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Golf: Spaniard Cabrera-Bello wins Scottish Open in playoff

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 2:51pm
(Reuters) - Spaniard Rafael Cabrera-Bello beat England's Callum Shinkwin in a playoff to win the Scottish Open at Dundonald after earlier striking a tournament-record eight-under-par 64.

Plenty of champagne but not much fizz at Wimbledon

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 2:25pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon can make a strong claim to be the greatest, as well as the oldest, of tennis's major championships but the 2017 vintage will not go down as one of the finest produced at the All England Club.

Website says report of plot to strip Qatar of World Cup was 'fake'

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 11:18am
LONDON (Reuters) - A story claiming that six Arab nations had written to FIFA demanding that Qatar be stripped of the World Cup in 2022 was published on what appeared to be a fake version of a Swiss news website, the site's co-founder said on Sunday.

Froome survives French coup attempt to retain Tour de France lead

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 11:13am
LE-PUY-EN-VELAY, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome survived an attempted coup by Romain Bardet's AG2R-La Mondiale team in a treacherous 15th stage to retain the Tour de France overall leader's yellow jersey on Sunday.

Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon title as Cilic crumbles

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 10:37am
LONDON (Reuters) - Ruthless Roger Federer thrashed suffering Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles crowns on Sunday, five years after landing his seventh.

Four in a row for Hamilton as blowout hits Vettel

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 8:49am
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix for the fourth year in a row on Sunday while Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel suffered a penultimate lap puncture that slashed his championship lead to a single point.

Wimbledon champion Muguruza eyes more trophies not rankings

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 5:46am
LONDON (Reuters) - Newly crowned Wimbledon women's champion Garbine Muguruza says she would rather be ranked tenth in the world and win more Grand Slams than focus on reaching the top of the rankings.

Cilic ready to step up against record-chasing Federer

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 4:35am
LONDON (Reuters) - Marin Cilic is confident he can build on last year's heartbreak and prevent Roger Federer from winning a record eighth Wimbledon men's singles crown when the pair meet in Sunday's title showdown on Centre Court.

Thailand's Prayad targets first cut in sixth Open appearance

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 3:20am
(Reuters) - Thailand's Prayad Marksaeng will be happy to just play all four rounds of a British Open for the first time when he makes his sixth appearance in the tournament at Royal Birkdale next week.

Yankees beat Red Sox in 16-inning marathon

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 11:14pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Didi Gregorius was not going to allow the Boston Red Sox to have back-to-back walk-off wins on consecutive nights.

U.S. beat Nicaragua 3-0 to clinch top spot in Group B

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 9:10pm
CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A late goal from Matt Miazga helped the United States to a 3-0 win over Nicaragua in the Gold Cup on Saturday and ensured the hosts top spot in Group B on goal difference.

Federer out to claim record against fresh face Cilic

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 9:07pm
LONDON (Reuters) - For the first time in eight grand slam finals over the same amount of years, Roger Federer will not play someone called Andy, Novak or Rafa when he bids for a record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday.

American Lewis almost great again at U.S. Women's Open

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 8:55pm
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - On a leaderboard dominated by South Koreans and topped by China's Shanshan Feng, American Stacy Lewis made a spirited charge to put a home country name into the mix at the U.S. Women's Open on Saturday.

Golf: Feng, with long-awaited birdie, takes 54-hole lead at U.S. Women's Open

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 6:56pm
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - Shanshan Feng snapped a run of 23 consecutive pars with a birdie at the 18th hole to reclaim a one-stroke lead after Saturday's third round at the U.S. Women's Open at Trump National Golf Club.

Golf: Rodgers retains two-shot lead at John Deere

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 6:10pm
(Reuters) - Patrick Rodgers moved closer to his first PGA Tour victory, and a place in the British Open, when he retained a two-stroke lead after the third round at the John Deere Classic in Illinois on Saturday.

Makarova and Vesnina cruise to women's doubles title

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 4:51pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won the Wimbledon women's doubles title for the first time on Saturday with a crushing 6-0 6-0 victory over the pairing of Taiwan's Hao-Ching Chan and Romanian Monica Niculescu.

Golf: Trump's presence felt at U.S. Women's Open

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 4:36pm
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - With U.S. President Donald Trump settled in at his Trump National Golf Club for the U.S. Women's Open, security became a major issue at the third women's major of the year on Saturday.

Marathon men Kubot and Melo win Wimbledon doubles crown

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 4:10pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Poland's Lukasz Kubot and Brazil's Marcelo Melo won the Wimbledon men's doubles title on Saturday after beating Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 5-7 7-5 7-6(2) 3-6 13-11 in an epic test of endurance.

Soccer: Boycott nations demand FIFA strips Qatar of 2022 World Cup

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 2:56pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The six Arab countries who last month cut ties with Qatar are reported to have written to world soccer's governing body FIFA to demand it be stripped of hosting the 2022 World Cup because they consider the Gulf state to be a "base of terrorism".

Yohan Blake plays down groin injury fears

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 11:48am
KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaican Yohan Blake, the 2012 Olympic 100 and 200 meters silver medallist, is down playing the seriousness of a groin problem which ruled him out of Sunday's 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Rabat, Morocco.