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Reuters International Sports
Apr 24, 2019

MLB roundup: Cubs power past Dodgers
Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez each homered, Jose Quintana registered his third straight quality start, and the Chicago Cubs coasted to a 7-2 win over the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 24, 2019

NBA roundup: Lillard's 50 points, buzzer-beater bounce Thunder
Damian Lillard capped a 50-point game by sinking a long 3-pointer as time expired to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 118-115 victory over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night and a five-game series win.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 24, 2019

NBA roundup: Sixers, Raptors advance
Joel Embiid collected 23 points and 13 rebounds as the Philadelphia 76ers cruised to a wire-to-wire, 122-100 victory over the visiting Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday and closed out their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series in five games.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

Day vows to bring different mindset to Presidents Cup
Former world number one Jason Day is determined to bring a more positive mindset to the Presidents Cup in Melbourne this year after struggling to produce his best for the Internationals team in four consecutive losses to the United States.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

NFL notebook: Kingsbury says Cards undecided on top pick
Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters Tuesday that the team has yet to finalize its plans for the top overall pick in the draft, which starts Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

MLB notebook: Rays' Snell set to return Wednesday
Tampa Bay Rays ace Blake Snell is slated to return from a fractured toe to start Wednesday against the Kansas City Royals.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

Royals RHP Keller drops appeal of suspension
Kansas City Royals right-hander Brad Keller dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension and began serving the penalty on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

Steelers eye Roethlisberger extension before draft: REPORT
The Pittsburgh Steelers are working to finalize a contract extension with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger before the 2019 NFL Draft begins Thursday, ESPN reported Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

Kings coach Walton not under investigation: report
Police in Santa Monica, Calif., said a local sports reporter never filed a report accusing Luke Walton of sexual assault, and the Sacramento Kings reportedly weren't aware of the allegations when they hired him as their head coach last week.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

Tennis: Lucky loser Jarry stuns Alexander Zverev in Barcelona Open
Alexander Zverev crashed out of the Barcelona Open in the second round on Tuesday, continuing his troubled start to 2019.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

Chiefs acquire Seahawks' Clark, agree on $105 million deal: reports
The Seattle Seahawks agreed to trade franchise-tagged defensive end Frank Clark to the Kansas City Chiefs for a 2019 first-round pick, a 2020 second-round pick and a swap of 2019 third-round picks, according to multiple reports on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

Tennis: Mertens, Ostapenko bow out of Stuttgart Open in first round
Belgium's Elise Mertens and Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko were among Tuesday's first round exits at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart on a day where other high-profile players withdrew without playing a single match.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

Florida judge won't release video in NFL Robert Kraft prostitution sting
A Florida judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked prosecutors from releasing hidden camera footage that allegedly shows New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft engaged in sexual acts inside a massage parlor, local television station WPTV reported.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

Lucky loser Jarry stuns Alexander Zverev in Barcelona Open
Alexander Zverev crashed out of the Barcelona Open in the second round on Tuesday, continuing his troubled start to 2019.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

Elbow injury forces Anderson to skip clay season
Kevin Anderson has pulled out of all clay tournaments this season, including next month's French Open, to give himself time to recover from an elbow injury, the South African said on Tuesday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

Running back Stewart retires with Panthers after 11 seasons
Longtime Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart signed a one-day contract to retire as a member of his old team on Tuesday, ending an 11-year NFL career.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

Wide Receiver Beckham praises Browns, disses Giants in Twitter rant
Odell Beckham Jr. is happy as a member of the Cleveland Browns and glad to have left behind the New York Giants.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

Hip injury forces Halep to pull out of Stuttgart Open
World number two Simona Halep said she has been forced to withdraw from the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart after suffering a hip injury in the Fed Cup over the weekend.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

Snooker: Amateur Cahill shocks O'Sullivan in first round of world championship
Five-times world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan was knocked out of the World Snooker Championship by amateur James Cahill at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre on Tuesday in one of the biggest shocks in the tournament's history.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

Doping: Lab director hits back at ex-WADA head over testing criticism
The director of a top Belgian laboratory has criticized former World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) head David Howman for suggesting drug testing was stuck in the 1970s and needed to be more innovative.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 23, 2019

MLB roundup: Harper tossed as Mets beat Phillies
Jeff McNeil had two hits, including a solo home run, to lift the host New York Mets past the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Monday in a game that saw Phillies right fielder Bryce Harper get ejected while arguing from the dugout.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 22, 2019

MLB notebook: Red Sox's Eovaldi to undergo elbow surgery
Boston Red Sox right-hander Nathan Eovaldi will undergo elbow surgery on Tuesday, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 22, 2019

NFL notebook: Cardinals reportedly fielding offers for top pick
The Arizona Cardinals still haven't tipped their hand as to how they'll use the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft on Thursday, and teams continue to inquire about a trade, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 22, 2019

Wilson gifts O-line teammates $12K in Amazon stock
A week after Russell Wilson agreed to his four-year, $140 million deal with the Seahawks, he reportedly decided to share the wealth with the Seattle offensive linemen, gifting them each $12,000 in Amazon stock.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 22, 2019

Mets' deGrom receives clean MRI exam
The MRI exam of New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom's right elbow revealed no damage on Monday, and the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner could make his scheduled Friday start.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 22, 2019

NHL to purchase carbon offsets to counter playoff air travel
The National Hockey League said on Monday it would purchase carbon credits to offset airline emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases during the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 22, 2019

Heat C Whiteside allegedly embezzled by Avenatti
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside was allegedly embezzled out of $2.75 million by attorney Michael Avenatti 27 months ago, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 22, 2019

ATP roundup: Schwartzman survives opener in Barcelona
Argentina's Diego Schwartzman overcame 53 unforced errors to defeat Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 in the opening round Monday at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell in Barcelona, Spain.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 22, 2019

Ex-caddie: Tiger's comeback 'an incredible story'
Steve Williams, who caddied for Tiger Woods for 13 years, was as transfixed as any observer when his former employer made a run to his fifth Masters title earlier this month.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 22, 2019

Yankees officially release Gio Gonzalez
The New York Yankees released left-hander Gio Gonzalez from his minor league contract on Monday, officially making the 33-year-old a free agent.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 22, 2019

Tennis: Home favorite Granollers beaten, Verdasco advances
Home favorite Marcel Granollers was the main casualty on the opening day of the Barcelona Open as the tournament got underway amidst murky, grey skies in Catalonia.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 22, 2019

UFC fighter de Lima dies in Brazil
UFC veteran fighter Rodrigo de Lima was killed Sunday following a dispute with a rideshare driver in Belem, Brazil, according to authorities.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 22, 2019

Tigers designated hitter Cabrera loses child support case
A Florida judge ruled that Detroit Tigers designated hitter Miguel Cabrera must support the two children he fathered out of wedlock the same way he does the children born to his wife, the Detroit Free Press reported Monday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 22, 2019

Film Study: Best, worst of Murray and 2019 quarterback class
The 2019 quarterback class has a consensus top four, but all four bring wildly different styles, skill sets, strengths, weaknesses -- and opinions from evaluators.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 22, 2019

NBA roundup: Celtics move on after sweep of Pacers
The Boston Celtics completed a four-game sweep of the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs Sunday afternoon, using key baskets from Marcus Morris and Gordon Hayward to hold on for a 110-106 victory in Indianapolis.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 22, 2019

MLB roundup: Braves crush Indians as Donaldson homers twice
Josh Donaldson homered in his first two at-bats, and Max Fried tossed 6 1/3 strong innings as the visiting Atlanta Braves breezed to an 11-5 rout of the Cleveland Indians on Sunday night.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 21, 2019

NBA notebook: Nets' GM suspended; NBA notes missed foul call
Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks was suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 on Sunday for entering the officials' locker room after Saturday's Game 4 of the first-round series with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 21, 2019

MLB notebook: Judge joins long list of Yankees on IL
Right fielder Aaron Judge became the 13th New York Yankees player to hit the injured list as the team officially took the slugger out of action for at least 10 days on Sunday with a left oblique strain.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 21, 2019

Nets GM suspended for entering refs' room; NBA admits missed call
Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks has been suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 for entering the officials' locker room after Saturday's Game 4 of the first-round series with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 21, 2019

Pan claims first tour win by one stroke over Kuchar
Taiwan's Pan Cheng-tsung won his first PGA Tour tournament with a one-stroke victory over Matt Kuchar as world number one Dustin Johnson stumbled badly on the back nine at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Sunday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 21, 2019

Take 5: 2019 NFL Draft mock-busters
The same 25 or so names pop up in everyone's forecast of the 2019 NFL Draft, with only slight variations to the order. Projecting the "surprise" players who sneak into the top 32 picks is the real art to the profession.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 21, 2019

France reach sixth Fed Cup final with win over Romania
Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic led France to their sixth Fed Cup final as they won the doubles to seal the two-time champions' dramatic 3-2 victory over Romania in their semi-final on Sunday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 21, 2019

Nets GM Marks suspended for entering officials' room
Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks has been suspended one game without pay and fined $25,000 for entering the officials' locker room after Saturday's Game 4 of the first-round series with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 21, 2019

Fognini lands maiden Masters title in Monte Carlo
Flamboyant Italian Fabio Fognini followed up his shock victory over Rafael Nadal with a 6-3 6-4 win over Serbian Dusan Lajovic to claim his maiden Masters title in Monte Carlo on Sunday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 21, 2019

Barty guides Australia into Fed Cup final
World number nine Ashleigh Barty continued her recent strong run of form and guided Australia to their first Fed Cup final since 1993 with a 3-2 victory over Belarus in Brisbane on Sunday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 21, 2019

MLB roundup: Yankees win game, lose Judge to injury
Aaron Judge homered in the first inning but exited five innings later with a left oblique injury as the New York Yankees rolled to a 9-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 20, 2019

NBA roundup: 76ers rally past Nets in feisty contest
Mike Scott hit a 3-pointer with 18.6 seconds remaining to lift the visiting Philadelphia 76ers past the Brooklyn Nets 112-108 to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference opening-round playoff series on Saturday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 20, 2019

NHL roundup: Schwartz's hat trick helps Blues eliminate Jets
Jaden Schwartz had a hat trick, and rookie goaltender Jordan Binnington made 18 saves as the host St. Louis Blues eliminated the Winnipeg Jets with a 3-2 victory in Game 6 of their first-round Western Conference playoff series Saturday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 20, 2019

Spurs' DeRozan ejected for firing ball toward ref
San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan was ejected during the fourth quarter of Saturday's 117-103 loss to the Denver Nuggets for firing the basketball in the direction of official Scott Foster.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 20, 2019

MLB notebook: Judge may be next Yankee headed to IL
New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge exited Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals with one out in the bottom of the sixth inning with a left oblique injury.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 20, 2019

NFL mock draft: Cardinals face conundrum
Unlike the 2018 NFL Draft, when the Cleveland Browns kept us guessing until practically draft night, the first overall pick seems to have been preordained for months.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 20, 2019

Johnson surges into lead at windy Hilton Head
World number one Dustin Johnson overhauled halfway leader Shane Lowry to open up a one-stroke advantage after the third round of the windswept RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Saturday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 20, 2019

Report: P Gonzalez opts out of Yankees contract
Pitcher Gio Gonzalez opted out of his contract with the New York Yankees and intends to become a free agent, MLB.com reported Saturday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 20, 2019

Draft notebook: Missouri F Porter declares
Missouri forward Jontay Porter says he will enter the NBA draft.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 20, 2019

Former Olympic champion Kiprop gets four-year doping ban
Kenya's former Olympic 1500 meters champion Asbel Kiprop has been handed a four-year ban for doping, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said on Saturday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 20, 2019

Nadal blown away by Fognini in Monte Carlo semis
Rafa Nadal suffered a shock 6-4 6-2 semi-final defeat against flamboyant Italian Fabio Fognini at the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday, showing rare signs of weakness five weeks before the French Open.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 20, 2019

France and Romania level at 1-1 in Fed Cup semi
Caroline Garcia kept her composure to beat Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3 6-3 and bring France level at 1-1 with Romania in their Fed Cup semi-final after Simona Halep outclassed Kristina Mladenovic 6-3 6-1 in the opening singles on Saturday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 20, 2019

Nadal knocked out by Fognini in Monte Carlo semi-finals
Rafa Nadal suffered a shock 6-4 6-2 semi-final defeat against flamboyant Italian Fabio Fognini at the Monte Carlo Masters on Saturday, showing rare signs of weakness five weeks before the French Open.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 20, 2019

Lajovic reaches maiden Masters final in Monte Carlo
Serbian Dusan Lajovic reached his first Masters final when he mastered windy conditions to beat Russian Daniil Medvedev 7-5 6-1 in Monte Carlo on Saturday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 20, 2019

Barty beats doubles partner Azarenka to level Fed Cup semi-final
World number nine Ashleigh Barty kept alive Australia's hopes of advancing to their first Fed Cup final in 26 years when she beat former world number one Victoria Azarenka in the second singles of the tie against Belarus in Brisbane on Saturday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 20, 2019

Tennis: Barty beats doubles partner Azarenka to level Fed Cup semi-final
World number nine Ashleigh Barty kept alive Australia's hopes of advancing to their first Fed Cup final in 26 years when she beat former world number one Victoria Azarenka in the second singles of the tie against Belarus in Brisbane on Saturday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 20, 2019

MLB roundup: Dodgers get to Hader, win sixth straight
Enrique Hernandez hit a three-run home run with two outs in the eighth inning and the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers extended their winning streak to six games with a 5-3 victory Friday over the Milwaukee Brewers.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 20, 2019

NBA roundup: Irving puts Celtics on verge of sweep
Kyrie Irving had a hand in 11 of Boston's final 16 points Friday night as the Celtics withstood a late charge by the Indiana Pacers to record a 104-96 win at Indianapolis and go up 3-0 in an Eastern Conference first-round playoff matchup.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

Golf: Lowry leads by one as darkness halts play at RBC Heritage
Shane Lowry held on to his slender lead at the RBC Heritage on Friday though the Irishman still has two holes left to complete his second round after play was suspended for the day at the weather-hit South Carolina tournament.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

NHL notebook: Wings legend Yzerman takes GM job
Steve Yzerman is coming home to become general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, the franchise announced on Friday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

NBA notebook: Technicals on Durant, Green rescinded
The NBA rescinded technical fouls assessed to Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant and Los Angeles Clippers forward JaMychal Green on Friday after reviewing a call made during Thursday night's game.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

Lowry leads by one as darkness halts play at RBC Heritage
Shane Lowry held on to his slender lead at the RBC Heritage on Friday though the Irishman still has two holes left to complete his second round after play was suspended for the day at the weather-hit South Carolina tournament.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

MLB notebook: Suspensions issued over Royals-White Sox melee
Kansas City pitcher Brad Keller, Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson and manager Rick Renteria received suspensions for taking part in a benches-clearing incident between the teams on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

Weather-delayed RBC Heritage resumes with Lowry ahead
The RBC Heritage second round resumed after being delayed for almost four hours on Friday due to strong winds and rain in South Carolina with Ireland's Shane Lowry holding a one-stroke lead.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

Boxing: New opponent for Joshua to be announced next week, promoter says
A new opponent for Briton Anthony Joshua's June 1 heavyweight fight in New York will be announced next week, promoter Eddie Hearn said on Twitter on Friday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

Weather halts RBC Heritage with Lowry ahead
The RBC Heritage second round was suspended on Friday due to strong winds and rain in South Carolina with Ireland's Shane Lowry holding a one-stroke lead.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

Djokovic falls to Medvedev in Monte Carlo, Nadal marches on
World number one Novak Djokovic's French Open preparations were dealt with a blow as he suffered a 6-3 4-6 6-2 defeat by Russian Daniil Medvedev in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals on Friday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

Draft notebook: Kentucky's Montgomery submits his name
Kentucky freshman forward EJ Montgomery announced Friday he will enter the 2019 NBA Draft but will return to school if he doesn't receive a first-round draft grade. He has until May 29 to withdraw his entry.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

Report: Red Wings to hire Yzerman as GM
Steve Yzerman is coming home to become general manager of the Detroit Red Wings, according to TSN's Gord Miller.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

Tennis: Brazil's Souza provisionally suspended amid corruption probe
Brazilian Joao Souza has been provisionally suspended for the second time this year amid a corruption investigation, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Friday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

Warriors ready to unleash playoff-mode Durant
When Kevin Durant rained down shots on the Los Angeles Clippers with his deadly playoff performance on Thursday, he also provided a glimpse of what life will be like for Golden State and their competition without the injured DeMarcus Cousins.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

Djokovic falls to Medvedev in Monte Carlo quarters
World number one Novak Djokovic's French Open preparations were dealt with a blow as he suffered a 6-3 4-6 6-2 defeat by Russian Daniil Medvedev in the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals on Friday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

Soccer: England women must win trophies before fighting for equal pay - Duggan
England women's forward Toni Duggan says her nation must match the achievements of three-times world champions the United States and "put trophies on the table" before they also ask for equal conditions as the men's team.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

Athletics: Radcliffe warns Semenya verdict could be death of women's sport
British former marathon runner Paula Radcliffe believes the verdict of a legal case involving Olympic champion Caster Semenya could open the door for transgender athletes to claim an unfair advantage in women's sport.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

MLB roundup: Mariners blow 8-run lead, win in 9th
Ryon Healy homered twice and drove in five runs, and the Seattle Mariners ended a six-game losing streak with an 11-10 win against the Los Angeles Angels in the opener of the four-game series on Thursday in Anaheim, Calif.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

NBA roundup: Simmons shoots Sixers past Nets
Ben Simmons scored a playoff-career-high 31 points and handed out nine assists to lead the visiting Philadelphia 76ers past the Brooklyn Nets 131-115 on Thursday in New York for a 2-1 lead in an Eastern Conference opening-round playoff series.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 19, 2019

NHL roundup: Hurricanes top Caps in final seconds
Jaden Schwartz scored with 15 seconds remaining in the third period Thursday as the St. Louis Blues recorded the fifth straight road win in their Western Conference first-round series with a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 5.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 18, 2019

NFL notebook: Rosen calls life in limbo 'annoying'
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen spoke publicly for the first time Thursday about the limbo he finds himself in with the team that drafted him last year, telling SI TV that it's "annoying" but that he "definitely understands the situation."

Reuters International Sports
Apr 18, 2019

MLB notebook: A's sign Davis through 2021
Oakland Athletics slugger Khris Davis signed a contract extension Thursday that covers the 2020 and '21 seasons for a reported total of $33.5 million. Davis was scheduled to become a free agent in November.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 18, 2019

NBA notebook: Texas Tech's Culver declares for draft
Texas Tech standout Jarrett Culver, the Big 12 Player of the Year, announced Thursday he will forgo his last two seasons in Lubbock and declare for the 2019 NBA Draft.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 18, 2019

Boxing: Miller denies knowingly taking banned substance
American Jarrell Miller says he never knowingly took a banned substance and will appeal a decision to revoke his license over an adverse finding from a doping test ahead of his heavyweight title fight with Britain's Anthony Joshua.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 18, 2019

Lowry leads at Hilton Head, Molinari struggles
Ireland's Shane Lowry rediscovered his touch to grab the first-round lead at the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday while Italian Francesco Molinari struggled in his first start since his Masters letdown.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 18, 2019

Nadal, Djokovic ease into Monte Carlo quarter-finals
Champion Rafael Nadal and top-ranked Novak Djokovic turned in impressive displays to reach the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals on Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 18, 2019

Nets player: Embiid's laughing apology over elbow ‘disrespectful'
Some Brooklyn Nets players are unhappy with the laughing apology given by Philadelphia center Joel Embiid over the elbow he delivered in Game 2, calling it "disrespectful."

Reuters International Sports
Apr 18, 2019

NHL roundup: Avs put Flames on brink with OT win
Mikko Rantanen's second goal of the game was the overtime winner as the Colorado Avalanche erased a two-goal deficit and beat the Calgary Flames 3-2 Wednesday night in Denver.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 18, 2019

MLB roundup: Astros' streak halted at 10
Matt Chapman broke a sixth-inning tie with a home run Wednesday night, helping the host Oakland Athletics snap the Houston Astros' 10-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 18, 2019

Olympics: Tokyo ticket lottery to launch for domestic sales on May 9
Residents of Japan will be able to apply for tickets for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games from May 9, the organizing committee said on Thursday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 18, 2019

NBA roundup: Celtics rally past Pacers for 2-0 series lead
Jayson Tatum buried a go-ahead 3-pointer with 50.8 seconds remaining Wednesday night, allowing the host Boston Celtics to overcome a late Indiana Pacers flurry and pull out a 99-91 victory in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 17, 2019

NFL notebook: Defending champion Patriots open against Steelers
The New England Patriots will open the defense of their Super Bowl LIII title against the Pittsburgh Steelers on "Sunday Night Football" in Week 1, the NFL announced in its unveiling of the 2019 schedule.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 17, 2019

MLB notebook: Braves reliever Vizcaino lost for season
Atlanta Braves right-hander Arodys Vizcaino will miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery Wednesday on his right shoulder, the team announced.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 17, 2019

Take 5: Can't-miss NFL games in 2019
The NFL's schedule release is like Christmas morning -- that is, if after unwrapping all of your gifts, you sat and stared at them for 4 1/2 months before unboxing the goods.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 17, 2019

Bogut named Warriors starting center after Cousins injury
Andrew Bogut will start at center for the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors after DeMarcus Cousins tore his quad in the team's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, head coach Steve Kerr said on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 17, 2019

Targeted tests having an impact in esports, says Verroken
Targeted testing of esports competitors is leading to a rethink about drug cheating in online gaming and which stimulants are more widespread, according to anti-doping expert Michele Verroken.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 17, 2019

Dominant Nadal makes winning start in Monte Carlo
Rafa Nadal produced a claycourt masterclass to pick apart fellow Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut 6-1 6-1, as the world number two began his Monte Carlo Masters title defense in stunning fashion on Wednesday.

Reuters International Sports
Apr 17, 2019

Boxing: Iranian female fighter cancels return home after arrest warrant issued
The first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing bout has canceled plans to return home after an arrest warrant was issued for her in Tehran, her representative said on Wednesday as Iranian authorities issued a denial.

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