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SEOUL (Reuters) – Seoul welcomed confirmation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that 22 North Korean athletes would compete in next month’s Winter Olympics, saying on Sunday it would aid peace and the easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula. In the first of a series of preparatory visits, North Korean music and arts officials
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian competitors at next month’s Winter Olympics will be kitted out in predominantly gray uniforms with no national markings, in keeping with their status as neutral athletes after the national team was barred over doping allegations. Unveiling sketches of the competitors’ uniforms on Thursday, the official clothing supplier to the Russian Olympic
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(Reuters) – Elina Svitolina entered the Brisbane International semi-finals after her opponent Johanna Konta retired with a hip injury during the third set of the quarter-final contest on Thursday. World number nine Konta, who had made slow starts in her previous two matches at the Pat Rafter Arena, claimed the first set 6-1 but lost
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(Reuters) – World number two Garbine Muguruza’s wretched run of injury retirements at the Brisbane International extended to a fourth consecutive year on Tuesday when the Spaniard succumbed to leg cramps in the third set of her opening match. The top seed started well in her second round encounter against unseeded Serbian Aleksandra Krunic, converting
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of Friday’s NBA games. Bucks 97, Thunder 95 Giannis Antetokounmpo’s baseline layup with nine-tenths of a second left gave Milwaukee a controversial win over the Thunder. Antetokounmpo appeared to step on the baseline as he made his move toward the basket, but the play was not reviewable, and the game
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Prosecutors summarily indicted Mongolian-born former sumo grand champion Harumafuji for assaulting a junior wrestler, a local prosecutors office in Tottori, western Japan, said on Thursday, in a move to seek the payment of fines rather than a trial. Harumafuji retired last month for injuring fellow Mongolian wrestler Takanoiwa while drinking at a
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(Reuters) – Seattle safety Earl Thomas courted controversy on Sunday when he appeared to offer his services to the Cowboys following the Seahawks’ 21-12 victory in Dallas. Thomas, who attempted to enter the Cowboys locker room following the game, approached their coach Jason Garrett in the tunnel and could be heard saying, “if y‘all have
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(Reuters) – Twenty-three time grand slam champion Serena Williams will play her first match since the birth of her daughter when she faces off against French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi next week. The match with be the 36-year-old Williams’ first in almost a year as she
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