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  • Ice hockey: Canada dump Russia to reach World Cup final

    Ice hockey: Canada dump Russia to reach World Cup final

    By Frank Pingue TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada needed three third-period goals to break open a showdown with Russia and reach the World Cup of Hockey final with a 5-3 victory on Saturday - the latest instalment in the storied rivalry between the two nations. Canada struck three times in the opening 10 minutes of the final period to break a 2-2 deadlock before holding the explosive Russian offense largely in check the rest of the way and set up a title decider against Sweden or Team Europe. "I get pretty excited when it's Canada versus Russia whether playing in (tonight's) game or if it's the world juniors, any type of hockey game," said Canadian captain Sidney Crosby, who finished the game with a goal and two assists. More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 25 minutes ago
  • Wiggins denies seeking 'unfair advantage' from prescribed drugs

    Wiggins denies seeking 'unfair advantage' from prescribed drugs

    British cyclist Bradley Wiggins has defended his use of banned substances under medical exemption rules, saying he was not looking for "unfair advantage" but merely trying to mitigate the impact of asthma and allergies. The first Briton to win the Tour de France, Wiggins has been the subject of allegations of hypocrisy over the timing of the medical interventions since his anti-doping records were among those leaked by cyber hackers on the fancybear.net website. The data leaked relates to Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), which allow athletes to take banned substances for verified medical needs and are signed off by sports federations. More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Doping -Wiggins denies seeking 'unfair advantage' from prescribed drugs

    British cyclist Bradley Wiggins has defended his use of banned substances under medical exemption rules, saying he was not looking for "unfair advantage" but merely trying to mitigate the impact of asthma and allergies. The first Briton to win the Tour de France, Wiggins has been the subject of allegations of hypocrisy over the timing of the medical interventions since his anti-doping records were among those leaked by cyber hackers on the fancybear.net website. The data leaked relates to Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), which allow athletes to take banned substances for verified medical needs and are signed off by sports federations. More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Dumoulin: Wiggins' use of TUEs stinks

    Dumoulin: Wiggins' use of TUEs stinks

    Getting a TUE is like cheating, according to Tom Dumoulin, who has criticised Bradley Wiggins' use of the system. More »

    Omnisport - 11 hours ago
  • Premier League: Super Son shines as Spurs soar to second

    Premier League: Super Son shines as Spurs soar to second

    Tottenham made it 14 points from six games following a 2-1 away win over Middlesbrough on Saturday. More »

    Omnisport - 13 hours ago