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NFL: 49ers linebacker Smith out for the season

Sun, 08/06/2017 - 1:14am
(Reuters) - San Francisco 49ers linebacker Malcolm Smith is out for the season with a torn pectoral muscle, the NFL reported on Saturday.

Keys downs Muguruza to reach Stanford Classic final

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 11:16pm
(Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza was knocked out of the Stanford Classic on Saturday, losing her semi-final 6-3 6-2 to Madison Keys.

Owen within sight of maiden win at Barracuda

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 10:25pm
(Reuters) - Greg Owen has one hand on the Barracuda Championship but the Englishman's chances of landing his first PGA Tour victory look less clear cut after he suffered a double-bogey at the 18th hole in Reno on Saturday.

Thompson out to restore Jamaican pride in the women's 100m

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 8:01pm
LONDON (Reuters) - After Usain Bolt's defeat, fellow Jamaican Elaine Thompson will seek to restore the country's sprint status by adding the World Championship 100 meters crown to her Olympic gold on Sunday.

Zach Johnson, Pieters share lead at Firestone

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 6:53pm
(Reuters) - Late birdies from Thomas Pieters and Zach Johnson gave the duo a share of the lead after the third round of the World Golf Championship-Bridgestone Invitational on Saturday.

Schafer leads heptathlon narrowly from favorite Thiam

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 4:28pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Germany’s Carolin Schafer led the heptathlon standings after four events at the World Championships on Saturday after achieving a personal best in the shot put.

Gatlin stuns Bolt to win 100m world title

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 4:27pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Justin Gatlin ruined Usain Bolt's farewell party when the 35-year-old American won the world 100 metres title on Saturday, beating the Jamaican superstar into third and sparking a chorus of boos from a London crowd unhappy with his doping past.

Manyonga claims long jump gold to crown remarkable comeback

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 3:55pm
LONDON (Reuters) - South Africa's Luvo Manyonga won the World Championship long jump title on Saturday to make up for the disappointment of missing out on a gold medal in last year's Olympics by one centimeter.

Athletics: Gudzius earns stunning discus triumph for Lithuania

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 3:52pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Lithuanian Andrius Gudzius, a one-time junior prodigy, finally fulfilled expectations to shock the big names in the discus and take gold at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday.

Olympic champion Ayana destroys field to win 10,000 metres

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 3:51pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Ethiopian Almaz Ayana destroyed the field to win the 10,000 metres at the World Championships on Saturday, finishing around 300 metres clear of her rivals in her first race of an injury-plagued season.

Dibaba squeezes into 1500m final, Kipyegon fastest

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 2:26pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Defending 1500m world champion Genzebe Dibaba faced an agonizing wait before securing qualification for the final after closely contested semi-finals on Saturday.

Bolt beaten but through after scoreboard scare

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 1:51pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt booked his place in the World Championships 100 meters final on Saturday but he was given a double scare by American Christian Coleman, who beat him in their semi, and the stadium scoreboard, which initially left him off the results.

Marquez grabs pole position at Czech Grand Prix

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 9:58am
(Reuters) - The MotoGP championship resumed after the mid-season break with world champion Marc Marquez taking pole position at the Czech Grand Prix for the third time in four years.

Golf: Park rockets up leaderboard at women's British Open

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 9:24am
LONDON (Reuters) - South Korea's Inbee Park rocketed up the women's British Open leaderboard with eight birdies in a superb third-round 64 at Kingsbarns on Saturday -- moving to within a stroke of overnight leader In-Kyung Kim on 10 under.

Athletics: Heptathlete Rodriguez beats personal best three times in high jump

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 9:19am
LONDON (Reuters) - Cuban heptathlete Yorgelis Rodriguez enjoyed a memorable morning at the World Athletics Championships on Saturday as she broke her personal best three times in the high jump.

Athletics: Farah confident of 5,000m triumph despite stitches

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 9:16am
LONDON (Reuters) - Mo Farah is confident that he can win the 5,000 meters at the World Athletics Championships despite suffering cuts and bruises and needing three stitches in his left leg after his epic 10,000 meters triumph on Friday.

Athletics: Amos safely through in wide-open men's 800 meters

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 8:37am
LONDON (Reuters) - The injury-enforced absence of David Rudisha has left the door open for the men's 800 meters title at the World Athletics Championships and half a dozen contenders, led by Nijel Amos, will fancy their chances following Saturday's first round.

Thompson easily into 100 meters semi-finals

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:52am
LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic champion Elaine Thompson ignored a cloudburst to easily win her opening heat in the women's 100 meters at the World Championships on Saturday.

Athletics: Van Niekerk begins double-bid at a canter

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 5:59am
LONDON (Reuters) - Wayde van Niekerk safely negotiated the first stage of his attempted 400 metres/200 meters World Championships double on Saturday when he cruised through his opening heat in his favored one-lap event.

Athletics: IAAF rebuff Bolt blocks criticism

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 5:40am
LONDON (Reuters) - World Athletics Championships organizers rebuffed criticism from Usain Bolt about his starting blocks in the 100 meters on Saturday, insisting they had been checked and were the same model used in Beijing two years ago.