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Olympics - Freestyle skiing: Kenworthy seals tough Games with long-awaited kiss

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Four years after being too scared to make a public display of affection at Sochi, American freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy kissed his boyfriend at the Pyeongchang Olympics on Sunday and was thrilled it was broadcast to the world.

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Freestyle skiing - Kenworthy doesn't want Pence 'distraction'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Gus Kenworthy hopes the growing number of openly gay athletes at the Olympics will one day ensure the topic of sexuality barely merits a mention at the Games but the U.S. skier says there is still a long way to go.

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Five decades of promoting rugby

FIFTY-year-old Combined Old Boys Rugby Association (Cobra), now known as Cobra Rugby Club, has many reasons to celebrate.


Serena marches on to reach fourth round

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena Williams gave compatriot Nicole Gibbs a lesson in grand slam tennis with a 6-1 6-3 thrashing to charge into the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.


Czech Olympic champion gymnast Vera Caslavska dies aged 74

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech gymnast Vera Caslavska, her country's greatest Olympian and a powerful voice in its struggle against Soviet occupation, has died aged 74 of pancreatic cancer.


No fines for LeBron James or others over protest, NBA sources say

(Reuters) - No fines or reprimands will be handed down to LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and others who wore "I Can't Breathe" shirts during warm-ups for a Cleveland Cavaliers-Brooklyn Nets game on Monday night, National Basketball Association sources said on Tuesday.


In shadows of World Cup stadium, neighbours left empty-handed

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - For Sao Paulo's most popular football team, the World Cup has provided a new home after 100 years playing in rented stadiums. Thousands of neighbours, however, say it has left them homeless.


Rio Olympic preparations "worst" ever - Coates

RIO DEIRO (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president John Coates has called Brazil's preparations for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games "the worst" he has ever seen and critically behind schedule.


Rio's Olympic preparations 'worst', says IOC's Coates

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) vice president John Coates has called Brazil's preparations for the 2016 Rio Games "the worst" in his experience and critically behind schedule, but warned there was no "plan B" to find another host.

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Russia's Putin denies large-scale Olympic corruption

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin denied that any large-scale corruption surrounded the Sochi Winter Olympics and challenged those with allegations of misconduct to come forward with proof.