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Report: Marijuana charge against 49ers' Foster dismissed

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 3:13pm
Two days after domestic violence charges against him were dropped, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster got some more good news.

French Open hikes prize money as Brexit eats Wimbledon purse

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 2:58pm
PARIS (Reuters) - The French Open will this month serve up the largest prize money pot in Grand Slam tennis so far this year, taking advantage of Brexit's hit on Wimbledon's purse as it shakes off its old reputation as the poorer cousin of the big four tournaments.

Tennis: Top seed Thiem to face Frenchmen Simon in Lyon final

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 1:32pm
(Reuters) - Top seed Dominic Thiem of Austria booked a place in the Lyon Open final by beating Serbia's Dusan Lajovic 6-4 5-7 6-4 on Friday.

Motor racing: Kanaan fires Indy 500 warning shot on 'Carb Day'

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 1:26pm
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Tony Kanaan may be starting back on the grid for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 but warned he should not be overlooked after posting the top speed in practice on Friday.

Cibulkova comes from behind to reach Strasbourg final

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:19pm
(Reuters) - Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova battled back from a set and a break down to beat Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu 2-6 7-6(5) 6-1 and secure her place in the Strasbourg International final on Friday.

Warriors' head coach Kerr: Iguodala remains iffy for Game 6

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 12:12pm
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr claims he likes where the team is at entering Game 6 with a 3-2 deficit in the Western Conference finals series with the Houston Rockets. He might really like where his team stands if Andre Iguodala returns from a two-game absence to play Saturday.

Milwaukee Bucks' Sterling Brown says he felt 'defenseless' during arrest

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 10:48am
Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown says he felt "pretty much defenseless" during a controversial arrest over a parking infraction in January.

Kvitova pleased stabbing suspect in custody but says French Open is her focus

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 10:29am
PARIS (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova said it was "great news" that a suspect had reportedly been held in custody in connection with the 2016 stabbing that left her with career-threatening injuries.

Jose Hawilla, key witness in FIFA trial, dies aged 74

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 10:23am
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Jose Hawilla, the Brazilian businessman whose plea-bargain testimony was crucial to prosecutors in the FIFA corruption scandal, has died in Sao Paulo, hospital officials said on Friday. He was 74.

Tennis: Federico Coria found guilty of anti-corruption charge

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 9:45am
LONDON (Reuters) - Federico Coria has been found guilty of a breach of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program - the second player from Argentina to fall foul of the rules in the past 24 hours.

Nadal says French Open title just as sweet even with Federer absent

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 9:05am
PARIS (Reuters) - Defending champion Rafael Nadal says he could not care less whether great rival Roger Federer is at the French Open or not and is simply focused on winning an 11th title in Paris.

World Cup divides fans with 'Live It Up' Will Smith anthem

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 8:20am
LONDON (Reuters) - Soccer's World Cup organizers divided fans by releasing the tournament's official song on Friday - a fast-paced dance tune titled "Live It Up" featuring American actor and rapper Will Smith.

McIlroy storms into lead at PGA Championship

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 8:14am
LONDON (Reuters) - Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy blazed a trail to the top of the BMW PGA Championship leaderboard with a scintillating seven-under 65 in his second round at Wentworth on Friday.

Baku wants a June race date and revised F1 contract

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 7:16am
MONACO (Reuters) - Azerbaijan wants to return to a June slot on the Formula One calendar and is trying to renegotiate its contract post-2020 so that it pays less in race-hosting fees and gains more commercial benefits.

Serena aside, Sharapova will fear no one at French: Evert

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 6:58am
LONDON (Reuters) - Russian Maria Sharapova could run into old nemesis Serena Williams in the fourth round of the French Open but, the American aside, she will fear no one on her first appearance at the claycourt slam for three years.

Exclusive: Blacklisted fan bypasses Russia's World Cup security system

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 6:09am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A soccer fan blacklisted by Russian authorities for bad behavior was granted a document allowing him to attend World Cup matches, while several other fans have skirted a stadium ban, Reuters has found.

Plot thickens as danger lurks everywhere for Halep

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 6:01am
(Reuters) - Even Agatha Christie would have struggled to hatch a plot as thick as this year's French Open women's singles with world number one Simona Halep attempting to finally win a grand slam with danger lurking everywhere.

Swimmer bids to become first to cross Pacific, raising awareness of plastic pollution

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 5:18am
YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - When Ben Lecomte stepped onto land for the first time after swimming across the Atlantic Ocean in 1998, he told himself 'never again'.

Major League Baseball roundup: Rays' Snell masterful again vs. Red Sox

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 4:27am
Blake Snell continued his dominance of the Boston Red Sox with eight strikeouts over six scoreless innings as the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep with a 6-3 win on Thursday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Rockets take Game 5, inch closer to dethroning Warriors

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 4:14am
Eric Gordon sank two free throws with 2.4 seconds left, and the Houston Rockets eked out a 98-94 victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday at Toyota Center.