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  • Brazil tabbed as early favorite to grab top spot in Group A

    2013-12-08 07:07

    World Cup host Brazil might not admit it but it will already have one eye on the last 16 and a potential clash with holder Spain or the Netherlands after a favorable draw on Friday.

  • Rockets do it with defense

    2013-12-08 07:07

    The Rockets' offense is one of the best in the NBA. But against Golden State on Friday night, it was the defense that came up big.

  • Kobe returning against raptors

    2013-12-08 07:07

    Kobe Bryant will make his long-awaited return from injury for the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday at home to the Toronto Raptors, the shooting guard said on his Facebook account on Friday.

  • Cano becomes Seattle's toast of the coast

    2013-12-08 07:07

    The Seattle Mariners shook up baseball's free-agent market on Friday, reaching a rich deal with Robinson Cano at the same time Carlos Beltran, Curtis Granderson and other familiar names found new homes.

  • Texans fire coach Kubiak

    2013-12-08 07:07

    Gary Kubiak became the first coaching casualty of the National Football League's 2013 season when the Houston Texans fired him on Friday with the team in the midst of a franchise-record 11-game losing streak.

  • World Cup draw opens door for game's big guns

    2013-12-07 06:00

    The convoluted draw for next year's World Cup finals in Brazil on Friday produced a set of groups in which most of soccer's big guns will fancy their chances of reaching the knockout stages.

  • Uruguay, Italy, England in World Cup group of death

    2013-12-07 04:44

    Uruguay, Italy and England have been drawn together in the so-called Group of Death for next year's FIFA World Cup.

  • NBA game in Mexico City postponed

    2013-12-05 13:15

    The NBA says the game between the San Antonio Spurs and Minnesota Timberwolves has been postponed because of smoky conditions inside the Mexico City arena.

  • Brazil beefs up security for World Cup draw

    2013-12-05 10:33

    A posse of more than 3,600 armed guards will be deployed to guarantee security during Friday's FIFA World Cup draw, local media has reported.

  • Vasaloppet PWT Orienteering opens in Changchun

    2013-12-04 17:17

    The Vasaloppet PWT Orienteering festival opened in Changchun on Saturday with the participation of over 2,600 athletes from 26 countries and regions.

  • Nets knocked down by Nuggets, home boos

    2013-12-04 16:08

    The Brooklyn Nets' terrible performance stirred a rain of boos from the home crowd at Barclays Center in New York City on Tuesday, after a 111-87 loss to the Denver Nuggets.

  • Messi named best player and best LFP striker

    2013-12-03 20:36

    The Spanish Football League (LFP) announced its awards for the 2012-2013 season in a gala event late on Monday night.