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Wawrinka wins Thiem thriller to reach Indian Wells semis

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 1:53am
(Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka raised his game on the big points and dominated the climactic third-set tiebreaker to beat Dominic Thiem 6-4 4-6 7-6(2) on Thursday and reach the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

Vesnina ousts Venus to reach semi-finals at Indian Wells

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:49pm
(Reuters) - Elena Vesnina denied Venus Williams another comeback win, while Kristina Mladenovic roared back from a set and a break down to beat Caroline Wozniacki on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells.

Olympics: Fukushima confirmed as additional 2020 baseball venue

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:32pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Fukushima prefecture's Azuma Baseball Stadium will host at least one baseball and softball match during the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tokyo organizing president Yoshiro Mori said on Friday.

Motor racing: Hamilton is still the man to beat

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:17pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Last season was the one that got away for Lewis Hamilton and the triple Formula One world champion is not prepared to let that happen again in 2017.

Motor racing: F1's 'other Brit' senses a chance to shine

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:12pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Jolyon Palmer, by his own admission, did not make much of a mark on Formula One last season.

Soccer: Schalke, United, Lyon and Ajax into Europa League last eight

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 6:39pm
ZURICH (Reuters) - Schalke 04 hit back from two goals down to draw 2-2 and overcome fellow Germans Borussia Moenchenglach on away goals in their Europa League last 16 tie while Manchester United edged Rostov 1-0 to progress on Thursday.

Former Team Sky rider says he injected vitamins, broke cycling rules

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 5:35pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Former Team Sky rider Josh Edmondson has said that he broke cycling's no-needle policy to inject himself secretly with vitamins.

Bulls' Wade out for season with elbow injury

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:41pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade will miss the remainder of the season with a fractured right elbow, the team announced on Thursday.

'Greek Freak' using passing to make leap to stardom

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:39pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Milwaukee Bucks wunderkind Giannis Antetokounmpo is evolving at such a pace that he may soon outgrow his nickname of "The Greek Freak."

Jason Day warms up on cold day at Arnold Palmer Invitational

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:18pm
(Reuters) - Defending champion Jason Day coped with "brutally chilly" temperatures to finish three strokes behind early first-round leader Emiliano Grillo at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Florida on Thursday.

USA Hockey give women deadline to decide on world champs

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 2:22pm
(Reuters) - USA Hockey has given the U.S. women's national team a deadline of 5 pm ET on Thursday to decide whether they will play in the world championships after threatening to boycott the competition over a wage dispute.

USA Gymnastics head resigns amid abuse scandal

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 1:57pm
(Reuters) - Steve Penny resigned as president and chief executive of USA Gymnastics on Thursday in the wake of the federation's handling of sexual abuse allegations concerning a former team doctor.

Alpine: Weirather claims Super-G win and crystal globe

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:00pm
(Reuters) - Liechtenstein's Tina Weirather scored a dramatic win in the final Super-G race of the season to snatch the alpine World Cup discipline title from Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec on Thursday.

Motor racing: McLaren 'considering options' with Honda

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:54am
LONDON (Reuters) - McLaren say they are "considering options" with engine suppliers Honda amid media reports that the Formula One team have sounded out former engine partners Mercedes over a possible future supply following problems in testing.

Long-shot Jacobs not intimidated by Golovkin

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:40am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin has something of a Mike Tyson aura about him, acknowledged Daniel "Miracle Man" Jacobs, but don't expect the challenger to feel intimidated in their title clash on Saturday.

Miami baseball star Fernandez responsible for deadly boat crash: report

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:22am
MIAMI (Reuters) - Miami baseball star Jose Fernandez was to blame for a boat crash that killed him and two passengers last year, Florida officials said on Thursday, finding that his reckless and impaired driving led the vessel to slam into a rock jetty.

Silva hoping to rewrite Hull's woeful record at Everton

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 11:19am
(Reuters) - Manager Marco Silva wants Hull City to ignore history as they bid to register their first away win against Everton since 1952 when they meet in the Premier League on Saturday.

Shakespeare tells Leicester to forget Sevilla win, focus on West Ham

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:13am
(Reuters) - Leicester City must cast aside their memorable Champions League triumph against Sevilla and turn their attentions on Saturday's Premier League trip to West Ham United, manager Craig Shakespeare said on Thursday.

Soccer: Everton's Koeman hints at Barkley sale if new deal rejected

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:05am
(Reuters) - Ross Barkley is likely to be sold in the next transfer window if the Everton midfielder fails to extend his contract with the Merseyside club, manager Ronald Koeman warned on Thursday.

Soccer: Defoe back for England at age of 34

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 9:29am
LONDON (Reuters) - Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe was recalled to the England squad at the age of 34 on Thursday ahead of next week's friendly in Germany and a World Cup qualifier at home to Lithuania.