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NAIROBI (Reuters) – Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong has been handed a four-year ban by Kenya’s anti-doping agency (ADAK) after testing positive for the banned blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO), officials said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Jemima Sumgong (KEN) of Kenya celebrates after winning the 2016 Rio Olympics Women’s Marathon in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Monday: Nov 6, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) is guarded by Atlanta Hawks guard Malcolm Delaney (5) during the second half at Philips Arena. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Celtics 110, Hawks 107 Kyrie Irving scored 13 of his 35
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(Reuters) – The Philadelphia Eagles were dismissed as long shots when the National Football League season began two months ago but they have taken the league by storm to emerge as serious Super Bowl contenders. Nov 5, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz (11) celebrates his 4-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Sunday: Nov 5, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots the ball as Utah Jazz center Ekpe Udoh (33) defends during the third quarter at Toyota Center. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Rockets 137, Jazz 110 James Harden poured in a
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DEL MAR, California (Reuters) – Gun Runner won the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic in impressive fashion at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racetrack on Saturday, trouncing a celebrated field that included last year’s winner and favorite Arrogate. Nov 4, 2017; Del Mar, CA, USA; Gun Runner (5) races on the first stretch in the
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LONDON (Reuters) – Brazilian driver Felipe Massa announced his retirement from Formula One at the end of the season, and for the second time, on Saturday. Formula One F1 – Japanese Grand Prix 2017 – Suzuka Circuit, Japan – October 5, 2017. Williams’ Felipe Massa attends a fan event. REUTERS/Toru Hanai The 36-year-old had been
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(Reuters) – Olympic figure skating gold medal hopeful Patrick Chan has pulled out of next week’s NHK Trophy Grand Prix event in Japan to focus on his preparations for the Canadian national championships and the Pyeongchang Games. Oct 29, 2017; Regina, Saskatchawan, CAN; Patrick Chan (CAN) performs in the exhibition gala during the 2017 Skate
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(The Sports Xchange) – You could almost hear Al Pacino reciting the line he made famous in “The Godfather Part III” if he were a Jets fan: “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.” Nov 2, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Deonte Thompson (10) catches a
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(Reuters) – Ashleigh Barty and Anastasija Sevastova booked their semi-final spots without dropping a set in the round-robin phase of the WTA Elite Trophy in Zhuhai on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Wimbledon – London, Britain – July 3, 2017 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in action during her first round match against Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina REUTERS/Tony
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ATHENS (Reuters) – The flame that will burn during the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics was handed over to organizers in Athens on Tuesday in the marble stadium that hosted the first modern Games in 1896. Athletics Olympic – Flame Handover Ceremony For Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics – Panathenaic Stadium, Athens, Greece – October 31, 2017 Greek
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(The Sports Xchange) – The Kansas City Chiefs needed a win in the worst way following back-to-back close losses, and that was exactly what they got Monday: an ugly 29-19 victory over the Denver Broncos fueled by turnovers and field goals. Oct 30, 2017; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker (7)
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HOUSTON (Reuters) – The Houston Astros escaped a thrilling home-run filled clash with a 13-12 extra-innings victory against Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday to be one win away from their maiden World Series title. Oct 29, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (2) celebrates with teammates after hitting the game-winning RBI
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(Reuters) – Defending champions Seattle Sounders played out a goalless draw against host Vancouver Whitecaps in the first leg of the Western Conference semi-final of the Major League Soccer on Sunday. Oct 29, 2017; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei (24) blocks a shot on goal by the Vancouver Whitecaps during the
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel’s hopes of denying Lewis Hamilton a fourth Formula One world championship suffered a huge blow on Sunday when the title rivals collided at the start of the Mexican Grand Prix and dropped to the back of the field. F1 – Formula 1 – Mexican Grand Prix 2017 – Mexico
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HOUSTON (Reuters) – The Los Angeles Dodgers, playing with their backs against the wall for the first time all year, sprang back to life with a five-run ninth inning on Saturday to beat the Houston Astros 6-2 and level the World Series at two games apiece. Oct 28, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros pitching
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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Joc Pederson’s three-run shot in the ninth inning helped the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-2 win over the Houston Astros on Saturday to level the World Series at two games apiece. Oct 28, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros pitching coach Brent Strom (right) comes out to talk with relief pitcher
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel seized his 50th Formula One pole position at the Mexican Grand Prix on Saturday with title rival Lewis Hamilton third on the grid and poised for a fourth world championship. F1 – Formula 1 – Mexican Grand Prix 2017 – Mexico City, Mexico – October 28, 2017 Ferrari’s
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Martina Hingis ended her career on a losing note when the retiring Swiss great and her partner Chan Yung-jan of Taiwan were beaten 6-4 7-6(5) by Timea Babos and Andrea Hlavackova in the WTA Finals doubles semi-final on Saturday. Tennis – WTA Tour Finals – Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore – October 28,
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