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ZURICH (Reuters) – World soccer body FIFA on Friday said it had awarded media rights for the 2018 World Cup to 2SPORT2 in Russia and Mediaset in Italy. “In Russia, rights have been granted to the 2SPORT2 consortium (representing Channel One, RTR and Match TV), which will ensure comprehensive coverage of the competition in the
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(Reuters) – The loss of one leading player to injury would be cause for panic for most NBA teams but the reigning champion Golden State Warriors have such impressive depth that they have cruised along despite missing a handful of regulars. The Warriors own the league’s longest active winning streak after victories in each of
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(Reuters) – Birmingham has been chosen as the host venue for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, organizers announced on Thursday with the Midlands city being the only bidder. Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) President Louise Martin announced the decision at a press conference in the city. “We warmly congratulate Birmingham and England on today’s announcement – it
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(Reuters) – Major League Soccer is heading for the Music City after Nashville was revealed as its latest expansion club on Wednesday. The city known more for country music than soccer was named the league’s 24th franchise by MLS Commissioner Don Garber during a news conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame, but a
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LONDON (Reuters) – Nine times world rally champion Sebastien Loeb will make a limited comeback next season by racing three rounds of the world championship with Citroen, the French manufacturer said on Wednesday. The 43-year-old Frenchman, who last raced in the world championship as a one-off in 2015 after retiring from full-time involvement in 2012,
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Tuesday’s National Basketball Association games: Bucks 119, Cavaliers 116 Giannis Antetokounmpo’s three-point play with 5.9 seconds left capped a 27-point night and halted a furious comeback attempt as the Milwaukee Bucks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 119-116 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night at the
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius has appealed to South Africa’s highest court to cut the sentence he got for murdering his girlfriend, legal documents showed on Tuesday. Pistorious was jailed for six years for shooting dead Reeva Steenkamp – but prosecutors argued that was “shockingly lenient” and an appeals court agreed last
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(Reuters) – The Carolina Panthers have appointed Tina Becker as Chief Operating Officer (COO) with full control of the daily management of the National Football League (NFL) franchise, the team announced on Monday. The Panthers said Becker, who started as a cheerleader, will be one of the highest-ranking female executives at an NFL team. The
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(Reuters) – Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced on Sunday he will sell the team, hours after the National Football League said it had taken over an investigation into allegations of workplace misconduct by the owner. “I believe that it is time to turn the franchise over to new ownership,” Richardson said in a statement
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