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  • Real braced for tough Atletico sequel in Milan finale

    Real braced for tough Atletico sequel in Milan finale

    By Richard Martin MADRID (Reuters) - As soon as the final whistle confirmed Real Madrid's berth in the Champions League final against local rivals Atletico with a 1-0 aggregate victory over Manchester City on Wednesday, memories of 2014's … More »

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
  • Max Verstappen replaces demoted Daniil Kvyat at Red Bull

    Max Verstappen replaces demoted Daniil Kvyat at Red Bull

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Red Bull has demoted Russian driver Daniil Kvyat and replaced him with Max Verstappen for the rest of the Formula One season, starting from next week's Spanish Grand Prix. … More »

    AP - Sports - 27 minutes ago
  • Red Bull drop Kvyat to Toro Rosso, promote Verstappen

    Red Bull drop Kvyat to Toro Rosso, promote Verstappen

    (Reuters) - Red Bull dropped Daniil Kvyat to sister team Toro Rosso following his disastrous weekend at the Russian Grand Prix and promoted Max Verstappen as his replacement ahead of the Spanish Grand Prix. Kvyat twice crashed into Ferrari's … More »

    Reuters - 42 minutes ago
  • Ferragamo SpA sues ex-LA Rams quarterback over same-name winery

    Ferragamo SpA sues ex-LA Rams quarterback over same-name winery

    Consumers are likely to be confused into thinking the Ferragamo Winery and Ferragamo SpA are related, the Italian company said in a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, where it has stores on Fifth Avenue and elsewhere. Vince Ferragamo … More »

    Reuters - 43 minutes ago
  • Scotland's Celtic to introduce safe standing next season

    Scottish Premier League leaders Celtic will introduce a safe-standing area for fans from the start of next season. The club's season-ticket renewal information confirmed that rail seats will be installed in the corner of the Lisbon Lions Stand at … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 1 minute ago
  • Party time for Leicester, others hard at work

    Party time for Leicester, others hard at work

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - It will be party time on Saturday when Leicester City play their first game as Premier League champions, but for the clubs they have left in the shade and those fighting relegation there is serious business to … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 6 minutes ago
  • Real tame Man City to reach Champions League final

    Real tame Man City to reach Champions League final

    Real Madrid reached their 14th European Cup final and ended Manchester City's hopes of a maiden title after securing a 1-0 victory in the second leg of their Champions League last four clash on Wednesday. Zinedine Zidane's side will face city … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
  • Tottenham and Chelsea charged over Bridge battle

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have been charged with failing to control their players and officials after Monday's highly-charged London derby boiled over at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea hit back from 2-0 down to … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
  • China eyes consolidation at Rio, excellence at Tokyo

    China eyes consolidation at Rio, excellence at Tokyo

    China aims to consolidate its existing strengths at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro before striving to achieve a "leading position" at the next summer Games in Tokyo in 2020, the country's sports ministry said on Thursday. Chinese athletes … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
  • Olympics-China eyes consolidation at Rio, excellence at Tokyo

    China aims to consolidate its existing strengths at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro before striving to achieve a "leading position" at the next summer Games in Tokyo in 2020, the country's sports ministry said on Thursday. Chinese athletes … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 32 minutes ago
  • Naholo back for Highlanders after broken leg

    Naholo back for Highlanders after broken leg

    All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo will make his return to the Otago Highlanders after two months on the sidelines with a broken leg when his side face the Waikato Chiefs on Saturday. Naholo broke his right leg in the 2015 champions' season-opening … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 35 minutes ago
  • Harlequins' Brown welcomes fresh start after mediocre season

    Harlequins' Brown welcomes fresh start after mediocre season

    (Reuters) - Fullback Mike Brown has urged Harlequins' new coaching regime to end the club's cycle of under achievement after another disappointing season in the English Premiership. Conor O'Shea, the club's director of rugby, is leaving to coach … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 36 minutes ago
  • Nibali's form under scrutiny ahead of Giro start

    Nibali's form under scrutiny ahead of Giro start

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - A big question mark hangs over Vincenzo Nibali's form as the 2014 Tour de France champion targets a second Giro d'Italia title when the three-week race starts on Friday. The Italian, who was disqualified from … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 44 minutes ago
  • Australian Leishman withdraws from Rio citing Zika

    Australian Leishman withdraws from Rio citing Zika

    Golfer Marc Leishman said on Thursday he has withdrawn his candidacy for the Rio Olympics, citing the Zika virus and health concerns for his wife, becoming the first Australian athlete to withdraw over the mosquito-borne virus. Leishman, … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 55 minutes ago
  • LeBron tells Cavaliers to soak up record night

    LeBron tells Cavaliers to soak up record night

    LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers team mates have bigger fish to fry but the superstar implored his men to enjoy their record-breaking night on Wednesday. The Cavaliers knocked down an incredible NBA record 25 three-pointers in their 123-98 … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 59 minutes ago
  • Repole in Derby chase with Outwork, son of top sire Uncle Mo

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Five years ago, Mike Repole was living the dream. He had already made his share of an estimated $4.1 billion fortune from the sale of the company that produced Vitaminwater, and now he had himself a Kentucky Derby favorite … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 1 minute ago
  • Penguins edge Capitals in overtime to open 3-1 series lead

    Penguins edge Capitals in overtime to open 3-1 series lead

    (The Sports Xchange) - Patric Hornqvist scored 2:34 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins seized a 3-1 series lead over the NHL regular season champion Washington Capitals, winning 3-2 in Game Four of the Eastern Conference semi-finals on … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 3 minutes ago
  • Wednesday's Sports In Brief

    MIAMI (AP) -- Chris Bosh's season is now officially over, regardless of how far the Miami Heat advance in the postseason. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 4 minutes ago
  • Golf-Australian Leishman withdraws from Rio citing Zika

    * Australian golfer says fears for wife's health * Olympic Committee supports decision * Leishman was top-ranked candidate to join Day (Recasts, changes dateline, adds Australian Olympic Committee statement) SYDNEY, May 5 (Reuters) - Golfer Marc … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 5 minutes ago
  • Big shots: Cavaliers set NBA record by making 25 3-pointers

    Wearing headphones and sweats, J.R. Smith, the one Cleveland player without any restrictions on where or when he can shoot, finished his pregame warmup by stopping near half-court and launching a shot. On Wednesday night, Smith and the Cavaliers … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 10 minutes ago
  • Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games

    Highlights of Tuesday's Major League Baseball games: Cubs 6, Pirates 2 Ben Zobrist hit a three-run homer, Anthony Rizzo had a solo shot among his three hits and Jon Lester worked out of a pair of jams while pitching 5 2/3 scoreless innings as the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 11 minutes ago
  • LEADING OFF: DeGrom looks for 4-0 start at San Diego

    LEADING OFF: DeGrom looks for 4-0 start at San Diego

    A look at what's happening all around the majors today: … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 18 minutes ago
  • Brilliant Bale helps Real tame Man City to reach Champions League final

    Brilliant Bale helps Real tame Man City to reach Champions League final

    By Richard Martin MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid reached their 14th European Cup final and crushed Manchester City's hopes of a maiden title after Gareth Bale's deflected effort secured a 1-0 victory in the second leg of their Champions League last … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 28 minutes ago
  • With Lowry faltering, Dragic flourishing, Heat seek 2-0 lead

    It took the Toronto Raptors 15 years to get this far again, and Kyle Lowry knows they won't go further if he doesn't play better. The Raptors need Lowry to play the way Goran Dragic is. With Lowry faltering and Dragic flourishing, the Miami Heat … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 30 minutes ago
  • NBA-LeBron tells Cavaliers to soak up record night

    LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers team mates have bigger fish to fry but the superstar implored his men to enjoy their record-breaking night on Wednesday. The Cavaliers knocked down an incredible NBA record 25 three-pointers in their 123-98 … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 32 minutes ago
  • Three ways the Yankees can improve during A-Rod's absence

    Three ways the Yankees can improve during A-Rod's absence

    With Alex Rodriguez lost to a hamstring injury, the Yankees may still find ways to turn their season around. … More »

    Big League Stew - 2 hours 39 minutes ago
  • Johnny Manziel heads to court in domestic violence case

    Johnny Manziel heads to court in domestic violence case

    DALLAS (AP) -- Johnny Manziel is expected to make his first courtroom appearance in Dallas after his indictment in a domestic violence case. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 59 minutes ago
  • Cavs take long-range approach to big win over Hawks

    Cavs take long-range approach to big win over Hawks

    (The Sports Xchange) - LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers made a record 25 three-pointers to pound the Atlanta Hawks 123-98 on Wednesday to take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. Ten Cavs made … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • NHL-Penguins edge Capitals in overtime to open 3-1 series lead

    Patric Hornqvist scored 2:34 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins seized a 3-1 series lead over the NHL regular season champion Washington Capitals, winning 3-2 in Game Four of the Eastern Conference semi-finals on Wednesday. "It's huge, … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • NBA-Cavs take long-range approach to big win over Hawks

    LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers made a record 25 three-pointers to pound the Atlanta Hawks 123-98 on Wednesday to take a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. Ten Cavs made three-pointers, led by J.R. … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Gerrit Cole may have had too much fun at the Penguins game

    Gerrit Cole may have had too much fun at the Penguins game

    The Pirates ace was very vocal at Wednesday's NHL playoff game between the Penguins and Capitals. … More »

    Big League Stew - 3 hours ago
  • Astros finally take two in row, win 16-4

    Astros finally take two in row, win 16-4

    About a week ago Jason Castro was struggling at the plate, batting a paltry .114 and searching for answers to end his woes. Houston's catcher made some adjustments and they've paid off immediately. Castro homered and drove in four runs, and Jose … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • 'Stop talking s***': Oakley rips Barkley after Cavs-Hawks Game 2

    'Stop talking s***': Oakley rips Barkley after Cavs-Hawks Game 2

    Charles Oakley might have used new media to communicate, but his beef with Charles Barkley goes back many, many years. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 3 hours ago
  • Hornqvist scores in OT, Penguins beat Capitals 3-2

    Hornqvist scores in OT, Penguins beat Capitals 3-2

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Patric Hornqvist beat Braden Holtby between the legs 2:31 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the second-round series. … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Cavs set NBA record with 25 3s, lead 2-0

    Cavs set NBA record with 25 3s, lead 2-0

    Dropping jumpers from every corner and angle, the Cleveland Cavaliers drained an NBA record 25 3-pointers - the most in any regular season or playoff game - during a 123-98 runaway win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night in Game 2 of their … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Australia integrity unit beefed up after corruption claims

    Tennis Australia are to beef up their integrity unit to fight corruption in the sport after their showcase tournament was blighted earlier this year by allegations of global inaction to combat it. The Australian Open, the year's first grand slam … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Holliday gives Cardinals 5-4 win over Phillies

    Holliday gives Cardinals 5-4 win over Phillies

    Matt Holliday delivered the St. Louis Cardinals' first walk-off win of the season on Wednesday night and then was mobbed by his teammates. The Cardinals scored twice in the bottom of the ninth and Holliday's RBI single with two outs was the … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Murray having 'an absolute blast' as dream playoff run continues for Pens

    Murray having 'an absolute blast' as dream playoff run continues for Pens

    Matt Murray might've been bothered when he was younger by the Jay Beagle shot that beat him less than three minutes into Game 4, a harmless backhand far-side over the left shoulder. This version of Murray, still only 21 and playing as well as any … More »

    The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago
  • The Walk Off: Cubs continue crushing every team in their path

    The Walk Off: Cubs continue crushing every team in their path

    The Cubs dominance highlights the Stew's daily recap. We also looked at Corey Kluber's gem and a monster home run from Nelson Cruz. … More »

    Big League Stew - 4 hours ago
  • Ortiz hits 509th HR as BoSox top ChiSox

    Ortiz hits 509th HR as BoSox top ChiSox

    Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell shook his head and grinned when asked about the latest clutch hit and milestone home run by David Ortiz. ''You kind of marvel at how consistent and powerful he is,'' Farrell said. Ortiz hit his 509th home run to … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago