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Nadal to meet Dutra Silva on his own Barcelona court

49 min 39 sec ago
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Resurgent Spanish great Rafael Nadal will have the rare privilege of playing on a court named after him when he meets Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva in the last 32 of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday.

Lawyers for ex-NFL star Hernandez seek to toss murder verdict post-suicide

57 min 18 sec ago
BOSTON (Reuters) - A week after one-time National Football League star Aaron Hernandez killed himself in his prison cell, lawyers asked a Massachusetts judge to vacate his 2015 conviction for murdering an acquaintance.

Cycling: Felline wins Tour de Romandie prologue

2 hours 17 min ago
AIGLE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Italian Fabio Felline won the prologue of the Tour de Romandie to claim the overall lead after a 4.8-km individual time trial on a slippery course on Tuesday.

Crosby and Ovechkin set to again take Stanley Cup spotlight

3 hours 18 min ago
TORONTO (Reuters) - Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin again have the hockey world buzzing as the two best players of their generation prepare to lead the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals into a Stanley Cup second round showdown.

Golfers get relief from armchair judges

4 hours 11 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Golfers will no longer live in fear of a minor infringement being picked up by eagle-eyed armchair fans, after the Royal & Ancient and USGA agreed to limit the use of video evidence on Tuesday.

Defensive players figure to dominate at NFL Draft

4 hours 13 min ago
(Reuters) - After months of study and speculation, teams will desperately try to land a knockout punch when they replenish their rosters with the best college players at this week's NFL Draft on the beloved "Rocky Steps" in Philadelphia.

Motor racing: Earnhardt Jr. to retire at end of NASCAR season

6 hours 22 min ago
(The Sports xchange) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to retire from the NASCAR Monster Cup series at the end of the 2017 season.

Cycling: Offredo assaulted during training ride

6 hours 24 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - French rider Yoann Offredo said he was assaulted by a motorist and his passenger with a baseball bat during a training ride on Monday, sustaining cuts and a rib injury.

Muguruza confirmed to play at Birmingham grasscourt event

7 hours 11 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Former Wimbledon runner-up Garbine Muguruza will prepare for this year's Championships on the Birmingham grass courts after confirming she has entered June's Aegon Classic on Tuesday.

Murray ready to work overtime in Barcelona to stay at top

8 hours 43 min ago
(Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray returns to the Barcelona clay courts that launched his career this week as he puts in some overtime ahead of the French Open.

Athletics: Bekele was not wearing 'Breaking2 shoes', say Nike

9 hours 24 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - The running shoes that Kenenisa Bekele blamed for his struggles in Sunday's London Marathon were not the revolutionary new model designed for use in the Breaking2 attempt on a sub-two hour marathon, manufacturers Nike said on Tuesday.

Radcliffe urges Griffiths not to rush in search for coach

11 hours 3 min ago
(Reuters) - Josh Griffiths, the fastest Briton at the recent London Marathon, must not rush into a search for a coach, women's world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe has said.

Australian Olympic Committee chief Coates says victim of 'vindictive' campaign

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:32pm
(Reuters) - Australian Olympic Committee President John Coates has said that allegations of bullying leveled against his long-serving lieutenant Mike Tancred are part of a "vindictive" campaign aimed at bringing his 27-year reign to an end.

Serena fires back at Nastase for 'racist' comments

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 5:12pm
(Reuters) - Serena Williams on Monday called the alleged comments about her unborn child by former world number one Ilie Nastase "racist" and applauded the International Tennis Federation for launching a probe into the remarks.

Tennis: Evans and Edmund through but home favorite Robredo loses

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 1:26pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Britain's Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund made it through to the second round of the Barcelona Open on Monday.

Doping: Russian heptathlete stripped of Beijing 2008 bronze

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:19am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Russian Olympic heptathlete Tatiana Chernova was stripped of her 2008 Beijing Games bronze medal on Monday after she tested positive to banned substances in re-tests of her sample.

No decision on Nastase for at least two weeks: ITF's Haggerty

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 10:06am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase will have to wait for at least two weeks to discover if he is to face further action after he was provisionally banned from all ITF events following his verbal abuse of British players last weekend.

Serena thanks unborn baby after returning to world number one

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 9:26am
LONDON (Reuters) - Serena Williams returned to the top of the WTA world rankings on Monday and immediately shared the news with her unborn baby.

Funeral set for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:14am
BOSTON (Reuters) - The funeral of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will take place on Monday, five days after he was found hanged by a bed sheet in a Massachusetts prison in what state officials have ruled a suicide.

Tennis: All eyes on Stuttgart as Sharapova poised for return

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 8:02am
LONDON (Reuters) - Not much phases Roberta Vinci after 16 years on Tour but the maelstrom swirling around her opening match in Stuttgart against Maria Sharapova will test even the Italian's vast experience.