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  • Russia finish 1-2 in cross-country World Cup race in Falun

    Maxim Vylegzhanin and Alexander Bessmertnykh of Russia put a small dent in Norway's domination of cross-country skiing by finishing 1-2 in the men's 10-kilometer World Cup race in Falun on Saturday. Maurice Manificat of France came in third … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 minutes ago
  • Horse racing canceled in NYC because of bitter cold

    Racing officials have canceled all races at New York's Aqueduct Racetrack because of extreme cold and high winds. The New York Racing Association says there will be no live racing at Aqueduct on Saturday ''out of an abundance of caution'' for … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 minutes ago
  • De Gea own goal hands Sunderland vital win

    De Gea own goal hands Sunderland vital win

    (Reuters) - David de Gea's late own goal earned Sunderland a 2-1 win over Manchester United on Saturday and a vital three points in their bid for Premier League survival. Tunisian Wahbi Khazri gave the hosts the lead after three minutes when his … More »

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
  • Kamworor wins Kenyan trials but will skip African event

    World champion Geoffrey Kamworor won the Kenyan Cross Country trials on Saturday but pulled out of the team for next month's African Cross Country Championships in Cameroon, saying the event did not fit in with his preparations for the Rio de … More »

    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • Golf: Schwartzel on course for victory on his 2016 debut

    South African Charl Schwartzel is poised to mark his first appearance of the year with a win after taking a one-shot lead in the Tshwane Open third round on Saturday. The 2011 U.S. Masters champion bagged an eagle and three birdies in a … More »

    Reuters - 17 minutes ago
  • Bencic, Vinci reach St. Petersburg final

    Bencic, Vinci reach St. Petersburg final

    Belinda Bencic of Switzerland beat Daria Kasatkina of Russia 6-4, 6-3 in a battle of 18-year-olds to book a St. Petersburg final against Roberta Vinci of Italy, who earlier in the day downed Serbia's Ana Ivanovic in straight sets. Bencic came under … More »

    AP - Sports - 25 minutes ago
  • Man United loses 2-1 at Sunderland after late own goal

    Man United loses 2-1 at Sunderland after late own goal

    A late own goal by goalkeeper David de Gea consigned Manchester United to a 2-1 loss at Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday, dealing another blow to the team's ambitions of finishing in the Champions League qualification places. Anthony … More »

    AP - Sports - 26 minutes ago
  • Schwartzel on course for victory on his 2016 debut

    Schwartzel on course for victory on his 2016 debut

    South African Charl Schwartzel is poised to mark his first appearance of the year with a win after taking a one-shot lead in the Tshwane Open third round on Saturday. The 2011 U.S. Masters champion bagged an eagle and three birdies in a … More »

    Reuters - 30 minutes ago
  • Golf-European Tour Tshwane Open scores

    Feb 13 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Tshwane Open at the par-70 course on Saturday in Waterkloof -9 Charl Schwartzel (South Africa) 71 64 66 -8 Zander Lombard (South Africa) 72 67 63 -6 Anthony Michael (South Africa) 64 69 71 … More »

    Reuters - 32 minutes ago
  • Felix Loch wins 7th World Cup straight for 5th overall title

    Felix Loch wins 7th World Cup straight for 5th overall title

    ALTENBERG, Germany (AP) -- Two-time Olympic champion Felix Loch claimed his fifth overall luge title with his seventh consecutive World Cup win on Saturday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 37 minutes ago
  • Bill, Dave Christian auctioning off Olympic hockey gold medals

    Bill, Dave Christian auctioning off Olympic hockey gold medals

    There are a pair of Olympic hockey gold medals currently up for auction that could use a good home. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 37 minutes ago
  • Coaches adapt to limits on their ability to call timeouts

    Coaches are still getting accustomed to a new NCAA rule that restricts them to calling timeouts only when the ball is dead. Whenever a ball is given to a player, it becomes live and only players have the power to call timeouts. Coaches have to … More »

    AP - Sports - 38 minutes ago
  • Athletics-Kamworor wins Kenyan trials but will skip African event

    World champion Geoffrey Kamworor won the Kenyan Cross Country trials on Saturday but pulled out of the team for next month's African Cross Country Championships in Cameroon, saying the event did not fit in with his preparations for the Rio de … More »

    Reuters - 41 minutes ago
  • Reports: Wilson resigns at Savannah State

    (STATS) - Savannah State's struggling football program is going through another head coaching change. … More »

    AP - Sports - 43 minutes ago
  • Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Saturday's bargains and values

    Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Saturday's bargains and values

    Saturday's eight-game NHL slate shouldn't be lacking in fantasy production, with the NHL's two highest-scoring teams facing off on the same night that the two worst defensive units play each other. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 46 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 - 50 minutes ago
  • Aqueduct cancels Saturday card because of cold, high winds

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Aqueduct has canceled the Saturday card because of the extreme cold and high winds in the New York area. … More »

    AP - Sports - 58 minutes ago
  • Unstoppable Kramer wins world 5,000m title

    Unstoppable Kramer wins world 5,000m title

    Dutch skater Sven Kramer won the 5,000 meters for the seventh time at the world championships on Saturday, narrowly beating compatriot Jorrit Bergsma. Kramer, who is also the Olympic champion in the 5,000, took the gold medal in 6 minutes, 10.31 … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
  • Cruyff, sure of cancer recovery, says he leads disease 2-0

    Cruyff, sure of cancer recovery, says he leads disease 2-0

    Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff announced Saturday that he is ''2-0 up in the first half'' and confident he will go on to win his battle against lung cancer. The former Ajax, Barcelona and Netherlands star, a smoker during his playing days and … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • Leicester will drop me if I don't track back - Mahrez

    Leicester will drop me if I don't track back - Mahrez

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri would have no qualms about dropping Riyad Mahrez if the playmaker did not augment his sublime attacking skills with equally good defensive work, the Algerian said on Saturday. Mahrez has become the first … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • 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 - 3 hours 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 - 3 hours 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 - 3 hours 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 - 3 hours 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 - 3 hours 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 - 4 hours 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 - 5 hours 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 - 5 hours 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 hours ago