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Lighter gloves spell quick end of Mayweather, says McGregor

Lighter gloves spell quick end of Mayweather, says McGregor

(Reuters) – Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor is happy about the switch to lighter gloves for his Aug. 26 fight against undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and says his opponent will now struggle to make it past the second round.

Dominant Madrid crush Barcelona to win Super Cup

(Reuters) – Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup for the 10th time with a 2-0 win over rivals Barcelona at a joyous Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to complete a 5-1 aggregate victory.

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Kisner licks PGA wounds, regroups for Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) – Kevin Kisner has had little time to wallow in disappointment after last week’s PGA Championship and will return to action at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday.

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Dimitrov sets up last-16 clash with Del Potro

(Reuters) – Bulgarian seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov beat Feliciano Lopez 7-6(5) 6-4 at the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday to set up a last-16 clash with Juan Martin Del Potro.

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Venus upset by Australian qualifier in Cincinnati

(Reuters) – Ninth seed Venus Williams was upset 6-3 2-6 6-2 by Australian qualifier Ashleigh Barty in the second round of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday, hampering the American’s U.S. Open preparations.

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Judy Murray tells of long battle to tennis success

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scottish coach Judy Murray, a driving force in British tennis and mother of world number one Andy and Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Jamie, has shaped the two most successful players Britain has produced in decades.

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South Africa's Pistorius allowed out of prison for grandmother's funeral

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius, the South African Paralympic gold medalist serving a six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend, was allowed out of prison on Wednesday to attend his maternal grandmother’s funeral, correctional services said on Wednesday.

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Soccer: Ronaldo loses appeal against five-match ban after pushing ref

MADRID (Reuters) – Cristiano Ronaldo lost his appeal to the Spanish football federation of his five-match ban for pushing a referee after being sent off in the Spanish Super Cup first leg.

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Golf: Matthew to replace injured Pettersen for Europe at Solheim Cup

(Reuters) – Scotland’s Catriona Matthew will replace injured Suzann Pettersen in Europe’s Solheim Cup team at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, captain Annika Sorenstam said on Wednesday.

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Japan's Nishikori to miss rest of season with wrist injury

(Reuters) – Japan’s Kei Nishikori will miss the rest of the 2017 season after tearing a tendon in his right wrist, his manager said on Wednesday.

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