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Halep beats Wang to reach Indian Wells quarter-finals

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 3:51pm
(Reuters) - World No.1 Simona Halep overcame a sluggish start to beat Wang Qiang 7-5 6-1 at the BNP Paribas Open on Tuesday and book a quarter-final against Petra Martic in the California desert.

Golf: Garcia delivers thoughts on Masters while wife gives birth

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:57am
(Reuters) - Winning a Masters did not change Sergio Garcia but the Spaniard was poised to have his life turned upside down on Tuesday as he discussed his Green Jacket defense while in a Texas hospital awaiting the birth of his first child.

Cycling: Kwiatkowski wins Tirreno-Adriatico ahead of Milan-San Remo

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:36am
SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, Italy (Reuters) - Former world champion Michal Kwiatkowski claimed the Tirreno-Adriatico week-long race as he retained the overall leader's blue jersey after the final individual time trial on Tuesday.

Tennis: Former Olympic doubles champion Flach dies, aged 54

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 10:31am
LONDON (Reuters) - Tennis was mourning the death of former Wimbledon and Olympic doubles champion Ken Flach on Tuesday after the governing body of men's tennis, ATP, confirmed that the American had died at the age of 54.

UKAD tells athletes not to refuse tests over discontinued kits

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 4:41am
(Reuters) - UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has told British athletes not to refuse drugs tests if they are given collection kits that have recently been discontinued by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Hughton to field strongest Brighton team at Man United in FA Cup

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 2:55am
(Reuters) - Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton believes only his strongest team can pose a challenge to Manchester United in Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final and said he will resist the urge to rotate his squad for the clash at Old Trafford.

Pyeongchang Paralympics sets new record for ticket sales

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 2:18am
(Reuters) - The Pyeongchang Paralympics have set a new record for ticket sales, crossing 320,531 on Tuesday to break previous mark set in Sochi four years ago, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) said in a statement.

Venus cuts Serena's comeback short at Indian Wells

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:51pm
(Reuters) - Venus Williams cut her sister Serena's comeback to tennis short with a 6-3 6-4 win in the third round of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Monday.

Golf - Players champion Kim eager to defend title

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 11:26pm
SEOUL (Reuters) - After becoming the youngest golfer to win The Players Championship in 2017, South Korea's Kim Si-woo has now set his sights on being the first to successfully defend the title when he returns to TPC Sawgrass in May.

Man City defeat cannot define Stoke's season, says Lambert

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:46pm
(Reuters) - Stoke City cannot let Monday's 2-0 Premier League defeat by runaway leaders Manchester City define their season and must seek a response when they play Everton this weekend, manager Paul Lambert has said.

Motor racing-Liberty starts second season with bumpy road ahead

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:20pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Liberty Media enjoyed plenty of goodwill after taking over Formula One and ousting former supremo Bernie Ecclestone but the honeymoon is over as the Americans start a second season in charge.

Federer cruises past Krajinovic at Indian Wells

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:51pm
(Reuters) - World number one Roger Federer needed less than an hour to dispatch Filip Krajinovic at the BNP Paribas Open in California on Monday, mixing overpowering serves and pinpoint groundstrokes to advance to the fourth round of the tournament.

Wozniacki stays on track to reclaim top ranking with scrappy win

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:11pm
(Reuters) - Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki kept alive hopes of regaining the world number one ranking with a scrappy 6-4 2-6 6-3 third round win over Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells on Monday.

Russia: British threats to boycott World Cup over spy attack hurt ties, sport - Ifax

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 4:54pm
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign ministry said on Monday British threats to boycott the 2018 soccer World Cup over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in England would damage ties with Moscow and hurt world sport, Interfax news agency reported.

Golf: Els to captain Internationals at 2019 Presidents Cup

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 2:08pm
(Reuters) - South African Ernie Els will be captain of the International team for next year's Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia, a source told Reuters on Monday.

Greece suspends fixtures after soccer boss takes gun onto pitch

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 7:51am
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece indefinitely suspended its Superleague soccer fixtures on Monday after the owner of the club PAOK Salonika was filmed wearing a gun holster as he strode onto the pitch to protest about a disallowed goal.

Greece vows action after soccer boss enters pitch armed

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:56am
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's sports minister said on Monday he was preparing to take action after the owner of soccer team PAOK walked onto the pitch while apparently armed to protest over a disallowed goal.

Rallying: Ogier stripped of bonus points at Rally Mexico

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 6:24am
(Reuters) - Championship leader Sebastien Ogier's M-Sport team have appealed after the Frenchman was stripped of four bonus points from Sunday's Rally Mexico, leaving him four clear of Hyundai's Thierry Neuville in the standings.

Greece vows 'bold decisions' on soccer after PAOK boss enters field armed

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 3:50am
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's sports minister promised to take 'bold decisions' on Monday after the owner of soccer team PAOK went onto the pitch while apparently armed to protest over a disallowed goal during a match with another Greek team, AEK.

Top seed Halep survives, Anisimova earns fourth round spot

Sun, 03/11/2018 - 10:22pm
(Reuters) - Top seed Simona Halep narrowly avoided an upset in the BNP Paribas Open third round on Sunday, digging deep for a 1-6 7-6(3) 6-2 win over world No. 165 Caroline Dolehide, while 16-year-old Amanda Anisimova also advanced to the fourth round.

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