Russia, Canada reach world championship semis 1:29pm EDT

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Ice hockey heavyweights Russia and Canada reached the world championship semi-finals on Thursday after thrilling wins, with holders Sweden in action later on Thursday.  Full Article

Nadal primed for another French Open charge after Rome crescendo 2:27pm EDT 

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal has hit form at the perfect time heading into the French Open after a slow start, by his standards, to the claycourt season caused some to doubt his chances of continuing his vice-like grip on the tournament.  Full Article  

Hamilton fastest for mourning Mercedes in Monaco 2:26pm EDT 

MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was fastest for mourning Mercedes in both Monaco Grand Prix practice sessions on Thursday.  Full Article