U.S. Olympic gold medallist Douglas says doctor sexually abused her

(Reuters) - Three-times Olympic gold medallist Gabby Douglas said on Tuesday she was sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team physician Larry Nassar, the latest in a list of female athletes to accuse the doctor of misconduct.

FILE PHOTO: 2016 Rio Olympics - Artistic Gymnastics - Final - Women's Uneven Bars Final - Rio Olympic Arena - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 14/08/2016. Gabrielle Douglas (USA) of USA (Gabby Douglas) competes. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

Bono stands firm as Toronto hold Columbus in first leg

(Reuters) - Toronto FC missed the attacking prowess of banned strikers Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco on Tuesday but a solid display from goalkeeper Alex Bono helped secure a 0-0 draw with Columbus in the first leg of their MLS Eastern Conference final in Ohio.

Nov 21, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Toronto FC goalkeeper Alex Bono (25) saves the ball against Columbus Crew SC forward Ola Kamara (11) in the first half in the first leg of the MLS Eastern Conference Championship at MAPFRE Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Tiger 'pain free' and ready for return, says Day

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Tiger Woods is waking up “pain free” for the first time in three years ahead of his return to golf at next week’s Hero World Challenge, his fellow former world number one Jason Day said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO - Aug 13, 2015; Sheboygan, WI, USA; Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the 2015 PGA Championship golf tournament at Whistling Straits. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Maxwell called in as cover for injury doubt Warner

BRISBANE (Reuters) - Australia all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has flown to Brisbane as cover for David Warner if the opening batsman is unable to shake off a neck strain in time for the Ashes opener against England in Brisbane on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Britain Cricket - Australia Nets - Edgbaston - June 8, 2017 Australia’s Glenn Maxwell uses a broken bat during nets Action Images via Reuters / Andrew Boyers/File Photo

Smith backs Warner to be fit for Ashes opener

BRISBANE (Reuters) - Australia captain Steve Smith has said opening batsman David Warner remains a doubt to play in the Ashes opener against England after suffering a neck strain but has backed him to be fit for the match starting in Brisbane on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO - Cricket - India v Australia - Third One Day International Match - Indore, India – September 24, 2017 – Australia's David Warner plays a shot. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Postecoglou quits as Australia coach, will not go to World Cup

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia were left without a coach seven months before the World Cup finals on Wednesday when Ange Postecoglou walked away from the job after weeks of speculation over his future.

Socceroos head coach Ange Postecoglou speaks during a news conference to announce his resignation in Sydney, Australia November 22, 2017. AAP/Dan Himbrechts/via REUTERS

Smith backs opener Warner to be fit for Ashes opener

BRISBANE (Reuters) - Australia captain Steve Smith has confirmed that opening batsman David Warner is a doubt to play in the Ashes opener against England after suffering a neck strain but has backed him to be fit for the match starting in Brisbane on Thursday.

Cricket - India v Australia - Third One Day International Match - Indore, India – September 24, 2017 – Australia's David Warner plays a shot. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Wallabies hooker Moore to retire after Scotland test

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former Australia captain Stephen Moore will retire from all forms of the game after he wins his 129th cap against Scotland at Murrayfield this weekend, Rugby Australia said on Wednesday.

Rugby Union - Autumn Internationals - Wales vs Australia - Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Britain - November 11, 2017 Wales' Jonathan Davies is tackled by Australia's Stephen Moore (R) Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

Real thrash APOEL 6-0 but are Group H runners-up

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Holders Real Madrid sealed a place in the Champions League last 16 with a thumping 6-0 victory at APOEL Nicosia on Tuesday after doubles from Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo but will still finish runners-up to Tottenham Hotspur in Group H.

Soccer Football - Champions League - APOEL Nicosia vs Real Madrid - GSP Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus - November 21, 2017 Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema celebrates scoring their fourth goal with Cristiano Ronaldo and Marco Asensio REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou

Blades miss chance of top spot after amazing 5-4 loss

LONDON (Reuters) - Sheffield United missed the chance to take top spot in England’s second-tier Championship on Tuesday after losing an extraordinary match 5-4 at home to struggling Fulham.

Soccer Football - Championship - Sheffield United vs Fulham - Bramall Lane, Sheffield, Britain - November 21, 2017 Fulham's Ryan Sessegnon scores their fifth goal to complete his hat-trick Action Images/Lee Smith

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