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Cibulkova comes from behind to reach Strasbourg final

56 min ago
(Reuters) - Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova battled back from a set and a break down to beat Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu 2-6 7-6(5) 6-1 and secure her place in the Strasbourg International final on Friday.

Warriors' head coach Kerr: Iguodala remains iffy for Game 6

1 hour 2 min ago
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr claims he likes where the team is at entering Game 6 with a 3-2 deficit in the Western Conference finals series with the Houston Rockets. He might really like where his team stands if Andre Iguodala returns from a two-game absence to play Saturday.

Milwaukee Bucks' Sterling Brown says he felt 'defenseless' during arrest

2 hours 27 min ago
Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown says he felt "pretty much defenseless" during a controversial arrest over a parking infraction in January.

Kvitova pleased stabbing suspect in custody but says French Open is her focus

2 hours 45 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova said it was "great news" that a suspect had reportedly been held in custody in connection with the 2016 stabbing that left her with career-threatening injuries.

Jose Hawilla, key witness in FIFA trial, dies aged 74

2 hours 52 min ago
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Jose Hawilla, the Brazilian businessman whose plea-bargain testimony was crucial to prosecutors in the FIFA corruption scandal, has died in Sao Paulo, hospital officials said on Friday. He was 74.

Tennis: Federico Coria found guilty of anti-corruption charge

3 hours 29 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Federico Coria has been found guilty of a breach of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program - the second player from Argentina to fall foul of the rules in the past 24 hours.

Nadal says French Open title just as sweet even with Federer absent

4 hours 10 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - Defending champion Rafael Nadal says he could not care less whether great rival Roger Federer is at the French Open or not and is simply focused on winning an 11th title in Paris.

World Cup divides fans with 'Live It Up' Will Smith anthem

4 hours 54 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Soccer's World Cup organizers divided fans by releasing the tournament's official song on Friday - a fast-paced dance tune titled "Live It Up" featuring American actor and rapper Will Smith.

McIlroy storms into lead at PGA Championship

5 hours 1 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy blazed a trail to the top of the BMW PGA Championship leaderboard with a scintillating seven-under 65 in his second round at Wentworth on Friday.

Baku wants a June race date and revised F1 contract

5 hours 59 min ago
MONACO (Reuters) - Azerbaijan wants to return to a June slot on the Formula One calendar and is trying to renegotiate its contract post-2020 so that it pays less in race-hosting fees and gains more commercial benefits.

Serena aside, Sharapova will fear no one at French: Evert

6 hours 16 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Russian Maria Sharapova could run into old nemesis Serena Williams in the fourth round of the French Open but, the American aside, she will fear no one on her first appearance at the claycourt slam for three years.

Exclusive: Blacklisted fan bypasses Russia's World Cup security system

7 hours 6 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A soccer fan blacklisted by Russian authorities for bad behavior was granted a document allowing him to attend World Cup matches, while several other fans have skirted a stadium ban, Reuters has found.

Plot thickens as danger lurks everywhere for Halep

7 hours 14 min ago
(Reuters) - Even Agatha Christie would have struggled to hatch a plot as thick as this year's French Open women's singles with world number one Simona Halep attempting to finally win a grand slam with danger lurking everywhere.

Swimmer bids to become first to cross Pacific, raising awareness of plastic pollution

7 hours 57 min ago
YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - When Ben Lecomte stepped onto land for the first time after swimming across the Atlantic Ocean in 1998, he told himself 'never again'.

Major League Baseball roundup: Rays' Snell masterful again vs. Red Sox

8 hours 48 min ago
Blake Snell continued his dominance of the Boston Red Sox with eight strikeouts over six scoreless innings as the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep with a 6-3 win on Thursday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Rockets take Game 5, inch closer to dethroning Warriors

9 hours 1 min ago
Eric Gordon sank two free throws with 2.4 seconds left, and the Houston Rockets eked out a 98-94 victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday at Toyota Center.

When Roland Garros embraced 'Open' grand slam tennis

11 hours 13 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - When the singles champions at this year's French Open each pocket their 2.2 million euros ($2.7 million) in prize money, they might spare a thought for the players who made it all possible.

Tennis: When Roland Garros embraced 'Open' grand slam tennis

11 hours 57 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - When the singles champions at this year's French Open each pocket their 2.2 million euros ($2.7 million) in prize money, they might spare a thought for the players who made it all possible.

Deja vu for French Open as Nadal favorite again

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:16pm
The words are likely to be heard seven times at the French Open as the Spanish juggernaut guns for a record-extending 11th title at Roland Garros.

Motor racing: How to win the Indy 500? "Shutup and drive", say Mears

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 7:53pm
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - For nine years Helio Castroneves has been chasing an elusive fourth Indianapolis 500 victory that would earn him entry into the Brickyard's most exclusive club of champions.

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