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Neymar announces lawsuit as row with Barca intensifies

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 9:22am
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Neymar's acrimonious split from Barcelona escalated on Thursday as the Paris St Germain forward announced plans to sue the Liga club, two days after Barca revealed they were suing the Brazilian over breach of contract.

Motor racing: Vandoorne handed 35 place grid penalty for home race

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 9:03am
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) - McLaren's Stoffel Vandoorne will have a 35-place grid penalty for his home Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday due to power unit changes.

Motor racing: Massa cleared for Belgian Grand Prix

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 8:15am
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) - Brazilian driver Felipe Massa has been cleared to compete in this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix after he missed the previous race in Hungary at the end of July due to feeling dizzy during practice.

Motor racing: Raikkonen contract came as no surprise to Perez

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 7:29am
SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS, Belgium (Reuters) - Ferrari's decision to retain Kimi Raikkonen for 2018 came as no surprise to Mexican Sergio Perez, whose hopes of one day joining the Italian team appear to be fading fast.

Athletics: Africa to break new ground with World Championships bid

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 5:49am
(Reuters) - One of six African nations will bid to host the 2025 World Athletics Championships as the continent hopes to stage the global meet for a first time, the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) president Hamad Kalkaba Malboum has said.

Motorcycling: Swiss veteran Luethi secures 2018 MotoGP ride

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 5:07am
(Reuters) - Veteran Swiss rider Thomas Luethi will graduate to MotoGP next season with Marc VDS Honda, the Belgian team announced on Thursday.

Raonic withdraws from U.S. Open due to wrist injury

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 10:15pm
(Reuters) - Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the U.S. Open due to a persistent wrist injury, the Canadian said on late on Wednesday.

AOC urged to modernize after bullying allegations

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:17pm
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has been urged to modernize in a report into its workplace culture that was commissioned after allegations of bullying earlier this year.

Manchester United aim for hat-trick of wins to start season

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:14pm
MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Fresh from consecutive 4-0 wins, Manchester United will be aiming for a hat-trick of victories when they face 2015 champions Leicester City at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Thick rough greets players as PGA Tour playoffs begin

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 8:22pm
(Reuters) - The nasty U.S. Open-style rough will place a premium on accuracy at the Northern Trust players said on Wednesday as they prepared for the first event of the lucrative PGA Tour playoff series.

McIlroy to take three-month break, skip European Tour finale

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 8:11pm
(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy will have three months off at the end of the year in an effort to get fully healthy and fine-tune his game for 2018, the Northern Irishman said on Wednesday.

McGregor and Mayweather trade praise not profanities

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:19pm
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (Reuters) - Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. declared a truce on Wednesday after weeks of vicious verbal attacks, offering praise instead of profanities at the final press conference ahead of their much anticipated fight.

McEnroe expects more Federer magic at U.S. Open

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 3:34pm
(Reuters) - American great John McEnroe expects Roger Federer's sensational comeback season to continue in New York when the U.S. Open kicks off on Monday.

Lin survives scare to advance in World Championships

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:51pm
(Reuters) - China's Lin Dan fought back after an early scare to defeat Denmark's Emil Holst 19-21 21-8 21-16 and enter the third round of the world badminton championships in Glasgow on Wednesday.

Washington football coach cannot pray after games: U.S. appeals court

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:14pm
(Reuters) - A high school football coach in Washington state has failed to persuade a federal appeals court to let him kneel and pray on the field immediately after games in sight of students and parents.

Payne retires as Augusta National chairman

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:32pm
(Reuters) - Billy Payne, the man who opened the doors of Augusta National to women members, announced on Wednesday he would retire as chairman of one of the world's most exclusive golf clubs and home of the U.S. Masters.

Cycling: Lutsenko wins first Grand Tour stage while Froome stays in red

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:17pm
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Alexey Lutsenko held on for his biggest career win in stage five of the Vuelta A Espana on Wednesday, with Chris Froome staying in the red jersey and extending his overall lead.

Motor racing: Schumacher's son to mark 25th anniversary of Spa win

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:33am
LONDON (Reuters) - Michael Schumacher's teenage son Mick will mark the 25th anniversary of the German's first Formula One victory by driving demonstration laps in a 1994 Benetton at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix.

Russia's World Cup stadium in Samara behind schedule

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 9:02am
SAMARA, Russia (Reuters) - Construction work on the World Cup stadium in the Russian city of Samara is about 30 days behind schedule, the company building the venue said on Wednesday, adding it would make up the lost time.

British-based trio complete ultimate trophy swim across Lake Geneva

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 8:14am
GENEVA (Reuters) - It's twice as far as crossing the English Channel and known as the "Ultimate Trophy Swim".