Associated Press

  • Manchester City beat Aston Vila 3-2 to move to second place in EPL 25-04-2015 11:54 PM

    Manchester: Fernandinho volleyed in an 89th-minute winner as Manchester City beat Aston Villa 3-2 to cement a place in the English Premier League's top four for the soon-to-be-deposed champions. Sergio Aguero pounced on an early mistake by goalkeeper Brad Guzan to give City a third-minute lead, and Aleksandar Kolarov made...
  • Sunderland draw to drop into Premier League relegation zone 25-04-2015 10:25 PM

    England: Sunderland failed to take advantage of scoring after 59 seconds by drawing 1-1 at Stoke to drop into the Premier League's relegation zone on Saturday. Connor Wickham pounced on an error by Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic to put Sunderland ahead inside the first minute at Britannia Stadium. Stoke equalized...
  • La Liga: Neymar, Messi score in Barcelona's 2-0 win at Espanyol 25-04-2015 10:10 PM

    Lionel Messi helped to set up Neymar's opener before scoring one himself to lead 10-man Barcelona to a 2-0 win at Espanyol, provisionally increasing its lead of the Spanish league on Saturday. Luis Suarez, the third member of Barcelona's star-studded attack, played a part in both goals against Barcelona's cross-town...
  • Liverpool's Champions League hopes take another hit with a 0-0 draw at West Brom 25-04-2015 09:57 PM

    Liverpool's chances of qualifying for the Champions League took another hit with a 0-0 draw at West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard played in his 500th Premier League match but it ended in disappointment, with Jordon Ibe coming closest to snatching victory for...
  • Guillermo Garcia-Lopez vs Jiri Vesely in Nastase Tiriac Trophy final 25-04-2015 09:56 PM

    Romania: Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain and Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic will play for their second ATP title of the year in the Nastase Tiriac Trophy, where they will meet for the first time on tour. Sunday's finale was set up when Garcia-Lopez lost his serve only once in...
  • Caroline Wozniacki beats Simona Halep to reach Porsche Grand Prix final 25-04-2015 09:12 PM

    Germany: Caroline Wozniacki reached the Porsche Grand Prix final with a 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 win over second-seeded Simona Halep on Saturday. The fourth-seeded Dane needed almost three hours to prevail, winning four games in a row in the third set to go 5-1 ahead. After missing three match points and...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Martin Klizan to return to Barcelona Open final 25-04-2015 07:04 PM

    Spain: Defending champion Kei Nishikori is back in the final of the Barcelona Open after beating Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-1, 6-2 on Saturday. The top-seeded Japanese will face either third-seeded David Ferrer or Pablo Andujar in Sunday's final. Klizan had won their only previous match at last year's French...
  • Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisis 25-04-2015 04:21 PM

    United Nations: Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict. Jolie briefed the council as special envoy for the U.N. on refugee issues. Syria's ambassador said simply...
  • Kardashian family to watch Bruce Jenner's interview together 25-04-2015 04:17 PM

    New York: Kim Kardashian says her family plans to watch Bruce Jenner's Friday night TV interview as they do most things, which is together. Kardashian told reporters in New York at Friday's Variety Power of Women event - where she was being honored along with Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn...
  • FBI: Korean firm scammed out of $375K for fake Pharrell show 25-04-2015 04:12 PM

    Pittsburgh: A man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by claiming he worked with a Japanese talent agency that could help the company book a concert by musician Pharrell Williams, FBI agents in Pennsylvania said. Sigismond Segbefia, of Silver Spring, Maryland, faces multiple charges, including wire fraud,...
  • Adam Sandler movie sparks debate over American Indian images 25-04-2015 04:06 PM

    Albuquerque: When a group of American Indian actors walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie this week, their decision generated praise and scorn on social media. But everyone agreed on one thing: Despite growing awareness, outdated Native American stereotypes in Hollywood remain. And more Native Americans are voicing...
  • Google paid chairman Eric Schmidt $109 million pay package in 2014 25-04-2015 03:04 PM

    San Francisco: Google paid its billionaire Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt nearly $109 million last year while the company's stock slumped. Most of the compensation consisted of stock valued at $100 million. It was the largest stock package that Schmidt has received since 2011 when Google awarded him a bundle valued...
  • Hudson Swafford, Boo Weekley atop Zurich Classic leaderboard 25-04-2015 10:25 AM

    Avondale: Hudson Swafford didn't want to dwell on the pressure of the high-stakes weekend that awaits him. Tied for the Zurich Classic lead after a 6-under 66 on Friday in the suspended second round, the 2011 Georgia graduate was eager to meet some college friends from New Orleans and take...
  • La Liga: Bilbao push Cordoba closer to relegation with 1-0 win 25-04-2015 09:10 AM

    Cordoba: Athletic Bilbao midfielder Benat Etxebarria scored with a deflected shot to secure a 1-0 win at last-place Cordoba in the Spanish league on Friday. Cordoba's 15th straight game without a win left them eight points from safety before the rest of the teams play this round. Etxebarria's shot went...
  • Nishikori, Ferrer advance to Barcelona Open semi-finals 25-04-2015 09:02 AM

    Barcelona: Defending champion Kei Nishikori made his way into the Barcelona Open semifinals by holding off Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on Friday. Third-seeded David Ferrer also advanced by beating Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 7-6 (5) as he stayed on course for a fifth final appearance at the tournament. After...
  • Halep, Wozniacki to meet in Porsche Grand Prix semifinals 25-04-2015 08:58 AM

    Stuttgart: Simona Halep of Romania and Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark will meet in the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix after winning their respective quarterfinals on Friday. The second-seeded Halep needed 81 minutes to defeat Sara Errani of Italy 6-4, 6-4, while the fourth-seeded Wozniacki had little trouble in defeating...
  • World War II-era bomb found in US college campus, detonated by military 25-04-2015 07:28 AM

    Wrightstown: The ground shook near a New Jersey military base as an explosives team detonated a 500-pound (225-kilogram) World War II-era bomb that had been found on the campus of a community college. The unexploded ordnance was taken to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. It had been discovered during excavation for a...
  • Sabbir, Shakib star as Bangladesh crush Pakistan in one-off T20I 24-04-2015 09:23 PM

    Shakib Al Hasan and Sabbir Rahman struck unbeaten half-centuries to lead Bangladesh to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Pakistan in the lone Twenty20 on Friday. Bangladesh's first T20 win over Pakistan in eight matches followed a first series triumph in the one-day internationals. The two-test series starts on Tuesday. Shakib...
  • Seventh-seeded Jiri Vesely reaches semi-finals of Nastase Tiriac 24-04-2015 09:06 PM

    Romania: Seventh-seed Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic reached his third ATP tour semifinal of the season by overcoming third-seeded Ivo Karlovic 6-4, 6-4 on Friday at the BRD Nastase Tiriac Trophy. Vesely withstood 11 aces from the hard-serving Karlovic to wrap up the win in 79 minutes. Vesely said...
  • Kei Nishikori beats Roberto Bautista Agut in 3 sets at Barcelona Open 24-04-2015 07:13 PM

    Defending champion Kei Nishikori made his way into the semifinals of the Barcelona Open by holding off Roberto Bautista Agut 6-2, 3-6, 6-1 on Friday. After the top-seeded Nishikori won the first set easily, Bautista Agut rebounded in the second and got his first break. He then saved three break...
  • Champions League: Barcelona face Bayern, Juventus get Real Madrid in semis 24-04-2015 04:27 PM

    Nyon: Barcelona will play Bayern Munich in the Champions League semifinals, pairing coach Pep Guardiola's past and current teams. Guardiola, who spent four trophy-filled years at Barcelona, took over at Bayern in 2013. In the other semifinal, defending champion Real Madrid will face Juventus, with the Italian champions playing at...
  • Julien Quesne takes 1-stroke lead at Volvo China Open 24-04-2015 04:12 PM

    Shanghai: Julien Quesne shot a 5-under 67 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Alexander Levy and Peter Uihlein after the second round at the Volvo China Open. The Frenchman, a two-time winner on the European Tour, had six birdies and one bogey for an 8-under 136 overall...
  • Pratt, Ice Cube, more debut new footage at CinemaCon 24-04-2015 03:20 PM

    Las Vegas: Chris Pratt left the CinemaCon crowd in stitches with his irreverent, high-energy and slightly racy comments at the annual conference of theater owners Thursday. The actor, there to promote "Jurassic World" along with director Colin Trevorrow, introduced a sizzle reel of new footage from the dinosaur epic. In...
  • Spoiler Alert: Shocking 'Grey's Anatomy' Episode! 24-04-2015 02:31 PM

    New York: If you haven't seen Thursday's 'Grey's Anatomy' and plan to - spoiler alert! Out of nowhere, the episode walloped viewers with the shocking exit of - wait for it - Derek "McDreamy" Shepherd, the reigning heart-throb and a charter member of the long-running ABC medical drama. Played by...
  • A guide to using Apple Watch: How to set it up, what all credentials you need, motion controls, and more 24-04-2015 11:51 AM

    New York: The first batch of Apple Watches will arrive Friday. If you haven't ordered yours yet, you'll have to wait a while. Apple's retail stores won't have them, nor will any other store in the US, with the company taking orders over the Internet only - for delivery as...
  • Boo Weekley, Brendon de Jonge share Zurich Classic lead 24-04-2015 11:09 AM

    Avondale: Boo Weekley solved his uncharacteristic ball-striking problems with new shafts. A day after changing the shafts in his irons, Weekley shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans for a share of the first-round lead with Brendon de Jonge. "You go to tinkering around...
  • Maria Sharapova upset by Angelique Kerber in Porsche Grand Prix 2nd round 24-04-2015 11:05 AM

    Stuttgart: Angelique Kerber of Germany upset three-time defending champion Maria Sharapova 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the second round of the Porsche Grand Prix on Thursday. The top-seeded Russian won four straight games to clinch the first set. But she made some errors to drop the second, and faded in the...
  • Zimbabwe touring India, Pakistan trip not confirmed 24-04-2015 10:39 AM

    Harare, Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe's cricket board says it will host India in July but won't confirm if it will become the first Test nation to play in Pakistan since gunmen attacked the Sri Lankan team bus six years ago. Zimbabwe Cricket managing director Alistair Campbell said on Thursday that India and...
  • Barcelona, Real Madrid face tough away games in Spanish league 24-04-2015 09:53 AM

    Barcelona: Having booked their spots in the Champions League semifinals, Barcelona and Real Madrid now face tough away fixtures in the Spanish league this weekend with just two points separating the title rivals as the season enters the final stretch. After their 5-1 aggregate victory over Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona will...
  • EPL: Arsenal look to delay Chelsea's title coronation 24-04-2015 08:49 AM

    Manchester: With Chelsea holding a 10-point lead in the Premier League with six games left, it's surely no longer a question of whether the team will win the title. To many, it's about when it will happen. Beat Arsenal on Sunday in a match between the league's top two teams...