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ROME (Reuters) - American former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden was taken to hospital on Wednesday after being struck by a car while training on his bicycle along Italy's Adriatic coast, the World Superbike series said.
(Reuters) - Spaniard Omar Fraile won the 11th stage of the Giro d'Italia, a hilly 161-km trek from Florence to Bagno Di Romagna, though Dutchman Tom Dumoulin clung to his overall lead despite several attacks from his rivals on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - Maria Sharapova can rise above the furore surrounding her return from a 15-month doping ban if she accepts the decision to deny her a wild card entry to the French Open without rancor, former world number three Pam Shriver has said.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Temperamental boats, more muscular crews and an evenly-matched fleet mean Oracle Team USA are in for the fight of their lives when they defend the America's Cup in Bermuda next month, skipper Jimmy Spithill has told Reuters.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Newly appointed independent Head of Integrity Mohammad Ali Al Kamali has asked the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to probe circumstances surrounding the prosecution of suspended official Richard Lai, the governing body said on Wednesday.
(The Sports Xchange) - Four years ago, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett played their final games for the Celtics. A month later, they were traded to the Brooklyn Nets in a massive deal that involved multiple first-round picks going to Boston.
LONDON (Reuters) - The pressure is building on 18-year-old Formula One rookie Lance Stroll, even if the Canadian continues to sound positive, and Monaco next week is likely to be his toughest race yet.
KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaican Commonwealth Games 400 metres hurdles champion Kaliese Spencer should learn before her national championships an anti-doping panel's decision on charges that she refused or evaded a drug test, her attorney said on Tuesday.
(Reuters) - Attorneys for Eugenie Bouchard on Tuesday accused the United States Tennis Association of erasing security camera footage of her fall in the trainer's room at the 2015 U.S. Open, which resulted in a concussion and a lawsuit against the USTA.
(Reuters) - Fernando Alonso survived his first Brickyard "Happy Hour" on Tuesday, the twice Formula One world champion getting a taste of what he can expect when he lines up for the Indianapolis 500 later this month.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Decorated U.S. wrestler Jordan Burroughs, who suffered a devastating defeat at the Rio Olympics, continues a mission to regain his swagger at Wednesday's Beat the Streets meet against Japan.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Olympic organisers have asked federal and municipal governments to help them pay back a deficit of 117 million reais ($37.8 million) incurred in the hosting of the Paralympics, the spokesman for the games said on Tuesday.
(Reuters) - Triple champion Maria Sharapova retired injured from her second round match with Croatia's Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at the Italian Open on Tuesday, ending her hopes of qualifying on merit for Wimbledon's main draw.