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Swimming: Ledecky wins again at nationals, on pace for busy worlds

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 11:05pm
(Reuters) - Katie Ledecky claimed another national title in another year's best time in winning the 200 meters freestyle at the USA Swimming national championships on Wednesday.

Horse racing - Payne suspended for a month for failed dope test

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 9:59pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Michelle Payne, the first woman jockey to ride a Melbourne Cup winner, has been suspended from racing for a month after testing positive for a banned appetite suppressant.

Tennis: Male coaches continue to dominate women's game

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 9:16pm
(Reuters) - Tennis has sought to lead the way on the equality front over the past 20 years by giving men and woman the same prize money and billing in big tournaments - but a glance at the players' boxes tells a different story, with male coaches reigning supreme.

Back from exile, Laver led Wimbledon into brave new world

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 9:09pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Few subjects animate tennis aficionados quite like the "greatest of all time" debate, but there is a consensus that Rod Laver's 1969 calendar year grand slam remains a yardstick for the modern game.

Laver says turning pro made him twice as good

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 8:02pm
LONDON (Reuters) - It cost him five years of grand slam silverware, but Australian great Rod Laver says the decision to turn professional made him twice the player he was as an amateur.

New number one Ryu hopes for birthday present at PGA

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 6:41pm
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois (Reuters) - Newly crowned women's world number one Ryu So-yeon is living the dream and hoping to give herself a major birthday present at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship starting Thursday.

McEnroe says he regrets comments on Serena Williams

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 6:25pm
(Reuters) - John McEnroe on Wednesday said he regretted recently saying Serena Williams would be ranked "like 700 in the world" if she had to play on the men's circuit and said he was surprised by the controversy his comments ignited.

Vonn wants to race against men

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 6:03pm
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois (Reuters) - Women's alpine skiing champion Lindsey Vonn would like to race against men, she said on Wednesday at the Women’s Leadership Summit at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

U.S. 2020 Olympic trials to be held in LA area

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 5:22pm
(Reuters) - The U.S. 2020 Olympic athletics trials will be held in the Los Angeles area, with Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in Walnut, California, hosting the 10-day event, USA Track & Field (USATF) announced on Wednesday.

Armstrong criticizes Tour organizers for Ullrich snub

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 3:33pm
DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong on Wednesday hit out at Tour de France organizers for not inviting former champion Jan Ullrich, who admitted to doping, to the start of the race in his native Germany.

Froome 'fresher than ever' as under-scrutiny Sky embark on Tour

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 3:21pm
DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Chris Froome, who is targeting a fourth Tour de France title, has warned that despite under-par recent performances, he is fresher than ever as he embarks on another three weeks on the road.

Financial adviser sentenced to four years for bilking NBA's Tim Duncan

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 3:05pm
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A wine industry businessman and financial manager was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday for defrauding millions of dollars from former National Basketball Association star Tim Duncan.

Bolt holds on to win 100 meters at Golden Spike

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 2:25pm
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (Reuters) - Usain Bolt overcame a slow start to win the 100 meters at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting on Wednesday in a time of 10.06 seconds.

Van Niekerk breaks another Johnson world record in rare 300m race

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 2:01pm
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (Reuters) - South African Wayde van Niekerk broke the 300 metres world record at the Ostrava Golden Spike on Wednesday, rubbing Michael Johnson out of the record books for the second time in less than a year.

Fowler seeks rebound after near-miss at U.S. Open

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 1:17pm
(Reuters) - World number nine Rickie Fowler will look to rebound from a near-miss at the U.S. Open when he headlines the field at this week's Quicken Loans National in Maryland.

Clippers agree to trade PG Paul to Rockets: reports

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 1:02pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Los Angeles Clippers reached an agreement on a blockbuster trade to send All-Star point guard Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

FIA to re-examine Vettel-Hamilton collision

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 12:13pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One's governing body is to re-examine Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix collision between Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton and could take further action, the FIA said on Wednesday.

Golf: NBA's Curry to compete in Web.com Tour event

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 11:39am
(Reuters) - Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, one of the best shooters in basketball history, will get to see how he stacks up against professional golfers after receiving a sponsor exemption into the Web.com Tour's Ellie Mae Classic.

Teixeira denies impropriety in wake of Garcia report

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:13am
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The reclusive former head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has called the FIFA ethics report "inconclusive" and asserted that he is safe in Brazil despite a U.S. indictment against him.

Djokovic off to winning start in Eastbourne

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 9:48am
(Reuters) - Three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic beat Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-4 6-3 in his first grasscourt match of the season on Wednesday to reach the third round at the Aegon International in Eastbourne.

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