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Cycling: Froome roars into Giro lead with stunning stage 19 win

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 10:33am
(Reuters) - Chris Froome produced an astonishing lone attack to roar into the overall lead at the Giro d'Italia on Friday, winning stage 19 with a performance that will go down in cycling folklore.

Kvitova pleased stabbing suspect in custody but says French Open is her focus

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 10:29am
PARIS (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova said it was "great news" that a suspect had reportedly been held in custody in connection with the 2016 stabbing that left her with career-threatening injuries.

Tennis: Federico Coria found guilty of anti-corruption charge

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 9:45am
LONDON (Reuters) - Federico Coria has been found guilty of a breach of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program - the second player from Argentina to fall foul of the rules in the past 24 hours.

Nadal says French Open title just as sweet even with Federer absent

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 9:05am
PARIS (Reuters) - Defending champion Rafael Nadal says he could not care less whether great rival Roger Federer is at the French Open or not and is simply focused on winning an 11th title in Paris.

World Cup divides fans with 'Live It Up' Will Smith anthem

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 8:20am
LONDON (Reuters) - Soccer's World Cup organizers divided fans by releasing the tournament's official song on Friday - a fast-paced dance tune titled "Live It Up" featuring American actor and rapper Will Smith.

McIlroy storms into lead at PGA Championship

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 8:14am
LONDON (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy blazed a trail to the top of the BMW PGA Championship leaderboard with a scintillating seven-under 65 in his second round at Wentworth on Friday.

Soccer: Germany's Bierhoff welcomes real-time data for coaches at World Cup

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 7:28am
(Reuters) - The first ever use of tablet computers delivering real-time player data to coaches during World Cup matches next month is a useful tool that will make teams more flexible, Germany team manager Oliver Bierhoff said on Friday.

Serena aside, Sharapova will fear no one at French: Evert

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 6:58am
LONDON (Reuters) - Russian Maria Sharapova could run into old nemesis Serena Williams in the fourth round of the French Open but, the American aside, she will fear no one on her first appearance at the claycourt slam for three years.

Exclusive: Blacklisted fan bypasses Russia's World Cup security system

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 6:09am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A soccer fan blacklisted by Russian authorities for bad behavior was granted a document allowing him to attend World Cup matches, while several other fans have skirted a stadium ban, Reuters has found.

Plot thickens as danger lurks everywhere for Halep

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 6:01am
(Reuters) - Even Agatha Christie would have struggled to hatch a plot as thick as this year's French Open women's singles with world number one Simona Halep attempting to finally win a grand slam with danger lurking everywhere.

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

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 5:18am
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

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 4:27am
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

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 4:14am
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

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 2:01am
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

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 1:18am
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.

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