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Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo to host 2026 Winter Games

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo are promising an Italian Olympics packed with style and elan after winning the right to stage the 2026 Winter Games on Monday. Milan earned 47...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 5:02pm

Pliskova moves on in Eastbourne after sister act

By Martyn Herman EASTBOURNE (Reuters) - Second seed Karolina Pliskova was just happy not to have her twin sister on the other side of the net as she made a winning start at the Eastbourne championships on Monday. The former world...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 5:02pm

Flyers re-sign D Sanheim to two-year deal

The Philadelphia Flyers re-signed restricted free agent defenseman Travis Sanheim to a two-year, $6.5 million contract on Monday. The 23-year-old Sanheim blocked 133 shots last season while recording 35 points (nine goals, 26 assists...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 5:02pm

NBA fines Knicks $50,000 for rules violation

The NBA fined the New York Knicks $50,000 for failing to allow a New York Daily News reporter to attend a news conference introducing draft picks R.J. Barrett and Ignas Brazdeikis. All other credentialed media members covering the team were...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 5:02pm

Rapinoe on the spot to take U.S. into quarter-finals

REIMS, France (Reuters) - The United States needed two Megan Rapinoe penalties, one of them controversially confirmed after a lengthy VAR review, to beat Spain 2-1 on Monday and set...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 5:02pm

No magic formula to Barty's rise, says coach Tyzzer

By Martyn Herman EASTBOURNE, England (Reuters) - How do you take a player with no ranking and who had just spent a year hitting cricket rather than tennis balls and turn her into a Grand Slam champion and world number one in three years, Ashleigh Barty's...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 5:01pm

Reports: Hawks to acquire Turner from Blazers for Bazemore

Evan Turner is on the move in a proposed trade from the Portland Trail Blazers to the Atlanta Hawks, according to multiple reports. Turner would land with the Hawks, which would become his fifth team in 10 seasons since being drafted with the...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 5:01pm

Halep will not play Fed Cup if format changes

By Martyn Herman EASTBOURNE, England (Reuters) - Former world number one and Romanian stalwart Simona Halep says she loves the current format of the Fed Cup and would boycott the competition if the 'home and away' format changes. The...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 4:03pm

France to try former IAAF chief Diack for corruption, money laundering: source

PARIS (Reuters) - Disgraced former IAAF chief Lamine Diack will be tried in France on charges of corruption and money laundering, a judicial source said, after a four-year investigation into doping cover-ups, extortion and bribe-taking in world athletics. The judges' decision comes a...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 3:04pm

Cameroon face inquiry and possible action after England defeat

By Simon Evans (Reuters) - Cameroon face an inquiry and possible disciplinary action from soccer authorities after a 3-0 loss to England in the last 16 of the women's World Cup on Sunday when they reacted furiously to two VAR decisions, initially refusing to...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:00pm

New world number one Barty out of Eastbourne with arm injury

By Martyn Herman EASTBOURNE, England (Reuters) - New world number one Ashleigh Barty has suffered a pre-Wimbledon injury scare, withdrawn from this week's Eastbourne grasscourt tournament with a recurrence of a right arm injury....

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:00pm

Ibrahimovic, Rooney highlight MLS All-Star roster

Forwards Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney and Carlos Vela anchor the 26-man roster announced Monday for the 2019 MLS All-Star Game. The lineup for the July 31 contest in Orlando against 10-time La Liga champions Atletico de Madrid...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:00pm

Time for France to step up their game as U.S. clash looms

By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - France are admittedly far from their best at the women's World Cup, and with a likely quarter-final clash against world champions the United States looming, Les Bleues need to improve if they are to win their...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 9:00am

China Mengniu Dairy, Coca-Cola sign Olympic deal to 2032

By Karolos Grohmann LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - China Mengniu Dairy and Coca-Cola have signed a multi-year global Olympic deal as joint beverages and dairy sponsors starting from 2021 until 2032, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday. While some...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 9:00am

Online abuse only makes us stronger, says Mercedes boss

By Alan Baldwin LE CASTELLET, France (Reuters) - Mercedes have endured a torrent of online abuse in the two weeks since the Canadian Grand Prix but team boss Toto Wolff says the 'haters' have only strengthened the Formula One champions' resolve...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 9:00am

MLB roundup: Pinch-hit HR lifts Braves over Nats in 10

Johan Camargo hit a two-run, pinch-hit homer in the top of the 10th inning to give the Atlanta Braves a 4-3 win over the host Washington Nationals on Sunday. The Braves took two of three from the Nats to win the series. Luke Jackson pitched the 10th inning for his 11th...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:00am

Early Australia exit heaps pressure on embattled FFA

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A calamitous penalty shootout loss to Norway was a fitting end to a chaotic women's World Cup campaign for an Australia team haunted by the shock sacking of former coach Alen Stajcic. The Matildas, ranked sixth in the world, had...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:00am

Bottas can still challenge Hamilton, says Wolff

By Alan Baldwin LE CASTELLET, France (Reuters) - Valtteri Bottas can still challenge runaway leader Lewis Hamilton for the Formula One title but he needs to adapt his driving style to do it, according to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff. The Finn...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 8:00am

Dominant Hamilton is setting a record pace

By Alan Baldwin LE CASTELLET, France (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton could overtake Michael Schumacher's record haul of 91 wins by the end of the season, however surreal that may sound. The Mercedes driver is accelerating toward a sixth title with...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 7:01am

New top dog Barty plays down Goolagong Cawley comparisons

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Ashleigh Barty is honored to become Australia's first women's world number one since Evonne Goolagong Cawley but feels she has a lot more to do to be worthy of comparison with the indigenous great. The 23-year-old Queenslander was...

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 2:00am