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500 days out, Rio risks Olympics cost surge as building lags

Fri, 2015-05-08 01:02
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - With less than 500 days until Rio de Janeiro hosts the Olympic Games, construction of several venues has not started and some major contracts have not even been tendered, setting the stage for a last-minute rush that will likely drive up costs.

Canadiens beat Bolts 6-2 to keep series alive

Thu, 2015-05-07 23:05
(The Sports Xchange) - The Montreal Canadiens staved off elimination from the Eastern Conference semi-finals with a 6-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game Four on Thursday.

Patriots' Brady says Super Bowl win not tainted by 'Deflategate'

Thu, 2015-05-07 21:31
SALEM, Massachusetts (Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday the team's Super Bowl victory over the Seattle Seahawks was not tainted by the "Deflategate" investigation, but he declined to directly respond to the probe's findings.

Matsuyama shares lead after first round at Players

Thu, 2015-05-07 21:29
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy outplayed Jordan Spieth in a duel between the world's two top-ranked players, but another young gun was part of a quartet who stole the show with the first round lead at the Players Championship on Thursday.

Team Brady balks at NFL 'Deflategate' probe, awaits sanctions

Thu, 2015-05-07 21:27
SALEM, Massachusetts (Reuters) - The team behind Tom Brady ran defense for the star quarterback on Thursday after a report found he likely knew footballs were deflated to the New England Patriots' advantage in a scandal that could lead to a multigame suspension and a tainted legacy.

Mayweather makes U-turn, says no to Pacquiao re-match

Thu, 2015-05-07 20:48
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Two days after saying he would be open to a re-match with Manny Pacquiao, unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather Jr. reversed course on Thursday while describing the Filipino as "a sore loser".

Former Brazil soccer great Pele undergoes prostate surgery

Thu, 2015-05-07 17:35
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian soccer legend Pele has undergone prostate surgery and is in stable condition, a Sao Paulo hospital said on Thursday.

Cavs apologize for 'insensitive' domestic violence video

Thu, 2015-05-07 17:32
(Reuters) - The National Basketball Association's Cleveland Cavaliers apologized on Thursday for airing a video during a playoff game that depicted an incident of domestic violence.

Wizards' Wall out with fractures in left wrist, hand

Thu, 2015-05-07 17:26
(Reuters) - The Washington Wizards were dealt a severe blow to their playoff hopes when All-Star point guard John Wall was sidelined indefinitely on Thursday because of an injured left wrist and hand.

Bottas plays down Ferrari speculation

Thu, 2015-05-07 16:26
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Valtteri Bottas has denied signing a pre-contract with Ferrari, saying he was amused by some of the speculation about his Formula One future.

Matsuyama leads, McIlroy two back at Players Championship

Thu, 2015-05-07 15:34
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy outplayed Jordan Spieth in a duel between the world's two top-ranked players, but another young gun stole the show with the clubhouse lead during the opening round of the Players Championship on Thursday.

Hamilton identifies with beaten Pacquiao

Thu, 2015-05-07 13:47
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton says he can see something of himself in Manny Pacquiao, even if the Filipino lost the 'Fight of the Century' last weekend.

Phoenix Suns' Morris brothers plead not guilty to aggravated assault

Thu, 2015-05-07 13:30
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris of the NBA's Phoenix Suns both pleaded not guilty on Thursday to two counts each of aggravated assault relating to an incident after a local basketball tournament in January.

Alonso sees brighter future even with a stye in his eye

Thu, 2015-05-07 13:01
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso can see a brighter future for McLaren, despite turning up at his home Spanish Grand Prix on Thursday with a stye in his eye.

Nadal breezes past Bolelli into Madrid quarters

Thu, 2015-05-07 12:49
MADRID (Reuters) - Local hero Rafa Nadal raced into the last eight of the Madrid Open when he brushed aside unseeded Italian Simone Bolelli 6-2 6-2 on Thursday to set up a quarter-final clash against Bulgarian 10th seed Grigor Dimitrov.

Agent for Patriots QB Brady says NFL's 'Deflategate' probe flawed

Thu, 2015-05-07 12:23
(Reuters) - The agent for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Thursday called the National Football League's "Deflategate" report "a significant and terrible disappointment" and suggested the league reached its conclusion before hearing the facts.

Maze to take year's break from glittering career

Thu, 2015-05-07 10:43
LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Tina Maze announced on Thursday that she has decided to take a year-long break from one of the most successful careers in skiing to consider her future.

Caterham F1 team's former factory to be sold

Thu, 2015-05-07 10:19
LONDON (Reuters) - The failed Caterham Formula One team's Leafield factory in central England is to be sold off with auctioneers saying on Thursday they were seeking offers of more than 5.5 million pounds ($8.36 million).

Sharapova battles past Wozniacki into Madrid semis

Thu, 2015-05-07 09:26
MADRID (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova remained on course for consecutive Madrid Open titles when she recovered from dropping the second set to beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-1 3-6 6-3 on Thursday and book a spot in the semi-finals.

Boxing pulls out of World Combat Games over IOC row

Thu, 2015-05-07 07:04
BERLIN (Reuters) - Boxing will no longer be part of the World Combat Games and the international federation is also leaving the SportAccord umbrella organization after its row with the International Olympic Committee, AIBA said on Thursday.