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Athletics: Kirui and Rupp renew Boston Marathon duel

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:33pm
(Reuters) - Kenyans Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat could face serious American challenges when they defend their Boston Marathon titles on Monday.

Golf: Dunne pulls ahead at Spanish Open as Rahm regrets missed puts

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:17pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Irishman Paul Dunne improved on his fine opening round at the Spanish Open to race three shots clear atop the leaderboard at the halfway stage with a superb seven-under 65 on Friday.

Olympics: Phelps says U.S. swim team can thrive without him in Tokyo

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:15pm
(Reuters) - Michael Phelps will not be tempted out of retirement to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Games but the most decorated Olympian of all time is optimistic the U.S. swimming team can succeed in his absence.

Olympics: Weightlifting chief hopes new anti-doping strategy secures sport's future

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 8:57am
TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) - The International Weightlifting Federation hopes that "innovative and creative" rules targeting nations who have violated anti-doping regulations will secure the long term future of the sport in the Olympic program.

Motor racing: McLaren fined 5,000 euros for unsafe pitstop

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 8:52am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - McLaren have been fined 5,000 euros ($6,161.00) after the Formula One team’s Belgian driver Stoffel Vandoorne was released from the pits with a loose wheel during Friday's Chinese Grand Prix practice.

Soccer: Qualifying for new Club World Cup would take place over four seasons

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 8:40am
ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA has proposed that a revamped and enlarged version of the Club World Cup, planned to start in 2021, would include all European champions, runners-up and Europa League winners from the four seasons up to and including the year of the event.

Motor racing: F1 has set a May date for engine rules, says Arrivabene

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 8:16am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Formula One's commercial rights holders want a decision on post-2020 engine regulations to be decided by the end of May, Ferrari team-principal Maurizio Arrivabene told reporters on Friday.

Soccer: Kovac to take over Bayern next season on three year deal-club

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 6:38am
BERLIN (Reuters) - Croatian Niko Kovac will succeed Jupp Heynckes as Bayern Munich coach next season, agreeing on a three-year contract, the German champions said on Friday.

Motor racing: F1 owner in talks over China venture to boost market push - sources

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:21am
BEIJING/LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One is in talks with potential Chinese partners to set up a new local venture, four sources have told Reuters, which would help it push deeper into the huge but still nascent China market.

Motor racing: Hamilton fastest in China practice but Ferrari close

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 4:12am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton edged out Kimi Raikkonen at the top of the timesheets as Ferrari ended the opening day of practice for Sunday’s Chinese Grand Prix hot on pacesetter Mercedes’ heels.

Commonwealth Games a victim of unrealistic expectations: Daley Thompson

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:15am
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - The Commonwealth Games should be taken for what they are and expectations that every event is going to deliver top notch competition are unrealistic, athletics great Daley Thompson has told Reuters.

Russia's Prokhorov sells 49 percent stake in Brooklyn Nets to Alibaba's Tsai

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 3:10am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has sold a 49-percent stake in the Brooklyn Nets basketball team to Joe Tsai, the executive vice chairman and co-founder of the Alibaba Group, the NBA team said in a statement.

Games: Athletes expelled, India to appeal after needles found

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:11am
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Indian team officials will appeal a decision to throw athletes Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi out of the Commonwealth Games after they were found to have breached the Games' anti-doping 'no-needles' policy.

Motor racing: Ferrari review pitstop procedures after mechanic injury

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 2:08am
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Ferrari have reviewed their pitstop procedures after an incident at the Bahrain Grand Prix left a mechanic with a broken leg, team principal Maurizio Arrivabene said on Friday.

Russia's Prokhorov sells 49 percent in Brooklyn Nets basketball team

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 1:36am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov has sold a 49-percent stake in the Brooklyn Nets basketball team to Joe Tsai, the executive vice chairman and co-founder of the Alibaba Group, the NBA team said in a statement.

Games: Gold Coast businesses fume over Commonwealth 'disaster'

Fri, 04/13/2018 - 1:07am
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - A few minutes' walk from the Commonwealth Games basketball venue, a deflated Armando Cozzolino surveys empty tables and idle waitstaff at La Roma restaurant, waiting for a promised business dividend that has stubbornly refused to come.

Motor racing: Mercedes’ Hamilton sets the early pace in China

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:30pm
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the opening practice session for the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix on Friday with championship leader Sebastian Vettel of Ferrari only sixth quickest at the Shanghai International Circuit.

Golf: From stopping pucks to sinking putts, Henderson switch pays off

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 11:05pm
(Reuters) - Canadian Brooke Henderson gave up ice hockey six years ago to focus on golf but the former goaltender says the time 'between the pipes' helped prepare her for life on the elite women's tour.

Games: Hughes learning to live with 200 meters disqualification

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:56pm
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - England sprinter Zharnel Hughes said he had no choice but to accept the decision that robbed him of 200 meters gold at the Commonwealth Games, adding that making contact with rival Jereem Richards had been an accident.

Commonwealth Games - Indian athletes sent home after needle found in room

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 9:09pm
GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Indian athletes Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi are being sent home from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after a needle was found in a cup in their bedroom at the Athletes' Village, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) said on Friday.