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Tennis 16 Jan 2017 | 8:40 PM

Murray in firing line as young Russians rise up

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Andy Murray is ambivalent about being introduced as "Sir" when he walks on court following his recent knighthood and it is a greeting he is unlikely to receive from Russian teenager Andrey Rublev when they meet in the Australian Open second round.

Tennis 14 Jan 2017 | 1:48 AM

'Sir Andy' seeks end to Australian Open agony

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Having snatched Novak Djokovic's world number one ranking in a thrilling late-season raid, Andy Murray will bid to storm the Serb's Melbourne Park fortress and capture an elusive Australian Open title after five agonising near misses.

Tennis 04 Jan 2017 | 1:52 AM

Murray opens year with Chardy win, extends streak to 25

(Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray extended his career-best winning streak on the ATP Tour to 25 as he swept past Frenchman Jeremy Chardy 6-0 7-6(2) in his opener at the Qatar Open on Tuesday.

Tennis 31 Dec 2016 | 10:17 PM

Murray ends landmark year with win over Raonic

(Reuters) - World number one Andy Murray ended 2016 with a 6-3 7-6(6) win over big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic to take third place at the year-ending exhibition tournament Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

Tennis 31 Dec 2016 | 12:21 AM

Arise 'Sir Andy', 'Sir Mo' as Murray, Farah knighted

London (AFP) - Wimbledon champion Andy Murray and Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah will each receive a knighthood in the New Year Honours.

Cycling 13 Aug 2016 | 8:56 AM

Britain win team pursuit gold, Wiggins breaks medal record

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Bradley Wiggins fired Britain to track cycling team pursuit gold in a titanic final battle with Australia at the Rio Games on Friday, etching his name into the record books as the most decorated British Olympian of all time.

Rugby 13 Jun 2015 | 4:32 PM

Arise rugby's Sir Gareth, Anderson and Lampard get OBE

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Wales scrumhalf Gareth Edwards was knighted and English cricket's leading test wicket-taker James Anderson and former England football midfielder Frank Lampard were given the OBE in the Queen's birthday honours list.

Other Sport 26 Apr 2015 | 12:37 AM

Princess leads tributes to retiring champion McCoy

LONDON, (Reuters) - The Princess Royal led the tributes as the racing world -- and beyond -- hailed the record-breaking career of Northern Ireland jump jockey A.P McCoy, which came to an emotional conclusion on Saturday.

Athletics 31 Dec 2013 | 7:42 AM

Wimbledon 1969 champion Jones gets CBE in Queen's honours

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Wimbledon champion Anne Jones was among British sports personalities included in the United Kingdom's New Year's honours list on Monday.

Football 09 May 2013 | 6:20 AM

End of an era as Man Utd boss Ferguson to retire

LONDON (Reuters) - Alex Ferguson, Britain's longest-serving and most successful football manager, will retire at the end of the season after more than 26 years spent decorating Manchester United's trophy room with silverware.