Reuters: Sports News 4 April 2018

Former England captain Wilkins dies aged 61

LONDON (Reuters) - Former England captain Ray Wilkins died on Wednesday in a London hospital at the age of 61 following a heart attack.

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Protestors, delays and rain backdrop as Commonwealth Games opened

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Indigenous rights protestors, a heavy rain shower and transport issues provided a turbulent backdrop to the opening ceremony of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Wednesday.

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Juventus pick up the pieces as Ronaldo takes the plaudits

TURIN, Italy (Reuters) - Juventus were left to pick up the pieces on Wednesday after being stunned by Cristiano Ronaldo's overhead goal in their Champions League clash against Real Madrid, with questions aimed at their stalwart defenders and playmaker Paulo Dybala.

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Ronaldo's outrageous bicycle kick caps emphatic Real win

TURIN (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo scored with a bicycle kick which was outrageous even by his standards to lead Real Madrid to an emphatic 3-0 win away to Juventus in their Champions League quarter-final, first leg on Tuesday.

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Hamilton chasing maximum points and another record

(Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton will be out to secure maximum points, and equal a Formula One record, in Bahrain on Sunday after victory was plucked from his grasp in the Australian season-opener.

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Smith, Bancroft not to challenge ball-tampering ban

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former captain Steve Smith and batsman Cameron Bancroft will not contest the sanctions imposed on them by Cricket Australia (CA) for their role in last month's ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, the banned duo said on Wednesday.

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Hamstring tear sidelines Shanghai Shenhua's Martins

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Former Nigeria international Obafemi Martins has been ruled out action for between six and seven months with a torn hamstring, his Chinese Super League (CSL) club Shanghai Shenhua announced on Wednesday.

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Djokovic ends partnership with coach Stepanek following Agassi split

(Reuters) - Novak Djokovic has parted company with coach Radek Stepanek days after the departure of head coach Andre Agassi from his team, the former world number one announced on Wednesday.

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Golf: Not for sale - The two homes Augusta National can't buy

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Augusta National, home to the U.S. Masters, may be one of the most exclusive and powerful golf clubs in the world but even its mighty coffers do not hold enough money to convince two neighbouring homeowners to relocate.

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