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Motor racing: Vettel on pole in Singapore with Hamilton fifth

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 10:58am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel put himself on pole position to retake the Formula One lead from Lewis Hamilton with a sensational late lap in Singapore Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday.

Mahut and Herbert put France ahead in Davis Cup semi-final

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 9:53am
LILLE, France (Reuters) - France took a 2-1 lead at home to Serbia in their Davis Cup semi-final when Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut beat Filip Krajinovic and Nenad Zimonjic 6-1 6-2 7-6(3) in the doubles on Saturday.

Motor racing: Vettel on pole in Singapore, Hamilton fifth

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 9:32am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel put himself on pole position to retake the Formula One lead from Lewis Hamilton after setting the fastest lap in qualifying for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday.

Motor racing - Verstappen sets the pace as Red Bull complete Singapore practice sweep

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 7:43am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Dutch teenager Max Verstappen set the pace in final practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Saturday as Red Bull continued to dominate ahead of qualifying at the Marina Bay street circuit.

Cleveland win streak ends at 22 games with loss to Royals

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 9:35pm
(Reuters) - The Cleveland Indians' 22-game winning streak came to an end on Friday when they were beaten 4-3 by the Kansas City Royals.

Son of ex-Penn State coach Sandusky pleads guilty to child sex charges

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:27pm
(Reuters) - The 41-year-old adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing young boys, pleaded guilty on Friday to soliciting two teenage sisters for sex, Pennsylvania prosecutors said.

Golf: Leishman follows 62 with 64 for three-shot BMW lead

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 6:56pm
(Reuters) - Marc Leishman pitched in for a birdie from 50 yards on his way to another scorching round and a three-stroke halfway lead over Jason Day and Rickie Fowler at the BMW Championship outside Chicago on Friday.

Golf:'Lucky' ace vaults Day into share of BMW clubhouse lead

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 5:03pm
(Reuters) - A "lucky" hole-in-one vaulted former world number one Jason Day into a share of the second-round clubhouse lead with American Rickie Fowler at the BMW Championship outside Chicago on Friday.

Motor racing: Red Bull and Renault brush off engine 'speculation'

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:46pm
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Renault and Red Bull have both described as "speculation" reports that they will be ending their engine partnership after next season.

Basketball: Classy Serbia cruise past Russia to reach Eurobasket final

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:56pm
(Reuters) - Serbia ran out 87-79 winners over Russia in their Eurobasket semi-final on Friday after a superb surge midway through the first half put them on the road to victory in a tough, tight encounter in Istanbul.

Tennis: Honors even for Belgium, Australia in Davis Cup semis

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:55pm
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium and Australia took one point each in two thrilling Davis Cup semi-final matches on Friday, with David Goffin returning from injury to beat John Millman and Nick Kyrgios overpowering Steve Darcis in five sets in Brussels.

Olympics: Korea crisis no problem for Pyeongchang: North Korean IOC member

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 2:48pm
LIMA (Reuters) - The Pyeongchang winter Olympics in February will not be affected by the escalating crisis on the peninsula and North Korea will hopefully be able to send athletes, the country's International Olympic Committee member Chang Ung said on Friday.

Motor racing: Honda set top-three goal with new partner Toro Rosso

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 2:28pm
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Formula One engine supplier Honda, having parted ways with McLaren, is setting its sights on challenging among the top-three next season with new partners Toro Rosso, a senior executive said.

Olympics: Doping-tainted weightlifting must reform or risk 2024 Games spot

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 1:45pm
LIMA (Reuters) - Weightlifting will have to pass several hurdles to prove it is doping-free or it risks losing its established Olympic spot for the Paris 2024 Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday.

Motor racing: Alonso the final piece of the puzzle for McLaren

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 1:39pm
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - McLaren are confident Fernando Alonso will sign a new deal now that the team have announced a switch from Honda to Renault engines, executive director Zak Brown said on Friday.

Golf: Park grabs first-round lead at Evian Championship

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 1:02pm
(Reuters) - South Korean Park Sung-hyun took full advantage of the ultimate mulligan by grabbing the first-round lead of the Evian Championship in France on Friday after bad weather wiped out her poor start a day earlier.

Olympics: Evidence found in Sochi drugs probe to charge athletes, IOC says

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:47pm
LIMA (Reuters) - A first batch of athletes suspected of having been part of a Russian doping ring at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics may soon be charged with doping-related offences, the head of the investigation said on Friday.

France and Serbia level at 1-1 as Tsonga beats Djere

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:32pm
LILLE, France (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga claimed a no-nonsense 7-6(2) 6-3 6-3 win against Laslo Djere as France drew level with Serbia in their Davis Cup semi-final after the first singles on Friday.

Evidence found in Sochi drugs probe to charge athletes, IOC says

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:01pm
LIMA (Reuters) - A first batch of athletes suspected of having been part of a Russian doping ring at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics may soon be charged with doping-related offences, the head of the investigation said on Friday.

Ex-U.N. chief Ban expects safe Pyeongchang 2018 despite nuclear tension

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:18am
(Reuters) - Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is confident that next year's Winter Olympics in his native South Korea will be safe and successful, despite tensions surrounding North Korea's nuclear weapons program.

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