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  • Beach-combing Scots back themselves … Reuters - 52 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Scotland spent two days cruising New Zealand coasts to escape cricket after their hopes of a maiden World Cup win were crushed by Afghanistan but have returned … More »Beach-combing Scots back themselves …

    (Reuters) - Scotland spent two days cruising New Zealand coasts to escape cricket after their hopes of a maiden World Cup win were crushed by Afghanistan but have returned determined to break their duck against Bangladesh. The Scots needed just one wicket in the Dunedin cliffhanger but Afghanistan's tail-enders reeled …

  • England's Ballance walks from the field after being dismissed by Sri Lanka's Dilshan during their Cricket World Cup match in Wellington
    England likely to lose Ballance in search … Reuters - 55 minutes ago

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Misfiring batsman Gary Ballance is likely to be the sacrificial lamb when England's harried selectors decide on the lineup for next … More »England likely to lose Ballance in search …

    England's Ballance walks from the field after being dismissed by Sri Lanka's Dilshan during their Cricket World Cup match in Wellington

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Misfiring batsman Gary Ballance is likely to be the sacrificial lamb when England's harried selectors decide on the lineup for next week's World Cup crunch match against Bangladesh. Though England cannot boast a single consistent performer in the tournament, Ballance's four consecutive …

  • Swimming: Arena Grand Prix
    USA Swimming may let Phelps race at … Reuters - 58 minutes ago

    Michael Phelps may be handed a chance to compete at this year's world championships in Russia once he completes his suspension for a drink driving conviction, a United … More »USA Swimming may let Phelps race at …

    Swimming: Arena Grand Prix

    Michael Phelps may be handed a chance to compete at this year's world championships in Russia once he completes his suspension for a drink driving conviction, a United States Swimming official said on Tuesday. As part of his punishment, USA Swimming also banned him from attending the global championships in Kazan in early …

  • NBA: Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies
    Rudy Gobert slams, salutes as surging … Ball Don't Lie - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    Stop the presses: the Utah Jazz are pretty good, pretty fun, and pretty tough to beat right now. More »Rudy Gobert slams, salutes as surging …

    NBA: Utah Jazz at Memphis Grizzlies

    Stop the presses: the Utah Jazz are pretty good, pretty fun, and pretty tough to beat right now.

  • Michael Phelps at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre after competing in the Pan Pacific swimming championships' 200m butterfly final on August 23, 2014
    Swim star Phelps could be reinstated … AFP News - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Michael Phelps, the 18-time Olympic swim champion who agreed not to compete at this year's World Championships, could be reinstated for the meet by USA Swimming, ESPN … More »Swim star Phelps could be reinstated …

    Michael Phelps at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre after competing in the Pan Pacific swimming championships' 200m butterfly final on August 23, 2014

    Michael Phelps, the 18-time Olympic swim champion who agreed not to compete at this year's World Championships, could be reinstated for the meet by USA Swimming, ESPN reported. USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus told the US-based sports television network's website that he has had informal, preliminary conversations …

  • Kentucky forward Marcus Lee (00) reacts after scoring in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
    Kentucky still perfect, rallying from … Associated Press - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — As Kentucky exhaled after its first close call in a while, a Wildcats fan held up a sign that said it all: "UK. The Unbeatables." More »Kentucky still perfect, rallying from …

    Kentucky forward Marcus Lee (00) reacts after scoring in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — As Kentucky exhaled after its first close call in a while, a Wildcats fan held up a sign that said it all: "UK. The Unbeatables."

  • Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, left, is trapped in the corner with the ball by Milwaukee Bucks center Zaza Pachulia and guard Michael Carter-Williams during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
    Gallinari helps Nuggets beat Bucks hours … Associated Press - 1 hour 18 minutes ago

    DENVER (AP) — A change on the bench gave the Denver Nuggets a boost and ended six weeks of frustration for the struggling franchise. More »Gallinari helps Nuggets beat Bucks hours …

    Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson, left, is trapped in the corner with the ball by Milwaukee Bucks center Zaza Pachulia and guard Michael Carter-Williams during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

    DENVER (AP) — A change on the bench gave the Denver Nuggets a boost and ended six weeks of frustration for the struggling franchise.

  • Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) drives on West Virginia forward Elijah Macon (45) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
    Kansas rallies to beat West Virginia … Associated Press - 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Frank Mason III capped one of the biggest comebacks in Allen Fieldhouse history by scoring the last eight points in overtime to lead No. 9 Kansas … More »Kansas rallies to beat West Virginia …

    Kansas forward Landen Lucas (33) drives on West Virginia forward Elijah Macon (45) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, March 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Frank Mason III capped one of the biggest comebacks in Allen Fieldhouse history by scoring the last eight points in overtime to lead No. 9 Kansas past No. 20 West Virginia 76-69 on Tuesday night for the Jayhawks' 11th consecutive Big 12 championship.

  • Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad (R) plays a shot as UAE's Swapnil Patil looks on during their Cricket World Cup match in Napier on March 4, 2015
    Pakistan pile-up 339 against UAE as … AFP News - 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    Pakistan piled-up 339-6 against the United Arab Emirates' pop-gun attack on Wednesday in a must-win World Cup clash in Napier while Afghanistan prepared to tackle four-time … More »Pakistan pile-up 339 against UAE as …

    Pakistan's Ahmed Shehzad (R) plays a shot as UAE's Swapnil Patil looks on during their Cricket World Cup match in Napier on March 4, 2015

    Pakistan piled-up 339-6 against the United Arab Emirates' pop-gun attack on Wednesday in a must-win World Cup clash in Napier while Afghanistan prepared to tackle four-time champions Australia in Perth. Opener Ahmed Shehzad hit a 105-ball 93 and was ably supported by skipper Misbah-ul Haq who made a 49-ball 65 and Haris …

  • Factbox: Bangladesh v Scotland Reuters - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    REUTERS - Factbox on Thursday's World Cup Pool A match between Bangladesh and Scotland at Saxton Oval, Nelson. ... More »Factbox: Bangladesh v Scotland

    REUTERS - Factbox on Thursday's World Cup Pool A match between Bangladesh and Scotland at Saxton Oval, Nelson. ...

  • Toronto Maple Leafs’ Peter Holland (24) scores the game winning goal against Florida Panthers goalie Al Montoya as Florida Panthers’ Steven Kampfer (3) defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. The Maple Leafs won 3-2.(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)
    Maple Leafs earn 3-2 win after both … Associated Press - 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — It took goalie chaos on the Florida Panthers bench for the Toronto Maple Leafs to earn their first road win in 2015. More »Maple Leafs earn 3-2 win after both …

    Toronto Maple Leafs’ Peter Holland (24) scores the game winning goal against Florida Panthers goalie Al Montoya as Florida Panthers’ Steven Kampfer (3) defends during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Sunrise, Fla. The Maple Leafs won 3-2.(AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez)

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — It took goalie chaos on the Florida Panthers bench for the Toronto Maple Leafs to earn their first road win in 2015.

  • Shehzad falls for 93 as Pakistan post … Reuters - 1 hour 41 minutes ago

    By Greg Stutchbury NAPIER (Reuters) - Ahmed Shehzad was run out agonisingly close to his seventh one-day international century as Pakistan made 339 for six in their … More »Shehzad falls for 93 as Pakistan post …

    By Greg Stutchbury NAPIER (Reuters) - Ahmed Shehzad was run out agonisingly close to his seventh one-day international century as Pakistan made 339 for six in their World Cup Pool B clash against UAE at McLean Park on Wednesday. The right-handed opener, who looked desperately out of touch early in his innings, managed …

  • LeBron James, de los Cavaliers de Cleveland, salta para encestar frente a Evan Turner, de los Celtics de Boston, en el tercer cuarto del partido del martes 3 de marzo de 2015 (AP Foto/Mark Duncan)
    LeBron, 21er máximo anotador en la  … Associated Press - 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James encontró un significado especial en el hito que alcanzó el martes. Después de todo, rebasó a un buen amigo. More »LeBron, 21er máximo anotador en la  …

    LeBron James, de los Cavaliers de Cleveland, salta para encestar frente a Evan Turner, de los Celtics de Boston, en el tercer cuarto del partido del martes 3 de marzo de 2015 (AP Foto/Mark Duncan)

    CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James encontró un significado especial en el hito que alcanzó el martes. Después de todo, rebasó a un buen amigo.

  • Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Philips Arena on January 25, 2015
    Harden-less Rockets grounded by Hawks … AFP News - 2 hours 0 minutes ago

    Rallying from a 15-point deficit in the final 10 minutes, the Atlanta Hawks beat Houston 104-96, retaining the NBA's best record with their fifth victory in a row. Taking … More »Harden-less Rockets grounded by Hawks …

    Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Philips Arena on January 25, 2015

    Rallying from a 15-point deficit in the final 10 minutes, the Atlanta Hawks beat Houston 104-96, retaining the NBA's best record with their fifth victory in a row. Taking advantage of a Rockets' squad playing without suspended scoring leader James Harden, the Hawks had 25 points from Jeff Teague, 18 points from Al Horford …

  • Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, de los Hornets de Charlotte, encesta frente a Wesley Johnson, de los Lakers de Los Ángeles, en el duelo del martes 3 de marzo de 2015 (AP Foto/Chuck Burton)
    Jefferson y Williams dan triunfo a Hornets … Associated Press - 2 hours 6 minutes ago

    CHARLOTTE, Carolina del Norte, EE.UU. (AP) — Al Jefferson totalizó 21 puntos y 16 rebotes, Mo Williams se anotó también un "doble doble", con 20 unidades y … More »Jefferson y Williams dan triunfo a Hornets …

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, de los Hornets de Charlotte, encesta frente a Wesley Johnson, de los Lakers de Los Ángeles, en el duelo del martes 3 de marzo de 2015 (AP Foto/Chuck Burton)

    CHARLOTTE, Carolina del Norte, EE.UU. (AP) — Al Jefferson totalizó 21 puntos y 16 rebotes, Mo Williams se anotó también un "doble doble", con 20 unidades y 13 asistencias, y los Hornets de Charlotte superaron el martes 104-103 a los Lakers de Los ángeles.

  • FILE - In this  Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves the courthouse with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson in Conroe, Texas. A federal judge has cleared the way for Peterson to be reinstated. U.S. District Judge David Doty issued his order Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, less than three weeks after hearing oral arguments. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)
    AP source: Vikings to meet with Adrian … Associated Press - 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson is about to feel what it's like to be recruited again. More »AP source: Vikings to meet with Adrian …

    FILE - In this  Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson leaves the courthouse with his wife Ashley Brown Peterson in Conroe, Texas. A federal judge has cleared the way for Peterson to be reinstated. U.S. District Judge David Doty issued his order Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, less than three weeks after hearing oral arguments. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson is about to feel what it's like to be recruited again.

  • NBA: Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls
    Otto Porter loses Tony Snell on defense, … Ball Don't Lie - 2 hours 10 minutes ago

    Porter's sloth-like reaction time allowed the Bulls to close out the Wizards. More »Otto Porter loses Tony Snell on defense, …

    NBA: Washington Wizards at Chicago Bulls

    Porter's sloth-like reaction time allowed the Bulls to close out the Wizards.

  • Celtic's Gary Mackay-Steven (L) fights for the ball with Inter Milan's Juan during an UEFA Europa League match in Milan, on February 26, 2015
    Celtic eye unbeaten Scottish title  … AFP News - 2 hours 11 minutes ago

    Gary Mackay-Steven believes Celtic can go through the season unbeaten as the Scottish champions look to press home their top of the table advantage on Wednesday. The … More »Celtic eye unbeaten Scottish title  …

    Celtic's Gary Mackay-Steven (L) fights for the ball with Inter Milan's Juan during an UEFA Europa League match in Milan, on February 26, 2015

    Gary Mackay-Steven believes Celtic can go through the season unbeaten as the Scottish champions look to press home their top of the table advantage on Wednesday. The Hoops took a major step towards their fourth consecutive Scottish Premiership title when they thrashed Aberdeen 4-0 at Parkhead on Sunday and they could open …

  • Paris Saint-Germain's Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (R) battles for the ball with Monaco's Joao Moutinho during their Ligue 1 match on Sunday
    'Tired' Monaco seek PSG upset … AFP News - 2 hours 14 minutes ago

    Paris Saint-Germain are gunning for an unprecedented domestic treble as they host Monaco on Wednesday in the French Cup quarter-finals. PSG are currently second in Ligue … More »'Tired' Monaco seek PSG upset …

    Paris Saint-Germain's Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (R) battles for the ball with Monaco's Joao Moutinho during their Ligue 1 match on Sunday

    Paris Saint-Germain are gunning for an unprecedented domestic treble as they host Monaco on Wednesday in the French Cup quarter-finals. PSG are currently second in Ligue 1, one point behind leaders Lyon after being held to a frustrating 0-0 Sunday draw by Monaco, a team they meet for the second time in four days. PSG …

  • FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2015, file photo, Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw yells to his players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. The Denver Nuggets have fired coach Brian Shaw after 1½ seasons. General manager Tim Connelly said in a statement Tuesday, March 3, 2015: "You won't find a better guy than Brian and he is one of the brightest basketball minds I've ever been around. Unfortunately things didn't go as we hoped, but we know with his basketball acumen that he has a very bright future ahead of him."  (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
    Denver Nuggets fire coach Brian Shaw … Associated Press - 2 hours 14 minutes ago

    DENVER (AP) — Last week, Denver Nuggets players broke their huddle with a chant of "1-2-3 ... Six weeks," interpreted by some as a countdown to the end of a … More »Denver Nuggets fire coach Brian Shaw …

    FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2015, file photo, Denver Nuggets head coach Brian Shaw yells to his players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago. The Denver Nuggets have fired coach Brian Shaw after 1½ seasons. General manager Tim Connelly said in a statement Tuesday, March 3, 2015: "You won't find a better guy than Brian and he is one of the brightest basketball minds I've ever been around. Unfortunately things didn't go as we hoped, but we know with his basketball acumen that he has a very bright future ahead of him."  (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

    DENVER (AP) — Last week, Denver Nuggets players broke their huddle with a chant of "1-2-3 ... Six weeks," interpreted by some as a countdown to the end of a season gone sour.