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Halep knocks error-prone Sharapova out of China Open

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:39am
(Reuters) - World number two Simona Halep beat Maria Sharapova 6-2 6-2 in the China Open third round on Wednesday for her first win over the Russian in eight attempts.

Ferrari says Vettel's gearbox is good for Japan

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:29am
(Reuters) - Formula One title contender Sebastian Vettel was given some good news on Wednesday after his Ferrari team ruled out a gearbox change that would have incurred a grid penalty at the Japanese Grand Prix.

Yankees rally past Twins in MLB postseason opener

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:44am
(The Sports Xchange) - Luis Severino was knocked out just one out into the first inning, but Didi Gregorius hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the first, and the New York Yankees stormed back for an 8-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins in the American League wild-card game on Tuesday.

Mercedes in search of lost speed at Suzuka

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 9:11pm
SUZUKA, Japan (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team will be looking for lost speed as Formula One wraps up its Asian leg in Japan this weekend.

Gymnastics: Tinkler tailors way to soldier on and spy final

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 9:00pm
(Reuters) - Britain's Amy Tinkler did not expect to recover from surgery in time for this week's gymnastics world championships but on Tuesday she delivered an impressive display and is well placed to make the all-around final in Montreal.

Major League Baseball roundup

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 7:09pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Justin Verlander was not even a member of the Houston Astros five weeks ago, but he will be their starting pitcher in Thursday's Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Boston Red Sox.

E-sport: Virtual world wrestling with real issues amid rapid growth

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 7:01pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The rapidly-growing virtual world of e-sport is having to face up to some very real problems as it steps further into the mainstream sporting landscape.

Tennis: Spanish player banned for eight months for betting offences

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:56pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Spanish tennis player Samuel Ribeiro Navarrete has been given an eight-month ban and fined $1,000 for "betting-related corruption offences", the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Tuesday.

NBA: League unveils new All-Star Game format

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:51pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The NBA and its Players Association announced Tuesday a new format for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles that will abandon the traditional Eastern Conference versus Western Conference matchup.

Halep sets up Sharapova rematch in Beijing

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:40pm
(Reuters) - World number two Simona Halep set up a mouth-watering third- round clash with Maria Sharapova at the China Open after the Romanian's opponent Magdalena Rybarikova retired due to illness trailing 6-1 2-1 on Tuesday.

NBA unveils new All-Star Game format

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:35pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The NBA and its Players Association announced Tuesday a new format for the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles that will abandon the traditional Eastern Conference versus Western Conference matchup.

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