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Try, try again in Paris for Japan's Sugita

1 hour 30 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - The motto 'if at first you don't succeed' might have been coined for Japan's Yuichi Sugita, who after a battling French Open main draw debut on Sunday finds himself close to reaching the second round of a grand slam for the first time.

Storm brewing at Roland Garros as Muguruza courts danger

1 hour 47 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - A storm was brewing at Roland Garros on Monday on day two of the French Open as defending champion Garbine Muguruza faced 2010 winner Francesca Schiavone in muggy conditions on Court Philippe Chatrier.

Kuznetsova coach Martinez claims Russian is 'best player'

2 hours 6 min ago
(Reuters) - Svetlana Kuznetsova has the versatility and mentality to mark her out as the "best player" on the WTA Tour, the Russian's coach Carlos Martinez has said as the 31-year-old aims to capture a second French Open title.

One F1 comeback is enough for Button

2 hours 48 min ago
MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One may have seen the last of Jenson Button following the 2009 world champion's Monaco Grand Prix comeback as stand-in for McLaren race regular Fernando Alonso.

Stenson backing Wentworth winner Noren for major glory

3 hours 39 min ago
VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - British Open title holder Henrik Stenson believes new BMW PGA Championship winner Alexander Noren has all the credentials to become the second Swede to triumph in a men's major.

I had to change something, says Djokovic

3 hours 40 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic says the decision to begin working with Andre Agassi came after he realized something had to change if he was to maintain a level of success throughout his career.

Mercedes now the underdogs, says Wolff

4 hours 7 min ago
MONACO (Reuters) - Once-dominant Mercedes are now the underdogs in the Formula One title race, team boss Toto Wolff said after rivals Ferrari took a resounding one-two in Monaco on Sunday.

Japan's Miyazato retiring at end of season

5 hours 20 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Ai Miyazato announced on Monday she is retiring from golf at the end of the season, with the former world number one saying the last four years had been a constant battle to rediscover her motivation.

Yao Ming's PE firm seeks $250 mln for overseas sports assets with China angle

5 hours 56 min ago
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Yao Capital, the Chinese private equity firm co-founded by former NBA superstar Yao Ming, said it aims to raise $250 million for its first U.S. dollar fund that will invest in overseas sports assets with relevance to the Chinese market.

Battling Kyrgios ready to play through pain

6 hours 22 min ago
PARIS (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios is having a "hard time" with hip and shoulder injuries but the Australian said he has done all he can to be ready for his French Open first round match against German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber on Tuesday.

Ryder Cup player Overton survives spine infection, says wife

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 10:34pm
(Reuters) - United States Ryder Cup player Jeff Overton has survived a "life-threatening" spinal infection after surgery, his wife Christina said on Facebook on Sunday.

Muguruza hoping to avoid embarrassing exit in Paris

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 9:21pm
PARIS (Reuters) - After world number one Angelique Kerber succumbed in the first round of the French Open, another upset could be on the cards on day two of the claycourt major when Garbine Muguruza takes on Francesca Schiavone on Monday.

Nadal begins pursuit of 10th French Open title against mercurial Paire

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 9:14pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Claycourt phenomenon Rafael Nadal returns to his favorite tournament, albeit not his preferred court, to begin pursuit of a record-extending 10th French Open title on Monday against Frenchman Benoit Paire.

No win but no regrets as Alonso returns to F1

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 7:22pm
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso left the Brickyard on Sunday without a fairytale victory to cap his Indy 500 adventure but had no regrets as he prepared to return to his Formula One day job with McLaren.

Mats Point: Wilander tells it straight on Day One at Roland Garros

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 4:34pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Three-times Roland Garros champion Mats Wilander reflects on Day One of the French Open for Reuters.

Wimbledon qualifying to be broadcast across Europe for first time

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 4:32pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon's qualifying tournament -- this year featuring Maria Sharapova -- will for the first time be televised across Europe, after Eurosport struck a deal with the All England Club.

Feng limps to one-stroke LPGA victory despite two late bogeys

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 4:25pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Shanshan Feng struggled down the stretch but was able to hold on and post a one-shot victory on Sunday at the LPGA Volvik Championship in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

LeBron says has beaten stacked teams like Warriors before

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 4:08pm
(Reuters) - LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers may need a Herculean effort to upset the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals but the game's most prolific playoff scorer said he has beaten similar teams before.

Japan's Sato wins 101st running of Indy 500

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 3:08pm
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Japanese driver Takuma Sato won the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 motor race on Sunday.

French crew in first America's Cup win, U.S. beaten

Sun, 05/28/2017 - 2:41pm
(Reuters) - Underdogs Groupama Team France won their first race of the America's Cup in Bermuda on Sunday, while defender Oracle Team USA tasted defeat for the first time in the contest.