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Merritt, Chappell share lead, Tiger slips back
Merritt, Chappell share lead, Tiger slips back
By Reuters - Aug 01, 2015

(Reuters) - Americans Troy Merritt and Kevin Chappell, both looking for their first PGA Tour wins, shared a one-shot lead after Saturday's third round of the Quicken Loans ...

Isner on course for Atlanta Open hat-trick
Isner on course for Atlanta Open hat-trick
By Reuters - Aug 01, 2015

(Reuters) - Big-serving John Isner stayed on track for his third consecutive Atlanta Open title when he outlasted fellow American Denis Kudla in a tight semi-final on Saturday. ...

South African Sexwale may run for FIFA presidency
South African Sexwale may run for FIFA presidency
By Reuters - Aug 01, 2015

By Simon Evans ZURICH (Reuters) - South African businessman and former political prisoner Tokyo Sexwale is considering running for president of world soccer's scandal-hit ...

Pole Wlodarczyk sets hammer world record
Pole Wlodarczyk sets hammer world record
By Reuters - Aug 01, 2015

(Reuters) - Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk set a world record in the women's hammer with a throw of 81.08 meters at the Festival of Throwers meeting in Cetniewo, Poland on ...

Korean Ko and Taiwanese Lu share Turnberry lead
Korean Ko and Taiwanese Lu share Turnberry lead
By Reuters - Aug 01, 2015

LONDON (Reuters) - South Korean Ko Jin-young and Teresa Lu of Taiwan shared the lead after the third round of the Women's British Open at Turnberry on Saturday. Both players ...

Nadal eases past Seppi to reach Hamburg final
Nadal eases past Seppi to reach Hamburg final
By Reuters - Aug 01, 2015

(Reuters) - Rafael Nadal made light work of Italian Andreas Seppi to reach the final of the Hamburg Open on Saturday and will now face Fabio Fognini, who is chasing an almost ...

Game on as trade dust settles ahead of playoff drive
Game on as trade dust settles ahead of playoff drive
By Reuters - Aug 01, 2015

By Larry Fine (Reuters) - Now that the dust has settled after a frenzied flurry of Major League Baseball deadline deals, it is game on for playoff drives. Division leaders Los ...

Russians end synchronized program on a high
Russians end synchronized program on a high
By Reuters - Aug 01, 2015

By Rod Gilmour KAZAN, Russia, (Reuters) - Russia ended the synchronized swimming events at the world championships on a high note by winning the women's free combination on ...

Brazil's Cunha claims 25km open water title
Brazil's Cunha claims 25km open water title
By Reuters - Aug 01, 2015

By Rod Gilmour KAZAN, Russia,(Reuters) - Brazil's Ana Marcela Cunha won the women's 25 kilometer world championship open water title on Saturday, raising the prospect of a ...

Cycling-Britain's Yates wins Clasica San Sebastian
Cycling-Britain's Yates wins Clasica San Sebastian
By Reuters - Aug 01, 2015

(Reuters) - British prospect Adam Yates claimed the biggest victory of his career when he won the Clasica San Sebastian one-day race on Saturday. The Orica GreenEDGE rider, whose ...

Hopeful sports to face Tokyo grilling
Hopeful sports to face Tokyo grilling
By Reuters - Aug 01, 2015

By Ossian Shine KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Eight sports vying for inclusion in Tokyo's 2020 Olympics will be grilled by Games organizers in the Japanese capital next week. The ...

Teixeira goes big in Yankees win over White Sox
Teixeira goes big in Yankees win over White Sox
By Reuters - Aug 01, 2015

(The Sports Xchange) - Mark Teixeira smacked two long home runs to center field for six RBIs, including a grand slam in the second inning, as the New York Yankees pounded out 18 ...

Beijing awarded 2022 Winter Olympics
Beijing awarded 2022 Winter Olympics
By Reuters - Aug 01, 2015

By Julian Linden KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Beijing was chosen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host the 2022 Winter Olympics on Friday, becoming the first city to be...