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April 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NHL games on Tuesday (home team in CAPS) BOSTON 3 Florida 2 WASHINGTON 4 Carol…

  • NBA-National Basketball Association roundup 3 hours ago

    Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant underwent surgery Tuesday and is expected to be sidelined four to six months after a bone graft procedure performed in New York. - - New York Knicks president Phil Jackson urged the team's season ticket-holders to exercise patient and trust that he will be able to rebuild the franchise. The Knicks have endured one of the worst seasons in franchise history, but Jackson told supporters in a video message and letter on Monday not to lose hope, assuring them that he has a place for the offseason. - - Los Angeles Clippers forward Glen Davis was fined $15,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for kicking a seat cushion into the stands during a game. More »

  • Euro posts record quarterly drop; Wall St ends day lower
    Euro posts record quarterly drop; Wall St ends day lower 5 hours ago

    Investors are betting that the U.S. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year, while the European Central Bank's one-trillion-euro economic stimulus program is weakening the euro. On Wall Street, energy shares were among the biggest drags, falling in tandem with a decline in crude oil prices, offsetting a lift from two days of corporate takeover announcements, including several biotech deals on Monday and Charter Communications' plan to buy Bright House Networks for roughly $10 billion. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 200.19 points, or 1.11 percent, to 17,776.12, the S&P 500 lost 18.35 points, or 0.88 percent, to 2,067.89, and the Nasdaq Composite dropped 46.56 points, or 0.94 percent, to 4,900.88. More »

  • UPDATE 1-Ex-NFL star 'swore on his baby's life' he didn't commit … 6 hours ago

    (Recasts, adds new testimony) By Daniel Lovering FALL River, Mass., March 31 (Reuters) - Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez insisted he had nothing to do with the shooting death of an acquaintance near his home when the team's owner and security director confronted him, a jury at his trial heard on Tuesday. Billionaire business magnate and Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Hernandez told him he was innocent of the June 2013 murder of semiprofessional football player Odin Lloyd, and team security director Mark Briggs said Hernandez "swore on his baby's life he was telling the truth." Hernandez, 25, had a $41 million contract with the National Football League team but was dropped hours after his arrest in June, 2013 on murder and firearms charges in the death of Lloyd, who had been dating his fiancée's sister. His trial at the Bristol County Superior Court in Fall River, Massachusetts, began in January. More »

  • US Olympic Committee says committed to Boston bid for 2024 Games
    US Olympic Committee says committed to Boston bid for 2024 Games 6 hours ago

    The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) said on Tuesday it was committed to supporting Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, denying a report that it may drop the bid if public support does not improve. "We believe that Boston can and should lead America's bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and we are absolutely committed to our partnership with Boston 2024 and their innovative concept for hosting the Games," USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun said in a statement. "Any suggestion that we are considering alternatives is simply not true." CNBC posted a Tweet citing Dow Jones, saying the U.S. Olympic Committee may drop Boston's bid "if public support doesn't improve." Earlier this month, backers of Boston's bid called for a statewide referendum in 2016 on whether the bid should go forward, adding that they would abandon the attempt without majority support statewide and in Boston. More »

  • UPDATE 1-US Olympic Committee says committed to Boston bid for 2024 Games 6 hours ago

    * USOC says suggestion of alternatives to Boston "not true" * Bid officials expect 'significant' jump in public support (Adds detail, quotes) BOSTON, March 31 (Reuters) - The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) said on Tuesday it was committed to supporting Boston's bid to host the 2024 Summer Games, denying a report that it may drop the bid if public support does not improve. "We believe that Boston can and should lead America's bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and we are absolutely committed to our partnership with Boston 2024 and their innovative concept for hosting the Games," USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun said in a statement. More »

  • Defence Rests In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial
    Defence Rests In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial 7 hours ago

    Lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have rested their case. The defence, which has acknowledged Tsarnaev's role in the attacks, called on just four witnesses in the hopes of convincing jurors that he was pressured by his older brother into carrying out the bombings. FBI fingerprint examiner Elaina Graff testified on Tuesday that only Tamerlan Tsarnaev's fingerprints were found on two pieces of cardboard that came from one of the pressure-cooker bombs used at the marathon. The defence has attempted to pin the bulk of the blame for the bombings on the older brother in order to persuade the jury to spare Tsarnaev the death penalty. More »

  • Defense wraps up case in Boston bombing trial
    Defense wraps up case in Boston bombing trial 8 hours ago

    Lawyers for alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev quickly wrapped up their defense case on Tuesday as the four-week old trial entered its final stages. More »

  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Tuesday, March 31 8 hours ago

    March 31 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Tuesday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Winston's the '1' Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston does enough at his pro day in Tallahassee to lock up the No. 1 spot in the 2015 draft. ... More »

  • Ex-NFL star "swore on his baby's life" he didn't commit m …
    Ex-NFL star "swore on his baby's life" he didn't commit m … 10 hours ago

    By Daniel Lovering FALL River, Mass., March 31 (Reuters) - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said on Tuesday former player Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent of the June 2013 murder he is accused of committing, and that he was at a nightclub at the time. The team's director of security, Mark Briggs, also said he spoke with Hernandez after the murder. Hernandez "swore on his baby's life that he was telling the truth" about not being involved in the killing, Briggs testified. Hernandez, 25, had a $41 million contract with the team when he was dropped hours after his arrest on murder and firearms charges in the death of Odin Lloyd, a semiprofessional football player who had been dating his fiancée's sister. More »

  • Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday, March 31 13 hours ago

    Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Tuesday: - - - - SOCCER Euro 2016 qualifier Group B Israel v Belgium (1845) JERUSALEM - Belgium can move level with Group B leaders Wales on 11 points with victory in Jerusalem and should be full of confidence after thrashing Cyprus 5-0 on Saturday. (SOCCER-EURO/ISRAEL, expect by 2030 GMT/4:30 PM ET, by Ori Lewis, 400 words) - - Friendlies Italy v England (1845) Kane to make full debut against Italy TURIN - Hot-shot Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane will make his first start as England take on Antonio Conte's Italy in Turin. ... More »

  • Philips to sell major stake in LED, car lighting arm for $2.8 bn
    Philips to sell major stake in LED, car lighting arm for $2.8 bn 15 hours ago

    Philips selling a majority stake in its LED and car lighting arm is part of the Dutch electronics giant's broader streamlining move which will eventually see the 120-year-old company transform into a specialist ... More »

  • Philips sells most of its lighting components unit for $2.8 billion
    Philips sells most of its lighting components unit for $2.8 billion 17 hours ago

    By Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Philips has agreed to sell an 80.1 percent stake in its lighting components division for $2.8 billion (2 billion pounds) to Go Scale Capital, a technology fund that will seek to expand the company's automotive and LED businesses. The deal announced on Tuesday is a prelude to an even bigger strategic move for Philips: spinning off its main lighting division, the world’s largest lighting maker, via a stock market flotation, as the Dutch group focuses on medical technology and selected consumer products. Philips said the deal values the components business, which comprises an automotive lighting unit and the "Lumileds" LED manufacturing business, at $3.3 billion including debt. Go Capital was advised by London-based Zaoui & Co, while Philips was advised by Morgan Stanley. More »

  • NBA-Highlights of Monday's NBA games 22 hours ago

    March 30 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Monday's National Basketball Association games: - - Raptors 99, Rockets 96 Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan had a career-high 42 points to lead the Raptors to a 99-96 win over the Houston Rockets. DeRozan went 14 for 27 from the field and 12 of 17 from the foul line to go along with 11 rebounds. Guard James Harden had a team-high 31 points, five rebounds and five assists for Houston, who had their five-game win streak snapped. ... More »

  • NHL standings 22 hours ago

    March 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the NHL on Monday WESTERN CONFERENCEPACIFIC DIVISION W L OTL GF GA PTS 1. Anaheim 49 22 7 227 216 105 2. Vancouver 44 27 5 219 204 93 3. Calgary 42 28 7 229 204 91 4. Los Angeles 37 25 14 201 192 88 5. San Jose 37 30 9 212 215 83 6. Edmonton 23 40 13 185 255 59 7. Arizona 23 46 8 161 256 54 CENTRAL DIVISION W L OTL GF GA PTS 1. Nashville 47 22 8 220 188 102 2. St. Louis 46 23 7 229 190 99 3. Chicago 46 24 6 217 176 98 4. Minnesota 44 25 7 219 186 95 5. Winnipeg 39 25 12 215 201 90 6. Dallas 37 30 10 239 248 84 7. ... More »

  • NBA standings 22 hours ago

    March 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the NBA on Monday EASTERN CONFERENCEATLANTIC DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Toronto 44 30 .595 - 2. Boston 33 41 .446 11 3. Brooklyn 32 40 .444 11 4. Philadelphia 18 57 .240 26 1/2 5. NY Knicks 14 60 .189 30 CENTRAL DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Cleveland 48 27 .640 - 2. Chicago 45 29 .608 2 1/2 3. Milwaukee 36 38 .486 11 1/2 4. Indiana 32 41 .438 15 5. Detroit 28 45 .384 19 SOUTHEAST DIVISION W L PCT GB 1. Atlanta 56 18 .757 - 2. Washington 41 33 .554 15 3. Miami 34 39 .466 21 1/2 4. Charlotte 31 42 .425 24 1/2 5. Orlando 22 52 . ... More »

  • UPDATE 4-NBA results 22 hours ago

    March 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NBA games on Monday (home team in CAPS) Boston 116 CHARLOTTE 104 LA Lakers 113 PHILADELPHIA 111 (OT) ATLANTA 101 Milwaukee 88 TORONTO 99 Houston 96 MEMPHIS 97 Sacramento 83 Utah 104 MINNESOTA 84 PORTLAND 109 Phoenix 86 More »

  • Probe sees link between semen quality, pesticides
    Probe sees link between semen quality, pesticides Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Higher levels of pesticide residue in fruit and vegetables are associated with lower quality of semen, according to a study published on Tuesday. More »

  • Pesticide fear over male fertility
    Pesticide fear over male fertility Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    Pesticide residues coating non-organic fruit and vegetables may be harming men's fertility, new research suggests. More »

  • Grisly testimony at Boston bombing trial as prosecutors rest
    Grisly testimony at Boston bombing trial as prosecutors rest Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    US prosecutors rested their case Monday in the trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after gruesome testimony about the death of the youngest victim left some jurors in tears. More »

  • UPDATE 2-Ex-NFL player's fiancée says she threw out box after murder Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    (New throughout, adds further testimony) By Daniel Lovering FALL RIVER, Mass., March 30 (Reuters) - Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez asked his fiancée to dispose of a heavy cardboard box that smelled of marijuana a day after prosecutors say he fatally shot an associate, the fiancée told jurors at his murder trial on Monday. Shayanna Jenkins, 25, testified that she put the box in a trash bag and concealed it with baby clothes before carrying it from the basement of their home in North Attleboro, Massachusetts, to her sister's car in the driveway. ... At that point I was nervous." Hernandez, 25, is being tried on murder and firearms charges in the slaying of Odin Lloyd, a semiprofessional football player who was dating Jenkins' sister, Shaneah. Prosecutors say he and two friends, Ernest Wallace and Carlos Ortiz, picked up Lloyd at his Boston home early on June 17, 2013, and drove him to an industrial park near Hernandez's house, where his bullet-riddled body was found later that day. More »

  • Reuters U.S. Sports Schedule at 2 PM EST on Monday, March 30 Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    March 30 (Reuters) - Reuters U.S. sports schedule at 2 PM ET on Monday: - - - - The duty editor is Steve Ginsburg, 202-898-8427 - - - - NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE NFL Draft: Redskins have eyes for Mariota? The Washington Redskins own the fifth pick in next month's NFL Draft, and their pre-draft visit with Heisman Trophy quarterback Marcus Mariota could prove far more than a smokescreen. ... More »

  • Novartis digs deeper into cancer with up to $750 million Aduro deal
    Novartis digs deeper into cancer with up to $750 million Aduro deal Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis is digging deeper into cancer immunotherapy, one of the hottest areas of drug research, through a tie-up with Aduro Biotech worth up to $750 million (506 million pounds). The move comes as the privately owned California-based biotech group prepares for a $86 million initial public offering (IPO), details of which were announced earlier this month. Novartis will make an upfront payment of $200 million and Aduro could be eligible for a further $500 million if drug projects pan out. In addition, Novartis is making an initial equity investment in Aduro of $25 million, with a commitment for another $25 million at a future date, the two companies said on Monday. More »