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Hewitt comes out of retirement to play doubles at Australian Open

1 hour 41 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt is to come out of retirement temporarily and play doubles with compatriot Sam Groth at next month's Australian Open, local media reported on Friday.

Team New Zealand boss endorses America's Cup preferred base venue

2 hours 26 min ago
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The choice of venue for the next America's Cup regatta in Auckland has been endorsed by Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton.

Athletes' universal rights 'will protect from doping fallout'

6 hours 27 min ago
(Reuters) - The world's leading players' associations unveiled a universal declaration of player rights on Thursday designed to give athletes a global voice and protect them from the fallout from corruption and a broken anti-doping system.

Froome 'not ashamed' of using asthma inhaler

12 hours 56 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome has said his use of an inhaler is "not something to be ashamed of" after a urine test at the Vuelta a Espana in September showed excess levels of an asthma medication.

Putin: U.S. secret services control doping whistleblower Rodchenkov

13 hours 59 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's former anti-doping chief-turned-whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov is working under the control of U.S. special services, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

Putin says confident Russia to be ready to host 2018 World Cup

14 hours 34 sec ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday he was confident that Russia would have everything ready to host the 2018 soccer World Cup as it has a vast experience in holding major sports events.

Highlights of Wednesday's NHL games

17 hours 56 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Hockey League games on Wednesday:

Highlights of Wednesday's NBA games

18 hours 5 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Wednesday:

NFL-Cardinals' coach unsure if running back Peterson will play again this season

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:13pm
(Reuters) - Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says he has "no idea" whether veteran running back Adrian Peterson will play again this season.

Fox's Star to bring Disney cash and cricket in India

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 7:24pm
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co's expected deal with Twenty-First Century Fox Inc would give the world's best-known entertainment company new advantages in India, such as cricket rights and local-language TV shows for the fast-growing media market.

National Football League roundup

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 7:05pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is preparing to play his first game in eight weeks this weekend against the Carolina Panthers, coach Mike McCarthy announced on Wednesday.

National Hockey League roundup

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:57pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Columbus Blue Jackets center Brandon Dubinsky will miss six to eight weeks after sustaining an orbital bone fracture in a fight during Tuesday's game, the team announced Wednesday.

Major League Baseball roundup

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:53pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The agent for superstar Bryce Harper said he met with the Washington Nationals last month to discuss a potential long-term contract extension.

Froome denies breaking rules, says legacy not tainted

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 5:39pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Four-times Tour de France winner Chris Froome has denied breaking any rules after a urine test he gave during the Vuelta a Espana in September showed excessive levels of an asthma medication.

In elaborate hoax, websites say NFL Redskins renamed as Redhawks

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 3:16pm
(Reuters) - Native American advocates launched an elaborate hoax on Wednesday, creating authentic-looking web pages of major media that purported to report that the National Football League's Washington Redskins had changed their name to the Redhawks.

Commissioner Goodell to retire at end of contract in 2024

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 2:23pm
(The Sports Xchange) - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who signed a five-year contract extension last week, intends to retire at the completion of his new deal in 2024.

Froome's positive Salbutamol test result unusual, says expert

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 1:07pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome's positive test for excessive levels of the asthma drug Salbutamol at this year's Vuelta a Espana was unusual but dehydration or metabolism could have played a part, an anti-doping expert said on Wednesday.

Boxing: Fury aims punch at British board, may seek license elsewhere

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 11:00am
(Reuters) - Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said he may renew his boxing license with a different organization as he believes the British Boxing Board of Control treated him poorly after he was charged by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) in June 2016.

NFL: Bengals co-founder Pete Brown dies

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:55am
(The Sports Xchange) - Pete Brown, the Cincinnati Bengals' senior vice president of player personnel and co-founder of the team in the mid-1960s along with his brother Mike and father Paul Brown, died Tuesday. He was 74.

Ex-NFL RB Larry Johnson believes he has CTE

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:53am
(The Sports Xchange) - Former NFL running back Larry Johnson said in an interview he believes he suffers from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease known as CTE.