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  • Cyclist Perkins gets nod from Putin for Russia switch

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian cyclist Shane Perkins has been given the green light to attain Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin, paving the way for the twice world champion to represent his new country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

  • NFL player charged with beating sister's boyfriend

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Oakland Raiders cornerback who prosecutors say beat and stomped on his sister's boyfriend was charged on Thursday with assault and battery.

  • NFL player charged with beating sister's boyfriend

    LOS ANGELES, Aug 17 (Reuters) - An Oakland Raiders cornerback who prosecutors say beat and stomped on his sister's boyfriend was charged on Thursday with assault and battery. Sean Lee Smith, a 30-year-old National Football League defensive player, could face up to seven years in prison if he is convicted on all three felony counts against him, which include allegations of causing great bodily injury. Smith is accused of attacking his sister's boyfriend, Christopher Woods, on the morning of July 4 in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, according to a criminal complaint. The court documents do not say what prompted the alleged violence.

  • Bolt reveals injury details and rounds on doubters

    LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt delivered a rebuke to those who questioned whether he really suffered an injury in his farewell race at the World Athletics Championships by revealing details of his hamstring tear on Thursday.

  • Mayweather on putting legacy on the line: 'It's worth it'

    (Reuters) - With his superfight against Conor McGregor a little over a week away, Floyd Mayweather struck a reflective tone on Thursday as he discussed the risk of coming out of retirement for a massive payday.

  • REFILE-Athletics-Bolt reveals injury details and rounds on doubters

    LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Usain Bolt delivered a rebuke to those who questioned whether he really suffered an injury in his farewell race at the World Athletics Championships by revealing details of his hamstring tear on Thursday.

  • Tennis-Cincinnati Open men's singles round 3 results

    Aug 18 (Gracenote) - Results from the Cincinnati Open Men's Singles Round 3 matches on Thursday

  • Boxing-Mayweather on putting legacy on the line: 'It's worth it'

    Aug 17 (Reuters) - With his superfight against Conor McGregor a little over a week away, Floyd Mayweather struck a reflective tone on Thursday as he discussed the risk of coming out of retirement for a massive payday.

  • Wie benched for morning matches as Europe go with rookie Hall

    (Reuters) - Nine-time veteran Cristie Kerr and long-hitting Lexi Thompson will lead off for the United States against Europe's Mel Reid and Charley Hull when the 15th Solheim Cup starts in Iowa on Friday.

  • Golf-Wie benched for morning matches as Europe go with rookie Hall

    Aug 17 (Reuters) - Nine-time veteran Cristie Kerr and long-hitting Lexi Thompson will lead off for the United States against Europe's Mel Reid and Charley Hull when the 15th Solheim Cup starts in Iowa on Friday.

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