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Motor racing: Honda talking to 'various teams' about Formula One engine supply

5 hours 42 min ago
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - McLaren's beleaguered engine partners Honda are talking to several teams about a possible supply for next season, the Japanese manufacturer's Formula One chief Yusuke Hasegawa said on Friday.

Motor racing: Vettel leads Ferrari one-two in Sochi practice

5 hours 53 min ago
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Formula One frontrunner Sebastian Vettel led a Ferrari one-two in Russian Grand Prix practice on Friday with the resurgent Italian team appearing to have a clear edge over champions Mercedes.

Basketball: Bird to step down as Pacers president: reports

6 hours 6 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird will step down from his position with the team, according to multiple reports Friday.

NFL: Goodell says marijuana has addictive nature, unsafe for players

6 hours 20 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell may be willing to consider allowing players to use marijuana for medical reasons, but he remains against the banned drug for recreational use.

Murray shakes off Ramos-Vinolas to reach Barcelona semis

8 hours 2 min ago
BARCELONA (Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray was forced to dig deep to overcame Albert Ramos-Vinolas 2-6 6-4 7-6(4) and reach the Barcelona Open semi-finals on Friday, avenging his defeat by the Spaniard in the Monte Carlo Masters last week.

Tennis-Smooth Sharapova cruises into Stuttgart semis

9 hours 33 min ago
STUTTGART, Germany (Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova cruised into the Stuttgart Grand Prix semi-finals on Friday, extending her winning comeback from a doping suspension with a smooth 6-3 6-4 victory over Estonian qualifier Anett Kontaveit.

Joshua heavier than rival Klitschko

9 hours 42 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua weighed in more than four kgs heavier than challenger Wladamir Klitschko ahead of their title fight in London.

Larrazabal grabs halfway lead in China

11 hours 26 min ago
(Reuters) - Pablo Larrazabal maintained his impressive form to card a six-under-par 66 and take the halfway lead at the China Open, three shots clear of Dylan Frittelli and overnight leader Alexander Levy.

Athletics: London Marathon unveils new half-distance mass race for 2018

11 hours 42 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - London Marathon organizers have announced plans for a mass participation half-marathon next year as part of a campaign to encourage the city's communities to interact.

Hamilton hopes Zanardi can inspire injured British teen

14 hours 15 min ago
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton pointed to Alex Zanardi as a beacon of hope as Formula One teams and drivers showed support on Friday for British teenager Billy Monger, who lost his legs in a Formula Four accident.

Kenya says another 'high-profile athlete' failed doping test

14 hours 19 min ago
NAIROBI (Reuters) - The chairman of Athletics Kenya (AK) has told Reuters that another "high-profile athlete" has failed a doping test, just weeks after it emerged Rio Olympics marathon champion Jemima Sumgong tested positive for performance enhancing drugs.

Bolles and McKinley make it emotional Draft night

14 hours 20 min ago
(Reuters) - Selection in the first round of the NFL Draft is a huge step toward financial security and the realization of a lifelong dream for the players, and their reactions were quite on the expected lines on Thursday.

NFL: Browns take defensive end Garrett with first overall draft pick

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 7:45pm
(Reuters) - Defensive end Myles Garrett was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the first pick of the National Football League Draft in Philadelphia on Thursday.

Golf: Spieth/Palmer share lead New Orleans team event

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 7:44pm
(Reuters) - Jordan Spieth and fellow American Ryan Palmer birdied three of their final five holes to grab a share of the lead after the opening-round foursomes matches at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans on Thursday.

NBA: Injury to Warriors coach Kerr runs deeper than basketball

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 7:05pm
(Reuters) - The back pain that threatens to keep Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr out for the rest of the NBA playoffs is a setback for the team, but colleagues on Thursday said they were more concerned about seeing someone they admire suffer so much.

FIFA compliance official pleads guilty in U.S. bribery case

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 3:26pm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A member of FIFA's audit and compliance committee pleaded guilty on Thursday to U.S. charges that he took close to $1 million in bribes in exchange for using his influence within the global soccer governing organization.

Motor racing: Mallya 'optimistic' after arrest, says Perez

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 1:53pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya is upbeat about the future despite facing potential extradition from Britain to India after his arrest last week, the Formula One team's Mexican driver Sergio Perez said on Thursday.

Motor racing: Bottas ready to take one for the team if needed

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 1:49pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Valtteri Bottas said he would move aside for Lewis Hamilton if Formula One champions Mercedes asked him to, although there had been no talks about 'team orders' ahead of this weekend's Russian Grand Prix.

Motor racing: Alonso says Indy 500 is even bigger than he thought

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:43pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso had a hunch that entering next month's Indianapolis 500 was going to be a big deal but on Thursday he confessed to a misjudgement - the race was even bigger than he had imagined.

Kueng takes Tour de Romandie stage two

Thu, 04/27/2017 - 12:05pm
BULLE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Swiss Stefan Kueng won the second stage of the Tour de Romandie on Thursday after beating his breakaway companion in a sprint.