Edmonton Oilers win lottery for top pick draft pick

(Reuters) – The Edmonton Oilers won the National Hockey League’s draft lottery on Saturday, giving them the opportunity to select 18-year-old phenomenon Connor McDavid with the first overall pick in June’s draft.






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Olympic course designer hopes golf wins in Rio Games

FAR HILLS, New Jersey (Reuters) – Gil Hanse designed the course that will stage the return of golf to the Olympics in 2016 for the first time in 112 years and knows the stakes are high for the sport.

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Merritt leads by three, Spieth in the hunt

(Reuters) – Unheralded American Troy Merritt moved one step closer to his maiden PGA Tour title by claiming a three-stroke lead after Saturday’s third round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina.






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Vettel hopes for Bahrain battle with Mercedes

MANAMA (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton expects resurgent Ferrari to be hard to beat in Sunday’s Bahrain Grand Prix and Sebastian Vettel hopes to prove him right.

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Marquez on pole in Argentina by hefty margin

(Reuters) – MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez left his rivals trailing as he stormed to pole position for the Argentine Grand Prix on Saturday.

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Pavlyuchenkova sparks Russia to 2-0 Fed Cup lead over Germany

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) – Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova produced a stunning comeback to help Russia into a 2-0 lead against Germany in their Fed Cup semi-final on Saturday.






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Returning Hingis loses Fed Cup tie in courageous effort

ZIELONA GORA, Poland (Reuters) – Martina Hingis has no plans of returning to play singles on the women’s tour after a courageous performance in a Fed Cup defeat by Agnieszka Radwanska on Saturday in her first major match in eight years.

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Hamilton on pole in Bahrain as Rosberg slips up

MANAMA (Reuters) – Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton drove his ‘beast’ of a Mercedes to a fourth successive pole position on Saturday while team mate Nico Rosberg failed to make the front row at the Bahrain Grand Prix.

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