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  • 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 - 28 minutes 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 - 36 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 - 39 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 - 46 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 - 51 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 …

  • Hull City star Brady still hoping for FA Cup final return
    Hull City star Brady still hoping for … GOAL.com - 52 minutes ago

    The Republic of Ireland international has been hampered by groin problems but, despite undergoing surgery last month, remains hoping of making the trip to Wembley More »Hull City star Brady still hoping for …

    Hull City star Brady still hoping for FA Cup final return

    The Republic of Ireland international has been hampered by groin problems but, despite undergoing surgery last month, remains hoping of making the trip to Wembley

  • Former Formula One champion Lauda of Austria follows the first practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit
    Best and worst sporting comebacks Reuters - 59 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - For as long as sport has been played, athletes have been retiring and making comebacks. With American Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all … More »Best and worst sporting comebacks

    Former Formula One champion Lauda of Austria follows the first practice session of the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix at the Sakhir circuit

    (Reuters) - For as long as sport has been played, athletes have been retiring and making comebacks. With American Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, about to make his return to the swimming pool, Reuters looks back at some of the most successful and least successful sporting comebacks. Niki Lauda …

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    Phil Jackson quiets rumors of a rift … Ball Don't Lie - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    Phil Jackson met with reporters for 24 good minutes on Wednesday. More »Phil Jackson quiets rumors of a rift …

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    Phil Jackson met with reporters for 24 good minutes on Wednesday.

  • Manchester United's Januzaj is challenged by Newcastle United's Davide Santon during their English Premier League soccer match at St James' Park in Newcastle
    Januzaj opts to play for Belgium Reuters - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has decided to play international football for Belgium, the country's national team manager Marc Wilmots said on Wednesday. … More »Januzaj opts to play for Belgium

    Manchester United's Januzaj is challenged by Newcastle United's Davide Santon during their English Premier League soccer match at St James' Park in Newcastle

    (Reuters) - Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj has decided to play international football for Belgium, the country's national team manager Marc Wilmots said on Wednesday. Born in Belgium to ethnic Albanian parents from Kosovo, Januzaj, 19, was eligible to play for a number of countries and had been wooed by teams including …

  • Stoke City loanee Butland relishing Leeds experience
    Stoke City loanee Butland relishing … GOAL.com - 1 hour 32 minutes ago

    The former Birmingham City goalkeeper has conceded 26 goals in 14 matches for the Yorkshire giants but insists the temporary spell has been beneficial for him More »Stoke City loanee Butland relishing …

    Stoke City loanee Butland relishing Leeds experience

    The former Birmingham City goalkeeper has conceded 26 goals in 14 matches for the Yorkshire giants but insists the temporary spell has been beneficial for him

  • In this April 23, 2013 photo, Cuba's former pitcher Conrado Marrero, the world's oldest living former major league baseball player, holds up a baseball with his signature at his home, two days before is 102nd birthday, as he holds an unlit cigar in his mouth in Havana, Cuba. In addition to his longevity, the former Washington Senator has much to celebrate this year. After a long wait, he finally received a $20,000 payout from Major League baseball granted to old-timers who played between 1947 and 1979. The money had been held up since 2011 due to issues surrounding the 51-year-old U.S. embargo on Cuba, which prohibits most bank transfers to the Communist-run island. But the payout finally arrived in two parts, one at the end of last year, and the second a few months ago, according to Marrero's family. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)
    Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in … Associated Press - 1 hour 45 minutes ago

    HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major … More »Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in …

    In this April 23, 2013 photo, Cuba's former pitcher Conrado Marrero, the world's oldest living former major league baseball player, holds up a baseball with his signature at his home, two days before is 102nd birthday, as he holds an unlit cigar in his mouth in Havana, Cuba. In addition to his longevity, the former Washington Senator has much to celebrate this year. After a long wait, he finally received a $20,000 payout from Major League baseball granted to old-timers who played between 1947 and 1979. The money had been held up since 2011 due to issues surrounding the 51-year-old U.S. embargo on Cuba, which prohibits most bank transfers to the Communist-run island. But the payout finally arrived in two parts, one at the end of last year, and the second a few months ago, according to Marrero's family. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

    HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.

  • Bucharest defending champ Rosol reaches … Associated Press - 1 hour 47 minutes ago

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Defending champion Lukas Rosol reached the Nastase Tiriac Trophy quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over eighth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of … More »Bucharest defending champ Rosol reaches …

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Defending champion Lukas Rosol reached the Nastase Tiriac Trophy quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over eighth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland on Wednesday.

  • 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 - 1 hour 49 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.

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    FIFA's executive boardroom looks exactly … Dirty Tackle - 1 hour 50 minutes ago

    Swiss photographer Luca Zanier has released a series of images called "Corridors of Power" in which the rooms and spaces where powerful people make important decisions … More »FIFA's executive boardroom looks exactly …

    FIFAwarroom

    Swiss photographer Luca Zanier has released a series of images called "Corridors of Power" in which the rooms and spaces where powerful people make important decisions are depicted without those powerful people. One of the photographs in the series shows the FIFA executive committee's boardroom at their headquarters in …

  • Conte: Fighting on two fronts is tiring Juventus out
    Conte: Fighting on two fronts is tiring … GOAL.com - 1 hour 52 minutes ago

    The coach stressed he has a lot of respect for Benfica, who have just clinched the Portuguese league title, and says there is no margin for error in Thursday's m … More »Conte: Fighting on two fronts is tiring …

    Conte: Fighting on two fronts is tiring Juventus out

    The coach stressed he has a lot of respect for Benfica, who have just clinched the Portuguese league title, and says there is no margin for error in Thursday's meeting

  • FILE - This Saturday, April 5, 2014 file photo shows Manchester United's manager David Moyes during their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at St James' Park, Newcastle, England. Moyes was fired as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, paying the price for the club's spectacular and sudden decline in his 10 months in charge since replacing Alex Ferguson.(AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)
    David Moyes statement after Man United … Associated Press - 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    Statement released by David Moyes on Wednesday, a day after Manchester United announced he left as manager after less than a season in charge. More »David Moyes statement after Man United …

    FILE - This Saturday, April 5, 2014 file photo shows Manchester United's manager David Moyes during their English Premier League soccer match against Newcastle United at St James' Park, Newcastle, England. Moyes was fired as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, paying the price for the club's spectacular and sudden decline in his 10 months in charge since replacing Alex Ferguson.(AP Photo/Scott Heppell, File)

    Statement released by David Moyes on Wednesday, a day after Manchester United announced he left as manager after less than a season in charge.

  • Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman directs his team during the second half of Game 2 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Chicago Bulls Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Chicago. The Wizards won 101-99. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
    Wizards back home with 2-0 lead over … Associated Press - 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Bulls failed to score for more than seven minutes. More »Wizards back home with 2-0 lead over …

    Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman directs his team during the second half of Game 2 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Chicago Bulls Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Chicago. The Wizards won 101-99. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Chicago Bulls failed to score for more than seven minutes.

  • Paris Saint-Germain's midfielder Blaise Matuidi (C) is congratuled by teammates after scoring a goal during a French L1 football match against Evian Thonon Gaillard on April 23, 2014 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris
    Late Matuidi goal gives laboured PSG … AFP News - 2 hours 3 minutes ago

    Blaise Matuidi struck in the 89th minute to give Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 win against struggling Evian at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday and take the capital club … More »Late Matuidi goal gives laboured PSG …

    Paris Saint-Germain's midfielder Blaise Matuidi (C) is congratuled by teammates after scoring a goal during a French L1 football match against Evian Thonon Gaillard on April 23, 2014 at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris

    Blaise Matuidi struck in the 89th minute to give Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 win against struggling Evian at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday and take the capital club to the brink of the title. It looked like PSG would have to settle for a point against their 10-man opponents until Lucas played in fellow substitute Matuidi …

  • Liverpool unveil Anfield redevelopment plans
    Liverpool unveil Anfield redevelopment … GOAL.com - 2 hours 7 minutes ago

    The Reds reveal their plans to extend their stadium's capacity to 58,800 for consultation from fans and locals, with completion by the start of 2016-17 a plausible … More »Liverpool unveil Anfield redevelopment …

    Liverpool unveil Anfield redevelopment plans

    The Reds reveal their plans to extend their stadium's capacity to 58,800 for consultation from fans and locals, with completion by the start of 2016-17 a plausible target

  • Graeme McDowell
    Graeme McDowell watched the final round … Devil Ball Golf - 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    A major champion did some interesting prep work for the 2015 Masters. More »Graeme McDowell watched the final round …

    Graeme McDowell

    A major champion did some interesting prep work for the 2015 Masters.