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Motorcycling: Rossi recovering after motocross accident

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 7:01am
(Reuters) - Valentino Rossi has suffered slight liver and kidney lesions in a motocross accident, but the Italian MotoGP great is making "positive progress" and could be released from hospital on Friday, his Yamaha team said.

WBA suspend two judges over N'Dam-Murata title fight decision

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:46am
(Reuters) - The World Boxing Association has suspended two judges and ordered a rematch of a middleweight title fight between Hassan N'Dam of France and Japan's Ryota Murata after the bout ended with a controversial split decision last weekend.

No easy starts for top guns at the French Open

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:44am
PARIS (Reuters) - There will be no gentle start for the favorites at the French Open starting this weekend, with nine-time winner Rafa Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic on a semi-final collision course.

Kvitova included in French Open draw after recovering from stabbing

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 6:23am
PARIS (Reuters) - Czech player Petra Kvitova was included in the draw for the French Open on Friday after recovering from being stabbed during a burglary at her home last December.

Golf: Former number one Miyazato to announce retirement - report

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 4:00am
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese former world number one golfer Ai Miyazato will retire at the end of the season, the Kyodo news agency reported on Friday.

De La Hoya flays Mayweather vs. McGregor 'circus'

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 2:42am
(Reuters) - Hall of Famer Oscar De La Hoya has termed the proposed bout between retired American boxer Floyd Mayweather and Irish mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor a "circus", saying the sport may never recover if the "farce" is allowed to take place.

Rooney 'more or less' decided on Manchester United future

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 1:19am
(Reuters) - Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is close to making a decision about extending his 13-year stay at the Premier League club but will take a few weeks to contemplate, the 31-year-old has said.

Baseball for the blind takes flight in Cuba

Fri, 05/26/2017 - 12:06am
HAVANA (Reuters) - Yubis Zapata had to stop playing baseball when he lost his eyesight during military service due to an explosion, so for him, it is a miracle to be able to play once more, in Cuba's growing league for the blind.

Kunitz at the double to send Pens to Stanley Cup Finals

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:34pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Chris Kunitz scored his second goal of the game at 5:09 in double overtime to send the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Stanley Cup Finals with a thrilling 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game Seven of their Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday.

James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:02pm
(The Sports Xchange) - LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers are headed back to the NBA Finals.

James surpasses Jordan as playoffs scoring leader

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:27pm
(Reuters) - Cleveland forward LeBron James has moved past Hall of Famer Michael Jordan as the leading scorer in NBA playoff history on his way to helping the Cavaliers ease into a third straight NBA Finals series on Thursday.

Murray struggles with illness on French Open eve: reports

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 9:41pm
(Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray is battling to recover from illness before the French Open begins on Sunday, according to British media reports.

Lewis, Hsu on top after first round in Ann Arbor

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:29pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Stacy Lewis shot a seven-under 65 to take a share of the first-round lead with Taiwan's Hsu Wei-Ling in the Volvik Championship on Thursday in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Manchester bombing on drivers' minds at Indy 500

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 7:16pm
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Even in the United States heartland the Manchester bomb attack that killed 22 people and left dozens injured was on the minds of drivers on Thursday who will race in the Indianapolis 500.

Golf: McDowell one off lead after tidy debut at Colonial

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:54pm
(Reuters) - Colonial debutant Graeme McDowell carded a four-under-par 66 to trail the leaders by one stroke after the first round at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday.

Motorcycling: Rossi injured in motocross accident

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:17pm
(Reuters) - Italian MotoGP great Valentino Rossi has been taken to hospital in Italy after being involved in a motocross accident on Thursday, his Yamaha team said in a statement.

Alonso the rising tide lifting IndyCar

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:13pm
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - There is no mistaking who the headliner is at this year's Indianapolis 500 as Fernando Alonso hogged the spotlight on Media Day at the Brickyard on Thursday.

Golf: Unknown Swede Carlsson upstages big guns at Wentworth

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:18pm
VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Little-known Swede Johan Carlsson took full advantage of the new improved greens at Wentworth by firing a pacesetting six-under 66 in the first round of the $7 million BMW PGA Championship on Thursday.

Golf: Els calls two-shot penalty on himself at Wentworth

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 1:48pm
VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 25 (Reuters) - Four-times major winner Ernie Els underlined why golf has a proud reputation for integrity and fair play by calling a two-shot penalty on himself at the BMW PGA Championship on Thursday.

Motor racing: Bourdais released from hospital

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 1:19pm
(Reuters) - Sebastien Bourdais, injured in a spectacular crash during qualifying for the Indianapolis 500, was discharged from hospital and moved to a local rehabilitation facility, IndyCar said on Thursday.