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Motor racing: Verstappen to go faster but with more control

2 hours 52 min ago
BAKU (Reuters) - Max Verstappen says he will drive faster but with more self-control after his costly collision with Ferrari's Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel in China.

Motor racing: Ricciardo loath to keep biting lip after surgery

2 hours 53 min ago
(Reuters) - Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo has never been known for 'biting his lip' when it comes to expressing his opinion, but one of the few times he did he ended up having minor surgery.

It's not a skins game, but Rose sheds his slacks anyway

3 hours 18 min ago
(Reuters) - Justin Rose ignored the local alligator population and stripped down to his underwear to hit out of a water hazard at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Thursday.

Golf: Chinese duo share lead after first round in New Orleans

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 11:58pm
(Reuters) - China's Zhang Xinjun and Dou Zecheng belied their low world rankings and picked off birdies at their final three holes to tie for the lead after the first round at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Thursday.

Trump tweets threat to opponents of U.S. 2026 World Cup bid

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 8:06pm
(Reuters) - United States president Donald Trump on Thursday tweeted his support for the North American bid for the 2026 soccer World Cup and issued a veiled threat to nations that might oppose it.

Amazon, NFL reach $130 million streaming deal for Thursday night games: source

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 7:11pm
(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc agreed to pay the National Football League about $65 million per year to stream two more seasons of Thursday night games on its Prime Video service, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Woods' U.S. Open exemption runs out after this year

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 6:08pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods is among 54 players who are exempt for this year's U.S. Open but it will mark the final time he will qualify courtesy of his 2008 victory.

South Africa's Semenya back in the spotlight after new IAAF rule

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:58pm
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Athletics' new hyperandrogenism rule announced on Thursday has put the spotlight back on South African Caster Semenya's intimate details, which the middle-distance athlete has previously said caused her great distress and embarrassment.

Woods says will play next two events on PGA Tour

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:50pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods announced on Thursday that he will play the next two events on the PGA Tour -- the Wells Fargo Championship in North Carolina and the Players Championship in Florida.

NFL extends Amazon streaming deal for Thursday Night Football

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 4:04pm
(Reuters) - The National Football League said on Thursday it has extended its deal with Amazon.com Inc to stream Thursday night games during the 2018 and 2019 seasons on Amazon's Prime Video.

Nearly 1,600 doping rules violations in 2016: WADA

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 3:51pm
(Reuters) - There were nearly 1,600 anti-doping rules violations (ADRV) in 2016 involving athletes and support staff from 117 nationalities across 112 sports with athletics top of the list, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said in a report released on Thursday.

Sirotkin confident Williams can find a cure for aero ills

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 2:42pm
BAKU (Reuters) - Russian rookie Sergey Sirotkin can see light at the end of the tunnel for Williams after a painfully slow start to the Formula One season but it will still take a lot of hard work to get there.

Muguruza pulls out of Stuttgart event due to injury

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 2:39pm
STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - World number three Garbine Muguruza was forced to retire with a back injury during her round of 16 match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova at the Stuttgart Open on Thursday.

Boston to take former baseball team owner's name off street

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 1:35pm
(Reuters) - Boston city officials on Thursday approved a change to the name of a short street outside the Fenway Park baseball stadium because it honors a former owner of the Boston Red Sox when the team lagged behind others in fielding black players.

Wozniacki battles past Errani into Istanbul quarter-finals

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 1:30pm
(Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki was made to work hard for a victory at the Istanbul Cup on Thursday, coming from behind to beat Sara Errani 5-7 6-3 6-3 and reach the quarter-finals.

Tennis: Defending champion Pouille knocked out of Hungarian Open

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 12:38pm
(Reuters) - Defending champion Lucas Pouille crashed out of the Hungarian Open after a shock straight-sets defeat by Australia's John Millman in the round of 16 on Thursday.

Nadal eases into Barcelona quarters, Dimitrov edges Jaziri

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 11:14am
BARCELONA (Reuters) - World number five Grigor Dimitrov survived an almighty scare against outsider Malek Jaziri on Thursday to edge into the Barcelona Open quarter-finals beating the Tunisian 7-5 3-6 7-6(8) following a nail-biting tiebreak.

U.S. lifts sanctions on Colombian soccer team

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:58am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States lifted sanctions on Thursday on Colombian soccer team Envigado Futbol Club S.A. after it severed ties to a group involved in international drug trafficking and other criminal activities, the Treasury Department said.

Weightlifting: Bulgarian federation seeks ex-champions' help to pay IWF fine

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:07am
SOFIA (Reuters) - The Bulgarian weightlifting federation (BWF) has decided to seek help from the country's former medal winners in an attempt to raise money to pay a fine imposed by the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) for doping abuse.

Motor racing: McLaren review F1 technical operations, Goss moved aside

Thu, 04/26/2018 - 10:05am
BAKU (Reuters) - McLaren have moved aside technical head Tim Goss after the Formula One team's new car failed to live up to expectations in the opening races of the season.

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