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(Reuters) – Tiger Woods is not hitting full shots and has no timetable for his return to competitive golf after undergoing his fourth back surgery in April, the former world number one said on Friday. In a wide-ranging post on his website that included thoughts about those affected by recent hurricanes and the earthquake in
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(Reuters) – Four-times major winner Rory McIlroy believes the PGA Tour will eventually merge with the European Tour as it is “counter-productive” for them to compete against each other. The Northern Irishman said one way of achieving a unified circuit would be if the U.S.-based circuit bought the European Tour and continued to run its
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LONDON (Reuters) – Scotland’s Catriona Matthew was appointed European team captain for the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles on Thursday in what she said was a dream come true after making nine appearances as a player. “Since my first appearance in 1998, I have always loved playing in the Solheim Cup,” the 48-year-old three-times winner
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(Reuters) – Major League Baseball set a record for home runs in a single season on Tuesday with Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon’s round-tripper in Toronto making it 5,694 for the year. The previous record was set in 2000 during what has been dubbed the “Steroid Era”. Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton has led the power
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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday the country is pushing to ensure security at next year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics amid rising tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons programs. In a meeting with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach, Moon said South Korea has always hosted global sports events successfully
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Monday’s Major League Baseball games: Marlins 13, Mets 1 Giancarlo Stanton drilled his major-league-leading 55th homer to lead the Miami Marlins to a 13-1 win over the New York Mets on Monday. It was Miami’s first game at Marlins Park since Sept. 6, with three contests were moved to
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LONDON (Reuters) – Former England soccer captain Wayne Rooney received a two-year driving ban on Monday after pleading guilty in a British court to drink-driving, the Press Association news agency reported. Rooney apologized for his “unforgivable lack of judgment” in a statement issued after he entered his guilty plea at Stockport Magistrates’ Court, near Manchester
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Mexican Formula One driver Sergio Perez will stay at Force India next season in an unchanged line-up with Frenchman Esteban Ocon, the team said in a statement on Sunday. “Alongside Esteban, retaining Sergio gives us stability going into next season and one of the most exciting driver pairings in Formula One,” said
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton described Saturday’s qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix as a matter of ‘holding on for dear life’ after he lapped a disappointing fifth fastest. The Briton’s description of how he felt hustling his Mercedes around the streets of the city-state could also apply to his hopes of
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LILLE, France (Reuters) – French number two Lucas Pouille will kick off the Davis Cup semi-final against Serbia when he takes on Dusan Lajovic in the first singles match, according to the draw made on Thursday. Friday’s action will be completed with a second singles match between Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Laslo Djere. Pierre-Hugues Herbert and
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LIMA (Reuters) – Baseball and softball’s chances of continuing as Olympic sports increased considerably on Wednesday after the city of Los Angeles was awarded the 2028 Olympic Games. The two sports, which were thrown out of the Olympics after 2008, will make a one-off comeback at the 2020 Games in Tokyo — in a country
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LIMA (Reuters) – The escalating North Korean crisis had so far raised “no hint” of a security threat for next year’s Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday. Hours after the United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea over the country’s sixth and most
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