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  • Analysis - Red Bull move for Verstappen was always likely

    Analysis - Red Bull move for Verstappen was always likely

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Max Verstappen's sudden promotion to Red Bull will be considered as a slap in the face for Daniil Kvyat, the man he replaces, but it has more to do with the Dutch driver's potential than the Russian's failings. … More »

    Reuters - 4 minutes 8 seconds ago
  • Red Bull move for Verstappen was always likely

    Red Bull move for Verstappen was always likely

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Max Verstappen's sudden promotion to Red Bull will be considered as a slap in the face for Daniil Kvyat, the man he replaces, but it has more to do with the Dutch driver's potential than the Russian's failings. … More »

    Reuters - 4 minutes 41 seconds ago
  • Corey Perry to captain Team Canada at hockey world championships

    Two-time Olympic gold medallist Corey Perry has been named the captain of the Canadian men's hockey team at the IIHF World Championship. Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche and Ryan O'Reilly of the Buffalo Sabres will be the Anaheim forward's … More »

    The Canadian Press - 16 minutes ago
  • Newcastle terminate Obertan and Marveaux contracts

    Winger Gabriel Obertan and midfielder Sylvain Marveaux have left Newcastle United by mutual consent, the club said. The Magpies decided to release the French duo, whose contracts were due to expire this summer, as they were unlikely to feature in … More »

    Reuters - 46 minutes ago
  • Cazorla hands Wenger fitness boost before Man City trip

    Cazorla hands Wenger fitness boost before Man City trip

    Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla has returned to fitness after a five-month injury layoff, handing manager Arsene Wenger a late-season boost before Sunday's away clash with Manchester City. The 31-year-old Spain international played an hour for the … More »

    Reuters - 47 minutes ago
  • Australia rule out Cooper's Sevens selection for Rio

    Australia rule out Cooper's Sevens selection for Rio

    Quade Cooper's Olympic dreams were dashed on Thursday when the former Wallabies flyhalf was ruled out of selection for Australia's Rugby Sevens side at this year's Rio Games. Capped 58 times, Cooper was part of the Wallabies squad that finished … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 7 minutes ago
  • Australia rule out Cooper's Sevens selection

    Australia rule out Cooper's Sevens selection

    Quade Cooper's Olympic dreams were dashed on Thursday when the former Wallabies flyhalf was ruled out of selection for Australia's Rugby Sevens side at this year's Rio Games. Capped 58 times, Cooper was part of the Wallabies squad that finished … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 8 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Australia rule out Cooper's Sevens selection

    * Former Wallaby flyhalf not sufficiently prepared * Cooper left out of final two World Series rounds (Adds quotes, details) MELBOURNE, May 5 (Reuters) - Quade Cooper's Olympic dreams were dashed on Thursday when the former Wallabies flyhalf was … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
  • Quarterback Manziel set for Dallas court appearance on assault charge

    Quarterback Manziel set for Dallas court appearance on assault charge

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is set to make his first appearance in a Dallas court on Thursday on a charge of assaulting his former girlfriend. Manziel, 23, on Wednesday surrendered to … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
  • Everton's Martinez expecting no gifts at Leicester party

    (Reuters) - Everton do not expect Leicester City to ease off for Saturday's clash at the King Power Stadium despite the fixture coming six days after the Foxes were confirmed as Premier League champions, manager Roberto Martinez has said. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 19 minutes ago
  • Leicester's title-winners primed for a big party with fans

    Leicester's title-winners primed for a big party with fans

    Leicester's players are getting ready for another big party - and this time the fans are invited. Images of the Leicester squad celebrating its unlikely Premier League title triumph in Jamie Vardy's house on Monday night were posted on social media … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 19 minutes ago
  • Quade Cooper won't be part of Australia's 7s Olympic team

    SYDNEY (AP) -- France-based flyhalf Quade Cooper won't play for Australia's sevens team at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after being dropped by coach Andy Friend. … More »

    1 hour 45 minutes ago
  • Hotshot Verstappen replaces Kvyat at Red Bull

    Hotshot Verstappen replaces Kvyat at Red Bull

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Red Bull replaced Daniil Kvyat with Dutch Formula One hotshot Max Verstappen for the remainder of the season on Thursday in a shake-up that punished the Russian for a nightmare home grand prix last weekend. Kvyat … More »

    1 hour 59 minutes ago
  • Syrian whose plight went viral finds refuge in Spanish football

    Syrian whose plight went viral finds refuge in Spanish football

    By Sergio Perez MADRID (Reuters) - Mementos from the football world that brought Syrian refugee Osama Abdul Mohsen to Spain are strewn around the flat he shares with two of his sons, including a ball signed by Real Madrid's star players and a … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 2 minutes ago
  • Former Lakers coach Byron Scott 'shocked' over firing

    Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Byron Scott says he thought he had more time to right the ship before the team fired him last week. Scott tells ESPN he was ''surprised'' and ''shocked'' by the move even though he led the Lakers to the two … More »

    2 hours 5 minutes ago
  • Max Verstappen replaces demoted Daniil Kvyat at Red Bull

    Max Verstappen replaces demoted Daniil Kvyat at Red Bull

    Red Bull demoted Russian driver Daniil Kvyat on Thursday and replaced him with Max Verstappen for the rest of the Formula One season, starting with next week's Spanish Grand Prix. The 18-year-old Verstappen's promotion from feeder team Toro Rosso … More »

    2 hours 8 minutes ago
  • Malmo awarded 3-0 win in abandoned Gothenburg match

    Malmo awarded 3-0 win in abandoned Gothenburg match

    By Philip O'Connor (Reuters) - The Swedish Football Association (svFF) disciplinary committee has awarded Malmo a 3-0 victory over Gothenburg after their Allsvenskan game was abandoned when home fans threw a firework at a visiting substitute. The … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 15 minutes ago
  • After role in 'Creed,' Bellew to fight for world title

    After role in 'Creed,' Bellew to fight for world title

    The last time British boxer Tony Bellew fought for a world title, it was in a Hollywood movie. Bellew played the role of world champion ''Pretty'' Ricky Conlan in ''Creed,'' the seventh installment in the ''Rocky'' series. ''I thought it was a … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 35 minutes ago
  • Walters set sights on top-half finish for Stoke

    Walters set sights on top-half finish for Stoke

    Stoke City forward Jonathan Walters says he and his team mates are eager to bring an end to their current run of poor form and are hoping to finish the season in the top-half of the Premier League standings. Having never finished higher than ninth … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 49 minutes ago
  • Lloris predicts bright future for Spurs

    Lloris predicts bright future for Spurs

    Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has urged his team mates to forget the disappointment of missing out on the Premier League title and predicted a bright future for a squad that is brimming with young talent. Spurs, who were chasing a first … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Ranieri rose from Roman ruins to become 'King of England'

    Ranieri rose from Roman ruins to become 'King of England'

    Leicester City's unexpected Premier League title triumph has helped Claudio Ranieri rediscover himself as a manager after his failed spell at AS Roma, the Italian's mother, Renata Ranieri has said. Ranieri spent 18 months at the Italian side but … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Real braced for tough Atletico sequel in Milan finale

    Real braced for tough Atletico sequel in Milan finale

    By Richard Martin MADRID (Reuters) - As soon as the final whistle confirmed Real Madrid's berth in the Champions League final against local rivals Atletico with a 1-0 aggregate victory over Manchester City on Wednesday, memories of 2014's … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Ferragamo SpA sues ex-LA Rams quarterback over same-name winery

    Ferragamo SpA sues ex-LA Rams quarterback over same-name winery

    Consumers are likely to be confused into thinking the Ferragamo Winery and Ferragamo SpA are related, the Italian company said in a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, where it has stores on Fifth Avenue and elsewhere. Vince Ferragamo … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Scotland's Celtic to introduce safe standing next season

    Scottish Premier League leaders Celtic will introduce a safe-standing area for fans from the start of next season. The club's season-ticket renewal information confirmed that rail seats will be installed in the corner of the Lisbon Lions Stand at … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Party time for Leicester, others hard at work

    Party time for Leicester, others hard at work

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - It will be party time on Saturday when Leicester City play their first game as Premier League champions, but for the clubs they have left in the shade and those fighting relegation there is serious business to … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Real tame Man City to reach Champions League final

    Real tame Man City to reach Champions League final

    Real Madrid reached their 14th European Cup final and ended Manchester City's hopes of a maiden title after securing a 1-0 victory in the second leg of their Champions League last four clash on Wednesday. Zinedine Zidane's side will face city … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Tottenham and Chelsea charged over Bridge battle

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have been charged with failing to control their players and officials after Monday's highly-charged London derby boiled over at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea hit back from 2-0 down to … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • China eyes consolidation at Rio, excellence at Tokyo

    China eyes consolidation at Rio, excellence at Tokyo

    China aims to consolidate its existing strengths at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro before striving to achieve a "leading position" at the next summer Games in Tokyo in 2020, the country's sports ministry said on Thursday. Chinese athletes … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Olympics-China eyes consolidation at Rio, excellence at Tokyo

    China aims to consolidate its existing strengths at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro before striving to achieve a "leading position" at the next summer Games in Tokyo in 2020, the country's sports ministry said on Thursday. Chinese athletes … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Naholo back for Highlanders after broken leg

    Naholo back for Highlanders after broken leg

    All Blacks winger Waisake Naholo will make his return to the Otago Highlanders after two months on the sidelines with a broken leg when his side face the Waikato Chiefs on Saturday. Naholo broke his right leg in the 2015 champions' season-opening … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Harlequins' Brown welcomes fresh start after mediocre season

    Harlequins' Brown welcomes fresh start after mediocre season

    (Reuters) - Fullback Mike Brown has urged Harlequins' new coaching regime to end the club's cycle of under achievement after another disappointing season in the English Premiership. Conor O'Shea, the club's director of rugby, is leaving to coach … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Nibali's form under scrutiny ahead of Giro start

    Nibali's form under scrutiny ahead of Giro start

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - A big question mark hangs over Vincenzo Nibali's form as the 2014 Tour de France champion targets a second Giro d'Italia title when the three-week race starts on Friday. The Italian, who was disqualified from … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Australian Leishman withdraws from Rio citing Zika

    Australian Leishman withdraws from Rio citing Zika

    Golfer Marc Leishman said on Thursday he has withdrawn his candidacy for the Rio Olympics, citing the Zika virus and health concerns for his wife, becoming the first Australian athlete to withdraw over the mosquito-borne virus. Leishman, … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • LeBron tells Cavaliers to soak up record night

    LeBron tells Cavaliers to soak up record night

    LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers team mates have bigger fish to fry but the superstar implored his men to enjoy their record-breaking night on Wednesday. The Cavaliers knocked down an incredible NBA record 25 three-pointers in their 123-98 … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Repole in Derby chase with Outwork, son of top sire Uncle Mo

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Five years ago, Mike Repole was living the dream. He had already made his share of an estimated $4.1 billion fortune from the sale of the company that produced Vitaminwater, and now he had himself a Kentucky Derby favorite … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Penguins edge Capitals in overtime to open 3-1 series lead

    Penguins edge Capitals in overtime to open 3-1 series lead

    (The Sports Xchange) - Patric Hornqvist scored 2:34 into overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins seized a 3-1 series lead over the NHL regular season champion Washington Capitals, winning 3-2 in Game Four of the Eastern Conference semi-finals on … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Wednesday's Sports In Brief

    MIAMI (AP) -- Chris Bosh's season is now officially over, regardless of how far the Miami Heat advance in the postseason. … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Golf-Australian Leishman withdraws from Rio citing Zika

    * Australian golfer says fears for wife's health * Olympic Committee supports decision * Leishman was top-ranked candidate to join Day (Recasts, changes dateline, adds Australian Olympic Committee statement) SYDNEY, May 5 (Reuters) - Golfer Marc … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Big shots: Cavaliers set NBA record by making 25 3-pointers

    Wearing headphones and sweats, J.R. Smith, the one Cleveland player without any restrictions on where or when he can shoot, finished his pregame warmup by stopping near half-court and launching a shot. On Wednesday night, Smith and the Cavaliers … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games

    Highlights of Tuesday's Major League Baseball games: Cubs 6, Pirates 2 Ben Zobrist hit a three-run homer, Anthony Rizzo had a solo shot among his three hits and Jon Lester worked out of a pair of jams while pitching 5 2/3 scoreless innings as the … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago