• Pakistan cricket lovers set for international return

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Thousands of police were on duty at a Pakistani cricket stadium on Friday as cricket fans prepared for the first international game since a terror attack in 2009. Fans waited at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore in temperatures of 43 degrees Celsius (109 degrees...

  • US delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid. The high-level American delegation will be at IOC headquarters in...

  • Nadal could face Djokovic in French Open quarterfinals

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal could face top-ranked Novak Djokovic in the French Open quarterfinals, the toughest draw the nine-time champion has faced at Roland Garros. Nadal has fallen to No. 7 in the ATP rankings since coming back from injuries, dropping his seeding to sixth, the...

  • Ear problem knocks driver Carlos Huertas from Indy 500

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carlos Huertas has been ruled out of the Indianapolis 500 two days before the race after he was diagnosed with an "inner ear condition" and failed to pass a medical exam. Dr. Terry Trammell, IndyCar's medical consultant, said in a statement Friday that the...

  • Bid to topple Blatter from FIFA rests with Jordanian prince

    Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — In soccer, the only certain winner seems to be Sepp Blatter. Every threat to him has been seen off and a stranglehold on the seat of power in the world's most popular sport has been maintained since 1998. Three men were vying to stop Blatter from winning a fifth term,...

  • FIFA scandals while Sepp Blatter has been president

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has been routinely called "scandal-plagued" for much of Sepp Blatter's 17-year presidential reign. Blatter has never been implicated in personal corruption, but FIFA has often seemed relaxed about wrongdoing linked to senior officials. Ahead of Blatter's bid for a...

  • Serena's bid for 20, other things to know about French Open

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The very day that Serena Williams won this year's Australian Open for her 19th Grand Slam championship, she was thinking ahead. "I would love," Williams said then, "to get to 22." Her next chance to move closer to that goal — equaling Steffi Graf's Open era record for major singles...

  • Dominant pitching, timely hitting has Lewis-Palmer among last four of state baseball tourney

    by SCOTT KANIEWSKI scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DENVER - Lewis-Palmer wanted to show off its 1-2 pitching punch to the rest of the state during the Class 4A state baseball tournament. The Rangers also wanted to see Evergreen. They got both wishes and showed why they wanted both as the Rangers won back-to-back playoff games...

  • Ramsey: Will Nuggets draft a superstar? History screams no

    By David ramsey david.ramsey@gazette.com
    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Josh Kroenke looked stunned and confused and disappointed. In short, he looked like a Denver Nuggets fan. On Tuesday night, Kroenke hoped to climb to the top of the NBA draft lottery. Instead, the basketball powers from above handed Kroenke, the Nuggets struggling mastermind, the No....

  • Ducks bounce back after tough OT loss for 2-1 series lead

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau knew the answer without having to ask the question. Any doubts he had about fatigue and his squad's ability to bounce back after a disheartening loss in triple overtime less than 48 hours earlier disappeared even before the midday...

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