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  • Cincinnati Reds' pitcher J.J. Hoover warms up  as a clock counts down time between innings during a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/John Locher)
    Play ball! Quickly! Baseball tries to … Associated Press - 17 minutes ago

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — With large, glowing red numbers, the timer on the center-field wall at Goodyear Ballpark ticked down Tuesday, counting off seconds and ushering … More »Play ball! Quickly! Baseball tries to …

    Cincinnati Reds' pitcher J.J. Hoover warms up  as a clock counts down time between innings during a spring training exhibition baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/John Locher)

    GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — With large, glowing red numbers, the timer on the center-field wall at Goodyear Ballpark ticked down Tuesday, counting off seconds and ushering in change.

  • FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston looks to throw during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal against Oregon in Pasadena, Calif. Jameis Winston met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, hoping to make a good impression on the team considering taking the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback with the first pick in the NFL draft. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
    Jameis Winston has predraft meeting … Associated Press - 19 minutes ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hoping to make a good impression on the team considering taking the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback … More »Jameis Winston has predraft meeting …

    FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2015 file photo, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston looks to throw during the first half of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal against Oregon in Pasadena, Calif. Jameis Winston met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tuesday, March 3, 2015, hoping to make a good impression on the team considering taking the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback with the first pick in the NFL draft. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, hoping to make a good impression on the team considering taking the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback with the first pick in the NFL draft.

  • Poyet: I have no problem with Bruce
    Poyet: I have no problem with Bruce GOAL.com - 23 minutes ago

    The former Chelsea midfielder was involved in a heated exchange with his opposite number at the KC Stadium but insists the two have a good relationship despite their … More »Poyet: I have no problem with Bruce

    Poyet: I have no problem with Bruce

    The former Chelsea midfielder was involved in a heated exchange with his opposite number at the KC Stadium but insists the two have a good relationship despite their row

  • Greek clubs to hand government blueprint … Reuters - 23 minutes ago

    By Graham Wood ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's top flight clubs will present a blueprint for tackling violence to deputy sports minister Stavros Kontonis on Wednesday and … More »Greek clubs to hand government blueprint …

    By Graham Wood ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's top flight clubs will present a blueprint for tackling violence to deputy sports minister Stavros Kontonis on Wednesday and ask for the season to restart after a one-week ban following crowd trouble at the Athens derby. Super League president Giorgos Borovilos said some of the …

  • Nick Marshall runs drills at Pro Day Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Auburn, Ala. The event is to showcase players for the upcoming NFL football draft. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
    Ex-Auburn quarterback Marshall trying … Associated Press - 26 minutes ago

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Nick Marshall is willing to play anywhere in the NFL. Offense, defense or special teams, he just wants to be in the league. More »Ex-Auburn quarterback Marshall trying …

    Nick Marshall runs drills at Pro Day Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Auburn, Ala. The event is to showcase players for the upcoming NFL football draft. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Nick Marshall is willing to play anywhere in the NFL. Offense, defense or special teams, he just wants to be in the league.

  • FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2015, file photo, Carolina Panthers' defensive end Greg Hardy arrives at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse on the first day of his domestic violence appeal trial in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Hardy is seeking immediate reinstatement from the NFL after a federal judge cleared way for Adrian Peterson’s return to the league. Hardy’s agent Drew Rosenhaus said Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, “we are working very closely with the NFLPA on this process” and hopes his client will be reinstated soon. (AP Photo/Chris Keane, File)
    AP Source: Greg Hardy to meet with NFL … Associated Press - 28 minutes ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will meet with NFL officials in New York … More »AP Source: Greg Hardy to meet with NFL …

    FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2015, file photo, Carolina Panthers' defensive end Greg Hardy arrives at the Mecklenburg County Courthouse on the first day of his domestic violence appeal trial in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Feb. 9, 2015. Hardy is seeking immediate reinstatement from the NFL after a federal judge cleared way for Adrian Peterson’s return to the league. Hardy’s agent Drew Rosenhaus said Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, “we are working very closely with the NFLPA on this process” and hopes his client will be reinstated soon. (AP Photo/Chris Keane, File)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Panthers defensive end and soon-to-be free agent Greg Hardy will meet with NFL officials in New York on Wednesday to discuss his domestic violence case.

  • Lacazette will reach Benzema's level, says Aulas
    Lacazette will reach Benzema's level, … GOAL.com - 31 minutes ago

    The Ligue 1 club's chairman heaped praise on his star striker but does not want him to leave in the same way his former star did in joining Real Madrid More »Lacazette will reach Benzema's level, …

    Lacazette will reach Benzema's level, says Aulas

    The Ligue 1 club's chairman heaped praise on his star striker but does not want him to leave in the same way his former star did in joining Real Madrid

  • Pardew rues Crystal Palace luck in Southampton loss
    Pardew rues Crystal Palace luck in Southampton … GOAL.com - 37 minutes ago

    The manager admits the hosts were better in the first half but feels his team should have been awarded a penalty before Julian Speroni's error gifted Saido Mane his … More »Pardew rues Crystal Palace luck in Southampton …

    Pardew rues Crystal Palace luck in Southampton loss

    The manager admits the hosts were better in the first half but feels his team should have been awarded a penalty before Julian Speroni's error gifted Saido Mane his winning goal

  • Yanks say they fired part-time worker … Associated Press - 37 minutes ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees say they have fired a part-time ticker seller accused by Curt Schilling of making offensive comments on Twitter about the daughter … More »Yanks say they fired part-time worker …

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The New York Yankees say they have fired a part-time ticker seller accused by Curt Schilling of making offensive comments on Twitter about the daughter of the former Boston pitcher.

  • San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner (40) throws during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
    Bumgarner hit hard in spring debut, … Associated Press - 38 minutes ago

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was roughed up in his exhibition debut, and Marcus Semien hit a pair of home runs as the Oakland Athletics opened … More »Bumgarner hit hard in spring debut, …

    San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner (40) throws during the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Mesa, Ariz. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) — World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner was roughed up in his exhibition debut, and Marcus Semien hit a pair of home runs as the Oakland Athletics opened their new spring training home by beating the champion San Francisco Giants 9-4 Tuesday.

  • Dnipro's players attend a training session at Olympiakos' Karaiskaki stadium in Piraeus, near Athens
    Olympiakos chief Marinakis fines players … Reuters - 39 minutes ago

    By Graham Wood ATHENS (Reuters) - Olympiakos Piraeus president Evangelos Marinakis has fined his team 500,000 euros (363,859 pounds) for below-par performances which … More »Olympiakos chief Marinakis fines players …

    Dnipro's players attend a training session at Olympiakos' Karaiskaki stadium in Piraeus, near Athens

    By Graham Wood ATHENS (Reuters) - Olympiakos Piraeus president Evangelos Marinakis has fined his team 500,000 euros (363,859 pounds) for below-par performances which have seen them eliminated from Europe and endangered their domestic league and cup prospects. The Greek champions' recent derby reverse to arch-rvials Panathinaikos, …

  • Former Seattle Seahawks receiver Rice is helped by New York Giants punter Weatherford to sign over his brain post-mortem for medical research, at a news conference in New York
    Rice details bruising career before … Reuters - 48 minutes ago

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was a long road to a shortened National Football League career for Sidney Rice, an All-Pro receiver who retired last July at age … More »Rice details bruising career before …

    Former Seattle Seahawks receiver Rice is helped by New York Giants punter Weatherford to sign over his brain post-mortem for medical research, at a news conference in New York

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was a long road to a shortened National Football League career for Sidney Rice, an All-Pro receiver who retired last July at age 27 due to fears about his long-term health after numerous concussions. "The first time I actually experienced a head trauma was when I was eight years old," …

  • Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion - Barclays Premier League
    First Villa win better than lottery … Reuters - 53 minutes ago

    Tim Sherwood said his first victory as Aston Villa manager was better than a lottery win after his side escaped the relegation zone by beating West Bromwich Albion 2-1 … More »First Villa win better than lottery …

    Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion - Barclays Premier League

    Tim Sherwood said his first victory as Aston Villa manager was better than a lottery win after his side escaped the relegation zone by beating West Bromwich Albion 2-1 in the Premier League on Tuesday. A stoppage-time Christian Benteke penalty handed Villa their first win in 13 league games and Sherwood his first points …

  • Afghanistan batsman Hamid Hassan celebrates against Scotland in their 2015 Cricket World Cup match in Dunedin, New Zealand on February 26, 2015
    Afghanistan face Australia test as Pakistan … AFP News - 55 minutes ago

    Afghanistan are set for their biggest challenge of the World Cup so far when they play Australia in Perth on Wednesday, while Pakistan go in search of their second win … More »Afghanistan face Australia test as Pakistan …

    Afghanistan batsman Hamid Hassan celebrates against Scotland in their 2015 Cricket World Cup match in Dunedin, New Zealand on February 26, 2015

    Afghanistan are set for their biggest challenge of the World Cup so far when they play Australia in Perth on Wednesday, while Pakistan go in search of their second win of the tournament against UAE. The pace and bounce of the WACA pitch in Perth has proved the undoing of many a visiting batsman but Afghanistan will go …

  • Sherwood: The £54m jackpot? I'll take three points!
    Sherwood: The £54m jackpot? I'll … GOAL.com - 58 minutes ago

    The former Tottenham coach believes his side adapted well to a vital relegation battle after claiming his first victory since taking the reins from Paul Lambert More »Sherwood: The £54m jackpot? I'll …

    Sherwood: The £54m jackpot? I'll take three points!

    The former Tottenham coach believes his side adapted well to a vital relegation battle after claiming his first victory since taking the reins from Paul Lambert

  • FILE- In this Jan. 19, 2015, file photo, Duke's Amile Jefferson, left, battles Pittsburgh's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C. Phillips-Nwankwo has last five years living a double life at Pittsburgh. On the basketball court the 6-foot-7 forward is an end of the bench academic walk-on whose biggest impact is made in practice. In the classroom he's a budding superstar who overcame the loss of his mother and a crisis of confidence to emerge with two degrees and an eye toward medical school. (AP Photo/Ellen Ozier, File)
    Pitt senior Phillips-Nwankwo eyeing … Associated Press - 1 hour 2 minutes ago

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — It would have been easy to bail. Nobody would have blamed him. Way too much work. Way too little reward. Way too much else going on in Aron Phillips-Nwankwo's … More »Pitt senior Phillips-Nwankwo eyeing …

    FILE- In this Jan. 19, 2015, file photo, Duke's Amile Jefferson, left, battles Pittsburgh's Aron Phillips-Nwankwo for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C. Phillips-Nwankwo has last five years living a double life at Pittsburgh. On the basketball court the 6-foot-7 forward is an end of the bench academic walk-on whose biggest impact is made in practice. In the classroom he's a budding superstar who overcame the loss of his mother and a crisis of confidence to emerge with two degrees and an eye toward medical school. (AP Photo/Ellen Ozier, File)

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — It would have been easy to bail. Nobody would have blamed him. Way too much work. Way too little reward. Way too much else going on in Aron Phillips-Nwankwo's life.

  • Middlesbrough's players celebrate after scoring a goal during a football match in Liverpool, England on September 23, 2014
    Middlesbrough tame Lions to go top AFP News - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    Middlesbrough swept to the top of the Championship with a 3-0 victory against struggling Millwall at the Riverside Stadium on Tuesday. Aitor Karanka's side came into … More »Middlesbrough tame Lions to go top

    Middlesbrough's players celebrate after scoring a goal during a football match in Liverpool, England on September 23, 2014

    Middlesbrough swept to the top of the Championship with a 3-0 victory against struggling Millwall at the Riverside Stadium on Tuesday. Aitor Karanka's side came into their clash with the Lions having won just one of their previous five fixtures in all competitions, but they were on cruise control from the moment Patrick …

  • Klopp: I thought Reus had broken his leg
    Klopp: I thought Reus had broken his … GOAL.com - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    The Borussia Dortmund star had to come off after just 20 minutes against Dynamo Dresden with what appeared to be a serious injury, but the problem is not as bad as first … More »Klopp: I thought Reus had broken his …

    Klopp: I thought Reus had broken his leg

    The Borussia Dortmund star had to come off after just 20 minutes against Dynamo Dresden with what appeared to be a serious injury, but the problem is not as bad as first feared

  • Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez looks at the prosecutor during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River
    Fingerprints of ex-NFL star Hernandez, … Reuters - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Massachusetts (Reuters) - A Massachusetts State Police trooper testified on Tuesday that he found the fingerprints of Aaron Hernandez, … More »Fingerprints of ex-NFL star Hernandez, …

    Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez looks at the prosecutor during his murder trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River

    By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Massachusetts (Reuters) - A Massachusetts State Police trooper testified on Tuesday that he found the fingerprints of Aaron Hernandez, two friends and a man they allegedly killed on a car the former New England Patriots football player returned to a rental agency. David Mackin, a fingerprint …

  • Koeman pleased with 'crucial' Southampton win
    Koeman pleased with 'crucial' … GOAL.com - 1 hour 12 minutes ago

    The Saints' bid for a top-four finish had faltered after back-to-back losses but Saido Mane's goal saw them leapfrog Liverpool ahead of an important clash with … More »Koeman pleased with 'crucial' …

    Koeman pleased with 'crucial' Southampton win

    The Saints' bid for a top-four finish had faltered after back-to-back losses but Saido Mane's goal saw them leapfrog Liverpool ahead of an important clash with Chelsea in 10 days