Tuesday, July 29, 2014 03:55
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It's all over but the arguing in Sterling trial
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Closing arguments are underway in a trial to determine whether the estranged wife of Donald Sterling can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France
PARIS (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali put his lungs and legs to work one last time, marching up to the winner's podium of the Tour de France and sighing deeply before the Italian anthem echoed over the Champs-Elysees.
Korean Air chief in line to lead Pyeongchang Games
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean businessman who led Pyeongchang's successful bid for the Winter Olympics is set to return as head of the organizing committee for the 2018 Games.
Tax fraud case against Lionel Messi goes ahead
MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge on Monday rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed.
Commonwealth Games lifter faces sex assault charge
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — A weightlifter from Papua New Guinea who competed at the Commonwealth Games faces trial over an alleged sexual assault at a Glasgow supermarket.
Nibali set to win Tour as last stage begins
EVRY, France (AP) — Vincenzo Nibali and the Tour de France pack have begun the 21st and final stage of this year's race, with the Italian poised to take home the leader's yellow jersey on Sunday.
Lakers appoint Scott as head coach
By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Lakers appointed former player Byron Scott as their new head coach on Monday, bringing an end to their "extensive and thorough" search for Mike D'Antoni's replacement. Scott, 53, was a three-time NBA champion with the Lakers during their triumphant 'Showtime' era in the 1980s and has worked as a head coach in the league for 13 years, most recently with the Cleveland Cavaliers He was fired by the Cavaliers on April 18 last year after compiling a record of 64-166 during his three seasons in charge, and has since worked as an analyst for the Lakers' television broadcast partner, TWC SportsNet...
US judge approves Clippers sale to ex Microsoft CEO
A US judge gave the go-ahead for the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer, ruling that embattled owner Donald Sterling could not block the move. The ruling by California Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas on Monday came after a three-week trial pitting the 80-year-old Sterling -- barred from the National Basketball Association for life for making racist remarks -- against his estranged wife Shelly, who made the deal with Ballmer...
Man acquitted in murder of Michigan college football player
(Reuters) - A man accused of murdering and robbing an Eastern Michigan University football player last October was acquitted of all charges by a jury on Monday. Ed Thomas, 21, was found not guilty in the murder of Demarius Reed, a 20-year-old wide receiver with the Eastern Michigan Eagles who had dreams of playing in the National Football League. During the three-day trial in Washtenaw County Trial Court in Ann Arbor, Thomas' alleged accomplice Kristopher Pratt testified that he shot Reed twice in his off-campus apartment building last October while Thomas stole his smart phone and wallet...
Judge gives go-ahead for $2 billion sale of NBA's Clippers
By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale of the NBA team despite her husband's objections, a judge ruled on Monday, in a likely coda to a case of lingering racism in American sports. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas said the deal struck by Shelly Sterling with former Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer was permissible and could be consummated even if Sterling, who has been banned for life from the National Basketball Association for racist remarks, chose to appeal...
Judge allows $2 billion sale of NBA's Los Angeles Clippers to proceed
By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The record $2 billion sale of pro basketball's Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft Corp chief executive Steve Ballmer can proceed over the objections of co-owner Donald Sterling, a judge tentatively ruled on Monday. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Levanas said the deal, brokered by Sterling's estranged wife, Shelly Sterling, was permissible and could be consummated even if Sterling, who has been banned for life from the NBA for racist remarks, chose to appeal...
Golf-Heavyweight trio say Langer, 56, merits Ryder consideration
By Tom Hayward LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) - Tom Watson, Colin Montgomerie and Tony Jacklin have called for the 56-year-old Bernhard Langer to be considered for Ryder Cup selection after his emphatic 13-stroke victory in the Senior British Open at the weekend. British bookmakers Ladbrokes rate the German veteran a 20-1 shot to be chosen by European captain Paul McGinley for the biennial match against United States at Gleneagles in Scotland in September...
Golf-European Tour Race to Dubai money list
July 28(Reuters) - Leading money winners on the 2014European Tour Race to Dubai on Monday: 1. Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) 2,634,933 euros 2. Thomas Bjorn (Denmark) 1,621,367 3. Sergio Garcia (Spain) 1,571,776 4. Martin Kaymer (Germany) 1,533,128 5. Jamie Donaldson (Wales) 1,427,922 6. Stephen Gallacher (Scotland) 1,241,052 7. Justin Rose (England) 1,211,553 8. Victor Dubuisson (France) 1,209,642 9...
Golf-PGA Tour FedExCup points table
July 28 (Reuters) - PGA Tour 2014 FedExCup points table onMonday (U.S. unless stated): 1. Jimmy Walker 2,364 points 2. Bubba Watson 2,135 3. Matt Kuchar 1,855 4. Dustin Johnson 1,769 5. Jim Furyk 1,680 6. Jordan Spieth 1,670 7. Chris Kirk 1,542 8. Brendon Todd 1,516 9. Martin Kaymer (Germany) 1,510 10. Zach Johnson 1,504 11. Patrick Reed 1,498 12. Rory McIlroy (N. Ireland) 1,432 13. Harris English 1,432 14...
Golf-European Ryder Cup points table
July 28 (Reuters) - European Ryder Cup points table on Monday: World points list 1. Sergio Garcia (Spain) 317.40 2. Justin Rose (England) 261.33 3. Martin Kaymer (Germany) 245.87 4. Thomas Bjorn (Denmark) 193.77 5. Luke Donald (England) 162.44 European points list 1. Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) 3,051,298 2. Victor Dubuisson (France) 2,631,723 3. Jamie Donaldson (Wales) 2,398,824 4. ...
McGinley pulls out of U.S. PGA with shoulder injury
(Reuters) - European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley has pulled out of next week's U.S. PGA Championship with a shoulder injury, the Irishman said on Monday. The 47-year-old McGinley has suffered from bursitis in his left shoulder, an affliction which forced him to miss the French Open at the start of July. "The scan showed that I really needed to rest my shoulder for a couple of months if I am to address the injury properly and so, because of that, I have regrettably had to withdraw from the U...
Golf-World Rankings
July 28 (Infostrada Sports) - The World Rankings 1. (1) Adam Scott (Australia) 9.10 2. (2) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 8.03 3. (3) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 7.69 4. (4) Justin Rose (Britain) 7.23 5. (5) Sergio Garcia (Spain) 6.95 6. (7) Matt Kuchar (U.S.) 6.72 7. (6) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 6.71 8. (10) Jim Furyk (U.S.) 6.42 9. (8) Jason Day (Australia) 6.29 10. (9) Tiger Woods (U.S.) 6.07 11. (11) Jordan Spieth (U...
National Basketball Association roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - Byron Scott said in a television interview that he is the new coach of the Los Angeles Lakers but the team insisted that an agreement has not yet been reached. ESPN reported Saturday that the Lakers and Scott agreed on a four-year, $17 million deal. The Lakers hold a team option on the final year of the deal. I always wanted to coach the Lakers, especially when I got to coaching...
National Football League roundup
(The Sports Xchange) - New York Jets first-round safety Calvin Pryor sustained a concussion in practice, coach Rex Ryan confirmed on Sunday. Ryan said the rookie was injured in a special teams drill on Saturday while blocking on a kick return. "Pryor now will go through the protocol, so it is a concussion," Ryan said, according to the New York Daily News. "Apparently it was on a kick when we were doing a kick return drill and he was blocking and the returner kind of got knocked into him and kind of just hit him right...
Hall of Fame induction a Braves reunion
(Reuters) - The National Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony had the feel of an Atlanta Braves reunion as pitching greats Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine were inducted on Sunday along with former manager Bobby Cox. Maddux and Glavine, mainstays on the Braves team that won the 1995 World Series while Cox was at the helm, went into the Hall in Cooperstown, New York with former slugger Frank Thomas and managers Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre...
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