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Tennis: Petkovic beats Rogers to win Gastein Ladies

Germany's Andrea Petkovic returns a ball during her final match against Shelby Rogers of the United States at the WTA tennis tournament in Bad Gastein, Austria, Sunday, July 13, 2014. Petkovic won with 6-3 and 6-3. AP

BAD GASTEIN, Austria — Andrea Petkovic took another step toward a return to the top 10 of the WTA rankings by winning her second title of the season at the Gastein Ladies on Sunday.   The 20th-ranked German, who played her first clay-court event since reaching the semifinals at last month’s French Open, beat Shelby [...]

Posted: July 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Fil-Ams beef up Blu Girls in W. Cup

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THE PHILIPPINE Blu Girls will be reinforced by a slew of talented United States-based players as they see action in the World Cup of Softball starting Monday in Irvine, California.

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

US confident it can stop Ronaldo on Sunday

United States' Michael Bradley talks during a press conference before a training session in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, June 20, 2014. The U.S. will play against Portugal in group G of the 2014 soccer World Cup on June 22. AP

Just after he was cut from the US roster last month, right back Brad Evans posted this snarky tweet: “You got off easy this time @Cristiano.”

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

US emerges bloodied and victorious against Ghana

World Cup US Ghana

After 90 brutal minutes of end-to-end action, the Americans emerged with a thrilling 2-1 win over Ghana.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Ronaldo ready to take on Germany; US vs Ghana

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo warms up during an official training session the day before the group G World Cup soccer match between Germany and Portugal at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil, Sunday, June 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)

Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to lead Portugal against Germany in one of the biggest games of the first week at the World Cup, saying his sore knee won’t be a problem.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Floyd: Manny’s power gone

Floyd Mayweather Jr. AP FILE PHOTO

Floyd Mayweather says Manny Pacquiao has lost a step and that the Filipino’s superstar slide has coincided with his decision to split from former strength trainer Alex Ariza.

Posted: April 25th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Latest Sports Stories,Professional | Read More »

US fans buy most World Cup tickets outside Brazil

The FIFA World Cup 2014 Brazil logo is displayed on a giant screen during its official launch of the FIFA WC2014 Brazil Logo on July 8, 2010 at the Sandton Convention Center in Johannesburg, South Africa. AFP

FIFA says people in the United States have bought more than three times more World Cup tickets than any other nation except for tournament host Brazil.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Beckham makes pitch for Miami MLS franchise

David Beckham speaks during a news conference, Monday, March 24, 2014 in Miami. Beckham's architects and advisers have recommended the Port of Miami as the stadium site for the Major League Soccer expansion team that will be owned by the former English national team captain. The plan announced Monday would have an open-air stadium with views of the bay and the downtown skyline. The capacity could be as low as 21,000 or as high as 35,000. AP

David Beckham brought his international star power to the halls of the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, trying to rally support from the governor and legislators for the Major League Soccer franchise he plans to bring to Miami later this decade.

Posted: March 26th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Louisville comes alive late, beats Manhattan 71-64

Louisville guard Terry Rozier (0) drives for the basket as Manhattan forward Rhamel Brown (5) defends during the first half in a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. AP

Luke Hancock hit two huge 3-pointers in the final 1:19 to help Louisville finally shake free from tenacious Manhattan, 71-64 in the NCAA tournament Thursday night.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Defending champ Murray seeks consistency in Miami

Andy Murray of Great Britain. AFP FILE PHOTO

Andy Murray will have to solve the problem of his patchy play quickly if he hopes to defend his Miami ATP Masters title against a star-studded field.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Tennis | Read More »

Murray passes Vesely test, Federer wins

Andy Murray, of Great Britain, chases down a hit by Jiri Vesely, of Czech Republic, during a third round match at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament, Monday, March 10, 2014, in Indian Wells, Calif. AP

Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray survived the determined challenge of young Czech Jiri Vesely to reach the fourth round of the Indian Wells ATP Masters on Monday.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos,Tennis | Read More »

Pacquiao winds up camp, off to US Saturday

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Manny Pacquiao will conclude his training in General Santos and fly to the United States Saturday for the second phase of his preparations for a grudge rematch with Timothy Bradley on April 12 in Las Vegas.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Boxing / MMA,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,Pacquiao Files,Photos,Photos and Videos,Professional,Section | Read More »

US beats Russia 3-2 in Olympic hockey thriller

USA forward T.J. Oshie prepares to take a shot against Russia goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky during a shootout in a men's ice hockey game at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. Oshie scored the winning goal and the USA won 3-2. AP/Mark Humphrey

A full 65 minutes of intense hockey weren’t enough to decide the latest chapter of Russia’s Olympic rivalry with the United States.

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

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