Freestyle skiing: Kenworthy seals tough Games with long-awaited kiss

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Four years after being too scared to make a public display of affection at Sochi, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy kissed his boyfriend at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday and was thrilled it was broadcast to the world. The silver medalist at Sochi, an injury-hampered Kenworthy finished last of 12
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South Korea’s Ko wins Women’s Australian Open wire-to-wire

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(Reuters) – Ko Jin-young ignored persistent screeching by a flock of sulphur-crested cockatoos on Sunday to record an emphatic wire-to-wire victory at the Handa Women’s Australian Open in Adelaide. Ko produced a meticulous back nine to card a closing three-under-par 69 and head a South Korean one-two finish, with Choi Hye-jin (67) in second place
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Rio de Janeiro Games legacy incomplete, says IOC

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Some venues for the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic are decaying as Brazil has so far fallen short of its own legacy plans for sports facilities, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Sunday. In a surprisingly frank comment, the Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi admitted plans for the
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Bobsleigh: Upbeat Jamaicans can’t wait for their moment in the sun

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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – Jamaican reggae musician Chronixx has been providing the soundtrack to the country’s first women’s bobsleigh team at the Pyeongchang Games, not only serving as inspiration but underscoring some of the drama surrounding them. The Jamaican duo, pilot Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and brakewoman Carrie Russell faced some unwanted distractions earlier in the
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Houston stuns Kendricks for U.S. pole vault title

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(Reuters) – Scott Houston upset world pole vault champion Sam Kendricks while Christian Coleman stayed on course in the 60 metres at the U.S. indoor championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Saturday. Houston, who ranked only fifth among U.S. pole vaulters last year, cleared a lifetime best 5.83 metres to beat Kendricks, who failed three
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Golf: Bubba back in business with one-shot lead in Los Angeles

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(Reuters) – Bubba Watson, back in business with a new ball on a course where he has won twice before, took the third-round lead at the Genesis Open on Saturday as a large pack queued up close behind. Watson, whose nine PGA Tour victories include two Masters titles, charged to the front with a six-under-par
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NBA’s Africa Game returns to South Africa in August

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(Reuters) – NBA players will return to South Africa in August to participate in the third NBA Africa Game, officials said on Saturday. The game, scheduled for Aug. 4, will match Team Africa against a world team. It will honor the centenary of the birth of former South Africa president and anti-apartheid fighter Nelson Mandela,
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Federer downs Seppi to reach Rotterdam final

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(Reuters) – New world number one Roger Federer delivered another polished performance to beat Andreas Seppi 6-3 7-6(3) in the semi-final of the ABN AMRO World Tournament in Rotterdam on Saturday. The Swiss will play world number five Grigor Dimitrov in Sunday’s final. Federer, who has won the title twice before, was not at his
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Neuville on course for victory in Rally Sweden

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(Reuters) – Hyundai’s Thierry Neuville was on course to win Rally Sweden after leading Citroen’s Craig Breen by 22.7 seconds with only three short stages remaining on Sunday. The Belgian took four stage wins on Saturday, stretching the lead he took on Friday in the only full winter event on the calendar. Just 51.94km of
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Kvitova knocks out Wozniacki to set up Qatar final with Muguruza

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(Reuters) – Petra Kvitova made a shaky start but found her attacking verve midway through the match to beat world number one Caroline Wozniacki 3-6 7-6(3) 7-5 in the Qatar Open on Saturday and set up a final with Spain’s Garbine Muguruza. Kvitova, 27, who lost the opening set tamely and looked in some trouble
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Suarez and Alba strikes help Barca to another record

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EIBAR (Reuters) – Barcelona got back to winning ways on Saturday after two consecutive draws, earning a 2-0 victory at Eibar thanks to goals from Luis Suarez and Jordi Alba to move 10 points clear at the top of the Liga standings. Suarez latched on to a pass from Lionel Messi to dribble round the
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Czechs deal Canada first ice hockey loss since Vancouver in shootout

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GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) – Petr Koukal and Jan Kovar scored in the shootout to give the Czech Republic a 3-2 win on Saturday and hand two-time defending gold medal winner Canada their first Olympic men’s ice hockey loss since the Vancouver Games in 2010. The Czechs, who now sit in the pole position to
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