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Soccer: U.S. to host four-team women's tournament

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:05am
(Reuters) - The United States women's national team will host World Cup contenders Australia, Brazil and Japan in a four-team tournament later this year, U.S. Soccer announced on Wednesday.

Dominant Yates wins Giro stage 11 to extend overall lead

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:56am
(Reuters) - Britain's Simon Yates launched a stinging attack in the final phase to extend his lead in the overall classification and win the 11th stage of Giro d'Italia on Wednesday.

Churchill Downs in deal to enter sports betting in three states

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 9:17am
(Reuters) - Churchill Downs Inc on Wednesday signed a deal with SBTech, a sports betting platform, which will allow the gaming company to offer bets on events in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Mississippi.

Sporting director nabbed in graft probe, day after violence

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 8:12am
LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese police detained a top official of Lisbon football club Sporting and three others linked to the club on suspicion of corruption, adding to Sporting's troubles a day after a group of fans attacked its players and coaches at their training ground.

Churchill Downs inks deal for online sports betting in New Jersey

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 7:36am
(Reuters) - U.S. gaming company Churchill Downs Inc said on Wednesday it signed a deal with the Golden Nugget Hotel to enter real money online gaming and sports betting markets in New Jersey.

Nepali Sherpa summits Mount Everest for record 22nd time

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:08am
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A 48-year-old Nepali mountaineer climbed Mount Everest for a 22nd time on Wednesday, creating a new record for the most summits of the world’s highest mountain, hiking officials said.

Eagles tackle Lane Johnson takes more shots at Pats' 'arrogance'

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:55pm
Philadelphia Eagles tackle Lane Johnson hasn't been shy about criticizing the New England Patriots, and he elaborated on what spurred many of those comments on a Steve Austin podcast published Tuesday.

Lightning avenge home losses with Game 3 win at Capitals

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:30pm
Victor Hedman scored a goal and provided two assists, and this time it was the Tampa Bay Lightning with some quick strikes in defeating the Washington Capitals 4-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday night at Capital One Arena in Washington.

Celtics charge to 2-0 lead over Cavs

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:19pm
BOSTON - Jaylen Brown totaled 23 points and seven rebounds to help the Boston Celtics take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals with a 107-94 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.

Suns win lottery for No. 1 pick in NBA draft; Kings 2nd

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 10:09pm
The Phoenix Suns were awarded the No. 1 pick in next month's NBA draft via the lottery held Tuesday in Chicago.

Golf: Former PGA Player of the Year Ford dies at 95

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 6:07pm
(Reuters) - Two-times major champion Doug Ford died in Florida on Monday night at the age of 95, the PGA Tour announced.

Goffin battles past Cecchinato to advance in rainy Rome

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 5:51pm
(Reuters) - Belgian David Goffin was pushed to three sets by Marco Cecchinato in the second round of the Italian Open on Tuesday before bouncing back to beat the Italian wild card 5-7 6-2 6-2 on a rain-interrupted day in Rome.

Ostapenko powers into Italian Open third round

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 4:20pm
(Reuters) - Jelena Ostapenko stormed into the third round of the Italian Open on Tuesday with a dominant 6-2 7-5 victory over China's Zhang Shuai on a rain-delayed day in Rome.

'Nova, Michigan set for title game rematch

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 3:33pm
Villanova and Michigan are expected to meet in the Gavitt Games in November in a rematch of the national title game won 79-62 by the Wildcats last month.

Soccer: Wondolowski chasing scoring record as San Jose visits Vancouver

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 3:29pm
Chris Wondolowski can continue closing in on the all-time MLS scoring record when the San Jose Earthquakes visit the Vancouver Whitecaps on Wednesday night in search of a second consecutive away victory.

Report: Budenholzer, Messina finalists for Bucks job

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 3:25pm
Milwaukee Bucks ownership is meeting with two finalists, Mike Budenholzer and Ettore Messina, on Tuesday in their search for the team's next head coach, according to an ESPN report.

Warriors guard Curry 'alright' being Harden's target on defense

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 3:21pm
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry understands he's a primary target for James Harden when the Houston Rockets have the ball, and he seems to be just fine with that.

49ers linebacker Foster's ex-girlfriend to testify she lied to police

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 3:17pm
The ex-girlfriend of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster plans to testify Thursday that she initially lied to police and that Foster did not hit her on Feb. 11, her attorney told the Sacramento Bee.

Independent tribunal clears Cornet over missed test

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 2:55pm
(Reuters) - France's Alize Cornet was cleared of an anti-doping violation on Tuesday after a charge against her for missing three out-of-competition drug tests was dismissed, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said in a statement.

Baseball: Mariners' Cano banned 80 games for positive test

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 2:50pm
(Reuters) - Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games without pay by Major League Baseball (MLB) after testing positive for a banned substance, the league announced on Tuesday.

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