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  • Fernandez quits as coach of Guinea

    Luis Fernandez has quit as Guinea coach one week before they play a vital African Nations Cup qualifier away in Swaziland, the former French international said. “It is a termination of contract by mutual agreement after the changes at the head of … More »

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
  • Cristiano Ronaldo OK after injury scare in Madrid practice

    Cristiano Ronaldo OK after injury scare in Madrid practice

    MADRID (AP) -- Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid's practice early after an injury scare but doctors say the striker is not at risk of missing the Champions League final. … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago
  • Zidane praises Simeone ahead of Champions League final

    Zidane praises Simeone ahead of Champions League final

    Zinedine Zidane had few equals as a player but heading into his first Champions League final as a coach, he admits that unlike Atletico Madrid counterpart Diego Simeone he still has much to learn. The former France playmaker, who was promoted from … More »

    Reuters - 9 minutes ago
  • Coach: High jump champ Chicherova notified of doping retest

    The coach of 2012 Olympic high jump champion Anna Chicherova says the Russian athlete is suspected of doping at the 2008 Beijing Games. Coach Yevgeny Zagorulko tells Russian state news agency Tass that Chicherova is one of 31 athletes notified that … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 minutes ago
  • Veteran Brendan Burke embracing his last chance for a Memorial Cup

    Brendan Burke believed that joining the London Knights gave him the best chance at winning junior hockey's top prize, even if it meant he had to ride the bench. The 21-year-old over-age goalie left the Western Hockey League after four seasons and … More »

    The Canadian Press - 16 minutes ago
  • Error gives South Africa's Sundowns Champions League lifeline

    Error gives South Africa's Sundowns Champions League lifeline

    South African side Mamelodi Sundowns have been reinstated into the African Champions League field just hours before the group-stage draw, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Tuesday. Vita Club defeated the recently crowned South … More »

    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • Valencia stick with manager Ayestaran

    By Adriana Garcia VALENCIA, Spain (Reuters) - Pako Ayestaran has been appointed Valencia coach until 2018, the La Liga club said on their website (www.en.valenciacf.com) on Tuesday. The 53-year-old Spaniard took over the first team in March until … More »

    Reuters - 42 minutes ago
  • O'Neill eyes strong Euro campaign for Northern Ireland

    Manager Michael O'Neill has backed Northern Ireland to get past the group stage at next month's European Championship and is looking to follow the example of Premier League champions Leicester City against his team's more illustrious rivals. … More »

    Reuters - 43 minutes ago
  • Australian Open champion Kerber knocked out in Paris first round

    Australian Open champion Kerber knocked out in Paris first round

    PARIS (Reuters) - Angelique Kerber's first grand slam match since winning the Australian Open in January ended in despair after she was beaten 6-2 3-6 6-3 by Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in the French Open first round on Tuesday. The German third … More »

    Reuters - 45 minutes ago
  • Chinese group buys 65 pct of sports rights firm MP & Silva

    (Recasts lead, adds detail, company comments) By Elvira Pollina MILAN, May 24 (Reuters) - A Chinese group has bought a 65 percent stake in Italian-owned sports media rights group MP & Silva (MPS), according to a statement on Tuesday from Beijing … More »

    Reuters - 55 minutes ago
  • Nightly Notable: Kyle Lowry

    Nightly Notable: Kyle Lowry

    Kyle Lowry records 35 points, five rebounds and five assists to lead the Raptors over the Cavaliers in Game 4 and even the series. … More »

    NBA.com - 56 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Australian Open champion Kerber knocked out in Paris first round

    PARIS, May 24 (Reuters) - Angelique Kerber's first grand slam match since winning the Australian Open in January ended in despair after she was beaten 6-2 3-6 6-3 by Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in the French Open first round on Tuesday. The … More »

    Reuters - 58 minutes ago
  • And-1 of the Night: Kyle Lowry

    And-1 of the Night: Kyle Lowry

    Kyle Lowry drives from the corner draws the foul and somehow sinks the acrobatic layup. … More »

    NBA.com - 58 minutes ago
  • The Latest: Kerber loses in 1st round at French Open

    The Latest: Kerber loses in 1st round at French Open

    Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber has lost in the first round at the French Open. The third-seeded Kerber was beaten 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 by 58th-ranked Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. The left-handed Kerber then briefly left the court and … More »

    AP - Sports - 59 minutes ago
  • Interview: Septuagenarian dreams of Tokyo after Rio blow

    Interview: Septuagenarian dreams of Tokyo after Rio blow

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Japan's Hiroshi Hoketsu will miss out on a chance to become the oldest ever Olympian at Rio due to his horse's ill health but the 75-year-old remains hopeful of establishing the record at Tokyo 2020, some 56 … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 0 minutes ago
  • Dunk of the Night: LeBron James

    Dunk of the Night: LeBron James

    Matthew Dellavedova connects up top with LeBron James for the two-handed alley-oop dunk. … More »

    NBA.com - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
  • Play of the Day: LeBron James

    Play of the Day: LeBron James

    LeBron James drives baseline, hangs and hits the tough shot around Bismack Biyombo. … More »

    NBA.com - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
  • England coach Jones promises 'enormous scrap' Down Under

    England coach Jones promises 'enormous scrap' Down Under

    (Reuters) - England head coach Eddie Jones has warned Australia to be prepared for an "enormous scrap" when the teams clash next month in a three-test series Down Under. Australian Jones, who named injured centre Manu Tuilagi and four uncapped … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 8 minutes ago
  • May 23: Top 5

    May 23: Top 5

    The best of the best from Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals highlighted in the Top 5. … More »

    NBA.com - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
  • Rory McIlroy concerned about Zika ahead of Olympics

    Rory McIlroy concerned about Zika ahead of Olympics

    Rory McIlroy has concerns about the Zika virus as he prepares to play at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. ''I have been reading a lot of reports about Zika and there have been some articles coming out saying that it might be worse than they're saying … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • Septuagenarian dreams of Tokyo after Rio blow

    Septuagenarian dreams of Tokyo after Rio blow

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Japan's Hiroshi Hoketsu will miss out on a chance to become the oldest ever Olympian at Rio due to his horse's ill health but the 75-year-old remains hopeful of establishing the record at Tokyo 2020, some 56 … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 31 minutes ago
  • AC Milan captain Montolivo extends contract

    AC Milan captain Montolivo extends contract

    (Reuters) - AC Milan have extended the contracts of captain Riccardo Montolivo and defenders Luca Antonelli and Davide Calabria until 2019, the club said on Tuesday. Midfielder Montolivo, who made 30 appearances in Serie A last season, joined Milan … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 37 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Septuagenarian dreams of Tokyo after Rio blow

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, May 24 (Reuters) - Japan's Hiroshi Hoketsu will miss out on a chance to become the oldest ever Olympian at Rio due to his horse's ill health but the 75-year-old remains hopeful of establishing the record at Tokyo 2020, … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 39 minutes ago
  • One streak over, Rosberg aims for another

    One streak over, Rosberg aims for another

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - One winning streak ended with a bang for Nico Rosberg in Spain but Monaco's tight, metal-fenced streets could see the continuation of another remarkable run for the Formula One championship leader on Sunday. Only … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 3 minutes ago
  • Wales boss Coleman hoping Ledley can play at Euro 2016

    (Reuters) - Wales manager Chris Coleman hopes Joe Ledley will be fit for next month's European Championship after the Crystal Palace midfielder fractured his leg against Stoke City earlier this month. Ledley, who has made 62 appearances for Wales, … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 22 minutes ago
  • China's Baofeng says investment group has bought 65 percent of MP & Silva

    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A Chinese investment group has bought a 65 percent stake in Italy-owned sports media rights group MP & Silva, one of the investors Beijing Baofeng Technology Co Ltd said in a filing on Tuesday. Reuters earlier reported, citing … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 30 minutes ago
  • China's Baofeng says investment group has bought 65 pct of MP & Silva

    SHANGHAI, May 24 (Reuters) - A Chinese investment group has bought a 65 percent stake in Italy-owned sports media rights group MP & Silva, one of the investors Beijing Baofeng Technology Co Ltd said in a filing on Tuesday. Reuters earlier reported, … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 39 minutes ago
  • Djokovic scheduled to play on Day 3 at French Open

    Djokovic scheduled to play on Day 3 at French Open

    PARIS (AP) -- Novak Djokovic begins his bid to win a fourth straight major title against 95th-ranked Yen-hsun Lu of Taiwan on Tuesday at the French Open. … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Van Gaal deserved more respect, better treatment - Blind

    Van Gaal deserved more respect, better treatment - Blind

    Netherlands international Daley Blind believes sacked Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal deserved more respect, better treatment and faced unfair speculation over his future before being dismissed on Monday. The manager of a top club in … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Jagr confirms he's not available for Czechs at World Cup

    The Czech Republic will have to do without Jaromir Jagr at the World Cup of Hockey after the star winger confirmed he won't be available to compete in September. Czech Republic general manager Martin Rucinsky says Jagr announced his decision in a … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Uruguay's Suarez doubtful for Copa America due to injury

    Uruguay's Suarez doubtful for Copa America due to injury

    Uruguay's Luis Suarez is doubtful for the Copa America after suffering a thigh injury in Barcelona's Spanish Cup final triumph over Sevilla. "Tests on Monday morning have confirmed that FC Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has suffered an injury to the … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Messi, Sanchez and Alves headline final Copa rosters

    Messi, Sanchez and Alves headline final Copa rosters

    (Reuters) - Five-times world player of the year Lionel Messi of Argentina, Chile's Alexis Sanchez and Brazilian Dani Alves were among the big names in the final rosters announced on Monday for next month's Copa America Centenario. Sixteen teams … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Wawrinka relieved, Murray teeters on the brink

    Wawrinka relieved, Murray teeters on the brink

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Defending champion Stan Wawrinka breathed a huge sigh of relief and Andy Murray faced a sleepless night after both got bogged down by belligerent Czechs at a sodden French Open on Monday. A day that began two … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Van Gaal sacked by United, Mourinho poised to step in

    Van Gaal sacked by United, Mourinho poised to step in

    Manchester United sacked manager Louis van Gaal on Monday after an FA Cup triumph failed to make up for the club's inability to qualify for the Champions League amid widespread discontent with a season of insipid performances. The Dutchman was … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Fired Padres DJ defends himself after national anthem controversy

    Fired Padres DJ defends himself after national anthem controversy

    DJ ArtForm was fired by the Padres after a mix-up with the San Diego Gay Men's Chorus national anthem performance on Saturday. … More »

    Big League Stew - 3 hours ago
  • Happy birthday, Bartbino! 'Big Sexy' Colon hits the big 4-3

    Happy birthday, Bartbino! 'Big Sexy' Colon hits the big 4-3

    Bartolo Colon will casually flip a baseball back and forth from bare hand to black glove, spinning it by the seams high off his fingertips as the next young hitter - perhaps 20 years his junior - struts toward home plate with serious intentions. … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • McIlroy may opt to skip Rio Games over Zika fears

    McIlroy may opt to skip Rio Games over Zika fears

    Rory McIlroy took a long time to decide he would represent Ireland at the 2016 Rio Olympics but the 27-year-old world number three could now miss golf's return to the Games after a 112-year absence because of concerns over the Zika virus. The … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • FIFA fires deputy secretary general Kattner

    FIFA fires deputy secretary general Kattner

    Scandal-plagued FIFA has fired its deputy secretary general, Markus Kattner, with immediate effect, soccer's governing body said in a statement on Monday. The statement said that an internal investigation "uncovered breaches of his fiduciary … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Golf-McIlroy may opt to skip Rio Games over Zika fears

    Rory McIlroy took a long time to decide he would represent Ireland at the 2016 Rio Olympics but the 27-year-old world number three could now miss golf's return to the Games after a 112-year absence because of concerns over the Zika virus. The … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Wilshere confident of fitness for Euro 2016

    (Reuters) - Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is optimistic he will be fully fit for England's Euro 2016 campaign next month, despite a lack of playing time for his north London side in the past season. Wilshere made just one start for the Gunners, … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago