Triathlon: Mola takes the title, Brownlees steal the show

2016 Rio Olympics - Triathlon - Final - Men's Final - Fort Copacabana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 18/08/2016. Mario Mola (ESP) of Spain and Leonardo Chacon (CRC) of Costa Rica compete. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj  FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

Here is the latest Sports News from Reuters.

Triathlon: Mola takes the title, Brownlees steal the show
(Reuters) – Alistair and Jonny Brownlee were brothers in arms at a dramatic finale of the World Triathlon Series as double Olympic champion Alistair hauled an exhausted Jonny over the line in a desperate bid to help his younger brother secure the title.

Singapore GP attendance falls as economic slowdown hurts
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Attendance at the Singapore Grand Prix, one of the most popular races on the calendar fell this year, hurt by a slowdown in the local and global economy.

Exhausted Murray desperate for a break
(Reuters) – Andy Murray is itching for a break after an exhausting few months, the world number two said, after defending champions Britain were knocked out by Argentina 3-2 in the Davis Cup semi-final.

Peterson suffers knee injury in Vikings’ win
(Reuters) – Running back Adrian Peterson suffered a knee injury late in the third quarter of the Minnesota Vikings’ 17-14 victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

Broncos’ Ware suffers arm fracture
(Reuters) – Denver Broncos Pro Bowl linebacker DeMarcus Ware broke his right arm near his elbow during his team’s win against Indianapolis on Sunday, coach Gary Kubiak has said.

‘Beef’ Johnson earns PGA Tour card
(Reuters) – Fan favorite Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston will gain more welcome exposure to American galleries next season after he earned his PGA Tour card on Sunday.

More kneeling players, raised fists, in anthem protests
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Los Angeles Rams defensive end Robert Quinn raised his fist and San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick was among several players who knelt during performances of the U.S. national anthem on Sunday.

Nostalgia rules as Rams make winning return to Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Nostalgia was the dominant feeling for excited Rams fans on Sunday as they watched their team play its first National Football League game at the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 37 years.

No Lundqvist, no problem as Sweden top Russia
TORONTO (Reuters) – Surprise starter Jacob Markstrom stepped in admirably for Henrik Lundqvist as he backstopped Sweden to a 2-1 victory over Russia on Sunday in Group B action at the World Cup of Hockey.

Hamilton plans to come out fighting in Malaysia
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton could do little at the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday to prevent Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg from leapfrogging him in the Formula One standings but the Briton will not give up his title without a fight.

No regrets for Ricciardo as tire strategy just fails
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo dwelt on the positives of a second place finish at the Singapore Grand Prix after a bold tire strategy fell agonizingly short on Sunday as pole-sitter Nico Rosberg held on for a narrow victory.

Molinari beats Willett for second Italian Open win
(Reuters) – Local favorite Francesco Molinari beat England’s Danny Willett by one shot on Sunday to become the first Italian to win his national Open twice since it became part of the European Tour in 1972.

Saints cornerback Williams carted off with neck injury
(The Sports Xchange) – The New Orleans Saints, already thin at cornerback, may have lost another member of their secondary when cornerback P.J. Williams suffered a neck injury in Sunday’s game against the New York Giants.

Argentina dump champions Britain out of Davis Cup
(Reuters) – Argentina substitute Leonardo Mayer ended Britain’s reign as Davis Cup champions with a 4-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 win over Dan Evans to secure an enthralling 3-2 triumph in the fifth rubber of their semi-final on Sunday.

Cilic fires Croatia into Davis Cup final
ZADAR, Croatia (Reuters) – Marin Cilic sent Croatia into the Davis Cup final with a 6-3 6-2 7-5 victory against Richard Gasquet on Sunday that gave the hosts a 3-1 win over France.

Chun wins Evian Championship with record score
PARIS (Reuters) – South Korea’s Chun In-gee won the Evian Championship on Sunday and set a record for the lowest winning score in a major with her four-round total of 21 under par.

F1 cannot be a dictatorship, says new chairman
LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One cannot be run like a dictatorship, even if many people in the sport are used to that, according to the new chairman appointed to work with commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone.

Rosberg celebrates 200th race with Singapore win
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg led from pole to flag to win the Singapore Grand Prix on Sunday and celebrate his 200th Formula One race by retaking the championship lead from Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton.

Tennis: Spain back in World Group where they belong, says Nadal
(Reuters) – Two years after Spain’s stunning fall from grace in Davis Cup tennis, Rafa Nadal has hailed his nation’s return to the World Group after victory in the playoff against India.

NFL: Rams hope to get back on track against Seahawks
(Reuters) – The Los Angeles Rams have returned to Southern California after 21 seasons in St. Louis, but their offense failed to make the trip in a dreadful season opener they hope to put behind them in Week 2 against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

Rosberg has plenty to celebrate ahead of 200th race
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Nico Rosberg will start his 200th Formula One race in Singapore on Sunday with every chance of moving to the top of the championship standings after securing pole position.

Croatia take 2-1 lead over France in Davis Cup
ZADAR, Croatia, (Reuters) – Croatia took a big step toward securing a Davis Cup final spot when Ivan Dodig and Marin Cilic beat Nicolas Mahut and Pierre-Hugues Herbert 7-6 (6) 5-7 7-6 (6) 6-3 in the doubles to take a 2-1 lead on Saturday.

Masters champion Willett in title hunt in Italy
MILAN (Reuters) – U.S. Masters champion Danny Willett moved within one stroke of the lead during a weather-interrupted third round of the Italian Open on Saturday.

IOC gives information to Brazil authorities in Hickey case
BERLIN (Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee has met Brazilian judicial authorities investigating a case of alleged ticket scalping during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and provided information, an IOC official said on Saturday.

Iranian cyclist death casts pall over Games
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Iranian cyclist Sarafraz Bahman Golbarnezhad has died after crashing in the C4-5 event at the Rio de Janeiro Paralympics, the first such death at the Games since they began in 1960, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has said.

Seattle high school football team kneels for national anthem
(Reuters) – A Seattle high school football team knelt during the playing of the national anthem before a game on Friday night, embracing a silent protest for social justice initiated last month by NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Nico Rosberg storms to pole in Singapore
SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg took pole position for his 200th Formula One race after a stunning qualifying lap around Singapore’s Marina Bay street circuit on Saturday.

Mets pitcher DeGrom in line for elbow surgery
(Reuters) – New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom is expected to undergo season-ending elbow surgery, the team said on Saturday.

Yankees hit by double injury blow
(Reuters) – The New York Yankees suffered a double-blow on Saturday when second baseman Starlin Castro and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury were injured against the Boston Red Sox.

Ice hockey World Cup opens with upset as Europe shocks U.S.
TORONTO (Reuters) – The World Cup of Hockey opened with an upset as Team Europe, a hybrid of smaller hockey playing nations, stunned the United States 3-0 on Saturday.

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