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Red-hot Harvick on career-best start: 'Now it feels like a game'

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:50pm
Kevin Harvick's series-best five wins and nine top-five finishes through 12 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup races is a career-best season opening for the driver long known as "The Closer."

Motor racing: Japanese F2 driver says 'halo' saved his life

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:43pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Japanese F2 driver Tadasuke Makino reckons the new 'halo' head protection device, which made its debut in the junior series and Formula One this season, may have saved his life in a race at the Spanish Grand Prix on Sunday.

Former sprinter Campbell recovering from 'bleed in the brain'

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 4:37pm
(Reuters) - Britain's former Olympic champion Darren Campbell says he is "relieved to be alive" after suffering a bleed in the brain, the BBC reported on Monday.

Soccer: Mancini handed daunting task of rebuilding Italy

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:48pm
ROME (Reuters) - Former Inter Milan and Manchester City coach Roberto Mancini was given the daunting task of rebuilding Italy's national side on Monday following their astonishing failure to qualify for the World Cup.

Osaka eases past Azarenka in Rome as Vinci calls time on career

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 3:34pm
(Reuters) - Rising Japanese sensation Naomi Osaka eased into the second round of the Italian Open on Monday with a 6-0 6-3 victory over former world number one Victoria Azarenka, on a day in which local favorite Roberta Vinci called time on her career.

Twins' Morrison: Ohtani 'probably the best player in the world'

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 2:48pm
Minnesota first baseman Logan Morrison was one of the few players to get to Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani on Sunday, but that didn't stop him from heaping some eye-popping praise on the Japanese star.

Djokovic, Nishikori advance to second round in Rome

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 2:47pm
(Reuters) - Former world number one Novak Djokovic strolled into the second round of the Italian Open on Monday with a morale-boosting 6-1 6-3 victory over Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov.

Motor racing: Mercedes wary of trumpeting a turning point

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 1:36pm
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Winning Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix may have been a turning point for Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes Formula One team, but the champions are not counting on it.

Gaming investors eye jackpot from U.S. sports betting ruling

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 1:32pm
(Reuters) - Shares in gaming and casino companies jumped on Monday, led by Scientific Games Corp, as investors wagered on new business opportunities for the industry after the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for states to legalize sports betting.

Serena Williams coach confident she'll play the French Open

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:48pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Serena Williams's coach Patrick Mouratoglou said he was confident that the 23-time grand slam singles champion would take part in the French Open this month.

Twins' Morrison: Ohtani 'probably the best player in the world'

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:46pm
Minnesota first baseman Logan Morrison was one of the few players to get to Los Angeles Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani on Sunday, but that didn't stop him from heaping some eye-popping praise on the Japanese star.

Reports: Offensive lineman Flowers reports to Giants facility amid tumultuous offseason

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:05pm
After an offseason of trade rumors, an agent change and a minicamp no-show, New York Giants offensive lineman Ereck Flowers has reportedly returned to the club.

Report: Bucks, Raptors want Budenholzer for head coach

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:42am
Mike Budenholzer is the top candidate to become head coach of two NBA franchises, ESPN reported on Monday.

Soccer: Guerrero out of World Cup after doping ban increased: report

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:41am
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has been ruled out of the World Cup after a doping ban was increased from six months to 14 by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Brazilian television network Globo said on its website on Monday.

Coach: Serena Williams 'ready for French Open'

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:22am
Serena Williams plans to play in the French Open later this month.

Soccer - Saudi Arabian World Cup referee banned for match-fixing attempt

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:07am
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian football authorities have banned referee Fahad Al Mirdasi for life, weeks before he was due to fly to Russia to officiate at this year's World Cup finals.

U.S. high court paves way for states to legalize sports betting

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:57am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday paved the way for states to legalize sports betting in a defeat for the major American sports leagues, endorsing New Jersey's bid to allow such wagering and striking down a 1992 federal law that prohibited it in most places.

Tsonga withdraws from French Open

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:42am
(Reuters) - France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has withdrawn from next week's Lyon Open and the French Open later this month after failing to recover from knee surgery.

Golf: Simpson's runaway Players victory destined to be soon forgotten

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 9:41am
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - Webb Simpson jumped from 41st to 20th in the world rankings with his victory at the Players Championship on Sunday, still far from superstar territory in a sport with room for only a handful of household names.

Russian region, rushing to finish World Cup stadium, offers food for work

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 5:06am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - When authorities in Russia's Nizhny Novgorod region realized their soccer World Cup stadium wasn't quite ready, they tried to entice local municipal workers to help them finish it -- in exchange for free food and lodging.

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