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Roof closes for Djokovic as drizzle arrives at Wimbledon

By Simon Evans LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic's delayed fourth round match against France's Adrian Mannarino will be played under the retractable roof on Wimbledon's Centre Court, officials said on Tuesday. Light rain at the All England Club...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 7:13am

Fans await Djokovic treat before women's quarter-final feast

By Pravin Char (Reuters) - The women's quarter-finals are the main course at Wimbledon on Tuesday, but former men's champion Novak Djokovic is serving up a juicy appetizer on Centre Court, where fans were short-changed by player withdrawals a...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 6:01am

Tasman rivals Peers, Venus face off for semi-final spot

LONDON (Reuters) - Hitting partners John Peers and Michael Venus will face off for Wimbledon's trans-Tasman bragging rights on Court Two on Tuesday when they battle for a doubles semi-final spot. As top seeds, the duo of Australian Peers and Finland's Henri...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:45am

Ostapenko keen to show her best against Williams

(Reuters) - Latvian Jelena Ostapenko believes she is getting better with every round and hopes to showcase the best of her abilities against five-time champion Venus Williams in the Wimbledon quarter-finals later on Tuesday. French Open winner Ostapenko...

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:30am

Missing Miami title defense was refreshing, says Djokovic

By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) - Sitting out last week's Miami Open was rejuvenating for Novak Djokovic although it meant missing the chance to win a record seventh title in the tournament, Serbia's world number two said on Tuesday....

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 8:08am

IOC expresses regret over NHL's Olympic no-show

By Karolos Grohmann AARHUS, Denmark (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has expressed regret that the world's best ice hockey players will miss next year's Winter Games after the National Hockey League opted against participation in...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 6:54am

Fired up by team spirit, Kyrgios says in 'best' mental shape

By Ian Ransom (Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios is relishing being in the "best" mental shape of his career and credited the camaraderie of Australia's Davis Cup team for his ominous form during the U.S. hardcourt swing. The world number 16 pushed Roger...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:51am

Late run lifts North Carolina to NCAA title

(Reuters) - North Carolina made up for last year's title-decider heartbreak by putting together a late run to overhaul Gonzaga 71-65 in the final of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) tournament on Monday...

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 2:13am

Adrian Peterson to Patriots update: Will AP sign in New England?

Beyond that the Patriots may be scared off because of Adrian Peterson’s bizarre parenting skills is that this generation’s best pure RUNNING back isn’t that great of a receiving back, and isn’t much of a pass blocker either.The Patriots have long preferred backs who excel at catching the football,...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 5:10pm

Bruins set to clinch first NHL playoff spot in three years

Until recently, Sunday afternoon’s game in Chicago (50-22-7) looked like a near-impossible place for the Bruins (43-30-6) to pick up two points. However, now everything seems to be falling into place for Boston as they picked up a scintillating 3-2 road win at the United Center thanks to Anton...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 4:22pm

Will Matt Hardy be able to use 'Broken - Delete' character in WWE?

For years the biggest, most shocking return in WrestleMania history was when the Ultimate Warrior came to save Hulk Hogan from Sid Vicious and Papa Shango in the closing moments of WrestleMania VIII. Sunday night, the Hardy Boys blew that moment out of the water when they were inserted into the tag...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 3:30pm

YouTube video: Rob Gronkowski steals Tom Brady jersey at Red Sox game

What a 24 hours for Rob Gronkowski.Gronk appeared at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando on Sunday night, bashing pro wrestler Jinder Mahal with a body block in the ring. Monday afternoon, he was present at Fenway Park for the Red Sox' Opening Day ceremonies - and of course, there was "an incident."Tom...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:42pm

NBA trade rumors: Paul George to Lakers should heat up this summer

The prudent thing for the Lakers to do this offseason would be to continue to build the franchise back up through the draft, but Magic Johnson was brought in two months back to accelerate the process in Los Angeles.It’s why we should expect major NBA fireworks in L.A. this summer, and the most...

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:03pm

What time does Gonzaga - North Carolina game start? (Live Stream, TV)

North Carolina has been in this position plenty of times before - last year in fact. The Tar Heels fellto Villanova in last year's National Championship game but are right back in college basketball's biggest game of the year in 2017. Meeting UNC is fellow No. 1 seed Gonzaga, making its first ever...

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 3:43pm

Fantasy baseball: Tips to win your league in the 2017 MLB season

Happy Opening Day! All leagues have held their drafts, and now it’s finally time to play the games. Here are some tips to help you start the season on the right track.Forget draft costs.The second you’ve won the rights to a player, it no longer matters what you paid for him (barring keeper and...

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 3:22pm

Red Sox 2017 MLB season preview: World Series or bust for Boston

David Ortiz is gone, but the Red Sox’ championship expectations remain the same. The Sox are not only the favorites to win the American League East for the second consecutive season, but they have the third best Las Vegas odds of winning the whole damn thing.Westgate Las Vegas Superbook have the...

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 3:18pm

Red Sox bullpen - beyond Craig Kimbrel - with plenty of question marks

For the second straight offseason, the Red Sox made a trade to strengthen their bullpen. And for the second straight season, that player has found himself on the disabled list to begin that season.Last year, it was Carson Smith, who the Red Sox acquired in a deal that sent Wade Miley to Seattle....

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 3:15pm

Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts power the Red Sox into 2017 MLB season

At the dawn of the 2017 Major League Baseball season, the Red Sox are looking like a legitimate World Series contender with one of the most well rounded rosters in the league.With the addition of Chris Sale to David Price and reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello, Boston’s...

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 3:09pm

WWE Talk: Will Kurt Angle wrestle again? Will Finn Balor return?

Happy WrestleMania Sunday, everybody. In order to keep holy the sabbath that is WrestleMania Sunday, we must first celebrate Friday night’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony and last night’s NXT Takeover Orlando. These two events have become almost as important as WrestleMania itself, and are just as...

Sunday, April 2, 2017 - 1:24pm

NBA trade rumors: Celtics to deal IT - target Kevin Durant, Gordon Hayward?

I’ve got a hunch that Danny Ainge is going to trade Isaiah Thomas this offseason – even if the Celtics improbably beat LeBron and the Cavs in the Eastern Conference Finals for the right to get swept by Golden State in the NBAFinals.Thomas hasn’t been shy about discussing that he is due for a pay...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 4:50pm