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Cycling: Kruijwijk abandons Giro with stomach problems

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 3:50am
PARIS (Reuters) - Dutchman Steven Kruijswijk has pulled out of the Giro d'Italia because of stomach problems, the LottoNL-Jumbo rider said on Saturday.

Tennis: Mathieu hits out at French federation boss over wild card snub

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 3:02am
PARIS (Reuters) - Paul-Henri Mathieu has hit out at French federation president Bernard Giudicelli for saying the 35-year-old, who played some memorable matches at Roland Garros, did not deserve a wild card for the French Open.

Athletics: Chespol loses shoe, then roars to second best steeplechase

Sat, 05/27/2017 - 12:31am
EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - Kenyan teenager Celliphine Chespol, after temporarily losing a shoe on the penultimate lap, recovered to run the second fastest women's 3,000 meters steeplechase ever at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Friday.

Golf: Park leads LPGA event by two at halfway mark in Michigan

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 9:28pm
(The Sports Xchange) - LPGA Tour rookie Sung Hyun Park of South Korea shot a 7-under-par 65 on Friday to take a two-stroke lead after two rounds of the Volvik Championship at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Spieth finds touch at Colonial, avoids third straight missed cut

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 7:28pm
(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth avoided missing three consecutive cuts for the first time in his career when he turned his game around to card a two-under-par 68 in the second round at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas on Friday.

Alonso looks to return to work with Indy 500 win

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:17pm
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso will be hoping to return to his McLaren Formula One day job next week with an Indianapolis 500 victory and another jewel in motor racing's Triple Crown.

Hamilton most popular driver in F1 fan survey

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 3:49pm
MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One is feeling a fresh wave of optimism under its new owners, while Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso are the two most popular drivers, according to an extensive fan survey released on Friday.

Former L.A. Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda undergoes pacemaker surgery

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 3:32pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda, the baseball Hall of Fame great who led his team to two World Series championships in the 1980s, has undergone surgery to replace his pacemaker, the club said on Friday.

Scrambling Stenson lurks behind Wentworth leaders

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 3:28pm
VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Henrik Stenson's title rivals will be looking over their shoulders after the Swede moved menacingly within two shots of the BMW PGA Championship lead despite being below his best on Friday.

Title-chasing Grace answers free-drop critics at Wentworth

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 1:53pm
VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - South African Branden Grace shrugged off criticism about a free drop he took 24 hours earlier to maintain his title push in the second round of the $7 million BMW PGA Championship on Friday.

Warriors favored over LeBron and Cavaliers in the Finals

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:53pm
(The Sports Xchange) - LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers open their title defense as underdogs against the Golden State Warriors as the NBA Finals get underway next week.

Cycling: Quintana snatches Giro lead from Dumoulin

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:17am
(Reuters) - Nairo Quintana claimed the overall lead in the Giro d'Italia on Friday after Tom Dumoulin lost ground in the final ascent of an eventful 19th stage won by Spain's Mikel Landa, meaning the race is likely to go right down to the wire.

Golf: Westwood flies high as Poulter bemoans 'pathetic' putting

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 11:11am
VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Two of English golf's favorite sons experienced mixed fortunes at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday, Lee Westwood boosting his title chances while Ian Poulter called his putting "absolutely shocking".

Kvitova return adds sparkle to tough-to-call French Open

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:37am
PARIS (Reuters) - The comeback of Petra Kvitova will sprinkle some much needed stardust on this year's French Open women's singles, with the absence of household names Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams making the draw the toughest to call in years.

Golf: Spiderman-style works wonders for German Kieffer

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 10:19am
VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Adopting the spiderman-style crouch to read the greens made famous by Colombian Camilo Villegas on the U.S. Tour, Germany's Max Kieffer powered his way into contention at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday.

Turkish NBA star Enes Kanter dismissive of report of arrest warrant

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 9:51am
ANKARA/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Enes Kanter, the Turkish NBA star whose home country has revoked his passport, on Friday dismissed a report that Turkey's government had issued a warrant for his arrest.

German Siegemund out for six months with torn ligament

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 9:17am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Laura Siegemund, who won the Stuttgart Grand Prix in April, has undergone surgery to repair a torn cruciate ligament and will be out for six months, Germany's Fed Cup coach Barbara Rittner said on Friday.

Top seed Bertens in Nuremberg final again after Doi retires

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 8:22am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Top seed and defending champion Kiki Bertens moved into the Nuremberg Cup final on Friday with Japan's Misaki Doi retiring after a set and a game.

Claycourt king Nadal favorite to regain Paris throne

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 8:20am
(Reuters) - For the first time in three years, Rafael Nadal will bounce through the Roland Garros gates at the peak of his powers and favorite to take his collection of French Open titles to 10.

Motor racing: Matching Senna's poles would be unreal for Hamilton

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 7:54am
MONACO (Reuters) - As a child racing go-karts and dreaming of Formula One glories to come, Lewis Hamilton was always in awe of Ayrton Senna and eager to emulate him.