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Giants suffer blow as Pence ruled out for six weeks
Giants suffer blow as Pence ruled out for six weeks
By Reuters - Mar 06, 2015

San Francisco Giants outfielder Hunter Pence suffered a fractured left forearm after being struck by a pitch on Thursday and will be out of action for at least six weeks. Pence, a...

Oprah Winfrey prevails in 'Own Your Power' lawsuit
Oprah Winfrey prevails in 'Own Your Power' lawsuit
By Reuters - Mar 06, 2015

By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey has prevailed in a trademark lawsuit challenging her use of the phrase "Own Your Power" in her namesake magazine, ...

Holmes takes control at Doral, McIlroy cards a 73
Holmes takes control at Doral, McIlroy cards a 73
By Reuters - Mar 05, 2015

By Mark Lamport-Stokes (Reuters) - American J.B. Holmes made light of the daunting Blue Monster course as he fired a sizzling 10-under-par 62 to seize a commanding four-shot lead ...

China's Lin revels in beating younger rivals
China's Lin revels in beating younger rivals
By Reuters - Mar 05, 2015

By Rod Gilmour BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Five-time champion Lin Dan said he had been learning from his younger rivals as the Chinese kept alive his bid for a sixth ...

Coyle out to prove foreign coaches can thrive in MLS
Coyle out to prove foreign coaches can thrive in MLS
By Reuters - Mar 05, 2015

By Simon Evans (Reuters) - Scottish manager Owen Coyle, who takes charge of Houston Dynamo this season, believes that with the right approach there is no reason why a foreign ...

U.S. no longer a barren land as MLS turns 20
U.S. no longer a barren land as MLS turns 20
By Reuters - Mar 05, 2015

By Simon Evans (Reuters) - Hatched from a promise to FIFA to help secure the hosting of the 1994 World Cup, Major League Soccer is set to open its 20th season after finally ...

New boys Kaka, Villa help kick off MLS's 20th season
New boys Kaka, Villa help kick off MLS's 20th season
By Reuters - Mar 05, 2015

By Simon Evans (Reuters) - Major League Soccer, having struck a last-minute labor deal to avoid a players strike, can now focus on opening its loudly-heralded 20th season this ...

Prosthetic leg stolen from California blade-runner
Prosthetic leg stolen from California blade-runner
By Reuters - Mar 05, 2015

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A leading U.S. amputee athlete seeking to compete in next year's Paralympic Games in Brazil has been sidelined from training after his...

Ringling Bros. circus to stop elephant acts by 2018
Ringling Bros. circus to stop elephant acts by 2018
By Reuters - Mar 05, 2015

By Colleen Jenkins (Reuters) - Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will eliminate its elephant acts - long an integral part of the spectacle billed as "The Greatest...

Astronomers find star speeding out of the galaxy
Astronomers find star speeding out of the galaxy
By Reuters - Mar 05, 2015

By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Astronomers have found a star hurtling through the galaxy faster than any other, the result of being blasted away by the explosion ...

New FIFA ethics chief won't be pushed around
New FIFA ethics chief won't be pushed around
By Reuters - Mar 05, 2015

By Katharina Bart and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Younger than some professional footballers, Swiss attorney Cornel Borbely is at first sight an unlikely choice as the man ...