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Chicharito’s Late Goal Lifts Real Madrid Past Atlético

A late goal by Javier Hernandez sent Real Madrid to the semifinals of the Champions League.

Daily MLB Fantasy Picks: April 22

Wednesday's best options for daily fantasy using a combination of metrics

NFL Suspends Greg Hardy for 10 Games

The NFL suspended pass rusher Greg Hardy for the first 10 games of the season on Wednesday for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy. The punishment comes after an alleged domestic-violence incident in which charges against Hardy were dropped.

Real Madrid Advances to the Champions League Semifinals: Analysis

Live analysis of the Champions League quarterfinal second-leg match between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.

Cris Collinsworth’s New Catch: Making Football Analytics Mainstream

Some version of analytics can be found in every NFL front office. The same can’t be said for the broadcasting world, which has largely stayed away from heavy-duty number crunching. NBC football analyst Cris Collinsworth and Pro Football Focus, his recently purchased analytics company, are trying to change that.

An American Dad Takes Belgian Citizenship So His Expat Son Can Play High-Level Golf

When my son Samuel fell in love with golf, he faced an identity crisis. Raised in Belgium by American and Finnish parents, he was potentially eligible to represent any of three countries.

Bayern and Barca Do What They Do Best: Crush Soccer Dreams

With Champions League wins on Tuesday, Bayern Munich advanced to the semifinals for the fourth straight time while Barcelona reached the final four for the seventh time in eight years after missing out last season.

Daily MLB Fantasy Picks: April 21

Francisco Liriano of the Pittsburgh Pirates Getty Images As hard as it is to project a player's performance in any given season, projecting his performance in a single game is even more difficult. But the one advantage with playing daily...Show More Summary

Number of the Day: 9, or Maybe 10

In baseball, how many men must come to the plate--9 or 10--for a team to have "batted around"?

ESPN Says Verizon’s New TV Packages Violate Contracts

Sports juggernaut ESPN is raising objections to Verizon FiOS' plans to break up the traditional TV bundle and offer customers more choice in constructing their package of channels. ESPN said that Verizon does not have the right to place ESPN or ESPN 2 into separate sports tiers that aren't part of the core package.

#PutOutYourBats Tribute to Cricketer Phillip Hughes Reaches Mount Everest

Record-setting Nepalese mountaineer Chhirum Sherpa began an expedition to Mount Everest Sunday carrying a cricket bat and two jerseys belonging to Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes, who died in November.

How the Utilitarian Hawks Succeed Without Stars

The time-honored wisdom says that an athlete won’t be respected properly until he’s won something. The Atlanta Hawks, however, are an entire franchise that’s about to be judged on the same terms.

All Blacks Suffer Setback Ahead of Rugby World Cup

Agence France-Presse/Getty Images New Zealand is the bookmakers’ favorite to win the Rugby World Cup in England this fall, but the defending champion will likely be without Aaron Cruden after the fly-half playmaker ruptured his leftShow More Summary

Tickets Still Not on Sale to Public for Pacquiao-Mayweather

Just two weeks before the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao megabout, tickets have yet to go on public sale, with the two camps and the MGM Grand locked in a standoff over allotments.

Tickets Still Not on Sale to Public for Pacquiao-Mayweather

Jae C. Hong/Associated Press Don't expect to snag a $1,500 nosebleed ticket—or any other ticket—at the box office for the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Just two weeks before the bout, tickets for the most anticipated...Show More Summary

Browns’ Manziel Apologizes After Release From Rehab

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel apologized on Friday after being released from a rehabilitation treatment facility earlier this week.

India Has a Hockey Team?

Even most Indians seem surprised that mostly tropical India plays ice hockey, but the national team has just crowd-funded its way to a regional tournament.

PSG 1-3 Barcelona: Vintage Suárez in Champions League

Luis Suárez scored twice—and embarrassed David Luiz twice—in Barcelona's 3-1 victory Wednesday at Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal.

Manny Pacquiao Shares His Photo Album

Some notable stars have stopped in on Manny Pacquiao as he prepares for a May 2 bout with Floyd Mayweather. A look at some of the photos that Pacquiao has shared on social media.

A Highly Charged Scoreless Draw in Madrid

Despite a scoreless draw, Atlético and Real Madrid delivered a highly-charged, entertaining 90 minutes of soccer in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal.

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