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  • Olympics-Same gold medal favorites for women's ice hockey, same questions

    Jan 19 (Reuters) - It has been 20 years since women's ice hockey became part of the Olympic program but those playing the game at the highest level are still stick-handling around the same old question.

  • Olympics-Sweden, Finland to renew fierce ice hockey rivalry

    STOCKHOLM, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The rivalry between Sweden and Finland in men's ice hockey burns with an incredible intensity, and the Nordic neighbors are set to ignite their feud once again in the group stage at the Pyeongchang Olympics.

  • Ostapenko sunk by Kontaveit in Baltic battle

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko's Australian Open hopes ended on Friday as the seventh seed was beaten 6-3 1-6 6-3 by Anett Kontaveit in a battle of the Baltic.

  • Ngannou's rags-to-riches tale tops card at UFC 220

    (Reuters) - Five years after being homeless on the streets of Paris, Francis Ngannou could be crowned UFC heavyweight champion at UFC 220 in Boston on Saturday, but he will have to bring all of his awesome power if he is to beat title holder Stipe Miocic.

  • Ruthless Nadal storms past Dzumhur

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Rafael Nadal stormed into the fourth round of the Australian Open with a bludgeoning 6-1 6-3 6-1 defeat of Bosnia's Damir Dzumhur on Friday.

  • Mixed martial arts-Ngannou's rags-to-riches tale tops card at UFC 220

    Jan 19 (Reuters) - Five years after being homeless on the streets of Paris, Francis Ngannou could be crowned UFC heavyweight champion at UFC 220 in Boston on Saturday, but he will have to bring all of his awesome power if he is to beat title holder Stipe Miocic.

  • Tennis-Kyrgios takes down idol Tsonga to reach fourth round

    MELBOURNE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios toppled his childhood idol Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in a tense clash to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Friday and raise home fans' hopes of a first men's champion in 42 years.

  • Goggia delights home crowd in Cortina downhill

    CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy (Reuters) - Italian Sofia Goggia won a second successive women's downhill in front of an elated home crowd, with the American duo of Lindsey Vonn and overall World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin also enjoying a podium finish in a thrilling race on Friday.

  • Team Sky should suspend Froome, says UCI chief

    (Reuters) - Team Sky should suspend Chris Froome until an investigation into his failed drugs test for an asthma medication is over, according to International Cycling Union (UCI) president David Lappartient.

  • Vandeweghe hit with $10k fine for obscene outburst

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - CoCo Vandeweghe was fined $10,000 for shouting an obscenity at her opponent in her first round match at the Australian Open on Monday, organizers revealed on Friday.

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