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October 27, 2018 12:07 AM Biles in hospital with kidney stone hours before worlds

(Reuters) - Simone Biles was in an emergency room in Doha with kidney stone problems less than 24 hours before she was to compete in qualifying for the world gymnastics championships, the Olympic champion said on Twitter on Friday. The problem, however, was not going to keep her out of the championships, she said. “Nothing like a late night ER visit 89

October 26, 2018 8:26 PM Prince Harry Palled Around With Tonga's Famously Oiled-Up Olympic Flag Bearer

While attending an official reception and dinner featuring traditional Tongan entertainment at the Consular House on Thursday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were introduced to Pita Taufatofua, the famously oiled-up Tongan flag bearer who became a viral sensation during the 2016 Summer Olympics and then returned to compete in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter 80

October 19, 2018 6:33 PM Tennis: Jabeur becomes first Tunisian to reach WTA final

(Reuters) - Qualifier Ons Jabeur became the first Tunisian player to reach a WTA final when she beat fifth seed Anastasija Sevastova 6-3 3-6 6-3 at the Kremlin Cup on Friday. She had already become the first Tunisian to reach a semi-final and continued her impressive form against the Latvian to set up a final against Russian Daria Kasatkina. World number 75

October 14, 2018 12:17 PM Basketball chief Baumann dies suddenly at Youth Olympics

(Reuters) - Patrick Baumann, the 51-year-old secretary general of basketball’s world governing body, has died of a heart attack at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) said on Sunday. “Basketball has lost a leader, an advocate and a friend and our thoughts are with Patrick’s wife and two children at this tragic 76

October 11, 2018 2:57 PM Steve Kerr named assistant to Gregg Popovich on Team USA

Team USA head coach Gregg Popovich has named friend and former player Steve Kerr as one of his assistants for the next two summers, an indication that the Golden State Warriors coach is emerging as an option to become head coach sometime in the future. USA Basketball made the announcement Thursday. Popovich also named Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan 77

October 3, 2018 10:26 PM Talks to reinstate Kuwait heading "in a positive direction"

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Negotiations to lift an Olympic ban on Kuwait are making progress but more issues still need to be ironed out before the country’s Olympic return, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday. Kuwait’s national Olympic committee (KOC) has been banned since October, 2015 after the government was accused of interference 65

September 19, 2018 4:37 AM North Korea to Allow Outside Inspectors to Visit Missile Test Site

Moon Jae-in says Koreas to make joint bid to host 2032 Summer Olympics SEOUL—North Korea agreed to allow outside inspectors to visit its missile test site and said it would be open to decommissioning its nuclear-enrichment facility, a bold gambit by Kim Jong Un that is aimed at breaking an impasse in negotiations with the U.S. and keeping engagement 37

September 19, 2018 4:36 AM North, South Korea agree to pursue joint 2032 Olympic Games bid

SEOUL (Reuters) - The two Koreas have agreed to pursue a bid to co-host the 2032 Olympic Games, they said in a joint statement on Wednesday following a summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in. The statement also said they had agreed to “participate jointly” at international competitions including the 2020 Olympic 74

September 13, 2018 8:18 AM Wayne Gretzky reiterates support for sending NHL players to Olympics

BEIJING -- Wayne Gretzky says the NHL should again allow its players to compete in the Winter Olympics because sending the world's top hockey players is "always much better for everyone." Speaking to the Associated Press, the National Hockey League's all-time leading scorer says he hopes the league and players' association can "somehow figure this out." Gretzky 51

September 10, 2018 1:07 PM Gabriel Barbosa: I have unfinished business at Inter Milan

Gabriel Barbosa has said he has unfinished business in Italian football as he focuses on getting back to his best in Brazil. Barbosa, nicknamed "Gabigol," joined Inter Milan in 2016 with high expectations following his €29.5 million move, having scored 56 goals in 153 games for Santos and been a part of Brazil's gold medal Olympic team, but he went on to score 80