(Reuters) - Wimbledon women's champion Garbine Muguruza says she will savor her victory in order to prevent a similar slump in form to the one she suffered after winning the French Open in 2016. [Source]
(Reuters) - Diego Maradona has backed the use of video assistant referees (VARs) in soccer even though he is aware that his infamous 'Hand of God' goal would not have stood if the technology had existed during his heyday.
LONDON (Reuters) - World long jump champion Greg Rutherford will not defend his crown in London next month after being forced to withdraw from the championships through injury, British Athletics announced on Tuesday.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian forward Danis Zaripov, a three-time world champion, has been suspended for two years after he failed a doping test last season in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), according to a media report on Tuesday.
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - In the high-stakes race to control soccer TV rights in China, with a potential market of hundreds of millions of fans, an electronics retailer is betting up to $2 billion that could give it a near monopoly on broadcasting the sport at home.
(Reuters) - British Open champion Jordan Spieth and Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy were rated 7-1 early co-favourites on Monday to win next month's PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina.
LONDON (Reuters) - Mercedes will leave the German Touring Car (DTM) championship at the end of next year and enter the electric Formula E series in the 2019/20 season, the carmaker announced on Monday.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Katinka Hosszu, roared on by her home crowd, held on to secure Hungary's first gold medal at the 2017 world swimming championships after a thrilling women's 200 meters individual medley final on Monday.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Lilly King, of the United States, and Russian Yuliya Efimova moved a step closer towards a grudge rematch of their Olympic final duel as they eased into the women's 100 metres breaststroke semi-finals at the world championships on Monday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Golf's greatest names hailed Jordan Spieth's dramatic triumph at the British Open at Royal Birkdale on Sunday as the new champion savoured his victory by swigging from the Claret Jug trophy.
(Reuters) - Polish driver Robert Kubica, whose career looked over when he partially severed his forearm in a 2011 rally accident, will test Renault's current Formula One car on Aug. 2 in Hungary, the French manufacturer said on Monday.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's Cate Campbell says she felt betrayed by swimming in the wake of her flop at last year's Rio Olympics where she was tipped to win gold in the 50 and 100 meters freestyle events but failed to even get on the podium.
MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Under-fire Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has boasted of his "amazing" achievements in the sport and winning millions of dollars in prize money despite not really trying hard throughout his career.
(Reuters) - Big-serving John Isner became the first man in a decade to go through an entire ATP tournament without facing a break point as he used his dominant serve to win the Hall of Fame Open in Rhode Island on Sunday.
(The Sports Xchange) - The horse racing world was turned upside-down when Arrogate, rated the top horse in the world and the all-time leading money winner among North American thoroughbreds, suffered one of the biggest upsets in thoroughbred history on Saturday at Del Mar, California.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - China's Sun Yang destroyed the field to win a hat-trick of men's 400 meters freestyle titles while American Katie Ledecky reached more milestones in her glittering career as the swimming got underway at the world aquatics championships on Sunday.
SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - British Open champion Jordan Spieth was haunted by bad memories on Sunday as he faced up to the possibility of throwing away another big lead in the final round of a major.
PARIS (Reuters) - Chris Froome put on a near-perfect performance to claim his fourth Tour de France and move within one title of cycling's greatest on Sunday as Team Sky tightened their grip on the classic race.
(Reuters) - A women's 50km race walk will feature at the London 2017 world athletics championships for the first time in order to ensure gender equality, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said on Sunday.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Australia's Olympic champion Mack Horton was forced into an early tussle to qualify for the men's 400 meters freestyle final alongside Chinese rival Sun Yang on the opening morning of swimming's world championships on Sunday.
(Reuters) - Houston Astros rookie Colin Moran was taken to hospital after fouling a ball off the left side of his face during the sixth inning against Baltimore on Saturday. Playing in just the second game of his Major League career, Moran fouled off a pitch by Baltimoreâ€™s Darren O'Day and the ball went straight up and hit him on face.
(Reuters) - Scott Stallings coped with energy-sapping heat and humidity to card 11-under-par 60 and vault to a one-stroke lead after the third round at the Barbasol Championship in Alabama on Saturday.
(Reuters) - International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Andy Roddick said on Saturday he was honored to have played in the era of the Big Four, but also acknowledged that they caused him no end of frustration during his career.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - - Tom Daley, Britainâ€™s 2009 world champion, thwarted Chinaâ€™s bid to become the first country to win four successive diving world titles in the men's 10-metre platform when the 23-year-old prevailed in a thrilling final.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The issue of mental health in soccer was thrown back into the spotlight this week as figures released in Norway showed that four in 10 of the nation's elite soccer players have suffered from anxiety and depression.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Julio Maglione, president of swimming's world governing body FINA, was re-elected for a third term on Saturday following a bitter campaign which threatened to overshadow the start of the world championships.
MARSEILLE, France (Reuters) - Britain's Chris Froome all but sealed a third consecutive Tour de France triumph and his fourth overall when he beat his yellow jersey rivals in the penultimate-day time trial won by Maciej Bodnar on Saturday.
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish Open tennis semi-final between Fernando Verdasco and David Ferrer was briefly disrupted on Saturday when a spectator walked on to the court and shouted a Nazi slogan.
SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - South Africa's Branden Grace shot a blistering round of 62, the lowest ever in a men's major championship, as the players made hay in benign conditions at the British Open on Saturday.
(Reuters) - Simply being the best is not good enough, says Olympic breaststroke champion Adam Peaty; the Briton wants to increase the gap on his rivals as he defends his titles at the world swimming championships in Budapest.
(Reuters) - Tommy Fleetwood's romantic adventure at the Open championship took another "lovely" upward turn on Saturday as the local hero shot a four-under-par 66 to leave him still dreaming of a storybook finish to his remarkable week.
(Reuters) - Spectators at this week's LPGA event in Ohio will barely notice a change in the appearance of players after "minor" tweaks were introduced to the tour's dress code, an LPGA spokesperson said on Friday.
MONACO (Reuters) - Eight-times Olympic sprinting champion Usain Bolt ran under 10 seconds for the first time this year as he narrowly won the 100 meters at the Monaco Diamond League meeting on Friday.
SALON-DE-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - Edvald Boasson Hagen proved that it's always better to do your homework thoroughly as he ended a six-year wait for another Tour de France stage victory on Friday.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Australia's Mack Horton, the men's 400 meters Olympic freestyle champion, reignited his feud with Chinese rival Sun Yang on Friday, two days before they face each other at the start of the world championships in Budapest.
SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - A buzzing Ian Poulter said he was drawing on memories of his near-miss at Royal Birkdale in 2008 as he put himself in contention for a first ever major win with an impressive even-par second round of 70.
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - Thousands of young athletes launched the International Francophone Games in Abidjan on Friday after a series of shootings in Ivory Coast's main city that raised security concerns.
SALON-DE-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) - Edvald Boasson Hagen ended a run of near-misses to take stage 19 of the Tour de France on an uneventful day for race leader Chris Froome who moved to the brink of overall victory on Friday.
(Reuters) - Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase has been banned from acting in an official capacity at all International Tennis Federation (ITF) team competitions until Dec. 31, 2020, the governing body said on Friday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Mongolian sumo wrestler Hakuho on Friday smashed the record for most career wins in Japan's national sport as the 'yokozuna', or grand champion, took down Takayasu in a frenetic bout to deafening cheers at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Barred from international competition for nearly 17 months because of the Russian doping scandal, high jumper Maria Lasitskene could threaten the world record at the world championships next month.
BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The world swimming championships will usher in a new era following the retirement of American great Michael Phelps when eight days of racing commence at Budapest's Duna Arena on Sunday.
(Reuters) - Strikers Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford delivered a devastating one-two punch just before half time to carry Manchester United to a 2-0 victory over Manchester City in a derby held 5,000 miles from home on Thursday.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, London mayor when the city hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics, advised Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike on Friday to shrug off criticism during the 2020 Games preparation period, saying everything will work out in the end.
COL Dâ€™IZOARD, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome said he was relieved the Alps are out of the way after keeping what should be a Tour de France-winning lead intact on the mighty Col d'Izoard climb on Thursday.
(The Sports Xchange) - Gerina Piller shot an eight-under 63 to take a one-stroke lead over red-hot U.S. Women's Open champion Park Sung-hyun of South Korea and Peiyun Chien of Taiwan after Thursday's opening round in the Marathon Classic.
(Reuters) - Zac Blair made a late eagle and birdied the last hole to join a three-way tie for the lead in the weather-interrupted first round of the Barbasol Championship in Auburn/Opelika, Alabama on Thursday.
SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy says a lack of self-belief was to blame for his poor start to his opening round at the British Open on Thursday - and a chat with his caddie was what turned things around.
BRIANCON, France (Reuters) - Tour de France leader Chris Froome remained rock-solid on a thrilling Col d'Izoard climb won in audacious fashion by Warren Barguil on Thursday and now looks unstoppable in his bid to claim a fourth title in Paris.
COL Dâ€™IZOARD, France (Reuters) - It is 32 years since French cycling fans had a home hero to cheer as overall winner of the Tour de France, but Warren Barguil showed signs on Thursday that he could be the man to eventually end the victory drought.
COL Dâ€™IZOARD, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome said he was relieved the Alps are out of the way after keeping what should be a Tour de France-winning lead intact on the mighty Col d'Izoard climb on Thursday.
SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Two-time major winner Jordan Spieth said his opening round in the British Open at Royal Birkdale on Thursday was one of the finest he had ever produced in a major after he took a share of the clubhouse lead with a five-under par score of 65.
LONDON (Reuters) - The epic quarter-final between Britain's Johanna Konta and Romanian Simona Halep drew a record peak audience for a Wimbledon women's match on BBC television, figures released on Thursday showed.
BRIANCON, France (Reuters) - Tour de France leader Chris Froome survived a thrilling Col d'Izoard climb on Thursday, holding on to his yellow jersey as Frenchman Romain Bardet's hopes of mounting a decisive attack fizzled out.
LONDON (Reuters) - Mexican Grand Prix organizers are planning to bring more of a flavor of the country's Day of the Dead festivities to this year's race, after previous reticence due to Formula One's inherent danger and tragic past.
SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Ian Poulter ignited the home challenge at the British Open on Thursday with a near faultless three-under-par 67, stirring memories of his near-miss when the tournament was last staged at Royal Birkdale nine years ago.
(Reuters) - Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge will make return to the road race circuit at the 2017 Berlin Marathon in September having come agonizingly close to breaking the two-hour barrier at Monza in May.
SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Former winner Mark O'Meara was given the honor of being first off in what will almost certainly be his final British Open, but the American endured a horrible round of 81 in the rain at Royal Birkdale.
COL D'IZOARD, France (Reuters) - Annemiek van Vleuten of the Netherlands attacked four kilometers (2.5 miles) from the finish on Thursday to win the first stage of La Course by Le Tour, the women's race run by Tour de France organizers ASO.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The parents of a worker on Japan's Olympic stadium who committed suicide have petitioned the government to recognize it as "death by overwork", an official said on Thursday, with media saying he worked 200 hours of overtime a month before his death.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - O.J. Simpson will plead his case for parole on Thursday inside a Nevada prison, nine years after he was jailed for a bungled armed robbery in which he attempted to steal mementos from his own legendary sports career.
ZURICH (Reuters) - The world athletics body has approved eight Russians to compete as neutrals but declined the applications of a further 53 competitors hoping to be awarded a similar status, the IAAF said on Thursday.
SOUTHPORT (Reuters) - Former champion Mark O'Meara made the worst possible start when he sent his opening tee shot out of bounds as the American veteran got the 146th British Open underway in cold and wet conditions at Royal Birkdale on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Defenders Omar Gonzalez and Eric Lichaj scored a goal apiece in the closing minutes of the first half to send the United States into the CONCACAF Gold Cup semi-finals with a 2-0 win over El Salvador on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - Robert Kraft, owner of the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots and Major League Soccer's Revolution, has been named honorary chairman of the board for the joint 2026 World Cup bid from Canada, Mexico and the United States.
SERRE-CHEVALIER, France (Reuters) - The Col de l'Izoard, where the decisive battle in this year's Tour de France will be waged on Thursday could, in the words of race founder Henri Desgrange, "make a mule whimper".
SERRE-CHEVALIER, France (Reuters) - Romain Bardet and Thibaut Pinot have been widely tipped to become the next French Tour de France winner, but three-time champion Greg LeMond believes Warren Barguil is the man to watch in the coming years.
SERRE-CHEVALIER, France (Reuters) - Alberto Contador gave a glimpse of the old attacking style he hoped would allow him to challenge for overall victory in the Tour de France on Wednesday but the Spaniard's audacious attacks ultimately counted for nothing.
SERRE-CHEVALIER, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome kept control of his rivals in a grueling Alpine ride to move a step closer to a fourth Tour de France title on Wednesday, retaining the leader's yellow jersey after the 17th stage, won by Slovenia's Primoz Roglic.
MONACO (Reuters) - Usain Bolt says he is over his early season setbacks and running into form at the right time to sign off his career with two more gold medals at next month's world athletics championships in London.
SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - World number one Dustin Johnson believes he is entering the British Open close to his best again after recovering from the injury he suffered prior to the U.S. Masters in April.
SOUTHPORT (Reuters) - Australian golfer Jason Day on Wednesday offered an unusual excuse for arriving later than planned for practice at the British Open -- it was U.S. President Donald Trump's fault.
SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy is confident he can put injury problems and a frustrating run of form behind him to mount a serious challenge for a fifth major title at this week's British Open.
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian second division match ended in chaotic scenes after a linesman raised his flag for offside, the defending team stopped playing, the attacking side walked the ball into the net and the referee awarded a goal.
(Reuters) - Defenders Team New Zealand and challenger of record Luna Rossa are considering the possibility of the 36th America's Cup being staged in Auckland in 2021 and will release the protocol in September, the teams' governing bodies have said.
(The Sports Xchange) - The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired right fielder J.D. Martinez from the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday in exchange for three prospects, getting a jump on the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline market.
NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - The sound of bodies slapping against each other rocks the stifling sumo "stable" in the Japanese city of Nagoya, as 11 gigantic wrestlers wearing only loincloths take turns throwing each other out of a ring of sand.
GRENOBLE, France (Reuters) - The Tour de France will go down to the wire and will be decided in the last mountain stage on Thursday at the end of another grueling ride, three-time champion Greg LeMond said on Tuesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - This year's U.S. Open will become the first tennis tournament to top $50 million in prize money following a nine percent increase in the total purse, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) said on Tuesday.
PARIS (Reuters) - Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo opened a clean swimming zone in a city canal on Tuesday, calling it a step on the way to open water swim events in the city's Seine river in time for the 2024 Olympic Games.
ROMANS-SUR-ISERE, France - Australian Michael Matthews accused German rival John Degenkolb of being a poor sport after his angry reaction to being beaten in a sprint for the line at the end of a windy 16th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday.
SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Henrik Stenson is known as "The Iceman", and a year on from landing his first major title after an epic British Open duel with Phil Mickelson, the Swede was his usual laid-back self on Tuesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One should hold fire on introducing a new "shield" cockpit protection system until the device has been fully tested and refined, according to Red Bull team principal Christian Horner.
(Reuters) - Roger Federer has secured his place in the ATP Finals for a record 15th time after the Swiss world number three won a record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday, the Association of Tennis Professionals confirmed on Monday.
MADRID (Reuters) - The head of Spain's soccer federation (RFEF) Angel Maria Villar was arrested on Tuesday after a raid on several offices in Madrid linked to the group as part of an anti-corruption investigation, police said.
(Reuters) - New signing Romelu Lukaku got off the mark with the winning goal in his first start for Manchester United on Monday as the English Premier League club came from behind to beat Real Salt Lake 2-1 in a pre-season friendly in Utah.
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean golfer Choi Hye-jin has had to forgo $630,000 in prize money over the last two weeks due to her amateur status but the 17-year-old has big plans for her career after she turns professional in September.
LE-PUY-EN-VELAY, France (Reuters) - After narrowly averting disaster in the Massif Central, Chris Froome believes he is ready for the final stretch of the Tour de France with a handful of rivals breathing down his neck.
LONDON (Reuters) - Croaky and hung over, Roger Federer could barely recall where he had been as he celebrated until dawn, but he was soon smiling as that familiar warm feeling of waking up as Wimbledon champion seeped back into his mind on Monday morning.
(Reuters) - Goalkeeper Tim Howard, midfielder Michael Bradley and forwards Clint Dempsey and Jozy Altidore are among six players recalled to the U.S. national team for the knockout stage of the Gold Cup, U.S. Soccer announced on Sunday.
(The Sports Xchange) - Bernhard Langer was in position to win the Senior Players Championship for the fourth consecutive year, but stumbled down the stretch as Scott McCarron finished with a flourish to claim victory on Sunday in Owings Mills, Maryland.
LONDON (Reuters) - Former British Open winner Tony Jacklin borrowed a remark made famous by an erstwhile prime minister when he looked ahead to this week's Royal Birkdale major and declared that English golf had "never had it so good".
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - After three tranquil rounds at Trump National Golf Club, things heated up outside the ropes during Sunday's final round of the U.S. Women's Open as activist groups staged protests against U.S. President Donald Trump.
(Reuters) - Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse claimed the victory he needed in the 200 meters to book a place in the end-of-season IAAF Diamond League finals during the latest stop in the series in Rabat, Morocoo on Sunday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Wimbledon can make a strong claim to be the greatest, as well as the oldest, of tennis's major championships but the 2017 vintage will not go down as one of the finest produced at the All England Club.
LONDON (Reuters) - Behind Roger Federer's artistry and charm lies a ruthless streak of razor-edged steel which surfaced again on Sunday as he thrashed suffering Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to secure a record eighth men's Wimbledon singles title.
LONDON (Reuters) - A story claiming that six Arab nations had written to FIFA demanding that Qatar be stripped of the World Cup in 2022 was published on what appeared to be a fake version of a Swiss news website, the site's co-founder said on Sunday.
LE-PUY-EN-VELAY, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome survived an attempted coup by Romain Bardet's AG2R-La Mondiale team in a treacherous 15th stage to retain the Tour de France overall leader's yellow jersey on Sunday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Ruthless Roger Federer thrashed suffering Croatian Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles crowns on Sunday, five years after landing his seventh.
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix for the fourth year in a row on Sunday while Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel suffered a penultimate lap puncture that slashed his championship lead to a single point.
LONDON (Reuters) - Newly crowned Wimbledon women's champion Garbine Muguruza says she would rather be ranked tenth in the world and win more Grand Slams than focus on reaching the top of the rankings.
LONDON (Reuters) - Marin Cilic is confident he can build on last year's heartbreak and prevent Roger Federer from winning a record eighth Wimbledon men's singles crown when the pair meet in Sunday's title showdown on Centre Court.
(Reuters) - Thailand's Prayad Marksaeng will be happy to just play all four rounds of a British Open for the first time when he makes his sixth appearance in the tournament at Royal Birkdale next week.
LONDON (Reuters) - For the first time in eight grand slam finals over the same amount of years, Roger Federer will not play someone called Andy, Novak or Rafa when he bids for a record eighth Wimbledon title on Sunday.
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - On a leaderboard dominated by South Koreans and topped by China's Shanshan Feng, American Stacy Lewis made a spirited charge to put a home country name into the mix at the U.S. Women's Open on Saturday.
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - Shanshan Feng snapped a run of 23 consecutive pars with a birdie at the 18th hole to reclaim a one-stroke lead after Saturday's third round at the U.S. Women's Open at Trump National Golf Club.
(Reuters) - Patrick Rodgers moved closer to his first PGA Tour victory, and a place in the British Open, when he retained a two-stroke lead after the third round at the John Deere Classic in Illinois on Saturday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina won the Wimbledon women's doubles title for the first time on Saturday with a crushing 6-0 6-0 victory over the pairing of Taiwan's Hao-Ching Chan and Romanian Monica Niculescu.
BEDMINSTER, New Jersey (Reuters) - With U.S. President Donald Trump settled in at his Trump National Golf Club for the U.S. Women's Open, security became a major issue at the third women's major of the year on Saturday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Poland's Lukasz Kubot and Brazil's Marcelo Melo won the Wimbledon men's doubles title on Saturday after beating Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 5-7 7-5 7-6(2) 3-6 13-11 in an epic test of endurance.
LONDON (Reuters) - The six Arab countries who last month cut ties with Qatar are reported to have written to world soccer's governing body FIFA to demand it be stripped of hosting the 2022 World Cup because they consider the Gulf state to be a "base of terrorism".
KINGSTON (Reuters) - Jamaican Yohan Blake, the 2012 Olympic 100 and 200 meters silver medallist, is down playing the seriousness of a groin problem which ruled him out of Sunday's 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Rabat, Morocco.
RODEZ, France (Reuters) - Chris Froome reclaimed the overall lead on the Tour de France after he left Italian Fabio Aru trailing in a punchy finish of the 14th stage, a 181.5-km ride from Blagnac on Saturday.
LONDON (Reuters) - An inspired Garbine Muguruza stormed to her first Wimbledon title on Saturday, blowing away in-form American Venus Williams 7-5 6-0 with arguably the performance of her career after tight and tense early exchanges.
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton took pole position for his home British Grand Prix for the third year in a row on Saturday with a sensational lap that left him one step away from Michael Schumacher's Formula One record.
LONDON (Reuters) - Already one of the greatest sportsmen of his era, Roger Federer will become the most successful man in Wimbledon history if he can beat Croatian Marin Cilic on Sunday's final and claim an unprecedented eighth men's singles title.
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Malaysian state oil and gas firm Petronas has signed a multi-year extension to its title sponsorship of Formula One champions Mercedes despite Malaysia dropping off the race calendar after this season, the team said on Saturday.
SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Daniel Ricciardo's run of five successive podium places looks in danger of ending after the gearbox on his car was replaced ahead of the British Grand Prix, incurring an automatic five-place grid penalty.
LONDON (Reuters) - Venus Williams will hope to reclaim her Wimbledon crown after a nine-year wait on Saturday against Garbine Muguruza, in a final that has the makings of a classic battle of the big hitters.
LONDON (Reuters) - While 14,999 spectators were left wonderstruck as they watched Roger Federer reach the Wimbledon final a month short of his 36th birthday, there was one man on Centre Court who could have shouted out "been there, done that, got the t-shirt".
(Reuters) - Patrick Rodgers took a small step towards living up to the expectations heaped upon him when he tied a Tiger Woods college record by taking a two-stroke halfway lead at the John Deere Classic in Illinois on Friday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor wrapped up the four-day promotional tour for their boxing match in Las Vegas in August with another foul-mouthed press conference, this time in front of thousands of fans at the Wembley Arena in London.
(Reuters) - Hootie Johnson, who famously rejected the idea of female members at Augusta National Golf Club during his tenure as chairman and spearheaded two overhauls of the course that hosts the Masters, has died. He was 86.