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Barguil wins Tour stage on Bastille Day, Aru still leads

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:29am
FOIX, France (Reuters) - France's Warren Barguil won the 13th stage of the Tour de France, a 101-km mountain trek from Saint-Girons on Bastille Day on Friday.

Cilic into final with hard-fought win over Querrey

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 10:25am
LONDON (Reuters) - Croatian Marin Cilic reached his first Wimbledon final with a 6-7(6) 6-4 7-6(3) 7-5 victory over American Sam Querrey on Friday.

Penalty research could earn teams "three to 12 points a season"

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 9:46am
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.

Wie withdraws in soggy start at U.S. Women's Open

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 9:44am
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.

Golf: Birkdale a 'fair' test for British Open, says Chamblee

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 9:02am
(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.

Soccer: Japan international Honda signs for Mexican club Pachuca

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 5:38am
(Reuters) - Japan attacking midfielder Keisuke Honda has joined Mexican side Pachuca, the CONCACAF Champions League holders announced on Friday, two months after leaving AC Milan as a free agent.

Bottas leads Mercedes one-two in British GP practice

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 5:13am
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.

Federer set to continue march toward record eighth title

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 4:33am
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.

Mayweather and McGregor circus hits the Big Apple

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:45pm
(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.

Beaming Wie pushes through neck injury to finish round

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 9:22pm
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.

Federer the hot favorite in men's semi-finals

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 9:05pm
(Reuters) - Roger Federer has history in his sights on men's semi-finals day at Wimbledon on Friday as he aims to reach a record 11th showpiece match and, ultimately, an unprecedented eighth title.

Golf: Runner-up king Howell tied for first-round lead at Deere Run

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 8:30pm
(Reuters) - Charles Howell III, seeking to end a decade-long victory drought, made a sizzling start with an eight-under-par 63 to share the first-round lead at the John Deere Classic on Thursday.

Tennis: Lack of discipline has led Tomic and Kyrgios astray - Rosewall

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 8:06pm
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.

Washington Nationals get win over Baltimore Orioles in TV rights dispute

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 2:59pm
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.

Golf: Jet setter Feng soars into lead at U.S. Women's Open

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 2:43pm
(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.

Golf: Ilonen leads as Fowler impresses on Scottish Open return

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 2:00pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Finland’s Mikko Ilonen held a two-shot lead after the first round of the Scottish Open at Dundonald Links, with Rickie Fowler impressive in his return to the tournament on Thursday.

Home hero Hamilton defends London no-show

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 12:25pm
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton defended his decision to snub a major Formula One promotional event in London and said the British Grand Prix and his title challenge came first.

Sudan re-admitted to international football

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:54am
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.

Venus eclipses Konta to reach Wimbledon final

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 11:07am
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.

Bardet takes Tour stages as Aru claims yellow jersey

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 10:08am
PEYRAGUDES, France (Reuters) - Frenchman Romain Bardet won the 12th stage of the Tour de France on Thursday, a 214.5-km trek from Pau.