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Canada's Masse breaks 100 metres backstroke world record

BUDAPEST, (Reuters) - Canada's Kylie Masse set a world record for the women’s 100 metres backstroke at the world championships on Tuesday. Read More

 

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Elbow injury may rule Djokovic out of U.S. Open: report

(Reuters) - Former world number one Novak Djokovic is in doubt for the U.S. Open due to his elbow injury, Serbian media reported, citing the country's Davis Cup team doctor. More »

 

Peaty sets 50m breaststroke record

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Briton Adam Peaty smashed his own world record in the men's 50 meters breaststroke while Hungary's Katinka Hosszu and American Katie Ledecky set out their stalls to become the leading female swimmer at the world championships on Tuesday. More »

 

Russian athletes going to world championships as neutrals will be paid by state

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Tuesday told athletes set to compete as neutrals at next month's world championships that they will be paid by the state despite not officially representing their country. More »

 

South Africa's Semenya to seek double gold in London

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Caster Semenya will chase a golden double at next month's world championships in London after adding the women’s 1500 meters to her 800m entry, Athletics South Africa (ASA) said on Tuesday. More »

 

Britain's long jumper Rutherford pulls out of world championships

LONDON (Reuters) - World long jump champion Greg Rutherford will not defend his crown in London next month after being forced to withdraw from the championships through injury, British Athletics announced on Tuesday. More »

 

Russian hockey forward Zaripov suspended for doping in KHL

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian forward Danis Zaripov, a three-time world champion who played at the 2010 Olympics, has been suspended for two years after failing a doping test last season in the Kontinental Hockey League, the KHL said on Tuesday. More »

 

Game on: Suning leads China's $2 billion soccer rights frenzy

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - In the high-stakes race to control soccer TV rights in China, with a potential market of hundreds of millions of fans, an electronics retailer is betting up to $2 billion that could give it a near monopoly on broadcasting the sport at home. More »

 

Tennis: Australia mourns death of grand slam winner, coach Rose

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Mervyn Rose, who won two grand slam titles and a pair of Davis Cups for Australia before coaching some of the greats of the game, has died at 87. More »

 

Cameroon soccer star Milla tackles plastic flooding menace

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (Reuters) - Roger Milla, who shot to worldwide fame for his World Cup goal celebrations, is now tackling flooding with a scheme to turn plastic blocking Cameroon's drains into building blocks. More »

 

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