As Earth's atmosphere warms alarmingly and fills with heat-trapping gases, and the writing on the wall — "People, we're in trouble!" — looms ever larger, Formula One has steadily become a guilty pleasure, the motorsport equivalent of blue whale burger or wearing panda fur.

Former Ukraine coach Oleg Blokhin has resigned from his job in charge of Dynamo Kiev following a 2-0 loss to bitter rival Shakhtar Donetsk in the domestic league.

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The city of Aurora plans a ceremony to honor University of Connecticut champion basketball player Ryan Boatright.

An 8-year-old Michigan State basketball fan whose battle with cancer inspired the team's players, coaches and many more beyond the hardwood is to be honored by thousands of her closest friends at a memorial service in East Lansing.

If the AL West race turns out to be as close as these three games, the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels will be battling down to the wire come September.

Determined to end a two-year title drought, Lee Westwood opened with a 65 Thursday to take an early lead at the Malaysian Open.

The Anaheim Ducks roared to a big early lead before blowing three-quarters of it. They skated circles around the Dallas Stars early, only to hold on by their fingernails late.

Finally, the NBA playoffs are set.

Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper are questioning the evidence authorities are using to justify keeping him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women.

Union College's championship hockey team is being honored with a parade in their home city.

The White Sox bullpen provided one opportunity after another.

West Virginia has signed junior college transfer Tarik Phillip for the 2014-15 men's basketball season.

It was a small but important step for Colorado's Jorge De La Rosa.

Chris Iannetta swung the bat like a guy who definitely didn't want to catch one more inning.

The latest loss for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the San Francisco Giants could've been far worse.

The Boston Red Sox used patience and 15 walks to rally and force extra innings.

Fresh legs beat fatigue.

Andrew Cashner appears ready for the national spotlight.

Leaving the Trail Blazers' locker room following the regular-season finale, Wesley Matthews was wished well in the playoffs.

A season-ending victory proved meaningless for the Phoenix Suns, who will be remembered for having one of the best records in NBA history that wasn't good enough to make the playoffs.

The swing that Pablo Sandoval hopes snaps him out of his early season slump is not the kind the San Francisco Giants have grown accustomed to seeing from the 2012 World Series MVP.

Ryan Getzlaf spent the final seconds of the Anaheim Ducks' playoff opener in the dressing room with a large ice bag pressed to a nasty cut on his left cheek.

Torii Hunter has done a lot of things and put up some big numbers in his 18-season career. Sacrifice bunts, though, aren't exactly his specialty.

The ace pitchers were out of the game, and the Seattle Mariners had the lead with two outs in the ninth inning.

The Chicago Cubs came up empty again in the Bronx — twice.

Hesterine de Reus has left her position as head coach of the Australian women's football team after 15 months, following reports of player complaints over her strict style.

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Hanley Ramirez has left the game against the San Francisco Giants after getting hit by a pitch on the top of his left hand. The team says X-rays on his hand were negative.

Mike Moustakas has been mired in such a tough start to the season he joked that he tried to do a little something extra to make sure the ball he hit in the 11th inning would carry out of Minute Maid Park.

One bad throw by Jarrod Saltalamacchia and one bad pitch by Jose Fernandez cost the Miami Marlins their lead. And when manager Mike Redmond turned to his struggling bullpen, things got worse.

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