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Kunitz at the double to send Pens to Stanley Cup Finals

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:34pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Chris Kunitz scored his second goal of the game at 5:09 in double overtime to send the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Stanley Cup Finals with a thrilling 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game Seven of their Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday.

James, Cavs KO Celts, set up rematch vs. Warriors

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:02pm
(The Sports Xchange) - LeBron James and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers are headed back to the NBA Finals.

Murray struggles with illness on French Open eve: reports

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 9:41pm
(Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray is battling to recover from illness before the French Open begins on Sunday, according to British media reports.

James surpasses Jordan as all-time playoff scoring leader

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 9:39pm
(Reuters) - Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James has moved past Hall of Famer Michael Jordan as the leading scorer in NBA playoff history.

Lewis, Hsu on top after first round in Ann Arbor

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 8:29pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Stacy Lewis shot a seven-under 65 to take a share of the first-round lead with Taiwan's Hsu Wei-Ling in the Volvik Championship on Thursday in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Manchester bombing on drivers' minds at Indy 500

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 7:16pm
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Even in the United States heartland the Manchester bomb attack that killed 22 people and left dozens injured was on the minds of drivers on Thursday who will race in the Indianapolis 500.

Golf: McDowell one off lead after tidy debut at Colonial

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:54pm
(Reuters) - Colonial debutant Graeme McDowell carded a four-under-par 66 to trail the leaders by one stroke after the first round at the Dean & DeLuca Invitational in Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday.

Motorcycling: Rossi injured in motocross accident

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:17pm
(Reuters) - Italian MotoGP great Valentino Rossi has been taken to hospital in Italy after being involved in a motocross accident on Thursday, his Yamaha team said in a statement.

Alonso the rising tide lifting IndyCar

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 6:13pm
INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - There is no mistaking who the headliner is at this year's Indianapolis 500 as Fernando Alonso hogged the spotlight on Media Day at the Brickyard on Thursday.

Golf: Unknown Swede Carlsson upstages big guns at Wentworth

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 3:18pm
VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Little-known Swede Johan Carlsson took full advantage of the new improved greens at Wentworth by firing a pacesetting six-under 66 in the first round of the $7 million BMW PGA Championship on Thursday.

Golf: Els calls two-shot penalty on himself at Wentworth

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 1:48pm
VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 25 (Reuters) - Four-times major winner Ernie Els underlined why golf has a proud reputation for integrity and fair play by calling a two-shot penalty on himself at the BMW PGA Championship on Thursday.

Motor racing: Bourdais released from hospital

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 1:19pm
(Reuters) - Sebastien Bourdais, injured in a spectacular crash during qualifying for the Indianapolis 500, was discharged from hospital and moved to a local rehabilitation facility, IndyCar said on Thursday.

Karlsson dreaming of Ryder Cup role under Bjorn

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 1:15pm
VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 25 (Reuters) - It is nine years since former European number one Robert Karlsson last sampled the special atmosphere of the Ryder Cup and he would dearly love to be involved in the biennial team event again next year.

Nishikori fights back to reach Geneva semis

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 11:44am
(Reuters) - Second-seed Kei Nishikori saved three consecutive match points in the final set to beat South African Kevin Anderson 2-6 6-4 7-6 in the quarter-finals at the Geneva Open on Thursday.

Kitesurfers descend on Mediterranean for Defi Kite race

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:50am
(Reuters) - More than 250 kiteboarders raced their colorful spectrum of sails over the Mediterranean at speeds of up to 30 km per hour in a bid to land the prestigious Defi Kite title this week.

Cycling: Dumoulin fends off Quintana to keep Giro lead

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:36am
(Reuters) - Dutchman Tom Dumoulin took a massive step towards winning the Giro d'Italia when he fended off some desperate attacks by Nairo Quintana on stage 18 to retain the Maglia Rosa on Thursday.

Athletics: Sport needs new types of sponsors - USATF boss

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 10:30am
EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - Athletics must expand its range of sponsors as it seeks revenue to grow the sport nationally and internationally, the president of USA Track & Field (USATF) said in an interview with Reuters.

French Open never under pressure to award Sharapova wildcard: Forget

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 9:47am
(Reuters) - French Open director Guy Forget has said he was under no pressure to award a wildcard entry to two-times champion Maria Sharapova who returned to action last month following a 15-month doping ban.

Golf: I want old greens back, jokes Wood after Wentworth 72

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 9:34am
VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Wentworth's new greens have met with popular approval but Chris Wood was almost longing for the old putting surfaces to return after opening his BMW PGA Championship title defense with a 72 on Thursday.

Tsonga saunters into semis in Lyon, Raonic joins him

Thu, 05/25/2017 - 9:30am
(Reuters) - Home favorite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga sauntered into the semi-finals of the Lyon Open with a 6-0 6-4 victory over Russian youngster Karen Khachanov on Thursday.