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  • Azarenka crushes Jankovic at Miami Reuters - 19 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Two times Miami Open winner Victoria Azarenka crushed Serbia's Jelena Jankovic 6-1 6-1 in the second round at Key Biscayne on Friday. The clash of two former world number ones was expected to be a close battle but Azarenka, winner in Miami in 2009 and 2011, wrapped up the first set in just 28 minutes. Although …

  • By Julian Linden MELBOURNE, March 28 (Reuters) - New Zealand are sticking with the same team, and the same fearless approach, for Sunday's World Cup final against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum said the Black Caps would use the same lineup that beat South Africa in the …

  • Australia's Clarke to retire from ODIs after final By Ian Ransom - Reuters - 25 minutes ago
    Australia's captain Michael Clarke shakes hands with New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum as they stand next to the Cricket World Cup trophy ahead of their final match at the MCG

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Clarke dropped a bombshell on the eve of the World Cup final by announcing he will retire from one-day cricket after Sunday's title-decider against New Zealand. "Tomorrow will be my last ODI game for Australia," Clarke told reporters at the Melbourne Cricket …

  • Spartans knock off Sooners 62-58 in East semifinal JOHN WAWROW - Associated Press - 27 minutes ago
    Michigan State's Denzel Valentine (45) and Oklahoma's Buddy Hield (24) dive for the ball during the first half of a regional semifinal in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half to lead Michigan State to a 62-58 win over Oklahoma in an NCAA Tournament East Regional semifinal on Friday night.

  • American Morgan Pressel is threatening to end South Korean born-golfers' domination of the early LPGA season after firing an eight-under-par 64 on Friday to tie for the second round lead of the Kia Classic in southern California. Pressel, who tied the course record, joins South Korean Lee Mi-rim at 10-under-par. Americans …

  • Gonzaga headed to Elite Eight for 1st time since 1999 KRISTIE RIEKEN - Associated Press - 32 minutes ago
    Gonzaga head coach Mark Few hugs Przemek Karnowski after a college basketball regional semifinal game against UCLA in the NCAA Tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Houston. Gonzaga won 74-62. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    HOUSTON (AP) — Growing up in Poland, Przemek Karnowski had to stay up until 2 or 3 a.m. to watch the NCAA Tournament.

  • Louisville beats NC State 75-65; on to Elite 8 JOHN KEKIS - Associated Press - 35 minutes ago
    North Carolina State's Lennard Freeman (10) protects the ball from Louisville's Quentin Snider (2) and Mangok Mathiang (12) during the first half of a regional semifinal in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament Friday, March 27, 2015, in Syracuse, N.Y.  (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Montrezl Harrell is not ready for the end of his college career at Louisville just yet. Anton Gill helped make sure it continues at least one more game.

  • (Repeats to add dateline, no changes to text) * Clarke to hang up gloves after 245 ODIs * Says time is right * Wants to stay on as test skipper (Adds new quotes, details) By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, March 28 (Reuters) - Australia captain Michael Clarke dropped a bombshell on the eve of the World Cup final by announcing …

  • The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have appointed former Scotland manager Andy Roxburgh as their new technical director in a bid to improve standards across the continent. "Having someone of his calibre join the AFC shows the attraction Asia has as global football's future powerhouse," AFC President Shaikh Salman bin …

  • South Carolina holds off North Carolina 67-65 in NCAAs AARON BEARD - Associated Press - 44 minutes ago
    South Carolina's Tiffany Mitchell, top, is hugged by Aleighsa Welch, bottom, after a women's college basketball regional semifinal game against North Carolina in the NCAA Tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Friday, March 27, 2015. South Carolina won 67-65. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — For the second straight year, South Carolina found itself trailing late against North Carolina and staring at an early NCAA Tournament exit despite its No. 1 seed.

  • The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) have appointed former Scotland manager Andy Roxburgh as their new technical director in a bid to improve standards across the continent. "Having someone of his calibre join the AFC shows the attraction Asia has as global football's future powerhouse," AFC President Shaikh Salman bin …

  • UPDATE 2-NBA results Reuters - 56 minutes ago

    March 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NBA games on Friday (home team in CAPS) Detroit 111 ORLANDO 97 LA Clippers 119 PHILADELPHIA 98 WASHINGTON 110 Charlotte 107 (OT) ATLANTA 99 Miami 86 BROOKLYN 106 Cleveland 98 Boston 96 NY KNICKS 92 TORONTO 94 LA Lakers 83 HOUSTON 120 Minnesota 110 Golden State 107 MEMPHIS …

  • UPDATE 2-NHL results Reuters - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    March 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NHL games on Friday (home team in CAPS) MINNESOTA 4 Calgary 2 Columbus 5 CHICAGO 2 EDMONTON 4 Dallas 0

  • NBA-Highlights of Friday's NBA games Reuters - 1 hour 12 minutes ago

    March 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's National Basketball Association games. - - - Warriors 107, Grizzlies 84 Stephen Curry scored 38 points and Klay Thompson added 28 to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 107-84 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, their eighth win in a row. Golden State (59-13) avenged …

  • NHL-Highlights of Friday's NHL games Reuters - 1 hour 19 minutes ago

    March 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's National Hockey League games. - - - Blue Jackets 5, Blackhawks 2 Cam Atkinson scored a hat-trick to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a 5-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Ryan Johansen and Kevin Connauton also scored for Columbus, who set a franchise record with …

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