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'Bad boy' Kyrgios banned after Shanghai tantrums

Tennis 'bad boy' Nick Kyrgios has been banned for eight tournament weeks for his conduct at the Shanghai Masters last week, the governing body for men's tennis (ATP) said on Monday.

The volatile 21-year-old has also been slapped with an additional $25,000 fine for "conduct contrary to the integrity …

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Discovery's Eurosport signs on for televised drone racing

Eurosport, Discovery Communications Inc's European sports broadcaster, announced on Monday it has signed a deal to broadcast drone races, joining a number of networks to televise the fledgeling sport in which pilots navigate remote-controlled aircrafts at high speeds through aerial obstacle courses.

Eurosport has signed a one-year deal with DR1 …

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Serena pulls out of WTA Finals with injured shoulder

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore later this month citing a persistent shoulder injury, the world number two said on Monday.

The 22-times grand slam singles champion has played only eight tournaments this year and lost her top rankings to German Angelique Kerber.

"It's been …

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Team Sky boss rues 'stupid' handling of team crisis

Team Sky boss David Brailsford has said his handling of allegations of wrongdoings within British Cycling amid an anti-doping investigation was "stupid".

The anti-doping agency (UKAD) has not shared details of its probe but local media claimed it concerned Team Sky and former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins and …

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Late raid sees Steele snatch Safeway Open

A year after squandering victory, Brendan Steele gained redemption when he birdied the final three holes to snatch a one-stroke victory at the Safeway Open in northern California on Sunday.

Cycling fan Steele, hardly sighted on the leaderboard all week, timed his finishing sprint perfectly with a seven-under-par 65 at …

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Sagan retains world title after perfect ride

Peter Sagan became the first rider since 2007 to retain his world championship road race title when he perfectly timed his sprint in Doha on Sunday.

The Slovakian, who has won seven Tour de France stages as well as the points classification five times in a row, was on the …

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Peng wins first tour title at Tianjin Open

Chinese veteran Peng Shuai beat American Alison Riske 7-6(3) 6-2 in the final of the Tianjin Open to capture her first Tour title on Sunday.

The 30-year-old Peng was winless in six previous finals but saved 10 of the 12 break points she faced against Riske to wrap up …

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