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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.

Indian athletes sent home after needle found in room

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 8:25pm
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.

McDavid named in Team Canada for world championships

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 6:29pm
(Reuters) - Edmonton Oilers' Connor McDavid, the NHL's leading scorer, headlined a list of players named in Canada's team for the ice hockey world championships, Hockey Canada said on Thursday.

Golf: South African Sabbatini leads by two at Hilton Head

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 5:49pm
(Reuters) - A flawless Rory Sabbatini held a two-shot lead after the first round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday only hours after being unsure if he would be fit to play.

Stephens serves up tennis to inner city youth

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 5:14pm
COMPTON, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens on Thursday unveiled refurbished tennis courts at a school in impoverished Compton, California, the latest in an ongoing effort by the African American player to expand the reach of the sport to minorities.

Golf: Warren and Dunne share lead at Spanish Open

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 4:29pm
MADRID (Reuters) - Scotland's Marc Warren and Irishman Paul Dunne finished strongly to lead the Spanish Open by one shot ahead of a group of 11 players including local favorite Jon Rahm and Spanish amateur Victor Pastor after the first round on Thursday.

Williams drivers looking for positives in China

Thu, 04/12/2018 - 2:06pm
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Williams drivers Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin head into Sunday's Chinese Grand Prix looking for positives after the former champions made their worst start to a Formula One season in years.

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