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  1. Why fantasy owners should still buy Martavis Bryant
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  2. Redblacks release Brandon McDonald on his birthday, for swearing at an opponent
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    Redblacks release Brandon McDonald on his birthday, for swearing at an opponent

  3. Christian Ehrhoff signing adds more Slava Voynov questions for LA Kings
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  5. Cody Franson, Buffalo Sabres nearing 2-year contract deal?
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  6. Scott Gomez gets Blues camp invite, and he’s earned it
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  7. Sources: Kings sign Marshall Henderson
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  8. NHL star Mike Richards faces drug charges
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  9. The US Open road for Canadians Vasek Pospisil and Milos Raonic goes through world No. 1 Novak Djokovic
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  10. Hurricanes sign building block Elias Lindholm to two-year $5.4M extension
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  11. Angelo Mosca gives emotional speech as Tiger-Cats retire his jersey
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  12. Ticats suffer first Tim Hortons Field loss, while Jim Popp gets first 2015 win
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  • Blind replaces Van Persie with Robben as Netherlands captain

    Blind replaces Van Persie with Robben as Netherlands captain

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Arjen Robben has been made captain of the Netherlands in Danny Blind's first squad since taking over from Guus Hiddink as national coach, replacing striker Robin van Persie. … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 minutes ago
  • Analysts question costs in Los Angeles 2024 Olympics bid

    City analysts warned that construction costs for athlete housing in Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic bid may be significantly underestimated. The cost of acquiring land and building an Olympic Village for athletes near downtown Los Angeles ''may … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
  • Boy catches 220-kilogram bluefin tuna off Prince Edward Island's north shore

    Boy catches 220-kilogram bluefin tuna off Prince Edward Island's north shore

    A 10-year-old boy from Prince Edward Island who recently reeled in a mammoth 220-kilogram bluefin tuna off the province's northeastern shore says he's not quite satisfied with his potentially record-breaking catch. Koen Norton set out on his … More »

    The Canadian Press - 11 minutes ago
  • Robben replaces Van Persie as Netherlands captain

    Robben replaces Van Persie as Netherlands captain

    Arjen Robben will replace Robin van Persie as the Netherlands captain, new coach Danny Blind said on Friday after naming the squad for the Euro 2016 qualifiers against Iceland and Turkey next month. "I did not make the choice on the basis of their … More »

    Reuters - 11 minutes ago
  • Athletics-World championships men's 1500m semifinal overview

    Aug 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Overview from the World championships Men's 1500m Semifinal on Friday 1. Elijah Manangoi (Kenya) 3:35.00 Q 2. Taoufik Makhloufi (Algeria) 3:35.05 Q 3. Abdalaati Iguider (Morocco) 3:35.20 Q 4. Charlie Grice (Britain) … More »

    Reuters - 13 minutes ago
  • Neymar may make Barca return against Malaga - coach

    Neymar may make Barca return against Malaga - coach

    Barcelona's Brazil forward Neymar could play a part in Saturday's La Liga match at home to Malaga after completing his recovery from illness, coach Luis Enrique said on Friday. The Brazil forward has been suffering from mumps, depriving Barca of … More »

    Reuters - 13 minutes ago
  • Former European champions Ajax, Celtic meet in Europa League

    By Brian Homewood MONACO (Reuters) - Former European champions Ajax Amsterdam and Celtic, who both suffered the indignity of being knocked of the Champions League qualifiers by underdogs this season, will meet in the Europa League after being drawn … More »

    Reuters - 15 minutes ago
  • Two more milestones for Mourinho

    Two more milestones for Mourinho

    It will be his 200th league match, of which he has lost only 20, and a 100th home league game with only one defeat -- by lowly Sunderland in April. "I'm proud of the record but I don't think it has any influence in the future," Mourinho told a news … More »

    Reuters - 17 minutes ago
  • Americans Harper-Nelson, Harrison out of hurdles

    Americans Harper-Nelson, Harrison out of hurdles

    The American team suffered a double setback at the world championships on Friday as strong medal hopes Dawn Harper-Nelson and Keni Harrison were eliminated from the women's 100 meters hurdles in the semi-finals. Harper-Nelson, the American champion … More »

    Reuters - 21 minutes ago
  • Spain coach Del Bosque calls up unsettled De Gea

    Spain coach Del Bosque calls up unsettled De Gea

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has included unsettled Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea in his squad for the holders’ Euro 2016 qualifiers at home to Group C leaders Slovakia and away to Macedonia next month. Del Bosque called up De Gea … More »

    Reuters - 23 minutes ago
  • The Latest: 2 through, 2 out for US in 100-meter hurdles

    The Latest: 2 through, 2 out for US in 100-meter hurdles

    The U.S. team encountered some serious obstacles before getting two women into the 100-meter hurdles final. Dawn Harper-Nelson, the 2008 Olympic gold medalist and silver medalist in London in 2012, crashed over the second hurdle and tumbled into an … More »

    AP - Sports - 32 minutes ago
  • Athletics-Americans Harper-Nelson, Harrison out of hurdles

    The American team suffered a double setback at the world championships on Friday as strong medal hopes Dawn Harper-Nelson and Keni Harrison were eliminated from the women's 100 metres hurdles in the semi-finals. Harper-Nelson, the American champion … More »

    Reuters - 39 minutes ago
  • Eaton is back, and takes early lead in decathlon at worlds

    Eaton is back, and takes early lead in decathlon at worlds

    After a two-year absence, Ashton Eaton needed only 10.23 seconds to establish himself again as the favorite to win the decathlon at the world championships. Eaton immediately followed that up by winning the long jump with a leap of 7.88 meters, and … More »

    AP - Sports - 39 minutes ago
  • Real are not a defensive team, Benitez insists

    Real are not a defensive team, Benitez insists

    Real Madrid's new coach Rafa Benitez has dismissed suggestions he has imposed a defensive playing style on the team after they were held to a goalless draw in their opening La Liga match at promoted Sporting Gijon last weekend. Benitez, who took … More »

    Reuters - 41 minutes ago
  • Liverpool's Can earns Germany call-up for Euro qualifiers

    Liverpool's defensive midfielder Emre Can was called up for Germany's upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Scotland next month, with coach Joachim Loew on Friday praising his development at the Premier League club. The 21-year-old, who … More »

    Reuters - 43 minutes ago
  • Athletics-World championships women's 100m hurdles semifinal overview

    Aug 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Overview from the World championships Women's 100m Hurdles Semifinal on Friday 1. Danielle Williams (Jamaica) 12.58 Q 2. Sharika Nelvis (U.S.) 12.59 Q 3. Tiffany Porter (Britain) 12.62 Q 4. Alina Talay (Belarus) 12.70 Q … More »

    Reuters - 53 minutes ago
  • Sturridge back in training, Markovic set for exit

    Sturridge back in training, Markovic set for exit

    (Reuters) - Daniel Sturridge has returned to Liverpool training for the first time since undergoing hip surgery in May but the striker will not be rushed back into action. The 25-year-old scored five goals in 18 appearances for the Merseyside club … More »

    Reuters - 58 minutes ago
  • Ohio football team gets live tiger mascot for season opener

    MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio high school football team that's had a live tiger cub at games for decades has kicked off the season with its traditional mascot, even though the boosters haven't proved they'd meet stricter state rules for keeping … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
  • Goodyear retiring blimps, rolling out new cigar-shaped craft

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 16 minutes ago
  • Maurel & Prom eyes further merger after MPI deal to cope with low oil prices

    Maurel & Prom eyes further merger after MPI deal to cope with low oil prices

    French energy exploration and production company Maurel & Prom said it was reabsorbing its former Nigerian unit MPI as a first step towards tripling in size to cope with the impact of a plunge in the oil price. Maurel & Prom said on Thursday it was … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 25 minutes ago
  • No more recruits for PSG, door ajar for Lavezzi

    No more recruits for PSG, door ajar for Lavezzi

    Paris St Germain will not sign any more players before the end of the transfer window while keeping the door ajar for Ezequiel Lavezzi to leave, club president Nasser al-Khelaifi said on Friday. "Layvin Kurzawa is our last recruit," Al-Khelaifi … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 32 minutes ago
  • German sailor treated for infections after Rio test event

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - German sailor Erik Heil, who was third at the Rio De Janeiro Olympic test event this month, is being treated for several infections which he says were caused by the polluted waters during the sailing regatta … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 49 minutes ago
  • Doubles trouble in family tennis comedy 'Break Point'

    Actors Jeremy Sisto and David Walton serve up a doubles dose of the game in "Break Point", a family reconciliation comedy about estranged siblings who reunite for a tennis tournament. "Six Feet Under" actor Sisto, portrays washed-up doubles tennis … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 52 minutes ago
  • India 50-2 in rain-shortened day in Colombo

    India 50-2 in rain-shortened day in Colombo

    India lost two quick wickets to reach 50-2 before rain washed out the rest of the opening day of the third and final test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground on Friday. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews was rewarded by his fast … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 53 minutes ago
  • Olympics-German sailor treated for infections after Rio test event

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Aug 28 (Reuters) - German sailor Erik Heil, who was third at the Rio De Janeiro Olympic test event this month, is being treated for several infections which he says were caused by the polluted waters during the sailing … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 53 minutes ago
  • Serena insists pressure not a factor in Grand Slam bid

    Serena insists pressure not a factor in Grand Slam bid

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena Williams said on Thursday she is treating the upcoming U.S. Open just like any other, even though she is well aware of the historical impact the year's final grand slam may have. The three-times defending … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 7 minutes ago
  • Illness woes for Villa ahead of Sunderland clash

    Illness woes for Villa ahead of Sunderland clash

    (Reuters) - Aston Villa's preparations for the visit of Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday have been disrupted by illness, manager Tim Sherwood said. "There are a couple who are not here today because they're ill," Sherwood told a news … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 18 minutes ago
  • Toivonen joins Sunderland on loan from Rennes

    Toivonen joins Sunderland on loan from Rennes

    Sunderland have signed Sweden international Ola Toivonen on a season-long loan from French Ligue 1 side Rennes, according to a statement on the Premier League club's website. The 29-year-old attacking midfielder joined Rennes in January 2014 and … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 23 minutes ago
  • Back injury knocks Hardee out of decathlon

    Back injury knocks Hardee out of decathlon

    Twice former champion Trey Hardee withdrew from the decathlon at the world championships on Friday with a back injury, dealing another blow to U.S. hopes of topping the medals table in Beijing. "I'm devastated to have to withdraw," Hardee said in a … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 26 minutes ago
  • Sunderland wasted money on average players - Advocaat

    Sunderland wasted money on average players - Advocaat

    Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has criticised his predecessors for wasting money on "lower than average" players, according to a report in the Sunderland Echo. The Black Cats have spent around 22.5 million pounds ($35 million) in the current … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 28 minutes ago
  • Sturridge returns to training, Markovic set for exit

    Sturridge returns to training, Markovic set for exit

    (Reuters) - Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be closing in on a return to action after training alongside the first team for the first time since undergoing hip surgery in the United States in May. The 25-year-old scored five goals in just … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 29 minutes ago
  • Stones will be ready for Spurs clash, says manager Martinez

    Stones will be ready for Spurs clash, says manager Martinez

    (Reuters) - Everton defender John Stones, who has been the subject of intense speculation of a summer move to champions Chelsea, is ready to play in Saturday's Premier League game against Tottenham Hotspur, manager Roberto Martinez said on Friday. … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 34 minutes ago
  • India reach 50-2 after rain forces early lunch

    India reach 50-2 after rain forces early lunch

    India lost two quick wickets in a rain-truncated morning session to reach 50-2 at lunch on the opening day of the third and final test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground on Friday. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews was rewarded by … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 34 minutes ago
  • Chelsea pursuing China defender Zhang: report

    Chelsea pursuing China defender Zhang: report

    (Reuters) - Chelsea have made an offer for China and Guangzhou Evergrande defender Zhang Linpeng, Chinese media reported on Friday. The Premier League champions sent a contract on Wednesday and hope to secure the 26-year-old right back before the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 36 minutes ago
  • 888 and GVC head into final battle for Bwin

    By Neil Maidment LONDON (Reuters) - A battle to buy online gambling firm Bwin.party is set to intensify this weekend with 888 likely to have to raise its 900 million pound ($1.4 billion) offer to see off smaller rival GVC. Bwin, up for sale since … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 38 minutes ago
  • Athletics-Back injury knocks Hardee out of decathlon

    Twice former champion Trey Hardee withdrew from the decathlon at the world championships on Friday with a back injury, dealing another blow to U.S. hopes of topping the medals table in Beijing. "I'm devastated to have to withdraw," Hardee said in a … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 50 minutes ago
  • Leverkusen sign Slovenian Kampl as forward Son joins Tottenham

    Leverkusen sign Slovenian Kampl as forward Son joins Tottenham

    Bayer Leverkusen have signed Slovenia international Kevin Kampl from Borussia Dortmund as they seek to replace striker Son Heung-min who joined Tottenham, the club said on Friday. Leverkusen, who will face holders Barcelona, AS Roma and BATE … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 52 minutes ago
  • US decathlete Trey Hardee out of worlds with back injury

    US decathlete Trey Hardee out of worlds with back injury

    Three events in and American decathlete Trey Hardee had to withdraw. The two-time world champion hurt his back on Friday in the long jump, then struggled in the shot put before shutting himself down at the world championships. After a solid time … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Mixed reaction to Burgess inclusion in England squad

    Mixed reaction to Burgess inclusion in England squad

    British rugby union pundits are divided over the inclusion in England's World Cup squad of Bath centre Sam Burgess, who has played only one international since switching from rugby league less than a year ago. Coach Stuart Lancaster's preference … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Sprint sweep for brilliant Bolt in Beijing

    Sprint sweep for brilliant Bolt in Beijing

    By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING (Reuters) - Usain Bolt delivered when it mattered again on Thursday when he scorched the fastest time of the year to win a record fourth straight world 200 metres title in 19.55 seconds and sweep the individual sprints at … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago