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  1. Le'Veon Bell's suspension reduced from three games to two
    Eric Edholm

    Le'Veon Bell's suspension reduced from three games to two

  2. Tom Brady should've just flushed the darn phone (podcast)
    Jay Busbee

    Tom Brady should've just flushed the darn phone (podcast)

  3. Angels revamp OF depth by acquiring David Murphy and David DeJesus
    Tim Brown

    Angels revamp OF depth by acquiring David Murphy and David DeJesus

  4. Eric Berry, diagnosed with cancer last year, cleared to practice with Chiefs
    Frank Schwab

    Eric Berry, diagnosed with cancer last year, cleared to practice with Chiefs

  5. How Tom Brady can fight (and overturn) his suspension in court
    Eric Edholm

    How Tom Brady can fight (and overturn) his suspension in court

  6. Daily Dime: Going with R.A. Dickey, Bryce Harper and some bargains
    Dalton Del Don

    Daily Dime: Going with R.A. Dickey, Bryce Harper and some bargains

  7. Sources: Nationals land closer Jonathan Papelbon
    Tim Brown

    Sources: Nationals land closer Jonathan Papelbon

  8. Patriots and Tom Brady's agent not happy with Roger Goodell
    Frank Schwab

    Patriots and Tom Brady's agent not happy with Roger Goodell

  9. Some of Tom Brady's staunchest defenders didn't know of cell phone allegation
    Charles Robinson

    Some of Tom Brady's staunchest defenders didn't know of cell phone allegation

  10. How NBA champ Festus Ezeli fell into basketball after emigrating from Nigeria at 14
    Marc J. Spears

    How NBA champ Festus Ezeli fell into basketball after emigrating from Nigeria at 14

  11. What's wrong with the Riders? 0-5 start despite offence points at defence
    Andrew Bucholtz

    What's wrong with the Riders? 0-5 start despite offence points at defence

  12. Nicolas Batum dismisses report that he wants to play for Toronto Raptors
    Eric Freeman

    Nicolas Batum dismisses report that he wants to play for Toronto Raptors

  • Olympics-Yao holding court as Beijing bids for Winter Olympics

    By Julian Linden KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 (Reuters) - Standing 2.29 metres (7ft 6in) tall, Yao Ming has never been able to hide in the background. With the International Olympic Committee to vote in Kuala Lumpur on Friday whether to award the games … More »

    Reuters - 4 minutes 16 seconds ago
  • Ad firm Dentsu wins Olympic rights in Asia for 2018-2024

    By Karolos Grohmann KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Advertising agency Dentsu has won the Olympic broadcasting rights for 22 countries in Asia for 2018-2024, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday. The deal includes three consecutive … More »

    Reuters - 12 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Ad firm Dentsu wins Olympic rights in Asia for 2018-2024

    By Karolos Grohmann KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 (Reuters) - Advertising agency Dentsu has won the Olympic broadcasting rights for 22 countries in Asia for 2018-2024, the International Olympic Committee said on Wednesday. The deal includes three … More »

    Reuters - 31 minutes ago
  • Honda apologise to Stoner for Suzuka crash

    (Reuters) - Honda Racing has apologised to Australian Casey Stoner for a throttle malfunction which left the former MotoGP world champion with a couple of broken bones after a crash at the Suzuka 8 Hour endurance race last weekend. In his first … More »

    Reuters - 35 minutes ago
  • Barca defender Douglas faces two-month injury layoff

    Barca defender Douglas faces two-month injury layoff

    The Brazilian, who was given little playing time by coach Luis Enrique last season, went off in the first half of Barca's friendly defeat on penalties by Chelsea during their tour of the U.S on Tuesday. The right back position has been a problem … More »

    Reuters - 36 minutes ago
  • Booing has Australian footballer Goodes considering quitting

    Few athletes have the credentials to challenge Adam Goodes for the mantle of being THE Australian sportsman, which is why a racism debate is raging Down Under. Australians tend to laud their champions, so the fact that crowds continue to loudly boo … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 8 minutes ago
  • Motorcycling-Honda apologise to Stoner for Suzuka crash

    Honda Racing has apologised to Australian Casey Stoner for a throttle malfunction which left the former MotoGP world champion with a couple of broken bones after a crash at the Suzuka 8 Hour endurance race last weekend. In his first competitive … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 13 minutes ago
  • China's Sun sets sights on golden haul in Kazan

    China's Sun sets sights on golden haul in Kazan

    Chinese swimming sensation Sun Yang cannot seem to escape the spotlight in or out of the water, and at the world championships, starting in Russia on Aug. 2, the towering freestyler will again be the name of everyone's lips. A multiple world and … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 18 minutes ago
  • Australian Rules-Goodes ponders retirement over booing - report

    * Goodes contemplating retirement * To miss this weekend's AFL match * Issue sparks debate over racism (updates with Goodes leave of absence extended) By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY, July 29 (Reuters) - Aboriginal footballer and anti-racism … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • Antofagasta cuts annual copper output forecast on Antucoya project delay

    By Silvia Antonioli LONDON (Reuters) - Chilean miner Antofagasta cut is annual copper output forecast for the second time this year on Wednesday due to a delay in the start-up of its Antucoya project, as it posted a double-digit-percentage decline … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 29 minutes ago
  • Swimming-China's Sun sets sights on golden haul in Kazan

    By Julian Linden July 29 (Reuters) - Chinese swimming sensation Sun Yang cannot seem to escape the spotlight in or out of the water, and at the world championships, starting in Russia on Aug. 2, the towering freestyler will again be the name of … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 35 minutes ago
  • Woods sees game coming together after 'frustrating' season

    Woods sees game coming together after 'frustrating' season

    (Reuters) - Time is fast running out for Tiger Woods to salvage what he describes as a "frustrating" PGA Tour season after three missed cuts, a withdrawal and just one top-25 finish in eight starts. The former world number has plummeted to a … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 40 minutes ago
  • Mexico fire coach Herrera after alleged punching incident

    Mexico fire coach Herrera after alleged punching incident

    By Carlos Calvo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Miguel Herrera, Mexico's national soccer team coach, was fired on Tuesday, a day after he allegedly punched a reporter who had criticized his team's performance in the recent Copa America and Gold Cup … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 42 minutes ago
  • Tokyo Games chief apologises for Olympics stadium fiasco

    Tokyo Games chief apologises for Olympics stadium fiasco

    By Karolos Grohmann KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 Games chief Yoshiro Mori has formally apologised to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after plans for the city's new Olympic stadium were scrapped earlier this month over ballooning … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 0 minutes ago
  • Kang's homer sends Pirates to 8-7 win over Twins

    Kang's homer sends Pirates to 8-7 win over Twins

    Jung Ho-Kang is enjoying the spotlight in the major leagues and showing the Pittsburgh Pirates just what they hoped when they brought him over from South Korea. Kang hit a tiebreaking home run off the facing of the second deck in left-center field … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 2 minutes ago
  • Tokyo Games chief apologizes for stadium fiasco

    Tokyo Games chief apologizes for stadium fiasco

    By Karolos Grohmann KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 Games chief Yoshiro Mori has formally apologized to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after plans for the city's new Olympic stadium were scrapped earlier this month over ballooning … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 4 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Tokyo Games chief apologises for stadium fiasco

    * IOC part of new stadium tender to monitor progress * Construction cost to rise compared to 2013 (updates with IOC saying they will be part of stadium tender) By Karolos Grohmann KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 (Reuters) - Tokyo 2020 Games chief Yoshiro … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 5 minutes ago
  • Yahoo Sports' trade deadline tracker: Follow the latest MLB news and rumors

    Yahoo Sports' trade deadline tracker: Follow the latest MLB news and rumors

    The MLB trade deadline is 4 p.m. ET on July 31. Keep this post open in a tab until then. … More »

    Big League Stew - 2 hours 8 minutes ago
  • Shakhtar field midfielder despite threat of doping ban

    Shakhtar field midfielder despite threat of doping ban

    Shakhtar Donetsk coach Mircea Lucescu admitted he went against UEFA's wishes in fielding midfielder Fred in Tuesday's Champions League qualifier despite being aware of a possible doping violation hanging over the Brazilian international. According … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 11 minutes ago
  • Nine innings of Gray: Sonny excellent in shutout against Dodgers

    Nine innings of Gray: Sonny excellent in shutout against Dodgers

    Sonny Gray tossed a complete game shutout against the Dodgers. Plus, news and notes from around the league. … More »

    Big League Stew - 2 hours 12 minutes ago
  • Australia wrong to drop Haddin for third test - Ponting

    Australia wrong to drop Haddin for third test - Ponting

    Former captain Ricky Ponting believes Australia were wrong to leave wicketkeeper Brad Haddin out of the team for the third Ashes test and says they will miss his experience when it starts at Edgbaston later on Wednesday. Ponting's successor Michael … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 18 minutes ago
  • How NBA champ Festus Ezeli fell into basketball after emigrating from Nigeria at 14

    How NBA champ Festus Ezeli fell into basketball after emigrating from Nigeria at 14

    Ezeli hopes to be a role model for other Africans and will compete in the first-ever NBA Africa Game on Saturday. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 2 hours 27 minutes ago
  • Nigeria target German model in bid to revive fortunes

    Nigeria target German model in bid to revive fortunes

    (Reuters) - Nigeria are seeking to forge closer links with Germany in an attempt to revive the country's soccer fortunes and hasten the national team's development, the president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) said on Tuesday. "Germany … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 41 minutes ago
  • Chiefs' Berry to practice 8 months after cancer diagnosis

    Chiefs' Berry to practice 8 months after cancer diagnosis

    Eight months after getting the stunning news that he had cancer, Chiefs Pro Bowl safety was expected back on the practice field Wednesday, a day after doctors gave him the all-clear. The Chiefs medical staff and his own doctors put him through a … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 48 minutes ago
  • Godley, Peralta lead Diamondbacks past Mariners, 8-4

    Godley, Peralta lead Diamondbacks past Mariners, 8-4

    Godley pitched six strong innings in his second career start, David Peralta had three hits and two RBIs, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Seattle Mariners 8-4 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive victory. Godley (2-0), who pitched six … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 52 minutes ago
  • NFL 2015: Players who could make breakthroughs in 2015

    If you're not sure where Le'Veon Bell and Justin Forsett came from to reach the top of the NFL rushing charts, this will be helpful. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 59 minutes ago
  • Patriots may be in limbo if Brady continues suspension fight

    Patriots may be in limbo if Brady continues suspension fight

    Roger Goodell's decision to uphold Tom Brady's four-game suspension is not likely the end of the deflated footballs saga. Brady appears headed to court seeking to overturn the suspension, and at the same time would place his New England Patriots in … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • LEADING OFF: Kershaw's streak, All-Stars on new teams

    LEADING OFF: Kershaw's streak, All-Stars on new teams

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • MLB Trade Deadline Digest: Will the White Sox hold Jeff Samardzija?

    MLB Trade Deadline Digest: Will the White Sox hold Jeff Samardzija?

    Our daily recap of trade-deadline news and rumors, including tidbits on David Price, Jeff Samardzija and Aroldis Chapman. Plus, Tuesday's done deals. … More »

    Big League Stew - 3 hours ago
  • Baseball-Highlights of Tuesday's MLB games

    (Adds later games) July 28 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's games in Major League Baseball. - - - Mets, 4, Padres 0 Rookie right-handed pitcher Noah Syndergaard retired the first 18 batters he faced and ended up allowing three hits … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Wily Peralta returns for Brewers and shuts down Giants

    Wily Peralta returns for Brewers and shuts down Giants

    Wily Peralta hoped his strong rehab starts would carry right over into his big league return, and he delivered quite a performance in his first outing in more than two months. Peralta returned from the disabled list and shut down one of baseball's … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Vidal completes $44 million move from Juve to Bayern

    Vidal completes $44 million move from Juve to Bayern

    Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal has completed his transfer from Juventus to Bayern Munich by signing a four-year contract with the Bundesliga champions. "I wanted to take another big step forward in my career," the 28-year-old Vidal told the Bavarian … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Tuesday's Sports In Brief

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Yankees score 11 in 2nd, rip Texas 21-5

    Yankees score 11 in 2nd, rip Texas 21-5

    New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi figures he will never see another game like this one, especially after trailing 5-0 in the first inning. The Yankees charged back in a hurry, with an 11-run second inning and 8 1-3 hitless innings of relief to … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Gray 3-hits Dodgers as A's snap skid

    Gray 3-hits Dodgers as A's snap skid

    With every pitch in a masterful three-hitter, Sonny Gray reminded the Oakland Athletics that their season is far from finished after a tumultuous few days. Gray struck out nine in his second shutout in July, and Oakland snapped its four-game losing … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Indians send OF Murphy to Angels

    Indians send OF Murphy to Angels

    Their season wasting away, the Cleveland Indians started looking toward 2016. One of baseball's most underachieving teams, the Indians traded veteran outfielder David Murphy to the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday for minor league shortstop Eric … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Angels OF Trout out against Houston with wrist injury

    Angels OF Trout out against Houston with wrist injury

    Los Angeles star outfielder Mike Trout was out of the starting lineup Tuesday night in the Angels' 10-5 loss to the Houston Astros because of an injured left wrist. ''Came in just sore and took a couple of swings in the cage and obviously felt … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Bonner scores 8 of her 34 in OT as Mercury beat Sky 89-87

    Bonner scores 8 of her 34 in OT as Mercury beat Sky 89-87

    DeWanna Bonner scored eight of her season-high 34 points in overtime and the defending champion Phoenix Mercury rallied to beat the Chicago Sky 89-87 on Tuesday night in their first meeting since last year's WNBA Finals. Chicago's Elena Delle Donne … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Tuesday's Scoreboard

    Tuesday's Games … More »

    The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago
  • Altuve's 5 RBIs power Astros past Angels

    Altuve's 5 RBIs power Astros past Angels

    Jose Altuve is the spark plug that powers the Houston Astros. The boost he provides was on full display Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels, as he had a career-high five RBIs to lead the Astros to a 10-5 victory. The Astros moved into a … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago