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Singapore\'s Mamat grabs lead in Bangladesh Open

This handout photograph taken and released by the Asian Tour on May 28, 2015 shows Mardan Mamat of Singapore hitting a shot during the second round of the Bashundhara Bangladesh Open at the Kurmitola Golf Club in DhakaMardan Mamat of Singapore held his nerve in the closing four holes to seize a one-shot lead after the second round of the inaugural Bangladesh Open in Dhaka on Thursday.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 14:32:31 -0400

McIlroy in danger of missing the cut after first round shocker

Rory McIlroy reacts after missing a putt on the 9th green on the first day of the Irish Open in Newcastle, Northern Ireland on May 28, 2015Tournament host Rory McIlroy faces the embarrassment of missing the cut for a second week in succession after posting his worst European round in five years on day one of the Irish Open. At Newcastle in Northern Ireland, the world number one failed to record a single birdie in a shock round of a nine over par 80 on a difficult day of steady win and intermittent showers at the Royal County Down course. McIlroy ended the round sharing 150th place in the now 155-player field and trailing a massive 13 shots behind the leading duo of fellow Irishman Padraig Harrington and Germany's Maximilian Kieffer.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 16:29:26 -0400

Fowler upstages struggling McIlroy at Irish Open

The Irish OpenBy Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Rickie Fowler proved an unwelcome guest for the second time in as many visits to the Royal County Down course when he outplayed his close friend and rival Rory McIlroy at the Irish Open. Northern Ireland's world number one McIlroy shot a nine-over-par 80 and faces missing another cut, having failed to progress at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth last week. American Fowler, meanwhile, returning to the country for the first time since 2007, fired four birdies in a solid level-par 71 to sit four strokes behind clubhouse leader Padraig Harrington of Ireland and nine ahead of McIlroy.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 14:37:17 -0400

Another historic homer for A-Rod

Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees rounds the bases after hitting a three-run home run during their game against the Kansas City Royals at Yankee Stadium on May 27, 2015 in New York CityDrug-tainted New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez belted another milestone home run on Wednesday, becoming the American League's all-time leader in runs batted in. Rodriguez's three-run shot off Chris Young helped the Yankees to a 4-2 victory over Kansas City and took his career RBI total to 1,995 -- two more than Yankees legend Lou Gehrig and alone in third place on Major League Baseball's all-time list. Rodriguez had already moved past Babe Ruth, who is credited with 1,992 career runs-batted-in, a tally that is somewhat short since the stat wasn't officially kept until 1920 -- six years after Ruth started playing.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 May 2015 19:36:35 -0400

Westwood, Poulter added to US Open field

Lee Westwood of England plays a shot on the first day of the PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, southwest of London, on May 21, 2015Newark (United States) (AFP) - Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Miguel Angel Jimenez highlight the field of 25 players who earned exemptions on Tuesday to next month's 2015 US Open Championship.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 18:59:52 -0400

NBA\'s Harden leads Rockets win, Curry OK after scary fall

James Harden of the Houston Rockets shoots during the game against the Golden State Warriors in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals at Toyota Center on May 25, 2015A playoff career-high 45 points by James Harden sparked the Houston Rockets to a 128-115 must-win victory over the Golden State Warriors, denying the Warriors an easy path to the NBA Finals. The Warriors had a scare and then breathed a sigh of relief after NBA Player of the Year Stephen Curry suffered a bruise to the back of his head after a bad fall in the second quarter but then returned to the game. Houston got their first win in the series, pulling to 3-1 in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals and forcing a fifth game Wednesday in Oakland.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 01:49:10 -0400

Obama offers federal support to Texas in wake of floods
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that he had spoken with Texas Governor Greg Abbott and assured him he could count on help from the federal government as the state recovers from deadly floods. Abbott has declared a state of disaster in 24 Texas counties affected by flash flooding that left at least six people dead. Obama made the remarks to reporters in the Oval Office. (Reporting By Julia Edwards and Jeff Mason; Editing by Doina Chiacu)
Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 12:09:42 -0400

Golf-Business at the high end is grand for Trump
(Fixes typo in first paragraph) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, May 25 (Reuters) - Warning bells have sounded on the health of golf, from lower participation and course closures to environmental demands for reduced water use, but billionaire Donald Trump says business at the high end is grand. Trump on Tuesday will stage the grand opening of Trump Links at Ferry Point, his latest golf enterprise, where he oversaw the transformation of a New York City dump into a jewel of a public course designed by Jack Nicklaus. People are thrilled," the businessman told Reuters from behind his massive desk on the top floor of Trump Tower on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue.
Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 17:28:26 -0400

Baltimore Orioles to play in Cuba amid US thaw

Starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen of the Baltimore Orioles throws to a Houston Astros batter in the first inning, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 25, 2015The Baltimore Orioles will become the first US big league team to play in baseball-crazed Cuba since a diplomatic thaw, playing Havana's national team, a Cuban official said. In December, US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro announced a historic change of course after more than five decades of Cold War bad blood. "A clash with the Orioles is planned," the director of Cuba's National Institute of Sport, Antonio Becali said on Tuesday, quoted by Radio Habana Cuba.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 21:41:15 -0400

Bowditch charges two ahead at Byron Nelson

PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship-First Round(Reuters) - Steven Bowditch took advantage of a rain-softened layout to move two shots clear at the AT&T Byron Nelson where Masters champion Jordan Spieth struggled on the greens after teeing off later in Thursday's opening round. Early starter Bowditch of Australia, putting superbly, birdied five of his first nine holes on the way to a sizzling eight-under-par 62 at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. Two more Americans, James Hahn and Ryan Palmer, were a further stroke back after opening with 65s while world number two and local favorite Spieth had to settle for a 69 after making just two birdies and one bogey in the afternoon wave.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 20:37:32 -0400

Warriors into Finals after 40 year wait

NBA: Playoffs-Houston Rockets at Golden State Warriors(Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors shook off their bumps and bruises and advanced to their first NBA Finals in 40 years after defeating the Houston Rockets 104-90 to clinch their Western Conference Finals series on Wednesday. Stephen Curry scored 26 points one game after a terrifying fall while Klay Thompson added 20 despite a laceration to his right ear for the top-seeded Warriors. Golden State, who won 67 games during the regular season with rookie coach Steve Kerr, won the best-of-seven series 4-1.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 00:50:07 -0400

Curry suffers injury scare as Rockets avoid sweep

NBA: Playoffs-Golden State Warriors at Houston Rockets(Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors survived a major injury scare to NBA MVP Stephen Curry but still lost the game as a James Harden-inspired Houston Rockets staved off playoff elimination with a 128-115 victory on Monday. Curry went down in the second quarter of Game Four in the Western Conference Finals, falling hard on his upper back and neck after flipping over Rockets forward Trevor Ariza, silencing a previously raucous Houston home crowd.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 01:43:20 -0400

Bowditch charges into early lead at Byron Nelson

PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship-First Round(Reuters) - Australian Steven Bowditch, putting superbly, took advantage of a rain-softened layout to charge into an early two-shot lead in the opening round of the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, on Thursday. The 31-year-old from New South Wales birdied five of his first nine holes on the way to a sizzling eight-under-par 62 at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas. Two more Americans, James Hahn and Ryan Palmer, were a further stroke back after opening with 65s.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 17:05:29 -0400

Business at the high end is grand for Trump

Real estate magnate Trump plays golf during the opening of his Trump International Golf Links golf course near Aberdeen, northeast ScotlandBy Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warning bells have sounded on the health of golf, from lower participation and course closures to environmental demands for reduced water use, but billionaire Donald Trump says business at the high end is grand. Trump on Tuesday will stage the grand opening of Trump Links at Ferry Point, his latest golf enterprise, where he oversaw the transformation of a New York City dump into a jewel of a public course designed by Jack Nicklaus. People are thrilled," the businessman told Reuters from behind his massive desk on the top floor of Trump Tower on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 17:31:07 -0400

Golf-Todd eyes elite company, and stormy weather
Brendon Todd would join Hall of Fame company with a successful title defence at this week's Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, but he is keeping one eye on the severe weather that has already battered the state. At least 18 people have been killed in Texas and Oklahoma from storms during the Memorial Day weekend that caused record floods and destroyed hundreds of homes, and further flash floods are expected in Texas through this week. There is at least a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms for the next four days at the already water-logged TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas where Todd expects power hitters to flourish.
Publ.Date : Wed, 27 May 2015 15:35:01 -0400

Misfiring McIlroy faces missing cut for second week running

BMW PGA ChampionshipBy Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy faces missing the cut for a second week in succession after posting a nine-over-par 80 in the opening round at his home Irish Open on Thursday. On a day of strong winds and intermittent showers, McIlroy hit nine bogeys and failed to record a single birdie in a nightmare round at the par 71 Royal County Down course. The 26-year-old, who sits 150th in the 155-man field, trails leaders Padraig Harrington of Ireland and Germany's Maximilian Kieffer -- who carded four-under-par 67s -- by 13 strokes.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 17:06:45 -0400

Todd eyes elite company, and stormy weather

PGA: The Players Championship-Third Round(Reuters) - Brendon Todd would join Hall of Fame company with a successful title defense at this week's Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, but he is keeping one eye on the severe weather that has already battered the state. At least 18 people have been killed in Texas and Oklahoma from storms during the Memorial Day weekend that caused record floods and destroyed hundreds of homes, and further flash floods are expected in Texas through this week. There is at least a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms for the next four days at the already water-logged TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas where Todd expects power hitters to flourish.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 May 2015 16:02:23 -0400

Masters champ Spieth eyes Texas title

Jordan Spieth hits a shot on the 2nd tee during the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at the Colonial Country Club on May 24, 2015 in Fort Worth, TexasMasters champion Jordan Spieth will get another chance to give home fans the victory they're longing to see when he tees it up at the Byron Nelson Championship this week. The 21-year-old from Dallas finished tied for second on Sunday at Colonial in nearby Fort Worth. Spieth entered the final round five shots behind leader Kevin Na, but stormed into contention with four birdies in his first six holes before settling for his share of second behind Chris Kirk.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 May 2015 18:44:36 -0400

Broncos lose key blocker Clady for 2015 campaign

The Broncos said Ryan Clady, a left tackle selected to four Pro Bowl all-star games, suffered a torn left anterior cruciate knee ligament in an off-season workout sessionDenver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has lost his main blind-side blocker for next season as offensive tackle Ryan Clady has a severe left knee injury, the NFL team said Thursday. The Broncos said Clady, a left tackle selected to four Pro Bowl all-star games, suffered a torn left anterior cruciate knee ligament in a Wednesday off-season workout session. Doctors expect Clady will miss the entire 2015 campaign, a major setback to the Broncos' offensive line as Clady was expected to be the key rear guardian to prevent rival defenders from tackling 39-year-old Manning, whose 530 career touchdown passes are an NFL record.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 16:58:45 -0400

Poulter and Jimenez among 25 players exempt for U.S. Open

BMW PGA Championship(Reuters) - England's Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez and Frenchman Victor Dubuisson are among 25 players who have booked their places at next month's U.S. Open via this week's world rankings. The quartet are fully exempt for the year's second major championship, to be played at Chambers Bay in Washington State from June 18-21, after earning spots in the world's top 60, the United States Golf Association announced on Tuesday. ...



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 13:14:13 -0400

Chicago Bears drop defender McDonald after new arrest

Defensive end Ray McDonald has been released by the Chicago Bears hours after being arrested on charges of domestic violence and child endangermentDefensive end Ray McDonald was released by the Chicago Bears, hours after being arrested in California on charges of domestic violence and child endangerment. It was the third incident in nine months for McDonald, although no charges have yet been filed against him in any of the cases. McDonald was arrested last August on suspicion of felony domestic violence but he was never charged.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 21:44:48 -0400

Golf-Misfiring McIlroy faces missing cut for second week running
(Adds quotes, details) By Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland, May 28 (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy faces missing the cut for a second week in succession after posting a nine-over-par 80 in the opening round at his home Irish Open on Thursday. On a day of strong winds and intermittent showers, McIlroy hit nine bogeys and failed to record a single birdie in a nightmare round at the par 71 Royal County Down course. The 26-year-old, who sits 150th in the 155-man field, trails leaders Padraig Harrington of Ireland and Germany's Maximilian Kieffer -- who carded four-under-par 67s -- by 13 strokes.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 17:05:16 -0400

What next for Clippers after season of promise ends?

NBA: Playoffs-Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland CavaliersBy Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors prepare to battle for the NBA championship, the Los Angeles Clippers can only reflect on what might have been after a season of rich promise ended abruptly. A year after their playoff hopes were rocked by a racism scandal that left previous owner Donald Sterling with a life ban from the NBA, the Clippers seemed set to make a run at a title as they made a stirring start to the postseason.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 16:55:47 -0400

IOC emerge as clear winners in SportAccord battle

The moon is pictured through a sculpture in front of the IOC headquarters in LausanneBy Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has emerged as the clear winner in a battle for influence over international sports federations as rival organization SportAccord has been left in tatters. A rare public confrontation that began last month with a scathing attack by SportAccord President Marius Vizer on the IOC has essentially ended with the complete isolation of SportAccord, an umbrella organization for some 100 sports federations. Dozens of them, including most Olympic federations, have either withdrawn their membership of SportAccord or made their opposition to Vizer's comments public, siding with the IOC.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 05:25:25 -0400

Bears release McDonald amid domestic violence arrest

NFL: Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers(Reuters) - The Chicago Bears have released Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on Monday for misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment charges. The 30-year-old McDonald, who has been involved in a string of domestic assault incidents, was arrested in Northern California for physically assaulting a woman "while she was holding a baby," according to a Santa Clara police statement. McDonald left the residence before police arrived but was later located and arrested in San Jose.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 17:09:31 -0400

Clarke happy with Ryder Cup process

Northern Irish golfer Darren Clarke watches his drive from the 2nd tee on the second day of the PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, south west of London, England, on May 22, 2015European Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke has stuck to a winning formula in announcing no changes to the 2016 European Team qualifying process. Clarke confirmed he will stick with the victorious arrangement adopted by fellow Irishman Paul McGinley who steered Europe to a five point triumph last year at Gleneagles, Scotland. It means the make-up of Clarke‚ s Oakland Hills 12-man team will come from the same two categories with four players again qualifying off a European points table, five from a World Points table and leaving Clarke with three wildcard picks.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 12:51:00 -0400

Clarke sticks to McGinley\'s winning format for 2016 Ryder Cup

BMW PGA ChampionshipBy Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Rather than experimenting with a new qualifying format, European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke plans to stick to a winning formula when he picks the European team for the 2016 competition. Clarke said he would adopt fellow Irishman Paul McGinley's victorious arrangement which spurred Europe to a five-point triumph at Gleneagles last year. Clarke?s 12-man team will be made up of four players from a European' points table, five from a World Points table and three wildcard picks.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 13:04:51 -0400

LeBron leads Cavs sweep of Hawks to reach NBA Finals

NBA: Playoffs-Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers(Reuters) - LeBron James booked his place in the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year when the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the Atlanta Hawks 118-88 on Tuesday to complete a 4-0 sweep of the Eastern Conference Final. James scored a game-high 23 points as the Cavs advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2007, where they will play either the Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 May 2015 00:41:28 -0400

Cavs sweep Hawks to punch ticket to NBA finals

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after a play against the Atlanta Hawks, during Game Four of their NBA Eastern Conference finals, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 26, 2015LeBron James advanced to his fifth straight NBA finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 118-88 rout of the Atlanta Hawks and a sweep of the Eastern Conference finals. Once again James carried the Cavaliers on his back, finishing with 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and then sitting on the bench and playing cheerleader for much of the final quarter of Tuesday's contest. "We worked our tails off all season to get to this point," James said.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 May 2015 04:27:33 -0400

Former Bears tackle McDonald arrested in California for violating restraining order

NFL: Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers(Reuters) - Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ray McDonald, released by the National Football League (NFL) franchise after his arrest this week in Northern California, was arrested again on Wednesday on suspicion of violating a restraining order, police said. The 30-year-old McDonald, who has been involved in a string of domestic assault incidents, was arrested on Monday in Santa Clara for physically assaulting a woman "while she was holding a baby," according to Santa Clara police. In Wednesday's incident, Santa Clara police learned McDonald violated a restraining order - issued as a result of Monday's arrest - by being at a residence from which he was barred in Santa Clara in the afternoon, police said in a statement.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 May 2015 22:17:44 -0400

Bulls dump Thibodeau as coach after five seasons

Tom Thibodeau was fired as coach of the Chicago Bulls, unable to bring playoff success despite five winning campaigns with the NBA clubTom Thibodeau was fired as coach of the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, unable to bring playoff success despite five winning campaigns with the NBA club. Thibodeau went 255-139 in his tenure as coach, guiding the Bulls to Central division crowns in 2010-11 and 2011-12. "When Tom was hired in 2010, he was right for our team and system at that time, and over the last five years we have had some success with Tom as our head coach," Bulls general manager Gar Forman said.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 16:00:12 -0400

Warriors book first NBA finals berth in 40 years

Dwight Howard (L) of the Houston Rockets and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors go after the ball during game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 27, 2015 in Oakland, CaliforniaThe Golden State Warriors are headed to the NBA finals for the first time in 40 years, eliminating the Houston Rockets to set up a title clash with Cleveland. The Warriors, the best team in the regular season with 67 victories and 15 defeats, pulled away late to beat the Rockets 104-90 and seal a 4-1 series victory in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals. The Warriors are back in the championship series for the first time since 1975, when they swept the Washington Bullets in four games to win the title.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 03:27:46 -0400

Golf-Fowler upstages struggling McIlroy at Irish Open
By Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland, May 28 (Reuters) - Rickie Fowler proved an unwelcome guest for the second time in as many visits to the Royal County Down course when he outplayed his close friend and rival Rory McIlroy at the Irish Open. Northern Ireland's world number one McIlroy shot a nine-over-par 80 and faces missing another cut, having failed to progress at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth last week. American Fowler, meanwhile, returning to the country for the first time since 2007, fired four birdies in a solid level-par 71 to sit four strokes behind clubhouse leader Padraig Harrington of Ireland and nine ahead of McIlroy.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 14:26:08 -0400

Governor says deadly flooding is worst ever seen in Texas area

An intersection is flooded near the headwaters of the San Marcos River that flooded in San Marcos TexasBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park. Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties and flew over the area south of Austin to assess the damage caused by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands of residents without electricity. "This is the biggest flood this area of Texas has ever seen," Abbott said.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 19:36:13 -0400

Bulls fire head coach Thibodeau after five seasons

NBA: Playoffs-Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers(Reuters) - The Chicago Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau as head coach of the National Basketball Association team on Thursday, ending a five-year tenure marked by a deteriorating relationship with the front office. The defensive-minded Thibodeau, who had $9 million remaining on his contract, compiled a strong .647 winning percentage, but his Bulls went 23-28 in five trips to the playoffs. Chicago went 52-32 this past season, finishing second in the Central Division to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who eliminated them from the playoffs in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 13:49:46 -0400

Golf-Clarke sticks to McGinley\'s winning format for 2016 Ryder Cup
(Changes venue to Hazeltine in para six, adds byline) By Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland, May 26 (Reuters) - Rather than experimenting with a new qualifying format, European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke plans to stick to a winning formula when he picks the European team for the 2016 competition. Clarke said he would adopt fellow Irishman Paul McGinley's victorious arrangement which spurred Europe to a five-point triumph at Gleneagles last year. Clarke's 12-man team will be made up of four players from a European' points table, five from a World Points table and three wildcard picks.
Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 12:55:16 -0400

Golf-Bowditch charges into early lead at Byron Nelson
Australian Steven Bowditch, putting superbly, took advantage of a rain-softened layout to charge into an early two-shot lead in the opening round of the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, on Thursday. The 31-year-old from New South Wales birdied five of his first nine holes on the way to a sizzling eight-under-par 62 at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas. Two more Americans, James Hahn and Ryan Palmer, were a further stroke back after opening with 65s.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 16:55:50 -0400

Obama offers praise to Curry, James, fired coach

US President Barack Obama took questions regarding climate change via Twitter, but also commented on two hot basketball topics, the NBA Finals and his favorite team, the Chicago BullsUS President Barack Obama took questions regarding climate change via Twitter on Thursday, but also commented on two hot basketball topics, the NBA Finals and his favorite team, the Chicago Bulls. Taking advantage of the #AskPOTUS opportunity, Obama was asked about the firing just minutes earlier of Tom Thibodeau, coach of the Bulls, after five seasons in the role. Sorry to see him go but expect he will be snatched up soon by another team," Obama tweeted.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 14:29:18 -0400

Golf-Harrington backs European Tour\'s Russian move
By Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland, May 26 (Reuters) - Triple major champion Padraig Harrington has backed the European Tour's decision to start the qualifying process for next year's Ryder Cup in Russia. "It's a good thing not only for the European Tour but golf in general," Harrington told Reuters in an interview ahead of this week's Irish Open. "The tour needs to move east big time and I mean not only east as in terms of already being out in Asia but we need to embrace eastern Europe more.
Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 13:30:54 -0400

Golf-Poulter and Jimenez among 25 players exempt for U.S. Open
England's Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez and Frenchman Victor Dubuisson are among 25 players who have booked their places at next month's U.S. Open via this week's world rankings. The quartet are fully exempt for the year's second major championship, to be played at Chambers Bay in Washington State from June 18-21, after earning spots in the world's top 60, the United States Golf Association announced on Tuesday. Among those also sealing berths for the Open are South Korean An Byeong-hun, who won the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship on Sunday, Italy's Francesco Molinari, India's Anirban Lahiri, Thai Thongchai Jaidee and American J.B. Holmes.
Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 13:07:58 -0400

Son of \'Barney\' co-creator pleads no contest in shooting
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The son of a co-creator of the children's show "Barney and Friends" has pleaded no contest to shooting and wounding his Malibu neighbor.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 20:15:53 -0400

Chicago Bears drop defender McDonald after new arrest

Defensive end Ray McDonald has been released by the Chicago Bears hours after being arrested on charges of domestic violence and child endangermentDefensive end Ray McDonald was released by the Chicago Bears, hours after being arrested in California on charges of domestic violence and child endangerment. It was the third incident in nine months for McDonald, although no charges have yet been filed against him in any of the cases. McDonald was arrested last August on suspicion of felony domestic violence but he was never charged.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 21:44:48 -0400

LeBron leads Cavs sweep of Hawks to reach NBA Finals

NBA: Playoffs-Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland Cavaliers(Reuters) - LeBron James booked his place in the NBA Finals for the fifth straight year when the Cleveland Cavaliers crushed the Atlanta Hawks 118-88 on Tuesday to complete a 4-0 sweep of the Eastern Conference Final. James scored a game-high 23 points as the Cavs advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time since 2007, where they will play either the Golden State Warriors or Houston Rockets.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 May 2015 00:41:28 -0400

Golf-Fowler upstages struggling McIlroy at Irish Open
By Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland, May 28 (Reuters) - Rickie Fowler proved an unwelcome guest for the second time in as many visits to the Royal County Down course when he outplayed his close friend and rival Rory McIlroy at the Irish Open. Northern Ireland's world number one McIlroy shot a nine-over-par 80 and faces missing another cut, having failed to progress at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth last week. American Fowler, meanwhile, returning to the country for the first time since 2007, fired four birdies in a solid level-par 71 to sit four strokes behind clubhouse leader Padraig Harrington of Ireland and nine ahead of McIlroy.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 14:26:08 -0400

Blatter warns of \'more bad news\' for tainted FIFA

FIFA President Sepp Blatter delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich on May 28, 2015Beleaguered FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Thursday warned of "more bad news" for football's scandal-tainted world body but rejected calls to resign over a widening corruption controversy. Blatter -- who faces a re-election vote Friday -- opened FIFA's annual congress by saying he could not be blamed for the corruption drama. "The next few months will not be easy for FIFA.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 18:57:40 -0400

Bears release McDonald amid domestic violence arrest

NFL: Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers(Reuters) - The Chicago Bears have released Ray McDonald after the defensive tackle was arrested on Monday for misdemeanor domestic violence and child endangerment charges. The 30-year-old McDonald, who has been involved in a string of domestic assault incidents, was arrested in Northern California for physically assaulting a woman "while she was holding a baby," according to a Santa Clara police statement. McDonald left the residence before police arrived but was later located and arrested in San Jose.



Publ.Date : Mon, 25 May 2015 17:09:31 -0400

Golf-Poulter and Jimenez among 25 players exempt for U.S. Open
England's Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez and Frenchman Victor Dubuisson are among 25 players who have booked their places at next month's U.S. Open via this week's world rankings. The quartet are fully exempt for the year's second major championship, to be played at Chambers Bay in Washington State from June 18-21, after earning spots in the world's top 60, the United States Golf Association announced on Tuesday. Among those also sealing berths for the Open are South Korean An Byeong-hun, who won the European Tour's BMW PGA Championship on Sunday, Italy's Francesco Molinari, India's Anirban Lahiri, Thai Thongchai Jaidee and American J.B. Holmes.
Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 13:07:58 -0400

Clarke happy with Ryder Cup process

Northern Irish golfer Darren Clarke watches his drive from the 2nd tee on the second day of the PGA Championship at Wentworth Golf Club in Surrey, south west of London, England, on May 22, 2015European Ryder Cup Captain Darren Clarke has stuck to a winning formula in announcing no changes to the 2016 European Team qualifying process. Clarke confirmed he will stick with the victorious arrangement adopted by fellow Irishman Paul McGinley who steered Europe to a five point triumph last year at Gleneagles, Scotland. It means the make-up of Clarke‚ s Oakland Hills 12-man team will come from the same two categories with four players again qualifying off a European points table, five from a World Points table and leaving Clarke with three wildcard picks.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 12:51:00 -0400

Iconic Martha\'s Vineyard lighthouse begins move inland

Workers move the Gay Head Lighthouse about 50 feet from its original footing (at center between the rails) in Aquinnah, Mass., on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Thursday, May 28, 2015. The 160-year-old lighthouse started its gradual 135-foot march to a new home slightly further inland. The $3.4 million effort to move and save the structure was due to fear that it could tumble down a rapidly-eroding cliffside. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)AQUINNAH, Mass. (AP) ? A Martha's Vineyard lighthouse that is among the most endangered historic landmarks in the U.S. began its gradual march back from a rapidly eroding cliffside on Thursday.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 21:09:48 -0400

Bulls dump Thibodeau as coach after five seasons

Tom Thibodeau was fired as coach of the Chicago Bulls, unable to bring playoff success despite five winning campaigns with the NBA clubTom Thibodeau was fired as coach of the Chicago Bulls on Thursday, unable to bring playoff success despite five winning campaigns with the NBA club. Thibodeau went 255-139 in his tenure as coach, guiding the Bulls to Central division crowns in 2010-11 and 2011-12. "When Tom was hired in 2010, he was right for our team and system at that time, and over the last five years we have had some success with Tom as our head coach," Bulls general manager Gar Forman said.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 16:00:12 -0400

Cavs sweep Hawks to punch ticket to NBA finals

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts after a play against the Atlanta Hawks, during Game Four of their NBA Eastern Conference finals, at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, on May 26, 2015LeBron James advanced to his fifth straight NBA finals, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 118-88 rout of the Atlanta Hawks and a sweep of the Eastern Conference finals. Once again James carried the Cavaliers on his back, finishing with 23 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and then sitting on the bench and playing cheerleader for much of the final quarter of Tuesday's contest. "We worked our tails off all season to get to this point," James said.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 May 2015 04:27:33 -0400

Todd eyes elite company, and stormy weather

PGA: The Players Championship-Third Round(Reuters) - Brendon Todd would join Hall of Fame company with a successful title defense at this week's Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, but he is keeping one eye on the severe weather that has already battered the state. At least 18 people have been killed in Texas and Oklahoma from storms during the Memorial Day weekend that caused record floods and destroyed hundreds of homes, and further flash floods are expected in Texas through this week. There is at least a 40 percent chance of thunderstorms for the next four days at the already water-logged TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas where Todd expects power hitters to flourish.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 May 2015 16:02:23 -0400

Google offers unlimited free storage of photos, videos

Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps, speaks during the Google I/O 2015 keynote presentation in San Francisco, Thursday, May 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Google is willing to store and organize all of the world's digital photos and videos for free.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 19:16:59 -0400

Broncos lose key blocker Clady for 2015 campaign

The Broncos said Ryan Clady, a left tackle selected to four Pro Bowl all-star games, suffered a torn left anterior cruciate knee ligament in an off-season workout sessionDenver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has lost his main blind-side blocker for next season as offensive tackle Ryan Clady has a severe left knee injury, the NFL team said Thursday. The Broncos said Clady, a left tackle selected to four Pro Bowl all-star games, suffered a torn left anterior cruciate knee ligament in a Wednesday off-season workout session. Doctors expect Clady will miss the entire 2015 campaign, a major setback to the Broncos' offensive line as Clady was expected to be the key rear guardian to prevent rival defenders from tackling 39-year-old Manning, whose 530 career touchdown passes are an NFL record.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 16:58:45 -0400

Obama offers praise to Curry, James, fired coach

US President Barack Obama took questions regarding climate change via Twitter, but also commented on two hot basketball topics, the NBA Finals and his favorite team, the Chicago BullsUS President Barack Obama took questions regarding climate change via Twitter on Thursday, but also commented on two hot basketball topics, the NBA Finals and his favorite team, the Chicago Bulls. Taking advantage of the #AskPOTUS opportunity, Obama was asked about the firing just minutes earlier of Tom Thibodeau, coach of the Bulls, after five seasons in the role. Sorry to see him go but expect he will be snatched up soon by another team," Obama tweeted.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 14:29:18 -0400

Ex-US Speaker indicted over $3.5 million in payments

File photo of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert on Capitol Hill in WashingtonCHICAGO (AP) ? Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced the indictment of former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert for evading banking laws and lying to the FBI about payments he made to an unidentified person to conceal past misconduct.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 21:06:43 -0400

Response by operator of broken oil pipeline faces scrutiny
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) ? Firefighters, emergency workers and officials from Plains All American Pipeline had gathered last week at a fire station preparing to train for the worst ? an oil spill ? when a 911 call came in reporting a noxious smell in the air at a nearby beach.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 21:25:45 -0400

Authorities eye reopening of goo-struck California beaches

A cleanup crew collects balls of tar that washed ashore in Manhattan Beach, Calif. on Thursday, May 28, 2015. Popular beaches along nearly 7 miles of Los Angeles-area coastline are off-limits to surfing and swimming after balls of tar washed ashore. The beaches along south Santa Monica Bay appeared virtually free of oil Thursday morning after an overnight cleanup, but officials aren't sure if more tar will show up. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) ? Authorities are deciding whether to reopen 7 miles of Southern California beaches that were fouled by globs of mysterious, oily tar.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 21:34:25 -0400

Canada\'s Scotiabank reviews soccer sponsorship after FIFA arrests
By Euan Rocha TORONTO (Reuters) - Bank of Nova Scotia, an official partner of the governing body of soccer in North and Central America and the Caribbean, said on Thursday it would review sponsorship ties following the indictment of several soccer officials on corruption charges. The Toronto-based bank stressed that it does not plan to sever sponsorships imminently with the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) but was closely monitoring developments after charges were brought by prosecutors in the United States on Wednesday.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 19:33:00 -0400

Golf-Clarke sticks to McGinley\'s winning format for 2016 Ryder Cup
(Changes venue to Hazeltine in para six, adds byline) By Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland, May 26 (Reuters) - Rather than experimenting with a new qualifying format, European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke plans to stick to a winning formula when he picks the European team for the 2016 competition. Clarke said he would adopt fellow Irishman Paul McGinley's victorious arrangement which spurred Europe to a five-point triumph at Gleneagles last year. Clarke's 12-man team will be made up of four players from a European' points table, five from a World Points table and three wildcard picks.
Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 12:55:16 -0400

Poulter and Jimenez among 25 players exempt for U.S. Open

BMW PGA Championship(Reuters) - England's Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood, Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez and Frenchman Victor Dubuisson are among 25 players who have booked their places at next month's U.S. Open via this week's world rankings. The quartet are fully exempt for the year's second major championship, to be played at Chambers Bay in Washington State from June 18-21, after earning spots in the world's top 60, the United States Golf Association announced on Tuesday. ...



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 13:14:13 -0400

Golf-Bowditch charges into early lead at Byron Nelson
Australian Steven Bowditch, putting superbly, took advantage of a rain-softened layout to charge into an early two-shot lead in the opening round of the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas, on Thursday. The 31-year-old from New South Wales birdied five of his first nine holes on the way to a sizzling eight-under-par 62 at the TPC Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas. Two more Americans, James Hahn and Ryan Palmer, were a further stroke back after opening with 65s.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 16:55:50 -0400

Golf-Misfiring McIlroy faces missing cut for second week running
(Adds quotes, details) By Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland, May 28 (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy faces missing the cut for a second week in succession after posting a nine-over-par 80 in the opening round at his home Irish Open on Thursday. On a day of strong winds and intermittent showers, McIlroy hit nine bogeys and failed to record a single birdie in a nightmare round at the par 71 Royal County Down course. The 26-year-old, who sits 150th in the 155-man field, trails leaders Padraig Harrington of Ireland and Germany's Maximilian Kieffer -- who carded four-under-par 67s -- by 13 strokes.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 17:05:16 -0400

Clarke sticks to McGinley\'s winning format for 2016 Ryder Cup

BMW PGA ChampionshipBy Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Rather than experimenting with a new qualifying format, European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke plans to stick to a winning formula when he picks the European team for the 2016 competition. Clarke said he would adopt fellow Irishman Paul McGinley's victorious arrangement which spurred Europe to a five-point triumph at Gleneagles last year. Clarke?s 12-man team will be made up of four players from a European' points table, five from a World Points table and three wildcard picks.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 13:04:51 -0400

Former Bears tackle McDonald arrested in California for violating restraining order

NFL: Chicago Bears at San Francisco 49ers(Reuters) - Former Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ray McDonald, released by the National Football League (NFL) franchise after his arrest this week in Northern California, was arrested again on Wednesday on suspicion of violating a restraining order, police said. The 30-year-old McDonald, who has been involved in a string of domestic assault incidents, was arrested on Monday in Santa Clara for physically assaulting a woman "while she was holding a baby," according to Santa Clara police. In Wednesday's incident, Santa Clara police learned McDonald violated a restraining order - issued as a result of Monday's arrest - by being at a residence from which he was barred in Santa Clara in the afternoon, police said in a statement.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 May 2015 22:17:44 -0400

Governor says deadly flooding is worst ever seen in Texas area

An intersection is flooded near the headwaters of the San Marcos River that flooded in San Marcos TexasBy Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday likened the ferocity of flash flooding that killed at least three people to a tsunami, and authorities said a dam had given way in a state park. Abbott declared states of disaster in 24 counties and flew over the area south of Austin to assess the damage caused by tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding that forced evacuations and rooftop rescues and left thousands of residents without electricity. "This is the biggest flood this area of Texas has ever seen," Abbott said.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 19:36:13 -0400

Masters champ Spieth eyes Texas title

Jordan Spieth hits a shot on the 2nd tee during the final round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at the Colonial Country Club on May 24, 2015 in Fort Worth, TexasMasters champion Jordan Spieth will get another chance to give home fans the victory they're longing to see when he tees it up at the Byron Nelson Championship this week. The 21-year-old from Dallas finished tied for second on Sunday at Colonial in nearby Fort Worth. Spieth entered the final round five shots behind leader Kevin Na, but stormed into contention with four birdies in his first six holes before settling for his share of second behind Chris Kirk.



Publ.Date : Wed, 27 May 2015 18:44:36 -0400

Warriors book first NBA finals berth in 40 years

Dwight Howard (L) of the Houston Rockets and Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors go after the ball during game five of the Western Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 27, 2015 in Oakland, CaliforniaThe Golden State Warriors are headed to the NBA finals for the first time in 40 years, eliminating the Houston Rockets to set up a title clash with Cleveland. The Warriors, the best team in the regular season with 67 victories and 15 defeats, pulled away late to beat the Rockets 104-90 and seal a 4-1 series victory in the best-of-seven Western Conference finals. The Warriors are back in the championship series for the first time since 1975, when they swept the Washington Bullets in four games to win the title.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 03:27:46 -0400

A look at the voting blocs in the FIFA president balloting

UEFA Secretary General Gianni Infantino and UEFA President Michel Platini attend a press conference after a meeting of the European Soccer Federation, UEFA, at a hotel in Glattpark-Zurich, ahead of the FIFA congress, in Zurich, Switzerland, Thursday, May 28, 2015. The FIFA congress with the president's election is scheduled for Friday, May 29, 2015 in Zurich. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)FIFA's 209 members are expected to elect President Sepp Blatter to a fifth term Friday, based on statements in recent months issued by continental confederations, despite a string of scandals including the indictment of nine soccer officials this week by the U.S. government.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 19:32:33 -0400

THE LATEST: US will vote for Prince Ali in FIFA election

FILE - In this Thursday, June 2, 2011 file photo, suspended FIFA executive Jack Warner gestures during a news conference held shortly after his arrival at the airport in Port-of-Spain, in his native Trinidad and Tobago. Warner was one of the 14 people indicted Wednesday May 27, 2015 in the U.S. on corruption charges. (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur, File)ZURICH (AP) ? The Latest on FIFA developments:



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 19:28:31 -0400

IOC emerge as clear winners in SportAccord battle

The moon is pictured through a sculpture in front of the IOC headquarters in LausanneBy Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has emerged as the clear winner in a battle for influence over international sports federations as rival organization SportAccord has been left in tatters. A rare public confrontation that began last month with a scathing attack by SportAccord President Marius Vizer on the IOC has essentially ended with the complete isolation of SportAccord, an umbrella organization for some 100 sports federations. Dozens of them, including most Olympic federations, have either withdrawn their membership of SportAccord or made their opposition to Vizer's comments public, siding with the IOC.



Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 05:25:25 -0400

Volcano erupts on small southern Japanese island; residents urged to evacuate
TOKYO (AP) ? Volcano erupts on small southern Japanese island; residents urged to evacuate.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 21:24:58 -0400

Woman says she punched TV actor\'s girlfriend before stabbing
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) ? A woman testified Thursday that she punched TV actor Dustin Diamond's girlfriend in the face during a bar fight in Wisconsin, just moments before someone yelled that Diamond had a knife.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 19:49:22 -0400

Rubio returns to childhood home: Las Vegas, not Miami

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio, right, R-Fla., tours the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn shop with owner Rick Harrison, Thursday, May 28, 2015, in Las Vegas. Harrison is on the television show Pawn Stars. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS (AP) ? When Marco Rubio attends his 44th birthday party and fundraiser at the home of the host of the "Pawn Stars" reality show Thursday, it won't be his first birthday in Las Vegas.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 18:49:16 -0400

Judge: No juror misconduct in Ga. peanut trial convictions
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) ? A federal judge Thursday refused to throw out criminal convictions in a salmonella outbreak traced to a Georgia peanut plant after the court investigated defense attorneys' claims of jury misconduct.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 20:00:10 -0400

Adrian Peterson vents on Twitter about honoring contract
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? Adrian Peterson took to Twitter on Thursday to express his frustration over criticism he is receiving while staying away from the voluntary portion of Minnesota Vikings' offseason.
Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 19:12:04 -0400

Bulls fire head coach Thibodeau after five seasons

NBA: Playoffs-Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers(Reuters) - The Chicago Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau as head coach of the National Basketball Association team on Thursday, ending a five-year tenure marked by a deteriorating relationship with the front office. The defensive-minded Thibodeau, who had $9 million remaining on his contract, compiled a strong .647 winning percentage, but his Bulls went 23-28 in five trips to the playoffs. Chicago went 52-32 this past season, finishing second in the Central Division to the Cleveland Cavaliers, who eliminated them from the playoffs in the Eastern Conference semi-finals.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 13:49:46 -0400

Golf-Harrington backs European Tour\'s Russian move
By Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland, May 26 (Reuters) - Triple major champion Padraig Harrington has backed the European Tour's decision to start the qualifying process for next year's Ryder Cup in Russia. "It's a good thing not only for the European Tour but golf in general," Harrington told Reuters in an interview ahead of this week's Irish Open. "The tour needs to move east big time and I mean not only east as in terms of already being out in Asia but we need to embrace eastern Europe more.
Publ.Date : Tue, 26 May 2015 13:30:54 -0400

What next for Clippers after season of promise ends?

NBA: Playoffs-Atlanta Hawks at Cleveland CavaliersBy Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors prepare to battle for the NBA championship, the Los Angeles Clippers can only reflect on what might have been after a season of rich promise ended abruptly. A year after their playoff hopes were rocked by a racism scandal that left previous owner Donald Sterling with a life ban from the NBA, the Clippers seemed set to make a run at a title as they made a stirring start to the postseason.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 16:55:47 -0400

Neverland, former home of Michael Jackson, on sale for $100M

FILE - This Dec. 2004 file photo shows, the entrance to pop star Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch in Santa Ynez, Calif. Neverland is going up for sale. The Santa Ynez Valley property that once served as the late pop star's home and personal fantasyland is being listed for sale at $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal on Thursday, May 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Neverland Ranch is up for sale.



Publ.Date : Thu, 28 May 2015 19:54:21 -0400

 

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