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Malaysian Open back again?

National association continuing with their efforts to secure a principal sponsor for the tournament, says Anwar.


World handicap system welcomed

THE United States Golf Association (USGA) and the Royal & Ancient (R&A) this week jointly issued a statement that they intend to introduce a world handicap system in 2020, which would in effect bring about a common handicap acceptable across the globe.

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On paper, Russia's Olympic podium chances strong despite ban

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russia's team for the Pyeongchang Olympics could be as formidable as previous ones even though the government says it was decimated by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) decision to bar man of its medal hopefuls.

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Factbox - The IOC, WADA, CAS and the Russian doping story explained

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - In recent months the situation of claims and counter-claims with regard to Russian doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics has become more confusing than ever, with a barrage of acronyms -- IOC, WADA, CAS -- and scores of athletes involved in a spiral of accusations, bans and appeals that are continuing even as the Pyeongchang Games get under way.


Tennis - Romanian Nastase's ITF ban reduced on appeal

(Reuters) - Ilie Nastase, the 71-year-old world number one and ex-Romania Fed Cup captain, has had his ban from International Tennis Federation (ITF) team competitions reduced on appeal by an independent tribunal.


No Pyeongchang invite for CAS-cleared Russians - IOC

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - Fifteen Russian athletes and coaches who had their lifetime bans overturned by world sport's highest tribunal will not be invited to this month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.

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CAS ruling surprising and disappointing, says Bach

PYEONGCHANG (Reuters) - The decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to overturn lifetime Olympic bans on 28 Russian athletes came as a complete surprise and it could make the fight against doping more difficult, said IOC President Thomas Bach on Sunday.


French league suspends goal-line technology after errors

(Reuters) - The French football league (LFP) has said it has suspended the use of goal-line technology due to a series of errors.


Nastase given three-year ITF ban after Fed Cup meltdown

(Reuters) - Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase has been banned from acting in an official capacity at all International Tennis Federation (ITF) team competitions until Dec. 31, 2020, the governing body said on Friday.


Ennis-Hill to receive gold medal in London after CAS verdict

(Reuters) - Jessica Ennis-Hill will be presented with the heptathlon gold medal from the 2011 world championships at this year's event in London after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) dismissed Russian Tatyana Chernova's appeal against her doping ban.