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Djokovic helps Serbia take 2-0 lead over Spain in Davis Cup quarters

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 1:11pm
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia's Novak Djokovic showed glimpses of his best form with a 6-3 6-4 6-2 win over Albert Ramos-Vinolas as they took a 2-0 lead over Spain in the Davis Cup quarter-finals on Friday.

Snoop Dogg on a mission in Augusta to make golf cool

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:24pm
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Rapper Snoop Dogg this week said that while the U.S. Masters may be the most prestigious tournament in golf, it suffers from a coolness deficit, something he plans to change when he brings his brand of "hip hop flavor" to the staid tournament.

Prince Harry attends UK team trials for Invictus Games

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:50am
BATH, England (Reuters) - Prince Harry was on hand to cast an eye over potential new recruits for Britain's Invictus Games team during trials in the southwest English city of Bath on Friday.

Golf: McGirt making move at Augusta, top players eye leader Hoffman

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 10:49am
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - William McGirt erased an early bogey with two birdies to get within three strokes of overnight leader Charley Hoffman while top players looked to make a move on a chilly day at the U.S. Masters on Friday.

FIFA sees widening losses this year after corruption scandal

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 9:38am
ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA expects widening losses in 2017, world soccer's ruling body said on Friday, as costs linked to its biggest ever corruption scandal and failed investments contributed to a $391 million pretax shortfall in 2016.

Exclusive: CONCACAF close to agreeing new 'League of Nations'

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 6:40am
LONDON (Reuters) - Plans for a new league competition for national teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean are set to be agreed on this weekend, the region's football chief has told Reuters.

Athletics: Sumgong saga to delay naming of marathon series champion

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 2:56am
(Reuters) - The Abbott World Marathon Majors (WMM) will hold back on naming a women's champion until after the conclusion of the doping case involving series leader Jemima Sumgong.

Thompson stuns Sock to give Australia 1-0 Davis Cup lead

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:52am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Jordan Thompson fed off a rowdy home crowd to upset Jack Sock 6-3 3-6 7-6(4) 6-4 for the biggest win of his career and give Australia a 1-0 lead over the United States in their Davis Cup quarter-final in Brisbane on Friday.

Malaysia confirms F1 race to be halted from 2018 due to low returns

Fri, 04/07/2017 - 12:35am
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia confirmed on Friday that it will end its contract to host the Formula One Grand Prix race from 2018 due to declining sales.

Shanghai mist forces abandonment of opening F1 practice

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:27pm
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The opening practice session for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix halted twice then abandoned because the medical support helicopter was unable to operate in the poor Shanghai weather on Friday.

Adidas to mass-produce 3D-printed shoe with Silicon Valley start-up

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 11:19pm
HERZOGENAURACH, Germany/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Adidas launched a new sneaker on Friday with a 3D-printed sole that it plans to mass-produce next year, part of a broader push by the German sportswear firm to react faster to changing fashions and create more customized products.

Tebow homers in first at-bat in minor league debut

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 9:26pm
(Reuters) - Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow answered some skeptics about his foray into professional baseball by hitting a two-run homer in his first at-bat of the season on Thursday for the Class A Columbia Fireflies.

Masters first round whips up something different

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 9:02pm
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Fred Couples is not surprised by much at the Augusta National after teeing it up at 32 U.S. Masters, but Thursday's opening round whipped up something that even he had never experienced before.

McIlroy grits it out to stay in grand slam hunt

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 8:39pm
AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy rode a late fightback to card an even-par 72 at the Augusta National on Thursday, keeping alive the world number two's hopes of a maiden U.S. Masters title to complete his collection of golf's four majors.

Anniversary of Clark's death spurs museum push

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 7:43pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Fans, family and friends of Jim Clark, the Formula One great who died at Hockenheim on April 7, 1968, are in a race to raise funds for a new museum in his Scottish homeland as the 50th anniversary of his death approaches.

National Hockey League roundup

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 7:41pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand will sit out the remainder of the regular season after being suspended two games by the NHL on Thursday for spearing Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Jake Dotchin.

National Football League roundup

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 7:19pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Free agent running back Adrian Peterson has set up a visit with the New Orleans Saints, the NFL Network reported.

Major League Baseball roundup

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 7:10pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Atlanta Braves signed former Philadelphia Phillies slugger Ryan Howard to a minor league contract, the team announced Thursday.

Rio Olympic marathon champion Sumgong fails drugs test: IAAF

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 5:18pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Jemima Sumgong, who last year became the first Kenyan woman to win Olympic gold in the marathon, has tested positive for the banned blood-booster EPO in an out-of-competition test carried out by the IAAF, the sport's governing body said on Thursday.

Mickelson a distraction in insider trading case: gambler's lawyer

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 3:52pm
(Reuters) - An attorney defending Las Vegas sports gambler William "Billy" Walters against insider trading charges told jurors on Thursday that prosecutors introduced testimony about star golfer Phil Mickelson to cover up the weakness of their case.