• U.S., Peru, Mexico warm up for Centenary Copa with wins

    Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:39 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Teenage U.S. midfielder Christian Pulisic grabbed the headlines by scoring his first international goal in a 4-0 win over Bolivia while Mexico and Peru also enjoyed wins in Copa America warm-up matches on Saturday. The 17-year-old Pulisic came on as a substitute after 63 minutes and five minutes later slotted home the Americans' fourth goal from 12 yards after nice work from Darlington Nagbe. Gyasi Zardes scored once in each half and John Brooks got another against a poor Bolivia side who rarely threatened. More »U.S., Peru, Mexico warm up for Centenary Copa with wins

  • Drogba strikes as Montreal sink Galaxy

    AFP News - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:33 AM SGT

    Didier Drogba scored an injury-time winner as the Montreal Impact downed the Los Angeles Galaxy 3-2 to maintain their place near the top of Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference standings. Drogba's goal in the fourth minute of injury time came after a terrible blunder by Galaxy goalkeeper Brian Rowe, who allowed the former Chelsea striker's long-range freekick to squirt from his grasp and into the net. The injury-time strike was the final twist of a pulsating game in Montreal which left the Canadian club firmly among the Eastern Conference front-runners. More »Drogba strikes as Montreal sink Galaxy

  • Koke: I think Simeone will stay at Atletico

    Omnisport - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:26 AM SGT

    Saturday's heartbreaking Champions League loss in Milan was Atletico Madrid's second to Real Madrid in three seasons. More »Koke: I think Simeone will stay at Atletico

  • Williams sisters and Tsonga injury dash French hopes

    Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:23 AM SGT

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - First the Williams sisters ambushed two home favourites, then Jo Wilfried Tsonga's chances were shattered by injury as French hopes were battered at a stormy Roland Garros on Saturday. Top seed Serena Williams contended with thunder, rain delays and an inspired Kristina Mladenovic roared on by a partisan crowd but it was all in day's work for the holder as she moved ominously into the second week. The 34-year-old American needed all her experience and tenacity to survive a compelling second-set tiebreak and claim a 6-4 7-6(10) victory to set up a last-16 clash with Ukraine's Elina Svitolina who beat 2008 champion Ana Ivanovic 6-4 6-4. More »Williams sisters and Tsonga injury dash French hopes

  • Wainwright uses arm, bat to lift Cardinals past Nats 9-4

    Associated Press - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:23 AM SGT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two on, two out, a run in and a chance for St. Louis to take control of its game against the Washington Nationals. More »Wainwright uses arm, bat to lift Cardinals past Nats 9-4

  • 160-year-old tree in Philadelphia cemetery felled

    Associated Press - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:22 AM SGT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 160-year-old tree in Philadelphia's Laurel Hill Cemetery that sheltered famous visitors including presidents and Civil War generals has been felled. More »160-year-old tree in Philadelphia cemetery felled

  • Spieth leads by one stroke after three rounds at Colonial

    Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:22 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Jordan Spieth charged into the lead despite a stumble at the final hole of the third round at the Colonial tournament in Texas on Saturday. The world number two hit an errant tee shot in the left rough at the par-four 18th and made bogey for a five-under-par 65 at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth. Spieth hopes to win for the eighth time on the PGA Tour, first time in his home state of Texas and first time since his back-nine collapse at the Masters last month. More »Spieth leads by one stroke after three rounds at Colonial

  • Tropical Storm Bonnie ruins long weekend on Carolina beaches

    Associated Press - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:21 AM SGT

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Bonnie formed Saturday afternoon off the coast of South Carolina as heavy rains from the system ruined the start of the long holiday weekend. More »Tropical Storm Bonnie ruins long weekend on Carolina beaches

  • Jutanugarn within sight of third straight LPGA victory

    Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:20 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Ariya Jutanugarn, eyeing a third straight LPGA Tour victory, rescued a sloppy round with a closing eagle to vault back in front after three rounds at the inaugural Volvik Championship in Michigan on Saturday. The 20-year-old Ariya will probably need to score well on Sunday to complete the hat-trick, with four players breathing down her neck. Ariya's bogey-free tournament ended with back-to-back bogeys at the third and fourth holes, and she dropped two more shots before steadying the ship with her first birdie of the day at the par-five 14th. More »Jutanugarn within sight of third straight LPGA victory

  • Ramos is Real hero again after turbulent year

    Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:19 AM SGT

    By Richard Martin MILAN (Reuters) - Just as he did two years ago, Sergio Ramos left his footprint all over Real Madrid’s Champions League final triumph over Atletico Madrid following a turbulent 12 months. Ramos scored a controversial opening goal in the San Siro on Saturday and nonchalantly converted his penalty in the shootout before being named man of the match and lifting European soccer's biggest trophy for the second time in three years. Ramos influenced the game hugely from the 15th minute when he popped up in front of Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak to bundle Gareth Bale’s flicked header into the net and put Madrid ahead, despite appearing to be marginally offside. More »Ramos is Real hero again after turbulent year

  • Simeone says future uncertain after painful final loss

    Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:17 AM SGT

    By Richard Martin MILAN (Reuters) - A downbeat Diego Simeone did not confirm whether he wanted to continue as Atletico Madrid coach on Saturday after suffering a second agonising Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid in three years. Simeone, who has won every major trophy with Atletico in his four and a half years in charge apart from the Champions League, cast his future at the club into doubt when asked if he had thought about resigning. “I am thinking that I have to start thinking” Simeone told a news conference. More »Simeone says future uncertain after painful final loss

  • Bale alright on the night as Ronaldo fails to shine

    Associated Press - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:16 AM SGT

    MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo stole the headlines with the winning kick in a penalty shootout in the Champions League final, more than compensating for what was a quiet game by his standards. More »Bale alright on the night as Ronaldo fails to shine

  • Zidane lavishes praise on 'team player' Ronaldo

    Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:16 AM SGT

    By Brian Homewood MILAN (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane lavished praise on Cristiano Ronaldo after the three-times world player of the year appeared to struggle through the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Ronaldo was subdued for long spells but fired home the winning penalty to give Real a 5-3 success in the shootout following a 1-1 draw after extra time and then performed his shirtless celebration, proudly showing off his muscular torso. "He has always helped his team mates." Ronaldo scored 16 times in the Champions League campaign to finish as top scorer in the competition for the fourth season in a row, albeit a goal short of the record he set two seasons ago. More »Zidane lavishes praise on 'team player' Ronaldo

  • Rossi's heart in Monaco, mind on Indy 500 win

    Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:14 AM SGT

    By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Alexander Rossi's mind will be focused on the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday but his heart may be riding along at the Monaco Grand Prix. Rossi, who spent last year with troubled Formula One minnows Manor and remains a reserve driver for the tailenders, will be up early to watch the Formula One glamour race he had expected to be driving in this year instead of making what will be his Indy 500 debut. "It definitely wasn't the direction I was heading," said Rossi about his American IndyCar adventure. More »Rossi's heart in Monaco, mind on Indy 500 win

  • Fastest seat in sport provides Indy 500 joyride

    Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:13 AM SGT

    By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - It is billed as the 'Fastest Seat in Sports' and after a breath-taking 180 miles per hour (290 km per hour) two-lap tour of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) with Mario Andretti behind the wheel, there is no evidence to dispute that claim. For over a century the Brickyard has been a magnet to motor racing giants and novices eager to test their skill and bravery on the sprawling 2.5 mile oval. This week in the build-up to Sunday's 100th running of Indianapolis 500 thrill-seekers were given the chance to experience the same heart-bumping, high-speed rush. More »Fastest seat in sport provides Indy 500 joyride

  • The Latest: Tropical Storm Bonnie stalled off S. Carolina

    Associated Press - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:12 AM SGT

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on a tropical disturbance off the coast of South Carolina (all times local): More »The Latest: Tropical Storm Bonnie stalled off S. Carolina

  • Brickyard calm ahead of Indianapolis 500 storm

    Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:10 AM SGT

    By Steve Keating INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Calm settled over the Brickyard on Saturday as the Speedway braced for a motor racing storm, fans geared up for the 100th Indianapolis 500 and officials readied security plans for the first sellout crowd. Before drivers take the command to start their engines around at high noon on Sunday there will be a full night of high-octane partying, campers transforming fields around the track into a motor racing Woodstock with barbecues, bonfires and beer while A-listers walk the red carpet and take over posh downtown eateries. Canada's James Hinchcliffe, who watched last year's 500 from a hospital bed following a near fatal crash during a practice session, starts from pole and will lead the thundering 33-car field into Turn One. More »Brickyard calm ahead of Indianapolis 500 storm

  • Russians sweep men's 50 freestyle at Speedo Grand Challenge

    Associated Press - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:08 AM SGT

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Vladimir Morozov led a Russian sweep of the 50-meter freestyle at the Speedo Grand Challenge on Saturday night. More »Russians sweep men's 50 freestyle at Speedo Grand Challenge

  • Just in time, Djokovic races into French Open fourth round

    Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:08 AM SGT

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic won his race against the clock, performing in a "night show" as he beat Briton Aljaz Bedene 6-2 6-3 6-3 to reach the French Open last 16 on Saturday. After rain cut two-and-a-half hours from the day at Roland Garros, the world number one did not even get on court until 7:25pm local time and had a small window of opportunity to ensure he got a day off on Sunday. Hurrying the ball boys between points, Djokovic, aiming to win the only grand slam title missing from his collection, struck the ball with aggression throughout but Slovenian-born Bedene was in no mood to oblige and capitulate. More »Just in time, Djokovic races into French Open fourth round

  • NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones killed in Dallas shooting

    Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:06 AM SGT

    (Reuters) - Rookie New Orleans Pelicans basketball player Bryce Dejean-Jones died after being shot early on Saturday when he broke into a Dallas apartment, authorities said. The noise woke up the resident in his bedroom, they said, and Dejean-Jones failed to respond when the man called out. When Dejean-Jones kicked the bedroom door, the man shot him with a handgun, the statement said. More »NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones killed in Dallas shooting

  • Djokovic urges wider concern over Zika

    Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:04 AM SGT

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic urged people to think about Brazilians who are having to live with the Zika outbreak on a daily basis rather than worrying about how the situation might affect those travelling to the country for the Rio Olympics in August. The World Health Organization (WHO) rejected a call on Saturday to move or postpone the Aug. 5-21 Rio Games over the outbreak after more than 100 leading scientists said new findings about Zika made it unethical for the Games to go ahead. The United Nations health agency said having the Games in Rio as planned would "not significantly alter" the spread of Zika, which is linked to serious birth defects. More »Djokovic urges wider concern over Zika

  • Murray aware of Nadal injury during practice

    Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:03 AM SGT

    Andy Murray knew nine-times French Open champion Rafael Nadal was struggling with a wrist injury when he practised with the Spaniard during the build-up to Roland Garros. "I practised a bit with him last week and I knew there were some issues with the wrist," world number two Murray, who is through to the last 16 in Paris, told Eurosport. It's a great shame for Rafa and the fans and a shame for the tournament." Fourth seed Nadal, who will be 30 next week, stunned the tournament on Friday when he announced he was pulling out despite dropping only nine games in his first two rounds. More »Murray aware of Nadal injury during practice

  • Will the real Serena please stand up?

    Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 11:01 AM SGT

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - Serena Williams is not one for wasting time or energy. With her next opponent, France's Kristina Mladenovic, having never progressed beyond the third round at Roland Garros, Williams was hoping for another easy workout on Saturday. "Those break points, most of them I should have won and I didn't." The only time Williams managed to crack Mladenovic's serve was at the end of the first set. More »Will the real Serena please stand up?

  • Speed advances demand safety advances at Indy 500

    Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 10:59 AM SGT

    With drivers hurtling around the 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval at over 230 miles per hour (370 km per hour), technical advances that boost speeds also spawn health and safety measures to safeguard the race. The inspiring story of James Hinchcliffe, the polesitter for Sunday's 100th Indianapolis 500 who survived a near-fatal crash last year, illustrates the courage of the driver and swift response of the safety team at the speedway. Canadian Hinchcliffe was 24th in qualifying for last year's race. More »Speed advances demand safety advances at Indy 500

  • Diame fires Hull straight back to the Premier League

    Reuters - Sun, May 29, 2016 10:58 AM SGT

    Hull City's Mohamed Diame struck an unstoppable long-range shot to beat Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in the Championship playoff final at Wembley on Saturday and secure a money-spinning return to the Premier League after just one season. It was always going to take something special to beat Wednesday's in-form Ireland keeper Keiren Westwood and Diame, who had hit the post just before halftime, produced it after 72 minutes with a superb shot which curled under the crossbar. "Tonight we will enjoy it and celebrate," said the 28-year-old Senegal midfielder Diame, who was man of the match and added that the goal was the most important of his 11-year career. More »Diame fires Hull straight back to the Premier League

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