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  • European athletics expects big viewer boost for 2018 event

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - The sport of athletics will witness a 20 percent rise in television viewing figures at the first multi-sports European Championships in 2018, the continent's athletics chief Svein Arne Hansen said on Friday. The new European Championships will combine the separate continental championships of seven sports into one event, hoping to become the top multi-sports competition in Europe ahead of the struggling European Games. For athletics we expect 20 percent more viewers (than at the traditional single-sport European athletics championships)," Hansen, European athletics association president, told Reuters in an interview. More »

    Reuters - 40 minutes ago
  • IPO-seeking ONE founder plays down safety fears

    IPO-seeking ONE founder plays down safety fears

    Asia's top mixed martial arts promoter said he has introduced world-leading safety procedures to prevent another death in the competition, as it prepares for an intended billion-dollar stock market listing. More »

    AFP - 2 hours 58 minutes ago
  • The 9 at 9: Friday

    The 9 at 9: Friday

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  • Voices of Sport: Steve Rider - The unflappable presenter that has fronted coverage of major events for decades

    Voices of Sport: Steve Rider - The unflappable presenter that has fronted coverage of major events for decades

    In our weekly series, Yahoo Sport’s Nick Metcalfe features a famous voice of sport. On Ryder Cup weekend, presenter Steve Rider is the latest to go under the spotlight. More »

    Nick Metcalfe - 6 hours ago
  • Ice hockey-Canada stage late comeback to win World Cup

    * Canada roll through the tournament unbeaten * Sidney Crosby named most valuable player (Adds quotes, detail) By Steve Keating TORONTO, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Canada scored two late goals to claim a nervy 2-1 win over Team Europe and complete a series sweep of the World Cup of Hockey final on Thursday, confirming their status as the sport's undisputed superpower. With the game heading towards overtime, Brad Marchand scored a shorthanded goal with 44 seconds left, about two minutes after Patrice Bergeron had tied the game on the powerplay, as Canada took the best-of-three series 2-0. "We didn't want it to go to a Game Three, anything can happen in one game," said Canadian captain and tournament MVP Sidney Crosby. More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago