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Ethiopia's Bekele to race London Marathon

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 6:30am
(Reuters) - Ethiopia's triple Olympic track champion Kenenisa Bekele will race the London Marathon in April and line up alongside Briton Mo Farah and Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge for what promises to be a mouth-watering contest.

Tennis: American hero Tennys is good for tennis, says Wilander

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 6:16am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - American outsider Tennys Sandgren's fairytale run at the Australian Open is just what the sport needs to make it less predictable, according to former champion Mats Wilander.

Nadal weathers blast from pocket rocket Schwartzman

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 5:07am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Rafa Nadal was rattled by a feisty challenge from Diego Schwartzman but held firm to fend off the diminutive Argentine 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3 6-3 and reach his 10th Australian Open quarter-final on Sunday.

Andy who? Briton Edmund reaches first grand slam quarter-final

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 4:02am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Britain's Kyle Edmund reached the quarter-finals of a grand slam for the first time after coming from a set down to oust Italian Andreas Seppi 6-7(4) 7-5 6-2 6-3 in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Sunday.

Seoul says North Korea's Olympic participation will aid peace and ease tensions

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 3:38am
SEOUL (Reuters) - Seoul welcomed confirmation by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that 22 North Korean athletes would compete in next month's Winter Olympics, saying on Sunday it would aid peace and the easing of tensions on the Korean peninsula.

Mertens makes maiden major quarter-final in Melbourne

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 3:15am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Belgium's Elise Mertens progressed to her maiden grand slam quarter-finals in her first appearance in the Australian Open main draw, beating Croatian Petra Martic 7-6(5) 7-5 on Sunday.

Sublime Garcia cruises to season-opening win in Singapore

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 3:04am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Sergio Garcia produced a masterful display of bogey-free golf over 27 holes on Sunday to open his season with a five-shot victory at the weather-disrupted Singapore Open, the Spaniard making his move early and dominating from the front.

Tennis: Edmund ousts Seppi to reach first grand slam quarter-final

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 2:54am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Britain's Kyle Edmund reached the quarter-finals of a grand slam for the first time after coming from a set down to oust Italian Andreas Seppi 6-7(4) 7-5 6-2 6-3 in the fourth round of the Australian Open on Sunday.

Tennis: Nadal weathers blast from pocket rocket Schwartzman

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 2:31am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Top seed Rafa Nadal was rattled by a feisty challenge from Diego Schwartzman but held firm to fend off the diminutive Argentine 6-3 6-7(4) 6-3 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the Australian Open on Sunday.

Snowboarding: Veteran Clark joins newcomer Kim on U.S. team

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:26am
MAMMOTH, California (Reuters) - Veteran Kelly Clark qualified for her fifth Olympic Games on Saturday by winning the snowboarding halfpipe competition at the U.S. Grand Prix in Mammoth, edging out fellow American and celebrated newcomer Chloe Kim.

Miocic sets UFC heavyweight record with win over Ngannou

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 12:24am
(Reuters) - Champion Stipe Miocic dominated challenger Francis Ngannou in a five-round war of attrition at the TD Garden in Boston to score a unanimous decision victory and set a new UFC record of three successful heavyweight title defenses.

Tennis: Cilic reaches quarters, celebrates 100th grand slam win

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:53pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic became the first man into the quarter-finals of the Australian Open when he ground down Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 6-7(2) 6-3 7-6(0) 7-6(3) on Sunday.

Tennis: Free and single-handed, Suarez Navarro makes last eight

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:51pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Carla Suarez Navarro struck a blow for one of the endangered shots of women's tennis as she used her single-handed backhand to great effect to beat Estonian Anett Kontaveit and reach the Australian Open quarter-finals on Sunday.

Tennis: Wozniacki gallops into Melbourne quarter: finals

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 10:42pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Second seed Caroline Wozniacki needed only a shade over an hour to book a quarter-final spot at the Australian Open as she thrashed Slovakia's Magdalena Rybarikova 6-3 6-0 on Sunday.

Tennis: Suarez Navarro hits back to reach quarter-finals

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 9:00pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro became the first player through to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open as she dug herself out of a hole to beat Estonian Anett Kontaveit 4-6 6-4 8-6 on Sunday.

Snowboarding: Americans Mack, Marino secure Olympic spots in Mammoth

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 8:46pm
MAMMOTH, California (Reuters) - American snowboarder Kyle Mack made up for a disappointing first trip down the slopestyle course on Saturday with two impressive runs to win the U.S. Grand Prix in Mammoth and qualify for next month's Olympics in Pyeongchang.

North Korean delegation arrives in South Korea for Olympics prep

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:50pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean logistics officials arrived in South Korea on Sunday after a previous cancellation briefly cast doubts on the North's participation in next month's Winter Olympics.

Athletics: Breaking the world record the easy part for Coleman

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:22pm
(Reuters) - Setting a potential 60 meters world record of 6.37 seconds turned out to be just part of the challenge for American Christian Coleman.

Golf: Cook fires up with 64 for one-stroke lead after three rounds

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:48pm
(Reuters) - Austin Cook expressed comfort playing with the lead after surging to a one-shot advantage in the third round at the CareerBuilder Challenge in southern California on Saturday.

Norway's Tande hangs on to take ski flying world title

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 11:31am
OBERSTDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Norway's Daniel Andre Tande held on to his overnight lead to take gold in the flying hill individual competition at the biannual Ski Flying World Championships on Friday, with the tournament shortened due to excessive wind.

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