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Cycling: Meares coach West dies aged 57

5 hours 2 sec ago
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Gary West, the coach who guided Anna Meares to gold at the 2012 London Olympics, has died at the age of 57, Cycling Australia said on Sunday.

Nadal returns to Brisbane to open 2018 season

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 8:54pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal, who will return to the top of the world rankings for the first time in three years on Monday, announced on Sunday that he would be opening his 18th season as a professional at the Brisbane International in January.

Golf: Stenson leads by one in Greensboro, Love three back

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 6:57pm
GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Swede Henrik Stenson remained patient before reeling off three consecutive birdies to earn a one-shot lead after the third round at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

Dimitrov beats Isner to reach first Masters 1000 final

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 5:01pm
(Reuters) - Seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov reached his first Masters 1000 final after squeezing past John Isner 7-6(4) 7-6(10) in a last-four contest at the Cincinnati Open in Ohio on Saturday.

Muguruza beats Pliskova, advances to Cincinnati final

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 1:32pm
(Reuters) - Fourth seed Garbine Muguruza beat top seed Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-2 in the semi-final of the Cincinnati Open in Ohio on Saturday.

U.S. remain three points ahead of Europe at Solheim Cup

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 1:00pm
(Reuters) - American Cristie Kerr made history as the United States retained a three-point lead at the Solheim Cup when they split the morning foursomes matches against Europe on day two in Iowa on Saturday.

Froome off to positive start in Vuelta as BMC win team time trial

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:56pm
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Chris Froome's bid to win the Vuelta a Espana for the first time got off to a strong start as the Briton's Team Sky came fourth in the team time trial in stage one on Saturday in Nimes, which was won by BMC Racing.

Lethal United hit four again, Liverpool scrape first win

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 11:53am
LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United netted four goals for the second consecutive week in the Premier League to rout Swansea City 4-0 on Saturday and ensure their highest-scoring start to a season for 110 years.

Olympic champion Schooling apologizes to Malaysians

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 2:52am
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Singapore's Olympic champion Joseph Schooling has apologized to Malaysians for saying he was going to teach their swimmers a lesson at the South East Asian Games, which open on Saturday in Kuala Lumpur.

Ormsby blitzes back nine for Fiji lead

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 2:00am
(Reuters) - Australia's Wade Ormsby tore up the back nine with five birdies to take a one-stroke lead at the end of the third round of the Fiji International at Sigatoka on Saturday.

Granderson heads to Dodgers for post-season push

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 1:51am
(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their World Series aspirations by acquiring veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson in a trade with the New York Mets on Friday.

Pujols ties Sosa for most homers by foreign-born player

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 12:01am
(Reuters) - Albert Pujols hit the 609th home run of his career on Friday which tied him with Sammy Sosa for the most homers by a foreign-born player.

Nationals' Scherzer placed on disabled list with sore neck

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:17pm
(Reuters) - Washington Nationals leading pitcher Max Scherzer was scratched from his scheduled start against the San Diego Padres on Friday night with a sore neck.

McIlroy plans to defend FedExCup title: report

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 7:56pm
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy plans to play again this year after suggesting last week that he might not compete again in 2017 to aid his recovery from a back muscle injury, according to his management group.

Golf: At home Simpson halfway co-leader at Greensboro

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 6:24pm
GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Webb Simpson recovered from two consecutive bogeys to join fellow American Ryan Armour in the lead on 13-under par after the second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.

Muguruza outlasts Kuznetsova, next faces Pliskova in Cincinnati

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 6:17pm
(Reuters) - Fourth-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza won a lengthy battle against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-2 5-7 7-5 on a hot and windy day to reach the Cincinnati Open semi-finals on Friday.

Nadal sets up Kyrgios quarter-final in Cincinnati

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 5:30pm
(Reuters) - Top-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal defeated fellow countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets on Friday to set up a mouth-watering quarter-final against Australian Nick Kyrgios.

Brazil police seek charges for alleged World Cup stadium graft

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:33pm
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Federal Police have called for the indictment of 21 people, including two ex-governors of the capital Brasilia, for allegedly overcharging 559 million reais ($178 million) in the renovation of the stadium used in the 2014 World Cup.

Golf: Under-pressure Ogilvy fires up late to make Greensboro cut

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:08pm
GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, his Tour card for next year on the line, responded by producing a strong finish to the second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.

Golf: Underdogs Europe seize early one-point lead in Solheim Cup

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 4:05pm
(Reuters) - Underdogs Europe won the last two Solheim Cup matches in the opening foursomes session to take a 2-1/2 to 1-1/2 lead over the United States on Friday in the biennial tournament at the Des Moines Golf & Country Club in Iowa.