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  • Lochte signs new endorsement deal, legal woes persist in Brazil

    (Repeating for wider distribution) (Recasts with Brazilian police) By Rodrigo Viga RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 25 (Reuters) - U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte landed a new endorsement deal on Thursday days after losing all his major sponsors even as the fallout from the Rio Olympics continued as Brazilian police recommended he be charged with falsely reporting a crime. Pine Bros Softish Throat Drops, which makes cough drops, said it had signed Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medalist, for a television commercial and print ads. Lochte, 32, lost all four of his major sponsors on Monday, including Speedo USA and Ralph Lauren Corp, following his apology for an "exaggerated" story about being robbed at gunpoint in Rio de Janeiro after a party. More »

    Reuters - 32 minutes ago
  • Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte charged by Rio police for filing false robbery report

    Ryan Lochte has been charged with falsely reporting a crime after he claimed that he was robbed at gunpoint while at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said on Thursday (25 August). A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the US so he could decide whether to introduce a defence in Brazil. The indictment will also be sent to the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) ethics commission, the statement added. More »

    International Business Times - 44 minutes ago
  • NHL-National Hockey League roundup

    The Colorado Avalanche on Thursday named Jared Bednar as the team's new head coach. Bednar will succeed Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy, who unexpectedly resigned as Colorado's coach and vice president of hockey operations two weeks ago. The 44-year-old Bednar is coming off a successful second season as the coach of the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, guiding the affiliate of the Columbus Blue Jackets to the Calder Cup championship. More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 42 minutes ago
  • Ko starts strongly in quest for fourth Canadian Open title

    Ko starts strongly in quest for fourth Canadian Open title

    (Reuters) - New Zealand's Lydia Ko, seeking her fourth Canadian Women's Open title before the age of 20, made a promising start when she carded a five-under-par 67 in the first round in Alberta on Thursday. The Korean-born teenager, four days after her silver medal- winning performance at the Rio Olympics, wasted no time getting back into the bread-and-butter swing of regular LPGA competition. Ko made the Canadian Women's Open her first LPGA victory when she triumphed in 2012 at the age of 15. More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 54 minutes ago
  • Golf-Ko starts strongly in quest for fourth Canadian Open title

    New Zealand's Lydia Ko, seeking her fourth Canadian Women's Open title before the age of 20, made a promising start when she carded a five-under-par 67 in the first round in Alberta on Thursday. The Korean-born teenager, four days after her silver medal- winning performance at the Rio Olympics, wasted no time getting back into the bread-and-butter swing of regular LPGA competition. Ko made the Canadian Women's Open her first LPGA victory when she triumphed in 2012 at the age of 15. More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 0 minutes ago