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  1. Retired NFL player needed new path, decided to become a psychologist
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    Retired NFL player needed new path, decided to become a psychologist

  2. Brandon Marshall, Geno Smith building chemistry in unique way
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    Brandon Marshall, Geno Smith building chemistry in unique way

  3. Closing Time: Red Sox prospect Eduardo Rodriguez gets the call
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    Closing Time: Red Sox prospect Eduardo Rodriguez gets the call

  4. MLB Power Rankings: Who are these Twins?
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    MLB Power Rankings: Who are these Twins?

  5. Team USA's extra advantage heading into Women's World Cup
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    Team USA's extra advantage heading into Women's World Cup

  6. How 'terrible' was Ryan Getzlaf in Anaheim's Game 6 loss?
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    How 'terrible' was Ryan Getzlaf in Anaheim's Game 6 loss?

  7. FIFA '16 to add women's teams for the first time, Canada one of the 12 featured
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    FIFA '16 to add women's teams for the first time, Canada one of the 12 featured

  8. Stanley Cup Final schedule released; Game 7 set for June 17
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    Stanley Cup Final schedule released; Game 7 set for June 17

  9. What the FIFA indictments could mean for the U.S.'s 2026 World Cup bid
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    What the FIFA indictments could mean for the U.S.'s 2026 World Cup bid

  10. Watch Lightning turn ice into life-sized NES ‘Blades of Steel’ game (Video)
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  11. Chip Kelly responds to LeSean McCoy's race comments
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    Chip Kelly responds to LeSean McCoy's race comments

  12. Keith for Conn; Vegas NHL update; Backstrom has hip surgery (Puck Headlines)
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    Keith for Conn; Vegas NHL update; Backstrom has hip surgery (Puck Headlines)

  • Serena escapes as women's seeds continue to fall

    Serena escapes as women's seeds continue to fall

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - The pre-tournament shortlist of favourites for the French Open women's crown continues to shrink and for a while it looked as though the top name, Serena Williams, would also vanish on Thursday. Shortly after … More »

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
  • Boucher isn't worried about being fined after calling out QMJHL officials at Memorial Cup

    Boucher isn't worried about being fined after calling out QMJHL officials at Memorial Cup

    Remparts coach Philippe Boucher says criticism of referees was 'something I had to get off my chest.' … More »

    Buzzing The Net - 8 minutes ago
  • Tennis-French Open order of play on Friday

    PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Order of play on show courts onthe sixth day of the French Open on Friday (all matches thirdround unless stated, times GMT, prefix numbers denote seeding): Court Philippe Chatrier (play starts at 0900): 29-Alize Cornet … More »

    Reuters - 8 minutes ago
  • Remparts coach Boucher stands by criticism of ref ahead of rematch with Oceanic

    Coach Philippe Boucher is standing by his criticism of a referee after the Quebec Remparts' loss to the Rimouski Oceanic, even if he will likely draw a fine. Boucher blasted the choice of Jonathan Alarie as one of the refs in a 4-0 defeat in the … More »

    The Canadian Press - 14 minutes ago
  • Gov. Walker backing Bucks' arena plan

    Gov. Scott Walker spoke in favor Thursday of key elements of a reported deal fora new $500 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks that includes raising taxes on Milwaukee County hotel rooms and rental cars. Walker's support for central parts of the … More »

    AP - Sports - 14 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Serena escapes as women's seeds continue to fall

    * Shaky Williams recovers to beat unheralded Friedsam * Fifth seed Wozniacki knocked out by Germany's Goerges * Nadal, Djokovic and Murray all reach third round (Adds quotes) By Martyn Herman PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - The pre-tournament … More »

    Reuters - 14 minutes ago
  • The Latest: Andy Murray weighs in on FIFA corruption scandal, "good for sport"

    The Latest: Andy Murray weighs in on FIFA corruption scandal, "good for sport"

    Andy Murray is also weighing in on the FIFA bribery and corruption scandal, as Rafael Nadal did earlier. "I wouldn't say that many people were surprised by it," the No. 3-ranked Murray said. Murray added: "People have suggested that there was some … More »

    The Canadian Press - 14 minutes ago
  • Bulls fire coach Thibodeau

    Bulls fire coach Thibodeau

    The Chicago Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau on Thursday, saying a change was needed from the strong-willed coach who took his team to the playoffs in each of his five seasons. Thibodeau went 255-139 with the Bulls, a .647 winning percentage that ranks … More »

    AP - Sports - 18 minutes ago
  • Chicago Bulls fire coach Tom Thibodeau after 5 playoff appearances in 5 seasons, 255-139 mark

    Chicago Bulls fire coach Tom Thibodeau after 5 playoff appearances in 5 seasons, 255-139 mark

    The Chicago Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau on Thursday, saying a change was needed from the strong-willed coach who took his team to the playoffs in each of his five seasons. Thibodeau went 255-139 with the Bulls, a .647 winning percentage that ranks … More »

    The Canadian Press - 18 minutes ago
  • Women footballers make first appearance in FIFA 16 video game

    By Joseph D'Urso LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - FIFA 16, the latest installment of the world's most popular soccer video game, will feature women's teams for the first time, the company which makes the game announced on Thursday. Twelve … More »

    Reuters - 21 minutes ago
  • Pulaski judge issues battery warrant for Jermain Taylor

    Boxer Jermain Taylor is facing a new charge after he was accused of hitting another resident at the rehabilitation center where he has been confined since he was charged with shooting his cousin and threatening a child with a gun. A Pulaski County … More »

    AP - Sports - 22 minutes ago
  • FIFA tremors rattle Women's World Cup

    Women's World Cup officials and sponsors expressed concern over the corruption scandal swirling around world soccer's governing body on Wednesday while trying to keep the focus on the global showcase that kicks off in 10 days across Canada. Tremors … More »

    Reuters - 25 minutes ago
  • Shame and humiliation brought on FIFA, says Blatter

    Shame and humiliation brought on FIFA, says Blatter

    By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - Shame and humiliation have been brought on FIFA following the turbulent events of the last two days which included the arrest of leading soccer officials at their Zurich hotel, the world soccer body's president … More »

    Reuters - 26 minutes ago
  • Report: Sabres agree in principle to hire Bylsma

    Report: Sabres agree in principle to hire Bylsma

    The Buffalo Sabres have reached an agreement in principle to hire former Pittsburgh Penguins coach Dan Bylsma, a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Thursday. The one holdup is a discussion over whether the Penguins are due … More »

    AP - Sports - 26 minutes ago
  • Bulls fire head coach Thibodeau after five seasons

    Bulls fire head coach Thibodeau after five seasons

    (Reuters) - The Chicago Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau as head coach of the National Basketball Association team on Thursday, ending a five-year tenure marked by a deteriorating relationship with the front office. The defensive-minded Thibodeau, who had … More »

    Reuters - 27 minutes ago
  • Smarting South Africa minister defends "Mandela's" World Cup

    Smarting South Africa minister defends "Mandela's" World Cup

    By Ed Cropley JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's sports minister jumped to defend the nation's reputation on Thursday following U.S. allegations that the government was involved in bribery to secure the 2010 World Cup, the crowning achievement … More »

    Reuters - 28 minutes ago
  • NBA-Bulls fire head coach Thibodeau after five seasons

    The Chicago Bulls fired Tom Thibodeau as head coach of the National Basketball Association team on Thursday, ending a five-year tenure marked by a deteriorating relationship with the front office. The defensive-minded Thibodeau, who had $9 million … More »

    Reuters - 31 minutes ago
  • Stanley Cup Final to start Wednesday

    Stanley Cup Final to start Wednesday

    The NHL announced Thursday that Game 1 will be at Madison Square Garden if the Rangers beat the Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference final on Friday night. If the Lightning win, they'll have home-ice advantage in the Cup final if the … More »

    AP - Sports - 34 minutes ago
  • Blatter defies calls to quit as FIFA scandal widens

    Blatter defies calls to quit as FIFA scandal widens

    By Mike Collett and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - The corruption charges engulfing soccer's governing body have heaped shame and humiliation on the game, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said on Thursday, although he flatly rejected calls to resign … More »

    Reuters - 34 minutes ago
  • Former FIFA VP Jack Warner surrenders - LA Times

    REUTERS - Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner surrendered after being accused on corruption charges, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing a spokeswoman for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. Warner, who is among the nine FIFA officials and … More »

    Reuters - 35 minutes ago
  • THE LATEST: Sheikh Ahmad questions motives of FIFA probe

    THE LATEST: Sheikh Ahmad questions motives of FIFA probe

    The Latest on FIFA developments: 7:23 p.m. (1723 GMT, 1:23 p.m. EDT) A Kuwaiti sheikh who is set to join FIFA's executive committee on Friday has criticized the ''Hollywood-style'' raid by Swiss police on the FIFA hotel in Zurich as part of a U.S. … More »

    AP - Sports - 35 minutes ago
  • Analysis - Quality shines through as Sevilla triumph over Dnipro

    Analysis - Quality shines through as Sevilla triumph over Dnipro

    By Patrick Graham WARSAW (Reuters) - In the end the harsh realities of a gap in class, budgets and big time experience came to bear on Wednesday's Europa League final as favourites and holders Sevilla retained the trophy. At times, the team from … More »

    Reuters - 36 minutes ago
  • IOC president tells FIFA it's time to clean up its act

    By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA needs to learn from the Olympic movement's experience and become more transparent if it is to regain its credibility, the president of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach told delegates at the … More »

    Reuters - 37 minutes ago
  • CONCACAF dismiss Webb in wake of FIFA corruption scandal

    CONCACAF dismiss Webb in wake of FIFA corruption scandal

    CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb, who was among the seven soccer officials arrested earlier this week on corruption charges, has been provisionally dismissed from his role, the soccer confederation said on Thursday. Senior Vice President Alfredo … More »

    Reuters - 39 minutes ago
  • Keith for Conn; Vegas NHL update; Backstrom has hip surgery (Puck Headlines)

    Keith for Conn; Vegas NHL update; Backstrom has hip surgery (Puck Headlines)

    Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at puckdaddyblog@yahoo.com. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 39 minutes ago
  • Hull forward Hernandez banned for punching United's Jones

    Hull City forward Abel Hernandez has been suspended for three matches for punching Manchester United's Phil Jones during their 0-0 Premier League draw on Sunday, the FA said. Hull were relegated from the top-flight after the stalemate. "Hernandez … More »

    Reuters - 40 minutes ago
  • Cook says it will be strange to pass his mentor Gooch

    Cook says it will be strange to pass his mentor Gooch

    Alastair Cook will have mixed feelings this weekend if he passes his mentor and boyhood hero Graham Gooch's total to become England's highest scorer of test match runs. The England captain needs 32 in the second test against New Zealand, starting … More »

    Reuters - 41 minutes ago
  • How 'terrible' was Ryan Getzlaf in Anaheim's Game 6 loss?

    How 'terrible' was Ryan Getzlaf in Anaheim's Game 6 loss?

    So far, his talented Ducks teams with him as captain have failed to go further in the playoffs than expected. They lost to underdog Detroit in the first-round in 2013. They were the top seed in the West in 2014 and blew a 3-2 series lead to the Los … More »

    Puck Daddy - 44 minutes ago
  • Chip Kelly responds to LeSean McCoy's race comments

    Chip Kelly responds to LeSean McCoy's race comments

    Kelly met with the media Thursday for the first time since McCoy’s comments came out, and he addressed them head-on. … More »

    Shutdown Corner - 45 minutes ago
  • Schiavone outlasts Kuznetsova in another marathon duel

    Schiavone outlasts Kuznetsova in another marathon duel

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Svetlana Kuznetsova and Francesca Schiavone have got history when it comes to tennis marathons and the two claycourt warriors were at it again at the French Open on Thursday. Out on the so-called Bullring, a … More »

    Reuters - 45 minutes ago
  • Swiss authorities say all seven in FIFA probe fighting U.S. extradition

    ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss authorities said that all seven individuals arrested on corruption charges in a probe linked to soccer's governing body, FIFA, will contest their extradition to the United States. On Wednesday, one individual had indicated … More »

    Reuters - 45 minutes ago
  • Murray survives first serious test to reach third round

    Third seed Andy Murray overcame his first mini-crisis at this year's French Open to beat Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-2 4-6 6-4 6-1 on Thursday and move into the third round. Kyrgios, the 29th seed, enjoyed a day off after British opponent Kyle Edmund … More »

    Reuters - 46 minutes ago
  • Serena scolds herself for unprofessional display

    Serena scolds herself for unprofessional display

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Defeat is never an option for Serena Williams, but the world number one came close to an embarrassing second-round exit at the French Open after an 'unprofessional' display on Thursday. The American eventually … More »

    Reuters - 48 minutes ago
  • Scotiabank to review CONCACAF sponsorship following corruption charges

    One of Canada's largest banks says it will review its involvement in sponsoring CONCACAF in the wake of corruption allegations against senior FIFA officials. Scotiabank (TSX:BNS), which in December signed on as a major sponsor of the governing body … More »

    The Canadian Press - 54 minutes ago
  • Djokovic, Williams survive 2nd-round scares at French Open; 9-time champ Nadal eases through

    Djokovic, Williams survive 2nd-round scares at French Open; 9-time champ Nadal eases through

    Novak Djokovic came through an injury scare Thursday and made his way into the third round at the French Open by beating Gilles Muller 6-1, 6-4, 6-4. Djokovic, who can complete a career Grand Slam by winning the French Open, soon recovered from the … More »

    The Canadian Press - 56 minutes ago
  • World's policeman wins rare applause for FIFA crackdown

    World's policeman wins rare applause for FIFA crackdown

    By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - The United States has infuriated some of its closest allies in recent years by fining their banks and spying on their citizens. Following news on Wednesday that the U.S. Justice Department, supported by FBI … More »

    Reuters - 57 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Murray survives first serious test to reach third round

    Third seed Andy Murray overcame his first mini-crisis at this year's French Open to beat Portugal's Joao Sousa 6-2 4-6 6-4 6-1 on Thursday and move into the third round. Kyrgios, the 29th seed, enjoyed a day off after British opponent Kyle Edmund … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 4 minutes ago
  • Gill will resign from FIFA if Blatter stays

    By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - Britain's FIFA vice-president David Gill will stand down in protest if Sepp Blatter is re-elected as president on Friday. The former Manchester United chief executive was only elected two months ago for a … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 9 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Serena scolds herself for unprofessional display

    (Writes through with quotes) By Julien Pretot PARIS, May 28 (Reuters) - Defeat is never an option for Serena Williams, but the world number one came close to an embarrassing second-round exit at the French Open after an 'unprofessional' display on … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
  • FIFA '16 to add women's teams for the first time, Canada one of the 12 featured

    FIFA '16 to add women's teams for the first time, Canada one of the 12 featured

    Women's soccer is coming to FIFA '16, the world's biggest sports game franchise. … More »

    Eh Game - 1 hour 15 minutes ago