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Russian triple-jumper Pyatykh gets four-year ban - CAS

ZURICH, Aug 18 (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has imposed a four-year ban on Russian triple-jumper Anna Pyatykh for violating rules on prohibited substances, the tribunal said on Friday. More »

 

Hend eyes Presidents Cup audition at Fiji International

(Reuters) - Australia's Scott Hend put his hand up for Presidents Cup selection after firing a six-under-par 66 to grab a share of the lead after the second round of the Fiji International on Friday. More »

 

Baseball-Highlights of Thursday's MLB games

Aug 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from Major League Baseball games on Thursday: More »

 

Golf-European Tour Fiji International scores

Aug 18 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour Fiji International at the par-72 course on Friday in Natadola. The cut was set at 146. More »

 

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Friday, Aug 18

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Friday: More »

 

Baseball standings

Aug 18 (Gracenote) - Standings from the MLB on Thursday More »

 

UPDATE 3-Baseball results

Aug 18 (Gracenote) - Results from the MLB games on Thursday (home team in CAPS) More »

 

Halep has top spot in her sights with Cincinnati win

(Reuters) - Romanian second seed Simona Halep stayed on track for a tilt at the world number one spot with a 6-4 6-3 third-round win over Anastasija Sevastova at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday. More »

 

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Halep has top spot in her sights with Cincinnati win

Aug 18 (Reuters) - Romanian second seed Simona Halep stayed on track for a tilt at the world number one spot with a 6-4 6-3 third-round win over Anastasija Sevastova at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday. More »

 

Dimitrov beats Del Potro for first time to reach Cincinnati quarters

(Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov beat big-hitting Argentine Juan Martin del Potro for the first time in six career attempts to book a place in the last eight at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday. More »

 

UPDATE 1-Tennis-Dimitrov beats Del Potro for first time to reach Cincinnati quarters

Aug 17 (Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov beat big-hitting Argentine Juan Martin del Potro for the first time in six career attempts to book a place in the last eight at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday. More »

 

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. More »

 

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. More »

 

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. More »

 

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. More »

 

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