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Manny Pacquiao courts more success as he faces Mayweather showdown

by CNN // March 3, 2015 // Updated 02:07 GMT // 0 Comments

Four decades later, and a crowd is gathered at the same venue in this sweating, sprawling cityknown as the Araneta Coliseumfor a very different contest: a basketball game between two of the country’s pro teams. And yet, the Coliseum cannot seem to escape its boxing legacy. The most famous athlete on court today just happens […]

Kobe Takes Blame For Miscarriage Wife Suffered During 2003 Rape Allegations

by The Huffington Post // March 3, 2015 // Updated 00:29 GMT // 0 Comments

NBA star Kobe Bryant is taking the blame for a miscarriage his wife Vanessa endured during the height of the rape allegations the shooting guard faced beginning in 2003. – A judge dismissed the sexual assault charge against Bryant in 2004, and the case did not go to trial after the woman who accused the […]

Richard Sherman Wants The SuperSonics Back In Seattle

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 21:40 GMT // 0 Comments

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman wants another team back in town: the SuperSonics. The NFL star, who has been playing in Seattle since 2011, lamented the loss of the city’s NBA team in a YouTube video posted Saturday, saying that he’s “still trying to bring the Sonics back.” – “I feel like we could team […]

Report: England footballer Adam Johnson in under-age sex probe

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 20:24 GMT // 0 Comments

“He remains in police custody and is helping officers with their inquiries,” added the statement, referring to the 27-year-old man. – Johnson helped City to win the 2011-12 Premier League title but was bought by his hometown team Sunderland for a reported £10 million ($15.3 million) before the start of the following season.

Rockets’ James Harden Elevates His Game Against LeBron James’s Cavaliers

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 19:59 GMT // 0 Comments

Keeping Score By BENJAMIN HOFFMAN LeBron James had 37 points and 8 rebounds. But his 15-for-35 performance from the field was atypical. (Pat Sullivan/Associated Press) It has been an incredible season for James Harden. The Houston Rockets guard is leading the N.B.A. in scoring, dominated the All-Star Game and has found himself in the conversation […]

Michael Jordan Fails Yet Again To Win ‘Richest Person In The World’ Title

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 18:06 GMT // 0 Comments

Forbes reported Monday that former NBA superstar Michael Jordan has failed for the 29th straight year to become the richest person in the world. –Basketball legend Michael Jordan smokes a cigar despite failing to win the financial championship. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) | ASSOCIATED PRESS No word from Jordan’s financial team about if they will tank […]

Marshawn Lynch On Last Play Of The Super Bowl: ‘I Was Expecting The Ball’

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 15:58 GMT // 0 Comments

Marshawn Lynch has a famously contentious relationship with the media, so it’s somehow fitting that his first substantial interview since the Super Bowl would take place on the other side of the world in a foreign language. Also not surprising: Lynch said he was expecting to get the ball on Seattle’s controversial last play of […]

Houston Rockets Troll LeBron James By Calling James Harden ‘The New King’ After Testy Game

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 15:03 GMT // 0 Comments

The Houston Rockets’ official Twitter account ensured on Sunday night that every game the team plays against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers for the rest of the year will be very interesting indeed. Long live the new King. Highlights, photos, recap & reactions from today’s big OT win on http://t.co/VBY18eSOmU. pic.twitter.com/91utdhnqTx – LeBron, by […]

Yankees, Eager to Retire Numbers, Subtract Options for Current Players

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 11:35 GMT // 0 Comments

TAMPA, Fla. — When Garrett Jones was traded to the Yankees in December, he was hoping to bring with him his good-luck charm of a number, 46. When the Yankees acquired shortstop Brendan Ryan, he knew he would be denied his favorite childhood number, 7. And when Jacoby Ellsbury signed a free-agent contract with the […]

Horse safari: Riding into the lions’ den

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 11:30 GMT // 0 Comments

But if you want to get a bit closer to some of nature’s most beautiful beasts then heading out on four legs, not four wheels, might be your best bet. Venturing into the continent’s game reserves on horseback may seem a little daunting but is one of the best ways to experience the environment, says […]

Bigger Teams May Miss Playoffs at Cricket World Cup

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 10:32 GMT // 0 Comments

England is running out of chances, as the Cricket World Cup’s qualifying games wind down. When play resumes Tuesday after an off day, 19 of the 42 pool matches will be left to play. Only one team has qualified for the playoffs so far, the co-host, New Zealand. England has two matches left, against Bangladesh […]

Bigger Teams May Miss Playoffs at Cricket World Cup

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 10:32 GMT // 0 Comments

England is running out of chances, as the Cricket World Cup’s qualifying games wind down. When play resumes Tuesday after an off day, 19 of the 42 pool matches will be left to play. Only one team has qualified for the playoffs so far, the co-host, New Zealand. Sri Lanka players celebrated after they took […]

Ice Climbers Ascend Iowa Silos’ Challenging, Man-Made Frozen Walls

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 08:37 GMT // 0 Comments

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but cold weather and regional architecture inspired a special invention of their own in Iowa —grain silo ice climbing. Read the whole story at TODAY.com

Ice Climbers Ascend Iowa Silos’ Challenging, Man-Made Frozen Walls

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 08:37 GMT // 0 Comments

Necessity may be the mother of invention, but cold weather and regional architecture inspired a special invention of their own in Iowa —grain silo ice climbing. Read the whole story at TODAY.com Scott Olson via Getty Images

In Los Angeles, Stadiums Battle Heats Up

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 04:06 GMT // 0 Comments

On Pro Football By KEN BELSON An artist’s rendering of a proposed football stadium in Carson, Calif., that the Raiders and the Chargers say they plan to share. (MANICA Architecture, via Reuters) For years, the N.F.L. played cat and mouse with the city of Los Angeles. Every so often a team in, say, Minnesota, would […]

Cristiano Ronaldo grabs 30th La Liga goal but Real held in Bernabeu

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 23:23 GMT // 0 Comments

Gerard Moreno’s thumping low strike 26 minutes from time spoiled the home party and Real has seen its lead at the top cut to two points after Barcelona’s win Saturday. The arch rivals meet in El Clasico on March 22, with the title very much up for grabs. Now only two points separate @realmadriden and […]

Ireland Beats England and Seizes Control of Six Nations

by The New York Times // March 1, 2015 // Updated 19:22 GMT // 0 Comments

PARIS — Paul O’Connell, one of the active legends of international rugby union, reaches a significant personal milestone when Ireland next plays, but will be pursuing a much more important team objective. The French captain, Thierry Dusautoir, left, with the prop forward Vincent Debaty, a second-half substitute, during France’s 20-13 loss to Wales in Paris […]

Chelsea claims first silverware of English season

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 17:55 GMT // 0 Comments

Chelsea had suffered a chastening Boxing Day defeat to the same opposition in the English Premier League, with Harry Kane starring, but the promising young English striker was kept largely quiet in the showpiece occasion. The first half saw Tottenham edge the possession and carry more of the attacking threat, with Dane Christian Eriksen’s free […]

Minnie Minoso, Treasured White Sox Ballplayer, Is Dead

by The New York Times // March 1, 2015 // Updated 17:04 GMT // 0 Comments

Minnie Minoso, the hugely popular All-Star outfielder from Cuba who became the major league’s first black player out of Latin America and a treasured figure in the history of the Chicago White Sox, died on Sunday in Chicago. His true age was never entirely clear, but by an account in his autobiography, he would have […]

Chicago’s First Black Major League Baseball Player Minnie Minoso Dies

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 15:28 GMT // 0 Comments

Major league baseball’s first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. –Former Negro Leaguer and Chicago White Sox player Minnie Minoso stands during the national anthem before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, in Chicago. The teams are playing in the 7th annual Civil […]

Heartbreak as Scottish Championship side Cowdenbeath humiliated 10-0

by CNN // February 28, 2015 // Updated 23:25 GMT // 0 Comments

The game was 25 minutes old and the relegation threatened-side, ironically and lovingly nicknamed the Blue Brazil by Scottish football fans, had managed to shut-out their hosts and in-form opponents. Then, the goals began to arrive. Minutes 26, 27 and 29 saw Hearts Dutch striker Genero Zeefuik grab a quickfire hat-trick, the third after a […]

Every Second Counts in Bid to Keep Sports Fans

by The New York Times // February 28, 2015 // Updated 21:23 GMT // 0 Comments

On a summer evening in Sydney in January, two former Grand Slam champions, John McEnroe and Patrick Rafter, played an abbreviated version of tennis. Rafter won the exhibition match by the strange and truncated score of 4-3, 4-1. (Illustration by Sam Manchester/The New York Times) “It’s whatever the crowd wants; whatever TV wants,” Rafter said […]

Mercedes and Lewis Hamilton fastest at Circuit de Catalunya testing

by CNN // February 28, 2015 // Updated 20:03 GMT // 0 Comments

Yet his time of one minute, 23.022 seconds was still marginally slower than that achieved by team-mate and 2014 driver’s championship rival, Nico Rosberg on the soft tires on Friday. The Englishman later told reporters he would have liked more laps having missed last week’s practice session due to illness but was content with how […]

Suarez and Messi on target as Barcelona close La Liga gap

by CNN // February 28, 2015 // Updated 18:22 GMT // 0 Comments

Fran Rico pulled one back for Granada from the penalty spot but Lionel Messi restored Barcelona’s two-goal advantage 20 minutes from the end when set up by Suarez. After losing at home to Malaga last weekend, Luis Enrique’s men were keen to ensure they fell no further behind arch rivals Real Madrid in the La […]

Former Knicks Player Anthony Mason Dead At Age 48

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 14:45 GMT // 0 Comments

The New York Knicks say Anthony Mason, a rugged power forward who was a defensive force for several NBA teams in the 1990s, has died. He was 48. Knicks spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz confirmed Mason’s death, which was first reported Saturday by the New York Daily News.Anthony Mason #14 of the New York Knicks stretches during […]

Travis Kvapil’s NASCAR Car Stolen From Hotel Before Race

by The Huffington Post // February 28, 2015 // Updated 01:42 GMT // 0 Comments

When Travis Kvapil got the call Friday, he figured someone on his race team was playing a joke. “They said there was trouble with the car,” Kvapil said. “I thought we could figure it out when we got in the garage area. They’re like, ‘No, the car is gone.’” The No. 44 NASCAR Sprint Cup […]

30 Original Jokes About #TheDress

by The Huffington Post // February 27, 2015 // Updated 22:37 GMT // 0 Comments

1. Good one. We see purple and black, if you were wondering. — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) February 27, 2015 2. Nice. The dress is red and black. — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) February 27, 2015 3. Hah! Pretty sure the dress is purple and gold… #justsaying — Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) February 27, 2015 4. Oh, you. […]

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