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Vettel makes disastrous start to F1 title defense

Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany controls his car on turn five during the second practice session at Albert Park ahead of the Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, March 14, 2014. AP

World champion Sebastian Vettel could not have made a worse start to his Formula One title defense after the Red Bull driver was forced to retire with engine problems just five laps into the season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Ronaldo, Diego Costa give Madrid, Atletico wins

Real's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his Spanish league-leading 25th goal to give Real Madrid a lackluster 1-0 win at Malaga on Saturday, when the pacesetters extended their unbeaten run to 30 matches in all competitions.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Azkals rookie Deyto making most of his chance

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Patrick Deyto wasn’t even supposed to be here.

Initially left out of the lineup for the Philippine national team’s two friendly matches a week ago, the Green Archers United goalkeeper now ended up as the Azkals’ saving grace for this two-country swing.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Howard, Harden lead Rockets over Bucks, 101-95

Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard, right, defends against Milwaukee Bucks' Larry Sanders (8) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

Dwight Howard scored 27 points, including three crucial free throws in the closing seconds, and James Harden scored 10 of his 22 points in the decisive third quarter to help the Houston Rockets hold off the short-handed, scrappy Milwaukee Buckets and win their fifth straight, 101-95 on Saturday night.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Uncategorized | Read More »

Chelsea moves top of Premier League

Chelsea's Eden Hazard, center, bumps fists with teammate Samuel Eto'o after he completed his hat-trick of goals by scoring a penalty, during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Newcastle United in London, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

This season at Chelsea, the ‘Special One’ might well be Eden Hazard. The Belgium international produced another superb display on Saturday, scoring a hat trick as Jose Mourinho’s team moved top of the Premier League with a 3-0 win over Newcastle while its main rivals in the race for the title struggled on the road.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

UFC fighter Thiago Silva accused of threatening wife with gun

In a Saturday, Nov.10, 2012 file photo, Thiago Silva of Boca Raton, Fla., left, fights with Stanislav Nedkov of Bulgaria during the Light Heavyweight match of the Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC in Macau. Ultimate Fighting Champion fighter Thiago Silva is being held in a Broward County, Fla., jail on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, accused of threatening his wife with a gun. Jail records show 31-year-old Silva was being held without bond Saturday. The Brazilian mixed martial artist was arrested on Thursday on charges that include attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and obstruction without violence. But his attorney, Scott Saul, says the charges were downgraded during a Friday court appearance to aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

An Ultimate Fighting Champion fighter was being held in a Florida jail Saturday, accused of threatening his wife with a gun, authorities said.

Broward County jail records show that Thiago Silva, 31, was being held without bond following his arrest Thursday on charges that included attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and obstruction without violence. But his attorney, Scott Saul, told The Associated Press that the charges were downgraded during a Friday court appearance to aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

NFL: Seahawks rumble past Saints, 23-15

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) runs past New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (28) to score on a 31-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

Marshawn Lynch ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns the Seattle Seahawks downed the New Orleans Saints 23-15 in the National Football Conference divisional playoff game Saturday.

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Tennis: Nadal’s atonement brings New Year resolution

Rafael Nadal

World number one Rafael Nadal celebrated the New Year with a long-awaited atonement and a resolution to win a uniquely elusive title.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

NBA: Foul should’ve been called on Marion vs Love

Brandon Knight, Kevin Love

The NBA has acknowledged the Minnesota Timberwolves were on the short end of an officiating error once again, and the latest one cost them dearly in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

Racer in 2009 crash recalls brain injury struggle

- This is a Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009 file photo of Swiss skier Daniel Albrecht looses control during a downhill training on the legendary Streif downhill course in Kitzbuehel, Austria,. Albrecht injured himself in the crash after he lost control and flew through the air for about 40 meters (yards) coming to a stop near the finish line. He received medical attention for several minutes before being airlifted by helicopter to a local hospital. Albrecht counts himself among the lucky. The Swiss Alpine racer left spectators gasping in horror when he lost control during a training run in January 2009, landing on his back and sliding down the icy slope.Then came three weeks in a medically induced coma and months of struggling for a simple word or phrase. Ultimately, while still in his 20s, the former world champion had to give up competing in the sport that he loved. But, viewing Michael Schumacher’s critical brain injuries through the prism of his own, Albrecht knows his own luck held “when I came back as a nearly normal guy.”(AP Photo/Giovanni Auletta, File)

Daniel Albrecht counts himself among the lucky. The Swiss Alpine racer left spectators gasping in horror when he lost control during a training run in January 2009, landing on his back and sliding down the icy slope.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Serena Williams opens season with a win v Petkovic

Serena Williams of the USA, right, shakes hands with Andrea Petkovic of Germany, left, after her 2nd round match at the Brisbane International tennis tournament in Brisbane, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Williams won the match 6-6, 6-4. (AP Photo/Tertius Pickard)

Serena Williams’ first competitive match of the season, on New Year’s Eve, was by no means perfect, but a 6-4, 6-4 win over Andrea Petkovic at the Brisbane International was a decent start against a player with a career-high ranking of No. 9.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Doctors give no prognosis for Michael Schumacher

Professor Jean-Francois Payen answers questions from journalists during a press conference at the Grenoble hospital, in the French Alps, where former seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is being treated after sustaining a head injury during a ski accident in Meribel, France, Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. AP FILE PHOTO

Doctors offered a grim assessment of Michael Schumacher’s head injuries Monday, providing no prognosis for the Formula One driving great after his skiing accident in the French Alps.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

James returns to lead Heat past Nuggets

Miami Heat forward LeBron James, left, works the ball inside as Denver Nuggets forward Wilson Chandler defends in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Denver on Monday, Dec. 30, 2013. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

LeBron James returned from a groin injury to score 26 points on his birthday, and the Miami Heat beat the skidding Denver Nuggets 97-94 Monday night despite losing Dwyane Wade and Norris Cole during the game.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

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