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  1. Marek vs. Wyshynski Podcast: Mike Harrington on Babcock; Andrew Gross on Rangers; Game Show Friday!
    Greg Wyshynski

    Marek vs. Wyshynski Podcast: Mike Harrington on Babcock; Andrew Gross on Rangers; Game Show Friday!

  2. Dana White defends Reebok deal
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    Dana White defends Reebok deal

  3. It's not only the 'Triplets' producing for the Tampa Bay Lightning
    Sean Leahy

    It's not only the 'Triplets' producing for the Tampa Bay Lightning

  4. What MMA gyms need to change
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    What MMA gyms need to change

  5. Slava Fetisov wants Russian players to stay home before age 28
    Josh Cooper

    Slava Fetisov wants Russian players to stay home before age 28

  6. UNC basketball’s biggest threat to title hopes could be postseason ban
    Pat Forde

    UNC basketball’s biggest threat to title hopes could be postseason ban

  7. NFL denies NFLPA request for Goodell recusal in Brady appeal
    Sam Cooper

    NFL denies NFLPA request for Goodell recusal in Brady appeal

  8. What Mike Babcock can actually do for Maple Leafs (Trending Topics)
    Ryan Lambert

    What Mike Babcock can actually do for Maple Leafs (Trending Topics)

  9. Video: Winnipeg flagbearers at FIFA Women's World Cup escaped violence in Iraq
    Andrew Bucholtz

    Video: Winnipeg flagbearers at FIFA Women's World Cup escaped violence in Iraq

  10. Face of UFC Testosterone Replacement Therapy fighting to erase PED stigma
    Kevin Iole

    Face of UFC Testosterone Replacement Therapy fighting to erase PED stigma

  11. McMaster volleyball star rebuilding hospital in Nigeria, passing up pros
    Neate Sager

    McMaster volleyball star rebuilding hospital in Nigeria, passing up pros

  12. Bettman talks salary cap; Quenneville's lineup changes; Boyle has more to prove (Puck Headlines)
    Jen Neale

    Bettman talks salary cap; Quenneville's lineup changes; Boyle has more to prove (Puck Headlines)

  • Houston star Harden's unique game hard to stop - and to like

    The Warriors did shut him down on the final play to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Opinions vary, but everyone who knows basketball seems to respect the game of arguably the best shooting guard in the NBA - especially the … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 minutes ago
  • Blackhawks recall defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk from minors

    The Chicago Blackhawks recalled defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk from the minors Friday, and coach Joel Quenneville did not rule him out for the Western Conference finals against Anaheim. Van Riemsdyk is coming back from surgeries on his left knee in … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 minutes ago
  • NHL-National Hockey League roundup

    May 22 (The Sports Xchange) - Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Matt Carle will not play Friday night against the New York Rangers in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals in St. Petersburg, Fla. Carle was ruled out with an undisclosed injury on … More »

    Reuters - 17 minutes ago
  • Injured IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe posts photo from hospital 5 days after accident

    Injured IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe posts photo from hospital 5 days after accident

    James Hinchcliffe was smiling and dressed in a hospital gown in his first photo since the brutal crash that knocked him out of the Indianapolis 500. Hinchcliffe posted a photo Friday on Instagram of him in the gown and yellow socks, hooked to a … More »

    The Canadian Press - 17 minutes ago
  • Blue Jays place 2B Travis on DL, promote Kawasaki

    The Blue Jays laced infielder Devon Travis on the 15-day disabled list Friday because of a sore left shoulder and promoted infielder Munenori Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo. Kawasaki is batting ninth and starting at second base against the Seattle … More »

    AP - Sports - 18 minutes ago
  • Rangers put 1B/OF Blanks on disabled list, add OF Smolinski

    Rangers put 1B/OF Blanks on disabled list, add OF Smolinski

    The Texas Rangers have put first baseman/outfielder Kyle Blanks on the 15-day disabled list and recalled outfielder Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Round Rock. Texas manager Jeff Banister said he expected Smolinski would be available Friday night … More »

    AP - Sports - 22 minutes ago
  • NBA-National Basketball Association roundup

    Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Kobe Bryant has indicated the 2015-16 season will be the star's last with the team. "He has indicated to me that this is it," Kupchak said Thursday on SiriusXM NBA Radio. Bryant, a five-time … More »

    Reuters - 22 minutes ago
  • McCutchen laughs off leaked pay stub

    McCutchen laughs off leaked pay stub

    Good thing Andrew McCutchen has direct deposit. The Pittsburgh Pirates star centerfielder laughed off a leaked photo of his pay stub Friday, joking he can handle the attention so long as he still gets paid. McCutchen's two-week stub was left … More »

    AP - Sports - 23 minutes ago
  • Hinchcliffe posts photo from hospital thanking safety crew

    Hinchcliffe posts photo from hospital thanking safety crew

    James Hinchcliffe was smiling and dressed in a hospital gown in his first photo since the brutal crash that knocked him out of the Indianapolis 500. Hinchcliffe posted a photo Friday on Instagram of him in the gown and yellow socks, hooked to a … More »

    AP - Sports - 25 minutes ago
  • Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup

    Milwaukee Brewers left-handed reliever Will Smith was suspended eight games by Major League Baseball for having a foreign substance on his right forearm during Thursday night's game. Smith, who was ejected in the seventh inning of a 10-1 loss to … More »

    Reuters - 25 minutes ago
  • Questions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500

    Questions about safety hover over 99th Indianapolis 500

    They call the Indianapolis 500 ''The Greatest Spectacle in Racing'' for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition. This year, IndyCar is hoping the 99th running of the event won't be a spectacle because … More »

    AP - Sports - 27 minutes ago
  • Blue Jays rookie Devon Travis's time on disabled list as much mental as physical

    Devon Travis's stint on the disabled list will be as much about his head as his shoulder. Travis was placed on the Toronto Blue Jays' 15-day DL late Thursday night, retroactive to May 17, to recover from left shoulder inflammation. The 24-year-old … More »

    The Canadian Press - 30 minutes ago
  • Goodell to hear Brady's appeal of ban

    Goodell to hear Brady's appeal of ban

    Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. The union asked Goodell to remove himself from that role because it said he lacked impartiality and that Goodell would be called … More »

    AP - Sports - 34 minutes ago
  • Marlins fail to show for charity event

    Marlins fail to show for charity event

    MIAMI (AP) -- Mired in a seven-game losing streak, Miami Marlins players have further angered their fans by failing to show as advertised for a charity event. … More »

    AP - Sports - 34 minutes ago
  • Man who admitted killing B.C. hockey mom says sorry, wants rehab in prison

    Man who admitted killing B.C. hockey mom says sorry, wants rehab in prison

    A man who admitted to manslaughter in the death of a Surrey, B.C., hockey mom told court he never thought in a million years that he would be capable of causing such harm. A judge handed Yosef Gopaul a combined 12-year prison sentence on Friday for … More »

    The Canadian Press - 39 minutes ago
  • UNC gets NCAA fraud allegations notice

    UNC gets NCAA fraud allegations notice

    North Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA connected to the school's academic fraud scandal. In a statement Friday, Chancellor Carol Folt and athletic director Bubba Cunningham said UNC is reviewing the ''lengthy'' notice and … More »

    AP - Sports - 39 minutes ago
  • Toronto goalie on outside looking in as he waits for painful foot injury to heal

    As Toronto FC practice wound down Friday, Joe Bendik watched from just inside the training centre doors. "I just went to sprint from a standstill, and ended up straining my plantar fascia," he said. Backup Chris Konopka, named to the MLS team of … More »

    The Canadian Press - 41 minutes ago
  • Tanaka's next rehab start Wednesday

    Tanaka's next rehab start Wednesday

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka is set to make his next rehabilitation start Wednesday against Boston's Triple-A team. … More »

    AP - Sports - 45 minutes ago
  • Lakers GM: 'This Is It' for Kobe Bryant

    Lakers GM: 'This Is It' for Kobe Bryant

    Appearing on SiriusXM NBA Radio, Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak said Kobe Bryant will likely retire after next season. (May 22) … More »

    AP Canada Videos - 50 minutes ago
  • Braves' Wood ill, misses start

    ATLANTA (AP) -- Pitcher Alex Wood has a stomach virus and will not start for the Atlanta Braves on Friday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 55 minutes ago
  • Ex-Alpine Canada ski coach Bertrand Charest now facing 57 sex-related charges

    Ex-Alpine Canada ski coach Bertrand Charest now facing 57 sex-related charges

    SAINT-JEROME, Que. - A new charge has been laid against a former national ski coach who is already facing a host of sex-related accusations. The Crown introduced the single charge, involving a new alleged victim, during Bertrand Charest's brief … More »

    The Canadian Press - 56 minutes ago
  • NFL's Goodell refuses to recuse himself from Brady hearing, ESPN says

    NFL's Goodell refuses to recuse himself from Brady hearing, ESPN says

    (Reuters) - The National Football League has rejected a request from the players union that Commissioner Roger Goodell remove himself from Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension over the "Deflategate" scandal, ESPN reported on Friday, but … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
  • King appointed Rangers chairman

    Dave King has been appointed as the new chairman of second tier Rangers, the 54-time Scottish champions announced on Friday. Businessman King led a successful bid to remove the previous board in March and earlier this week the Scottish Football … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 6 minutes ago
  • Exercise may cut risk of death among elderly men

    By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - Elderly men who exercise regularly – even by doing light activities like walking – may be less likely to die than those who are sedentary, a large Norwegian study suggests. Researchers followed about 5,700 men … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 18 minutes ago
  • Globetrotter great Haynes dies at 89

    Globetrotter great Haynes dies at 89

    Marques Haynes' dribbling skills wowed fans in more than 100 countries. Haynes, often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, died Friday in El Paso, Texas, of natural causes, the Globetrotters said. ''Basketball has lost one of its … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • People with knowledge of decision to AP: Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal

    People with knowledge of decision to AP: Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal

    People with knowledge of the decision say NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. The NFL told the players' union Friday that Goodell will not recuse … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • Cowboys, CB Scandrick agree to extension

    Cowboys, CB Scandrick agree to extension

    Cornerback Orlando Scandrick has the raise he sought by skipping the first two weeks of voluntary offseason workouts with the Dallas Cowboys. It's the second time in three years the Cowboys have reworked contract terms for Scandrick, who showed up … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 23 minutes ago
  • Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley excited at Maple Leafs signing Mike Babcock

    The Toronto Maple Leafs' US$50-million investment in new coach Mike Babcock got a thumbs-up from Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley on Friday. "More than the (salary) numbers, I'm excited," Bradley said after practice. "I think it shows again how … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 27 minutes ago
  • NFL's Goodell refuses to recuse himself from Brady hearing, union says

    May 22 (Reuters) - The National Football League has rejected a request from the players union that Commissioner Roger Goodell remove himself from Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension over the "Deflategate" scandal, the union said on … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 35 minutes ago
  • Rays minor-league team cancels A-Rod juice box promo after Yankees complain

    Rays minor-league team cancels A-Rod juice box promo after Yankees complain

    The Yankees defend A-Rod after the Single-A Charlotte StoneCrabs plan a night poking fun at him. … More »

    Big League Stew - 1 hour 38 minutes ago
  • Five to watch during the 99th Indy 500

    Five drivers to watch during the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday. Helio Castroneves Castroneves has put his car on Victory Lane at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway three-times (2001, 2002, 2009) and with a fourth win would join the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 42 minutes ago
  • Factbox: 2014 Indianapolis 500

    (Reuters) - Factbox on the Indianapolis 500, which will be run for 99th time on Sunday. * The first Indy 500 was run on May 30, 1911 and won by Ray Harroun, who retired from driving immediately after the race. * The first Indy 500 offered a purse … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 43 minutes ago
  • What Mike Babcock can actually do for Maple Leafs (Trending Topics)

    What Mike Babcock can actually do for Maple Leafs (Trending Topics)

    Babcock got paid what the market would bear, and he made sure the market bore every cent it could for him. Now it's up to him to prove that he can be worthy of the deal he signed. And for the first time in more than a decade, he's without any kind … More »

    Puck Daddy - 1 hour 44 minutes ago
  • Kelowna Rockets-Quebec Remparts Memorial Cup chatravaganza, 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT!

    Kelowna Rockets-Quebec Remparts Memorial Cup chatravaganza, 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT!

    Join Buzzing The Net for a live chat during Game 1 of the Memorial Cup on Friday. … More »

    Buzzing The Net - 1 hour 45 minutes ago
  • Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

    Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

    The Montreal Alouettes signed Michael Sam because they believe he can be a star rush end in the Canadian Football League. "Michael Sam is a very good football player, and that's the reason we signed him," Popp said of Sam, who is openly gay. The … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 54 minutes ago
  • Eight months after horrific leg injury, Johnson hopes to make BMO Field comeback

    Eight months after suffering a horrific leg injury at BMO Field, Canadian international Will Johnson is healthy and looking to make his first-team comeback Saturday as the Portland Timbers visit Toronto FC. The hard-nosed midfielder has no qualms … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 59 minutes ago
  • Lakers star Bryant expected to step away after next season

    Lakers star Bryant expected to step away after next season

    (Reuters) - Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak created some buzz by saying future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant had told him that next season would be his last with the Lakers, but the team said on Friday that was no surprise. "He has … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 4 minutes ago
  • UNC basketball’s biggest threat to title hopes could be postseason ban

    UNC basketball’s biggest threat to title hopes could be postseason ban

    The speed (or lack thereof) with which the wheels of NCAA justice turn could have a profound impact on North Carolina’s 2015-16 season. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 2 hours 8 minutes ago
  • NBA-Lakers star Bryant expected to step away after next season

    Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak created some buzz by saying future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant had told him that next season would be his last with the Lakers, but the team said on Friday that was no surprise. "He has indicated to me … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 11 minutes ago
  • Jets DL Richardson fires back at critics

    Family comes first for Sheldon Richardson - especially over voluntary football practices. The New York Jets defensive lineman was irritated by fans critical of him skipping organized team activities earlier this week, telling them they need to … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 12 minutes ago