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  1. Michael Sam signs with Montreal, becomes the CFL's first openly gay player
    Andrew Bucholtz

    Michael Sam signs with Montreal, becomes the CFL's first openly gay player

  2. QUIZ! How Well Do You Know The Premier League?
    Chris Parsons

    QUIZ! How Well Do You Know The Premier League?

  3. Conn Smythe Watch: Tyler Johnson, Ryan Getzlaf lead MVP pack
    Greg Wyshynski

    Conn Smythe Watch: Tyler Johnson, Ryan Getzlaf lead MVP pack

  4. Draft Do-Over, Rounds 7-12: Finally, Strasburg
    Brandon Funston

    Draft Do-Over, Rounds 7-12: Finally, Strasburg

  5. Kris Bryant stays hot, homers in Cubs win over Padres
    Israel Fehr

    Kris Bryant stays hot, homers in Cubs win over Padres

  6. 2015 NBA mock draft: Post-lottery edition

    2015 NBA mock draft: Post-lottery edition

  7. Which of the three 'Hard Knocks' candidates would be the best choice?
    Frank Schwab

    Which of the three 'Hard Knocks' candidates would be the best choice?

  8. Daily Dime: Moreland, Abreu and other Friday buys
    Andy Behrens

    Daily Dime: Moreland, Abreu and other Friday buys

  9. James Harden, Rockets fumble away chance to steal Game 2 from the Warriors
    Marc J. Spears

    James Harden, Rockets fumble away chance to steal Game 2 from the Warriors

  10. With no NFL interest, Michael Sam will play in the CFL
    Frank Schwab

    With no NFL interest, Michael Sam will play in the CFL

  11. Mike Babcock thanks Red Wings fans with Detroit newspaper ad
    Greg Wyshynski

    Mike Babcock thanks Red Wings fans with Detroit newspaper ad

  12. Gary Bettman claims ‘no evidence yet’ that concussions, CTE linked
    Greg Wyshynski

    Gary Bettman claims ‘no evidence yet’ that concussions, CTE linked

  • Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of Surrey, B.C., hockey mom

    Man pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of Surrey, B.C., hockey mom

    The man accused of second-degree murder in the beating death of British Columbia hockey mom Julie Paskall has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge. Yosef Gopaul admitted to manslaughter in the death of the woman who'd gone to a Surrey, B.C., arena to … More »

    The Canadian Press - 6 minutes ago
  • Kyrie Irving (left knee tendinitis) questionable for Hawks-Cavaliers Game 2

    Kyrie Irving (left knee tendinitis) questionable for Hawks-Cavaliers Game 2

    The All-Star point guard's been dealing with knee pain for weeks, and it could keep him out of Game 2. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 10 minutes ago
  • Golf-No glory is Rory's story as McIlroy misses cut

    * World number one slumps to a six-over-par 78 * I'm probably in need of a rest, says McIlroy (Adds quotes) By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 22 (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy suggested he was "probably in need of a rest" … More »

    Reuters - 14 minutes ago
  • 2015 NBA mock draft: Post-lottery edition

    2015 NBA mock draft: Post-lottery edition

    The NBA's draft order is set. Here's an early look at who might be going where. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 15 minutes ago
  • Montreal of CFL signs openly gay DE Sam

    Montreal of CFL signs openly gay DE Sam

    Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, signed a two-year contract Friday with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football league. General manager Jim Popp considered Sam's sexuality a nonissue. ''Michael Sam is a very … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 minutes ago
  • Rallying-Rally of Portugal leg 1 classification

    May 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Leg 1 Classification from the Rally of Portugal on Friday 1. Jari-Matti Latvala (Finland) Volkswagen 1:07:19.400 2. Kris Meeke (Britain) Citroen +00:11.100 3. Andreas Mikkelsen (Norway) Volkswagen 00:16.000 4. Ott Taenak … More »

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago
  • Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley excited at Maple Leafs signing Mike Babcock

    The Toronto Maple Leafs' US$50-million investment in new coach Mike Babcock got a thumbs-up from Toronto FC captain Michael Bradley on Friday. "More than the (salary) numbers, I'm excited," Bradley said after practice. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 30 minutes ago
  • Maple Leafs need Babcock the 'school teacher' before Babcock the winner

    Mike Babcock's shiny accomplishments, his Stanley Cup and Olympic gold medals, made him a $50-million man. Babcock's experience coaching junior and minor-league hockey and even the injury ravaged Detroit Red Wings of 2013-14 will be more useful to … More »

    The Canadian Press - 31 minutes ago
  • Irving skips shootaround, may sit Game 2

    Irving skips shootaround, may sit Game 2

    ATLANTA (AP) -- Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround Friday before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final to get further evaluation on his ailing left knee. … More »

    AP - Sports - 35 minutes ago
  • Hernandez low on cash due to lawyer fees

    Hernandez low on cash due to lawyer fees

    An attorney for Aaron Hernandez says the former New England Patriots player is running out of money because he's had to pay so many lawyers. Attorney John Fitzpatrick made the comments Thursday during a hearing in New Bedford, Massachusetts. … More »

    AP - Sports - 52 minutes ago
  • Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions

    Not even helmets help pro bull riders stave off concussions

    Kasey Hayes hopped on the bovine beast trapped in the narrow holding pen like he'd done hundreds of times. Wake up,'' a woman in the stands said as Hayes lay surrounded by doctors and athletic trainers. Serious injuries are occupational hazards … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
  • Hawks' Carroll game-time call vs. Cavs

    Hawks' Carroll game-time call vs. Cavs

    Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll took part in shootaround Friday morning but is still questionable for Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Coach Mike Budenholzer said Carroll's status would be a game-time … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 13 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Road-Giro d'Italia team classification after stage 13

    May 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Team Classification Giro d'Italia after Stage 13 on Friday 1. Astana(Kazakhstan) 162:23:40" 2. BMC Racing(United States) +6:14" 3. Movistar(Spain) +7:14" 4. Team Sky(Britain) +7:56" 5. Cannondale(United States) +30:32" … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • Liberia allowed to host internationals as Ebola threat recedes

    Liberia can host international soccer matches again after being declared free of the deadly Ebola virus, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Friday. CAF, however, said the bans on Guinea and Sierra Leone would remain in place. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 29 minutes ago
  • Ex-F1 champ Schumacher still improving

    Ex-F1 champ Schumacher still improving

    Michael Schumacher's manager says the seven-time Formula One champion is still improving, almost 17 months after suffering severe head injuries in a skiing accident. Sabine Kehm says in a video interview: ''We are happy to say still he does … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 30 minutes ago
  • Lies will be exposed on court, says honest Nadal

    Lies will be exposed on court, says honest Nadal

    One thing that has been consistent about Rafa Nadal's disappointing season so far has been his brutal honesty. After a recent defeat by Italian showman Fabio Fognini the 14-times grand slam champion described his feared forehand as "vulgar" while … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 32 minutes ago
  • Rome withdrawal was right decision, says Serena

    Rome withdrawal was right decision, says Serena

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams believes she was right to withdraw from the Italian Open to rest a sore elbow and is now ready to start her quest for a 20th grand slam title at the French Open. The American … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 34 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Lies will be exposed on court, says honest Nadal

    One thing that has been consistent about Rafa Nadal's disappointing season so far has been his brutal honesty. After a recent defeat by Italian showman Fabio Fognini the 14-times grand slam champion described his feared forehand as "vulgar" while … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 41 minutes ago
  • Army removes WWII bomb near Wembley

    Army removes WWII bomb near Wembley

    British police say the army has safely removed an unexploded World War II bomb found near London's Wembley Stadium. It is believed to have been dropped over London during German bombing raids in the early 1940s. The discovery of the device … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 43 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Road-Giro d'Italia points classification after stage 13

    May 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Points Classification Giro d'Italia after Stage 13 on Friday 1. Elia Viviani (Italy / Team Sky) 119 2. Giacomo Nizzolo (Italy / Trek) 119 3. Nicola Boem (Italy / Bardiani Valvole) 109 4. Sacha Modolo (Italy / Lampre) 91 … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 44 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Road-Giro d'Italia mountain classification after stage 13

    May 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Mountain Classification Giro d'Italia after Stage 13 on Friday 1. Benat Intxausti (Spain / Movistar) 61 2. Simon Geschke (Germany / Giant) 53 3. Carlos Betancur (Colombia / AG2R) 46 4. Steven Kruijswijk (Netherlands / … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 45 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Rome withdrawal was right decision, says Serena

    By Julien Pretot PARIS, May 22 (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams believes she was right to withdraw from the Italian Open to rest a sore elbow and is now ready to start her quest for a 20th grand slam title at the French Open. The … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 50 minutes ago
  • QUIZ! How Well Do You Know The Premier League?

    QUIZ! How Well Do You Know The Premier League?

    With another top flight campaign concluding, test your mettle on how much you know about the top tier of English football … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 1 hour 55 minutes ago
  • Cowboys, CB Scandrick agree to extension

    Cowboys, CB Scandrick agree to extension

    A person with knowledge of the deal says the Dallas Cowboys and cornerback Orlando Scandrick have agreed to terms on a contract extension. It's the second time in three years the Cowboys have reworked contract terms for Scandrick, who missed the … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 55 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Summer Games federations chastise SportAccord chief

    * UCI joins fencing in Friday's walkout * SportAccord boss must apologise, says fencing chief (Updates with UCI suspending SportAccord membership) By Karolos Grohmann May 22 (Reuters) - The Association of Summer Olympic Federations (ASOIF) on … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 1 minute ago
  • Canadian football's Alouettes sign defensive end Michael Sam

    Canadian football's Alouettes sign defensive end Michael Sam

    (Reuters) - Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL, has signed a contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, the team said Friday. "With the signing of Michael Sam, we have become a better … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 2 minutes ago
  • Michael Sam signs with Montreal, becomes the CFL's first openly gay player

    Michael Sam signs with Montreal, becomes the CFL's first openly gay player

    New Montreal DE Michael Sam is a trailblazer, the first openly gay player in the CFL. … More »

    55 Yard Line - 2 hours 3 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Contador loses Giro lead to Aru after crash

    Alberto Contador lost the Giro d'Italia overall leader's pink jersey to Italian Fabio Aru after being involved a crash in the finale of the 13th stage on Friday. The Spaniard, looking to become the first rider to win the Giro and the Tour de France … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 9 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Road-Giro d'Italia classification after stage 13

    May 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Classification from Giro d'Italia after Stage 13 on Friday 1. Fabio Aru (Italy / Astana) 54:20:35" 2. Alberto Contador (Spain / Tinkoff - Saxo) +19" 3. Mikel Landa (Spain / Astana) +1:14" 4. Roman Kreuziger (Czech … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 23 minutes ago
  • Murray can win French after solving clay puzzle - Courier

    Murray can win French after solving clay puzzle - Courier

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray looks like he has solved the puzzle of claycourt tennis and is a serious title challenger at the French Open, according to twice Roland Garros champion Jim Courier. World number three Murray is in … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 26 minutes ago
  • Slump means Quiros must handle demons better

    Slump means Quiros must handle demons better

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Alvaro Quiros had the golfing world at his feet in 2011 but the big-hitting Spaniard seems a tortured soul these days and it is clear his self belief has been battered by three seasons of toil and … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 36 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Murray can win French after solving clay puzzle - Courier

    By Martyn Herman LONDON, May 22 (Reuters) - Andy Murray looks like he has solved the puzzle of claycourt tennis and is a serious title challenger at the French Open, according to twice Roland Garros champion Jim Courier. World number three Murray … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 37 minutes ago
  • Sunderland have offered me new deal, says Advocaat

    Sunderland have offered me new deal, says Advocaat

    Sunderland head coach Dick Advocaat said on Friday he has been offered a deal to stay at the Premier League club but will make a decision on his future next week. The 67-year-old, who replaced Gus Poyet as head coach in March on a contract until … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 41 minutes ago
  • With no NFL interest, Michael Sam will play in the CFL

    With no NFL interest, Michael Sam will play in the CFL

    The Canadian Football League wasn't defensive end Michael Sam's first choice, but it was his best one right now as he tries to establish a professional career. … More »

    Shutdown Corner - 2 hours 44 minutes ago
  • Golf-Slump means Quiros must handle demons better

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 22 (Reuters) - Alvaro Quiros had the golfing world at his feet in 2011 but the big-hitting Spaniard seems a tortured soul these days and it is clear his self belief has been battered by three seasons of … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 47 minutes ago
  • Guptill, Latham fifties keep New Zealand in touch

    Guptill, Latham fifties keep New Zealand in touch

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Openers Tom Latham and Martin Guptill made fluent half centuries to lead New Zealand to 173 for two in reply to England's 389 at tea on the second day of the first test at Lord's on Friday. Latham and Guptill shared … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 49 minutes ago
  • Hull boss Bruce hoping for a favour in survival fight

    Hull boss Bruce hoping for a favour in survival fight

    Hull City manager Steve Bruce is desperate for a favour in the fight for Premier League survival but friend and West Ham United boss Sam Allardyce may not be the man to offer it in the final round of matches on Sunday. Hull are 18th with 34 points … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 50 minutes ago
  • Roy lends hand to Remparts, Draisaitl and Duclair reunite: the coast-to-coast

    Roy lends hand to Remparts, Draisaitl and Duclair reunite: the coast-to-coast

    The Memorial Cup is here, at long last. … More »

    Buzzing The Net - 2 hours 56 minutes ago
  • Actor, TV star McHale will host ESPYs

    Actor, TV star McHale will host ESPYs

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Actor and talk-show host Joel McHale will be the host of the annual ESPY Awards show in July. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 58 minutes ago
  • Conn Smythe Watch: Tyler Johnson, Ryan Getzlaf lead MVP pack

    Conn Smythe Watch: Tyler Johnson, Ryan Getzlaf lead MVP pack

    The Triplets Line has taken over the Lightning’s series against the Rangers, led by Johnson and his 12 goals on the playoffs. He’s the postseason leader in goals and points (18), and tied for the lead with seven power-play points. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 3 hours ago