NFL: Bengals co-founder Pete Brown dies
"Pete was the quiet one, but his talents spoke volumes," Bengals president Mike Brown said in a statement Wednesday. "Pete was more prone to action than talk, and his contributions to the Bengals were significant. He was a fine scout and judge of prospects, a wonderful business partner, and an even better brother and family member. Everyone who knew Pete cared about him and respected him. I feel his loss deeply."
Ex-NFL RB Larry Johnson believes he has CTE
CTE, which doctors say can be caused by repeated blows to the head, only can be diagnosed after death.
Australian soccer federation silent on Scolari claims
SYDNEY, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Australia's soccer federation on Wednesday refused to comment on World Cup winning coach Luiz Felipe Scolari's claims that they had approached him about leading the Socceroos to the 2018 tournament in Russia.
Congress to stop using public funds for harassment settlements -U.S. speaker
WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - U.S. House Republican Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that Congress would stop using taxpayer money for settlements in sexual harassment claims lodged against lawmakers' offices.
Cycling: Froome faces tough questions after positive Vuelta test
LONDON (Reuters) - Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome could potentially be stripped of his Vuelta a Espana title after a urine test he gave during the race in September showed excessive levels of an asthma medication.
Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Wednesday
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Motor racing: Concerned Formula One drivers put on united front
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One drivers, including Britain's four times world champion Lewis Hamilton, have shown rare unanimity by all signing up for their union amid concern for the sport's future direction.
Boxing: Australian Horn beats Corcoran to retain world welterweight crown
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Jeff Horn retained his WBO welterweight world title by technical knockout when Briton Gary Corcoran's corner threw in the towel in the 11th round of their contest in Brisbane on Wednesday.
Ice Hockey: Russia's hockey league gives blessing for players to compete as neutrals at Olympics
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russia-based Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) said on Wednesday it was in favor of its players competing at the Pyeongchang winter Olympics after Moscow agreed to let Russian athletes take part as neutrals.
Prince Harry's fiancee Meghan Markle to spend Christmas with UK royals
LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Prince Harry's fiancee, American actress Meghan Markle, will join Queen Elizabeth and other senior Windsors for their family Christmas celebrations in what commentators said was a break with royal protocol.
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