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Tennis: Djokovic survives shock to reach Monte Carlo round three

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 1:41pm
MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - World number two Novak Djokovic came close to an early exit at the Monte Carlo Masters but finally emerged triumphant with a 6-3 3-6 7-5 second-round victory against France's Gilles Simon on Tuesday.

Motor racing: Verstappen apologizes to Brazil for Massa remark

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 5:45pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Max Verstappen apologized to Brazilian Formula One fans on Monday after a comment about Felipe Massa caused offence at the weekend.

California drops rape charge against former NFL player Ray McDonald

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 4:43pm
(Reuters) - A felony rape charge against former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald was dismissed on Monday because his accuser did not want to testify, prosecutors said.

Tennis: Kvitova enters French Open draw

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 3:23pm
(Reuters) - Two-times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has entered the draw for next month's French Open four months after suffering a serious hand injury, she said on Monday.

Argentine police seek soccer hooligan after fan declared dead

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 12:49pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine soccer fan was declared dead after suffering a vicious attack by a group of men during a first division match at the weekend, local media reported on Monday.

Kenya's Geoffrey Kirui wins men's Boston Marathon

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 11:21am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Kenya's Geoffrey Kirui won the 121st running of the Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of two hours nine minutes and 36 seconds to win the men's race on Monday, holding off a final challenge from American Galen Rupp in the last mile.

Athletics: Kenya's Kiplagat wins women's Boston Marathon

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 11:03am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Kenya's Edna Kiplagat won the 121st running of the Boston Marathon on Monday in an unofficial time of two hours 21 minutes and 53 seconds, well ahead of her nearest competitors in the women's field.

Vettel victories could force a Mercedes rethink

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:18am
MANAMA (Reuters) - Formula One world champions Mercedes have indicated they may increasingly have to favor Lewis Hamilton over new team mate Valtteri Bottas to counter the threat posed by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

Athletics - Ethiopia's champions in Boston to defend marathon titles

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 6:04am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Atsede Baysa will line up among the world's top distance runners on Monday to defend their Boston Marathon titles, with tens of thousands of spectators expected to line the course amid tight security.

2018 Games torch relay to begin in November

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 12:01am
SEOUL (Reuters) - The torch relay for next year's Winter Olympics will begin in South Korea in November and travel 2,018 kilometers around the country before arriving in Pyeongchang to mark the start of the Feb. 9-25 Games, organizers said on Monday.

Thomas plays for Celtics a day after sister's death

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 10:01pm
(Reuters) - Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas made an emotional return to the court on Sunday, a day after his sister Chyna had been killed in a car crash.

Fan in coma after violence at Argentine soccer match

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 8:29pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine soccer fan was in a coma and two men arrested for attempted murder after a scuffle among supporters in the derby between Belgrano and Talleres in Cordoba, local media reported on Sunday.

Major League Baseball roundup

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 6:54pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Toronto Blue Jays have problems with injuries to their pitching staff.

National Football League roundup

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 6:34pm
(Reuters) - The NFL's 2017 regular-season schedule is set to be announced later this week with the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots hosting the opening game on Sept. 7.

Jet-lagged Johnson limps to Houston clay court victory

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 5:56pm
(Reuters) - American Steve Johnson literally limped to a 6-4 4-6 7-5(5) victory over Brazilian Thomaz Bellucci in the final of the US Men’s Clay Court Championship in Houston on Sunday.

Bryan wins Heritage by one stroke from Donald

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 4:50pm
(Reuters) - Wesley Bryan completed a bogey-free back nine to break out of the pack and win the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Sunday.

Two eagles see Molinari storm to title in Morocco

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 1:07pm
RABAT (Reuters) - Edoardo Molinari came from four shots behind at the start of the final round to win a European PGA Tour event for the first time in almost seven years when he edged Irishman Paul Dunne at the first playoff hole to take the Trophee Hassan II on Sunday.

Coric wins first ATP title after saving match points

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 12:07pm
(Reuters) - Croatian Borna Coric claimed his first ATP title when he battled back to beat experienced German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the final of the Grand Prix Hassan II in Marrakech on Sunday.

Vettel wins Bahrain Grand Prix for Ferrari

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 11:44am
MANAMA (Reuters) - Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel won the Bahrain Grand Prix to go seven points clear at the top of the Formula One standings on Sunday, with Mercedes rival Lewis Hamilton staging a late charge to finish second.

France clinch men's Madison, Barker win first individual gold

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 8:56am
HONG KONG (Reuters) - French duo Benjamin Thomas and Morgan Kneisky edged out Australia's Cameron Meyer and Callum Scotson to win the men's Madison, while Elinor Barker claimed her first individual world title at the track cycling world championships on Sunday.