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Golf: Watson in clubhouse lead at weather-hit Shenzen

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 7:01am
(Reuters) - American Bubba Watson posted a six-under-par 66 to take a slender clubhouse lead in the opening round of the weather-hit first day of the European Tour's Shenzen International in China on Thursday.

Motherhood no obstacle for Serena's return, says Court

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 6:17am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Motherhood may do little to slow Serena Williams's pursuit of grand slam success but more hungry opponents, if they emerge, could yet deny her the all-time singles record, the women who holds that distinction told Reuters.

Joshua's mind on Fury despite looming Klitschko fight

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:15am
(Reuters) - Anthony Joshua is just days away from a world heavyweight title fight with Wladimir Klitschko in front of the largest British boxing crowd for nearly 80 years but the Briton says he would rather be facing former champion Tyson Fury.

Farah injection before 2014 London Marathon was not recorded - doctor

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:09am
(Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Mo Farah was given a legal dose of a controversial supplement before the 2014 London Marathon, but the treatment was not properly recorded, the doctor who gave him the injection has said.

New U.S. relays coach has big task - finding gold

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 1:11am
(Reuters) - Whether it's dropping the baton or being disqualified, U.S. men's 4x100 meters relay teams have found gold medals difficult to come by in recent years.

Golf: Hoffman looks to rebound from Masters letdown

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:34pm
(Reuters) - Charley Hoffman will try to put his final-round U.S. Masters letdown behind him when he tees it up at this week's Valero Texas Open where the American journeyman is the defending champion.

NFL Patriots meet Trump without Tom Brady, some teammates

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:29pm
(Reuters) - While some players stayed away in protest, the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots on Wednesday made the traditional visit to the White House where team owner Robert Kraft lauded his longtime friend, President Donald Trump, and likened his long-shot victory to the Patriots' own.

Ukrainian biathlete, banned for meldonium, wins CAS reprieve

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 3:17pm
ZURICH (Reuters) - A Ukrainian biathlete who tested positive in 2016 for the banned drug meldonium had her one-year ban lifted on Wednesday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Motor racing: British teenager has legs amputated after Formula Four crash

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 2:45pm
LONDON (Reuters) - British Formula Four driver Billy Monger has had his lower legs amputated after an horrific crash at the Donington Park circuit on Sunday, series organizers said on Wednesday.

Tennis great Serena Williams appears to reveal pregnancy

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:06pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tennis superstar Serena Williams on Wednesday appeared to reveal she is pregnant, posting a photo of herself in a bathing suit on Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks."

Murray back from layoff to reach Monte Carlo round three

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 8:47am
PARIS (Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray beat Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 7-5 7-5 to reach the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters as he made his return from a five-week injury layoff on Wednesday.

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez commits suicide in jail cell: officials

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 7:09am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots football star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in the jail cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, just days after being acquitted of a second double-murder charge, state prison officials said on Wednesday.

Fit-again Murray eyes first Monte Carlo final

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:39am
(Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray has recovered from an elbow injury and is keen to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time, the Briton said ahead of his opening match against Gilles Muller in the second round on Wednesday.

Caddie tees off at Ko camp after joining discard pile

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:46am
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - South African caddie Gary Matthews has criticized women's world number one Lydia Ko after being fired by the New Zealander's camp after only nine events.

Chan fears for skaters' health in era of quads

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 9:41pm
(Reuters) - Men's figure skating has been caught up in an airborne whirl lately - as the number of quadruple jumps being landed is rapidly mounting with each competition.

NBA: Nuggets' Jokic may not suit up for Serbia at EuroBasket

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:57pm
(Reuters) - Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, who powered Serbia's surprise run to the gold medal game at last year's Rio Olympics, is undecided on whether he will represent his country at EuroBasket 2017.

Golf: Woods hits first public shots in months, no date for return

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 4:27pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods took his first public golf shots in over two months during an event to announce his first public course on Tuesday but the former world number one remained noncommittal about his return to competitive action.

Baseball: Pirates All-Star Marte banned 80 games for PEDs

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 2:48pm
(Reuters) - Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder Starling Marte has been banned 80 games for violating Major League Baseball's policy against performance-enhancing drugs, the league said on Tuesday.

LeBron feels Cavs close to 'turning the switch'

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 2:21pm
(Reuters) - The reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers have developed a habit of giving away late-game leads but LeBron James is not losing sleep over that trend and feels his team are on the cusp of their top form.

NCAA returns to North Carolina after transgender bathroom law repeal

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 1:53pm
(Reuters) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association on Tuesday formally reversed course and scheduled championship games in North Carolina, returning to the state after previously stripping it of events to protest a law on transgender use of public bathrooms.

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