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No French Open wildcard for snubbed Sharapova

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 1:06pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Twice former champion Maria Sharapova was surprisingly snubbed by French Open organizers, who opted against handing the Russian a wildcard into this month's claycourt grand slam on Tuesday.

ATP to trial new scoring system at Next Gen finals in Milan

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 12:03pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The ATP's flagship season-ending tournament for top-ranked tennis players aged 21 or under will feature revolutionary new rules including short sets, shot clocks and no lets.

Cycling: Dumoulin hammers time-trial rivals to take Giro lead

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:10am
(Reuters) - Dutchman Tom Dumoulin claimed the Giro d'Italia pink jersey when he crushed the opposition in Tuesday's individual time trial to open up a big gap at the top of the overall standings.

New Zealand gets Pirelli on board just in time for America's Cup

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:16am
LONDON (Reuters) - Emirates Team New Zealand have signed up tire maker Pirelli[PIRI.UL] as a sponsor, just over a week before racing begins in the build-up to the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda.

Brawn willing to work with MotoGP on F1 calendar

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:14am
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One has sounded out MotoGP for cooperation and advice as the sport embarks on a period of change under new owners Liberty Media.

Australia's Kyrgios out of Italian Open with injury, reports say

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 8:51am
(Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the Italian Open in Rome on Tuesday with a hip injury, casting doubt over his participation in next week's French Open, local media reported.

Japan's Mitsuhashi banned for life from tennis for match-fixing

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 8:40am
(Reuters) - Japanese tennis player Junn Mitsuhashi has been banned for life and fined $50,000 after being found guilty of match-fixing and betting offences, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Tuesday.

Ex-NFL star Hernandez's fiancee says she does not know what motivated suicide

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 8:20am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Aaron Hernandez's fiancee does not know what motivated the suicide of the former New England Patriots player last month but did not rule out that he might have done so to improve his family's financial situation, she said in a television interview to be broadcast on Tuesday.

Former world number 10 Monaco hangs up his racket

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 5:10am
(Reuters) - Argentina's Juan Monaco announced his retirement from professional tennis on Monday at the age of 33.

Speed skating: Sochi silver medalist Creveling gets four-year doping ban

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:00am
(Reuters) - Olympic speed skating silver medalist Chris Creveling will miss next year's Winter Games in Pyeongchang after being given a four-year ban for testing positive for a prohibited substance, the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has said.

Sharapova targeting return to the top

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:57am
(Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova says she is not looking too far ahead after returning from a doping suspension but concedes she is eager to be competing for the biggest titles in tennis again.

Olympics: French president Macron to defend Paris bid in Lausanne

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:51am
PARIS (Reuters) - French president Emmanuel Macron will travel to Lausanne in July to defend the Paris 2024 Olympic bid at the International Olympic Committee (IOC), bid sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

Majka takes yellow jersey after winning stage 2 in California

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:29am
(Reuters) - Pole Rafal Majka fought strong headwinds and a late push by New Zealand's George Bennett to win a hilly stage two and earn the yellow jersey at the Tour of California on Monday.

Saunders hopes Fury can make undercard for title defense

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 2:50am
(Reuters) - WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders has backed former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to resolve his doping issues and fight on the undercard for the Briton's title defense against Georgian Avtandil Khurtsidze in July.

Tonga withdraws from hosting 2019 Pacific Games over costs

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 2:12am
(Reuters) - Tonga has withdrawn from hosting the 2019 Pacific Games over funding concerns, according to media reports.

Time away has been key for Federer, Nadal, says Corretja

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 2:09am
(Reuters) - Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal have returned to tennis in blistering form this season because they were able to recharge during injury layoffs last year, former world number two Alex Corretja has said.

Haas, Karlovic well past 30-all in veteran encounter

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:03pm
(Reuters) - German Tommy Haas and Croatian Ivo Karlovic will make a stand for the senior citizens on the circuit when they face off in the oldest ATP match in terms of combined ages since 1982 at the Rome Masters on Tuesday.

Alonso begins IndyCar crash course with practice session

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:56pm
(Reuters) - Fernando Alonso was back in an IndyCar and briefly at the top of the timing charts on Monday as the twice Formula One champion continued his buildup to the Indianapolis 500 later this month.

Spurs coach Popovich rips Pachulia for injuring Leonard

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 3:08pm
(The Sports Xchange) - San Antonio star forward Kawhi Leonard will miss Tuesday night's Game 2 of the Western Conference finals at the Golden State Warriors, leaving Spurs coach Gregg Popovich irate over what he felt was an avoidable injury.

Financial pressure may persuade French Open to give Sharapova a wild card

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 2:28pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Tuesday is D-Day for Maria Sharapova as she awaits the announcement of the French Tennis Federation as to whether she will receive a wild card into this year’s French Open.

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