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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).

Trump asks if NFL players who protest should be in country

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:14am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed a decision by the National Football League to fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, saying in an interview broadcast on Thursday that if they do not want to stand, perhaps they should not be in the United States.

Hamilton contract delay has to be about money, says Red Bull boss

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:07am
MONACO (Reuters) - Red Bull team principal Christian Horner suspects the main sticking point in contract talks between Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team is an "eye-watering" amount of money.

Poland aim for rare group stage progress in Russia

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:34am
(Reuters) - Poland will arrive in Russia aiming to get past the group stage at the World Cup for the first time in 32 years as they return to the finals after a 12-year absence.

Golf: Bland and Fitzpatrick set pace at Wentworth

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 8:00am
LONDON (Reuters) - England's Richard Bland made the most of ideal conditions to set the early pace at BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on Thursday, carding a five-under 67 to top the leaderboard.

Germany's Neuer injury-free at start of pre-World Cup camp: Loew

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 7:24am
EPPAN, Italy (Reuters) - Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is on track to regain full fitness in time for next month's World Cup after recovering from a foot injury that has sidelined him for most of the season, national team coach Joachim Loew said on Thursday.

Resurgent Djokovic ready for fresh start, says Wilander

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 7:15am
LONDON (Reuters) - Far from being a fading force, 12-times grand slam champion Novak Djokovic has shown signs that he is emerging from the toughest spell of his career and is ready for a fresh start ahead of next week's French Open.

Ricciardo leads Red Bull one-two in Monaco practice

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:29am
MONACO (Reuters) - Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo produced a record lap around the streets of Monaco on Thursday as Red Bull dominated opening free practice for Formula One's most glamorous grand prix.

Trump welcomes NFL decision on national anthem protests

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 5:31am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed the National Football League's decision to fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, saying in an interview broadcast on Friday that if they don't want to stand maybe they should not be in the country.

Tennis: Isner, Querrey lead charge of buoyant Americans

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:52am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Big-serving John Isner, hard-hitting Sam Querrey and promising youngster Frances Tiafoe will be among the American men looking to end a near two decades-long championship drought at Roland Garros when they take to the red clay in Paris next week.

Former star Stoudemire considering NBA return

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:49am
Former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire said during a radio appearance Wednesday that he is considering making a return to the NBA.

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