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January 11, 2019 12:54 AM Andy Murray announces he plans to retire from tennis in near future

Andy Murray said Friday he plans to retire and is targeting this year's Wimbledon as the final tournament of his career -- if he can keep playing that long. "Obviously I've been struggling for a long time. I've been in a lot of pain for about 20 months now," Murray said at Melbourne Park ahead of the Australian Open. "I've pretty much done everything 93

January 1, 2019 7:00 PM Doping: WADA 'bitterly disappointed' at Russia's failure to meet deadline

(Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday said that Russian authorities had failed to provide access to laboratory doping data by WADA’s year-end deadline and that as a result it will consider sanctions against the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA). RUSADA was stripped of its accreditation in 2015 after a WADA-commissioned report found evidence 88

December 23, 2018 4:43 PM Five weightlifters suspended after London 2012 retests

(Reuters) - Five weightlifters, including two Olympic champions, have been provisionally suspended after retests of their samples from the 2012 London Olympics came back positive for doping, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) said. Ukraine’s Oleksiy Torokhtiy could now be stripped of the Olympic title he won in the 105-kg category in London 101

December 11, 2018 11:59 AM Patricio Manuel: First transgender pro boxer in US wins on debut

Patricio Manuel became the first transgender boxer to fight professionally in the US when he beat Hugo Aguilar at super-featherweight. The American, 33, won a unanimous points decision at the end of the four-round contest in Indio, California. There was some booing from the crowd at the end of the fight as Manuel gave an interview. "I hear some fans aren't 63

December 6, 2018 3:18 PM Doping: Russian Olympic Committee appeals local court doping decision

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Olympic Committee appealed on Thursday against a Moscow court ruling that refused to recognize bobsledder Alexander Zubkov’s Olympic ban, saying it could cast doubt on Russia’s desire to fight against doping. Zubkov, who has retired from competition and currently serves as the president of Russia’s bobsleigh federation 76

December 4, 2018 6:23 PM Doping: CAS imposes four-year ban on Russian curler Krushelnitsky

(Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) handed Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky a four-year ban on Tuesday following a positive dope test at the Pyeongchang Olympics in February. The Russian and his wife Anastasia Bryzgalova were stripped of their mixed doubles bronze at the time of the Games in South Korea after an in-competition 88

December 4, 2018 7:21 AM Olympics: Samsung extends Olympics sponsorship to 2028

BERLIN (Reuters) - South Korea’s Samsung has extended its sponsorship contract with the International Olympic Committee by eight years and will remain a top sponsor until the 2028 Los Angeles Games, the world governing body said on Tuesday. Samsung, who first signed up as a top sponsor with the IOC in 1998 and was a local sponsor at the 1988 Seoul Olympics 89

November 29, 2018 1:30 AM LeBron backs Coach K, teases Duke future for LeBron James Jr

LeBron James never played in college, but barring a change to the NBA's rules, his sons will likely spend a year playing NCAA basketball before taking their talents to the NBA. And the Los Angeles Lakers star already has an idea of where he'd like 14-year-old LeBron James Jr. to play in 2023, at least if a recent Instagram comment is to be believed 37

November 16, 2018 2:58 AM Olympics: Japan's cybersecurity minister contradicts 'never used a computer' comment

TOKYO (Reuters) - Two days after saying he never used a computer, Japan’s cybersecurity and Olympics minister Yoshitaka Sakurada has now contradicted himself, claiming he uses a computer at work. The 68-year-old is responsible for overseeing cybersecurity preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Games and his comment on Wednesday at a parliamentary committee 53

November 15, 2018 10:08 PM Coyotes hire former Olympian Lyndsey Fry for adviser's role

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes have hired former Olympian Lyndsey Fry as a special adviser to team president and CEO Ahron Cohen. The 26-year-old Fry, who grew up in Chandler, Arizona, also will be a brand ambassador for the NHL club. Fry helped the U.S. women's hockey team win a silver medal at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. She also was part of the gold medal-winning 39