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Washington football coach cannot pray after games: U.S. appeals court

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:14pm
(Reuters) - A high school football coach in Washington state has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to let him kneel and pray on the field immediately after games in sight of students and parents.

Payne retires as Augusta National chairman

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:32pm
(Reuters) - Billy Payne, the man who opened the doors of Augusta National to women members, announced on Wednesday he would retire as chairman of one of the world's most exclusive golf clubs and home of the U.S. Masters.

Cycling: Lutsenko wins first Grand Tour stage while Froome stays in red

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:17pm
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Alexey Lutsenko held on for his biggest career win in stage five of the Vuelta A Espana on Wednesday, with Chris Froome staying in the red jersey and extending his overall lead.

Motor racing: Schumacher's son to mark 25th anniversary of Spa win

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:33am
LONDON (Reuters) - Michael Schumacher's teenage son Mick will mark the 25th anniversary of the German's first Formula One victory by driving demonstration laps in a 1994 Benetton at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.

Russia's World Cup stadium in Samara behind schedule

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:02am
SAMARA, Russia (Reuters) - Construction work on the World Cup stadium in the Russian city of Samara is about 30 days behind schedule, the company building the venue said on Wednesday, adding it would make up the lost time.

British-based trio complete ultimate trophy swim across Lake Geneva

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 8:14am
GENEVA (Reuters) - It's twice as far as crossing the English Channel and known as the "Ultimate Trophy Swim".

England's Wayne Rooney announces international retirement

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:47am
(Reuters) - Former England captain Wayne Rooney announced his retirement from international football on Wednesday, ending a 14-year career in which he became the country's top goalscorer with 53 goals.

Rape case against two Ireland rugby internationals begins

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 6:38am
BELFAST (Reuters) - A legal case against two Ireland rugby internationals accused of raping a woman in Belfast last year began in a Northern Irish court on Wednesday.

Boris Becker appointed head of German men's tennis

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 6:16am
FRANKFURT, Germany (Reuters) - Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker was appointed on Wednesday as head of men's tennis in his home country as the German federation (DTB) looks to revive the once hugely popular sport.

Motor racing-Vandoorne staying at McLaren in 2018

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 5:39am
LONDON (Reuters) - Belgian driver Stoffel Vandoorne will continue to race for struggling former world champions McLaren next season, the Formula One team announced on Wednesday ahead of his home race at Spa-Francorchamps.

Lewis Hamilton needs to step up in his 200th race

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:36am
LONDON (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton will start the 200th grand prix of his Formula One career in Belgium this weekend but the triple world champion has smaller but more significant numbers on his mind.

Australia's Tomic to play U.S. Open: report

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:43am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Bernard Tomic is set to return to tennis at the U.S. Open, ending an extended absence from the game that has seen the Australian's world ranking plummet to 146, local media reported.

UFC confirm positive test for light-heavyweight champ Jones

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:20pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who beat Daniel Cormier to reclaim the title on July 29, could be stripped of his crown once more after the organization announced that the American had failed a drugs test for a second time.

Cavs reportedly trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas, other assets

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 7:13pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly agreed to trade All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in exchange for a package led by fellow All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas.

Soccer: Ronaldo loses appeal against five-match ban

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:01pm
(Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo will have to serve his five-match ban for pushing a referee after the Spanish sports court (TAD) rejected Real Madrid's appeal against the length of the suspension, Spanish media reported on Tuesday citing court officials.

Badminton: Lee falls to Frenchman Leverdez in World Championships

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 1:44pm
(Reuters) - France's Brice Leverdez stunned Malaysia's second seed Lee Chong Wei 21-19 22-24 21-17 in the first round of the BWF World Championships in Glasgow on Tuesday.

Motor racing:Toro Rosso technical director Key extends contract

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:29pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Technical director James Key has extended his contract with Toro Rosso, the Red Bull-owned Formula One team said on Tuesday.

Trentin sprints to victory as Froome retains Vuelta red jersey

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:09pm
(Reuters) - Matteo Trentin beat Spaniard Juan Jose Lobato in a final straight sprint to win stage four of the Vuelta A Espana on Tuesday when Chris Froome retained the overall lead.

Barcelona suing Neymar for alleged breach of contract

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:53am
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona are suing Neymar for 8.5 million euros for alleged breach of contract and demanding he return the loyalty bonus paid after he renewed his deal in October, less than a year before he signed for Paris St. Germain, the club said Tuesday.

McGregor must stick to what he knows, says former sparring partner

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:31am
LONDON (Reuters) - Conor McGregor should rely on the skills that have made him a two-weight UFC champ and not try to out-box unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather when the two clash in Las Vegas on Saturday, former sparring partner Steve Collins Junior told Reuters.