Russia to appeal four-year doping sanctions within 10-15 days: TASS cites RUSADA

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s anti-doping agency RUSADA said on Thursday it will appeal sanctions barring the country’s athletes from competing under its flag at top international sporting events within... Read more »

Varnish wins right to appeal employment tribunal verdict

(Reuters) – Former European team sprint champion Jess Varnish has won the right to appeal after an employment tribunal ruled against her in January in her case against British... Read more »

Malaysian Open to return to Asian Tour calendar in 2020

(Reuters) – The Malaysian Open will return to the Asian Tour next year following a four-year hiatus, officials said on Monday. The event will offer a purse of $1... Read more »

McIlroy joins Woods in ruling out playing in Saudi Arabia

(Reuters) – Rory McIlroy has ruled out playing in Saudi Arabia next month, saying he has no interest in contesting the Jan. 30-Feb. 2 tournament that has offered lavish... Read more »

Vivendi’s Canal+ in talks with beIN Sports to show France’s Ligue 1 soccer

PARIS (Reuters) – Vivendi’s pay-TV business Canal+ and beIN Sports are in exclusive talks over a distribution and licensing deal that would allow Canal+ to broadcast some of France’s... Read more »

Russia banned from Olympic Games for altering doping data

LAUSANNE/MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia was banned from the Olympics and other major world championships on Monday after sporting officials decided to punish it for tampering with doping-related laboratory data... Read more »

Beaten Ruiz wants Joshua rematch but others ahead in line

LONDON (Reuters) – A beaten Andy Ruiz Jr called for a rematch after Anthony Joshua won back an array of world heavyweight titles in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, but... Read more »

Doping: UKAD Athlete Commission wants strict sanctions on Russia over doping

(This 06th December story is corrected to make clear statement is from the UKAD Athlete Commission) FILE PHOTO: A man walks at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) venue on... Read more »

Russia braces for four-year Olympic ban over doping scandal

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia could be hit with a four-year Olympic ban on Monday for flouting anti-doping rules, a punishment local officials have said would be unfair and part... Read more »

Billionaire Steve Cohen says in talks over New York Mets stake

(Reuters) – Billionaire hedge fund manager Steve Cohen confirmed late on Wednesday that he was in talks with the owners of the New York Mets that would see him... Read more »