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NFL rallies around protesting players denounced by Trump

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:44:44 -0400

SOMERSET, N.J.,/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - NFL teams staged a show of solidarity with protesting players before Sunday's games by kneeling, linking arms or staying off the field during the U.S. national anthem, defying President Donald Trump's call for owners to fire those who refuse to stand.(image)

Golf: PGA Tour rookie Schauffele wins Tour Championship by one shot

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:04:05 -0400

(Reuters) - PGA Tour rookie Xander Schauffele secured an upset victory at the Tour Championship on Sunday when he edged fellow American Justin Thomas by one stroke in Atlanta.(image)

Federer leads Team Europe to victory in first Laver Cup

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:36:49 -0400

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Roger Federer won the inaugural Laver Cup for Team Europe on Sunday, beating back a fierce challenge from players from the rest of the world to claim the trophy in a dramatic final match of the weekend.(image)

WADA to begin audit of Russian anti-doping agency

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:35:39 -0400

(Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will begin an audit of Russia's anti-doping program this week as it prepares to make a recommendation on whether to reinstate the Russian agency, the organization said on Sunday.(image)

Athletics: Kipchoge misses record in rainy Berlin triumph

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:22:11 -0400

BERLIN (Reuters) - Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge staved off a surprise challenge from Ethiopian debutant Guye Adola to win an enthralling Berlin marathon on Sunday, but missed out on his bid to set a new world record.(image)

Cycling: Perfect timing for Sagan as Slovakian takes third straight title

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:44:56 -0400

BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - Peter Sagan stayed quiet all day before timing his effort to perfection in the final sprint to become the first rider to claim three road race world championship titles in a row on Sunday.(image)

Triathlon: Zaferes takes first women's Super League title

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:59:21 -0400

JERSEY, Channel Islands (Reuters) - Katie Zaferes led an American one-two at the first women's triathlon Super League on Sunday after a weekend of high-octane racing across various formats in the sport's newest competition.(image)

Wozniacki powers to Pan Pacific title in Tokyo

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 04:04:18 -0400

TOKYO (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki ended her string of final failures by beating Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-0 7-5 in Tokyo on Sunday to win her second straight Pan Pacific Open title.(image)

Motorcycling: Rossi fifth as Marquez wins Aragon GP

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:44:10 -0400

MADRID (Reuters) - Defending champion Marc Marquez won the Aragon MotoGP on Sunday to take a 16-point lead in the world championship standings.(image)

Golf: Thomas wins $10 million bonus as FedExCup champion

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:29:17 -0400

(Reuters) - American Justin Thomas lost the battle but won the war, earning the $10 million bonus as FedExCup champion on Sunday despite falling short of the tournament victory at the season-ending Tour Championship.(image)