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(Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios said a stomach bug and a shoulder problem had forced him to retire after losing the first set in his Shanghai Masters first-round match against American Steve Johnson on Tuesday.
DUBAI (Reuters) - A senior United Arab Emirates official said Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup should depend on it rejecting "extremism and terrorism", in comments drawing the soccer tournament into in the worst diplomatic row between rich Gulf monarchies in years.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for changes to U.S. tax law affecting the National Football League, fueling a feud with the league and its players over protests that he says disrespect the nation.
(Reuters) - Olivier Giroud's scorpion kick strike for Arsenal against Crystal Palace last season was shortlisted for FIFA's goal of the year award on Monday, alongside efforts from Venezuelan teenager Deyna Castellanos and goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke.
(Reuters) - Brandon Marshall became the third New York Giants receiver to suffer a season-ending injury on Sunday after he announced he would undergo surgery on his ankle and miss the rest of the campaign.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former world number one and new mum Serena Williams is targeting a return to Melbourne Park next year to defend her Australian Open title, tournament director Craig Tiley said on Tuesday.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian federal judge on Monday extended the custody of Brazil's national Olympic committee head Carlos Nuzman, who was arrested last Thursday in connection with a corruption investigation.
(Reuters) - United States coach Bruce Arena has rejected the idea that a waterlogged pitch will hamper his team in Tuesday's crunch World Cup qualifying match away to Trinidad & Tobago and said sloppy conditions in Couva would be the same for both sides.
(Reuters) - Cable sports network ESPN on Monday suspended broadcaster Jemele Hill for violating its social media guidelines for a second time in the past month after she tweeted on NFL player protests.
(Reuters) - Y.A. Tittle, a Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback who played for the National Football League's San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants, has died at the age of 90, the 49ers said on Monday.
(Reuters) - New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will undergo season-ending surgery this week to repair the left ankle he injured during the team's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, coach Ben McAdoo said.
LONDON (Reuters) - Athletes who suffer concussions during their careers are more prone to anxiety, depression and sleep disturbance after retirement, according to new research by soccer's world players' union FIFPro.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Re-testing of more than a thousand samples from the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics uncovered only one athlete to have taken banned substances, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.
(The Sports Xchange) - Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien confirmed Monday that star defensive end J.J. Watt will miss the rest of the 2017 season after he suffered a leg fracture during Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.