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NBA-Indianapolis to host 2021 NBA All-Star Game

Dec 13 (The Sports Xchange) - Indianapolis will serve as the site for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, the league announced on Wednesday. More »


In elaborate hoax, websites say NFL Redskins renamed as Redhawks

(Reuters) - Native American advocates launched an elaborate hoax on Wednesday, creating authentic-looking web pages of major media that purported to report that the National Football League's Washington Redskins had changed their name to the Redhawks. More »


Commissioner Goodell to retire at end of contract in 2024

Spokesman Joe Lockhart, the NFL's executive vice president of communications and public affairs, confirmed at league winter meeting in Irving, Texas, on Wednesday. More »


Froome's positive Salbutamol test result unusual, says expert

LONDON (Reuters) - Chris Froome's positive test for excessive levels of the asthma drug Salbutamol at this year's Vuelta a Espana was unusual but dehydration or metabolism could have played a part, an anti-doping expert said on Wednesday. More »


Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM ET on Wednesday, Dec. 13

Dec. 13 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Wednesday: More »


Boxing: Fury aims punch at British board, may seek license elsewhere

(Reuters) - Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury said he may renew his boxing license with a different organization as he believes the British Boxing Board of Control treated him poorly after he was charged by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) in June 2016. More »


UPDATE 1-U.S. House to stop using public funds for harassment settlements -speaker

WASHINGTON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - The top Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Wednesday that Congress was working on a package of reforms that would prohibit using taxpayer money for settlements in sexual harassment claims lodged against lawmakers' offices. More »


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." More »


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. More »


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. More »


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. More »


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. More »


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