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  1. Maurice Jones-Drew calls it a career
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    Maurice Jones-Drew calls it a career

  2. High Fives: Down on the corner
    Brandon Funston

    High Fives: Down on the corner

  3. Sidney Crosby’s game face made Nathan MacKinnon sad
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    Sidney Crosby’s game face made Nathan MacKinnon sad

  4. Bulls' Jimmy Butler loses $10K bet to high school student
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    Bulls' Jimmy Butler loses $10K bet to high school student

  5. Neuroscience or NFL? It's both for draft prospect Laken Tomlinson
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    Neuroscience or NFL? It's both for draft prospect Laken Tomlinson

  6. Nik Antropov spear leads to epic embellishment, crazy coach (Video)
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    Nik Antropov spear leads to epic embellishment, crazy coach (Video)

  7. Glenn Howard enjoying a very different kind of Brier experience
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    Glenn Howard enjoying a very different kind of Brier experience

  8. Who is the best emergency backup goaltender in the NHL?
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    Who is the best emergency backup goaltender in the NHL?

  9. Why Jose Iglesias may be the happiest Tiger of all
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    Why Jose Iglesias may be the happiest Tiger of all

  10. NHL not worried by slow Las Vegas ticket drive
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    NHL not worried by slow Las Vegas ticket drive

  11. Throwback Thursdays: The three biggest NFL free agent signings ever
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    Throwback Thursdays: The three biggest NFL free agent signings ever

  12. Sources: Celtics’ talks with JaVale McGee fall through because of contract option
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Sources: Celtics’ talks with JaVale McGee fall through because of contract option

  • Anderson's return for No. 2 Virginia slowed by appendectomy

    Anderson's return for No. 2 Virginia slowed by appendectomy

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Any chance that guard Justin Anderson would return for No. 2 Virginia against No. 16 Louisville on Saturday were upended by his appendix. … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 minutes ago
  • High Fives: Down on the corner

    Coming off an injury-plagued campaign, Reds first baseman Joey Votto is looking like a bargain in '15 drafts. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 6 minutes ago
  • Heyward leads Cardinals past Marlins

    Heyward leads Cardinals past Marlins

    Miami's Giancarlo Stanton was hitless in his first two at-bats in a major league game since being struck in the face by a pitch last September, and Jason Heyward singled in his first at-bat with the St. Louis Cardinals, a 4-1 victory over the … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 minutes ago
  • China's Lin revels in beating younger rivals

    By Rod Gilmour BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Five-time champion Lin Dan said he had been learning from his younger rivals as the Chinese kept alive his bid for a sixth All-England Championship title on Thursday. The 31-year-old, who has played … More »

    Reuters - 8 minutes ago
  • Jones-Drew retires, Woodley released by Raiders

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Two of the Oakland Raiders' big free agent acquisitions from last season are no longer with the team. … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 minutes ago
  • Impact to open CONCACAF Champions League semifinal March 18

    The Montreal Impact will play host to Alajuelense in CONCACAF Champions League semifinals. The first leg of the two games, aggregate goals series is set for March 18 at Olympic Stadium with the second leg in Alajuela, Costa Rica on a date yet to be … More »

    The Canadian Press - 13 minutes ago
  • First basketball, now elephants stir up Seattle-Oklahoma City rivalry

    By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - For some in Seattle still angered by the move of the city's NBA team to Oklahoma City, the move of elephants from a zoo in the Emerald City to one in the Red Dirt state stings in a familiar way. Seattle's … More »

    Reuters - 14 minutes ago
  • Badminton-China's Lin revels in beating younger rivals

    (Updates after later matches) By Rod Gilmour BIRMINGHAM, England, March 5 (Reuters) - Five-time champion Lin Dan said he had been learning from his younger rivals as the Chinese kept alive his bid for a sixth All-England Championship title on … More »

    Reuters - 15 minutes ago
  • Visually impaired skier Mac Marcoux captures silver medal at world championship

    Canadian visually impaired skier Mac Marcoux has his second medal of the IPC world championships. Marcoux finished in one minute 24.04 seconds, .41 seconds behind winner Ivan Fransev of Russia. Slovakia's Miroslav Haraus was third in 1:24.81. "We … More »

    The Canadian Press - 16 minutes ago
  • Beckham effect 'pretty significant' on MLS

    Beckham effect 'pretty significant' on MLS

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As Major League Soccer prepares to open its 20th season, the impact made on MLS by former England captain David Beckham during his six years with LA Galaxy is widely viewed as "pretty significant." … More »

    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • Red Star parcel up shock win over Maccabi, CSKA rally

    By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) - Red Star Belgrade produced their best Euroleague display of the season by beating holders Maccabi Tel Aviv 89-76 on Thursday while six-times winners CSKA Moscow ground out an 81-74 victory at Laboral … More »

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago
  • TSN tweet dustup shows social media no Wild West when it comes to libel laws

    TSN tweet dustup shows social media no Wild West when it comes to libel laws

    An inflammatory tweet that appeared on TSN has served as a reminder that while social media may appear to be a lawless land filled with snark, vitriol and half-truths, it's also subject to the same scrutiny — and libel laws — as newspapers or … More »

    The Canadian Press - 19 minutes ago
  • Maurice Jones-Drew calls it a career

    Maurice Jones-Drew calls it a career

    The NFL's 2011 rushing champ, running back Maurice Jones-Drew, decided to hang up his cleats on Thursday. … More »

    Shutdown Corner - 19 minutes ago
  • A look at the 2015 MLS season

    (Reuters) - Major League Soccer (MLS) will open its 20th season on Friday. Here are some facts and key dates for the campaign: - The defending champion LA Galaxy host Chicago Fire in the MLS season opener on March 6. - Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, … More »

    Reuters - 22 minutes ago
  • Basketball-Red Star parcel up shock win over Maccabi, CSKA rally

    By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE, March 5 (Reuters) - Red Star Belgrade produced their best Euroleague display of the season by beating holders Maccabi Tel Aviv 89-76 on Thursday while six-times winners CSKA Moscow ground out an 81-74 victory at … More »

    Reuters - 25 minutes ago
  • Coyle out to prove foreign coaches can thrive in MLS

    Coyle out to prove foreign coaches can thrive in MLS

    Scottish manager Owen Coyle, who takes charge of Houston Dynamo this season, believes that with the right approach there is no reason why a foreign manager can't succeed in Major League Soccer. Some high-profile foreign flops, including Dutchmen … More »

    Reuters - 25 minutes ago
  • For MLS's Garber, the game is maturing in U.S

    For MLS's Garber, the game is maturing in U.S

    By Simon Evans WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite four straight days of negotiations, there was a spring in the step of Major League Soccer (MLS) commissioner Don Garber as he left the offices of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service on … More »

    Reuters - 27 minutes ago
  • Rogers pitches well for Yankees in win

    Rogers pitches well for Yankees in win

    Esmil Rogers, trying to cement a spot on the New York Yankees' pitching staff, tossed two scoreless innings Thursday in a 2-1 victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Rogers gave up just a double by Korean rookie Jung Ho Kang and also struck out … More »

    AP - Sports - 28 minutes ago
  • No. 17 Chattanooga women beat UNC-Greensboro 78-44

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Jasmine Joyner had a career-high 22 points as top-seeded and No. 17-ranked Chattanooga women beat eighth-seeded UNC-Greensboro 78-44 in the opening game of the Southern Conference tournament on Thursday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 30 minutes ago
  • No 23 Rutgers women beat Indiana 63-52 in Big Ten opener

    No 23 Rutgers women beat Indiana 63-52 in Big Ten opener

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) -- Kahleah Cooper scored 16 points and Betnijah Laney had 12 points and 15 rebounds to lead No. 23 Rutgers, the fifth-seed, to a 63-52 win over 12th-seeded Indiana in the second round of the Big Ten tournament on Thursday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 32 minutes ago
  • Michigan State women beat Michigan 69-49 in Big Ten tourney

    Michigan State women beat Michigan 69-49 in Big Ten tourney

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) -- Aerial Powers had 16 points and 15 rebounds on Thursday and No. 9 seed Michigan State women beat eighth-seeded Michigan 69-49 in the second round of the Big Ten tournament. … More »

    AP - Sports - 32 minutes ago
  • Salah hands Juventus first home defeat for two years

    Mohamed Salah kept up his excellent Fiorentina form by netting twice, including an outstanding solo effort, in a 2-1 Italian Cup win that handed Juventus their first home defeat for two years on Thursday. Juventus levelled midway through the first … More »

    Reuters - 33 minutes ago
  • Father tells jury about boy's death at Boston Marathon

    With Dzhokhar Tsarnaev seated at the defense table no more than 15 feet away Thursday, the father of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing described the moment when he looked down at his son's pale, torn body and realized he … More »

    AP - Sports - 34 minutes ago
  • Teheran, Simon make spring debuts; Tigers beat Braves 6-4

    LAKELAND Fla. (AP) -- Julio Teheran allowed one run in a two-inning spring debut, leading the Atlanta Braves to a 6-4 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 35 minutes ago
  • Glenn Howard enjoying a very different kind of Brier experience

    Glenn Howard enjoying a very different kind of Brier experience

    Ontario's Glenn Howard played in 8 straight Briers, between 2006 and 2013. After watching last year's championship on television, he's actually in the building, this year, as a fan and proud father. … More »

    Eh Game - 35 minutes ago
  • New boys Kaka, Villa help kick off MLS's 20th season

    New boys Kaka, Villa help kick off MLS's 20th season

    Major League Soccer, having struck a last-minute labour deal to avoid a players strike, can now focus on opening its loudly-heralded 20th season this weekend with plenty of new faces. Expansion sides New York City FC and Orlando City SC kick off … More »

    Reuters - 36 minutes ago
  • PGA rookie Hubbard leads in Puerto Rico

    PGA rookie Hubbard leads in Puerto Rico

    PGA Tour rookie Mark Hubbard closed with a birdie in windy conditions Thursday for a one-stroke lead in the Puerto Rico Open. Hubbard opened with a 4-under 68 at Trump International Golf Club-Puerto Rico. ''It played tough out there with the wind, … More »

    AP - Sports - 36 minutes ago
  • Chen pitches 2 scoreless in Orioles beat Rays 3-2

    Chen pitches 2 scoreless in Orioles beat Rays 3-2

    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Wei-Yin Chen pitched two scoreless innings and a Baltimore split-squad scored three late runs to beat Tampa Bay 3-2 Thursday, spoiling the Rays' spring debut under manager Kevin Cash. … More »

    AP - Sports - 37 minutes ago
  • Stanton 0 for 2 with face mask in return

    Stanton 0 for 2 with face mask in return

    Despite not getting a hit, Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton was pleased with his first at-bats of the spring. Stanton went 0 for 2 in his first game since being hit in the face by Mike Fiers' fastball in September. ''I felt good in the box,'' … More »

    AP - Sports - 37 minutes ago
  • U.S. no longer a barren land as MLS turns 20

    Hatched from a promise to FIFA to help secure the hosting of the 1994 World Cup, Major League Soccer is set to open its 20th season after finally establishing the sport at the professional level in North America. For decades, people in the … More »

    Reuters - 39 minutes ago
  • 5 players finalists for players' union award

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Previous Walter Payton Award winner Charles Tillman and four others are finalists for the Byron ''Whizzer'' White Award given annually by the NFL Players Association for community service in players' cities and hometowns. … More »

    AP - Sports - 41 minutes ago
  • Latest on Boston bombing trial: Dad of boy who died speaks

    5 P.M. The father of an 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombing says the color of his son's skin told him there was no chance for survival. Bill Richard is the father of Martin Richard, the youngest of three people who died that day. … More »

    AP - Sports - 42 minutes ago
  • Prosthetic leg stolen from California blade-runner

    By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A leading U.S. amputee athlete seeking to compete in next year's Paralympic Games in Brazil has been sidelined from training after his $30,000 prosthetic running leg was stolen from his car in San Francisco, … More »

    Reuters - 45 minutes ago
  • Washington State holds off Oregon 66-64 in Pac-12 opener

    Washington State holds off Oregon 66-64 in Pac-12 opener

    Lia Galdeira had a career-high and tournament-record 34 points Thursday and Washington State advanced in the Pac-12 tournament's opening game, 66-64 over Oregon. Drea Toler stole Galdiera's pass and took all the way for a layup, pulling Oregon … More »

    AP - Sports - 51 minutes ago
  • Zou Shiming fights for a title in 7th pro bout vs Ruenroeng

    Zou Shiming fights for a title in 7th pro bout vs Ruenroeng

    Zou Shiming waited until his 30s to begin his professional boxing career, and he has been in a hurry ever since. Although Zou is an underdog in many boxing observers' minds when he meets Thailand's Amnat Ruenroeng on another big-money card in … More »

    AP - Sports - 54 minutes ago
  • Mexican striker Nava banned for eight months for doping

    Mexican striker Nava banned for eight months for doping

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Striker Julio Cesar Nava of first division Chiapas has been suspended for eight months for doping, the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) said on Thursday. The FMF found the former Mexico Under-23 international guilty of using … More »

    Reuters - 56 minutes ago
  • Impact set sights on MLS playoffs after major off-season changes

    There is a new look and a new-found enthusiasm on the Montreal Impact. After finishing last in Major League Soccer at 6-18-10 in 2014, the Impact made wholesale changes in the off-season that they hope will make them a stronger defensive side with … More »

    The Canadian Press - 58 minutes ago
  • World No. 6 Raonic faces Ito in first match of Canada vs. Japan Davis Cup tie

    World No. 6 Raonic faces Ito in first match of Canada vs. Japan Davis Cup tie

    VANCOUVER - World No. 6 Milos Raonic will kick off Canada's Davis Cup tie against Japan tomorrow with a singles match against Tatsuma Ito. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 1 minute ago
  • Nik Antropov spear leads to epic embellishment, crazy coach (Video)

    Nik Antropov spear leads to epic embellishment, crazy coach (Video)

    It appears Kolarik may have embellished this a little. In the sense that we haven’t seen overacting like that since the last episode of GIRLS. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
  • NHL not worried by slow Las Vegas ticket drive

    NHL not worried by slow Las Vegas ticket drive

    The Las Vegas NHL season ticket drive has slowed considerably. But does that mean hockey in Sin City is doomed? Not according to a story by Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston. The drive started at a brisk pace with 5,000 ticket deposits in two days. Then 13 … More »

    Puck Daddy - 1 hour 6 minutes ago