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Motor racing: Senna's 1993 McLaren sells for 4.19 million euros in Monaco

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 6:03am
(Reuters) - A 1993 McLaren Formula One car raced by the late Brazilian world champion Ayrton Senna has sold for 4.19 million euros ($4.90 million) at an auction in Monaco.

DC United coach Olsen confirms Rooney interest

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 5:48am
(Reuters) - DC United coach Ben Olsen has confirmed the club's interest in signing Everton's Wayne Rooney but added any deal to take the English striker to Major League Soccer had yet to be completed.

'Underdogs' Australia can reach knockouts in Russia - Luongo

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 1:26am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's Group C rivals at the World Cup may see them as the weakest link but that could work to the Socceroos' advantage and help them reach the knockout rounds in Russia, midfielder Massimo Luongo has said.

Simpson matches course record, Woods just makes cut at Players

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 7:31pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - Webb Simpson matched the course record of nine-under-par 63 at TPC Sawgrass on Friday, despite suffering a late double-bogey, to open up a five-shot lead on 15-under at the halfway point of the Players Championship.

Simpson matches course record, Woods struggles to make cut at Players

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 6:14pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - American Webb Simpson matched the course record of nine-under 63 and opened a commanding five-shot lead in the second round of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass on Friday.

'The Peg' and Vegas all in for place in Stanley Cup

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 5:49pm
(Reuters) - Winnipeg has Portage and Main and black flies, Las Vegas has the Strip and Black Jack but both cities have hockey teams that have defied the odds and will face off in a best-of-seven series that will see one advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.

Rudolph: Roethlisberger texted 'good luck' before rookie camp

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 5:44pm
A week after expressing skepticism about the Pittsburgh Steelers' decision to draft a quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger texted third-round rookie Mason Rudolph to offer support before the team's rookie camp.

Nadal's record run on clay ends in Madrid quarters, Edmund bows out

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 5:17pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal suffered a shock 7-5 6-3 defeat by Austrian Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Open quarter-finals on Friday, a result that means the Spaniard will lose the world number one ranking.

Maple Leafs promote Dubas to GM

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:12pm
The Toronto Maple Leafs named Kyle Dubas as the 17th general manager in franchise history Friday.

Weekend preview: Harvick, Busch duel again at Kansas Speedway

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 4:03pm
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Kevin Harvick essentially told his fellow Monster Energy NASCAR Cup season dominator Kyle Busch: I'll take your three race victories and raise you one. And after taking his fourth win last week at Dover, Harvick can expect that Busch will be ready to try and match the effort this weekend at Kansas Speedway.

Raptors open off-season of uncertainty by firing coach Casey

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 3:59pm
TORONTO (Reuters) - Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey was the first domino to fall at the franchise after yet another NBA playoff loss to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers but he may not be the last as the team embarks on an off-season of uncertainty.

Bertens eases past Garcia into Madrid final, Kvitova beats Pliskova

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 3:33pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Kiki Bertens continued her sparkling week with an emphatic 6-2 6-2 victory over Caroline Garcia on Friday to reach the Madrid Open final, where she will meet Petra Kvitova who came through an all-Czech semi with Karolina Pliskova 7-6(4) 6-3.

Report: Hawks zeroing in on Pierce as coach

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 3:07pm
Philadelphia 76ers assistant Lloyd Pierce interviewed with the Atlanta Hawks for a third time on Friday and is expected to be offered their vacant head coaching job, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Fowler falls foul of palm tree to make early exit from Players

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 2:58pm
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - Rickie Fowler found himself up a tree and out of the Players Championship after his second round on Friday.

Serena Williams commits to San Jose tourney

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 2:50pm
Serena Williams has not announced whether she will play in the French Open beginning later this month, but did commit Friday to the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic in San Jose, Calif. beginning July 30.

Report: Mesa brothers leaving Cuba to pursue MLB careers

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 2:47pm
Outfielders Victor Victor Mesa and Victor Mesa Jr. are leaving Cuba in hopes of joining Major League Baseball.

Reports: Carolina Panthers sale close, hedge fund billionaire to be named winning bidder

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 2:34pm
Billionaire hedge fund manager and Pittsburgh Steelers minority owner David Tepper is the leading candidate to be the Carolina Panthers' next owner, multiple outlets reported Friday.

Red Bull and Force India disagree over aero changes

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:39pm
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Red Bull boss Christian Horner accused Formula One on Friday of shooting itself in the foot over aerodynamic changes for 2019 which he said would cost teams like his millions in extra expense.

Nadal's record run on clay ended by Thiem in Madrid quarters

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:31pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal suffered a shock 7-5 6-3 defeat by Austrian Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Open quarter-finals on Friday, a result that means the Spaniard will lose the world number one ranking.

Russia bars German anti-doping journalist from World Cup

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 1:29pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia has refused World Cup accreditation to a journalist specializing in investigations into illegal doping whom German public television had asked to include on its team covering the upcoming soccer tournament, the broadcaster said on Friday.