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Force India? More like force-fed for new boy Ocon

1 hour 50 min ago
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Force India's new French signing Esteban Ocon has been feeling fed up. Literally.

China's Ning kicked out of national squad

1 hour 54 min ago
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - World champion Ning Zetao has been ditched from China's national swimming squad for violating several team rules including signing sponsorship contracts without the team's consent, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Wednesday.

Hungary to withdraw Budapest's 2024 Olympic bid: government

6 hours 13 min ago
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary's government announced on Wednesday it would withdraw Budapest's bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics, citing a lack of political and national unity behind the application that it blamed on the opposition.

Brazilian designer wins Hamilton helmet challenge

6 hours 15 min ago
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - A competition to design Lewis Hamilton's 2017 helmet has been won by a Brazilian who incorporated a tribute to Ayrton Senna in it along with three stars for the Formula One titles won by both the late Brazilian and Briton.

Danica estimates dozen concussions in racing career

6 hours 18 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Danica Patrick estimates she suffered at least a dozen concussions during her racing career and told reporters Wednesday she would retire from NASCAR if a doctor told her there would be long-term risks from another head injury.

Exclusive: F1 boss Mallya sees no grounds for extradition

6 hours 32 min ago
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Vijay Mallya, the one-time billionaire who co-owns the Force India Formula One team, said on Wednesday Indian authorities had no grounds to extradite him from Britain and he would not be leaving.

Hungary to withdraw 2024 summer Olympic bid: government spokesman

7 hours 17 min ago
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will withdraw its bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics, government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs told Reuters on Wednesday, after a meeting between Prime Minister Viktor Orban, Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos and the Hungarian Olympic committee.

Africa tells FIFA it wants 10 places at expanded World Cup

9 hours 23 min ago
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa will be looking to double the number of places it has at an expanded World Cup, the continent's football association presidents have told soccer's world governing body FIFA.

Trip home ignites Immelman’s hopes

9 hours 41 min ago
JOHANNESBURG, (Reuters) - Former Masters champion Trevor Immelman is hoping a trip home to South Africa will help reignite a career that has slumped dramatically over recent years.

Mallya's Force India aim to be a top three team

11 hours 2 min ago
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Force India set their sights on breaking into Formula One's top three at the launch of their new car on Wednesday and hit back at suggestions that they lack the budget to match the manufacturers in a spending 'arms race'.

Budapest Olympic bid on last legs as mayor to seek government guidance

16 hours 28 min ago
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Budapest's mayor is expected to seek government guidance on the future of its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, according to a council resolution widely seen as paving the way for the city to withdraw its candidacy.

Raisman keeps eye on Tokyo during 'crazy' downtime

18 hours 44 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - American gymnast Aly Raisman has been caught up in a whirlwind since helping the United States to its golden haul in Rio and the triple Olympic champion is waiting for her world to stop spinning before setting her sights on the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Lakers trade guard Williams to Rockets

19 hours 41 min ago
(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Lakers, who named Magic Johnson as their new president of basketball operations earlier on Tuesday, have traded guard Lou Williams to the Houston Rockets, according to multiple media reports.

Possible Mayweather-McGregor bout 'a joke' - Alvarez

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 7:54pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A possible bout between Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor is getting lots of buzz but two fighters that are getting in the ring said the crossover tilt would be a black eye on boxing.

Top seed Nishikori suffers shock first-round loss in Rio

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 7:04pm
(Reuters) - Top seed Kei Nishikori crashed out of the Rio de Janeiro Open on Tuesday after suffering a 6-4 6-3 first-round loss to Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci.

Australia seeks full inclusion in Asian Summer Games

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 6:18pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia hopes to bring a full delegation of athletes to the 2022 Asian Summer Games in China and is seeking approval from the continent's Olympic council, Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) President John Coates has said.

Mexican fireworks expected in Alvarez-Chavez Vegas brawl

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 6:02pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mexican pride will be at stake when two-time world champion Canelo Alvarez battles former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas on Cinco de Mayo weekend.

Asia would welcome third straight Winter Olympics: OCA chief

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 5:58pm
(Reuters) - Asia is ready, willing and able to host a third straight Winter Olympics if the Japanese city of Sapporo wins the bid for the 2026 Games, Olympic Council of Asia President Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah has said.

Palmer adds weight to his second season

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 5:22pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Jolyon Palmer needs no reality check ahead of his second Formula One season, but the Renault driver might be wondering about some of his friends.

Exclusive: Facebook in talks to live stream one MLB game per week - sources

Tue, 02/21/2017 - 3:41pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc is in talks with Major League Baseball to live stream one game per week during the upcoming season, which could be a key win as the social media platform works to offer more live sports, according to two people familiar with the situation.