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Tennis: Women's game comes of age as youngsters battle to keep up

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 3:01am
(Reuters) - Long dominated by youth, women's tennis pushed the boundaries of experience at the Australian Open in January when the combined age of the two finalists, Serena and Venus Williams, topped 70 for the first time.

'Uneasy' South African cricketers staying put despite Manchester attack

Wed, 05/24/2017 - 1:26am
LONDON (Reuters) - Visiting South African cricketers "are uneasy" following Monday's suicide bomb attack on a pop concert in Manchester but abandoning their tour of England is not under consideration, the team's manager has said.

Sharapova handed wild card for Rogers Cup in Toronto

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 11:07pm
(Reuters) - Maria Sharapova's comeback from a doping ban will include an appearance at the Rogers Cup in August after the former world number one was granted a wild card by the organizers of the Toronto tournament on Tuesday.

Irving's 42 carry Cavs to win, 3-1 lead over Celtics

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:33pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Kyrie Irving saved the Cavaliers and set a career playoff high with 42 points in Cleveland's 112-99 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday.

Hoffman goal helps Sens force Game 7 against Penguins

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:30pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Ottawa Senators staved off elimination and set the stage for a dramatic finish in the Eastern Conference Final with a come-from-behind 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Canadian Tire Centre on Tuesday.

Motor racing: Ricciardo can put on a show in Monaco

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:15pm
MONACO (Reuters) - Daniel Ricciardo jokes that he has a new strategy for Monaco this year -- no pitstops, just keep going all the way to the chequered flag.

Master of surprise Kyrgios moving in right direction: McEnroe

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 8:11pm
(Reuters) - If unpredictability is a weapon on a tennis court then no player possesses a more potent threat than maverick Nick Kyrgios, the 22-year-old Australian who divides opinion like no other.

Back at full power, Nadal closing in on La Decima

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 8:05pm
(Reuters) - The video of Dominic Thiem's surprise win over Rafael Nadal last week in Rome will be in high demand for those harboring hopes of stopping the Spaniard's march towards a 10th French Open crown next week.

Olympic 100m champion Chalmers to miss worlds for surgery

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 7:00pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Olympic 100 meters freestyle champion Kyle Chalmers has pulled out of the world championships in Hungary to have surgery for a heart condition, Swimming Australia (SA) said on Wednesday.

French Open could be 'tense' after UK bombing: French player

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 5:36pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Security worries could create a tense atmosphere at the French Open this year after a bomb attack on a British concert hall killed 22 people, French tennis player Lucas Pouille said on Tuesday.

F1 master Alonso geared up for rookie Indy run

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 5:26pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Twice Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso surprised himself with his qualifying success for Sunday's Indianapolis 500, but the Spaniard knows his biggest challenge will come on race day.

North American leagues urge vigilance after Manchester attack

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 4:49pm
(Reuters) - North America's major sports leagues have strict safety procedures at their arenas but have urged fans attending games to be vigilant following Monday's suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester, England, officials said on Tuesday.

Indy 500 pole sitter Dixon wary of Alonso threat

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 4:13pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Indianapolis 500 pole sitter Scott Dixon feels twice Formula One champion Fernando Alonso, who is making his IndyCar debut on Sunday, will be one of the main threats to his chances of winning The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.

Owners vote to push back LA's Super Bowl hosting date: report

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:34pm
(Reuters) - NFL owners voted unanimously on Tuesday to relocate the 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa, Florida, from Los Angeles given construction delays on a new stadium that was supposed to host the game, according to a report on the league's website.

NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy dies at 48

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:02pm
(Reuters) - Former Seattle Seahawks player and National Football League Hall of Fame member Cortez Kennedy, 48, died in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday, police said.

UEFA announces minute's silence at Europa League final

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:27pm
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A minute's silence for the victims of the Manchester bomb attack will be observed before the Europa League final in Stockholm on Wednesday between Manchester United and Ajax, UEFA has announced.

Nibali takes dramatic Giro stage as leader Dumoulin fumes

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:51am
(Reuters) - Vincenzo Nibali gave Italy its first success of the 2017 Giro d'Italia on Tuesday when he outsprinted Team Sky's Mikel Landa after seven hours of grueling and controversial action over the 222km 16th Queen stage from Rovetta to Bormio.

Brazil police arrest presidential aide in World Cup probe

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:49am
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested a presidential aide and two ex-governors as part of an investigation into the 2014 World Cup's most expensive stadium, another black eye for the country's political establishment that adds pressure on beleaguered President Michel Temer.

Sailing: Flying foils push America's Cup crews to limit in Bermuda

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 8:42am
LONDON (Reuters) - For the crews of the sleek catamarans foiling above the sparkling waters of Bermuda's Great Sound, winning the coveted America's Cup will be as much about design as sailing.

Egyptian becomes first amputee to swim across Red Sea Gulf

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 8:23am
(Reuters) - An Egyptian adventurer has become the first amputee to swim from Egypt to Jordan, crossing a 20-kilometre (12.4 miles) stretch of the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba last month in under nine hours.