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  • World Baseball Classic qualifying: South Africa into final

    SYDNEY (AP) -- Catcher Kyle Botha's bases-loaded double in the sixth inning scored three runs to break open a close game and give South Africa a 9-2 win over New Zealand and a spot in Sunday's final against Australia in a regional World Baseball … More »

    AP - Sports - 49 minutes ago
  • Bulgaria hard man Ivanov, 50, dies after heart attack

    Bulgaria hard man Ivanov, 50, dies after heart attack

    Former hard-man defender Trifon Ivanov, who was instrumental in helping Bulgaria reach the 1994 World Cup semi-finals, died on Saturday at the age of 50 after suffering a heart attack. The Bulgarian Football Union announced the death of Ivanov who … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 9 minutes ago
  • I'm 2-0 up in battle against cancer, says Cruyff

    I'm 2-0 up in battle against cancer, says Cruyff

    Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff says he is "2-0 up in the first half" of his fight against lung cancer and confident of winning the battle. A former smoker who had heart surgery in 1991, the 68-year-old former Barcelona coach was diagnosed with … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 18 minutes ago
  • FIFA candidate Salman says FIFA to stay in Zurich - interview

    FIFA candidate Salman says FIFA to stay in Zurich - interview

    FIFA presidential candidate Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa plans to keep the world soccer body's headquarters in Zurich and retain the name "FIFA" if he wins the race for the game's top job later this month. Salman, answering questions in an … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 26 minutes ago
  • Germany has 1-2 lead in 2-man bob race at worlds

    Germany has 1-2 lead in 2-man bob race at worlds

    Johannes Lochner and Francesco Friedrich gave Germany a 1-2 lead in the two-man bob competition at the world championships after the opening two heats on Saturday. Junior world champion Lochner and his pushing partner, Joshua Bluhm, finished in an … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 34 minutes ago
  • Shiffrin's comeback could be in jeopardy due to heavy snow

    Shiffrin's comeback could be in jeopardy due to heavy snow

    CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) -- Mikaela Shiffrin's comeback race could be in jeopardy. The Olympic and world champion was set to return from injury in Monday's World Cup slalom in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. ''It will be very difficult, given … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 42 minutes ago
  • Guillain-Barre on rise in 5 Latam countries, no proven link to Zika - WHO

    Guillain-Barre on rise in 5 Latam countries, no proven link to Zika - WHO

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - A neurological disorder suspected of links to the mosquito-borne Zika virus is on the rise in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Suriname and Venezuela, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. The … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 38 minutes ago
  • Guillain-Barre on rise in five Latam countries, no proven link to Zika - WHO

    Guillain-Barre on rise in five Latam countries, no proven link to Zika - WHO

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - A neurological disorder suspected of links to the mosquito-borne Zika virus is on the rise in Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Suriname and Venezuela, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday. The … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 44 minutes ago
  • Hong Kong keen to profit from Chinese financial windfall

    The Hong Kong Football Association will discuss the possibility of sending teams to play in Chinese competitions as they hope to take advantage of a surge in soccer investment on the mainland. Chinese Super League clubs have made several ambitious … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 59 minutes ago
  • Venus advances to final at Taiwan Open

    KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan (AP) -- Top-seeded Venus Williams beat Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday to advance to the final of the Taiwan Open. … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Alfa Romeo could enter own F1 team, says Marchionne

    Alfa Romeo could enter own F1 team, says Marchionne

    (Reuters) - Alfa Romeo could return to Formula One with their own team rather than simply putting their name to an engine provided by Ferrari, FIAT Chrysler chief executive Sergio Marchionne said on Friday. "Alfa Romeo are capable of making their … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Voges cashes in as Australia forge huge lead

    Voges cashes in as Australia forge huge lead

    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Adam Voges continued to capitalise on an early reprieve by scoring his fifth test century as Australia eased to 463 for six by the close of the second day's play of the first match against New Zealand at … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Integrity review to take at least a year

    Integrity review to take at least a year

    An independent review panel (IRP) will take at least a year to investigate allegations of corruption in tennis and the effectiveness of existing procedures, the sport's governing bodies said on Friday. "While there is no fixed deadline for the IRP … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Injured Bale will not be rushed back by Real, says Zidane

    Injured Bale will not be rushed back by Real, says Zidane

    Real Madrid will not take any risk in rushing forward Gareth Bale back from injury and the Wales international will only return when he is ready, manager Zinedine Zidane said. Bale has not played since Jan. 17 after damaging a calf muscle in a La … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Amid WADA concerns, Kenya says stepping up anti-doping fight

    Amid WADA concerns, Kenya says stepping up anti-doping fight

    Kenya has increased efforts to root out doping ahead of the Rio Olympics, the Kenyan athletics federation chief said on Friday, rejecting concerns by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that it is failing to tackle drugs cheats. Isaac Mwangi, chief … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Athletes concerned about Zika before Rio Olympic test event

    Athletes concerned about Zika before Rio Olympic test event

    International athletes set to compete in an Olympic diving test event in Rio de Janeiro next week have asked about risks linked to the Zika virus, but have not canceled participation because of the outbreak, one of the organizers said on Friday. … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • The Latest: Chilly Toronto rolls out red carpet for NBA all-star game

    The Latest: Chilly Toronto rolls out red carpet for NBA all-star game

    Sunday night's halftime performer Sting can count Snoop Dogg among his fans. Afterwards, former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal took the stage for his own set, performing under the name DJ Diesel. Among the other celebrities spotted at the event were … More »

    The Canadian Press - 3 hours ago
  • FIFA ethics committee bans Valcke for 12 years

    FIFA ethics committee bans Valcke for 12 years

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke became the latest high-profile soccer official to be kicked out of the sport when he was banned for 12 years on Friday after causing "considerable financial damage" to … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Pinturault wins men's World Cup giant slalom in Japan

    Alexis Pinturault led a 1-2 finish for France in the men's World Cup giant slalom on Saturday. Pinturault, who was second after the first run, used a blistering second run of 1 minute, 17.78 seconds to finish 0.51 ahead of compatriot Mathieu … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • All-Star Friday Night: The Fast Break

    All-Star Friday Night: The Fast Break

    Recap all of Friday's All-Star action in the Fast Break. … More »

    NBA.com - 4 hours ago
  • Morris magic helps South Africa level series

    Morris magic helps South Africa level series

    A swashbuckling half-century by Chris Morris hauled South Africa back from the brink of defeat as they scraped past England by one wicket on Friday to level the one-day series at 2-2 with one match left. The all-rounder, batting at number eight, … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Ko shoots 67, leads New Zealand by 1

    Ko shoots 67, leads New Zealand by 1

    Lydia Ko took a one-stroke lead into the final round of the New Zealand Women's Open after shooting a 5-under 67 Saturday. The South Korean-born New Zealander, who is defending her national title, started the day in a tie for fifth after an opening … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Friday's Sports in Brief

    Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under Major League Baseball's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time. The commissioner's office said that Mejia … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Golf-European Tour Tshwane Open scores

    Feb 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Tshwane Open at the par-70 course on Friday in Waterkloof -7 Anthony Michael (South Africa) 64 69 -5 Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) 71 64 -4 Haydn Porteous (South Africa) 70 66 Theunis … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Seeking a Splash: Klay goes for All-Star 3s upset of Curry

    TORONTO (AP) -- Klay Thompson believes, even if he knows many don't. … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Mickelson's round stalls, Kang's does not

    Mickelson's round stalls, Kang's does not

    The back nine didn't go according to plan for Phil Mickelson during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and the par-3 14th hole at Monterey Peninsula served as the best illustration. Mickelson's tee shot was a laser that covered the … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Khawaja finally feels he belongs

    Khawaja finally feels he belongs

    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - With four centuries in his last six test innings, Usman Khawaja finally feels like he belongs in international cricket after a rocky start to his career. Khawaja scored 140 as Australia eased to 463-6 at … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Weisner leads No. 8 Oregon State women past Colorado, 73-50

    Weisner leads No. 8 Oregon State women past Colorado, 73-50

    Oregon State coach Scott Rueck praised his team's passing, spacing and overall flow on offensive. ''I thought the ball control and the way we moved the ball tonight really was historic for us,'' Rueck said after the eighth-ranked Beavers beat … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Malaysia in talks over 2017 A-League entry - report

    The Football Association of Malaysia have held discussions about sending a team to play in the Australian A-League next year, former Socceroos striker Dave Mitchell has said. Mitchell said he had proposed the idea to the FAM after being given the … More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • WHL Roundup: Tyler Wong scores hat trick as Hurricanes beat Americans

    LETHBRIDGE, Alta. - Tyler Wong scored a hat trick to lead the Lethbridge Hurricanes past the Tri-City Americans 5-3 on Friday night in Western Hockey League action. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 6 hours ago
  • Friday's Scoreboard

    Friday's Games … More »

    The Canadian Press - 7 hours ago
  • Hempen leads No. 9 Arizona State women past California

    Elisha Davis never hesitates in getting the ball to Katie Hempen. The Arizona State point guard knows a good thing when she sees it. Hempen scored 14 of her 17 points in the second half in helping the ninth-ranked Sun Devils hold off California … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 hours ago
  • Canada doing its part to stock Rising Stars' Team World roster

    Canada doing its part to stock Rising Stars' Team World roster

    "It just shows the rise of Canadian basketball. Before, no one ever thought there would be Canadians in this game." … More »

    Eh Game - 7 hours ago
  • Doan gets franchise points mark, Coyotes beat Flames 4-1

    Doan gets franchise points mark, Coyotes beat Flames 4-1

    The Arizona Coyotes needed their top players to guide them out of a recent funk, and franchise cornerstone Shane Doan came through with a record-breaking performance. Doan had two goals and an assist to become the Coyotes' leader with 931 career … More »

    The Canadian Press - 7 hours ago
  • Facebook India MD Kirthiga Reddy stepping down

    Facebook India MD Kirthiga Reddy stepping down

    Facebook Inc's India managing director, Kirthiga Reddy, said on Friday she is stepping down and returning to the United States to "explore new opportunities" at the company's headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Reddy, who joined Facebook in … More »

    Reuters - 7 hours ago
  • LaVine nabs Rising Stars MVP, Porzingis and Wiggins score big

    LaVine nabs Rising Stars MVP, Porzingis and Wiggins score big

    In a stunning twist, a game not known for its competitiveness featured intentional fouling, a late timeout, and even a replay review. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 7 hours ago
  • BBVA Rising Stars Recap: USA vs World

    BBVA Rising Stars Recap: USA vs World

    Zach LaVine scores 30 points as the United States team beats the World team 157-154 in the Rising Stars Challenge. … More »

    NBA.com - 7 hours ago
  • All-Star Friday Night: Top 10

    All-Star Friday Night: Top 10

    Check out the Top 10 Plays from NBA All-Star Friday night. … More »

    NBA.com - 7 hours ago
  • No. 13 Stanford women beat Arizona 82-58

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Erica McCall had 12 points and No. 13 Stanford used quick starts in both halves on Friday night to win its fifth straight, 82-58 over Arizona. … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 hours ago
  • Blues score 3 in 1st, hold off Panthers

    Blues score 3 in 1st, hold off Panthers

    Jaden Schwartz's return to St. Louis' lineup may be just what the Blues offense needs. Schwartz, David Backes and Robby Fabbri scored in the first period and St. Louis rolled to a 5-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night. After missing 49 … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 hours ago