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2014 FIBA World Cup results: Brazil finally defeats Argentina, Turkey stuns Australia

The great Argentinian Golden Generation may have played its last game, as Brazil took control in the second half to move on to the quarterfinals. Elsewhere, Turkey advanced in dramatic fashion and Serbia upset Greece.<p>The quarterfinals at the 2014 FIBA World Cup are now set after an exciting second …

How San Antonio Spurs Should Round Out Championship Roster

The San Antonio Spurs elected to keep things simple this summer, quietly reassembling a roster that's thus far identical to the one that quickly dispatched the Miami Heat in last season's NBA Finals.<p>In addition to inking head coach Gregg Popovich to a multiyear extension, the organization extended …

NBA

FIBA World Cup 2014: Day 9 Schedule and Predictions After Day 8 Bracket Results

Eight teams remain in the 2014 FIBA World Cup after a compelling round of 16. With the action heating up in Spain, Team USA will lace up on Tuesday with a semifinal spot on the line.<p>Fans bored by the United States' dominance enjoyed some much closer calls on Sunday. Turkey and Lithuania advanced by …

Basketball

Ray Allen-Paul Pierce Reunion Is Exactly What Eastern Conference Needs

The Washington Wizards may have something to say about the Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls being anointed the Eastern Conference's presumptive front-runners.<p>After pushing the Indiana Pacers six games in last season's conference semifinals, the up-and-coming franchise has enlisted the help of …

NBA

Turkey's late surge stuns Australia at WCup

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Turkey forward Emir Preldzic made his second of two last-minute 3-pointers only 5 seconds from the finish to stun Australia …

Basketball

Novak Djokovic to miss Davis playoff

BANGALORE, India -- Novak Djokovic has pulled out of this week's Davis Cup playoff against India because of fatigue and family commitments.<p>Serbia …

Can Germany follow Spain and do the international double?

Joachim Low's men begin their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign on Sunday and are fresh from their World Cup victory, but can they repeat their double of the 1970s?<p>Despite being humiliated, exposed and outclassed in a 4-2 defeat to Argentina that was billed as a rematch of the World Cup final on …

Hodgson open to Beckham offer to work for FA

The England boss says he's sure the FA would be open to finding a place for Beckham in the national team setup.<p>England manager Roy Hodgson has talked up David Beckham's offer to join his coaching setup.<p>Former England captain Beckham's presence has been missing from the game after his retirement …

Euro 2016 qualifying scores: Portugal stunned by Albania

Fans might have been a bit disappointed about the club season getting broken up by such an early international break, but the Euro 2016 qualifiers didn't disappoint on Sunday. There were a handful of great games to go along with one truly shocking upset, while the world champions were tested as …

Super Marios? Muller should be Germany's No. 9

The Bayern Munich star provided for his country once more during the victory over Scotland and must be considered Joachim Low's top attacking option.<p>The dust has settled on Germany's big night in Rio and Joachim Low's rebuilding job is well under way. Two dour performances and one heavy loss at …

Wayne Rooney can be a great captain for Manchester United and England, says David Moyes

Former United manager says striker needs to be more selfish in order to rediscover his best form<p>David Moyes has backed <b>Wayne Rooney</b> to thrive in his new role as captain of <b>Manchester United</b> and <b>England</b>.<p>The Scot, who managed Rooney at Everton and Old Trafford, believes he will thrive with the added …

Portugal pay price for Cristiano Ronaldo's absence with shock home defeat to Albania in Euro 2016 qualifier

Portugal v Albania match report – Without Cristiano Ronaldo the home side are booed off the pitch after stumbling to defeat thanks to Bekim Bajal's spectacular second-half volley<p>Portugal paid the price for Cristiano Ronaldo's absence through injury as they slumped to a shock 1-0 defeat at home to …

Michel Platini threatens Franck Ribery with suspension

UEFA president Michel Platini has threatened France playmaker Franck Ribery with a suspension, unless he makes hi available for the international team.<p>Bayern Munich winger Ribery announced his retirement from France duty after the World Cup in Brazil, which he missed due to a back injury.<p>But …

Soccer

Manchester United play down reports Radamel Falcao is older than he claims

Reports that new loan signing Radamel Falcao is aged 30, not 28, are played down by Manchester United, who say 'it was never an issue for us'<p><b>Manchester United</b> have played down speculation that Radamel Falcao is two years older than is officially reported.<p>Falcao, who joined the club on transfer …

Soccer

Spain not underestimating Macedonia

La Roja open Group C action in Valencia on Monday and the defending champions are expected to record a comfortable win.<p>Vicente del Bosque is taking nothing for granted as Spain prepares to open its Euro 2016 qualifying campaign against Macedonia.<p>Spain hosts Macedonia in Group C action in Valencia …

Agent: Benitez twice rejected Real Madrid

The coach could have joined los Blancos during his time at Liverpool but turned down the offers.<p>Rafael Benitez twice rejected the opportunity to coach Real Madrid during his time with Liverpool, according to the Spaniard's agent.<p>Prior to taking the reins at Serie A outfit Napoli in 2013, Benitez …

David Moyes rues the end of an era

David Moyes believes his sacking at Manchester United ended the era of "long-term planning" at Old Trafford and said he has already received offers …

Diego Costa hopes to face El Salvador

Diego Costa is targeting a return to action in Spain's final pre-World Cup friendly against El Salvador next weekend as he steps up his recovery from …

Soccer

David Villa confirms 'new challenge'

Spain forward David Villa confirmed he is leaving Atletico Madrid for "an offer that couldn't be refused" and is expected to sign for fledgling MLS …

Soccer

Pirlo: Conte has convinced me to play on

The Italian playmaker considered retiring after this year's World Cup but the appointment of his former Juventus boss has changed his mind.<p>Andrea Pirlo says he has been convinced to play on by new Italy coach Antonio Conte.<p>Pirlo's intention was to retire after this year's World Cup but the …

Manchester United expected to announce David Moyes' disastrous reign cost the club £50 million

Ed Woodward is expected to reveal in Wednesday's annual Manchester United's club accounts how the Scot's 11-month reign at Old Trafford has dented finances<p><b>Manchester United</b> will disclose the full cost to the club of David Moyes’s disastrous 11-month reign as manager on Wednesday, with annual …

Soccer

Is Wayne Rooney actually a central midfielder?

Typical.<p>You say something (under your breath or to yourself) for nigh on 5 years and you get roundly ignored by the world’s media, Manchester United and a succession of England football managers.<p>Then Paul Scholes goes ahead and says the exact same thing in a national newspaper and <i>voila</i>: it sparks a …

Soccer

Draft 2015 F1 calendar revealed, 20 races included

Formula 1 is set for a return to a 20-race calendar next season, according to a draft version that has been circulated to teams at the Italian Grand …

Motorsport

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Italian GP: Esteban Gutierrez penalised for Romain Grosjean clash

Esteban Gutierrez has been handed a 20-second penalty following his incident with Formula 1 rival Romain Grosjean during the Italian Grand Prix.<p>The …

Auto Racing

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Horse Racing

Italian GP: New ERS issue ended Alonso's finishing streak

Ferrari boss Marco Mattiacci says a previously unseen Energy Recovery System (ERS) problem was to blame for Fernando Alonso's retirement from the …

Motor Racing

Italian GP: Mercedes dismisses Rosberg/Hamilton conspiracy talk

Mercedes boss Toto Wolff has rubbished talk of a conspiracy by his Formula 1 team to help Lewis Hamilton win the Italian Grand Prix rather than Nico …

Motor Racing

Italian GP: Valtteri Bottas unsure over Kevin Magnussen penalty

Valtteri Bottas is unsure whether Formula 1 rival Kevin Magnussen deserved to be penalised for his defensive driving during their Italian Grand Prix …

Auto Racing

Italian GP: Williams team investigating Valtteri Bottas's start woe

The Williams Formula 1 team is not sure whether Valtteri Bottas's poor Italian Grand Prix start was caused by a clutch issue or just low grip …

Auto Racing