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Gatlin-Coleman team cruise to year's fastest 4x100m relay

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 5:51pm
(Reuters) - World champion Justin Gatlin and his team mates sped to the year's fastest 4x100 metres relay on Saturday, clocking 38.08 seconds at the Tennessee Relays in Knoxville.

Jazz can beat anyone in NBA playoffs: Jerebko

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 3:14pm
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Having made it all the way to the Eastern Conference finals with former club Boston Celtics a year ago, sharp-shooting Swede Jonas Jerebko has told Reuters his Utah Jazz team fear no-one as the NBA playoffs get under way this weekend.

Golf: Elvira cuts Dunne's lead to one ahead of Spanish Open finale

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 1:36pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Irishman Paul Dunne still leads the way in the Spanish Open but will face stiff competition on the final day from Nacho Elvira and world number four Jon Rahm after the two home favorites each carded six under on day three.

Motor racing: Bird wins first Rome ePrix after Rosenqvist crashes

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 12:00pm
ROME (Reuters) - Britain's Sam Bird won Formula E's first race in Rome on Saturday to move up to second in the all-electric series after seven rounds.

Horse racing-Tiger Roll wins Grand National in photo finish

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:38am
(Reuters) - Tiger Roll won the English Grand National in a photo finish from Pleasant Company at Aintree on Saturday.

Equestrian: Queen of dressage Werth retains World Cup title

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 11:01am
PARIS (Reuters) - Six-times Olympic champion Isabell Werth retained her dressage World Cup title after a flawless ride on Weihegold OLD on Saturday.

Motor racing: Ricciardo says faith in Renault progress is fading

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 10:24am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Daniel Ricciardo is losing faith in Renault's reliability after the Australian nearly missed out on Saturday's Chinese Grand Prix qualifying due to an engine failure in final practice.

Horse racing: Australian mare Winx eases to record-equalling 25th straight win

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 6:08am
(Reuters) - Australian champion mare Winx cruised to a record-equalling 25th consecutive victory with a dominant performance in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Sydney's Randwick racecourse on Saturday.

New Zealand's Nyika, women's hockey team crash hosts' party

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 4:48am
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Heavyweight boxer David Nyika did more than just win his second Commonwealth Games gold medal on Saturday. He shut the parochial Australian crowd up.

Jamaica sprinters fail to fire as England rule Gold Coast relays

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 4:16am
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Yohan Blake had to settle for a second bronze and Elaine Thompson a single silver as Jamaica's vaunted sprinters failed to fire in the relays on the final day of athletics at the Commonwealth Games on Saturday.

Vettel snatches pole position in Ferrari one-two

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 3:17am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel pumped in a stunning late lap to snatch pole position from team mate Kimi Raikkonen as Ferrari dominated Chinese Grand Prix qualifying on Saturday.

Australia coach hails fighting spirit after securing World Cup berth

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 3:16am
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Australia coach Alen Stajcic hailed his team's spirit and unity as they fought back to gain a late 1-1 draw with Japan to qualify for the finals of next year's Women's World Cup.

Vettel on pole in China with Ferrari one-two

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 2:15am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Formula One championship leader Sebastian Vettel put Ferrari on pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix with team mate Kimi Raikkonen qualifying his car alongside on the front row on Saturday.

Blake heads into hiding from Bolt as Jamaica come up short

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 1:46am
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Usain Bolt joked that he had perhaps retired too soon after Jamaica failed to win either of the 4x100m relays on Saturday and finished Commonwealth Games without any of the short sprint titles.

Vettel leads Ferrari one-two in final China practice

Sat, 04/14/2018 - 12:14am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Championship leader Sebastian Vettel led team mate Kimi Raikkonen in a Ferrari one-two in Saturday's final practice for the Chinese Grand Prix with his title rival Lewis Hamilton managing only fifth in his Mercedes.

Fans help buzz, propel 'straya to top of medal table

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:46pm
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - As a popular holiday destination, the Gold Coast is a pretty vibrant place for most of the time, but throw a big sporting event in a country obsessed with athletic pursuits into the mix and the buzz around the place is almost tangible.

Semenya believes she could go the distance after Gold Coast double

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:43pm
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Caster Semenya leaves the Commonwealth Games convinced she can replicate the middle distance double she achieved on the Gold Coast at next year's world championships and the Tokyo Olympics - and maybe even extending her repertoire further beyond that.

Singapore para-athlete barred after failing pre-Games doping test

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 10:06pm
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Singaporean para-athlete Mohammad Khairi Bin Ishak has been barred from competing at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after failing a doping test prior to the multi-sports event beginning, the Singapore team said on Saturday.

Highlights on day 10 of Commonwealth Games

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 8:02pm
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Highlights on day 10 of the Commonwealth Games on Saturday(times GMT):

Golf: DeChambeau surges to halfway lead at Hilton Head

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 7:56pm
(Reuters) - Bryson DeChambeau birdied four of his final six holes to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Friday, a career-best seven-under 64 moving him ahead of Ian Poulter (64) and Kim Si-woo (65).