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Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin joins Florida university
Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin joins Florida university
By Reuters - Aug 27, 2015

By Irene Klotz MELBOURNE, Fla. (Reuters) - Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, one of the first Americans to land on the moon, will spearhead a new research institute in Florida aimed ...

Scientists solve mystery of polar bear Knut's death
Scientists solve mystery of polar bear Knut's death
By Reuters - Aug 27, 2015

BERLIN (Reuters) - Knut, the star polar bear who was hand-reared at Berlin zoo after his mother rejected him, had a type of auto-immune inflation of the brain that is found in ...

Felix purrs in 400; long jump challengers falter
Felix purrs in 400; long jump challengers falter
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

By Gene Cherry BEIJING (Reuters) - Highly-decorated American Allyson Felix kicked-off her bid for a first world athletics championships 400 meters gold by sauntering through the ...

Solheim Cup teams firming up
Solheim Cup teams firming up
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

(Reuters) - Sweden's Anna Nordqvist, Spanish duo Azahara Munoz and Carlota Ciganda and Germany's Sandra Gal were all confirmed on Europe's Solheim Cup team on ...

Extra-base hits, walks help Nationals win
Extra-base hits, walks help Nationals win
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

(The Sports Xchange) - Catcher Wilson Ramos and third baseman Anthony Rendon hit home runs during a four-run fifth inning an the Nationals beat the Milwaukee Brewers 9-5 on Sunday...

Ko wins Canadian Open for third time
Ko wins Canadian Open for third time
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

(Reuters) - World number two Lydia Ko has held off a fast finishing Stacy Lewis and Ryu So-yeon to claim her third Canadian Pacific Women's Open and eighth LPGA title in a ...

U.S. captain Love keen to play 2016 Ryder Cup
U.S. captain Love keen to play 2016 Ryder Cup
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

By Andrew Both GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love will play in the 2016 event if he claims a top-three qualifying spot, he said ...

Piscotty helps Cardinals avoid sweep in San Diego
Piscotty helps Cardinals avoid sweep in San Diego
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

(The Sports Xchange) - Stephen Piscotty went 3-for-4 with two home runs and five RBIs to lead the Cardinals to a 10-3 victory over the San Diego Padres on Sunday as St. Louis ...

Briton Wilson 'critical', in coma
Briton Wilson 'critical', in coma
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

(Reuters) - Justin Wilson sustained severe head injuries and is in a coma in critical condition after the Briton was struck by debris from another car during the closing laps of ...

Castro's homer gives Houston win over Dodgers
Castro's homer gives Houston win over Dodgers
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

(The Sports Xchange) - Astros catcher Jason Castro drilled a walk-off home run with one out in the 10th inning to cap the Houston Astros' come-from-behind 3-2 victory over ...

Pirelli blames teams for ignoring their request
Pirelli blames teams for ignoring their request
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel's explosive Belgian Grand Prix blowout would not have happened if tyre manufacturer Pirelli had been listened to two ...

Former F1 team owner Ligier dies at 85
Former F1 team owner Ligier dies at 85
By Reuters - Aug 24, 2015

(Reuters) - Former Formula One driver and team owner Guy Ligier has died at the age of 85, French media reported on Sunday. While Ligier had little success as a racing driver, ...

Love turns back the clock at Wyndham, Tiger fades
Love turns back the clock at Wyndham, Tiger fades
By Reuters - Aug 23, 2015

By Andrew Both GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Davis Love III became the oldest winner on the PGA Tour in 40 years when he clinched the Wyndham Championship on Sunday while...

Federer beats Djokovic for seventh Cincinnati title
Federer beats Djokovic for seventh Cincinnati title
By Reuters - Aug 23, 2015

(Reuters) - Roger Federer avenged his Wimbledon final loss to Novak Djokovic by beating the top-seeded Serb 7-6(1) 6-3 on Sunday to capture his second consecutive Western & ...