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Nibali takes dramatic Giro stage as leader Dumoulin fumes

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:51am
(Reuters) - Vincenzo Nibali gave Italy its first success of the 2017 Giro d'Italia on Tuesday when he outsprinted Team Sky's Mikel Landa after seven hours of grueling and controversial action over the 222km 16th Queen stage from Rovetta to Bormio.

Brazil police arrest presidential aide in World Cup probe

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:49am
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested a presidential aide and two ex-governors as part of an investigation into the 2014 World Cup's most expensive stadium, another black eye for the country's political establishment that adds pressure on beleaguered President Michel Temer.

Sailing: Flying foils push America's Cup crews to limit in Bermuda

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 8:42am
LONDON (Reuters) - For the crews of the sleek catamarans foiling above the sparkling waters of Bermuda's Great Sound, winning the coveted America's Cup will be as much about design as sailing.

Egyptian becomes first amputee to swim across Red Sea Gulf

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 8:25am
(Reuters) - An Egyptian adventurer has become the first amputee to swim from Egypt to Jordan, crossing a 20-kilometre (12.4 miles) stretch of the Red Sea's Gulf of Aqaba last month in under nine hours.

Agassi could bring something special to Djokovic, says Leconte

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 6:44am
LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic could be on the verge of "something special" after teaming up with Andre Agassi for the French Open, former Roland Garros runner-up Henri Leconte said on Tuesday.

Manchester United cancel Europa League final news conference after concert attack

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 5:49am
ZURICH (Reuters) - Manchester United have canceled their news conference ahead of the Europa League final in Stockholm following Monday's suicide attack at a pop concert in their own city which killed 22 people.

Exclusive: Twice champion Kvitova set for Wimbledon after stabbing

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 4:51am
LONDON (Reuters) - Twice champion Petra Kvitova is set to play at Wimbledon this summer, less than seven months after she was stabbed by an intruder in her home, a member of her support team told Reuters on Tuesday.

Homesick Jang puts family first on leaving LPGA

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 3:15am
SEOUL (Reuters) - Jang Ha-na knows her decision to quit the elite U.S. women's golf tour at the peak of her career has left people scratching their heads but the world number 10 said on Tuesday she had no regrets about putting family ahead of fame and fortune.

Playoffs exit could spell retirement for Spurs great Ginobili

Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28am
(Reuters) - San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili walked off the AT&T Center court for perhaps the final time in his brilliant career on Monday, showered with cheers from the home crowd and respect from both teams.

Warriors finish off Spurs behind Curry's 36

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:21pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Kevin Durant added 29 points and 12 rebounds as the Golden State Warriors strolled to a 129-115 win over San Antonio Spurs on Monday to complete a four-game sweep of the Western Conference finals.

Predators shoot down Ducks to reach Stanley Cup Finals

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:10pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Colton Sissons' third goal of the game at 14:00 of the third period broke a tie and led the Predators to a 6-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday as Nashville clinched their first trip to the Stanley Cup finals.

Muddled Murray searching for form ahead of French Open

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 11:06pm
(Reuters) - When the ATP Race standings were updated this week Andy Murray, the world number one, languished down at 13th.

Opportunity knocks in Paris for Tennessee's Mr. Tennys

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:07pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Tennys Sandgren describes himself as a walking coincidence.

Tennis: Opportunity knocks in Paris for Tennessee's Mr. Tennys

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 8:06pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Tennys Sandgren describes himself as a walking coincidence.

Davison to step in for injured Bourdais at Indy 500

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 7:48pm
(Reuters) - James Davison said it will be bittersweet to fill in for the injured Sebastien Bourdais at the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday but plans to do his best despite limited preparation time.

Hawks' All-Star Millsap opts out of contract: reports

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 4:42pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Atlanta Hawks All-Star forward Paul Millsap has opted out of his contract for next season to become a free agent this summer, according to multiple reports Monday.

McLaren boss sees a world of virtual F1 teams

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:43pm
WOKING, England (Reuters) - All Formula One teams could eventually have their own virtual counterpart, while gaming can become the new grassroots of the sport, McLaren executive director Zak Brown said on Monday.

Golf: Another 27 players earn U.S. Open exemptions via rankings

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:04pm
(Reuters) - Former U.S. Amateur champions Matthew Fitzpatrick of England and South Korean An Byeong-hun were among 27 additional golfers to earn full exemptions into next month's U.S. Open golf championship, officials said on Monday.

Indy pole winner Dixon robbed at restaurant drive thru

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 1:00pm
(Reuters) - Just hours after winning pole for the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, New Zealand's Scott Dixon was robbed at gunpoint by two men while buying fast food at a drive-thru restaurant, his Chip Ganassi Racing team said.

Hayden dies after cycling accident: Italian media

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 12:06pm
ROME (Reuters) - American former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died of severe brain damage five days after he was hit by a car while cycling in eastern Italy, Italian media reported on Monday.