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  1. Pass or Fail: New York Islanders leaked black and white alternate jersey
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    Pass or Fail: New York Islanders leaked black and white alternate jersey

  2. College football bets - Week 1
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    College football bets - Week 1

  3. NFL Preseason Blitz: Kiko Alonso, another big Eagles addition, debuts
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    NFL Preseason Blitz: Kiko Alonso, another big Eagles addition, debuts

  4. Did Brady ruling affect stock prices too?
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    Did Brady ruling affect stock prices too?

  5. Women's doubles Thursday for Eugenie Bouchard, singles and mixed doubles Friday in a busy US Open
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    Women's doubles Thursday for Eugenie Bouchard, singles and mixed doubles Friday in a busy US Open

  6. New hope, same Michigan: Jim Harbaugh's debut shows rebuild may take a while
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    New hope, same Michigan: Jim Harbaugh's debut shows rebuild may take a while

  7. Conor McGregor's latest boast: He'd sell out Cowboys Stadium by himself
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    Conor McGregor's latest boast: He'd sell out Cowboys Stadium by himself

  8. Tim Tebow might just have locked up spot on Eagles' 53-man roster
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    Tim Tebow might just have locked up spot on Eagles' 53-man roster

  9. Slava Voynov taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
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    Slava Voynov taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

  10. Canadian Erin Routliffe has the experience of a lifetime at the US Open
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    Canadian Erin Routliffe has the experience of a lifetime at the US Open

  11. Lions bump slump with 25-16 road win over Alouettes, but both face QB questions
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    Lions bump slump with 25-16 road win over Alouettes, but both face QB questions

  12. Toronto's Adil Shamasdin pulls off a big upset in the first round of US Open doubles
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    Toronto's Adil Shamasdin pulls off a big upset in the first round of US Open doubles

  • Funes Mori tipped to make Everton debut against Chelsea

    Funes Mori tipped to make Everton debut against Chelsea

    Everton's new signing Ramiro Funes Mori could make his first-team debut against Chelsea at Goodison Park when the Premier League resumes next week after the international break, manager Roberto Martinez said. The Toffees take on the Premier League … More »

    Reuters - 3 minutes 36 seconds ago
  • Euro 2016 job not done yet, Iceland put off celebration

    By Mark Gleeson AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Iceland have decided to suppress the desire to celebrate a famous victory over the Netherlands as they stand tantalisingly close to qualifying for a first-ever major championship. "It would be very nice to … More »

    Reuters - 3 minutes 49 seconds ago
  • Fernandinho says he never lost faith in Pellegrini

    Fernandinho says he never lost faith in Pellegrini

    Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho says he never doubted manager Manuel Pellegrini even when he was heavily criticised last season after the side finished eight points behind Premier League champions Chelsea. Manchester City have gotten of to a … More »

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
  • After Harbaugh's debut, Michigan fans will need patience

    After Harbaugh's debut, Michigan fans will need patience

    Jim Harbaugh was first to greet Jake Rudock on the Michigan sideline after he threw the pick-6 that pretty much ended any hope the Wolverines had of winning the much-hyped debut of their much-hyped coach. Michigan fans will need to have the same … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 minutes ago
  • Bwin admits investors split on its backing of GVC takeover

    Online gambling firm Bwin.party, which on Friday accepted a 1.06 billion pound takeover from GVC, said many of its investors had been split on whether to back the approach over a rival offer from 888. Bwin Chairman Philip Yea said it had talked … More »

    Reuters - 37 minutes ago
  • Corey Seager impresses in big-league debut, despite Dodgers loss

    Corey Seager impresses in big-league debut, despite Dodgers loss

    The 21-year-old shortstop is the latest big-name prospect to arrive in the big leagues. … More »

    Big League Stew - 43 minutes ago
  • Gyorko HR in 8th gets Padres by Dodgers

    Gyorko HR in 8th gets Padres by Dodgers

    Jedd Gyorko and Yangervis Solarte powered a late rally against a red-hot opponent. Gyorko hit a two-run homer and Solarte had four hits to lead the San Diego Padres to a 10-7 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night in the opener of a … More »

    AP - Sports - 44 minutes ago
  • GVC trumps 888 with 1.06 billion pounds bid for Bwin

    GVC trumps 888 with 1.06 billion pounds bid for Bwin

    (Reuters) - Bwin.party Digital Entertainment Plc has agreed to a buyout offer from GVC Holdings Plc of about 1.06 billion pounds ($1.62 billion), shifting its stance after the poker and sports betting firm had accepted an earlier offer from rival … More »

    Reuters - 46 minutes ago
  • Samoa scrape through to next round of Oceania qualifiers

    (Reuters) - Samoa advanced to the second round of Oceania World Cup qualifying by the barest of margins after a 3-0 win over Tonga on Friday. The Cook Islands, who only needed a draw to win the four-nation qualifying group, were beaten 2-0 by a … More »

    Reuters - 56 minutes ago
  • Hawkeyes open 2015 with dangerous Illinois State

    Hawkeyes open 2015 with dangerous Illinois State

    C.J. Beathard has been waiting for his chance to be Iowa's starting quarterback for years. Beathard will make just his second career start - and his first at Kinnick Stadium - when the Hawkeyes host FCS school Illinois State on Saturday. Beathard, … More »

    AP - Sports - 57 minutes ago
  • BYU provides measuring stick for Nebraska to start Riley era

    BYU provides measuring stick for Nebraska to start Riley era

    ''That part of it is going to be really good for us,'' Riley said. Tommy Armstrong Jr. is entering his third season as starting quarterback, but he'll be operating a new offense that blends the pro-style system and some facets of the … More »

    AP - Sports - 57 minutes ago
  • Indiana not taking Southern Illinois game lightly

    A common theme among Indiana players this week was that the Hoosiers are not taking Southern Illinois lightly. Forget that the Salukis are an FCS opponent. The only other time Indiana has played Southern Illinois was 2006 when Indiana blew a 21-7 … More »

    AP - Sports - 57 minutes ago
  • Texas Tech aims for better season, starts vs Sam Houston St

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has told one of his quarterbacks he'll start Saturday when the Red Raiders play Sam Houston State. … More »

    AP - Sports - 57 minutes ago
  • Fraser-Pryce secures Diamond League 100 trophy

    Fraser-Pryce secures Diamond League 100 trophy

    By John Mehaffey ZURICH (Reuters) - Twice Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce streaked to victory in the Diamond League women's 100 metres final on Thursday with a time of 10.93 seconds against a head wind on a cold, blustery evening. The … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
  • Iowa State hosts UNI in crucial opener

    AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Hardly anyone outside of the state will pay much attention to the Northern Iowa-Iowa State game. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
  • Jayhawks hope to lean on captains to emerge from obscurity

    There has been turnover in nearly every aspect of the Kansas football program over the past year, from the coaching staff to the roster to the way the entire operation is run. Three new captains will attempt to lead the Jayhawks out of the fog. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
  • No. 19 Oklahoma OK without hype heading into opener

    No. 19 Oklahoma OK without hype heading into opener

    Oklahoma is fine with that. The Sooners entered last season with a No. 4 ranking, boldly talking about securing a berth in the college football playoff. No. 19 Oklahoma will take its lowest preseason ranking since 2000 into its opener against … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 8 minutes ago
  • Muscle man Vermeulen to win breakdown battle for Boks

    Muscle man Vermeulen to win breakdown battle for Boks

    By Nick Said CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Duane Vermeulen took some time to mature as a player of real international quality but can now be counted among the best loose forwards in the world. The burley 29-year-old, who has cemented the number eight … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
  • Golson eager to see the view from Seminoles' sideline

    Golson eager to see the view from Seminoles' sideline

    Everett Golson was standing near one of the sidelines at Doak Campbell Stadium on Florida State's campus on a sunny morning this summer, quietly taking a long look toward the empty bleachers. What if the offensive pass interference flag - one he … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 13 minutes ago
  • Springboks rely on old heads in search of third title

    Springboks rely on old heads in search of third title

    By Nick Said CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa will rely on players who have seen it all before as they bid to become the most successful nation in rugby World Cup history at this year's tournament. Coach Heyneke Meyer has included nine players … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 13 minutes ago
  • World Cup football qualifier exposes China-Hong Kong tensions

    By James Pomfret SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - Chinese riot police were deployed for a World Cup qualifying football match between China and Chinese-ruled Hong Kong that ended peacefully in a 0-0 draw on Thursday, amid echoing tensions from Hong … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 16 minutes ago
  • No. 1 on line for Spieth, Day, McIlroy

    No. 1 on line for Spieth, Day, McIlroy

    Based more on current form than a mathematical formula, Jordan Spieth believes Jason Day is the No. 1 player in golf. ''He's playing the best of anybody right now,'' Spieth said Thursday at the Deutsche Bank Championship. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • No. 24 Missouri shows youth movement in opener

    Missouri is going young in its drive for a third consecutive SEC East title. Beckner, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound defensive tackle, actually isn't much of a surprise considering he was one of the top recruits in the nation out of East St. Louis, … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • No. 3 Alabama plays Wisconsin where Tide wanted to end 2014

    No. 3 Alabama plays Wisconsin where Tide wanted to end 2014

    Alabama will start its season with a new quarterback in the NFL stadium where Blake Sims and the Crimson Tide wanted to be last January. The third-ranked Tide play their opener Saturday night against No. 20 Wisconsin in the Dallas Cowboys' stadium. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 18 minutes ago
  • Week 1: How will quarterback competitions conclude?

    Week 1: How will quarterback competitions conclude?

    An offseason spent analyzing quarterback competitions comes to a conclusion this weekend as college football season starts with all behind center. Potentially, 14 of the AP Top 25 teams could start the season with a different No. 1 quarterback than … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 19 minutes ago
  • No. 1 up for grabs at 2nd playoff event in Boston

    No. 1 up for grabs at 2nd playoff event in Boston

    The second FedEx Cup playoff event is all about the Big Three. Rory McIlroy returned to No. 1 in the world even though he skipped opening playoff event last week at The Barclays. Spieth has the easiest road back to No. 1 this week and likely only … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
  • Pedro denies rejecting Man United offer to avoid Van Gaal

    Pedro denies rejecting Man United offer to avoid Van Gaal

    (Reuters) - Chelsea summer recruit Pedro has dismissed reports that he refused a move to Manchester United because he was averse to working under coach Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford. The former Barcelona winger said while United dragged their … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 34 minutes ago
  • Fourth seed Wozniacki falls to Cetkovska

    Fourth seed Wozniacki falls to Cetkovska

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki became the highest seed to fall in the upset-filled women's draw at the U.S. Open when Czech Petra Cetkovska stunned the Dane 6-4 5-7 7-6(1) at Flushing Meadows on Thursday. The upset left only … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 35 minutes ago
  • Delle Donne wins Dawn Staley Award again

    Elena Delle Donne broke out into a huge grin when she talked about winning the Dawn Staley Leadership Award again. The Chicago Sky star was honored by the league Thursday with the award for the second straight season which recognizes a player whose … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 36 minutes ago
  • Arizona star LB Wright hurts knee in win

    Arizona star LB Wright hurts knee in win

    Arizona struggled defensively, was uneven on offense and had trouble putting away a smaller-conference team at home. Losing All-American linebacker Scooby Wright to a knee injury early in the game trumped it all. Anu Solomon threw four touchdown … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 37 minutes ago
  • Gonzalez, Rockies power past fading Giants

    Gonzalez, Rockies power past fading Giants

    (The Sports Xchange) - Carlos Gonzalez continued his home run barrage and Chris Rusin threw a complete game Thursday night as the Colorado Rockies pounded the fading San Francisco Giants 11-3. Gonzalez, who hit two homers and had seven RBIs on … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 37 minutes ago
  • Ellington has 70-yard touchdown catch, 49ers beat Chargers

    Ellington has 70-yard touchdown catch, 49ers beat Chargers

    Colin Kaepernick donned a red cap and sneakers, offered a quick side hug to third-string quarterback Dylan Thompson, then took his spot on the sideline for the San Francisco 49ers' 14-12 win against San Diego on Thursday night. The 49ers will go … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 45 minutes ago
  • Baylor suspends DE Oakman, S Stewart

    Baylor suspends DE Oakman, S Stewart

    DALLAS (AP) -- Fourth-ranked Baylor will be without defensive end Shawn Oakman and safety Orion Stewart in its season opener Friday night at SMU. The two starters have been suspended after violating unspecified team rules. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 47 minutes ago
  • Brewers again sweep Pirates

    Brewers again sweep Pirates

    (The Sports Xchange) - The Milwaukee Brewers finished off a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates - their second of the season - with a 5-3 victory Thursday night at Miller Park, which has been nothing short of a house of horrors for the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 48 minutes ago
  • Baseball-Gonzalez, Rockies power past fading Giants

    Carlos Gonzalez continued his home run barrage and Chris Rusin threw a complete game Thursday night as the Colorado Rockies pounded the fading San Francisco Giants 11-3. Gonzalez, who hit two homers and had seven RBIs on Wednesday, hit a two-run … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 49 minutes ago
  • Lockett's early TD sends Seattle to 31-21 win over Oakland

    Lockett's early TD sends Seattle to 31-21 win over Oakland

    If there was such an award, Seattle Seahawks rookie Tyler Lockett would be the clear MVP of the preseason. Fellow Seattle rookie Frank Clark would be right behind him. There's been no information that didn't support they would be able to help us … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 49 minutes ago
  • No. 4 Baylor ready to end long offseason with opener at SMU

    No. 4 Baylor ready to end long offseason with opener at SMU

    Art Briles and the Baylor Bears have been through a long, long offseason since winning a share of their second consecutive Big 12 Conference title. After being the first team left out of the initial College Football Playoff, the Bears led by 20 … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 51 minutes ago
  • Broncos S Ward suspended for opener

    Broncos S Ward suspended for opener

    Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward said the NFL is unfairly punishing him over a nightclub incident that happened more than 15 months ago, one in which criminal charges were ultimately dropped. Ward was suspended Thursday for Denver's opener against … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 53 minutes ago
  • Sims leads Shock past Storm 85-67 for sixth-straight win

    Sims leads Shock past Storm 85-67 for sixth-straight win

    SEATTLE (AP) -- Odyssey Sims had 24 points and four assists to lead the Tulsa Shock to an 85-67 victory over the Seattle Storm on Thursday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 54 minutes ago
  • No. 16 Georgia Tech pounds Alcorn 69-6

    No. 16 Georgia Tech pounds Alcorn 69-6

    Justin Thomas played only the first quarter for No. 16 Georgia Tech in a season-opening blowout, allowing a couple of newcomers to grab the spotlight. Freshman Marcus Marshall ran for 184 yards and two long touchdowns in his college debut, and … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 55 minutes ago