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Tennis 14 Mar 2019 | 5:50 AM

Teenager Andreescu crushes Muguruza at Indian Wells

(Reuters) - Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu crushed two-times Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza 6-0 6-1 to advance to the semi-finals of the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells on Wednesday.

Football 14 Mar 2019 | 5:32 AM

FIFA backs away from vote on Nations League, wants Club World Cup 'pilot'

MIAMI (Reuters) - FIFA has backed away from a vote on a planned new 'Worldwide Nations League' tournament after the governing body's task force reported that it was unable to find consensus on a format for the potential money-spinner.

Swimming 14 Mar 2019 | 4:10 AM

Doping - WADA appeals over swimming federation decision on Sun Yang

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has appealed to sport's highest tribunal over a swimming federation decision involving China's world and Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang.

Rugby 14 Mar 2019 | 3:41 AM

Rugby - Wales' Moriarty determined not to let Grand Slam chance slip

(Reuters) - The pressurised atmosphere of Wales' Six Nations decider against Ireland in Cardiff on Saturday provides the perfect opportunity for players to prove their World Cup credentials, according to number eight Ross Moriarty.

Football 14 Mar 2019 | 3:40 AM

Qatari World Cup officials head to Miami for FIFA talks

MIAMI (Reuters) - Qatari officials will meet with FIFA's leadership in Miami on Friday as world football's governing body discusses the possibility of expanding the 2022 World Cup and adding new host nations.

Other Sport 14 Mar 2019 | 3:40 AM

Ducati's Qatar GP win remains subject to appeal

(Reuters) - Andrea Dovizioso will know by the end of the month whether his victory stands from the season-opening MotoGP race in Qatar after four rival teams protested the legality of the Italian's Ducati.

Football 14 Mar 2019 | 3:39 AM

Silva commits to City with three-year contract extension

LONDON (Reuters) - Portugal midfielder Bernardo Silva has committed his future to Manchester City after signing a three-year contract extension that runs until 2025, the club confirmed on Wednesday.

Football 14 Mar 2019 | 2:41 AM

Global players union calls for halt on new FIFA plans

MIAMI (Reuters) - Global players union FIFPro has called on world football's governing body to halt its plans for new competitions and a potential expansion of the 2022 World Cup until it has reviewed the game's "crowded" international match calendar.

Tennis 14 Mar 2019 | 2:00 AM

ATP to use Shot Clock in all tournaments in 2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Shot Clock will be used at every ATP Tour event in 2020, the men's tennis organisation confirmed on Wednesday.

Cricket 14 Mar 2019 | 1:59 AM

De Kock continues rich form as South Africa thump Sri Lanka

PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (Reuters) - Opener Quinton de Kock passed the half-century mark for the eighth time in nine innings across all formats to lift South Africa to a comfortable six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the fourth One-Day International at St George's Park on Wednesday.