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Penske Racing driver Will Power proudly displays the banner signifying him winning his fifth pole for the IndyCar St. Pete Grand Prix in six years. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)
Penske Racing driver Will Power proudly displays the banner signifying him winning his fifth pole for the IndyCar St. Pete Grand Prix in six years. (Chris Jasurek/Epoch Times)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—IndyCar champion Will Power put his Penske Racing Dallara Chevrolet on the pole for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, his fifth...


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  • Dragons, drums and firecrackers open the 40th Hong Kong Sevens on Friday March 27, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Hong Kong Sevens 2015: Day 1

    HONG KONG—Lights! Camera! Action! The Hong Kong Sevens begins. The Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens 2015 kicked off today March 27. This year’s tournament celebrates... Read more

  • Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

    Kevin Durant Foot Injury: Twitter Reactions From NBA Stars, Analysts

    Kevin Durant will officially undergo bone graft foot surgery to try to correct his soreness and will be out for four to six months, the... Read more

  • Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder at American Airlines Center on March 16, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    NBA Injury Report: Kevin Durant and Other Stars Missing More Time

    Kevin Durant and a slew of other NBA stars are missing more time due to injury this season than the last five seasons. While the... Read more

  • Kentucky head coach John Calipari in action in the first half of a college basketball game against West Virginia in the NCAA men's tournament regional semifinals, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

    3 Best Potential NBA Landing Spots for John Calipari

    University of Kentucky coach John Calipari has been tabbed as wanting to get back into the NBA, and linked to the only professional team he’s... Read more

  • Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman stands near Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Washington. The Pacers won 103-101. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Randy Wittman’s Hot Seat Keeps Getting Hotter

    Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman doesn’t have a lot of good things going for him, and it looks increasingly likely that he’ll lose his job... Read more

  • Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has finished in the top two of the MVP voting in all three of his seasons. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

    Fantasy Baseball 2015 Rankings: Top 30 Outfielders

    With less than two weeks to go until the season starts (April 5) it’s time to get your fantasy team in order. First up is... Read more

  • Kentucky's Devin Booker takes a pass during practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Cleveland. Kentucky plays West Virginia in a regional semifinal on Thursday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    NCAA Schedule 2015: College Basketball Times, TV Channel, Live Stream Info Tonight

    March Madness is set to start back up with the Sweet Sixteen on Thursday night. Four games will take place on March 26, with the... Read more

  • Brook Lopez, who has been leading the Nets since the All-Star break, goes up for a shot earlier this season. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

    Brook Lopez the Main Reason the Nets Are Still in Playoff Contention

    Brook Lopez did it again. He drained a jumper with four minutes left, and another about two minutes later. He hit two free throws. And... Read more

  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams Hoping to Play at Miami Open

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla.—Less than one week after Serena Williams withdrew from her Indian Wells semifinal with a knee injury, the two-time Miami Open defending champion... Read more

  • Austin Carr

    Sweet 61: Carr’s Tourney Scoring Record Stands Test of Time

    CLEVELAND—Austin Carr never imagined his record would last five years. It has stood for 45. “It’s been that long?” he said. “Yeah, that does surprise... Read more

  • John Mayberry Jr., Masahiro Tanaka

    Tanaka Allows 3 Runs, Yankees Lose 7-2 to Mets

    TAMPA, Fla.—Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs and four hits while pitching into the fifth inning Wednesday for the New York Yankees in a 7–2 loss... Read more

  • Stephen Gostkowski

    Change to Extra Points Likely in NFL

    PHOENIX—Spice it up. The NFL’s dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season. While... Read more

  • Houston Rockets' James Harden, right, and Dwight Howard walk back to the bench late the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 109-91. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Heavy Minutes for NBA’s Top Stars Will Impact 2015 Playoffs

    James Harden has shouldered a heavy load without Dwight Howard most of the season, boosting his play to help the Rockets stay in the top four... Read more

  • Kentucky head coach John Calipari jokes around with members of the media during practice for an NCAA college basketball second round game in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Kentucky plays Hampton on Thursday. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

    Could John Calipari Be the Brooklyn Nets or Washington Wizards Coach Next Season?

    The Brooklyn Nets have put together some nice games this season, but the problem is they’ve also played too many bad ones. The only reason... Read more

  • GO FOR IT—The new look Hong Kong team who will challenge for honour at the 3rd Chinese National Lawn Bowls Championship in Guangzhou this week (March 26-28). Team members includes (from left) Amy Choy (Manageress), Helen Cheung, Timmy Kwong, Ken KK Chan, Vivian Yip and Claudius Lam (Manager). (Michael Cheung)

    HK Strikes for Honour at National Championship

    A new look Hong Kong team will challenge for honour at the 3rd Chinese National Lawn Bowls Championship in Guangzhou this week, hoping to better... Read more

  • New Zealand batsman Martin Guptill plays a shot during the Cricket World Cup quarter-final match between New Zealand and the West Indies at Wellington Regional Stadium in Wellington on March 21, 2015. (Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images)

    The Four Quarters of Cricket: The ODI QF’s

    The Cricket World Cup delivered four superb quarterfinals this past week. South Africa dominated Sri Lanka; India eased past Bangladesh; Australia overcame Pakistan; and New... Read more

  • Stephen Gostkowski

    Change to Extra Points Likely in NFL

    PHOENIX—Spice it up. The NFL’s dullest play, the extra point, appears to be headed for some changes, perhaps significant ones, for the 2015 season. While... Read more

  • Chris Borland, Alfred Morris

    49ers’ Chris Borland Retiring at 24, Wary of Head Trauma

    SAN FRANCISCO—Wary of head trauma, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland is leaving football. And not even the promise of NFL stardom and piles of... Read more

  • Chris Borland #50 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after a tackle against the New York Giants in the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 16, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

    What Did Tim Ryan Really Say About Chris Borland?

    Former NFL player Tim Ryan is being criticized for some comments he made about the Chris Borland situation, but some people are taking his words... Read more

  • Despite retiring after just one season in the NFL, Chris Borland made over one million dollars. (AP Photo)

    Chris Borland Salary Breakdown: How Much Did LB Make During Career?

    Chris Borland retired after only one year of playing professional football, but he still made over a million dollars. Borland was signed to a four-year,... Read more

  • San Francisco 49ers inside linebacker Chris Borland (50) celebrates after intercepting a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J., Nov. 16, 2014. Across the NFL, while many superstars are doing their thing, a wide range of obscure players are having a major impact. Not just on the offensive line, where anonymity is a given, but even at high-profile positions such as linebacker and running back. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Patrick Willis and Junior Seau Situations Likely Influenced Chris Borland Retirement

    Scores of analysts, fans, and NFL players are discussing the surprising decision by Chris Borland to retire at 24 years old.  Borland informed the San... Read more

  • This photo taken Aug. 2013 shows New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow throwing during warmups before a NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    #TebowTime: Tim Tebow is Trying to Make it Back to the NFL

    Tim Tebow is still chasing his dream of returning to the NFL, working out today for the Philadelphia Eagles. The team confirmed to Les Bowen... Read more

  • Eagles Murray Football

    Wild Opening Week for NFL Business Season

    NEW YORK—Maybe everyone should have known from the way the Super Bowl ended that the beginning of the NFL’s business season would be wild. Chip... Read more

  • DeMarco Murray,  Heidi Mueller

    All-Pro DeMarco Murray to Join Eagles

    DeMarco Murray got the money he wanted from his former team’s biggest rival. Two people familiar with the deal said All-Pro running back DeMarco Murray... Read more

  • Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie

    Jets Sign Antonio Cromartie to 4-Year Deal

    NEW YORK—The band is getting back together in the New York Jets secondary. Cornerback Antonio Cromartie agreed to terms with the Jets on a four-year contract, worth $32... Read more

  • Darrelle Revis was all an All-Pro three times in his first go around with the Jets. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

    On Board With Jets GM Maccagnan and the Revis Deal

    I admit it. I thought Idzik was going to turn the Jets around—even after he took much-maligned quarterback Geno Smith in the second round two... Read more

  • Chip Kelly

    Kelly Says Eagles Aren’t Trading up for Mariota

    Once he broke his silence, Chip Kelly couldn’t stop talking. Kelly shot down months of speculation about the Philadelphia Eagles trading up to draft Heisman... Read more

  • Albert Haynesworth was all smiles after signing a 7-year contract worth approximately $100 million with the Washington Redskins. The relationship would soon sour. (Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

    Buyer Beware: NFL’s Worst Free Agent Signings

    This is the time of year where it’s great to be an NFL free agent. Why? Because every spring NFL owners (okay, namely Daniel Snyder)... Read more

  • New Orleans Saints' Jimmy Graham leaps to throw the ball over the goal post after scoring a touchdown during the first half of the NFL Football Pro Bowl Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Saints Send Graham to Seattle for First-Round Pick

    RENTON, Wash.—The Seattle Seahawks search for a tight end has landed Jimmy Graham. The Seahawks and New Orleans Saints agreed to a trade Tuesday sending... Read more

  • Chicago Bears quarterback Jimmy Clausen (8) is sacked by Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (90) in the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    5 Questions to Answer as NFL Free Agency Begins

    When NFL free agency begins Tuesday, lots of players will get lots of money. Some will even earn it throughout those massive contracts. An early... Read more

  • FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2014, file photo, Detroit Lions' Ndamukong Suh looks on during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers in Green Bay, Wis.  Suh can play in Detroit's wild-card playoff game after his one-game NFL suspension was reduced to a $70,000 fine. Hearing officer Ted Cottrell heard Suh's expedited appeal Tuesday, Dec. 30, 3014, and ruled that Suh can play Sunday at Dallas but must pay the fine.  (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke, File)

    Albert Haynesworth All Over Again? Ndamukong Suh Gets Huge Contract

    The comparison between Ndamukong Suh and Albert Haynesworth was made following the Miami Dolphins signing Suh for $114 million with $60 million in guaranteed money... Read more

  • New England Patriots' Randy Moss caught an NFL record 23 TD passes in his first season with the Patriots. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

    NFL’s Most Lopsided Trades

    Trades in the NFL happen when two teams find common ground in a deal that benefits both parties. Most of them involve draft picks as... Read more

  • Broncos Manning Returns Football

    Manning Back for 18th Season After Signing Reworked Deal

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo.—Now that No. 18 is officially coming back for an 18th season, Peyton Manning can focus on learning the West Coast offense. And general... Read more

  • Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will be the most coveted free agent, should the Lions be unable to sign before March 10. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

    NFL Free Agency Rumors: Where Suh Might Go

    The NFL free agency period starts March 10. With the deadline for teams to use the franchise tag having passed, we now have a clearer... Read more

  • New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) tackles San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin (81) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J.  (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Giants Place Franchise Tag on DE Jason Pierre-Paul

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—The New York Giants placed the franchise tag on defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul after the 26-year-old rebounded from two injury-plagued seasons. The Giants made the... Read more

  • Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) looks to run as Indianapolis Colts cornerback Greg Toler (28) defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

    NFL Franchise Tag Deadline 2015: Time, Date, Details for Deadline

    NFL teams are tagging their best players on Monday, with the deadline now just hours away. The deadline is set for 4 p.m. EST on... Read more

  • Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on March 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

    Kevin Durant Foot Injury: Twitter Reactions From NBA Stars, Analysts

    Kevin Durant will officially undergo bone graft foot surgery to try to correct his soreness and will be out for four to six months, the... Read more

  • Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder at American Airlines Center on March 16, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    NBA Injury Report: Kevin Durant and Other Stars Missing More Time

    Kevin Durant and a slew of other NBA stars are missing more time due to injury this season than the last five seasons. While the... Read more

  • Kentucky head coach John Calipari in action in the first half of a college basketball game against West Virginia in the NCAA men's tournament regional semifinals, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

    3 Best Potential NBA Landing Spots for John Calipari

    University of Kentucky coach John Calipari has been tabbed as wanting to get back into the NBA, and linked to the only professional team he’s... Read more

  • Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman stands near Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Washington. The Pacers won 103-101. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Randy Wittman’s Hot Seat Keeps Getting Hotter

    Washington Wizards coach Randy Wittman doesn’t have a lot of good things going for him, and it looks increasingly likely that he’ll lose his job... Read more

  • Brook Lopez, who has been leading the Nets since the All-Star break, goes up for a shot earlier this season. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

    Brook Lopez the Main Reason the Nets Are Still in Playoff Contention

    Brook Lopez did it again. He drained a jumper with four minutes left, and another about two minutes later. He hit two free throws. And... Read more

  • Houston Rockets' James Harden, right, and Dwight Howard walk back to the bench late the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz on Thursday, March 12, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 109-91. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Heavy Minutes for NBA’s Top Stars Will Impact 2015 Playoffs

    James Harden has shouldered a heavy load without Dwight Howard most of the season, boosting his play to help the Rockets stay in the top four... Read more

  • Kentucky head coach John Calipari jokes around with members of the media during practice for an NCAA college basketball second round game in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Kentucky plays Hampton on Thursday. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

    Could John Calipari Be the Brooklyn Nets or Washington Wizards Coach Next Season?

    The Brooklyn Nets have put together some nice games this season, but the problem is they’ve also played too many bad ones. The only reason... Read more

  • Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) gestures to the crowd following a dunk in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    25 NBA Execs, Coaches, and Players Rank the Top Point Guards: Russell Westbrook is First

    A combination of people involved in the NBA–25 executives, coaches or players–responded to a request to rank the top point guards in the NBA, and... Read more

  • Chicago Bulls forward Nikola Mirotic, left, shoots over Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago on Wednesday, March 18, 2015. The Bulls won 103-86. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Nikola Mirotic, Stepping Up for Bulls, Could Win Rookie of the Year

    European rookie Nikola Mirotic has slipped into the NBA’s Rookie of the Year conversation due to a stellar stretch of games that started at the... Read more

  • Will the Hawks and Cavaliers meet in the Eastern Conference finals, or will one or both be taken down before then? (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

    Which Teams Can Beat the Hawks and Cavaliers in 2015 NBA Playoffs?

    The conventional take on the Eastern Conference playoff picture, bolstered by the struggles of everyone below them, is that the Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers... Read more

  • Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) faces off with Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

    Updated NBA Odds: 2015 Draft Lottery, NBA Finals

    Updates to the biggest sets of odds for the NBA–including the odds to win the 2014-15 championship–have come through, with the Cavaliers, Warriors, and Spurs... Read more

  • Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder at American Airlines Center on March 16, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Detailed 2014-15 Injury Report for Oklahoma City Thunder and New Orleans Pelicans

    A huge factor in the NBA playoff races has been injuries, to end of the bench players to superstars. This factor has especially impacted the... Read more

  • Brooklyn Nets' Joe Johnson (7) celebrates with teammates Bojan Bogdanovic (44), of Croatia, and Brook Lopez (11) during the third overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday, March 20, 2015, in New York. The Nets won the game 129-127. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    NBA Playoff Standings 2015: Brooklyn Nets One Game Out of Spot

    If there’s one thing the past two weeks have taught NBA analysts and fans, it’s that the league is largely unpredictable and things can change... Read more

  • Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder at American Airlines Center on March 16, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

    Kevin Durant Injury Update is Good–and Bad–News for Wizards Fans

    Kevin Durant could very well miss the rest of this season, the Thunder announced in an injury update on Friday. He’s having serious trouble recovering... Read more

  • Michael Carter-Williams #5 of the Milwaukee Bucks controls the ball against Kenneth Faried #35 of the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on March 3, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Bucks 106-95. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

    Could the Milwaukee Bucks Miss the NBA Playoffs?

    In a turn of events as surprising as the Bucks success in the first part of the season, Milwaukee is now in serious danger of... Read more

  • Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) disputes a foul call in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Washington Wizards Need Paul Pierce’s Best for Deep Playoff Run

    The Washington Wizards are, like many teams, ramping it up as they jockey for position heading into the playoffs. And their x-factor Paul Pierce has been... Read more

  • Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33) shoots against Denver Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (35) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

    Marc Gasol: Latest News and Free Agency Rumors on Grizzlies Center

    A new update confirms that the San Antonio Spurs will make a serious run for free-agent-to-be Marc Gasol this summer. Sources told Sporting News that... Read more

  • Joey Dorsey, Dwight Howard, Pablo Prigioni

    Rockets Should Get Dwight Howard Back Soon

    HOUSTON—Dwight Howard is feeling better and said he’s ‘pretty close’ to returning from the swelling in his right knee that has kept Houston’s center off... Read more

  • (AFP/Getty Images, file)

    See President Obama’s Full 2015 NCAA Bracket Here

    President Barack Obama unveiled his 2015 NCAA tournament on Wednesday, with a prediction of undefeated Kentucky becoming the National Champion. Obama, in keeping with his... Read more

  • (Comedy Central)

    NBA Bands: Best Band Names From Comedy Central Hashtag Wars

    The NBA Bands trend has been prompting some pretty interesting names that have some sort of link to pro basketball, including “Durant Durant” and “Raptors... Read more

  • New York’s Jesper Fast celebrates his goal against Anaheim on March 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The New York Rangers defeated the Anaheim Ducks 7–2 in a battle of Presidents’ Trophy hopefuls. (Elsa/Getty Images)

    NHL Presidents’ Trophy Race Could Be Tightest Ever

    This year’s race to the Presidents’ Trophy looks to be tighter than any other in history, but when all’s said and done, winning the award... Read more

  • New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist and right wing Mats Zuccarello (36) defend the net against a shot at goal by Montreal Canadiens right wing Brandon Prust (8) during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York.  The Canadiens won 1-0. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Rangers’ Lundqvist Back at Practice, Closer to Game Ready

    NEW YORK—Henrik Lundqvist practiced with his Rangers teammates Tuesday for the first time since he was forced from the lineup by a neck injury in... Read more

  • Dustin Byfuglien is seen in action against the Ottawa Senators at the MTS Centre on March 4, 2015 in Winnipeg. The big defenseman suffered an upper-body injury in that game and hasn’t yet returned to action. (Marianne Helm/Getty Images)

    Byfuglien More Than a Big Loss for Winnipeg Jets

    There’s little doubt that Dustin Byfuglien has been the MVP for the Winnipeg Jets this season. Not to discount the excellent season Bryan Little is... Read more

  • Hong Kong Tycoons celebrate winning the playoff final in the CIHL at Mega Ice on Saturday March 14, 2015. (Patrick Calkins)

    Overtime Win for Tycoons in Playoff Final

    HONG KONG—The Playoff Final in the CIHL at Mega Ice on Saturday March 14, went down to the wire. The glass was shaking from the... Read more

  • Cam Talbot, Derick Brassard, Dave Bolland

    Rangers Backup G Talbot Shining Through Lundqvist’s Absence

    NEW YORK—If someone said the New York Rangers would be without star goalie Henrik Lundqvist for more than a month during a crucial stretch, their... Read more

  • Ottawa Senators' goalie Andrew Hammond makes a save against the Buffalo Sabres in Ottawa on March 6, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

    Surging Ottawa Senators Eye Final Playoff Spot

    The Ottawa Senators are playing their best hockey of the season and have put themselves in position to compete for the final wild card spot... Read more

  • Director Gabe Polsky (R)  and the crew of the documentary film, "Red Army," filming on location in Red Square, Moscow. Polsky’s film tells the story of the Soviet Union’s relationship with its famed national hockey team through the eyes of Slava Fetisov, the Hall of Fame defenseman who later won two Stanley Cup titles with the Detroit Red Wings. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics/Red Army Doc LLC, Silvia Zeitlinger)

    Documentary Tells Gripping Story of Red Army Hockey Team

    LOS ANGELES—Gabe Polsky wouldn’t stop pestering him, so Viacheslav “Slava” Fetisov grudgingly promised 15 minutes to the American making a documentary about the Soviet Union... Read more

  • Hong Kong Tycoons’ Brad Smith back defending against an attack by Macau Aces in their 2nd best-of-three CIHL semi-final at Mega Ice on Saturday Feb 28. Tycoons edged a tight match 3-2 with an overtime goal to move into the Final to be played on March 14, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Tycoons and Warriors Set for Final Confrontation

    Hong Kong Tycoons and Kowloon Warriors both won their 2nd Best-of-Three Semi-final matches on Saturday Feb 28 to take them into the Final of the... Read more

  • The Toronto Maple Leafs gave David Clarkson a chance to revive his career in Columbus in the days leading up to the NHL trade deadline. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Creativity, Humanity of NHL GMs Makes Trade Deadline Dud Compelling

    Though 2015’s NHL trade deadline day did not showcase the blockbuster deals of previous years, general managers were the stars showing sides of themselves not... Read more

  • Jaromir Jagr

    Seller’s Market for NHL Teams as Trade Deadline Nears

    General managers, count your draft picks. In this trade market, they’re valuable currency. In the days leading to Monday’s NHL trade deadline, draft picks have... Read more

  • New Jersey Devils' Jaromir Jagr, of the Czech Republic, celebrates after scoring a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

    Florida Panthers Add Jaromir Jagr for Playoff Run

    SUNRISE, Fla.—The Florida Panthers acquired Jaromir Jagr from the New Jersey Devils on Thursday for a second-round pick in June and either Florida or Minnesota’s... Read more

  • Drew Doughty holds up Steven Stamkos at the Staples Center on Feb. 16, 2015 in Los Angeles. The Kings defensemen shines in enhanced stats, but is less convinced of their usefulness. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    The More We Know About the NHL, the More It Changes

    The “observer effect” refers to the influence that the act of observation has on the object of study, namely, that the closer one studies the... Read more

  • Turkey celebrates their important win against Hong Kong to move them into the lead with 6-points on day-2 of the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B Qualifier tournament at Mega Ice, on Thursday Feb 19, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Strong Performance by Hong Kong, but Turkey Win Qualifier

    HONG KONG—Turkey regained their World Championship Division II Group B Qualification place they lost last year by beating all three rivals in the 2015 IIHF... Read more

  • Filip Forsberg (L) and James Neal (R) of the Nashville Predators congratulate teammate Shea Weber on scoring a goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period of a game at Bridgestone Arena on February 12, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

    NHL Power Rankings: As of Feb. 23

    The 10 best of the NHL may soon include the Kings, who’ve won seven straight games, but as of yet they don’t have the résumé... Read more

  • Play between Hong Kong and Turkey in the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship Division II Group B Qualifier tournament at Mega Ice, on Thursday Feb 19, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Turkey Ahead on Points, Still Need to Face South Africa.

    HONG KONG—Turkey moved into a 3-point lead with a head to head win over Hong Kong on day-2 of the 2015 International Ice Hockey Federation... Read more

  • Olli Jokinen faces off against Nick Bjugstad as the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Florida Panthers in Toronto on Feb. 17, 2015. (The Canadian Press/Frank Gunn)

    Leafs on Display for All the Wrong Reasons

    When the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired forward Olli Jokinen, they may have been envisioning a future asset, not an experienced centre. Dave Nonis, Brendan Shanahan,... Read more

  • Nashville Predators' Roman Josi (59) is greeted by Mike Ribeiro (63) after scoring in the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    NHL Power Rankings: February 17

    With a little less than two months left in the regular season, here’s the 10 best of the NHL, ranked in order. 1. Nashville Predators... Read more

  • Ronald Matez (18) of South China Sharks scores Sharks’ second goal in their match against Macau Aces in the CIHL at Mega Ice on Saturday Feb 7, 2015, but Aces always kept just one step ahead to win the match 4-3. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Aces Head Hockey League with Close Win Over Sharks

    HONG KONG—Macau Aces secured a top of the table finish in the CIHL league at Mega Ice on Saturday Feb 7 finishing with 18-points after... Read more

  • Toronto Maple Leafs' Cody Franson hits Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Nov. 22, 2014. (The Canadian Press/Frank Gunn)

    Leafs’ Best Performers Likely First to Leave

    This year’s Maple Leafs are too wet to catch fire, too dried up to stay on the tree. Toronto’s team can’t win for losing and... Read more

  • Montreal’s Dale Weise congratulates Carey Price after the game against the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Feb. 8, 2015 in Boston. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    Canadiens Sweep Regular Season Series With Archrival Bruins

    The Boston Bruins bring out the best in the Montreal Canadiens. Arguably the NHL’s greatest rivalry has been decidedly one-sided in favor of the Habs... Read more

  • Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim has finished in the top two of the MVP voting in all three of his seasons. (Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

    Fantasy Baseball 2015 Rankings: Top 30 Outfielders

    With less than two weeks to go until the season starts (April 5) it’s time to get your fantasy team in order. First up is... Read more

  • John Mayberry Jr., Masahiro Tanaka

    Tanaka Allows 3 Runs, Yankees Lose 7-2 to Mets

    TAMPA, Fla.—Masahiro Tanaka allowed three runs and four hits while pitching into the fifth inning Wednesday for the New York Yankees in a 7–2 loss... Read more

  • Kyle Lobstein

    Beat the Clock: Pitchers Put on Timers in High Minors

    NEW YORK—Pitchers will have to beat the clock at Triple-A and Double-A this season. In an effort to speed games, Minor League Baseball’s governing body... Read more

  • John Ryan Murpy, Ryan Zimmerman

    Fister’s 2-run Single Helps Nationals Beat Yankees 7–6

    VIERA, Fla.—Doug Fister hit a two-run single off Chasen Shreve, and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the New York Yankees 7–6 Monday. Fister allowed four runs... Read more

  • Matt Havery

    Harvey, Mets Rough up Yankees After Scary Start

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.—Yankees center fielder Jose Pirela was carted off the field after crashing into the wall on Juan Lagares’ inside-the-park home run, the... Read more

  • Dillon Gee

    Gee Returns to Rotation; Mets’ Split Squad Beats Astros 3–1

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.—Dillon Gee returned to the Mets’ rotation as part of an open competition for the fifth starter job. Gee and fellow candidate... Read more

  • Ryan Goins, Jacoby Ellsbury

    Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury out With Right Abdominal Strain

    TAMPA, Fla.—New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has been scratched from the starting lineup against Toronto due to a mild right abdominal strain. Yankees manager... Read more

  • New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler delivers against the Washington Nationals during the third inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Mets Pitcher Zack Wheeler Has Torn Elbow Ligament

    FORT MYERS, Fla.—Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn elbow ligament, a blow to a team hoping to compete for the playoffs following Matt Harvey’s... Read more

  • Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cliff Lee exhibited remarkable control this season. (Photo by Brian Garfinkel/Getty Images)

    Phillies’ Cliff Lee Will Try to Rehab Arm Without Surgery

    CLEARWATER, Fla.—Cliff Lee has been placed on the 60-day disabled list by the Philadelphia Phillies to attempt to rehabilitate an elbow injury without surgery. The... Read more

  • Alex Rodriguez

    A-Rod Hits 1st Homer in Yankees’ 10–6 Loss to Red Sox

    TAMPA, Fla.—Alex Rodriguez hit his first home run since returning to the Yankees following a drug suspension, and Chris Capuano was forced out in the... Read more

  • FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2014 file photo, New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey plays catch during spring training baseball practice in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The Mets and Harvey have agreed where the pitcher will rehabilitate from elbow ligament-replacement surgery. General manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday, March 25, 2014,  the right-hander will be with the club in New York during homestands and work at the team's spring training complex in Port St. Lucie when the Mets are on the road. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    Matt Harvey Sluggish in Mets 7−4 Loss to Marlins

    JUPITER, Fla.—Matt Harvey was far from perfect in his second spring training outing. After getting six straight outs last week in his first appearance following... Read more

  • Joe Girardi, Alex Rodriguez

    A-Rod Has RBI Single as Yankees Beat Rays 4-3

    TAMPA, Fla.—Alex Rodriguez went 2 for 3 and singled in a run for his first RBI since a season-long suspension, helping the New York Yankees beat the... Read more

  • Alex Rodriguez

    Still Got It? A-Rod Plays Third for First Time in Win

    TAMPA, Fla.—Alex Rodriguez made his exhibition debut at third base, cleanly handling his only chance, and the New York Yankees beat the Washington Nationals 3−2 Sunday. Rodriguez,... Read more

  • Philadelphia Phillies' Cliff Lee is seen during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Monday, July 21, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

    Phillies Pitcher Cliff Lee Has Soreness in Pitching Elbow

    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.—Phillies left-hander Cliff Lee was temporarily shut down after experiencing soreness in his pitching elbow, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Sunday morning... Read more

  • Barry Zito

    Trade-Happy West Teams Make Big Offseason Moves to Improve

    PEORIA, Ariz.—Bud Black practically skipped off to practice despite the gray skies, eager to take the field for another day of spring training drills in... Read more

  • New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey throws against the San Diego Padres in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

    Mets Matt Harvey Set to Make Return From Tommy John Surgery

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.—It’s hard to know which opponent will be more challenging for Matt Harvey on Friday—the Detroit Tigers or his own competitive nature... Read more

  • Eric Campbell, Phil Gosselin, Tim Teufel, Andy Fletcher

    Nieuwenhuis Has 4 Hits for Mets in Win Over Braves

    KISSIMMEE, Fla.—Kirk Nieuwenhuis went 4 for 4 and scored a run, leading the New York Mets to an 8–2 victory over the Atlanta Braves on... Read more

  • Alex Rodriguez

    A-Rod Singles in First At-Bat Following Drug Suspension

    TAMPA, Fla.—Alex Rodriguez returned to the New York Yankees after an absence of more than 17 months, lining a single into short left field in... Read more

  • Alex Rodriguez

    A-Rod: ‘I’ll Be a Little Nervous’ in Return Wednesday

    TAMPA, Fla.—Since Alex Rodriguez last stepped into a batter’s box during a game, Boston and San Francisco have won World Series titles, the New York... Read more

  • Alex Rodriguez

    A-Rod to Skip Yanks Spring Opener, Make Debut Wednesday

    TAMPA, Fla.—Alex Rodriguez will skip the New York Yankees’ exhibition opener against Philadelphia in Clearwater and is slated to make his spring training debut at... Read more

  • Kentucky's Devin Booker takes a pass during practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Cleveland. Kentucky plays West Virginia in a regional semifinal on Thursday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    NCAA Schedule 2015: College Basketball Times, TV Channel, Live Stream Info Tonight

    March Madness is set to start back up with the Sweet Sixteen on Thursday night. Four games will take place on March 26, with the... Read more

  • Austin Carr

    Sweet 61: Carr’s Tourney Scoring Record Stands Test of Time

    CLEVELAND—Austin Carr never imagined his record would last five years. It has stood for 45. “It’s been that long?” he said. “Yeah, that does surprise... Read more

  • Duke teammates Grayson Allen (L) and Jahlil Okafor have the Blue Devils poised for another Final Four trip. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

    Projecting the Sweet 16, Elite Eight Rounds

    In the span of six days, the once-gargantuan 68-team tourney has been slimmed to just 16 teams. Now the tournament we all love shifts from... Read more

  • Mike Krzyzewski, Jahlil Okafor

    Three No. 1 Seeds , Including Unbeaten Kentucky, Still Alive

    When the NCAA Tournament reaches the Sweet 16, that means there are only 15 games left to decide a national champion. Kentucky needs to win... Read more

  • Gonzaga players including Silas Melson (0) celebrate after they beat Iowa 66-53 in an NCAA tournament college basketball game in the Round of 32, Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

    NCAA Tournament 2015: Sweet Sixteen Bracket and TV Schedule

    The 2015 NCAA tournament is well underway, with a several day break before the next round of action. The Sweet Sixteen bracket and schedule is... Read more

  • Aaron Harrison and the 36–0 Kentucky Wildcats are prohibitive favorites to win the title. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

    So Far, Kentucky Making Me Look Bad

    I’m notorious for changing my mind. When I made my Super Bowl pick just a couple months ago, I originally said New England would pull... Read more

  • J.J. O'Brien, Justise Winslow, Quinn Cook

    Duke Beats San Diego State 68–49 to Reach NCAA Sweet 16

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Jahlil Okafor scored 18 of his 26 points in a dominating first half and Duke beat San Diego State 68–49 on Sunday in the... Read more

  • Travis Trice

    March Madness in Full Swing: Michigan State Upsets Virginia

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Travis Trice received a text message Sunday from Golden State Warriors forward and former Michigan State player Draymond Green that read: “Don’t let this... Read more

  • Mamadou Ndiaye #34 of the UC Irvine Anteaters stands in the huddle during a break from the second half of the college basketball game against the Arizona Wildcats at McKale Center on November 19, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. The Wildcats defeated the Anteaters 71-54.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

    Mamadou N’Diaye: Age, Height, Wingspan, Bio for UC Irvine Player (+Photos)

    Mamadou N’Diaye has caught the eye of March Madness fans, with his gigantic frame and surprising agility considering just how tall he is. Just how... Read more

  • Mike Krzyzewski

    Up 3 in the Final Seconds, Do You Foul or Defend?

    At some point during this year’s NCAA Tournament, the scenario will probably unfold again: A team will bring the ball into the frontcourt, trailing by... Read more

  • Fan Reaction, Jim Boeheim, Pat Manley

    Syracuse’s Boeheim: 2018 Right to Retire, but Maybe Sooner

    SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim has always hinted he planned to retire on his own terms. That moment is at hand, and his plan remains... Read more

  • Georgia State's R.J. Hunter, left, laughs with his father and the team's head basketball coach Ron Hunter, right, while talking to the media, Monday, March 16, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    RJ Hunter’s Game-Winning 3-Pointer Knocks His Injured Father Out of His Chair (Video)

    RJ Hunter, a junior at Georgia State, hit a three-pointer with just seconds left in the second round of the NCAA tournament to propel his... Read more

  • Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey works side court as his team plays against Northeastern during the second half of an NCAA tournament second round college basketball game, Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

    March Madness TV Schedule on Thursday: Time, Channel, Live Stream for Basketball Games

    The 2015 March Madness has started and fans are looking for television channels and live stream information for all the games on Thursday. The action... Read more

  • Jahlil Okafor #15 of the Duke Blue Devils reacts after scoring against the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game at the Dean Smith Center on March 7, 2015 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

    Top NBA Prospects to Watch in 2015 NCAA Tournament

    The 2015 NCAA tournament, starting in full today March 19, is replete with star players that will be taken in the first-round of the upcoming... Read more

  • Jim Boeheim

    Boeheim’s Syracuse Reign Done in 3 Years Amid NCAA Troubles

    SYRACUSE, N.Y.—Jim Boeheim became the face of Syracuse University over the past five decades, first as player, then as coach—revered for wins and delivering a... Read more

  • Frank Kaminsky and the Wisconsin Badgers would present a tough matchup for the tournament favorite Kentucky Wildcats. (Mike McGinnis/Getty Images)

    Why Wisconsin Has the Best Shot to Beat Kentucky

    If you picked Kentucky to win the title this year, you’re not alone. At 34–0 and with loads of NBA talent and one of the... Read more

  • Notre Dame's Austin Burgett, left, Matt Gregory, center, and Zach Auguste, left, warm up during practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Notre Dame plays Northeastern in the second round on Thursday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    10 Tips to Help You Win Your Office NCAA Basketball Pool

    Everyone and their mother is looking for tips on how to win their office NCAA tournament pools, and some key tips will help you do... Read more

  • Buffalo head coach Bobby Hurley, center, and players celebrate after Buffalo defeated Central Michigan 89-84 in an NCAA college basketball game in the championship of the Mid-American Conference tournament Saturday, March 14, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

    Why to Pick a No. 12 Over No. 5 Upset in the March Madness Bracket

    At least one No. 12 seed will win in the first wound of the NCAA tournament, if recent history is any indication. No. 12 seeds... Read more

  • JayVaughn Pinkston #22 of the Villanova Wildcats celebrates after defeating the Xavier Musketeers 69-52 in the championship game of the Big East basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    NCAA Tournament Cheat Sheet 2015: Best Upset Picks, Top Tips and Analysis

    Need last minute tips for the NCAA tournament? Some key information has cropped up that will help you out. The biggest question in the bracket:... Read more

  • Nick Johnson of the Arizona Wildcats reacts after missing a last-second shot in overtime during his team's loss to the Wisconsin Badgers 64–63 during the West Regional Final on March 29, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

    Ten Possible Tournament Clashes You’ll Want to See

    I know everyone loves the NCAA tournament because of the propensity for upsets—the system breeds upsets—and I love seeing them too … so long as... Read more

  • Serena Williams

    Serena Williams Hoping to Play at Miami Open

    KEY BISCAYNE, Fla.—Less than one week after Serena Williams withdrew from her Indian Wells semifinal with a knee injury, the two-time Miami Open defending champion... Read more

  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after defeating Andy Murray of Britain in the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

    What We Learned at the Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia— The opening Grand Slam tournament of the year ended Sunday with Novak Djokovic winning his fifth Australian Open title and denying Andy Murray... Read more

  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia, left, is congratulated by Andy Murray of Britain after winning the men's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Djokovic Wins 5th Australian Open Title, Denies Murray a 1st

    MELBOURNE, Australia—Novak Djokovic won his fifth Australian Open title and extended Andy Murray’s misery at Melbourne Park by beating the Scotsman 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4),... Read more

  • Milos Raonic plays a forehand against Novak Djokovic at the 2015 Australian Open in Melbourne on Jan. 28, 2015. (Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

    Similar Fates Suffered by Raonic, Bouchard at Australian Open

    Canadian tennis sensations Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard ran into buzz-saws in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Both lost in straight sets and were... Read more

  • Rafael Nadal of Spain wipes the sweat from the face in his quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

    Nadal Loses in Quarterfinals to Berdych at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia— Rafael Nadal is out of the Australian Open, beaten 6-2, 6-0, 7-6 (5) in the quarterfinals by seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych on Tuesday. The... Read more

  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia points to his team after winning over Fernando Verdasco of Spain in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

    Tradition and Trophies: What to Watch at the Aussie Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia— A place in the quarterfinals awaits the victors Monday when the fourth round is completed at the Australian Open and the second week... Read more

  • Roger Federer of Switzerland reacts as he plays Andreas Seppi of Italy during their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

    Federer out of Aussie Open in 3rd Round After Loss to Seppi

    MELBOURNE, Australia— For the first time in a dozen years, Roger Federer won’t feature in the Australian Open semifinals after being beaten 6-4, 7-6 (5),... Read more

  • Roger Federer of Switzerland celebrates after beating Lu Yen-Hsun of Taiwan during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

    Ranking the Top Ten Men’s Players of the Open Era

    The Australian Open is in full swing and though the trio of Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic showed some cracks last year (they only had two... Read more

  • Andy Murray of Britain makes a forehand return to Yuki Bhambri of India during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Jan. 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

    Andy Murray Wins 1st-Round Match at the Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia— Two-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray beat Indian qualifier Yuki Bhambri 6-3, 6-4, 7-6 (3) Monday to begin another quest to win an... Read more

  • Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, returns a shot to Christina McHale, of the United States, during the second round of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Azarenka Misses out on a Seeding at Australian Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia— Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka has missed out on a seeding at the Australian Open after falling in the rankings in the first weeks... Read more

  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, of France, makes a return to Andy Murray, of Great Britain, at the Rogers Cup tennis tournament Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, in Toronto. (AP Photo/The Canadian PressaiFrank Gunn)

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Withdraws From Australian Open

    PARIS— Still hampered by an injury to his right forearm, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has pulled out of the Australian Open. The 12th-ranked Frenchman struggled with the... Read more

  • Scottish tennis player Andy Murray poses with the trophy of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship after winning the competition following the withdrawal of Serbian player Novak Djokovic from the final due to illness in Abu Dhabi, on January 3, 2015. (Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images)

    Andy Murray Starts Year with Win in Abu Dhabi

    Andy Murray gets 2015 off to a winning start as Novak Djokovic pulls out of the Final of the Abu Dhabi Mubadala World Tennis Championship... Read more

  • Micromax Indian Aces player Roger Federer, plays against Musafir.com UAE Royals Novak Djokovic during International Premier Tennis League, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

    Roger Federer Looks to Have Easy Start to 2015

    Roger Federer will play the winner of a match between a wild-card entry and a qualifier when the 17-time Grand Slam champion begins his new... Read more

  • Gold medalists Catherine Ward (L) and Marie-Philip Poulin celebrate their incredible gold medal victory over the U.S. on Feb. 20, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

    2014 a Year to Remember for Canada in Tennis, Basketball, Hockey

    Looking at the year in sports for 2014, Canada made its mark in tennis and basketball while confirming its dominance in Olympic hockey. Outstanding individual... Read more

  • Switzerland's Roger Federer falls to the clay after defeating France's Richard Gasquet and winning the Davis Cup final between France and Switzerland at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille, northern France, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Federer Leads Swiss Past France for Davis Cup

    LILLE, France— Roger Federer has now claimed all the big prizes on offer in tennis and, for once, will be happy to share his latest... Read more

  • Image Caption: Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the ATP trophy on day eight of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals at O2 Arena on November 16, 2014 in London, England. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

    Federer Defaults the ATP London Final, Djokovic Stays the 2014 World Champion

    ATP London Finals—It was supposed to happen like many expected, a dream world tour final between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. The match was scheduled... Read more

  • Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych plays a return to Croatia’s Marin Cilic, during their singles ATP World Tour tennis finals match at the O2 arena in London, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Tomas Berdych Bounces Back at ATP Finals

    LONDON— Tomas Berdych recovered from his poor start at the ATP Finals and stayed in contention for a spot in the semifinals by beating Marin... Read more

  • Switzerland’s Roger Federer follows his shot to Japan’s Kei Nishikori during their singles ATP World Tour tennis finals match at the O2 arena in London, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Ageless Wonder: 33-year Old Federer Still Has It

    LONDON— He never stops going. For a player described as a spent force a year ago, Roger Federer is proving he still has it. After... Read more

  • Switzerland’s Roger Federer plays a return to Japan’s Kei Nishikori during their singles ATP World Tour tennis finals match at the O2 arena in London, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Federer Wins 2nd Round-Robin Match at ATP Finals

    LONDON— Roger Federer made the most of Kei Nishikori’s erratic play Tuesday to secure a 6-3, 6-2 victory and move closer to a semifinal spot... Read more

  • Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal talks with the media in front of  the hospital after successfully undergoing an operation to remove his appendix in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014. A month ago, the tennis star tried to play through suspected appendicitis at the Shanghai Masters but acknowledged experiencing discomfort and was ousted in the second round by fellow Spaniard Feliciano Lopez. Nadal tried to treat his appendix with antibiotics before opting for an appendectomy. Nadal's appendix was removed on Monday using laparoscopy or key-hole surgery, a statement said. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Nadal to Receive Stem Cell Treatment for Back Pain

    BARCELONA, Spain— Rafael Nadal’s doctor says the 14-time Grand Slam winner will receive stem cell treatment on his ailing back. Angel Ruiz-Cotorro told The Associated... Read more

  • Metro Gallery Sun Source (yellow) defenders clear a corner in their 3-2 first division defeat of HKFC in the HKFA League division 1 match at Sports Road on Saturday March 21, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    South China and Kitchee Through to League Cup Final, Albion Head Yau Yee League

    HONG KONG—Two league cup semi-finals, and one BOCG Life Premier League game were played in the HKFA Premier League over the weekend. Saturday (March 21)... Read more

  • Hong Kong Football Club defender Gary Czechy clears the ball up field during a recent HKFA division 1 game. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Kitchee Retain Lead in Premier League, USRC and Corinthians to Meet in YYL Cup Final

    HONG KONG—HKFA Premier League saw two contenders for the title, play each other in rounds played over the weekend. Saturday (March 14) saw the BOCG... Read more

  • HKFC (white) defend during their 3-1 win over Southern in the HKFA Division-1 match at Sports Road on Saturday March 7, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Kitchee Retain Lead in Premier League, Albion and KCC Dragons Tied in YYL

    HONG KONG—HKFA Premier League saw the top three teams play further rounds in the division last weekend. Saturday (March 7) the BOCG Life Premier League... Read more

  • HKFC score to go 1-0 in their 5-2 win against Wan Chai in the HKFA first division match at Valley-6 on Sunday March 1, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Kitchee Take Lead in Premier, Albion Draw with Colts but Stay Top of YYL

    HKFA Premier League saw a top of the table clash take place between Eastern and last year’s champions, and league contenders Kitchee last Saturday (Feb... Read more

  • Montreal Impact’s Bakary Soumare (L) and Calum Mallace celebrate their draw against Pachuca in CONCACAF Champions League action on March 3, 2015 in Montreal. (The Canadian Press/Paul Chiasson)

    Montreal Impact Make Champions League History in Reaching Semis

    The Montreal Impact made history on Tuesday at Olympic Stadium with a dramatic equalizer from young American forward Cameron Porter in the 94th minute against... Read more

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, Manchester City's Yaya Toure, center, listens to CSKA's Kirill Nababkin, left, during the Champions League group D soccer match between CSKA Moscow and Manchester City, at Arena Khimki stadium outside Moscow. Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure called on UEFA to take action against CSKA Moscow after he was subjected to racist chanting during his team's 2-1 win in the Champions League. Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, a dossier provided to The Associated Press revealed on Friday. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

    Rampant Racism in Russia Endangers Fans of 2018 World Cup, Report Shows

    LONDON—Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, a report... Read more

  • Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois catches the ball in UEFA Champions League Round of 16 action against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris on Feb. 17, 2015. (Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images)

    Chelsea in Good Shape in Champions League After Draw at PSG

    Chelsea has been the class of the English Premier League this season and took a positive step in the Champions League on Tuesday as they... Read more

  • Southern and WanChai players contest the ball during their HKFA league one match at Happy Valley-6 on Sunday Feb 8, 2015. Southern went on to win the match 4-2. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Premier League Round Resumes, Yau Yee League Cup Quarter Finals Played

    HONG KONG—Premier League round resumed last weekend. The weekend started with a Friday night (Feb 6, 2015) match between Kitchee and Wong Tai Sin at... Read more

  • Robbie Bacon of Colts (blue kit) chests the ball to block a header from a Swiss XI corner in their Yau Yee League division one match at Hong Kong Football Club on Sunday Feb 1, 2015. Swiss XI won the match 2-1. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Premier League Turns to League Cup, Albion Return to Top of Yau Yee League

    HONG KONG—Premier League moved to opening fixtures in league cup last weekend. On Saturday (Jan 31) the game between Eastern and I-Sky Yuen Long held... Read more

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    Eastern Lead Premier League from Sun Pegasus and South China

    HONG KONG—Premier League fixtures resumed last weekend. On Saturday (Jan 24) the game between Wo Foo Tai Po and YFCMD held at Tai Po Sports... Read more

  • FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter attends a news conference at the Kubok Sodruzhestva (Commonwealth Cup) youth soccer tournament in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. FIFA President Sepp Blatter says he has received personal assurances from Russian President Vladimir Putin that the country's economic problems will not affect its ability to host the 2018 World Cup. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    Overseer: FIFA Presidential ‘Candidates’ Not Official Yet

    ZURICH—Not so fast, would-be FIFA presidential candidates. FIFA’s election overseer urged caution on Friday before regarding applicants for the May 29 ballot as official candidates... Read more

  • FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter (L) and Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko attend an opening ceremony of the Kubok Sodruzhestva (Commonwealth Cup) youth soccer tournament in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

    3 FIFA Sponsors Won’t Renew for 2018 World Cup in Russia

    ZURICH—Three second-tier World Cup sponsors opting not to renew for the 2018 tournament in Russia was normal in sports business, FIFA insisted on Friday. Castrol, Continental and Johnson... Read more

  • (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

    The Deloitte Football Money League Explained

    On the pitch, European football is simpler than its American counterpart. Off the pitch, it’s a different story. Every year, consultancy firm Deloitte publishes a... Read more

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    Hope Solo’s Husband Was Driving Team USA Bus When Arrested for DUI

    According to a report on TMZ, Hope Solo’s husband Jerramy Stevens was driving a U.S. Soccer team van (along with Hope) when he was arrested... Read more

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    Eastern Lift Canbo Senior Shield Trophy

    HONG KONG—This weekend saw the presentation of the first silverware for competing Premier League teams, plus one Premier League match. Saturday (Jan 17) featured last... Read more

  • Sebastian Giovinco (R) tackles Frederik Sorensen during an Italian Cup match between Juventus and Hellas Verona on Jan. 15 in Turin, Italy. Giovinco is Toronto FC’s latest big-name signing after the announcement on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 in Toronto from general manager Tim Bezbatchenko. (Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

    Giovinco Is TFC’s Latest Big Gamble

    Toronto FC has big hopes for tiny Italian attacking midfielder/striker Sebastian Giovinco. The Major League Soccer club made their second major player-signing announcement in less... Read more

  • FILE - This is a Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 file photo of Nigeria's Emmanuel Emenike as he holds the trophy after they defeated Burkina Faso in the final to win the African Cup of Nations at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa. Morocco has been disqualified from the 2015 African Cup of Nations after refusing to host the tournament because of Ebola, and a new host country will be chosen. The Confederation of African Football said Tuesday Nov. 11, 2014 it has received "some applications" from possible replacement hosts. CAF didn't announce who the candidates were. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)

    African Cup: Welcoming the Soccer, Watching out for Ebola

    MALABO, Equatorial Guinea— A gun-like sensor is put against the head of each person as soon as they get off a plane in Equatorial Guinea,... Read more

  • USRC celebrate opening goal in the Yau Yee League Division 1 match against Club Colts at Sports Road on Sunday Jan 11, 2015. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Eastern Lead Premier League, Colts Upset USRC

    HONG KONG—A full round of HKFA BOCG Life Premier League matches were played last weekend. The first game on Saturday (Jan 10) featured Wong Tai... Read more

  • Metro Gallery Sun Source (MGSS) defender Celestanus Chou celebrates their second goal against Southern in the HKFA First Division match at Aberdeen Sports Ground on Sunday Jan 4, 2015. MGSS won the match 4-2 to take them to the top of the division standings. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Metro Gallery Sun Source Lead First Division Table

    HONG KONG—There was only one fixture played in the HKFA leagues on Sunday Jan 4, that being a game between two of the leading sides... Read more

  • FILE - In this July 13, 2014 file photo, Argentina's Sergio Aguero, left, contests a high ball with Germany's Jerome Boateng (20) during the World Cup final soccer match between Germany and Argentina at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The World Cup tournament placed second on Google's list of 2014's fastest-rising global search requests, the company said Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    Germany Plans Football Dynasty, Aiming at Multiple World Cups, Euro Titles

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