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Brazil's former Olympic chief charged in 2016 Games bribes investigation

1 hour 48 min ago
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors charged the former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and five other people on Wednesday with corruption based on an investigation of alleged bribery to have Rio de Janeiro host the 2016 Games.

Brazil's Nuzman charged in 2016 Olympic Games bribes investigation

2 hours 54 min ago
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors charged the former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and five other people on Wednesday with racketeering based on a probe of alleged bribery to win the selection of Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Games.

Trump slams NFL for not making players stand for anthem

3 hours 4 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the National Football League on Wednesday for not forcing players to stand for the national anthem, firing back after league officials meeting in New York chose instead to effectively back players' right to political activism.

Mercedes and Hamilton on brink of F1 titles

3 hours 34 min ago
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton could be crowned Britain's first four-times Formula One world champion in Texas this weekend while Mercedes are on the brink of a fourth consecutive constructor's title.

Swiss cabinet backs bid to host 2026 Olympic Games

4 hours 51 min ago
ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government threw its weight behind a bid to host the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, promising on Wednesday to provide up to 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) to support the campaign.

Spanish Olympic high jump champion Beitia announces retirement

5 hours 23 min ago
MADRID (Reuters) - Olympic champion high jumper Ruth Beitia has retired from athletics due to persistent injuries, the Spaniard announced on Wednesday.

Trump chides NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

5 hours 30 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized the National Football League for not forcing its players to stand during pre-game renditions of the U.S. national anthem, furthering his feud with the nation's most popular sports league.

Judge to rule on ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's bid for new trial

6 hours 52 min ago
HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge is due to rule on Wednesday whether former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky will receive a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years.

Boxing: Title, not payday the prize Pulev seeks

8 hours 53 min ago
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev has no regrets about pulling out of his fight against world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua due to a shoulder injury and says he has not given up hope of fighting the Briton.

Highlights of Tuesday's NBA games

9 hours 9 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Tuesday:

Soccer: Reyna blasts U.S. 'arrogance' after World Cup exit

9 hours 59 min ago
(Reuters) - Former Captain Claudio Reyna blasted the U.S. Soccer program on Tuesday, a week after the United States failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

Highlights from Tuesday's NHL games

10 hours 43 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Tuesday:

Highlights of Tuesday's MLB playoff games

11 hours 17 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's Major League Baseball playoff games:

Nadal withdraws from Basel with knee problem

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:46pm
(Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from the upcoming Basel indoors tournament due to a knee issue, the Spaniard has said.

Judge delivers again as Yankees get the verdict

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:22pm
(Reuters) - New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge delivered once again with a home run that paved the way for a come-from-behind 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday, squaring their best-of-seven American League Championship Series at 2-2.

Bulls' Mirotic suffers fractured jaw in fight with team mate

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:16pm
(Reuters) - Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic suffered a fractured jaw and a concussion after fighting with team mate BobbyPortis in practice, the NBA reported on its website on Tuesday.

Hayward fractures ankle in first appearance for Celtics

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 9:08pm
(The Sports Xchange) - New Boston Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward fractured his left ankle when he was bumped in the air by LeBron James and fell with his leg pinned under him in the first quarter of the NBA's season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.

Elliott eligible to play for Cowboys this weekend, judge rules

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 8:02pm
(Reuters) - Ezekiel Elliott is eligible to play for the Dallas Cowboys this weekend following a court ruling on Tuesday, reported.

NFL policy on anthem kneeling unchanged, despite Trump rebuke

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 6:15pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials weighed the fervor of players protesting racism against U.S. President Donald Trump's anger at their autumn meeting on Tuesday with supporters of the players kneeling outside in solidarity.

Sharapova out, Gavrilova through to second round of Kremlin Cup

Tue, 10/17/2017 - 4:52pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova was swept away in the first round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Tuesday by Magdalena Rybarikova, while sixth-seeded Daria Gavrilova beat Kristyna Pliskova to make it to the round of 16.