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Day, Spieth ready to resume rivalry at Australian Open

Day, Spieth ready to resume rivalry at Australian Open

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Jason Day is desperate to add the Australian Open title to his career honor roll and would love nothing better than to do it after going swing-for-swing with Jordan Spieth in the final round this week.

Ice hockey: Russia's Zaripov has doping ban cut after appeal

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) has cut Russian forward Danis Zaripov’s doping ban to six months from two years after new evidence came to light.

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Late charge pushes Lakers past Bulls

(The Sports Xchange) – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 11 of his 21 points in the closing minutes as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 19-point, second-half deficit to defeat the Chicago Bulls 103-94 on Tuesday at Staples Center.

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Soccer – Bono stands firm as Toronto hold Columbus in first leg

(Reuters) – Toronto FC missed the attacking prowess of banned strikers Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco on Tuesday but a solid display from goalkeeper Alex Bono helped secure a 0-0 draw with Columbus in the first leg of their MLS Eastern Conference final in Ohio.

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2018 favorite Medvedeva has broken foot, may miss GP Final

(Reuters) – Evgenia Medvedeva, widely seen as the favorite for gold at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, is nursing a broken foot and could miss next month’s Grand Prix Final, the Russian figure skater has said.

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U.S. Olympic gold medalist Douglas says doctor sexually abused her

(Reuters) – Three-times Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas said on Tuesday she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, the latest in a list of female athletes to accuse the doctor of misconduct.

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Tiger 'pain free' and ready for return, says Day

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Tiger Woods is waking up “pain free” for the first time in three years ahead of his return to golf at next week’s Hero World Challenge, his fellow former world number one Jason Day said on Wednesday.

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Dutch sales manager wins McLaren F1 simulator job

LONDON (Reuters) – A Dutch sales manager whose teenage hopes of a motorsport career ended when the money ran out won an eSports competition on Tuesday to become a McLaren Formula One simulator driver.

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Australian Open to feature 25-second shot-clocks

LONDON (Reuters) – Players will have an additional five seconds between points at next year’s Australian Open but time-wasters will have nowhere to hide thanks to the introduction of shot-clocks.

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America's Cup boats 'hell of a challenge' for veteran Simmer

LONDON (Reuters) – Designing, building and eventually sailing the new breed of America’s Cup boats will pose “one hell of a challenge”, Land Rover BAR’s new CEO Grant Simmer said on Tuesday.

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