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Sharapova must move on from French Open snub: Shriver

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:38am
(Reuters) - Maria Sharapova can rise above the furore surrounding her return from a 15-month doping ban if she accepts the decision to deny her a wild card entry to the French Open without rancor, former world number three Pam Shriver has said.

Struggling Murray puzzled after early Rome exit

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:50am
(Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray is unsure what caused his recent slump after his Italian Open title defense ended with a 6-2 6-4 defeat by home favorite Fabio Fognini in the second round.

Sailing: Team USA face toughest Cup challenge - Spithill

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:09am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Temperamental boats, more muscular crews and an evenly-matched fleet mean Oracle Team USA are in for the fight of their lives when they defend the America's Cup in Bermuda next month, skipper Jimmy Spithill has told Reuters.

Soccer: New head of integrity asks AFC to probe Lai charges

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:45am
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Newly appointed independent Head of Integrity Mohammad Ali Al Kamali has asked the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to probe circumstances surrounding the prosecution of suspended official Richard Lai, the governing body said on Wednesday.

Fury's postponed hearing 'disgraceful', says promoter Warren

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:43am
(Reuters) - Boxing promoter Frank Warren has described the postponement of former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury's hearing with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) as "disgraceful".

Boston Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers second

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:44pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Four years ago, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett played their final games for the Celtics. A month later, they were traded to the Brooklyn Nets in a massive deal that involved multiple first-round picks going to Boston.

Motor racing: Pressure building on Stroll as Monaco looms

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:10pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The pressure is building on 18-year-old Formula One rookie Lance Stroll, even if the Canadian continues to sound positive, and Monaco next week is likely to be his toughest race yet.

Cycling: Sagan wins third stage in California

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 8:17pm
(Reuters) - Slovakia's Peter Sagan turned on the jets during the final uphill stretch to clinch the third stage of the Tour of California on Tuesday.

Spencer doping decision expected before Jamaican champs

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 8:00pm
KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaican Commonwealth Games 400 metres hurdles champion Kaliese Spencer should learn before her national championships an anti-doping panel's decision on charges that she refused or evaded a drug test, her attorney said on Tuesday.

Bouchard lawyers accuse USTA of destroying footage of fall

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 7:56pm
(Reuters) - Attorneys for Eugenie Bouchard on Tuesday accused the United States Tennis Association of erasing security camera footage of her fall in the trainer's room at the 2015 U.S. Open, which resulted in a concussion and a lawsuit against the USTA.

Alonso hits Indy Happy Hour

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 6:36pm
(Reuters) - Fernando Alonso survived his first Brickyard "Happy Hour" on Tuesday, the twice Formula One world champion getting a taste of what he can expect when he lines up for the Indianapolis 500 later this month.

Wrestling: Burroughs out to regain swagger at Beat the Streets

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 5:27pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Decorated U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs, who suffered a devastating defeat at the Rio Olympics, continues a mission to regain his swagger at Wednesday's Beat the Streets meet against Japan.

Rio 2016 appeal to government to pay outstanding debts

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:58pm
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Olympic organisers have asked federal and municipal governments to help them pay back a deficit of 117 million reais ($37.8 million) incurred in the hosting of the Paralympics, the spokesman for the games said on Tuesday.

Sharapova retires hurt in Rome, Wimbledon main draw hopes hit

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:01pm
(Reuters) - Triple champion Maria Sharapova retired injured from her second round match with Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at the Italian Open on Tuesday, ending her hopes of qualifying on merit for Wimbledon's main draw.

Djokovic eases through opener in Rome

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 2:44pm
(Reuters) - Novak Djokovic built on last week's encouraging showing in Madrid to beat British qualifier Aljaz Bedene 7-6(2) 6-2 in his opening match at the Italian Open on Tuesday.

No French Open wildcard for snubbed Sharapova

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 1:06pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Twice former champion Maria Sharapova was surprisingly snubbed by French Open organizers, who opted against handing the Russian a wildcard into this month's claycourt grand slam on Tuesday.

ATP to trial new scoring system at Next Gen finals in Milan

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:03pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The ATP's flagship season-ending tournament for top-ranked tennis players aged 21 or under will feature revolutionary new rules including short sets, shot clocks and no lets.

Cycling: Dumoulin hammers time-trial rivals to take Giro lead

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:10am
(Reuters) - Dutchman Tom Dumoulin claimed the Giro d'Italia pink jersey when he crushed the opposition in Tuesday's individual time trial to open up a big gap at the top of the overall standings.

New Zealand gets Pirelli on board just in time for America's Cup

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:16am
LONDON (Reuters) - Emirates Team New Zealand have signed up tire maker Pirelli[PIRI.UL] as a sponsor, just over a week before racing begins in the build-up to the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda.

Brawn willing to work with MotoGP on F1 calendar

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:14am
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One has sounded out MotoGP for cooperation and advice as the sport embarks on a period of change under new owners Liberty Media.