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Three USA Gymnastics board members resign in wake of sex abuse scandal

2 hours 45 min ago
(Reuters) - Three USA Gymnastics board members resigned on Monday in the wake of its former team physician sexually abusing female gymnasts, the organization said.

Manchester United sign Sanchez from Arsenal in swap deal for Mkhitaryan

3 hours 2 min ago
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Manchester United have signed Chile forward Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal in a deal that sees midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to the London club, the Premier League clubs said on Monday.

Pliskova battles back to reach quarter-finals

6 hours 41 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Sixth seed Karolina Pliskova reached her second Australian Open quarter-final by outlasting Barbora Strycova 6-7(5) 6-3 6-2 in an all-Czech battle that stretched into the early hours of Tuesday.

Sandgren wants more meat off grand slam bone - coach

6 hours 44 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Tennys Sandgren's mantra at the Australian Open has been to "tear the meat off the bone" but the American outsider is not ready to leave the table despite his brilliant run to the quarter-finals, according to his coach Jim Madrigal.

Chung gives Djokovic a taste of his own medicine

6 hours 57 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - For Novak Djokovic it must have felt like some nightmarish fight to the death against a clone of himself on Monday as Chung Hyeon stunned the six-times Australian Open champion with a display ripped straight out of the Serb's textbook.

Canada's Belchos looks to mend Sochi heartache in South Korea

7 hours 48 min ago
(Reuters) - After the heartbreak of missing out on the Winter Olympics in Sochi by the narrowest of margins four years ago, Canadian speed skater Jordan Belchos is all set to step it up a gear when he takes to the ice in South Korea.

Dutch team player Blokhuijsen hopes for solo success

8 hours 25 min ago
(Reuters) - Jan Blokhuijsen was part of the formidable Dutch speed skating squad that won gold in the team pursuit in Sochi and while he has come to be known as a real 'team player' he will be setting his sights on a first individual Olympic title in Pyeongchang.

Figure skating: Don't write off Britain's chances, says Cousins

8 hours 30 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's 1980 Olympic figure skating champion Robin Cousins says he will be 'freaking out' in the commentary box when ice dancing duo Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland perform in Pyeongchang.

Olympics: South Korea ice hockey put in tough situation, says coach

9 hours 25 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - The head coach of the South Korean women's ice hockey team says her squad was put in a difficult situation having to incorporate North Korean players just weeks before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

Sports tribunal begins hearing appeals from 39 banned Russians

9 hours 33 min ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) began to hear appeals on Monday from 39 Russian athletes who were given lifetime Olympic bans for doping violations at the 2014 Sochi Games.

Chung stuns Djokovic in Australian Open

9 hours 54 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Six-times champion Novak Djokovic bowed out of the Australian Open in the fourth round as relentless South Korean Chung Hyeon ground him down to claim a stunning 7-6(4) 7-5 7-6(3) victory on Monday.

Exclusive: Infantino and Coe face IOC snub - source

9 hours 59 min ago
(Reuters) - The presidents of world soccer and world athletics are set to be snubbed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) next month when the body is likely to again overlook them for membership, a source told Reuters on Monday.

McMorris just happy to be back after horrific injuries

10 hours 13 min ago
(Reuters) - The list of injuries suffered by Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris in a freak accident at the end of last season would be enough to put some people off the sport for life.

Don't expect miracles from Woods in 2018, say experts

11 hours 34 min ago
(Reuters) - As anticipation builds over Tiger Woods's official comeback after nearly a year rehabilitating from a spinal fusion, two former professionals have offered a tempered view of what to expect from the 14-times major champion in 2018 and beyond.

Halep beats pain, Osaka to reach quarter-finals

11 hours 42 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep shook off a sleepless night racked with ankle pain to sweep past rising Japanese star Naomi Osaka and into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-2 victory on Monday.

Federer makes light of day shift to ease into last eight

12 hours 43 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Roger Federer was a strictly nocturnal beast throughout the first week of the Australian Open but proved just as effective with the sun on his back as he sauntered into the quarter-finals for the 14th time on Monday.

Snooker: China Open raises stakes after pocketing lucrative deal

13 hours 26 min ago
(Reuters) - This year's China Open will become only the second snooker tournament after the world championship to offer one million pounds ($1.39 million) in prize money following a new four-year deal with its promoters, the organizers have announced.

Tennis: Halep ends Osaka's run to reach quarter-finals

13 hours 43 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep proved too experienced for Japan's rising star Naomi Osaka as she eased into the Australian Open quarter-finals with a 6-3 6-2 victory on Monday.

Tennis: Kerber back in quarter-finals club after tough year

14 hours 23 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former champion Angelique Kerber was driven to distraction by the unorthodox game of world number 88 Hsieh Su-wei but overhauled the Taiwanese battler 4-6 7-5 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Monday.

Federer eases past Fucsovics into Melbourne quarter-finals

14 hours 25 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Roger Federer reached the Australian Open quarter-finals for the 14th time on Monday but the defending champion did not have everything his own way against 80th-ranked Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.

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