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(Reuters) – Former world number one Tiger Woods said on Friday he has decided to end his working relationship with swing coach Chris Como, opting instead to fly solo in his latest comeback from injury. Woods, who returned to competition three weeks ago after a near 10-month layoff during which he had spinal fusion surgery,
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of National Hockey League games on Thursday: Kings 2, Avalanche 1 Dustin Brown scored 44 seconds into overtime in his 1,000th career NHL game, all with the Los Angeles Kings, who defeated the Colorado Avalanche 2-1 on Thursday night. Brown converted a wrist shot for his 13th goal of the
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(Reuters) – France’s main anti-doping laboratory has had its suspension lifted after it corrected its “deficiencies”, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday. The Paris laboratory, where disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong’s samples were tested, was suspended on Oct. 31 after it self-reported analytical issues. WADA said it was satisfied the laboratory had corrected
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Sive Speelman is more determined than ever to become South Africa’s first black alpine skier at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang next year having been prevented from competing in Sochi by his own Games Committee. A teenage Speelman was invited by the International Olympic Committee to compete at the Sochi Games in
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(Reuters) – Major League Soccer is heading for the Music City after Nashville was revealed as its latest expansion club on Wednesday. The city known more for country music than soccer was named the league’s 24th franchise by MLS Commissioner Don Garber during a news conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame, but a
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of National Hockey League games on Tuesday: Jets 6, Predators 4 The Winnipeg Jets scored twice in the last 1:26 to earn a 6-4 victory over the Nashville Predators on Tuesday, avenging a November loss. Brandon Tanev’s wrister from a sharp angle on the left wing beat Pekka Rinne for
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LONDON (Reuters) – Manchester City’s stellar season gathered yet more momentum as the runaway Premier League leaders reached the League Cup semi-finals with a penalty shootout victory at Leicester City after a 1-1 draw following extra time on Tuesday. Arsenal, one of the sides trying vainly to catch City in the league, also battled into
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius has appealed to South Africa’s highest court to cut the sentence he got for murdering his girlfriend, legal documents showed on Tuesday. Pistorious was jailed for six years for shooting dead Reeva Steenkamp – but prosecutors argued that was “shockingly lenient” and an appeals court agreed last
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(The Sports Xchange) – The Atlanta Falcons pulled within a game of the NFC South lead thanks to a 24-21 victory against the injury-plagued Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday night at Raymond James Stadium. Tampa Bay kicker Patrick Murray was wide right on a 54-yard field-goal attempt as time expired. The defending NFC champion Falcons
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(Reuters) – The Carolina Panthers have appointed Tina Becker as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with full control of the daily management of the National Football League (NFL) franchise, the team announced on Monday. The Panthers said Becker, who started as a cheerleader, will be one of the highest-ranking female executives at an NFL team. The
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(Reuters) – Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced on Sunday he will sell the team, hours after the National Football League said it had taken over an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct by the owner. “I believe that it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership,” Richardson said in a statement
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