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September 29, 2018 2:22 PM Australia's Tomic to face top seed Fognini in Chengdu final

(Reuters) - Australian Bernard Tomic reached his first ATP World Tour final in more than two years on Saturday, beating Portugal’s Joao Sousa 6-4 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Chengdu Open in China. The 25-year-old will face top seed Fabio Fognini in Sunday’s final, after the Italian beat American Taylor Fritz 6-7(5) 6-0 6-3 in the other semi-final 74

September 27, 2018 1:17 PM Soccer: Ronaldo cleared to face United in Champions League

(Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo will be suspended for only one game after his dismissal in the Champions League, paving the way for his return for Juventus against his former club Manchester United, European soccer’s governing body UEFA said on Thursday. Ronaldo’s Champions League debut for Juventus against Valencia last week lasted only 29 minutes before 71

September 27, 2018 9:03 AM Andrea Pirlo, Gabriel Batistuta among ex-players to earn coaching badges in Italy

Andrea Pirlo is one step closer to becoming a football manager after obtaining his UEFA coaching badge on Thursday. The 39-year-old Pirlo was among several ex-players to obtain their badges after completing a course at the Italian football federation's training complex in Coverciano. Former Italy forward Alberto Gilardino, who lifted the World Cup alongside 50

September 21, 2018 3:19 PM Sir Alex Ferguson hails 'perfect player' Paul Scholes in video message for Man United tribute

Sir Alex Ferguson called his former Manchester United charge Paul Scholes the "perfect player" in a video message played for a tribute to the midfielder at Old Trafford on Thursday night. In the message, Ferguson said in part: "And the goals he's scored, unbelievable. He was an absolute perfect player and no matter how many great players we'd had in the past, Paul sits in the great 49

September 18, 2018 8:18 PM A New-Look Real Madrid Shoots for Four Champions League Titles in a Row

With star Cristiano Ronaldo and manager Zinedine Zidane gone, here are the biggest challenges for Europe’s reigning champions The Champions League trophy had barely been presented last May when the ground under began to shift under European soccer. Inside Kiev’s Olympic Stadium, Real Madrid’s party was interrupted by a series of cryptic declarations 32

September 18, 2018 2:22 AM Elon Musk Announces Japanese Art Curator as 1st Guy He'll Send to the Moon

Elon Musk introduced the first guy he'll be shooting off into space to orbit the moon -- and it's a VERY rich entrepreneur from Japan who's worth billions. The SpaceX CEO held a press conference Monday where he announced Yusaku Maezawa as the first private citizen the company would be sending around the moon in their new BFR spacecraft. The guy has a lot of titles 67

September 12, 2018 10:45 AM Andrea Pirlo 'not interested' in coming out of retirement amid Avondale FC interest

Andrea Pirlo's management team have told ESPN FC the former Italy midfielder would not be interested in coming out of retirement. It had reported that Australian club Avondale FC were interested in a deal which would see Pirlo join in time for the FFA Cup quarterfinal against Sydney FC on Sept 19. And Avondale -- a semi-professional side based in Melbourne 83

September 7, 2018 6:50 PM Woods had no prior knowledge of Nike's Kaepernick commercial

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods said on Friday that the Nike commercial narrated by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was “something that’s special” but added he did not know the company was producing the advert. Former San Francisco 49er Kaepernick sparked a national debate when he knelt during the national anthem in the 2016 NFL season to protest racial injustice 76

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 75

September 5, 2018 8:24 PM Former French Open champion Schiavone calls time on career

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Francesca Schiavone, who became the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title when she triumphed at the 2010 French Open, announced her retirement from professional tennis at the U.S. Open on Wednesday. The 38-year-old was known for her single-handed topspin backhand, delicate drop shots and serve-and-volley tennis during 71