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FIFA scraps plans for 48-team World Cup in 2022

FIFA scraps plans for 48-team World Cup in 2022

artisteer/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will now only include 32 teams after FIFA gave up its efforts to expand the field to 48 teams. Soccer's international governing body had been exploring the possible ways it could expand the field, either by involving neighboring countries or lowering certain FIFA requirements. A statement… ... Continue Reading
ESPN: Michigan in talks with former star Juwan Howard to become next men's basketball coach

ESPN: Michigan in talks with former star Juwan Howard to become next men's basketball coach

Moses Kinnah/iStock(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) -- Former basketball star Juwan Howard is in talks to become the next head coach of his alma mater's men's basketball team, ESPN reports.Howard, a member of the University of Michigan's Fab Five recruiting class in 1991, helped the team reach two national championship games an an Elite Eight appearance. He… ... Continue Reading
Star pitcher David Cone discusses new book, New York Yankees

Star pitcher David Cone discusses new book, New York Yankees

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Former MLB pitcher David Cone was known as one of the most impassioned and intelligent players of his era. The architect of one of the greatest games ever pitched, Cone's reputation as a pitcher has followed him into the broadcast booth, where he serves as a television analyst for Yankee games.Cone and… ... Continue Reading
Family member tried to extort NFL star for $5 million, court documents show

Family member tried to extort NFL star for $5 million, court documents show

Bob Levey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A relative of NFL star Tyrann Mathieu allegedly tried to extort him for $5 million, according to federal court documents unsealed on Tuesday. Mathieu, who now plays for the Kansas City Chiefs after stints with Houston and Arizona, was allegedly blackmailed over private information, with the relative saying he would… ... Continue Reading
Scoreboard roundup -- 5/21/19

Scoreboard roundup -- 5/21/19

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Tuesday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEMiami 5 Detroit 4, 11 InningsLA Dodgers 7 Tampa Bay 3Kansas City at St. Louis 8:15 p.m., postponedAMERICAN LEAGUEOakland 5 Cleveland 3NY Yankees 11 Baltimore 4Toronto 10 Boston 3Texas 5 Seattle 3Houston 5 Chi White Sox 1Minnesota 8 LA Angels 3NATIONAL LEAGUEColorado 5… ... Continue Reading
NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks retirement, family and honoring his dad

NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. talks retirement, family and honoring his dad

ABC(NEW YORK) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. may be retired from NASCAR but that's not keeping him out of the driver's seat.At home he's pulling full-time dad duties alongside his wife Amy.He said he is blown away experiencing his daughter Isla's first milestones as she starts to make some speedy moves."When she started crawling we were… ... Continue Reading
Racing legend Niki Lauda dies at the age of 70


Racing legend Niki Lauda dies at the age of 70


ERWIN SCHERIAU/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Niki Lauda, the Austrian former Formula One legend and three-time World Championship winner, has died at the age of 70. “With deep sadness, we announce that our beloved Niki has peacefully passed away with his family on Monday,” his family said in a statement to the Austrian Press Agency. “His unique… ... Continue Reading
Warriors sweep Trail Blazers, head to fifth consecutive NBA Finals

Warriors sweep Trail Blazers, head to fifth consecutive NBA Finals

TuelekZa/iStock(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- The matchup between brothers Seth Curry and Stephen Curry came to an end Monday night as Stephen's Golden State Warriors defeated Seth’s Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.With the 119-117 overtime win, the Warriors are now headed to the NBA Finals for the fifth consecutive year.They will… ... Continue Reading
Scoreboard roundup -- 5/20/19

Scoreboard roundup -- 5/20/19

iStock(NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLAMERICAN LEAGUEBoston 12 Toronto 2Oakland 6 Cleveland 4NY Yankees 10 Baltimore 7Texas 10 Seattle 9Houston 3 Chi White Sox 0Minnesota 1 LA Angels 1NATIONAL LEAGUENY Mets 5 Washington 3Philadelphia 5 Chi Cubs 4, 10 InningsAtlanta 4 San Francisco 1San Diego 2 Arizona 1NATIONAL… ... Continue Reading
Report: Timberwolves finalizing deal with interim coach Ryan Saunders

Report: Timberwolves finalizing deal with interim coach Ryan Saunders

Tar_Heel_Rob/iStock(NEW YORK) -- It appears interim coach Ryan Saunders may be staying put with the Minnesota Timberwolves.League sources tell ESPN Saunders is close to completing a multiyear deal, which could be finalized as early as Monday, to become the team’s head coach. ESPN reports Saunders, 32, is working on putting his staff together.Saunders stepped in… ... Continue Reading