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Harrington receives six stitches in elbow after bizarre accident

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:56am
(Reuters) - Three-times major champion Padraig Harrington said on Tuesday he has withdrawn from this week’s PGA Tour St. Jude Classic in Memphis after suffering an elbow injury in a bizarre accident.

Motor racing: Kubica back in an Formula One car for first time since 2011

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:48am
LONDON (Reuters) - Polish driver Robert Kubica tested a Formula One car in Spain on Tuesday for the first time since a 2011 rallying accident that partially severed his forearm.

Djokovic and Nadal matches postponed because of rain

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 11:26am
PARIS (Reuters) - The two men's quarter-final matches due to be played at the French Open on Tuesday have been postponed until Wednesday after rain disrupted play at Roland Garros, organizers said.

Czech soccer chief steps down, facing graft charges

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 8:39am
PRAGUE (Reuters) - The chairman of the Czech Football Association (FACR), Miroslav Pelta, who is currently in police custody on charges of mishandling state subsidies, has resigned, a FACR spokesman said on Tuesday.

French Open action threatened by rain on Tuesday

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 5:40am
PARIS (Reuters) - Rain and storms could disrupt quarter-final action at the French Open on Tuesday when local favorite Kristina Mladenovic takes on Swiss Timea Bacsinszky and men's champion Novak Djokovic is due to face rising Austrian talent Dominic Thiem.

Motor racing: Mercedes hold firm on driver equality, says Wolff

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 5:18am
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One champions Mercedes will continue to give their drivers equal treatment despite the emergence of Sebastian Vettel as Ferrari's clear title contender, team boss Toto Wolff said on Tuesday.

Predators top Penguins to tie Stanley Cup Final

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 10:50pm
(Reuters) - The Nashville Predators breathed new life into the Stanley Cup Final with a 4-1 victory over the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday that squared the NHL's championship series at two games apiece.

Thiem searching for secret of success against Djokovic

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 9:58pm
PARIS (Reuters) - For good reason Austria's Dominic Thiem knows he will have to find a new weapon when he takes on defending champion Novak Djokovic for a place in the French Open semi-finals on Tuesday.

Kiki set to get Roland Garros fired up

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 9:53pm
PARIS (Reuters) - It's 'Kiki' time again as local favorite Kristina Mladenovic takes on Swiss Timea Bacsinszky on a red-hot Court Philippe Chatrier in a French Open quarter-final clash on Tuesday.

Wisconsin native Stricker qualifies for U.S. Open

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 9:06pm
(Reuters) - U.S. Presidents Cup captain and Wisconsin native Steve Stricker came out of semi-retirement to seek a spot in the first U.S. Open to be played in his home state and realized his goal on Monday at a qualifying event in Memphis.

England lock Parling joins axe-threatened Melbourne Rebels

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 8:20pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Melbourne Rebels, one of two Australian Super Rugby clubs threatened with the axe, said on Tuesday they had signed former England lock Geoff Parling for next season.

Motor racing: Stroll sees bigger picture ahead of home race

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 6:24pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Lance Stroll has been excited about racing on home soil from the moment he was announced as a Formula One driver last year but, as the Canadian Grand Prix approaches, the teenager is focusing on a bigger picture.

NHL: Nashville coach asks fans to stop tossing catfish on ice

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 5:28pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Like any good fisherman, Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette doesn't want to think about the big one that got away -- and he reminded the team's fans of that point.

NBA: Cavaliers weigh moving Shumpert into starting lineup

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 4:19pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Cleveland Cavaliers, down 2-0 after blowout losses to the Golden State Warriors, may switch up their starting lineup for Game 3 of the NBA Finals.

Rugby: Two changes to French touring party in South Africa

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:05pm
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - France drafted experienced fly half Francois Trinh-Duc and lock Paul Jedrasiak into their touring party in South Africa to replace the injured duo of Camille Lopez and Arthur Iturria, the French rugby federation said on Monday.

Golf: Ko still ranked No. One after computer glitch fixed

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 2:42pm
(Reuters) - New Zealand's Lydia Ko has been reinstated as world number one after faulty projections issued last week led the LPGA to believe Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn had taken over at the top, Women's World Golf Rankings (WWGR) officials said on Monday.

Tennis: Mats Point: Underperforming French men a disappointment

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 2:03pm
PARIS (Reuters) - France's wait for a men's singles champion at Roland Garros will stretch into a 35th year, and three-times champion Mats Wilander says their current crop of stars are running out of time.

Tennis: Cilic flies under the radar all the way to last eight

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 1:47pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Marin Cilic has flown under the radar since arriving in Paris but after reaching the French Open quarter-finals for the loss of 26 games he looms as a clear and present danger.

Tennis: Pliskova survives Paraguayan scare to reach last eight

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 1:43pm
PARIS (Reuters) - World number three Karolina Pliskova overcame an awful start to beat unheralded Veronica Cepede Royg of Paraguay 2-6 6-3 6-4 on Monday to reach the French Open quarter-finals for the first time.

Kiss on the cheek as Garcia beats Cornet in all-French battle

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 1:27pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Caroline Garcia reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros by beating fellow Frenchwoman Alize Cornet 6-2 6-4 on Monday but for the crowd the most anticipated moment was La Bise (The Kiss).