Morning SportsFlash:
  • Maria Sharapova on Russia's provisional Olympic team for Rio

    Russia has included Maria Sharapova on its preliminary team for the Olympic tennis tournament in August despite her provisional suspension for failing a drug test. Sharapova has been suspended since March after testing positive for the banned … More »

    The Canadian Press - 10 minutes ago
  • Nadal downs Bagnis to notch up double century

    Nadal downs Bagnis to notch up double century

    Rafael Nadal chalked up a double century of grand slam match wins by putting Argentine challenger Facundo Bagnis firmly in his place with a 6-3 6-0 6-3 demolition job in the second round of the French Open on Thursday. Playing in only his sixth … More »

    Reuters - 12 minutes ago
  • Nadal and Djokovic march on at Roland Garros

    Nadal and Djokovic march on at Roland Garros

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - A dominant Rafael Nadal arrived at one career milestone on Thursday but the speed of the Spaniard's rampage through the early rounds of the French Open suggests his eyes are fixed firmly on another more … More »

    Reuters - 15 minutes ago
  • Ricciardo fastest in Monaco on day of crashes

    Ricciardo fastest in Monaco on day of crashes

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Australian Daniel Ricciardo set the pace for Red Bull in Monaco Grand Prix practice on Thursday, with crashes and a loose drain cover putting safety back in the spotlight at Formula One's showcase race. Ricciardo … More »

    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Nadal and Djokovic march on at Roland Garros

    By Martyn Herman PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - A dominant Rafael Nadal arrived at one career milestone on Thursday but the speed of the Spaniard's rampage through the early rounds of the French Open suggests his eyes are fixed firmly on another more … More »

    Reuters - 20 minutes ago
  • Careless Djokovic reaches French Open third round

    Careless Djokovic reaches French Open third round

    Novak Djokovic wasted a few opportunities but safely reached the third round of the French Open with a 7-5 6-3 6-4 victory against Belgian qualifier Steve Darcis on Thursday. The world number one dropped serve twice when he seemed to be strolling … More »

    Reuters - 20 minutes ago
  • Dangerman Thiem moves closer to Nadal showdown

    PARIS (Reuters) - French Open dangerman Dominic Thiem enhanced his growing reputation on Thursday by reaching the third round for the first time with a 7-5 6-4 7-6(3) win over Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. The youngest player in the top 15, the … More »

    Reuters - 23 minutes ago
  • NFL still hasn't talked to players named in Al Jazeera PED report

    NFL still hasn't talked to players named in Al Jazeera PED report

    Christine Brennan of USA Today reported that the NFL still has not interviewed any player who was accused in last December's Al Jazeera America report on PEDs. … More »

    Shutdown Corner - 25 minutes ago
  • John Urschel's Excellent MIT Offseason

    John Urschel's Excellent MIT Offseason

    The Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman went back to school - but not just any school. … More »

    Shutdown Corner - 25 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Careless Djokovic reaches French Open third round

    Novak Djokovic wasted a few opportunities but safely reached the third round of the French Open with a 7-5 6-3 6-4 victory against Belgian qualifier Steve Darcis on Thursday. The world number one dropped serve twice when he seemed to be strolling … More »

    Reuters - 26 minutes ago
  • White Mamba Minute: Warriors on the brink

    White Mamba Minute: Warriors on the brink

    Can Golden State do anything to negate the Thunder's advantages in size and length? … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 26 minutes ago
  • UNB seeks review of discrimination ruling in women's hockey complaint

    The University of New Brunswick is seeking a judicial review of a Labour and Employment Board ruling in March that ordered UNB to reinstate its women's varsity hockey team. Wayne Albert, the dean of kinesiology at UNB, says the university made … More »

    The Canadian Press - 27 minutes ago
  • Djokovic 7th man with 50th French wins

    Djokovic 7th man with 50th French wins

    Novak Djokovic is now the seventh man with at least 50 match wins in the French Open. Trying to complete a career Grand Slam, the top-seeded Djokovic moved into the third round by beating 161st-ranked qualifier Steve Darcis of Belgium 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 … More »

    AP - Sports - 28 minutes ago
  • Russian firm cuts order for Swiss trains needed for 2018 World Cup

    By John Miller ZURICH (Reuters) - A Russian rail company has cut its order for Swiss trains that will help ferry visitors to the 2018 World Cup by more than half because of pressure from Western sanctions, low oil prices and the weak rouble, Swiss … More »

    Reuters - 32 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Dangerman Thiem moves closer to Nadal showdown

    PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - French Open dangerman Dominic Thiem enhanced his growing reputation on Thursday by reaching the third round for the first time with a 7-5 6-4 7-6(3) win over Spaniard Guillermo Garcia-Lopez. The youngest player in the top … More »

    Reuters - 35 minutes ago
  • Bacsinszky stops Bouchard to reach third round

    Swiss eighth seed Timea Bacsinszky recovered from a shaky start and survived a nervy finish to beat Canada's Eugenie Bouchard 6-4 6-4 in the French Open second round on Thursday. Bacsinszky, who reached the semi-final at Roland Garros last year, … More »

    Reuters - 36 minutes ago
  • Ricciardo beats Hamilton, Rosberg in 2nd Monaco GP practice

    Ricciardo beats Hamilton, Rosberg in 2nd Monaco GP practice

    Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo gave improving Red Bull another boost Thursday with the fastest time in the second practice session of the Monaco Grand Prix, quicker than Mercedes pair Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Red Bull struggled for … More »

    AP - Sports - 43 minutes ago
  • Ancelotti hoping for some stability at Bayern Munich

    Carlo Ancelotti's next managerial assignment soon begins at Bayern Munich, and he still hasn't mastered German. Given how clubs casually dispose of managers, Ancelotti could be forgiven for focusing his studies on the Bavarian team's players rather … More »

    AP - Sports - 49 minutes ago
  • Meet the man Indy 500 champions say saved the race

    Meet the man Indy 500 champions say saved the race

    Then came World War II and a four-year hiatus for the Indianapolis 500. A businessman from Terre Haute, Hulman was recruited by three-time Indy 500 winner Wilbur Shaw to purchase the track. For a purchase price reported to be $750,000, Hulman took … More »

    AP - Sports - 53 minutes ago
  • Ichiro Suzuki finds his old form with the Marlins

    Ichiro Suzuki finds his old form with the Marlins

    If anyone thought that Ichiro was done after his lackluster 2015, well, think again. … More »

    Big League Stew - 59 minutes ago
  • Sharapova is included in Russian Olympic team

    Sharapova is included in Russian Olympic team

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova is one of four Russian players named to compete in women's singles at the Olympics in Rio, even though she has been suspended from competition after testing positive for the banned substance … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 6 minutes ago
  • Rosicky determined not to let injuries wreck his career

    Rosicky determined not to let injuries wreck his career

    Arsenal's Tomas Rosicky has said he still has plenty to offer and is keen to continue playing, even though a series of long-term injuries limited the midfielder to just a few minutes of playing time last season. Despite his lack of game time, … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Sharapova is included in Russian Olympic team

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW, May 26 (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova is one of four Russian players named to compete in women's singles at the Olympics in Rio, even though she has been suspended from competition after testing positive for the banned … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 13 minutes ago
  • Formula One remains Plan A for Maldonado

    Formula One remains Plan A for Maldonado

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Venezuelan driver Pastor Maldonado says returning to Formula One remains his priority and he is hopeful of retaining the support of state oil company PDVSA to help make it possible. "We will try again and try to … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
  • Kenya tries again with anti-doping law

    Kenya tries again with anti-doping law

    Kenyan lawmakers supported proposed changes to anti-doping legislation at a special sitting of parliament on Thursday in the hope that WADA will accept the law this time. Kenya was forced to make the changes after the World Anti-Doping Agency … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
  • Everton veteran Barry dismisses retirement talk

    Everton veteran Barry dismisses retirement talk

    Everton's veteran midfielder Gareth Barry has scotched any notion of imminent retirement, saying his commitment to top-level soccer has not waned as he looks ahead to a 20th campaign in the Premier League. The 35-year-old, Everton's player of the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • O'Neill wants to keep Irish spirits high with Dutch win

    O'Neill wants to keep Irish spirits high with Dutch win

    By Philip O'Connor DUBLIN (Reuters) - Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill wants a morale-boosting victory over Netherlands in Dublin on Friday as he settles on his squad for Euro 2016, which he will announce next week. "What I would like is to … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • Barca defender Alves interests several clubs, says agent

    Barca defender Alves interests several clubs, says agent

    Barcelona right back Dani Alves' agent has denied suggestions his client has signed a pre-contract agreement with Juventus but says the player is a target for the Italian champions and other teams. Barcelona-based publications El Mundo Deportivo … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 19 minutes ago
  • Simeone lift for Atletico ahead of final

    Simeone lift for Atletico ahead of final

    Atletico Madrid were given a big boost ahead of Saturday's Champions League final against Real Madrid in Milan with the news that coach Diego Simeone will be staying on next season. President Enrique Cerezo said on Thursday that the former Atletico … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
  • South Africa veteran Burger out of Ireland series

    South Africa veteran Burger out of Ireland series

    CAPE TOWN, May 26 (Reuters) - South Africa loose forward Schalk Burger will miss next month's three-test series against Ireland after sustaining an ankle problem that will sideline him for up to five weeks. "He's a quality Springbok. The injury is a … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 22 minutes ago
  • Nadal easily earns 200th Grand Slam win

    Nadal easily earns 200th Grand Slam win

    Rafael Nadal set another milestone at the French Open on Thursday, posting the 200th Grand Slam match win of his career. Nadal got off a sluggish start but once he got into his swing, he was in control. The record nine-time champion at Roland … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
  • Canadian Eugenie Bouchard loses at French Open

    Canadian Eugenie Bouchard loses at French Open

    Canadian Eugenie Bouchard has been eliminated from the French Open after a 6-4, 6-4 second-round loss to eighth-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland. A French Open semifinalist last year, Bacsinszky was broken in her first service game. Trailing … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
  • Devin Hester not happy with NFL's new touchback rules

    Devin Hester not happy with NFL's new touchback rules

    The Atlanta Falcons' kickoff returner is not pleased with new rules bringing touchbacks out to the 25-yard-line. … More »

    Shutdown Corner - 1 hour 35 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Nadal downs Bagnis to notch up double century

    Rafael Nadal chalked up a double century of grand slam match wins by putting Argentine challenger Facundo Bagnis firmly in his place with a 6-3 6-0 6-3 demolition job in the second round of the French Open on Thursday. Playing in only his sixth … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 52 minutes ago
  • Red Deer Rebels get their revenge on Brandon Wheat Kings at 2016 Memorial Cup

    Red Deer Rebels get their revenge on Brandon Wheat Kings at 2016 Memorial Cup

    The Red Deer Rebels felt the pain of elimination back in April when the Brandon Wheat Kings bounced them from the Western Hockey League playoffs. Evan Polei never forgot the feeling. Polei scored in overtime as Red Deer exacted some revenge by … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 hours 1 minute ago
  • Hockey fan gets Gary Bettman tattoo on butt, fulfilling vow

    Hockey fan gets Gary Bettman tattoo on butt, fulfilling vow

    “I don't know if he'll be proud, but I do hope he sees it,” said Hopkins. “This tattoo is probably the most people will ever laugh about Gary Bettman in a non ‘I hate Gary Bettman’ way.” … More »

    Puck Daddy - 2 hours 4 minutes ago
  • NHL conference finalists get Jimmy Fallon superlative treatment (Video)

    NHL conference finalists get Jimmy Fallon superlative treatment (Video)

    As the Stanley Cup Playoffs move from the conference finals to the Stanley Cup Final, The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon has returned for more NHL superlatives. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 2 hours 9 minutes ago
  • Seeking a new club, Ibrahimovic gives Man United hint

    Seeking a new club, Ibrahimovic gives Man United hint

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic deliberated, tapped his fingers on the desk in front of him and let out a beaming smile. The Sweden striker had just been asked if he had received an offer to join Manchester United and his actions spoke as much as his words. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 12 minutes ago
  • United and Chelsea haggle over Mourinho's image rights

    United and Chelsea haggle over Mourinho's image rights

    Jose Mourinho is expected to be named Manchester United's new manager either later today or tomorrow, after the tangled issue of who owns his name - and, crucially, is licensed to exploit it commercially - is resolved. The unusual sticking point … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 37 minutes ago
  • German Kimmich has Olympics in sights if he misses Euros

    German Kimmich has Olympics in sights if he misses Euros

    Joshua Kimmich, whose meteoric rise has earned him a spot in Germany's preliminary Euro 2016 squad, says he wants to compete at the Olympics if he misses the cut for next month's tournament in France. The versatile 21-year-old midfielder has had a … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 47 minutes ago