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Kenya says another 'high-profile athlete' failed doping test

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:35am
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The chairman of Athletics Kenya (AK) has told Reuters that another "high-profile athlete" has failed a doping test, just weeks after it emerged Rio Olympics marathon champion Jemima Sumgong tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.

Bolles and McKinley make it emotional Draft night

Fri, 04/28/2017 - 4:33am
(Reuters) - Selection in the first round of the NFL Draft is a huge step toward financial security and the realization of a lifelong dream for the players, and their reactions were quite on the expected lines on Thursday.

NFL: Browns take defensive end Garrett with first overall draft pick

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 7:45pm
(Reuters) - Defensive end Myles Garrett was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the first pick of the National Football League Draft in Philadelphia on Thursday.

Golf: Spieth/Palmer share lead New Orleans team event

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 7:10pm
(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth and fellow American Ryan Palmer birdied three of their final five holes to grab a share of the lead after the opening-round foursomes matches at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Thursday.

NBA: Injury to Warriors coach Kerr runs deeper than basketball

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 7:05pm
(Reuters) - The back pain that threatens to keep Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr out for the rest of the NBA playoffs is a setback for the team, but colleagues on Thursday said they were more concerned about seeing someone they admire suffer so much.

FIFA compliance official pleads guilty in U.S. bribery case

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:26pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A member of FIFA's audit and compliance committee pleaded guilty on Thursday to U.S. charges that he took close to $1 million in bribes in exchange for using his influence within the global soccer governing organization.

Motor racing: Mallya 'optimistic' after arrest, says Perez

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 1:53pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya is upbeat about the future despite facing potential extradition from Britain to India after his arrest last week, the Formula One team's Mexican driver Sergio Perez said on Thursday.

Motor racing: Bottas ready to take one for the team if needed

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 1:49pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Valtteri Bottas said he would move aside for Lewis Hamilton if Formula One champions Mercedes asked him to, although there had been no talks about 'team orders' ahead of this weekend's Russian Grand Prix.

Motor racing: Alonso says Indy 500 is even bigger than he thought

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:43pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso had a hunch that entering next month's Indianapolis 500 was going to be a big deal but on Thursday he confessed to a misjudgement - the race was even bigger than he had imagined.

Kueng takes Tour de Romandie stage two

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:05pm
BULLE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Swiss Stefan Kueng won the second stage of the Tour de Romandie on Thursday after beating his breakaway companion in a sprint.

Hamilton says inspired by Serena's response to Nastase

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:03pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Triple Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has hailed Serena Williams as an inspiration after the world's top female tennis player hit back at comments made by former men's number one Ilie Nastase about her unborn child.

Nadal brings up half century to progress as Evans dumped out

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:50am
Third seed Rafael Nadal remains on course for a tenth Barcelona Open title, advancing to the quarter finals with a routine 6-3, 6-4 victory over Kevin Anderson.

Sharapova eases past Makarova into Stuttgart quarters

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:03am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova eased past fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 7-5 6-1 on Thursday to reach the Stuttgart Grand Prix quarter-finals and continue her winning comeback from a 15-month doping ban.

Defeat nothing to be scared of, Klitschko tells Joshua

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 10:16am
LONDON (Reuters) - Wladimir Klitschko told IBF world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua defeat was "nothing to be scared of" at a packed news conference ahead of their sell-out title fight at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Levy takes China lead with a front nine assault

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 6:50am
(Reuters) - China specialist Alexander Levy blitzed the front nine to post a spotless score of nine-under-par 63 to hold a slender advantage over Pablo Larrazabal on day one of China Open at Topwin Golf and Country Club.

Motor racing: Magnussen fears added dangers of cockpit 'shield'

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 6:17am
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Danish driver Kevin Magnussen spoke out on Thursday against Formula One's plans to introduce a transparent cockpit 'shield', warning that it could make racing more dangerous in wet conditions.

Soccer: AFC charges Guangzhou for fans' 'British Dogs' banner

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:45am
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Guangzhou Evergrande have been charged by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) after their fans unfurled a banner with the words 'Annihilate British Dogs' during their Asian Champions League match against Hong Kong's Eastern on Tuesday.

'Cheater' Sharapova should not be allowed to play again: Bouchard

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 2:55am
(Reuters) - Canadian Eugenie Bouchard has lashed out at the WTA for giving Maria Sharapova the chance to compete in tournaments after serving a 15-month doping ban and said the Russian is a "cheater" who should never be allowed to play again.

Soccer: Pachuca lift CONCACAF title after 1-0 win over Tigres

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:02am
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A late goal from Franco Jara gave Pachuca a 1-0 win over Tigres on Wednesday and helped the Mexican side to their fifth CONCACAF Champions League title with a 2-1 aggregate victory.

First African-born MLB player gets hit in debut

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 11:29pm
(Reuters) - Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Gift Ngoepe became the first African-born player to appear in a Major League Baseball game on Wednesday and marked his debut by getting a hit in his first at-bat.