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'Auf Wiedersehen Innsbruck': Olympics 'disappointed' by Winter Games snub

'Auf Wiedersehen Innsbruck': Olympics 'disappointed' by Winter Games snub

(Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday said it was disappointed that the voters in Innsbruck stopped the city’s plan to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics.

NBA: Opening-night rosters feature 108 international players

(Reuters) – Opening night rosters for the NBA’s 2017-18 season, which begins on Tuesday, will feature 108 international players from a record 42 countries and territories, according to the league.

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Motor racing: Usain Bolt to put Hamilton under starter's orders

LONDON (Reuters) – Usain Bolt, the “world’s fastest man”, will be putting Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton under starter’s orders for what could be a decisive U.S. Grand Prix this weekend.

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Sharapova loses to Rybarikova in Kremlin Cup return

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova lost 7-6(3) 6-4 to Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova at the Kremlin Cup on Tuesday in her first match in Russia since returning from a doping ban this year.

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Cycling-Froome faces Dumoulin duel in 2018 Tour route full of surprises

PARIS (Reuters) – Tom Dumoulin should be Chris Froome’s main rival as the Briton targets a record-equaling fifth title in the 2018 Tour de France, the route for which was unveiled on Tuesday.

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Froome faces Dumoulin duel in 2018 Tour route full of surprises

PARIS (Reuters) – Tom Dumoulin should be Chris Froome’s main rival as the Briton targets a record-equalling fifth title in the 2018 Tour de France, the route for which was unveiled on Tuesday.

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NFL weighs protesting players' passion against Trump rebukes

NEW YORK (Reuters) – National Football League officials will weigh the fervor of players who protest racism by kneeling for the national anthem against the anger of U.S. President Donald Trump at their two-day autumn meeting beginning on Tuesday in New York City.

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IOC 'disappointed' by Innsbruck snub, still hopes for good bids

(Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday said it was disappointed by the referendum defeat of Innsbruck’s plan to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics, with some in the movement saying another dual Games award could be on the cards.

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Australian rules-AFL criticized after transgender player ruled ineligible

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – The Australian Football League has come under fire after ruling a transgender footballer ineligible for selection a day before the national draft for the professional women’s competition.

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Cycling: Belgian rider Bakelants recovering after spinal surgery

(Reuters) – Belgian rider Jan Bakelants is on the road to recovery following spinal surgery after suffering multiple fractures to his vertebrae in a horror fall at the Giro di Lombardia this month.

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