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Soccer: U.S. keep World Cup hopes alive, Mexico take control

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 02:01:27 -0400

(Reuters) - The United States remain in contention for a spot at next year's World Cup after Bruce Arena's side battled to a scrappy 1-1 away draw against Panama in CONCACAF qualifying on Tuesday.(image)



Federer in, Wawrinka out on mixed day for Swiss

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:31:32 -0400

(Reuters) - Roger Federer survived a stern test from Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals on Tuesday, while top-seeded Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka was eliminated on his birthday.(image)



Sharapova feels vindicated and empowered after doping ban

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:25:46 -0400

RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) - Tennis star Maria Sharapova said on Tuesday she is excited about her return to competition next month, feeling vindicated by the reduction of her doping suspension and empowered by her time away.(image)



Pliskova, Wozniacki advance to Miami semi-finals

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:25:00 -0400

(Reuters) - Czech second seed Karolina Pliskova avenged her Australian Open quarter-final loss to Mirjana Lucic-Baroni with a 6-3 6-4 win over the 26th-seeded Croatian to secure a spot in the Miami Open semi-finals on Tuesday.(image)



Motor racing: Mansell joins tributes to Surtees at funeral

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:30:45 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Formula One world champion Nigel Mansell joined the motorsport world on Tuesday in paying tribute to John Surtees at the funeral of the only man to win world titles on two wheels and four.(image)



Figure skating - Is there a downside to quad-fest?

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:16:29 -0400

HELSINKI (Reuters) - When Evan Lysacek struck gold at the 2010 Winter Olympics without attempting a single quadruple jump, men's figure skating was at a crossroads.(image)



Trump declines Nationals' invite to throw first pitch

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:55:49 -0400

(The Sports Xchange) - President Donald Trump will not participate in the longstanding tradition of presidents throwing out a ceremonial first pitch at Washington Opening Day games due to a scheduling conflict.(image)



Soccer-Bolivia beat Messi-less Argentina 2-0 in qualifier

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:34:05 -0400

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Argentina, weakened by the last-minute suspension of Lionel Messi, had their chances of reaching next year's World Cup finals dealt a blow on Tuesday when they were beaten 2-0 by a spirited Bolivia side in La Paz.(image)



Iran close in on World Cup, China teeter on the brink

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 15:47:22 -0400

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Iran took a significant step towards qualifying for next year's World Cup finals with a 1-0 win over China on Tuesday that pushed Marcello Lippi's team closer to the brink of elimination.(image)



Liverpool's Lallana out with thigh injury: reports

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:56:42 -0400

(Reuters) - Liverpool's England midfielder Adam Lallana could be out for up to a month after suffering a thigh injury on international duty, British media reported on Tuesday.(image)