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  1. LA Kings to teach players about domestic violence and drug abuse
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    LA Kings to teach players about domestic violence and drug abuse

  2. Lil Wayne's ironic charitable appearance
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  3. Sources: Monty Williams joins Thunder staff as top assistant coach
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    Sources: Monty Williams joins Thunder staff as top assistant coach

  4. Stanley Cup Media Day notebook: Bowman not worried about cap crunch; Richards back in Tampa; Blackhawks remember Reif, Montador
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    Stanley Cup Media Day notebook: Bowman not worried about cap crunch; Richards back in Tampa; Blackhawks remember Reif, Montador

  5. Lil Wayne Understands the Definition of Irony
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    Lil Wayne Understands the Definition of Irony

  6. Montreal Canadiens re-sign Jeff Petry for six years at $33 million
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    Montreal Canadiens re-sign Jeff Petry for six years at $33 million

  7. Duncan Keith, the Chicago Blackhawks’ unstoppable freak
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    Duncan Keith, the Chicago Blackhawks’ unstoppable freak

  8. Whitecaps set to begin potentially season-defining road trip
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    Whitecaps set to begin potentially season-defining road trip

  9. Blackhawks vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Preview: Who has the better coach?
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    Blackhawks vs. Lightning Stanley Cup Preview: Who has the better coach?

  10. Closing Time: Joey Gallo goes off, now what?
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    Closing Time: Joey Gallo goes off, now what?

  11. How Marian Hossa is an ageless wonder for Chicago Blackhawks (Trending Topics)
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    How Marian Hossa is an ageless wonder for Chicago Blackhawks (Trending Topics)

  12. Canada's Fed Cup team gets another home tie, will host Belarus on Feb. 6-7, 2016
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    Canada's Fed Cup team gets another home tie, will host Belarus on Feb. 6-7, 2016

  • Serena blasts past Errani to reach Paris semis

    Serena blasts past Errani to reach Paris semis

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams crushed Italian Sara Errani 6-1 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the French Open in intimidating fashion on Wednesday. American Williams hammered 39 winners in a one-sided … More »

    Reuters - 21 minutes ago
  • Dennis Hastert wrestling tournament likely to be renamed

    YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- Organizers of the Dennis Hastert Yorkville Invitational say they will likely rename the wrestling tournament. … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Serena blasts past Errani to reach Paris semis

    (Adds quote, details) By Julien Pretot PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams crushed Italian Sara Errani 6-1 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the French Open in intimidating fashion on Wednesday. American Williams hammered 39 … More »

    Reuters - 11 minutes ago
  • Serena blasts past Errani to reach Paris semis

    Serena blasts past Errani to reach Paris semis

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams crushed Italian Sara Errani 6-1 6-3 to reach the semi-finals of the French Open in intimidating fashion on Wednesday. American Williams hammered 39 winners in a one-sided … More »

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
  • Qatar's stock market recovers from brief panic over FIFA

    By Olzhas Auyezov DUBAI, June 3 (Reuters) - Qatar's stock market closed nearly flat on Wednesday after a brief, sharp sell-off triggered by Sepp Blatter's surprise resignation from world soccer body FIFA, which could raise the risk of Doha losing … More »

    Reuters - 22 minutes ago
  • The Latest: Jordan FA mulling Prince Ali's legal options

    The Latest: Jordan FA mulling Prince Ali's legal options

    1320 GMT (9:20 a.m. EDT) The Jordanian Football Association says it is studying FIFA rules to see whether they allow for the possibility of Prince Ali bin al-Hussein succeeding President Sepp Blatter without going to an election first. Jordanian FA … More »

    AP - Sports - 24 minutes ago
  • South Africa confirms payment to FIFA official, denies it was a bribe

    South Africa confirms payment to FIFA official, denies it was a bribe

    By Mark Gleeson JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa confirmed on Wednesday it had given $10 million meant to help pay for the 2010 World Cup to a soccer official indicted last week in the United States, but said the payment was not a bribe as … More »

    Reuters - 25 minutes ago
  • Gatlin says he - not Bolt - is the man to beat for now

    Gatlin says he - not Bolt - is the man to beat for now

    With the world-leading times in the 100 and 200 meters this year, Justin Gatlin says he - not Usain Bolt - is the man to beat for now. The big goal for both sprinters remains the world championships in Beijing in August. ''Right now, I can't … More »

    AP - Sports - 25 minutes ago
  • How Marian Hossa is an ageless wonder for Chicago Blackhawks (Trending Topics)

    How Marian Hossa is an ageless wonder for Chicago Blackhawks (Trending Topics)

    Time catches up with everyone, it's true. And while Hossa isn't that big, nor is he all that fast at this point in his career, he and his coaches may just be crafty enough to outrun it for at least another year or three. Isn't that something? … More »

    Puck Daddy - 26 minutes ago
  • Top-ranked Serena Williams routs Sara Errani to make French Open semifinals

    Top-ranked Serena Williams routs Sara Errani to make French Open semifinals

    Serena Williams overpowered Sara Errani to reach the French Open semifinals with a 6-1, 6-3 win Wednesday. A two-time champion in Paris, Williams extended her unbeaten record against the 2012 French Open runner-up to nine matches. It was a stark … More »

    The Canadian Press - 26 minutes ago
  • Miami sees another super-team scenario, but Dwyane Wade isn't cooperating

    Miami sees another super-team scenario, but Dwyane Wade isn't cooperating

    By all accounts, Heat president Pat Riley is preparing himself for another super-team scenario, and why wouldn’t he be? … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 28 minutes ago
  • EU ready to help after 'complete loss of trust' in FIFA

    The European Union said on Wednesday there was a "complete loss of trust" in world football's governing body and pledged to support "fundamental change" following FIFA chairman Sepp Blatter's resignation in the wake of a criminal probe. "We owe it … More »

    Reuters - 35 minutes ago
  • LeBron: This is probably best I've been

    LeBron James listened to a question he's been asked in the past and began processing. On the eve of his fifth consecutive NBA Finals, the four-time league MVP who has carried the Cavaliers within four wins of a championship in his homecoming … More »

    AP - Sports - 37 minutes ago
  • Interpol puts two ex-FIFA officials on 'red notice' wanted list

    Interpol puts two ex-FIFA officials on 'red notice' wanted list

    By Katharina Bart ZURICH (Reuters) - Interpol put two top former FIFA officials on its "red notice" wanted list at the request of U.S. authorities on Wednesday as their investigation into corruption at football's governing body gathered pace. The … More »

    Reuters - 37 minutes ago
  • Bowman's response to Kane injury helped Blackhawks reach Cup

    Bowman's response to Kane injury helped Blackhawks reach Cup

    The NHL trade deadline was just days away when everything changed for the Chicago Blackhawks. Patrick Kane broke his left collarbone in a win over Florida, and general manager Stan Bowman had to make some difficult choices in a hurry. The … More »

    AP - Sports - 38 minutes ago
  • Growing calls for Thai owners to address Leicester sex video

    Growing calls for Thai owners to address Leicester sex video

    It remains unclear how the ''racist orgy'' video was leaked. Four days after the video lit up social media, the English Premier League club's owners in Thailand had yet to comment on it, despite mounting pressure to publicly reprimand their … More »

    AP - Sports - 41 minutes ago
  • Pele says time to 'stop the war' in the game

    Pele says time to 'stop the war' in the game

    Brazilian great Pele said the "war" must stop in world soccer following a seismic week that on Tuesday resulted in embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter announcing he would stand down. "I want to see football put people together, stop the war," … More »

    Reuters - 41 minutes ago
  • A day after decision to resign as FIFA president, Blatter goes back to work at headquarters

    A day after decision to resign as FIFA president, Blatter goes back to work at headquarters

    A day after announcing his decision to resign, Sepp Blatter was back at work at FIFA headquarters on Wednesday as the worst corruption crisis in the governing body's 111-year history continued to unfold. Interpol added six men with ties to FIFA to … More »

    The Canadian Press - 42 minutes ago
  • Gasol brothers win Spanish sports prize

    Brothers Pau and Marc Gasol have been awarded Spain's Princess of Asturias prize for sports for their ''brilliant record'' playing basketball for Spain and their NBA teams. In 2013, the brothers created the Gasol Foundation to promote sport and … More »

    AP - Sports - 43 minutes ago
  • South African sports minister says $10 million payment was 'categorically' not a bribe

    South Africa's sports minister "categorically" denied on Wednesday that the $10 million paid to former FIFA official Jack Warner in 2008 was a bribe for his help in securing the World Cup. Fikile Mbalula, however, said he couldn't say what Warner … More »

    The Canadian Press - 45 minutes ago
  • South Africa again rejects 2010 World Cup bribe allegations

    By Mark Gleeson JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa have again denied that a payment of $10 million to former FIFA vice president Jack Warner during their successful bid for the 2010 World Cup was a bribe. Sports minister Fikile Mbalula on … More »

    Reuters - 46 minutes ago
  • Whitecaps set to begin potentially season-defining road trip

    Whitecaps set to begin potentially season-defining road trip

    Vancouver won't play a home game in MLS until July 12 as the FIFA Women's World Cup takes over B.C. Place for the next six weeks. … More »

    Eh Game - 54 minutes ago
  • Real Madrid hires Rafa Benitez as coach to replace the fired Carlo Ancelotti

    Real Madrid hires Rafa Benitez as coach to replace the fired Carlo Ancelotti

    Real Madrid hired Rafa Benitez as coach Wednesday, giving him a three-year contract as the replacement for the fired Carlo Ancelotti. Benitez, who began his coaching career in Madrid's youth academy, had returned to the Spanish league where he led … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
  • South African sports minister says $10 million not a bribe

    South African sports minister says $10 million not a bribe

    South Africa's sports minister ''categorically'' denied on Wednesday that the $10 million paid to former FIFA official Jack Warner in 2008 was a bribe for his help in securing the World Cup. Fikile Mbalula, however, said he couldn't say what Warner … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 7 minutes ago
  • Real Madrid coach Rafa Benitez

    (Reuters) - (This version of the story corrects season of debut league title with Valencia to 2001-02) Factbox on new Real Madrid coach Rafael Benitez, who was appointed to replace Italian Carlo Ancelotti on Wednesday. EARLY CAREER * After a knee … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • Benitez takes on greatest challenge at Real

    Benitez takes on greatest challenge at Real

    Rafa Benitez was appointed Real Madrid coach on Wednesday, the much-travelled 55-year-old taking on one of the most demanding jobs in club football in which he will be expected to deliver major trophies in short order. Spaniard Benitez quit Serie A … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • Embattled FIFA prez Blatter to resign

    Embattled FIFA prez Blatter to resign

    A day after announcing his decision to resign, Sepp Blatter was back at work at FIFA headquarters on Wednesday as the worst corruption crisis in the governing body's 111-year history continued to unfold. Interpol added six men with ties to FIFA to … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 19 minutes ago
  • Interpol puts 6 linked to FIFA on most wanted list in racketeering, corruption charges

    Interpol puts 6 linked to FIFA on most wanted list in racketeering, corruption charges

    PARIS - Interpol added six men with ties to FIFA to its most wanted list on Wednesday, issuing an international alert for two former FIFA officials and four executives on charges including racketeering and corruption. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 32 minutes ago
  • U.S. attorney general declines to comment on FIFA probe, Blatter

    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch declined to comment at a press conference on Wednesday on whether FIFA President Sepp Blatter is under investigation as part of a probe by U.S. authorities into the football organisation. "With respect to the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 16 minutes ago
  • Swedes need attack to fire at World Cup in Canada

    Swedes need attack to fire at World Cup in Canada

    By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden's hugely successful qualification campaign should put them among the favourites for the Women's World Cup in Canada, but questions remain as to whether they can deliver on the biggest stage. Ranked … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 20 minutes ago
  • Factbox: Profile on United States team for Women's World Cup

    (Reuters) - Factbox on Women’s World Cup qualifiers the United States: Women’s World Cup record: Previous appearances in finals: (6) 1991, 1995, 199, 2003, 2007, 2011 Best performance: Winners (1991, 1999) Drawn in Group D with Australia, Sweden and … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 21 minutes ago
  • Group of death no waltz for confident Matildas

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Despite a daunting draw, there is a feeling in the Australia camp that their sixth Women's World Cup campaign just might be the one where the Matildas make the breakthrough into the final four. The United … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 24 minutes ago
  • Factbox - Women's World Cup qualifiers Japan

    (Reuters) - Factbox on World Cup holders Japan: World Cup record: Previous appearances in finals: (6) 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011 Best performance: Winners 2011 Drawn in Group C with Switzerland, Cameroon, Ecuador - - - Coach: Norio Sasaki … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 27 minutes ago
  • Tried and trusted for Japan title defence

    Tried and trusted for Japan title defence

    (Reuters) - Japan coach Norio Sasaki is banking on experience to lead the Nadeshiko to another Women's World Cup triumph but the trusted troops have shown weakness in the lead-up to their title defence. A ninth-placed finish at the 12-team Algarve … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 29 minutes ago
  • Profile on Ecuador team for Women's World Cup

    (Reuters) - Factbox on Women's World Cup qualifiers Ecuador: Women's World Cup record: Previous appearances in finals: 0 Best performance: N/A Drawn in Group C with Japan, Switzerland and Cameroon - - Coach: Vanessa Arauz The 26-year-old brings a … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 29 minutes ago
  • Young Ecuador coach vies for win at first World Cup

    Ecuador will bring a burst of freshness to Canada next month with a 26-year-old coach leading the small Andean country at its maiden Women's World Cup. The canary yellow "Tri," 48th in the FIFA world ranking, qualified by the skin of their necks … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 31 minutes ago
  • U.S. veterans looking to break through in Canada

    U.S. veterans looking to break through in Canada

    The United States have their eyes firmly set on a third Women's World Cup title, and with a squad loaded with experience the Olympic champions are rightly among the favourites to triumph in Canada. The United States have dominated at the Olympic … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 33 minutes ago
  • Cameroon hope early arrival catches some success

    Cameroon were the first team to arrive in Canada for the Women’s World Cup and will struggle not to be among the first to depart as they make a maiden appearance at the tournament. The African team received special FIFA permission to go to … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 33 minutes ago
  • Factbox on Switzerland team for Women's World Cup

    (Reuters) - Factbox on Women’s World Cup qualifiers Switzerland: - - Women's World Cup record: Previous appearances in finals: None Best performance: N/A Drawn in Group C with Japan, Cameroon, Ecuador - - Coach: Martina Voss-Tecklenburg … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 34 minutes ago
  • Factbox - Profile on Cameroon team for Women's World Cup

    (Reuters) - Factbox on Women's World Cup qualifiers Cameroon: Previous appearances in finals: 0 Best performance: N/A Drawn in Group C with Japan, Switzerland and Ecuador - - Coach: Enow Ngachu Highly experienced coach who was in charge of Les … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 34 minutes ago