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Trump tweets threat to opponents of U.S. 2026 World Cup bid

3 hours 36 min ago
(Reuters) - United States president Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted his support for the North American bid for the 2026 soccer World Cup and issued a veiled threat to nations that might oppose it.

Amazon, NFL reach $130 million streaming deal for Thursday night games: source

4 hours 32 min ago
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc agreed to pay the National Football League about $65 million per year to stream two more seasons of Thursday night games on its Prime Video service, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Woods' U.S. Open exemption runs out after this year

5 hours 34 min ago
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods is among 54 players who are exempt for this year's U.S. Open but it will mark the final time he will qualify courtesy of his 2008 victory.

South Africa's Semenya back in the spotlight after new IAAF rule

6 hours 44 min ago
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Athletics' new hyperandrogenism rule announced on Thursday has put the spotlight back on South African Caster Semenya's intimate details, which the middle-distance athlete has previously said caused her great distress and embarrassment.

Woods says will play next two events on PGA Tour

6 hours 52 min ago
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods announced on Thursday that he will play the next two events on the PGA Tour -- the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina and the Players Championship in Florida.

NFL extends Amazon streaming deal for Thursday Night Football

7 hours 39 min ago
(Reuters) - The National Football League said on Thursday it has extended its deal with Amazon.com Inc to stream Thursday night games during the 2018 and 2019 seasons on Amazon's Prime Video.

Nearly 1,600 doping rules violations in 2016: WADA

7 hours 51 min ago
(Reuters) - There were nearly 1,600 anti-doping rules violations (ADRV) in 2016 involving athletes and support staff from 117 nationalities across 112 sports with athletics top of the list, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said in a report released on Thursday.

Sirotkin confident Williams can find a cure for aero ills

9 hours 1 min ago
BAKU (Reuters) - Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin can see light at the end of the tunnel for Williams after a painfully slow start to the Formula One season but it will still take a lot of hard work to get there.

Muguruza pulls out of Stuttgart event due to injury

9 hours 3 min ago
STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - World number three Garbine Muguruza was forced to retire with a back injury during her round of 16 match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Stuttgart Open on Thursday.

Boston to take former baseball team owner's name off street

10 hours 7 min ago
(Reuters) - Boston city officials on Thursday approved a change to the name of a short street outside the Fenway Park baseball stadium because it honors a former owner of the Boston Red Sox when the team lagged behind others in fielding black players.

Wozniacki battles past Errani into Istanbul quarter-finals

10 hours 13 min ago
(Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki was made to work hard for a victory at the Istanbul Cup on Thursday, coming from behind to beat Sara Errani 5-7 6-3 6-3 and reach the quarter-finals.

Tennis: Defending champion Pouille knocked out of Hungarian Open

11 hours 4 min ago
(Reuters) - Defending champion Lucas Pouille crashed out of the Hungarian Open after a shock straight-sets defeat by Australia's John Millman in the round of 16 on Thursday.

Nadal eases into Barcelona quarters, Dimitrov edges Jaziri

12 hours 28 min ago
BARCELONA (Reuters) - World number five Grigor Dimitrov survived an almighty scare against outsider Malek Jaziri on Thursday to edge into the Barcelona Open quarter-finals beating the Tunisian 7-5 3-6 7-6(8) following a nail-biting tiebreak.

U.S. lifts sanctions on Colombian soccer team

12 hours 44 min ago
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States lifted sanctions on Thursday on Colombian soccer team Envigado Futbol Club S.A. after it severed ties to a group involved in international drug trafficking and other criminal activities, the Treasury Department said.

Weightlifting: Bulgarian federation seeks ex-champions' help to pay IWF fine

13 hours 35 min ago
SOFIA (Reuters) - The Bulgarian weightlifting federation (BWF) has decided to seek help from the country's former medal winners in an attempt to raise money to pay a fine imposed by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for doping abuse.

Motor racing: McLaren review F1 technical operations, Goss moved aside

13 hours 37 min ago
BAKU (Reuters) - McLaren have moved aside technical head Tim Goss after the Formula One team's new car failed to live up to expectations in the opening races of the season.

Drone racing: Allianz extends sponsorship of Drone Racing League

15 hours 30 min ago
(Reuters) - Insurer Allianz has extended to five years its title partnership of the New York-based Drone Racing League (DRL) world championship series, with a race in the French city of Nice added to the schedule.

IAAF rule change threatens Semenya career

15 hours 34 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - The IAAF confirmed a new hyperandrogenism rule on Thursday that could prevent South African runner Caster Semenya from competing in 800m and 1500m races.

England's FA in negotiations to sell Wembley Stadium to U.S. billionaire

15 hours 51 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - England's Football Association is in negotiations to sell Wembley Stadium, the home of the national soccer team, to U.S. billionaire Shahid Khan, owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars American football team.

Motor racing: Red Bull's Ricciardo denies he has Ferrari talks option

16 hours 29 min ago
BAKU (Reuters) - Daniel Ricciardo has dismissed media speculation of a pre-agreement with Ferrari that could see him switch from Red Bull to the Italian Formula One team next season.

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