Nicolas Batum of France had 14 points and a career-high 18 rebounds Wednesday as the Portland Trail Blazers downed Atlanta 102-78, a loss that marked the end of Hawks guard Kyle Korver's NBA-record streak of 127 games with a 3-pointer.
Korver had surpassed Dana Barros' record of 89 straight, set from 1994-96, earlier this season. He was 0 for 5 from 3-point range against the Blazers.Full Story
Stoke midfielder Charlie Adam will serve a three-match suspension for a stamp on Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud during his club's 1-0 win over the Gunners last weekend.
The Scotland international had denied the charge after referee Mike Jones did not see the incident that was captured on TV but the FA upheld the sanction on Wednesday.Full Story
Regardless of the lack of goals, the sellout crowd of 18,000 was entertained by the international football debut of its Kosovo team on Wednesday.
Kosovo dominated much of the friendly with Haiti in a stadium refurbished in the northern town of Mitrovica for Kosovo's first outing.Full Story
Russia ice hockey coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov is leaving his job after the home team's disappointing quarterfinals exit at the Sochi Olympics.
The International Ice Hockey Federation said Russia is looking for a new coach before the world championship in May in Belarus.Full Story
FC Porto says coach Paulo Fonseca will leave his post after the club's worst string of results in almost 10 years.
The Portuguese champions said in a statement to the Lisbon stock exchange that it has reached an agreement with Fonseca, with "B'' team coach Luis Castro temporarily taking charge. The statement gave no further details.Full Story
Nemanja Vidic will complete his widely anticipated move to Inter Milan when his contract at Manchester United expires at the end of the season.
Inter said Wednesday in a statement that negotiations with United "have reached a successful conclusion" and that Vidic will "wear the black and blue of Inter next season."Full Story
The chief defense lawyer in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial sought on Wednesday to undermine the prosecution testimony of a couple who say they heard screams and gunfire the night the athlete fatally shot his girlfriend, saying similarities in their accounts indicated that they had aligned their versions at the expense of the truth.
Charl Johnson, a neighbor of the double-amputee runner, had resumed his testimony on the third day of the trial after telling the court in Pretoria, the South African capital, that he heard the cries of a terrified woman and shooting around the time that Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp in what the athlete said was an accident in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year.Full Story
Houston brought LeBron James and his Miami teammates back to earth, a day after he scored a record 61 points, by beating the Heat 106-103 on Tuesday.
Miami had the consolation of knowing NBA Eastern Conference title rival Indiana also lost, beaten by a last-second Golden State basket; keeping the Pacers' advantage over the Heat at two games.Full Story
World Cup champion Spain welcomes Italy at Vicente Calderon Stadium on Wednesday, as both teams try out new players.
Respective coaches Vicente del Bosque and Cesare Prandelli are sampling their options for the World Cup in three months. Here are five things to know about the match between the Mediterranean rivals:Full Story
The strains of “God Save The Queen” have died down by the time a local businessman, standing on a 10-foot-high plinth in the middle of a town-center car park, tosses a leather ball into a vast sea of bodies.
Hundreds of men of all ages and builds, wearing a combination of rugby jerseys, hoodies and fleeces, grapple and tussle — in fact, use any means necessary — in frenzied attempts to grab the ball.Full Story