Bounasser wins Vienna marathon as Kimetto drops out

VIENNA (Reuters) – Morocco’s Salaheddine Bounasser was the surprise winner of the Vienna marathon on Sunday while world record holder Dennis Kimetto’s injury frustration continued as he failed to finish.

Oakland’s Manaea tosses no-hitter against red-hot Boston

(Reuters) – Oakland Athletics pitcher Sean Manaea pitched the first no-hitter of the 2018 Major League Baseball season, blanking the Boston Red Sox in a 3-0 victory on Saturday.

Johnson, Landry tied for lead in San Antonio

(Reuters) – Zach Johnson sank a six-foot putt for birdie on his final hole for a four-under-par 68 to ensure a share of the lead with Andrew Landry on 13-under 203 after the third round of the Texas Open on Saturday.

Marquez loses Austin pole with three-place penalty

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Honda’s MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez was handed a three-place penalty for slow riding after taking pole for the sixth year in a row at the Grand Prix of the Americas on Saturday.

Motorcycling: Marquez on provisional pole in Texas for sixth year running

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Honda’s MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez crashed but still took pole position for the Grand Prix of the Americas for the sixth year in a row on Saturday, pending a stewards’ investigation.

American pilot Goulian tops qualifying in Cannes

(Reuters) – U.S. pilot Michael Goulian came out on top in an intense qualifying session in Cannes for Sunday’s second leg of the Red Bull Air Race world championship.

Mladenovic draws France level with U.S. in Fed Cup semis

(Reuters) – Kristina Mladenovic came back from a set down to beat CoCo Vandeweghe 1-6 6-3 6-2 and draw France level with defending champions U.S. in their Fed Cup semi-final in Aix-en-Provence on Saturday.

Nadal cruises into Monte Carlo final

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) – Defending champion Rafa Nadal remains on course for an 11th Monte Carlo Masters title after beating Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov 6-4 6-1 in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Pliskova and Kvitova give Czechs commanding lead over Germany

(Reuters) – Karolina Pliskova and Petra Kvitova won their opening singles matches to give Czech Republic a commanding 2-0 lead in their Fed Cup semi-final against Germany in Stuttgart on Saturday.

Golf: Johnson surges into share of lead in San Antonio

(Reuters) – Zach Johnson shot a blistering seven-under-par 65 to jump into a tie with Ryan Moore on nine-under 135 after the second round of the Texas Open on Friday.

Japanese fans flock to Anaheim amid Ohtani-mania

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) – Shohei Ohtani is turning Angels Stadium in Anaheim into a favored destination for Japanese tourists and expats looking to see their beloved countryman in action as he shines in his first season in the Major Leagues.

Sailing: MAPFRE clinches victory in Itajai to extend In-Port Series lead

(Reuters) – Spanish team MAPFRE won the Itajai In-Port Race in Brazil on Friday after an intense battle with team AkzoNobel for the lead.

Ruthless Nadal sends Thiem packing in Monte Carlo

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) – Defending champion Rafa Nadal thrashed Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem 6-0 6-2 to reach the semi-finals of the Monte Carlo Masters for a record 14th time on Friday.

U.S. gymnastics coaching duo says doctor’s sex abuse surprised them

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The coaching couple who helped turn the U.S. women’s gymnastics team into a global powerhouse said in a TV interview aired on Friday that they knew nothing about the alleged sexual assaults by team doctor Larry Nassar at their training camp.

Soccer: Wenger to leave Arsenal after two decades in charge

LONDON (Reuters) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to leave at the end of the season after a reign of almost 22 years that made him the most successful boss in the Premier League club’s history.

Boxing: Pacquiao targets more bouts after Kuala Lumpur showdown

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Manny Pacquiao believes he has “a couple more fights” left in him before he retires, starting with his first contest for more than a year when he faces Argentine WBA welterweight world champion Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur this July.

Golf: Murray tames wind to lead in Texas, Garcia woes continue

(Reuters) – Grayson Murray has blown hot and cold recently and on Thursday he was hot at the Texas Open, shooting a five-under 67 for a one-stroke lead after the first round in windy San Antonio.

Premier League clubs enjoy record profits – Deloitte report

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Premier League clubs enjoyed record profits and revenues in the 2016/17 season according to data released on Friday by Deloitte, who expect profitability to continue despite a decline in domestic broadcasting revenue.

Lance Armstrong settles U.S. federal fraud case for $5 million -attorney

(Reuters) – Former cycling champion Lance Armstrong on Thursday agreed to pay $5 million to settle a federal suit claiming he defrauded his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, by using performance-enhancing drugs, his attorney and federal officials said.

American Wicks to leave Swedish club after positive cocaine test

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – American goalkeeper Joshua Wicks is to be released by Swedish top-flight club Sirius after he tested positive for cocaine following his side’s 3-1 loss to Hammarby this month in the opening game of the season.

Thiem downs Djokovic in Monte Carlo to set up Nadal clash

MONTE CARLO (Reuters) – Fifth seed Dominic Thiem came from behind to knock out Novak Djokovic in the Monte Carlo Masters third round on Thursday and set up a quarter-final clash with defending champion Rafa Nadal.

Athletics: “Human record holder” Kipchoge knows what he is doing

LONDON (Reuters) – Eliud Kipchoge is, by just about any reckoning, the most successful marathon runner in history so he can be excused for his somewhat dismissive response when questioned on Thursday about his unusual preparations for Sunday’s London race.

Amazon.com secures U.S. Open tennis rights in UK and Ireland

LONDON (Reuters) – Amazon.com confirmed on Thursday it has secured UK and Ireland rights to broadcast the US Open Tennis Championship, adding its first Grand Slam to a sports offer that already includes action from the ATP World Tour.

Motor racing: F1 steps into fantasy world with equity stake

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One is targeting the lucrative U.S. fantasy sports market with the launch on Thursday of daily pay-to-play and traditional free F1 games in partnership with Dublin-based PlayON.

Andy Rihs, hearing-aid billionaire and passionate cyclist, dies at 75

ZURICH (Reuters) – Andreas “Andy” Rihs, a Swiss billionaire whose success with the world’s largest hearing aid company Sonova financed his passion for professional bicycle racing and soccer, has died at the age of 75.

Chelsea’s Alonso handed three-match ban, out of FA Cup semi-final

(Reuters) – Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso will miss Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Southampton after being handed a three-match suspension for violent conduct, the Football Association (FA) said on Thursday.

Athletics: Kawauchi to turn pro after Boston win – local media

TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) – Boston Marathon winner Yuki Kawauchi has told reporters in his native Japan that he plans to turn professional within a year.

Boxing: Alvarez, Ogawa banned for six months for failed drug tests

(Reuters) – Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Japan’s Kenichi Ogawa have been suspended for six months following hearings with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) after both boxers failed recent doping tests.

NBA: Cleveland ‘lucky’ to beat Pacers, James says after 100-97 win

(Reuters) – The Cleveland Cavaliers were “lucky” to get the 100-97 win to level their NBA playoff series against the Indiana Pacers, LeBron James said on Wednesday.

As driving career ends Patrick remains driven

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Danica Patrick may soon no longer be a race car driver but the only woman to win an IndyCar race remains as driven as ever as she speeds toward one last Indianapolis 500 and the end of a ground-breaking career.