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Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals

Russia's Maria Sharapova serves the ball to Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova during their match at the WTA Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Southwestern Germany, on April 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS KIENZLE

Defending champion Maria Sharapova defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to set up a Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinal with top seed Agnieszka Radwanska.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone rejects bribery charges

Germany F1 Ecclestone Trial

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has rejected accusations of bribery as his trial opened in Germany—telling a Munich court that the German banker at the center of the case didn’t tell the truth.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Benzema guides Madrid to 1-0 win over Bayern

Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema’s goal gave Real Madrid a 1-0 first-leg victory over title holder Bayern Munich on Wednesday, but the nine-time champions may live to regret the missed chances in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Suns’ Goran Dragic win NBA’s Most Improved Player award

Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic (1) drives as Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (9) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, April 6, 2014, in Phoenix. AP FILE PHOTO

Of course, the National Basketball Association’s most improved team would have its most improved player.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Heat go up 2-0, hold off Bobcats 101-97

Miami Heat's LeBron James, center, goes up to shoot as Charlotte Bobcats' Al Jefferson's hand is in front of his face during the second half in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Miami. The Heat defeated the Bobcats 101-97. AP

LeBron James drove to the rim as time was winding down, got clobbered by Josh McRoberts and sat on the hardwood gathering himself for a few seconds afterward.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Ronaldo shakes off injury fears to play Bayern

Cristiano-Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo shook off his injury fears to make a winning return for Real Madrid against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Mavs roll past Spurs 113-92, even series at 1-1

Dallas Mavericks' Monta Ellis (11) is pressured by San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan, right, as he tries to score during the first half of Game 2 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in San Antonio. AP

Monta Ellis scored 21 points and the Dallas Mavericks rolled to a 113-92 victory over San Antonio on Wednesday night, snapping a 10-game skid against the Spurs and evening their first-round series at a game apiece.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Phelps having fun in his return to swimming

Michael-Phelps

Michael Phelps is making a comeback after nearly two years out of competitive swimming pool for the simplest of reasons: He missed the sport that has been his entire life.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Murray breaks down in tears at Scottish ceremony

Andy-Murray-Tears

His victory speech at Wimbledon was easy compared to this.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career

Los Angeles Angels Albert Pujols watches his three-run homer, against Washington Nationals starting pitcher Taylor Jordan, clear the fence during the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. AP

Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting home run No. 500 so quickly after No. 499.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Wizards beat Bulls in OT to take 2-0 series lead

Washington Wizards guard Andre Miller (24) watches his shot after being fouled by Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21) as Joakim Noah also defends during the second half of Game 2 in an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series Tuesday, April 22, 2014, in Chicago. The Wizards won 101-99. AP

Washington took a 2-0 lead over Chicago in their NBA first-round playoff series with a topsy-turvy 101-99 overtime win on Tuesday, while Toronto and Indiana both posted the victories they needed to square their respective series.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Pacers rally past Hawks 101-85 to even series

Paul-George

When the Indiana Pacers needed a lift. Paul George stepped up. All over the court, over and over again.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

This is a Tuesday March 26, 2013 file photo of Louis van Gaal coach of The Netherlands as he watches his players line up prior to the Group D World Cup qualifying soccer match Netherlands against Romania at Arena stadium in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Van Gaal is one of the potential full-time replacements for David Moyes as Manchester United manager after his firing on Tuesday, April 22, 2014. AP

It’s some feat to turn one of the world’s most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

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