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by / on June 29, 2017 at 1:25 pm / in Point FM Sport, sportsNews

Bakelants apologizes for remarks about Tour podium women

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) – Belgian rider Jan Bakelants has apologized after making derogatory remarks about the women who hand out the honors after stages of the Tour de France.

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by / on June 29, 2017 at 12:56 pm / in Point FM Sport, sportsNews

Raonic better prepared for Wimbledon title charge

(Reuters) – Wimbledon 2016 runner-up Milos Raonic believes he is a better player than last year and will hope to build some confidence at an exhibition event in London ahead of next week’s Championships.

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by / on June 29, 2017 at 12:36 pm / in Point FM Sport, sportsNews

Eleven British sports bodies call for funding changes

LONDON (Reuters) – The national governing bodies of 11 Olympic and Paralympic sports issued a joint statement on Thursday calling for Britain to abandon a “two-class system” of funding fixated on medal success.

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by / on June 29, 2017 at 12:33 pm / in Point FM Sport, sportsNews

Murray pulls out of second pre-Wimbledon exhibition match

LONDON (Reuters) – World number one Andy Murray has pulled out of a second pre-Wimbledon exhibition match at London’s Hurlingham Club on Friday due to a sore hip.

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by / on June 29, 2017 at 11:27 am / in Point FM Sport, sportsNews

ATP must look beyond the ‘big four’, says Jamie Murray

(Reuters) – Doubles specialist Jamie Murray believes ATP must focus on the long-term future of the game and not just promote the ‘big four’ of men’s tennis that include his brother Andy.

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by / on June 29, 2017 at 5:05 am / in Point FM Sport, sportsNews

Swimming: Ledecky wins again at nationals, on pace for busy worlds

(Reuters) – Katie Ledecky claimed another national title in another year’s best time in winning the 200 meters freestyle at the USA Swimming national championships on Wednesday.

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by / on June 29, 2017 at 3:59 am / in Point FM Sport, sportsNews

Horse racing – Payne suspended for a month for failed dope test

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Michelle Payne, the first woman jockey to ride a Melbourne Cup winner, has been suspended from racing for a month after testing positive for a banned appetite suppressant.

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by / on June 29, 2017 at 3:16 am / in Point FM Sport, sportsNews

Tennis: Male coaches continue to dominate women’s game

(Reuters) – Tennis has sought to lead the way on the equality front over the past 20 years by giving men and woman the same prize money and billing in big tournaments – but a glance at the players’ boxes tells a different story, with male coaches reign…

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by / on June 29, 2017 at 3:09 am / in Point FM Sport, sportsNews

Back from exile, Laver led Wimbledon into brave new world

LONDON (Reuters) – Few subjects animate tennis aficionados quite like the “greatest of all time” debate, but there is a consensus that Rod Laver’s 1969 calendar year grand slam remains a yardstick for the modern game.

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by / on June 29, 2017 at 2:02 am / in Point FM Sport, sportsNews

Laver says turning pro made him twice as good

LONDON (Reuters) – It cost him five years of grand slam silverware, but Australian great Rod Laver says the decision to turn professional made him twice the player he was as an amateur.

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