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Tennis: Brengle sues WTA, ITF over injuries from doping tests

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Madison Brengle filed a lawsuit against the Women's Tennis Association and the International Tennis Federation on Monday seeking damages for injuries she says were caused by the repeated drawing of blood for anti-doping tests. The 28-year-old American had informed tennis authorities that she suffered from a rare medical condition that reacts to needle injections, her lawyer Peter Ginsberg said.

Samsung Electronics rejects 2018 lobbying allegations

Samsung Electronics has rejected allegations made by a South Korean broadcaster that it was involved in improper lobbying to bring the 2018 Winter Olympics to Pyeongchang. Broadcaster SBS has reported that a prosecution investigation into the corruption scandal that led to the downfall of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye had uncovered e-mails linking the tech giant to efforts to secure votes for Pyeongchang's third bid to host the Games.

Motor racing: Red Bull failing to get the max out of Verstappen, says Hamilton

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton believes Max Verstappen's inexperience has cost Red Bull precious points this season. The Mercedes driver clashed with the 20-year-old on the second lap in Bahrain last weekend, each blaming the other for an incident that led to the Red Bull driver's race retirement.

Horton likely to ditch 1,500m freestyle before Tokyo

Australia's Commonwealth Games 400m freestyle champion Mack Horton said he is unlikely to put as much focus on the 1,500m going forward after laboring to third place in the longest distance in the pool at the Gold Coast Aquatics Centre. Horton, who became the first Australian since Ian Thorpe in 2002 to win the 400 at the Games, finished behind countryman Jack McLoughlin and Wales' Daniel Jervis, who passed him in the final 300m.

Campbell gamble pays off as Australia win 4x100m medley relay

Bronte Campbell repaid the faith in her by Australia's selectors as she chased down Canada's Taylor Ruck in the final leg of the 4x100 metres medley relay to ensure the home nation won their eighth successive Commonwealth Games title on Tuesday. Australia's coaches had chosen 100m freestyle champion Bronte over her elder sister Cate to bring their team home, with the decision likely to have been heavily dissected by local media had they not won the title.

Motorcycling: Pedrosa doubtful for Austin MotoGP after wrist surgery

Honda MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa is doubtful for this month's Grand Prix of the Americas in Austin, Texas, after having surgery to his wrist in Barcelona on Tuesday. The Spanish veteran, whose career has been plagued by operations, was injured in a crash at the Argentine Grand Prix on Sunday.

Witsel hoping hard work pays off at World Cup

Tianjin Quanjian midfielder Axel Witsel knows he is not facing the same kind of quality opposition as his Belgian compatriots competing in European leagues and is therefore putting in extra hours on the training ground to prepare for the World Cup. Witsel moved to the Chinese Super League side from Zenit St Petersburg in January 2017 after being linked with a host of clubs around Europe and was instrumental in the club's third-place finish in their first season in the league.

Motor racing: Rosberg joins corridors of power with Formula E investment

Retired 2016 Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg has become a shareholder and long-term investor in Formula E, the all-electric series said on Tuesday. The Monaco-based German will also give next season's new Gen2 car it's first public demonstration run at the Berlin ePrix on May 19, round nine of the championship.

Reed's stealth attack on Masters glory finds admirer in Love

Davis Love was not immediately impressed by Patrick Reed's game when he first saw the American play, but learned over time that the newly crowned Masters champion had the necessary ingredients for success, the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup captain said on Tuesday. Two days after Reed's gritty victory at Augusta National, a result that not too many casual fans saw coming, Love offered his perspective of the most recent member of the exclusive Green Jacket club.

Australians win synchro diving gold amid technical issues

Georgia Sheehan and Esther Qin jumped from fourth to first with their final effort in a women's three-meter springbroad synchronized diving competition beset by technical difficulties with the electronic scoring system on Wednesday. The Australian pair's compatriots Maddison Keeney and Anabelle Smith, bronze medalists at the 2016 Rio Olympics, had led the competition until the last round but appeared to be affected by the delays and recorded a no-dive.


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