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Table tennis: India's Ghosh suspended over sex crime allegation

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 1:16am
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh has been provisionally suspended by his country's governing body after an 18-year-old woman filed a rape allegation against him with the police.

Tennis: Puig stuns Wozniacki in Miami, Osaka's run over

Sat, 03/24/2018 - 12:16am
(Reuters) - Monica Puig shrugged off an opening set bagel to rally for a 0-6 6-4 6-4 victory over world number two Caroline Wozniacki in the second round of the Miami Open on Friday.

Boxing: Nevada State suspends Alvarez after second positive test

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:38pm
(Reuters) - Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez was temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission following two positive tests for the banned fat-burning drug clenbuterol, the body's executive director Bob Bennett said in a statement on Friday.

Motor racing: Ferrari's Vettel tops final free practice

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:34pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Four-times Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari 1-2 in the final free practice ahead of qualifying for the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.

Motor racing: Angry Ricciardo slams stewards for grid penalty

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:12pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A frustrated Daniel Ricciardo condemned Formula One stewards at the Australian Grand Prix after the Red Bull driver was handed a three-place grid penalty for his home race on Sunday.

Djokovic out but Del Potro, Cilic move on in Miami

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 10:22pm
(Reuters) - Six-time champion Novak Djokovic's hopes of turning around his season at the Miami Open ended in the second round when he was defeated 6-3 6-4 by Frenchman Benoit Paire on Friday.

Romo shoots 82 to finish last in PGA Tour debut

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 8:06pm
(Reuters) - Former NFL quarterback Tony Romo missed the cut after shooting an 82 in the second round of the Corales Puntacana Championship in the Dominican Republic on Friday.

McIlroy, Spieth eliminated from Match Play as seeds tumble

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 7:49pm
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth were among the big names eliminated from the WGC-Dell Match Play on Friday, leaving only two of the top 10 seeds to contest the knockout rounds.

'It's impossible at the moment,' says Djokovic after Miami loss

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 6:40pm
(Reuters) - A dejected Novak Djokovic went searching for answers after losing his opening match at the Miami Open on Friday.

Djokovic ousted, but Cilic moves on in Miami

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 4:20pm
(Reuters) - Six-time champion Novak Djokovic's hopes of turning around his season at the Miami Open ended in the second round when he was defeated 6-3 6-4 by Frenchman Benoit Paire on Friday.

Serbia expelled from handball event for cancelling Kosovo match

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 3:59pm
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Preparations for a historic handball match between political adversaries Serbia and Kosovo ended in chaos on Friday with the expulsion of the host nation after it canceled the fixture over security concerns.

McIlroy thrashed by Harman, eliminated from Match Play

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 1:17pm
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy has been eliminated from the WGC-Dell Match Play after being comfortably defeated 5&3 by diminutive giant killer Brian Harman on Friday.

Ibrahimovic looks set to shine in city of stars

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 1:14pm
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - It was fitting that Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a player with near-limitless self confidence, would announce his arrival in a city packed with movie stars and big egos with a full-page newspaper advert proclaiming: "Dear Los Angeles, You're welcome."

Svitolina ends Osaka's run to reach third round in Miami

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:25pm
(Reuters) - Ukrainian second seed Elina Svitolina ended Naomi Osaka's remarkable recent run with a 6-4 6-2 triumph over the Indian Wells champion in the second round of the Miami Open on Friday.

Cycling: Cavendish ruled out of Commonwealth Games

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 12:23pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Mark Cavendish has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games to recover from injuries he sustained in a horrific crash at last week's Milan-San Remo race, his team announced on Friday.

Britain's Tinkler to miss Commonwealth Games with ankle injury

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 11:49am
(Reuters) - Britain's Olympic medal-winning gymnast Amy Tinkler will miss next month's Commonwealth Games in Australia after tearing ankle ligaments during a warm-up routine at the Gymnastics World Cup in Birmingham on Thursday.

Force India Formula One team rule out name change this year

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 9:02am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Force India will not be changing their name this season despite having a new one in mind, the Formula One team said at the opening Australian Grand Prix.

Britain's Yarnold has knee surgery to treat joint disease

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 5:45am
(Reuters) - Double Olympic skeleton champion Lizzy Yarnold has had knee surgery to treat a rare genetic joint disease, the British Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association said on Friday.

Motor racing: Ricciardo handed three-place penalty for home race

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 5:02am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Daniel Ricciardo's Australian Grand Prix jinx struck again on Friday with the Red Bull driver handed a three-place grid penalty for his home race for going too fast during red flag conditions.

Hamilton fastest but Red Bull, Ferrari in hunt

Fri, 03/23/2018 - 4:40am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton topped the timesheets for Mercedes in both practice sessions at the Australian Grand Prix on Friday but Red Bull's Max Verstappen showed enough pace to give the Silver Arrows pause for thought.