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McEnroe says he regrets comments on Serena Williams

47 min 29 sec ago
(Reuters) - John McEnroe on Wednesday said he regretted recently saying Serena Williams would be ranked "like 700 in the world" if she had to play on the men's circuit and said he was surprised by the controversy his comments ignited.

Vonn wants to race against men

1 hour 9 min ago
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Illinois (Reuters) - Women's alpine skiing champion Lindsey Vonn would like to race against men, she said on Wednesday at the Women’s Leadership Summit at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

U.S. 2020 Olympic trials to be held in LA area

1 hour 50 min ago
(Reuters) - The U.S. 2020 Olympic athletics trials will be held in the Los Angeles area, with Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in Walnut, California, hosting the 10-day event, USA Track & Field (USATF) announced on Wednesday.

Armstrong criticizes Tour organizers for Ullrich snub

3 hours 39 min ago
DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong on Wednesday hit out at Tour de France organizers for not inviting former champion Jan Ullrich, who admitted to doping, to the start of the race in his native Germany.

Froome 'fresher than ever' as under-scrutiny Sky embark on Tour

3 hours 51 min ago
DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - Chris Froome, who is targeting a fourth Tour de France title, has warned that despite under-par recent performances, he is fresher than ever as he embarks on another three weeks on the road.

Financial adviser sentenced to four years for bilking NBA's Tim Duncan

4 hours 7 min ago
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - A wine industry businessman and financial manager was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday for defrauding millions of dollars from former National Basketball Association star Tim Duncan.

Bolt holds on to win 100 meters at Golden Spike

4 hours 47 min ago
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (Reuters) - Usain Bolt overcame a slow start to win the 100 meters at the Ostrava Golden Spike meeting on Wednesday in a time of 10.06 seconds.

Van Niekerk breaks another Johnson world record in rare 300m race

5 hours 11 min ago
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (Reuters) - South African Wayde van Niekerk broke the 300 metres world record at the Ostrava Golden Spike on Wednesday, rubbing Michael Johnson out of the record books for the second time in less than a year.

Fowler seeks rebound after near-miss at U.S. Open

5 hours 55 min ago
(Reuters) - World number nine Rickie Fowler will look to rebound from a near-miss at the U.S. Open when he headlines the field at this week's Quicken Loans National in Maryland.

Clippers agree to trade PG Paul to Rockets: reports

6 hours 10 min ago
(The Sports Xchange) - The Los Angeles Clippers reached an agreement on a blockbuster trade to send All-Star point guard Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets, according to multiple reports Wednesday.

FIA to re-examine Vettel-Hamilton collision

6 hours 59 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One's governing body is to re-examine Sunday's Azerbaijan Grand Prix collision between Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton and could take further action, the FIA said on Wednesday.

Golf: NBA's Curry to compete in Tour event

7 hours 33 min ago
(Reuters) - Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, one of the best shooters in basketball history, will get to see how he stacks up against professional golfers after receiving a sponsor exemption into the Tour's Ellie Mae Classic.

Teixeira denies impropriety in wake of Garcia report

9 hours 6 sec ago
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The reclusive former head of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has called the FIFA ethics report "inconclusive" and asserted that he is safe in Brazil despite a U.S. indictment against him.

Djokovic off to winning start in Eastbourne

9 hours 24 min ago
(Reuters) - Three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic beat Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-4 6-3 in his first grasscourt match of the season on Wednesday to reach the third round at the Aegon International in Eastbourne.

Jackson and struggling Knicks mutually agree to part ways

9 hours 48 min ago
(Reuters) - The New York Knicks and team president Phil Jackson mutually agreed to part ways a little over three years after the Hall of Famer was brought on to help revive the struggling NBA team, it said on Wednesday.

Yarnold criticizes omission of Russian sliders from anti-doping checks

9 hours 51 min ago
(Reuters) - British Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold has criticized the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) for failing to include any Russian skeleton athletes on the anti-doping checklist.

America's Cup foiling technology set to fly beyond racing boats

10 hours 18 min ago
HAMILTON, Bermuda (Reuters) - From water taxis that "fly" on hydrofoils to aircraft wings and cutting-edge car steering wheels, the America's Cup has produced technology with potential far beyond its "foiling" catamarans.

UK prosecutors charge six people over 1989 Hillsborough disaster that killed 96

13 hours 7 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's state prosecution service on Wednesday announced criminal charges against six people over the 1989 Hillsborough soccer stadium crush in which 96 fans died, the country's worst sporting disaster.

Mallya paves way for F1 team to be a force without India

13 hours 15 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Vijay Mallya, who is being pursued by Indian authorities over unpaid loans tied to his defunct Kingfisher Airlines, has taken steps that could see India disappear from the name of his Formula One team.

Murray says Wimbledon pressure helps him focus better

13 hours 59 min ago
(Reuters) - The pressure Andy Murray feels at Wimbledon actually helps him concentrate better, the defending champion has said.