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Keys sends U.S. into second straight Fed Cup final

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:36am
(Reuters) - Madison Keys battled past Pauline Parmentier of France 7-6(4) 6-4 to lead the U.S. into their second consecutive Fed Cup final in Aix-en-Provence on Sunday.

Nadal eases past Nishikori to claim record-extending 11th Monte Carlo title

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:03am
MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal clinched a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo title as he geared up for his French Open campaign with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Japan's Kei Nishikori in the final on Sunday.

Farah unhappy with marathon staff despite record-breaking result

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 9:00am
LONDON (Reuters) - Mo Farah was unhappy with the way staff at the London Marathon handled a mishap with his drinks bottle, even though he went on to break the British record on Sunday.

Kipchoge and Cheruiyot win London Marathon titles, Farah sets British record

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 8:54am
LONDON (Reuters) - Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon for the third time on Sunday, with Mo Farah breaking the British record as he finished third, while there was a surprise victory for Vivian Cheruiyot in the women’s race.

Kvitova outplays Kerber to send Czechs into Fed Cup final

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 7:38am
(Reuters) - Petra Kvitova put Czech Republic into the Fed Cup final with a convincing victory over Angelique Kerber of Germany that gave the 10-time champions an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the tie in Stuttgart on Sunday.

Kipchoge wins third London Marathon as Farah breaks British record

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 6:36am
LONDON (Reuters) - Eliud Kipchoge defied soaring temperatures to win the London Marathon for a third time on Sunday, while Mo Farah finished in an impressive third place, breaking the British record in the process.

Cheruiyot shocks Keitany to win London Marathon

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 6:01am
LONDON (Reuters) - Vivian Cheruiyot shocked favorite and fellow Kenyan Mary Keitany to win the London Marathon for the first time on Sunday but failed to break Paula Radcliffe’s world record as high temperatures took their toll.

Bounasser wins Vienna marathon as Kimetto drops out

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 5:05am
VIENNA (Reuters) - Morocco's Salaheddine Bounasser was the surprise winner of the Vienna marathon on Sunday while world record holder Dennis Kimetto's injury frustration continued as he failed to finish.

Oakland's Manaea tosses no-hitter against red-hot Boston

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:15am
(Reuters) - Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea pitched the first no-hitter of the 2018 Major League Baseball season, blanking the Boston Red Sox in a 3-0 victory on Saturday.

White Sox struggle in wake of Farquhar brain hemorrhage

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:12pm
(Reuters) - The Chicago White Sox lost 10-1 to the Houston Astros on Saturday but matters on the field took a backseat to concerns about their reliever Danny Farquhar, who suffered a brain hemorrhage a day earlier.

Johnson, Landry tied for lead in San Antonio

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:02pm
(Reuters) - Zach Johnson sank a six-foot putt for birdie on his final hole for a four-under-par 68 to ensure a share of the lead with Andrew Landry on 13-under 203 after the third round of the Texas Open on Saturday.

Marquez loses Austin pole with three-place penalty

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 5:43pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Honda's MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez was handed a three-place penalty for slow riding after taking pole for the sixth year in a row at the Grand Prix of the Americas on Saturday.

Motorcycling: Marquez on provisional pole in Texas for sixth year running

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 4:09pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Honda's MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez crashed but still took pole position for the Grand Prix of the Americas for the sixth year in a row on Saturday, pending a stewards' investigation.

American pilot Goulian tops qualifying in Cannes

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 2:55pm
(Reuters) - U.S. pilot Michael Goulian came out on top in an intense qualifying session in Cannes for Sunday's second leg of the Red Bull Air Race world championship.

Mladenovic draws France level with U.S. in Fed Cup semis

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 2:30pm
(Reuters) - Kristina Mladenovic came back from a set down to beat CoCo Vandeweghe 1-6 6-3 6-2 and draw France level with defending champions U.S. in their Fed Cup semi-final in Aix-en-Provence on Saturday.

Nadal cruises into Monte Carlo final

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:55am
MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Defending champion Rafa Nadal remains on course for an 11th Monte Carlo Masters title after beating Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-1 in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Pliskova and Kvitova give Czechs commanding lead over Germany

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 9:42am
(Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova and Petra Kvitova won their opening singles matches to give Czech Republic a commanding 2-0 lead in their Fed Cup semi-final against Germany in Stuttgart on Saturday.

Former U.S. taekwondo star waits a decade for her #MeToo moment

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:17am
(Reuters) - It has taken a decade, but Mandy Meloon, a two-time taekwondo world champion thrown off the U.S. national team in 2007 after accusing her coach of molesting her at age 16, has won a measure of vindication.

Golf: Johnson surges into share of lead in San Antonio

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 8:24pm
(Reuters) - Zach Johnson shot a blistering seven-under-par 65 to jump into a tie with Ryan Moore on nine-under 135 after the second round of the Texas Open on Friday.

Sailing: MAPFRE clinches victory in Itajai to extend In-Port Series lead

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 3:08pm
(Reuters) - Spanish team MAPFRE won the Itajai In-Port Race in Brazil on Friday after an intense battle with team AkzoNobel for the lead.