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'More aggressive' Poland to make changes for Colombia

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:11pm
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Poland will make changes for their match against Colombia and start "more aggressively" in what will be a key match against opponents who also lost their opening contest, striker Dawid Kownacki said on Thursday.

Teenager Mbappe sends France through as Peru knocked out

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 12:00pm
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Kylian Mbappe became France's youngest scorer at a World Cup when he earned Les Bleus a 1-0 win against Peru in their second Group C game, sending the South Americans out of the tournament on Thursday.

Longtime NFL referee McAulay retires

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:57am
Longtime NFL referee Terry McAulay announced his retirement Thursday.

NBA draft prospect Bridges inks investment firm endorsement

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:51am
(Reuters) - Villanova guard Mikal Bridges, who is expected to be among the first 10 players selected in Thursday's National Basketball Association draft, has entered an endorsement deal that will pay him with an investment portfolio, the firm behind the deal told Reuters.

Federer saves two match points in Halle win over Paire

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 11:44am
(Reuters) - Defending champion Roger Federer saved two match points in a final set tiebreak before defeating Benoit Paire 6-3 3-6 7-6(7) in a thrilling contest to reach the Halle Open quarter-finals on Thursday.

Mbappe puts France ahead to become youngest scorer for Les Bleus

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:53am
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Kylian Mbappe became France's youngest scorer at a World Cup when he put Les Bleus 1-0 ahead at halftime against Peru in their second Group C game on Thursday.

Report: Buccaneers quarterback Winston expects suspension

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:47am
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston expects to be suspended for a violation of the personal conduct policy at the conclusion of the ongoing NFL investigation into an alleged incident with an Uber driver in 2016.

Neymar fitness not a concern for Brazil coach Tite

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:40am
ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - Neymar needs at least five matches to return to top form after a long injury layoff, but Brazil have not asked their talismanic forward to gamble on his fitness just to be improve their chances at the World Cup, coach Tite said on Thursday.

Mexicans wait to see what Osorio will pull out of the hat

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:19am
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (Reuters) - Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio will take charge of his side for the 50th time when they side face South Korea at the World Cup on Saturday and his past record suggests there is every chance he will field his 50th different line-up.

Eighty years in the making, Germany's stellar record in peril

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:15am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Germany's phenomenal World Cup consistency means the reigning world champions have not been eliminated in the tournament's group stage for the last 80 years - but that could all change on Saturday.

World Cup attendances pass one million mark: FIFA

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 10:05am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Over one million fans have attended games at the World Cup, organizers FIFA said in a statement on Thursday after Denmark's 1-1 draw with Australia, the 21st match of the tournament in Russia.

Muguruza falls short in Birmingham, Kvitova into quarters

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 9:52am
(Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza suffered a 6-2 6-4 defeat at the hands of unseeded Czech Barbora Strycova in the second round of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham on Thursday.

Captain Jedinak makes Australia's point against Denmark

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 9:48am
SAMARA, Russia (Reuters) - Captain Mile Jedinak rode to Australia's World Cup rescue with a penalty to cancel out Christian Eriksen's superb opener for Denmark, securing a 1-1 draw on Thursday that ensured Group C would go down to the wire.

U.S. Open rolls in new changes for ballpersons

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 9:44am
(Reuters) - Ballpersons at the U.S. Open will now roll the ball from point-to-point, rather than throw between positions, the United States Tennis Association said on Thursday in a bid to grow the number of applicants.

Peru start with Guerrero, France with Giroud

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 9:18am
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - France and Peru both switched their attacking lineups for their Group C match in Yekaterinburg on Thursday, with Les Bleus bringing in the experienced Olivier Giroud and Paolo Guerrero starting for Peru.

Jedinak penalty helps Australia hold Denmark 1-1

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 8:59am
SAMARA, Russia (Reuters) - Australia captain Mile Jedinak slotted his second penalty at the World Cup to help Australia draw 1-1 with Denmark on Thursday and keep their hopes of reaching the knockout rounds alive.

Peru fans outnumber France's 7-to-1 in Yekaterinburg

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 8:53am
YEKATERINBURG, Russia (Reuters) - Thousands of red-shirted Peru supporters streamed through the streets of Yekaterinburg on Thursday, outnumbering France's by more than seven to one and looking to striker Paolo Guerrero to bring them an upset victory in their World Cup Group C clash.

Team Sky hit back at 'ill-informed' Hinault over strike comments

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 8:19am
(Reuters) - Five-times Tour de France winner Bernard Hinault's call for riders to strike ahead of next month's race in protest against defending champion Chris Froome is "irresponsible and ill-informed", according to Team Sky.

Top GB athletes plagued by tooth decay, oral disease - study

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 8:01am
LONDON (Reuters) - Winning athletes love to bite their medals and smile for the cameras as they hold their trophies aloft, but their teeth may actually be holding them back.

Flowers and dragons as hats take stage at Ascot Ladies' Day

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 7:42am
ASCOT, England (Reuters) - Colorful blooms, buzzing bees and roaring dragons made an appearance at Royal Ascot on Thursday as revelers showed off their best millinery at the British horse-racing event's Ladies' Day.