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F1 to ditch 'halo' protection device in favor of screen

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:09pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Formula One is set to abandon plans for a 'halo' head protection system in favor of a transparent screen that could be introduced for 2018.

AFC to investigate Guangzhou fans' 'British Dogs' banner in HK

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:38pm
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande face an investigation after the club's fans unfurled a banner in an Asian Champions League match on Tuesday describing Hong Kong's independence movement as "poison" and carrying the words: "Annihilate British Dogs".

Motor racing: Earnhardt wants to go out his own way

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:24pm
CONCORD, North Carolina (Reuters) - Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s most popular driver, said on Tuesday that his abrupt retirement announcement comes from a desire to depart on his own terms.

Motor racing: Earnhardt retirement latest blow to struggling sport

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:47pm
(Reuters) - Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR's most popular driver, said on Tuesday that he will retire after the 2017 season, a major loss to a sport already suffering from diminished star power and waning popularity.

Chelsea extend Premier League lead with 4-2 win over Southampton

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:00pm
LONDON, April 25 (Reuters) - Buoyant Chelsea extended their Premier League lead to seven points on Tuesday, as goals from Eden Hazard, captain Gary Cahill and two from a buzzing Diego Costa earned them a 4-2 win over Southampton.

Nadal to meet Dutra Silva on his own Barcelona court

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:35pm
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Resurgent Spanish great Rafael Nadal will have the rare privilege of playing on a court named after him when he meets Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva in the last 32 of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday.

Lawyers for ex-NFL star Hernandez seek to toss murder verdict post-suicide

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 2:15pm
BOSTON (Reuters) - A week after one-time National Football League star Aaron Hernandez killed himself in his prison cell, lawyers asked a Massachusetts judge to vacate his 2015 conviction for murdering an acquaintance.

Cycling: Felline wins Tour de Romandie prologue

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 1:07pm
AIGLE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Italian Fabio Felline won the prologue of the Tour de Romandie to claim the overall lead after a 4.8-km individual time trial on a slippery course on Tuesday.

Crosby and Ovechkin set to again take Stanley Cup spotlight

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 12:06pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin again have the hockey world buzzing as the two best players of their generation prepare to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals into a Stanley Cup second round showdown.

Golfers get relief from armchair judges

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:12am
LONDON (Reuters) - Golfers will no longer live in fear of a minor infringement being picked up by eagle-eyed armchair fans, after the Royal & Ancient and USGA agreed to limit the use of video evidence on Tuesday.

Defensive players figure to dominate at NFL Draft

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 11:11am
(Reuters) - After months of study and speculation, teams will desperately try to land a knockout punch when they replenish their rosters with the best college players at this week's NFL Draft on the beloved "Rocky Steps" in Philadelphia.

Motor racing: Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of NASCAR season

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:02am
(The Sports xchange) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to retire from the NASCAR Monster Cup series at the end of the 2017 season.

Cycling: Offredo assaulted during training ride

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 9:00am
PARIS (Reuters) - French rider Yoann Offredo said he was assaulted by a motorist and his passenger with a baseball bat during a training ride on Monday, sustaining cuts and a rib injury.

Muguruza confirmed to play at Birmingham grasscourt event

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 8:13am
LONDON (Reuters) - Former Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza will prepare for this year's Championships on the Birmingham grass courts after confirming she has entered June's Aegon Classic on Tuesday.

Murray ready to work overtime in Barcelona to stay at top

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 6:41am
(Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray returns to the Barcelona clay courts that launched his career this week as he puts in some overtime ahead of the French Open.

Athletics: Bekele was not wearing 'Breaking2 shoes', say Nike

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 5:59am
LONDON (Reuters) - The running shoes that Kenenisa Bekele blamed for his struggles in Sunday's London Marathon were not the revolutionary new model designed for use in the Breaking2 attempt on a sub-two hour marathon, manufacturers Nike said on Tuesday.

Radcliffe urges Griffiths not to rush in search for coach

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 4:21am
(Reuters) - Josh Griffiths, the fastest Briton at the recent London Marathon, must not rush into a search for a coach, women's world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe has said.

Australian Olympic Committee chief Coates says victim of 'vindictive' campaign

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:32pm
(Reuters) - Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates has said that allegations of bullying leveled against his long-serving lieutenant Mike Tancred are part of a "vindictive" campaign aimed at bringing his 27-year reign to an end.

Serena fires back at Nastase for 'racist' comments

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:12pm
(Reuters) - Serena Williams on Monday called the alleged comments about her unborn child by former world number one Ilie Nastase "racist" and applauded the International Tennis Federation for launching a probe into the remarks.

Tennis: Evans and Edmund through but home favorite Robredo loses

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 1:26pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Britain's Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund made it through to the second round of the Barcelona Open on Monday.