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  1. Mostly MLB Notes: Talking Carlos Carrasco, Ryan Braun and a look around the league
    Dalton Del Don

    Mostly MLB Notes: Talking Carlos Carrasco, Ryan Braun and a look around the league

  2. Confidence carrying Stamkos as scoring touch returns
    Sean Leahy

    Confidence carrying Stamkos as scoring touch returns

  3. New York Rangers hope Entourage movie love brings 'victory'
    Josh Cooper

    New York Rangers hope Entourage movie love brings 'victory'

  4. Puck to groin and sickness on bench in Tampa’s disgustingly good win
    Greg Wyshynski

    Puck to groin and sickness on bench in Tampa’s disgustingly good win

  5. Watch emotional return of John Amirante to MSG for Game 5 anthem (Video)
    Greg Wyshynski

    Watch emotional return of John Amirante to MSG for Game 5 anthem (Video)

  6. NHL Three Stars: Ben Bishop, Bolts win Game 5
    Greg Wyshynski

    NHL Three Stars: Ben Bishop, Bolts win Game 5

  7. Michael Sam is just the latest in a long line of CFL trailblazers
    Andrew Bucholtz

    Michael Sam is just the latest in a long line of CFL trailblazers

  8. Source: Adrian Peterson still presses for trade from Vikings with decision to skip OTAs
    Charles Robinson

    Source: Adrian Peterson still presses for trade from Vikings with decision to skip OTAs

  9. Fan shows off Rangers pride, gets Henrik Lundqvist shaved into head (Photo)
    Sean Leahy

    Fan shows off Rangers pride, gets Henrik Lundqvist shaved into head (Photo)

  10. Lightning shock Rangers in Game 5, one win away from Cup Final
    Greg Wyshynski

    Lightning shock Rangers in Game 5, one win away from Cup Final

  11. This time cramps can't stop LeBron James as he's one step closer to NBA Finals
    Marc J. Spears

    This time cramps can't stop LeBron James as he's one step closer to NBA Finals

  12. War of words: Horford says Dellavedova's 'track record' is clear; LeBron says Delly 'doesn't deserve it'
    Marc J. Spears

    War of words: Horford says Dellavedova's 'track record' is clear; LeBron says Delly 'doesn't deserve it'

  • Berdych storms into French Open second round

    Berdych storms into French Open second round

    PARIS (Reuters) - Czech fourth seed Tomas Berdych bulldozed his way into the second round of the French Open by thrashing Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka 6-0 7-5 6-3 on Monday. Berdych, who is on a quarter-final collision course with another … More »

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
  • Sheffield United sack Clough

    Sheffield United sack Clough

    (Reuters) - Sheffield United have sacked manager Nigel Clough and his staff, the League One club announced on Monday. A statement on the third tier club's website (www.Sufc.co.uk) said that "a change in direction was necessary for the forthcoming … More »

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
  • Boult shines as New Zealand bowl out England for 478

    Boult shines as New Zealand bowl out England for 478

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - New Zealand left-arm seamer Trent Boult picked up the last four wickets in under an hour to dismiss England for 478 on the final day of the first test at Lord's on Monday. England resumed on 429 for six and Boult … More »

    Reuters - 9 minutes ago
  • Real coach Ancelotti to have surgery on neck condition

    Real coach Ancelotti to have surgery on neck condition

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is suffering from cervical stenosis and will travel to Vancouver, Canada for an operation to correct it, the Italian was quoted as saying on Monday. Ancelotti is waiting to hear whether he will be replaced as Real … More »

    Reuters - 10 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Berdych storms into French Open second round

    PARIS, May 25 (Reuters) - Czech fourth seed Tomas Berdych bulldozed his way into the second round of the French Open by thrashing Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka 6-0 7-5 6-3 on Monday. Berdych, who is on a quarter-final collision course with … More »

    Reuters - 24 minutes ago
  • Porte pulls out of Giro d'Italia after miserable tour

    Australia's Richie Porte has pulled out of the Giro d'Italia due to injury as one of the pre-race favourites suffered a catastrophic first two weeks of the 21-stage event, his Team Sky said on Monday. "Richie Porte has been forced to withdraw from … More »

    Reuters - 39 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Porte pulls out of Giro d'Italia after miserable tour

    Australia's Richie Porte has pulled out of the Giro d'Italia due to injury as one of the pre-race favourites suffered a catastrophic first two weeks of the 21-stage event, his Team Sky said on Monday. "Richie Porte has been forced to withdraw from … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
  • Platini pledges support for Prince Ali in FIFA bid

    Platini pledges support for Prince Ali in FIFA bid

    UEFA president Michel Platini has reiterated his support for Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein in the Jordanian's bid to usurp incumbent Sepp Blatter in this week's FIFA presidency vote. Prince Ali is the only remaining candidate standing against Blatter … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 26 minutes ago
  • Badminton joins SportAccord exodus over IOC attack

    Badminton has severed ties with SportAccord, adding its name to a fast-growing exodus of sports abandoning the umbrella organisation following a scathing attack by its chief on the International Olympic Committee (IOC). "The Badminton World … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 57 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Badminton joins SportAccord exodus over IOC attack

    Badminton has severed ties with SportAccord, adding its name to a fast-growing exodus of sports abandoning the umbrella organisation following a scathing attack by its chief on the International Olympic Committee (IOC). "The Badminton World … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 10 minutes ago
  • Games-Profile of the Southeast Asian Games

    Factbox on the Southeast Asian Games, to be held in Singapore from June 5-16. - - - * The Southeast Asian Games, commonly known as the SEA Games, is a biennial multi-sports event involving competitors from 11 countries. * It was first held in … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 35 minutes ago
  • Games-Southeast Asian Games showcase region's rapid growth

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE, May 25 (Reuters) - The 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) begins in Singapore next week, an event that promises to showcase the region's spectacular economic growth as much as the athletes and their competitions. … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 36 minutes ago
  • PGA champion An says more Asians should try European Tour

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - South Korean An Byeong Hun urged more Asian golfers to try their luck on the European Tour following his outstanding six-shot win in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The 23-year-old is in … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 42 minutes ago
  • Monaco will make Hamilton stronger, says Hakkinen

    Monaco will make Hamilton stronger, says Hakkinen

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton can turn Monaco misery into a Canadian celebration because every setback makes you stronger, according to retired double world champion Mika Hakkinen. "You have to learn and analyse everything that … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 45 minutes ago
  • Golf-PGA champion An says more Asians should try European Tour

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 25 (Reuters) - South Korean An Byeong Hun urged more Asian golfers to try their luck on the European Tour following his outstanding six-shot win in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The 23-year-old … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Looking ahead to Game 4: Warriors at Rockets

    Looking ahead to Game 4: Warriors at Rockets

    The Warriors are a single win from the franchise's first NBA Finals in 40 years. Is there anything the Rockets can do to stop them? … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 4 hours ago
  • Bilic confirms Besiktas exit amid West Ham job rumours

    Bilic confirms Besiktas exit amid West Ham job rumours

    Besiktas coach Slaven Bilic said on Sunday he will leave the club at the end of the season as media speculation grew that he may replace Sam Allardyce as West Ham United manager. "I won't be Besiktas' manager next season. Bilic spent six … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Weekend Sports In Brief

    LeBron James shook off an atrocious shooting start and withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of the NBA Finals by beating the Hawks 114-111 in overtime on Sunday night to take … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • LEADING OFF: Hamilton back, Navy vet highlights Memorial Day

    LEADING OFF: Hamilton back, Navy vet highlights Memorial Day

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: --- HAM IT UP Josh Hamilton returns to the majors, set to start in left field for the Rangers in their series opener at Cleveland. Traded by the Angels back to Texas in late April, the … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • The Astros, the Royals and different ways to win

    The Astros, the Royals and different ways to win

    During a 20-batter stretch in Sunday's victory at Detroit, every hitter for the Houston Astros either reached base or struck out. The Astros beat the Tigers 10-8 in that game, striking out 15 times but also hitting a pair of home runs and rallying … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Gerrard and Lampard bid farewell with goals

    Gerrard and Lampard bid farewell with goals

    Steven Gerrard disconsolately trudged off an English Premier League pitch for the final time after his beloved Liverpool were battered 6-1 at Stoke City, their worst top-flight defeat since 1963. At least the 34-year-old, who leaves for Los Angeles … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Manchester United decide against signing Falcao

    Manchester United decide against signing Falcao

    Manchester United will not be signing Colombia forward Radamel Falcao on a permanent basis, the Premier League club said on Sunday after the final game of the season. The 29-year-old will return to parent club Monaco, at least initially, after four … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • All roads lead to Rafa for Djokovic, says Courier

    All roads lead to Rafa for Djokovic, says Courier

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Favourite Novak Djokovic will not be unduly alarmed by the prospect of facing defending champion Rafa Nadal in the quarter-final of the French Open, according to twice winner Jim Courier. Serb Djokovic has been … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Rockets respond to McHale's old-school coaching approach

    Kevin McHale's stride is painful to watch. The awkward gait for the Houston Rockets' coach is the product of 13 punishing NBA seasons, including the 1987 postseason when he played on a broken foot. ''If you watch him walk, you know he laid it on … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • This time cramps can't stop LeBron James as he's one step closer to NBA Finals

    This time cramps can't stop LeBron James as he's one step closer to NBA Finals

    Whether Kyrie Irving will be back on the floor with James on Tuesday remains to be seen after missing the past two games with knee tendinitis. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Edwards wins Charlotte, first with JGR

    Edwards wins Charlotte, first with JGR

    Carl Edwards was as much relieved as he was excited to win at Charlotte Motor Speedway. After all, joining Joe Gibbs Racing means big expectations that he hadn't met this season before the Coca-Cola 600. Edwards outlasted Greg Biffle to win … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Hull go down, Newcastle survive on final day of drama

    Hull go down, Newcastle survive on final day of drama

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Hull City were relegated and Newcastle United survived the drop on a dramatic final day of the Premier League season on Sunday while West Ham United announced that manager Sam Allardyce's contract was not being … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Colourful Federer's mood darkened despite easy win

    Colourful Federer's mood darkened despite easy win

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Roger Federer enlivened a routine day at the office with a violet and pink outfit and a several dabs of brilliance to launch another French Open quest but his mood darkened after a security breach on Sunday. The … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • History repeats for outgoing Stuttgart rescuer Stevens

    History repeats for outgoing Stuttgart rescuer Stevens

    Coach Huub Stevens is to leave VfB Stuttgart despite rescuing the side from relegation for the second consecutive season with a 2-1 win over Paderborn in the final round of fixtures on Saturday, the club said on Monday. The 61-year-old Dutchman, … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Pakistan pip Zimbabwe to clinch T20 series 2-0

    Pakistan pip Zimbabwe to clinch T20 series 2-0

    Pakistan edged Zimbabwe by two wickets in the second and final Twenty20 International on Sunday to clinch the series 2-0 at a boisterous Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Needing 12 runs of the last over, number 10 batsman Bilawal Bhatti clobbered a six, … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • War of words: Horford says Dellavedova's 'track record' is clear; LeBron says Delly 'doesn't deserve it'

    War of words: Horford says Dellavedova's 'track record' is clear; LeBron says Delly 'doesn't deserve it'

    Horford was ejected for only the second time in his career and has only two career flagrant fouls. He is considered one of the NBA's model citizens, but admitted he should have responded better in Game 3. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 5 hours ago
  • LeBron, Cavs survive Hawks in OT, now one win away from NBA Finals

    LeBron, Cavs survive Hawks in OT, now one win away from NBA Finals

    A triple-double from James lifted the Cavs to a tough victory in a not especially pretty Game 3. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 5 hours ago
  • Horford ejected, could face discipline

    Horford ejected, could face discipline

    Al Horford threw an elbow at Matthew Dellavedova during the game. Horford was assessed a Flagrant 2 foul and tossed from Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals on Sunday night for striking Dellavedova above his shoulders late in the first half. … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Malik, Sami back in Pakistan squad for Zimbabwe ODIs

    Former captain Shoaib Malik and fast bowler Mohammad Sami have been recalled to the Pakistan one-day squad for the three-match series against Zimbabwe starting on Tuesday. Malik, 33, played the last of his 216 one-dayers in the 2013 Champions … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • LeBron shakes off early misses, gritty Hawks and leads Cavs to 114-111 Game 3 win in overtime

    LeBron shakes off early misses, gritty Hawks and leads Cavs to 114-111 Game 3 win in overtime

    LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand. James shook off an atrocious shooting start, withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback and battled cramps and injuries to record a triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers took a … More »

    The Canadian Press - 6 hours ago
  • James has 37, Cavs go up 3-0 with OT win

    James has 37, Cavs go up 3-0 with OT win

    LeBron James dropped to his knees and slapped the floor with his hand. ''I gave everything I have,'' James said. James shook off an atrocious shooting start, withstood Atlanta's gritty comeback and battled cramps and injuries to record a … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 hours ago
  • Play of the Day - LeBron James

    Play of the Day - LeBron James

    LeBron James posterizes his opponent with a ferocious slam. … More »

    NBA.com - 6 hours ago
  • LeBron carries Cavs to OT win over Hawks, 3-0 series lead

    LeBron James was exhausted and banged-up, but he came through in the clutch as the Cleveland Cavaliers earned a thrilling overtime 114-111 win over the Atlanta Hawks to take a strangle hold of the Eastern Conference finals. James missed his first … More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • Nightly Notable - LeBron James

    Nightly Notable - LeBron James

    LeBron James scored 37 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and dished out 17 assists to lead the Cavaiiers to the Game 3 victory. … More »

    NBA.com - 6 hours ago
  • Inside the NBA: Hustling or Dangerous Play?

    Inside the NBA: Hustling or Dangerous Play?

    Kenny Smith, Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley, and Ernie Johnson discuss Matthew Dellavedova's physicality during the postseason. … More »

    NBA.com - 6 hours ago