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UPDATE 1-Crime gangs launder $140 billion through sports betting - report

May 15th 2014
PARIS, May 15 (Reuters) - Criminals are using betting on sports events to launder $140 billion each year, a report said on Thursday, exposing a lack of effective regulation that allows match-fixing to spread.






Crime gangs launder $140 billion through sports betting - report

May 15th 2014
PARIS, May 15 (Reuters) - Criminals are using betting on sports events to launder $140 billion each year, a report said on Thursday, exposing a lack of effective regulation that allows match-fixing to spread.






UPDATE 3-Tennis-Federer suffers early defeat in Rome, Nadal survives

May 15th 2014
ROME, May 14 (Reuters) - Roger Federer will be returning to his newborn twins earlier than expected after his Italian Open adventure ended with a 1-6 6-3 7-6(6) second-round defeat by Frenchman Jeremy Chardy on Wednesday.






UPDATE 12-Tennis-Italian Open women's singles round 2 results

May 15th 2014
May 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Italian Open Women's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 6-Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat Svetlana Kuznetsova (Russia) 6-2 4-0 (Kuznetsova retired) 12-Flavia Pennetta (Italy) beat Belinda Bencic (Switzerland) 6-2 2-6 6-3 8-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Monica Puig (Puerto Rico) 6-3 7-5 11-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) beat Alize Cornet (France) 7-6(1) 7-5 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat A






UPDATE 10-Tennis-Rome Masters men's singles round 2 results

May 14th 2014
May 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Rome Masters Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday 1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat Gilles Simon (France) 7-6(1) 6-7(4) 6-2 6-Tomas Berdych (Czech Republic) beat Dmitry Tursunov (Russia) 6-4 6-3 Ernests Gulbis (Latvia) beat Stephane Robert (France) 6-7(1) 6-4 6-3 12-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Ivo Karlovic (Croatia) 7-6(3) 6-4 14-Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) beat Andrey Golub






Tennis-Murray breezes past Granollers in Rome

May 14th 2014
ROME, May 14 (Reuters) - Andy Murray made light of a swirling wind to ease past Spain's Marcel Granollers 6-2 7-5 in the second round of the Rome Masters on Wednesday.






Tennis-Rome Masters men's singles round 2 results

May 14th 2014
May 14 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Rome Masters Men's Singles Round 2 matches on Wednesday Jurgen Melzer (Austria) beat Marin Cilic (Croatia) 6-2 6-7(5) 6-3 7-Andy Murray (Britain) beat Marcel Granollers (Spain) 6-2 7-5

UPDATE 10-Tennis-Italian Open women's singles results

May 13th 2014
May 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Italian Open Women's Singles matches on Tuesday Round 2 2-Li Na (China) beat Casey Dellacqua (Australia) 6-1 6-4 Zhang Shuai (China) beat 5-Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) 7-6(6) 5-7 6-3 Petra Cetkovska (Czech Republic) beat 7-Angelique Kerber (Germany) 4-6 6-3 6-4 Round 1 Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) beat Roberta Vinci (Italy) 6-2 7-6(6) 13-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat Mona Barthel (Germany) 6-2 6






UPDATE 11-Tennis-Rome Masters men's singles results

May 13th 2014
May 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Rome Masters Men's Singles matches on Tuesday Round 2 5-David Ferrer (Spain) beat Mikhail Kukushkin (Kazakhstan) 6-1 6-2 8-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Simone Bolelli (Italy) 6-3 7-6(5) Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) beat 16-Tommy Robredo (Spain) 6-2 6-4 3-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Pere Riba (Spain) 6-0 6-3 2-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Radek Stepanek (Czech Republic) 6-3 7-5






Tennis-Djokovic wins in Rome on return from injury

May 13th 2014
May 13 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic enjoyed a comfortable return from a wrist injury by beating Radek Stepanek 6-3 7-5 on Tuesday at the Italian Open where Roger Federer will return to action after his wife gave birth to twins.






Tennis-Pros switch on hi-tech racquets in time for Wimbledon

May 13th 2014
LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) - A handful of the world's best tennis players will show up at tournaments within weeks armed with new technology they hope will give them an advantage at Roland Garros and Wimbledon, the man behind the 'smart racquets' has told Reuters.






UPDATE 10-Tennis-Rome Masters men's singles round 1 results

May 12th 2014
May 12 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Rome Masters Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 11-Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) beat Alexandr Dolgopolov (Ukraine) 6-3 7-6(5) 14-Mikhail Youzhny (Russia) beat Nicolas Mahut (France) 6-4 6-4 Stephane Robert (France) beat Alejandro Gonzalez (Colombia) 1-6 6-4 6-1 Lukas Rosol (Czech Republic) beat 13-Fabio Fognini (Italy) 6-3 6-2 Gilles Simon (France) beat Filippo Volandri (Italy) 6-2 6-3






UPDATE 15-Tennis-Italian Open women's singles round 1 results

May 12th 2014
May 12 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Italian Open Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday 12-Flavia Pennetta (Italy) beat Yvonne Meusburger (Austria) 6-2 6-3 Andrea Petkovic (Germany) beat Romina Oprandi (Switzerland) 6-3 6-0 Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat 15-Sabine Lisicki (Germany) 6-3 6-3 16-Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat Bojana Jovanovski (Serbia) 3-6 6-3 6-3 Casey Dellacqua (Australia) beat Magdalena Rybarikova (Slovakia) 4-6 6-1 6






Tennis - WTA Tour singles standings

May 12th 2014
May 12 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the WTA Tour singles Points 1 (1) Serena Williams(U.S.) 11590 2 (2) Li Na(China) 7475 3 (3) Agnieszka Radwanska(Poland) 6290 4 (4) Victoria Azarenka(Belarus) 5361 5 (5) Simona Halep(Romania) 5340 6 (6) Petra Kvitova(Czech Republic) 4605 7 (9)






Tennis-ATP Tour singles standings

May 12th 2014
May 12 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the ATP Tour singles Points 1 (1) Rafa Nadal(Spain) 12900 2 (2) Novak Djokovic(Serbia) 11030 3 (3) Stanislas Wawrinka(Switzerland) 5785 4 (4) Roger Federer(Switzerland) 5715 5 (5) David Ferrer(Spain) 5030 6 (6) Tomas Berdych(Czech Republic) 4600 7 (7) Juan Martin Del Potro(Argentina) 4215 8 (8) Andy Murray(Brit






Tennis-Injury-plagued former world number one Safina retires

May 12th 2014
MADRID, May 11 (Reuters) - Former world number one Dinara Safina, whose career was wrecked by a series of back injuries, formally announced her retirement in a ceremony at the Madrid Open on Sunday.






UPDATE 2-Tennis-Unconvincing Nadal handed Madrid win as Nishikori retires

May 11th 2014
* Doubts remain over Spaniard's form before French Open (Adds details, quotes)






Tennis-Nadal wins Madrid title as injured Nishikori retires

May 11th 2014
MADRID, May 11 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal won a second successive Madrid Open title when Kei Nishikori was forced to retire in the third set of Sunday's final with an apparent back injury.






Tennis-Madrid Open men's singles final result

May 11th 2014
May 11 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Madrid Open Men's Singles Final on Sunday 1-Rafa Nadal (Spain) beat 10-Kei Nishikori (Japan) 2-6 6-4 3-0 (Nishikori retired)






UPDATE 1-Tennis-Sharapova rallies past Halep to win Madrid title

May 11th 2014
* Claims 31st career title, ninth on clay (Adds quotes, byline)