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Tiger's image takes hit but sponsors staying put-experts

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 1:58pm
(Reuters) - The marketability of Tiger Woods will suffer following his arrest for driving under the influence, but the former world number one golfer's current sponsors will likely stay by his side, according to experts.

Lack of wind puts Wednesday's America's Cup sailing races on hold

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 1:03pm
(Reuters) - Racing in the America's Cup qualifier in Bermuda was delayed on Wednesday as a shifting wind dropped to the borderline for the average speed needed for the high-tech catamarans to race.

NBA star LeBron James' property in L.A. vandalized with racial slur

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 12:33pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Basketball superstar LeBron James' Los Angeles home was vandalized with a racial slur, police said on Wednesday, one day before the Cleveland Cavaliers player was set to take the court in the first game of the NBA finals,

Away from the bright lights, captivating Kyrgios holds court

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 12:00pm
PARIS (Reuters) - The cries of "allez les bleus" echoed around the packed yet intimate surroundings of court three while French Open fans queued half a dozen deep along two of its sides in the hope of catching some play.

Mladenovic back on track with easy victory

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:53am
PARIS (Reuters) - Home favorite Kristina Mladenovic put her back pain behind her as she cruised into the French Open third round with a 6-2 6-3 victory over Italy's Sara Errani on Wednesday.

Giovanazzi given Formula One practice slots at Haas

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:48am
LONDON (Reuters) - Ferrari's Italian reserve driver Antonio Giovinazzi will take part in Friday practice sessions with Haas F1 at seven grands prix this season, the U.S.-owned Formula One team said on Wednesday.

Court One architect laments Roland Garros renovation

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 11:12am
PARIS (Reuters) - The end of the road is near for the French Open's iconic Court One, with its pending demolition meaning some of the grand slam's spirit will be lost with it, the man who designed it told Reuters on Wednesday.

Gatlin still aiming for the top at U.S trials

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 10:39am
(Reuters) - Even at age 35, Olympic silver medalist Justin Gatlin believes he is the 100 meters favorite at next month's U.S. nationals/world championships trials.

Tsonga dumped out of French Open by unheralded Olivo

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 10:35am
PARIS (Reuters) - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga's French Open hopes vanished into thin air on Wednesday when he was sent packing in the first round with a 7-5 6-4 6-7(6) 6-4 defeat against Argenitine Renzo Olivo on Wednesday.

Svitolina's confidence boosted by 'home advantage'

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 10:32am
PARIS (Reuters) - Elina Svitolina has been tipped as one of the Roland Garros favorites after winning the Italian Open, and the 'home advantage' could prove key for the Ukrainian who now lives in Paris.

Agassi stars as Djokovic romps to second-round win

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 9:32am
PARIS (Reuters) - He may be carrying a little more around the middle than in his Roland Garros pomp, but the star appeal of Andre Agassi was undeniable at the French Open on Wednesday as his new charge Novak Djokovic romped to a second-round win.

Bjorn names Swede Karlsson as Ryder Cup vice-captain

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 9:22am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Robert Karlsson has been appointed vice-captain of the European Ryder Cup team on the eve of the Nordea Masters tournament, which takes place this week at Barseback Golf and Country Club in his native Sweden.

Isinbayeva quits as anti-doping chair after international pressure: Ifax

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 8:14am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Twice Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva has resigned as chair of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), the Interfax news agency reported -- a move that may help Russian athletes return to international competition.

French Open security close section of walkway citing abandoned luggage

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 7:51am
PARIS (Reuters) - French Open security closed a section of a Roland Garros walkway citing 'abandoned' luggage, Reuters witnessed on Wednesday.

Venus stellar in Paris with straight sets win over Japan's Nara

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 7:20am
PARIS (Reuters) - With superstar sister Serena away pregnant, it was left to 36-year-old Venus to carry the standard for the Williams family at Roland Garros on Wednesday, with a second-round thumping of Japan's Kurumi Nara.

Erratic Kvitova's comeback cut short by Mattek-Sands

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:30am
PARIS (Reuters) - Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova's comeback was cut short on Wednesday when she was dumped out of the French Open in a second round straight-sets defeat to doubles world number one Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

Rossi still in pain ahead of Italian GP

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:26am
ROME (Reuters) - Italian MotoGP great Valentino Rossi, who was injured in a motocross accident last week, is still in pain and will have to pass a medical on Thursday before he can compete at his home race at Mugello this weekend.

Veteran Margaret Court says tennis 'full of lesbians'

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 6:01am
(Reuters) - Australian 24-time grand slam winner Margaret Court said on radio on Wednesday that tennis was "full of lesbians", courting controversy again just a week after expressing her opposition to same-sex marriage.