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Toronto break points record, San Jose leave it late

(Reuters) - Toronto FC broke a 19-year-old Major League Soccer record for points in a single season on Sunday while a stoppage-time winner gave the San Jose Earthquakes the final playoff berth on the last day of the regular season.

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Noble Group to sell oil liquids business to Vitol, flags big third quarter loss

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Struggling commodities trader Noble Group agreed to sell its Americas-focused oil liquids business to Vitol for about $580 million as part of a debt-cutting strategy, and warned of a big loss for its third quarter.

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Defense chief Mattis in Asia, will discuss North Korea crisis with allies

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he would talk with Asian allies about North Korea and the crisis caused by Pyongyang's "reckless" provocations, as he kicked off a week-long trip to the region on Monday to meet defense chiefs in the Philippines.

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Suicide bomber kills 13 others in northeast Nigerian city: police official

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 13 other people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday, a police official said, the deadliest attack in over a month as the conflict with Boko Haram stretches into its ninth year.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Ted Cruz: A Pressure Point for North Korea

The regime in Pyongyang has long sponsored terrorism. American policy should once again reflect that reality.

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Four new faces but no Retallick in All Blacks squad

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand named four uncapped players on Monday in the squad for their end-of-season tour but lock Brodie Retallick will not be on the plane to Europe as he deals with a personal matter.

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North Korea's illicit dealings in Africa

Heroes' Acre looms on a hill overlooking Windhoek, Namibia's tidy capital.

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Hamilton wins U.S. GP but made to wait for title

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Mercedes won the Formula One constructors' title for the fourth year in a row on Sunday but Lewis Hamilton was made to wait despite cruising to a U.S. Grand Prix victory at one of his favorite circuits.

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Cardinals' Palmer breaks arm, may be out for rest of season

(The Sports Xchange) - Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer suffered a broken left arm in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham Stadium in London.

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Red Sox hire Astros coach Cora as new manager

(The Sports Xchange) - The Boston Red Sox hired Alex Cora as their new manager on Sunday.

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Dutch sailor wins last-gasp approval to start Volvo Ocean Race

ALICANTE, Spain (Reuters) - Team AkzoNobel confirmed Simeon Tienpont as skipper for the Volvo Ocean Race hours before the start on Sunday after the Dutchman got approval for a series of crew changes as they prepared for the 83,000 km race around the world.

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Bolt says he's serious about a soccer career

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Usain Bolt says he is serious about starting up a soccer career now he has retired from sprinting -- and believes he could even be good enough to play for Jamaica.

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Del Potro overcomes Dimitrov to retain Stockholm title

(Reuters) - Fourth seed Juan Martin del Potro put himself in contention for the ATP World Tour Finals when he successfully defended his Stockholm Open title on Sunday, defeating top seed and 2013 champion Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-2.

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Golf: Tournament host Garcia triumphs at Valderrama Masters

MADRID (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia won the Andalucia Valderrama Masters on Sunday to continue his excellent year, pipping Joost Luiten by one stroke after a thrilling duel.

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World downhill champion Stuhec may miss season with knee injury

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - World downhill ski champion Ilka Stuhec may miss the whole Alpine skiing season after she injured her knee during training on Sunday, her spokesman said.

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Muguruza keen to press on after seeing off Ostapenko

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Garbine Muguruza made a winning start to her third consecutive appearance at the WTA Finals with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Jelena Ostapenko on Sunday but the Spaniard will continue to push herself through the group stage knowing anything can happen.

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Jepkosgei breaks own half marathon world record in Valencia

(Reuters) - Kenya’s Joyciline Jepkosgei took one second off her own world record when she won the Valencia Half Marathon in a time of one hour 4.51 seconds on Sunday.

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Murata beats N'Dam in WBA middleweight title rematch

(Reuters) - Japan's Ryota Murata scored a seventh-round technical knockout over Frenchman Hassan N'Dam to win the WBA middleweight title in a Tokyo rematch on Sunday.

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Ruthless Pliskova eases past Williams in Singapore opener

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova put on a ruthless display of big hitting to swat aside crowd favorite Venus Williams 6-2 6-2 in the opening match of the WTA Finals at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

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Thomas prevails in playoff to win CJ Cup in Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - American Justin Thomas birdied the second extra hole of a playoff against Marc Leishman to win the PGA Tour's $9.25 million CJ Cup at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju island on Sunday.

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Korean Ji ends eight-year LPGA title drought in Taiwan

(Reuters) - South Korean Ji Eun-hee lifted her first LPGA title in eight years with an emphatic six-stroke victory at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday.

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Golf: FedExCup champion Thomas wins CJ Cup in Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - American Justin Thomas birdied the second extra hole of a playoff against Marc Leishman to win the PGA Tour's $9.25 million CJ Cup at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju island on Sunday.

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Marquez wins in Australia to extend title lead

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Marc Marquez moved to within touching distance of a fourth MotoGP world title with victory at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday, his sixth win of the season giving him a 33-point lead over nearest rival Andrea Dovizioso with two races remaining.

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NBA: Highlights of Saturday's NBA games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Basketball Association games on Saturday:

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.

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Baseball: Astros reach World Series after Game 7 win over Yankees

(Reuters) - The Houston Astros reached Major League Baseball's World Series for the first time since 2005 after beating the New York Yankees 4-0 in Game Seven of the American League Championship Series on Saturday.

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Mexican Paredes wins cliff diving title in Chile

LAGO RANCO, Chile (Reuters) - Mexican Jonathan Paredes capitalized on a late mistake by six-time champion Gary Hunt to win his maiden Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series title in Chile on Saturday.

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Hamilton blasts to U.S. Grand Prix pole

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton pulverized the track record to claim pole position on Saturday ahead of a U.S. Grand Prix that could secure the Mercedes driver's fourth Formula One world championship.

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Hamilton on pole for U.S. Grand Prix

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton pulverized the track record to claim pole position on Saturday ahead of a U.S. Grand Prix that could clinch the Mercedes driver a fourth Formula One world championship.

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Chen, Medvedeva win grand prix opener

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States won the first grand prix event of the season in Moscow on Saturday, while Russia's Evgenia Medvedeva took first place in the women's event despite a fall.

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Hamilton completes U.S. Grand Prix practice sweep

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton was fastest in final practice at the U.S. Grand Prix on Saturday with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel closing the gap after putting the previous day's problems behind him.

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Home favorite Garcia leads Valderrama Masters by one shot

MADRID (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia heads the leaderboard by one shot on home territory going into the final round of the Andalucia Valderrama Masters, while Daniel Brooks put himself in contention.

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Motor racing: Gasly's U.S. Grand Prix absence proves in vain

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Bad weather in Japan dashed French driver Pierre Gasly's hopes of winning the Japanese Super Formula title instead of competing at this weekend's U.S. Formula One Grand Prix.

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Chen wins grand prix opener, Hanyu second

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States won the first grand prix event of the season in Moscow on Saturday, defeating Japanese rival Yuzuru Hanyu by just over three points.

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Finals rookies ready to rock in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - All three debutants at the WTA Finals will be hoping to continue their stellar campaigns for at least another week by making a positive impact at the season-ending elite eight-woman event in Singapore.

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Top-ranked Halep hoping to keep dream alive at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Simona Halep is still coming to terms with her rise to the top of the world rankings at the start of the month but is trying not to let the euphoria of the achievement distract her at the eight-woman WTA Finals which starts on Sunday.

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Thomas battles back in Korea, shares lead with Brown

SEOUL (Reuters) - Justin Thomas refused to be thrown off his game by a double bogey midway through the third round of the $9.25 million CJ Cup in South Korea on Saturday, carding a battling 70 to set the pace with Scott Brown at the Nine Bridges course on Jeju island.

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Refreshed Muguruza braced for big hitters in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Garbine Muguruza feels fit and fresh ahead of the WTA Finals with the Spanish world number two keen to bank on her experience of previous visits to Singapore to emerge from a group containing the tour's hardest hitters in the round-robin phase.

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Marquez snatches pole for Australian Grand Prix

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World champion Marc Marquez steered his Honda onto pole for the fourth year in a row at the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday, striking a major blow in the title race with his main rival Andrea Dovizioso only 11th fastest after an earlier crash.

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Verlander, Astros force decisive Game 7 vs. Yanks

(The Sports Xchange) - Justin Verlander continued his masterful pitching in elimination games and the Houston Astros turned a breakthrough fifth inning into a 7-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night at Minute Maid Park in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series.

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Australia's Groves cleared of breach of whereabouts rules

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rio Olympics silver medalist Madeline Groves has been cleared of a third breach of anti-doping 'whereabouts rules' and is free to compete at next year's Commonwealth Games, Swimming Australia said on Saturday.

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Oakland Raiders' Lynch suspended one game for pushing official

(Reuters) - Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has been suspended for one game after pushing an official and grabbing his jersey during their home win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the NFL said in a statement on Friday.

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Sacramento Kings hire full-time female coach

(The Sports Xchange) - Jenny Boucek became the second current full-time female coach in the NBA on Friday, when the Sacramento Kings hired the former WNBA coach as assistant coach for player development.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Chris Matthews: What Robert Kennedy Knew About Gun Control

Nearly 50 years ago, the senator called for sensible restrictions on firearms — laws we’re still largely waiting to see.

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Trump expected to pressure China's Xi to rein in North Korea: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pressure China's president when they meet next month in Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea out of a belief that Xi Jinping's consolidation of power should give him more authority to do so.

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Motor racing-Hamilton smashes track record in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton shattered the Circuit of the Americas track record on Friday as he dominated practice for a U.S. Grand Prix that could bring him a fourth world championship.

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Chen, Medvedeva lead in grand prix opener

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States stunned reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan in the grand prix season opening in Moscow by taking first place in the short program, while two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva again showcased her dominance of the women's circuit.

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Nestle CEO praised by Third Point but hedge fund still wants more

LONDON/BOSTON (Reuters) - Nine months into leading the world's biggest packaged food company, Nestle SA Chief Executive Mark Schneider got a tentative thumbs-up from a prominent investor, who praised his early steps on Friday but said there was more work to be done.

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Tennis: Dimitrov through to semis in Stockholm

(Reuters) - Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov moved closer to qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Germany's Mischa Zverev to reach the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open on Friday, setting up a clash with Fabio Fognini.

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Lin out for season after knee surgery, Nets confirm

(Reuters) - Chinese-American Jeremy Lin will miss the rest of the NBA season, the Brooklyn Nets confirmed on Friday after the guard underwent surgery.

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Baker out as Nationals manager after two seasons

(The Sports Xchange) - Dusty Baker will not return to manage the Washington Nationals in 2018, the team announced Friday.

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Tennis: Muguruza is WTA's Player of the Year

LONDON (Reuters) - Spain's Garbine Muguruza has been named the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) Player of the Year after reaching number one in the rankings and winning Wimbledon.

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Chen first, Hanyu second in grand prix opener

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan opened his grand prix season in Moscow on Friday by finishing second in the short program behind Nathan Chen of the United States.

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Motor racing: Hamilton fastest in U.S. Grand Prix practice

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton led the way in first free practice at the U.S. Grand Prix on Friday with a lap half a second faster than his closest rival Sebastian Vettel's best effort.

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Russia's Kasatkina, Germany's Goerges reach Kremlin Cup final

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Daria Kasatkina and Julia Goerges of Germany will meet in the final of the Kremlin Cup after defeating their semi-final opponents in Moscow on Friday.

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Motor racing: Hartley will have hefty grid penalty for F1 debut

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley collected a grid penalty before he had even stepped into the car for his Formula One debut at the U.S. Grand Prix on Friday.

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Motor racing: Red Bull keep Verstappen under contract to 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Dutch driver Max Verstappen has signed a contract extension keeping him at Red Bull through the 2020 season, the Formula One team said on Friday.

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Chen first, Hanyu second in grand prix season opener short program

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan opened his grand prix season in Moscow on Friday by finishing second in the short program behind Nathan Chen of the United States.

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Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: agency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, declaring that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

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Venus secures Muguruza rematch at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Venus Williams will get an opportunity to avenge her Wimbledon final defeat by Garbine Muguruza at the eight-player WTA Finals after the veteran American was placed in the same round-robin group as the Spaniard at Friday's draw.

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Fine Arts & Exhibits: An Auction Setup at Christie’s: First a Marathon, Then a Sprint

Go behind the scenes at Christie’s New York as workers prepare for the Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art auction with goods worth millions of dollars.

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Third Point takes stake in Dover Corp, urges changes: letter

BOSTON (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Daniel Loeb's hedge fund Third Point LLC bought a stake in Dover Corp during the third quarter and is urging the industrial conglomerate to sell off its energy...

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Schlumberger, Baker Hughes warn of North America slowdown

(Reuters) - Schlumberger Ltd and Baker Hughes , the world's top two oilfield services firms, warned on Friday of a slowdown in North America and a challenging year ahead as crude oil prices stay volatile.

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Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, saying that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

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Athletics: De Grasse eyes Canadian 100m record

TORONTO (Reuters) - Andre De Grasse is eager to return stronger from a season-ending hamstring injury that deprived him of a showdown with Usain Bolt and is now focused on breaking the Canadian 100 meters record.

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Schlumberger warns of moderating North American activity

(Reuters) - Schlumberger Ltd posted a bigger quarterly profit on Friday as its North American business continues to be helped by strong shale drilling, but the oilfield services giant said that investments in the region was moderating.

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Russia says continues dialogue with Washington on North Korea, Iran: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow and Washington are continuing a dialogue on North Korea and the future of the international deal on Iran's nuclear program, RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Friday.

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Chevron approves new tech investment to raise output at North Sea field

Oct 20 (Reuters) - U.S. oil major Chevron has approved an investment to increase output from its Captain oilfield by using a new water-injection technology for the first time in the North Sea, the company said on Friday.

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Kremlin says 'old friend' Blatter welcome to attend World Cup in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and ex-UEFA head Michel Platini will both be welcome to attend the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia as "old friends" of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

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Cycling: Doctor at center of 'jiffy bag' probe resigns due to ill health

LONDON (Reuters) - The British Cycling doctor at the center of Team Sky's "jiffy bag" saga has resigned due to ill health, the organization said in a statement on Friday.

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Golf: Korean women's scores scrubbed after controversial ruling

SEOUL (Reuters) - A top Korean golf official resigned on Friday after a rules controversy at a domestic tournament saw penalties issued then rescinded, players threaten to withdraw, and all first-round scores at the KB Financial Star Championship scrubbed.

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Moscow seeks support for Russia-Chinese roadmap on North Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged world powers on Friday to get behind a joint Russian-Chinese roadmap for settling the crisis over North Korea's weapons program.

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Golf: Thomas slips back at CJ Cup, List leads

SEOUL (Reuters) - After opening the CJ Cup with a stunning nine-under-par 63, Justin Thomas battled blowy conditions and some bad breaks before slipping out of the lead after a two-over 74 at the Nine Bridges course on the South Korean island of Jeju on Friday.

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Australia receives 'unprecedented' letter from North Korea

In an open letter addressed to parliaments in a number of countries, North Korea has declared itself a "full-fledged nuclear power" and accuses US President Donald Trump of "trying to drive the world into a horrible nuclear disaster."

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South Korea stresses safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign ministry stressed the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North.

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Tennis: Hopeful Eight seek starring role in Singapore showdown

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - All eight women competing at the WTA Finals will go into the tournament believing they have a genuine chance of finishing the season on a high note when round-robin play starts on Sunday without a clear favorite for the title.

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Highlights from Thursday's NHL games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Thursday:

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Last gasp touchdown sees Raiders stun Chiefs

(The Sports Xchange) - Derek Carr threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree with no time remaining on Thursday, lifting the Raiders to a stunning 31-30 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs that just may have saved Oakland's season.

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Dodgers beat Cubs in Game Five to reach World Series

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday to clinch the National League Championship Series 4-1 and advance to Major League Baseball's World Series for the first time since 1988.

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BRIEF-HMN Financial reports third quarter results

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South Korea to stress safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign ministry will stress the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North.

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Motor racing: Alonso could race Daytona 24 Hours before Le Mans

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - McLaren's Fernando Alonso, who made a big impression in the Indianapolis 500 this year, could enter the Daytona 24 Hours sportscar race in January ahead of a later attempt to win Le Mans.

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Motor racing: Hopkirk replaces Warwick as BRDC president

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Monte Carlo rally winner Paddy Hopkirk has been elected president of the British Racing Drivers' Club that owns Silverstone circuit, the BRDC said.

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US preparing for North Korea's 'final step'

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said the United States has to act as if North Korea is on the verge of being able to strike it with a missile and act accordingly -- and that President Donald Trump is ready to do so.

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Yankees adjust to new label: likeable underdogs

(Reuters) - The New York Yankees, traditionally one of the most reviled teams in Major League Baseball due to its long history of success, are adjusting to a new label - likeable underdogs.

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North Korea warns threats a 'big miscalculation' in letter to Australia lawmakers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - North Korea has sent a letter to Australia's parliament, warning it is a nuclear power and will not be cowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to destroy it, according to a copy of the letter published in an Australian newspaper on Friday.

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Motor racing: Vettel hopes to keep the fat lady quiet

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel refused to give up on the Formula One championship on Thursday and found support from title favorite Lewis Hamilton.

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UPDATE 4-Alphabet's CapitalG leads Lyft's $1 bln funding round

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Lyft Inc has raised $1 billion in fresh financing, the ride-services company said on Thursday, in a round led by one of Alphabet Inc's investment funds, further complicating the convoluted world of ride-hailing alliances and dealing a blow to rival Uber Technologies Inc.

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Ending Iran nuclear deal would worsen North Korea situation: Kerry

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump risks driving Iran toward nuclear proliferation and worsening a standoff with North Korea if Washington ends a nuclear deal with Iran, former Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

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Brazil's former Olympic chief to stand trial in Rio 2016 bribes case

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman will stand trial for his role in a corruption case involving alleged bribery aimed at making Rio de Janeiro the host of the 2016 Games, a Brazilian judge decided on Thursday.

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FIFA to look into changing nationality rules

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA is considering an overhaul of the rules which govern players’ eligibility for national teams, including a proposal which would allow them to switch allegiance in certain circumstances.

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BRIEF-Carolina Financial reports Q3 earnings $0.49/shr

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Paypal third-quarter profit rises 17.6 percent

(Reuters) - Payment processor PayPal Holdings Inc reported a 17.6 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by higher ecommerce spending.

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Motor racing: Hartley calls on his old mates for advice

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley has been grilling fellow-Antipodeans Mark Webber and Daniel Ricciardo for all the information he can get as he prepares for his Formula One debut in Texas on Sunday.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Xi Jinping, Catalonia, North Korea: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Brazil court orders release of former Olympic committee chief

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian court ordered the release from jail of former head of the national Olympics committee Carlos Arthur Nuzman on Thursday, according to the court's press office.

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Goerges, Kasatkina reach Kremlin Cup semi-finals

MOSCOW (Reuters) - German Julia Goerges and Russian Daria Kasatkina enjoyed straight-sets wins on Thursday to reach the Kremlin Cup semi-finals, where they will be joined by Irina Begu and Natalia Vikhlyantseva.

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Tennis: Berdych, Kyrgios cut seasons short due to injuries

LONDON (Reuters) - Czech Tomas Berdych and Australian Nick Kyrgios are the latest leading players to end their seasons early due to injury problems, they said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Fidelity Southern Corporation reports third quarter EPS of $0.30

* Fidelity Southern Corporation reports earnings for third quarter of $7.9 million

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Alphabet's CapitalG leads Lyft's $1 billion funding round

(Reuters) - Lyft Inc has raised $1 billion in fresh financing, the ride-services company said on Thursday, in a round led by one of Alphabet Inc's investment funds, further complicating the convoluted world of ride-hailing alliances and dealing a blow to rival Uber Technologies Inc.

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FIFA reaches agreement to help unpaid players

ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA has reached an agreement that will help players leave their clubs when they do not get paid on time.

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Motor racing: Hamilton says no plans to 'take a knee' in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday he sympathized with athletes protesting racism in the United States but had no plans to kneel during the national anthem before Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix.

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Nets' Lin set to miss season with knee injury

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeremy Lin's 2017-18 NBA season looks to be over after the Chinese-American suffered a knee injury that left him writhing in pain on the court in his team's season-opening loss, the Brooklyn Nets said on Thursday.

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Putin says IOC under U.S. pressure to bar Russia from Pyeongchang Games

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was being pressured by the United States to prevent Russia from taking part in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

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Lyft says Alphabet leads latest $1 billion round of funding

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Uber rival Lyft said on Thursday Capital G, the growth investment fund of Google parent company Alphabet Inc, led a $1 billion round of financing, boosting the valuation of the ride-hailing service to $11 billion.

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Motor racing: Alonso staying at McLaren in 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Double world champion Fernando Alonso will stay in Formula One with McLaren next season, the team said at the U.S. Grand Prix on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Lyft says Alphabet’s CapitalG leads $1 bln round in Lyft

* Lyft says Alphabet's CapitalG leads $1 billion round in Lyft

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Basketball: Injured Lin set to miss season, say Nets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Jeremy Lin is expected to miss the entire 2017-18 NBA season after suffering a serious right knee injury in the Brooklyn Nets' regular-season opener on Wednesday night, his team said.

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Germany's FDP, Greens try to find common ground at first talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - A first meeting between Germany's pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens about joining a coalition led by conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel focused on finding out common points of agreement, FDP General Secretary Nicola Beer said on Thursday.

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Tennis: Berdych cuts season short with back problem

LONDON (Reuters) - Czech Tomas Berdych is the latest player to end his season early after announcing he would miss tournaments in Vienna and Paris because of a back injury.

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BRIEF-Concurrent Computer deploys Zephyr Transcode in Asia, Europe and North America​

* Concurrent Computer Corp - Zephyr Transcode, is now deployed with customers in Asia, Europe and North America​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BNY Mellon posts higher profit in third quarter

Oct 19 (Reuters) - Bank of New York Mellon Corp reported a higher profit in the third quarter as its net interest revenue rose, benefiting from higher interest rates.

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Challenger Takam ready to give Joshua a 'proper fight'

(Reuters) - France-based Cameroonian Carlos Takam believes he can take the fight to world champion Anthony Joshua when the duo battle for the Briton's IBF, IBO and WBA (Super) heavyweight titles in Cardiff on Oct. 28.

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New York Today: New York Today: From North Korea to New York

Wednesday: Defectors talk about their new lives in New York, a discussion on how to tackle climate change, and an exhibition of North Korean art.

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Olympics: Champions League winner Park to be first South Korean to carry Games flame

ATHENS (Reuters) - Champions League winner Park Ji-sung will be the first South Korean to carry the flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia next week, the Greek Olympic committee said on Thursday.

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Best of Late Night: Trevor Noah Says the Only Wall We Need Is Around Harvey Weinstein

The “Daily Show” host said of Mr. Weinstein, “This guy keeps getting worse and worse.”

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Golf: Thomas surges clear as PGA Tour makes Korea debut

SEOUL (Reuters) - Justin Thomas made a slow start to the PGA Tour's CJ Cup in South Korea on Thursday with a bogey at his opening hole but the FedExCup champion soon caught fire, carding seven birdies and a pair of eagles in a nine-under round of 63 to lead the way.

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TSMC's third-quarter net profit falls 7 percent on supply constraints, beats estimates

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Apple Inc supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) on Thursday said supply-chain inventory constraints pulled down net profit in the third quarter, albeit by a lesser degree than analysts had estimated.

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Highlights from Wednesday's NHL games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Wednesday:

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'Nowhere to hide': North Korean missiles spur anxiety in Japan fishing town

ERIMO, Japan (Reuters) - Ever since North Korea lobbed two missiles far above this windswept fishing town on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, seaweed farmer Mitsuyo Kawamura says she's been on edge.

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TSMC's third-quarter net profit falls 7.1 percent, beats estimates

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Apple Inc supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd on Thursday said net profit fell 7.1 percent in the three months through September, slightly better than analyst estimates.

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SAP third-quarter growth slows on cloud, licenses dip

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - SAP , Europe's most valuable technology company, reported that third-quarter revenue growth slowed after a strong first half and profits came up just short of analysts' expectations.

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China's third-quarter economic growth slows as expected, property measures bite

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth slowed slightly in the third quarter, as expected, as the government's efforts to rein in property market and debt risks tempered activity in the world's second-largest economy.

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China third-quarter GDP growth slows as expected, property measures bite

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth slowed slightly as expected in the third quarter as the government's efforts to rein in the property market and debt risks tempered activity in the world's second-largest economy.

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Tanaka lauded after pitching gem for Yankees

(Reuters) - Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka maintained an aggressive mindset to pitch the New York Yankees within a victory of the World Series and a potential showdown with compatriot Yu Darvish.

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Deal on North Carolina Bathroom Law Would Expand Transgender Protections

Gov. Roy Cooper and transgender rights advocates said they had drawn up a settlement on the state’s longstanding bathroom dispute.

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Settlement proposed in North Carolina transgender bathroom lawsuit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.

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Highlights of MLB playoff games on Wednesday

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from Major League Baseball's playoff games on Wednesday:

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U.S. diesel margins to drive refiner profits for third quarter and beyond

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. refiners are set to blow past quarterly earnings expectations after margins surged to a two-year peak on the back of a crippling hurricane season that squeezed already tight gasoline and diesel supplies.

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Proposed settlement reached in North Carolina's transgender bathroom lawsuit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.

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ACLU, North Carolina governor reach agreement in transgender bathroom lawsuit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a consent decree filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.

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Hayward receives encouragement from NBA players who overcame injuries

(Reuters) - After suffering a devastating ankle fracture just five minutes into his debut as a Boston Celtic on Tuesday, forward Gordon Hayward received encouragement from NBA players who overcame gruesome injuries of their own before returning to the league.

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United Airlines third-quarter profit falls, hurt by storms

(Reuters) - United Airlines on Wednesday said its third-quarter net income fell by a third to $669 million from the year-ago period, partly due to $185 million in pretax losses caused by canceled flights during the Atlantic hurricane season.

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Trump and NFL at odds on how to get players to stand for anthem

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's calls to punish players who kneel for the national anthem to protest racism, but said on Wednesday players "should" stand and it hopes the demonstrations will stop.

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Ford to recall 1.34 million trucks in North America for door latch fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would recall 1.34 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America to add water shields to side door latches at a cost of $267 million.

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Billy Joel expecting third child

Billy Joel is going to be a dad for the third time.

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EU leaders to call for end to North Korea's weapons program: draft

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will demand on Thursday that North Korea end its nuclear and ballistic weapons program, according to the draft final statement of an EU summit.

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Former Penn State coach Sandusky denied new child sex abuse trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday denied a request by former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky for a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years.

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In North Carolina, Republicans Stung by Court Rulings Aim to Change the Judges

Sweeping changes include introducing partisan ballots to judges’ races, the first state to do so in almost a century.

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Soccer: FA under fire from MPs after apologies to women players

LONDON (Reuters) - The Football Association made a public apology to England women's soccer internationals Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence on Wednesday for comments that were "discriminatory on grounds of race" made to them by former manager Mark Sampson.

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Ford to recall about 1.3 million trucks in North America for door latch fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would recall about 1.3 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America to add water shields to side door latches at a cost of $267 million.

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Brazil's former Olympic chief charged in 2016 Games bribes investigation

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors charged the former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and five other people on Wednesday with corruption based on an investigation of alleged bribery to have Rio de Janeiro host the 2016 Games.

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UPDATE 1-Puma raises outlook for third time this year

* Puma, Adidas taking U.S. market share from Nike (Adds details, background)

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Judicial nominee invoked Nazi Germany in describing treatment of Christians in US

President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas invoked religious crackdowns by the Nazis in Germany and other totalitarian regimes to describe the treatment of Christians in the US during three interviews in 2013 and 2014.

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Brazil's Nuzman charged in 2016 Olympic Games bribes investigation

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors charged the former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman, and five other people on Wednesday with racketeering based on a probe of alleged bribery to win the selection of Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Games.

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Trump slams NFL for not making players stand for anthem

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the National Football League on Wednesday for not forcing players to stand for the national anthem, firing back after league officials meeting in New York chose instead to effectively back players' right to political activism.

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Mercedes and Hamilton on brink of F1 titles

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton could be crowned Britain's first four-times Formula One world champion in Texas this weekend while Mercedes are on the brink of a fourth consecutive constructor's title.

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Ford to recall about 1.3 million vehicles in North America

The No.2 U.S. automaker said the safety recall is due to frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable in the affected vehicles, that may result in a door not opening or closing.

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Swiss cabinet backs bid to host 2026 Olympic Games

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government threw its weight behind a bid to host the 2026 Olympic Winter Games, promising on Wednesday to provide up to 1 billion Swiss francs ($1.02 billion) to support the campaign.

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Spanish Olympic high jump champion Beitia announces retirement

MADRID (Reuters) - Olympic champion high jumper Ruth Beitia has retired from athletics due to persistent injuries, the Spaniard announced on Wednesday.

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Trump chides NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized the National Football League for not forcing its players to stand during pre-game renditions of the U.S. national anthem, furthering his feud with the nation's most popular sports league.

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BRIEF-EMC Insurance Group Inc. announces estimate for third quarter catastrophe and storm losses

* EMC Insurance Group Inc. announces estimate for third quarter catastrophe and storm losses, and third quarter earnings call and access information

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Judge to rule on ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's bid for new trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge is due to rule on Wednesday whether former Penn State University football coach Jerry Sandusky will receive a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted pre-teen and teenaged boys for 15 years.

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The ultimate trip: Around the world in style

These round-the-world trips are an unforgettable way see the world by air, sea or land, while viisting some of the most spectacular places on earth.

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Boxing: Title, not payday the prize Pulev seeks

SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev has no regrets about pulling out of his fight against world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua due to a shoulder injury and says he has not given up hope of fighting the Briton.

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Seoul considers unilateral sanctions against North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering levying its own sanctions on North Korea as the isolated state ramps up tension with its missile and nuclear provocations, the South's vice foreign minister said on Wednesday, but no decision had been made yet.

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Soccer: Reyna blasts U.S. 'arrogance' after World Cup exit

(Reuters) - Former Captain Claudio Reyna blasted the U.S. Soccer program on Tuesday, a week after the United States failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

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Highlights from Tuesday's NHL games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Tuesday:

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Highlights of Tuesday's MLB playoff games

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's Major League Baseball playoff games:

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Nadal withdraws from Basel with knee problem

(Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal has withdrawn from the upcoming Basel indoors tournament due to a knee issue, the Spaniard has said.

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Hillary Clinton says U.S. threats of war with North Korea 'dangerous, short-sighted'

SEOUL (Reuters) - Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that "cavalier" threats to start war on the Korean peninsula are "dangerous and short-sighted", urging the United States to get all parties to the negotiating table.

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Judge delivers again as Yankees get the verdict

(Reuters) - New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge delivered once again with a home run that paved the way for a come-from-behind 6-4 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday, squaring their best-of-seven American League Championship Series at 2-2.

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Bulls' Mirotic suffers fractured jaw in fight with team mate

(Reuters) - Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic suffered a fractured jaw and a concussion after fighting with team mate BobbyPortis in practice, the NBA reported on its website on Tuesday.

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Hayward fractures ankle in first appearance for Celtics

(The Sports Xchange) - New Boston Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward fractured his left ankle when he was bumped in the air by LeBron James and fell with his leg pinned under him in the first quarter of the NBA's season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday.

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Hillary Clinton says threats to start war with North Korea 'dangerous, short-sighted'

SEOUL (Reuters) - Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that "cavalier" threats to start war on the Korean peninsula are "dangerous and short-sighted", urging the United States to get all parties to the negotiating table.

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Amazon to ship electronics in Brazil from third-party sellers

SAO PAULO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc began offering electronics from third-party sellers to Brazilian shoppers on Wednesday, expanding beyond books in the fiercely competitive e-commerce market in Latin America's largest economy.

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Japan ruling coalition seen winning around two-thirds majority: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's coalition is on track for a roughly two-thirds majority in Sunday's general election, a survey by Kyodo news agency showed, as its conservative rival led by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike appeared to lose momentum.

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Elliott eligible to play for Cowboys this weekend, judge rules

(Reuters) - Ezekiel Elliott is eligible to play for the Dallas Cowboys this weekend following a court ruling on Tuesday, NFL.com reported.

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NFL policy on anthem kneeling unchanged, despite Trump rebuke

NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials weighed the fervor of players protesting racism against U.S. President Donald Trump's anger at their autumn meeting on Tuesday with supporters of the players kneeling outside in solidarity.

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Sharapova out, Gavrilova through to second round of Kremlin Cup

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova was swept away in the first round of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow on Tuesday by Magdalena Rybarikova, while sixth-seeded Daria Gavrilova beat Kristyna Pliskova to make it to the round of 16.

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BRIEF-Fulton Financial reports third quarter earnings of $0.28 per share

* Fulton Financial reports third quarter earnings of $0.28 per share

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NFL meeting kicks off in New York as protesters kneel outside

NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials weighed the fervor of players protesting racism against U.S. President Donald Trump's anger as their two-day autumn meeting began on Tuesday with supporters of the players kneeling outside in solidarity.

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Golf: Furyk hopes Tiger will play role on U.S. Ryder Cup team

(Reuters) - Jim Furyk said on Tuesday he hopes Tiger Woods will be a part of his team at next year's Ryder Cup, calling the injury-plagued golfer a valuable resource to a U.S. squad looking to snap a 25-year drought on European soil.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: Warming Up to the Frozen North in ‘Alaxsxa / Alaska’

Ping Chong creates a deceptively warm multimedia production about a very cold place.

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Golf: Furyk and Bjorn follow in Palmer's footsteps by hitting balls off Eiffel Tower

PARIS (Reuters) - Ryder Cup captains Thomas Bjorn and Jim Furyk hit synchronized shots off a platform high up on the Eiffel Tower to continue the countdown to next year's showdown between Europe and the United States - to be held in France for the first time.

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New York police round up wandering cow in Brooklyn park

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City police wrangled a cow on the loose in a Brooklyn park on Tuesday after the animal became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike when it was spotted roaming the streets and enjoying the park facilities.

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'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.

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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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EU holds ground after British PM's May trip to Brussels

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - European Union ministers told Britain it must offer more concessions on leaving the bloc before the other 27 states will begin trade talks, signaling that Prime Minister Theresa May's trip to Brussels had failed to bring a breakthrough.

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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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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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Islamic State in Raqqa mounts last stand around city stadium

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said on Tuesday they are battling Islamic State around Raqqa stadium, the jihadists' last foothold in their former Syrian capital, after seizing a nearby hospital.

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Iraqi forces take control of all oil fields operated by state-owned North Oil in Kirkuk

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces completed an operation to take control of all oil fields operated by state-owned North Oil Company in the Kirkuk region on Tuesday, a senior military officer said.

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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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Boxing: Joshua to face Takam in title defense after Pulev withdraws

(Reuters) - Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will defend his IBF world title against Carlos Takam after Bulgaria's Kubrat Pulev withdrew due to a shoulder injury.

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Mariota returns to help Titans beat Colts

(The Sports Xchange) - The Tennessee Titans ended an 11-game losing streak to the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night with a big pass and a big defensive play.

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Judge gets Yankees back in ALCS in 8-1 rout

(The Sports Xchange) - Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and made two outstanding catches in right field as the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros 8-1 in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Monday.

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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

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Highlights from Monday's NHL game

(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Monday:

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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks North Korea

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

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U.S. not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea: deputy secretary of state

TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday.

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Cycling: Tour organizers seek uncharted territory

PARIS (Reuters) - Every year since he took over from Jean-Marie Leblanc in 2006, Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme has tried to spice up the route with new climbs to make the race more exciting.

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Honduras coach calls FIFA playoff dates 'inhumane'

(Reuters) - FIFA's decision to schedule the World Cup qualifier between Australia and Honduras with just five days in between the two matches was "inhumane", the Central Americans' coach Jorge Luis Pinto has said.

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Tiger cleared by doctors to return to golf: ESPN

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods has been cleared to resume full golf activity with no restrictions by the doctor that performed back surgery on the 14-time major champion in April, ESPN reported on Monday.

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Procter & Gamble says Peltz loses board seat bid by around 6 million votes

(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said on Monday that activist hedge fund manager Nelson Peltz had lost his bid to win a seat on the consumer goods company's board by 6.15 million votes, according to its preliminary tally.

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Procter & Gamble says Peltz loses board seat bid by around 6 mln votes

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said on Monday that activist hedge fund manager Nelson Peltz had lost his bid to win a seat on the consumer goods company's board by 6.15 million votes, according to its preliminary tally.