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

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:12am
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

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 3:05am
(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.

England to face Switzerland and U.S. in autumn friendlies

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 5:59am
(Reuters) - England will play friendlies against Switzerland and the U.S. as part of their autumn schedule later this year, the Football Association announced on Wednesday.

Motor racing: Beware the Hamilton fightback, warns Rosberg

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 5:19am
LONDON (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton's Formula One rivals should beware the backlash because the four-times world champion's dip in form will not last long, his former Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg has warned.

Cycling: Cavendish to return from injury in Tour de Yorkshire

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 4:22am
(Reuters) - British sprinter Mark Cavendish will return to action at next month's Tour de Yorkshire after recovering from injuries sustained during a crash in March, race organizers Welcome to Yorkshire said on Wednesday.

Motor racing: Ricciardo wants two-year deal because of F1 uncertainty

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 3:55am
LONDON (Reuters) - Daniel Ricciardo says he does not want his next Formula One contract to tie him down for the next four years due to the uncertainty over the sport's future and instead wants to sign a two-year deal.

NBA: Livid Embiid bemoans benching after Heat burns 76ers

Tue, 04/17/2018 - 12:33am
(Reuters) - Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid took to social media to voice his frustration at being left on the sidelines for his team's Eastern Conference first round Game Two playoff loss to the Miami Heat on Monday.

Calgary votes to keep 2026 Games bid process alive

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 1:28pm
(Reuters) - Calgary will continue to explore a potential bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics after city councillors in the western Canadian city voted on Monday to keep the process alive.

Basketball: Euroleague puts fans in the picture with new app

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 12:41pm
LONDON (Reuters) - The cameras will be following the crowd, as well as the on-court action, when the Euroleague basketball playoffs start on Tuesday.

Kawauchi and Linden record shock wins in Boston Marathon

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:39am
(Reuters) - Japan's Yuki Kawauchi and America's Desiree Linden scored stunning victories in a wet and windy Boston Marathon on Monday.

FIFA task force arrives to inspect 2026 candidate Morocco

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:10am
RABAT (Reuters) - Morocco's bid to host the 2026 World Cup went under the microscope on Monday as a task force from global soccer body FIFA arrived for an inspection visit to assess the country's ability to host the tournament.