By Martyn Herman

Murray in 'one more push' as Britain eye final

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray is ready for "one more big push" this week as he tries to steer defending champions Britain into the Davis Cup final. Britain take on Argentina...

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 4:31 PM

Froome has 'no issue' with exemption leak in WADA hack

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Triple Tour de France champion Chris Froome says he has "no issue" with his private medical records being leaked in a cyber attack by Russian hackers on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). A group known as APT28...

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 4:13 PM

Monaco stun Tottenham with victory at Wembley

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - First-half goals by Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lemar earned Monaco a surprise 2-1 win over Tottenham Hotspur in their Champions League Group E opener at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday to silence the London club's record 'home...

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 2:59 AM

Klitschko obsessed with regaining heavyweight crown

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Former champion Wladimir Klitschko said he is obsessed with regaining his world heavyweight crown and he would wait for as long as it takes for his re-match with Britain's Tyson Fury. The fight has been fixed for...

Monday, September 12, 2016, 9:39 PM

Brutal Golovkin bludgeons Brook to retain middleweight belts

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Middleweight marauder Gennady Golovkin retained his WBC and IBF titles when challenger Kell Brook was pulled out by his corner five rounds into a compelling fight...

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 6:16 AM

Golovkin overpowers Brook to retain middleweight titles

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Middleweight marauder Gennady Golovkin retained his WBC and IBF titles when challenger Kell Brook was pulled out by his corner five rounds into a compelling fight on Saturday. Kazakh Golovkin had won his...

Sunday, September 11, 2016, 4:19 AM

Brook says he will feel the fear and shock Golovkin

By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Kell Brook admits to feeling fear but says he is ready to inflict a first career defeat on Kazakh knockout specialist Gennady Golovkin when they meet in a London ring on Saturday. Golovkin, who boasts a perfect 35...

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 8:34 PM

Cycling: Sagan deflated as hopes of cross-country medal vanish

By Martyn Herman RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Peter Sagan's hopes of winning a surprise gold medal in the Olympic mountain bike cross-country race disappeared along with the air escaping from his tyres on Sunday. The Slovak, a giant of the road where...

Monday, August 22, 2016, 3:49 AM

Cycling: Post's silver joy tempered as fiance misses a medal

By Martyn Herman RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - American Alise Post's joy at winning a silver medal in the women's BMX final was tempered shortly afterwards on Friday as Australian husband-to-be Sam Willoughby finished off the podium. Minutes...

Saturday, August 20, 2016, 5:50 AM

Cycling: Pajon powers to BMX gold, Fields wins for U.S

By Martyn Herman RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Peerless Colombian Mariana Pajon retained her women's BMX title and Connor Fields became the first American to win Olympic gold in cycling's most spectacular discipline on Friday. Pajon, 24, roared on...

Saturday, August 20, 2016, 2:00 AM

Cycling: From garage dream to Rio gold, Fields' wish comes true

By Martyn Herman RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - An ambition he scrawled on a wall of the family garage as bike-mad teenager was realized by American Connor Fields on Friday as he won the gold medal in the Olympic BMX competition. In fact, he even...

Saturday, August 20, 2016, 12:09 AM

Cycling: Speed king Kenny just wants to walk the dogs

By Martyn Herman RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Jason Kenny, Britain's new track cycling king, was looking forward to something a little more sedate after his golden rides during a fast and furious week at the Olympic velodrome. The 28-year-old,...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 6:33 PM

Cycling: Britain's dominance leaves rivals perplexed

By Martyn Herman RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - As Britain's track cyclists left Rio's velodrome on Tuesday with their saddle bags laden with gold, their rivals were left scratching their heads wondering just how they managed to keep peaking at...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016, 8:28 AM

Cycling: Kenny's key to gold? Pretend 'I'm racing myself'

By Martyn Herman RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Callum Skinner's attempts to unsettle British team mate Jason Kenny with mindgames proved futile on Sunday as he was forced to settle for silver in the Olympic track cycling sprint final. And they were...

Monday, August 15, 2016, 6:19 AM

Cycling: Britain's Cavendish in contention for omnium gold

By Martyn Herman RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Mark Cavendish rode a wave of British track cycling gold to put himself in contention for the omnium race on Sunday with three disciplines remaining. Frenchman Thomas Boudat topped the standings after the...

Monday, August 15, 2016, 5:22 AM

Cycling: Kenny masters team mate Skinner to win sprint gold

By Martyn Herman RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Jason Kenny proved conclusively he is still top dog in the British team, and the world, when it comes to track sprinting, leaving compatriot Callum Skinner in his slipstream to power to a fifth Olympic gold...

Monday, August 15, 2016, 2:35 AM

Tennis: Hingis adds silver medal to rich career storyline

By Martyn Herman RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - They should make a movie out of Martina Hingis's tennis career. First the meteoric rise, five grand slam singles titles while still a teenager, the world number one ranking and her dazzling smile adorning...

Monday, August 15, 2016, 1:02 AM

Cycling: Painful end for Australian Hoskins

By Martyn Herman RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Australian former world champion track cyclist Melissa Hoskins has called time on her career at the age of 25, saying "there is only so much pain" she can handle. Hoskins had dreamed of going out...

Monday, August 15, 2016, 12:15 AM

Cycling: British domination continues on the boards

By Martyn Herman RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Three days is all it took to erase any lingering doubts about Britain's domination of track cycling. By the time darkness falls in Rio on Sunday the powerhouse nation will have won four of the six gold...

Sunday, August 14, 2016, 4:41 AM

Cycling: Britain overwhelm U.S. in women's team pursuit

By Martyn Herman RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Britain crushed the United States to win the women's track cycling pursuit title in another world record time as the two fastest teams locked horns at the Olympics on Saturday with the expected...

Sunday, August 14, 2016, 2:03 AM