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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.
(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.
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.
(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.
(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.
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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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.