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  • Minnesota's Cooke handed seven-game ban for knee assault

    Minnesota's Cooke handed seven-game ban for knee assault

    Reuters - 4 minutes 54 seconds ago
    Minnesota's Cooke handed seven-game ban for knee assault

    (Reuters) - Minnesota Wild forward Matt Cooke has been slapped with a seven-game suspension for using his knee to injure Colorado's Tyson Barrie, the NHL announced on Wednesday. The incident occurred during Game Three of the playoff series between the teams on Monday when Cooke stuck out his knee and clipped Barrie, knocking him out of the contest. Barrie suffered a left knee injury and is expected to be out of action for 4-6 weeks. Minnesota went on to win the contest and holds a 2-1 …

  • Del Piero touted as possible coach for Sydney FC

    Del Piero touted as possible coach for Sydney FC

    Associated Press - 20 minutes ago
    Del Piero touted as possible coach for Sydney FC

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A vacancy at Sydney FC may have given former Juventus striker Alessandro Del Piero another career option in the A-League. …

  • Uruguay not among world's elite, says coach

    Uruguay not among world's elite, says coach

    Reuters - 23 minutes ago
    Uruguay not among world's elite, says coach

    By Malena Castaldi MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Copa America champions Uruguay are fifth in the FIFA rankings, finished fourth at the 2010 World Cup and in Luis Suarez have one of the world's deadliest strikers, but coach Oscar Washington Tabarez does not rate his side among the elite football nations. We in Uruguay are not among the powers, not even in the South American region, and I think that's the reason we find the qualifiers so hard," Tabarez said on Wednesday. Uruguay scraped into three of …

  • Super Bowl champ Seahawks in NFL opener

    Super Bowl champ Seahawks in NFL opener

    AFP News - 23 minutes ago
    Super Bowl champ Seahawks in NFL opener

    The Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers will kick off the 2014 National Football League's regular season, the league announced. …

  • Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

    Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

    Associated Press - 28 minutes ago
    Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

    A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries. The gas has ... …