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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – A snow volleyball exhibition on Wednesday showcased a sport organizers hope will one day be included in the Winter Olympics. “We can show the world it’s possible,” said Brazilian beach volleyball player Emanuel Rego who won gold in the 2004 Summer Games and didn’t mind the cold and windy conditions
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – American Tommy Biesemeyer has been ruled out of the Olympic downhill after suffering an ankle injury during training, the U.S Ski and Snowboard Federation said in a statement on Wednesday. Biesemeyer, ranked 40th in the world, was taken by team medical staff to a local clinic where he was treated
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Snowboarder Shaun White’s halfpipe victory at the Pyeongchang Games on Wednesday earned the United States its landmark 100th Winter Games gold medal, prompting a series of celebratory messages on social media. White scored 97.75 on his final run to pip Japan’s Ayumu Hirano as he claimed his third Olympic gold
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(Reuters) – The Chicago Cubs held off strong competition to sign highly rated Japanese free-agent pitcher Yu Darvish on a six-year contract, the 2016 World Series champions announced on Tuesday. Four-time All Star Darvish notched a 10-12 record and a 3.86 earned run average (ERA) in a combined 31 starts for the Texas Rangers and
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(Reuters) – Kei Nishikori returned to an ATP Tour level event for the first time since last August and cruised into the second round of the inaugural New York Open with a 7-5 6-3 win over American wild card Noah Rubin on Tuesday. The Japanese fifth seed, fresh off winning a Challenger event in Dallas,
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(Reuters) – The ATP are investigating “allegations of racial prejudice” after Ryan Harrison’s stormy first-round clash against fellow American Donald Young at the New York Open on Monday. The men’s tour said in a statement on Tuesday they would review video and audio from the match after the two players had a heated debate at
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senators investigating sexual abuse in sports said on Tuesday they were concerned about “potential systemic issues” involving abuse after written responses from the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics did not provide significant new details about how they responded to accusations of abuse. The Senate subcommittee is waiting for responses from
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – American Mikaela Shiffrin will enter the record books if she can win Wednesday’s Olympic women’s slalom event at the Yongpyong Alpine Centre. The dominant figure in the technical events on the women’s World Cup circuit, in which she heads the overall standings with 10 wins, including five in slalom, the
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Pre-Olympics favorites including two-time gold medalist Shaun White qualified for the men’s snowboard halfpipe final in a high-scoring, high-flying contest on Tuesday. American White, Australian Scotty James and Sochi silver medalist Ayumu Hirano of Japan set the pace, all scoring over 95 points and pushing the boundaries of what is
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BURIRAM, Thailand (Reuters) – Loud cheers erupt as two boys trade punches at a boxing ring in Thailand’s northeastern province of Buriram. After dominating five rounds, the winner is declared; 11-year-old Nanthawat Promsod, who is better known by his boxing name – “Super Big Saksandee”. He earned 3,000 baht ($94.34) for winning the fight, and
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – U.S. men’s hockey coach Tony Granato has come to the Pyeongchang Olympics with about the most anonymous group of players imaginable for a mission to win America’s first hockey gold medal since 1980. And that’s just fine by him. After all, who knew anything about Team USA goalie Jim Craig
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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Korea’s unified women’s Olympic hockey team suffered their second lop-sided defeat on Monday, as seven different players scored to lift Sweden to an 8-0 win on another night of jubilant displays of goodwill between the two Koreas. While the scoreboard may not have suggested it, the Korean squad gave their
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