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Pats' QB Brady says Super Bowl comeback not his best game

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 4:11pm
(Reuters) - Tom Brady set several records as he rallied the New England Patriots to an unthinkable Super Bowl win but on Monday the quarterback said his play in the NFL's title game was far from the greatest of his stellar career.

U.S. wrestler in Mexico channels hatred of Trump in the ring

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 2:32pm
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An American wrestler working in Mexico is tapping into anger at Donald Trump, whipping crowds into a frenzy with an act as a supporter of the locally loathed U.S. president.

Pats owner unfazed with players skipping White House visit

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 12:07pm
(Reuters) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft downplayed the growing number of his players who have said they will boycott a visit to the White House, saying on Monday that it is America and people are free to do what they want.

Olympics: 2016 refugee team wins Laureus award

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:41am
MONACO (Reuters) - A refugee team that competed at the 2016 Rio Olympics with 10 athletes from countries including Syria and South Sudan was named on Monday as winner of a Laureus Award for sporting inspiration.

Rosberg warns Bottas about Hamilton rivalry

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:07am
MONACO (Reuters) - Retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg has warned his Mercedes replacement Valtteri Bottas not to expect an "easy ride" from team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Toni Nadal to quit as Rafa’s coach after this season

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 5:33am
MADRID (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal's uncle, Toni Nadal, will step down as his coach after this year's ATP Tour, as he feels he has been sidelined by other figures in the player's entourage, he told an Italian tennis magazine.

NBA: Knicks end tumultuous week with win over cold-shooting Spurs

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 7:16pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Knicks ended a tumultuous week filled with off-the-court distractions by posting a spirited 94-90 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.

Golf: Spieth wins emphatically by four shots at Pebble Beach

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 5:28pm
(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth shrugged off an unexpected birdie drought in the final round to clinch his ninth PGA Tour victory, by four shots at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am in California on Sunday.

Tennis: Injured Davis Cup umpire undergoes surgery on fractured eye socket

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 2:07pm
LONDON (Reuters) - French umpire Arnaud Gabas has had surgery to repair a fractured eye socket after being hit by a ball from Canada's Denis Shapovalov during a Davis Cup tie with Britain, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Sunday.

Tennis: Czechs make light of Kvitova absence to reach Fed Cup semis

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 12:46pm
(Reuters) - Champions the Czech Republic made light of the absence of Petra Kvitova as they eased into the Fed Cup semi-finals for a ninth year in succession with a 3-2 defeat of Spain on Sunday.

Tennis: Confident Dimitrov downs Goffin to win Sofia Open

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 11:53am
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov gave the roaring partisan crowd plenty to cheer about as he beat Belgian David Goffin 7-5 6-4 to win the Sofia Open for the first time on Sunday.

Cycling: Pays de la Loire to host 2018 Tour Grand Depart

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 10:41am
(Reuters) - The Grand Depart of the 2018 Tour de France will be from the Pays de la Loire region, organizers announced on Sunday.

Zverev denies Gasquet Montpellier hat-trick

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 9:52am
(Reuters) - Rising German Alexander Zverev denied home favorite Richard Gasquet a third consecutive Open Sud de France title in Montpellier with a 7-6(4) 6-3 victory on Sunday.

Germans outraged as U.S. plays wrong version of their anthem

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 8:43am
(Reuters) - German tennis has responded with outrage after the United States Tennis Association made the embarrassing error of playing the Nazi-era version of Germany's national anthem during a Federation Cup tie in Hawaii.

Latvala sweeps to victory in Rally Sweden

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 7:23am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Finland's Jari-Matti Latvala swept to a stunning victory in Rally Sweden, winning the final three stages on Sunday in his Toyota Yaris to claim his fourth victory in the race and climb to the top of the World Championship rankings after two events.

Slovenia's Stuhec wins Alpine Skiing women's downhill gold

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 5:11am
ST MORITZ, Switzerland (Reuters) - Slovenia's Ilka Stuhec blasted to victory in the women's downhill at the Alpine Skiing world championships on Sunday as American Lindsey Vonn had to settle for third.

Golf: Brilliant Zanotti eagles last for Malaysia triumph

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 2:43am
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Fabrizio Zanotti completed a brilliant final round with a birdie-eagle finish to claim a one-shot victory at the Maybank Championship on Sunday as the Paraguayan stormed to his second European Tour title.

Semenya not thrilled about golden upgrade

Sun, 02/12/2017 - 1:08am
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Caster Semenya is not excited about the prospect of having her 2012 Olympic and 2011 world championships silver medals upgraded to gold in the wake of Mariya Savinova-Farnosova doping ban, the coach of the South African 800 meters athlete said on Sunday.

Olympics: Speed skaters revel on fast ice at 2018 test event

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 9:50pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - With the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics less than a year away, athletes at the World Speed Skating Championships in South Korea have been impressed by the Gangneung venue which will host the event next year, said organizing chief Lee Hee-beom.

Golf: Spieth seizes six-shot lead at Pebble Beach

Sat, 02/11/2017 - 9:03pm
(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth putted superbly on Pebble Beach’s bumpy, rain-softened greens to surge six strokes clear after the third round of the weather-hit AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Saturday.

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