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Egyptian orphans score with football academy

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 12:10pm
CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian sports academy is looking for the country's next big football star among orphans and street children, hoping to give them a shot at improving their lives.

F1 drivers expecting record times in Monaco

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 11:04am
MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One World champion Lewis Hamilton and his rivals expect to go quicker than ever around Monaco's metal-fenced streets this weekend once they get to grips with the new hypersoft tires.

Recovering Brazil are favorites with everything to prove

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:19am
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Few national teams have experienced the ups and downs of Brazil over the last five years but the good news for fans of the selecao is that they are ascendant as Russia approaches.

Swedes can spring a World Cup surprise in Russia

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:46am
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Drawn in a qualifying group with France and Netherlands and then pitted against Italy in a playoff, few would have tipped Sweden to make it to the World Cup finals but the Scandinavians are full of surprises and there may be more to come in Russia.

Swiss cabinet backs $1 billion support for Winter Olympics bid

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:36am
ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government asked parliament on Wednesday to approve spending of up to 994 million Swiss francs ($1.00 billion) on a bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Neymar's slim shoulders carry Brazil's burden of hopes

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 9:08am
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - When Neymar left Barcelona for Paris St-Germain last August he knew the 2017/18 season would be stressful but even for a man who loves to make headlines this year has provided plenty of news, both good and bad.

Major League Baseball roundup: Nats' Taylor hits walk-off double

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:54am
Michael A. Taylor hit a walk-off double with one out in the ninth inning, giving the Washington Nationals a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night at Nationals Park.

Soccer: 'I have biological age of 23', says Ronaldo

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:35am
MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has no plans to slow down and feels a decade younger than his 33 years, the Portuguese declared ahead of the Champions League final with Liverpool, where he is targeting a fifth European Cup triumph.

Rockets rally past Warriors in 4th to even series

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:32am
Eric Gordon's first 3-pointer of the game gave Houston a late five-point lead, and the Rockets held on from there to defeat the Golden State Warriors 95-92 in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday night to even the Western Conference finals at two games apiece.

Taking a knee: NFL owners debate anthem policy

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 4:12am
NFL owners are still debating where they stand collectively on the issue of players refusing to stand individually.

Tennis: From red carpet to red dirt, Muguruza the warrior

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 3:38am
LONDON (Reuters) - Being the reigning Wimbledon champion and former French Open winner has its perks for Garbine Muguruza, like being invited to walk the red carpet at this year's Oscars in Hollywood.

Returning Serena Williams ready to deny Paris convention

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 2:37am
LONDON (Reuters) - Convention would have it that to succeed on the grueling clay courts of Roland Garros requires playing a stack of matches and having miles in your legs.

French Open organizers launch assault on tardy diners

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 2:33am
PARIS (Reuters) - The French Open is mostly a picture of elegance -- well-dressed spectators in Panama hats watching the ball sizzle across the red clay in searing sunshine. The problem is when most of the crowd disappears for a long Mediterranean lunch.

Tennis: Osaka on the climb, aiming high in Paris

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 2:05am
LONDON (Reuters) - Naomi Osaka was 'freaking out' when she bumped into Spider-Man actor Tom Holland in a Tokyo hotel gym recently but while still admittedly starstruck off the court, the 20-year-old is no shrinking violet on it.

Tennis: Korea's Chung out of French Open with ankle injury

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:09pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - Tipped as one of the few men in the draw capable of beating Rafa Nadal at Roland Garros this year, rising South Korean talent Chung Hyeon was forced to pull out of the French Open with an ankle injury on Wednesday.

MLB notebook: Bautista lands one-year deal with Mets

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 9:30pm
Jose Bautista and the New York Mets agreed to a one-year contract on Tuesday after the veteran slugger was released by the Atlanta Braves on Sunday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Mets optioned third baseman Phillip Evans to Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move.

NFL approves changes to kickoffs, ejections

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 9:27pm
In an effort to improve safety, the NFL announced on Tuesday a handful of approved changes to kickoffs following a vote at the spring league meetings on Tuesday.

NBA notebook: Mitchell, Simmons headline All-Rookie Team

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 9:21pm
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Philadelphia 76ers guard Ben Simmons were unanimously selected to the 2017-18 NBA All-Rookie Team, the league announced Tuesday.

NFL notebook: Quarterback Wentz happy with recovery

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 9:15pm
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz took part in individual drills during organized team activities on Tuesday, less than 5 1/2 months removed from surgery to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments in his left leg.

Olympics: Taxi! Tokyo tackles tourist boom with accessible cab

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 7:41pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo's taxi industry is undergoing some radical changes as Japan, already dealing with unprecedented levels of tourism, gears up to host two major sporting events in the next 26 months.