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May 4, 2013

Tennis-Evert hurt by Connors’ revelations of ‘private matter’

LONDON, May 4 (Reuters) – Tennis great Chris Evert has hit out at her former fiance Jimmy Connors for hinting that their relationship ended in the 1970s after she had an abortion against his wishes.

“In his book, Jimmy Connors has written about a time in our relationship that was very personal and emotionally painful,” Evert said in a statement released to Reuters on Saturday through her agent Lawrence Frankopan at StarWing Sports.

Apr 23, 2013

Disgraced trio should help to fight corruption, says ICC

By Pritha Sarkar

(Reuters) – Disgraced Pakistan trio Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir should stop “misleading the public” and instead help cricket in “the fight against corruption”, International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Dave Richardson said on Tuesday.

The careers of former Pakistan captain Butt and pace bowler Asif received their death knell last week after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) threw out their appeals against lengthy spot-fixing bans.

Apr 23, 2013

Cricket-Disgraced trio should help to fight corruption, says ICC

April 23 (Reuters) – Disgraced Pakistan trio Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir should stop “misleading the public” and instead help cricket in “the fight against corruption”, International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Dave Richardson said on Tuesday.

The careers of former Pakistan captain Butt and pace bowler Asif received their death knell last week after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) threw out their appeals against lengthy spot-fixing bans.

Mar 11, 2013

Fernandez enjoys last laugh over bullies

By Pritha Sarkar

(Reuters) – Growing up in a city awash with macho sporting icons, Javier Fernandez was mercilessly teased by schoolboy bullies who seemed to think he spent his time twirling around the ice on his toes in a tutu.

Fernandez has no idea where his tormentors have disappeared to but chances are they would have noted how successful their fellow pupil who chose to pursue a “girl’s sport” has become.

Mar 11, 2013

Figure skating-Fernandez enjoys last laugh over bullies

March 11 (Reuters) – Growing up in a city awash with macho sporting icons, Javier Fernandez was mercilessly teased by schoolboy bullies who seemed to think he spent his time twirling around the ice on his toes in a tutu.

Fernandez has no idea where his tormentors have disappeared to but chances are they would have noted how successful their fellow pupil who chose to pursue a “girl’s sport” has become.

Mar 9, 2013

Figure skating-Davis and White put tantrums on ice

LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) – No one would have blamed American ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White if they had thrown a hissy fit and yelled at the top of their lungs that they had been robbed of the 2012 world title.

After all it was a tactic that worked well for Yevgeny Plushenko. Having picked up silver following a wobbly free skate at the 2010 Vancouver Games, the raging Russian went about declaring he was “the true Olympic champion” and promptly received a telegram from then Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin declaring “your silver is worth gold.”

Jul 31, 2012

Gymnastics: Fierce Five leave rivals sobbing

LONDON (Reuters) – Needing to surpass 10.234 points with her final floor routine, Aly Raisman could have fallen over, skidded out of bounds or both, and still scooped gold for United States’s newest gymnastics heroes – the Fierce Five.

As it was, she soared high in her tumbles, stuck her landings with a thud and flashed a smile as wide as the nearby Thames River as she finished with a flourish to cap a jaw-dropping night for the Americans.

Jul 31, 2012

Olympics-Gymnastics-Fierce Five leave rivals sobbing

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Needing to surpass 10.234 points
with her final floor routine, Aly Raisman could have fallen
over, skidded out of bounds or both, and still scooped gold for
United States’s newest gymnastics heroes – the Fierce Five.

As it was, she soared high in her tumbles, stuck her
landings with a thud and flashed a smile as wide as the nearby
Thames River as she finished with a flourish to cap a
jaw-dropping night for the Americans.

Jul 30, 2012

Gymnastics: China rule, Japan snare silver

LONDON (Reuters) – The raised index fingers of China’s gymnasts left no doubt which men’s team had won the Olympic title but for 15 minutes, British fans clapped and cheered as the hosts snared an unexpected silver on Monday.

Except they had not.

Three-times world champion Kohei Uchimura could not believe his eyes, or the scoreboard, when his pommel horse score of 13.466 flashed up to show that Japan, who had been lying second going into the final rotation, had dived out of the medals to fourth.

Jul 30, 2012

China rule, Japan snare silver

LONDON (Reuters) – The raised index fingers of China’s gymnasts left no doubt which men’s team had won the Olympic title but for 15 minutes, British fans clapped and cheered as the hosts snared an unexpected silver on Monday.

Except they had not.

Three-times world champion Kohei Uchimura could not believe his eyes, or the scoreboard, when his pommel horse score of 13.466 flashed up to show that Japan, who had been lying second going into the final rotation, had dived out of the medals to fourth.