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(The Sports Xchange) - Marshawn Lynch is coming out of retirement after the...
(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co 's ESPN television unit is laying off about 10...
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The Swedish capital Stockholm has decided not to apply to...
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(Reuters) - The International Judo Federation has relocated the 2017 Junior World Judo Championships to Zagreb, Croatia, from North Korea's Pyongyang due to security concerns, judo's governing body said in a statement....
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Dalian Wanda Group, controlled by the country's richest man Wang Jianlin, has signed a deal to sponsor races with the world's top organizer, Abbott World Marathon Majors (WMM), the latest...
(Reuters) - Women's Tennis Association Chief Executive Steve Simon has defended the wildcard entry awarded to former world number one Maria Sharapova for the Stuttgart Open following her 15-month doping ban....
He's already been gifted three acres of land and a Companion Order of Fiji -- but now Ben Ryan, hailed as a national hero after guiding the Fiji sevens team to the country's first Olympic medal, has been commemorated on...
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Andy Murray has advanced to the third round of the Barcelona Open without playing a stroke after opponent Bernard Tomic withdrew on Wednesday....
PARIS (Reuters) - French Open organizers have increased the grand slam tournament's prize money by 12 percent to 36 million euros ($39.25 million) while narrowing the gap between the earnings of the winners and the...
(Reuters) - Anthony Joshua has said his 13 weeks of preparation has pushed him to a whole new level ahead of his world heavyweight title fight with Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley on Saturday....
(Reuters) - Britain's Jessica Ennis-Hill does not expect to receive an apology from Tatyana Chernova after the Russian heptathlete was stripped of her 2011 world title for a doping violation but she is eager to get her...
(Reuters) - Serena Williams had no intention of sharing her pregnancy with the world last week but spilled the beans when she accidentally uploaded the "20 weeks" photo of herself on Snapchat, the world number one said...
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Maria Sharapova returned to professional tennis on Wednesday after a 15-month doping ban, completing a one-hour training session on an empty center court less than 10 hours before her first...

Sport

With news emerging by the second regarding the character of NFL draft prospects, odds makers are also altering their projections....
Having lost six consecutive games at AT&T Park to the rival San Francisco Giants, the Los Angeles Dodgers treated the Tuesday matchup with much more importance....
Trea Turner hit for the cycle, drove in a career-high seven runs Tuesday night and picked an ideal time to accomplish the feat for the Washington Nationals....
Arizona manager Torey Lovullo preaches an idea of getting ahead early, playing downhill. The D-Backs have created their own avalanche for almost a week now....

Baseball

1. With Blake Griffin out (plantar plate right big toe injury), the Clippers had difficulty rebounding the basketball against the Utah Jazz in Game 5 Tuesday night at Staples Center. DeAndre Jordan had his usual haul of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday opened an office dedicated to helping victims of crimes committed by immigrants — an initiative criticized as misguided because studies have shown immigrants...
A onetime volunteer campaign treasurer for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) who embezzled more than $250,000 from his ex-employer and the congressman’s reelection committee was sentenced Tuesday to a year in...
As if I needed more anxiety, my daughter lost a tooth as she walked to the batter's box. It was a crisp, orange Connecticut afternoon, the first baseball game of the year -- and the first one of Maddie's life as...

Basketball

Two men accused of smuggling more than 30 pounds of cocaine across the U.S.-Mexico border before being arrested in Boyle Heights this week face deportation because they have been living in the country illegally, a U.S....
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Kentucky basketball needs a shooter for next season and arguably the best available option, Pittsburgh graduate transfer Cameron Johnson, is on campus right now. He began an official visit with the...
CLEVELAND: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M - Too risky for the Browns to pass on an impact defensive player, unless they're worried they won't get a quarterback at No. 12. SAN FRANCISCO: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford - The...
Television personality and producer Jack Osbourne and his wife, Lisa, have put their traditional home in Studio City on the market for $3.449 million. The New England-inspired spread, built in 2014, sits behind fences...

Board sports

Dennis Jarvis started Spyder Surf Fest 10 years ago in Hermosa Beach as a party for the Surfer's Walk of Fame inductees. The event is an integral part of the Surfer's Walk of Fame Weekend, which includes an...
Journalism professor Keith Plocek's Shoot the Curl surf journalism class at USC, a first for the school, takes students beyond the cliches of board-riding reportage. That's an honorable aim. Surfing is no longer...
This is your chance to get a group of mates together to surf to save lives and make a real difference in Indonesia. The event is based on a surf -tag format with teams made up of five surfers including one pro/sponsored...
Barbadian Josh Burke performed outstandingly while placing a remarkable third out of 128 of the world's best surfers in last weekend's Barbados Surf Pro World Surf League (WSL) 3000 Qualifying Series (QS),...

Boxing

Wladimir Klitschko warned Anthony Joshua he is "ready to rumble" after going through an intense media workout at Wembley Arena on Wednesday night....
On Thursday, May 18, DiBella Entertainment's popular Broadway Boxing series will make its long-awaited return to New York for the first time in almost a year with a special edition, one-time-only event, held at...
Luke Campbell is determined to put on a performance worthy of the occasion when he takes on Darleys Perez at Wembley on Saturday night....
16-year-old Amaiya Zafar, who is Muslim, is an amateur boxer from the St. Paul, Minn. area, and up until recently was forced to choose between her faith and her love of sport. As part of her boxing uniform, Zafar...

College

It's been just over three weeks since college basketball's season ended. The biggest news in the sport , for the most part over the past 20 days, has been the litany of NBA Draft decisions. Whereas the NCAA and...
We're nearing the first of May, which is both bad and good news for college football fans. We're about to hit the slowest few months of the sport's calendar, but we've got plenty of spring football...
Georgia College Recreation Sports director, Bert Rosenberger, says it's nothing for Vickroy to play five games back-to-back in one night. "It's actually really hard to win across all sports . He's not a...
United Airlines was under fire again Wednesday after a huge rabbit named Simon died while hopping over from London to Chicago, where he was due to be picked up by a celebrity buyer. The valuable 90-centimetre...

Cycling

“USA Cycling is excited to bring our 2017 and 2018 U.S. Cycling Madison National Championships to the Detroit Fitness Foundation's new Indoor Multi Sport Complex,” said Tom Mahoney, USAC National Events Manager....
Gazzetta dello Sport , which streamed the service live, also report that Italian Cycling Federation president Renato Di Rocco and Bahrain-Merida rider Enrico Gasparotto, who withdrew from this week's Tour de...
Hidden deep within a dull looking press release from British Cycling , we find that the future of men's Olympic Mountain Biking in the UK is at risk. UK Sport requirements to exclude male mountain bikers from their...
A reduction in the number of riders supported across all disciplines was forced on British Cycling after UK Sport cut its funding from £30 million in the last Olympic cycle to £26 million ahead of Tokyo 2020, despite...

Football

Provo • Of all the many differences between new BYU football coach Kalani Sitake and former coach Bronco Mendenhall, Sitake's emphasis on preparing players for the next level is one of the most glaring. The Sitake...
Spurrier would hate coaching college football today under the new NCAA recruiting proposals. Earlier this month, the DI Council approved a number of changes to the recruiting landscape. Among them were an early signing...
We're nearing the first of May, which is both bad and good news for college football fans. We're about to hit the slowest few months of the sport's calendar, but we've got plenty of spring football...
The Georgia Bulldogs will not admit four-star recruit D'Antne Demery after the football player allegedly choked his girlfriend on Saturday. Out of Demery's arrest came a baffling apologia from Jeff Sentell of...

Golf

The greens will go in any day now at First Tee of Northwest Florida's iconic Goofy Golf . The blues will go in, too. The 36-hole Goofy Golf facility will feature an 18-hole blue course and 18-hole green course once...
SAN FRANCISCO – STANFORD senior Maverick McNealy was selected the 2016-17 Pac-12 Men's Golf Scholar-Athlete of the Year, the Conference office announced on Wednesday ahead of the start of the 2017 Pac-12 Men's...
The Jim Heslop Memorial Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of the San Gorgonio Pass Area, is returning for a 14th year. This year's tourney is Saturday, April 29 at the Morongo Golf Club at...
For the third time since entering the golf equipment realm, the membership-only warehouse club has run out of stock of its popular golf ball. Following a small disappearance in the winter months, the Kirkland Signature...

Hockey

The Birmingham Bulls hockey organization was given final approval for membership into the Southern Professional Hockey League and will play in the 2017-2018 season. The team will play its game at Pelham Civic Complex...
An ex-minor league hockey player ​who decided that hiring a hitman to murder his wife was cheaper than a divorce was sentenced to life without​ the possibility of​ parole. A jury found Thomas Clayton guilty of...
We don't usually cover media business news around these parts, but this is a significant one for hockey fans in the United States. ESPN, the biggest sports outlet in the world, laid off a huge number of its staffers...
BAY CITY, MI -- An accused armed robber who suffered a fractured shoulder blade when a vigilant citizen clipped him with a hockey stick has to wait a while longer before his next court date. Justin J. Vantol, 26,...

Horse Racing

Having seen his lead cut on day one, Gordon Elliott re-established his advantage over Willie Mullins in the Irish trainers' championship with a valuable Grade 1 double on the second day of the Punchestown festival....
We have reached the halfway point at the Punchestown festival and the action is not letting up. Here are the key things to look out for on the third day of the meeting......
Fayonagh became only the third horse to land the Cheltenham-Punchestown Grade 1 bumper double with an impressive success for Gordon Elliott and Jamie Codd....
Let us now praise Lil Rockerfeller and hope that one of the gutsiest horses in training wins the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown (5.30), even though I'll be very surprised if he does....

Motorsports

Always Evolving Motorsport will return to Pirelli World Challenge campaigning an all-new Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 in the SprintX Championship, which gets underway this weekend at VIRginia International Raceway. Mexico GT...
MotorSport New Zealand and promoter Speedworks have announced Manawatu circuit Manfeild would retain the hosting rights for the next three years after a bidding process that also included Pukekohe Park Raceway and...
"I was a bit surprised by how quick he [Norris] was, but I'm not surprised in a way because back in 2015 George Russell won his first race," Ilott told Motorsport .com. "He was really quick here,...
... of changes have now been approved by the F1 Commission so they can be added to the 2018 regulations. These rules still need to be ratified by the FIA's World Motor Sport Council, but this is normally a formality...

Soccer

Burnley midfielder and one-time England international Joey Barton has been banned from soccer for 18 months by the F.A. today after an investigation revealed he had bet on 1,260 matches from 2006 to 2013, including at...
When soccer fans flock to Cardiff for the Champion's League Final on June 3rd, British police will be greeting them with a new facial recognition system. Motherboard reports that the South Wales police will be...
All that hard work earned him the England Football Association's Preliminary Coaching Award. Now, he's in Virginia Beach, coaching the Virginia Rush Soccer Club and earning more honors – recently, the...
Tax investigators launched a crackdown on suspected fraud in soccer in England and France on Wednesday with arrests and raids on teams after 180 officers were deployed in a far-reaching investigation. Premier League...

Tennis

Cy-Fair ISD tennis players swept the doubles championships at the Region III-6A tournament last week at Deer Park. Cypress Ranch's Abhi Ramireddy and Dylan Payne prevailed in boys doubles, Cy Falls' Polina...
The No. 1 tennis player in the world made her professional debut at age 14. It is impossible to quantify her impact on the game or to neatly sum up her accomplishments since then, but they include winning 23 grand slam...
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Top-seeded Andy Murray advanced to the third round at the Barcelona Open after Bernard Tomic withdrew from the tournament on Wednesday. Tomic, who needed three sets to defeat Dustin Brown in...
NEW ALBANY — A group has approached the New Albany-Floyd County school board about the possibility of constructing an indoor tennis facility at Floyd Central High School. At Monday's NA-FC work session, a panel...