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  • File photo of Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone arriving at the High Court in central London
    Formula One boss Ecclestone goes on … Reuters - 12 minutes ago

    By Keith Weir MUNICH (Reuters) - Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial for bribery in Germany on Thursday in a case that could see the Briton's … More »Formula One boss Ecclestone goes on …

    File photo of Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone arriving at the High Court in central London

    By Keith Weir MUNICH (Reuters) - Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial for bribery in Germany on Thursday in a case that could see the Briton's long dominance of the motor sport ended by a jail sentence. Prosecutors in Munich have charged Ecclestone, 83, with bribing jailed German banker Gerhard …

  • Michael Phelps laughs while talking with coaches during a training session Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz., as he prepares to compete for the first time since retiring after the 2012 London Games. The 22-time Olympic medalist is entered in three events at the Arena Grand Prix starting Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt York)
    Phelps having fun in his return to  … Associated Press - 13 minutes ago

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire … More »Phelps having fun in his return to  …

    Michael Phelps laughs while talking with coaches during a training session Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz., as he prepares to compete for the first time since retiring after the 2012 London Games. The 22-time Olympic medalist is entered in three events at the Arena Grand Prix starting Thursday. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of the pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.

  • Jake Schrum, 10, of Cedar Lake, Ind., holds a sign during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)
    Cubs lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley's … Associated Press - 24 minutes ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field in the most appropriate way: with a gut-wrenching loss. More »Cubs lose to Diamondbacks 7-5 on Wrigley's …

    Jake Schrum, 10, of Cedar Lake, Ind., holds a sign during the fifth inning of a baseball game between the Chicago Cubs and the Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field in Chicago on Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Cubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of the first game at Wrigley Field in the most appropriate way: with a gut-wrenching loss.

  • St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols spits in the dugout during Game 2 of the MLB National League Championship Series baseball playoffs against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee
    Pujols insists he's not thinking … Reuters - 25 minutes ago

    By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One day after joining baseball's exclusive 500 home run club, Albert Pujols insists he is not concerned with reaching another … More »Pujols insists he's not thinking …

    St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols spits in the dugout during Game 2 of the MLB National League Championship Series baseball playoffs against the Milwaukee Brewers in Milwaukee

    By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One day after joining baseball's exclusive 500 home run club, Albert Pujols insists he is not concerned with reaching another longball milestone. Let the fans and the media talk about 600 or 700 home runs, Pujols said, adding that he's not even thinking about homer number 501. …

  • Padres' Josh Johnson to undergo … Associated Press - 32 minutes ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — San Diego Padres starter Josh Johnson is scheduled to undergo elbow ligament-replacement surgery for the second time and will miss the entire season … More »Padres' Josh Johnson to undergo …

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — San Diego Padres starter Josh Johnson is scheduled to undergo elbow ligament-replacement surgery for the second time and will miss the entire season.

  • Trumbo to miss extended time with stress … Associated Press - 36 minutes ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo will be sidelined for an extended period of time because of a stress fracture in his left foot. More »Trumbo to miss extended time with stress …

    CHICAGO (AP) — Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Mark Trumbo will be sidelined for an extended period of time because of a stress fracture in his left foot.

  • 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 - 48 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.

  • Sabella, head coach of Argentina's national soccer team, speaks during an interview in Buenos Aires
    Good ambiance crucial to get best from … Reuters - 48 minutes ago

    By Rex Gowar BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina must create the right team climate to give the world's best player Lionel Messi the right support to enable him to shine … More »Good ambiance crucial to get best from …

    Sabella, head coach of Argentina's national soccer team, speaks during an interview in Buenos Aires

    By Rex Gowar BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina must create the right team climate to give the world's best player Lionel Messi the right support to enable him to shine at the World Cup in Brazil, coach Alejandro Sabella said on Wednesday. Sabella also said Argentina's status among the favourites would be countered by …

  • Benzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over Bayern
    Ancelotti happy as Real thrive without … Reuters - 49 minutes ago

    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti praised his team for beating holders Bayern Munich in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first … More »Ancelotti happy as Real thrive without …

    Benzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over Bayern

    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti praised his team for beating holders Bayern Munich in Wednesday's Champions League semi-final, first leg without their two biggest names taking a leading role. Cristiano Ronaldo, top scorer in this season's competition, struggled after returning from …

  • Ex-UFC fighter Homer Moore charged with … Cagewriter - 59 minutes ago

    The veteran MMA fighter was charged with the murder of Arizona teen-ager Karam Hussein Jabbar. More »Ex-UFC fighter Homer Moore charged with …

    The veteran MMA fighter was charged with the murder of Arizona teen-ager Karam Hussein Jabbar.

  • U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps sits behind children during a promotional event in Sao Paulo
    Phelps ditches one of his planned comeback … Reuters - 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    By Julian Linden PHOENIX (Reuters) - Michael Phelps has withdrawn from one of the three events he planned to compete in at his eagerly-anticipated return to competitive … More »Phelps ditches one of his planned comeback …

    U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps sits behind children during a promotional event in Sao Paulo

    By Julian Linden PHOENIX (Reuters) - Michael Phelps has withdrawn from one of the three events he planned to compete in at his eagerly-anticipated return to competitive swimming. Phelps had entered the heats for the 50 metres freestyle, 100m freestyle and 100m butterfly at the three-day U.S. Grand Prix meet in Mesa, Arizona, …

  • Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola (L) gives instructions to Austrian midfielder David Alaba during the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg football match against Real Madrid CF, in Madrid on April 23, 2014
    Madrid 'athletes' too much for … AFP News - 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola said his side had struggled to contain Real Madrid's pace on the counter-attack as Los Blancos secured a 1-0 advantage from the first … More »Madrid 'athletes' too much for …

    Bayern Munich's Spanish head coach Pep Guardiola (L) gives instructions to Austrian midfielder David Alaba during the UEFA Champions League semifinal first leg football match against Real Madrid CF, in Madrid on April 23, 2014

    Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola said his side had struggled to contain Real Madrid's pace on the counter-attack as Los Blancos secured a 1-0 advantage from the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday. Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game on 19 minutes from one of a series of Madrid counter-attacks …

  • I was afraid to return from injury, admits Ronaldo
    I was afraid to return from injury, … GOAL.com - 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    The Ballon d'Or holder was thrust back into the startng line-up in the win over Bayern Munich but says he felt ready after three weeks out More »I was afraid to return from injury, …

    I was afraid to return from injury, admits Ronaldo

    The Ballon d'Or holder was thrust back into the startng line-up in the win over Bayern Munich but says he felt ready after three weeks out

  • Michael Smith (right) had a bit of a mixup. (Garrett Ellwood-NBAE-Getty Images)
    Whoops: Clippers color commentator mistakenly … Ball Don't Lie - 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    To be fair to Clippers color commentator Michael Smith, Kevin Durant *does* have an MIP case. More »Whoops: Clippers color commentator mistakenly …

    Michael Smith (right) had a bit of a mixup. (Garrett Ellwood-NBAE-Getty Images)

    To be fair to Clippers color commentator Michael Smith, Kevin Durant *does* have an MIP case.

  • Basketball: Ex-NBA star McGrady switches … AFP News - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    Tracy McGrady, a seven-time NBA All-Star guard, has signed a deal to become a right-handed pitcher with minor-league baseball's Sugar Land Skeeters, the Texas-based team … More »Basketball: Ex-NBA star McGrady switches …

    Tracy McGrady, a seven-time NBA All-Star guard, has signed a deal to become a right-handed pitcher with minor-league baseball's Sugar Land Skeeters, the Texas-based team announced Wednesday. McGrady, 34, spent 16 seasons in the NBA, his longest stint coming with the Houston Rockets from 2004 to 2009 when he was a teammate …

  • Beckenbauer disappointed by toothless Bayern
    Beckenbauer disappointed by toothless … GOAL.com - 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    The Bavarian giants' honorary president praised Real Madrid for their 1-0 win but felt the visitors offered little going forward More »Beckenbauer disappointed by toothless …

    Beckenbauer disappointed by toothless Bayern

    The Bavarian giants' honorary president praised Real Madrid for their 1-0 win but felt the visitors offered little going forward

  • Emmert supports more efficient, effective … Associated Press - 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mark Emmert wants the NCAA to fast-track upgrades for college athletes — regardless of whether a player union is pushing for them. More »Emmert supports more efficient, effective …

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mark Emmert wants the NCAA to fast-track upgrades for college athletes — regardless of whether a player union is pushing for them.

  • Kvitova beaten in 1st major upset at … Associated Press - 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Alisa Kleybanova defeated third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 (3) to provide the first major upset at the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday. More »Kvitova beaten in 1st major upset at …

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Alisa Kleybanova defeated third-seeded Petra Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 (3) to provide the first major upset at the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.

  • 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 … Reuters - 1 hour 32 minutes 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 …

    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 …