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Froome regains control as Matthews wins stage 14 of Tour de France

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 11:44am
RODEZ, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome reclaimed the overall lead on the Tour de France after he left Italian Fabio Aru trailing in a punchy finish of the 14th stage, a 181.5-km ride from Blagnac on Saturday.

Golf: Poulter in three-way tie for lead at Scottish Open

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 11:24am
LONDON (Reuters) - Ian Poulter was in a three-way tie for the lead after the Scottish Open third round at Dundonald on Saturday as the Englishman seeks his first tournament win in five years.

Putin bars dopers from Kremlin grants

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 10:11am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Saturday barring athletes and coaches found guilty of doping from receiving Kremlin grants.

Muguruza blows away Venus to take first Wimbledon crown

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 9:52am
LONDON (Reuters) - An inspired Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title on Saturday, blowing away in-form American Venus Williams 7-5 6-0 with arguably the performance of her career after tight and tense early exchanges.

Hamilton blasts to British Grand Prix pole

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 9:06am
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton took pole position for his home British Grand Prix for the third year in a row on Saturday with a sensational lap that left him one step away from Michael Schumacher's Formula One record.

Federer seeks historic eighth title but faces test from Cilic

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 8:34am
LONDON (Reuters) - Already one of the greatest sportsmen of his era, Roger Federer will become the most successful man in Wimbledon history if he can beat Croatian Marin Cilic on Sunday's final and claim an unprecedented eighth men's singles title.

Hamilton fastest in final British GP practice

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 6:15am
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton was fastest in final practice for a home British Grand Prix that he is aiming to win for the fourth year in a row on Sunday.

Petronas extends Mercedes title sponsorship

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 5:16am
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Malaysian state oil and gas firm Petronas has signed a multi-year extension to its title sponsorship of Formula One champions Mercedes despite Malaysia dropping off the race calendar after this season, the team said on Saturday.

Ricciardo set for five-place penalty at Silverstone

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 5:15am
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Daniel Ricciardo's run of five successive podium places looks in danger of ending after the gearbox on his car was replaced ahead of the British Grand Prix, incurring an automatic five-place grid penalty.

After nine years, Venus faces final reckoning against Muguruza

Sat, 07/15/2017 - 4:36am
LONDON (Reuters) - Venus Williams will hope to reclaim her Wimbledon crown after a nine-year wait on Saturday against Garbine Muguruza, in a final that has the makings of a classic battle of the big hitters.

Long, difficult, wet day at U.S. Women's Open

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:52pm
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - Major championship golf can be a long, difficult grind and on Friday at Trump National the fates aligned against many players.

Federer can match my longevity, says Rosewall

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:51pm
LONDON (Reuters) - While 14,999 spectators were left wonderstruck as they watched Roger Federer reach the Wimbledon final a month short of his 36th birthday, there was one man on Centre Court who could have shouted out "been there, done that, got the t-shirt".

Rodgers tries to earn his stripes with lead at John Deere

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 8:52pm
(Reuters) - Patrick Rodgers took a small step towards living up to the expectations heaped upon him when he tied a Tiger Woods college record by taking a two-stroke halfway lead at the John Deere Classic in Illinois on Friday.

Mayweather, McGregor wrap up profane PR tour in London

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 4:10pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor wrapped up the four-day promotional tour for their boxing match in Las Vegas in August with another foul-mouthed press conference, this time in front of thousands of fans at the Wembley Arena in London.

Golf: Former Augusta National chairman Hootie Johnson dies at 86

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 4:04pm
(Reuters) - Hootie Johnson, who famously rejected the idea of female members at Augusta National Golf Club during his tenure as chairman and spearheaded two overhauls of the course that hosts the Masters, has died. He was 86.

Golf: Korea's Lee 'Jeong-eun6' ties China's Feng at six-under

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 2:02pm
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - Overnight leader Shanshan Feng of China found it a bit crowded at the top on a rainy Friday morning as Korean Lee Jeong-eun shot a three-under 69 to join her at six under par at the U.S. Women's Open.

Golf: Rejuvenated Harrington shares lead at Scottish Open

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 1:57pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland's Padraig Harrington, German Alexander Knappe and England's Callum Shinkwin shared the lead on nine under par after two rounds of the Scottish Open at Dundonald Links on Friday.

Cycling: All is not well at Team Sky, says LeMond

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 1:38pm
FOIX, France (Reuters) - Even though Chris Froome is still the favorite to win the Tour de France after surviving a tricky 13th stage thanks to good team tactics, all is not well at Team Sky, according to three-times champion Greg LeMond.

Federer outclasses Berdych to reach final

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 1:29pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer's relentless pursuit of an eighth Wimbledon title continued as he beat stubborn Czech Tomas Berdych 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 6-4 to reach the final for the 11th time on Friday.

Muguruza poses formidable final hurdle for resurgent Venus

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:57am
LONDON (Reuters) - Venus Williams will try to become the oldest woman to win Wimbledon for 109 years on Saturday although, ominously for her the last time a 37-year-old reached the final, it was a Spaniard who ruined the script.