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Tennis: Muguruza crushes Puig in Tokyo, Pliskova also advances

1 hour 4 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - New world number one Garbine Muguruza overwhelmed Olympic champion Monica Puig in straight sets to ease into the quarter-finals of the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Highlights of Tuesday's MLB games

3 hours 24 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's Major League Baseball games:

Commonwealth Games: 2022 deadline looms with Birmingham in box seat

3 hours 38 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Potential candidate cities for the 2022 Commonwealth Games have until the end of the month to submit details of intent with Britain's Birmingham seen to be in pole position as organizers continue the search for a new host.

MLB breaks record for home runs in season

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:17pm
(Reuters) - Major League Baseball set a record for home runs in a single season on Tuesday with Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon's round-tripper in Toronto making it 5,694 for the year.

NFL: National Football League roundup

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 7:08pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Miami Dolphins suspended starting linebacker Lawrence Timmons indefinitely on Tuesday, stemming from his mysterious weekend disappearance in Los Angeles.

NHL: National Hockey League roundup

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 7:01pm
(The Sports Xchange) - New Jersey Devils forward Brian Boyle has been diagnosed with chronic myeloid leukemia, the team announced Tuesday.

South Korea's Moon says pushing to guarantee safety at Pyeongchang Olympics

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 5:53pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday the country is pushing to ensure security at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympic Games amid the escalating standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons programs.

Golf: Johnson eager to avenge missed opportunity in Atlanta

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:54pm
(Reuters) - Dustin Johnson enters this week's Tour Championship hoping to make up for his disappointment at the season-ending event a year ago and said on Tuesday his game is right where it needs to be.

Olympics: Money runs out for British women's bobsleigh team

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:23pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top female bobsleigh driver has turned to crowd-funding to keep her Olympic dreams alive after being told the national federation only had money to take men's teams to Pyeongchang next year.

Motorcycling: Rossi 'positive' as Aragon decision looms

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 1:05pm
(Reuters) - Valentino Rossi will have a medical on Wednesday before deciding whether to try to compete in this weekend's Aragon MotoGP round in Spain, three weeks after breaking his leg, his Yamaha team said.

FIFA says bans Caribbean soccer official Gordon Derrick

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:14pm
ZURICH (Reuters) - Global soccer body FIFA said on Tuesday that it had banned Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president Gordon Derrick for six years from all soccer-related activities for violating several articles of its code of ethics.

Fok elected president of Asian Electronic Sports Federation

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:16am
(Reuters) - Kenneth Fok has been elected president of the Asian Electronic Sports Federation (AESF) replacing Kazakhstan's Natalya Sipovich, the organization said on Tuesday.

Boxing: Haye all set for rematch with Bellew

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 11:13am
LONDON (Reuters) - Former heavyweight world champion David Haye said on Tuesday he was all set for a rematch with fellow-Briton Tony Bellew after losing their first meeting in March.

Cycling: Dutchwoman Van Vleuten wins world road time trial

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 10:39am
BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - Annemiek van Vleuten won the women's individual time trial at the road world championships on Tuesday in a Dutch one-two.

Eurobasket MVP Dragic waves goodbye to Slovenia national team

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 9:37am
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenian basketball champion Goran Dragic, who led the national team to its first Eurobasket title on Sunday, said he no longer plans to play for the national team.

France to play Davis Cup final against Belgium in Lille

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 5:45am
PARIS (Reuters) - The Davis Cup final between France and Belgium will be played at Lille's Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Nov. 24-26, the French tennis federation announced on Tuesday.

Golf: Money no motivator for laid-back Leishman, says coach

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:55am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Marc Leishman's dominant BMW Championship victory has put him in the frame for the FedExCup's $10 million bonus but the Australian would prize the validation of beating the world's best much more than the money, his long-time coach has said.

No coach, no problem as Pliskova targets WTA Finals

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:50am
(Reuters) - Former world number one Karolina Pliskova is confident that splitting with coach David Kotyza will not be a hindrance as she attempts to go it alone over the home stretch of the season, leading up to the WTA Finals in Singapore next month.

Women work just as hard, sacrifice as much as men: Murray

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:37am
(Reuters) - Britain's world number three Andy Murray has stressed the importance of gender equality in tennis, saying the work ethic required to succeed is the same for both men and women.

Return to traditional grinders for next America's Cup: Dalton

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 2:27am
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The next America's Cup regatta in 2021 will see a return to traditional arm-grinders, ending the use of cycling-style stations, Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton has said.