Reuters: Sports News
Golf: McIlroy to skip Irish Open to focus on Open Championship
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 05:42:05 -0500
Rory McIlroy is set to skip the Irish Open at Lahinch in July to focus on the Open Championship in his native Northern Ireland later that month, the four-times major winner has said.
NHL roundup: Kane, Blackhawks keep rolling
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 02:49:43 -0500
Patrick Kane scored his second goal of the game at 2:42 of overtime and the visiting Chicago Blackhawks won for the 10th time in 12 games, topping the Detroit Red Wings 5-4 on Wednesday.
NBA notebook: Knee soreness sidelines Embiid
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 02:17:40 -0500
Joel Embiid's return from the All-Star break is expected to be delayed as the Philadelphia 76ers forward/center is experiencing left knee soreness, the team announced Wednesday.
Athletics: Free spirit Lyles hip-hopping along medal trail
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 01:07:51 -0500
The rain buffets the training camp tent as Noah Lyles offers up a hip-hop song that has been on his mind.
Shy Osaka must learn to deal with limelight, says Kvitova
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 00:16:09 -0500
Two-times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova says Naomi Osaka's shyness is a problem for her as she struggles to deal with the increased scrutiny in the wake of her success at the Grand Slams and her rise to the top of the world rankings.
NFL notebook: Steelers clear way for RB Bell to be free agent
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:45:28 -0500
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell will be an unrestricted free agent as the team will not use a transition or franchise tag on the three-time Pro Bowler who sat out the entire 2018 season in a contract standoff, general manager Kevin Colbert told reporters Wednesday.
NHL notebook: Bruins reportedly acquire Coyle from Wild
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 23:03:11 -0500
The Minnesota Wild have traded forward Charlie Coyle to the Boston Bruins, according to multiple reports Wednesday.
MLB notebook: Giants, Phillies reportedly in lead for Harper
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 22:10:30 -0500
Free agent outfielder Bryce Harper, still hunting for a long-term deal, has reportedly turned down multiple offers worth at least $300 million in recent weeks, according to a report Wednesday by Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Isner powers past Lacko to reach Delray quarters
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 21:35:33 -0500
Second seed John Isner used his powerful serve to overpower Lukas Lacko 6-4 6-3 and reach the quarter-finals of the Delray Beach Open in Florida on Wednesday.
Irving says call to LeBron was about 'apologizing'
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:32:33 -0500
Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving expanded Wednesday on the telephone call he made to LeBron James earlier this season, recounting that he told his former Cleveland Cavaliers teammate, "I didn't have to deal with that the same way I dealt with that."
Speculation swirls on S Collins' future with Giants
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 18:32:20 -0500
Landon Collins, a three-time Pro Bowl safety, might soon be moving on from the New York Giants, according to a report Wednesday from ESPN.
Golf: Stricker should let players sort out hard feelings: Azinger
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 17:23:49 -0500
United States Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker should take a hands-off approach to any lingering issues between Patrick Reed and potential 2020 team mates, former winning captain Paul Azinger said on Wednesday.
Athletics: Lyles drops plans for 100m bid at world championships
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:56:12 -0500
American sprinter Noah Lyles is dropping plans for a sprint double at September's world championships in Doha and will focus only on the 200 meters, he told Reuters.
Capitals waive 2018 playoffs standout Smith-Pelly
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:57:04 -0500
The Washington Capitals waived right winger Devante Smith-Pelly on Wednesday, cutting ties with one of the heroes of their run to the Stanley Cup last season.
Golf: Tiger ready to take on new challenge in Mexico
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:31:48 -0500
Tiger Woods will compete in Mexico for the first time at this week's World Golf Championships event and said on Wednesday he was not fretting about the new surroundings or losing sleep over the challenges of playing at a high altitude.
Steelers GM: Brown trade requires 'significant compensation'
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:21:01 -0500
The Pittsburgh Steelers will attempt to trade disgruntled receiver Antonio Brown this offseason, but general manager Kevin Colbert told reporters Wednesday that they aren't going to give away the All-Pro.
Tennis: Taiwan's Hsieh stuns Kerber to reach Dubai quarters
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 13:08:12 -0500
Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber suffered a surprise last 16 exit from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after being beaten by unseeded Hsieh Su-wei 5-7 6-4 6-0 on Wednesday.
Golf: Stricker says communication key to his strategy as U.S. Ryder Cup captain
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:44:38 -0500
Steve Stricker will captain the United States at the 2020 Ryder Cup with an emphasis on keeping an open line of communication with players, the former world number two said after being appointed to the role on Wednesday.
Motor racing: Hamilton shrugs off Ferrari's early testing pace
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:22:34 -0500
Lewis Hamilton shrugged off Ferrari's testing pace on Wednesday while recognizing that he and Mercedes faced their toughest challenge yet as they seek to stretch their Formula One domination into a sixth successive season.
Motor racing: Raikkonen pushes Ferrari off the top of test timesheets
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:09:12 -0500
Alfa Romeo driver Kimi Raikkonen produced the fastest lap so far in Formula One's pre-season testing to push his previous team, Ferrari, off the top of the lunchtime leaderboard on Wednesday.