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Former MotoGP champion Hayden hit by car in Italy

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 11:47am
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.

Rugby: Olympics can take U.S. from poor relations to superpower

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:51am
LONDON (Reuters) - Ask U.S. national rugby sevens head coach Mike Friday how he feels to be in charge of a nascent sporting superpower, and he winces.

Gisele claims Brady suffered concussion last season

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:40am
(The Sports Xchange) - Gisele Bundchen, the supermodel wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, said her husband suffered a concussion last season and in other years.

Fraile takes Giro stage 11, Dumoulin retains overall lead

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 10:15am
(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.

Nadal through to last-16 in Rome after Almagro injury

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 8:17am
(Reuters) - Rafael Nadal eased into the last-16 of the Italian Open on Tuesday when his second-round opponent Nicolas Almagro retired after sustaining a knee injury early in the first set.

Sharapova must move on from French Open snub: Shriver

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:38am
(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.

Struggling Murray puzzled after early Rome exit

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:50am
(Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray is unsure what caused his recent slump after his Italian Open title defense ended with a 6-2 6-4 defeat by home favorite Fabio Fognini in the second round.

Sailing: Team USA face toughest Cup challenge - Spithill

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:09am
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.

Soccer: New head of integrity asks AFC to probe Lai charges

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:45am
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.

Fury's postponed hearing 'disgraceful', says promoter Warren

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 2:43am
(Reuters) - Boxing promoter Frank Warren has described the postponement of former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury's hearing with UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) as "disgraceful".

Boston Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers second

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:44pm
(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.

Motor racing: Pressure building on Stroll as Monaco looms

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 9:10pm
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.

Cycling: Sagan wins third stage in California

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 8:17pm
(Reuters) - Slovakia's Peter Sagan turned on the jets during the final uphill stretch to clinch the third stage of the Tour of California on Tuesday.

Spencer doping decision expected before Jamaican champs

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 8:00pm
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.

Bouchard lawyers accuse USTA of destroying footage of fall

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 7:56pm
(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.

Alonso hits Indy Happy Hour

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 6:36pm
(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.

Wrestling: Burroughs out to regain swagger at Beat the Streets

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 5:27pm
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.

Rio 2016 appeal to government to pay outstanding debts

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:58pm
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.

Sharapova retires hurt in Rome, Wimbledon main draw hopes hit

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:01pm
(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.

Djokovic eases through opener in Rome

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 2:44pm
(Reuters) - Novak Djokovic built on last week's encouraging showing in Madrid to beat British qualifier Aljaz Bedene 7-6(2) 6-2 in his opening match at the Italian Open on Tuesday.