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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australian super-maxi Wild Oats XI smashed the race record as they won their ninth Sydney to Hobart bluewater classic on Wednesday, but face the possibility of a protest from second-placed LDV Comanche for a near-collision just after the start. Wild Oats, helmed by Mark Richards, crossed the line in the River Derwent
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(The Sports Xchange) – The New York Yankees officially re-signed left-hander CC Sabathia to a one-year contract, the team announced Tuesday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but multiple reports had the deal listed for $10 million. Sabathia is coming off a roller-coaster season in which he suffered what might have been a career-ending knee injury
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Monday’s National Basketball Association games: Warriors 99, Cavaliers 92 Klay Thompson broke a late tie with a 3-pointer and Kevin Durant protected the lead with two key defensive plays on LeBron James, lifting the Golden State Warriors to a 99-92 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA’s marquee
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, banned for life from the Olympics this month, is temporarily stepping down from his role as head of the country’s Football Union, he said on Monday. Mutko is to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday against the decision by the International
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(Reuters) – Seattle safety Earl Thomas courted controversy on Sunday when he appeared to offer his services to the Cowboys following the Seahawks’ 21-12 victory in Dallas. Thomas, who attempted to enter the Cowboys locker room following the game, approached their coach Jason Garrett in the tunnel and could be heard saying, “if y‘all have
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(Reuters) – The NFL’s concussion protocol has been altered with late-season changes following recent incidents that have triggered investigations. The changes were implemented last weekend, Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief medical officer, told ESPN. Most notably, a central unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant (UNC) was stationed at the command center that has been used primarily for
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(Reuters) – Twenty-three time grand slam champion Serena Williams will play her first match since the birth of her daughter when she faces off against French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi next week. The match with be the 36-year-old Williams’ first in almost a year as she
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(Reuters – Goals by Sergio Aguero, who scored twice, Raheem Sterling and Danilo enabled leaders Manchester City to extend their record-breaking run to 17 successive Premier League wins as they thrashed Bournemouth 4-0 on Saturday. The run had begun with victory in added time away to the same opposition in August. This one was much
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(Reuters) – Former world number one Tiger Woods said on Friday he has decided to end his working relationship with swing coach Chris Como, opting instead to fly solo in his latest comeback from injury. Woods, who returned to competition three weeks ago after a near 10-month layoff during which he had spinal fusion surgery,
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ZURICH (Reuters) – World soccer body FIFA on Friday said it had awarded media rights for the 2018 World Cup to 2SPORT2 in Russia and Mediaset in Italy. “In Russia, rights have been granted to the 2SPORT2 consortium (representing Channel One, RTR and Match TV), which will ensure comprehensive coverage of the competition in the
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(Reuters) – The loss of one leading player to injury would be cause for panic for most NBA teams but the reigning champion Golden State Warriors have such impressive depth that they have cruised along despite missing a handful of regulars. The Warriors own the league’s longest active winning streak after victories in each of
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(Reuters) – Birmingham has been chosen as the host venue for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, organizers announced on Thursday with the Midlands city being the only bidder. Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Louise Martin announced the decision at a press conference in the city. “We warmly congratulate Birmingham and England on today’s announcement – it
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(Reuters) – Major League Soccer is heading for the Music City after Nashville was revealed as its latest expansion club on Wednesday. The city known more for country music than soccer was named the league’s 24th franchise by MLS Commissioner Don Garber during a news conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame, but a
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Jailed South African track star Oscar Pistorius will appeal against his increased prison sentence of 13 years and five months at South Africa’s Constitutional Court, Eye Witness News reported on Tuesday. South Africa’s Supreme Court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence last month, accepting prosecutors’ argument that the original jail term
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ALTA BADIA, Italy (Reuters) – Matts Olsson of Sweden won the first World Cup race of his career at the age of 29 on Monday when he pipped Henrik Kristoffersen in the final of the parallel giant slalom. Olsson beat overall World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher in the semi-final, then overcame Norwegian Kristoffersen by three-hundredths
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(Reuters) – Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced on Sunday he will sell the team, hours after the National Football League said it had taken over an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct by the owner. “I believe that it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership,” Richardson said in a statement
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