fractures to his vertebrae in a horror fall at the Giro di Lombardia this month.

Boxing: Joshua to face Takam in title defense after Pulev withdraws

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:39pm
(Reuters) - Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF world title against Carlos Takam after Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev withdrew due to a shoulder injury.

Mariota returns to help Titans beat Colts

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:37pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Tennessee Titans ended an 11-game losing streak to the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night with a big pass and a big defensive play.

Judge gets Yankees back in ALCS in 8-1 rout

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:32pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and made two outstanding catches in right field as the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros 8-1 in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Monday.

Highlights from Monday's NHL game

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 10:53pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Monday:

Cycling: Tour organizers seek uncharted territory

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 8:33pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Every year since he took over from Jean-Marie Leblanc in 2006, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has tried to spice up the route with new climbs to make the race more exciting.

Honduras coach calls FIFA playoff dates 'inhumane'

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:43pm
(Reuters) - FIFA's decision to schedule the World Cup qualifier between Australia and Honduras with just five days in between the two matches was "inhumane", the Central Americans' coach Jorge Luis Pinto has said.

National Football League roundup

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:35pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Monday that Aaron Rodgers will have surgery on his broken right collarbone "in the near future."

National Hockey League roundup

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:29pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Ottawa Senators captain Erik Karlsson will make his season debut in Tuesday's home game versus the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced Monday.

Tiger cleared by doctors to return to golf: ESPN

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 7:01pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has been cleared to resume full golf activity with no restrictions by the doctor that performed back surgery on the 14-time major champion in April, ESPN reported on Monday.

NFL to tackle protests as Trump decries 'disrespectful' players

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 4:51pm
(Reuters) - The National Football League will tackle criticism from President Donald Trump over players who protest racial discrimination by kneeling during the U.S. national anthem when league officials gather with team owners in New York for their autumn meeting this week.

Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino fired amid corruption probe

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:47pm
(Reuters) - The University of Louisville fired Hall of Fame basketball coach Rick Pitino on Monday amid a national investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of allegations of corruption in college basketball.

NFL seeks compromise solution to anthem protests

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 3:08pm
(Reuters) - The National Football League will try to find a way to move on from the controversial issue of players protesting during the national anthem before games when it meets with team owners in New York this week for a regularly-scheduled meeting.

Mike Ashley puts Newcastle United up for sale

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:54am
(Reuters) - Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley put the Premier League club up for sale on Monday, signaling an end to his decade-long reign at St James' Park.

NBA: All eyes on hardwood for possible anthem protests

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 8:11am
(Reuters) - The start of a new NBA season always commands attention, given a thirst for gravity-defying dunks and sweet shooters, but this year many may tune in simply to see if players will defy rules and kneel during the national anthem.

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