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Real Madrid coach Zidane left with dilemma after Super Cup success

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 8:03am
(Reuters) - Real Madrid dominated Manchester United for large periods of the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday before winning 2-1, confirming their position as the best team in Europe. Now Madrid's Zinedine Zidane faces a dilemma.

Athletics-Kenya’s Kipruto targets steeplechase world record in Brussels

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 7:53am
LONDON (Reuters) - Kenya’s Olympic and newly-crowned world 3,000 metres steeplechase champion, Conseslus Kipruto, said on Wednesday he would attempt a world record at the final Diamond League in Brussels on Sept. 1.

MLB suspends umpire for comments on Rangers' Beltre

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 12:28am
(Reuters) - The World Umpires Association has hit out at Major League Baseball after umpire Joe West was reportedly suspended for three games due to comments he made about Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre.

Canada's Bouchard ousted in first round of home tournament

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 10:13pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Eugenie Bouchard's mid-season nosedive continued on Tuesday as the Canadian was swept aside 6-3 6-4 by Croatian qualifier Donna Vekic despite having home advantage and the backing of an excited crowd in a first round clash at the Rogers Cup.

Botswana's Makwala barred from entering stadium

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 8:53pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Botswana's Isaac Makwala was refused entry to the London Stadium on Tuesday after earlier being withdrawn from the night's 400 meters final at the World Championships after falling victim to an outbreak of sickness that has hit scores of competitors.

Felix bids for 10th world gold

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 8:11pm
LONDON (Reuters) - American Allyson Felix bids for her 10th World Championship gold medal in the women's 400 meters on Wednesday.

Van Niekerk cruises to another 400 meters gold

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:30pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Wayde van Niekerk retained his world 400 meters title in dominant fashion on Tuesday as he stormed to victory in 43.98 seconds but there was almost as much interest in the empty lane alongside him where Botswana's Isaac Makwala should have been.

Kendricks wins pole vault, Lavillenie frustrated again

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:06pm
LONDON (Reuters) - American Sam Kendricks capped his memorable, unbeaten season by wining the pole vault at the World Championships on Tuesday as the title once again eluded world record holder and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie.

Els and Mickelson hit major century milestone at PGA Championship

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:03pm
(Reuters) - Tiger Woods's decade-long grip on golf curtailed the ambitions of many of the top players in his generation, but Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els have more reason than most to feel aggrieved.

Athletics: Australia's Tallent out of 50km walk with hamstring injury

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 7:17am
(Reuters) - Australian Jared Tallent has been forced out of the men's 50-kilometre walk at the World Athletics Championships in London by a hamstring injury, Athletics Australia said on Tuesday.

Athletics: Hotel says it's not to blame for athletes' stomach bug

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 7:14am
LONDON (Reuters) - The London hotel at the center of an outbreak of sickness that has struck down scores of competitors at the World Athletics Championships said on Tuesday it was not the source of the illness.

Cycling: Contador honored with number one jersey at Vuelta

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 5:14am
(Reuters) - Triple winner Alberto Contador will wear bib number one in his farewell Vuelta a Espana later this month as the Spaniard prepares to bring his career to and end.

Thin Chelsea squad must steer clear of injuries, says Cahill

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 3:06am
(Reuters) - Chelsea captain Gary Cahill says keeping players fit will be crucial in the upcoming season with the Premier League club's first-team squad looking light on numbers compared to rivals.

Arsenal's Walcott hails 'absolute tank' Kolasinac

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 1:05am
(Reuters) - Arsenal forward Theo Walcott labeled new team mate Sead Kolasinac an "absolute tank", saying the defender is well equipped to become an instant success in the Premier League.

Hip holds as Kyrgios rolls on at Rogers Cup

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 11:04pm
(Reuters) - Temperamental Australian Nick Kyrgios looked fresh and focused as he blazed to a 6-1 6-2 first round win over Viktor Troicki at the Rogers Cup in Montreal on Monday but warned he was rolling the dice with a hip injury that could flare up at any time.

Venus wins but Mladenovic, Ostapenko upset in Rogers Cup

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:38pm
(Reuters) - Venus Williams prevailed in a three-setter but French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko and 13th seed Kristina Mladenovic crashed out of Rogers Cup with first round defeats on Monday.

McLeod restores Jamaican sprint pride with hurdles win

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 6:17pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Omar McLeod brought the smile back to Jamaican sprinting as he powered to the 110 meters hurdles title at the World Athletics Championships on Monday before dedicating his triumph to Usain Bolt.

Kipyegon adds world title to Olympic 1,500m gold

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 6:01pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Kenya's Faith Kipyegon added the world title to her Olympic gold when she won a superb women's 1,500 meters final in a white-hot London Stadium atmosphere on Monday, judging her charge to perfection and holding off the field.

Sore Bolt to run in 4x100 meters qualifying

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 5:03pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt will run in the 4x100 meters relay heats for Jamaica on Saturday despite being a bit sore after winning bronze in the 100m final at the weekend, he told Reuters on Monday.

Defending champion Malachowski eases into discus final

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:49pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Defending champion Piotr Malachowski signaled his intent to retain his discus title by qualifying for the final at the first attempt in the World Championships on Friday.