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Some NFL owners ready to go rogue on new anthem policy

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:07pm
Commissioner Roger Goodell and the NFL touted a new anthem policy in Atlanta on Wednesday, but signs of serious aftershocks were felt almost instantly.

Bowing to Trump, NFL will require players to stand for anthem

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 2:05pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The National Football League will fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, the league said on Wednesday in a victory for U.S. President Donald Trump, who loudly demanded an end to such protests last year.

Motor racing: Grosjean plays down his lack of points

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 1:49pm
MONACO (Reuters) - Romain Grosjean has not scored points for nine races but the French Formula One driver played down his misfortunes on Wednesday.

Motor racing: Leclerc deserves the hype, says Vettel

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 1:12pm
MONACO (Reuters) - Sebastian Vettel says Formula One rookie Charles Leclerc, tipped as the four-times world champion's future Ferrari team mate, deserves the hype.

Golf: Better to play with men than against them, says pioneer Sorenstam

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 1:01pm
(Reuters) - Annika Sorenstam has fond memories of becoming the first woman in 58 years to play in a PGA Tour event, but feels the future of golf is for men and women to compete with and not against each other.

Golf: McIlroy hopes Wentworth can kick-start another good run

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:56pm
(Reuters) - Former world number one Rory McIlroy is hoping he can channel memories of his 2014 victory at Wentworth to inspire him at this week's BMW PGA Championship and beyond.

Nashville to host 2019 NFL Draft

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:33pm
The city of Nashville will host the 2019 NFL Draft after the owners approved the location Wednesday morning.

Arizona, New Orleans named as 2023-24 Super Bowl hosts

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:30pm
The NFL has named Arizona and New Orleans as hosts for future Super Bowls as the spring meetings in Atlanta draw to a close on Wednesday.

NFL to fine teams if players on field refuse to stand for anthem

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:13pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday announced a new policy that will fine teams an undetermined amount if players on the field fail to stand during the national anthem played before the start of the game.

Egyptian orphans score with football academy

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:10pm
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian sports academy is looking for the country's next big football star among orphans and street children, hoping to give them a shot at improving their lives.

F1 drivers expecting record times in Monaco

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:04am
MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One World champion Lewis Hamilton and his rivals expect to go quicker than ever around Monaco's metal-fenced streets this weekend once they get to grips with the new hypersoft tires.

Recovering Brazil are favorites with everything to prove

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:19am
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Few national teams have experienced the ups and downs of Brazil over the last five years but the good news for fans of the selecao is that they are ascendant as Russia approaches.

Swedes can spring a World Cup surprise in Russia

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:46am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Drawn in a qualifying group with France and Netherlands and then pitted against Italy in a playoff, few would have tipped Sweden to make it to the World Cup finals but the Scandinavians are full of surprises and there may be more to come in Russia.

Swiss cabinet backs $1 billion support for Winter Olympics bid

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:36am
ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government asked parliament on Wednesday to approve spending of up to 994 million Swiss francs ($1.00 billion) on a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Neymar's slim shoulders carry Brazil's burden of hopes

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:08am
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - When Neymar left Barcelona for Paris St-Germain last August he knew the 2017/18 season would be stressful but even for a man who loves to make headlines this year has provided plenty of news, both good and bad.

Major League Baseball roundup: Nats' Taylor hits walk-off double

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:54am
Michael A. Taylor hit a walk-off double with one out in the ninth inning, giving the Washington Nationals a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night at Nationals Park.

Soccer: 'I have biological age of 23', says Ronaldo

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:35am
MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has no plans to slow down and feels a decade younger than his 33 years, the Portuguese declared ahead of the Champions League final with Liverpool, where he is targeting a fifth European Cup triumph.

Rockets rally past Warriors in 4th to even series

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:32am
Eric Gordon's first 3-pointer of the game gave Houston a late five-point lead, and the Rockets held on from there to defeat the Golden State Warriors 95-92 in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday night to even the Western Conference finals at two games apiece.

Taking a knee: NFL owners debate anthem policy

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:12am
NFL owners are still debating where they stand collectively on the issue of players refusing to stand individually.

Tennis: From red carpet to red dirt, Muguruza the warrior

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:38am
LONDON (Reuters) - Being the reigning Wimbledon champion and former French Open winner has its perks for Garbine Muguruza, like being invited to walk the red carpet at this year's Oscars in Hollywood.

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