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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).

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.

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