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  • Valencia's Neville staying calm in 'eye of the storm'

    Valencia's Neville staying calm in 'eye of the storm'

    Valencia's embattled manager Gary Neville says there is no panic in the dressing room despite an alarming slide down the table and a growing winless run in La Liga. Neville has endured a gloomy first foray into management with his side slipping to … More »

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
  • Morris magic helps South Africa level series vs England

    Morris magic helps South Africa level series vs England

    A swashbuckling half-century by Chris Morris hauled South Africa back from the brink of defeat as they scraped past England by one wicket on Friday to level the one-day series at 2-2 with one match left. Morris, going into bat at number eight, … More »

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
  • Bruins, Canadiens jersey auction raises $63K for Denna Laing

    Bruins, Canadiens jersey auction raises $63K for Denna Laing

    The NHL auction of the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins autographed Winter Classic-themed jerseys worn has raised $63,484.52 for Denna Laing. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 14 minutes ago
  • Canadian forward Dwight Powell recalls journey to NBA all-star weekend

    Canadian forward Dwight Powell recalls journey to NBA all-star weekend

    Dwight Powell has the shoes to prove he's part of NBA all-star weekend. Bright green and size 16, they were a gift from Nike. "We just kind of laughed for 15 minutes," Powell said after a relaxed World team practice at Ricoh Coliseum. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 16 minutes ago
  • Mississippi's Saiz returns from eye injury

    Mississippi's Saiz returns from eye injury

    ''I thought what Sebastian Saiz did (against Florida) may have been the most remarkable thing I have seen in my coaching career,'' Kennedy said. Ole Miss lost against Florida 77-72, but the team's hope is that the 6-foot-9 forward's quick return … More »

    AP - Sports - 19 minutes ago
  • Taking on NBA All-Star Weekend on a budget - or not

    Taking on NBA All-Star Weekend on a budget - or not

    From splurging on tickets to hang with Shaq to showing off your own skills at the NBA’s Centre Court, there’s a way for everyone to celebrate the All-Star weekend - in gold, silver and bronze-medal ranges. … More »

    Eh Game - 20 minutes ago
  • The Latest: Board decides to start Iditarod near Anchorage

    Organizers have decided that a lack of snow in the Anchorage area won't force a route change for this year's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The start of the race will be staged as usual in Willow, about 50 miles north of Anchorage. The race's top … More »

    AP - Sports - 21 minutes ago
  • Morris magic helps South Africa level series versus England

    Morris magic helps South Africa level series versus England

    A swashbuckling half-century by Chris Morris hauled South Africa back from the brink of defeat as they scraped past England by one wicket on Friday to level the one-day series at 2-2 with one match left. Morris, going into bat at number eight, … More »

    Reuters - 27 minutes ago
  • Packers bring back defensive tackle Letroy Guion

    The Green Bay Packers have re-signed defensive tackle Letroy Guion, a move that could impact the return of fellow lineman B.J. Raji. A person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press that Guion agreed to a three-year deal worth $11.25 … More »

    AP - Sports - 27 minutes ago
  • Facebook India MD Kirthiga Reddy resigns

    Facebook India MD Kirthiga Reddy resigns

    (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's India managing director, Kirthiga Reddy, said on Friday she is resigning. Reddy, who joined Facebook in 2010 as its first employee in India, said she would be relocating to the United States in the next 6-12 months. "I … More »

    Reuters - 28 minutes ago
  • Chipper Jones, Hines Ward in Georgia Hall of Fame class

    MACON, Ga. (AP) -- Former Atlanta Braves star Chipper Jones and four-time Pro Bowler Hines Ward are among eight who will be inducted into the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame this month. … More »

    AP - Sports - 30 minutes ago
  • Former Argos receiver Chad Owens signs on with Hamilton Tiger-Cats

    Former Argos receiver Chad Owens signs on with Hamilton Tiger-Cats

    HAMILTON - Chad Owens is now a Hamilton Tiger-Cat. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 33 minutes ago
  • The Latest: Chilly Toronto rolls out red carpet for NBA all-star game

    The Latest: Chilly Toronto rolls out red carpet for NBA all-star game

    Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson are finalists for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. College coaches Tom Izzo, Eddie Sutton, Lefty Driesell, Bo Ryan and Muffet McGraw, and women's star Sheryl Swoopes were also among the finalists … More »

    The Canadian Press - 33 minutes ago
  • Bring Your Eh Game podcast NBA All-Star edition: Chris Young

    Bring Your Eh Game podcast NBA All-Star edition: Chris Young

    The NBA All-Star game is in Toronto and Chris Young joins the podcast to celebrate the occasion. … More »

    Eh Game - 34 minutes ago
  • Barcelona-Real Madrid rivalry spills into Copa del Rey final

    Barcelona-Real Madrid rivalry spills into Copa del Rey final

    The rivalry between Real Madrid and Barcelona has spilled into the Copa del Rey final, a match in which Madrid isn't even playing. Barcelona will face Sevilla in the final in May, but the discussion in Spain is about whether Real Madrid will allow … More »

    AP - Sports - 38 minutes ago
  • FIFA ethics committee bans Valcke for 12 years

    FIFA ethics committee bans Valcke for 12 years

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke became the latest high-profile football official to be kicked out of the sport when he was banned for 12 years on Friday after causing "considerable financial damage" … More »

    Reuters - 42 minutes ago
  • Unbeaten Nyquist all set to start his Run to the Roses

    Unbeaten Nyquist all set to start his Run to the Roses

    Ready, set, here comes Nyquist. … More »

    AP - Sports - 42 minutes ago
  • Amid WADA concerns, Kenya says stepping up anti-doping fight

    Amid WADA concerns, Kenya says stepping up anti-doping fight

    Kenya has increased efforts to root out doping ahead of the Rio Olympics, the Kenyan athletics federation chief said on Friday, rejecting concerns by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) that it is failing to tackle drugs cheats. Isaac Mwangi, chief … More »

    Reuters - 43 minutes ago
  • Germans Schneiderheinze, Drazek hold lead at bobsled worlds

    German bobsledder Anja Schneiderheinze and pushing partner Annika Drazek built a commanding lead in the first two heats of the women's competition at the world championships on Friday. Schneiderheinze and Drazek timed 52.94 in the opening heat, … More »

    AP - Sports - 43 minutes ago
  • Recovered Vickers set for Daytona return

    Recovered Vickers set for Daytona return

    Brian Vickers might have been more easily found on TV this week pitching a blood-thinning drug instead of practicing for the Daytona 500. Bosh is back from his blood clot scare and will play in Sunday's All-Star game. Tony Stewart is sidelined … More »

    AP - Sports - 44 minutes ago
  • 16th at Phoenix: Golf's rowdiest hole

    16th at Phoenix: Golf's rowdiest hole

    John Huh studied the shot from every angle before crouching behind his ball for a last look. Huh then stepped to the ball and stroked a putt he thought to be true. Instead of curling into the hole, the ball held its line, spreading a grimace … More »

    AP - Sports - 44 minutes ago
  • Steelers sign LS Warren to 1-year deal

    Greg Warren is sticking with the Pittsburgh Steelers. The club announced Friday it has signed the veteran long snapper to a one-year contract that will bring Warren back for a 12th season in 2016. Warren is one of four Steelers remaining from the … More »

    AP - Sports - 45 minutes ago
  • Some teams open with little playoff hope

    Some teams open with little playoff hope

    Spring training is a time for optimism, when players bask under the warm sun of Florida and Arizona while fans dream about their team reaching the bright lights of October. For Atlanta, Cincinnati, Milwaukee and Philadelphia, there's little hope of … More »

    AP - Sports - 50 minutes ago
  • Athletics-Amid WADA concerns, Kenya says stepping up anti-doping fight

    (Adds comments by Kenya's deputy president) NAIROBI, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Kenya has increased efforts to root out doping ahead of the Rio Olympics, the Kenyan athletics federation chief said on Friday, rejecting concerns by the World Anti-Doping … More »

    Reuters - 52 minutes ago
  • Russell Westbrook Interview

    Russell Westbrook Interview

    The Oklahoma City guard stops by The Vertical/Facebook desk at NBA All-Star Weekend. … More »

    Yahoo Sports Videos - 56 minutes ago
  • Schwartzel surges in stormy South Africa

    Schwartzel surges in stormy South Africa

    Charl Schwartzel made a charge up the leaderboard at the European Tour's Tshwane Open on Friday, going 6 under in his second round to sit two shots off the lead. Schwartzel had four birdies and an eagle in his 64 to move to 5 under overall and … More »

    AP - Sports - 57 minutes ago
  • Tanaka unsure of status for first start

    New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, coming back after arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow last October, says he feels perfectly healthy but isn't sure when he'll make his first regular-season start. ''Can't really … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
  • Shaq, Iverson finalists for Hall of Fame

    Shaq, Iverson finalists for Hall of Fame

    Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson are finalists for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. College coaches Tom Izzo, Eddie Sutton, Lefty Driesell, Bo Ryan and Muffet McGraw, and women's star Sheryl Swoopes were also among the finalists … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
  • Banned G Canty leaves Auburn to turn pro

    Banned G Canty leaves Auburn to turn pro

    Auburn point guard Kareem Canty has left the team and is turning pro. Tigers coach Bruce Pearl said Friday that Canty has left school for ''personal reasons.'' He says the frustrations of a struggling team contributed to Canty's frustrations. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 18 minutes ago
  • Canadiens call report that Price out for season "speculation," says he's working hard

    Canadiens call report that Price out for season "speculation," says he's working hard

    Coach Michel Therrien called a report that Carey Price will miss the rest of the season "speculation" and said the Montreal Canadiens star goalie is working hard to return to action. Price has been out since suffering a lower-body injury Nov. 25 … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 22 minutes ago
  • Fenway Park Turned Into Giant Ski Jump

    Fenway Park Turned Into Giant Ski Jump

    Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, has been transformed into a giant ski jump. (Feb. 12) … More »

    AP Canada Videos - 1 hour 27 minutes ago
  • Tough road awaits surging Wisconsin

    Tough road awaits surging Wisconsin

    The toughest two-game stretch of the season has arrived for Wisconsin. Winners of six in a row, the Badgers can improve their postseason credentials if they can pull off an upset or two on the road. The Badgers (15-9, 7-4 Big Ten) are clawing … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 27 minutes ago
  • Zika link to birth defects could be proven within weeks -WHO

    Zika link to birth defects could be proven within weeks -WHO

    By Stephanie Nebehay and Ben Hirschler GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The suspected link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, the birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, could be confirmed within weeks, the World Health … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 27 minutes ago
  • Kevin Durant Interview

    Kevin Durant Interview

    The Oklahoma City Thunder forward stops by The Vertical/Facebook desk at NBA All-Star Weekend. … More »

    Yahoo Sports Videos - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
  • Petr Mrazek has crashed Braden Holtby’s Vezina party

    Petr Mrazek has crashed Braden Holtby’s Vezina party

    “He's probably a little modest about it, but he should be proud of that and he's been playing well all year." … More »

    Puck Daddy - 1 hour 29 minutes ago
  • FIFA bans Valcke for 12 years

    FIFA bans Valcke for 12 years

    Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter's long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general. Valcke was found guilty by FIFA's ethics committee of wide-ranging … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 32 minutes ago
  • Valentine's Day cards to give to the special baseball fan you know

    Valentine's Day cards to give to the special baseball fan you know

    Share some of these Valentine's Day cards with the special baseball fan in your life. … More »

    Big League Stew - 1 hour 36 minutes ago
  • Ter Mors beats US duo to women's 1,000m world skating gold

    KOLOMNA, Russia (AP) -- Jorien Ter Mors of the Netherlands beat U.S. speedskaters Heather Richardson-Bergsma and Brittany Bowe to women's 1,000-meter gold at the world single distance championships on Friday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 37 minutes ago
  • Jags sign CB Johnson after 2 CFL seasons

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed first-year cornerback Josh Johnson to a free-agent contract, making him part of the team's 90-man offseason roster. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 39 minutes ago
  • Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Friday's bargains and values

    Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Friday's bargains and values

    Seven games are on Friday's NHL slate with plenty of interesting picks to be made. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 1 hour 39 minutes ago