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  1. For the first time in his career, Vasek Pospisil makes the third round in singles at Wimbledon
    Stephanie Myles

    For the first time in his career, Vasek Pospisil makes the third round in singles at Wimbledon

  2. Reasons to watch 2015 Tour de France
    Morgan J. Wolf

    Reasons to watch 2015 Tour de France

  3. LA Kings say 'the punishment is fair and just' in Voynov plea deal
    Josh Cooper

    LA Kings say 'the punishment is fair and just' in Voynov plea deal

  4. Shocking, or perhaps not so shocking, Rafael Nadal is upset by qualifier Dustin Brown at Wimbledon
    Stephanie Myles

    Shocking, or perhaps not so shocking, Rafael Nadal is upset by qualifier Dustin Brown at Wimbledon

  5. Oshie feels like 'kid in the candy store' to play alongside Ovechkin, Backstrom
    Jen Neale

    Oshie feels like 'kid in the candy store' to play alongside Ovechkin, Backstrom

  6. Hitting by the Numbers: All-Fantasy Team and best values
    Michael Salfino

    Hitting by the Numbers: All-Fantasy Team and best values

  7. Kenyon Martin: I'm retiring from professional basketball
    Marc J. Spears

    Kenyon Martin: I'm retiring from professional basketball

  8. Drew Willy's injury could leave Winnipeg vulnerable, add to CFL's QB issues
    Andrew Bucholtz

    Drew Willy's injury could leave Winnipeg vulnerable, add to CFL's QB issues

  9. Ryne Sandberg, Jerry Dipoto and the uncomfortable nature of quitting
    Tim Brown

    Ryne Sandberg, Jerry Dipoto and the uncomfortable nature of quitting

  10. T.J. Oshie trade gives 5-year-old girl a meltdown (Video)
    Greg Wyshynski

    T.J. Oshie trade gives 5-year-old girl a meltdown (Video)

  11. Damian Lillard's five-year extension with Trail Blazers worth $125 million-plus
    Marc J. Spears

    Damian Lillard's five-year extension with Trail Blazers worth $125 million-plus

  12. Dodgers make waves on international signing day, but talent still available
    Chris Cwik

    Dodgers make waves on international signing day, but talent still available

  • Johnson's double-double sparks Fever over Mystics, 73-50

    Shenise Johnson scored a season-high 16 points and grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds as the Indiana Fever dominated the cold-shooting Washington Mystics for three quarters en route to a 73-50 victory Thursday night. Indiana (5-6) has won … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 minutes ago
  • AP Interview: Wade chooses to stay with Heat

    AP Interview: Wade chooses to stay with Heat

    After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him. Wade accepted a $20 million, one-year deal on Thursday to stay with the Heat next season, ending his latest foray into free agency and wrapping … More »

    AP - Sports - 13 minutes ago
  • Africans ready to embellish Tour landscape

    By Martyn Herman UTRECHT, Netherlands (Reuters) - When five African cyclists stood on a podium in Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum in front of Rembrandt's masterpiece The Night Watch this week Douglas Ryder probably pinched himself. On Saturday, 50km down … More »

    Reuters - 14 minutes ago
  • AP source: Wizards agree to acquire Bucks' Dudley for pick

    Moving on after learning they'll lose Paul Pierce as a free agent, the Washington Wizards agreed to acquire forward Jared Dudley from the Milwaukee Bucks for a future second-round draft pick. A person familiar with the negotiations between the … More »

    AP - Sports - 14 minutes ago
  • Longtime Lions stalwart Charlie Sanders dies at age 68

    Longtime Lions stalwart Charlie Sanders dies at age 68

    Hall of Fame tight end Charlie Sanders epitomized Detroit's blue-collar roots. On Thursday, the man who spent 43 years in the Lions' organization as a player, broadcaster and scout died in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak after battling cancer. … More »

    AP - Sports - 18 minutes ago
  • Maybin's 9th-inning single helps Braves beat Scherzer 2-1

    Maybin's 9th-inning single helps Braves beat Scherzer 2-1

    Cameron Maybin drove in the go-ahead run with a chopper against Max Scherzer that bounced over third base in the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Thursday night. Pinch-hitter Pedro Ciriaco … More »

    AP - Sports - 19 minutes ago
  • Rangers score 2 in 9th to beat Orioles 2-0

    Rangers score 2 in 9th to beat Orioles 2-0

    Leonys Martin ended a scoreless duel with an RBI single in the ninth inning, and the Texas Rangers beat the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 Thursday night behind a dominant pitching performance by Yovani Gallardo and three relievers. After Shin-Soo Choo led … More »

    AP - Sports - 21 minutes ago
  • United States asks Swiss to extradite seven in FIFA inquiry

    United States asks Swiss to extradite seven in FIFA inquiry

    By Joshua Franklin and Stephanie Nebehay ZURICH/GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has asked Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in an investigation into a global bribery scandal at football's governing body, the Swiss Federal … More »

    Reuters - 33 minutes ago
  • Drew Willy's injury could leave Winnipeg vulnerable, add to CFL's QB issues

    Drew Willy's injury could leave Winnipeg vulnerable, add to CFL's QB issues

    Winnipeg QB Drew Willy left Thursday's game with an apparent head injury, which could be bad. … More »

    55 Yard Line - 34 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Africans ready to embellish Tour landscape

    By Martyn Herman UTRECHT, Netherlands, July 3 (Reuters) - When five African cyclists stood on a podium in Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum in front of Rembrandt's masterpiece The Night Watch this week Douglas Ryder probably pinched himself. On Saturday, … More »

    Reuters - 38 minutes ago
  • Quigley rallies Sky to 77-74 win over Sun

    Elena Delle Donne didn't care about her free throw streak ending or her lack of points, she was just happy her team came away with a victory. Allie Quigley scored 19 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 15.4 seconds left, to lift the … More »

    AP - Sports - 47 minutes ago
  • Parents of Illinois players don't believe coach allegations

    Parents of Illinois players don't believe coach allegations

    The parents of a current University of Illinois women's basketball player and an incoming recruit said Thursday that they don't believe the allegations made by seven former players in a lawsuit this week accusing coaches of creating racial … More »

    AP - Sports - 48 minutes ago
  • Angels move past Dipoto, into meeting with Hamilton in Texas

    Angels move past Dipoto, into meeting with Hamilton in Texas

    Although the Los Angeles Angels' season hasn't been particularly good, it has been interesting in a lot of bad ways. Two days after general manager Jerry Dipoto walked out on the Angels, they'll visit Arlington, Texas, on Friday to face the Rangers … More »

    AP - Sports - 48 minutes ago
  • Diggins and Delle Donne lead WNBA All-Star voting

    Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock and Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky lead their respective conferences in early returns for WNBA All-Star balloting Thursday. Diggins, who is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL, has 11,099 votes. … More »

    AP - Sports - 59 minutes ago
  • Superman Dustin sends Nadal to the dustbin again

    By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - A 30-year-old German journeyman who once travelled around Europe's Challenger Circuit in a camper van joined a list of Wimbledon luminaries who go by the names of Lukas Rosol, Steve Darcis and Nick Kyrgios. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • Briton Ward lands biggest payday

    By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - After four magical days at Wimbledon, British journeyman James Ward was guaranteed to pocket the biggest cheque of his career -- a princely sum of at least $120,000 for reaching the third round. Into third round … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • Angels get Mets minor leaguer for international bonus slot

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels have acquired minor league right-hander Gaither Bumgardner from the New York Mets for an international bonus pool slot. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • Brazil cyclist killed at World Police and Fire Games near Washington

    A Brazilian cyclist was killed and two other riders were critically injured in a crash on Thursday during an international bicycle race near Washington, D.C., police said. One cyclist blew out a tire and lost control, colliding with the other two … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • Blue Bombers QB Drew Willy leaves game against Tiger-Cats with injury

    WINNIPEG - Drew Willy has left the Winnipeg Blue Bombers game against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Thursday with an apparent head injury. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
  • T.J. Oshie trade gives 5-year-old girl a meltdown (Video)

    T.J. Oshie trade gives 5-year-old girl a meltdown (Video)

    Like, for example, this five-year-old girl, who hid in a closet weeping upon finding out that “T.J. OSHIE LEFT THE TEEEEEEEEAM!!!!!” … More »

    Puck Daddy - 1 hour 16 minutes ago
  • Australian Rules-Son charged with murder of Adelaide Crows coach

    * Coach suffered multiple stab wounds * Son arrested in nearby suburb, charged with murder * Tributes flow for Adelaide coach (Adds details) By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, July 3 (Reuters) - The coach of Australian Rules football team Adelaide Crows … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • Padres Solarte ejected for arguing strikeout

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Yangervis Solarte of the San Diego Padres was ejected for arguing a strikeout on a checked swing in the sixth inning against the Cardinals on Thursday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • Anaheim Ducks sign new defenceman Kevin Bieksa to 2-year contract extension through 2018

    Defenceman Kevin Bieksa has agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract extension through 2018 with the Anaheim Ducks. The Ducks announced the deal with Bieksa on Thursday, two days after the club acquired him from Vancouver. Anaheim acquired Bieksa … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
  • Oshie feels like 'kid in the candy store' to play alongside Ovechkin, Backstrom

    Oshie feels like 'kid in the candy store' to play alongside Ovechkin, Backstrom

    "If you would have asked me last summer , I would have said that I was going to retire as a Blue," said T.J. Oshie, the newest member of the Washington Capitals, "but is the business side of things. Things change and I’m excited for my new start." … More »

    Puck Daddy - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
  • Ducks extend D Bieksa for 2 years, $8M

    Ducks extend D Bieksa for 2 years, $8M

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Defenseman Kevin Bieksa has agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract extension through 2018 with the Anaheim Ducks. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 45 minutes ago
  • NASCAR cools on Confederate flag, but fans still fly it

    NASCAR cools on Confederate flag, but fans still fly it

    By Barbara Liston DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) - NASCAR wants to limit the Confederate battle flag's presence at its tracks after the murder of nine black worshippers in South Carolina, but getting U.S. motor racing fans to comply may prove … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 54 minutes ago
  • LEADING OFF: Hamilton vs Angels; Kershaw tries to break skid

    LEADING OFF: Hamilton vs Angels; Kershaw tries to break skid

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

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 55 minutes ago
  • NFL-National Football League roundup

    New York Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson, San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates and Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain were suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for a violation of the NFL's substance-abuse program. … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 5 minutes ago
  • Caps get Oshie from Blues for Brouwer

    T.J. Oshie is looking forward to joining Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom with the Washington Capitals, who acquired the Sochi Olympics shootout star from the St. Louis Blues on Thursday for Troy Brouwer. ''I'd feel kind of like a kid in a candy … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 12 minutes ago
  • 4 players fined by MLS for infractions

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Toronto FC's Damien Perquis, Columbus Crew's Federico Higuain, New England's Kelyn Rowe and Real Salt Lake's Demar Phillips have been fined by MLS for infractions. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 17 minutes ago
  • Rangers have deal with teen international prospect Taveras

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms on a $2.1 million deal with switch-hitting teenager Leodys Taveras, one of the top international free agents. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 18 minutes ago
  • Woods fires his best round of season at Greenbrier

    Woods fires his best round of season at Greenbrier

    (Reuters) - Tiger Woods shot his lowest score in 16 months, a four-under-par 66 that left him four strokes behind leader Scott Langley after the opening round of the Greenbrier Classic on Thursday. "People think I'm crazy when I say I'm close but I … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 19 minutes ago
  • Cardinals place OF Jon Jay on 15-day disabled list

    The St. Louis Cardinals placed outfielder Jon Jay on the 15-day disabled list with a left wrist stress reaction and bone bruise on Thursday, making room on the roster for call-up Tim Cooney to start against the San Diego Padres. The 24-year-old … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 25 minutes ago
  • Golf-Woods fires his best round of season at Greenbrier

    * Woods caps round with three consecutive birdies * Defending champion Angel Cabrera shoots a one-over 71 (Updates to end of round, adds quotes) July 2 (Reuters) - Tiger Woods shot his lowest score in 16 months, a four-under-par 66 that left him … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 29 minutes ago
  • Adelaide Crows' AFL coach murdered in home, son arrested

    Phil Walsh, coach of the Adelaide Crows in the Australian Football League, was stabbed to death in a domestic dispute early Friday at his home. Walsh was a former Australian Rules player, and coach at Adelaide since 2014. Police Superintendent Des … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 32 minutes ago
  • Did Pete Rose bet on games when he was a player? He's not saying

    Did Pete Rose bet on games when he was a player? He's not saying

    In an interview, Pete Rose avoided the question of whether he bet on games when he was still a player. … More »

    Big League Stew - 2 hours 34 minutes ago
  • Referees in unwanted spotlight ahead of World Cup final

    By Steve Keating VANCOUVER (Reuters) - A run of controversial calls has raised worries that officiating has not kept pace with the quality of play at the Women's World Cup, putting an unwanted spotlight on referees ahead of Sunday's final. Both … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 37 minutes ago
  • Australian Rules-Adelaide Crows coach Walsh stabbed to death

    * Coach suffered multiple stab wounds * Son arrested in nearby suburb * Tributes flow for Adelaide coach (Adds details, quotes, byline) By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, July 3 (Reuters) - The coach of the Adelaide Crows has been killed and his son … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 39 minutes ago
  • Shocking, or perhaps not so shocking, Rafael Nadal is upset by qualifier Dustin Brown at Wimbledon

    Shocking, or perhaps not so shocking, Rafael Nadal is upset by qualifier Dustin Brown at Wimbledon

    The four-set loss to that rare breed, a serve-and-volleyer, was the fourth time in four years the former champion has lost to a player ranked No. 100 or lower at Wimbledon. … More »

    Eh Game - 2 hours 41 minutes ago
  • Jays' Boyd allows 7 runs without an out

    Jays' Boyd allows 7 runs without an out

    Blue Jays starter Matt Boyd didn't record an out in his second big league start Thursday, leaving after the first seven Red Sox batters reached safely in the first inning. Boyd allowed seven runs and six hits, including back-to-back homers by David … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 42 minutes ago