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Faroese soccer success steals limelight from Joensen
Faroese soccer success steals limelight from Joensen
By Reuters - Aug 03, 2015

By Rod Gilmour KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - With a population of around 49,500, the windswept Faroe Islands has heralded distance swimmer Pal Joensen as their top sporting talent ...

Key Olympic powerbroker urges U.S. bid for 2024
Key Olympic powerbroker urges U.S. bid for 2024
By Reuters - Aug 03, 2015

By Julian Linden KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The most powerful people in the Olympic movement have urged the United States to quickly find a replacement for Boston and push ahead ...

IAAF launches stern defense of anti-doping record
IAAF launches stern defense of anti-doping record
By Reuters - Aug 03, 2015

By Ossian Shine KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The head of world athletics launched a vigorous defense of the IAAF's anti-doping record on Monday, as global sporting bodies called ...

Ethier strikes twice as Dodgers sweep fallen Angels
Ethier strikes twice as Dodgers sweep fallen Angels
By Reuters - Aug 03, 2015

(The Sports Xchange) - Andre Ethier hit a solo home run in the bottom of the eighth and a two-run shot in the 10th as the Los Angeles Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the ...

Blatter gives up IOC membership as FIFA exit nears
Blatter gives up IOC membership as FIFA exit nears
By Reuters - Aug 03, 2015

By Karolos Grohmann KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter was relieved of his International Olympic Committee ex officio membership on Monday, seven months before ...

Merritt wins first PGA Tour title at Quicken Loans
Merritt wins first PGA Tour title at Quicken Loans
By Reuters - Aug 03, 2015

(Reuters) - Troy Merritt held firm and finished with a flourish to claim his first PGA Tour title with a three-stroke win on Sunday at the Quicken Loans National at Robert Trent ...

American Pharoah wins again, takes the Haskell
American Pharoah wins again, takes the Haskell
By Reuters - Aug 03, 2015

(Reuters) - Triple Crown winner American Pharoah made a triumphant return to the track by winning the $1.75 million William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in ...

Woods optimistic after bounce back in final round
Woods optimistic after bounce back in final round
By Reuters - Aug 02, 2015

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods bounced back from an erratic third round to close with a three-under 68 at the Quicken Loans National and predicted he would eventually get back to winning...

Drucker sprints to RideLondon-Surrey classic win
Drucker sprints to RideLondon-Surrey classic win
By Reuters - Aug 02, 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Luxembourg's Jean-Pierre Drucker sprinted to victory in the 200km RideLondon-Surrey Classic on Sunday, the BMC rider edging out Dutchman Mike Teunissen and...

China's Qiu equals Louganis record
China's Qiu equals Louganis record
By Reuters - Aug 02, 2015

By Rod Gilmour KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - Qiu Bo equalled the great Greg Louganis's feat of three world titles on Sunday as China finished with 10 medals to underline their ...

Gomez wins in Rio amid concern over roads
Gomez wins in Rio amid concern over roads
By Reuters - Aug 02, 2015

By Jeb Blount RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Javier Gomez guaranteed Spain a place in next year's Olympic triathlon by winning the ITU Olympic Qualification Event in Rio on ...

China's Sun powers to 400m freestyle gold
China's Sun powers to 400m freestyle gold
By Reuters - Aug 02, 2015

By Rod Gilmour KAZAN, Russia (Reuters) - China's Sun Yang defended his men's 400 meters freestyle title at the world championships on Sunday, the first of a possible ...

Thai Aphibarnrat secures dramatic victory
Thai Aphibarnrat secures dramatic victory
By Reuters - Aug 02, 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - Thailand's Kiradech Aphibarnrat beat Sweden's Robert Karlsson by one hole in a dramatic final to win the Paul Lawrie Match Play title in Aberdeen, ...

'Frisbee' comes of age, earns Olympic recognition
'Frisbee' comes of age, earns Olympic recognition
By Reuters - Aug 02, 2015

By Karolos Grohmann KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The sport of flying disc, commonly known as "frisbee", was officially recognized as an Olympic sport by the International ...