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  1. DeAndre Ayton's long road from Bahamas project to No. 1 prospect
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    DeAndre Ayton's long road from Bahamas project to No. 1 prospect

  2. Raptors' early offseason moves all done with an eye on defence
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    Raptors' early offseason moves all done with an eye on defence

  3. Sources: Draymond Green agrees to $85 million deal with Warriors
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    Sources: Draymond Green agrees to $85 million deal with Warriors

  4. Security at Women's World Cup not like it was for the men's tournament
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    Security at Women's World Cup not like it was for the men's tournament

  5. Astros complete sweep of Royals, close in on AL's best record
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    Astros complete sweep of Royals, close in on AL's best record

  6. Sources: Omer Asik finalizing $60 million contract with Pelicans
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    Sources: Omer Asik finalizing $60 million contract with Pelicans

  7. Capitals get clutch playoff performer in Justin Williams for two years, $6.5 million
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    Capitals get clutch playoff performer in Justin Williams for two years, $6.5 million

  8. Jose Aldo mocks Conor McGregor while criticizing UFC 189 interim title fight
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    Jose Aldo mocks Conor McGregor while criticizing UFC 189 interim title fight

  9. Free-agent roundup: Opening days don't get much more hectic
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    Free-agent roundup: Opening days don't get much more hectic

  10. Sources: Kings trade Nik Stauskas, Carl Landry and Jason Thompson to 76ers in salary dump
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    Sources: Kings trade Nik Stauskas, Carl Landry and Jason Thompson to 76ers in salary dump

  11. Jill Ellis deserves credit for U.S. run to World Cup final, but how much?
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    Jill Ellis deserves credit for U.S. run to World Cup final, but how much?

  12. Daily Dime: Going chalk with Max Scherzer and then digging for hitting sleepers
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    Daily Dime: Going chalk with Max Scherzer and then digging for hitting sleepers

  • Free-agent roundup: Opening days don't get much more hectic

    Free-agent roundup: Opening days don't get much more hectic

    Did you miss one of the busiest days in the history of NBA free agency? Catch up on everything from July 1 here. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 20 minutes ago
  • U.S. asks for extradition of FIFA officials: Swiss authorities

    U.S. asks for extradition of FIFA officials: Swiss authorities

    The United States has sent Switzerland extradition requests for seven soccer officials arrested in May on suspicion of racketeering in a corruption probe, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) said on Thursday. The officials were detained in a … More »

    Reuters - 26 minutes ago
  • Japan into final after England injury time own goal

    Japan into final after England injury time own goal

    By Simon Evans EDMONTON (Reuters) - An injury time own goal from England defender Laura Bassett put Japan into the World Cup final with a 2-1 victory on Wednesday, setting up a title rematch with the United States. The United States, who lost the … More »

    Reuters - 28 minutes ago
  • Security at Women's World Cup not like it was for the men's tournament

    Security at Women's World Cup not like it was for the men's tournament

    Fans are slipping right through security at Women's World Cup games in Canada, mainly because FIFA officials say this tournament is a "different dynamic" than the men's. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 41 minutes ago
  • Swiss say US has filed formal request to extradite 7 FIFA officials arrested in May

    BERLIN - Swiss justice officials say they have received a formal request from the United States to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich in May. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 46 minutes ago
  • Astros complete sweep of Royals, close in on AL's best record

    Astros complete sweep of Royals, close in on AL's best record

    The Astros aren't going away. Just ask the Royals. A look at Houston and other notable results from Wednesday. … More »

    Big League Stew - 59 minutes ago
  • Japan celebrates return to Women's World Cup final

    Japanese football fans screamed with joy on Thursday after "divine winds" blew their women's national team into the World Cup final following a heart-stopping 2-1 win over England. The team, known as 'Nadeshiko' in Japan, will play the United … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
  • Jill Ellis deserves credit for U.S. run to World Cup final, but how much?

    Jill Ellis deserves credit for U.S. run to World Cup final, but how much?

    The head coach stuck to a conservative game plan until suspensions to two key players forced her to make drastic changes. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • Quintana paces White Sox to 7-1 win over Cardinals

    Quintana paces White Sox to 7-1 win over Cardinals

    Sweeping a two-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals made it easier for the Chicago White Sox to overlook the three rain delays in the finale after needing 11 innings to win the opener. ''Everybody thinks we'll get a win every day,'' Jose … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • Alibaba, Evergrande-owned football club files for China IPO in Asian first

    Alibaba, Evergrande-owned football club files for China IPO in Asian first

    Evergrande Taobao, the football team co-owned by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and property firm Evergrande Real Estate Group Ltd, could become the first club listed in Asia after it filed for an initial public offering in China. The team, which … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 36 minutes ago
  • LEADING OFF: Fernandez, Cain, Moore make 1st starts of year

    LEADING OFF: Fernandez, Cain, Moore make 1st starts of year

    Marlins ace Jose Fernandez will pitch for the first time since May 2014, when he was stopped by Tommy John surgery. Max Scherzer has taken a perfect game into the sixth inning in each of his last three starts. The Nationals ace threw a one-hitter … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 44 minutes ago
  • Baseball-Highlights of Wednesday's MLB games

    (Adds later games) July 1 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Wednesday's Major League Baseball games. - - - Indians 8, Rays 1 Carlos Carrasco lost his no-hitter with two outs in the ninth inning as the Cleveland Indians settled for an 8-1 win … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 49 minutes ago
  • Wednesday's Sports In Brief

    FIFA President Sepp Blatter has said in a magazine interview that he is not corrupt and that he has a ''clear conscience'' despite corruption investigations into world soccer's governing body. Four days after being re-elected for a fifth term, … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 52 minutes ago
  • Former NFL star tackles overgrown field for football camp

    Former NFL star tackles overgrown field for football camp

    The weeds and wild grass rose well above Reggie McKenzie's knees as the former NFL star walked the field bearing his name in the small Detroit enclave of Highland Park. With two weeks until the start of the youth football camp he's been running for … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 54 minutes ago
  • Walsh Jennings sets sight on fourth straight gold

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Kerri Walsh Jennings is eyeing her fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro next year but the American beach volleyball champion will have to complete this remarkable feat with a new partner. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 55 minutes ago
  • Rufus the hawk rules the Wimbledon skies

    Rufus the hawk rules the Wimbledon skies

    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Male tennis players from the United States are almost as rare as hen's teeth at Wimbledon this year, but a hawk native to North and South America definitely rules the roost when it comes to clearing the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 57 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Walsh Jennings sets sight on fourth straight gold

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, July 2 (Reuters) - Kerri Walsh Jennings is eyeing her fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro next year but the American beach volleyball champion will have to complete this remarkable feat with a new … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 0 minutes ago
  • David's reign extends to 9th year but Egyptian rival closes

    David's reign extends to 9th year but Egyptian rival closes

    (Reuters) - Malaysia's Nicol David celebrates her ninth year as world squash number one this week but her chances of making it a decade of dominance are under severe threat from Raneem El Welily. The Egyptian won her third major title of the year … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 12 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Rufus the hawk rules the Wimbledon skies

    By Michael Roddy LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Male tennis players from the United States are almost as rare as hen's teeth at Wimbledon this year, but a hawk native to North and South America definitely rules the roost when it comes to clearing the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 13 minutes ago
  • Factbox - Heart-breaking England exits at major tournaments

    (Reuters) - An injury time own goal from England defender Laura Bassett handed Japan a 2-1 win in their Women's World Cup semi-final in Edmonton on Wednesday as the nation credited with founding the game suffered yet more football heartache. The … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 14 minutes ago
  • Squash-David's reign extends to 9th year but Egyptian rival closes

    Malaysia's Nicol David celebrates her ninth year as world squash number one this week but her chances of making it a decade of dominance are under severe threat from Raneem El Welily. The Egyptian won her third major title of the year at the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 18 minutes ago
  • Heart-breaking England exits at major tournaments

    (Reuters) - An injury time own goal from England defender Laura Bassett handed Japan a 2-1 win in their Women's World Cup semi-final in Edmonton on Wednesday as the nation credited with founding the game suffered yet more soccer heartache. The … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 18 minutes ago
  • Wednesday's Scoreboard

    Wednesday's Games … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 hours 19 minutes ago
  • Has Johnny Cueto made his final home start in a Cincinnati Reds uniform?

    Has Johnny Cueto made his final home start in a Cincinnati Reds uniform?

    With the All-Star break coming up, it may be over two weeks until Cueto makes another home start. There's a very good chance he'll be traded by then. … More »

    Big League Stew - 2 hours 24 minutes ago
  • Dodgers win to wrap up 6-4 road trip

    Dodgers win to wrap up 6-4 road trip

    Kike Hernandez is one of the seldom-used Los Angeles Dodgers. The backup outfielder took full advantage of a rare start and was the catalyst on offense for the Dodgers in their 4-3 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night. The … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 25 minutes ago
  • Harang struggles again as Phillies fall to Brewers 9-5

    Harang struggles again as Phillies fall to Brewers 9-5

    The Milwaukee Brewers kept swinging and hitting, and Aaron Harang couldn't stop them. Adam Lind homered, Scooter Gennett doubled twice, tripled and drove in three runs and hot-hitting Milwaukee won its season-best fourth straight game 9-5 over the … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 42 minutes ago
  • Sampson draws strength from defeat, expects strong growth

    By Simon Evans EDMONTON (Reuters) - England coach Mark Sampson says his team's march to the last four of the Women's World Cup, which ended with a heartbreaking loss to Japan in Wednesday's semi-final, should be the catalyst for major improvements … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 43 minutes ago
  • AP Source: Kings trade Stauskas, Thompson, Landry to 76ers

    The Sacramento Kings have agreed to send Nik Stauskas, Jason Thompson and Carl Landry to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of a salary-shedding move to pursue free agents, a person with knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press on Wednesday … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 46 minutes ago
  • Butler leads Hahn, Athletics past Rockies 4-1

    Butler leads Hahn, Athletics past Rockies 4-1

    Billy Butler's first triple in nearly three years was the talk of the clubhouse. Butler also singled, Jesse Hahn pitched six solid innings and the Oakland Athletics beat the Colorado Rockies 4-1 on Wednesday. ''I was a little out of breath,'' … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 52 minutes ago
  • Pyeongchang picks 'Nanta' producer for 2018 ceremonies

    Pyeongchang picks 'Nanta' producer for 2018 ceremonies

    Organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics said on Thursday they have named Song Seung-whan, the producer of South Korean hit theater show 'Nanta', as the executive creative director for the Pyeongchang Games' opening and closing ceremonies. … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 52 minutes ago
  • Orioles hit 2 HRs, Chen quiets Rangers

    Orioles hit 2 HRs, Chen quiets Rangers

    Wei-Yin Chen did just about everything right except put an end to the Texas Rangers' long-ball barrage. Although the Rangers hit two more home runs - giving them 10 in three games - Chen and the Baltimore Orioles had enough weapons to offset the … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 54 minutes ago
  • Bour's HR in 9th lifts Marlins by Giants

    Bour's HR in 9th lifts Marlins by Giants

    Justin Bour found a way to end the Miami Marlins' flurry of double-play grounders Wednesday night - by hitting the ball over the fence. Bour whacked a game-winning three-run homer with no outs in the ninth inning, and Miami rallied past the San … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 54 minutes ago
  • Walker homers twice as Pirates pound Tigers 9-3

    Walker homers twice as Pirates pound Tigers 9-3

    DETROIT (AP) -- Neil Walker homered twice, including a two-run shot in a five-run third, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers 9-3 on Wednesday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 54 minutes ago
  • Lind, Gennett lead Brewers past Phillies 9-5

    Lind, Gennett lead Brewers past Phillies 9-5

    The Milwaukee Brewers are finally in a groove. Playing the Philadelphia Phillies certainly helps. Adam Lind homered, Scooter Gennett doubled twice, tripled and drove in three runs and the hot-hitting Brewers jumped on Philadelphia starter Aaron … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 54 minutes ago
  • Cubs score 2 in 11th, blank Mets again

    Cubs score 2 in 11th, blank Mets again

    Castro legged out a run-scoring infield single in the 11th inning, and the Cubs blanked the punchless Mets 2-0 Wednesday night for their second consecutive shutout at Citi Field. ''We're a little bit challenged offensively right now,'' Chicago … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 55 minutes ago
  • Jones, Eovaldi salvage Yankees' trip finale, 3-1 over Angels

    Jones, Eovaldi salvage Yankees' trip finale, 3-1 over Angels

    Nathan Eovaldi has become a solution to many of the New York Yankees' woes, particularly when they're facing the Los Angeles Angels. Eovaldi pitched scoreless, five-hit ball into the sixth inning, Garrett Jones homered and the Yankees snapped their … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 55 minutes ago
  • Braves end 9-game skid to Nationals

    Braves end 9-game skid to Nationals

    Rookie Matt Wisler wasn't too worried about walking so many hitters in his third major league start. Wisler allowed one hit in 5 1-3 scoreless innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Nationals 4-1 on Wednesday night to end a streak of nine straight … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 56 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Pyeongchang picks 'Nanta' producer for 2018 ceremonies

    Organisers of the 2018 Winter Olympics said on Thursday they have named Song Seung-whan, the producer of South Korean hit theatre show 'Nanta', as the executive creative director for the Pyeongchang Games' opening and closing ceremonies. … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 59 minutes ago
  • Capitals sign winger Williams from Kings

    Capitals sign winger Williams from Kings

    (Reuters) - The Washington Capitals signed former Conn Smythe Trophy winner Justin Williams to a two-year, $6.5 million contract on Wednesday after the right winger renowned for his big-game prowess ended his seven-season stint in Los Angeles. … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Astros sweep KC but Springer hurts wrist

    Astros sweep KC but Springer hurts wrist

    The Houston Astros statement sweep of the Kansas City Royals came at a cost, as center fielder George Springer could be heading to the disabled list with an injured right wrist. Jose Altuve had three hits and scored the tiebreaking run in the … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago