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  • Brazil court orders temporary release of jailed former IOC executive

    Brazil court orders temporary release of jailed former IOC executive

    A Rio de Janeiro court on Monday ordered the release of the jailed former top European member of the International Olympic Committee, 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 Aug. 10. Hickey must surrender his passport, the court said, and remain in Brazil until the investigation into the alleged ticket scheme is completed. More »

    Reuters - 12 minutes ago
  • Tennis-U.S. Open men's singles round 1 results

    Aug 29 (Gracenote) - Results from the U.S. Open Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday Ernesto Escobedo (U.S.) beat Lukas Lacko (Slovakia) 6-4 4-6 4-6 6-3 0-0 (Lacko retired) Andrey Kuznetsov (Russia) beat Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil) 6-4 3-6 6-1 7-6(6) 7-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Rogerio Dutra Silva (Brazil) 6-4 7-5 6-1 Guido Pella (Argentina) beat Bjorn Fratangelo (U.S.) 6-3 6-4 6-4 Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) beat 28-Martin Klizan (Slovakia) 6-2 6-1 6-1 Kyle Edmund (Britain) beat 13-Richard Gasquet (France) 6-2 6-2 6-3 More »

    Reuters - 14 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Brazil court orders temporary release of jailed former IOC exec

    A Rio de Janeiro court on Monday ordered the release of the jailed former top European member of the International Olympic Committee, 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 Aug. 10. Hickey must surrender his passport, the court said, and remain in Brazil until the investigation into the alleged ticket scheme is completed. More »

    Reuters - 17 minutes ago
  • Kaymer urges Europe captain to make Pieters a wildcard pick

    Kaymer urges Europe captain to make Pieters a wildcard pick

    Twice major winner Martin Kaymer has urged European captain Darren Clarke to pick Belgian Thomas Pieters on Tuesday as one of his three wildcard choices for next month's Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, Minnesota. Pieters is in red-hot form after winning the Made In Denmark event on Sunday, finishing second at the preceding Czech Masters and claiming fourth place at this month's Rio Olympics. "If I would be the captain he would be my pick for sure because he brings something special to the team," Kaymer told Sky Sports television after playing alongside the 24-year-old in the final round in Denmark. More »

    Reuters - 32 minutes ago
  • Golf-Kaymer urges Europe captain to make Pieters a wildcard pick

    Twice major winner Martin Kaymer has urged European captain Darren Clarke to pick Belgian Thomas Pieters on Tuesday as one of his three wildcard choices for next month's Ryder Cup at Hazeltine, Minnesota. Pieters is in red-hot form after winning the Made In Denmark event on Sunday, finishing second at the preceding Czech Masters and claiming fourth place at this month's Rio Olympics. "If I would be the captain he would be my pick for sure because he brings something special to the team," Kaymer told Sky Sports television after playing alongside the 24-year-old in the final round in Denmark. More »

    Reuters - 47 minutes ago