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Swimmer bids to become first to cross Pacific, raising awareness of plastic pollution

39 min 4 sec ago
YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - When Ben Lecomte stepped onto land for the first time after swimming across the Atlantic Ocean in 1998, he told himself 'never again'.

Major League Baseball roundup: Rays' Snell masterful again vs. Red Sox

1 hour 29 min ago
Blake Snell continued his dominance of the Boston Red Sox with eight strikeouts over six scoreless innings as the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep with a 6-3 win on Thursday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Rockets take Game 5, inch closer to dethroning Warriors

1 hour 43 min ago
Eric Gordon sank two free throws with 2.4 seconds left, and the Houston Rockets eked out a 98-94 victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday at Toyota Center.

When Roland Garros embraced 'Open' grand slam tennis

3 hours 55 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - When the singles champions at this year's French Open each pocket their 2.2 million euros ($2.7 million) in prize money, they might spare a thought for the players who made it all possible.

Tennis: When Roland Garros embraced 'Open' grand slam tennis

4 hours 38 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - When the singles champions at this year's French Open each pocket their 2.2 million euros ($2.7 million) in prize money, they might spare a thought for the players who made it all possible.

Deja vu for French Open as Nadal favorite again

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:16pm
The words are likely to be heard seven times at the French Open as the Spanish juggernaut guns for a record-extending 11th title at Roland Garros.

Motor racing: How to win the Indy 500? "Shutup and drive", say Mears

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 7:53pm
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - For nine years Helio Castroneves has been chasing an elusive fourth Indianapolis 500 victory that would earn him entry into the Brickyard's most exclusive club of champions.

Ivanka Trump takes shot at WTA over Serena's non-seeding

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 7:34pm
(Reuters) - United States first daughter Ivanka Trump waded into the debate over Serena Williams's lack of a seeding at the French Open, tweeting that the women's tour needed to change its rules for players that take maternity leave.

Motor racing: Indy 500 offers glimmer of something special

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 7:18pm
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Billed as 'the Greatest Spectacle in Racing', the Indianapolis 500 is poised to deliver on that hype on Sunday with a hometown boy on the pole, a trail-blazing woman taking a final bow and the Brickyard's most exclusive club ready to welcome a new member.

Golf: Na's spectacular chip gives him one-stroke lead in Fort Worth

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 7:13pm
(Reuters) - Kevin Na holed a 92-foot chip for birdie on his final shot to card a 62 and take a one-stroke lead after the first round at the Fort Worth Invitational in Texas on Thursday.

Players react to Trump's comments; linebacker Marshall calls them 'disgusting'

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 5:52pm
Several NFL players responded harshly Thursday to President Donald Trump's comments supporting the league's new national anthem policy, which calls for fines or punishment for any form of disrespect during the anthem.

Tennis: World number one Halep can end Grand Slam jinx, says Pierce

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 5:19pm
BENGALURU (Reuters) - Former French Open champion Mary Pierce has backed Romanian Simona Halep to end her Grand Slam jinx and believes this year's wide open Roland Garros draw bodes well for the future of the women's game.

Tennis: Briton Norrie upsets second seed Isner to reach Lyon semis

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:35pm
(Reuters) - Britain's Cameron Norrie beat second seed John Isner 7-6(1) 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Lyon Open on Thursday to record his first victory over a player in the ATP top 10.

NFL used show of hands over formal anthem vote

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:22pm
The NFL did not hold a formal roll call vote in passing its controversial national anthem policy, instead opting to use a show of hands, league spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed to ESPN.

Warriors' Thompson expected to play Game 5

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:35pm
Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson is expected to be on the floor when the team hosts the Houston Rockets in Thursday night's Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

Major League Baseball report on home runs concludes no changes to ball structure

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:33pm
A Major League Baseball study has concluded increased home run rates since 2015 are not the result of changes to the structure of the baseball, the league announced Thursday.

Report: NFL skirted formal anthem vote

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:29pm
The NFL did not hold a formal vote in passing its controversial national anthem policy, according to a report from ESPN.

Nadal handed easy path to French Open final

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:24pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal, who is gunning for a record-extending 11th French Open title, was handed a relatively easy path to the final at Roland Garros when the draw was made on Thursday.

Rallying: Citroen terminate Meeke's contract after crashes

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:34pm
(Reuters) - Citroen have dropped British driver Kris Meeke from their world rally championship team for safety reasons because of his "excessively high number of crashes".

White Sox catcher Castillo gets 80-game performance-enhancing drug suspension

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:28am
Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was suspended 80 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Thursday after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Erythropoietin (EPO).

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