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  • Northwestern University football players … Reuters - 9 minutes ago

    Football players at Northwestern University on Friday are to become the first U.S. student athletes to vote on whether to join a union. Those players on scholarship … More »Northwestern University football players …

    Football players at Northwestern University on Friday are to become the first U.S. student athletes to vote on whether to join a union. Those players on scholarship at the Evanston, Illinois, school are deciding whether they want the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) to negotiate with Northwestern on their behalf. …

  • Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern: Benzema gives Ancelotti's men slender first-leg advantage
    From Benzema brilliance to Guardiola … GOAL.com - 10 minutes ago

    Carlo Ancelotti's men won 1-0 in the semi-final opening leg, ensuring that the holders need to triumph in Allianz Arena clash if they want to retain their European … More »From Benzema brilliance to Guardiola …

    Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern: Benzema gives Ancelotti's men slender first-leg advantage

    Carlo Ancelotti's men won 1-0 in the semi-final opening leg, ensuring that the holders need to triumph in Allianz Arena clash if they want to retain their European title

  • Real's pace too hot to handle, says … Reuters - 12 minutes ago

    Bayern Munich could not contain Real Madrid's quicksilver counter-attacks, captain Philipp Lahm said after the European champions lost 1-0 in their Champions League semi-final, … More »Real's pace too hot to handle, says …

    Bayern Munich could not contain Real Madrid's quicksilver counter-attacks, captain Philipp Lahm said after the European champions lost 1-0 in their Champions League semi-final, first leg on Wednesday. Madrid were happy to cede possession to Bayern for large parts of the game at the Bernabeu, but were resilient in defence …

  • Baseball fans wait to enter Wrigley Field on the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the ballpark, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
    For Wrigley, it's party of a ce … Associated Press - 17 minutes ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century. More »For Wrigley, it's party of a ce …

    Baseball fans wait to enter Wrigley Field on the 100th anniversary of the first baseball game at the ballpark, before a game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    CHICAGO (AP) — For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.

  • South Africa's Ernie Els hits from the sand on the second hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta
    'Big Easy' Els returns to a … Reuters - 18 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Four-times major winner Ernie Els returns this week to one of his favorite cities, where he shares the alluring nickname of 'The Big Easy,' to make his eighth … More »'Big Easy' Els returns to a …

    South Africa's Ernie Els hits from the sand on the second hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta

    (Reuters) - Four-times major winner Ernie Els returns this week to one of his favorite cities, where he shares the alluring nickname of 'The Big Easy,' to make his eighth career start at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. At a PGA Tour event where he has always enjoyed a "good vibe," the smooth-swinging South African lost …

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    Goran Dragic wins the NBA's 2013-14 … Ball Don't Lie - 20 minutes ago

    The Suns guard received 65 out of 126 first-place votes. More »Goran Dragic wins the NBA's 2013-14 …

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    The Suns guard received 65 out of 126 first-place votes.

  • Real Madrid's Alonso kicks ball in front of Bayern Munich's Goetze and Mueller during Champion's League semi-final first leg soccer match in Madrid
    Benzema puts Real in charge against … Reuters - 20 minutes ago

    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid moved a step closer to a first Champions League final appearance in 12 years when a Karim Benzema strike gave the record … More »Benzema puts Real in charge against …

    Real Madrid's Alonso kicks ball in front of Bayern Munich's Goetze and Mueller during Champion's League semi-final first leg soccer match in Madrid

    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid moved a step closer to a first Champions League final appearance in 12 years when a Karim Benzema strike gave the record nine-times winners a 1-0 win at home to holders Bayern Munich on Wednesday. Bayern dominated possession in the semi-final, first leg at the Bernabeu without …

  • Renan Barao, left, of Brazil celebrates after the official called the fight against Urijah Faber of Sacramento, CA during the first  round of the Ultimate Fighting Bantamweight Championship Mixed Martial Arts bout in Newark, N.J. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Barao won after referee Herb Dean called the fight in the first round
    UFC champ Renan Barao unhappy with  … Cagewriter - 22 minutes ago

    UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao isn't happy with what he's earning. More »UFC champ Renan Barao unhappy with  …

    Renan Barao, left, of Brazil celebrates after the official called the fight against Urijah Faber of Sacramento, CA during the first  round of the Ultimate Fighting Bantamweight Championship Mixed Martial Arts bout in Newark, N.J. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. Barao won after referee Herb Dean called the fight in the first round

    UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao isn't happy with what he's earning.

  • Real Madrid draw first blood against toothless Bayern Munich
    Real Madrid draw first blood against … GOAL.com - 25 minutes ago

    The Spanish giants have their canny coach to thank after beating the European champions to take a vital lead to Munich next Tuesday More »Real Madrid draw first blood against …

    Real Madrid draw first blood against toothless Bayern Munich

    The Spanish giants have their canny coach to thank after beating the European champions to take a vital lead to Munich next Tuesday

  • Real's Karim Benzema, right, scores the opening goal past Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer during a first leg semifinal Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
    Benzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over … Associated Press - 28 minutes ago

    MADRID (AP) — Karim Benzema scored in the 19th minute to give Real Madrid a 1-0 win over defending champion Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the first leg of their … More »Benzema gives Real Madrid 1-0 win over …

    Real's Karim Benzema, right, scores the opening goal past Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer during a first leg semifinal Champions League soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

    MADRID (AP) — Karim Benzema scored in the 19th minute to give Real Madrid a 1-0 win over defending champion Bayern Munich on Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.

  • FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke (R) inspects the Arena da Baixada stadium on April 22, 2014 in Curitiba, southern Brazil, where several of the FIFA WC Brazil 2014 matches will be played
    FIFA's Valcke satisfied with Cu … AFP News - 31 minutes ago

    Visiting FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Wednesday he was "satisfied" over preparations at the World Cup venue of Cuiaba in central Brazil, despite 15,000 seats … More »FIFA's Valcke satisfied with Cu …

    FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke (R) inspects the Arena da Baixada stadium on April 22, 2014 in Curitiba, southern Brazil, where several of the FIFA WC Brazil 2014 matches will be played

    Visiting FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Wednesday he was "satisfied" over preparations at the World Cup venue of Cuiaba in central Brazil, despite 15,000 seats still having to be fitted. "I am certain Cuiaba will be ready. I am satisfied," added Valcke, adding as long as the seats are installed on the due date …

  • Real Madrid's forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring during their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match against Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 23, 2014
    Real edge Bayern Munich in first le … AFP News - 39 minutes ago

    Nine-time winners Real Madrid edged holders Bayern Munich 1-0 in their Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday. A goal by Karim Benzema was enough to separate … More »Real edge Bayern Munich in first le …

    Real Madrid's forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring during their UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match against Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on April 23, 2014

    Nine-time winners Real Madrid edged holders Bayern Munich 1-0 in their Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday. A goal by Karim Benzema was enough to separate the sides and give Real -- who have not won the trophy since 2002 -- a slender advantage to take to Munich next Tuesday. Madrid have never lost in the …

  • Emmert supports more efficient, effective … Associated Press - 39 minutes ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert believes college sports can address the concerns of union organizers without changing the entire model. More »Emmert supports more efficient, effective …

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert believes college sports can address the concerns of union organizers without changing the entire model.

  • Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern: Benzema gives Ancelotti's men slender first-leg advantage
    Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern: Benzema gives … GOAL.com - 48 minutes ago

    The Frenchman turned home Fabio Coentrao's cross in the first half to seal a win against Pep Guardiola's side, who dominated possession but failed to find a  … More »Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern: Benzema gives …

    Real Madrid 1-0 Bayern: Benzema gives Ancelotti's men slender first-leg advantage

    The Frenchman turned home Fabio Coentrao's cross in the first half to seal a win against Pep Guardiola's side, who dominated possession but failed to find a breakthrough

  • Suzann Pettersen of Norway hits a shot at Mission Hills Hainan in Haikou, on the southern Chinese island of Hainan, on March 8, 2014
    Pettersen back to LPGA in pursuit of … AFP News - 51 minutes ago

    World number two Suzann Pettersen, back after missing three events with a back injury, resumes her chase of top-ranked Park In-Bee when the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic … More »Pettersen back to LPGA in pursuit of …

    Suzann Pettersen of Norway hits a shot at Mission Hills Hainan in Haikou, on the southern Chinese island of Hainan, on March 8, 2014

    World number two Suzann Pettersen, back after missing three events with a back injury, resumes her chase of top-ranked Park In-Bee when the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic opens Thursday. South Korean star Park has ruled the rankings for the past 54 weeks but is being chased by Norway's Pettersen and American Stacy Lewis, …

  • South Africa's Ernie Els hits from the sand on the second hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta
    'Big Easy' Els returns to a … Reuters - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    (Reuters) - Four-times major winner Ernie Els returns this week to one of his favourite cities, where he shares the alluring nickname of 'The Big Easy,' to make his eighth … More »'Big Easy' Els returns to a …

    South Africa's Ernie Els hits from the sand on the second hole during the second round of the Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta

    (Reuters) - Four-times major winner Ernie Els returns this week to one of his favourite cities, where he shares the alluring nickname of 'The Big Easy,' to make his eighth career start at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. At a PGA Tour event where he has always enjoyed a "good vibe," the smooth-swinging South African …

  • Ivanovic beats Lisicki in 1st round … Associated Press - 1 hour 10 minutes ago

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Ana Ivanovic defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3 to send the Wimbledon finalist out in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday. More »Ivanovic beats Lisicki in 1st round …

    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Ana Ivanovic defeated Sabine Lisicki 6-1, 6-3 to send the Wimbledon finalist out in the first round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Wednesday.

  • Hantuchova, Peng reach quarters in  … Associated Press - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    MARRAKESH, Morocco (AP) — Top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia beat last year's runner-up Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the … More »Hantuchova, Peng reach quarters in  …

    MARRAKESH, Morocco (AP) — Top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia beat last year's runner-up Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR.

  • Oldest ex-Major League Baseball player … Reuters - 1 hour 19 minutes ago

    By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Conrado Marrero, at 102 the oldest former Major League Baseball player and a patriarch of Cuban baseball known for his quick wit and … More »Oldest ex-Major League Baseball player …

    By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Conrado Marrero, at 102 the oldest former Major League Baseball player and a patriarch of Cuban baseball known for his quick wit and goofy pitching delivery, died on Wednesday at his home in Havana, his grandson said. Marrero, who played for the Washington Senators, was two days short …

  • Fans sing before the Local Liverpool Legends and International Liverpool Legends 'Celebration of the 96' match at Anfield stadium in Liverpool
    Liverpool announce Anfield stadium revamp … Reuters - 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    Liverpool plan to revamp their Anfield stadium and increase capacity to just short of 60,000 fans in an effort to generate the matchday revenues of their Premier League … More »Liverpool announce Anfield stadium revamp …

    Fans sing before the Local Liverpool Legends and International Liverpool Legends 'Celebration of the 96' match at Anfield stadium in Liverpool

    Liverpool plan to revamp their Anfield stadium and increase capacity to just short of 60,000 fans in an effort to generate the matchday revenues of their Premier League rivals, they announced on Wednesday. The club, top of the Premier League and closing in on a first English title since 1990, released images of the proposed …