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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. 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?

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

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

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

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

  6. McMaster volleyball star rebuilding hospital in Nigeria, passing up pros
    Neate Sager

    McMaster volleyball star rebuilding hospital in Nigeria, passing up pros

  7. 2015 NBA mock draft: Post-lottery edition

    2015 NBA mock draft: Post-lottery edition

  8. It's not only the 'Triplets' producing for the Tampa Bay Lightning
    Sean Leahy

    It's not only the 'Triplets' producing for the Tampa Bay Lightning

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

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

  10. Video: Winnipeg flagbearers at FIFA Women's World Cup escaped violence in Iraq
    Andrew Bucholtz

    Video: Winnipeg flagbearers at FIFA Women's World Cup escaped violence in Iraq

  11. Bettman talks salary cap; Quenneville's lineup changes; Boyle has more to prove (Puck Headlines)
    Jen Neale

    Bettman talks salary cap; Quenneville's lineup changes; Boyle has more to prove (Puck Headlines)

  12. Marek vs. Wyshynski Podcast: Mike Harrington on Babcock; Andrew Gross on Rangers; Game Show Friday!
    Greg Wyshynski

    Marek vs. Wyshynski Podcast: Mike Harrington on Babcock; Andrew Gross on Rangers; Game Show Friday!

  • Blackhawks recall D van Riemsdyk from minors

    CHICAGO (AP) -- The Blackhawks have recalled defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk from Rockford of the American Hockey League, and coach Joel Quenneville says he might be able to play in the Western Conference finals against Anaheim. … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 minutes 17 seconds ago
  • 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 who has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of manslaughter in the death of hockey mom Julie Paskall hit her with a rock but didn't intend to kill her, a Crown lawyer says. Yosef Gopaul was charged with second-degree murder in the death of … More »

    The Canadian Press - 3 minutes 55 seconds ago
  • Injury-riddled Impact know depth will be tested by red-hot FC Dallas

    The Montreal Impact know their depth will be tested as their list of injuries keeps growing. With a league-high eight players out injured, the Impact will need to rely on a few periphery players when they welcome red-hot FC Dallas to Saputo Stadium … More »

    The Canadian Press - 4 minutes 23 seconds ago
  • Harlem Globetrotter great Marques Haynes dies at 89

    Harlem Globetrotter great Marques Haynes dies at 89

    Marques Haynes, the Harlem Globetrotters star often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, has died. The Globetrotters said Haynes died Friday in Plano, Texas, of natural causes. Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider said ''basketball has … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 minutes ago
  • Babcock bids emotional farewell in Detroit

    Babcock bids emotional farewell in Detroit

    A day after being introduced as the new coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Mike Babcock was back in Detroit, speaking with reporters in the Red Wings' dressing room. In what was something of a farewell address to the organization and the city, … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 minutes ago
  • Ganassi: Kyle Larson could someday start in Indianapolis 500

    Ganassi: Kyle Larson could someday start in Indianapolis 500

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Team owner Chip Ganassi is leaving the door open for rising NASCAR star Kyle Larson to someday compete in the Indianapolis 500. … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 minutes ago
  • Jack Harvey wins Indy Lights race under caution at IMS

    Jack Harvey wins Indy Lights race under caution at IMS

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Jack Harvey won the Indy Lights race under caution Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 minutes ago
  • The 10-man rotation, starring Stephen Curry getting on a roll

    The 10-man rotation, starring Stephen Curry getting on a roll

    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 13 minutes ago
  • Brewers' Smith suspended 8 games for rosin, sunscreen on arm

    Brewers' Smith suspended 8 games for rosin, sunscreen on arm

    Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended for eight games on Friday for having a foreign substance on his right arm during a game at Atlanta. Major League Baseball said Smith plans to appeal, so the penalty is on hold. Smith will be … More »

    AP - Sports - 18 minutes ago
  • Meet Andre De Grasse, the future of Canadian sprinting

    Sitting in the stands at a high school track meet in Toronto three years ago, Tony Sharpe couldn't help but notice Andre De Grasse. The eighth runner was De Grasse, who stood, facing sideways, watching the starter like he was waiting to see the … More »

    The Canadian Press - 18 minutes ago
  • B.C. Lions expect QB Travis Lulay to be ready for Day 1 of training camp

    The B.C. Lions expect veteran quarterback Travis Lulay to be a full participant on Day 1 of training camp. The 31-year-old has been plagued by injuries to his throwing shoulder over the last two seasons, but head coach Jeff Tedford said Friday that … More »

    The Canadian Press - 20 minutes ago
  • New Zealand make toothless England toil

    New Zealand make toothless England toil

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor mastered a lifeless England attack to lift New Zealand to 303 for two at the close on the second day of the first test at Lord's on Friday. Replying to England's 389, the pair shared … More »

    Reuters - 23 minutes ago
  • Video: Winnipeg flagbearers at FIFA Women's World Cup escaped violence in Iraq

    Video: Winnipeg flagbearers at FIFA Women's World Cup escaped violence in Iraq

    The Hilo sisters have come from a country where playing soccer carried the risk of kidnapping. … More »

    Eh Game - 28 minutes ago
  • Manfred: MASN eventually must pay Nats increased rights fees

    Manfred: MASN eventually must pay Nats increased rights fees

    Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will eventually be forced to pay increased rights fees to the Washington Nationals. Both teams own stakes in MASN, and the Orioles hold a controlling interest. … More »

    AP - Sports - 29 minutes ago
  • Manfred says MASN eventually will be required to pay Nats increased rights fees

    Manfred says MASN eventually will be required to pay Nats increased rights fees

    Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network will eventually be forced to pay increased rights fees to the Washington Nationals. Both teams own stakes in MASN, and the Orioles hold a controlling interest. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 30 minutes ago
  • Lakers GM: Kobe Bryant could retire after next season

    Lakers GM: Kobe Bryant could retire after next season

    Mitch Kupchak said during a radio interview that Kobe Bryant has indicated that next season could be his last. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 33 minutes ago
  • Bettman talks salary cap; Quenneville's lineup changes; Boyle has more to prove (Puck Headlines)

    Bettman talks salary cap; Quenneville's lineup changes; Boyle has more to prove (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 - 36 minutes ago
  • Larger tyres are future of F1, says Michelin boss

    Larger tyres are future of F1, says Michelin boss

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One is stuck in the past with its current tyre sizes and should switch to bigger ones that are more commercially relevant, according to Michelin motorsport director Pascal Couasnon. Pirelli are seen as … More »

    Reuters - 39 minutes ago
  • Pan Am Games under budget for capital infrastructure, quarterly report says

    Organizers for this summer's Pan Am Games say they're about $53.5 million under budget for capital infrastructure spending, largely because bidding for major venues was done four to five years ago. In its fourth-quarter financial report released … More »

    The Canadian Press - 39 minutes ago
  • Hernandez low on cash due to lawyer fees

    Hernandez low on cash due to lawyer fees

    Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is running out of money after hiring a platoon of lawyers for all his criminal cases, his attorney said. Attorney John Fitzpatrick told a judge in New Bedford on Thursday that Hernandez was … More »

    AP - Sports - 40 minutes ago
  • It's not only the 'Triplets' producing for the Tampa Bay Lightning

    It's not only the 'Triplets' producing for the Tampa Bay Lightning

    We all know what kind of damage the “Triplets” line of Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov have done for the Lightning in these playoffs. But as the Tampa offense has come alive in their last two games against the New York Rangers, a … More »

    Puck Daddy - 41 minutes ago
  • Bouchard gets favourable draw at French Open, but could get Kvitova in quarters

    If Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard can break out of her current slump, she has a good chance to make a deep run at the French Open. The sixth seed has a favourable draw at Roland Garros, starting with a first-round match against France's … More »

    The Canadian Press - 48 minutes ago
  • Irving skips shootaround, may sit Game 2

    Irving skips shootaround, may sit Game 2

    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. Irving was listed as questionable after scoring only 10 points and … More »

    AP - Sports - 50 minutes ago
  • Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

    Montreal Alouettes sign openly gay defensive end Michael Sam

    The Montreal Alouettes signed Michael Sam because they believe he can be a star rush end in the Canadian Football League. "Michael Sam is a very good football player, and that's the reason we signed him," Popp said of Sam, who is openly gay. The … More »

    The Canadian Press - 53 minutes ago
  • Isiah doesn't reject idea of NBA return

    Isiah doesn't reject idea of NBA return

    Isiah Thomas said he hasn't spoken with New York Knicks President Phil Jackson since joining the Liberty as a consultant in February. Thomas didn't reject the notion that someday he could return to the NBA. The new president of the New York … More »

    AP - Sports - 54 minutes ago
  • Pakistan ends six-year wait, hosts Zimbabwe in international

    Pakistan ends six-year wait, hosts Zimbabwe in international

    By Mubasher Bukhari LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistan hosted its first top-flight international cricket match in six years on Friday, and sought to allay security fears by sending thousands of police to patrol a packed Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore … More »

    Reuters - 56 minutes ago
  • Pakistan beat Zimbabwe for emotional victory on home soil

    Pakistan beat Zimbabwe for emotional victory on home soil

    Pakistan marked international cricket's return to the trouble-torn country with a five-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 International at Lahore's Gaddafi Stadium on Friday. Openers Mukhtar Ahmed (83) and Ahmed Shehzad (55) added … More »

    Reuters - 58 minutes ago
  • Formula One means business in Monaco

    Formula One means business in Monaco

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - If the Monaco Grand Prix was once the ultimate corporate 'jolly', a glamorous champagne-fuelled weekend of yachts and top-end hospitality for senior executives to network, the times have changed. Mark Gallagher, … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 1 minute ago
  • Ecclestone moots new 'customer car' concept

    Ecclestone moots new 'customer car' concept

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has said he would be willing to act as a go-between and provide manufacturer-built cars to smaller teams at a fixed price if the rules are changed to allow it. Speaking ahead … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 1 minute 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 - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
  • Ibrahimovic to miss PSG's season finale

    Ibrahimovic to miss PSG's season finale

    PARIS (Reuters) - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been left out of Paris St Germain's squad to play Stade de Reims at home in Ligue 1's last round of matches on Saturday, coach Laurent Blanc told a news conference. Sweden striker Ibrahimovic missed last … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 4 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 - 1 hour 5 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 - 1 hour 6 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 - 1 hour 7 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 9 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 10 minutes ago
  • Van Gaal confident of keeping De Gea at United

    Van Gaal confident of keeping De Gea at United

    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is confident goalkeeper David De Gea will stay at Old Trafford despite reported interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid. The 24-year-old De Gea, who is seen as the perfect replacement for the ageing Iker … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
  • F1 season is no write-off for Renault

    F1 season is no write-off for Renault

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Renault have a long-term plan for Formula One and will not write off the current season even if unhappy partners Red Bull have already done so, according to the French manufacturer's F1 managing director Cyril … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 13 minutes ago
  • Ebola-free Liberia allowed to host internationals

    Ebola-free Liberia allowed to host internationals

    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 14 minutes ago
  • Golf-No glory is Rory's story as McIlroy misses cut

    Golf-No glory is Rory's story as McIlroy misses cut

    By Tony Jimenez VIRGINIA WATER, England (Reuters) - World number one Rory McIlroy suggested he was "probably in need of a rest" after missing the cut by ballooning to a six-over-par 78 in the second round of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 16 minutes ago