What's Buzzing:
  • Maeda double guides Tokyo to win and Asian knockouts

    FC Tokyo's Ryoichi Maeda scored both goals in a 2-1 win at Vietnam's Becamex Binh Duong on Tuesday as the Japanese side reached the Asian Champions League knockout stages along with South Korea's Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors. Former champions Jeonbuk … More »

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
  • Meet the next sport of the modern age: Drone racing

    Decked out in high-tech goggles, pilot Steve Zoumas dives low and sees the final gate zooming toward him: a 20-foot-tall metal-framed box ringed with neon. Serial entrepreneur Nick Horbaczewski, who founded the Drone Racing League last year, thinks … More »

    AP - Sports - 19 minutes ago
  • May 3: Dunks of the Day

    May 3: Dunks of the Day

    Check out the top dunks from Tuesday's playoff action. … More »

    NBA.com - 20 minutes ago
  • Injured Azarenka retires at Madrid

    Injured Azarenka retires at Madrid

    MADRID (AP) -- Fourth-seeded Victoria Azarenka has pulled out of the Madrid Open because of a back injury. … More »

    AP - Sports - 26 minutes ago
  • Ex minister nominated to head 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games

    Ex minister nominated to head 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games

    South Korean organizers have officially selected former government minister Lee Hee-beom as the new head of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Lee was nominated Wednesday, a day after the sudden resignation of Cho Yang-ho as president of the … More »

    The Canadian Press - 32 minutes ago
  • Paralympian's equipment stolen during weekend bike race

    EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) -- A medal-winning Paralympic cyclist says thieves stole special equipment she needs to race in this year's Paralympic Games while she was competing in the Atlanta area. … More »

    AP - Sports - 33 minutes ago
  • Raptors star Kyle Lowry hits gym after playoff loss in bid to find shooting touch

    TORONTO - Kyle Lowry was late to the dressing room after Toronto's Game 1 loss to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference semifinal. The Raptors all-star was upstairs in a practice gym trying to find his shooting touch. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 40 minutes ago
  • Minnesota college system bars team travel to North Carolina

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota state university system is prohibiting athletics teams from traveling to tournaments in North Carolina this spring after that state passed a law limiting LGBT protections. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
  • Boxer Khan would join British greats with Alvarez win: Hatton

    Boxer Khan would join British greats with Alvarez win: Hatton

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Amir Khan will have to produce one of the greatest displays ever seen by a British boxer if he is to beat WBC middleweight champion Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas on Saturday, according to Ricky Hatton. The … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 16 minutes ago
  • Zamalek coach McLeish leaves after 65 days

    Zamalek coach McLeish leaves after 65 days

    (Reuters) - Egyptian Premier League club Zamalek's manager Alex McLeish has left the club after just 65 days despite winning six of his 10 games while in charge, the club said on its website. In February, the 57-year-old took over from former … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
  • Khan would join British greats with Alvarez win - Hatton

    Khan would join British greats with Alvarez win - Hatton

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Amir Khan will have to produce one of the greatest displays ever seen by a British boxer if he is to beat WBC middleweight champion Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas on Saturday, according to Ricky Hatton. The … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 23 minutes ago
  • FIFA ethics investigator recommends life ban for ex-VP Webb

    FIFA ethics investigator recommends life ban for ex-VP Webb

    FIFA's chief ethics investigator has recommended a life ban for Jeffrey Webb, a former vice-president of the global football body who has pleaded guilty in the United States to offences linked to racketeering, fraud and money laundering. Webb, one … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 23 minutes ago
  • World Cup winner Luca Toni announces retirement

    VERONA, Italy (AP) -- World Cup winner Luca Toni says he will retire after Sunday's match against Serie A champion Juventus. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 27 minutes ago
  • Boxing-Khan would join British greats with Alvarez win - Hatton

    By Martyn Herman LONDON, May 4 (Reuters) - Amir Khan will have to produce one of the greatest displays ever seen by a British boxer if he is to beat WBC middleweight champion Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas on Saturday, according to Ricky Hatton. The … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 32 minutes ago
  • Europe remained a bridge too far for Guardiola's Bayern

    Europe remained a bridge too far for Guardiola's Bayern

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Departing Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has been assured a bittersweet farewell at the German club with the pending celebration of a record fourth straight Bundesliga title soured by another failure to … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 51 minutes ago
  • Chelsea's Hazard rediscovers passion for football

    Chelsea's Hazard rediscovers passion for football

    (Reuters) - Chelsea's Belgium forward Eden Hazard said he had recovered his passion for the game after scoring a stunning equaliser to end Tottenham Hotspur's Premier League title hopes on Monday. The 25-year-old came on at halftime in the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 58 minutes ago
  • FIFA prosecutors want life ban for Webb in bribery case

    ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA ethics prosecutors want a life ban imposed on former FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb, who has pleaded guilty to racketeering charges in the United States. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 2 minutes ago
  • Pinot's Tour hopes boosted by FDJ's time trial improvements

    Pinot's Tour hopes boosted by FDJ's time trial improvements

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - French riders' chances of winning the Tour de France have long been hampered by their inability to perform in time trials, but Thibaut Pinot's FDJ team have changed their approach and the youngster may now be … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 2 minutes ago
  • Soccer-FIFA ethics investigator recommends life ban for ex-VP Webb

    Soccer-FIFA ethics investigator recommends life ban for ex-VP Webb

    FIFA's chief ethics investigator has recommended a life ban for Jeffrey Webb, a former vice-president of the global soccer body who has pleaded guilty in the United States to offences linked to racketeering, fraud and money laundering. Webb, one of … More »

    Reuters - 4 minutes 53 seconds ago
  • Cycling-Pinot's Tour hopes boosted by FDJ's time trial improvements

    (Corrects second name in paragraph 2 to Dumoulin, not Rumoulin) By Julien Pretot PARIS, May 4 (Reuters) - French riders' chances of winning the Tour de France have long been hampered by their inability to perform in time trials, but Thibaut … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 7 minutes ago
  • Ex-trade minister Lee set to become 2018 Winter Games head

    Ex-trade minister Lee set to become 2018 Winter Games head

    Former South Korea trade minister Lee Hee-beom has been nominated as the new president of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organising committee, POCOG announced on Wednesday. Lee will be officially elected at the body's general congress on May … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 16 minutes ago
  • Ex-trade minister Lee set to become 2018 Games head

    Ex-trade minister Lee set to become 2018 Games head

    Former South Korea trade minister Lee Hee-beom has been nominated as the new president of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organizing committee, POCOG announced on Wednesday. Lee will be officially elected at the body's general congress on May … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 52 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Ex-trade minister Lee set to become 2018 Games head

    Former South Korea trade minister Lee Hee-beom has been nominated as the new president of the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics organising committee, POCOG announced on Wednesday. Lee will be officially elected at the body's general congress on May … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 55 minutes ago
  • Cole set to swap Coventry for Tampa Bay Rowdies in NASL

    Cole set to swap Coventry for Tampa Bay Rowdies in NASL

    (Reuters) - Former Chelsea and Liverpool midfielder Joe Cole is set to leave Coventry City and join Tampa Bay Rowdies in the North American Soccer League. The 34-year-old joined Coventry on a free transfer from Aston Villa in January after … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Mignolet hopes Anfield roar can inspire another comeback

    Mignolet hopes Anfield roar can inspire another comeback

    (Reuters) - Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet is optimistic that the Anfield crowd can inspire another Europa League fightback when they host Spanish side Villarreal in the second leg of their semi-final on Thursday. The Merseyside club have … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Adidas seeks buyer for golf businesses to focus on shoes, clothing

    Adidas seeks buyer for golf businesses to focus on shoes, clothing

    By Emma Thomasson BERLIN (Reuters) - Adidas said it would aim to sell the bulk of its loss-making golf business to focus on shoes and clothing, after its core Adidas brand reported strong quarterly sales, particularly in the United States. The … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Leicester triumph transcends sport, says Scudamore

    Leicester triumph transcends sport, says Scudamore

    Leicester City's remarkable Premier League triumph after starting the season as 5,000-1 outsiders transcends sport and might never be repeated, according to the league's executive chairman Richard Scudamore. Leicester, who were on the brink of … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Nibali headlines Giro amid mechanical doping concerns

    Nibali headlines Giro amid mechanical doping concerns

    Vincenzo Nibali knows exactly why he struggled so much last year, and this year the Sicilian is determined to return to cycling's pinnacle when he lines up as the main attraction in the Giro d'Italia, which begins Friday in the Netherlands. … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Long targets Spurs win to complete set for Koeman

    Long targets Spurs win to complete set for Koeman

    Striker Shane Long has backed Southampton to beat Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday, allowing manager Ronald Koeman to claim the one scalp that has eluded him over his two seasons in charge at St Mary's. Barring Spurs, the Dutchman … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Contrite Rose apologises over Chelsea-Spurs scuffle

    Contrite Rose apologises over Chelsea-Spurs scuffle

    Left back Danny Rose has apologised for his involvement in the post-match brawl between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur players and staff after Monday's 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge ended his side's title hopes. Tottenham had nine players booked, the … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Courtois pledges to stay at Chelsea next season

    Courtois pledges to stay at Chelsea next season

    (Reuters) - Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has dismissed speculation that he could move to Ligue 1 champions Paris St Germain at the end of the season and insisted he is happy at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea, who are currently ninth in the Premier … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Berlusconi to start talks on sale of AC Milan - Il Messaggero

    Berlusconi to start talks on sale of AC Milan - Il Messaggero

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is to open talks with a consortium of Asian companies to sell about 70 percent of AC Milan football club, Italy's Il Messaggero newspaper reported on Wednesday. Citing banking sources, the newspaper … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Europe remained a bridge to far for Guardiola's Bayern

    Europe remained a bridge to far for Guardiola's Bayern

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Departing Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has been assured a bittersweet farewell at the German club with the pending celebration of a record fourth straight Bundesliga title soured by another failure to … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Adidas to close Neo stores in Europe

    Adidas to close Neo stores in Europe

    BERLIN (Reuters) - German sportswear company Adidas will close 16 stores in Europe for its teen brand Neo, focussing instead on offering its products through wholesale partners in the region, Chief Executive Herbert Hainer said on Wednesday. While … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Atletico oust Bayern to reach Champions League final

    Atletico oust Bayern to reach Champions League final

    Atletico Madrid reached the Champions League final on away goals on Tuesday after a 2-1 defeat at Bayern Munich, in which both sides missed a penalty, with the exhilarating tie finishing 2-2 on aggregate. Atletico will play in the showpiece match … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Fellaini and Huth charged with violent conduct by FA

    Fellaini and Huth charged with violent conduct by FA

    (Reuters) - Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini and Leicester City defender Robert Huth have been charged by the Football Association (FA) with violent conduct for an incident during Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw. Fellaini appeared to … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Adidas seeks buyer for golf business to focus on shoes, clothing

    Adidas seeks buyer for golf business to focus on shoes, clothing

    By Emma Thomasson BERLIN (Reuters) - Adidas said it would aim to sell its loss-making golf business to focus on shoes and clothing, after its core Adidas brand reported strong quarterly sales, particularly in the United States. The German … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Miami Takes Down Toronto in Overtime to Win Game 1

    Miami Takes Down Toronto in Overtime to Win Game 1

    Led by Goran Dragic's 26 and Dywane Wade's 24 the Miami Heat defeated the Toronto Raptors 102-96 to take game one of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals. … More »

    NBA.com - 6 hours ago
  • Ranieri puts hefty price tag on title-winning Foxes

    Ranieri puts hefty price tag on title-winning Foxes

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri's thoughts have already turned to keeping his title-winning squad together next season, with the Italian warning potential suitors they will have to pay over the odds to lure away any of his shining lights. … More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • Best of Playoffs Phantom: Heat vs Raptors Game 1

    Best of Playoffs Phantom: Heat vs Raptors Game 1

    Check out the best of phantom from Miami's game one win at Toronto! … More »

    NBA.com - 6 hours ago