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National Football League roundup

Wed, 2014-07-23 20:09
(The Sports Xchange) - Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is resigning control of the team to focus on battling Alzheimer's Disease.

World Cup will inspire Rio Olympics: IOC's Bach

Wed, 2014-07-23 19:56
GLASGOW (Reuters) - Rio de Janeiro will host a successful Olympic Games in 2016 after the World Cup showed Brazil can cope with staging the biggest sporting events, International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

Ex-NFL Redskin Fred Davis sought in domestic violence case

Wed, 2014-07-23 19:40
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis is being sought by police on a domestic assault charge, Washington police said on Wednesday.

Late bloomer Peraud has a podium finish in sight

Wed, 2014-07-23 18:19
ST LARY PLAT D'ADET France (Reuters) - With the focus on the podium battle between youngsters Romain Bardet and Thibaut Pinot in the Tour de France, another Frenchman, veteran Jean-Christophe Peraud, blossomed late in the race on Wednesday.

Maybin banned 25 games for doping violation

Wed, 2014-07-23 17:48
(Reuters) - San Diego Padres outfielder Cameron Maybin has been suspended for 25 games for violating Major League Baseball's joint drug prevention and treatment program, the league announced on Wednesday.

Snedeker boosted by coach change for title defense

Wed, 2014-07-23 17:35
(Reuters) - Invigorated by his new swing coach Butch Harmon, Brandt Snedeker believes he is on the "right path" as he bids to return to the winner's circle at this week's Canadian Open in Montreal where he will defend the title.

NBA great LeBron James sends 800 cupcake apologies to hometown

Wed, 2014-07-23 14:02
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - NBA star LeBron James, whose recent return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in his home state of Ohio sparked a frenzy in the small town where he has a home, sent sweet apologies to the community in the form of 800 cupcakes.

Majka closes in on polka dot jersey as Nibali gains more ground

Wed, 2014-07-23 12:53
ST LARY PLA D'ADET France (Reuters) - Poland's Rafal Majka took a big step toward winning the Tour de France polka dot jersey when he took a solo route to the stage victory on Wednesday as Italian Vincenzo Nibali strengthened his grip on the overall race.

More U.S. teens' report using human growth hormone, group says

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:40
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. teenagers' reported use of synthetic human growth hormone more than doubled between 2012 to 2013 as they sought to improve athletic performance and appearance, a survey by anti-drug advocates found.

Poland's Majka wins Tour de France Stage 17

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:30
ST LARY PLAT D'ADET, France, (Reuters) - Poland's Rafal Majka won the 17th stage of the Tour de France, a 124.5-km trek from St Gaudens on Wednesday.

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen, battling Alzheimer's, steps down

Wed, 2014-07-23 11:15
DENVER (Reuters) - Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is stepping down as he battles Alzheimer's disease, the National Football League team said on Wednesday, adding that it was saddened he could no longer take part in the club's daily operations.

Mourning Dutch postpone discussion on Russia World Cup

Wed, 2014-07-23 10:08
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch soccer association (KNVB) wants to postpone discussion over participation in the next World Cup in Russia as an angry country on Wednesday mourned victims of the Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine by Russian-backed separatists on a flight from Amsterdam last week.

Hamilton looking for a high five in Hungary

Wed, 2014-07-23 07:40
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton may not be putting the Buddha into Budapest this weekend but he could be tempted to seek divine assistance if luck goes against him in Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix.

Slow recovering Contador to miss Vuelta

Wed, 2014-07-23 04:39
ST GAUDENS France (Reuters) - Alberto Contador has given up hopes of competing in next month's Tour of Spain as the Spaniard's recovery from a crash on the Tour de France is taking longer than expected. "Bad day. The healing of the wound is getting complicated... Goodbye to the Vuelta" he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.

PyeongChang organizers appoint interim head

Wed, 2014-07-23 02:24
(Reuters) - The head of the South Korea Olympic Committee will step in to take over interim leadership of the 2018 PyeongChang Games following the surprise resignation of two senior officials.

L.A. Clippers would lose players if Sterling stays: CEO

Tue, 2014-07-22 22:15
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Clippers could face an exodus of players, sponsors, fans and their coach if embattled owner Donald Sterling is still associated with the team, Richard Parsons, the franchise's interim chief executive, said on Tuesday at a trial over the NBA team's $2 billion sale.

Seven ex-NFL players appeal concussion settlement

Tue, 2014-07-22 20:21
(Reuters) - Seven retired National Football League players are appealing a recent settlement between the league and about 5,000 former players stemming from a lawsuit over concussions suffered on the field, court records show.

National Basketball Association roundup

Tue, 2014-07-22 20:15
(The Sports Xchange) - Talks between the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves surrounding forward Kevin Love threaten to derail talk of a newly formed 'Big Three' in Cleveland.

Major League Baseball roundup

Tue, 2014-07-22 20:12
(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Yankees acquired third baseman Chase Headley and cash considerations from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday in exchange for infielder Yangervis Solarte and right-hander Rafael De Paula.

National Football League roundup

Tue, 2014-07-22 19:53
(The Sports Xchange) - A day after Tony Dungy was largely skewered for saying he would not have drafted openly gay linebacker Michael Sam, the former NFL coach clarified his comments and provided context.