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November 15, 2018 10:34 AM Doping: World record weightlifter Lin banned for eight years

ZURICH (Reuters) - Taiwan’s Lin Tzu-chi, a former weightlifting world record holder, has been banned for eight years for a doping offense by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the tribunal said in a statement on Thursday. Lin, who broke two world records in the women’s 63 kg category at the 2014 Asian Games in South Korea, was initially banned 71

November 15, 2018 3:56 AM Japan cybersecurity and Olympics minister: 'I've never used a computer'

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s recently appointed cybersecurity and Olympics minister has told parliament he has never used a computer in his life, though he is responsible for overseeing cybersecurity preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Games. Yoshitaka Sakurada, 68, was named to the two posts last month by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, having never held a cabinet 67

November 9, 2018 1:03 PM South Korea's Lee Chang-min questioned in deadly crash

South Korea international Lee Chang-min has been questioned by police after he was involved in a car crash that left one person dead and two injured. Lee, who has played seven times for the national team and is a midfielder with leading K-League club Jeju United, has admitted that his SUV crossed the center line while driving on Jeju Island on Monday 53

November 7, 2018 7:26 PM Excited Spice Girls say reunion tour will feel strange without "Posh"

LONDON (Reuters) - British pop band the Spice Girls joked on Wednesday about their plans for a new album after announcing they would reunite for a UK tour next year but said it would feel strange performing without “Posh Spice” Victoria Beckham. Fashion designer Beckham posted on Instagram on Monday that she wouldn’t join the other four Spice Girls on stage 82

November 6, 2018 8:32 PM Swimming: Former world champion Magnini handed four-year ban

ROME (Reuters) - Retired two times swimming world champion Filippo Magnini was handed a four-year ban by Italy’s anti-doping agency on Tuesday along with ex-relay team mate Michele Santucci. Magnini, 36, won 100 meter freestyle golds at the 2005 and 2007 world championships as well as a 4x200 freestyle relay bronze at the 2004 Athens Olympics. He retired 61

November 3, 2018 12:43 PM Spice Girls to reportedly announce reunion tour without Victoria Beckham

A report says the Spice Girls are about to give fans what they really, really want: a reunion. The Sun newspaper said Saturday that the 1990s girl group is about to announce a new tour, but without original member Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham. The newspaper says the band has recorded a message that will be broadcast Monday announcing a 2019 U.K. stadium 112

November 2, 2018 10:48 PM Larsa Pippen Files for Divorce from NBA Star Husband Scottie After More Than 21 Years of Marriage

Larsa, 44, filed for divorce on Friday in LA County Superior Court, PEOPLE confirms. This is the second time the pair have filed for divorce in just over two years. Larsa cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE. It does not appear that the couple has a prenup in place as Larsa 101

November 1, 2018 2:09 AM Kim Jong Un to visit Seoul 'soon,' South Korean president reveals

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un embrace as talks kick off in Pyongyang; Greg Palkot reports on the agenda of the third summit between the leaders. North Korea leader Kim Jong Un will "soon" visit Seoul, South Korea, President Moon-Jae in said Thursday. Moon revealed the news during a speech on the economy given 281

October 30, 2018 2:19 AM South Dakota executes inmate who killed prison guard

(Reuters) - A South Dakota prisoner was executed on Monday for killing a prison guard in a botched escape attempt seven years ago, marking the first state-mandated killing in South Dakota since 2012, a state corrections official said. Rodney Berget, 56, was put to death by lethal injection after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a request by attorney Juliet 66

October 29, 2018 12:44 AM ESPN's Jessica Mendoza voted into Softball Hall of Fame

Two-time Olympic medalist Jessica Mendoza was voted into the National Softball Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City on Sunday. She will be part of the 2019 class. Mendoza, an analyst on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball, won gold (2004) and silver (2008) medals with Team USA at the Olympics. She also is a three-time world champion (2002, 2006, 2010) and World Cup champion 86