SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s foreign ministry stressed the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North. FILE PHOTO: An ice sculpture of the Olympic rings is illuminated during the Pyeongchang
(Reuters) – The New York Yankees, traditionally one of the most reviled teams in Major League Baseball due to its long history of success, are adjusting to a new label – likeable underdogs. The team, which few predicted would make the playoffs in a rebuilding year, now find themselves one win away from the World
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the entire 2017-18 NBA season after suffering a serious right knee injury in the Brooklyn Nets’ regular-season opener on Wednesday night, his team said. Guard Lin has been diagnosed with a ruptured patella tendon of the right knee. He sustained the injury on a drive
(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights from National Hockey League games on Wednesday: Maple Leafs 6, Red Wings 3 The Toronto Maple Leafs scored four goals on their first five shots and went on to defeat the Detroit Red Wings 6-3 on Wednesday night. Nazem Kadri, Zach Hyman, Auston Matthews, Connor Brown, Morgan Rielly and William
(The Sports Xchange) – It appears as if the main thing to come out of Tuesday’s meeting between NFL players and owners was mutual respect. Many owners acknowledged the players’ right to protest and what they are protesting about, and seem willing to effect change in whatever form that may take in their respective communities.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian prosecutors charged the former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and five other people on Wednesday with corruption based on an investigation of alleged bribery to have Rio de Janeiro host the 2016 Games. Nuzman, who was provisionally suspended by the International Olympic Committee and arrested
(Reuters) – Former Captain Claudio Reyna blasted the U.S. Soccer program on Tuesday, a week after the United States failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. The United States finished just outside of qualifying in their CONCACAF final group and will miss the Cup for the first time since 1986. “Our
NEW YORK (Reuters) – National Football League officials weighed the fervor of players protesting racism against U.S. President Donald Trump’s anger at their autumn meeting on Tuesday with supporters of the players kneeling outside in solidarity. The NFL did not seek commitments from its players to stop kneeling during pregame renditions of the U.S. national
PARIS (Reuters) – Tom Dumoulin should be Chris Froome’s main rival as the Briton targets a record-equaling fifth title in the 2018 Tour de France, the route for which was unveiled on Tuesday. Dutchman Dumoulin won the Giro d‘Italia this year before Froome claimed a fourth Tour triumph, both relying mainly on their time-trialling qualities.
(Reuters) – Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF world title against Carlos Takam after Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev withdrew due to a shoulder injury. The 28-year-old will take on Frenchman Takam in Cardiff on Oct. 28, in his first bout since defeating Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA title in April. “I received a
(Reuters) – The National Football League will try to find a way to move on from the controversial issue of players protesting during the national anthem before games when it meets with team owners in New York this week for a regularly-scheduled meeting. The gesture by players who say they are protesting racial inequality and
LONDON (Reuters) – Tyrrell Hatton hardly got carried away after winning his second successive tournament on Sunday. The 26-year-old Englishman may be on golf’s hottest streak right now after bagging almost two million dollars in eight days, but the 25-year-old chose to celebrate winning the Italian Open by taking his caddie out for a burger.
(The Sports Xchange) – Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick filed a grievance against the NFL, accusing the 32 owners of collusion, his legal team announced on Sunday. Kaepernick has remained unemployed through the first six weeks of the NFL season, even when injuries to other quarterbacks created job openings. He retained attorney Mark Geragos to represent
(The Sports Xchange) – Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken right collarbone during Sunday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, the team said. The Packers said in a tweet that there was a chance Rodgers could miss the rest of the season. Rodgers suffered the injury in the first quarter after taking a
(Reuters) – Roger Federer brushed aside world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday and register his fourth victory of the year over his Spanish rival. The Swiss world number two beat Nadal in the finals of the Australian Open and Miami Masters and in the last 16 at