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Tokyo 2020 must address questions, says IOC's Coates

By Jack Tarrant TOKYO (Reuters) - John Coates, chairman of the IOC's Coordination Committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, told organizers on Monday that stakeholders may lose confidence in their ability to host the Games if they do not answer questions about...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 1:35am

Golf: Park to regain world number one ranking

(Reuters) - South Korea's Park In-bee will return to the top of the women's world golf rankings for the first time in 2 1/2 years after finishing tied for second at the LPGA's HUGEL-JTBC LA Open on Sunday. The seven-times major champion will jump from third...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 12:50am

Landry wins Texas Open by two shots for PGA Tour breakthrough

(Reuters) - Andrew Landry built a big lead and held on for his first PGA Tour victory, a two-stroke triumph at the Texas Open in San Antonio on Sunday. Texas-born Landry, who lives in nearby Austin, birdied the first three holes...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 9:40pm

Golf: Chilean Niemann finishes sixth in stellar professional debut

(Reuters) - Former world number one amateur Joaquin Niemann made a brilliant professional debut when he finished sixth at the Texas Open on Sunday. The 19-year-old from Chile became the first man since Anthony Kim in 2006 to post a top-10 in his pro...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 8:50pm

CONCACAF cancels women's tournament in Nicaragua due to violence

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) canceled its Under-17 women's championship on Sunday after political violence spread across the host nation Nicaragua. "CONCACAF determined that...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 8:50pm

Kipchoge and Cheruiyot win London Marathon titles, Farah sets British record

By Peter Hall LONDON (Reuters) - Eliud Kipchoge won the London Marathon for the third time on Sunday, with Mo Farah breaking the British record as he finished third, while there was a surprise victory for Vivian Cheruiyot in the women’s race...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:31am

Kipchoge wins third London Marathon as Farah breaks British record

LONDON (Reuters) - Eliud Kipchoge defied soaring temperatures to win the London Marathon for a third time on Sunday, while Mo Farah finished in an impressive third place, breaking the British record in the process. Kipchoge raced out of the start, with...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:31am

Farah unhappy with marathon staff despite record-breaking result

By Peter Hall LONDON (Reuters) - Mo Farah was unhappy with the way staff at the London Marathon handled a mishap with his drinks bottle, even though he went on to break the British record on Sunday. Farah finished third with a time of two...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:30am

Nadal eases past Nishikori to claim record-extending 11th Monte Carlo title

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal clinched a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo title as he geared up for his French Open campaign with a 6-3 6-2 victory over Japan's Kei Nishikori in the final on Sunday. Top seed Nadal, who is also targeting an...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 11:30am

Kvitova outplays Kerber to send Czechs into Fed Cup final

(Reuters) - Petra Kvitova put Czech Republic into the Fed Cup final with a convincing victory over Angelique Kerber of Germany that gave the 10-time champions an insurmountable 3-1 lead in the tie in Stuttgart on Sunday. Kvitova, twice Wimbledon champion,...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 10:20am

Cheruiyot shocks Keitany to win London Marathon

LONDON (Reuters) - Vivian Cheruiyot shocked favorite and fellow Kenyan Mary Keitany to win the London Marathon for the first time on Sunday but failed to break Paula Radcliffe’s world record as high temperatures took their toll. Keitany, who set...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 8:55am

Golf: India's Gangjee ends long title drought in Japan

OSAKA, Japan (Reuters) - India's Rahil Gangjee ended a 14-year title drought when he sank a decisive birdie on the final hole for a one-shot victory at the Panasonic Open in Osaka on Sunday. Having endured years of frustrations, the 39-year-old hit his...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 8:15am

Bounasser wins Vienna marathon as Kimetto drops out

VIENNA (Reuters) - Morocco's Salaheddine Bounasser was the surprise winner of the Vienna marathon on Sunday while world record holder Dennis Kimetto's injury frustration continued as he failed to finish. Bounasser, who won in two hours, nine minutes and...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 7:45am

Oakland's Manaea tosses no-hitter against red-hot Boston

(Reuters) - Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea pitched the first no-hitter of the 2018 Major League Baseball season, blanking the Boston Red Sox in a 3-0 victory on Saturday. Manaea struck out 10 batters and walked just two on a night the Red...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 3:00am

White Sox struggle in wake of Farquhar brain hemorrhage

(Reuters) - The Chicago White Sox lost 10-1 to the Houston Astros on Saturday but matters on the field took a backseat to concerns about their reliever Danny Farquhar, who suffered a brain hemorrhage a day earlier. Farquhar, 31, collapsed in the dugout...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 1:10am

Johnson, Landry tied for lead in San Antonio

(Reuters) - Zach Johnson sank a six-foot putt for birdie on his final hole for a four-under-par 68 to ensure a share of the lead with Andrew Landry on 13-under 203 after the third round of the Texas Open on Saturday. The pair were a stroke ahead of...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 9:35pm

Nadal cruises into Monte Carlo final

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) - Defending champion Rafa Nadal remains on course for an 11th Monte Carlo Masters title after beating Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-1 in the semi-finals on Saturday. It looked a straightforward afternoon for the 31-year-old Spaniard...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 2:41pm

Pliskova and Kvitova give Czechs commanding lead over Germany

(Reuters) - Karolina Pliskova and Petra Kvitova won their opening singles matches to give Czech Republic a commanding 2-0 lead in their Fed Cup semi-final against Germany in Stuttgart on Saturday. Kvitova powered past German number one Julia Goerges 6-3...

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12:41pm

Former U.S. taekwondo star waits a decade for her #MeToo moment

By Jonathan Allen (Reuters) - It has taken a decade, but Mandy Meloon, a two-time taekwondo world champion thrown off the U.S. national team in 2007 after accusing her coach of molesting her at age 16, has won a measure of vindication....

Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:15am

Golf: Johnson surges into share of lead in San Antonio

(Reuters) - Zach Johnson shot a blistering seven-under-par 65 to jump into a tie with Ryan Moore on nine-under 135 after the second round of the Texas Open on Friday. The pair lead Andrew Landry (67) and Grayson Murray (69) by a shot, with...

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:10pm