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Oct 31, 2013

Celtics rebuild highlights sports’ shifting fortunes

TORONTO (Reuters) – While the Boston Red Sox were putting the finishing touches on a World Series championship on Wednesday, the NBA’s Boston Celtics were kicking off a rebuilding phase with a season-opening loss.

Few Bostonians were paying much attention to the Celtics’ 93-87 road loss to the Toronto Raptors, however, as champagne corks were popping at Fenway Park, a sobering reminder of how suddenly sporting fortunes can change.

Oct 31, 2013

Raptors down Celtics to snap opening night drought

TORONTO (Reuters) – The Toronto Raptors finally sent an opening night crowd home with a smile and a win when they held on to beat the Boston Celtics 93-87 to raise the curtain on a new National Basketball Association season on Wednesday.

Rudy Gay had 19 points and pulled down eight rebounds to pace the Raptors while Amir Johnson and DeMar DeRozan each chipped in with 13 as Toronto ended a run of three straight home opening losses.

Oct 20, 2013

Griffin rises as Redskins tame Bears in a shootout

LANDOVER, Maryland (Reuters) – Robert Griffin III was his old dynamic self and Roy Helu Jr. rumbled for three touchdowns as the Washington Redskins rallied for a dramatic 45-41 shootout win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

The 83,147 fans crammed into FedEx Field put the controversy swirling around the team’s name aside on a perfect autumn afternoon and were in full voice singing the team song “Hail to Redskins” loud and proud as Washington posted its first home win of the season.

Oct 9, 2013

David and Goliath mismatch creating macabre interest

By Steve Keating

(Reuters) – It is the biggest mismatch in National Football League (NFL) history but, like an approaching train wreck, fans are awaiting Sunday’s clash between the Denver Broncos and Jacksonville Jaguars with macabre fascination.

The Broncos (5-0), who boast an up-tempo offense led by four-time league MVP Peyton Manning, opened the week as a record 28-point favorite over the Jaguars (0-5). And with good reason.

Oct 2, 2013

Vonn’s return to World Cup ahead of schedule

PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) – Olympic skiing champion Lindsey Vonn said on Wednesday her recovery from a devastating knee injury is ahead of schedule and that she may compete in the season-opening World Cup race later this month.

The 28-year-old American said the latest she will return to the World Cup circuit will be the November 29-December 1 event in Beaver Creek, Colorado, but did not rule out the October 26 season-opener in Soelden, Austria.

Oct 2, 2013

Olympics-Vonn’s return to World Cup ahead of schedule

PARK CITY, Utah, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Olympic skiing champion Lindsey Vonn said on Wednesday her recovery from a devastating knee injury is ahead of schedule and that she may compete in the season-opening World Cup race later this month.

The 28-year-old American said the latest she will return to the World Cup circuit will be the Nov. 29-Dec. 1 event in Beaver Creek, Colorado, but did not rule out the Oct. 26 season-opener in Soelden, Austria.

Oct 1, 2013

USOC backs gay rights but won’t lead charge for change

PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) – U.S. Olympic officials said on Tuesday they support amending the Olympic Charter to boost support for gay athletes but cautioned that its main role is as a sports body and not a human rights organization.

A Russian law that forbids the dissemination of information on homosexuality to minors has been the hot topic at this week’s United States Olympic Committee media summit with nearly all the 113 athletes in attendance asked for their thoughts.

Oct 1, 2013

Olympics-USOC backs gay rights but won’t lead charge for change

PARK CITY, Utah Oct 1 (Reuters) – U.S. Olympic officials said on Tuesday they support amending the Olympic Charter to boost support for gay athletes but cautioned that its main role is as a sports body and not a human rights organization.

A Russian law that forbids the dissemination of information on homosexuality to minors has been the hot topic at this week’s United States Olympic Committee media summit with nearly all the 113 athletes in attendance asked for their thoughts.

Sep 30, 2013

Bode Miller says Russian anti-gay law ‘ignorant’

PARK CITY, Utah (Reuters) – While some athletes danced around Russia’s anti-gay legislation on Monday American skiing great Bode Miller met the issue head on by calling next year’s Sochi Winter Olympic hosts “ignorant.”

Speaking at the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) media summit, the outspoken Miller was very clear on his view of a controversial Russian law which bans the spread of homosexual propaganda among minors.

Sep 30, 2013

Olympics-Bode Miller says Russian anti-gay law ‘ignorant’

PARK CITY, Utah, Sept 30 (Reuters) – While some athletes danced around Russia’s anti-gay legislation on Monday American skiing great Bode Miller met the issue head on by calling next year’s Sochi Winter Olympic hosts “ignorant.”

Speaking at the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) media summit, the outspoken Miller was very clear on his view of a controversial Russian law which bans the spread of homosexual propaganda among minors.