• 'Chosen One' banner removed after Moyes sacking
    'Chosen One' banner removed after Moyes sacking

    The last visible evidence of David Moyes' miserable reign at Manchester United was removed on Thursday as the infamous 'The Chosen One' banner was taken down from the Stretford End at Old Trafford. Moyes was sacked on Tuesday after just 10 months in charge of United and the much-maligned Scot is quickly being erased from the club's history. After being hand-picked by his predecessor Alex Ferguson to take over at United, Moyes was hailed by supporters as the chosen one, a reference to Chelsea …

  • Klopp admires Manchester United but 'there are 1000 reasons' to stay at Dortmund
    Klopp admires Manchester United but 'there are 1000 reasons' to stay at Dortmund

    The 46-year-old is adamant that he will not leave the Bundesliga giants despite the Red Devils being "a really great club" and insists that he is "super happy" at Signal Iduna Park …

  • 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. …

  • PG Conley wins NBA's sportsmanship award
    PG 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 Damian Lillard and Chicago's Mike Dunleavy. …

  • 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. …

  • Heat 12-2 in playoffs when Bosh has 20
    Heat 12-2 in playoffs when Bosh has 20

    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 might have found his offensive groove again. It's a simple formula: When Bosh - the oft-overlooked member in Miami's trio of stars - is scoring at playoff time, the Heat are …

  • 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. …

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  • 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. …

  • 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. …

  • 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. …

  • 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

  • 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

    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

    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 - 11 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 - 13 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 - 14 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 - 18 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 - 18 hours ago

    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 - 19 hours ago

    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 …

  • Bobcats' Al Jefferson in starting lineup
    Bobcats' Al Jefferson in starting lineup AP - Sports - 19 hours ago

    MIAMI (AP) -- Al Jefferson is in Charlotte's starting lineup for Game 2 of the Bobcats' Eastern Conference first-round series against the Miami Heat. More »Bobcats' Al Jefferson in starting lineup

    Bobcats' Al Jefferson in starting lineup

    MIAMI (AP) -- Al Jefferson is in Charlotte's starting lineup for Game 2 of the Bobcats' Eastern Conference first-round series against the Miami Heat.

  • Pacers-Hawks Preview
    Pacers-Hawks Preview AP - Sports - 19 hours ago

    The Indiana Pacers headed south Wednesday, finally carrying themselves with a swagger befitting the No. 1 seed. The Pacers evened the series against the eighth-seeded … More »Pacers-Hawks Preview

    Pacers-Hawks Preview

    The Indiana Pacers headed south Wednesday, finally carrying themselves with a swagger befitting the No. 1 seed. The Pacers evened the series against the eighth-seeded Atlanta Hawks with a dominating third-quarter performance in Game 2, stifling some of the incessant criticism the supposed best team in the East had endured …

  • Clippers-Warriors Preview
    Clippers-Warriors Preview AP - Sports - 20 hours ago

    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 … More »Clippers-Warriors Preview

    Clippers-Warriors Preview

    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 part.'' …

  • Kidd not worried about Pierce matchup vs Raptors
    Kidd not worried about Pierce matchup vs Raptors AP - Sports - 20 hours ago

    Jason Kidd never appears worries about anything, certainly not about someone like Paul Pierce. Even if Pierce's matchup was completely one-sided in Toronto's favor in … More »Kidd not worried about Pierce matchup vs Raptors

    Kidd not worried about Pierce matchup vs Raptors

    Jason Kidd never appears worries about anything, certainly not about someone like Paul Pierce. Even if Pierce's matchup was completely one-sided in Toronto's favor in Game 2. He couldn't get his shot to fall, couldn't keep his man off the boards, and the Raptors targeted the Pierce matchup as one they could exploit.  …

  • Wizards back home with 2-0 lead over Bulls
    Wizards back home with 2-0 lead over Bulls AP - Sports - 20 hours ago

    The Chicago Bulls failed to score for more than seven minutes. This was the final 3:53 of regulation and the first 3:45 of overtime in Game 2 of a playoff series. Chicago … More »Wizards back home with 2-0 lead over Bulls

    Wizards back home with 2-0 lead over Bulls

    The Chicago Bulls failed to score for more than seven minutes. This was the final 3:53 of regulation and the first 3:45 of overtime in Game 2 of a playoff series. Chicago got to the postseason by being stingy. Yet, so far at least, the Washington Wizards have out-defensed the defense-minded Bulls.

  • Jackson seeking Knicks coach, says it won't be him
    Jackson seeking Knicks coach, says it won't be him AP - Sports - 20 hours ago

    The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated. Phil Jackson won't be hiring himself to coach the Knicks. Two days … More »Jackson seeking Knicks coach, says it won't be him

    Jackson seeking Knicks coach, says it won't be him

    The coaching search is on in New York, and the best possible candidate has already been eliminated. Phil Jackson won't be hiring himself to coach the Knicks. Two days after firing Mike Woodson, Jackson reiterated Wednesday that he won't be returning to the bench, despite the fact that even fiancee Jeanie Buss told him …

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