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India on brink of third test triumph against England

NOTTINGHAM, England (Reuters) – India need one more wicket to thrash England in the third test at Trent Bridge after the hosts ended the fourth day on 311 for nine, 210 runs short of their target. Cricket – England v India – Third Test – Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Britain – August 21, 2018. England’s Jos […]

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UEFA forging ahead with plans to increase value of women’s football

LONDON (Reuters) – The Women’s Champions League is beginning to step out of the shadow of its male counterpart with the ultimate aim of being as much of a must-see and commercially-attractive event, a UEFA official told Reuters on Tuesday. Olympique Lyonnais celebrate after winning the Champions League Final at Valeriy Lobanovskyi Stadium, Kiev, Ukraine […]

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Woods surprised by overwhelming fan support

(Reuters) – Fourteen-time major winner Tiger Woods says the support he has received from the galleries this year shows how “appreciative” fans are of his latest comeback effort. FILE PHOTO: Tiger Woods of the U.S. during practice at the Open Championship – Carnoustie, Britain – July 18, 2018. REUTERS/Paul Childs/File Photo The 42-year-old underwent a […]

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Tennis – For Rod Laver, it’s go big or go home

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ask Rod Laver how the sport of tennis has changed since he won his last U.S. Open title in 1969 and the former world number one does not hesitate: The guys today are big — really big. Former tennis player Rod Laver poses for a portrait in New York City, New […]

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Serena Williams seeded 17th at U.S. Open

(Reuters) – Serena Williams has been seeded 17th at this year’s U.S. Open one place below her sister Venus, organisers said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Serena Williams of the U.S. in action at Wimbledon, London, Britain – July 14, 2018. REUTERS/Toby Melville Serena, who finished runner-up at Wimbledon this year after losing to Germany’s Angelique […]

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Figure skating – World champion Osmond to sit out the season

(Reuters) – Canadian figure skating world champion Kaetlyn Osmond will not compete this season, Skate Canada announced on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Figure Skating – World Figure Skating Championships – The Mediolanum Forum, Milan, Italy – March 23, 2018 Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond poses with her medal after winning gold in the Ladies Free Skating REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi […]

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Tennis – Bertens withdraws from Connecticut Open

(Reuters) – Kiki Bertens, who won the Cincinnati Masters title on Sunday, has pulled out of this week’s Connecticut Open with a viral illness, tournament organisers said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Aug 19, 2018; Mason, OH, USA; Kiki Bertens (NED) holds the Rookwood Cup after defeating Simona Halep (ROU) during the finals in the Western […]

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Norwegian prodigy Odegaard joins Vitesse on loan

MADRID (Reuters) – Real Madrid’s Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard, once courted by Europe’s top teams, has agreed to join Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem on loan, the Spanish club said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Football Soccer – Real Madrid v Chelsea – International Champions Cup – Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, United States of America – 16/17 […]

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Cricket – Buttler and Stokes hold up India victory charge

NOTTINGHAM, England (Reuters) – Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes provided some badly needed stability for England in the third test against India with a century partnership as they recovered to 173 for four on the fourth day. Cricket – England v India – Third Test – Trent Bridge, Nottingham, Britain – August 21, 2018. England’s […]

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Tennis – Edmund and Sock round out Laver Cup teams

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The final team members for the second Laver Cup tennis tournament were announced on Tuesday, with Briton Kyle Edmund joining Team Europe and Jack Sock of the United States named in Team World. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, […]

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Asian Games – Family kept flood news away from swimmer to help him focus

JAKARTA (Reuters) – The family of Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash kept news of a devastating flood in his home state of Kerala away from him so it did not affect his Asian Games performance, the 24-year-old told Reuters on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Swimming – Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games – Men’s 100m Butterfly – Heats […]

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Atletico suffer Vitolo injury blow

MADRID (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid winger Vitolo is set to miss between two and four weeks after suffering a knee sprain during his team’s 1-1 La Liga draw at Valencia on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – La Liga Santander – Atletico Madrid vs Eibar – Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain – May 20, 2018 Atletico […]

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Midfielder Brunt retires from Northern Ireland duty

(Reuters) – Northern Ireland midfielder Chris Brunt has announced his retirement from international football, the Irish Football Association said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Premier League – Crystal Palace vs West Bromwich Albion – Selhurst Park, London, Britain – May 13, 2018 West Bromwich Albion’s Chris Brunt in action with Crystal Palace’s Yohan […]

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Beckham to receive UEFA President’s Award

(Reuters) – Former England captain David Beckham will be presented the 2018 UEFA President’s Award, in recognition of his remarkable career and humanitarian efforts, the sport’s European governing body said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: David Beckham attends an insurance company charity event to encourage and assist young Indonesian soccer players around the country in Jakarta, […]

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Motor racing – Red Bull phone call caught Gasly in his underpants

LONDON (Reuters) – French Formula One driver Pierre Gasly was overwhelmed and under-dressed when Red Bull called to tell him he would be racing for them next season. FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Australian Grand Prix – Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne, Australia – March 22, 2018 Toro Rosso’s Pierre Gasly poses for a […]

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Russian potash producer questions Force India F1 takeover

LONDON (Reuters) – Russian potash producer Uralkali has questioned the process behind the sale of the Force India Formula One team after losing out in a battle between billionaire fathers of young racing drivers. FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 27, 2018 Force India’s Sergio Perez […]

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Cricket – England crumble against India’s precision attack

NOTTINGHAM, England (Reuters) – England were heading towards a heavy defeat in the third test against India at Trent Bridge as, chasing an improbable target of 521 to win, they struggled to 84 for four at lunch on the fourth day on Tuesday. Cricket – England v India – Third Test – Trent Bridge, Nottingham, […]

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UK prosecutors drop charges against ex-police chief over Hillsborough

LONDON (Reuters) – A former British police chief constable accused of lying over his role in the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium crush that killed 96 fans will no longer face charges after a review of evidence, prosecutors said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Norman Bettison arrives at Preston Crown Court, Britain, September 6, 2017. REUTERS /Andrew […]

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Asian Games: From the oldest to the richest – Bridge players aim to make their mark

JAKARTA (Reuters) – As athletes sweated and strained on the track, field and in the pool, a more cerebral and certainly more sedentary set of competitors got down to business at the Asian Games on Tuesday. Competitors take part in the bridge competition during the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 21, 2018. REUTERS/Willy […]

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Bratches hopes departing Alonso can be ambassador for F1

LONDON (Reuters) – Fernando Alonso can be an ambassador for Formula One after the double world champion bows out at the end of the season, the sport’s managing director Sean Bratches said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: Formula One F1 – Hungarian Grand Prix – Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary – July 26, 2018 McLaren’s Fernando Alonso signs […]