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Murray says Wimbledon pressure helps him focus better

(Reuters) - The pressure Andy Murray feels at Wimbledon actually helps him concentrate better, the defending champion has said. Read More


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Djokovic bumped up to two in Wimbledon seedings

LONDON (Reuters) - Three-times champion Novak Djokovic has been bumped up to second seed for next week's Wimbledon championship despite slipping to fourth in the ATP world rankings while seven-times champion Roger Federer has also benefited. More »


Ledecky punches ticket to worlds with 800m win

(Reuters) - Katie Ledecky qualified for next month's world championships in style by winning the 800 meters freestyle in the year's best time on the opening night of the U.S. National Championships on Tuesday. More »


Pacquiao wants Horn knockout to lure Mayweather: Roach

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao is seeking a dominant win over Australia's Jeff Horn to try and coax Floyd Mayweather Jr into a re-match, the Filippino's long-time trainer Freddie Roach has said. More »


Serena Williams says 'heart dropped' at surprise pregnancy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Serena Williams was completely taken aback by her pregnancy, taking six home tests before believing she was expecting her first child, the tennis superstar told Vanity Fair magazine. More »


McEnroe suggests men v women contest to solve Serena debate

(Reuters) - An unapologetic John McEnroe has proposed competition between men and women players to prove his claim that 23-time grand slam singles winner Serena Williams would be ranked "like 700 in the world" if she competed on the men's circuit. More »


Trailblazing jockey Payne fails dope test

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Michelle Payne, the first woman jockey to ride a Melbourne Cup winner, has been stood down after failing a doping test, racing stewards said on Wednesday. More »


IOC says Tokyo budget efforts key for future bidders

TOKYO (Reuters) - International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates praised efforts by Tokyo organizers to lower the budget for the 2020 Summer Games, saying cost control was important for attracting future bid cities. More »


Nissan’s premium brand Infiniti courts NBA’s Stephen Curry

BEIJING (Reuters) - Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co Ltd's premium brand Infiniti will announce a marketing agreement with U.S. basketball star Stephen Curry on Wednesday, according to a company statement seen by Reuters. More »


Athletics: Fit-again Muir keen on doubling up in London - coach

(Reuters) - Fit-again British middle distance runner Laura Muir is keen to double up at August's world championships in London, according to her coach Andy Young. More »


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