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Cycling: Boasson Hagen takes overdue stage win, Froome rolls on toward victory

39 min 49 sec ago
SALON-DE-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - Edvald Boasson Hagen ended a run of near-misses to take stage 19 of the Tour de France on an uneventful day for race leader Chris Froome who moved to the brink of overall victory on Friday.

Spain to replace arrested soccer federation boss

56 min 43 sec ago
MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish state is to seek to suspend soccer federation boss Angel Maria Villar, who is under arrest as part of a corruption investigation, a government spokesman said on Friday.

Motor racing: I've burnt the unlucky underpants, says Palmer

1 hour 17 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Renault Formula One driver Jolyon Palmer says he has torched his 'unlucky underpants' as he seeks a change of fortune in Hungary next week.

Cycling: Australia's Matthews sews up green jersey - as long as he finishes

2 hours 23 min ago
SALON-DE-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - Michael Matthews will become the third Australian rider to win the Tour de France's green jersey providing he makes it to the finish in Paris on Sunday.

Motor racing: Haas to stick with same drivers next season

3 hours 2 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - The Haas Formula One team will have the same driver lineup of Romain Grosjean and Kevin Magnussen next season, owner Gene Haas said on Friday.

Nastase given three-year ITF ban after Fed Cup meltdown

3 hours 54 min ago
(Reuters) - Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase has been banned from acting in an official capacity at all International Tennis Federation (ITF) team competitions until Dec. 31, 2020, the governing body said on Friday.

Mongolian Hakuho smashes sumo record with 1,048th win

6 hours 18 min ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Mongolian sumo wrestler Hakuho on Friday smashed the record for most career wins in Japan's national sport as the 'yokozuna', or grand champion, took down Takayasu in a frenetic bout to deafening cheers at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.

Lasitskene poised to defend world title as a 'neutral'

7 hours 45 min ago
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Barred from international competition for nearly 17 months because of the Russian doping scandal, high jumper Maria Lasitskene could threaten the world record at the world championships next month.

Kuchar takes Open lead with two early birdies

8 hours 14 min ago
SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Matt Kuchar claimed the outright lead at the British Open with back-to-back birdies to go six-under par after four holes at Royal Birkdale on Thursday.

Void in the pool as post-Phelps era dawns

9 hours 30 min ago
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The world swimming championships will usher in a new era following the retirement of American great Michael Phelps when eight days of racing commence at Budapest's Duna Arena on Sunday.

Lukaku on target as United top City in Houston derby

11 hours 36 min ago
(Reuters) - Strikers Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford delivered a devastating one-two punch just before half time to carry Manchester United to a 2-0 victory over Manchester City in a derby held 5,000 miles from home on Thursday.

Early Pizarro goal gives Mexico 1-0 win over Honduras

12 hours 22 min ago
(Reuters) - A goal after three minutes from Rodolfo Pizarro gave CONCACAF Gold Cup holders Mexico a 1-0 win over Honduras on Thursday and a place in the semi-finals of this year's tournament.

Ex-London mayor Johnson gives Japan Olympics advice

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 11:31pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, London mayor when the city hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics, advised Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike on Friday to shrug off criticism during the 2020 Games preparation period, saying everything will work out in the end.

Froome relieved to pass final Alpine test as victory looms

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:05pm
COL D’IZOARD, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome said he was relieved the Alps are out of the way after keeping what should be a Tour de France-winning lead intact on the mighty Col d'Izoard climb on Thursday.

U.S. Women's Open champion Park continues sublime form

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:03pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Gerina Piller shot an eight-under 63 to take a one-stroke lead over red-hot U.S. Women's Open champion Park Sung-hyun of South Korea and Peiyun Chien of Taiwan after Thursday's opening round in the Marathon Classic.

Three-way tie for lead at Barbasol Championship

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 9:27pm
(Reuters) - Zac Blair made a late eagle and birdied the last hole to join a three-way tie for the lead in the weather-interrupted first round of the Barbasol Championship in Auburn/Opelika, Alabama on Thursday.

McIlroy keeps his cool and fights back after poor start

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:36pm
SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy says a lack of self-belief was to blame for his poor start to his opening round at the British Open on Thursday - and a chat with his caddie was what turned things around.

Cycling: Froome safe in yellow as Barguil wins on Col d'Izoard

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:09pm
BRIANCON, France (Reuters) - Tour de France leader Chris Froome remained rock-solid on a thrilling Col d'Izoard climb won in audacious fashion by Warren Barguil on Thursday and now looks unstoppable in his bid to claim a fourth title in Paris.

NBA: Warriors to require 30-year commitment for season tickets

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 2:47pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Golden State Warriors are bringing the personal seat license to the NBA, and the fans interested in purchasing them will be asked for a 30-year commitment.

Motor racing-Formula One 'halo' is a mistake, says Lauda

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 2:00pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One's decision to introduce a 'halo' cockpit protection device next year is a mistake, according to former champion Niki Lauda.

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