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Mar 9, 2015

Another Wimbledon title is Federer’s goal

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Roger Federer is proud of all his grand slam singles titles, but if the Swiss master could add just one more to his record men’s haul of 17 it would be at Wimbledon.

“It would be my favourite choice if I had a choice right now,” Federer, 33, told reporters on the eve of Tuesday’s BNB Parabas Showdown exhibition at Madison Square Garden against 23-year-old Grigor Dimitrov.

Mar 9, 2015

Tennis-Another Wimbledon title is Federer’s goal

NEW YORK, March 9 (Reuters) – Roger Federer is proud of all his grand slam singles titles, but if the Swiss master could add just one more to his record men’s haul of 17 it would be at Wimbledon.

“It would be my favorite choice if I had a choice right now,” Federer, 33, told reporters on the eve of Tuesday’s BNB Parabas Showdown exhibition at Madison Square Garden against 23-year-old Grigor Dimitrov.

Mar 9, 2015

Mauresmo leads group elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amelie Mauresmo, a two-time grand slam winner and the first French woman to be ranked number one, was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, organizers said on Monday.

Joining Mauresmo in the Class of 2015 were Australian David Hall as a player in the wheelchair category and Nancy Jeffett of Dallas in the contributer category.

Mar 9, 2015

Tennis-Mauresmo leads group elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, March 9 (Reuters) – Amelie Mauresmo, a two-time grand slam winner and the first French woman to be ranked number one, was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame, organizers said on Monday.

Joining Mauresmo in the Class of 2015 were Australian David Hall as a player in the wheelchair category and Nancy Jeffett of Dallas in the contributer category.

Mar 5, 2015

U.S. Ryder changes a ‘shrewd’ move, says Europe’s McGinley

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley said on Thursday he thought recent changes the struggling United States side has made in their approach to the premier match play team event were “shrewd” moves.

A U.S. task force set up after the Americans were thrashed by 16-1/2 points to 11-1/2 by McGinley’s Europeans last year in Scotland gave more input to players and installed a system patterned after the European model to nurture future captains.

Mar 5, 2015

Sport-U.S. Ryder changes a “shrewd” move, says Europe’s McGinley

NEW YORK, March 5 (Reuters) – Former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley said on Thursday he thought recent changes the struggling United States side has made in their approach to the premier match play team event were “shrewd” moves.

A U.S. task force set up after the Americans were thrashed by 16-1/2 points to 11-1/2 by McGinley’s Europeans last year in Scotland gave more input to players and installed a system patterned after the European model to nurture future captains.

Mar 4, 2015

Hunger for TV sports programing leads to India’s Kabaddi

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Competition is fierce and price tags are huge for big-time sports that drive television ratings, sending executives to lesser known prizes — like the ancient Indian sport of Kabaddi.

Eric Shanks, president of Fox Sports, a rights holder to National Football League games and for U.S. broadcast of the men’s and women’s World Cup tournaments and major golf among other properties, said the hunt for programing never ends.

Mar 4, 2015

Sport-Hunger for TV sports programming leads to India’s Kabaddi

NEW YORK, March 4 (Reuters) – Competition is fierce and price tags are huge for big-time sports that drive television ratings, sending executives to lesser known prizes — like the ancient Indian sport of Kabaddi.

Eric Shanks, president of Fox Sports, a rights holder to National Football League games and for U.S. broadcast of the men’s and women’s World Cup tournaments and major golf among other properties, said the hunt for programming never ends.

Mar 3, 2015

Rice details bruising career before declaring brain donation

NEW YORK (Reuters) – It was a long road to a shortened National Football League career for Sidney Rice, an All-Pro receiver who retired last July at age 27 due to fears about his long-term health after numerous concussions.

“The first time I actually experienced a head trauma was when I was eight years old,” Rice told Reuters after announcing on Tuesday he was donating his brain to medical research after his death.

Mar 3, 2015

Weatherford, Rice to donate brains for medical research

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford and former National Football League receiver Sidney Rice announced on Tuesday that they will donate their brains to medical research after their death.

Rice, who retired from the NFL last July at the age of 27 over worries about the long-term effects of absorbing so many blows to the head, and Weatherford hoped their commitment might mobilize others to aid brain disease research.