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Golf: Thai duo lead by two strokes in weather-hit Singapore

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:31am
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Thai Chapchai Nirat was joined by compatriot Danthai Boonma at the top of the Singapore Open leaderboard as the duo took a two-stroke lead after the third day of the weather-disrupted event on Saturday.

Djokovic shrugs off injury scare to reach fourth round

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:21am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic allayed fears over a muscle strain in his lower back after overpowering Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 6-3 6-3 to reach the Australian Open fourth round of on Saturday.

Tennis: Indian duo Paes and Raja stun former champions

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 7:09am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Indian doubles great Leander Paes has had 119 playing partners in his 27-year career and it appears his latest union could be a profitable one after he and compatriot Purav Raja knocked out former champions Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares on Saturday.

North Korea says to send delegation to prepare for Olympics on Sunday: South Korea ministry

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:56am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it, South Korea's Unification Ministry has said.

Alpine Skiing: Germany's Dressen snatches surprise Kitzbuehel win

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:48am
KITZBUEHEL, Austria (Reuters) - Germany's Thomas Dressen tamed the dangerous Streif course to snatch a surprise victory in the men's downhill on Saturday and beat specialist Beat Feuz and Aksel Lund Svindal.

Federer eases past Gasquet into fourth round

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 6:35am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Roger Federer eased into the second week of the Australian Open with a 6-2 7-5 6-4 win over Richard Gasquet on Saturday evening that kept the Swiss on course for a 20th grand slam title.

North Korea says to send delegation to prep for Olympics on Sunday: South Korea ministry

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 5:32am
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during next month's Winter Olympics, pushing the visit back a day after earlier cancelling it, South Korea's Unification Ministry said.

Djokovic rolls by Ramos-Vinolas to reach fourth round

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 5:07am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former champion Novak Djokovic added an apparent muscle strain in his lower back to concerns about his problem elbow but still overpowered Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas 6-2 6-3 6-3 to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.

Berdych overpowers Del Potro to reach fourth round

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 5:00am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Not many players overpower Juan Martin del Potro but Tomas Berdych did just that to win 6-3 6-3 6-2 and reach the fourth round of the Australian Open for the 10th time on Saturday.

Fognini battles past Benneteau in five-set thriller

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 4:54am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Italy's Fabio Fognini progressed to the round of 16 for the second time at the Australian Open with a 3-6 6-2 6-1 4-6 6-3 victory over French journeyman Julien Benneteau on Saturday.

Tennis: Last American standing, Sandgren stoked with 'silly' run

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 4:52am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Those who believe in nominative determinism might see little surprise in Tennys Sandgren's brilliant run to the fourth round of the Australian Open.

Olympics: Talks under way to finalize North Korea participation

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 4:15am
LAUSANNE (Reuters) - Talks began at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters on Saturday to finalize details on North Korea's participation at the Winter Olympics in the neighboring South next month.

Kerber thrashes Sharapova to reach fourth round

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 4:08am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova's hopes of a title-winning return to the Australian Open were unceremoniously crushed by Angelique Kerber as the battle of the former champions ended 6-1 6-3 in the German's favor on Saturday.

Osaka ends local challenge with Barty beating

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 4:04am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A smiling Naomi Osaka overpowered Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-2 to reach the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time and end the host nation's involvement in the women's draw at the Australian Open on Saturday.

Zverev collapses to defeat by relentless Chung

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 4:00am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - South Korean Hyeon Chung does not appear especially intimidating with his Zen-like demeanor and white-framed spectacles but as German wunderkind Alex Zverev will testify, the 21-year-old should come with a health warning.

Tennis: Zverev collapses to defeat by South Korea's Chung

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 2:03am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Relentless South Korean Hyeon Chung ground fourth seed Alexander Zverev into submission in a ferocious battle of young guns to reach the fourth round of the Australian Open on Saturday.

Tennis: Osaka ends local challenge with Barty beating

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 1:53am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Japan's Naomi Osaka overpowered Ashleigh Barty 6-4 6-2 to reach the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time on Saturday, leaving the host nation without a contender for the Australian Open women's title.

Tennis: Brave Halep wins marathon to reach fourth round

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 1:37am
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A courageous Simona Halep overcame three match points and throbbing ankle pain to edge out Lauren Davis 4-6 6-4 15-13 in a thrilling third round marathon at the Australian Open on Saturday.

Athletics: Olympic hurdles champion McLeod may forgo Commonwealth Games

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 1:34am
KINGSTON (Reuters) - Olympics hurdles champion Omar McLeod may miss the Commonwealth Games in Australia in April to focus on defending his world indoor title and trying to break the world record for the 110m hurdles later this year.

Athletics: Coleman stock continues to rise with record indoor dash

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 12:43am
(Reuters) - Double world silver medallist Christian Coleman was keen to keep his name in the spotlight after a breakthrough campaign and the American sprinter ensured that was the case with an astonishing dash on Friday.

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