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  • FILE - This Feb. 20, 2014 file photo shows former NFL safety Darren Sharper appearing in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles. Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will return to a Phoenix courtroom Thursday April 17, 2014 to question the evidence being used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Bob Chamberlin, Pool, File)
    Sharper loses bid to be released on … Associated Press - 18 minutes ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has lost his bid to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge decided there's enough … More »Sharper loses bid to be released on …

    FILE - This Feb. 20, 2014 file photo shows former NFL safety Darren Sharper appearing in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles. Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will return to a Phoenix courtroom Thursday April 17, 2014 to question the evidence being used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women. (AP Photo/Los Angeles Times, Bob Chamberlin, Pool, File)

    PHOENIX (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has lost his bid to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge decided there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him.

  • Cardiff City's Caulker challenges Everton's goalkeeper Howard during English Premier League soccer match at Cardiff
    Everton keeper Howard extends contract … Reuters - 24 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep the United States international on Merseyside until 2018, the Premier … More »Everton keeper Howard extends contract …

    Cardiff City's Caulker challenges Everton's goalkeeper Howard during English Premier League soccer match at Cardiff

    (Reuters) - Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep the United States international on Merseyside until 2018, the Premier League club said on Thursday. Howard, 35, joined Everton on loan from Manchester United in 2006 before signing permanently the following year and has gone …

  • Tevez flattered by 'player of the people' nickname in Argentina
    Tevez flattered by 'player of the … GOAL.com - 37 minutes ago

    The Juventus striker says that he is just "a normal guy" and feels privileged to be so highly regarded among his compatriots, many of whom want him in the World … More »Tevez flattered by 'player of the …

    Tevez flattered by 'player of the people' nickname in Argentina

    The Juventus striker says that he is just "a normal guy" and feels privileged to be so highly regarded among his compatriots, many of whom want him in the World Cup squad

  • 10ThingstoSeeSports - Bubba Watson's caddie Ted Scott, right, and spectators celebrate as Bubba Watson wins the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
    10 Things to See in Sports: AP's … Associated Press - 40 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 - Bubba Watson's caddie Ted Scott, right, and spectators celebrate as Bubba Watson wins the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)

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

  • Minnesota State, Mankato defensive back Sam Thompson left, shakes hands with coach Todd Hoffner, as athletic director Kevin Buisman watches on Thursday April 17, 2014, in Mankato , Minn. Players ended their boycott of spring practice and said Thursday they will play for Hoffner, who was reinstated after being exonerated of having child pornography on his cellphone. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Jerry Holt) ST. PAUL OUT MINNEAPOLIS-AREA TV OUT MAGS OUT
    Minnesota State team to return under … Associated Press - 48 minutes ago

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota State football players ended their boycott of spring practice and said Thursday they will play for coach Todd Hoffner, who was reinstated … More »Minnesota State team to return under …

    Minnesota State, Mankato defensive back Sam Thompson left, shakes hands with coach Todd Hoffner, as athletic director Kevin Buisman watches on Thursday April 17, 2014, in Mankato , Minn. Players ended their boycott of spring practice and said Thursday they will play for Hoffner, who was reinstated after being exonerated of having child pornography on his cellphone. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Jerry Holt) ST. PAUL OUT MINNEAPOLIS-AREA TV OUT MAGS OUT

    MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota State football players ended their boycott of spring practice and said Thursday they will play for coach Todd Hoffner, who was reinstated after being exonerated of having child pornography on his cellphone.

  • In a photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb appears in a photo at jail. McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show the 37-year-old McNabb served his time Wednesday and was released Thursday morning. McNabb was arrested Dec. 15 on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. He pleaded guilty on March 27 and nine days of his sentence was suspended. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
    Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in … Associated Press - 54 minutes ago

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. More »Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in …

    In a photo provided by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb appears in a photo at jail. McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show the 37-year-old McNabb served his time Wednesday and was released Thursday morning. McNabb was arrested Dec. 15 on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. He pleaded guilty on March 27 and nine days of his sentence was suspended. (AP Photo/Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.

  • Scott Langley hits off the ninth tee during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
    Kuchar builds on Masters momentum Associated Press - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday. More »Kuchar builds on Masters momentum

    Scott Langley hits off the ninth tee during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C., Thursday, April 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday.

  • Clippers forward Griffin leaps for a dunk against the Lakers during first half NBA game in Los Angeles
    Quo Vadis? An apt query for frustrated … Reuters - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The title of the historical novel "Quo Vadis" is an apt question for frustrated Los Angeles Lakers fans to ask of players … More »Quo Vadis? An apt query for frustrated …

    Clippers forward Griffin leaps for a dunk against the Lakers during first half NBA game in Los Angeles

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The title of the historical novel "Quo Vadis" is an apt question for frustrated Los Angeles Lakers fans to ask of players and coaches after the team's nightmare 2013-14 NBA campaign came to an end. Written by Pole Henryk Sienkiewicz in 1895, the novel borrows its title from …

  • Simeone warns Atletico: Treat Elche like our last game of the season
    Simeone warns Atletico: Treat Elche … GOAL.com - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    The coach insisted there was no room for complacency as his side prepared for Friday's clash at the Vicente Calderon, despite the prospect of bigger matches in the … More »Simeone warns Atletico: Treat Elche …

    Simeone warns Atletico: Treat Elche like our last game of the season

    The coach insisted there was no room for complacency as his side prepared for Friday's clash at the Vicente Calderon, despite the prospect of bigger matches in the weeks ahead

  • Laura Robson of Britain reacts during her women's singles match against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne
    British number one Robson to miss Wimbledon, … Reuters - 1 hour 14 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - British women's number one Laura Robson will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having surgery on her wrist, the 20-year-old announced on Thursday. … More »British number one Robson to miss Wimbledon, …

    Laura Robson of Britain reacts during her women's singles match against Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium at the Australian Open 2014 tennis tournament in Melbourne

    (Reuters) - British women's number one Laura Robson will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having surgery on her wrist, the 20-year-old announced on Thursday. Robson, who has a world ranking of 64, has not played since losing in the Australian Open first round to Kirsten Flipkens and will travel to the United States …

  • U.S. golfer Matt Kuchar hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta
    Kuchar shrugs off Masters fade, ties … Reuters - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Matt Kuchar shrugged off his Masters near-miss last week to share the lead after the opening round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday. Kuchar, … More »Kuchar shrugs off Masters fade, ties …

    U.S. golfer Matt Kuchar hits his tee shot on the fourth hole during the final round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta

    (Reuters) - Matt Kuchar shrugged off his Masters near-miss last week to share the lead after the opening round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday. Kuchar, who contended in Sunday's final round at Augusta National before slipping back into a tie for fifth, put that disappointment behind him and shot a five-under-par …

  • Construction workers on strike protest outside the Rio 2016 Olympic Park construction site in Rio de Janeiro
    Workers at Olympic venue end strike … Reuters - 1 hour 35 minutes ago

    By Rodrigo De Miguel and Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Workers at the main venue for the 2016 Olympics ended a two-week strike on Thursday but a full return … More »Workers at Olympic venue end strike …

    Construction workers on strike protest outside the Rio 2016 Olympic Park construction site in Rio de Janeiro

    By Rodrigo De Miguel and Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Workers at the main venue for the 2016 Olympics ended a two-week strike on Thursday but a full return to work will only come next week and they will strike again if pay talks prove fruitless, union officials said. The first of about 2,500 workers returned …

  • A view is seen inside a store that was looted during a police strike in Salvador
    Murders soar in Brazil World Cup city … Reuters - 1 hour 37 minutes ago

    By Silvio Cascione BRASILIA (Reuters) - A police strike ended on Thursday after unleashing a surge in violent crime in Brazil's third-largest city just two months before … More »Murders soar in Brazil World Cup city …

    A view is seen inside a store that was looted during a police strike in Salvador

    By Silvio Cascione BRASILIA (Reuters) - A police strike ended on Thursday after unleashing a surge in violent crime in Brazil's third-largest city just two months before it is due to welcome hordes of soccer fans for the World Cup, authorities said. At least 39 homicides were committed during the two-day strike in and …

  • Alex "The Spartan" White
    UFC newcomer Alex White's miraculous … Cagewriter - 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    Alex White survived childhood trauma, bullying and then homelessness as an adult. Then, turned his life around through MMA. On Saturday, he makes his UFC debut. More »UFC newcomer Alex White's miraculous …

    Alex "The Spartan" White

    Alex White survived childhood trauma, bullying and then homelessness as an adult. Then, turned his life around through MMA. On Saturday, he makes his UFC debut.

  • Hannover 96 coach Korkut reacts after German first division Bundesliga soccer match against Eintracht Frankfurt in Frankfurt
    Hanover edge closer to safety with win … Reuters - 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    Hanover 96 edged fellow strugglers Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 away with an attacking display that produced three goals in the first half-hour on Thursday to take a huge … More »Hanover edge closer to safety with win …

    Hannover 96 coach Korkut reacts after German first division Bundesliga soccer match against Eintracht Frankfurt in Frankfurt

    Hanover 96 edged fellow strugglers Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 away with an attacking display that produced three goals in the first half-hour on Thursday to take a huge step towards staying in the Bundesliga. Their second straight league win after four consecutive defeats lifted Hanover to 12th place with 35 points, behind …

  • Cavani: Uruguay can make history at the World Cup
    England are 'machines', says … GOAL.com - 1 hour 41 minutes ago

    The striker respects the Three Lions but says that Uruguay will not fear their Group D opponents as they have the likes of Luis Suarez playing in the Premier League More »England are 'machines', says …

    Cavani: Uruguay can make history at the World Cup

    The striker respects the Three Lions but says that Uruguay will not fear their Group D opponents as they have the likes of Luis Suarez playing in the Premier League

  • FILE - In this June 13, 2013 file photo, Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) passes between San Antonio Spurs' Boris Diaw (33), of France, and Manu Ginobili (20), of Argentina, during the second half at Game 4 of the NBA Finals, in San Antonio. A rematch of last year's thrilling NBA Finals finish is possible, but the Spurs and Heat would have to get through tough paths to get there. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
    Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they … Associated Press - 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell … More »Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they …

    FILE - In this June 13, 2013 file photo, Miami Heat's LeBron James (6) passes between San Antonio Spurs' Boris Diaw (33), of France, and Manu Ginobili (20), of Argentina, during the second half at Game 4 of the NBA Finals, in San Antonio. A rematch of last year's thrilling NBA Finals finish is possible, but the Spurs and Heat would have to get through tough paths to get there. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

    To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

  • Donovan: No issues with Klinsmann
    Donovan: No issues with Klinsmann GOAL.com - 1 hour 57 minutes ago

    United States have drawn Germany, Portugal and Ghana in their World Cup grou[ but the LA Galaxy man says that they have the ability to progress to the knockout stage … More »Donovan: No issues with Klinsmann

    Donovan: No issues with Klinsmann

    United States have drawn Germany, Portugal and Ghana in their World Cup grou[ but the LA Galaxy man says that they have the ability to progress to the knockout stages

  • FILE - In this March 16, 2014 file photo, Duke's Jabari Parker (1) tries to shoot over Virginia's Darion Atkins during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Parker says he plans to meet with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he returns to Durham, N.C., on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, and he will decide Wednesday whether to declare for the NBA draft or return to college for his sophomore year. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
    Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares … Associated Press - 2 hours 5 minutes ago

    Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke's latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. More »Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares …

    FILE - In this March 16, 2014 file photo, Duke's Jabari Parker (1) tries to shoot over Virginia's Darion Atkins during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C. Parker says he plans to meet with Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski when he returns to Durham, N.C., on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, and he will decide Wednesday whether to declare for the NBA draft or return to college for his sophomore year. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

    Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke's latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft.

  • Everton's US goalkeeper Tim Howard rolls the ball out during the English Premier League football match between Fulham and Everton at Craven Cottage in London on March 30, 2014
    Howard signs new deal with Everton AFP News - 2 hours 26 minutes ago

    Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard signed a contract extension on Thursday which will keep him at the Premier League club until 2018. Howard has been rewarded for another … More »Howard signs new deal with Everton

    Everton's US goalkeeper Tim Howard rolls the ball out during the English Premier League football match between Fulham and Everton at Craven Cottage in London on March 30, 2014

    Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard signed a contract extension on Thursday which will keep him at the Premier League club until 2018. Howard has been rewarded for another strong season which has seen the United States international produce a series of outstanding performances as the Toffees challenge for a Champions League …