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Heat force Game 7 with 103-100 OT win over Spurs
Mum's the word on Hossa amid NHL's injury culture
Pitcher safety against liners still issue for MLB
Nadal seeded No. 5 for Wimbledon
Altidore leads US over Honduras in WCup qualifying
SANDY, Utah (AP) — As goaltender Tim Howard looks out from in front of the U.S. net, he likes what he sees: the scoring of striker Jozy Altidore, the ball control of the midfielders and the steadiness of the defense.
Yankees INF Youkilis needs surgery, Teixeira to DL
Police visit home of Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — State and local police spent hours at the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday night as another group of officers searched an industrial park about a mile away where a body was discovered the day before.
FA Cup restored as last match of English season
Wheeler, Harvey lead Mets' sweep of Braves
Protesters out again in Brazil's biggest city
SAO PAULO (AP) — Tens of thousands of Brazilians again flooded the streets of the country's biggest city to raise a collective cry against a longstanding lament — people are weighed down by high taxes and high prices but get low-quality public services and a system of government infected with corruption.
Olazabal wins Spain's most prestigious sports award
MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish golfer Jose Maria Olazabal has won the Iberian nation's most prestigious sports award, the Prince of Asturias prize, after he captained Europe's Ryder Cup team to a stunning win against United States last year. "One of the best golfers in history, with two Masters titles at Augusta and four Ryder Cup wins, a competition in which he also showed his leadership qualities, as captain helping the Europe team to an epic comeback in 2012," the jury said in announcing their decision. ...
Golf-Olazabal wins Spain's most prestigious sports award
MADRID, June 19 (Reuters) - Spanish golfer Jose Maria Olazabal has won the Iberian nation's most prestigious sports award, the Prince of Asturias prize, after he captained Europe's Ryder Cup team to a stunning win against United States last year. "One of the best golfers in history, with two Masters titles at Augusta and four Ryder Cup wins, a competition in which he also showed his leadership qualities, as captain helping the Europe team to an epic comeback in 2012," the jury said in announcing their decision. ...
A's dismantle Darvish to stretch AL West lead
(Reuters) - The Oakland Athletics overcame Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish to record a 6-2 road victory on Tuesday to stretch their lead at the top of the American League West division. Brandon Moss and John Jaso each homered against the Japanese starter to provide an early 3-0 lead for the Athletics (43-30), who added more runs after the Rangers had threatened a comeback to extend their advantage to three games over Texas (39-32). Darvish (7-3) struck out 10 batters but allowed five runs in six innings to absorb the loss. ...
Allen magic keeps Heat title hopes alive
By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - Ray Allen has made more three pointers than any player in the NBA but with five seconds left and his team three points down on Tuesday, he had not made a single one in the crucial Game Six of the NBA Finals. Miami's only hope of keeping their series with San Antonio, and their season, alive was to make a basket from beyond the three point line and LeBron James tried his luck. The ball bounced out off the backboard, Chris Bosh grabbed it and zipped it to Allen, who with his trademark nonchalance effortlessly made the shot and forced the game into overtime. ...
Heat rally from brink to set up Game Seven decider
By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - The Miami Heat forced an already absorbing NBA Finals to a deciding Game Seven after a thrilling 103-100 overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday tied the series at 3-3. Miami trailed by 13 points in the third quarter but LeBron James, ditching his trademark headband, turned on the afterburners to spark a Heat fightback. San Antonio were not about to roll over under the weight of the onslaught, however, rallying to eke out a five-point lead with 28.2 seconds remaining as the championship ribbons were being prepared for them courtside. ...
Spurs left to rue missed opportunities against Miami
By Julian Linden MIAMI (Reuters) - The San Antonio Spurs were inconsolable after the NBA championship was ripped from their grasp in Tuesday's stunning overtime loss to the Miami Heat. The Spurs were just seconds away from clinching their fifth title when Miami produced a miraculous turnaround to win 103-100 and send the series into a seventh and deciding game. Tim Duncan, who scored 30 points and pulled in 17 rebounds but ran out of gas in the final quarter, was at a loss to explain his team's failure to close out the game. "I don't know what happened in the fourth and in overtime," he said. ...
AL West-leading A's beat Rangers, Darvish 6-2
AL West-leading A's beat Texas, Darvish 6-2
Massachusetts police search NFL player's home in homicide probe: report
(Reuters) - Massachusetts State Police searched the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez on Tuesday as part of a probe into a suspected homicide, according to ABC News. Hernandez was initially uncooperative with police after the body of a 27-year-old man was found in an industrial park near his home in North Attleborough on Monday, ABC News said, citing unnamed law enforcement sources. A police spokesman confirmed there was a homicide investigation under way in North Attleborough, but declined to give further details. ...
California city wants team, sues Major League Baseball
By Sharon Bernstein LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Weeks after a fight over the Sacramento Kings basketball team ended with promises of a new arena and a decision to stay in town, a tussle over another ball club is roiling professional sports in California - this time involving baseball. In an action that highlights the big dollars at stake when teams move to a new community, the city of San Jose sued Major League Baseball on Tuesday, alleging it was holding up a proposed relocation by the Oakland Athletics. ...
Patriots TE Gronkowski undergoes back surgery
Yankees' Youkilis needs surgery, Teixeira to DL
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Youkilis needs back surgery and Mark Teixeira returned to the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with an aching right wrist, the latest injury setbacks for the depleted New York Yankees.
Heat face crunch time in bid to keep Finals alive
By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - An enthralling NBA Finals reaches Game Six later on Tuesday with the San Antonio Spurs one win away from clinching their fifth championship and the Miami Heat knowing they must win to keep their season alive. The Spurs ended their run of three home games with an explosive 114-104 win over Miami on Sunday to go 3-2 up in the best-of-seven series, and history suggests that gives them the edge. In Finals series tied 2-2, the team that won game five went on to win the NBA title on 20 of 27 occasions. ...
US collegians to host Cuba in July
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The U.S. collegiate national baseball team will host its Cuban counterpart next month in a five-game international "friendship" series.
England's Rose blooms after 17-year wait for major
Golfing in Iceland's midnight sun: lava beds, angry birds, winds
By Paul Ingrassia REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - The names of the world's greatest golf venues roll off the tongue like a putt rolling toward the cup. Pebble Beach. St. Andrews. Valderrama. Then there are Vestmannaeyja and Porlakshafnar. Those names don't trip off the tongues of anyone except the hardy residents of Iceland. Surprisingly, this island in the frigid North Atlantic is one of the most golf-obsessed places on earth. With 65 courses for a population of 322,000, Iceland has more courses per person - one for every 5,000 people -- than any other country. ...
Padres beat Giants 5-3 on safety squeeze in 13th
Freeman's homer in 9th lifts Braves over Mets 2-1
Scherzer improves to 10-0 as Tigers maul Orioles
(Reuters) - Max Scherzer maintained his perfect start to the season by securing a 10th straight victory in pitching the Detroit Tigers to a 5-1 triumph against the Baltimore Orioles on Monday. Scherzer blew through the Orioles line-up with 10 strikeouts, allowing one run in six innings, as he drew level with St Louis pitcher Adam Wainright (10-3) on 10 wins for the campaign. He is, however, the first starter to open a season 10-0 since Roger Clemens completed the feat for the Toronto Blue Jays in 1997. ...
4 solo homers send Reds over Pirates 4-1
Rangers end 6-game skid with 8-7 win over A's
Connelly new boss at Nuggets
(Reuters) - The Denver Nuggets named Tim Connelly as their new general manager on Monday after Masai Ujiri joined the Toronto Raptors last month. The first task for 36-year-old Connelly, who spent the last three years as the assistant general manager in New Orleans, will be finding a new head coach to replace George Karl, who was sacked at the end of the season. "We have a lot to do," Connelly told reporters. "The draft (is approaching), then we'll hit free agency. "I'm hoping collectively as a staff we can keep this progressing to where we all want to be. ...
Scherzer improves to 10-0, Tigers top Orioles 5-1
Football writers honor Colts coach Chuck Pagano
List of the last 19 major championship winners
(Reuters) - A list of the last 19 major championship winners after England's Justin Rose became the 18th different champion when he clinched the 113th U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania on Sunday. 2013 June - Justin Rose (England), U.S. Open April - Adam Scott (Australia), Masters 2012 August - Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), PGA Championship July - Ernie Els (South Africa), British Open June - Webb Simpson (United States), U.S. ...
Iconic Merion stands test of time in hosting U.S. Open
By Mark Lamport-Stokes ARDMORE, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Like a vintage bottle of wine brought out of the cellar after gathering dust for 32 years, Merion Golf Club's iconic East Course made a welcome return as host of the U.S. Open - and did so in classic style. The challenging par-70 layout with its brutally difficult finish had long been regarded as too short to stage one of golf's four major championships, many feeling that it had become obsolete due to the power and technology in the modern game. ...