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(Reuters) – The caddie merry-go-round continued when former world number one Jason Day revealed on Wednesday that he has sacked long-time bagman Col Swatton. Swatton has been a father-figure for Day, doubling as caddie and coach — a role he will maintain — for the 29-year-old Australian’s entire career. Day acknowledged that Swatton had been
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Three Russian cyclists are suing the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and investigator Richard McLaren over their exclusion from the Rio 2016 Olympics, their coach said on Tuesday. The road cyclists were among the Russians banned from competing after a WADA-commissioned report by Canadian lawyer McLaren, found evidence of widespread doping and manipulation
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LIMA (Reuters) – The escalating North Korean crisis had so far raised “no hint” of a security threat for next year’s Pyeongchang 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday. Hours after the United Nations Security Council unanimously stepped up sanctions against North Korea over the country’s sixth and most
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LONDON (Reuters) – McLaren’s split from Honda, and new partnership with Renault, looks imminent and the rumor mill is grinding faster as Formula One embarks on an Asian swing of races starting in Singapore this weekend. Multiple sources told Reuters that negotiations had progressed as expected and official confirmation was likely within days. The cracks
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A relentless Rafa Nadal thumped Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 to win the U.S. Open on Sunday, earning the Spaniard his second grand slam title of the season and 16th of his career. While women’s tennis produced two first grand slam winners this season, the old guard continues to reign supreme
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Switzerland’s Martina Hingis and Taiwan’s Chan Yung-Jan won the U.S. Open women’s doubles title on Sunday when they rolled past the Czech partnership of Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova 6-3 6-2. It was the first grand slam title for Chan but the second in as many days for Hingis, who won
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Sloane Stephens stayed composed throughout the U.S. Open final, playing near-perfect tennis to win her maiden grand slam title with a 6-3 6-0 victory against Madison Keys as the future of American women’s tennis seemed assured on Saturday. The 24-year-old, back this summer from almost a year off the courts because
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Switzerland’s Martina Hingis and Britain’s Jamie Murray fought off a match point to defeat Hao-Ching Chan and Michael Venus 6-1 4-6 (10-8) to claim the U.S. Open mixed doubles title on Saturday. The top-seeded partnership, which won their first tournament together at Wimbledon in July, pushed their team record to an
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