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  • The Israel Football Association has urged UEFA president Platini to speak out against the Palestinian bid to vote the IFA out of FIFA
    Israel appeals to Platini to sway FIFA … AFP News - 16 minutes ago

    The Israel Football Association appealed to UEFA president Michel Platini on Friday to speak out "loud and clear" against the Palestinian bid to vote the IFA out of FIFA … More »Israel appeals to Platini to sway FIFA …

    The Israel Football Association has urged UEFA president Platini to speak out against the Palestinian bid to vote the IFA out of FIFA

    The Israel Football Association appealed to UEFA president Michel Platini on Friday to speak out "loud and clear" against the Palestinian bid to vote the IFA out of FIFA next week. The annual FIFA Congress, which begins on May 28, includes the Palestinian Football Association's proposal to suspend the IFA from world football. …

  • Sharks player Renaldo Bothma (centre) goes to ground during the Super 15 rugby match against Queensland Reds at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on May 22, 2015
    Weary Sharks hang on for gutsy win over … AFP News - 17 minutes ago

    The battle-weary Coastal Sharks held on with some help from the Queensland Reds to end their four-match Australasian Super Rugby tour with a 21-14 win in Brisbane on … More »Weary Sharks hang on for gutsy win over …

    Sharks player Renaldo Bothma (centre) goes to ground during the Super 15 rugby match against Queensland Reds at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on May 22, 2015

    The battle-weary Coastal Sharks held on with some help from the Queensland Reds to end their four-match Australasian Super Rugby tour with a 21-14 win in Brisbane on Friday. The Sharks, their playing ranks fully stretched by injuries after a sapping tour, looked under pressure when the Reds pulled to within two points …

  • Italien Fabio Aru celebrates the pink jersey of overall leader after the 13th stage of the  Giro d'Italia on May 22, 2015 in Jesolo
    Unlucky 13 for Contador as Aru takes … AFP News - 22 minutes ago

    Italian Astana rider Fabio Aru took over as leader of the Giro d'Italia from Alberto Contador on Friday after the rain-hit 13th stage was won by Sacha Modolo. Italian … More »Unlucky 13 for Contador as Aru takes …

    Italien Fabio Aru celebrates the pink jersey of overall leader after the 13th stage of the  Giro d'Italia on May 22, 2015 in Jesolo

    Italian Astana rider Fabio Aru took over as leader of the Giro d'Italia from Alberto Contador on Friday after the rain-hit 13th stage was won by Sacha Modolo. Italian Modolo hung on in a sprint finish to edge compatriots Giacomo Nizzolo and Elia Viviani at Jesolo, near Venice. A mass crash less than 5km from the line …

  • Liverpool midfielder Raheem Sterling in action against Newcastle United at Anfield on April 13, 2015
    Liverpool stonewall wantaway Sterli … AFP News - 23 minutes ago

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insisted on Friday club owners Fenway Sports Group would not back down in the acrimonious battle over Raheem Sterling's contract. "The … More »Liverpool stonewall wantaway Sterli …

    Liverpool midfielder Raheem Sterling in action against Newcastle United at Anfield on April 13, 2015

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insisted on Friday club owners Fenway Sports Group would not back down in the acrimonious battle over Raheem Sterling's contract. "The ownership have shown their strength in their time here," Rodgers said. "At every opportunity when they have had to show that strength -- whether it be …

  • US tennis player Serena Williams says she's "living a dream" as she continues to rack up the Grand Slam titles
    Time on my side, says ageless Seren … AFP News - 24 minutes ago

    Serena Williams says that at 33 she believes that time is still on her side for her to set a new all-time record of Grand Slam singles title wins. The American bagged … More »Time on my side, says ageless Seren …

    US tennis player Serena Williams says she's "living a dream" as she continues to rack up the Grand Slam titles

    Serena Williams says that at 33 she believes that time is still on her side for her to set a new all-time record of Grand Slam singles title wins. The American bagged her 19th title at the Australian Open in January. With Wimbledon and the US Open to follow it could be that the French Open, played on clay, her least favourite …

  • Football: Advocaat sets Thursday deadline … AFP News - 28 minutes ago

    Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has revealed he will wait until next Thursday before telling the Premier League club whether he will accept their offer to remain in … More »Football: Advocaat sets Thursday deadline …

    Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has revealed he will wait until next Thursday before telling the Premier League club whether he will accept their offer to remain in charge. "They have made me an offer, yes," Advocaat told reporters on Friday.

  • British number one Andy Murray takes part in a practice session for the French Open on May 22, 2015 in Paris
    Murray hoping for Mauresmo boost at … AFP News - 29 minutes ago

    Andy Murray is hoping some home help in the shape of his coach Amelie Mauresmo can boost his hopes of winning a first French Open title. Speaking ahead of Sunday's opening … More »Murray hoping for Mauresmo boost at …

    British number one Andy Murray takes part in a practice session for the French Open on May 22, 2015 in Paris

    Andy Murray is hoping some home help in the shape of his coach Amelie Mauresmo can boost his hopes of winning a first French Open title. Speaking ahead of Sunday's opening skirmishes at Roland Garros in the year's second Grand Slam tournament the 28-year-old Scot said that the two-time Grand Slam winner could be an asset …

  • New Zealand’s Tom Latham bats against England during the second day of the first Test at Lord's on May 22, 2015
    England double strike checks New Zealand's … AFP News - 35 minutes ago

    England took two wickets in quick succession after New Zealand's openers shared a century stand on the second day of the first Test at Lord's on Friday. New Zealand … More »England double strike checks New Zealand's …

    New Zealand’s Tom Latham bats against England during the second day of the first Test at Lord's on May 22, 2015

    England took two wickets in quick succession after New Zealand's openers shared a century stand on the second day of the first Test at Lord's on Friday. New Zealand were 173 for two at tea in reply to England's first innings 345, a deficit of 216 runs, after Martin Guptill (70) and Tom Latham (59) put on 148 for the first …

  • In this May 17, 2015 photo, Carlos Huertas, of Colombia, takes off his helmet after he qualified for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis.  Huertas has been ruled out of the Indianapolis 500 two days before the race after he was diagnosed with an "inner ear condition" and failed to pass a medical exam. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
    Ear problem knocks driver Carlos Huertas … Associated Press - 40 minutes ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Huertas was ruled out of the Indianapolis 500 on Friday after failing a routine medical exam, and veteran driver Tristan Vautier was chosen … More »Ear problem knocks driver Carlos Huertas …

    In this May 17, 2015 photo, Carlos Huertas, of Colombia, takes off his helmet after he qualified for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis.  Huertas has been ruled out of the Indianapolis 500 two days before the race after he was diagnosed with an "inner ear condition" and failed to pass a medical exam. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Huertas was ruled out of the Indianapolis 500 on Friday after failing a routine medical exam, and veteran driver Tristan Vautier was chosen to replace him in the No. 18 car for Dale Coyne Racing for Sunday's 99th running of the race.

  • Pakistan's captain Shahid Afridi (C) tosses a coin as he stands next to his Zimbabwe counterpart Elton Chigumbura (red cap) before the start of the first International T20 match at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore
    International cricket returns to Pa … AFP News - 43 minutes ago

    The match, taking place with a huge security presence of 4,000 policemen, is the first in Pakistan since gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore on March 3, … More »International cricket returns to Pa …

    Pakistan's captain Shahid Afridi (C) tosses a coin as he stands next to his Zimbabwe counterpart Elton Chigumbura (red cap) before the start of the first International T20 match at the Gaddafi Cricket Stadium in Lahore

    The match, taking place with a huge security presence of 4,000 policemen, is the first in Pakistan since gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore on March 3, 2009, killing eight people and injuring seven visiting players. Pakistan president Mamnoon Hussain opened proceedings by shaking hands with both sets of …

  • Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) moves the ball as Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) looks on during the first half in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
    Cavs' Irving misses shootaround, … Associated Press - 44 minutes ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround Friday before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final to get further evaluation on … More »Cavs' Irving misses shootaround, …

    Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) moves the ball as Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) looks on during the first half in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    ATLANTA (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround Friday before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final to get further evaluation on his ailing left knee.

  • Spain's Rafael Nadal takes part in a training session ahead of the French Open, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on May 22, 2015
    Nadal shrugs off French Open pressu … AFP News - 58 minutes ago

    Rafael Nadal insisted Friday that his decade-long experience of playing at the French Open will make him a serious contender for a 10th title at Roland Garros despite … More »Nadal shrugs off French Open pressu …

    Spain's Rafael Nadal takes part in a training session ahead of the French Open, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris on May 22, 2015

    Rafael Nadal insisted Friday that his decade-long experience of playing at the French Open will make him a serious contender for a 10th title at Roland Garros despite being widely written off. The 28-year-old Spaniard, who made his debut in Paris back in 2005 sweeping all before him on the way to the first of nine titles …

  • Great Britain v United States of America - Davis Cup World Group First Round
    Murray can win French after solving … Reuters - 58 minutes ago

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray looks like he has solved the puzzle of claycourt tennis and is a serious title challenger at the French Open, according … More »Murray can win French after solving …

    Great Britain v United States of America - Davis Cup World Group First Round

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray looks like he has solved the puzzle of claycourt tennis and is a serious title challenger at the French Open, according to twice Roland Garros champion Jim Courier. World number three Murray is in the same half of the draw as favorite Novak Djokovic and nine-times champion …

  • Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive … Associated Press - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Alouettes have signed defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL. More »Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive …

    MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Alouettes have signed defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL.

  • BMW PGA Championship
    Slump means Quiros must handle demons … Reuters - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Alvaro Quiros had the golfing world at his feet in 2011 but the big-hitting Spaniard seems a tortured soul these … More »Slump means Quiros must handle demons …

    BMW PGA Championship

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Alvaro Quiros had the golfing world at his feet in 2011 but the big-hitting Spaniard seems a tortured soul these days and it is clear his self belief has been battered by three seasons of toil and pain. Quiros triumphed six times in a golden spell between 2007 and 2011, …

  • Arsenal v Sunderland - Barclays Premier League
    Sunderland have offered me new deal, … Reuters - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat said on Friday he has been offered a deal to stay at the Premier League club but will make a decision on his future next week. The … More »Sunderland have offered me new deal, …

    Arsenal v Sunderland - Barclays Premier League

    Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat said on Friday he has been offered a deal to stay at the Premier League club but will make a decision on his future next week. The 67-year-old, who replaced Gus Poyet as head coach in March on a contract until the end of the season, steered Sunderland away from Premier League relegation …

  • England v New Zealand - Investec Test Series First Test
    Guptill, Latham fifties keep New Zealand … Reuters - 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Openers Tom Latham and Martin Guptill made fluent half centuries to lead New Zealand to 173 for two in reply to England's 389 at tea … More »Guptill, Latham fifties keep New Zealand …

    England v New Zealand - Investec Test Series First Test

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Openers Tom Latham and Martin Guptill made fluent half centuries to lead New Zealand to 173 for two in reply to England's 389 at tea on the second day of the first test at Lord's on Friday. Latham and Guptill shared a solid partnership of 148 before the former, on 59, was trapped lbw by …

  • Tottenham Hotspur v Hull City - Barclays Premier League
    Hull boss Bruce hoping for a favour … Reuters - 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce is desperate for a favour in the fight for Premier League survival but friend and West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce may not be the man … More »Hull boss Bruce hoping for a favour …

    Tottenham Hotspur v Hull City - Barclays Premier League

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce is desperate for a favour in the fight for Premier League survival but friend and West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce may not be the man to offer it in the final round of matches on Sunday. Hull are 18th with 34 points and not only have to beat Manchester United, having lost all their seven …

  • Summer Games federations chastise SportAccord … Reuters - 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    The Association of Summer Olympic Federations (ASOIF) on Friday told the president of SportAccord he could no longer represent them following his attack on the International … More »Summer Games federations chastise SportAccord …

    The Association of Summer Olympic Federations (ASOIF) on Friday told the president of SportAccord he could no longer represent them following his attack on the International Olympic Committee as more federations withdrew from the umbrella organisation. In a sharply-worded letter, seen by Reuters, ASOIF president Francesco …

  • Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns gestures during a training session for the French Tennis Open at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, May 22, 2015 in Paris. The French Open starts Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
    Nadal could face Djokovic in French … Associated Press - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    PARIS (AP) — The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and … More »Nadal could face Djokovic in French …

    Serbia's Novak Djokovic returns gestures during a training session for the French Tennis Open at the Roland Garros stadium, Friday, May 22, 2015 in Paris. The French Open starts Sunday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    PARIS (AP) — The tennis equivalent of climbing three mountains, just to reach the Roland Garros final. Never have the obstacles loomed so large between Rafael Nadal and another trophy on the red clay of Paris.