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Hosts Russia face struggle to improve ahead of World Cup

/  28.06.2017  /  Sports 

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s early Confederations Cup exit has sparked a wave of concern among fans as the 2018 World Cup hosts scramble to avoid another embarrassment at next year’s finals.

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New Zealand’s Burling ‘blown away’ by America’s Cup win

/  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) – Peter Burling is looking forward to “a pretty cool few weeks” sharing his America’s Cup win with the rest of New Zealand after celebrating the conclusion of a grueling campaign with his opponent Jimmy Spithill in Bermuda.

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Rain and wind washes out Wimbledon fine-tuning

/  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

EASTBOURNE, England (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic’s Wimbledon preparations were left drenched and flapping in England’s south coast wind on Tuesday as Eastbourne’s Aegon International was scrapped for the day with no matches completed due to rain.

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Murray and Soares hope to ride momentum at Wimbledon

/  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

(Reuters) – Briton Jamie Murray believes his doubles victory at Queen’s with Brazilian Bruno Soares has given the pair a much-needed boost ahead of next week’s Wimbledon as the duo target their third grand slam title.

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Serena Williams says ‘heart dropped’ at surprise pregnancy

/  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Serena Williams was completely taken aback by her pregnancy, taking six home tests before believing she was expecting her first child, the tennis superstar told Vanity Fair magazine.

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Top seed Thiem suffers early exit in Antalya

/  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

(Reuters) – Dominic Thiem’s Wimbledon preparations were hit as he suffered a shock 6-3 6-2 defeat to India’s Ramkumar Ramanathan in the second round at the Antalya Open on Tuesday.

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Facebook, Fox Sports sign deal to livestream UEFA Champions League

/  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

(Reuters) – Fox Sports said on Tuesday it had partnered with Facebook Inc to livestream UEFA Champions League matches during the 2017-18 season.

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U.S. top court to consider reviving New Jersey sports betting law

/  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s bid to revive a state statute legalizing sports betting that was struck down by lower courts as a violation of federal law.

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FIFA publishes Garcia World Cups report after leak

/  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

ZURICH (Reuters) – The global soccer body FIFA said on Tuesday it had decided to publish the Garcia report into the decision to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar respectively.

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For sale: America’s Cup chase boat, one winning Kiwi owner

/  27.06.2017  /  Sports 

HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) – Less than 24 hours after winning the America’s Cup, Emirates Team New Zealand are packing up at their base in Bermuda as they prepare to take the “Auld Mug” back to Auckland.

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