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Maria Sharapova beats Caroline Garcia, reaches quarterfinals of Madrid Open TENNIS

MADRID - Maria Sharapova advanced to the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open by beating Caroline Garcia of France 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 Wednesday. The third-seeded Russian, the defending champion who is making her sixth appearance at the Madrid tournament,...

Pope Francis tries his hand - finger, actually - at basketball in meeting with Globetrotters BASKETBALL

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis pulled off some trick moves in St. Peter's Square on Wednesday. He had great instructors: The Harlem Globetrotters. The basketball troupe met with the pope during his weekly general audience. They presented...

Judge denies NFL linebacker's request to have conviction in revenge porn case wiped off record SPORTS

ELIZABETH, N.J. - An NFL linebacker accused of distributing racy photos of a woman in violation of a revenge porn law can't enter a pretrial diversion program that would allow for any conviction to be wiped from his record, a judge ruled Wednesday....

SSSAA results for May 5 SSSAA

SSSAA results for May 5, 2015 follow   Girls Soccer Westgate  13  La Verendrye  0 W: Alexis Anderson (3), Havyn Jesperson (2), Brianne Walford (2), Emma Wall (2), Alanah Hogan, Katie Kantyluk, Sydney Kelner, Kendra...

NHL slaps Prust with US$5,000 fine for calling out referee Brad Watson

TAMPA, Fla. - A public apology didn't prevent Montreal Canadiens forward Brandon Prust from being fined for calling out referee Brad Watson following a playoff loss. The NHL fined Prust US$5,000 on Tuesday, hours after he apologized publicly...

Teixeira homers and Pineda throws eight shutout innings as Yankees top Jays 6-3 TORONTO BLUE JAYS

TORONTO - Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Marco Estrada's relief work has been excellent so far this year. He was unable to carry that form into his first start of the season. Estrada gave up four earned runs and didn't make it out of the...

With injured Wall out, top-seeded Hawks hand Wizards 1st playoff loss, 106-90, even series 1-1 NBA

ATLANTA - Shortly before tipoff, the Atlanta Hawks learned that John Wall wouldn't be playing for the Washington Wizards in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. That should have made things a lot easier for top-seeded Atlanta, right?...

Backlund scores overtime winner for Flames in 4-3 playoff win over Ducks NHL PLAYOFFS

CALGARY - Mikael Backlund scored in overtime for the Calgary Flames, who worked their way back into their playoff series with the Anaheim Ducks with a 4-3 win on Tuesday. ...

Woods' heart heavy with Vonn split, anniversary of father's death GOLF

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - Tiger Woods felt rusty and tired Tuesday at The Players Championship — rust because he has played one tournament in three months, fatigue because...

Fifth-seeded Raonic advances to third round of Madrid Open TENNIS

MADRID - Canadian Milos Raonic is off to the third round of the Madrid Open tennis tournament. The fifth-seeded native of Thornhill, Ont., advanced with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Argentina's Juan Monaco. Raonic registered nine aces and twice broke...

End of Lamoriello era, hiring of Shero as GM signals major change for Devils NHL

For almost 30 years, Lou Lamoriello was the Frank Sinatra of NHL general managers. He did it his way. The New Jersey Devils followed Lamoriello's way to the Stanley Cup in 1995, 2000 and 2003, with all the trappings of defensive, shut-it-down...

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