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  • Badminton: Olympic champ Lin Dan admits … AFP News - 16 minutes ago

    Olympic champion Lin Dan admits his task is becoming harder, even though his level went up a gear as he beat his Chinese compatriot and fellow left-hander Tian Houwei … More »Badminton: Olympic champ Lin Dan admits …

    Olympic champion Lin Dan admits his task is becoming harder, even though his level went up a gear as he beat his Chinese compatriot and fellow left-hander Tian Houwei to reach the All-England championships quarter-finals on Thursday. Lin had just two short phases when it seemed the former world junior champion from Fujian …

  • Hassan al-Thawadi, head of the Qatar 2022 World Cup organising committee, speaks during a press conference on February 25, 2015 in Doha
    Qatar World Cup Chief: 'We are going … AFP News - 22 minutes ago

    Qatar World Cup chief Hassan al-Thawadi faced tough questions on Thursday over his gas-rich Gulf state's readiness to host the 2022 tournament. Al-Thawadi, appearing … More »Qatar World Cup Chief: 'We are going …

    Hassan al-Thawadi, head of the Qatar 2022 World Cup organising committee, speaks during a press conference on February 25, 2015 in Doha

    Qatar World Cup chief Hassan al-Thawadi faced tough questions on Thursday over his gas-rich Gulf state's readiness to host the 2022 tournament. Al-Thawadi, appearing at a sports business conference in New York, was grilled on everything from corruption allegations dogging FIFA's pick of Qatar to worries that fans will …

  • In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)
    Boston bombing victim recalls seeing … Associated Press - 23 minutes ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Roseann Sdoia saw two flashes of white light at her feet near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, looked down, and for a split second thought to herself: … More »Boston bombing victim recalls seeing …

    In this courtroom sketch, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, center, is depicted between defense attorneys Miriam Conrad, left, and Judy Clarke, right, during his federal death penalty trial, Thursday, March 5, 2015, in Boston. Tsarnaev is charged with conspiring with his brother to place two bombs near the Boston Marathon finish line in April 2013, killing three and injuring 260 people. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)

    BOSTON (AP) — Roseann Sdoia saw two flashes of white light at her feet near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, looked down, and for a split second thought to herself: I'm wearing strappy sandals.

  • IndyCar: Indianapolis 500-Practice
    No criminal charges to be filed against … Reuters - 25 minutes ago

    No criminal charges will be filed against suspended NASCAR driver Kurt Busch in a domestic abuse case involving his former girlfriend, prosecutors in Delaware said on … More »No criminal charges to be filed against …

    IndyCar: Indianapolis 500-Practice

    No criminal charges will be filed against suspended NASCAR driver Kurt Busch in a domestic abuse case involving his former girlfriend, prosecutors in Delaware said on Thursday. Patricia Driscoll said Busch grabbed her by the neck inside his motor home at Dover International Speedway in Delaware on Sept. 26 and repeatedly …

  • FILE - In this May 22, 2014, file photo, Kurt Busch, left, stands with Patricia Driscoll before qualifying for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Delaware prosecutors said, Thursday, March 5, 2015, that they will not file criminal charges against Busch following allegations of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)
    Prosecutors: No criminal charge for … Associated Press - 29 minutes ago

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, … More »Prosecutors: No criminal charge for …

    FILE - In this May 22, 2014, file photo, Kurt Busch, left, stands with Patricia Driscoll before qualifying for a NASCAR Sprint Cup series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Delaware prosecutors said, Thursday, March 5, 2015, that they will not file criminal charges against Busch following allegations of domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend. (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File)

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a bedroom wall and choked her, Delaware prosecutors said Thursday.

  • New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey gets up to leave after taking part in a television interview during spring training baseball practice Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
    Mets' Matt Harvey set to make return … Associated Press - 45 minutes ago

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — It's hard to know which opponent will be more challenging for Matt Harvey on Friday — the Detroit Tigers or his own competitive natur … More »Mets' Matt Harvey set to make return …

    New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey gets up to leave after taking part in a television interview during spring training baseball practice Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — It's hard to know which opponent will be more challenging for Matt Harvey on Friday — the Detroit Tigers or his own competitive nature.

  • LIVE: Juventus - Fiorentina
    LIVE: Juventus - Fiorentina GOAL.com - 46 minutes ago

    A place in the Coppa Italia final is up for grabs as the Serie A leaders take on Vincenzo Montella's side in the first leg of their semi-final More »LIVE: Juventus - Fiorentina

    LIVE: Juventus - Fiorentina

    A place in the Coppa Italia final is up for grabs as the Serie A leaders take on Vincenzo Montella's side in the first leg of their semi-final

  • Captain Paul McGinley poses with the Ryder Cup after the closing ceremony of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles
    U.S. Ryder changes a "shrewd" … Reuters - 47 minutes ago

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley said on Thursday he thought recent changes the struggling United States side has made … More »U.S. Ryder changes a "shrewd" …

    Captain Paul McGinley poses with the Ryder Cup after the closing ceremony of the 40th Ryder Cup at Gleneagles

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley said on Thursday he thought recent changes the struggling United States side has made in their approach to the premier match play team event were "shrewd" moves. A U.S. task force set up after the Americans were thrashed by 16-1/2 points …

  • Evans & Papiss Cisse both charged by FA over spitting incident
    Evans & Papiss Cisse both charged by … GOAL.com - 55 minutes ago

    A three-man panel of former elite referees unanimously concluded that red cards should have been issued to both men, who now have until 6pm on Friday to respond More »Evans & Papiss Cisse both charged by …

    Evans & Papiss Cisse both charged by FA over spitting incident

    A three-man panel of former elite referees unanimously concluded that red cards should have been issued to both men, who now have until 6pm on Friday to respond

  • Nehwal of India plays against Li of China during their womens' singles quarter-final match at the Badminton World Championships in Copenhagen
    Indian Nehwal sets up quarter-final … Reuters - 57 minutes ago

    By Rod Gilmour BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) - Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal saw the singles draw open up for her on Thursday but the Indian must first overturn … More »Indian Nehwal sets up quarter-final …

    Nehwal of India plays against Li of China during their womens' singles quarter-final match at the Badminton World Championships in Copenhagen

    By Rod Gilmour BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) - Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal saw the singles draw open up for her on Thursday but the Indian must first overturn a Chinese hoodoo in the quarter-finals of the All-England Championships. The third seed had to show speed, control and variation to see off Kim Hyo Min …

  • WBC/WBA welterweight champion Mayweather of the U.S. celebrates his victory over Maidana of Argentina at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas
    Analysis - Floyd-Manny megafight won't … Reuters - 57 minutes ago

    The superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is expected to be the highest grossing bout in history but will do nothing to resuscitate a sport that … More »Analysis - Floyd-Manny megafight won't …

    WBC/WBA welterweight champion Mayweather of the U.S. celebrates his victory over Maidana of Argentina at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas

    The superfight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is expected to be the highest grossing bout in history but will do nothing to resuscitate a sport that has been in perpetual decline for years, according to experts. Boxing will enjoy more exposure than it has seen in decades during the buildup to the May 2 …

  • European football governing body UEFA confirm the approval of the creation of a football league in Crimea, local media reports
    UEFA commission support the idea of … AFP News - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    European football governing body UEFA have confirmed the approval of the creation of a football league in Crimea, local media reported Thursday. "We approve the idea … More »UEFA commission support the idea of …

    European football governing body UEFA confirm the approval of the creation of a football league in Crimea, local media reports

    European football governing body UEFA have confirmed the approval of the creation of a football league in Crimea, local media reported Thursday. "We approve the idea of the creation of the football league in Crimea. The head of the UEFA commission, which inspected the football facilities in Crimea, added that the clear …

  • Badminton: All-England Open results … AFP News - 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    All-England Open badminton results in Birmingham on Thursday (x denotes seeding): More »Badminton: All-England Open results …

    All-England Open badminton results in Birmingham on Thursday (x denotes seeding):

  • Kiwi defender Reid signs long-term deal … Reuters - 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    LONDON (Reuters) - New Zealand centre half Winston Reid has ended months of uncertainty about his future by agreeing a new six-and-a-half-year contract with West Ham … More »Kiwi defender Reid signs long-term deal …

    LONDON (Reuters) - New Zealand centre half Winston Reid has ended months of uncertainty about his future by agreeing a new six-and-a-half-year contract with West Ham United. "It's one of those things that took a bit of time, but we got there in the end and I'm very happy to be here for the next part of my career," …

  • EL atacante chileno del Arsenal Alexis Sanchez festeja tras anotar un gol en el partido contra el QPR el 4 de marzo de 2015. (Foto AP/Tim Ireland)
    Copa FA: Manchester United busca derrotar … Associated Press - 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    LONDRES (AP) — Para el Manchester United la prioridad es volver a la Liga de Campeones. Sin embargo, llevarse la Copa FA le daría un premio adicional al final de esta … More »Copa FA: Manchester United busca derrotar …

    EL atacante chileno del Arsenal Alexis Sanchez festeja tras anotar un gol en el partido contra el QPR el 4 de marzo de 2015. (Foto AP/Tim Ireland)

    LONDRES (AP) — Para el Manchester United la prioridad es volver a la Liga de Campeones. Sin embargo, llevarse la Copa FA le daría un premio adicional al final de esta campaña llena de inconsistencias para el técnico holandés Louis van Gaal.

  • NBA: Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves
    Kevin Garnett rips Nuggets: 'They quit … Ball Don't Lie - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    The future Hall of Famer pulled no punches in his assessment of how the Nuggets have comported themselves this season. More »Kevin Garnett rips Nuggets: 'They quit …

    NBA: Denver Nuggets at Minnesota Timberwolves

    The future Hall of Famer pulled no punches in his assessment of how the Nuggets have comported themselves this season.

  • Guardiola warns vengeful Ribery
    Guardiola warns Ribery over future  … GOAL.com - 1 hour 38 minutes ago

    The Spaniard has told the winger, who kicked out at Benjamin Kessel on Wednesday, that he cannot afford to lose his temper again in the future as it could cost Bayern … More »Guardiola warns Ribery over future  …

    Guardiola warns vengeful Ribery

    The Spaniard has told the winger, who kicked out at Benjamin Kessel on Wednesday, that he cannot afford to lose his temper again in the future as it could cost Bayern dearly

  • Suarez for Liverpool return with Gerrard charity game
    Suarez for Liverpool return with Gerrard … GOAL.com - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    The striker, who scored 82 goals in 133 games before joining Barcelona, is one of a host of ex-Reds players who will mark the upcoming departure of the club legend More »Suarez for Liverpool return with Gerrard …

    Suarez for Liverpool return with Gerrard charity game

    The striker, who scored 82 goals in 133 games before joining Barcelona, is one of a host of ex-Reds players who will mark the upcoming departure of the club legend

  • Jugador de Jaguares es suspendido por … Associated Press - 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    MÉXICO (AP) — El jugador de Jaguares de Chiapas, Julio César Nava, fue suspendido por ocho meses por utilizar sustancias prohibidas, anunció el jueves la Federación Mexicana … More »Jugador de Jaguares es suspendido por …

    MÉXICO (AP) — El jugador de Jaguares de Chiapas, Julio César Nava, fue suspendido por ocho meses por utilizar sustancias prohibidas, anunció el jueves la Federación Mexicana de Fútbol.

  • Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and assistant Ryan Giggs chat ahead of their team's English Premier League soccer match against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich
    Sarcastic Van Gaal denies United rift … Reuters - 1 hour 45 minutes ago

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal reacted angrily on Thursday to suggestions he had fallen out with assistant Ryan Giggs. "We have a very bad relationship," the … More »Sarcastic Van Gaal denies United rift …

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal and assistant Ryan Giggs chat ahead of their team's English Premier League soccer match against West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal reacted angrily on Thursday to suggestions he had fallen out with assistant Ryan Giggs. "We have a very bad relationship," the Dutchman said with heavy sarcasm when asked about their relationship at a news conference ahead of the FA Cup quarter-final against Arsenal at Old Trafford …