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Daniel Ricciardo sets the pace in Spain as ailing Lewis Hamilton toughs it out

by CNN // February 20, 2015 // Updated 18:19 GMT // 0 Comments

Onto a 20th lap of @Circuitcat_eng for @LewisHamilton – he's made of tough stuff this fella! #F1 pic.twitter.com/KrAl9wnLrx He duly completed 89 laps and ominously for Mercedes’ rivals for the upcoming season set the fifth fastest time, despite running on slower medium compound tires. The 30-year-old Briton was just over a third of a second […]

Bol Bol, 6-Foot-10 Son of Manute, Adjusts to High School Basketball

by The New York Times // February 20, 2015 // Updated 16:58 GMT // 0 Comments

Bol Bol, right, with his teammates from Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park, Kan., before a home game. Bol, the son of the former N.B.A. player Manute Bol, is a freshman.” ROELAND PARK, Kan. — It is not by happenstance that toy basketball hoops are scattered about the house of 15-year-old Bol Bol, or […]

Lance Armstrong Will Get Back On His Bike For Charity

by The Huffington Post // February 20, 2015 // Updated 16:12 GMT // 0 Comments

Lance Armstrong is getting back on his bike, this time to ride and raise money for the charity he founded and was later pressured to leave. – Livestrong officials say they welcome his fundraising efforts.

When did racism become part of a ‘lads’ day out?’

by CNN // February 20, 2015 // Updated 15:21 GMT // 0 Comments

“We’re racist, we’re racist, and that’s the way we like it,” chanted a group of Chelsea football fans as they shoved a black man off a Paris Metro train. Again and again the black passenger attempted to board the waiting train, only to be pushed back onto the platform by a torrent of limbs and […]

Stephanie ‘wonder goal’ Roche nets deal with U.S. women’s side Houston Dash

by CNN // February 20, 2015 // Updated 14:17 GMT // 0 Comments

“I am so excited about the signing of Stephanie, we are getting a player that has great technical ability, a superb left foot, and possibly the best goalscorer to come out of Ireland since (former international striker) Olivia O’Toole,” Dash head coach Randy Waldrum said on the club’s website. “Stephanie will bring a wealth of […]

Esther Vergeer: What the invincible sportswoman did next

by CNN // February 20, 2015 // Updated 12:18 GMT // 0 Comments

Then one day, while she was sitting on her sofa watching TV, she decided it was time to retire, just like that. The Dutch grande dame of wheelchair tennis ended her career in 2013 on a winning streak of 470 matches — an achievement second only to Pakistani squash great Jahangir Khan’s record mark of […]

Raiders, Chargers Plan Possible Shared NFL Stadium In Los Angeles

by The Huffington Post // February 20, 2015 // Updated 04:08 GMT // 0 Comments

The Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers are planning a shared stadium in the Los Angeles area if both teams fail to get new stadium deals in their current hometowns. –The Los Angeles skyline is seen during twilight on August 21, 2013 in California. AFP PHOTO /JOE KLAMAR (Photo credit should read JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images) […]

Philadelphia 76ers Almost Accidentally Trade For NBA-Caliber Player

by The Huffington Post // February 19, 2015 // Updated 21:59 GMT // 0 Comments

The Philadelphia 76ers are in the middle of an unprecedented multi-year teardown of their team in the name of future draft picks, high or low. Got an annoying, expensive player on your team that you want to unload? Send him along with the right draft pick and the 76ers will take on your problem! Need […]

Luis Figo plans $3.5 billion giveaway

by CNN // February 19, 2015 // Updated 18:23 GMT // 0 Comments

The Portuguese great outlined an eye catching $3.5 billion giveaway as he seeks to build a base to challenge Blatter in the May election. Figo’s “For Football Manifesto” promised that 50% of FIFA’s revenues — $2.5 billion — would be handed to the national associations over four years to help fund global grassroots football development. […]

Abused Metro man wants racist Chelsea ‘fans locked up’

by CNN // February 19, 2015 // Updated 12:25 GMT // 0 Comments

Filmed on a mobile phone by a bystander waiting on the platform of Richelieu-Drouot station, the incident took place before a Champions League tie between English club Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday. The group, who appear to be Chelsea supporters, can be heard chanting: “We’re racist, we’re racist and that’s the way we like […]

Tim Howard wants to end career at Everton but eyes national team return

by CNN // February 19, 2015 // Updated 11:42 GMT // 0 Comments

He’s been dubbed the “Secretary of Defense,” but don’t expect Tim Howard to be repelling Major League Soccer forwards any time soon. The 35-year-old says he intends to end his club career at Everton, the club he first joined on loan in 2006. Howard has been a mainstay in goal for the English Premier League […]

Jerome Kersey, Former Trail Blazers Player, Dead At 52

by The Huffington Post // February 19, 2015 // Updated 10:39 GMT // 0 Comments

Jerome Kersey, the versatile small forward who helped the Portland Trail Blazers reach two NBA Finals and won a title with the San Antonio Spurs in 1999, died Wednesday. He was 52. The cause of death wasn’t immediately known. A team ambassador, Kersey appeared Tuesday with fellow former Blazers Terry Porter and Brian Grant at […]

No Bitterness From Victoria Azarenka After Surprise Split With Coach

by The New York Times // February 19, 2015 // Updated 07:33 GMT // 0 Comments

On Tennis By CHRISTOPHER CLAREY Victoria Azarenka during her fourth-round loss to Dominika Cibulkova at the Australian Open in January. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images) In a time of increased shuffling in the coaching ranks of professional tennis, the partnership between Victoria Azarenka and her longtime coach Sam Sumyk ended abruptly, at least from Azarenka’s perspective. During […]

Alex Rodriguez’s Tricky Future With the Yankees

by The New York Times // February 19, 2015 // Updated 03:50 GMT // 0 Comments

Sports of The Times By JULIET MACUR Hasn’t everyone had enough of Alex Rodriguez by now? Enough of the lies and the apologies, and then the lies again, and the apologies again? In the latest round of mea culpas — a handwritten letter released on Tuesday — Rodriguez tried to sound contrite as he said […]

Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony To Have Season-Ending Surgery

by The Huffington Post // February 18, 2015 // Updated 22:48 GMT // 0 Comments

Carmelo Anthony will have surgery on his left knee that could keep him off the court for four to six months. New York Knicks President Phil Jackson said Wednesday a timetable for Anthony’s recovery couldn’t completely be determined until after the surgery, but early indications were that he could be back on the court this […]

Sébastien Ogier: The rally driver with ‘va-va-vroom’

by CNN // February 18, 2015 // Updated 16:54 GMT // 0 Comments

First there was France’s Sébastien Loeb with nine consecutive World Rally Championship titles between 2004 and 2012. Then came Germany’s Sebastian Vettel who dominated Formula One for four straight seasons ending in 2013. Today, it’s the turn of another Frenchman, Sébastien Ogier to leave the opposition trailing in his wake. The 31-year-old Volkswagen driver has […]

Chelsea ‘fans’ at center of racism storm

by CNN // February 18, 2015 // Updated 12:24 GMT // 0 Comments

The amateur video obtained by The Guardian, and posted on its website, shows the man make multiple attempts to board a train at Richelieu-Drouot station, only to be pushed away each time by a group of passengers. The group, who appear to be Chelsea supporters, can then be heard chanting: “We’re racist, we’re racist and […]

Can Vero PR spin machine help topple Sepp Blatter?

by CNN // February 18, 2015 // Updated 10:44 GMT // 0 Comments

Welcome to the world of football where two men hoping to become the leader of FIFA, football’s world governing body, are using the same campaign company despite ostensibly being in opposition. Luis Figo, the former Barcelona and Real Madrid midfielder and Jordan’s Prince Ali Bin-Al Hussein have engaged London-based Vero Communications to help land them […]

At Westminster Dog Show, Miss P, a Beagle, Wins Best in Show

by The New York Times // February 18, 2015 // Updated 10:11 GMT // 0 Comments

Miss P, a beagle, working the ring at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday on the way to winning Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.” It took 20 minutes for David Merriam, the Best in Show judge at the Westminster Kennel Club Show on Tuesday, to give the dog-loving audience at Madison […]

Presidents Cup in South Korea May Lack Native Sons

by The New York Times // February 18, 2015 // Updated 04:54 GMT // 0 Comments

LOS ANGELES — The golf calendar is stuffed fuller than a pro-am goody bag, with 43 PGA Tour events, including the four majors, plus the FedEx Cup playoffs.   But in South Korea, there is no bigger event in golf than the Presidents Cup. The South Korean-born K. J. Choi, who will serve as an […]

Division III Coach Applies His Ph.D. On the Sideline

by The New York Times // February 18, 2015 // Updated 01:56 GMT // 0 Comments

ST. PAUL — Thirty-two students sat at long tables in a University of St. Thomas classroom one recent morning, reviewing notes or checking their smartphones, when John Tauer walked in. Tauer wore a purple dress shirt and gray pleated slacks under his black topcoat, but not the tie and blazer he would wear that night […]

To the Readers: Alex Rodriguez Is Forever

by The New York Times // February 17, 2015 // Updated 22:39 GMT // 0 Comments

On Baseball By TYLER KEPNER From 2010-2012, Alex Rodriguez doubted his own abilities. What about now? He turns 40 in July and has missed much of the last two seasons. (Richard Perry/The New York Times) Tents are perfect for the circus. If Alex Rodriguez had used one for his latest apology, he might as well […]

3 Reasons Why Kentucky Might Not Win The National Championship

by The Huffington Post // February 17, 2015 // Updated 20:07 GMT // 0 Comments

John Calipari’s Kentucky Wildcats are trying to become the first team to go undefeated since Bob Knight’s Indiana Hoosiers in 1976. There are a few reasons this feat is so hard to achieve, and one is quite simple: Young players don’t always know how to handle the highs and lows of the season, which is […]

A Brief Guide to Cricket Terms, From Beamer to Wicket

by The New York Times // February 17, 2015 // Updated 17:31 GMT // 0 Comments

The Cricket World Cup is underway in Australia and New Zealand. But unless you are from Britain, India, South Africa or a few other places, you are very likely so cricket-challenged that you don’t know a googly from a doosra. Fear not! Here is a quick look at a small fraction of the marvelously weird […]

Esther Vergeer: What the invincible sportswoman did next

by CNN // February 17, 2015 // Updated 15:36 GMT // 0 Comments

Then one day, while she was sitting on her sofa watching TV, she decided it was time to retire, just like that. The Dutch grande dame of wheelchair tennis ended her career in 2013 on a winning streak of 470 matches — an achievement second only to Pakistani squash great Jahangir Khan’s record mark of […]

Marathon Runner Hyvon Ngetich Refuses Wheelchair, Literally Crawls Across Finish Line After Body Gives Out

by The Huffington Post // February 17, 2015 // Updated 14:45 GMT // 0 Comments

Kenyan marathon runner Hyvon Ngetich, 29, was on her way to winning the Austin Marathon on Sunday when her body began to break down. With two-tenths of a mile ago, she collapsed. Unable to walk, much less run, Ngetich was offered a wheelchair by the surrounding medical staff. But Ngetich declined and began to crawl […]

Forget Barefoot; New Trendsetter, if Not Pacesetter, Is Cushioning

by The New York Times // February 17, 2015 // Updated 07:32 GMT // 0 Comments

Athletes who spent the past few years embracing or scorning barefoot running can now consider whether increasingly popular “maximalist” shoes — with their chunky, heavily cushioned soles — are the sport’s new wonder product. Leo Manzano, an Olympic silver medalist, said his plantar fasciitis disappeared after he started using the more-cushioned shoes of Hoka One […]

Lance Armstrong Ordered To Pay $10 Million In Arbitration Ruling

by The Huffington Post // February 17, 2015 // Updated 06:35 GMT // 0 Comments

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has been ordered to pay $10 million in damages to the sports insurance company that funded his bonuses for winning the Tour de France. SCA Promotions paid Armstrong bonuses for winning the race in 2002 and 2003, but refused to pay in 2004 amid accusations of doping. Armstrong took them to […]

Ernie Banks’ family, caretaker embroiled in estate dispute

by CNN // February 17, 2015 // Updated 05:14 GMT // 0 Comments

Banks family attorney Mark Bogen said Banks’ agent, Regina Rice, had the octogenarian sign a new will three months before his death. “Our family thought that Ms. Rice was helping our father and watching over him while he was in Chicago,” son Joey Banks said in a statement from the attorney. “However, we have learned […]

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