MADRID (Reuters) – Canada’s tennis revolution continued as they claimed their first Davis Cup victory over Australia to reach the semi-finals on Thursday with 150th-ranked Vasek Pospisil the hero once again. Tennis – Davis Cup Finals – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – November 21, 2019 Canada’s Denis Shapovalov and VasekRead More →

(Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Thursday said boxing fans who felt cheated after learning that Manny Pacquiao had been injured before fighting Floyd Mayweather Jr. cannot pursue class-action litigation because the 2015 welterweight bout dubbed the “Fight of the Century” proved to be a letdown. FILE PHOTO: FloydRead More →

Aug 25, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; Webb Simpson putts on the third green during the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Reuters) – American Webb Simpson birdied his last three holes to take a one-stroke lead inRead More →

MOSCOW (Reuters) – The president of Russia’s athletics federation and several other federation officials were suspended on Thursday by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for serious breaches of anti-doping rules, adding to the federation’s woes ahead of next year’s Olympics. The AIU, which oversees integrity issues in global athletics includingRead More →

MADRID (Reuters) – American number three Reilly Opelka signed off from the Davis Cup Finals by firing a shot at the looming ATP Cup, describing the team event in Australia as “pathetic”. FILE PHOTO: Tennis – Davis Cup Finals – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – November 20, 2019 Reilly OpelkaRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Oct 7, 2019; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Matt Duffy (5) at bat in game three of the 2019 ALDS playoff baseball series at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports The Tampa Bay Rays designated infielder Matt Duffy for assignment and traded right-handerRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Oct 12, 2019; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; St. Louis Blues left wing Sammy Blais (9) skates with the puck during the first period against Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports – 13525293 St. Louis Blues forward Sammy Blais will undergo surgery on his rightRead More →

(Reuters) – Citroen is leaving the world rally championship with immediate effect after six-times world champion Sebastien Ogier announced his departure from the team, the French manufacturer said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: The Citroen Racing logo is seen at the French carmakers’s showcase on media day at the Paris MondialRead More →

MADRID (Reuters) – The Davis Cup Finals schedule was thrown into chaos on Wednesday as, for the second day running, the challenge of fitting in six ties in a day at La Caja Magica proved almost impossible. Tennis – Davis Cup Finals – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – November 20,Read More →

FILE PHOTO: Boxing – Andy Ruiz Jr & Anthony Joshua Press Conference – Hilton London Syon Park, London, Britain – September 6, 2019 Anthony Joshua and trainer Rob McCracken during the press conference Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra (Reuters) – Briton Anthony Joshua has said his first career defeat atRead More →

The Toronto Maple Leafs fired Mike Babcock on Wednesday and promoted Sheldon Keefe from their AHL franchise to take over head coaching duties. FILE PHOTO: Oct 21, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock during the post game press conference against the Columbus Blue Jackets atRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Nov 11, 2019; Raleigh, NC, USA; Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan (9) skates with the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Ottawa Senators 8-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports Ottawa Senators forward Bobby Ryan will take leave from theRead More →

FILE PHOTO: Aug 4, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Washington Nationals outfielder Gerardo Parra celebrates after hitting a two run home run in the second inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Outfielder Gerardo Parra agreed to a contract with the Yomiuri Giants,Read More →

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Sacramento Kings assistant coach Igor Kokoskov has taken charge of his native Serbia in a bid to steer them to next year’s Olympic Games in Tokyo, the Balkan nation’s basketball federation (KSS) said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Basketball – Slovenia v Serbia – European Championships EuroBasket 2017Read More →

MADRID (Reuters) – Andy Murray gave Britain a winning start in their opening Davis Cup Finals tie against the Netherlands but only after suffering a huge scare against an inspired Tallon Griekspoor on Wednesday. Tennis – Davis Cup Finals – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – November 20, 2019 Britain’s AndyRead More →

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula E starts its sixth season in Saudi Arabia on Friday with debutants Porsche and Mercedes hoping to carry their respective success in sports cars and Formula One to a new all-electric battleground. French driver Jean-Eric Vergne, the first double champion, is aiming to complete his titleRead More →

(Reuters) – American boxer Ryan Martin has been suspended for four years by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) on Wednesday after testing positive for prohibited substances last year. FILE PHOTO: Boxing – Josh Taylor v Ryan Martin Weigh-In – SEC Centre, Glasgow, Britain – November 2, 2018 Ryan Martin during the weigh-inRead More →

Police officers are seen outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in Hong Kong, China, November 20, 2019. REUTERS/Thomas Peter HONG KONG (Reuters) – The Hong Kong Open golf tournament has been postponed after violence from anti-government protests escalated this week, the Asian Tour and European Tour said on Wednesday.Read More →

Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – November 16, 2019 Switzerland’s Roger Federer in action during his semi final match against Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas REUTERS/Peter Nicholls (Reuters) – Roger Federer first thought about how long his playing career would last in 2009 but a decade later theRead More →