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Barcelona suing Neymar for alleged breach of contract

/  22.08.2017  /  Sports 

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona are suing Neymar for 8.5 million euros for alleged breach of contract and demanding he return the loyalty bonus paid after he renewed his deal in October, less than a year before he signed for Paris St. Germain, the club said Tuesday.

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McGregor must stick to what he knows, says former sparring partner

/  22.08.2017  /  Sports 

LONDON (Reuters) – Conor McGregor should rely on the skills that have made him a two-weight UFC champ and not try to out-box unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather when the two clash in Las Vegas on Saturday, former sparring partner Steve Collins Junior told Reuters.

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Ferrari renews racing agreement with Kimi Raikkonen

/  22.08.2017  /  Sports 

MILAN (Reuters) – Ferrari’s Formula One team has renewed its technical and racing agreement with Finnish driver Kimi Raikkonen, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Nordic skiing: Johaug doping ban extended, dashing hope of Olympic return

/  22.08.2017  /  Sports 

OSLO (Reuters) – Norwegian cross-country skier Therese Johaug’s doping ban has been extended by five months, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday, dashing her hopes of competing in the Olympic Games next February.

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ATP chief hails Nadal’s ‘unprecedented’ return to world number one

/  22.08.2017  /  Sports 

(Reuters) – Rafael Nadal’s return to the top of the world rankings is a testament to the Spaniard’s longevity in the game and is as impressive as any of his career achievements, men’s tennis chief Chris Kermode has said.

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McGregor win would be ‘dreadful’ for boxing, says Horn

/  22.08.2017  /  Sports 

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s Jeff Horn has given Conor McGregor little chance of beating Floyd Mayweather in Saturday’s super-fight and hopes the American will “annihilate” the mixed martial arts fighter for the sake of boxing.

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Giants’ WR Beckham suffers ankle sprain in preseason game

/  22.08.2017  /  Sports 

(Reuters) – New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. suffered an ankle sprain after taking a heavy tackle in Monday’s preseason game against Cleveland, the Giants said.

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Soccer: Rooney joins the 200 club and shows he isn’t done yet

/  22.08.2017  /  Sports 

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Wayne Rooney scored his 200th Premier League goal in Everton’s 1-1 draw at Manchester City on Monday and gave another display which showed his career is far from over.

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American distance runner Flanagan gets silver medal from 2008 Olympics

/  22.08.2017  /  Sports 

(Reuters) – Distance runner Shalane Flanagan received her 2008 Olympic silver medal on Monday after the Turkish runner who finished ahead of her tested positive for a performance enhancing drug, the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Track & Field said.

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Badminton: South Korea’s Son advances in world championships

/  22.08.2017  /  Sports 

(Reuters) – Badminton world number one Son wan-ho eased past Finland’s Kalle Koljonen 21-14 21-16 in the opening round of the BWF World Championships in Glasgow on Monday.

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