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Horse racing-Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit clears final drug test for Preakness

(Reuters) - Kentucky Derby-winning horse Medina Spirit will compete in Saturday's Preakness Stakes after clearing pre-race drug tests, race organisers said on Friday. Read More

 

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MLB roundup: Corbin Burnes sets strikeout record in Brewers' loss to Cards

Nolan Arenado had three hits and drove in a run as the visiting St. Louis Cardinals posted a 2-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers in the rubber match of a three-game series on Thursday. More »

 

Critics of Tokyo Olympics submit petition urging cancellation

TOKYO (Reuters) - Critics of Japan's plan to hold the Tokyo Olympics despite a fourth wave of coronavirus infections submitted a petition on Friday signed by 350,000 people over nine days calling for the Games to be cancelled. More »

 

Tennis-Arm injury forces Barty out of Italian Open

(Reuters) -World number one Ash Barty was forced to retire from her Italian Open quarter-final against Coco Gauff with an arm injury, raising doubts on her participation at the French Open. More »

 

Olympics-Coe says COVID-19 vaccine a big factor in making Tokyo Games happen

(Reuters) - World Athletics president Sebastian Coe said on Friday he is confident the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead as planned this year with COVID-19 vaccines giving athletes greater access to training and competitions in the build-up. More »

 

Report: NHL wants answer on Canada border crossing soon

The NHL has asked the Canadian government for a decision by June 1 about U.S. teams crossing the border during the Stanley Cup Playoffs, ESPN reported Friday. More »

 

Golf-Mickelson accepts special exemption to play in U.S. Open

(Reuters) - Phil Mickelson said on Friday he accepted a special exemption from the United States Golf Association (USGA) to play in next month's U.S. Open, the only major tournament he has not won. More »

 

Brazil begins mass vaccination of Tokyo-bound Olympians

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil began a mass vaccination program on Friday for athletes, coaches, staff and journalists heading to the Olympic Games in Tokyo in July. More »

 

Soccer-Torres hat-trick as record-breaking Man City beat Newcastle

(Reuters) -Ferran Torres scored his first Manchester City hat-trick as the Premier League champions beat Newcastle United 4-3 to claim an English record 12th consecutive away league win on Friday. More »

 

Soccer-Chelsea's Kirby named FWA Women's Footballer of the Year

(Reuters) - Chelsea forward Fran Kirby was on Friday named the Football Writers' Association's Women's Footballer of the Year, making her the first player to win the award twice. More »

 

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