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Finals rookies ready to rock in Singapore

2 hours 13 min ago
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - All three debutants at the WTA Finals will be hoping to continue their stellar campaigns for at least another week by making a positive impact at the season-ending elite eight-woman event in Singapore.

Top-ranked Halep hoping to keep dream alive at WTA Finals

4 hours 7 min ago
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Simona Halep is still coming to terms with her rise to the top of the world rankings at the start of the month but is trying not to let the euphoria of the achievement distract her at the eight-woman WTA Finals which starts on Sunday.

Thomas battles back in Korea, shares lead with Brown

4 hours 20 min ago
SEOUL (Reuters) - Justin Thomas refused to be thrown off his game by a double bogey midway through the third round of the $9.25 million CJ Cup in South Korea on Saturday, carding a battling 70 to set the pace with Scott Brown at the Nine Bridges course on Jeju island.

Michelin MotoGP deal extended until 2023

4 hours 38 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - French manufacturer Michelin will continue to be the exclusive supplier of tires to the MotoGP world championship until the end of 2023 after agreeing a new five-year deal with commercial rights holders Dorna Sports.

Refreshed Muguruza braced for big hitters in Singapore

5 hours 13 min ago
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Garbine Muguruza feels fit and fresh ahead of the WTA Finals with the Spanish world number two keen to bank on her experience of previous visits to Singapore to emerge from a group containing the tour's hardest hitters in the round-robin phase.

Highlights from Friday's NHL games

6 hours 7 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Highlights from National Hockey League games on Friday:

Marquez snatches pole for Australian Grand Prix

6 hours 9 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - World champion Marc Marquez steered his Honda onto pole for the fourth year in a row at the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday, striking a major blow in the title race with his main rival Andrea Dovizioso only 11th fastest after an earlier crash.

Verlander, Astros force decisive Game 7 vs. Yanks

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 11:19pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Justin Verlander continued his masterful pitching in elimination games and the Houston Astros turned a breakthrough fifth inning into a 7-1 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night at Minute Maid Park in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series.

Australia's Groves cleared of breach of whereabouts rules

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 10:46pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rio Olympics silver medalist Madeline Groves has been cleared of a third breach of anti-doping 'whereabouts rules' and is free to compete at next year's Commonwealth Games, Swimming Australia said on Saturday.

NBA: Singer takes knee during performance of national anthem at Nets game

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 8:17pm
(Reuters) - Singer Justine Skye dropped to a knee toward the end of her rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner prior to the Brooklyn Nets home opener against the Orlando Magic on Friday.

Major League Baseball roundup

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:50pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Washington Nationals have won four National League East division titles since 2012 under three different managers.

Oakland Raiders' Lynch suspended one game for pushing official

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:40pm
(Reuters) - Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch has been suspended for one game after pushing an official and grabbing his jersey during their home win over the Kansas City Chiefs, the NFL said in a statement on Friday.

National Football League roundup

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:36pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Green Bay Packers placed quarterback Aaron Rodgers on injured reserve Friday, one day after he underwent surgery to repair his broken right collarbone.

National Basketball Association roundup

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:22pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul will miss two to four weeks due to a bruised left knee, according to multiple reports on Friday.

Sacramento Kings hire full-time female coach

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 7:00pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Jenny Boucek became the second current full-time female coach in the NBA on Friday, when the Sacramento Kings hired the former WNBA coach as assistant coach for player development.

Motor racing-Hamilton smashes track record in Austin

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 4:20pm
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton shattered the Circuit of the Americas track record on Friday as he dominated practice for a U.S. Grand Prix that could bring him a fourth world championship.

Chen, Medvedeva lead in grand prix opener

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 2:47pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Nathan Chen of the United States stunned reigning world champion Yuzuru Hanyu of Japan in the grand prix season opening in Moscow by taking first place in the short program, while two-time world champion Evgenia Medvedeva again showcased her dominance of the women's circuit.

Tennis: Dimitrov through to semis in Stockholm

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:40pm
(Reuters) - Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov moved closer to qualifying for the ATP World Tour Finals with a 6-3 6-4 victory over Germany's Mischa Zverev to reach the semi-finals of the Stockholm Open on Friday, setting up a clash with Fabio Fognini.

Lin out for season after knee surgery, Nets confirm

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:30pm
(Reuters) - Chinese-American Jeremy Lin will miss the rest of the NBA season, the Brooklyn Nets confirmed on Friday after the guard underwent surgery.

Baker out as Nationals manager after two seasons

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 1:24pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Dusty Baker will not return to manage the Washington Nationals in 2018, the team announced Friday.

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