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Lampard relishing New York spell after finishing at City on a high

Frank Lampard is ready to hit the ground running in New York after ending his Manchester City career in style. The former England and Chelsea midfielder got on the scoresheet as City beat Southampton 2-0 and wrapped up their Barclays Premier League campaign with a sixth successive win. It was Lampard's 259th goal in 882 club matches and the perfect send-off as he now joins fledgling...
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Stuttgart names Alexander Zorniger as new coach

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) Stuttgart has appointed Alexander Zorniger as its new coach to replace Huub Stevens. Zorninger worked briefly as an assistant at Stuttgart in 2009 for his only Bundesliga experience. He was in charge of second-division RB Leipzig from 2012 until his dismissal in February. Stevens took over Stuttgart in November and the team managed to avoid relegation with...
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F1: Team needs to work on tire usage in qualifying, says Raikkonen

Kimi Raikkonen says he's working hard to solve the issues that have seen him struggling to match Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel in qualifying this year. Raikkonen has lost out to the German in all six races thus far, and has generally been much more competitive in the races. “Obviously you have to put all things 100 percent right in qualifying and get the car working as it works...
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Reining NBA dunk champ shows off what a 44-inch vertical looks like

He's the reigning slam dunk champion and put his amazing leaping ability on display during that dunk contest. But to really put into perspective the leaping ability of Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Zach LaVine, check this out. Many of LaVine's opponents got an up-close look at his hops during his rookie season. And his slam dunk contest performance reinvigorated the NBA's marquee...
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Rooney confident United will challenge for title next season

Wayne Rooney insists Manchester United will mount a serious title challenge next season. A difficult first season of the Louis van Gaal era ended with a somewhat underwhelming 0-0 draw at Hull on Sunday. Despite a disappointing run of one win in their final six games, United achieved their aim of Champions League qualification - but Rooney is hungry for so much more. The United skipper...
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Arsenal striker Welbeck to miss FA Cup final against Aston Villa

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger does not expect Danny Welbeck to be fit enough to be in contention for the FA Cup final, casting doubt over the striker's availability for England duty next month. The Gunners ended the Barclays Premier League campaign with a 4-1 win over West Brom at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, where Theo Walcott netted a hat-trick. While Walcott strengthened his...
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Berdych breezes past Japanese qualifier at French Open

PARIS (AP) Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych eased into the second round of the French Open on Monday with a 6-0, 7-5, 6-3 win over Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka. Taking on a player looking for a first ever win on clay at a big tournament, Berdych used his powerful groundstrokes to overwhelm Nishioka from the start. The hard-hitting Czech broke for a 2-0 lead and sealed the first...
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Fourth-seeded Berdych rolls to second round of French Open

PARIS -- Fourth-seeded Tomas Berdych eased into the second round of the French Open on Monday with a 6-0, 7-5, 6-3 win over Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka. Taking on a player looking for a first ever win on clay at a big tournament, Berdych used his powerful groundstrokes to overwhelm Nishioka from the start. The hard-hitting Czech broke for a 2-0 lead and sealed the first...
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Mets' Harvey reportedly won't need medical exam after poor outing

New York Mets ace Matt Harvey might be dealing with apparent arm fatigue after coming off his shortest outing of his career, according to Mets manager Terry Collins. "I have not talked to Matt yet, but it looks like he might be going through some of that dead arm stuff that sometimes happens. This might help him to have an extra day to get him back on track," Collins, referring to...
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Palestinians to push forth with bid to oust Israel from FIFA

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) The head of the Palestine Football Association says he is pressing forth with his bid to oust Israel from FIFA despite efforts from its president to diffuse the crisis. Jibril Rajoub says Monday that he ''will not withdraw the motion and will not accept any compromise and any side deals.'' FIFA President Sepp Blatter was recently in the region on a self...
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Platini backs Prince Ali and says Blatter fears a life of emptiness

UEFA president Michel Platini has endorsed Prince Ali bin al-Hussein in the FIFA presidential election, saying incumbent Sepp Blatter is clinging to power as he fears a life of "emptiness" if forced out. Prince Ali is the last remaining challenger to 79-year-old Blatter, who is seeking a fifth four-year term in office despite saying his current term would be his last when elected...
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Rodgers will go if asked to resign by Liverpool's American owners

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he knows the pressure is on him and will resign if asked to by the club's owners. The Reds lost 6-1 at Stoke on the final day as Mark Hughes' side ran riot in the first half, racing to a 5-0 lead and ending the contest after just 45 minutes. Rodgers has come under criticism as the club have failed to match last year's campaign, when they came...
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Badminton federation suspends membership of SportAccord

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) The Badminton World Federation has joined a long list of Olympic sports suspending its membership of SportAccord. The BWF said in a statement Monday that its president, Poul-Erik Hoyer, had written to SportAccord president Marius Vizer to convey the decision which was based on the federation's disagreement with Vizer's comments about the International...
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Liverpool prepared to swap Lambert for Aston Villa striker

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Garry Monk will not be taking the vacant West Ham United manager's job because he is set to sign a new long-term contract with Swansea. Manchester United will try to sign Harry Kane, Gareth Bale and maybe...
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The Latest: Rain in air on super-busy Day 2 of French Open?

PARIS (AP) 11:00 a.m. Bonjour. The tennis equivalent of breakfast, lunch, dinner and plenty of snacking in between on Day 2 of the French Open, with a whopping 57 first-round singles matches spread across 15 courts filling with expectant crowds. In short, a quick-moving feast of bright yellow balls, blood-red clay and no shortage of tennis drama. The big question: will rain hold...
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Gone but not forgotten -- NASCAR's best drivers catch Montoya fever

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Time for Reds to drop axe on manager who dropped 77 F-bombs?

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Weekend Sports In Brief

NBA CLEVELAND (AP) LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start and withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of the NBA Finals by beating the Hawks 114-111 in overtime on Sunday night to take a 3-0 series lead. James missed his first 10 shots, but finished with 37 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists. The...
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Platini: FIFA led by Blatter will always lack credibility

GENEVA (AP) FIFA lacks credibility while Sepp Blatter is president, according to UEFA leader Michel Platini, saying his former mentor fears the ''emptiness'' of life after leaving soccer's world governing body. Blatter is clinging to power ''at all costs,'' Platini told French sports daily L'Equipe in an interview published on Monday. Ahead of the FIFA presidential election on Friday...
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The Astros, the Royals and different ways to win

During a 20-batter stretch in Sunday's victory at Detroit, every hitter for the Houston Astros either reached base or struck out. Business as usual for the surprising leaders of the AL West. The Astros beat the Tigers 10-8 in that game, striking out 15 times but also hitting a pair of home runs and rallying from a four-run deficit in the sixth inning. Houston now leads its division...
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Kirk makes par putt at 18 to win Colonial; Spieth 2nd again

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) As Chris Kirk waited to putt on the 18th green, Jordan Spieth was watching nearby in anticipation of a possible playoff at Colonial. Kirk was also expecting a playoff. He just thought it would be with playing partner Brandt Snedeker and not Spieth, the local Masters champion who was within one stroke of Kirk's lead after draining a 20-foot birdie at No. 18...
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Rockets respond to McHale's old-school coaching approach

HOUSTON (AP) Kevin McHale's stride is painful to watch. His limp is so pronounced it induces his 6-foot-10 frame into an odd bobbing motion with every deliberate step. And it tells a powerful story. The awkward gait for the Houston Rockets' coach is the product of 13 punishing NBA seasons, including the 1987 postseason when he played on a broken foot. ''If you watch him walk, you...
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Colombia revels in Indy 500 result, Chevrolet rules the day

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) There were surely some parties in Colombia this weekend. Juan Pablo Montoya roared back from some early damage sustained under caution to win his second Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, while fellow Colombian driver Gabby Chaves overcame some issues of his own late in the race to finish 16th in his debut. ''I remember being 6 years old,'' Chaves said. ''I woke up really...
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Lightning answer coach's call, gut out Game 5 win over Rangers

Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper liked his team's effort Friday’s Game 4 loss at home -- until he watched the tape. "We can sit here and pat ourselves on the back and say we had chances to score. Well, moral victories don't get you this far, and we're giving up too many goals," Cooper said between games. "You can't continue to sit here and say we need to score six every night to win...
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Royals head to New York to face slumping Yankees

The Kansas City Royals own the best record in baseball, while the New York Yankees have spiraled back to .500. The Yankees will try to snap out of their worst stretch in 20 years as they open this three-game home series with the Royals on Monday. New York (22-22) has dropped 10 of 11 for the first time since May 23-June 3, 1995, and is hitting .214 with a 6.84 ERA during a six-game...
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