Llorente and Tevez not giving up on World Cup dream

Llorente and Tevez not giving up on World Cup dream

The former Athletic Bilbao star has fallen out of favour with Spain coach Vicente del Bosque, while his Juventus colleague has never been picked by Ar…

  • Red Bull and Ricciardo await verdict after appeal
    Red Bull and Ricciardo await verdict after appeal

    Formula One constructors champions Red Bull should learn by Tuesday morning whether their appeal over Australian driver Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from his home Grand Prix has been successful. The FIA International Court of Appeal heard the appeal in Paris on Monday and must decide whether or not to reinstate Ricciardo in second place in the Melbourne race. Several of Red Bull's rivals had representatives at the appeal, which lasted six hours, shortly before they left for the fourth …

  • Schumacher showing 'small signs of progress': spokeswoman
    Schumacher showing 'small signs of progress': spokeswoman

    Michael Schumacher is "showing small signs of progress", his spokeswoman said Sunday, with the Formula One legend slowly recovering from devastating brain injuries suffered in a ski accident. "There are short moments of consciousness and he is showing small signs of progress," Schumacher's manager Sabine Kehm told German broadcaster ARD. …

  • NASCAR owner Gene Haas granted F1 license
    NASCAR owner Gene Haas granted F1 license

    DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) — NASCAR team owner Gene Haas said Friday he has been granted a license from Formula One's governing body to start a U.S.-based entry in the series, perhaps as early as next season. …

  • Bucks owner Kohl to sell team for $550M
    Bucks owner Kohl to sell team for $550M

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens for about $550 million. …

  • Wall Street fund managers buy Milwaukee Bucks basketball team
    Wall Street fund managers buy Milwaukee Bucks basketball team

    By Svea Herbst-Bayliss (Reuters) - Hedge fund managers Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens are buying the National Basketball Association's Milwaukee Bucks for $550 million from businessman and former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, becoming the latest Wall Street financiers to own a sports club. "I believe they are the right people and the right fit at the right time," Kohl said at a news conference in Milwaukee announcing the purchase as Lasry and Edens grinned nearby. The Bucks, valued by Forbes at $405 …

  • Griffin gets 1-game ban for technicals
    Griffin gets 1-game ban for technicals

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Blake Griffin has been suspended for a game after getting his 16th technical foul this season. …

  • Cibulkova home and dry in rain-soaked Malaysia
    Cibulkova home and dry in rain-soaked Malaysia

    Top seed Dominika Cibulkova finally got on court Wednesday and registered a crushing 6-1, 6-3 win over Turkey's Pemra Ozgen in another rain-interrupted day at the BMW Malaysian Open. The Slovakian world number 10's game was delayed due to a late afternoon downpour but she sped through her match in 60 minutes to set up a second-round clash against Taiwan's Hsieh Su-Wei at the Royal Selangor Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur. The 20-year-old Kazakhstan starlet brushed aside Italian qualifier Giulia …

  • Westwood, Oosthuizen headline field at Malaysia Open
    Westwood, Oosthuizen headline field at Malaysia Open

    Lee Westwood and Louis Oosthuizen head a trio of former Malaysian Open champions gunning for the title again just days after making weekend runs at the prestigious Masters tournament. England's Westwood and South Africa's Oosthuizen fell short at the Masters but put in respectable showings, while Thailand's Asian Tour stalwart Thongchai Jaidee, a two-time champ in Malaysia, also made the cut at Augusta National Golf Club. …

  • A quiet post-Masters for Watson, with a surprise
    A quiet post-Masters for Watson, with a surprise

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Bubba Watson decided to keep his post-Masters victory more low key this year. Instead of going to New York for a media tour, he headed home to Orlando, Fla., and kept plans for a five-day vacation with his wife. …

Tennis

  • Impending birth could see Federer miss French Open
    Impending birth could see Federer miss French Open

    Former men's tennis world number one Roger Federer hinted on Wednesday the upcoming birth of another child for him and wife Mirka Vavrinec could prevent him playing in the French Open next month. While the family have kept all details of the birth a tight secret - the actual date has never been revealed - the father of four-year-old twins said his family life would take precedence over any tennis match. "It's a priority for me trying to be there (at the birth), trying to support my wife," …

  • Nadal, Federer rush to victories in Monte Carlo
    Nadal, Federer rush to victories in Monte Carlo

    Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer rushed into the third round at the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday, with both posting quick opening victories. Top seed Nadal, champion at eight of the last nine editions, spent 72 minutes in smothering any upset hopes of Russian Teimuraz Gabashvili, who got off to a shock 3-1 lead before Spain's king of clay reeled him in for a 6-4, 6-1 success. Federer, seeded fourth at a Masters 1000 event that he has never won, delivered a 6-1, 6-2 thrashing to fellow …

  • French Open prize money up by over 10 percent
    French Open prize money up by over 10 percent

    Prize money for this year's French Open will top 25 million euros ($34.5 million), more than 10 percent up on 2013, the French Tennis Federation announced on Tuesday. The men's and women's singles champions will each receive 1.65 million euros, a 10 percent increase on last year's top prize. But the main increases are for the early losers, as those who fail to progress beyond the second, third and fourth rounds will receive prize money worth between 20 and 25 percent more than in 2013. "It …

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 …

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