Reuters: Sports News 5 April 2018

Liverpool's European DNA shows itself in Anfield atmosphere

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - There is something special about Liverpool's Anfield on European nights as it transforms into a swirling cauldron of noise capable of inspiring its hosts and intimidating their foes as Manchester City discovered on Wednesday.

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Barca eye Liga record of 38 games without defeat

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde will target a record-equalling 38th straight game without defeat when his side host Leganes on Saturday, a Liga milestone which former bosses Johan Cruyff, Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique were incapable of achieving.

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Games - Record-setting Australia dominate opening night at velodrome

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Australia's formidable track cyclists captured a world record and three gold medals at the Commonwealth Games on Thursday, dominating the opening night at a roaring Anna Meares Velodrome.

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Horton ends Australia's long wait for 400 freestyle champion

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Olympic champion Mack Horton ended a 16-year drought for Australia in the men's 400 metres freestyle at the Commonwealth Games when he won the host nation's first title in the pool at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre on Thursday.

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Commonwealth Games - Schoeman sprints away from Brownlees, Duffy wins first gold

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - South Africa's Henri Schoeman powered away in the run to upset England's powerhouse Brownlee brothers and win the men's triathlon at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

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Horton, relay team give Australia golden start in the pool

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Mack Horton gave Australia a golden start before their women's 4x100m freestyle relay team smashed the world record as the hosts grabbed two titles on the first day of swimming at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Thursday.

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Campbell sisters power Australia to swimming world record

GOLD COAST, Australia (Reuters) - Cate Campbell powered Australia to a world record in the women's 4x100m freestyle relay at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games on Thursday, demonstrating that her year off to recover mentally from a disappointing Rio Olympics had worked wonders.

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Golf - Masters braced for Tiger-mania as first round gets underway

AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - Tiger-mania swept over the U.S. Masters on Thursday as the year's first major took on a rock concert vibe with Tiger Woods once again the headline act at Augusta National as first round play got underway.

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Soccer - Five memorable Manchester derbies

(Reuters) - Manchester United and Manchester City will meet for 176th time at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday. We look back at some notable clashes:

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