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  1. PBC setting resembles Olympics ceremony, Super Bowl production
    Kevin Iole

    PBC setting resembles Olympics ceremony, Super Bowl production

  2. NFL Draft Top 50, Nos. 11-20: Top offensive tackles lumped together
    Eric Edholm

    NFL Draft Top 50, Nos. 11-20: Top offensive tackles lumped together

  3. Video: Davis Cup draw made for Canada vs. Japan in Vancouver
    Stephanie Myles

    Video: Davis Cup draw made for Canada vs. Japan in Vancouver

  4. NHL Three Stars: Tavares ends Isles mini skid; Smith stops Coyotes slump
    Josh Cooper

    NHL Three Stars: Tavares ends Isles mini skid; Smith stops Coyotes slump

  5. Wesley Matthews to miss rest of season with torn Achilles tendon
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Wesley Matthews to miss rest of season with torn Achilles tendon

  6. E'Twaun Moore hits game-winning 3 as Bulls beat Thunder, snap Westbrook's triple-double streak
    Dan Devine

    E'Twaun Moore hits game-winning 3 as Bulls beat Thunder, snap Westbrook's triple-double streak

  7. David Schlemko's 'Forsberg' shootout move gives Flames victory (Video)
    Josh Cooper

    David Schlemko's 'Forsberg' shootout move gives Flames victory (Video)

  8. Alice Cooper rocks Arizona Coyotes retro night
    Josh Cooper

    Alice Cooper rocks Arizona Coyotes retro night

  9. Sources: NCAA investigating whether family of Kansas' Cliff Alexander received impermissible benefits
    Pat Forde

    Sources: NCAA investigating whether family of Kansas' Cliff Alexander received impermissible benefits

  10. Mike Ribeiro goal inconclusive on replay in Preds game against Islanders (Video)
    Josh Cooper

    Mike Ribeiro goal inconclusive on replay in Preds game against Islanders (Video)

  11. Claude Julien thinks shootouts suck because the Bruins suck at them
    Greg Wyshynski

    Claude Julien thinks shootouts suck because the Bruins suck at them

  12. The 20 college basketball teams that most need to win this weekend
    Pat Forde

    The 20 college basketball teams that most need to win this weekend

  • Claude Julien thinks shootouts suck because the Bruins suck at them

    Claude Julien thinks shootouts suck because the Bruins suck at them

    “They suck,” he repeated as clearly as he could. “That’s my [feelings on] the shootout.” … More »

    Puck Daddy - 5 minutes ago
  • King takes control of Scottish club Rangers

    By Neil Maidment LONDON (Reuters) - South Africa-based businessman Dave King won the battle for control of Scottish football club Rangers on Friday, winning a vote to oust the board and appoint himself and others to the helm of the 54-times league … More »

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
  • Siblings looking forward to NCAAs - in different sports

    Ryan and Simone Manuel are as close as two siblings can be, even though they attend college in different parts of the country. Simone, one of the top freshman swimmers in the country at Stanford, will be competing at the NCAA championships … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 minutes ago
  • Florida man to be sentenced for helping baseball star Puig flee Cuba

    Florida man to be sentenced for helping baseball star Puig flee Cuba

    By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A Florida man who pleaded guilty to helping smuggle Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Yasiel Puig out of Cuba will face sentencing on Friday in federal court. Gilberto Suarez received $2.5 million sometime after … More »

    Reuters - 9 minutes ago
  • 3 tell of gruesome injuries, death at Boston Marathon

    A woman who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing described feeling as if she were in a horror movie: wounded people all around her, including someone covered with soot, dazed and ''walking around like a zombie.'' At the federal death penalty … More »

    AP - Sports - 12 minutes ago
  • Ciganda shoots 66, shares lead with Park

    Ciganda shoots 66, shares lead with Park

    Carlota Ciganda shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to move into a tie for the lead with Inbee Park after the second round of the HSBC Women's Champions. Ciganda offset a pair of bogeys with eight birdies at Sentosa Golf Club to finish even with Park (69) … More »

    AP - Sports - 13 minutes ago
  • Snow joke as daring Saints hit the icy pistes

    Snow joke as daring Saints hit the icy pistes

    LONDON (Reuters) - Premier League clubs usually use fixture-free weeks as an opportunity to escape the English winter and visit warmer climes but Southampton have taken a novel approach by heading to the Swiss Alps. Ronald Koeman's sixth-placed … More »

    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • UPDATE 2-Tennis-Davis Cup world group round 1 Draw

    March 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Draw from the Davis Cup World Group Round 1 matches on Friday Round 1Kazakhstan are level with 6-Italy 1- 1 4-Serbia lead Croatia 1- 0 … More »

    Reuters - 29 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Davis Cup world group round 1 Serbia v Croatia Fixture

    March 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixture from the Davis Cup World Group Round 1 match between Serbia and Croatia on Friday 4-Serbia lead Croatia 1-0 On FridayNovak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Mate Delic (Croatia) 6-3 6-2 6-4 … More »

    Reuters - 29 minutes ago
  • New-look Valencia threaten La Liga elite

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Quietly and efficiently Valencia are building up steam under new owner Peter Lim and on Sunday face champions Atletico Madrid ready to fight for third place in La Liga. Valencia are a new-look side thanks to the … More »

    Reuters - 52 minutes ago
  • Blatter urges Iran to open stadiums to women

    Blatter urges Iran to open stadiums to women

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter is urging Iran to end a ban preventing women from watching football in stadiums. In comments published in FIFA's weekly magazine ahead of International Women's Day, Blatter said that despite his efforts to convince Iran … More »

    AP - Sports - 59 minutes ago
  • No drums, beer or banners - Copa America could be dull

    No drums, beer or banners - Copa America could be dull

    By Rosalba O'Brien and Felipe Iturrieta SANTIAGO (Reuters) - In a bid to keep South America's notorious 'barra brava' hooligans away from soccer stadiums, Chile is implementing strict rules that fans complain will take the fizz out of proceedings … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 8 minutes ago
  • Wushu to bid again for Olympic spot

    Wushu will bid again for inclusion in the Olympics and is banking on increased participation in Africa and the Americas to aid their chances after previously missing out to wrestling. "We have to undertake another bidding process," International … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
  • English FA names Glenn as chief executive

    United Biscuits CEO Martin Glenn has been appointed chief executive of the English Football Association, the ruling body said on Friday. The 54-year-old, who will replace general secretary Alex Horne, starts work at Wembley on May. 18, overseeing … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 13 minutes ago
  • Welbeck criticism wide of the mark, says Wenger

    Welbeck criticism wide of the mark, says Wenger

    By Sam Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Striker Danny Welbeck is playing an important role in Arsenal's season despite being moved into an unpreferred wide role, manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday. Arsenal face Welbeck's former club Manchester United … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
  • Davis Cup: Italy and Kazakhstan tied 1-1

    Italy leveled the Davis Cup first-round tie with Kazakhstan at 1-1 after Andreas Seppi defeated Andrei Golubev in the second of Friday's singles. Seppi dominated from the start, and could have closed out the match in straight sets if not for a … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 8 minutes ago
  • Denny Morrison motivated by addition of Dutch skater to Canadian team

    Veteran speed skater Denny Morrison says he's finding inspiration this season through his friendly rivalry with new teammate Ted-Jan Bloemen. The 29-year-old from Fort St. John, B.C., will compete for Canada at the ISU world allround championships … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 hours 16 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Davis Cup world group round 1 Kazakhstan v Italy Fixture

    March 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixture from the Davis Cup World Group Round 1 match between Kazakhstan and Italy on Friday Kazakhstan are level with 6-Italy 1-1 On FridayAndreas Seppi (Italy) beat Andrey Golubev (Kazakhstan) 6-3 6-3 6-7(5) 6-2 … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 21 minutes ago
  • India v West Indies highlights

    PERTH (Reuters) - Latest from the cricket World Cup Pool B match between India and West Indies at the WACA on Friday. West Indies were all out for 182. - - India innings 1st over - Jerome Taylor starts for West Indies and bowls a tidy over to … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 33 minutes ago
  • Blatter calls on Iran to allow women into stadiums

    Blatter calls on Iran to allow women into stadiums

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter has asked Iran to end its ban on women watching football matches, describing the situation as intolerable. "When I travelled to Iran in November 2013, I was not only confronted with … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Florida man faces sentencing in smuggling of Dodgers' Puig

    A South Florida businessman is set to be sentenced for illegally helping finance the smuggling of Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba. Gilberto Suarez is likely looking at a prison term of up to a year at Friday's hearing before U.S. … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Lacazette will stay at Lyon next season, says club president

    Lacazette will stay at Lyon next season, says club president

    Ligue 1 top scorer and France international Alexandre Lacazette will not be sold at the end of the season, according to Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas. Lacazette, who has netted 21 league goals this season, said on the club's TV … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Brumbies down Force to spoil return of the Honey Badger

    (Reuters) - ACT Brumbies spoiled a try-scoring return to Super Rugby for Wallabies winger Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins with a 27-15 bonus point victory over Western Force at Canberra Stadium on Friday. The Brumbies ran in three tries in the first … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Shami takes three as India bowl out West Indies for 182

    Shami takes three as India bowl out West Indies for 182

    Fast bowler Mohammed Shami returned from injury to torment the West Indies batsmen with three wickets as India bowled out the Caribbean side for 182 in their World Cup Group B match at the WACA on Friday. West Indies captain Jason Holder (57) hit … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Olympics-Wushu to bid again for Olympic spot

    Wushu will bid again for inclusion in the Olympics and is banking on increased participation in Africa and the Americas to aid their chances after previously missing out to wrestling. "We have to undertake another bidding process," International … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Opening woes continue to haunt Pakistan at World Cup

    Opening woes continue to haunt Pakistan at World Cup

    A pair of comfortable wins after two losses to start the World Cup have given a more settled look to Pakistan but the 1992 champions still seem to have no clue as to how to solve their opener problem. Pakistan's troubles started when all-rounder … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Indonesia struggling to nurture another world champion

    Indonesia struggling to nurture another world champion

    By Rod Gilmour BIRMINGHAM (Reuters) - The thought of watching "so-so" Indonesian singles players doesn't sit well with Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat. In a year when Jakarta stages the world championships for the first time since 1989, Taufik … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Park stays bogey-free for share of Singapore lead

    By John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Park In-bee curled in a three-metre birdie putt on the final hole to maintain a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the HSBC Women's Champions, the Korean going bogey-free for the second straight day to … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Sports Direct's Ashley eludes British lawmakers

    Sports Direct's Ashley eludes British lawmakers

    By Neil Maidment LONDON (Reuters) - A British parliamentary committee wanting to question retailer Sports Direct's founder Mike Ashley over the treatment of workers at its fashion chain USC has been told he is unavailable, but said they have not … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Golf-Park stays bogey-free for share of Singapore lead

    (Fixes spelling of Ciganda) By John O'Brien SINGAPORE, March 6 (Reuters) - Park In-bee curled in a three-metre birdie putt on the final hole to maintain a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the HSBC Women's Champions, the Korean going … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Warm weather, barren trails push start of Iditarod sled dog race farther north in Alaska

    Warm weather, barren trails push start of Iditarod sled dog race farther north in Alaska

    Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start further north where there is snow and ice. A weather pattern that buried the eastern U.S. in snow has left Alaska … More »

    The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago
  • Duke-UNC rematch headlines final ACC regular-season weekend

    A look at things to watch this week in the Atlantic Coast Conference: … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • F1's youngest ever lineup confident of success

    Kimi Raikkonen is old enough to be Max Verstappen's father, and when the Formula One season gets underway at the Australian Grand Prix, the teen prodigy will be racing against the seen-it-all veteran. At 17, Verstappen will become the youngest … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel begins F1 2015 with big ambitions

    Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel enters the new Formula One season in the unusual position of being the outsider. This time, the Ferrari driver is doing the chasing - behind the Mercedes pair of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Vettel used to … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Badminton-Indonesia struggling to nurture another world champion

    By Rod Gilmour BIRMINGHAM, March 6 (Reuters) - The thought of watching "so-so" Indonesian singles players doesn't sit well with Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat. In a year when Jakarta stages the world championships for the first time since 1989, … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • AB is the Neo of the cricketing world: Steyn

    AB is the Neo of the cricketing world: Steyn

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers' batting blitzkriegs in the last two months have been so good that even his own team mates are in awe of them, fast bowler Dale Steyn said on Friday. De Villiers has scored 241 runs in four innings at the … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Banks kicks two late penalties as Highlanders beat Chiefs

    (Reuters) - Replacement flyhalf Marty Banks kicked two late penalties to snatch a 20-17 victory for the Otago Highlanders against the Waikato Chiefs in their Super Rugby clash in Hamilton on Friday. The Highlanders struggled against the Chiefs … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • PBC setting resembles Olympics ceremony, Super Bowl production

    PBC setting resembles Olympics ceremony, Super Bowl production

    The symphony of light, sound and visuals during the series will be unprecedented for boxing venues. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court

    The New England Patriots are for same-sex marriage. So are the San Francisco Giants. The reigning baseball and football champions, along with baseball's small-market Tampa Bay Rays, are among the thousands of businesses, religious groups, advocacy … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 hours ago
  • Year after rule changes, men's basketball back to old form

    Year after rule changes, men's basketball back to old form

    One year after the NCAA changed how rules were enforced to open up the game, men's basketball looks a lot like it once did. Fouls, free throws and scoring increased at the start of last season with a new emphasis on eliminating some of the physical … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 hours ago