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Rugby 10 Mar 2015 | 2:47 AM

Ireland confident Sexton, Heaslip will be fit for Wales

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Six Nations champions Ireland are confident Jonathan Sexton and Jamie Heaslip will return from injury in time to face Wales on Saturday as they chase a second grand slam in six years, team manager Michael Kearney said on Monday.

Cricket 24 Mar 2015 | 11:17 AM

Finch reckons he's close to the 'big one'

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Opener Aaron Finch knows he's the one Australian batsman struggling for runs ahead of Thursday's World Cup semi-final against India but, ever confident, thinks a big innings is just around the corner.

Tennis 17 Jun 2015 | 3:02 AM

Nadal looks on bright side after Queen's setback

LONDON (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal put a positive spin on his latest setback after being out-foxed in a 6-3 6-7(6) 6-4 defeat by Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov in the first round of the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club on Tuesday.

Tennis 09 Jul 2015 | 10:57 PM

Murray and Federer to resume Wimbledon rivalry

LONDON (Reuters) - A lot has happened to Andy Murray in the three years since he choked back the tears on Centre Court after a four-set defeat that handed Roger Federer the Wimbledon trophy for a seventh time.

Other Sport 24 Jan 2015 | 8:22 PM

Chinese skipper fears Vietnamese hazards ahead of win

ALICANTE, Spain (Reuters) - Chinese boat Dongfeng Race Team closed to within 500 miles of third leg victory in the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday and an important first for their country in the round-the-world challenge.

Tennis 16 Jan 2015 | 8:12 PM

Djokovic primed to reclaim Melbourne throne

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Last year's Australian Open kicked off the biggest shakeup in men's tennis for a decade but Novak Djokovic is primed to stave off the charge of 'Generation Next' and take back his throne at Melbourne Park.

Football 06 Apr 2015 | 3:27 PM

Selection headache for Ancelotti before Rayo game

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is facing a midfield selection conundrum for Wednesday's La Liga match across town at Rayo Vallecano as the European champions look to keep up the pressure on leaders Barcelona.

Motorsport 30 Jan 2015 | 5:47 PM

All eyes on Alonso and McLaren in Jerez

LONDON (Reuters) - Local hero Fernando Alonso will be the centre of attention when Formula One's pre-season testing starts up in southern Spain on Sunday but the McLaren driver has done his best to lower expectations.

Badminton 30 Jan 2015 | 8:56 PM

V Shem on the mend for Superseries opener

KUALA LUMPUR: Men’s doubles shuttler Goh V Shem-Tan Wee Kiong are Malaysia’s best bet to deliver the goods at the Superseries season-opener All-England from March 3-8 at Birmingham.

Tennis 15 Jan 2015 | 6:22 PM

Del Potro comeback bid ends in Sydney quarters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro's comeback from a lengthy injury layoff was cut short by Kazakhstan qualifier Mikhail Kukushkin in the quarter-finals of the Sydney international on Thursday.