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Rodgers speeds to year's fastest 100 meters

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:03pm
(Reuters) - Veteran American sprinter Mike Rodgers cruised to the year's fastest 100 meters when the 33-year-old clocked 9.89 seconds in qualifying at the U.S. championships in Iowa on Thursday.

Hawks draft Slovenia's 'Wonder Boy' Doncic, trade him to Mavs

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 7:57pm
(Reuters) - The Atlanta Hawks on Thursday used their number three pick to draft Slovenian guard Luka Doncic, the celebrated 19-year-old EuroLeague MVP who led Real Madrid to the EuroLeague championship this year and Spanish ACB title on Tuesday.

Athletics: Rodgers speeds to year's fastest 100 meters

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 7:27pm
(Reuters) - Veteran American sprinter Mike Rodgers cruised to the year's fastest 100 meters when the 33-year-old clocked 9.89 seconds in qualifying at the U.S. championships in Iowa on Thursday.

Spieth tied for first-round lead, McIlroy one behind

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 6:57pm
(Reuters) - Defending champion Jordan Spieth downplayed the significance of his score after carding seven-under-par 63 to tie fellow American Zach Johnson for the first-round lead at the Travelers Championship on Thursday.

Bank of England holds special vote: to decide World Cup winner

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:49pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top central bankers held an unusual vote during their policy deliberations this week - to decide which country is most likely to win the World Cup taking place in Russia.

Straily suspended five games for incident versus Giants

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:28pm
Miami Marlins right-hander Dan Straily was suspended five games and fined an undisclosed amount for his actions in Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants, Major League Baseball announced Thursday.

Djokovic thrashes Dimitrov to lay down marker

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:27pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic issued a statement of intent as he thrashed second seed Grigor Dimitrov to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP 500 Fever-Tree championships at Queen's Club on Thursday.

Croatia in dreamland as Messi's Argentina suffer nightmare

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 5:04pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Croatia were in dreamland on Thursday after advancing to the knockout phase of the World Cup for the first time in 20 years with a 3-0 rout of Argentina that left a subdued Lionel Messi and his team mates facing yet another flop.

Fleetwood battles to two-over 74 in first round in Germany

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 4:34pm
(Reuters) - Tommy Fleetwood could not conjure up his U.S. Open magic as he battled to a two-over-par 74 in the opening round at the BMW International Open in Germany on Thursday.

Classy Croatia routs Argentina to reach second round

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:58pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Croatia marched into the World Cup knockout stage by handing Argentina a 3-0 drubbing with goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in their Group D match on Thursday to leave the hopes of the twice world champions hanging by a thread.

Injured Danilo out of Brazil's game with Costa Rica

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 3:57pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Brazil defender Danilo has been ruled out of Friday's Group E game with Costa Rica with a thigh problem and will be replaced by Corinthians right back Fagner, the Brazilian Football Confederation said on Thursday.

Russia World Cup coach wins graffiti honor

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 2:49pm
ST. PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Stanislav Cherchesov is getting the big graffiti treatment in Russia after coaching the home team to the second round of the World Cup for the first time in 32 years.

Islanders name Stanley Cup champion Trotz as head coach

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 2:43pm
(Reuters) - Barry Trotz, who resigned this week as coach of the Washington Capitals fresh from their Stanley Cup win, will take over behind the bench of the New York Islanders, the National Hockey League team said on Thursday.

Argentina and Croatia drawing 0-0 at halftime

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:55pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Argentina were held to 0-0 draw by Croatia at halftime in their World Cup Group D match on Thursday in a scrappy game that saw chances wasted at both ends.

Jets wide receiver Anderson receives probation for reckless driving

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 1:49pm
New York Jets receiver Robby Anderson received six months probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor reckless driving charge in South Florida, multiple outlets reported Thursday.

Unconvincing France beat Peru 1-0 to book last-16 place

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:57pm
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - France beat Peru 1-0 with a goal from Kylian Mbappe on Thursday to book their place in the last 16 of the World Cup and crush the South Americans' hopes of progressing in their first appearance at the tournament for 36 years.

CFL coach Jones: Manziel should be in NFL

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:54pm
Despite not utilizing Johnny Manziel in his team's season opener last week, Hamilton Tiger-Cats coach June Jones believes the former first-round pick by the Cleveland Browns should be playing for a team in the NFL.

Report: Ex-Caps coach Trotz agrees to coach New York Islanders

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:50pm
Barry Trotz has agreed to take over as head coach of the New York Islanders.

Costa Rica coach may use two players to man mark Neymar

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:34pm
ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Costa Rica coach Oscar Ramirez could task two of his players with man-marking Brazil playmaker Neymar when the teams clash in St Petersburg on Friday, but said his side would not try to foul the forward out of the game.

Aguero leads the line again for Argentina v Croatia

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:28pm
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli stuck with Sergio Aguero over Gonzalo Higuain to lead the line again in their Group D match against Croatia on Thursday, but dropped winger Angel Di Maria among three changes to his starting eleven.