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Federer to skip French Open and focus on Wimbledon

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 2:23pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer has pulled out of this month's French Open as he feels he needs to avoid playing on clay this season in order to prolong his career, the 18-times grand slam champion said on Monday.

Cavaliers jerseys to have Goodyear logo next season

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:29pm
(Reuters) - The Cleveland Cavaliers and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co have reached an agreement that will place the company's "Wingfoot" logo on players' jerseys starting in the 2017-18 season, the two Ohio-based organizations said on Monday.

Olympics: Village is key to Paris bid's focus on 2024

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 12:14pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris's plans for an Olympic Village will work for 2024 but cannot be put on hold for the Games in 2028, bid officials said on Monday.

Motor racing: Hamilton enjoying the intensity of duel with Vettel

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:48am
LONDON (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton is enjoying the intensity of his Formula One rivalry with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, even if the Mercedes driver recognizes that the smiles could suddenly turn sour.

World number one Kerber gets injury boost ahead of French Open

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:16am
(Reuters) - World number one Angelique Kerber is confident the left hamstring injury she picked up at last week's Madrid Open will not threaten her French Open hopes.

Sharapova on course for Wimbledon after opening win in Rome

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 9:33am
ROME (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova guaranteed herself a spot in the Wimbledon qualifying tournament with a first-round victory against American Christina McHale at the Italian Open on Monday.

Ex-NFL star gave no hint of suicide plan, fiancée tells TV interviewer

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 8:58am
BOSTON (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez gave no indication that he planned to kill himself in his prison cell in his final phone call with his fiancée, she said in a television interview to be broadcast on Monday.

Canada's Raonic named in Team World for Laver Cup

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 7:51am
(Reuters) - Canadian Milos Raonic, ranked number six in the world, is the first player to be named in the rest of the world team that will take on Europe in the inaugural Laver Cup from Sept. 22-24 in Prague this year.

Murray says health key to hopes of prolonging his career

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 7:15am
(Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray is confident he can stay at the top of the men's game and play on into his thirties - as long as he can keep himself fit.

Ronaldo could take Madrid to brink of title in Celta Vigo

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 7:09am
MADRID (Reuters) - In-form striker Cristiano Ronaldo will try to take Real Madrid to the brink of the Spanish title on Wednesday against Celta Vigo.

Djokovic searches for lost 'mojo' ahead of Rome Masters

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:59am
(Reuters) - World number two Novak Djokovic said he lost motivation after winning the French Open to complete a career grand slam last year, but now feels he is on the right path to rediscover his "mojo".

Swiss Omega extends as Olympic sponsor to 2032

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 6:55am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Swiss watch manufacturer Omega on Monday extended its Olympic Games sponsorship by 12 years, becoming the first top International Olympic Committee sponsor to commit until 2032.

Doping: Gambling ad with disgraced Johnson sparks outrage in Australia

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 3:33am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A TV ad for a gambling company that features disgraced sprinter Ben Johnson making light of doping has sparked outrage in Australia, with politicians and sports officials demanding it be pulled from the air.

Jeter's No. 2 retired in emotional Yankees ceremony

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 7:56pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Derek Jeter completed the top 10 list of numbers retired by the New York Yankees when Major League Baseball's most successful franchise retired his No. 2 in an emotional ceremony on Sunday.

Korean Kim becomes youngest to win Players Championship

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 6:41pm
(Reuters) - South Korean Kim Si-woo became the youngest ever winner of The Players Championship when he clinched an emphatic three-stroke victory in Florida on Sunday.

Warriors in big comeback beat Spurs 113-111 in Game One

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 6:39pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Draymond Green turned a layup into a three-point play with 1:15 to go to break a tie and lift the Golden State Warriors to a 113-111 victory over the San Antonio Spurs in Game One of the NBA Western Conference finals on Sunday.

Nadal overpowers Thiem to win fifth Madrid title

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 2:32pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal consolidated his flying start to the clay-court season by taking a record-extending fifth Madrid Open title on Sunday, battling past a determined Dominic Thiem to win 7-6(10-8) 6-4.

NASCAR driver Almirola fractures back vertebra in crash

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 1:49pm
(The Sports Xchange) - NASCAR Cup Series driver Aric Almirola was released from hospital on Sunday after fracturing a vertebra in a fiery crash Saturday night at Kansas Speedway.

Quintana takes lead after crash-ridden Giro stage

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 1:17pm
(Reuters) - Nairo Quintana stamped his authority on the Giro d'Italia when he claimed the overall lead by winning the first big mountain stage as British hopes took a major blow in a motorbike incident on Sunday.

Cautious IOC commission hails 'exceptional' Paris presentation

Sun, 05/14/2017 - 12:54pm
PARIS (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) evaluation commission hailed the Paris 2024 bid presentation as 'exceptional' and 'well detailed' at the end of the opening day of a three-day visit to the French capital on Sunday.