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When Roland Garros embraced 'Open' grand slam tennis

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 2:01am
LONDON (Reuters) - When the singles champions at this year's French Open each pocket their 2.2 million euros ($2.7 million) in prize money, they might spare a thought for the players who made it all possible.

Deja vu for French Open as Nadal favorite again

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 9:16pm
The words are likely to be heard seven times at the French Open as the Spanish juggernaut guns for a record-extending 11th title at Roland Garros.

Motor racing: How to win the Indy 500? "Shutup and drive", say Mears

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 7:53pm
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - For nine years Helio Castroneves has been chasing an elusive fourth Indianapolis 500 victory that would earn him entry into the Brickyard's most exclusive club of champions.

Ivanka Trump takes shot at WTA over Serena's non-seeding

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 7:34pm
(Reuters) - United States first daughter Ivanka Trump waded into the debate over Serena Williams's lack of a seeding at the French Open, tweeting that the women's tour needed to change its rules for players that take maternity leave.

Golf: Na's spectacular chip gives him one-stroke lead in Fort Worth

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 7:13pm
(Reuters) - Kevin Na holed a 92-foot chip for birdie on his final shot to card a 62 and take a one-stroke lead after the first round at the Fort Worth Invitational in Texas on Thursday.

Motor racing: Indy 500 offers glimmer of something special

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 6:53pm
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Billed as 'the Greatest Spectacle in Racing', the Indianapolis 500 is poised to deliver on that hype on Sunday with a hometown boy on the pole, a trail-blazing woman taking a final bow and the Brickyard's most exclusive club ready to welcome a new member.

Players react to Trump's comments; linebacker Marshall calls them 'disgusting'

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 5:52pm
Several NFL players responded harshly Thursday to President Donald Trump's comments supporting the league's new national anthem policy, which calls for fines or punishment for any form of disrespect during the anthem.

Tennis: World number one Halep can end Grand Slam jinx, says Pierce

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 5:19pm
BENGALURU (Reuters) - Former French Open champion Mary Pierce has backed Romanian Simona Halep to end her Grand Slam jinx and believes this year's wide open Roland Garros draw bodes well for the future of the women's game.

Tennis: Briton Norrie upsets second seed Isner to reach Lyon semis

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:35pm
(Reuters) - Britain's Cameron Norrie beat second seed John Isner 7-6(1) 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Lyon Open on Thursday to record his first victory over a player in the ATP top 10.

NFL used show of hands over formal anthem vote

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 4:22pm
The NFL did not hold a formal roll call vote in passing its controversial national anthem policy, instead opting to use a show of hands, league spokesman Brian McCarthy confirmed to ESPN.

Tennis: Argentine Kicker found guilty of match-fixing offences

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 3:58pm
(Reuters) - Argentine tennis player Nicolas Kicker has been found guilty of match-fixing and other offences, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said in a statement on Thursday.

Warriors' Thompson expected to play Game 5

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:35pm
Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson is expected to be on the floor when the team hosts the Houston Rockets in Thursday night's Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

Major League Baseball report on home runs concludes no changes to ball structure

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:33pm
A Major League Baseball study has concluded increased home run rates since 2015 are not the result of changes to the structure of the baseball, the league announced Thursday.

Report: NFL skirted formal anthem vote

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:29pm
The NFL did not hold a formal vote in passing its controversial national anthem policy, according to a report from ESPN.

Nadal handed easy path to French Open final

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:24pm
PARIS (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal, who is gunning for a record-extending 11th French Open title, was handed a relatively easy path to the final at Roland Garros when the draw was made on Thursday.

Rallying: Citroen terminate Meeke's contract after crashes

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:34pm
(Reuters) - Citroen have dropped British driver Kris Meeke from their world rally championship team for safety reasons because of his "excessively high number of crashes".

Tennis star Kvitova's 2016 knife attacker in custody: reports

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 12:08pm
PRAGUE (Reuters) - A Czech court on Thursday ordered the suspect in a knife attack on two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to remain in custody, Czech state media reported.

White Sox catcher Castillo gets 80-game performance-enhancing drug suspension

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:28am
Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was suspended 80 games without pay by Major League Baseball on Thursday after testing positive for the performance-enhancing substance Erythropoietin (EPO).

Trump asks if NFL players who protest should be in country

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 11:14am
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed a decision by the National Football League to fine teams if players on the field refuse to stand for the national anthem, saying in an interview broadcast on Thursday that if they do not want to stand, perhaps they should not be in the United States.

Hamilton contract delay has to be about money, says Red Bull boss

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:07am
MONACO (Reuters) - Red Bull team principal Christian Horner suspects the main sticking point in contract talks between Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and his Mercedes team is an "eye-watering" amount of money.