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Scarponi killed in road accident while training

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 4:42am
PARIS (Reuters) - Michele Scarponi, the 2011 Giro d'Italia champion, has been killed in a road accident after being hit by a van while training close to his home in Filottrano, his Astana team said on Saturday.

Buenos Aires drops out of running for 2023 PanAm Games

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:22pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Buenos Aires is dropping out of the running to host the 2023 Pan American Games and will instead focus on a bid for the event four years later, the president of the Argentine Olympic Committee (COA), Gerardo Werthein, said on Friday.

Golf: Finau, Cauley share lead at Texas Open

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 7:41pm
(Reuters) - Long-hitting Tony Finau stumbled at the final hole to fall back into a share of the second-round lead with fellow American Bud Cauley at the Texas Open on Friday.

Golf: I am not disappearing, Poulter says after losing U.S. Tour status

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 4:16pm
(Reuters) - Former European Ryder Cup hero Ian Poulter warned his critics not to write him off after officially relinquishing his exempt status on the PGA Tour on Friday.

Ex-NFL star Hernandez's family wants death scene evidence preserved

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:07pm
(Reuters) - The family of former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez will ask a judge on Friday to order prison officials to preserve evidence collected after he was found dead in his cell on Wednesday from an apparent suicide.

Gymnastics - British Parkour body accuses FIG of encroachment

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:35am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Parkour governing body has accused gymnastics of "encroachment and misappropriation" in seeking to incorporate elements of the running, climbing and jumping sport into a new discipline.

Sailing - Italian duo break sailing record from Dakar to Guadeloupe

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:34am
POINT-A-PITRE, Guadeloupe (Reuters) - An Italian father and son duo have sailed their way into the record books after taking just over 11 days to cross the Atlantic in a catamaran.

Motor racing: Skeptical Villeneuve lauds Alonso's Indy bid

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:20am
LONDON (Reuters) - Jacques Villeneuve has applauded Fernando Alonso's gladiatorial spirit in chasing motorsport's 'Triple Crown' but the retired Formula One world champion and Indianapolis 500 winner said he was skeptical about the Spaniard's chances.

Fallen FIFA boss Blatter says met U.S. Justice officials, but is not a suspect

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:07am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Disgraced former FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday he had met lawyers from the U.S. Justice Department but was not a suspect in their corruption investigations.

Murray to play Barcelona in bid for claycourt time

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 8:44am
MADRID (Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray will play next week's Barcelona Open in a bid to build match fitness and clock up much-needed claycourt time ahead of next month's French Open.

Fifa bans ex-Costa Rican soccer boss Eduardo Li for life

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 8:28am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Former Costa Rican soccer federation president Eduardo Li was banned for life on Friday by FIFA's ethics committee after he broke the global football governing body's rules against bribery and corruption, the ethics panel said in a statement.

Sharapova should not get French Open wildcard, says rival Radwanska

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 7:18am
WARSAW (Reuters) - Former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova should not be fast-tracked into next month's French Open as she returns from a doping ban, insists Polish rival Agnieszka Radwanska.

Britain asks cities for bids to take over 2022 Commonwealth Games

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 6:07am
(Reuters) - Britain asked its cities on Friday to draw up detailed plans to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games, as it prepared a bid to take over the athletics event from dropped host Durban.

Golf: Wiesberger storms to China lead after bogey-free round

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 5:02am
(Reuters) - Austrian Bernd Wiesberger fired a spotless seven-under-par 65 to grab a four-shot clubhouse lead before the second round of the Shenzhen International was abandoned due to heavy rain and lightning on Friday.

Murray denies top ranking pressure after Monte Carlo exit

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 3:33am
(Reuters) - Andy Murray has dismissed suggestions that the pressure of being the world's top tennis player is affecting his performance after losing to Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the Round of 16 of the Monte Carlo Masters.

James leads Cavs to record second-half comeback win over Pacers

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:18am
(Reuters) - LeBron James engineered the NBA playoffs' biggest second-half comeback as the Cleveland Cavaliers overturned a 25-point deficit at half-time to beat the Indiana Pacers 119-114 in Game Three of their series on Thursday.

Super Bowl champion Patriots to play Raiders in Mexico City

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 11:23pm
(Reuters) - The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots kick off the season against the Kansas City Chiefs and will travel to Mexico City in November to play the Oakland Raiders, the National Football League said on Thursday when it released the new schedule.

Golf: South African Grace leads Texas Open

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 7:44pm
(Reuters) - Branden Grace built on recent good form to earn the first-round lead with a six-under-par 66 at the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio on Thursday.

Olympic hurdles champion Rollins handed one-year ban for 'whereabouts failures': USADA

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 4:41pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic 100 meters hurdles champion Brianna Rollins has been handed a one-year ban for failing to properly file whereabouts information, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said on Thursday.

Messi eyeing 500 as Barca bid to reignite season in Clasico

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 3:45pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Lionel Messi requires two more goals to reach 500 for Barcelona and will have his sights set on achieving the milestone against great rivals Real Madrid in Sunday's Clasico.