Five Russians to miss Nordic ski championships amid doping probe

ZURICH (Reuters) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected requests by five Russian cross-country skiers who were suspended in a doping probe to be allowed to take part in this year’s world championships, the tribunal said on Tuesday.

Renault aims for fifth place in 2017 championship

LONDON (Reuters) – Renault unveiled their 2017 Formula One car on Tuesday and said it targeted fifth place in the championship and possible podium finishes after struggling among the backmarkers last season.

Sample re-tests from Sochi Olympics to run to 2022: IOC

BERLIN (Reuters) – The re-testing of samples from the 2014 Sochi winter Olympics in Russia to identify any cheats who had competed there will last another five years to 2022, the International Olympic Committee said.

2018 Games chief has no doubts about Samsung commitment

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korean conglomerate Samsung Group will make good on its sponsorship promises to the 2018 Winter Olympics despite being caught up in a corruption scandal that saw its chief arrested last week, Pyeongchang chief Lee Hee-beom said on Tuesday.

Divac says Kings traded Cousins after better offer

(Reuters) – Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac said on Monday that the team moved quickly to trade All Star DeMarcus Cousins after receiving a better offer two days earlier.

Former Kentucky Derby winner Charismatic dead at 21

(The Sports Xchange) – Former Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Charismatic died unexpectedly over the weekend.

Cousins in blockbuster trade from Kings to Pelicans

(The Sports Xchange) – The Sacramento Kings made official on Monday that center DeMarcus Cousins is heading to the New Orleans Pelicans in a blockbuster trade involving five players and two draft picks.

McIlroy plays with Trump, tunes up for comeback: reports

(Reuters) – World number three Rory McIlroy, eyeing a comeback next week from injury, continued his tune-up with a round with U.S. President Donald Trump in south Florida on Sunday, it was reported.