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Motorcycling: Rossi breaks right leg in training accident

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 5:26pm
MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Italian MotoGP great Valentino Rossi has broken his right leg in a training accident and will undergo surgery as soon as possible, his Yamaha team said on Thursday.

Russian teen Rublev shocks Dimitrov at U.S. Open

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:33pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Russian teenager Andrey Rublev swept aside seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov 7-5 7-6(3) 6-3 to reach the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday as a new wave of young guns continued to impress at the year's final grand slam.

Motorcycling: Rossi breaks leg in training accident - reports

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:21pm
MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Italian MotoGP great Valentino Rossi has broken his leg in a training accident that looks set to end his title chances for another year, local media reported on Thursday.

Wozniacki rips U.S. Open over Sharapova's plum schedule

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:04pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki slammed U.S. Open organizers for putting her on an outside court while Maria Sharapova, in her first grand slam since returning from a doping ban, has featured on the tournament's main stage.

Pliskova labors into third round at U.S. Open

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 2:36pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - World number one Karolina Pliskova survived a scare to advance to the third round of the U.S Open with a 2-6 6-3 6-4 comeback win against local favorite Nicole Gibbs on Thursday.

Shapovalov is the real deal, says Wilander

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 1:35pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several young players have caught the eye lately, but one of them has been standing out at the U.S. Open -- Canadian Denis Shapovalov, nothing less than a mix of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, according to former world number one Mats Wilander.

Motor racing: Alonso denies giving McLaren Honda ultimatum

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 1:09pm
MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso has denied telling McLaren to choose between him and Honda as the Spaniard considers his future with the Formula One team.

Motor racing: Alonso denies giving McLaren Honda ultimatum

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 1:09pm
MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso has denied telling McLaren to choose between him and Honda as the Spaniard considers his future with the Formula One team.

Australian Kyrgios fined $5,500 for bad behavior

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:30pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios was fined a total of $5,500 for bad behavior during his U.S. Open first-round defeat, organizers said on Thursday.

Svitolina strolls into U.S. Open third round

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:26pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina powered into the third round of the U.S. Open with a 6-4 6-4 win against Russian Evgeniya Rodina on Thursday.

Paraguay joins Argentina, Uruguay in 2030 Word Cup bid

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:20pm
ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay has joined forces with Argentina and Uruguay in a joint bid to host the 2030 World Cup finals, President Horacio Cartes said on Thursday.

Cycling: Britain's Deignan a doubt for world road championships

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:31am
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's former world road cycle champion Lizzie Deignan could miss this year's championships in Norway because of surgery to remove her appendix.

Hamilton says he will extend Mercedes deal this year

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 11:26am
MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton says he has his Formula One future mapped out and will sign a contract extension with Mercedes later this year.

Federer out to find his groove in New York

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 9:45am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roger Federer will be hoping that his first-round scare was no more than an early glitch when he takes on Russian Mikhaïl Youzhny at the U.S. Open on Thursday.

Suspended Russian anti-doping agency appoints new director

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 9:36am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's suspended anti-doping agency RUSADA appointed a new director general on Thursday, part of Moscow’s push to rehabilitate its tarnished sporting image and overturn a ban on most of its track-and-field athletes competing internationally.

Motor racing: Force India pair clear the air after Spa collision

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 9:27am
MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Force India's feuding team mates met on Thursday to reset their relationship after French rookie Esteban Ocon accused Mexican Sergio Perez of trying to kill him at last weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.

Cycling: Cavendish to return to action at Tour of Britain

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 9:23am
LONDON (Reuters) - Mark Cavendish will return to action for the first time since a horrifying high-speed crash at the Tour de France as part of a strong Team Dimension Data outfit at the Tour of Britain, which begins in Scotland on Sunday.

2022 World Cup hosts Qatar fail to qualify for 2018 tournament

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 9:15am
(Reuters) - Qatar, who will host the 2022 World Cup finals, failed to qualify for 2018 edition of the tournament after a 3-1 loss to Syria in their penultimate Asian Group A qualifier in Malaysia on Thursday.

Cycling: Aqua Blue Sport bus destroyed in Spanish arson attack

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 5:23am
MADRID (Reuters) - A suspected arson attack destroyed the tour bus of the Aqua Blue Sport cycling team at the Vuelta a Espana in the southern Spanish city of Almeria, the Irish-based outfit said on Thursday.

Numbers ones Nadal and Pliskova hunt second round wins

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:17am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal and Karolina Pliskova will look to remain on cruise control as the two world number ones chase a place in the third round of the U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday.

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