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Murray slump is a mystery, says Becker

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:56:16 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray's wretched form ahead of the next week's French Open has left pundits including Boris Becker scratching their heads about what exactly is wrong with the world number one.(image)

Motor racing: Vettel sets fastest ever lap at Monaco

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:58:19 -0400

MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One leader Sebastian Vettel looked a good bet for Ferrari's first Monaco Grand Prix victory since 2001 after the fastest lap ever around the metal-fenced street circuit in Thursday practice.(image)

Tsonga saunters into semis in Lyon, Raonic joins him

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:30:51 -0400

(Reuters) - Home favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga sauntered into the semi-finals of the Lyon Open with a 6-0 6-4 victory over Russian youngster Karen Khachanov on Thursday.(image)

Athletics: Sport needs new types of sponsors - USATF boss

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:30:31 -0400

EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - Athletics must expand its range of sponsors as it seeks revenue to grow the sport nationally and internationally, the president of USA Track & Field (USATF) said in an interview with Reuters.(image)

Djokovic can tap into Agassi's brilliant mind, says McEnroe

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:01:07 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic's decision to work with American great Andre Agassi at the French Open could be an inspired move as he seeks to recover his lost spark, according to John McEnroe.(image)

French Open never under pressure to award Sharapova wildcard: Forget

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:47:25 -0400

(Reuters) - French Open director Guy Forget has said he was under no pressure to award a wildcard entry to two-times champion Maria Sharapova who returned to action last month following a 15-month doping ban.(image)

Kitesurfers descend on Mediterranean for Defi Kite race

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:50:35 -0400

(Reuters) - More than 250 kiteboarders raced their colorful spectrum of sails over the Mediterranean at speeds of up to 30 km per hour in a bid to land the prestigious Defi Kite title this week.(image)

Barcelona 'fully support' Messi after fraud sentence

Thu, 25 May 2017 01:25:07 -0400

(Reuters) - La Liga club Barcelona have expressed their support for Argentine striker Lionel Messi and his father after the Spanish Supreme Court upheld their prison sentences over tax fraud charges, although neither are expected to go to jail.(image)

Golf: I want old greens back, jokes Wood after Wentworth 72

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:34:40 -0400

VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Wentworth's new greens have met with popular approval but Chris Wood was almost longing for the old putting surfaces to return after opening his BMW PGA Championship title defense with a 72 on Thursday.(image)

Cycling: Dumoulin fends off Quintana to keep Giro lead

Thu, 25 May 2017 11:36:44 -0400

(Reuters) - Dutchman Tom Dumoulin took a massive step towards winning the Giro d'Italia when he fended off some desperate attacks by Nairo Quintana on stage 18 to retain the Maglia Rosa on Thursday.(image)