Olympics: France to skip 2018 Winter Games if security risk too great

PARIS (Reuters) – France’s Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea if its security cannot be guaranteed, French Sports Minister Laura Flessel said on Thursday, raising the first major doubts by a participating country over the event. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Tensions in More...

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By news On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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NFL star Hernandez’s family sues league over ‘severe’ CTE

BOSTON (Reuters) – Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, who killed himself in prison in April, had a “severe case” of the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a lawyer said on More...

By news On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Golf: Matthew appointed 2019 European Solheim Cup captain

LONDON (Reuters) – Scotland’s Catriona Matthew was appointed European team captain for the 2019 Solheim Cup at Gleneagles on Thursday in what she said was a dream come true after making nine appearances More...

By news On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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North Korea says sanctions block imports of athletes’ gear

GENEVA (Reuters) – North Korea has protested to three international sporting federations that requests to buy sports equipment for its athletes were being denied due to U.S.-led sanctions, letters obtained More...

By news On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Cycling: Lappartient replaces Cookson as UCI president

BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) – France’s David Lappartient claimed a landslide victory as he was elected International Cycling Union (UCI) president, replacing incumbent Brian Cookson after the Briton failed More...

By news On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Mexican F1 track undamaged by quake, race to go ahead

LONDON (Reuters) – Mexican Grand Prix organizers say next month’s Formula One race in Mexico City will go ahead as planned despite the capital being hit by its deadliest earthquake in three decades. Marketing More...

By news On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Police lock fans inside ground after clashes erupt outside

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazilian police locked Santos fans inside their home stadium for 20 minutes on Wednesday after violence erupted outside the Vila Belmiro ground following the team’s elimination from More...

By news On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Olympics: Oceania allowed small quota of athletes at 2022 Asian Games

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – A small contingent of athletes from Oceania nations will be allowed to compete at the 2022 Asian Games in China so long as their qualification paths for the 2024 Paris Olympics go through More...

By news On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Golf: Top-ranked Spieth primed for $10 million bonus at East Lake

(Reuters) – Jordan Spieth feels good about the quality of his game heading into the season-ending Tour Championship starting in Atlanta on Thursday, even if he is not holing as many long putts as when he More...

By news On Thursday, September 21st, 2017
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Cycling: Europe to decide UCI election, says former chief McQuaid

BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) – France’s David Lappartient will beat incumbent Brian Cookson to be elected president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) if the body’s European delegates vote as one, former More...