By Frank Pingue

Ice Hockey: Sweden top Russia, North America stun Finland

By Frank Pingue TORONTO (Reuters) - Jacob Markstrom stepped in admirably for Henrik Lundqvist as Sweden held on to beat Russia while Team North America dazzled in their debut with a dominant win over Finland at the World Cup of Hockey on Sunday....

Monday, September 19, 2016, 9:28 AM

No Lundqvist, no problem as Sweden top Russia

By Frank Pingue TORONTO (Reuters) - Surprise starter Jacob Markstrom stepped in admirably for Henrik Lundqvist as he backstopped Sweden to a 2-1 victory over Russia on Sunday in Group B action at the World Cup of Hockey. Lundqvist, one of the finest...

Monday, September 19, 2016, 3:53 AM

Ice hockey: Canada rout Czechs, Europe stun U.S. in World Cup

By Frank Pingue TORONTO (Reuters) - A dominant Sidney Crosby led Canada to a 6-0 win over the Czech Republic at the World Cup of Hockey on Saturday following Team Europe's shock victory over the United States...

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 9:36 AM

WADA says hackers released another batch of athlete data

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Wednesday that another batch of athlete data has been leaked by the same Russian cyber espionage group that published confidential medical data earlier this week. This time,...

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 8:59 AM

NFL's Sept. 11 plans may collide with anthem protests

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - The NFL said on Friday it will commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States during games on Sunday, the same day when some players plan to protest during the U.S. national anthem. Four...

Friday, September 9, 2016, 11:46 PM

Peyton's replacement Siemian gets win in season opener

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - Trevor Siemian has been given the tough task of replacing five-time league MVP Peyton Manning at the helm of the Denver offense but the unheralded quarterback looked up for the job on Thursday in a Super Bowl rematch against...

Friday, September 9, 2016, 11:55 AM

New faces eager to shine as league enters post-Peyton era

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - The loss of some star power to retirement and a suspension to one of the NFL's greatest players has done little to dampen excitement for North America's favorite game ahead of a season that will mark the league's return to Los...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 8:07 PM

NBA pulls All-Star Game from Charlotte over transgender law

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - The NBA is moving its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, given its objections to a state law decried as discriminatory against the lesbian, gay,...

Friday, July 22, 2016, 12:05 PM

NBA pulls All-Star Game from Charlotte over transgender law

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - The NBA is moving its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, given its objections to a state law decried as discriminatory against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the league on Thursday...

Friday, July 22, 2016, 11:52 AM

NBA pulls All-Star Game from Charlotte over transgender law

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - The NBA is moving its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, given its objections to a state law decried as discriminatory against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the league on Thursday...

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 4:22 PM

NBA pulls All-Star Game from Charlotte over transgender law

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - The NBA is moving its 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte, North Carolina, given its objections to a state law decried as discriminatory against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, the league on Thursday...

Thursday, July 21, 2016, 4:22 PM

Injured Woods to sit out rest of season

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - Tiger Woods has shut it down for the rest of the professional golf season, bringing into question his playing future as the best golfer of his generation will be away from the sport for over a year when, and if, he returns...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016, 2:23 PM

Raonic and Halep withdraw from Rio tennis over Zika

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic and women's world number five Simona Halep of Romania have pulled out from next month's Rio Olympics due to fears over the Zika virus. They, along with twice Australian Open champion...

Friday, July 15, 2016, 4:04 PM

Raonic withdraws from Rio tennis, cites Zika

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic has decided to withdraw from next month's Rio Olympics due in part to fears over the Zika virus, the Canadian world number seven said on Friday. The big-serving Raonic, who lost to Andy...

Friday, July 15, 2016, 1:58 PM

Spurs' stalwart Duncan calls time on career

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - San Antonio Spurs stalwart Tim Duncan, a model of consistency during an illustrious career during which he won five NBA championships and established himself as the game's greatest power forward, is calling it a career....

Monday, July 11, 2016, 11:11 AM

Durant leaving Thunder to team up with Curry's Warriors

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - Former Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant is joining the Golden State Warriors, giving the team perhaps the best consolation prize they could have hoped for after losing the NBA Finals in crushing fashion last month....

Friday, July 8, 2016, 6:38 AM

Durant leaving Thunder to team up with Curry's Warriors

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - Former Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant is joining the Golden State Warriors, giving the team perhaps the best consolation prize they could have hoped for after losing the NBA Finals in crushing fashion last month....

Monday, July 4, 2016, 9:39 PM

Quebec City vows to continue fight for NHL team

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - Quebec City's dreams of landing a National Hockey League team were crushed on Wednesday but the company behind the bid vowed to keep working on bringing the Nordiques back to Canada. The NHL's Board of Governors decided...

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 5:54 AM

Quebec City vows to continue fight for NHL team

By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - Quebec City's dreams of landing a National Hockey League team were crushed on Wednesday but the company behind the bid vowed to keep working on bringing the Nordiques back to Canada. The NHL's Board of Governors decided...

Thursday, June 23, 2016, 4:17 AM

LeBron and champion Cavs get hero's welcome in Cleveland

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Monday, June 20, 2016, 11:55 PM