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Harden, James, Anthony Davis named MVP finalists

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:53am
Houston Rockets guard James Harden, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis were named finalists for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award, the league announced Wednesday.

Midgame surge lifts Knights to 2-1 lead in West finals

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:42am
James Neal scored the tiebreaking goal and assisted on the eventual game-winner in a stretch of less than three minutes in the second period Wednesday night as the Vegas Golden Knights dumped the Winnipeg Jets 4-2 in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals.

Major League Baseball roundup: Astros' Verlander blanks Angels

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:33am
Justin Verlander threw a five-hit shutout Wednesday night, leading the Houston Astros to a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim, Calif.

Role (player) reversal: Houston Rockets even West finals

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:06am
Eric Gordon and P.J. Tucker sparked a revival by Houston's role players, and the Rockets evened the Western Conference finals with a 127-105 victory over the visiting Golden State Warriors in Game 2 on Wednesday.

Revamped Davis Cup will retain home and away matches: ITF chief

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 12:01am
(Reuters) - The International Tennis Federation (ITF) will retain the home-and-away ties in the opening stages of the revamped Davis Cup, its president David Haggerty has said.

Soccer: Argentina apologizes for manual on seducing Russian women

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 10:20pm
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The head of the Argentine Football Association has apologized for the publication of a World Cup manual that included advice on how to woo Russian women.

Furious Pliskova damages umpire's chair, Halep cruises

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 8:11pm
(Reuters) - World number five Karolina Pliskova lost her cool over a line call and bashed a hole into the umpire's chair with her racket after suffering a 3-6 6-3 7-5 defeat by Maria Sakkari in the Italian Open second round on Wednesday.

Horse racing: Derby winner Justify to start from seventh post in Preakness

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 5:23pm
(Reuters) - Kentucky Derby winner Justify drew the seventh post on Wednesday for Saturday's Preakness Stakes in Baltimore where he will seek the second jewel of U.S. thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown.

Tennis: Halep races past Osaka in Rome, Wozniacki advances in Italian Open

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 4:00pm
(Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep produced a ruthless display to see off Japan's Naomi Osaka 6-1 6-0 in the second round of the Italian Open on Wednesday.

Major League Baseball roundup: Cubs upend Braves with ninth-inning rally

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:50pm
Ben Zobrist singled in the go-ahead run to cap a two-run, ninth-inning rally and help the Chicago Cubs score a 3-2, come-from-behind win over host Atlanta on Tuesday, snapping the Braves' three-game winning streak.

Tepper buys Panthers, pending NFL approval

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:42pm
David Tepper and the Carolina Panthers announced an agreement in principle is in place to transition ownership from franchise founder Jerry Richardson pending NFL approval.

Report: NBA won't discipline Cavs' Smith for Game 2 shove

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:38pm
Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith will not face discipline from the NBA for his hard foul on Boston Celtics forward Al Horford in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, according to a report from ESPN.

Celtics fine with Cavs coach Lue's 'goon' comments

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:35pm
The Boston Celtics are up 2-0 in the Eastern Conference finals thanks to "gooning the game up," according to Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue.

Michigan State to pay out at least $500 million to Nassar victims

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:28pm
Michigan State University will pay out at least $500 million in settlements to the victims of Larry Nassar after two days of mediation in California.

Bruins' Neely says Marchand 'spoken to' about playoff antics

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:24pm
Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand drew the ire of the NHL for his antics during the playoffs -- namely licking the faces of his opponents.

Capitals look to regain momentum in Game 4 vs. Lightning

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:20pm
After dropping the first two games at home, the Tampa Bay Lightning made the Eastern Conference Finals a series by beating the Washington Capitals 4-2 on their home ice on Tuesday.

Votto apologizes for Canada remarks, addresses Reds criticism

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 3:10pm
Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto landed himself in hot water on multiple fronts when a Yahoo! Sports podcast released Tuesday featured the star slugger sharing critical thoughts toward Canadian baseball and the Reds.

Golf: Woods to play Memorial in likely final U.S. Open tune-up

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 1:20pm
(Reuters) - Five-times champion Tiger Woods has committed to playing in the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, for what is likely to be his final tune-up ahead of next month's U.S. Open, tournament organizers said on Wednesday.

Nadal cruises into Italian Open third round, Thiem exit

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 1:14pm
ROME (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal got his claycourt season back on track with a 6-1 6-0 victory over Bosnian Damir Dzumhur to reach the third round of the Italian Open on Wednesday, while sixth-seed Dominic Thiem suffered an early exit.

Two Sherpa climbers set new summit records on Everest

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 11:48am
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A Nepali mountaineer climbed Mount Everest on Wednesday for a 22nd time while a female climber made it to the top for the ninth time, each setting a new record on the world's highest mountain, officials said.

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