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Soccer: Ronaldo double secures Real comeback win over Bayern

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 4:13pm
MUNICH (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA competitions when he struck twice as holders Real Madrid came from behind to win 2-1 at Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.

Soccer: Disputed Griezmann penalty gives Atletico edge over Leicester

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 4:05pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Antoine Griezmann’s disputed first-half penalty gave Atletico Madrid a slender 1-0 victory over Leicester City in their Champions League quarter final first-leg clash at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday.

Soccer: Mbappe brace gives Monaco 3-2 win in Dortmund

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 3:55pm
DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) - Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored twice to give AS Monaco a 3-2 win at Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday in a Champions League quarter-final first-leg match that was postponed following an attack on the home team's bus.

Athletics: Van Niekerk worlds double bid boosted by schedule change

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 2:38pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Wayde van Niekerk's hopes of a 200/400 meters double at this year's world championships in London were given a boost when organizers announced on Wednesday that they had changed the program to avoid the two events clashing.

Soccer: Man United's Rooney to miss Anderlecht game

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 1:45pm
(Reuters) - Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will miss their Europa League quarter-final first leg against Anderlecht due to an ankle injury, manager Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday.

St. Louis sues NFL for more than $1 billion over loss of Rams football team

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 12:41pm
(Reuters) - The city of St. Louis and other regional groups on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the National Football League and all its teams and owners, seeking more than $1 billion in damages and claiming the league violated its relocation guidelines when it allowed the Rams to leave the Midwest city.

New Zealand edge Netherlands to retain men's team sprint title

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 12:24pm
(Reuters) - Defending champions New Zealand beat the Netherlands to take gold in the men's team sprint at the world track championships on Wednesday, as Britain, who dominated the Rio boards at last year's Olympics, endured a disappointing day.

Defiance and shock as Dortmund and Monaco face off after attack

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 12:21pm
DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) - Singing, munching Bratwurst sausages and swilling beer, Borussia Dortmund fans put on a show of defiance on Wednesday as they poured into their home stadium for their match against AS Monaco, postponed after an attack on the team bus a day earlier.

NHL: Stars to bring back Hitchcock as coach

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 11:15am
(The Sports Xchange) - The Dallas Stars plan to bring back Ken Hitchcock as their next head coach, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

Weight named Islanders coach

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 8:55am
(Reuters) - The New York Islanders confirmed on Wednesday that Doug Weight would return as head coach, removing the interim tag he had held since the firing of Jack Capuano.

Former Rio mayor probed for bribery in Olympics contracts

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 8:33am
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court has opened an investigation into former Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, who is accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes for contracts related to last year's Olympic Games, court documents showed on Wednesday.

Motor racing: Hamilton wants real Bahrain battle with Vettel

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 7:08am
MANAMA (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton is keeping his fingers crossed that he and Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel can have a proper battle in Bahrain on Sunday after last year's race did neither of them any favors.

Cavendish told to rest after suffering virus

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 6:31am
LONDON (Reuters) - British cyclist Mark Cavendish is suffering from the Epstein-Barr virus, commonly known as glandular fever, and has been ordered to rest, his team Dimension Data said on Wednesday.

Klitschko to use Joshua sessions as homework for bout

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 5:38am
(Reuters) - Former champion Wladimir Klitschko has said sparring with Britain's Anthony Joshua a few years ago has given him an idea of what to expect ahead of their world heavyweight title clash at Wembley Stadium on April 29.

Germany probes possible Islamist links to Dortmund bus attack: media

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 3:24am
BERLIN (Reuters) - German investigators are looking into the possibility that explosions targeting a bus carrying players of soccer club Borussia Dortmund may have been carried out by Islamists militants, the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Highlights of Tuesday's MLB games

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 2:59am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's Major League Baseball games:

Highlights of Tuesday's NBA games

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 2:42am
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's National Basketball Association games:

Japan's Asada 'gave her all', has no regrets

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 11:31pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese figure skater Mao Asada, an Olympic silver medalist and three-time world champion, said on Wednesday she had given her all to her competitive career and had no regrets about retiring from the sport.

Argentina will reach World Cup, says sacked coach Bauza

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 9:43pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Lionel Messi's faltering Argentina team will reach the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia despite their precarious position in the qualifiers, sacked coach Edgardo Bauza said on Tuesday.

National Football League roundup

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 6:32pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Former St. Louis Rams standout James Laurinaitis announced his retirement on Tuesday, stating he can no longer physically play the game.

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