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Federer qualifies for ATP Finals for record 15th time

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:59am
(Reuters) - Roger Federer has secured his place in the ATP Finals for a record 15th time after the Swiss world number three won a record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday, the Association of Tennis Professionals confirmed on Monday.

Spanish soccer federation's Villar arrested in graft investigation

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:12am
MADRID (Reuters) - The head of Spain's soccer federation (RFEF) Angel Maria Villar was arrested on Tuesday after a raid on several offices in Madrid linked to the group as part of an anti-corruption investigation, police said.

Lukaku opens account as United rally past Real Salt Lake

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 1:22am
(Reuters) - New signing Romelu Lukaku got off the mark with the winning goal in his first start for Manchester United on Monday as the English Premier League club came from behind to beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 in a pre-season friendly in Utah.

Golf: Korean amateur Choi sees Hall of Fame future

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:55pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean golfer Choi Hye-jin has had to forgo $630,000 in prize money over the last two weeks due to her amateur status but the 17-year-old has big plans for her career after she turns professional in September.

Yankees first baseman Bird having ankle surgery

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 9:24pm
(Reuters) - New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird will undergo surgery to remove excess bone growth from his right ankle, putting his season in jeopardy, the American League club said on Monday.

Carolina Panthers fire GM Gettleman

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 5:06pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Carolina Panthers fired general manager Dave Gettleman after four seasons, the team announced Monday.

Houston Rockets put up for sale by owner Alexander

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 4:05pm
(Reuters) - The National Basketball Association's Houston Rockets are up for sale, the team said on Monday.

Cowboys RB Elliott involved in incident at Dallas bar

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 2:59pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in a late-night altercation at a Dallas bar, according to multiple reports Monday morning.

After avoiding disaster, Froome ready to tackle Alps in close Tour

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 9:47am
LE-PUY-EN-VELAY, France (Reuters) - After narrowly averting disaster in the Massif Central, Chris Froome believes he is ready for the final stretch of the Tour de France with a handful of rivals breathing down his neck.

Defending champion Stenson and Spieth paired for British Open

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 8:41am
(Reuters) - Defending champion Henrik Stenson will partner former world number one Jordan Spieth in the first two rounds of this week's British Open at Royal Birkdale.

Wimbledon trophy is instant hangover cure for Federer

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 6:39am
LONDON (Reuters) - Croaky and hung over, Roger Federer could barely recall where he had been as he celebrated until dawn, but he was soon smiling as that familiar warm feeling of waking up as Wimbledon champion seeped back into his mind on Monday morning.

Muguruza will learn from past after Wimbledon success

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 5:55am
(Reuters) - Wimbledon women's champion Garbine Muguruza says she will savor her victory in order to prevent a similar slump in form to the one she suffered after winning the French Open in 2016.

U.S. coach Arena opts for experience for Gold Cup knockout phase

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 9:53pm
(Reuters) - Goalkeeper Tim Howard, midfielder Michael Bradley and forwards Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore are among six players recalled to the U.S. national team for the knockout stage of the Gold Cup, U.S. Soccer announced on Sunday.

Langer four-peat bid falls short as McCarron wins Senior Players

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 9:44pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Bernhard Langer was in position to win the Senior Players Championship for the fourth consecutive year, but stumbled down the stretch as Scott McCarron finished with a flourish to claim victory on Sunday in Owings Mills, Maryland.

Golf: Jacklin says England can end 25-year wait

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 9:15pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Former British Open winner Tony Jacklin borrowed a remark made famous by an erstwhile prime minister when he looked ahead to this week's Royal Birkdale major and declared that English golf had "never had it so good".

Golf: Park Sung-hyun wins U.S. Women's Open by two strokes

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 5:55pm
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - South Korean Park Sung-hyun won the U.S. Women's Open by two strokes at Trump National on Sunday for her first major championship.

Golf: DeChambeau wins John Deere Classic, earns British Open berth

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 5:25pm
(Reuters) - Physics major Bryson DeChambeau worked out all the angles to win the John Deere Classic in Illinois on Sunday and earn a spot in next week's British Open.

Anti-Trump protests staged at U.S. Women's Open

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:31pm
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - After three tranquil rounds at Trump National Golf Club, things heated up outside the ropes during Sunday's final round of the U.S. Women's Open as activist groups staged protests against U.S. President Donald Trump.

Athletics: De Grasse wins 200m to book Diamond League finals spot

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:10pm
(Reuters) - Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse claimed the victory he needed in the 200 meters to book a place in the end-of-season IAAF Diamond League finals during the latest stop in the series in Rabat, Morocoo on Sunday.

Hingis and Murray take mixed doubles title

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 2:54pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Martina Hingis marked the 20th anniversary of her sole Wimbledon singles crown by teaming up with Britain's Jamie Murray to win the mixed doubles title on Sunday.