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  • Japan's Murofushi makes one last throw for Rio

    Japan's Murofushi makes one last throw for Rio

    Olympic hammer throw gold medallist Koji Murofushi will return after a two-year absence from competition to bid for a place at the Rio de Janeiro Games at the age of 41. Murofushi, who won gold at the 2004 Athens Games and bronze at London four … More »

    Reuters - 3 minutes 17 seconds ago
  • Perez, surging Royals take down Twins 7-4

    Perez, surging Royals take down Twins 7-4

    Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer, Lorenzo Cain had four hits and two RBIs, and the Kansas City Royals picked up where their bats left off the night before while beating the tumbling Minnesota Twins 7-4 on Tuesday. Wade Davis worked a wobbly ninth … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 minutes 9 seconds ago
  • Tomlin wins again as Indians beat Sale, White Sox 6-2

    Tomlin wins again as Indians beat Sale, White Sox 6-2

    Josh Tomlin beat Chris Sale in a one-sided matchup of unbeaten pitchers and Francisco Lindor had three hits, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 6-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night. Tomlin pitched eight innings of two-run ball to … More »

    AP - Sports - 26 minutes ago
  • Price, Bradley lead Red Sox to 8-3 win over Rockies

    Price, Bradley lead Red Sox to 8-3 win over Rockies

    Jackie Bradley Jr. is halfway to Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak, and David Ortiz sees no reason why the Red Sox outfielder should stop there. Asked how many more games he thinks Bradley can keep it going, Ortiz said ''70,'' before adding an … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 minutes ago
  • Hungary have the chance to update their own history

    Hungary have the chance to update their own history

    By Zoltan Fazekas BUDAPEST (Reuters) - History always hangs heavy on the Hungarian national team, whose decades of under-achievement are contrasted with the sepia glory of the 1950s when glittering talents such as Ferenc Puskas and Jeno Buzanszky … More »

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
  • Hungary's leader Dzsudzsak looks to finally deliver

    By Zoltan Fazekas BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Although he has probably passed his peak, Balazs Dzsudzsak is Hungary's undisputed leader and will be a danger from set pieces at the European Championship with his trademark free kicks. The 29-year-old … More »

    Reuters - 8 minutes ago
  • Phillies shut down by Verlander in 3-1 loss to Tigers

    Phillies shut down by Verlander in 3-1 loss to Tigers

    Philadelphia manager Pete Mackanin did not need any complex explanations for his team's offensive struggles against Justin Verlander. Verlander struck out 10 in eight scoreless innings, and Francisco Rodriguez held on for his 400th save in the … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
  • War on terrier: Australia deputy PM dogs Depp with 'Hannibal Lecter' jibe

    War on terrier: Australia deputy PM dogs Depp with 'Hannibal Lecter' jibe

    By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce on Wednesday billed himself as Hollywood star Johnny Depp's Hannibal Lecter, playing mind games in his head and escalating a "war on terrier". The sparring began … More »

    Reuters - 10 minutes ago
  • Paige VanZant finishes runner-up on 'DWTS' after bringing judges to tears

    Paige VanZant finishes runner-up on 'DWTS' after bringing judges to tears

    VanZant came up just short in her bid to win "Dancing With The Stars," but she left a lasting impression on viewers. … More »

    Cagewriter - 11 minutes ago
  • Teheran has 12 strikeouts but Braves fall to Brewers, 2-1

    Teheran has 12 strikeouts but Braves fall to Brewers, 2-1

    Brewers manager Craig Counsell says Atlanta's Julio Teheran is pitching as well as anyone in the National League. Teheran allowed only one run while setting a personal record with 12 strikeouts before reliever Bud Norris gave up Scooter Gennett's … More »

    AP - Sports - 12 minutes ago
  • NHL Three Stars: Crosby, Murray lead Penguins in Game 6

    NHL Three Stars: Crosby, Murray lead Penguins in Game 6

    NHL Three Stars: Crosby, Murray lead Penguins in Game 6 … More »

    Puck Daddy - 12 minutes ago
  • Tiny Iceland equipped to cause a major shock

    Tiny Iceland equipped to cause a major shock

    Having qualified for the finals of a major tournament for the first time, Group F hopefuls Iceland will not be content to make up the numbers at the European Championship and sides who underestimate them could be in for a nasty surprise. The tiny … More »

    Reuters - 12 minutes ago
  • Sigurdsson the engine in Iceland's drive for Euro success

    Gylfi Sigurdsson's road to soccer success has been winding, with the latest twist taking the Swansea player to France where he will govern Iceland's midfield as they aim to make a mark at Euro 2016. Sigurdsson's six goals in qualifying proved … More »

    Reuters - 12 minutes ago
  • Yanks back at .500, beat Blue Jays 6-0 behind Eovaldi

    Yanks back at .500, beat Blue Jays 6-0 behind Eovaldi

    After their worst start in a quarter-century, the New York Yankees allowed themselves a moment to exhale: For the first time since the second week of the season, they're back at .500. A resurgent Nathan Eovaldi combined with his bullpen on a … More »

    The Canadian Press - 13 minutes ago
  • Spain need the spine to reign again

    Spain need the spine to reign again

    By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - For all Vicente del Bosque's confidence that he has the right balance of experience and youth to return Spain to their familiar place on the winner's rostrum, questions remain about his best starting line-up … More »

    Reuters - 15 minutes ago
  • Austria not just making up the numbers in expanded Euro

    Austria not just making up the numbers in expanded Euro

    By Brian Homewood VIENNA (Reuters) - When UEFA decided to expand the European Championship finals from 16 to 24 teams, Austria were seen as one of the teams most likely to benefit. By no means among Europe's weakest teams, Austria were never quite … More »

    Reuters - 15 minutes ago
  • Versatile Alaba makes his mark all over the pitch

    By Brian Homewood VIENNA (Reuters) - Nigeria's loss is Austria's gain as David Alaba has become one of Europe's most versatile and accomplished players. Alaba is still only 23 yet seems to have been around for ages, having made his debuts for both … More »

    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • Crosby helps Penguins beat Lightning to force Game 7

    Crosby helps Penguins beat Lightning to force Game 7

    The Pittsburgh Penguins are headed home for Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final. Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, and Phil Kessel, Kris Letang, Bryan Rust and Nick Bonino also scored Tuesday night in a 5-2 victory that evened the … More »

    The Canadian Press - 16 minutes ago
  • Goalkeeping giant Buffon stands test of time for Italy

    Goalkeeping giant Buffon stands test of time for Italy

    There is no stopping master goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon in his ambition to add more major titles to his collection of the 2006 World Cup and seven Serie A championships. Buffon, who will lead Italy in France when they look to end a 48-year wait for … More »

    Reuters - 17 minutes ago
  • Ageing but dangerous, Portugal are still a threat

    Ageing but dangerous, Portugal are still a threat

    They may be over dependent on Cristiano Ronaldo and struggling to replace old faithfuls, yet under the wily leadership of Fernando Santos, Portugal can still be a threat. Semi-finalists four years ago, Portugal suffered a miserable first-round exit … More »

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago
  • Lauren Jackson back in basketball in team operations role

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Lauren Jackson's first job since retiring from basketball won't be far from the court. … More »

    AP - Sports - 18 minutes ago
  • Penguins beat Lightning to force Game 7

    Penguins beat Lightning to force Game 7

    (The Sports Xchange) - The Penguins stayed alive in the Eastern Conference finals with a 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 at Amalie Arena on Tuesday, setting up a series decider back in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh goaltender Matthew Murray … More »

    Reuters - 19 minutes ago
  • Rangers youngsters Perez, Mazara key 4-1 win over Angels

    Rangers youngsters Perez, Mazara key 4-1 win over Angels

    Martin Perez finally got a win after another strong May start and rookie Nomar Mazara homered in his home park for the first time, leading the Texas Rangers to a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night. Mazara pulled his seventh … More »

    AP - Sports - 21 minutes ago
  • Brewers spoil Snitker's Atlanta debut

    Brewers spoil Snitker's Atlanta debut

    The Milwaukee Brewers had the perfect scenario to snap its string of road losses - facing an Atlanta Braves team that has the majors' worst home record. Scooter Gennett's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning lifted the Brewers to a 2-1 victory … More »

    AP - Sports - 21 minutes ago
  • Irish aim for Euro redemption after 2012 fiasco

    Irish aim for Euro redemption after 2012 fiasco

    By Philip O'Connor DUBLIN (Reuters) - A stunning home victory over world champions Germany in qualifying suggested a rejuvenated Ireland side could cause the sort of upset in France that would banish memories of their woeful Euro 2012 campaign. … More »

    Reuters - 22 minutes ago
  • Walters is the essence of Irish spirit

    By Philip O'Connor DUBLIN (Reuters) - With his two second-leg goals against Bosnia securing Ireland's spot at Euro 2016, Jonathan Walters illustrated how important he has become since making his debut at the relatively late age of 27. A journeyman … More »

    Reuters - 22 minutes ago
  • Strasburg goes to 8-0, Nats rip Harvey

    Strasburg goes to 8-0, Nats rip Harvey

    As an unbeaten pitcher for a first-place team, Stephen Strasburg is at the top of his game. Given where he was a year ago, perhaps the Nationals' star can serve as a positive example for struggling Matt Harvey of the New York Mets. Strasburg … More »

    AP - Sports - 23 minutes ago
  • NHL-Penguins beat Lightning to force Game 7

    The Penguins stayed alive in the Eastern Conference finals with a 5-2 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 at Amalie Arena on Tuesday, setting up a series decider back in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh goaltender Matthew Murray took a shutout into … More »

    Reuters - 23 minutes ago
  • NFL doctor responds strongly to report

    NFL doctor responds strongly to report

    The co-chairman of the NFL's head, neck and spine committee has sent a letter to Congress stressing that he was not contacted by a committee handling a report during a government study on the link between football and brain disease. Dr. Richard … More »

    AP - Sports - 24 minutes ago
  • Underdogs Turkey out to rekindle Euro 2008 glory

    Underdogs Turkey out to rekindle Euro 2008 glory

    Turkish fans worried that their side have been drawn in one of Euro 2016's toughest groups can take comfort from the events of 2008 when Turkey reached the semi-finals of the tournament. First Turkey rallied from 2-0 down to beat the Czechs 3-2 and … More »

    Reuters - 28 minutes ago
  • LEADING OFF: Arrieta aims for 20; Bradley halfway to Joe D

    LEADING OFF: Arrieta aims for 20; Bradley halfway to Joe D

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

    AP - Sports - 28 minutes ago
  • Versatile Arda is Turkey's driving force

    Turkey's ambitions of reaching the Euro 2016 knockout stages will largely depend on the form of their inspirational captain Arda Turan, who has had a patchy season with his new club Barcelona. The 29-year-old midfielder joined Barca from Atletico … More »

    Reuters - 28 minutes ago
  • Ronaldo remains Portugal's talisman

    Ronaldo remains Portugal's talisman

    Cristiano Ronaldo owes most of his fame and fortune to his exploits with Real Madrid, yet he also remains a hugely influential figure when representing his country. Portugal's results have improved enormously since Ronaldo made his international … More »

    Reuters - 29 minutes ago
  • Verlander shines, Rodriguez saves 400th

    Verlander shines, Rodriguez saves 400th

    After joining some impressive company with his 400th save, Francisco Rodriguez felt all sorts of emotions. ''I don't even know if I cried, screamed, laughed,'' Rodriguez said. Rodriguez became the sixth pitcher to reach 400 saves when he closed … More »

    AP - Sports - 30 minutes ago
  • Cubs get 6 in 1st off Wacha, rout Cards

    Cubs get 6 in 1st off Wacha, rout Cards

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jason Hammel pitched 7 1-3 stingy innings and had a two-run double in the Chicago's six-run first as the Cubs went on to rout the St. Louis Cardinals 12-3 on Tuesday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 32 minutes ago
  • NHL play-offs semifinal result

    May 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the NHL Play-offs Semifinal match between Tampa Bay and Pittsburgh on Tuesday (home team in CAPS) 1 2 3 T TAMPA BAY 0 0 2 2 Pittsburgh 1 2 2 5 (The best-of-seven series is level at 3-3) … More »

    Reuters - 33 minutes ago
  • Thompson Gets To 17 In The Quarter

    Thompson Gets To 17 In The Quarter

    Klay Thompson drives in for the reverse layup and to get to 17 points in the 3rd quarter. … More »

    NBA.com - 36 minutes ago
  • Penguins, Crosby force Game 7 vs. Lightning with 5-2 win

    Penguins, Crosby force Game 7 vs. Lightning with 5-2 win

    For the second straight season, the Tampa Bay Lightning failed to close out an opponent in an Eastern Conference Game 6 at home. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 38 minutes ago
  • Stanford, Washington meet for NCAA women's title

    Sarah Rhee had nothing to lose and wound up with an unlikely victory Tuesday that sent Washington to the final of the NCAA women's golf championship against defending champion Stanford. Washington trailed in three matches against UCLA, and Rhee was … More »

    AP - Sports - 39 minutes ago
  • Belgium are an outside bet but need players on form

    Belgium are an outside bet but need players on form

    Brimming with talent and buoyed up by a quarter-final place at the 2014 World Cup, Belgium will be a popular choice as an outside bet at the European Championship but need key players to be on form after they lost captain Vincent Kompany to injury. … More »

    Reuters - 39 minutes ago