Reuters : sports
16  octobre     07h52
NHL roundup: Wild nip Ducks in final seconds
   p Marcus Foligno scored the tiebreaking goal with 7.2 seconds left in regulation, and the Minnesota Wild opened their season with a 2-1 victory over the host Anaheim Ducks on Friday night. p p Minnesota pressured Anaheim goaltender Anthony Stolarz all night, and he came up big more often than not...
15  octobre     22h34
Texas House votes to keep transgender girls out of female sports
   p (Reuters) - The Texas House of Representatives passed a bill that bans transgender women and girls from participating in female school sports after three previous attempts failed, all but assuring Republican Governor Greg Abbott will sign it into law. p p Texas is now poised to join seven other...
17  octobre     03h27
Tennis: Britain’s Norrie ready to create history at Indian Wells
   p (Reuters) - Cameron Norrie faces a tough challenge as he looks to become the first British man to win the Indian Wells tournament in California but the 26-year-old said he is feeling confident ahead of Sunday’s final against Georgia’s Nikoloz Basilashvili. p p Norrie defeated Grigor Dimitrov 6...
15  octobre     22h42
Alpine skiing-A season of big dreams ahead for Shiffrin
   p (Reuters) - When it comes to alpine ski racing and the Olympics, Mikaela Shiffrin describes herself has not much of a gambler as the American all-rounder prefers Lady Luck to play no part in her results. p p But as ski racing is exposed to the elements and whims of Mother Nature, a race can be...
16  octobre     06h58
Tennis-Azarenka proud of fight in comeback win over Ostapenko
   p (Reuters) - Former world number one said she was proud of her fighting spirit in Friday’s comeback victory against Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko in the semi-finals of the Indian Wells tournament. p p Azarenka, a two-time winner at the California event, fought back from a set and break down to beat...
15  octobre     17h39
Athletics-De Grasse ready to dominate sprints, says Bolt
   p (Reuters) - Lamont Marcell Jacobs may be the 100 metres Olympic champion but Andre De Grasse is the man to watch and runner most likely to put his stamp on the men’s sprints, says the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt. p p De Grasse took silver behind the Italian in Tokyo but the Canadian’s...
16  octobre     18h41
Olympics-IOC wants wider consultation with FIFA over World Cup plans
   p ATHENS (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee wants to have more discussions over controversial plans by the world soccer body FIFA to hold the World Cup every two years instead of every four, it said on Saturday. p p FIFA’s proposals are set to be voted on in December by the 211...
    01h16
Tennis-’Surprised? Not really’: Confident Basilashvili reaches Indian Wells semis
   p (Reuters) - Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili stunned world number three Stefanos Tsitsipas at Indian Wells on Friday, 6-4 2-6 6-4, to reach his first-ever Masters 1000 semi-final - surprising everyone, perhaps, but himself. p p The 36th-ranked Basilashvili was the clear underdog against the French...
    13h37
Sublime Salah steers Liverpool to 5-0 win over woeful Watford
   p WATFORD, England (Reuters) -Mohamed Salah set up Sadio Mane’s 100th Premier League goal and scored a brilliant goal of his own, while Roberto Firmino bagged a hat-trick as Liverpool reclaimed top spot with a 5-0 win over Watford in Claudio Ranieri’s first game in charge. p p Firmino may have...
    16h24
Soccer-Roma’s Mourinho demands respect ahead of return to Juventus
   p ROME (Reuters) - Jose Mourinho says a lack of respect led to his famous cupped ear’ reaction to Juventus fans while he was in charge of Manchester United, as the Portuguese prepares to return to Turin in charge of AS Roma on Sunday. p p Mourinho walked into the centre of the Allianz Stadium...
17  octobre     01h01
Tennis-Norrie to face Basilashvili in Indian Wells final
   p (Reuters) -Cameron Norrie produced a dominant performance to beat Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 6-4 on Saturday to advance to the final at Indian Wells, where he will face Nikoloz Basilashvili after the Georgian edged Taylor Fritz 7-6(5) 6-3. p p Sunday’s match will be Norrie’s sixth showpiece match of...
16  octobre     21h06
Soccer-Lille suffer fourth Ligue 1 defeat against Clermont
   p PARIS (Reuters) -French champions Lille suffered their fourth defeat of the season when they were beaten 1-0 at promoted Clermont on Saturday ahead of a key Champions League clash against Sevilla. p p Vital N’Simba scored his first goal in the league to give Clermont their third win of the...
    17h54
Soccer-Leicester storm back to sink Man United 4-2 in thriller
   p LEICESTER, England (Reuters) -Leicester City fired on all cylinders late on to beat Manchester United 4-2 at home in the Premier League on Saturday, ending a four-match winless run and piling more pressure on visiting manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. p p The result also ended United’s record 29...
    17h22
Soccer-Silva and De Bruyne give City win over Burnley
   p MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) -Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne were on target as Manchester City beat Burnley 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday to stay within a point of Premier League leaders Liverpool. p p It was lacklustre display from Pep Guardiola’s side against winless opponents...
    16h44
Soccer-Wolves grab last-gasp 3-2 win at Villa in derby thriller
   p BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) -Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves’ deflected free-kick gave Wolverhampton Wanderers a 3-2 comeback win in stoppage time at Aston Villa on Saturday with all five goals coming in the second half of a thrilling Midlands derby in the Premier League. p p Neves’ strike...
    14h10
Klopp hails Salah as world’s best after Liverpool smash Watford
   p WATFORD, England (Reuters) - Liverpool boss Juergen Klopp hailed Mohamed Salah as the best player in the world after his side’s 5-0 rout of Watford on Saturday, with the Egyptian’s wonder goal and superb assist in the game just the latest examples of his outstanding talent. p p Salah picked out...
    13h09
Soccer-Never too late: Former Man City players to receive medals for 1967-68 title
   p (Reuters) - Former Manchester City players Stan Horne, Paul Hince, Bobby Kennedy and the late Harry Dowd will finally be honoured with 1967-68 league winners medals on Saturday, more than half a century after helping the club win the old first division title. p p Horne was the first Black...
    12h16
Soccer-Juventus-Roma is about more than my rivalry with Mourinho - Allegri
   p ROME (Reuters) - Massimiliano Allegri says his focus is on lifting Juventus up the Serie A standings and not on his rivalry with Jose Mourinho ahead of Sunday’s meeting with the Portuguese coach’s AS Roma side. p p The two coaches have clashed several times during their managerial careers. p ...
    11h51
Soccer-Barca coach Koeman hints at Aguero debut, Ansu Fati start
   p BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman hinted that forward Sergio Aguero could make his debut in Sunday’s LaLiga home meeting with Valencia. p p The Argentine joined Barca from English champions Manchester City on a free transfer in July when his contract expired, but has yet to...
    09h56
Cricket-India, England out to foil Windies in T20 World Cup
   p (Reuters) - West Indies will again rely on a hardened bunch of Twenty20 specialists as they bid to retain their World Cup title, but are set for a stern test from India, out to secure a first global trophy under Virat Kohli, and an England team bidding to become champions in two formats. p p...
    07h20
Horse racing-Third time lucky for Nature Strip in The Everest
   p SYDNEY (Reuters) - Co-favourite Nature Strip edged a thrilling finish to win The Everest at the third time of asking in front of a restricted crowd of 10,000 at Sydney’s Royal Randwick racecourse on Saturday. p p The world’s richest race on turf with A 15 million ( 11.13 million) in prize money...
    02h49
Tennis-’Today was just not my day’: Zverev regrets shock defeat to Fritz
   p (Reuters) - Olympic champion Alexander Zverev admitted he blew the chance to win the Indian Wells tournament after Friday’s shock quarter-final defeat by American Taylor Fritz and said he just wants to return home. p p Zverev, who was aiming to win his third ATP Masters 1000 title of the season...
15  octobre     19h14
Polish FA chief to ask FIFA to act after false racism allegations
   p WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland will ask FIFA to take action against people who made what it says are false accusations of racism against defender Kamil Glik after a heated mass scuffle during a game against England, the head of the country’s football association said on Friday. p p Poland had...
    17h49
Tennis-U.S. Open champion Medvedev pulls out of Kremlin Cup
   p (Reuters) - U.S. Open champion Daniil Medvedev has withdrawn from next week’s Kremlin Cup in Moscow in order to focus on the remainder of the season, the Russian said in a statement on Friday. p p Medvedev, who beat Novak Djokovic in last month’s Flushing Meadows final to claim his maiden Grand...
    17h27
Athletics-Olympic champion Warner seeks entry to elite decathlon club
   p TORONTO (Reuters) - Damian Warner may have won decathlon gold at the Tokyo Olympics in record-setting fashion but the Canadian is far from satisfied and is already plotting a course he hopes will land him in an elite club of repeat champions. p p Warner took over two months off since his Tokyo...
    16h36
Motor racing-China absent from record 23-race 2022 Formula One calendar
   p LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One’s governing body approved a record 23-race calendar for 2022 on Friday, with the Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai missing for the third year in a row due to the COVID-19 pandemic. p p Races in Australia, Singapore, Canada and Japan -- all cancelled for the past two...
    16h15
Soccer-Europeans ready to block FIFA World Cup plans regardless of vote
   p MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - FIFA’s plans for a biennial World Cup face being blocked by European and South American opponents, even if they are given the backing of the majority of football federations, multiple sources have told Reuters. p p FIFA’s proposals are set to be voted on in...
    09h56
Kenya police say undecided where to arraign husband of dead runner Tirop
   p MOMBASA (Reuters) - Kenyan police said on Friday they were still deciding where to arraign the husband of record-smashing long-distance runner Agnes Tirop, found dead at her home this week. p p Police arrested Tirop’s husband Ibrahim Rotich on Thursday in the coastal city of Mombasa, saying he...
    09h45
Athletics-Kenyan police arrest husband of dead Tirop
   p NAIROBI (Reuters) -Kenyan police said on Thursday they had arrested the husband of distance runner Agnes Tirop, a two-times World Championship bronze medallist who was found dead at her home. p p Police said on Wednesday that Tirop appeared to have been stabbed in the neck with a knife. p p...
    09h28
Soccer-FIFA says it helped evacuate 100 players, family members from Afghanistan
   p (Reuters) - World soccer’s governing body FIFA said on Friday it had worked with the Qatari government to evacuate almost 100 football players and their families from Afghanistan. p p The Taliban seized control of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Aug. 15 and announced a new government last month...