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NBA: Cleveland 'lucky' to beat Pacers, James says after 100-97 win

(Reuters) - The Cleveland Cavaliers were "lucky" to get the 100-97 win to level their NBA playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, LeBron James said on Wednesday. Read More

 

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Motor racing: F1 steps into fantasy world with equity stake

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One is targeting the lucrative U.S. fantasy sports market with the launch on Thursday of daily pay-to-play and traditional free F1 games in partnership with Dublin-based PlayON. More »

 

Maroney says she was molested by Nassar 'hundreds' of times

(Reuters) - McKayla Maroney was molested “hundreds” of times by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, the Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast said on Wednesday. More »

 

Thiem downs Djokovic in Monte Carlo to set up Nadal clash

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Fifth seed Dominic Thiem came from behind to knock out Novak Djokovic in the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Thursday and set up a quarter-final clash with defending champion Rafa Nadal. More »

 

American Wicks to leave Swedish club after positive cocaine test

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - American goalkeeper Joshua Wicks is to be released by Swedish top-flight club Sirius after he tested positive for cocaine following his side's 3-1 loss to Hammarby this month in the opening game of the season. More »

 

Former U.S. Olympians tell Congress more reforms needed in gymnastics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. gymnastics needs more reforms to wipe out sexual abuse after a scandal involving an ex-team doctor convicted of molesting female athletes, former Olympic athletes told a Senate panel on Wednesday. More »

 

Chelsea's Alonso handed three-match ban, out of FA Cup semi-final

(Reuters) - Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso will miss Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Southampton after being handed a three-match suspension for violent conduct, the Football Association (FA) said on Thursday. More »

 

Amazon.com secures U.S. Open tennis rights in UK and Ireland

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon.com confirmed on Thursday it has secured UK and Ireland rights to broadcast the US Open Tennis Championship, adding its first Grand Slam to a sports offer that already includes action from the ATP World Tour. More »

 

Athletics: "Human record holder" Kipchoge knows what he is doing

LONDON (Reuters) - Eliud Kipchoge is, by just about any reckoning, the most successful marathon runner in history so he can be excused for his somewhat dismissive response when questioned on Thursday about his unusual preparations for Sunday's London race. More »

 

Athletics: Kawauchi to turn pro after Boston win - local media

TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) - Boston Marathon winner Yuki Kawauchi has told reporters in his native Japan that he plans to turn professional within a year. More »

 

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