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  1. Why Gary Bettman really should have kept his mouth shut on CTE
    Nicholas J. Cotsonika

    Why Gary Bettman really should have kept his mouth shut on CTE

  2. Shuffle Up: A.J. Pollock makes the leap
    Scott Pianowski

    Shuffle Up: A.J. Pollock makes the leap

  3. Sources: Scott Skiles the frontrunner to become Magic's next coach
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Sources: Scott Skiles the frontrunner to become Magic's next coach

  4. Coyotes hire 25-year-old analytics wiz John Chayka as assistant GM
    Greg Wyshynski

    Coyotes hire 25-year-old analytics wiz John Chayka as assistant GM

  5. Rick Nash scores twice as Rangers even series with Lightning
    Sean Leahy

    Rick Nash scores twice as Rangers even series with Lightning

  6. Daily Dime: Talking Bolsinger, Martin, Freeman and Altuve
    Dalton Del Don

    Daily Dime: Talking Bolsinger, Martin, Freeman and Altuve

  7. NHL GM of the Year Finalists: Bob Murray vs. Glen Sather vs. Steve Yzerman
    Sean Leahy

    NHL GM of the Year Finalists: Bob Murray vs. Glen Sather vs. Steve Yzerman

  8. Lightning banking on bad luck to explain Game 4 blowout
    Greg Wyshynski

    Lightning banking on bad luck to explain Game 4 blowout

  9. Concussion expert calls Gary Bettman's CTE comments 'lawyer speak'
    Josh Cooper

    Concussion expert calls Gary Bettman's CTE comments 'lawyer speak'

  10. NHL Three Stars: Lundqvist solid in 5-1 drubbing of Lightning
    Jen Neale

    NHL Three Stars: Lundqvist solid in 5-1 drubbing of Lightning

  11. Marlins lose eighth straight game, Mat Latos and Henderson Alvarez to DL
    Mark Townsend

    Marlins lose eighth straight game, Mat Latos and Henderson Alvarez to DL

  12. Quebec Remparts exploit Kelowna's lapses in discipline to grab Memorial Cup opener
    Sunaya Sapurji

    Quebec Remparts exploit Kelowna's lapses in discipline to grab Memorial Cup opener

  • Contador back in pink with sparkling time trial

    Contador back in pink with sparkling time trial

    (Reuters) - Alberto Contador took a commanding lead in the Giro d'Italia on Saturday with a strong performance in the 14th stage, a 59.4-km individual time trial won by Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus. After losing the pink jersey to Italian Fabio Aru … More »

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
  • Manassero refusing to panic over rankings slide

    Manassero refusing to panic over rankings slide

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - Matteo Manassero has endured a frustrating time since winning the BMW PGA Championship two years ago but is refusing to panic because he believes he is performing well enough to turn the corner. … More »

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Contador back in pink with sparkling time trial

    (Adds quotes) May 23 (Reuters) - Alberto Contador took a commanding lead in the Giro d'Italia on Saturday with a strong performance in the 14th stage, a 59.4-km individual time trial won by Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus. After losing the pink jersey … More »

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
  • Nationals-Phillies engaged in an epic post-anthem standoff

    Nationals-Phillies engaged in an epic post-anthem standoff

    Anthem standoffs are apparently still a thing in MLB, and Friday's between the Nationals and Phillies was pretty epic. … More »

    Big League Stew - 8 minutes ago
  • Golf-Manassero refusing to panic over rankings slide

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 23 (Reuters) - Matteo Manassero has endured a frustrating time since winning the BMW PGA Championship two years ago but is refusing to panic because he believes he is performing well enough to turn the … More »

    Reuters - 9 minutes ago
  • Williamson ton helps New Zealand stretch lead

    Williamson ton helps New Zealand stretch lead

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Kane Williamson made a patient 132 as New Zealand moved on to 507 for eight, a lead of 118 over England at tea on day three of the first test at Lord's on Saturday. Ross Taylor was out for 62, wicketkeeper Jos … More »

    Reuters - 9 minutes ago
  • Hamburg face relegation playoff, Paderborn, Freiburg go down

    Hamburg face relegation playoff, Paderborn, Freiburg go down

    Former European champions Hamburg SV beat Schalke 04 2-0 on Saturday to avoid direct relegation from the Bundesliga and snatch a playoff spot for the second consecutive year as Paderborn and Freiburg went down. Surprise package Augsburg secured … More »

    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • Thiem takes first career title in Nice

    (Reuters) - Austrian Dominic Thiem snatched his maiden ATP career title when he beat Argentine fourth seed Leonardo Mayer 6-7(8) 7-5 7-6(2) to win the Nice Open on Saturday. World number 42 Thiem, labelled one of the world's top prospects, lacked … More »

    Reuters - 21 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Road-Giro d'Italia points classification after stage 14

    May 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Points Classification Giro d'Italia after Stage 14 on Saturday 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) … More »

    Reuters - 22 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Thiem takes first career title in Nice

    May 23 (Reuters) - Austrian Dominic Thiem snatched his maiden ATP career title when he beat Argentine fourth seed Leonardo Mayer 6-7(8) 7-5 7-6(2) to win the Nice Open on Saturday. World number 42 Thiem, labelled one of the world's top prospects, … More »

    Reuters - 23 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Road-Giro d'Italia mountain classification after stage 14

    May 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Mountain Classification Giro d'Italia after Stage 14 on Saturday 1. Benat Intxausti (Spain / Movistar) 61 2. Simon Geschke (Germany / Giant) 53 3. Carlos Betancur (Colombia / AG2R) 46 4. Steven Kruijswijk (Netherlands / … More »

    Reuters - 23 minutes ago
  • Athletics place Coco Crisp on DL with cervical strain

    Athletics place Coco Crisp on DL with cervical strain

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Oakland Athletics have placed outfielder Coco Crisp on the 15-day disabled list with a cervical strain and recalled right-hander Kendall Graveman from Triple-A Nashville. … More »

    AP - Sports - 25 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Road-Giro d'Italia classification after stage 14

    May 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Classification from Giro d'Italia after Stage 14 on Saturday 1. Alberto Contador (Spain / Tinkoff - Saxo) 55:39:00" 2. Fabio Aru (Italy / Astana) +2:28" 3. Andrey Amador (Costa Rica / Movistar) +3:36" 4. Rigoberto Uran … More »

    Reuters - 26 minutes ago
  • French driver Grosjean hit with 5-place Monaco grid penalty

    French driver Grosjean hit with 5-place Monaco grid penalty

    French driver Romain Grosjean was handed a five-place grid penalty at the Monaco Grand Prix because of an unscheduled gearbox change. Race regulations stipulate that drivers have to complete six consecutive races before they are allowed to change … More »

    AP - Sports - 30 minutes ago
  • Stosur takes first title of the year in Strasbourg

    Stosur takes first title of the year in Strasbourg

    Australian Sam Stosur claimed her first win of the year in timely fashion, beating Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic 3-6 6-2 6-3 in the final of the Strasbourg International on Saturday just ahead of the French Open. Third-seeded Stosur, who reached … More »

    Reuters - 40 minutes ago
  • Raptors guard/forward Ross has surgery on left ankle; no timetable for return

    Toronto Raptors guard/forward Terrence Ross had surgery on Friday to remove bone spurs and loose bodies from his left ankle, the team said on Saturday. The surgery was done in Van Nuys, Calif., and Ross will conduct his rehabilitation in Toronto. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 43 minutes ago
  • Why Gary Bettman really should have kept his mouth shut on CTE

    Why Gary Bettman really should have kept his mouth shut on CTE

    The NHL commissioner's comment this week about NHL players and brain trauma shone the spotlight once again on a multi-layered issue. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 53 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Stosur takes first title of the year in Strasbourg

    Australian Sam Stosur claimed her first win of the year in timely fashion, beating Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic 3-6 6-2 6-3 in the final of the Strasbourg International on Saturday just ahead of the French Open. Third-seeded Stosur, who reached … More »

    Reuters - 56 minutes ago
  • Farrell kicks Saracens to Premiership final

    Farrell kicks Saracens to Premiership final

    England flyhalf Owen Farrell kicked 19 points to lead Saracens to the Premiership Final with an enthralling 29-24 victory against table-topping Northampton in their playoff semi-final at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday. Farrell lost his position as … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 0 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Nice Open men's singles final result

    May 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Nice Open Men's Singles Final on Saturday Dominic Thiem (Austria) beat 4-Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) 6-7(8) 7-5 7-6(2) … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 1 minute ago
  • Sources: Scott Skiles the frontrunner to become Magic's next coach

    Sources: Scott Skiles the frontrunner to become Magic's next coach

    Magic general manager Rob Hennigan has discussed the opening with several possible candidates, but Skiles has clearly separated himself in the process. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Contador back in pink with sparkling time trial performance

    May 23 (Reuters) - Alberto Contador took a commanding lead in the Giro d'Italia on Saturday with a strong performance in the 14th stage, a 59.4-km individual time trial won by Vasil Kiryienka of Belarus. After losing the pink jersey to Italian Fabio … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 6 minutes ago
  • Blatter set to polarize for 4 more years

    Blatter set to polarize for 4 more years

    Sepp Blatter divides opinion so much even his opponents are charmed by him. Two sides of the FIFA president's reputation were summed up by a former rival in the re-election campaign he seems sure to win next week. ''I like you very much,'' Michael … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 8 minutes ago
  • Battle up front key for Ducks, 'Hawks

    Battle up front key for Ducks, 'Hawks

    The NHL's hottest real estate in May is about 30 square feet in front of each goal. Anaheim got another scoring tip in a 2-1 victory over Chicago in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Thursday night, helping the Ducks to a 2-1 lead in the … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 9 minutes ago
  • Warriors head to Houston with 2-0 lead

    Warriors head to Houston with 2-0 lead

    Stephen Curry has been playing like the MVP he is to help the Golden State Warriors to 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. ''You put a lot of hard work into your craft, and when you rely on that work, you kind of just are in the moment, and … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
  • Concussion expert calls Gary Bettman's CTE comments 'lawyer speak'

    Concussion expert calls Gary Bettman's CTE comments 'lawyer speak'

    “The people who are actually doing the work on CTE are far more convinced than people who are lobbing grenades from the sidelines,” Nowinski told Puck Daddy. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
  • Safety questions loom for 99th Indy 500

    Safety questions loom for 99th Indy 500

    They call the Indianapolis 500 ''The Greatest Spectacle in Racing'' for its high speeds, rich history, enormous crowd and the take-your-breath-away competition. This year, IndyCar is hoping the 99th running of the event won't be a spectacle because … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 16 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Strasbourg International women's singles final result

    May 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Strasbourg International Women's Singles Final on Saturday 3-Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat Kristina Mladenovic (France) 3-6 6-2 6-3 … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
  • Hamilton takes his first Monaco F1 pole

    Hamilton takes his first Monaco F1 pole

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton took the first Monaco Grand Prix pole position of his career on Saturday as Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg blew his own hopes of a qualifying hat-trick. Rosberg, winner … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 22 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Geneva Open men's singles final result

    May 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Geneva Open Men's Singles Final on Saturday Thomaz Bellucci (Brazil) beat 6-Joao Sousa (Portugal) 7-6(4) 6-4 … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 27 minutes ago
  • I was frozen out at Real Madrid, says Khedira

    I was frozen out at Real Madrid, says Khedira

    Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira has accused the La Liga club of freezing him out by dropping him from the team after talks on a contract extension broke down even though he was fit to play. Germany international Khedira, who joined Real from … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 31 minutes ago
  • Harrington to lead Monday's U.S. Open qualifying hopefuls

    Harrington to lead Monday's U.S. Open qualifying hopefuls

    By Bernie McGuire VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 23 (Reuters) - Triple major winner Padraig Harrington heads the list of entries for Monday's 36-hole U.S. Open qualifying event on the outskirts of London. An injury to his left shoulder forced the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
  • Stars aligned as Djokovic chases career slam in Paris

    Stars aligned as Djokovic chases career slam in Paris

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic may never have a better chance to win a maiden French Open title and complete a rare career grand slam. The world number one enters this year's Roland Garros on a 22-match unbeaten run having … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 34 minutes ago
  • Golf-Harrington to lead Monday's U.S. Open qualifying hopefuls

    By Bernie McGuire VIRGINIA WATER, England, May 23 (Reuters) - Triple major winner Padraig Harrington heads the list of entries for Monday's 36-hole U.S. Open qualifying event on the outskirts of London. An injury to his left shoulder forced the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 35 minutes ago
  • Coyotes hire 25-year-old analytics wiz John Chayka as assistant GM

    Coyotes hire 25-year-old analytics wiz John Chayka as assistant GM

    According to Aaron Ward of TSN, Chayka has been hired by the Arizona Coyotes as their new AGM to general manager Don Maloney. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 1 hour 59 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Stars aligned as Djokovic chases career slam in Paris

    By Julien Pretot PARIS, May 23 (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic may never have a better chance to win a maiden French Open title and complete a rare career grand slam. The world number one enters this year's Roland Garros on a 22-match unbeaten run … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 11 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Nuremberg Cup women's singles final result

    May 23 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Nuremberg Cup Women's Singles Final on Saturday 6-Karin Knapp (Italy) beat 4-Roberta Vinci (Italy) 7-6(5) 4-6 6-1 … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 16 minutes ago
  • Hamilton takes Monaco GP pole position ahead of Rosberg

    Hamilton takes Monaco GP pole position ahead of Rosberg

    Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton clinched his first ever pole at the Monaco Grand Prix after a strong drive Saturday while his Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg will start from second as he bids to win the race for the third straight year. In last … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 35 minutes ago
  • Japanese university ends 95-game skid

    Japanese university ends 95-game skid

    TOKYO (AP) -- A Japanese university baseball team finally ended its 94-game losing streak on Saturday, winning for the first time in five years. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 41 minutes ago
  • Highlanders repel Force to edge closer to playoffs

    (Reuters) - The Otago Highlanders moved closer to another season of Super Rugby playoff action after overcoming stubborn basement dwellers the Western Force 23-3 in an error-strewn clash in Perth on Saturday. The free-flowing Highlanders have been … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 45 minutes ago