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Sunderland down as Hull hold on for point at Saints

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 1:25pm
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Sunderland's 10-year stay in the Premier League ended on Saturday when they lost 1-0 at home to Bournemouth, leaving them 13 points adrift with four games remaining after Hull City held on for a goalless draw at Southampton.

Motor racing: Mercedes face a big battle as domination disappears

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 12:58pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Formula One champions Mercedes were facing the prospect of a third defeat in four races after Ferrari ended two of the team's longest sequences of success at the Russian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Gutsy Mladenovic ends Sharapova comeback at Stuttgart

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 12:23pm
STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova crashed out of the Stuttgart Grand Prix semi-final in her first event back after a 15-month doping suspension, losing to France's Kristina Mladenovic 3-6 7-5 6-4 on Saturday.

Murray sent packing by Thiem in Barcelona semi-final

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 10:01am
BARCELONA (Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray was knocked out 6-2 3-6 6-4 by Austria's Dominic Thiem in the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open on Saturday.

Chinese snooker world watches idol Ding with high hopes

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 5:55am
BEIJING (Reuters) - At the World Snooker College in Beijing, students train eight hours a day and the green felt tables rarely fall silent.

Vettel keeps Ferrari on top in final Russian practice

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 5:50am
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Formula One frontrunner Sebastian Vettel kept Ferrari ahead of champions Mercedes in final Russian Grand Prix practice on Saturday.

Injured Bumgarner likely out until after All-Star break

Sat, 04/29/2017 - 12:30am
(Reuters) - Injured San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain of his throwing shoulder and is likely to be out until after the All Star break in July, the team said on Friday.

WADA reinstates Madrid anti-doping laboratory

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:26pm
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Madrid's Anti-Doping Laboratory was reinstated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Friday, more than a year after it was suspended.

Nomura leads Texas Shootout by one shot

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:36pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Haru Nomura bogeyed her final hole Friday but maintained a one-shot lead after two rounds of the LPGA Texas Shootout in Irving, Texas.

Golf: Blixt/Smith lead Zurich team event by a stroke after a 62

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 8:02pm
(Reuters) - Sweden's Jonas Blixt and Australian Cameron Smith, liberated by Friday's Four-Ball (best-ball) format, combined for a 10-under-par 62 to grab the halfway lead at the Zurich Classic team tournament at TPA Louisiana.

Motor racing: Honda talking to 'various teams' about Formula One engine supply

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:12pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - McLaren's beleaguered engine partners Honda are talking to several teams about a possible supply for next season, the Japanese manufacturer's Formula One chief Yusuke Hasegawa said on Friday.

Motor racing: Vettel leads Ferrari one-two in Sochi practice

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 1:01pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Formula One frontrunner Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari one-two in Russian Grand Prix practice on Friday with the resurgent Italian team appearing to have a clear edge over champions Mercedes.

Basketball: Bird to step down as Pacers president: reports

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:48pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird will step down from his position with the team, according to multiple reports Friday.

NFL: Goodell says marijuana has addictive nature, unsafe for players

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 12:34pm
(The Sports Xchange) - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may be willing to consider allowing players to use marijuana for medical reasons, but he remains against the banned drug for recreational use.

Murray shakes off Ramos-Vinolas to reach Barcelona semis

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 10:51am
BARCELONA (Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray was forced to dig deep to overcame Albert Ramos-Vinolas 2-6 6-4 7-6(4) and reach the Barcelona Open semi-finals on Friday, avenging his defeat by the Spaniard in the Monte Carlo Masters last week.

Tennis-Smooth Sharapova cruises into Stuttgart semis

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:21am
STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova cruised into the Stuttgart Grand Prix semi-finals on Friday, extending her winning comeback from a doping suspension with a smooth 6-3 6-4 victory over Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit.

Joshua heavier than rival Klitschko

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 9:12am
LONDON (Reuters) - IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua weighed in more than four kgs heavier than challenger Wladamir Klitschko ahead of their title fight in London.

Larrazabal grabs halfway lead in China

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 7:28am
(Reuters) - Pablo Larrazabal maintained his impressive form to card a six-under-par 66 and take the halfway lead at the China Open, three shots clear of Dylan Frittelli and overnight leader Alexander Levy.

Athletics: London Marathon unveils new half-distance mass race for 2018

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 7:12am
LONDON (Reuters) - London Marathon organizers have announced plans for a mass participation half-marathon next year as part of a campaign to encourage the city's communities to interact.

Hamilton hopes Zanardi can inspire injured British teen

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:39am
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton pointed to Alex Zanardi as a beacon of hope as Formula One teams and drivers showed support on Friday for British teenager Billy Monger, who lost his legs in a Formula Four accident.