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Russian doping conspiracy benefited over 1,000 competitors

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 19:42:45 -0500

LONDON (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Russian competitors across more than 30 sports were involved in an institutional conspiracy to conceal positive drug tests as Moscow "hijacked international sport" over the course of five years, an independent WADA report said on Friday.(image)

I am not a traitor, says Russian doping whistleblower Stepanova

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:23:32 -0500

(Reuters) - Whistleblower Yulia Stepanova has denied being a traitor and said being banned for two years was the turning-point that led her to expose Russia's state-backed and systematic doping program.(image)

Swimming-China's Chen banned for two years for doping at Rio

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 22:50:56 -0500

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi has been banned for two years after failing a drug test at the Rio Olympics, the sport's governing body (FINA) said.(image)

Golf - Unheralded Brazel grabs share of lead with Cabrera Bello

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 04:39:15 -0500

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Unheralded Australian Sam Brazel shot a three-under 67 to grab a share of the lead with playing partner Rafa Cabrera Bello after the third round of the Hong Kong Open at Fanling on Saturday.(image)

NFL expands London push to four games in 2017

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:48:32 -0500

(Reuters) - The National Football League (NFL) will stage four games in London next season as part of is growing commitment to what it calls an increasing fan base in the British capital.(image)

Cool champion Joshua confident of extending hot streak

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:47:43 -0500

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua said patience would be the key to preserving his perfect knockout run after weighing in almost a stone heavier than American challenger Eric Molina on Friday.(image)

A $30 million splurge on Putin's daughter's favorite sport

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:12:39 -0500

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is building a $30 million complex for acrobatic rock'n'roll, a niche sport in which President Vladimir Putin's daughter is a leading dancer and has a senior role for development, a Reuters review of public documents has shown.(image)

Chiefs KO Raiders, seize control of AFC West

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:59:12 -0500

(The Sports Xchange) - The Kansas City Chiefs took control of the AFC West with a 21-13 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Thursday in chilly weather conditions,(image)

Cardinals set to sign Fowler: MLB

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:54:36 -0500

(Reuters) - The St. Louis Cardinals have agreed to a free agent deal to sign former Chicago Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler, Major League Baseball reported on its website.(image)

Athletics: Shlyakhtin re-elected President of Russian federation

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:16:53 -0500

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Dmitri Shlyakhtin was re-elected as President of the All-Russian Athletics Federation (ARAF) on Friday after twice Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva withdrew her candidacy.(image)