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Athletics: Taylor has "sweet" reason for breaking Edwards' record

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:28am
LONDON (Reuters) - If Christian Taylor has his way, there will be a special present for Britain's Jonathan Edwards and his son come Aug. 10.

Athletics: After De Grasse exit, who can stop Bolt and Van Niekerk?

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:28am
LONDON (Reuters) - Andre De Grasse's withdrawal through injury has only boosted the chances of Usain Bolt and Wayde Van Niekerk stamping themselves as the headline acts of the World Athletics Championships that start in London on Friday.

South Africa's jailed athlete Pistorius taken to hospital

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:21am
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Oscar Pistorius, the South African Paralympic gold medallist serving a six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend, was taken to hospital on Thursday, a prison service spokesman said.

Puma could offer Usain Bolt a job after last race

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:10am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Puma could make Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt the head of its Caribbean business once he retires from athletics, the head of the German sportswear firm was quoted as saying on Thursday.

Athletics: Felix ready to forget 2016 nightmare and win more gold

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 9:47am
LONDON (Reuters) - After a nightmarish 2016, Allyson Felix is hoping for "a redo" this year as the American defends her 400 metres title at the World Athletics Championships.

Spain's La Liga rejects Neymar payment over PSG move: source

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 8:02am
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's La Liga on Thursday rejected payment of a record-breaking release clause that would allow Neymar to leave Barcelona for Paris St Germain, a source from the national soccer league said.

Athletics:Young Coleman ready to join the elite of sprinting

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 7:55am
LONDON (Reuters) - Christian Coleman may be a newcomer to international competition but the young American sprinter is not backing down on his chances against the likes of Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin in the World Athletics Championships 100 metres.

Athletics: AIU must recruit more investigators

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 7:20am
(Reuters) - The Athletics Integrity Unit needs more investigators to deal with violations in the sport, the chair of the organization said.

Official says Russia will not accept WADA's McLaren report

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:26am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will not accept the outcome of the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) McLaren report, a condition for the reinstatement of its national anti-doping agency, a senior official from the country said on Thursday.

Fire hits Russian World Cup venue under construction

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 6:25am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A fire broke out at the World Cup stadium being built in the Russian city of Samara on Thursday, a regional government official said, the second such incident in seven weeks to hit venues under construction for the tournament.

Finally respected, Klitschko announces retirement

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 5:33am
(Reuters) - Wladimir Klitschko ruled the heavyweight scene with a steel glove for more than a decade yet it was a defeat by Anthony Joshua which ensured the Ukrainian retired on Thursday with the universal respect that eluded him for so long.

Kyrgios retires with shoulder injury, booed in D.C

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 2:11am
(Reuters) - Injuries continued to plague Australian Nick Kyrgios, who retired with a shoulder injury while losing 6-3 3-0 to American Tenny Sandgren at the Citi Open on Wednesday in Washington D.C. and left the court to a chorus of boos.

Day lasts less than an hour as Muguruza races to win

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:35am
(Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza dropped just two games in her first match since last month's All-England Club triumph as she powered past American Kayla Day at the Stanford Classic on Wednesday.

Real Madrid edge All-Stars to salvage disappointing tour

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:27am
(Reuters) - Real Madrid ended a frustrating pre-season tour of the U.S. on a winning note as the Champions League winners beat a Major League Soccer All-Stars side 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw in Chicago on Wednesday.

MLS chief expects Beckham to win approval for Miami club

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:28pm
(Reuters) - Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber said on Wednesday that he expected to be celebrating soon with David Beckham on his ownership of a new club in Miami pending the resolution of a "couple of issues".