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FIFA says no word from Maradona over threat to quit

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 9:01am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Soccer's governing body FIFA said on Monday it had heard nothing official from Diego Maradona since the Argentine World Cup winner threatened last week to quit his ambassadorial role.

World chess head alleges a plot to oust him: TASS

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 8:09am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - World chess's governing body FIDE announced in a statement on its website on Monday that its president, Russia's Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, had quit, but he denied that and said he was the victim of a plot to oust him.

Three people removed from Tokyo park at center of Olympics protest

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 8:04am
TOKYO (Reuters) - At least three people were removed from a park in the Japanese capital Tokyo on Monday where homeless people have protested against construction projects for the 2020 Olympic Games.

Motor racing: Hamilton hopes for 'best v best' duel with Vettel

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 7:08am
LONDON (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton lost a battle but regained a rival after Sebastian Vettel won Sunday's Australian season-opener for Ferrari.

Andy Murray a doubt for Davis Cup with elbow injury

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 6:48am
(Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray is likely to miss Great Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final trip to France due to an elbow injury, his brother Jamie Murray has said.

Lee motors away in final round for six-stroke Kia Classic win

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:10am
(Reuters) - South Korean Lee Mi-rim turned a close Kia Classic into a procession, charging clear for a six-stroke victory in Carslbad, California on Sunday.

Banging toilet door blamed for Rahm's poor chip shot

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 9:26pm
(Reuters) - Jon Rahm blamed a loud noise, reported as a slamming portable toilet door, for a poor chip shot at the final hole that cost him a chance of forcing extra holes in his final against Dustin Johnson at the WGC-Dell Match Play on Sunday.

Kerber wins in third round at Miami Open but Keys loses

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:58pm
(Reuters) - Top seed Angelique Kerber advanced to the fourth round at the Miami Open on Sunday, but eighth seed Madison Keys was sent packing.

Points uses nine birdies to win Puerto Rico Open

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 4:24pm
(Reuters) - American journeyman D.A. Points reaped the benefits of a recent switch to a cross-handed putting style, rolling in nine birdies on his way to a two-stroke victory at the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday.

Vinales wins delayed and shortened MotoGP opener

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 3:05pm
(Reuters) - Maverick Vinales won a rain-delayed and shortened Qatar MotoGP season-opener on Sunday in a triumphant Yamaha debut for the young Spaniard.

Defoe scores on return as England beat Lithuania

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 3:00pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Jermain Defoe justified his recall from the international wilderness by scoring the first goal as England ground out a labored 2-0 win over Lithuania to stay on course for the World Cup finals at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

Kamworor and Cheptai lead Kenyan cross country domination

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 2:36pm
KAMPALA (Reuters) - Geoffrey Kamworor retained the men's title and Irene Cheptai led home five of her compatriots in the women's race as Kenya dominated the world cross country championships at the Kololo Independence Grounds on Sunday.

Johnson holds off Tanihara to make Match Play final

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 1:49pm
(Reuters) - World number one Dustin Johnson, bidding to make golfing history, edged surprise package Hideto Tanihara of Japan 1-up to reach the WGC-Dell Match Play final in Texas on Sunday.

Raonic pulls out of Miami Open with hamstring injury

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 1:00pm
(Reuters) - Third-seeded Milos Raonic of Canada withdrew from the Miami Open on Sunday with a hamstring injury.

Cycling: Valverde wraps up Tour of Catalonia triumph with third stage win

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 8:08am
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spaniard Alejandro Valverde sealed a second Tour of Catalonia title in style by claiming the seventh stage on Sunday to finish one minute and three seconds ahead of compatriot Alberto Contador in the general classification.

Battling McLaren exceed rock-bottom expectations

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 6:23am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - In a sign of how far McLaren have fallen, a retirement for Fernando Alonso and a last-place finish for team mate Stoffel Vandoorne exceeded expectations for the embattled team at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Frustrated Mercedes lose grip as 'stressful' season looms

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 5:26am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Mercedes' three-year domination of Formula One looked on shaky ground on Sunday as the Silver Arrows' confidence was rocked by Ferrari pace and a Sebastian Vettel victory in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix.

Motor racing: Vettel wins Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari

Sun, 03/26/2017 - 1:39am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel won the Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari on Sunday to dash Mercedes' hopes of extending their dominance into a fourth successive season of Formula One.

Lucic-Baroni beats Radwanska for second time this year

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 11:03pm
(Reuters) - Polish fifth seed Agnieszka Radwanska was the highest women's casualty at the Miami Open on Saturday, blown away for the second time this year by Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

Third-round Puerto Rico leader Stroud says it is time to win

Sat, 03/25/2017 - 6:02pm
(Reuters) - Chris Stroud took a one-stroke lead after the third round at the Puerto Rico Open on Saturday, declaring it was time to win a PGA Tour event.