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Resurgent Djokovic ready for fresh start, says Wilander

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 7:15am
LONDON (Reuters) - Far from being a fading force, 12-times grand slam champion Novak Djokovic has shown signs that he is emerging from the toughest spell of his career and is ready for a fresh start ahead of next week's French Open.

Trump welcomes NFL decision on national anthem protests

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:23am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed the National Football League's decision to fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, saying if they don't want to stand maybe they should not be in the country.

Tennis: Isner, Querrey lead charge of buoyant Americans

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:52am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Big-serving John Isner, hard-hitting Sam Querrey and promising youngster Frances Tiafoe will be among the American men looking to end a near two decades-long championship drought at Roland Garros when they take to the red clay in Paris next week.

Former star Stoudemire considering NBA return

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:49am
Former Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire said during a radio appearance Wednesday that he is considering making a return to the NBA.

Celtics clamp down on Cavs, take 3-2 series edge

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:46am
BOSTON - Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.

Major League Baseball roundup: Indians blank Cubs

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:36am
Adam Plutko, called up from the minors to make the start, carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning, and Michael Brantley drove in the lone run as the Cleveland Indians held on for a 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday at Wrigley Field.

White Sox catcher Castillo to be suspended over perforance-enhancing substance: reports

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:19am
Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo will be suspended 80 games following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance in violation of Major League Baseball's joint drug prevention and treatment program, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

Caps blank Lightning, return to finals after 20 years

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:15am
Andre Burakovsky scored twice, and goalie Braden Holtby produced his second shutout in a row as the Washington Capitals advanced to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 20 years, defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 4-0 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals Wednesday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

Russians to take no part in World Cup drug testing: FIFA

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 1:47am
(Reuters) - Russians will not be involved in drug testing procedures at the World Cup as FIFA looks to reassure teams that samples cannot be tampered with, the governing body's medical committee chairman Michel D'Hooghe has told the Times newspaper.

Former outfield star Lenny Dykstra arrested after incident with Uber driver

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:38pm
Former All-Star outfielder Lenny Dykstra was arrested on Wednesday morning after allegedly threatening an Uber driver in Linden, N.J.

NFL notebook: Owners adopt anthem policy, players upset

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:31pm
NFL owners approved a policy on Wednesday for player conduct during the national anthem. Players, coaches and personnel on the field must stand when the anthem is played or they will be fined and disciplined.

Isner, Querrey lead charge of buoyant Americans

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:28pm
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Big-serving John Isner, hard-hitting Sam Querrey and promising youngster Frances Tiafoe will be among the American men looking to end a near two decades-long championship drought at Roland Garros when they take to the red clay in Paris next week.

NBA notebook: Milwaukee police apologize for arrest, tasing of Bucks' Brown

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:24pm
Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales apologized Wednesday for the actions of the officers who tased and arrested Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown in January.

Sharapova seeks redemption on Roland Garros clay

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:22pm
PARIS (Reuters) - When Maria Sharapova last played the French Open in 2015, she did so as defending champion.

Major League Baseball notebook: Cards' Ozuna benched for late arrival

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:19pm
St. Louis Cardinals left fielder Marcell Ozuna, who overslept and was a late arrival to Busch Stadium, was scratched from the lineup for Wednesday's day game against the Kansas City Royals.

Svitolina no longer in the shadows as she chases French Open glory

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:15pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Had it not been for a bout of childhood jealously, Elina Svitolina might never have become the most successful tennis player to emerge out of Ukraine or be tipped as one of the favorites for this year's French Open title.

Athletics: Gatlin out of Oregon meeting with hamstring injury

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 8:17pm
EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - World champion Justin Gatlin will miss Saturday's highly anticipated 100 meters showdown with silver medalist Christian Coleman because of a hamstring injury, Gatlin's manager said on Wednesday.

Underarm serve? When all else fails against Nadal, why not?

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 8:04pm
LONDON (Reuters) - When a respected tennis analyst suggested recently that an underarm serve could be an effective weapon in halting Rafael Nadal's annual rampage on clay most just chuckled.

Soccer: Cosmos shooting for stars with $500 million plan

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 7:05pm
(Reuters) - Once one of the most glamorous names in North American sport, the New York Cosmos are today living on soccer's Skid Row, a fourth division club playing on school grounds left behind, largely unwanted and forgotten.

Golf: 'Hogan's Alley' right up Simpson's alley

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:45pm
(Reuters) - Webb Simpson gets back in the saddle after a week off at the Fort Worth Invitational on Thursday on a course with similarities to the scene of his emphatic Players Championship victory.