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September 11, 2018 4:57 PM Cycling: Yates tightens grip on Vuelta lead after time trial

TORRELAVEGA, Spain (Reuters) - Briton Simon Yates edged closer towards winning the Vuelta a Espana on Tuesday, increasing his tight lead over Alejandro Valverde to 33 seconds after stage 16 following a 32km time trial from Santillana del Mar to Torrelavega. Australian Rohan Dennis won the stage in style, finishing a full 50 seconds faster than runner-up 67

September 11, 2018 2:31 PM Hudson’s Bay Strikes European Merger Agreement

Deal will join Germany’s two biggest department-store chains under one company Hudson’s Bay Co. said Tuesday it has agreed to sell and combine parts of its European business with Austria’s Signa Retail Holdings, the latest in a series of sales by the Canadian retailer. Under the deal, Hudson’s Bay will merge its European retail operations with Signa’s 59

September 10, 2018 3:22 PM The Latest: Greek officials: Migrant camp a health hazard

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, a refugee stands next to a pool of mud at Moria refugee camp on the eastern Greek island of Lesbos. Greek regional authorities are threatening to shut an infamous migrant camp on the Aegean Sea island of Lesbos unless the government takes quick action to improve conditions there. The northern Aegean regional 66

September 7, 2018 4:12 AM Rafa Nadal: player profile

Grand Slam titles: 17 (Australian Open: 2009; French Open: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018; Wimbledon: 2008, 2010; U.S. Open: 2010, 2013, 2017) Nadal arrived in New York for his title defense after another successful season, having lifted five titles including a record-extending 11th French Open crown. After two comfortable 72

September 1, 2018 11:11 PM UK's Sky to invest in Israeli VC fund and open Berlin office

(Reuters) - Pay-TV group Sky plans to step up investments in tech start-ups in Europe and the Middle East by opening a new office in Germany and investing $4 million in an Israeli venture capital fund. Europe’s biggest pay-TV group has built one of the most technically-advanced platforms in Europe, helped in part by investments and partnerships it has made with more than 20 companies 80

August 24, 2018 8:38 AM Italy's Di Maio vows 'hard line' with European Commission over migrants on ship

ROME (Reuters) - Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Friday that Italy will take a “hard line” with the European Commission at a meeting in Brussels to distribute migrants being held on a coast guard ship in Sicily and repeated a threat to suspend EU funds over the case. “The soft line does not work, the hard line will be to withhold funds if they don’t 53

August 19, 2018 8:40 AM Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on Naby Keita: We have no idea how good he can be

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists the sky is the limit for midfielder Naby Keita. Keita, 23, joined Liverpool from RB Leipzig for around £52 million this summer and impressed in his first game in the Premier League -- a 4-0 win at home to West Ham United. And the Guinea international can continue to improve according to his manager. "Naby, we all have no clue how good he can be," Klopp 64

August 17, 2018 6:27 PM Germany reaches deal on sending back migrants to Greece

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has reached an agreement with Greece to send back migrants to the Mediterranean country if they have already applied for asylum there, the German Interior Ministry said on Friday. Last week Germany and Spain sealed a similar deal on returning migrants. Both deals come after a dispute between Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives 68

August 5, 2018 7:15 AM ATP roundup: Fognini stuns del Potro for Los Cabos title

Second-seeded Italian Fabio Fognini cruised past top-seeded Argentine Juan Martin del Potro 6-4, 6-2 to claim the Abierto Mexicano de Tenis Mifel title on Saturday in Los Cabos, Mexico. Fognini gave up an opening break and fell in a 3-0 hole but was nearly flawless from there, starting with a streak of five consecutive games. He converted his second 64

August 1, 2018 2:27 AM ATP roundup: Murray ekes out win in Washington

Andy Murray’s comeback began with a come-from-behind win early Tuesday. Murray, a 31-year-old former Wimbledon and U.S. Open champion, rallied past American Mackenzie McDonald 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the first round of the Citi Open in Washington. Murray squandered five match points while serving at 5-4 in the third set and another at 6-5 before closing out the win. The Citi Open is just Murray’s 62