REUTERS - Top seed Roger Federer suffered a shock 6-3 6-4 defeat by Germany's Daniel Brands in his opening match at his home Swiss Open on Thursday - the latest setback for the former world number one.
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(Reuters) - The world's top swimmers will be vying to fill the void left by Michael Phelps as the world championships begin without the decorated American in Barcelona on Sunday.
(Reuters) - American Brendan Steele took full advantage of ideal early scoring conditions to forge a one-shot lead after the opening round of the Canadian Open on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Serbia's former world number 12 Viktor Troicki has been handed an 18-month suspension by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after violating doping regulations.
(Reuters) - Usain Bolt rocked his huge frame back into his too-small chair, wrapped his arms behind his head and prepared to deliver his well-worn defence after another bombardment of doping-related questions at his news conference on Thursday.
REUTERS - Celtic's 'Green Brigade' fan group have been warned to behave by the Scottish club after UEFA opened an investigation into crowd disturbances during Tuesday's Champions League qualifier against Cliftonville at Celtic Park.
REUTERS - Frustrated after a wasted opportunity to win last week's British Open, Tiger Woods will be back in PGA Tour action for next week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at one of his favourite venues as he hunts a fifth victory this year.
BUDAPEST - Lewis Hamilton has got himself into the groove for Sunday's Hungarian Grand Prix by cutting tracks in a Los Angeles recording studio.
REUTERS - Jack Nicklaus remains convinced that Tiger Woods will end his five-year title drought at the majors but says that not enough credit has been given to the players who have triumphed in golf's big four events during that time.
BUDAPEST - Kimi Raikkonen's considerable wages will not be a factor in Red Bull's decision on who partners Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel next season, team principal Christian Horner said on Thursday.
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