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Dominant Djokovic races past Lajovic in Monte Carlo

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 11:01am
(Reuters) - Former world number one Novak Djokovic showed signs of rediscovering his form with a dominant 6-0 6-1 victory over Dusan Lajovic in the opening round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Monday.

Russia ready to cooperate with FIFA probe into racist chants

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 10:49am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia will cooperate with a FIFA investigation into racist abuse directed at French players by Russian fans during a pre-World Cup friendly last month, a Russian soccer official said on Monday.

FIFA opens probe into racist abuse at Russia-France friendly: RIA

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 9:43am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - FIFA has opened a probe into racist abuse directed at French players by Russian fans during a pre-World Cup friendly last month, the RIA news agency cited a Russian soccer federation official as saying on Monday.

Horner sees no reason for Ricciardo to leave

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 9:28am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Red Bull hope they can convince Daniel Ricciardo to stay with them after giving the Australian a winning car in Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix.

Figure skating: Canadian former world champion Chan announces retirement

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 9:25am
(Reuters) - Canada's Patrick Chan, a Winter Olympic gold medalist and three-time world champion, announced his retirement from competitive figure skating on Monday.

Red Bull and Ferrari are prising open the Mercedes grip

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 8:58am
LONDON (Reuters) - It may be premature to call the end of an era of Mercedes domination but Daniel Ricciardo's thrilling win for Red Bull in Shanghai on Sunday marks a clear shift in the Formula One landscape.

Surfing: Tyler through to Margaret River Pro quarter-finals after nearby shark attack

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 8:28am
(Reuters) - Australia's two-time world champion Tyler Wright put a nearby shark attack to the back of her mind as she progressed to the women's quarter-finals of the Margaret River Pro on Monday.

Britain's Evans to return in Glasgow after doping ban

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 6:28am
(Reuters) - Briton Dan Evans is set to return from a one-year doping ban as a wildcard entrant at this month's ATP Challenger Tour event in Glasgow, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) said on Monday.

F1 to set up fully-fledged local entity in China

Mon, 04/16/2018 - 4:55am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Formula One's planned Chinese joint venture will have its own marketing, licensing and media rights arms dedicated to growing the sport's presence in the vast but still nascent market, commercial managing director Sean Bratches has said.

Games: GOLDOC boss Beattie apologizes for closing ceremony 'stuff-up'

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 9:02pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - GOLDOC chairman Peter Beattie has apologized for a "stuff-up" at the closing ceremony of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after athletes were marginalized from the television broadcast and a string of officials hogged the spotlight with lengthy speeches.

Hasay out of Boston Marathon with heel injury

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 6:48pm
(Reuters) - American Jordan Hasay, one of the top women's challengers in Monday's Boston Marathon, has withdrawn with a heel injury, officials said on Sunday.

Johnson beats Sandgren to defend Houston title

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 5:42pm
(Reuters) - Sixth seed Steve Johnson beat Tennys Sandgren 7-6(2) 2-6 6-4 to successfully defend his title in an all-American final at the U.S. Men's Clay Court Championship in Houston on Sunday.

Golf: Kodaira triumphs at Hilton Head for first PGA Tour win

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 2:56pm
(Reuters) - Japan's Satoshi Kodaira birdied the third extra hole to beat South Korean Kim Si-woo in a playoff at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Sunday and earn his first PGA Tour win.

Manchester City confirmed as champions as rivals United lose

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 1:41pm
LONDON (Reuters) - A week later than they would have preferred Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday as second-placed Manchester United suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat by bottom club West Bromwich Albion.

Golf: Kim, Kodaira in playoff at Hilton Head

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 1:33pm
(Reuters) - South Korean Kim Si-woo and Japan's Satoshi Kodaira were headed to a playoff at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina after finishing regulation tied at 12-under 272 on Sunday.

Golf: Rahm wins Spanish Open after leaping ahead of Dunne and Elvira

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 12:23pm
MADRID (Reuters) - World number four Jon Rahm won the Spanish Open to claim his third European Tour title on Sunday after holding his nerve against fellow Spaniard Nacho Elvira and Irishman Paul Dunne in a tight finale.

Motor racing: Rear gunner Raikkonen shoots for podium

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 11:07am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Kimi Raikkonen's hopes of a strong result in the Chinese Grand Prix appeared dashed after Ferrari compromised his race to help Sebastian Vettel, but in the end the Italian team had to count on the Finn to salvage a podium in a contest that went awry.

Tennis: Andujar thrashes Edmund to win Marrakech title

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 10:03am
(Reuters) - Spain's Pablo Andujar won the Grand Prix Hassan II claycourt title in Marrakech for the third time when he easily beat Britain's Kyle Edmund 6-2 6-2 on Sunday.

Shanghai success puts a smile back on Ricciardo’s face

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 9:23am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The smile was broader than ever as Daniel Ricciardo savoured a surprise Chinese Grand Prix victory in his own inimitable fashion on Sunday.

Inclusion is the future as sun goes down on the 'Golden Games'

Sun, 04/15/2018 - 8:50am
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - A diverse and contemporary ceremony of music, lights and dance with the words and imagery of indigenous Australia very much at its heart brought an end to the XXI Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast on Sunday.