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Australia's Kyrgios feels he can win Wimbledon

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 5:03am
(Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios is confident he can overcome his injury woes and win his first Wimbledon title next week, the 22-year-old Australian said after winning an exhibition match at the Boodles tournament on Thursday.

Dennis to sever links with McLaren in end of an era

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 5:01am
LONDON (Reuters) - Ron Dennis, the chairman of McLaren's Formula One team and separate sports carmaker, will step down from his role at the brand and sell his shares, ending a 37-year relationship which soured in recent months alongside race-track failings.

Murray, Kerber begin Wimbledon bids against qualifiers

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 4:44am
LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray will begin the defence of his Wimbledon title against a qualifier after the draw was made at the All England Club on Friday.

Farah admits more work needed to defend world titles

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 4:36am
(Reuters) - British long-distance runner Mo Farah acknowledges he needs to be in a better shape to defend his 5,000 meters and 10,000m titles at London's world championships in August.

Pacquiao looks beyond Horn, has Mayweather rematch in mind

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:47am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - While Manny Pacquiao's upcoming fight with unheralded Australian Jeff Horn is a world away from his blockbuster bouts against Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Oscar De La Hoya, the 'Battle of Brisbane' may help return the Filipino to pay-per-view royalty.

Nationals shortstop Turner fractures wrist

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:10pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Talented shortstop Trea Turner left Thursday's Washington Nationals game against the Chicago Cubs in the top of the ninth with what the team called a non-displaced fracture of his right wrist after getting hit by a pitch in his previous at-bat.

Swimming: Sprinters shine at U.S. nationals

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 10:52pm
(Reuters) - Sprinters seized the spotlight at the USA Swimming national championships with year's best times in Indianapolis on Thursday.

Post-America's Cup win, New Zealand sails toward financial rewards

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 10:32pm
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand is beginning to reap the rewards of this week's America's Cup victory, which is expected to boost tourism and buoy the marine industry.

Golf: Thompson takes inspiration from mother's cancer fight

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 8:56pm
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois (Reuters) - Lexi Thompson spoke for the first time about her mother Judy's recent uterine cancer diagnosis at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at Olympia Fields on Thursday.

Lendl confident Murray will be fit to defend Wimbledon title

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 8:11pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray's coach Ivan Lendl is "not at all" concerned that injury would prevent the world number one from defending his Wimbledon title next week.

$62,000 to train like Rafa, but are tennis academies worth it?

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 8:04pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Want to train like Serena Williams or Rafa Nadal? You now can, but it will come at a cost.

Venus Williams involved in car crash that led to fatality

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 7:44pm
(Reuters) - Former world number one tennis player Venus Williams was involved in a two-car crash on June 9 at a Florida intersection that resulted in the death of a male passenger in the other vehicle, her attorney said on Thursday.

Lingmerth's happy memories help him to Quicken Loans lead

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 7:23pm
(Reuters) - Sweden's David Lingmerth, buoyed by happy memories of the TPC Potomac, fired a five-under 65 to claim a one-stroke lead over a packed leaderboard after Thursday's opening round of the Quicken Loans National.

Choi charges to Women's PGA lead with late birdie blitz

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 6:44pm
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois (Reuters) - Chella Choi birdied four of the final six holes to take the clubhouse lead as Michelle Wie and Brooke Henderson both challenged during the first round at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship on Thursday.

Willis out but qualifier Ward could be Wimbledon's new folk hero

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 1:48pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Marcus Willis, last year's home-grown Wimbledon folk hero, will miss out on another adventure in the singles main draw after being knocked out in the final round of the qualifying tournament at Roehampton on Thursday.

Konta beats Ostapenko to set up quarter-final with Kerber

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 12:02pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Johanna Konta beat French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko 7-5 3-6 6-4 on Thursday to set up a quarter-final with world number one Angelique Kerber in the Aegon International tournament at Eastbourne.

Former Oilers Semenko dies following bout with cancer

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:03am
(The Sports Xchange) - Dave Semenko, who long served as Wayne Gretzky's protector on the ice for the Edmonton Oilers, died Thursday morning from cancer. He was 59.

Djokovic leads the way into Eastbourne semi-finals

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 10:13am
LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic continued his Wimbledon preparations by beating American Donald Young 6-2 7-6(9) on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the Aegon International tournament at Eastbourne.

Porte ready for 'massive opportunity' to win Tour

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 9:34am
DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Australian Richie Porte says he has a "massive opportunity" to win this year's Tour de France but still makes former team mate Chris Froome the favorite to claim a fourth yellow jersey.

Bakelants apologizes for remarks about Tour podium women

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 7:25am
DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Belgian rider Jan Bakelants has apologized after making derogatory remarks about the women who hand out the honors after stages of the Tour de France.

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