Global Sports News for 16 Mar 2014
The conclusion of 57 laps at Albert Park saw Red Bull's Daniel Ricciardo pick up his first Formula One podium on home soil for the Milton Keynes-based outfit, having been promoted to the team after... Mark Webber's departure to the World Endurance... More »
Nico Rosberg delivers on Mercedes' promise as favourites, with a dominant victory in the season-opening Australian GP.
Despite his conviction for tax fraud, Bayern Munich are planning to welcome back ex-president Uli Hoeness after he has served his prison sentence.
Thierry Henry: He scores and uses your camera when he wants. The longtime Arsenal man celebrated scoring New York Red Bulls' opening goal by taking command of a cameraman's camera. Because when... Henry requests your camera, you oblige. His goal, for what it's worth, was a gem of a diving header. New York played the Colorado Rapids to a 1-1 draw.
Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt is recovering from an advanced form of skin cancer that kept him from being a guest instructor with the Philadelphia Phillies in spring training.
After a wild 2014 edition of the Paribas Open from Indian Wells in California, the final of the men’s tournament has come down to a battle between No. 2 seed Novak Djokovic and No. 7 seed Roger... Federer. These familiar foes will do battle once again for a championship. After beating John Isner in the semifinals, Djokovic told Howard Bryant of ESPN.com about his matchup with Federer: It's always tense. It's always emotional. It's always close. I don't think that especially in the last 15 matches we played against each other that there was a clear favorite, I would say. So, we played a lot of great, great matches in Grand Slams and Masters Series events and tournaments. I look forward to it. It's always challenge in every way to win against Roger. Djokovic and Federer have met 32 times over...
World champion Sebastian Vettel could not have made a worse start to his Formula One title defense after the Red Bull driver was forced to retire with engine problems just five laps into the... season-opening Australian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton began his quest for a second Formula One title in the best way possible after sticking his Mercedes on pole in Saturday's rain-hit qualifying session. Now follow the Brit's progress... with PHIL DUNCAN and JONATHAN McEVOY as he fights for victory.
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Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees returned to Panama for the first time in 67 years on Saturday, offering one final goodbye to Mariano Rivera and bringing the career of the game's... greatest closer full circle.
Manchester City are still interested in Barcelona's Victor Valdes, despite the return to form of their England goalkeeper Joe Hart.
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is grateful that baseball's new home-plate collision rules are "trying to change the culture."
Spain's Alejandro Canizares has a first European Tour title for almost eight years almost in his grasp after taking a commanding lead in the Hassan Trophy on Saturday.
Robert Garrigus missed a short par putt at the final hole to cut his lead to one stroke over Kevin Na in the third round of the Tampa Bay Championship in Florida on Saturday.
Trainer Firas Zahabi joins Showdown Joe to talk about Alex Garcia's win and how the outcome of the welterweight title fight at UFC 171 could potentially motivate Georges St-Pierre to return.
Julio Urias, a 17-year-old prospect from Mexico, got the start for the Los Angeles Dodgers in a split-squad win over the San Diego Padres on Saturday.
Brooklyn Nets' Deron Williams got rejected in emphatic fashion during the waning seconds of the first half in a Saturday night game against the Washington Wizards. Unfortunately, "D-Will" wasn't... blocked by John Wall, Trevor Ariza, Marcin Gortat or any other member of the Washington roster. It was the rim doing the swatting, which only adds to the embarrassing nature of the point guard's adventure in the air. Quite frankly, he might have been better off just remaining on the ground while his teammates finished off the first half without him. Nothing good can come after a play like that.
With coaching legend Phil Jackson set to join the New York Knicks as team president, it was only a matter of time before the inevitable avalanche of pie-in-the-sky stories about the "Lord of the... 13 Rings" luring the best player on the planet, LeBron James, to Madison Square Garden. The first such article to appear in the New York press came from Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, who quoted a James confidant as saying the Miami Heat forward might consider looking at the Knicks during the offseason: "There’s no way LeBron would have gone to New York under the current climate. He had a falling-out with CAA (agency) and that was a problem as well. But with Phil there I think he will look at it." For those unfamiliar with the dealings of Knicks owner James Dolan, CAA (Creative...
Britain's greatest female cyclists crowded anxiously into a small meeting room deep in the bowels of the Manchester Velodrome. It was late 2010 and all 14 of them knew they were in trouble.
Resurgent Roger Federer was at his imperious best as he swept Alexandr Dolgopolov aside in just 61 minutes to progress to a mouthwatering final with Novak Djokovic at the BNP Paribas Open.
MATT LLOYD: The biggest Wales victory in Championship history was overshadowed by news that Sam Warburton has been ruled out for the rest of the season.
(Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo struck midway through the first half as leaders Real Madrid won 1-0 at Malaga in La Liga on Saturday, while Atletico Madrid stayed hot on their heels after Diego Costa... netted in a 1-0 victory over Espanyol.
Jean Todt, the most powerful man in motor sport, has defended Formula One’s revamped and greener era which growled into life in Melbourne this weekend.
Once the afternoon nap was over, the Maple Leafs made it a decent hockey game Sunday in the U.S. capital.