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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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(Reuters) – Top seed Roger Federer eased into the Basel Open quarter-finals with a dominant 6-1 6-3 victory over Frenchman Benoit Paire on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – ATP 500 – Swiss Indoors Basel – 1st round – St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland – October 24, 2017 – Roger Federer of Switzerland in action against Frances
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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Jelena Ostapenko ended her maiden WTA Finals campaign on a winning note with a surprisingly easy 6-3 6-1 victory over a subdued Karolina Pliskova on Thursday, the Latvian saving her best until last after she was eliminated earlier in the week. Tennis – WTA Tour Finals – Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore –
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(Reuters) – Two early goals paved the way for the New York Red Bulls’ 4-0 victory over Chicago on Wednesday which eliminated the Fire from the Major League Soccer (MLS) playoffs. Oct 25, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; New York Red Bulls forward Bradley Wright-Phillips (99) scores a goal against Chicago Fire goalkeeper Matt Lampson (28)
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(Reuters) – Minnesota Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo has been suspended for one game following a hit on Ravens’ wide receiver Mike Wallace during Sunday’s game. Oct 22, 2017; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace (17) loses his helmet following a hit from Minnesota Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo (34) during the first quarter
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights from National Hockey League games on Sunday: Oct 22, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Vancouver Canucks left wing Sven Baertschi (47) receives congratulations from teammates after scoring in the second period at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports Canucks 4, Red Wings 1 Sven Baertschi scored his first
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(Reuters) – Toronto FC broke a 19-year-old Major League Soccer record for points in a single season on Sunday while a stoppage-time winner gave the San Jose Earthquakes the final playoff berth on the last day of the regular season. Oct 22, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta United defender Jeff Larentowicz (18) reacts after a
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton pulverized the track record to claim pole position on Saturday ahead of a U.S. Grand Prix that could secure the Mercedes driver’s fourth Formula One world championship. Oct 21, 2017; Austin, TX, USA; Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (44) of Great Britain during practice for the United States Grand Prix
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton was fastest in final practice at the U.S. Grand Prix on Saturday with Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel closing the gap after putting the previous day’s problems behind him. Oct 21, 2017; Austin, TX, USA; Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (44) of Great Britain during practice for the
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AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton shattered the Circuit of the Americas track record on Friday as he dominated practice for a U.S. Grand Prix that could bring him a fourth world championship. FILE PHOTO: Oct 20, 2017; Austin, TX, USA; Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (44) of Great Britain during practice
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(The Sports Xchange) – Dusty Baker will not return to manage the Washington Nationals in 2018, the team announced Friday. FILE PHOTO: Washington Nationals manager Dusty Baker (12) walks off the field in the fifth inning during game five of the 2017 NLDS playoff baseball series against the Chicago Cubs at Nationals Park, October 12,
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