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NFL: National Football League roundup

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 8:11pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Former Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman was suspended six games by the NFL on Friday for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

NBA: National Basketball Association roundup

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 7:40pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors plan to meet as a team this fall to decide whether to make a visit to the White House to celebrate their 2017 NBA championship, head coach Steve Kerr told ESPN.

Team Europe jumps ahead in inaugural Laver Cup

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 7:16pm
PRAGUE (Reuters) - Team Europe swept the singles matches at the inaugural Laver Cup on Friday before Australian Nick Kyrgios and American Jack Sock took down top-ranked Rafael Nadal and Tomas Berdych in the doubles to salvage a point for Team World.

Golf: Thomas jumps into three-way tie for lead at Tour Championship

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 5:13pm
(Reuters) - Justin Thomas, Webb Simpson and Paul Casey tied for the second-round lead as Jordan Spieth slipped four strokes behind at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Friday.

Baseball: Ausmus will not return as Detroit Tigers manager

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 4:33pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Detroit Tigers announced Friday the contract of manager Brad Ausmus will not be extended beyond the 2017 season.

Three U.S. baseball teams to extend safety nets after girl's injury

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 2:53pm
(Reuters) - At least three Major League Baseball teams will extend protective netting at their ballparks to prevent foul balls and broken bats from hurting spectators, a move triggered by a serious injury to a young girl at New York's Yankee Stadium this week.

NFL vows 'vigorous' fight against Aaron Hernandez CTE lawsuit

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 2:16pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - The National Football League on Friday vowed to vigorously fight a lawsuit filed on behalf of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez's family that claimed his severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy led to his suicide.

Tiger progressing but still no timetable for return

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 1:21pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods is not hitting full shots and has no timetable for his return to competitive golf after undergoing his fourth back surgery in April, the former world number one said on Friday.

Cycling: France's Cosnefroy claims Under-23 gold at world championships

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:23pm
BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - France's Benoit Cosnefroy won the Under-23 road race at the cycling world championships on Friday after jumping away from the pack late on the demanding 191-km course.

Motorcycling: Rossi 'comfortable' in wet Aragon practice

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:21pm
(Reuters) - Spaniard Dani Pedrosa lapped fastest for Honda on home soil on Friday but Valentino Rossi, returning three weeks after breaking his leg, was the center of attention in a wet Aragon MotoGP practice.

Olympics: IOC confident over Korea Games as French committee plays down concerns

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:14pm
(Reuters) - France's Olympic Committee on Friday played down security concerns over next year's winter Games in South Korea, as organizers said athletes' wellbeing was their priority and expressed confidence the event would go ahead.

IOC ready to provide North Korean athletes with gear for Games

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:32am
GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday it was helping North Korea prepare its athletes for the winter games in South Korea next February and would cover costs of their equipment if needed.

Motor racing: F1 rules eased to allow demonstration events

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 10:49am
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One has tweaked its sporting regulations so that teams can run current cars at demonstration events organized by new owners Liberty Media.

Athletics: Stellar Berlin marathon trio sets sights on world record

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 9:01am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge has the marathon world record firmly in his sights in Berlin on Sunday as he attempts a sub-two hour race.

Motor racing: F1 working on exhaust microphone to pump up TV volume

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 8:06am
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One is working on a microphone that can be attached to a car's exhaust system to make the sport louder and more 'visceral' for television viewers.

Olympics: IOC says no doubts about Korea Games amid French unease

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 6:16am
(Reuters) - Olympics organizers sought on Friday to ease French concerns about next year's winter Games in South Korea, saying the safety of athletes was their priority and nations in the region had no doubts that the event would go ahead.

McIlroy expects PGA Tour to merge with Europe circuit

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 5:25am
(Reuters) - Four-times major winner Rory McIlroy believes the PGA Tour will eventually merge with the European Tour as it is "counter-productive" for them to compete against each other.

Tennis: Top seed Muguruza sails into Pan Pacific Open semis

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 5:18am
TOKYO (Reuters) - World number one Garbine Muguruza put on a clinical display to power past Caroline Garcia 6-2 6-4 in the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals in Tokyo on Friday.

Tensions with North Korea, China hurt ticket sales for South Korean Olympics: organizer

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 4:12am
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's political tensions with North Korea and China are depressing ticket sales for the 2018 Winter Olympics in the South Korean city of Pyeongchang, leaving hundreds of thousands of tickets unsold, the organiser said on Friday.

Highlights of Thursday's MLB games

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 2:55am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's Major League Baseball games: