Thursday, April 24, 2014
Professional Sports
When Bosh steps up, Heat reaps benefits

When Chris Bosh scores 20 points in the playoffs, the Miami Heat are nearly impossible to beat.

Bosh had exactly 20 in Miami's Game 2 win over Charlotte in their Eastern Conference first-round matchup on Wednesday night. Miami is now 12-2 in playoff games when Bosh scores at least that many.

Veteran striker Ivica Olic extends Wolfsburg stay

Veteran Croatia striker Ivica Olic has extended his deal with Bundesliga side Wolfsburg to 2016.

The 34-year-old says in a club statement, "I'm very happy to have cleared up my future and that I will continue playing for Wolfsburg . It's great fun to be part of this team."

Miami Beach opposes Beckham's soccer stadium plan

Building a Major League Soccer stadium at PortMiami would create a traffic nightmare, according to officials and residents in the neighboring city.

Miami Beach held a town hall meeting Wednesday to discuss English soccer star David Beckham's proposal to build a 25,000-seat stadium on Miami-Dade County land.

Radwanska eases into Stuttgart quarterfinals

Top seed Agnieszka Radwanska defeated Italy's Roberta Vinci 6-3, 6-2 to book her quarterfinal place at the Porsche Grand Prix on Thursday.

The Polish world no. 3 had little difficulty in wrapping up the match in 1 hour 19 minutes, and will face defending two-time defending champion Maria Sharapova or Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the next round. The Russian pair playing later Thursday.

5 things about the English Premier League

It takes something pretty special to overshadow Ryan Giggs' first game as manager of Manchester United.

A potentially title-defining match between Liverpool and Chelsea can be described as just that.

Atletico changes focus to Spanish title race

Atletico Madrid's attention will return to domestic affairs, as it looks to defend its lead at the top of La Liga, with the club closing in on its first league title in 18 years.

Atletico has a tough trip to Valencia on Sunday, three days before it plays the return leg of its Champions League semifinal at Chelsea. Before it can focus on securing a place in the May 24 final in Lisbon, the league leader must maintain its slim advantage over Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Teen Chinese golfer getting used to attention

One year after his stunning debut at the Masters, Chinese 15-year-old golfer Guan Tianlang is growing accustomed to being in the spotlight.

Guan looked composed and confident as he shot a 1-under 71 in the first round of the China Open on Thursday in front of a gallery that grew to more than 100 spectators midway through the front nine.

Protesters rally against FIFA president Blatter

A handful of protesters holding banners and placards demonstrated peacefully Thursday at an event with FIFA president Sepp Blatter to highlight the plight of migrant workers building stadiums in Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

Blatter was a guest at the inauguration of the Hong Kong Football Association's new offices.

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