Bacca warns Sevilla after Valencia victory: Second leg will be a final

Bacca warns Sevilla after Valencia victory: Second leg will be a final

The Colombian scored the second in the Rojiblancos' 2-0 win over Los Che at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan but he is expecting a stern test at Mestalla nex…

  • Jesus: I would have preferred a 1-0 win against Juventus
    Jesus: I would have preferred a 1-0 win against Juventus

    The Eagles boss admitted that Carlos Tevez's away goal at the Estadio da Luz has cast doubt on his side's hopes of overcoming the Biaconeri on aggregate …

  • Former Rangers star Jardine dies, aged 65
    Former Rangers star Jardine dies, aged 65

    Former Rangers and Scotland defender Sandy Jardine has died at the age of 65 after losing his battle with cancer. Jardine, one of Rangers' most decorated players, was diagnosed with liver cancer 18 months ago and the Glasgow club announced his death on Thursday. Jardine, who also played for Hearts and served as joint manager of the Edinburgh outfit from 1986 to 1988, established himself as an Ibrox legend in more than 400 appearances for Rangers. He won the European Cup Winners Cup with …

  • F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone rejects bribery charges
    F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone rejects bribery charges

    MUNICH (AP) — Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone rejected accusations of bribery as he went on trial Thursday in a case that could threaten his grip on the sport, telling a Munich court that he was blackmailed by a German banker who received a disputed $44 million payment. …

  • Can anyone stop Hamilton and Mercedes?
    Can anyone stop Hamilton and Mercedes?

    A clean-sweep for Mercedes including a Lewis Hamilton hat-trick has left the rest of Formula One wondering whether they can keep up this year, even after only four races. The opening exchanges have all been won by Mercedes, who have dropped just 18 points so far -- after a broken spark plug forced Hamilton out of the season-opener in Melbourne. Since then, Mercedes have enjoyed three consecutive one-two finishes with 2008 world champion Hamilton leading team-mate Nico Rosberg, the winner in …

  • Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP
    Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix. …

  • Up 2-0, Wizards want spirited home crowd
    Up 2-0, Wizards want spirited home crowd

    If empty seats are any indication, the Washington Wizards are just as big of a surprise in their own city as they are to the rest of the NBA. After winning their first two games on the road in one of the most intimidating arenas in the league - the United Center - the Wizards are curious to see what it'll be like when they host their first playoff game in six years. Usually it's the crowd that spurs on the players in the postseason, but in this case there's hope that the team's performance will …

  • McRoberts fined $20K for foul on James
    McRoberts fined $20K for foul on James

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts was fined $20,000 by the NBA on Thursday for making unnecessary and excessive contact with Miami Heat forward LeBron James. …

  • Stenson slams China Open course, Poulter in the hunt
    Stenson slams China Open course, Poulter in the hunt

    Flu-stricken Henrik Stenson branded the rough "silly" and the greens "slow" after an inconsistent first round Thursday at the $3.2 million Volvo China Open left him four shots off the pace. The big Swede cut a frustrated figure at the Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen, even throwing his club towards his bag on the eighteenth hole before signing for a one-under-par 71. Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang carded the same score but was much happier with his efforts while Ryder Cup legend Ian Poulter …

  • Shaky start for Dubuisson in Indonesian Masters
    Shaky start for Dubuisson in Indonesian Masters

    Rising French star Victor Dubuisson got off to a shaky start at the Indonesian Masters Thursday with a two-over-par 74 first round, while Malaysia's Nicholas Fung and American Anthony Kang shared the lead. Expectations are high that Dubuisson, the highest ranked player in the tournament at number 23 in the world, will be the star performer at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club after winning his maiden European Tour title last year. However the 24-year-old failed to shine in the first round of the …

  • Michael Phelps launches comeback in 100 butterfly
    Michael Phelps launches comeback in 100 butterfly

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of his best events. …

Tennis

  • Sharapova into last eight in Stuttgart WTA
    Sharapova into last eight in Stuttgart WTA

    Defending champion Maria Sharapova reached the last eight of the Stuttgart WTA tournament on Thursday with a convincing 6-4, 6-3 win over fellow-Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. The 27-year-old Sharapova needed just one hour, 32 minutes to see off Pavlyuchenkova to pick up her tenth straight win in Stuttgart, having won the 2012 and 2013 titles, and faces Polish top seed Agnieszka Radwanska in Friday's quarter-finals. Her victory was in stark contrast to her struggles of Tuesday when she …

MotoGP

  • Marquez cruises to 'boring' Texas triumph for second win
    Marquez cruises to 'boring' Texas triumph for second win

    World champion Marc Marquez cruised to victory in the Grand Prix of the Americas on Sunday to register his second win in two races this season but he admitted it was a boring triumph. The Spaniard repeated his maiden Texas MotoGP success from 2013 when he also won from pole position. Marquez, who won the season-opener in Qatar last month despite breaking his leg four weeks earlier, finished 4.174sec ahead of Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa with Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso taking third place, a huge …

  • World champ Marquez takes pole in Texas
    World champ Marquez takes pole in Texas

    World champion Marc Marquez set a new lap record on his way to securing pole position for the second race in succession at the Grand Prix of the Americas. The Spaniard, who took pole in the season-opener in Qatar and then went on to win the race under the desert floodlights, clocked a record 2min 02.886sec on the factory Honda at the circuit where he celebrated his maiden MotoGP win last season. Marquez's Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa was second-fastest while Stefan Bradl ensured a Honda …

  • Marquez takes pole in Texas
    Marquez takes pole in Texas

    World champion Marc Marquez set a new lap record on his way to securing pole position for the second race in succession on Saturday at the Grand Prix of the Americas. The Spaniard, who took pole in the season-opener in Qatar and then went on to win the race under the desert floodlights, clocked a record 2min 02.886sec on the factory Honda at the circuit where he celebrated his maiden MotoGP win last season. Marquez's Honda teammate Dani Pedrosa was second-fastest while Stefan Bradl ensured a …

  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs
    Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay, treatment and benefits. …

  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
    Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97

    MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James drove to the rim as time was winding down, got clobbered by Josh McRoberts and sat on the hardwood gathering himself for a few seconds afterward. …

  • Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team
    Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

    PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) — When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that set the team apart from many of its rivals — he recruited from the Arab villages of northern Israel. …

  • Heat take 2-0 series lead over Bobcats
    Heat take 2-0 series lead over Bobcats

    LeBron James scored 32 points and Chris Bosh tallied 20 points as the host Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats 101-97 to take a 2-0 lead in their first round playoff series. The Bobcats cut Miami's lead to 10 points at halftime Wednesday after shooting 50 percent from the field in the second quarter. But the Heat led by seven heading into the fourth and then held on for the victory. Miami now takes a comfortable series lead into game three on Saturday in Charlotte. …

  • Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105
    Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105

    HOUSTON (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge's son JJ, who turned 5 on Wednesday, texted him after the Portland Trail Blazers' playoff win and told him he looked like Spider-Man on one of his dunks. …

Basketball News Headlines

  • Mavs home after split at Spurs, but is that good? AP - Sports - 1 hour 48 minutes ago
    Mavs home after split at Spurs, but is that good?

    Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks are coming home after showing they won't go quietly in a first-round series with top-seeded San Antonio. Part of the big German wants to stay in South Texas after the Mavericks squandered a strong game in the playoff opener by going cold late before dominating most of the way in Game …

  • Marshall hires LA assistant Dan D'Antoni as coach AP - Sports - 2 hours 30 minutes ago
    Marshall hires LA assistant Dan D'Antoni as coach

    Marshall hired Los Angeles Lakers assistant Dan D'Antoni as its men's basketball coach Thursday. The 66-year-old D'Antoni is scheduled to be introduced at a news conference on Friday. He replaces Tom Herrion, who resigned last month after an 11-22 season. D'Antoni is the older brother of Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni.

  • Warriors, Clippers to meet in Oakland for Game 3 AP - Sports - 2 hours 53 minutes ago
    Warriors, Clippers to meet in Oakland for Game 3

    Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson sat on the scorer's table at Oracle Arena on Wednesday morning. He gazed around the building and tried to envision what it will look and sound like when the Warriors host the Los Angeles Clippers for Game 3 of their first-round playoff series Thursday night. We've got to do our …

  • Grizzlies' Conley wins NBA's sportsmanship award
    Grizzlies' Conley wins NBA's sportsmanship award AP - Sports - 5 hours ago

    Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger calls guard Mike Conley the kind of man a father would want to marry his daughter. Conley's peers certainly think highly enough to award … More »Grizzlies' Conley wins NBA's sportsmanship award

    Grizzlies' Conley wins NBA's sportsmanship award

    Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger calls guard Mike Conley the kind of man a father would want to marry his daughter. Conley's peers certainly think highly enough to award him the NBA's Joe Dumars Trophy for sportsmanship. He was followed by Boston's Jeff Green, Phoenix's Channing Frye, Washington's Bradley Beal, Portland's …

  • Are we witnessing the greatest playoffs in NBA history?
    Are we witnessing the greatest playoffs in NBA history? Sportskeeda - 8 hours ago

    Are the 2014 NBA playoffs the greatest playoffs ever seen? The early going suggests that they might be. More »Are we witnessing the greatest playoffs in NBA history?

    Are we witnessing the greatest playoffs in NBA history?

    Are the 2014 NBA playoffs the greatest playoffs ever seen? The early going suggests that they might be.

  • When Bosh steps up, Heat reap benefits
    When Bosh steps up, Heat reap benefits AP - Sports - 8 hours ago

    In Miami, it's called the Big Three for a reason. LeBron James was stellar for the Heat in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round series against Charlotte, and … More »When Bosh steps up, Heat reap benefits

    When Bosh steps up, Heat reap benefits

    In Miami, it's called the Big Three for a reason. LeBron James was stellar for the Heat in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round series against Charlotte, and Dwyane Wade helped save the game with a steal to deny the Bobcats a chance at tying the game in the final seconds. And perhaps best for Miami, Chris Bosh …

  • Welcome to the Jungle: Top players making their NBA playoff debut this season
    Welcome to the Jungle: Top players making their NBA playoff debut this … Sportskeeda - 10 hours ago

    Catching up with four young players who have made their playoff debuts this season. Do they have a chance to survive and keep venturing ahead? More »Welcome to the Jungle: Top players making their NBA playoff debut this …

    Welcome to the Jungle: Top players making their NBA playoff debut this season

    Catching up with four young players who have made their playoff debuts this season. Do they have a chance to survive and keep venturing ahead?

  • 2014 NBA Playoffs: Heat and Trailblazers take 2-0 lead, Mavericks even series against Spurs
    2014 NBA Playoffs: Heat and Trailblazers take 2-0 lead, Mavericks even … Sportskeeda - 11 hours ago

    Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers took 2-0 leads in their NBA Playoffs series, while Dallas Mavericks evened the series against San Antonio Spurs. More »2014 NBA Playoffs: Heat and Trailblazers take 2-0 lead, Mavericks even …

    2014 NBA Playoffs: Heat and Trailblazers take 2-0 lead, Mavericks even series against Spurs

    Miami Heat and Portland Trail Blazers took 2-0 leads in their NBA Playoffs series, while Dallas Mavericks evened the series against San Antonio Spurs.

  • Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs
    Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs AP - Sports - 15 hours ago

    Here's the list of teams that had home-court advantage entering the opening round of these NBA playoffs: Indiana, Miami, Toronto, Chicago, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, … More »Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs

    Road teams off to flying start in NBA playoffs

    Here's the list of teams that had home-court advantage entering the opening round of these NBA playoffs: Indiana, Miami, Toronto, Chicago, San Antonio, Oklahoma City, Houston and the Los Angeles Clippers. Here's the list of teams that still held that advantage after Wednesday night: Miami.

  • Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105
    Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105 AP - Sports - 16 hours ago

    LaMarcus Aldridge's son JJ, who turned 5 on Wednesday, texted him after the Portland Trail Blazers' playoff win and told him he looked like Spider-Man on one of his dunks. … More »Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105

    Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over Rockets 112-105

    LaMarcus Aldridge's son JJ, who turned 5 on Wednesday, texted him after the Portland Trail Blazers' playoff win and told him he looked like Spider-Man on one of his dunks. To the Houston Rockets the Portland star probably looked like a superhero on more than just that one play. Aldridge continued his dominance against the …

  • Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1
    Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1 AP - Sports - 18 hours ago

    Blowing their playoff opener turned out to be great therapy for the Dallas Mavericks. Eighth-seeded Dallas rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, … More »Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1

    Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1

    Blowing their playoff opener turned out to be great therapy for the Dallas Mavericks. Eighth-seeded Dallas rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece. Dallas didn't relent in Game 2 after watching a 10-point …

  • Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97
    Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97 AP - Sports - 20 hours ago

    LeBron James drove to the rim as time was winding down, got clobbered by Josh McRoberts and sat on the hardwood gathering himself for a few seconds afterward. Miami took … More »Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97

    Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97

    LeBron James drove to the rim as time was winding down, got clobbered by Josh McRoberts and sat on the hardwood gathering himself for a few seconds afterward. Miami took Charlotte's best shot, and survived. James scored 32 points and added eight assists, Chris Bosh scored 20 points and the Heat wasted two big leads before …

  • Suns' Dragic honored as NBA's Most Improved Player
    Suns' Dragic honored as NBA's Most Improved Player AP - Sports - 23 hours ago

    Of course, the NBA's most improved team would have its most improved player. Goran Dragic, whose breakout season helped the Phoenix Suns make a remarkable transformation, … More »Suns' Dragic honored as NBA's Most Improved Player

    Suns' Dragic honored as NBA's Most Improved Player

    Of course, the NBA's most improved team would have its most improved player. Goran Dragic, whose breakout season helped the Phoenix Suns make a remarkable transformation, was presented the most improved award at a ceremony Wednesday at US Airways Center. The 6-foot-3 Slovenian, who turns 28 in two weeks, flourished under …

  • Pacers say practice got physical before Game 1
    Pacers say practice got physical before Game 1 AP - Sports - Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner were unified on three points Wednesday. Yes, they scrapped during a practice before Game 1 of their first-round series against Atlanta. … More »Pacers say practice got physical before Game 1

    Pacers say practice got physical before Game 1

    Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner were unified on three points Wednesday. Yes, they scrapped during a practice before Game 1 of their first-round series against Atlanta. Pacers players and coaches all described the physical confrontation between Stephenson and Turner through their own prisms, but nobody - including Stephenson …

  • New York Knicks forward Anthony slam dunks in front of Indiana Pacers forward George in second half NBA game in New York
    Knicks looking for hometown discount from Anthony Reuters - Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    Potential free agent Carmelo Anthony will be asked to give the New York Knicks a discount on his next contract in order to help build a title contender, team president … More »Knicks looking for hometown discount from Anthony

    New York Knicks forward Anthony slam dunks in front of Indiana Pacers forward George in second half NBA game in New York

    Potential free agent Carmelo Anthony will be asked to give the New York Knicks a discount on his next contract in order to help build a title contender, team president Phil Jackson said on Wednesday. Anthony, who finished the 2013-14 NBA season second on the scoring list with an average of 27.4 points a game and was one …

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