Real's Carvajal charged by UEFA for 'deliberate booking'

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has been charged by UEFA for getting booked on purpose during their 6-0 win at Apoel Nicosia in Champions League Group H on Tuesday to wipe his disciplinary slate clean for the knockout stage.

Soccer Football - Real Madrid Press Conference - Dortmund, Germany - September 25, 2017 Real Madrid's Dani Carvajal during the press conference REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler

IOC bans four Russian skeleton athletes for life over Sochi doping

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Four Russian skeleton athletes, including Olympic champion Alexander Tretyakov, have been banned for life from the Olympics after being found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO - Feb. 15, 2010 - Canada - (100219) -- WHISTLER, Feb. 19, 2010 (Xinhua) -- Russia's Alexander Tretyakov competes during men's skeleton at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Whistler, Canada, Feb. 19, 2010. (Credit Image: © Xinhua/
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Trump reignites feud with father of UCLA player accused of shoplifting

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday reignited a feud with the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who was detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting, calling him an “ungrateful fool” in a series of early morning tweets.

Nov 3, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; LaVar Ball looks on before the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Ireland look to put down early Six Nations marker

DUBLIN (Reuters) - A clean sweep of their November tests will see Ireland put down a strong marker for next year’s Six Nations Championship, scrumhalf Conor Murray said ahead of Saturday’s game against Argentina in Dublin.

“We’ve been building week-on-week here and this week is a big opportunity to put down a marker. November is really important, but we’re building for other things as well,” he told reporters on Wedensday.

Howe backs Wilson to earn England call-up for World Cup

(Reuters) - Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson can earn selection to the England squad for the 2018 World Cup if he continues his blistering form, manager Eddie Howe has said ahead of Saturday’s Premier League match against Swansea City.

Soccer Football - Premier League - AFC Bournemouth vs Huddersfield Town - Vitality Stadium, Bournemouth, Britain - November 18, 2017 Bournemouth's Callum Wilson with the match ball to celebrate his hat trick after the game Action Images via Reuters/John Sibley

Former Portsmouth and Everton forward Yakubu retires

(Reuters) - Former Portsmouth and Everton forward Yakubu Aiyegbeni has retired from professional football on his 35th birthday.

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Middlesbrough's Aiyegbeni Yakubu celebrates scoring their second goal
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Kubica, Sirotkin to test with Williams

LONDON (Reuters) - Polish driver Robert Kubica will test for Williams again in Abu Dhabi next week as he presses for a Formula One comeback with the former world champions.

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Robert Kubica of Poland
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The British-based team said the 32-year-old would join Russian Sergey Sirotkin and race regular Lance Stroll at a two-day post-season tire test at the Yas Marina circuit.

West Ham must work and adjust to revive under Moyes - Obiang

(Reuters) - West Ham United must adjust to new manager David Moyes’ tactics and work harder to get back to winning ways in the Premier League, midfielder Pedro Obiang said ahead of Friday’s match against Leicester City.

Soccer Football - Premier League - Watford vs West Ham United - Vicarage Road, Watford, Britain - November 19, 2017 West Ham United manager David Moyes Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

Sevilla coach Berizzo diagnosed with prostate cancer

MADRID (Reuters) - Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will undergo treatment after further tests, the Spanish club said Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - Sevilla news conference - UEFA Champions League - Otkrytie Arena, Moscow, Russia - October 16, 2017. Sevilla's coach Eduardo Berizzo attends a news conference ahead of the match against Spartak Moscow. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Bragging rights and money at stake in F1 finale

LONDON (Reuters) - The Formula One season winds up in Abu Dhabi on Sunday with both titles won, Lewis Hamilton aiming to close the year on a winning note and big money still at stake for those further down the paddock pecking order.

Formula One F1 - Brazilian Grand Prix 2017 - Sao Paulo, Brazil - November 12, 2017 Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton ahead of the Brazilian Grand Prix REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino/File Photo