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  1. NHL Three Stars: Getzlaf assists Ducks in Game 3 win; Andersen continues calm play
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    NHL Three Stars: Getzlaf assists Ducks in Game 3 win; Andersen continues calm play

  2. Closing Time: Rusney Castillo can't be far away
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    Closing Time: Rusney Castillo can't be far away

  3. Patrick Kane scores first WCF goal on no-look backhand (Video)
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    Patrick Kane scores first WCF goal on no-look backhand (Video)

  4. Butch Carter says Canadian Basketball League to start small, grow sustainably
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    Butch Carter says Canadian Basketball League to start small, grow sustainably

  5. James Harden, Rockets fumble away chance to steal Game 2 from the Warriors
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    James Harden, Rockets fumble away chance to steal Game 2 from the Warriors

  6. Ducks shake off triple OT letdown in Game 3 win over Chicago
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    Ducks shake off triple OT letdown in Game 3 win over Chicago

  7. Who will take home UFC's vacant light heavyweight title?
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    Who will take home UFC's vacant light heavyweight title?

  8. After triple-OT defeat, determined Ducks pass character test with Game 3 win over Blackhawks
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    After triple-OT defeat, determined Ducks pass character test with Game 3 win over Blackhawks

  9. Star power lacking for Ducks and Blackhawks in Western Conference Final
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    Star power lacking for Ducks and Blackhawks in Western Conference Final

  10. Kris Bryant stays hot, homers in Cubs win over Padres
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    Kris Bryant stays hot, homers in Cubs win over Padres

  11. Does Jon Jones deserves a title shot when he returns?
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    Does Jon Jones deserves a title shot when he returns?

  12. ESPN/Sporting Intelligence survey has some fascinating data on CFL salaries
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    ESPN/Sporting Intelligence survey has some fascinating data on CFL salaries

  • Summer Games federations chastise SportAccord chief

    The Association of Summer Olympic Federations (ASOIF) on Friday told the president of SportAccord he could no longer represent them following his attack on the International Olympic Committee. In a sharply-worded letter, seen by Reuters, ASOIF … More »

    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • New Zealand wrap up England tail quickly

    New Zealand wrap up England tail quickly

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - New Zealand took three wickets in the first hour to dismiss England for 389 on the second day of the first test at Lord's on Friday. Resuming on 354 for seven, England's Moeen Ali reached his fifty before edging … More »

    Reuters - 17 minutes ago
  • Monster draw for Nadal in Paris, Djokovic looms in quarters

    Monster draw for Nadal in Paris, Djokovic looms in quarters

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal could face world number one Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the French Open after Friday's draw handed him the toughest of routes to a possible 10th title. The Spaniard, seeded sixth after a … More »

    Reuters - 19 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Monster draw for Nadal in Paris, Djokovic looms in quarters

    By Julien Pretot PARIS, May 22 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal could face world number one Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals of the French Open after Friday's draw handed him the toughest of routes to a possible 10th title. The Spaniard, seeded sixth … More »

    Reuters - 27 minutes ago
  • F1 will invite companies to bid to become sole tire supplier

    F1 will invite companies to bid to become sole tire supplier

    Formula One's governing body has invited companies to bid to become the sole supplier of F1 tires for a three-year period starting in 2017. Pirelli has been the sole supplier since 2011 and has a deal running until the end of next year. Governing … More »

    AP - Sports - 27 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Summer Games federations chastise SportAccord chief

    By Karolos Grohmann May 22 (Reuters) - The Association of Summer Olympic Federations (ASOIF) on Friday told the president of SportAccord he could no longer represent them following his attack on the International Olympic Committee. In a … More »

    Reuters - 29 minutes ago
  • Israel briefly detains travelling Palestine player

    By Ali Sawafta RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The Palestine Football Association (PFA) has complained to world football governing body FIFA that Israeli authorities held up a national team player as the squad travelled from the West Bank to … More »

    Reuters - 30 minutes ago
  • Allardyce says West Ham tenure will be decided on Monday

    Allardyce says West Ham tenure will be decided on Monday

    Sam Allardyce could take charge of his last game as West Ham United manager on Sunday against Newcastle United, the club who once sacked him and who need a victory to be sure of avoiding relegation. Despite West Ham's comfortable mid-table position … More »

    Reuters - 57 minutes ago
  • Sterling will see out Liverpool contract - Rodgers

    Sterling will see out Liverpool contract - Rodgers

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects Raheem Sterling to see out the remaining two years of his contract despite claims made by the winger's agent that the England international will snub any new deal. Sterling's future has been the subject of … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • Bangladesh skipper Rahim faces race to be fit for India test

    Bangladesh skipper Rahim faces race to be fit for India test

    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim faces a race against time to be fit for the one-off test against India next month after the wicketkeeper-batsman was advised a week's rest to recover from a finger injury. "Since he was complaining of pain we did … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 39 minutes ago
  • Playoffs go ahead at Wembley despite unexploded bomb

    This weekend's English promotion playoff finals will go ahead at Wembley stadium as planned despite an unexploded World War II bomb being discovered nearby, officials said. "This weekend's games remain unaffected and we look forward to welcoming … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 42 minutes ago
  • FIFA scandals while Sepp Blatter has been president

    FIFA scandals while Sepp Blatter has been president

    FIFA has been routinely called ''scandal-plagued'' for much of Sepp Blatter's 17-year presidential reign. Blatter has never been implicated in personal corruption, but FIFA has often seemed relaxed about wrongdoing linked to senior officials. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 48 minutes ago
  • Bayern confirm dates for China tour

    Bayern confirm dates for China tour

    (Reuters) - Bayern Munich will face Valencia, Inter Milan and Guangzhou Evergrande on their pre-season tour of China in July, the German champions have announced. Pep Guardiola's side, who were beaten in the Champions League semi-finals by … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 59 minutes ago
  • Sharapova ready to go distance again in Paris

    Sharapova ready to go distance again in Paris

    Maria Sharapova has hit form at the perfect moment as she eyes a defence of her French Open crown but old nemesis Serena Williams is lurking in the Parisian shadows. Russian Sharapova, who once despised claycourt tennis but transformed herself into … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Expect Nadal to step it up in Paris, says McEnroe

    Expect Nadal to step it up in Paris, says McEnroe

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Seven-times grand slam John McEnroe knows how it feels when a tennis career starts going in the wrong direction. At nearly 29, Nadal is already four years older than McEnroe was when he claimed his last grand … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • James Harden, Rockets fumble away chance to steal Game 2 from the Warriors

    James Harden, Rockets fumble away chance to steal Game 2 from the Warriors

    James Harden couldn't get off the potential game-winning shot for the Rockets on the final possession. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Blatter's blushes spared as just Prince Ali remains

    Blatter's blushes spared as just Prince Ali remains

    By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - Michael van Praag and Luis Figo's decisions to pull out of FIFA's presidential race are unlikely to alter the outcome, apart from sparing Sepp Blatter an uncomfortable 15 minutes in Zurich and forcing Suriname to … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Colonial Invitational scores

    May 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Colonial Invitational at the par-70 course on Thursday in Fort Worth, Texas -6 Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 64 Kevin Na (U.S.) 64 Boo Weekley (U.S.) 64 Ryo Ishikawa (Japan) 64 -5 Ian Poulter … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Kris Bryant stays hot, homers in Cubs win over Padres

    Kris Bryant stays hot, homers in Cubs win over Padres

    Bryant extended his hitting streak to 10 games as the Cubs keep on rolling. … More »

    Big League Stew - 4 hours ago
  • Baseball-Highlights of Thursday's MLB games

    May 21 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's Major League Baseball games. - - - Tigers 6, Astros 5 (11 innings) James McCann homered to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning as the Detroit Tigers, who squandered a five-run lead, pulled … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • In this generation, 3-pointers are paramount in the playoffs

    Those notable names of the past, the ones still insisting that NBA playoff offenses must pound the ball inside, have been awfully quiet this week. Never has that been more apparent than in these playoffs. The four remaining teams - Golden State, … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Andersen stops 27, Ducks take 2-1 lead

    Andersen stops 27, Ducks take 2-1 lead

    Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau knew the answer without having to ask the question. ''Nobody mentioned anything,'' Boudreau said after the Ducks' 2-1 victory over the Blackhawks on Thursday night, ''because they all wanted to play.'' Good thing, too, … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Warriors survive Harden onslaught to forge 2-0 lead

    Warriors survive Harden onslaught to forge 2-0 lead

    (Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors survived a stirring James Harden-inspired fightback to take command of the Western Conference Final with a 99-98 Game Two victory over the Houston Rockets on Thursday. This season's MVP runner-up scored 10 of … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • NBA-Warriors survive Harden onslaught to forge 2-0 lead

    (adds quotes, detail) * Warriors two wins from first NBA Finals since 1975 * Harden one assist shy of triple-double May 21 (Reuters) - The Golden State Warriors survived a stirring James Harden-inspired fightback to take command of the Western … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • LEADING OFF: Syndergaard, Cole meet up, Jennings tries again

    LEADING OFF: Syndergaard, Cole meet up, Jennings tries again

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

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Ducks hand Blackhawks first home loss, lead series 2-1

    Ducks hand Blackhawks first home loss, lead series 2-1

    (Reuters) - Anaheim handed Chicago their first home loss of the NHL playoffs on Thursday after a 2-1 win in Game Three put the Ducks ahead by the same margin in the Western Conference final series. Simon Despres broke a 1-1 tie in the final minute … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Cubs' Hendricks notches first shutout

    Cubs' Hendricks notches first shutout

    Kyle Hendricks hadn't thrown a complete game or shutout in his two-year big league career. Kris Bryant, who starred at the University of San Diego, hit a two-run homer on the game's seventh pitch. ''I'm going to remember this one, definitely, for … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 hours ago
  • Braves take advantage of Smith's ejection to beat Brewers

    Braves take advantage of Smith's ejection to beat Brewers

    Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez doesn't regret calling out Milwaukee reliever Will Smith for breaking a rule that some pitchers might break every night. ''It was about as plain as it could be,'' Gonzalez said. You could see it in the dugout.'' Julio … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 hours ago
  • Salazar, Indians power past White Sox 5-2

    Salazar, Indians power past White Sox 5-2

    Strong pitching and some early power at the plate gave the Cleveland Indians their first three-game winning streak of the season. Danny Salazar tossed six scoreless innings and was backed by first-inning home runs from Nick Swisher and Mike Aviles, … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 hours ago
  • Rays win to take sole possession of 1st

    Rays win to take sole possession of 1st

    The Tampa Bay Rays have used strong pitching and timely hitting to reach the top of the standings. Alex Colome and four relievers combined on a six-hitter, David DeJesus drove in two runs and the Rays beat the Oakland Athletics 3-0 on Thursday … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 hours ago
  • Rangers' Rodriguez shuts down Red Sox

    Rangers' Rodriguez shuts down Red Sox

    Wandy Rodriguez's plan worked very well. Rodriguez pitched 6 2-3 solid innings, Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer and drove in two runs, and the Texas Rangers beat the Red Sox and their listless offense 3-1 on Thursday night. ''Really nice pitching … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 hours ago
  • Dickey goes distance as Jays beat Angels

    Dickey goes distance as Jays beat Angels

    The Blue Jays haven't enjoyed many solid pitching performances this season. The right-hander snapped a two-start losing streak with a complete game, Edwin Encarnacion hit a three-run home run and Toronto beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-4. ''Dickey … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 hours ago
  • Tigers blow 5-0 lead, beat Astros in 11

    Tigers blow 5-0 lead, beat Astros in 11

    DETROIT (AP) -- James McCann hasn't hit many homers in the major leagues. But when he has connected, he's done it with style. … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 hours ago
  • NHL-Ducks hand Blackhawks first home loss, lead series 2-1

    (Adds quotes, details) May 21 (Reuters) - Anaheim handed Chicago their first home loss of the NHL playoffs on Thursday after a 2-1 win in Game Three put the Ducks ahead by the same margin in the Western Conference final series. Simon Despres broke … More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • Thursday's Sports In Brief

    An MRI on DeMarre Carroll's left knee showed no structural damage, and he hopes to play for Atlanta in Friday night's Game 2 against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals, Carroll's agent said Thursday. Mark Bartelstein told The Associated … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 hours ago
  • Report: Cubs interested in free agent reliever Rafael Soriano

    Report: Cubs interested in free agent reliever Rafael Soriano

    Soriano, 35, appeals to the Cubs because he has plenty of experience in late inning situations. … More »

    Big League Stew - 6 hours ago
  • After triple-OT defeat, determined Ducks pass character test with Game 3 win over Blackhawks

    After triple-OT defeat, determined Ducks pass character test with Game 3 win over Blackhawks

    The Anaheim Ducks held on for a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Western Conference final, two days after the 'Hawks outlasted the Ducks in a triple-overtime thriller. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 6 hours ago
  • Harden Step-back Jumper

    Harden Step-back Jumper

    James Harden drives and hits the step-back jumper over Steph Curry. … More »

    NBA.com - 6 hours ago
  • May 21: Top 5

    May 21: Top 5

    Take a look at the top plays from Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. … More »

    NBA.com - 6 hours ago
  • Despres gives Ducks lead late in 2nd period

    Despres gives Ducks lead late in 2nd period

    Anaheim Ducks defenseman Simon Despres fires a hard shot past Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford late in the 2nd period to give the Ducks a 2-1 lead. … More »

    NHL Highlights - 6 hours ago