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Nervous Pouille loses to Lajovic as France fall behind Serbia

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 10:05am
LILLE, France (Reuters) - France found themselves unexpectedly trailing 1-0 at home in their Davis Cup semi-final against Serbia when Lucas Pouille was stunned 6-1 3-6 7-6(7) 7-6(5) by Dusan Lajovic in the first singles match on Friday.

Olympics: Ovechkin concedes that his Pyeongchang dream is over

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 9:21am
(Reuters) - Alex Ovechkin has given up on his dream of playing for the Russian ice hockey team at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a conclusion he begrudgingly accepted with the NHL refusing to halt its season to accommodate the event.

Motor racing: Sainz signing leaves Palmer and Kubica looking for seats

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 9:13am
LONDON (Reuters) - Carlos Sainz hailed a new chapter in his Formula One career on Friday, after Renault announced he would race for them in 2018, while Britain's Jolyon Palmer and Poland's Robert Kubica must seek seats elsewhere.

Motor racing: McLaren split from Honda and switch to Renault

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 8:09am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Former champions McLaren will swap their Honda engines for Renault ones at the end of the Formula One season after calling time on a troubled three-year partnership marked by frustration and failure.

Motor racing: Red Bull’s Ricciardo sets early Singapore pace

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 6:00am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Daniel Ricciardo set the pace in Friday’s opening practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix, boosting Red Bull’s hopes of challenging for victory at the Marina Bay street circuit Formula One race.

Singapore secures F1 future until 2021

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:14am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The Singapore Grand Prix is set to stay on the Formula One calendar until 2021, the sport and race organizers confirmed on Friday, after agreeing a four-year-extension to the current deal.

Texans' Watson celebrates birthday with 13-9 win over Bengals

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:15am
(The Sports Xchange) - Deshaun Watson passed for 125 yards and had a 49-yard TD run in his first career start on his 22nd birthday, lifting the Houston Texans to a 13-9 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night at Paul Brown Stadium.

Singapore extends Formula One contract until 2021

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:04am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has agreed with Formula One on a deal that will keep the Singapore Grand Prix on the sport's calendar until 2021, Formula One said in a statement said on Friday.

Tennis: Don't lump me in with Tomic, says Kyrgios

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:24pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios has ripped apart the veneer of friendship between he and fellow Australian Bernard Tomic, saying his erstwhile Davis Cup team mate has "lost his way" and "doesn't make sense".

Jason Day carries old back, new caddie to first-round 64 at BMW

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:22pm
(Reuters) - Jason Day had a new caddie to carry his clubs but was stuck with the same old troublesome back in the opening round of the BMW Championship on Thursday.

Indians' winning streak at 22 games after victory over Royals

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 10:20pm
(Reuters) - The Cleveland Indians have the longest winning streak in Major League Baseball (MLB) in more than a century after their 3-2 extra innings victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday.

Cycling: Embarrassed Australia backflip on world championship selections

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 9:03pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Cycling Australia has been forced into an embarrassing backflip over selections for next week's road world championships in Norway after drawing criticism for failing to fill its quota of women riders.

Golf: Day carries old back, new caddie to first-round 64 at BMW

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 8:03pm
(Reuters) - Jason Day had a new caddie to carry his clubs but was stuck with the same old troublesome back in the opening round of the BMW Championship on Thursday.

Basketball: Diaw returning to native France, say reports

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 7:45pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Veteran NBA forward Boris Diaw is returning to his native France after signing a contract to play for Paris-Levallois this season, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.

Golf: Leishman matches career-low to lead BMW with 62

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 7:33pm
(Reuters) - Australian Marc Leishman raced out of the blocks on his way to a two-stroke lead but several big names were lined up within striking distance after the first round at the BMW Championship outside Chicago on Thursday.

Golf: Leishman cards 62, leads Spieth and Bradley by three at BMW

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:50pm
(Reuters) - Marc Leishman continued his strong form, carding nine-under-par 62 for the first-round lead at the BMW Championship outside Chicago on Thursday.

Basketball: Sharp-shooting Slovenia shock Spain in Eurobasket semi

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:00pm
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A superb display helped Slovenia storm into their first major basketball final, as they beat champions Spain 92-72 to book their place in Sunday's Eurobasket showpiece.

Boxing: Golovkin-Alvarez finally take over spotlight

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:41pm
(Reuters) - Gennady Golovkin's bout on Saturday with Canelo Alvarez has not enjoyed the same anticipation as last month's clash between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor but it is the one boxing purists are calling the fight of the year.

Olympics: Pyeongchang-bound athletes not worried about North Korea

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 2:03pm
LIMA (Reuters) - Athletes preparing for next year's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics have not expressed concerns about their safety amid an escalating crisis with North Korea, international federation chiefs said.

Motor racing: Vettel refusing to buy into Singapore favorite hype

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 1:13pm
SINGAPORE, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel isn't expecting the Singapore Grand Prix to be a Sunday evening cruise through the city-state’s floodlit streets, despite being tipped as favorite for victory at the Marina Bay circuit.

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