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(The Sports Xchange) – Gerina Piller is halfway to her first LPGA Tour victory. Piller shot a 3-under-par 68 on Friday and took a one-stroke lead over four players after two rounds of the Marathon Classic Presented by Owens Corning and O-I in Sylvania, Ohio. At 11-under 131 after 36 holes, Piller is just ahead
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Mongolian sumo wrestler Hakuho on Friday smashed the record for most career wins in Japan’s national sport as the ‘yokozuna’, or grand champion, took down Takayasu in a frenetic bout to deafening cheers at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. With his 1,048th win, the 32-year-old surpassed former wrestler Kaio’s record, in place
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, London mayor when the city hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics, advised Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike on Friday to shrug off criticism during the 2020 Games preparation period, saying everything will work out in the end. Johnson, elected mayor in 2008, was eventually celebrated for his role in
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SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) – Americans Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Matt Kuchar tamed a fiendish course in tough conditions to fire sparkling first-round 65s and lead the British Open by one shot on Thursday. Spieth, world number three and twice major champion, putted smoothly to pick up five birdies and did not drop a shot
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LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One’s decision to introduce a ‘halo’ cockpit protection device next year is a mistake, according to former champion Niki Lauda. The Austrian, who is non-executive chairman of world champions Mercedes, told Germany’s Auto, Motor und Sport on Thursday that he recognized safety had to be improved where possible. However a convincing
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LONDON (Reuters) – The epic quarter-final between Britain’s Johanna Konta and Romanian Simona Halep drew a record peak audience for a Wimbledon women’s match on BBC television, figures released on Thursday showed. Some 7.4 million, a million more than the peak audience for the men’s final, watched Konta beat the second seed 6-7(2) 7-6(5) 6-4
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