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LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One’s decision to introduce a ‘halo’ cockpit protection device next year is a mistake, according to former champion Niki Lauda. The Austrian, who is non-executive chairman of world champions Mercedes, told Germany’s Auto, Motor und Sport on Thursday that he recognized safety had to be improved where possible. However a convincing
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SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) – Americans Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth are the bookmakers’ favorites to win the British Open, which starts at Royal Birkdale on Thursday. World number one Johnson is among the later starters in a group including Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy, the world number four, who is seeking to lift the Claret Jug
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(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. Martinez provides a right-handed power bat for the Diamondbacks, who sent minor league infielders Dawel Lugo, Sergio Alcantara and Jose King
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(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. The 35-year-old six-time champion joins French Open winner Rafa Nadal in the season-ending tournament at the
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(Reuters) – New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird will undergo surgery to remove excess bone growth from his right ankle, putting his season in jeopardy, the American League club said on Monday. Bird, a power-hitting prospect who had been projected to be the starting first baseman this season, is batting just .100 while playing
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SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix for the fourth year in a row on Sunday while a penultimate-lap puncture slashed Sebastian Vettel’s championship lead to a single point. The Briton’s drive from pole to flag on an overcast afternoon was lonely, uneventful and dominant — in complete contrast to
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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. The incomparable Swiss turned his 11th Wimbledon final into a procession as tearful seventh seed Cilic,
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LONDRA – Il campione svizzero Roger Federer supera la leggenda: a 36 anni da compiere il prossimo 8 agosto, il fuoriclasse svizzero ha vinto il suo ottavo titolo a Wimbledon sconfiggendo in finale il croato Marin Cilic in tre set, 6-3, 6-1, 6-4. (ANSA/EPA) Ferderer diventa così il piu’ anziano vincitore del torneo londinese nell’era
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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”. Anyone even remotely acquainted with Ken Rosewall, however, knows that simply
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LONDON (Reuters) – Croatian Marin Cilic reached his first Wimbledon final with a hard-earned 6-7(6) 6-4 7-6(3) 7-5 win over resilient American Sam Querrey on Friday. Fans who may have been disappointed that neither Rafa Nadal or Andy Murray featured in the last four were given plenty of compensation by a high-quality match lasting just
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(Reuters) – The Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor world media tour stormed into New York on Thursday with the fighters unleashing more profanity-laced attacks on each other as they looked to build up interest in their light middleweight boxing bout. On the third stop of four-day, four-city barnstorming blitz to promote their Aug. 26
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(Reuters) – Chuck Blazer, the former FIFA executive committee member who pleaded guilty to racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering, has died, his lawyers said on Wednesday. A statement from Blazer’s two lawyers did not provide details or the circumstances of his death. Blazer, 72, was general secretary of the Confederation of North, Central America
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Olympic bobsledder Nadezhda Paleeva has been banned for two years for a violation of anti-doping whereabouts rules, Russia’s national anti-doping agency RUSADA said. The announcement comes as Russia is stepping up efforts to rehabilitate RUSADA, which was suspended by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2015 over evidence of state-sponsored doping
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