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Qatar sports anti-corruption group lays off staff

DOHA (Reuters) - An anti-corruption sports watchdog funded by Qatar as part of its rapid rise as a destination for major sporting events, is laying off about a quarter of its staff in a rare case of the Gulf monarchy scaling back. More »

 

UPDATE 3-Tennis-Hungarian Open men's singles round 2 results

April 27 (Gracenote) - Results from the Hungarian Open Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday More »

 

Sharapova eases past Makarova into Stuttgart quarters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova eased past fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5 6-1 on Thursday to reach the Stuttgart Grand Prix quarter-finals and continue her winning comeback from a 15-month doping ban. More »

 

Qatar sports anti-corruption group lays off staff

DOHA, April 27 (Reuters) - An anti-corruption sports watchdog funded by Qatar as part of its rapid rise as a destination for major sporting events, is laying off about a quarter of its staff in a rare case of the Gulf monarchy scaling back. More »

 

UPDATE 3-Tennis-Stuttgart Grand Prix women's singles round 2 results

April 27 (Gracenote) - Results from the Stuttgart Grand Prix Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Thursday More »

 

Syrian refugee Olympic swimmer becomes UNHCR ambassador

GENEVA, April 27 (Reuters) - She escaped the bombs of Syria, and almost drowned when her dinghy capsized off Greece, but Yusra Mardini then competed at the Olympics and has now been appointed a U.N. goodwill ambassador to be a voice for people seeking shelter from war. More »

 

Defeat nothing to be scared of, Klitschko tells Joshua

LONDON (Reuters) - Wladimir Klitschko told IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua defeat was "nothing to be scared of" at a packed news conference ahead of their sell-out title fight at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. More »

 

Levy takes China lead with a front nine assault

(Reuters) - China specialist Alexander Levy blitzed the front nine to post a spotless score of nine-under-par 63 to hold a slender advantage over Pablo Larrazabal on day one of China Open at Topwin Golf and Country Club. More »

 

Motor racing: Magnussen fears added dangers of cockpit 'shield'

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Danish driver Kevin Magnussen spoke out on Thursday against Formula One's plans to introduce a transparent cockpit 'shield', warning that it could make racing more dangerous in wet conditions. More »

 

Soccer: AFC charges Guangzhou for fans' 'British Dogs' banner

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Guangzhou Evergrande have been charged by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) after their fans unfurled a banner with the words 'Annihilate British Dogs' during their Asian Champions League match against Hong Kong's Eastern on Tuesday. More »

 

'Cheater' Sharapova should not be allowed to play again: Bouchard

(Reuters) - Canadian Eugenie Bouchard has lashed out at the WTA for giving Maria Sharapova the chance to compete in tournaments after serving a 15-month doping ban and said the Russian is a "cheater" who should never be allowed to play again. More »

 

UPDATE 1-Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games

April 26 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's Major League Baseball games: More »

 

Baseball standings

April 27 (Gracenote) - Standings from the MLB on Wednesday More »

 

NHL-Highlights of Wednesday's NHL games

April 26 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's National Hockey League games: More »

 

UPDATE 7-Baseball results

April 27 (Gracenote) - Results from the MLB games on Wednesday (home team in CAPS) More »

 

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