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  • Court releases jailed IOC executive, bans him from leaving Brazil

    Court releases jailed IOC executive, bans him from leaving Brazil

    By Rodrigo Viga Gaier RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Rio de Janeiro court on Monday ordered the release of the jailed former top European member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Patrick Hickey, pending further investigation into charges that he took part in a ring to illegally sell tickets. After a request by lawyers for Hickey, who was also the head of the Olympic Council of Ireland, the court said the 71-year-old Irishman could leave the maximum security prison where he has been detained since his arrest on Aug. 10. Hickey must surrender his passport within 24 hours of his release, the court said, and remain in Brazil until the investigation into the alleged ticket scheme is completed. More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 3 minutes ago
  • Ill Irish IOC official Hickey conditionally released

    Ill Irish IOC official Hickey conditionally released

    A Brazilian court granted conditional release from jail Monday to top Irish Olympic official Patrick Hickey due to ill health while he is investigated over an alleged ticket scam. More »

    AFP - 2 hours 12 minutes ago
  • Kerber cruises in opening win in pursuit of top ranking

    Kerber cruises in opening win in pursuit of top ranking

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Second seed Angelique Kerber, one of four women's players who could emerge from Flushing Meadows as world number one, made a short and sweet start at the U.S. Open on a hot, sunny Monday. World number two Kerber powered through her first set in 27 minutes before logging a 6-0 1-0 victory when 120th-ranked Polona Hercog of Slovenia retired because of leg cramps. Kerber, who came within one match win eight days ago in Cincinnati from leapfrogging Serena Williams into the world number one spot, did not lose a point on serve in the opening set and dropped only nine points in the one-sided contest. More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 13 minutes ago
  • US Open - Kerber: Knocking Serena off top spot is everyone's goal - especially mine

    US Open - Kerber: Knocking Serena off top spot is everyone's goal - especially mine

    Second seed Angelique Kerber is one of four women's players who could emerge from Flushing Meadows as world number one. More »

    Eurosport - 2 hours 16 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Kerber cruises in opening win in pursuit of top ranking

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Second seed Angelique Kerber, one of four women's players who could emerge from Flushing Meadows as world number one, made a short and sweet start at the U.S. Open on a hot, sunny Monday. World number two Kerber powered through her first set in 27 minutes before logging a 6-0 1-0 victory when 120th-ranked Polona Hercog of Slovenia retired because of leg cramps. Kerber, who came within one match win eight days ago in Cincinnati from leapfrogging Serena Williams into the world number one spot, did not lose a point on serve in the opening set and dropped only nine points in the one-sided contest. More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 16 minutes ago