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  • Buoyant IndyCar geared up for challenge ahead

    Buoyant IndyCar geared up for challenge ahead

    By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Super-charged by the success of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, IndyCar sped into a new era on Sunday but the road ahead is an uncertain one for both the series and the "Greatest Spectacle in … More »

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
  • Rain wipes out play at French Open; first washout since 2000

    Rain wipes out play at French Open; first washout since 2000

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Persistent rain accompanied by a flood warning washed out the entire day's play at the French Open on Monday for the first time since 2000, creating a scheduling headache and fuelling a debate about the need for a … More »

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Rain wipes out play at French Open; first washout since 2000

    * Lost day creates scheduling headache for organisers * Wet tournament highlights need for showcourt roof By Pritha Sarkar PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - Persistent rain accompanied by a flood warning washed out the entire day's play at the French … More »

    Reuters - 8 minutes ago
  • Sharks the upset pick to win first Stanley Cup

    The San Jose Sharks are best known in their brief history for falling short, but in their first ever Stanley Cup Final appearance they might just have enough to vanquish the past. Why: The Sharks thumped the favoured Kings in the first round, … More »

    The Canadian Press - 10 minutes ago
  • Cook is first Englishman to hit 10,000 test runs

    Cook is first Englishman to hit 10,000 test runs

    REUTERS - Captain Alastair Cook became the first England cricketer to reach 10,000 test runs on the fourth day of the second test against Sri Lanka in Durham on Monday. The left-handed opener is also the 12th batsman to reach the landmark. Cook … More »

    Reuters - 10 minutes ago
  • Gasquet hopes for 'Davis Cup' crowd to help conquer Murray

    Gasquet hopes for 'Davis Cup' crowd to help conquer Murray

    By John Stonestreet PARIS (Reuters) - As the last home player left in the singles draw, Richard Gasquet hopes a partisan crowd will help cheer him to victory in his first French Open quarter-final when he takes on Britain's Andy Murray on Tuesday. … More »

    Reuters - 11 minutes ago
  • Mexican striker Pulido rescued after kidnap, in good health

    Mexican striker Pulido rescued after kidnap, in good health

    Mexican soccer player Alan Pulido was rescued within a day of his kidnapping in the restive northeastern state of Tamaulipas after he was able to make a phone call and alert authorities of his location, a state official said on Monday. The … More »

    Reuters - 12 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Gasquet hopes for 'Davis Cup' crowd to help conquer Murray

    By John Stonestreet PARIS, May 30 (Reuters) - As the last home player left in the singles draw, Richard Gasquet hopes a partisan crowd will help cheer him to victory in his first French Open quarter-final when he takes on Britain's Andy Murray on … More »

    Reuters - 13 minutes ago
  • Bodies of U.S. climbers left on Tibetan peak out of respect

    Bodies of U.S. climbers left on Tibetan peak out of respect

    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - The bodies of two renowned U.S. climbers, found in Tibet 16 years after they died on one of the world's tallest mountains, have been left untouched out of respect, one of the mountaineers who found the remains … More »

    Reuters - 14 minutes ago
  • Cook becomes first Englishman to reach 10,000 test runs

    Cook becomes first Englishman to reach 10,000 test runs

    (Reuters) - Captain Alastair Cook became the first England cricketer to reach 10,000 test runs on the fourth day of the second test against Sri Lanka in Durham on Monday. Cook is also the 12th batsman in test history to reach the landmark. … More »

    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • Worried Gasol wants more Zika details ahead of Rio

    Worried Gasol wants more Zika details ahead of Rio

    Chicago Bulls and Spain basketball center Pau Gasol wants clarity on the Zika outbreak in Brazil before deciding whether to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August. Gasol, who has represented his country at the last three Games, says … More »

    Reuters - 22 minutes ago
  • Two players could stop the Braves from losing so much

    Two players could stop the Braves from losing so much

    Can Freddie Freeman and Nick Markakis turn their seasons around? You can watch them try in Yahoo Sports' Free Game of the Day. … More »

    Big League Stew - 27 minutes ago
  • For the 1st time in 16 years, French Open is washed out

    For the 1st time in 16 years, French Open is washed out

    Persistent rain forced the cancellation of all matches Monday at the French Open, the first wash-out in 16 years at the clay-court Grand Slam tournament. In women's singles, two fourth-round matches - Simona Halep vs. Samantha Stosur and Tsvetana … More »

    AP - Sports - 30 minutes ago
  • Roof at Roland Garros 'not crucial'

    Roof at Roland Garros 'not crucial'

    PARIS (AP) -- On a day heavy rain washed out play at Roland Garros for the first time in 16 years, the leader of the Paris Olympic bid said the construction of a roof at the French Open is ''not crucial.'' … More »

    AP - Sports - 42 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Worried Gasol wants more Zika details ahead of Rio

    Chicago Bulls and Spain basketball centre Pau Gasol wants clarity on the Zika outbreak in Brazil before deciding whether to compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August. Gasol, who has represented his country at the last three Games, says … More »

    Reuters - 45 minutes ago
  • Slovakia include Skriniar in Euro 2016 squad

    Slovakia include Skriniar in Euro 2016 squad

    BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Sampdoria defender Milan Skriniar was named in Slovakia's squad for Euro 2016 on Monday, three days after making his full international debut. The 21-year-old's inclusion, despite playing only three matches for Sampdoria … More »

    Reuters - 55 minutes ago
  • Rashford signs long-term contract with Man United

    Rashford signs long-term contract with Man United

    (Reuters) - Striker Marcus Rashford has signed a new contract at Manchester United which will keep him at Old Trafford until 2020 with an option to extend for a further year, the club said on their website(www.manutd.com) on Monday. The 18-year-old … More »

    Reuters - 57 minutes ago
  • Teenage star Rashford signs new Man United deal through 2020

    Teenage star Rashford signs new Man United deal through 2020

    Marcus Rashford signed a new contract with Manchester United through June 2020, a reward for the teenage striker's breakthrough this season that could earn him a place in England's European Championship squad. United announced the deal on Monday, … More »

    AP - Sports - 59 minutes ago
  • Former Kenyan officials' suspensions extended

    Former Kenyan officials' suspensions extended

    By Isaack Omulo NAIROBI, May 30 (Reuters) – The IAAF has extended the suspensions of three former leading Kenyan athletics officials by six months, lead investigator Sharad Rao said on Monday. The east African nation, a global powerhouse in middle … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
  • Guarding against deadly blows to the chest in kids' sports

    Guarding against deadly blows to the chest in kids' sports

    Jack Crowley was 15 when a baseball hit him in the chest and stopped his heart. The Long Island teen survived thanks to a police officer who grabbed a defibrillator and shocked his heart back into rhythm. A blow to the chest — one that hits at … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • Sharks D Martin set to face former team

    Sharks D Martin set to face former team

    Back when the playoffs started nearly seven weeks ago, San Jose Sharks defenseman Paul Martin wondered what it would be like to play his old teammates in Pittsburgh in the Stanley Cup Final. There were plenty of steps needed before that could … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 8 minutes ago
  • What We Learned: Oblivious suckers of the NHL offseason

    What We Learned: Oblivious suckers of the NHL offseason

    While there's plenty of proprietary information these teams have that the public does not, market inefficiencies are to some extent beginning to dry up. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 1 hour 9 minutes ago
  • Gasol may skip Olympics due to Zika

    Gasol may skip Olympics due to Zika

    Pau Gasol is considering not playing at the Olympics because of the Zika virus. The Spanish basketball player said Monday there is too much uncertainty about the situation in Brazil and anyone going to Rio de Janeiro for the games should ''think … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 16 minutes ago
  • Bellerin waits as Spain's Carvajal is Euro doubt

    Bellerin waits as Spain's Carvajal is Euro doubt

    Spain defender Dani Carvajal is in danger of missing the European Championship after tests showed up a leg muscle injury. Arsenal full back Hector Bellerin is his likely replacement for next month's finals in France. Carvajal started for Real … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
  • Deportivo sack coach Sanchez

    Deportivo sack coach Sanchez

    MADRID, May 30 (Reuters) - - Deportivo La Coruna, who finished sixth from bottom in La Liga this season, have sacked coach Victor Sanchez. "Deportivo has taken the decision to terminate the contract of Victor Sanchez del Amo," the club said in a … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 31 minutes ago
  • Sharks overcome years of disappointment to reach first Stanley Cup Final

    Sharks overcome years of disappointment to reach first Stanley Cup Final

    Logan Couture thinks the San Jose Sharks have seen just about everything, good or bad, that could happen to a hockey team. The Sharks have had their good, including 10 straight playoff berths at one point, but most of their recent history aligns … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 34 minutes ago
  • Strikes, protests pose new headache for Paris tourism

    Strikes, protests pose new headache for Paris tourism

    By Dominique Vidalon PARIS (Reuters) - As Paris tourism struggles to overcome last November's Islamist attacks, the world's most visited city faces a new threat from a wave of protests and further planned strikes, tourism officials warned on … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 45 minutes ago
  • Rain wipes out day's play at French Open; first washout since 2000

    Rain wipes out day's play at French Open; first washout since 2000

    Persistent rain showers accompanied by a flood warning washed out the entire day's play at the French Open on Monday for the first time since 2000. Belgian David Goffin and Latvian Ernests Gulbis had been expected to open proceedings on Court … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 52 minutes ago
  • Athletics-Former Kenyan officials' suspensions extended

    By Isaack Omulo NAIROBI, May 30 (Reuters) - The IAAF has extended the suspensions of three former leading Kenyan athletics officials by six months, lead investigator Sharad Rao said on Monday. The east African nation, a global powerhouse in middle … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 4 minutes ago
  • Champions Leicester set to sign Hanover keeper Zieler

    Champions Leicester set to sign Hanover keeper Zieler

    (Reuters) - English Premier League champions Leicester City are set to make Hanover 96 goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler their first signing of this transfer window. The 27-year-old made 36 appearances for the Bundesliga's bottom club this season but … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 4 minutes ago
  • Chandimal century as Sri Lanka frustrate England

    Chandimal century as Sri Lanka frustrate England

    (Reuters) - Dinesh Chandimal completed a fine century as Sri Lanka continued to hold up England's bid to clinch the series by moving on to 403 for six at lunch on the fourth day of the second test in Durham on Monday. Chandimal, badly dropped by … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 10 minutes ago
  • The Latest: 16 years since French Open last skipped a day

    The Latest: 16 years since French Open last skipped a day

    PARIS (AP) -- The Latest on the French Open (all times local): … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 14 minutes ago
  • US coach promotes wheelchair basketball in Gaza

    A top U.S. coach is in the Gaza Strip to help set up the territory's first female wheelchair basketball team. ''I think for Gaza this is a very unique thing,'' said the trainer, Jess Markt. Three years later, he began playing basketball and in … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 19 minutes ago
  • Christine Sinclair leads squad infused with youth for Brazil friendlies

    Christine Sinclair leads squad infused with youth for Brazil friendlies

    TORONTO - Christine Sinclair leads a squad infused with youth for a pair of women's soccer friendlies against Brazil as Canada gears up for the Rio Olympics in August. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 hours 24 minutes ago
  • Britain's Johnson-Thompson clinches Olympic place

    Britain's Johnson-Thompson clinches Olympic place

    (Reuters) - Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson is relieved after booking her place at the Rio Games in August and says she is setting her sights on a first Olympic heptathlon gold medal. The 23-year-old accumulated the 6,200 points needed for … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 51 minutes ago
  • England's Clyne plays down burnout fears ahead of Euro 2016

    England's Clyne plays down burnout fears ahead of Euro 2016

    Right back Nathaniel Clyne has played down fears he may suffer a burnout during England's European Championship campaign in France after playing a lot of games in his first season at Premier League club Liverpool. Clyne, who joined from Southampton … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Athletics-Britain's Johnson-Thompson clinches Olympic place

    Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson is relieved after booking her place at the Rio Games in August and says she is setting her sights on a first Olympic heptathlon gold medal. The 23-year-old accumulated the 6,200 points needed for Olympic … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • 'Blade Jumper' Rehm says study shows no advantage

    'Blade Jumper' Rehm says study shows no advantage

    Paralympic long jump champion Markus Rehm enhanced his claim for a spot at the Rio Olympics on Monday when the German revealed that a wide-ranging study indicated prosthesis-wearing athletes had no clear advantage over able-bodied competitors. … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Pachuca snatch Mexican title from under Monterrey noses

    Pachuca snatch Mexican title from under Monterrey noses

    Pachuca stunned Monterrey with a last-gasp equaliser as they drew the second leg of the Clausura championship final 1-1 to win their sixth Mexican league title 2-1 on aggregate. Midfielder Victor Guzman scored three minutes into added time on … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Nolito eyes place in Spain Euro 2016 squad

    Nolito eyes place in Spain Euro 2016 squad

    Celta Vigo winger Nolito is hoping his impressive performance for Spain in Sunday's 3-1 win over Bosnia will earn him a place in the country's Euro 2016 squad. The 29-year-old, making his seventh international appearance, scored twice in the … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago