Hurricanes sign Semin to five-year extension

(Reuters) – The Carolina Hurricanes strengthened their commitment to Alexander Semin by signing him to a five-year extension on Monday.

Sharapova powers on in search of elusive Miami win

(Reuters) – Maria Sharapova powered her way past another opponent at the Sony Open in Miami on Monday as the Russian world number two remains on target to finally claim a tournament that has brought her plenty of heartbreak.

Heat make Magic vanish, extend winning streak to 27

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – For Chris Bosh, the entire NBA season has felt like one big playoff game and there was no easing up on Monday as the Miami Heat dumped the Orlando Magic 108-94 to extend their winning streak to 27 games.

Red Bull have a clear number one, says Hamilton

LONDON (Reuters) – Lewis Hamilton has turned his fire on Formula One rivals Red Bull for suggesting after a controversial Malaysian Grand Prix that he has joined Mercedes as their clear number one.

Sexual orientation becoming hot topic in pro sports

NEW YORK (Reuters) – In the ultra-scrutinized world of U.S. professional sports, there is still one line that no one has ever crossed.

Woods wins at Bay Hill, reclaims world No. 1 ranking

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – Not even a ferocious storm that pushed the Arnold Palmer Invitational to a Monday finish could stop Tiger Woods from winning an eighth Bay Hill title and reclaiming the world number one ranking.

WBC covers salary for players sidelined 30 days or more

(Reuters) – Major League Baseball (MLB) teams that lose players for a significant time due to injuries at the World Baseball Classic will be compensated by the tournament, an MLB spokesman said on Monday.

In new apps professional athletes become personal trainers

TORONTO (Reuters) – For fitness buffs who have dreamed of training with a professional athlete, new apps could be the next best thing.