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  • Tennis legend King praises women's rights icon at NY event

    Tennis legend Billie Jean King has treated the audience at a Rochester speaking event to a few souvenirs. The 72-year-old Hall of Famer was the keynote speaker Wednesday at an annual luncheon honoring the birthday of suffragist Susan B. Anthony, … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
  • Venus beats Radwanska to reach quarterfinals in Taiwan

    Top-seeded Venus Williams overpowered Urszula Radwanska of Poland 6-4, 6-2 to advance to the Taiwan Open quarterfinals on Thursday. Williams converted five of seven break-point chances against the unseeded Radwanska. ''My opponent started so … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
  • Nelly Furtado, Ne-Yo to sing anthems at NBA All-Star Game in Toronto

    Canadian pop star Nelly Furtado once sang about "Big Hoops." On Sunday, she'll be singing alongside them as she performs the Canadian national anthem before the NBA All-Star Game in Toronto. Ne-Yo will perform the U.S. national anthem at the event … More »

    The Canadian Press - 10 minutes ago
  • Pulis sweats over West Brom's injury build-up

    Pulis sweats over West Brom's injury build-up

    (Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis said he had growing concerns over the club's worsening injury situation after defender Gareth McAuley limped off during Wednesday's dramatic FA Cup penalty-shootout win over Peterborough United. … More »

    Reuters - 14 minutes ago
  • Manchester United raise full-year profit forecast

    Manchester United raise full-year profit forecast

    English Premier League soccer club Manchester United showed its commercial strength when it raised its core earnings expectations for the year as it posted a 26.6 percent rise in quarterly revenue. The upgrade comes despite another mixed season on … More »

    Reuters - 20 minutes ago
  • Spurs emerge from shadows as realistic title contender

    Spurs emerge from shadows as realistic title contender

    Amid the buzz about surprise leader Leicester and the stuttering challenges of Arsenal and Manchester City, another title contender in the English Premier League has been working pretty much in the shadows. For the first time in a generation, … More »

    AP - Sports - 29 minutes ago
  • European Tour hails new Pace of Play policy

    The European Tour says its new Pace of Play policy has helped reduce average round times and may result in an increased size of fields for tournaments. Since the revised policy was introduced last month before the ''Desert Swing,'' times for the … More »

    AP - Sports - 39 minutes ago
  • Former rowing world champion Abbagnale faces doping ban

    ROME (AP) -- Former rowing world champion Vincenzo Abbagnale is facing a doping suspension after missing three surprise tests. … More »

    AP - Sports - 40 minutes ago
  • Australia, South Africa win opening games in WBC qualifying

    Australia scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, the final two on a throwing error, to beat the Philippines 11-1 on Thursday in a World Baseball Classic qualifying game shortened by the mercy rule. The home side had 11 hits and was … More »

    AP - Sports - 51 minutes ago
  • Everton's Martinez to make late call on Stones return

    Everton's Martinez to make late call on Stones return

    (Reuters) - Centre back John Stones could return to the Everton side to face West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, but manager Roberto Martinez might be tempted to hold him back after his team kept back-to-back Premier League clean sheets for the first … More »

    Reuters - 56 minutes ago
  • Duncan Taylor starts for Scotland as Cotter makes one change

    Duncan Taylor starts for Scotland as Cotter makes one change

    LONDON (Reuters) - Duncan Taylor will start at centre for Scotland against Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday, the only change to coach Vern Cotter's starting line-up that lost their opener to England. The 26-year-old Saracens player steps up from … More »

    Reuters - 57 minutes ago
  • Manchester United raises full-year core earnings outlook

    Feb 11 (Reuters) - English Premier League soccer club Manchester United raised its full-year adjusted core earnings expectations as it posted a 26.6 percent rise in second-quarter revenue. United said it expects adjusted earnings before interest, … More »

    Reuters - 59 minutes ago
  • Payet close to signing new West Ham contract, says Bilic

    Payet close to signing new West Ham contract, says Bilic

    (Reuters) - Influential West Ham United playmaker Dimitri Payet is very close to agreeing a new contract with the club, manager Slaven Bilic said on Thursday. Payet signed a five-and-a-half-year contract with the English Premier League club when he … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 4 minutes ago
  • Blue Jays slugger Bautista to keep things simple on basketball sidelines

    Toronto Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista plans to keep things simple when he serves as a coach at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday at the Ricoh Coliseum. "Hopefully I'll just stand there, look halfway decent and maybe pass out some towels," … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
  • FIFA candidate Ali queries Salman's role in Bahrain protests

    FIFA candidate Ali queries Salman's role in Bahrain protests

    GENEVA (AP) -- FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali of Jordan has questioned the role of election rival Sheikh Salman in alleged abuses of Bahrain players in 2011. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
  • Biggar fit to take place in unchanged Wales side

    Biggar fit to take place in unchanged Wales side

    LONDON (Reuters) - Flyhalf Dan Biggar has recovered from the ankle problem that forced him off against Ireland at the weekend and will take his place in an unchanged Wales side for Saturday's Six Nations match against Scotland. Biggar, one of the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 22 minutes ago
  • Reus goals crucial as Dortmund hunt leaders Bayern

    Reus goals crucial as Dortmund hunt leaders Bayern

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Attacking midfielder Marco Reus's return to form after injury and illness has given Borussia Dortmund a boost in their campaign to chase down Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich as they prepare to host struggling … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • Low snow causes havoc again with Iditarod

    Another low snow year in Alaska is playing havoc with the world's most famous sled dog race, at least for the start. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race always begins with a ceremonial, fan-friendly slow jaunt through the streets and trails of … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 48 minutes ago
  • Wycombe woes have spurred Aston Villa on, says goalkeeper Bunn

    Wycombe woes have spurred Aston Villa on, says goalkeeper Bunn

    The aftermath of Aston Villa's 1-1 FA Cup draw at Wycombe Wanderers on Jan. 9, when supporters' frustrations boiled over at the team's failure to see off the fourth-tier side, has spurred it on in recent weeks, goalkeeper Mark Bunn said. Villa have … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 6 minutes ago
  • West Ham's Lanzini and Sakho close to return

    West Ham's Lanzini and Sakho close to return

    Long-term injury absentees Manuel Lanzini and Diafra Sakho are closing in on a return to action for West Ham United, the Premier League club said on Thursday. Currently sixth in the league table, the club, however, will miss Cheikhou Kouyate in … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 53 minutes ago
  • Serie A leadership, winning runs at stake in Juve-Napoli clash

    Serie A leadership, winning runs at stake in Juve-Napoli clash

    It is hard to believe that when they met for the first time this season, Napoli were 12th in Serie A and Juventus 13th with only a win apiece in their first five matches. Leaders Napoli, aiming to win their first Serie A title since the Diego … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Ibrahimovic double helps PSG sink Lyon in Cup

    Ibrahimovic double helps PSG sink Lyon in Cup

    PARIS (Reuters) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice in four second-half minutes as Paris St Germain breezed into the French Cup quarter-finals with a 3-0 home victory over Olympique Lyonnais on Wednesday. After a goalless first half at the Parc des … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Barca salvage 1-1 King's Cup draw against improved Valencia

    Barca salvage 1-1 King's Cup draw against improved Valencia

    (Reuters) - Cameroonian teenager Wilfrid Kaptoum scored a late equaliser to give Barcelona a 1-1 draw at Valencia that wrapped up an 8-1 aggregate success in their King's Cup semi-final on Wednesday. The second-leg result, which denied home coach … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • PSG put faith in Blanc to reach European summit

    PSG put faith in Blanc to reach European summit

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain opted for stability and extended coach Laurent Blanc's contract until 2018 on Thursday, giving the former France boss two extra seasons to achieve European glory. The Ligue 1 club have yet to … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Funeral planned for Calgary twins who died on bobsled track joyride

    Funeral planned for Calgary twins who died on bobsled track joyride

    CALGARY - A public funeral is to be held today at Calgary's Centre Street Church for twin brothers who died in an after-hours joyride down a bobsled run at Canada Olympic Park. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago
  • Samir Nasri wants to end career at Manchester City

    Samir Nasri wants to end career at Manchester City

    (Reuters) - Samir Nasri hopes to end his career at Manchester City despite the club replacing the injury-plagued midfielder with young striker Kelechi Iheanacho in their Champions League squad for the knockout rounds earlier this month. The former … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Leicester and Tottenham face huge title tests

    Leicester and Tottenham face huge title tests

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Leicester City will be wary of a reality check when the Premier League front-runners visit Arsenal on Sunday before Tottenham Hotspur's burgeoning title ambitions come under scrutiny at Manchester City. Against … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Nasri wants to end career at Manchester City

    Nasri wants to end career at Manchester City

    (Reuters) - Samir Nasri hopes to end his career at Manchester City despite the club replacing the injury-plagued midfielder with young striker Kelechi Iheanacho in their Champions League squad for the knockout rounds earlier this month. The former … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Wednesday's Sports in Brief

    The U.S. Olympic Committee will hire two infectious disease specialists to advise potential Olympians who are worried about the Zika outbreak in Brazil. USOC CEO Scott Blackmun sent a letter to all possible Olympians, acknowledging the growing … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Blazers win eighth of 9 to jump Rockets

    Blazers win eighth of 9 to jump Rockets

    The Houston Rockets are ''broken,'' according to their coach and star player. The Portland Trail Blazers are in the middle of their best run of basketball all season. When they went head-to-head Wednesday night, the result was a 116-103 win for … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • D'Angelo Russell took a LeBron James pass where it hurts

    D'Angelo Russell took a LeBron James pass where it hurts

    But ... the ball! His groin! It works on so many levels! … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 5 hours ago
  • On The Tee: Spieth wants a trophy for himself

    On The Tee: Spieth wants a trophy for himself

    If his match earlier this week was any indication, Jordan Spieth could be in trouble at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. To be fair, the world's No. 1 player was giving Jake Owen nine shots when they played at Cypress Point. Then again, he said Owen … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Tomi takes a bow at Westminster, dog saved family from fire

    Tomi takes a bow at Westminster, dog saved family from fire

    When Julia Haight leads her prize entry into the Westminster Kennel Club dog show ring Monday, she'll see a shiba inu who's athletic, alert and pert. Oh, and this: Tomi helped save her life. What she knows for sure is that Tomi (pronounced … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Retired rider Dominguez becomes eligible for Hall of Fame

    Retired rider Dominguez becomes eligible for Hall of Fame

    The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame waived a few requirements Wednesday, clearing the way for retired rider Ramon Dominguez to be eligible for the Hall of Fame this year. A three-time Eclipse Award winner, Dominguez was injured and … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • February 9th: Top 10

    February 9th: Top 10

    Here are the Top 10 Plays from Wednesday night's action in the NBA. … More »

    NBA.com - 5 hours ago
  • February 10th: The Fast Break

    February 10th: The Fast Break

    Take a quick trip through Wednesday night's action around the Association in The Fast Break. … More »

    NBA.com - 5 hours ago
  • Kenyan federation CEO dismisses bribery claim

    Kenyan federation CEO dismisses bribery claim

    By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) - The head of the Kenyan athletics federation has dismissed claims by two banned athletes that he asked for money to reduce their doping suspensions, describing the allegation as a "fabrication". Joy Sakari and … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Morris-Goodwin scuffle makes defeat worse for Suns

    Morris-Goodwin scuffle makes defeat worse for Suns

    (Reuters) - The Phoenix Suns' season took another fractious turn on Wednesday when team mates Markieff Morris and Archie Goodwin got into a shoving match during the team’s loss to the Golden State Warriors. A heated conversation turned physical … More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • Thomas Ties Game

    Thomas Ties Game

    Isaiah Thomas drives and drops the fall-away jumper to tie the game with five seconds left in the 4th quarter. … More »

    NBA.com - 6 hours ago
  • Colorado State edges Boise State after controversial call

    John Gillon scored 19 points, including six in the second overtime, and Colorado State beat Boise State 97-93 on Wednesday night in a game that ended in controversy. At the end of the first overtime, Boise State's James Webb III banked in a … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 hours ago