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Premier League clubs enjoy record profits - Deloitte report

1 hour 12 min ago
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Premier League clubs enjoyed record profits and revenues in the 2016/17 season according to data released on Friday by Deloitte, who expect profitability to continue despite a decline in domestic broadcasting revenue.

Lance Armstrong settles U.S. federal fraud case for $5 million: attorney

3 hours 42 min ago
(Reuters) - Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong on Thursday agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs, his attorney said.

American Wicks to leave Swedish club after positive cocaine test

5 hours 37 min ago
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - American goalkeeper Joshua Wicks is to be released by Swedish top-flight club Sirius after he tested positive for cocaine following his side's 3-1 loss to Hammarby this month in the opening game of the season.

Thiem downs Djokovic in Monte Carlo to set up Nadal clash

6 hours 19 min ago
MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Fifth seed Dominic Thiem came from behind to knock out Novak Djokovic in the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Thursday and set up a quarter-final clash with defending champion Rafa Nadal.

Athletics: "Human record holder" Kipchoge knows what he is doing

9 hours 46 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Eliud Kipchoge is, by just about any reckoning, the most successful marathon runner in history so he can be excused for his somewhat dismissive response when questioned on Thursday about his unusual preparations for Sunday's London race.

Amazon.com secures U.S. Open tennis rights in UK and Ireland

11 hours 49 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon.com confirmed on Thursday it has secured UK and Ireland rights to broadcast the US Open Tennis Championship, adding its first Grand Slam to a sports offer that already includes action from the ATP World Tour.

Motor racing: F1 steps into fantasy world with equity stake

11 hours 52 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One is targeting the lucrative U.S. fantasy sports market with the launch on Thursday of daily pay-to-play and traditional free F1 games in partnership with Dublin-based PlayON.

Andy Rihs, hearing-aid billionaire and passionate cyclist, dies at 75

13 hours 56 min ago
ZURICH (Reuters) - Andreas "Andy" Rihs, a Swiss billionaire whose success with the world's largest hearing aid company Sonova financed his passion for professional bicycle racing and soccer, has died at the age of 75.

Chelsea's Alonso handed three-match ban, out of FA Cup semi-final

14 hours 38 min ago
(Reuters) - Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso will miss Sunday's FA Cup semi-final against Southampton after being handed a three-match suspension for violent conduct, the Football Association (FA) said on Thursday.

Athletics: Kawauchi to turn pro after Boston win - local media

16 hours 42 min ago
TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) - Boston Marathon winner Yuki Kawauchi has told reporters in his native Japan that he plans to turn professional within a year.

Boxing: Alvarez, Ogawa banned for six months for failed drug tests

16 hours 49 min ago
(Reuters) - Mexican Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez and Japan's Kenichi Ogawa have been suspended for six months following hearings with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) after both boxers failed recent doping tests.

NBA: Cleveland 'lucky' to beat Pacers, James says after 100-97 win

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 9:46pm
(Reuters) - The Cleveland Cavaliers were "lucky" to get the 100-97 win to level their NBA playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, LeBron James said on Wednesday.

Former U.S. Olympians tell Congress more reforms needed in gymnastics

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 7:21pm
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. gymnastics needs more reforms to wipe out sexual abuse after a scandal involving an ex-team doctor convicted of molesting female athletes, former Olympic athletes told a Senate panel on Wednesday.

As driving career ends Patrick remains driven

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 5:14pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Danica Patrick may soon no longer be a race car driver but the only woman to win an IndyCar race remains as driven as ever as she speeds toward one last Indianapolis 500 and the end of a ground-breaking career.

Maroney says she was molested by Nassar 'hundreds' of times

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:58pm
(Reuters) - McKayla Maroney was molested “hundreds” of times by former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, the Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast said on Wednesday.

Wounded Gaza cyclist to miss Asian Games after amputation

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 1:08pm
GAZA (Reuters) - A Gaza cyclist's dream of waving the Palestinian flag at the Asian Games has been shattered by an Israeli bullet that caused him to lose his leg after he joined a Gaza border protest.

Nadal strolls past Bedene in Monte Carlo, Djokovic passes Coric test

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 12:49pm
MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - World number one Rafa Nadal launched his bid for an 11th Monte Carlo Masters title with a 6-1 6-3 second-round victory over Slovenia's Alijaz Bedene as Novak Djokovic overcame a late wobble to see off Borna Coric on Wednesday.

Baseball: Disappointing display fails to dampen Ohtani enthusiasm

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 10:22am
TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) - Shohei Ohtani had his least productive night on the mound since the Japanese two-way star's high-profile move to Major League Baseball, but the heavy loss his Los Angeles Angels absorbed on Tuesday is unlikely to dampen support at home or across Asia.

Sharapova to make grasscourt return in Birmingham

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 8:31am
(Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova will compete at the Birmingham Classic grasscourt event in the lead-up to Wimbledon, Britain's Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) announced on Wednesday.

Boxing: Pacquiao not closing the door on trainer Roach

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:50am
MANILA (Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao has not decided on the fate of his long-time American trainer Freddie Roach, the Filipino said as he prepares for his bout against Argentine welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse for the World Boxing Association (WBA) crown in July.