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Reuters International Sports
May 20, 2018

NASCAR: Harvick continues strong season with All-Star win
Kevin Harvick has dominated NASCAR this season, and there was no reason to think he wouldn't do it again at Saturday night's All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.

Reuters International Sports
May 20, 2018

Cavs blow out Celtics 116-86, cut series deficit to 2-1
LeBron James finished with 27 points and 12 assists as the host Cleveland Cavaliers sprung to life with a 116-86 win against the Boston Celtics in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night.

Reuters International Sports
May 20, 2018

Major League Baseball roundup: Dodgers sweep doubleheader with Nats
Max Muncy had two RBIs and Ross Stripling was fabulous in six innings of one-run, four-hit pitching as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Washington Nationals 4-1 on Saturday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader at Nationals Park.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Lightning strike quick in Game 5, take 3-2 lead over Caps
A sterling start to each of the first two periods gave the Tampa Bay Lightning all the push they needed to win Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals, defeating the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Saturday night at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

MLB notebook: Oakland A's put Brett Anderson on 10-day disabled list
The Oakland Athletics placed left-hander Brett Anderson on the 10-day disabled list Saturday after he left his start against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday with a left shoulder strain.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Horse racing: Justify claims Preakness, eyes Triple Crown
(Reuters) - Unbeaten Justify pulled away in the fog to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday, as the Kentucky Derby winner set the stage for a Triple Crown bid next month.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Motor racing: Castroneves fastest at Indy as Patrick makes field
(Reuters) - Three-times winner Helio Castroneves topped qualifying speeds for the May 27 Indianapolis 500 as Danica Patrick assured herself of a spot in the final race of her career on a rainy Saturday at the famed Brickyard.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Mikko Rantanen looks to build upon breakout season with Avalanche
Mikko Rantanen enjoyed a breakout campaign as the Colorado Avalanche surprised many observers by reaching the playoffs for the first time in four years.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Royals' Butera keeps promise, dyes hair pink
Kansas City Royals catcher Drew Butera debuted a bright pink hair color before Friday's game against the New York Yankees.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Celtics' Tatum thrilled to be critiqued by Kobe
His Boston Celtics are two wins from the NBA Finals and he's leading the way at 18.1 points per game in the playoffs.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Bae facing assault allegations in South Korea
Prospect Ji-hwan Bae, a shortstop in the Pittsburgh Pirates system, has left the organization for his home, Daegu, South Korea, to face assault allegations brought by his former girlfriend earlier this week.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Blackhawks' Hossa says he's done playing
Marian Hossa is ready to say goodbye to hockey, telling Slovakian media outlet Novy Cas, "I will not play hockey anymore," in an interview published Saturday.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

NBA legend Bill Russell released after overnight hospital stay
Former Boston Celtics star and Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell returned home Saturday after a brief stay in a Seattle area hospital.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Cowboys wide receiver Williams arrested for public intoxication
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Terrance Williams was arrested early Saturday in Frisco, Texas, charged with public intoxication -- a Class C misdemeanor in Texas -- near his home after police found his car wrecked at an intersection near the Cowboys' training complex.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Nadal to face defending champion Zverev in Rome final
(Reuters) - A rampant Rafa Nadal turned on the style to beat his old rival Novak Djokovic 7-6(4) 6-3 on Saturday and reach his first Italian Open final since 2014.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Ice hockey: Swiss beat Canada to reach World Championship final
(Reuters) - Switzerland booked their place in Sunday's Ice Hockey World Championship final against reigning champions Sweden after a shock 3-2 win over Canada on Saturday.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Rallying: Neuville on course for Portugal victory and overall lead
LISBON (Reuters) - Hyundai's Thierry Neuville is set to retake the lead from France's Sebastian Ogier in the world rally championship on Sunday after building up a commanding advantage on the penultimate day of Rally Portugal.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Tennis: Halep faces Svitolina again in Rome final after beating Sharapova
(Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep will face Elina Svitolina in a repeat of last year's Italian Open final after recovering from a set down to beat Russian Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-1 6-4 in Rome on Saturday.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Motor racing: Abt wins home Berlin Formula E race in Audi one-two
BERLIN (Reuters) - German driver Daniel Abt won his home Berlin round of the Formula E championship in an Audi one-two on Saturday while Jean-Eric Vergne finished third to stretch his overall lead to 40 points.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Rampant Nadal beats Djokovic to reach Italian Open final
(Reuters) - A rampant Rafa Nadal turned on the style to beat his old rival and former world number one Novak Djokovic 7-6(4) 6-3 in Rome on Saturday, reaching his first Italian Open final since 2014.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Ice hockey: Swedes thrash USA to make World Championship final
(Reuters) - Red-hot reigning champions Sweden scored three goals in a second-period blitz as they hammered the United States 6-0 in their Ice Hockey World Championship semi-final in Copenhagen on Saturday.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Manziel putting NFL dream on hold, signing with CFL
Johnny Manziel didn't find any NFL takers during his stint in The Spring League last month, so he says he'll resume his playing career by signing with the Canadian Football League.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Tennis: Defending champion Svitolina sails into Italian Open final
(Reuters) - Defending champion Elina Svitolina reached the final of the Italian Open on Saturday after putting in a clinical performance to beat unseeded Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-4 6-3.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Queen of tennis Serena Williams preps for royal wedding
WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - American tennis star Serena Williams rose early on Saturday to get ready for her friend Meghan Markle's wedding to Britain's Prince Harry with a gold face treatment mask and personal make-up artist.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Mets outfielder Lagares feared out for season because of toe injury
New York Mets outfielder Juan Lagares will have surgery on his left big toe and likely miss the rest of the season, the team announced Friday.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

NFL notebook: Falcons wide receiver Jones expected to skip organized team activities
Julio Jones is expected to be absent when the Atlanta Falcons begin organized team activities on Monday, and the wide receiver would like "some sort of correction or update" to his contract, according to an NFL Network report Friday.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

NASCAR notebook: Kurt Busch expects Talladega-style racing at All-Star event
CONCORD, N.C. - Drivers who hoped to learn as much as they could about NASCAR's new lower-horsepower, higher-drag competition package for Saturday night's Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star Race were still guessing on Friday afternoon, after rain washed out all but a few minutes of practice at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

NBA notebook: Phoenix Suns open to trading top pick
After winning Tuesday's NBA draft lottery, Phoenix Suns general manager Ryan McDonough said the team will consider all options with the No. 1 pick next month, including a trade.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Giants first-baseman Belt hears from Torre for umpire comments
San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt got a call from Major League Baseball's chief baseball officer Joe Torre this week to discuss critical comments Belt made with regard to plate umpire Doug Eddings on Wednesday, manager Bruce Bochy told reporters Friday.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Smith leads Knights to verge of Stanley Cup Final
Reilly Smith's unassisted goal with 6:58 remaining sent the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets and to the brink of the Stanley Cup Final in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals Friday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Major League Baseball: DeGrom K's 13 in Mets win
Jacob deGrom tied a career high by striking out 13 batters over seven strong innings Friday night as the New York Mets beat the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks 3-1 at Citi Field.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Texans' Watt to pay for funerals of Santa Fe victims
The Houston Texans confirmed that star defensive end J.J. Watt will pay for the funerals of the 10 people killed in the shooting at Santa Fe High School on Friday morning.

Reuters International Sports
May 19, 2018

Surfing: Brazil's Toledo wins on home surf in Rio
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazilian Filipe Toledo delighted his home crowd with an almost perfect tube ride to win the Oi Rio Pro and move into second place in the World Surf League standings on Friday.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Tennis: Groin strain puts Del Potro's French Open in jeopardy
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Juan Martin del Porto has suffered a groin strain and is a doubt for the French Open, the Argentine world number six said on Friday.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Golf: Leishman leads Wise by one at low-scoring Byron Nelson
(Reuters) - Australian Marc Leishman backed up his lowest round on tour with a five-under-par 66 on Friday to take a one-stroke lead over fast-closing American Aaron Wise at the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Nadal sets up Djokovic semi-final in Rome, Zverev marches on
(Reuters) - Rafa Nadal rallied from a set down before easing past Fabio Fognini 4-6 6-1 6-2 in the Italian Open quarter-finals on Friday to set up a mouth-watering clash against long-time adversary Novak Djokovic for a place in Sunday's final.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Sharapova edges Ostapenko, to play Halep in Rome semis
ROME (Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova stepped up her French Open preparations with a battling 6-7(6) 6-4 7-5 win over reigning Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko in the Italian Open quarter-finals on Friday.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Tennis: Sharapova edges Ostapenko in Italian Open, Wozniacki out
(Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova stepped up her French Open preparations with a battling 6-7(6) 6-4 7-5 win over reigning Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko in the Italian Open quarter-finals on Friday.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Terrell Owens: It's 'mind-boggling' Garrett is still Cowboys coach
Former NFL star wideout Terrell Owens is as provocative as ever in retirement.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Latest ouster in wake of Nassar scandal divides USA Gymnastics
USA Gymnastics announced Friday it has parted ways with the director of its women's program, but not everyone involved with USA Gymnastics seems to agree with the move.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Curry says 'No panic' for Warriors heading into Game 3
The Golden State Warriors were blown out in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals, but Steph Curry isn't worried about it carrying over into the rest of the series.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Fired Louisville athletic director Jurich nets $4.5 million settlement
Fired Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich agreed to a $4.5 million buyout with the university.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Giants peeved by call late in extra-innings loss to Rockies
The San Francisco Giants were still steamed well after Thursday night's 5-3 12-inning loss to the Colorado Rockies.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Sharapova edges Ostapenko in Rome, Wozniacki out
(Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova stepped up her French Open preparations with a battling 6-7(6) 6-4 7-5 win over reigning Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko in the Italian Open quarter-finals on Friday.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Horse racing: Justify, Good Magic primed for Preakness rematch
(Reuters) - Justify will be gunning for the second jewel of U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown on Saturday at the Preakness Stakes where Kentucky Derby runner-up Good Magic will try to spoil the party in a much-anticipated rematch.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Cycling: Viviani sprints to Giro stage 13 win, Yates keeps overall lead
(Reuters) - Italy's Elia Viviani claimed his third win of the Giro d'Italia when he sprinted to victory in the 13th stage at Nervesa della Battaglia on Friday.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Cycling: Astana team official suspended for Tour de Yorkshire car incident
LONDON (Reuters) - Cycling's governing body has suspended Astana Pro Team sports director Lars Michaelsen for 50 days after he nearly ran over a volunteer marshal at this month's Tour de Yorkshire.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Motorcycling: Dovizioso staying with Ducati for two more years
(Reuters) - Italian rider Andrea Dovizioso is staying with the Ducati MotoGP team for two more years, the Italian bike manufacturer said on Friday.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Rallying: Next year's Dakar to be run entirely in Peru
(Reuters) - Next year's Dakar Rally will be held entirely in Peru, the first time it has been held in just one country, after other South American nations stayed out for economic reasons.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Golf: Caddies to let their clubs do the talking for a change
(Reuters) - Fresh from working for winner Webb Simpson at the Players Championship last week, Paul Tesori will swap roles and swing for himself at the PGA Tour caddie tournament in Dallas on Monday.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Major League Baseball roundup: Dodgers end six-game skid
Justin Turner tied a career high with five RBIs, and Yasiel Puig hit his third homer in the past four games to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 7-0 win over the Miami Marlins on Thursday afternoon at Marlins Park.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

No room at the infield: Yankees forced to spend night in Dulles airport
Team bonding is one thing. A sleepover at an airport is another.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Half of Americans support expanding U.S. sports betting: poll
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Half of Americans favor legalizing sports betting across the United States, largely because they support the additional tax revenue it could bring for states, according to the results of a poll released on Friday.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Ice hockey: Canada edges Russia in overtime, Finland crashes out
(Reuters) - Ryan O'Reilly struck Canada's winning goal as they edged Russia 5-4 in an overtime thriller and Finland crashed to a shock 3-2 defeat by Switzerland in the Ice Hockey World Championship quarter-finals in Copenhagen on Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

Soccer: Japan stick with old guard for World Cup warm-up
TOKYO (Reuters) - New Japan head coach Akira Nishino has named a 27-man squad filled with trusted stalwarts for this month's World Cup warm-up against Ghana on Friday.

Reuters International Sports
May 18, 2018

New gambling regulation prompts NCAA to ease up on venue rule
The NCAA has long been a staunch opponent of legalized and illegal gambling, but the recent Supreme Court decision clearing states to regulate sports gambling is leading to some changes.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Bucks name Budenholzer head coach
The Milwaukee Bucks officially named Mike Budenholzer as the team's new head coach Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Report: Warriors' Curry plans to host PGA event
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is close to a deal to host a PGA Tour event in the fall of 2019, according to an ESPN report.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Ex-Yankee Teixeira 'not surprised' at Cano suspension
Retired slugger Mark Teixeira said Thursday that he was "not surprised" to see former teammate Robinson Cano suspended 80 games for violating MLB's joint drug agreement.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

NBA draft: 'I'm the best player in this draft,' says Missouri's Porter
Michael Porter Jr. played just 53 minutes in three games during his lone year at Missouri, but he wasn't shy on Thursday when asked where he sees himself among the 2018 NBA Draft's top prospects.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Road rules: Lightning even series with Capitals
Alex Killorn scored the go-ahead goal with 8:03 remaining as the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning pulled even in the Eastern Conference finals by defeating the Washington Capitals 4-2 in Game 4 on Thursday night at Capital One Arena.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Nadal, Djokovic romp into Rome quarter-finals
(Reuters) - Rafa Nadal swept into the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday with a ruthless 6-4 6-1 victory over Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Golf: Leishman fires career-low 61 to lead Byron Nelson
(Reuters) - Australian Marc Leishman fired a career-low 61 for a three-shot lead after the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson at its new home in Dallas on Thursday while local favorite Jordan Spieth failed to make a move.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Golf: Leishman fires career-low 61 to lead at Trinity Forest
(Reuters) - Australian Marc Leishman, buoyed by a pair of eagles, fired a career-low 61 for a three-shot lead after the first round of the AT&T Byron Nelson in Dallas on Thursday while home-town favorite Jordan Spieth failed to make a move.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights reveal the soul of Sin City
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The Vegas Golden Knights have attracted a passionate fan base by smashing expectations in their inaugural season but supporters say it is what the team has done to unite a community torn by tragedy that has truly endeared them to the city.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Ostapenko ousts Konta in Rome to set up Sharapova clash
(Reuters) - French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko ruined Johanna Konta's birthday celebrations at the Italian Open on Sunday by coming from a set down to beat the Briton 2-6 6-3 6-4 and book her place in the quarter-finals.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Doping: Russia remains non-compliant as WADA shows cracks
MONTREAL (Reuters) - Russia's anti-doping agency (RUSADA) remains suspended and will continue to be non-compliant until it has met all the criteria for reinstatement, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday as cracks in its solidarity began to show.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Nadal, Djokovic romp into Rome quarter - finals
(Reuters) - Rafa Nadal swept into the quarter-finals of the Italian Open on Thursday with a ruthless 6-4 6-1 victory over Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Ice hockey: Canada edge Russia in overtime, Finland crash out
(Reuters) - Ryan O'Reilly struck Canada's winning goal as they edged Russia 5-4 in an overtime thriller and Finland crashed to a shock 3-2 defeat by Switzerland in the Ice Hockey World Championship quarter-finals in Copenhagen on Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Ireland's Bennett wins Giro stage 12 with gutsy sprint
(Reuters) - Irishman Sam Bennett made a perfectly timed break to win the 12th stage of the Giro, a 213-kilometre ride from Osimo that ends in a sprint finish on the Imola racing circuit, amid a heavy downpour on Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Tennis: Cornet pulls out of Strasbourg, hopeful for French Open
PARIS (Reuters) - France's Alize Cornet has pulled out of the Strasbourg International tournament because of a groin injury but hopes to be ready for the French Open.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Saudi Arabia to host Formula E's 2018-19 season opener
LONDON (Reuters) - The all-electric Formula E motor racing series will start its 2018-19 season in Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter, organizers said on Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Real Madrid's Doncic still pondering summer NBA move
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Europe's rising basketball talent Luka Doncic is still uncertain whether he will move to the NBA during the summer break, the 19-year-old Slovenian said on Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Tennis: Halep holds top ranking as Keys withdraws in Rome
ROME (Reuters) - Romanian Simona Halep will extend her stay as world number one after being handed a walkover into the Italian Open quarter-finals when American Madison Keys withdrew injured on Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Motor racing: Ferrari told to change wing mirrors for Monaco
LONDON (Reuters) - Halo-mounted wing mirrors will remain legal in Formula One but Ferrari must change the fixings used in Spain last weekend before next week's Monaco Grand Prix, the governing FIA said on Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Motorcycling: Rins staying at Suzuki MotoGP team for two more years
(Reuters) - Spanish rider Alex Rins has signed a two-year extension with Suzuki, the MotoGP team announced on Thursday ahead of the French Grand Prix at Le Mans.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

NHL: Golden Knights defend their fortress in win over Jets
LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - After splitting the first two games of the Western Conference Finals with the Jets in Winnipeg, the Vegas Golden Knights returned home to a hero's welcome on Wednesday and put on a show worthy of their spot near the Las Vegas Strip with a 4-2 win.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Reports: Wide receiver Robby Anderson's 2017 felony charge to be dropped
The felony resisting arrest with violence charge against New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson from a 2017 incident in Miami is expected to be dropped, according to multiple reports.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

NFL will vote on video review for all ejections
NFL owners will vote at next week's league meetings on a proposal to make all ejections subject to video review, the league announced Wednesday in a written rules proposal.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Reports: Budenholzer agrees to be Bucks' next coach
Mike Budenholzer and the Milwaukee Bucks have reached an agreement to make him the franchise's next head coach, according to multiple reports.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Reports: Cowboys defensive end Gregory to apply for reinstatement Thursday
Suspended Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory will file for reinstatement from the NFL on Thursday, according to multiple reports.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Harden, James, Anthony Davis named MVP finalists
Houston Rockets guard James Harden, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis were named finalists for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award, the league announced Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Midgame surge lifts Knights to 2-1 lead in West finals
James Neal scored the tiebreaking goal and assisted on the eventual game-winner in a stretch of less than three minutes in the second period Wednesday night as the Vegas Golden Knights dumped the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Role (player) reversal: Houston Rockets even West finals
Eric Gordon and P.J. Tucker sparked a revival by Houston's role players, and the Rockets evened the Western Conference finals with a 127-105 victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors in Game 2 on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
May 17, 2018

Major League Baseball roundup: Astros' Verlander blanks Angels
Justin Verlander threw a five-hit shutout Wednesday night, leading the Houston Astros to a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif.

Reuters International Sports
May 16, 2018

Soccer: Argentina apologizes for manual on seducing Russian women
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The head of the Argentine Football Association has apologized for the publication of a World Cup manual that included advice on how to woo Russian women.

Reuters International Sports
May 16, 2018

Furious Pliskova damages umpire's chair, Halep cruises
(Reuters) - World number five Karolina Pliskova lost her cool over a line call and bashed a hole into the umpire's chair with her racket after suffering a 3-6 6-3 7-5 defeat by Maria Sakkari in the Italian Open second round on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
May 16, 2018

Horse racing: Derby winner Justify to start from seventh post in Preakness
(Reuters) - Kentucky Derby winner Justify drew the seventh post on Wednesday for Saturday's Preakness Stakes in Baltimore where he will seek the second jewel of U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown.

Reuters International Sports
May 16, 2018

Tennis: Halep races past Osaka in Rome, Wozniacki advances in Italian Open
(Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep produced a ruthless display to see off Japan's Naomi Osaka 6-1 6-0 in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
May 16, 2018

Major League Baseball roundup: Cubs upend Braves with ninth-inning rally
Ben Zobrist singled in the go-ahead run to cap a two-run, ninth-inning rally and help the Chicago Cubs score a 3-2, come-from-behind win over host Atlanta on Tuesday, snapping the Braves' three-game winning streak.

Reuters International Sports
May 16, 2018

Tepper buys Panthers, pending NFL approval
David Tepper and the Carolina Panthers announced an agreement in principle is in place to transition ownership from franchise founder Jerry Richardson pending NFL approval.

Reuters International Sports
May 16, 2018

Report: NBA won't discipline Cavs' Smith for Game 2 shove
Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith will not face discipline from the NBA for his hard foul on Boston Celtics forward Al Horford in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, according to a report from ESPN.

Reuters International Sports
May 16, 2018

Celtics fine with Cavs coach Lue's 'goon' comments
The Boston Celtics are up 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals thanks to "gooning the game up," according to Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue.

Reuters International Sports
May 16, 2018

Michigan State to pay out at least $500 million to Nassar victims
Michigan State University will pay out at least $500 million in settlements to the victims of Larry Nassar after two days of mediation in California.

Reuters International Sports
May 16, 2018

Bruins' Neely says Marchand 'spoken to' about playoff antics
Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand drew the ire of the NHL for his antics during the playoffs -- namely licking the faces of his opponents.

Reuters International Sports
May 16, 2018

Capitals look to regain momentum in Game 4 vs. Lightning
After dropping the first two games at home, the Tampa Bay Lightning made the Eastern Conference Finals a series by beating the Washington Capitals 4-2 on their home ice on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
May 16, 2018

Golf: Woods to play Memorial in likely final U.S. Open tune-up
(Reuters) - Five-times champion Tiger Woods has committed to playing in the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, for what is likely to be his final tune-up ahead of next month's U.S. Open, tournament organizers said on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
May 16, 2018

Nadal cruises into Italian Open third round, Thiem exit
ROME (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal got his claycourt season back on track with a 6-1 6-0 victory over Bosnian Damir Dzumhur to reach the third round of the Italian Open on Wednesday, while sixth-seed Dominic Thiem suffered an early exit.

Reuters International Sports
May 16, 2018

Two Sherpa climbers set new summit records on Everest
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A Nepali mountaineer climbed Mount Everest on Wednesday for a 22nd time while a female climber made it to the top for the ninth time, each setting a new record on the world's highest mountain, officials said.

Reuters International Sports
May 16, 2018

Soccer: U.S. to host four-team women's tournament
(Reuters) - The United States women's national team will host World Cup contenders Australia, Brazil and Japan in a four-team tournament later this year, U.S. Soccer announced on Wednesday.

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