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Ivan Abadzhiev, the 'Pope of Weightlifting,' dies at 85

49 min 1 sec ago
SOFIA (Reuters) - Former Bulgarian weightlifting coach Ivan Abadzhiev, one of the sport's most successful and prominent figures, has died aged 85, officials said on Saturday.

Tennis: WTA boss keen to let coaches instruct players from stands

1 hour 25 min ago
(Reuters) - The governing body for women's tennis (WTA) is considering changing the rules to allow coaches to instruct players from the stands, its chief executive Steve Simon said.

Verstappen says Red Bull not on same level as rivals

2 hours 42 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian Grand Prix qualifying showed Red Bull are not yet on the same level as Formula One rivals Mercedes and Ferrari but Max Verstappen said he was not surprised.

Ricciardo sorry as home title hopes spin out

3 hours 40 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Daniel Ricciardo was left apologizing to the Red Bull garage after his hopes of becoming the Australian Grand Prix's first home winner spun out during qualifying on Saturday.

Fired up' Ferrari in the hunt, says Vettel

3 hours 42 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel has seen a number of false dawns since crossing to Ferrari but the German could see good times ahead for the 'scuderia' after putting his car on the front row of the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Soccer: Dempsey grabs hat-trick as U.S. hammer Honduras 6-0

3 hours 53 min ago
(Reuters) - Clint Dempsey scored a hat-trick as the United States hammered Honduras 6-0 in California on Friday to get their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign back on track.

Figure skating: Fernandez targets Orser's golden hat-trick

5 hours 24 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - As far as Spain's Javier Fernandez is concerned, his coach Brian Orser is more than just a mentor with the Midas touch.

Motor racing-Hamilton takes pole for Mercedes at Australian GP

5 hours 54 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Briton Lewis Hamilton took pole for Mercedes in qualifying for the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday, edging Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel into second on the grid.

Suns guard Booker scores 70 points to join elite club

5 hours 56 min ago
(Reuters) - Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker became the unlikeliest member of an elite scoring club when he erupted for 70 points on Friday against the Boston Celtics.

Golf - Three tied for lead in weather delayed Puerto Rico Open

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:21pm
(Reuters) - Bryson DeChambeau, D.A. Points and Bill Lunde were locked in a three-way tie for the lead when darkness suspended second-round play on Friday at the Puerto Rico Open.

Raonic makes winning return, Nadal and Nishikori advance

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 7:20pm
(Reuters) - Big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic made a strong return to competition on Friday, beating Viktor Troicki 6-3 7-5 to become the first player to reach the third round of the Miami Open.

Ireland's Coleman breaks leg in draw with Wales

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:47pm
DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's Seamus Coleman broke his leg after a scything challenge from Wales defender Neil Taylor, who was immediately dismissed in the goalless Group D qualifier at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Friday.

Kalinic rocket keeps Croatia in driving seat

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:22pm
ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia stayed top of World Cup qualifying Group I after a superb first-half goal by striker Nikola Kalinic gave them a 1-0 home win over Ukraine in an action-packed game on Friday.

Spain ease to 4-1 victory over Israel to stay top of group

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:20pm
(Reuters) - Diego Costa was among the scorers as Spain strolled to a 4-1 win at home to Israel in a World Cup qualifier on Friday to stay top of their group.

Italy beat Albania in match marred by crowd trouble

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:20pm
PALERMO, Italy (Reuters) - Italy survived some first-half scares on the way to a 2-0 win over Albania in a World Cup qualifier marred by crowd trouble caused by away fans on Friday.

Mickelson, Leishman into knockout stage at Match Play

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 5:18pm
(Reuters) - Phil Mickelson and Marc Leishman were headed for a Saturday showdown in the WGC-Dell Match Play Championship after winning their respective groups in the round-robin phase in Texas.

Day's mother has surgery, golfer thanks fans for support

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:26pm
(Reuters) - Jason Day’s mother, Dening, is resting comfortably following surgery for lung cancer on Friday at the Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, the Day family said in a statement.

Vesnina stunned by world number 594 at Miami Open

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 4:06pm
(Reuters) - Elena Vesnina, fresh off her victory at Indian Wells, crashed out of the Miami Open on Friday after a stunning 3-6 6-4 7-5 loss to world number 594 Ajla Tomljanovic.

Golf - Hatton disqualified from Match Play over rules infraction

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 3:24pm
(Reuters) - Englishman Tyrrell Hatton was eliminated from the WGC-Dell Match Play after incurring a two-stroke penalty in his three-man playoff in Texas on Friday.

Tosun double boosts Turkey World Cup hopes

Fri, 03/24/2017 - 2:27pm
ANKARA (Reuters) - Cenk Tosun scored twice in the first 13 minutes as Turkey beat Finland 2-0 in their World Cup Group I qualifier in Antalya on Friday and boost their hopes of qualification for next year's finals.

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