Hamilton needs a Suzuka hat-trick after Sepang blow

By Abhishek Takle SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton will have to dig deep to overcome the heartbreak of Malaysia as he heads into Sunday’s Formula One Japanese Grand Prix needing a third straight win at the Suzuka circuit to revive his flagging title prospects. The triple world champion’s hopes of claiming a fourth title

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Blue Jays beat Orioles 5-2 in 11 innings in wildcard game

(The Sports Xchange) – Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the 11th inning, and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in the American League wildcard game on Tuesday. The Blue Jays will open the American League Division Series on Thursday against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas.

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Beer can narrowly misses Orioles Kim in ugly wildcard

By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) – The Baltimore Orioles season ended with a gut-wrenching 5-2 extra-innings loss and an ugly incident on Tuesday when outfielder Kim Hyun-soo was nearly struck in the head with a can of beer while making a catch. With the scored tied 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning Kim

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Montreal seeks to reach first base with MLB

By Steve Keating TORONTO (Reuters) – Montreal is making a pitch to bring back Major League Baseball (MLB) to “La Belle Province” but has not reached first base in a lengthy process that is yet to really start, said commissioner Rob Manfred on Tuesday. As another capacity crowd of close to 50,000 filed into the

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Tennis: Sponsors hail Sharapova’s reduced ban

By Ian Ransom (Reuters) – Maria Sharapova’s reduced suspension for a doping violation is set to provide a healthy boost to her bank balance with corporate sponsors reaffirming their commitment to the Russian player. The 29-year-old can return to the court next April after the Court of Arbitration for Sport reduced her two-year ban by

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Boxing: Fury says he took cocaine to deal with depression

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has been drinking and using cocaine to help him deal with depression, he told Rolling Stone magazine in an interview released on Tuesday. “I’ve been out drinking, Monday to Friday to Sunday, and taking cocaine. I can’t deal with it (depression) and the only thing

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