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May 3, 2015 - 12:49pm
9 min 38 sec ago

PRAGUE (AP) — Canada eased to another high-scoring victory at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday by overwhelming Germany 10-0.

Edmonton forward Taylor Hall had a hat trick for Canada, which produced an even more dominant performance than in its opening 6-1 victory over Latvia.

Sidney Crosby and Hall scored 23 seconds apart and Dallas forward Cody Eakin added two more goals in the opening period as the Canadians decided the game early....

May 3, 2015 - 12:35pm
9 min 38 sec ago

MUNICH (AP) — The BMW Open final between Andy Murray and Philipp Kohlschreiber was postponed by rain Sunday midway through the first set and will be completed Monday.

Play was halted with Kohlschreiber leading 3-2. Organizers waited several hours for the rain to stop before eventually giving up.

The top-seeded Murray is playing his first final on clay, and the first under coach Jonas Bjorkman, a nine-time winner of Grand Slam doubles titles. The Scot...

May 3, 2015 - 12:29pm
9 min 38 sec ago

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Royals outfielder Lorenzo Cain has dropped his appeal of a two-game suspension for throwing a punch in a brawl with the White Sox and began serving it against Detroit.

Cain was supposed to have his appeal heard by Major League Baseball on Monday, but he was told he had "zero" chance of winning. So along with missing Sunday's series finale against the Tigers, he will also miss the opener of a three-game set Tuesday night against Cleveland....

May 3, 2015 - 12:17pm
9 min 38 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — Jose Mourinho's joy over winning the Premier League was tempered by concerns over his father's health.

Between the victory over Leicester on Wednesday and Sunday's title-clinching win over Crystal Palace, Mourinho dashed back to Portugal as father Jose Sr. underwent unspecified surgery on his head.

Mourinho said: "When the game finished at Leicester I got immediately on a private plane to go to Portugal and I was there with him in the...

May 3, 2015 - 12:16pm
9 min 38 sec ago

ISTANBUL (AP) — Top-seeded Roger Federer claimed his 85th title Sunday with a 6-3, 7-6 (11) win over Pablo Cuevas in the final of the Istanbul Open.

The 17-time Grand Slam winner fended off strong resistance from the third-seeded Uruguayan, who saved four match points.

Federer, who claimed his first title on clay since winning in Madrid in 2012, broke for a 4-3 lead in the second set but dropped his serve immediately after hitting a double fault and...

May 3, 2015 - 11:57am
9 min 38 sec ago

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nearly 400 women tried out for a chance to join the all-female Team SCA in this year's Volvo Ocean Race, the most prestigious offshore sailing event in the world. The team is only the fifth all-female team in the race's 40-year history.

About 50 applicants started training over two years ago to compete in the race. Officials say because women have fewer professional sailing opportunities than men, they have less experience, and need to train...

May 3, 2015 - 11:45am
9 min 38 sec ago

NEWMARKET, England (AP) — Jockey Ryan Moore completed a double of British classic wins this weekend by riding Legatissimo to victory in the 1,000 Guineas on Sunday.

A day after winning the 2,000 Guineas — a race for colts — over the same course at Newmarket, Moore bided his time on Legatissimo before she came from the back of the field at halfway to overhaul favorite Lucinda. The winning margin in the fillies classic was three-quarters of a length.

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May 3, 2015 - 11:09am
9 min 38 sec ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Spurred by the tragic stories of teenagers struck down by sudden cardiac deaths, Texas lawmakers are considering making their state the first in the nation to require high school athletes to undergo electrocardiogram testing.

Advocates for the heart screenings, known as ECGs, say the tests are cheap and simple and could save lives. They hope that if Texas passes a law, the rest of the country will follow.

The debate over...

May 3, 2015 - 10:48am
9 min 38 sec ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have placed center fielder Desmond Jennings on the 15-day disabled list with left knee soreness.

The news was announced before Sunday's game against Baltimore.

Jennings hasn't played since leaving a game April 25 with the injury. He is the 14th Tampa Bay player to go on the DL this season.

Tampa Bay also purchased the contract of outfielder Joey Butler from Triple-A Durham....

May 3, 2015 - 10:32am
9 min 38 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rory McIlroy advanced to the semifinals of the Match Play Championship in a match against Paul Casey that went 22 holes in two days.

Returning in the morning chill Sunday, McIlroy hit a beautiful lag from 60 feet that set up a birdie on the par-5 first hole. Casey hit a 3-wood onto the green, except that it went just over the back into a sticky lie in the rough.

His first chip didn't reach the green. His next chip was short. He...

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