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Hawks' All-Star Millsap opts out of contract: reports

3 hours 39 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Atlanta Hawks All-Star forward Paul Millsap has opted out of his contract for next season to become a free agent this summer, according to multiple reports Monday.

McLaren boss sees a world of virtual F1 teams

5 hours 38 min ago
WOKING, England (Reuters) - All Formula One teams could eventually have their own virtual counterpart, while gaming can become the new grassroots of the sport, McLaren executive director Zak Brown said on Monday.

Golf: Another 27 players earn U.S. Open exemptions via rankings

6 hours 17 min ago
(Reuters) - Former U.S. Amateur champions Matthew Fitzpatrick of England and South Korean An Byeong-hun were among 27 additional golfers to earn full exemptions into next month's U.S. Open golf championship, officials said on Monday.

Indy pole winner Dixon robbed at restaurant drive thru

7 hours 21 min ago
(Reuters) - Just hours after winning pole for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, New Zealand's Scott Dixon was robbed at gunpoint by two men while buying fast food at a drive-thru restaurant, his Chip Ganassi Racing team said.

Hayden dies after cycling accident: Italian media

9 hours 5 min ago
ROME (Reuters) - American former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died of severe brain damage five days after he was hit by a car while cycling in eastern Italy, Italian media reported on Monday.

Injured Wozniacki drops out of Strasbourg

9 hours 10 min ago
(Reuters) - Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki's preparation for next week's French Open suffered a huge blow after she retired injured from her opening-round match against American Shelby Rogers at Strasbourg International on Monday.

Soccer: Former Disney CEO Eisner close to buying Portsmouth

10 hours 44 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - American billionaire businessman Michael Eisner is poised to take control of Portsmouth after the ex-Premier League club's Supporters Trust (PST) voted to sell its 48.5 per cent share on Monday.

Doping: Russia risk Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic ban over doping - IPC

11 hours 9 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Russia risk missing out on the 2018 winter Paralympics if the country's suspended Paralympic Committee (RPC) does not meet obligations for reinstatement after last year's ban over doping, the International Paralympic Committee said on Monday.

Motor racing: Button says Monaco return poses no pressure

11 hours 41 min ago
WOKING, England (Reuters) - Jenson Button says he feels no pressure ahead of his one-off Formula One comeback with McLaren in Monaco this weekend because he has nothing riding on it.

Turkish NBA star back in U.S. after Turkey cancels passport

11 hours 49 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S.-based Turkish basketball player Enes Kanter was back in the United States on Monday and poised to speak publicly about being detained after his Turkish passport was canceled because of what he described as his "political views."

VW's soccer sponsorship in limbo as Wolfsburg face relegation

13 hours 8 min ago
BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen's expensively assembled soccer team VfL Wolfsburg face relegation from Germany's Bundesliga for the first time in 20 years, a move that could lead the carmaker to curb sponsorship as it grapples with its emissions crisis.

United's financial muscle may prove too much for Ajax

13 hours 17 min ago
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Manchester United and Ajax will both have a chance to burnish their proud European traditions and finish the season on a high note as they meet in the final of the Europa League in Stockholm on Wednesday.

On your marks: competition for Tokyo Olympics mascot starts in August

13 hours 48 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo Olympic organizers announced on Monday a competition to design the mascots for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and said elementary school students would vote for the winners.

Soccer: Arsenal owner Kroenke says his shares in club not for sale

14 hours 35 min ago
(Reuters) - Arsenal majority owner Stan Kroenke's KSE (Kroenke Sports & Entertainment) UK Inc said on Monday its shares in the Premier League club were not for sale after media reports that the club's second-largest investor had made an offer to buy out Kroenke.

Zverev downplays French Open chances despite Rome victory

16 hours 16 min ago
(Reuters) - German Alexander Zverev says he cannot rest on his laurels after beating Novak Djokovic to win the Italian Open on Sunday and has set his sights on bigger titles in order to retain his place in the world's top 10.

Gritty Celtics stun Cavaliers to reduce series deficit

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 11:20pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Avery Bradley's shot in the last second of Game Three touched every part of the rim before bouncing in, giving the Celtics an improbable 111-108 road win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday.

Olympics: Australia closer to sports lottery for funding athletes

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 11:15pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's federal sports minister Greg Hunt has thrown his weight behind a push for a national lottery to boost funding for athletes and arrest the country's slide down the Olympic medals table.

Jang giving up LPGA membership, returning to Korean tour

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 10:24pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - World number 10 Jang Ha-na is rescinding her membership of the U.S. LPGA Tour and will return to South Korea to compete on the domestic women's golf circuit from next month, her agency Sportizen said on Monday.

Mega-weapon fading as tennis broadens out?

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 9:42pm
(Reuters) - Modern wisdom suggests a sure-fire formula for success in tennis. The steps are few, and simple: deliver an inch-perfect serve to set up a heavy forehand, and... boom.

Thompson takes wire-to-wire win at Kingsmill

Sun, 05/21/2017 - 8:33pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Lexi Thompson earned her first win of the year, shooting a 6-under-par 65 on Sunday to complete a wire-to-wire victory at the LPGA Kingsmill Championship in Williamsburg, Virginia