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Best and worst sporting comebacks

(Reuters) - For as long as sport has been played, athletes have been retiring and making comebacks. With American Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, about to make his return to the swimming pool, Reuters looks back at some of the most successful and least successful sporting comebacks. Niki Lauda Lauda won his first Formula One world championship in 1975. Three years late…

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  • Best and worst sporting comebacks

    Best and worst sporting comebacks

    (Reuters) - For as long as sport has been played, athletes have been retiring and making comebacks. With American Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, about to make his return to the swimming pool, Reuters looks back at some of … More »

    Reuters - 17 hours ago
  • Bulls' Noah named league's defensive player of the year

    Bulls' Noah named league's defensive player of the year

    (Reuters) - Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah was named the National Basketball Association's defensive player of the year on Monday, the first player from the franchise to earn the award since Michael Jordan in 1988. Noah, whose father Yannick won … More »

    Reuters - Tue, Apr 22, 2014 7:21 AM SGT
  • Wawrinka fights back to beat Federer in Monte Carlo final

    Wawrinka fights back to beat Federer in Monte Carlo final

    Stanislas Wawrinka signaled his French Open ambitions by beating Roger Federer 4-6 7-6 (5) 6-2 in an all-Swiss Monte Carlo Masters final on Sunday. Third seed and Australian Open champion Wawrinka recovered from the loss of the opening set to claim … More »

    Reuters - Mon, Apr 21, 2014 2:39 AM SGT
  • Djokovic out for "some time" with wrist injury

    Djokovic out for "some time" with wrist injury

    Novak Djokovic said on Saturday he would not be able to play tennis "for some time" after being hampered by a wrist injury at the Monte Carlo Masters. The Serbian second seed was knocked out 7-5 6-2 by former world number one Roger Federer in the … More »

    Reuters - Sun, Apr 20, 2014 6:59 PM SGT
  • British tennis number one Robson to miss Wimbledon, French Open

    British tennis number one Robson to miss Wimbledon, French Open

    (Reuters) - British women's number one Laura Robson will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having surgery on her wrist, the 20-year-old announced on Thursday. Robson, who has a world ranking of 64, has not played since losing in the … More »

    Reuters - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 8:27 AM SGT
  • British number one Robson to miss Wimbledon, French Open

    British number one Robson to miss Wimbledon, French Open

    (Reuters) - British women's number one Laura Robson will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having surgery on her wrist, the 20-year-old announced on Thursday. Robson, who has a world ranking of 64, has not played since losing in the … More »

    Reuters - Fri, Apr 18, 2014 7:02 AM SGT
  • Andreas Seppi hits one of the best tweeners you will ever see

    Andreas Seppi hits one of the best tweeners you will ever see

    Nothing like hitting the most exciting shot in tennis for a clean winner. … More »

    Busted Racquet - Wed, Apr 16, 2014 11:11 PM SGT
  • Brooklyn Decker admits she has a worse temper on the tennis court than Andy Roddick

    Brooklyn Decker admits she has a worse temper on the tennis court than Andy Roddick

    Andy Roddick's wife, Brooklyn Decker, admits to losing her temper on the tennis court. … More »

    Busted Racquet - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 11:10 PM SGT
  • French Open prize money gets three-million euro boost

    French Open prize money gets three-million euro boost

    The French Open prize money pool has risen to 25 million euros ($34.54 million) after the country's tennis federation announced a three million euro increase to overall winnings on Tuesday. The FFT added that the men's and women's champions would … More »

    Reuters - Tue, Apr 15, 2014 6:46 PM SGT
  • Petkovic survives set point to win WTA Family Circle Cup

    Petkovic survives set point to win WTA Family Circle Cup

    (Reuters) - Andrea Petkovic survived a set point before steamrolling her way to an emphatic 7-5 6-2 victory over Jana Cepelova in the final of the Family Circle Cup in South Carolina on Sunday. Petkovic, on the comeback trail from a string of … More »

    Reuters - Mon, Apr 7, 2014 3:48 AM SGT
  • Murray doubles up to put Britain on brink of Davis Cup semis

    Murray doubles up to put Britain on brink of Davis Cup semis

    By Terry Daley ROME (Reuters) - Andy Murray steered Britain to within sight of their first Davis Cup semi-final in more than three decades on Saturday after dragging his team into a 2-1 quarter-final lead over Italy. The Wimbledon champion … More »

    Reuters - Sun, Apr 6, 2014 12:55 AM SGT
  • Czechs on top, Swiss level, Italy, Germany lead

    Czechs on top, Swiss level, Italy, Germany lead

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Holders Czech Republic took a huge step towards the Davis Cup semi-finals by opening a 2-0 lead over Japan on Friday, while Roger Federer's Switzerland were locked at 1-1 with Kazakhstan in their quarter-final. The … More »

    Reuters - Sat, Apr 5, 2014 4:22 AM SGT
  • Stepanek, Rosol give Czechs 2-0 lead in Japan

    Stepanek, Rosol give Czechs 2-0 lead in Japan

    REUTERS - Radek Stepanek and Lukas Rosol gave champions Czech Republic a 2-0 lead in their Davis Cup quarter-final against Japan after hard-fought victories in their singles matches in Tokyo on Friday. Former world number eight Stepanek came from a … More »

    Reuters - Fri, Apr 4, 2014 8:32 PM SGT
  • Bouchard beats Venus to reach last eight in Charleston

    (Reuters) - Rising Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard booked her place in the quarter-finals of the Family Circle Cup in Charleston on Thursday with a 7-6(6) 2-6 6-4 victory over former world number one Venus Williams. Sixth seed Bouchard, an unabashed … More »

    Reuters - Fri, Apr 4, 2014 9:50 AM SGT
  • Nadal impatient for return to favoured clay courts

    Nadal impatient for return to favoured clay courts

    Rafa Nadal is eager to get back to his favoured clay after what he called a "good but not fantastic" start to the year with two titles and two runners-up spots, the world number one said on Wednesday. Spaniard Nadal, 27, won on the hard courts in … More »

    Reuters - Wed, Apr 2, 2014 10:41 PM SGT
  • Nadal impatient for return to favored clay courts

    Nadal impatient for return to favored clay courts

    Rafa Nadal is eager to get back to his favored clay after what he called a "good but not fantastic" start to the year with two titles and two runners-up spots, the world number one said on Wednesday. Spaniard Nadal, 27, won on the hard courts in … More »

    Reuters - Wed, Apr 2, 2014 9:57 PM SGT
  • Djokovic beats Nadal for fourth Miami title

    Djokovic beats Nadal for fourth Miami title

    By Steve Keating MIAMI (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic tamed world number one Rafa Nadal 6-3 6-3 to claim his fourth Sony Open title on Sunday, denying the Spaniard a maiden win on the Miami hardcourts. The win was the second straight Masters series … More »

    Reuters - Mon, Mar 31, 2014 2:46 PM SGT
  • Nadal, Djokovic rivalry not trendy but enduring

    Nadal, Djokovic rivalry not trendy but enduring

    By Steve Keating MIAMI (Reuters) - While Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal may be the most trendy rivalry in men's tennis, the most enduring may be top ranked Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who clashed for the 40th time on Sunday in the final of the Sony … More »

    Reuters - Mon, Mar 31, 2014 1:19 PM SGT
  • Williams beats Li to claim seventh Miami title

    Williams beats Li to claim seventh Miami title

    By Steve Keating MIAMI (Reuters) - Proving there is no place like home, world number one Serena Williams swept past China's Li Na 7-5 6-1 in the final of the Sony Open on Saturday, collecting a record seventh win on the Miami hardcourts. Williams, … More »

    Reuters - Sun, Mar 30, 2014 11:24 AM SGT
  • Miami swings to hits of golden oldies Williams and Li

    Miami swings to hits of golden oldies Williams and Li

    By Steve Keating MIAMI (Reuters) - Miami is one of the favourite stops on the WTA Tour because of the city's hip, youthful vibe but the final of Sony Open on Saturday was more about the golden oldies as Serena Williams and Li Na took centre stage. … More »

    Reuters - Sun, Mar 30, 2014 11:16 AM SGT

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