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Furious finish fires Fowler to front in Phoenix

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 9:40pm
(Reuters) - Rickie Fowler's storming finish vaulted him to the top of the Waste Management Phoenix Open leaderboard on Saturday after the American signed for a four-under 67 and a one-shot lead heading into the final round.

Golf: Furious finish fires Fowler to front in Phoenix

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 7:49pm
(Reuters) - Rickie Fowler's storming finish vaulted him to the top of the Waste Management Phoenix Open leaderboard on Saturday after the American signed for four-under 67 and a one-shot lead heading into the final round.

Olympics - Merryweather wins late call-up to U.S. team

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 1:11pm
(Reuters) - Alice Merryweather was given a late ticket to the Pyeongchang Olympics on Saturday as a quota replacement for injured downhiller Steven Nyman on the U.S. Alpine ski team.

Former champions Serbia and Switzerland knocked out in Davis Cup first round

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 1:00pm
(Reuters) - The United State surged to an unbeatable 3-0 lead to eliminate 2010 champions Serbia in the first round of the Davis Cup on Saturday.

American Marino says team of rivals brings out her best

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 11:04am
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - American snowboarding phenomenon Julia Marino is not worried that her team mates will be among her most formidable rivals when she battles for gold in Pyeongchang this month as she also knows they will provide her with the most enthusiastic support.

Djokovic undergoes surgery to cure troublesome elbow

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 9:50am
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic has undergone an elbow operation in an attempt to cure an injury that has troubled him for the past two years.

Vegas bookmakers backing Brady's Patriots in Super Bowl

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 9:06am
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Las Vegas casinos are joining the Tom Brady fan club since their share of what is expected to be a record year for Super Bowl wagers will increase if the quarterback's New England Patriots beat the Philadelphia Eagles.

British fans primed for Super Bowl as NFL fever takes hold

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 5:07am
LONDON (Reuters) - The Super Bowl was seen as a novelty event when it was first broadcast live in Britain 35 years ago but since the inaugural NFL International Series game in 2007, fans have flocked to Wembley and Twickenham to watch regular season games.

Frittelli, Campillo share lead going into final round in Malaysia

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 3:37am
(Reuters) - South African Dylan Frittelli and Spaniard Jorge Campillo shot spotless rounds of six-under-par 66 on Saturday to share the lead going into the final round of the Maybank Championship.

Training was tougher in North Korea, say defectors

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 2:27am
SEOUL (Reuters) - Hwangbo Young, a North Korean ice hockey player who defected to South Korea in 1997, says the first time she played in the South "it felt like a joke".

Fowler flying at Phoenix Open, shares lead with DeChambeau

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 8:04pm
(Reuters) - Rickie Fowler took a step towards Phoenix Open redemption when he earned a share of the halfway lead with fellow American Bryson DeChambeau in Arizona on Friday.

Father of molested girls lunges at disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor in court

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 6:53pm
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (Reuters) - The enraged father of three daughters who were sexually abused by Larry Nassar lunged at the former USA Gymnastics national team doctor and tried to attack him during a sentencing hearing in a Michigan courtroom on Friday.

Tennis: Injury-hit France tied with Netherlands in Davis Cup

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 4:26pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Holders France ran into a spot of bother as they split the opening day's singles matches to finish locked at 1-1 with Netherlands in the first round of their Davis Cup World Group tie after being hit by injuries on Friday. French number one Jo-Wilfried Tsonga had been ruled out of the tie with a knee problem and Lucas Pouille, who was scheduled to play the first singles rubber, pulled out injured on Friday.

Soccer club Nacional apologize for fans who mocked Chapecoense crash

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:33pm
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian football club Chapecoense, whose squad was almost entirely wiped out in a 2016 plane crash, called on authorities to expel Nacional from the Libertadores Cup on Friday after their fans were caught making mocking airplane gestures.

In icy Minnesota, Pond Hockey Championships capture sport's essence

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 3:26pm
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - As NFL players, fans and sponsors began heading to Minneapolis last weekend for the upcoming Super Bowl, 2,500 hardy skaters took to the frozen surface of Lake Nokomis in a celebration of pond hockey, a childhood joy for millions of amateur players.

Father of molested girls charges disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor in court

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 2:44pm
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In first, Olympics chiefs invite Vatican 'God Squad' to IOC session

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:56pm
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Some go for gold. Others go for God.

Kasatkina stuns Wozniacki to reach St Petersburg semi-finals

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:37pm
(Reuters) - World number one Caroline Wozniacki suffered her first defeat since lifting the Australian Open trophy when she was edged out 7-6(2) 6-3 by Russia's Daria Kasatkina in the quarter-finals at the St Petersburg Ladies' Trophy on Friday.

Pats-slayer Eli Manning says Eagles can pull off upset

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:12pm
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning knows a thing or two about beating the New England Patriots in a Super Bowl and thinks the Philadelphia Eagles can do the same in the NFL's championship game on Sunday.

Russia's preparations for 2018 soccer World Cup on track: deputy PM Mutko

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:29am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Friday preparations for the 2018 soccer World Cup were on track and that authorities had no concerns regarding the state of the 12 venues that will host matches.