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British-based trio complete ultimate trophy swim across Lake Geneva

40 min 11 sec ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - It's twice as far as crossing the English Channel and known as the "Ultimate Trophy Swim".

England's Wayne Rooney announces international retirement

46 min 50 sec ago
(Reuters) - Former England captain Wayne Rooney announced his retirement from international football on Wednesday, ending a 14-year career in which he became the country's top goalscorer with 53 goals.

Rape case against two Ireland rugby internationals begins

2 hours 16 min ago
BELFAST (Reuters) - A legal case against two Ireland rugby internationals accused of raping a woman in Belfast last year began in a Northern Irish court on Wednesday.

Boris Becker appointed head of German men's tennis

2 hours 38 min ago
FRANKFURT, Germany (Reuters) - Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker was appointed on Wednesday as head of men's tennis in his home country as the German federation (DTB) looks to revive the once hugely popular sport.

Motor racing: Vandoorne staying at McLaren in 2018

2 hours 53 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Belgian driver Stoffel Vandoorne will continue to race for struggling former world champions McLaren next season, the Formula One team announced on Wednesday ahead of his home race at Spa-Francorchamps.

Lewis Hamilton needs to step up in his 200th race

4 hours 18 min ago
LONDON (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton will start the 200th grand prix of his Formula One career in Belgium this weekend but the triple world champion has smaller but more significant numbers on his mind.

Australia's Tomic to play U.S. Open: report

8 hours 11 min ago
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Bernard Tomic is set to return to tennis at the U.S. Open, ending an extended absence from the game that has seen the Australian's world ranking plummet to 146, local media reported.

UFC confirm positive test for light-heavyweight champ Jones

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 11:20pm
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who beat Daniel Cormier to reclaim the title on July 29, could be stripped of his crown once more after the organization announced that the American had failed a drugs test for a second time.

Cavs reportedly trade Irving to Celtics for Thomas, other assets

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 7:13pm
(The Sports Xchange) - The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly agreed to trade All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics in exchange for a package led by fellow All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas.

Soccer: Ronaldo loses appeal against five-match ban

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 3:01pm
(Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo will have to serve his five-match ban for pushing a referee after the Spanish sports court (TAD) rejected Real Madrid's appeal against the length of the suspension, Spanish media reported on Tuesday citing court officials.

Badminton: Lee falls to Frenchman Leverdez in World Championships

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 1:44pm
(Reuters) - France's Brice Leverdez stunned Malaysia's second seed Lee Chong Wei 21-19 22-24 21-17 in the first round of the BWF World Championships in Glasgow on Tuesday.

Motor racing:Toro Rosso technical director Key extends contract

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:29pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Technical director James Key has extended his contract with Toro Rosso, the Red Bull-owned Formula One team said on Tuesday.

Trentin sprints to victory as Froome retains Vuelta red jersey

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:09pm
(Reuters) - Matteo Trentin beat Spaniard Juan Jose Lobato in a final straight sprint to win stage four of the Vuelta A Espana on Tuesday when Chris Froome retained the overall lead.

Barcelona suing Neymar for alleged breach of contract

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 10:53am
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona are suing Neymar for 8.5 million euros for alleged breach of contract and demanding he return the loyalty bonus paid after he renewed his deal in October, less than a year before he signed for Paris St. Germain, the club said Tuesday.

McGregor must stick to what he knows, says former sparring partner

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 6:31am
LONDON (Reuters) - Conor McGregor should rely on the skills that have made him a two-weight UFC champ and not try to out-box unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather when the two clash in Las Vegas on Saturday, former sparring partner Steve Collins Junior told Reuters.

Ferrari renews racing agreement with Kimi Raikkonen

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:28am
MILAN (Reuters) - Ferrari's Formula One team has renewed its technical and racing agreement with Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

Nordic skiing: Johaug doping ban extended, dashing hope of Olympic return

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 5:16am
OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian cross-country skier Therese Johaug's doping ban has been extended by five months, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday, dashing her hopes of competing in the Olympic Games next February.

ATP chief hails Nadal's 'unprecedented' return to world number one

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 4:46am
(Reuters) - Rafael Nadal's return to the top of the world rankings is a testament to the Spaniard's longevity in the game and is as impressive as any of his career achievements, men's tennis chief Chris Kermode has said.

Chinese Super League plots foray into online soccer games with deal

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 12:48am
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top-flight soccer league has signed a deal with a local developer to produce online soccer games in its first foray into gaming as it searches for new sources of revenue.

McGregor win would be 'dreadful' for boxing, says Horn

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 10:40pm
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's Jeff Horn has given Conor McGregor little chance of beating Floyd Mayweather in Saturday's super-fight and hopes the American will "annihilate" the mixed martial arts fighter for the sake of boxing.

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