Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:24:17 -0400BERLIN (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee said on Thursday it had disqualified four Russian athletes from the 2012 London Olympics after re-tests of their samples came back positive for banned substances.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:12:53 -0400ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA announced its proposed slot allocation for the expanded 48-team World Cup on Thursday, including an automatic place for Oceania, 16 places for Europe - up from 13 - and a six-team inter-zonal playoff tournament for two more spots.
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 23:13:49 -0400(Reuters) - Venus Williams beat top seed Angelique Kerber on Wednesday to advance to a Miami Open semi-final against Britain's Johanna Konta.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:44:16 -0400CHICAGO (Reuters) - For all the talk of how the United States has embraced soccer, it became clear there is still some way to go to complete the conversion after newly arrived Bastian Schweinsteiger was asked if he thought his club, Chicago Fire, could win the World Cup.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:43:00 -0400SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese golfers on the U.S. women's tour may decide not to play in a tournament next month in Hawaii sponsored by South Korean conglomerate Lotte Group, a sign that fallout from a diplomatic row between Beijing and Seoul over a missile defense system is increasingly spilling into the sports world.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:36:05 -0400(Reuters) - Adam Hadwin had an inkling his red-hot start to the year would lead to his first Masters invite, which is why the recently-married Canadian purchased refundable airline tickets for the honeymoon.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 13:31:32 -0400HELSINKI (Reuters) - Javier Fernandez proved that being a world champion is not just about being a quad-jumping powerhouse when he produced a mesmerizing short program to hold off a throng of challengers at the figure skating world championships on Thursday.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:07:05 -0400(The Sports Xchange) - Russell Westbrook recorded the highest scoring triple-double in NBA history Wednesday night, totaling 57 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a come-from-behind, 114-106 overtime road victory over the Orlando Magic.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 01:24:49 -0400(Reuters) - Rafa Nadal moved into the Miami Open semi-finals with a straight sets win over American Jack Sock on Wednesday, while second seed Kei Nishikori was sent packing after going down 6-4 6-2 to unseeded Italian Fabio Fognini.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:43:31 -0400BEIJING (Reuters) - The National Hockey League (NHL) will stage two annual pre-season games in China from this year as it looks to build interest in the country that will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, even as its participation in next year's Games remains in doubt.