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LONDON (Reuters) – Australia’s Nick Kyrgios has been fined $10,000 and deducted his $21,000 first-round losers’ cheque following his decision to walk off after losing the first set against Steve Johnson in the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday. The tempestuous Kyrgios had just been beaten in a tiebreak against Johnson when he walked to the net,
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the National Football League should not be given tax breaks, stepping up his criticism of the world’s top-grossing sports league over silent player protests at games against racial injustice. “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem,
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Monday’s Major League Baseball playoff games: Dodgers 3, Diamondbacks 1 Rookie Cody Bellinger homered and drove in two runs, Yu Darvish pitched five strong innings, and the Los Angeles Dodgers swept their way into the National League Championship Series with a 3-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks in Game
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(Reuters) – United States coach Bruce Arena has rejected the idea that a waterlogged pitch will hamper his team in Tuesday’s crunch World Cup qualifying match away to Trinidad & Tobago and said sloppy conditions in Couva would be the same for both sides. The U.S. are currently third in the six-team group from the
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(Reuters) – Brendan Steele rallied in windy conditions to successfully defend his title at the Safeway Open in California on Sunday and become the tournament’s first repeat winner. Steele, who began the day two strokes back, shot a three-under 69 in the final round to reach 15-under and claim a two-stroke victory over fellow American
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence walked out of a National Football League game on Sunday in his home state of Indiana after some players knelt during the national anthem, a form of demonstration that began last year as a symbolic protest about police violence against racial minorities. “I left today’s Colts game
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SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) – Sebastian Vettel’s Sunday could not get much worse after engine problems at the Japanese Grand Prix all but killed off his title hopes, but Formula One stewards reprimanded him anyway for missing the national anthem before the race. The German failed to turn up on time for the Japanese anthem, an
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(The Sports Xchange) – NBA All-Star and Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Tracy McGrady will join the front office of the Orlando Magic as special assistant to CEO Alex Martins, the team announced Friday. McGrady played for the Magic from 2000 to 2004, making the All-Star Game all four seasons. The team said the 38-year-old
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(The Sports Xchange) – The Ottawa Senators signed defenseman Mark Borowiecki to a two-year, $2.4 million contract extension on Thursday. Borowiecki, who is entering the final season of a three-year, $3.3 million contract, led the NHL in hits (364) and penalty minutes (154) last season. The 28-year-old Ottawa native collected one goal and two assists
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