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Button surprised by Alonso's Indy move

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 6:21pm
MONACO (Reuters) - Jenson Button was surprised by Fernando Alonso's decision to race in Sunday's Indianapolis 500 and said on Wednesday he had no desire to emulate his former team mate.

Venus could rise again in Paris, says Shriver

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 6:06pm
(Reuters) - Veteran Venus Williams could blast through the huge holes in the women's draw and win her first French Open at the age of 36 next month, according to former world number three Pam Shriver.

McLaren discussing return to IndyCar

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 6:04pm
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso's Indy 500 adventure could herald McLaren's return to IndyCar racing and kick start talk about bringing Formula One back to the Brickyard, McLaren executive director Zak Brown said on Wednesday.

Beckham makes ballot for U.S. Soccer Hall of Fame

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 5:27pm
(Reuters) - Former England captain David Beckham, who won two Major League Soccer titles with the Los Angeles Galaxy, was among the first-time candidates named on the ballot for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

Tiger has no plans to retire, 'no hurry' to return either

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:41pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods may be in the midst of yet another lengthy recovery from his fourth back surgery but the former world number one said on Wednesday he now felt better than he had in years and had no plans to retire from competitive golf.

I've struggled to stay motivated, says Murray

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:28pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Britain's Andy Murray, who has suffered a dip in form this year, said on Wednesday it had been hard at times for him to stay motivated since he became world number one last year.

Indy 500 to beef up security after Manchester attacks

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:53pm
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Security around the Indianapolis 500 will be beefed up this weekend following Monday's suicide bomb attack in Manchester, England, speedway officials said on Wednesday.

F1 drivers wary of new Monaco kerbs

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:05pm
MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One drivers expressed concern on Wednesday that new kerbs installed at the Monaco Grand Prix could send their cars flying if they make a mistake.

Tennis: Hall of Fame amends induction polices, adds fan vote

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:04pm
(Reuters) - The International Tennis Hall of Fame has made changes to its induction policies, including a fan vote and automatic ballot inclusion for players who met certain criteria during their careers, it announced on Wednesday.

Spieth seeks rebound in form for Colonial title defense

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 2:03pm
(Reuters) - Defending champion and Dallas native Jordan Spieth will try to shake off a rare bout of poor form when he competes at this week's Dean & DeLuca Invitational where he will be the hometown favorite for the last leg of the PGA Tour's 'Texas Swing.'

Button sets the Champagne aside for Monaco return

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 1:15pm
MONACO (Reuters) - Jenson Button had a choice between quaffing champagne and entertaining McLaren team sponsors or racing in Sunday's Monaco Formula One Grand Prix.

New guilty plea in U.S. bribery probe into FIFA

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:29pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former general secretary of the Cayman Islands Football Association has pleaded guilty to a money laundering conspiracy charge arising from the U.S. probe into bribery involving the world soccer governing body FIFA.

Motor racing: Hamilton wants track limits for F1 title 'mind games'

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:40am
MONACO (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton staked out the boundaries of Formula One's psychological battleground on Wednesday by saying he would not seek to play with title rival Sebastian Vettel's mind outside of the car.

NBA returns all-star game to N. Carolina after transgender law lifted

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:25am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The NBA announced on Wednesday it will play the 2019 all-star game in Charlotte, North Carolina, returning to the state after stripping it of the 2017 game to protest a law restricting bathroom use for transgender people.

Del Potro suffers shock exit in Lyon, Raonic marches on

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:14am
(Reuters) - Argentine Juan Martin del Potro suffered a setback to his French Open preparations after losing 7-6(0) 6-4 to qualifier Gastao Elias in the Lyon Open second round while top seed Milos Raonic moved into the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

Rolland rewarded with first Giro stage victory

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:40am
(Reuters) - Frenchman Pierre Rolland claimed an audacious victory on stage 17 of the Giro d'Italia to give his Cannondale team a first WorldTour win on European soil for just over two years.

Kvitova to shed light on French Open participation Friday

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 8:55am
(Reuters) - Petra Kvitova will reveal whether she will take part in next week's French Open at a news conference in Paris on Friday, the two-time Wimbledon champion said on Wednesday.

Barcelona soccer player Messi loses appeal in tax fraud trial

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 7:02am
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by Barcelona soccer star Lionel Messi and stood by a Catalan regional court's 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud, court documents showed.

F1 to hold minute's silence for Manchester victims

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 6:36am
MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One organizers are planning to hold a minute's silence before Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix as a mark of respect for the victims of the Manchester bomb attack.

Kyrgios suffers early exit in Lyon as French Open nears

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:40am
(Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios suffered a setback in his preparations for the French Open when he was sent packing from the Lyon Open by qualifier Nicolas Kicker on Tuesday.