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Tennis great Serena Williams appears to reveal pregnancy

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:06pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tennis superstar Serena Williams on Wednesday appeared to reveal she is pregnant, posting a photo of herself in a bathing suit on Snapchat with the caption "20 weeks."

Murray back from layoff to reach Monte Carlo round three

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 8:47am
PARIS (Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray beat Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 7-5 7-5 to reach the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters as he made his return from a five-week injury layoff on Wednesday.

Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez found dead in jail cell: CNN

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 6:18am
(Reuters) - Former National Football League star Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for murder, was found dead in an apparent suicide in a jail cell in Massachusetts early on Wednesday morning, media reported.

Fit-again Murray eyes first Monte Carlo final

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 1:39am
(Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray has recovered from an elbow injury and is keen to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time, the Briton said ahead of his opening match against Gilles Muller in the second round on Wednesday.

Caddie tees off at Ko camp after joining discard pile

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 12:46am
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - South African caddie Gary Matthews has criticized women's world number one Lydia Ko after being fired by the New Zealander's camp after only nine events.

Chan fears for skaters' health in era of quads

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 9:41pm
(Reuters) - Men's figure skating has been caught up in an airborne whirl lately - as the number of quadruple jumps being landed is rapidly mounting with each competition.

NBA: Nuggets' Jokic may not suit up for Serbia at EuroBasket

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 6:57pm
(Reuters) - Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, who powered Serbia's surprise run to the gold medal game at last year's Rio Olympics, is undecided on whether he will represent his country at EuroBasket 2017.

Golf: Woods hits first public shots in months, no date for return

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 4:27pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods took his first public golf shots in over two months during an event to announce his first public course on Tuesday but the former world number one remained noncommittal about his return to competitive action.

Baseball: Pirates All-Star Marte banned 80 games for PEDs

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 2:48pm
(Reuters) - Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder Starling Marte has been banned 80 games for violating Major League Baseball's policy against performance-enhancing drugs, the league said on Tuesday.

LeBron feels Cavs close to 'turning the switch'

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 2:11pm
(Reuters) - The reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers have developed a habit of giving away late-game leads but LeBron James is not losing sleep over that trend and feels his team are on the cusp of their top form.

NCAA returns to North Carolina after transgender bathroom law repeal

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 1:53pm
(Reuters) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association on Tuesday formally reversed course and scheduled championship games in North Carolina, returning to the state after previously stripping it of events to protest a law on transgender use of public bathrooms.

Tennis: Djokovic survives shock to reach Monte Carlo round three

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 1:41pm
MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - World number two Novak Djokovic came close to an early exit at the Monte Carlo Masters but finally emerged triumphant with a 6-3 3-6 7-5 second-round victory against France's Gilles Simon on Tuesday.

Motor racing: Verstappen apologizes to Brazil for Massa remark

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 5:45pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Max Verstappen apologized to Brazilian Formula One fans on Monday after a comment about Felipe Massa caused offence at the weekend.

California drops rape charge against former NFL player Ray McDonald

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 4:43pm
(Reuters) - A felony rape charge against former San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald was dismissed on Monday because his accuser did not want to testify, prosecutors said.

Tennis: Kvitova enters French Open draw

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 3:23pm
(Reuters) - Two-times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has entered the draw for next month's French Open four months after suffering a serious hand injury, she said on Monday.

Argentine police seek soccer hooligan after fan declared dead

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 12:49pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine soccer fan was declared dead after suffering a vicious attack by a group of men during a first division match at the weekend, local media reported on Monday.

Kenya's Geoffrey Kirui wins men's Boston Marathon

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 11:21am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Kenya's Geoffrey Kirui won the 121st running of the Boston Marathon in an unofficial time of two hours nine minutes and 36 seconds to win the men's race on Monday, holding off a final challenge from American Galen Rupp in the last mile.

Kenya's Kiplagat wins women's Boston Marathon

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 11:12am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Kenya's Edna Kiplagat won the 121st running of the Boston Marathon on Monday in an unofficial time of two hours 21 minutes and 53 seconds, well ahead of her nearest competitors in the women's field.

Vettel victories could force a Mercedes rethink

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 10:18am
MANAMA (Reuters) - Formula One world champions Mercedes have indicated they may increasingly have to favor Lewis Hamilton over new team mate Valtteri Bottas to counter the threat posed by Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel.

Athletics - Ethiopia's champions in Boston to defend marathon titles

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 6:04am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Lemi Berhanu Hayle and Atsede Baysa will line up among the world's top distance runners on Monday to defend their Boston Marathon titles, with tens of thousands of spectators expected to line the course amid tight security.