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ZURICH (Reuters) - If Cristiano Ronaldo takes a penalty and aims his shot into the middle of the goal, there is only a 58 percent chance he will score. If he aims to his left, his chances of scoring go up to 85 percent and 89 percent if he goes to his right.
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - Former champion Michelle Wie, who battled through a neck injury to finish her opening round at the U.S. Women's Open at Trump National on Thursday, withdrew from the championship on Friday.
(Reuters) - The British Open is the most exacting test of shotmaking among the four major championships, while at the same time offering more players a chance of winning than the other three, former PGA Tour winner and analyst Brandel Chamblee believes.
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Formula One champions Mercedes made a statement of intent in British Grand Prix practice on Friday with Valtteri Bottas leading home favorite Lewis Hamilton at the top of the timesheets as Ferrari were left far behind.
LONDON (Reuters) - The path to an eighth Wimbledon title appears wide open for Roger Federer as the Swiss goes into Friday's semi-final against Tomas Berdych in imperious form and heavily favored to claim a record-extending 19th grand slam crown.
(Reuters) - The Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor world media tour stormed into New York on Thursday with the fighters unleashing more profanity-laced attacks on each other as they looked to build up interest in their light middleweight boxing bout.
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - Michelle Wie said it was a “miracle” she had finished her opening round at the U.S. Women’s Open on Thursday, where she took the golfing equivalent of a time out for treatment on a painful neck sprain.
LONDON (Reuters) - A lack of discipline has led Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios to hit the "self destruct" button and their behavior is tarnishing the image of Australian tennis, Ken Rosewall told Reuters.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Washington Nationals have won a legal victory as a New York state appeals court said the baseball team's long-running television rights dispute with the Baltimore Orioles should be resolved by a panel of Major League Baseball executives.
(Reuters) - China's Shanshan Feng shrugged off the effects of jet lag to fire a six-under-par 66 and seize the early first-round lead in hot, steamy conditions at the U.S. Women's Open at Trump National Golf Club on Thursday.
ZURICH (Reuters) - Sudan was re-admitted to international football by FIFA on Thursday but the decision came too late to prevent two of the country's clubs from being knocked out of the African Champions League.
LONDON (Reuters) - Five-times champion Venus Williams rolled back the years to reach her first Wimbledon final since 2009 with a clinically executed 6-4 6-2 victory over British hope Johanna Konta on Thursday.