Ex-NFL star Kellen Winslow's rape trial: Witness refuses to look at 'rapist' in court
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 04:41:08 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Day 3 in the rape trial of former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II featured a homeless woman accusing him of raping and choking her.

AP source: Browns meet with Gerald McCoy, talks continue
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 17:48:06 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Person tells AP free agent Gerald McCoy continues talking contract with Browns after visit

Jags' Fournette focuses on 'clean start' after dismal season
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 15:45:05 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is focused on a "clean start" after a dismal season

Former Pro Bowl defensive back Adam 'Pacman' Jones announces retirement from NFL
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 14:58:48 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Adam 'Pacman' Jones spent 12 NFL seasons with the Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos.

Ndamukong Suh headed to Tampa Bay to replace Gerald McCoy
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 14:14:16 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Ndamukong Suh is headed to Tampa Bay to replace Gerald McCoy

Staying sharp: Sack artist Donald fueled by Super Bowl loss
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 10:38:27 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Two-time reigning defensive player of the year Aaron Donald searching for out-of-the-box ways to improve his game as he tries to win Super Bowl ring for Los Angeles Rams

Kellen Winslow rape trial Day 4: Woman testifies about 'pervert in the neighborhood'
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:02:37 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
On Day 4 of the rape trial of Kellen Winslow II, a Vietnamese neighbor took the stand to testify about an incident in her front yard last year

Opinion: Raptors star Kawhi Leonard making his case for best player in the NBA
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:50:39 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Kawhi Leonard has carried the Raptors to the brink of the first NBA Finals appearance in franchise history, and he's done it less than 100% healthy.

Knicks' Steve Mills says Kristaps Porzingis threatened to go to Europe if he wasn't traded
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 10:41:40 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The Knicks are a mess, and unless they strike gold in the draft and free agency this summer, that may not change very soon. Here's the latest example.

Drake fires back at Bucks owner's daughter by changing his profile pic to her
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 11:16:32 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
It didn't take long for Drake to get some revenge in a troll battle with Mallory Edens after the Toronto Raptors took Game 5 in Milwaukee.

Ex-Wichita State star Fred VanVleet lifts Raptors in Game 5, credits performance to new baby
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:46:26 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Running on the adrenaline of a newborn, the competition of the NBA playoffs and little sleep, Toronto's Fred VanVleet all of sudden can't miss.

Raptors top Bucks in Game 5 to move to brink of NBA Finals
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 04:17:43 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Toronto weathered an early flurry from Milwaukee and held on late to move one more win from the first trip to the NBA Finals in franchise history.

Opinion: Bucks, Raptors battling to be served as fodder for the Warriors
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 03:05:32 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The Eastern Conference finals between the Bucks and Raptors have evolved into something really good. But is it going to matter in the end?

Kawhi Leonard gets offered a free multimillion-dollar condo to stay with the Raptors
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 17:04:53 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
One real-estate agency is willing to dish out a penthouse condo if superstar Kawhi Leonard chooses to re-sign with the Raptors.

Rest for the weary: Warriors will only get stronger with break before NBA Finals
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 03:09:26 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
These six straight wins since Kevin Durant went down have been as impressive a stretch as coach Steve Kerr has had during his tenure.

Column: Raptors one-and-done gamble on verge of paying off
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:04:09 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Column: The Toronto Raptors took a one-and-done gamble with their trade for Kawhi Leonard, but it's on the verge of paying off big time

Blazers coach Stotts signs extension through 2021-22 season
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 17:45:26 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The Portland Trail Blazers have formally announced that coach Terry Stotts signed a contract extension through the 2021-22 season

Stakes are high as Bucks, Raptors meet in Game 6
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 17:25:37 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Stakes are high as Bucks, Raptors meet in Game 6 of Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night

Warriors know this is something special, uncertainty ahead
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 15:47:37 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Warriors realize this team of stars won't stick together forever, are determined to bring home a third consecutive championship to further cement title run as one of the best ever

Sports legends honor basketball great John Havlicek
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 15:23:59 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Sports legends were in Boston to honor basketball great John Havlicek

A nod to pop culture: National Bobblehead Museum and Hall of Fame offers hidden treasures
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 12:57:32 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The National Bobblehead Museum and Hall of Fame features pop culture icons from LeBron James to The Beatles, crying piccolo girl to racing sausages.

Milwaukee's National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum will make you nod your head 'yes'
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 12:31:03 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Take a look inside the world's greatest collection of bobbleheads: the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum.

Bucks vow not to fold facing elimination against Raptors
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 11:19:41 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
What I'm Hearing: Matt Velazquez of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel discusses the Bucks' collective mindset as they head back to Toronto facing elimination in Game 6.

Raptors on brink of NBA Finals after Game 5 win over Bucks
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 04:14:53 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports' Jeff Zillgitt and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Matt Velasquez break down how the Raptors took a 3-2 lead on the Bucks in the Eastern Conference finals.

Bucks on brink of elimination after tweaking starting lineup
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 02:39:52 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Different lineup, same result; now Bucks are facing elimination against the Raptors

Leonard scores 35, Raptors beat Bucks 105-99 for 3-2 lead
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 00:55:03 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Kawhi Leonard scored 35 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 105-99 Thursday night to grab a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals

Best photos from the 2019 NBA playoffs
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 00:40:58 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The 2019 NBA playoffs are here! Take a look at some of the best photos from every game.

The emotion and intensity of the NBA playoffs
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 00:27:56 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Playoff basketball brings a different type of emotion and intensity out of NBA players. Often, those moments are captured on camera.

Celebrities show out for the NBA playoffs
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 00:34:49 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
From Drake to Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick, a look at all of the celebrities attending the 2019 NBA playoffs.

Rapinoe kicks FIFA, says women's soccer not treated equally
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:31:01 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment

Opinion: Women's World Cup soccer still gets second-class treatment from FIFA
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:22:34 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Global soccer leader FIFA says it cares about development of the women's game, but even with the World Cup approaching, the women are still getting second-class treatment.

US loses Under-20 World Cup opener 2-1 to Ukraine
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 17:47:06 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Denys Popov scored on a header off a corner kick in the 51st minute, and Ukraine beat the United States 2-1 at Bielsko Biala, Poland, in the Americans' opener at the Under-20 World Cup

Monaco stays up despite final-day defeat at Nice
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 17:40:40 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Monaco retained its top-flight status despite losing 2-0 at Riviera rival Nice on the final day of the French league campaign

Sinclair says she's been waiting for this Canadian team
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 17:23:47 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Christine Sinclair will be edging closer to the all-time international goals record as her team chases a title at the Women's World Cup

US faces greater challenges this time around at World Cup
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 16:54:25 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The top-ranked U.S. women's national team is heading to France for the Women's World Cup with any number of teams in position to topple the defending champions

Messi: Barca must say sorry for Liverpool defeat
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 15:12:55 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Lionel Messi says Barcelona must apologize for its "lamentable" Champions League semifinal exit at the hands of Liverpool earlier this month

FIFA restoring 'corruption' to ethics code after criticism
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:31:55 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
FIFA is restoring the offense of "corruption" to its code of ethics, almost one year after facing criticism over the symbolic removal of the term

Pochettino's joke falls flat at Real Madrid
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 12:26:04 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino's comments about Real Madrid's lack of hospitality didn't go over too well in the Spanish capital

Goulart returns to Guangzhou Evergrande after 4 months away
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 11:10:21 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Ricardo Goulart is returning to Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande after only four months away

FIFA bans South Sudanese official for taking soccer money
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 10:52:45 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The only African soccer federation leader to publicly support Gianni Infantino's successful FIFA presidential campaign in 2016 has been banned for corruption

Belgian runner-up Brugge lures coach from title-winning Genk
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 09:44:34 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The coach of Belgian champion Genk has turned his back on guaranteed Champions League soccer to join runner-up Club Brugge, which will play in the competition's qualifying rounds

Bayern's history meets upstart Leipzig in German Cup final
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 09:22:50 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Despite huge contrasts between the clubs, Leipzig will have its chance to beat Bayern Munich in the German Cup final on Saturday

Lampard, Terry subplot in world's most lucrative soccer game
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 07:32:07 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Derby and Aston Villa meet at Wembley Stadium on Monday in the League Championship playoff final as they look to secure promotion to the Premier League

Marcello Lippi returns for second stint as China head coach
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 04:54:49 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Marcello Lippi is set for a second stint in charge of China's national team as the country targets a place at the 2022 World Cup

Garcia wins all-French matchup to reach Strasbourg semifinal
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 16:41:01 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Fourth-seeded Caroline Garcia won an all-French matchup against Chloe Paquet to reach the final of the Internationaux de Strasbourg tournament

Auger-Aliassime to meet Paire in Lyon final
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 16:34:13 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Felix Auger-Aliassime will seek a first ATP title against local favorite Benoit Paire in the Lyon Open final

Top-seeded Zverev to face Jarry in Geneva Open final
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 15:20:09 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Alexander Zverev will seek his first title this season against 75th-ranked Nicolas Jarry in the Geneva Open final on Saturday

Federer relishes French Open return after 3-year absence
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 12:58:06 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Roger Federer is looking forward to returning to the French Open on Sunday after a three-year absence

Kyrgios withdraws from French Open, citing illness
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 12:54:31 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the French Open that starts on Sunday citing illness as the reason

Putintseva to play Zidansek in Nuremberg Cup final
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 11:50:00 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Top-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan will face Slovenia's Tamara Zidansek in the Nuremberg Cup final on Saturday

Unfamiliar, but nice: Halep back in Paris to defend title
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 08:08:13 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Simona Halep is experiencing something new at the French Open this year, coming to Paris as the defending champion

Laver Cup getting official status from men's tennis tour
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 03:32:07 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
The Laver Cup is getting official status from the men's tennis tour

O Canada: Hockey hotbed now produces tennis players, too
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 02:35:53 -0400
From rssfeeds.usatoday
Canadians Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime and Bianca Andreescu have all simultaneously broken into the world's elite ranks of tennis players

Durant talks injury, says team not better without him
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:43:55 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is unlikely to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday against either the Toronto Raptors or Milwaukee Bucks.

Indy 500 mourns Lauda but no official tributes
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:38:14 -0400
From feeds.reuters
The heartbreak of Niki Lauda's death has washed over the Indianapolis 500 paddock this week but there are no formal tributes planned to honor the three-times Formula One world champion, IndyCar said on Friday.

Soccer: Holders U.S. shrug off weight of World Cup expectations
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:35:37 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Few of the 24 women's World Cup teams arriving in France for next month's tournament will bear the weight of expectation quite like reigning champions the United States.

Mets agree to deal with Santana, reportedly add Kemp
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 18:16:15 -0400
From feeds.reuters
The New York Mets agreed to a minor league deal with veteran right-hander Ervin Santana on Friday, and multiple reports indicated outfielder Matt Kemp also signed a similar deal.

Jaguars RB Fournette pleased to have 'clean start'
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 17:07:43 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is happy to have a "clean start."

Golf: Recovering Wie withdraws from next week's U.S. Women's Open
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 15:27:32 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Former U.S. Women's Open champion Michelle Wie has pulled out of next week's major tournament because of continuing wrist problems, she said on Friday.

Battling Zverev books Geneva Open final with Jarry
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 15:18:27 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Alexander Zverev continued his preparations for the French Open by sealing a hard-fought 7-5 6-7(6) 6-3 victory on Friday over Argentine Federico Delbonis to reach the Geneva Open final.

Kanaan tops Indy 500 final practice
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 15:14:24 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Tony Kanaan will start from the middle of the gird for the Indianapolis 500 but had his AJ Foyt Racing Chevrolet out front on Friday, posting the top speed in final practise for the "the Greatest Spectacle in Racing".

Raptors aim to top Bucks for NBA Finals berth
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 15:07:13 -0400
From feeds.reuters
TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors will be looking to move on and the visiting Milwaukee Bucks will be hoping to stay alive Saturday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Motor racing: IndyCar to use 'Aeroscreen' cockpit protection
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 14:56:49 -0400
From feeds.reuters
IndyCar will use an "Aeroscreen" to provide cockpit protection from next season, with the Red Bull Advanced Technologies-designed system giving cars a jet fighter appearance, the U.S. open wheel series announced on Friday.

Auger-Aliassime set for Paire showdown in Lyon final
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 14:24:23 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Canada's Felix Auger-Aliassime rallied to beat top seed Nikoloz Basilashvili 2-6 7-6(3) 6-4 in the Lyon Open semi-finals on Friday to move into his second ATP final of the year.

Garcia sets up Yastremska final in Strasbourg International
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:50:09 -0400
From feeds.reuters
France's Caroline Garcia defeated compatriot Chloe Paquet 6-3 6-4 in the Strasbourg International semi-finals on Friday to set up a title clash with fifth seed Dayana Yastremska.

Nadal and Djokovic head French Open cast as Federer returns
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:50:03 -0400
From feeds.reuters
For the first time in four years the big three in men's tennis will all be present at the French Open, all striving to etch another remarkable storyline in the red Parisian dirt.

Federer admits he's stepping into the unknown in Paris
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:49:25 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Having won 20 grand slam titles during a glittering career, one might think that Roger Federer has seen it all.

Renault say fundamental engine problem has been fixed
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:48:23 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg can expect to be back on full power from Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix after Renault fixed a fundamental engine problem that has slowed them in recent races.

Djokovic ready to fire at Roland Garros as Grand Slam landmark beckons
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:47:59 -0400
From feeds.reuters
World number one Novak Djokovic believes he is peaking at the perfect moment to win four successive Grand Slam titles for the second time in his career by capturing the French Open.

Cowboys' Jones touts progress in talks with QB Prescott
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:06:20 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones remains upbeat about signing quarterback Dak Prescott to a long-term deal after the sides exchanged contract proposals.

Hobbled Giannis: Bucks will be back in Milwaukee for Game 7
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 13:05:18 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks went from a 2-0 series lead to a 3-2 deficit and face elimination Saturday in Toronto. The MVP candidate had a message for Milwaukee fans on Thursday night after the Raptors took a third consecutive game in the best-of-seven series.

Tennis: Kyrgios throwing chairs okay, as long he cares - Wilander
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 12:33:29 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Some might say Nick Kyrgios's withdrawal from the French Open will free the tournament of unwanted distractions but former champion Mats Wilander is definitely not one of them.

Cycling: Zakarin wins Giro stage 13 as Roglic, Nibali stay together
Date: Fri, 24 May 2019 12:04:10 -0400
From feeds.reuters
Russian Ilnur Zakarin powered to victory in the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia, the first mountain test for the overall contenders, while favorites Primoz Roglic and Vincenzo Nibali finished together on Friday.