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  • Arsenal contact Van Gaal due to Wenger uncertainty
    Arsenal contact Van Gaal due to Wenger … GOAL.com - 26 minutes ago

    The Gunners regard the Netherlands coach as one of several short-term contingency plans in the event that their manager decides to call time on his 18-year reign next … More »Arsenal contact Van Gaal due to Wenger …

    Arsenal contact Van Gaal due to Wenger uncertainty

    The Gunners regard the Netherlands coach as one of several short-term contingency plans in the event that their manager decides to call time on his 18-year reign next month

  • Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) reacts after making a basket against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Houston. Portland won 112-105. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
    Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over … Associated Press - 36 minutes ago

    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 … More »Aldridge's 43 lifts Blazers over …

    Portland Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) reacts after making a basket against the Houston Rockets during the third quarter in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Houston. Portland won 112-105. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    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.

  • Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane (88) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game-winning goal during overtime period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The Blackhawks won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
    Kane leads Blackhawks past Blues, 4-3 … Associated Press - 45 minutes ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane had his shot all along. Same for his dazzling puck-handling skills and the vision that sees the plays before they happen. More »Kane leads Blackhawks past Blues, 4-3 …

    Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane (88) celebrates with teammates after scoring the game-winning goal during overtime period in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series against the St. Louis Blues in Chicago, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. The Blackhawks won 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    CHICAGO (AP) — Patrick Kane had his shot all along. Same for his dazzling puck-handling skills and the vision that sees the plays before they happen.

  • Blazers top Rockets with historic LaMarcus … Ball Don't Lie - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    LaMarcus Aldridge was already an All-Star, but scoring 40-plus points in each of the series' first two games has put him in historic company. More »Blazers top Rockets with historic LaMarcus …

    LaMarcus Aldridge was already an All-Star, but scoring 40-plus points in each of the series' first two games has put him in historic company.

  • Uruguay's national soccer team head coach Tabarez gestures during a news conference at the team's headquarters in the outskirts of Montevideo
    Uruguay not among world's elite, … Reuters - 1 hour 57 minutes ago

    By Malena Castaldi MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Copa America champions Uruguay are fifth in the FIFA rankings, finished fourth at the 2010 World Cup and in Luis Suarez have … More »Uruguay not among world's elite, …

    Uruguay's national soccer team head coach Tabarez gestures during a news conference at the team's headquarters in the outskirts of Montevideo

    By Malena Castaldi MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Copa America champions Uruguay are fifth in the FIFA rankings, finished fourth at the 2010 World Cup and in Luis Suarez have one of the world's deadliest strikers, but coach Oscar Washington Tabarez does not rate his side among the elite football nations. We in Uruguay are not …

  • FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2013, file photo,k Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson tries to get away from Green Bay Packers' C.J. Wilson during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Green Bay, Wis. As Super Bowl champions, the Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Packers on Sept. 4. That Thursday game is the first of four prime-time games on opening weekend. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)
    Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Pac … Associated Press - 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion … More »Seahawks to open NFL season vs. Pac …

    FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2013, file photo,k Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson tries to get away from Green Bay Packers' C.J. Wilson during the second half of an NFL preseason football game in Green Bay, Wis. As Super Bowl champions, the Seahawks get to kick off the NFL's regular season by hosting the Packers on Sept. 4. That Thursday game is the first of four prime-time games on opening weekend. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps, File)

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle.

  • FAS 2014 Women's Premier League … GOAL.com - 2 hours 21 minutes ago

    Eunos Crescent maintained their lead but Police Sports Association continued to keep up the pressure in second place, while National University of Singapore made it three … More »FAS 2014 Women's Premier League …

    Eunos Crescent maintained their lead but Police Sports Association continued to keep up the pressure in second place, while National University of Singapore made it three in a row

  • Dallas Mavericks' Monta Ellis (11) is pressured by San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan, right, as he tries to score during the first half of Game 2 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
    Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series … Associated Press - 2 hours 25 minutes ago

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Blowing their playoff opener turned out to be great therapy for the Dallas Mavericks. More »Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series …

    Dallas Mavericks' Monta Ellis (11) is pressured by San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan, right, as he tries to score during the first half of Game 2 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Blowing their playoff opener turned out to be great therapy for the Dallas Mavericks.

  • MLB: Chicago Cubs at New York Yankees-Game Two
    Yankees Pineda ejected after foreign … Reuters - 2 hours 27 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected in the second inning against Boston on Wednesday after the umpire found a foreign substance on his neck. … More »Yankees Pineda ejected after foreign …

    MLB: Chicago Cubs at New York Yankees-Game Two

    (Reuters) - New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected in the second inning against Boston on Wednesday after the umpire found a foreign substance on his neck. Pineda, who missed the last two seasons because of injury but has enjoyed a strong start to the year with an ERA of 1.83, was also at the center of controversy …

  • Home plate umpire Gerry Davis ejects New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda after a foreign substance was discovered on his neck in the second inning of the Yankees' baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
    Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox … Associated Press - 2 hours 29 minutes ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The pine tar on Michael Pineda's neck was a stain for the New York Yankees. More »Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox …

    Home plate umpire Gerry Davis ejects New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda after a foreign substance was discovered on his neck in the second inning of the Yankees' baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    BOSTON (AP) — The pine tar on Michael Pineda's neck was a stain for the New York Yankees.

  • Real's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opening goal during a Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)
    Benzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over … Associated Press - 2 hours 46 minutes ago

    MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid hopes a narrow home win put it in position to reach the Champions League final for the first time since 2002. More »Benzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over …

    Real's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opening goal during a Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)

    MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid hopes a narrow home win put it in position to reach the Champions League final for the first time since 2002.

  • Ismael Blanco (arriba) celebra su anotación en el partido entre el Lanús argentino y el Santos Laguna de México durante las eliminatorias de Copa Libertadores el miércoles 23 de abril de 2014. (Foto de AP/Eduardo Verdugo)
    Lanús elimina a Santos y avanza en la … Associated Press - 2 hours 57 minutes ago

    Torreón, MÉXICO (AP) — Lanús de Argentina derrotó 2-0 a Santos de México el miércoles en Torreón, con lo que clasificó a los cuartos de final de la Copa Libertadores … More »Lanús elimina a Santos y avanza en la …

    Ismael Blanco (arriba) celebra su anotación en el partido entre el Lanús argentino y el Santos Laguna de México durante las eliminatorias de Copa Libertadores el miércoles 23 de abril de 2014. (Foto de AP/Eduardo Verdugo)

    Torreón, MÉXICO (AP) — Lanús de Argentina derrotó 2-0 a Santos de México el miércoles en Torreón, con lo que clasificó a los cuartos de final de la Copa Libertadores al imponerse en el marcador global 4-1.

  • Chelsea's Eto'o performs an overhead kick during their English Premier League soccer match against Liverpool in London
    Preview - Liverpool seek to land knockout … Reuters - 2 hours 57 minutes ago

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool can eliminate one of their two rivals from the Premier League title race by beating Chelsea on Sunday and the way the dice … More »Preview - Liverpool seek to land knockout …

    Chelsea's Eto'o performs an overhead kick during their English Premier League soccer match against Liverpool in London

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool can eliminate one of their two rivals from the Premier League title race by beating Chelsea on Sunday and the way the dice is rolling for them they might even have one hand on the trophy by the end of the weekend. If Brendan Rodgers's side overcome second-placed Chelsea at …

  • NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild
    Minnesota's Cooke handed seven-game … Reuters - 2 hours 59 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke has been slapped with a seven-game suspension for using his knee to injure Colorado's Tyson Barrie, the NHL announced on … More »Minnesota's Cooke handed seven-game …

    NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Colorado Avalanche at Minnesota Wild

    (Reuters) - Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke has been slapped with a seven-game suspension for using his knee to injure Colorado's Tyson Barrie, the NHL announced on Wednesday. The incident occurred during Game Three of the playoff series between the teams on Monday when Cooke stuck out his knee and clipped Barrie, knocking …

  • Yasiel Puig de los Dodgers de Los Ángeles se desliza en tercera base tras conectar un triple impulsor de dos carreras en el partido contra los Filis de Filadelfia el miércoles 23 de abril de 2014. (Foto de AP/Jae C. Hong)
    Hamels cae ante Dodgers en su primera … Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zack Greinke superó en el duelo de pitcheo a Cole Hamels lanzando siete sólidos innings, mientras que Hanley Ramírez conectó un jonrón y Yasiel Puig … More »Hamels cae ante Dodgers en su primera …

    Yasiel Puig de los Dodgers de Los Ángeles se desliza en tercera base tras conectar un triple impulsor de dos carreras en el partido contra los Filis de Filadelfia el miércoles 23 de abril de 2014. (Foto de AP/Jae C. Hong)

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zack Greinke superó en el duelo de pitcheo a Cole Hamels lanzando siete sólidos innings, mientras que Hanley Ramírez conectó un jonrón y Yasiel Puig produjo dos carreras en el triunfo 5-2 de los Dodgers de Los Ángeles Dodgers sobre los Filis de Filadelfia el miércoles por la noche.

  • Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passes during their game against the Seattle Seahawks at Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014
    Super Bowl champ Seahawks in NFL op … AFP News - 3 hours ago

    The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers will kick off the 2014 National Football League's regular season, the league announced. More »Super Bowl champ Seahawks in NFL op …

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passes during their game against the Seattle Seahawks at Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014

    The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers will kick off the 2014 National Football League's regular season, the league announced.

  • Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate their win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of a first-round NHL playoff hockey series Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets defeated the Penguins 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
    Dubinsky, Foligno lift CBJ to 1st home … Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the dressing room after Brandon Dubinsky's late goal forced overtime, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno half-jokingly said he'd … More »Dubinsky, Foligno lift CBJ to 1st home …

    Columbus Blue Jackets celebrate their win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of a first-round NHL playoff hockey series Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets defeated the Penguins 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the dressing room after Brandon Dubinsky's late goal forced overtime, Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno half-jokingly said he'd get the winner.

  • Mavericks force 22 Spurs turnovers to … Ball Don't Lie - 3 hours ago

    Dallas very easily could have won Game 1 before a late collapse. They would not make the same mistake in Game 2. More »Mavericks force 22 Spurs turnovers to …

    Dallas very easily could have won Game 1 before a late collapse. They would not make the same mistake in Game 2.

  • Josh McRoberts floors LeBron James with … Ball Don't Lie - 3 hours ago

    The Charlotte forward send the reigning MVP to the deck holding his throat, but came away with a common personal foul. More »Josh McRoberts floors LeBron James with …

    The Charlotte forward send the reigning MVP to the deck holding his throat, but came away with a common personal foul.

  • LLaMarcus Aldridge (derecha) clava el balón en la canasta ante la defensa de Omer Asik (3) de los Rockets de Houston en el partido del miércoles 23 de abril de 2014. (Foto de AP/David J. Phillip)
    Blazers supera a Rockets con 43 puntos … Associated Press - 3 hours ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge anotó 43 puntos y Demian Lillard encestó seis tiros libres al final del partido para llevar a los Trail Blazers de Portland a una victoria … More »Blazers supera a Rockets con 43 puntos …

    LLaMarcus Aldridge (derecha) clava el balón en la canasta ante la defensa de Omer Asik (3) de los Rockets de Houston en el partido del miércoles 23 de abril de 2014. (Foto de AP/David J. Phillip)

    HOUSTON (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge anotó 43 puntos y Demian Lillard encestó seis tiros libres al final del partido para llevar a los Trail Blazers de Portland a una victoria de 112-105 sobre los Rockets de Houston el miércoles por la noche para ponerse en ventaja de 2-0 en la primera ronda de postemporada.