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  • 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 - 3 minutes 32 seconds ago

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against … 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) — Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece.

  • 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 - 12 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.

  • Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) grabs his neck after being elbowed by Charlotte Bobcats' Josh McRoberts during the second half in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bobcats 101-97. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
    Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 10 … Associated Press - 14 minutes ago

    MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James drove to the rim as time was winding down, got clobbered by Josh McRoberts and sat on the hardwood gathering himself for a few seconds afte … More »Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 10 …

    Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) grabs his neck after being elbowed by Charlotte Bobcats' Josh McRoberts during the second half in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bobcats 101-97. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James drove to the rim as time was winding down, got clobbered by Josh McRoberts and sat on the hardwood gathering himself for a few seconds afterward.

  • 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 - 19 minutes ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Michael Pineda was ejected for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston, and the … 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) — Michael Pineda was ejected for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-1 on Wednesday night.

  • 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)
    Red Sox win 5-1 after Yanks pitcher … Associated Press - 24 minutes ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Michael Pineda was ejected for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston, and the … More »Red Sox win 5-1 after Yanks pitcher …

    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) — Michael Pineda was ejected for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-1 on Wednesday night.

  • Australian rugby team player Kurtley Beale stretches during a training session in Sydney
    Australia's Beale needs surgery, … Reuters - 35 minutes ago

    Kurtley Beale needs surgery to remove a bone spur from his foot but the Australia utility back plans to delay the operation and keep on playing until he gets some off … More »Australia's Beale needs surgery, …

    Australian rugby team player Kurtley Beale stretches during a training session in Sydney

    Kurtley Beale needs surgery to remove a bone spur from his foot but the Australia utility back plans to delay the operation and keep on playing until he gets some off from rugby or the pain becomes unbearable. The 25-year-old limped off during last week's New South Wales Waratahs' 19-12 victory over South Africa's Bulls …

  • Columbus Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno, left, and Sergei Bobrovsky, of Russia, celebrate Foligno's game-winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of a first-round NHL playoff hockey series on 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 - 37 minutes ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 … More »Dubinsky, Foligno lift CBJ to 1st home …

    Columbus Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno, left, and Sergei Bobrovsky, of Russia, celebrate Foligno's game-winning goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of a first-round NHL playoff hockey series on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. The Blue Jackets defeated the Penguins 4-3 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Brandon Dubinsky scored with 22.5 seconds left in regulation to force overtime and Nick Foligno's wrist shot just inside the blue line 2:49 into the extra session gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.

  • U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps sits behind children during a promotional event in Sao Paulo
    'Grandfather' Phelps plays down … Reuters - 44 minutes ago

    By Julian Linden PHOENIX (Reuters) - Michael Phelps is playing down expectations about his return to competitive swimming but the most decorated Olympian of all time, … More »'Grandfather' Phelps plays down …

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

    By Julian Linden PHOENIX (Reuters) - Michael Phelps is playing down expectations about his return to competitive swimming but the most decorated Olympian of all time, with a mind-boggling 18 gold medals, is finding it tough to sell himself as an underdog. ”I’m doing this for me.

  • Chelsea's Frank Lampard acknowledges crowd at end of his team's Champion's League semi-final first leg soccer match against Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid
    Liverpool seek to land knockout blow … Reuters - 51 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 »Liverpool seek to land knockout blow …

    Chelsea's Frank Lampard acknowledges crowd at end of his team's Champion's League semi-final first leg soccer match against Atletico Madrid at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid

    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 …

  • Losing Cech hands initiative to Liverpool, say Goal Singapore readers
    Losing Cech hands initiative to Liverpool, … GOAL.com - 56 minutes ago

    The Chelsea number one has been ruled out for the rest of the season after injuring himself in the Champions League, with the crunch tie against the Reds coming up this … More »Losing Cech hands initiative to Liverpool, …

    Losing Cech hands initiative to Liverpool, say Goal Singapore readers

    The Chelsea number one has been ruled out for the rest of the season after injuring himself in the Champions League, with the crunch tie against the Reds coming up this weekend

  • Michael Phelps practices for the Arena Grand Prix at the Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa, Arizona on April 23, 2014
    No promises, no pressure as Phelps plunges … AFP News - 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    Michael Phelps plunges back into competitive swimming on Thursday, unsure if his comeback will yield more Olympic glory but confident it won't diminish his past achievements. … More »No promises, no pressure as Phelps plunges …

    Michael Phelps practices for the Arena Grand Prix at the Skyline Aquatic Center in Mesa, Arizona on April 23, 2014

    Michael Phelps plunges back into competitive swimming on Thursday, unsure if his comeback will yield more Olympic glory but confident it won't diminish his past achievements. "I know if I really want to compete at a high level, I have to be ready by this summer," said Phelps, who still must meet the qualifying standard …

  • 10ThingstoSeeSports - Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, becomes emotional after winning the 118th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
    10 Things to See in Sports: AP's … Associated Press - 1 hour 12 minutes ago

    Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports. More »10 Things to See in Sports: AP's …

    10ThingstoSeeSports - Meb Keflezighi, of San Diego, becomes emotional after winning the 118th Boston Marathon, Monday, April 21, 2014, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

  • 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)
    Yanks pitcher Pineda ejected for substance … Associated Press - 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Less than two weeks after pitching against Boston with what appeared to be pine tar on his pitching hand, the New York Yankees' Michael Pineda was ejected … More »Yanks pitcher Pineda ejected for substance …

    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) — Less than two weeks after pitching against Boston with what appeared to be pine tar on his pitching hand, the New York Yankees' Michael Pineda was ejected from a game against the Red Sox on Wednesday night after umpires found a foreign substance on his neck.

  • 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 - 1 hour 26 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.

  • Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey
    Seahawks and Packers to kick off new … Reuters - 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks open the defense of their Super Bowl crown and kick off the 2014-15 season at home against the Green Bay Packers, the National Football … More »Seahawks and Packers to kick off new …

    Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after winning the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game in East Rutherford, New Jersey

    (Reuters) - The Seattle Seahawks open the defense of their Super Bowl crown and kick off the 2014-15 season at home against the Green Bay Packers, the National Football League (NFL) announced on Wednesday. The September 4 league opener will mark the Packers' first visit back to CenturyLink Field since the infamous 'Fail …

  • Belgian cyclist Philippe Gilbert shakes hands with a young fan before the start of the Fleche Wallonne cycling race in Bastogne on April 23, 2014
    Gilbert unfazed by disappointment at … AFP News - 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    Amstel Gold winner Philippe Gilbert brushed off his disappointing 10th placed finish at Fleche Wallonne, insisting he is focused on Sunday's Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The … More »Gilbert unfazed by disappointment at …

    Belgian cyclist Philippe Gilbert shakes hands with a young fan before the start of the Fleche Wallonne cycling race in Bastogne on April 23, 2014

    Amstel Gold winner Philippe Gilbert brushed off his disappointing 10th placed finish at Fleche Wallonne, insisting he is focused on Sunday's Liege-Bastogne-Liege. The 31-year-old Belgian was the clear favourite coming into Wednesday's race having blitzed the opposition in last Sunday's Amstel Gold Race, where he finished …

  • Pau Gasol: 'There'd have to be significant … Ball Don't Lie - 1 hour 48 minutes ago

    In a post on his personal website, the Spaniard discusses the chances that his time with the Los Angeles Lakers has reached its end. More »Pau Gasol: 'There'd have to be significant …

    In a post on his personal website, the Spaniard discusses the chances that his time with the Los Angeles Lakers has reached its end.

  • AFC Cup heartbreak for Home despite victory over Persipura
    AFC Cup heartbreak for Home despite … GOAL.com - 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    The Protectors failed to qualify from Group E despite winning 2-0 in Jayapura as they lost out to Churchill Brothers, who beat New Radiant 2-1 to seal second spot More »AFC Cup heartbreak for Home despite …

    AFC Cup heartbreak for Home despite victory over Persipura

    The Protectors failed to qualify from Group E despite winning 2-0 in Jayapura as they lost out to Churchill Brothers, who beat New Radiant 2-1 to seal second spot

  • Travis d'Arnaud, receptor de los Mets de Nueva York, pone out a Matt Carpenter, de los Cardenales de San Luis, en la novena entrada del encuentro del miércoles 23 de abril de 2014 (AP Foto/Frank Franklin II)
    Tiro de Tejada preserva triunfo de  … Associated Press - 2 hours 6 minutes ago

    NUEVA YORK (AP) — Lucas Duda conectó un largo bambinazo y los Mets de Nueva York retiraron en el plato la potencial carrera del empate en la novena entrada, para vencer … More »Tiro de Tejada preserva triunfo de  …

    Travis d'Arnaud, receptor de los Mets de Nueva York, pone out a Matt Carpenter, de los Cardenales de San Luis, en la novena entrada del encuentro del miércoles 23 de abril de 2014 (AP Foto/Frank Franklin II)

    NUEVA YORK (AP) — Lucas Duda conectó un largo bambinazo y los Mets de Nueva York retiraron en el plato la potencial carrera del empate en la novena entrada, para vencer el miércoles 3-2 a los Cardenales de San Luis.

  • Nelson Cruz (23) de los Orioles de Baltimore sonríe tras batear un grand slam ante los Azulejos de Toronto el miércoles 23 de abril de 2014. (AP Foto/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)
    Nelson Cruz batea grand slam en triunfo … Associated Press - 2 hours 6 minutes ago

    TORONTO (AP) — Nelson Cruz bateó dos de los cuatro jonrones de Baltimore, Chris Davis y Matt Wieters también pegaron cuadrangulares y los Orioles derrotaron el miércoles … More »Nelson Cruz batea grand slam en triunfo …

    Nelson Cruz (23) de los Orioles de Baltimore sonríe tras batear un grand slam ante los Azulejos de Toronto el miércoles 23 de abril de 2014. (AP Foto/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    TORONTO (AP) — Nelson Cruz bateó dos de los cuatro jonrones de Baltimore, Chris Davis y Matt Wieters también pegaron cuadrangulares y los Orioles derrotaron el miércoles 10-8 a los Azulejos de Toronto.