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Cabrera to join fellow Masters winners Singh, Weir in Fiji

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:53pm
(Reuters) - Former U.S. Masters champion Angel Cabrera will join fellow green jacket winners Vijay Singh and Mike Weir at the Fiji International tournament later this month.

Felix bids for 10th world gold

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 8:11pm
LONDON (Reuters) - American Allyson Felix bids for her 10th World Championship gold medal in the women's 400 meters on Wednesday.

Canada's Bouchard ousted in first round of home tournament

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:32pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard's mid-season nosedive continued on Tuesday as the Canadian was swept aside 6-3 6-4 by Croatian qualifier Donna Vekic despite having home advantage and the backing of an excited crowd in a first round clash at the Rogers Cup.

Classy Real see off United to win European Super Cup

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:31pm
(Reuters) - Real Madrid beat Manchester United 2-1 on Tuesday to lift the European Super Cup for the fourth time as they became the first team to retain the trophy since AC Milan in 1990.

Kendricks wins pole vault, Lavillenie frustrated again

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:06pm
LONDON (Reuters) - American Sam Kendricks capped his memorable, unbeaten season by wining the pole vault at the World Championships on Tuesday as the title once again eluded world record holder and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie.

Els and Mickelson hit major century milestone at PGA Championship

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:03pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods's decade-long grip on golf curtailed the ambitions of many of the top players in his generation, but Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els have more reason than most to feel aggrieved.

Van Niekerk cruises to another 400 meters gold

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:26pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Wayde van Niekerk retained his world 400 meters title in dominant fashion on Tuesday as he stormed to victory in 43.98 seconds but there was almost as much interest in the empty lane alongside him where Botswana's Isaac Makwala should have been.

Kipruto continues Kenya's steeplechase domination

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:22pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Kenya's Conseslus Kipruto continued his country's dominance of the 3,000 meters steeplechase with a courageous victory at the World Championships on Tuesday.

Frenchman Bosse proves the 800 meters boss in London

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:17pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Frenchman Pierre-Ambroise Bosse was the surprise winner of the 800 meters at the World Championships on Tuesday, holding on for a deserved victory after powering down the final straight.

Querrey battles back, Berdych withdraws at Rogers Cup

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 4:15pm
(Reuters) - American Sam Querrey overcame a sluggish start to defeat Frenchman Vincent Millot 4-6, 7-6(4), 7-5 in their first round match at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Tuesday.

Favorite McIlroy buoyed by past success at Quail Hollow

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:50pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy is comfortable in the role of favorite this week at the PGA Championship and the 28-year-old said on Tuesday that his history at Quail Hollow puts him at great ease.

100 meters champion Bowie pulls out of 200 meters

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:13pm
LONDON (Reuters) - World 100 meters champion Tori Bowie abandoned her bid to add the 200 meters gold when she withdrew from the heats of the longer event at the World Championships on Tuesday.

Spotakova reclaims world javelin title 10 years on

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 2:56pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Barbora Spotakova of the Czech Republic regained the javelin world title she first won 10 years ago at the World Championships on Tuesday.

Argentine soccer legend Maradona says he is a 'soldier' for Venezuela's Maduro

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 1:34pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - With Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro facing criticism from around Latin America and the world amid a deepening political crisis, Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona said he was willing to fight for the embattled leftist regime.

World number one Johnson says this could be his week at PGA

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:47pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Dustin Johnson reckons he may be poised to give a winning performance in his "home game" this week and shed four months of frustration at the PGA Championship at North Carolina's Quail Hollow starting on Thursday.

Golf: Creamer replaces injured Korda on U.S. Solheim Cup team

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:23pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Paula Creamer has replaced the injured Jessica Korda on the United States team for next week's Solheim Cup, American captain Juli Inkster announced on Tuesday.

Golf: PGA Championship to move from August to May starting in 2019

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:17pm
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - The PGA Championship will move from August to May, starting in 2019, the PGA of America announced on Tuesday.

Athletics: Kenya's Kiprop eyes El Guerrouj's record four world titles

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:35am
LONDON (Reuters) - Asbel Kiprop, Kenya’s three-time world champion over 1,500 meters, said on Tuesday he has come to London to equal the four world titles of the Moroccan middle-distance great Hicham El Guerrouj.

Athletics: Botswana's Makwala withdrawn from 400 meters final

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 11:17am
LONDON (Reuters) - Botswana's Isaac Makwala has been withdrawn from Tuesday's 400 meters final at the World Athletics Championships due to a medical condition, the global athletics body (IAAF) said in a statement.

Athletics: Australia's Tallent out of 50km walk with hamstring injury

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 7:17am
(Reuters) - Australian Jared Tallent has been forced out of the men's 50-kilometre walk at the World Athletics Championships in London by a hamstring injury, Athletics Australia said on Tuesday.