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  1. Reduced role doesn't stop Wambach from being USA's inspirational leader
    Eric Adelson

    Reduced role doesn't stop Wambach from being USA's inspirational leader

  2. Source: Richard Jefferson returning to Mavericks
    Marc J. Spears

    Source: Richard Jefferson returning to Mavericks

  3. Sources: Corey Brewer agrees to $24 million deal to return to Rockets
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Sources: Corey Brewer agrees to $24 million deal to return to Rockets

  4. Rocky's ready to rumble as head coach of Windsor Spitfires
    Sunaya Sapurji

    Rocky's ready to rumble as head coach of Windsor Spitfires

  5. Sources: Rajon Rondo to sign one-year contract with Kings
    Marc J. Spears

    Sources: Rajon Rondo to sign one-year contract with Kings

  6. Jose Aldo's rib injury, withdrawal from UFC 189 lead to wild speculation
    Kevin Iole

    Jose Aldo's rib injury, withdrawal from UFC 189 lead to wild speculation

  7. Daily Dime: Going with Carlos Martinez, Joey Votto, Troy Tulowitzki and even Mike Trout
    Dalton Del Don

    Daily Dime: Going with Carlos Martinez, Joey Votto, Troy Tulowitzki and even Mike Trout

  8. Patrick Beverley agrees to $25 million contract to return to Rockets
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Patrick Beverley agrees to $25 million contract to return to Rockets

  9. Joel Ward going to San Jose as 'identity player' on three-year, $9.825 million deal
    Josh Cooper

    Joel Ward going to San Jose as 'identity player' on three-year, $9.825 million deal

  10. Anibal Sanchez dominates Blue Jays, but Tigers lose Miguel Cabrera to injury
    Mark Townsend

    Anibal Sanchez dominates Blue Jays, but Tigers lose Miguel Cabrera to injury

  11. The last Canadian standing in singles at Wimbledon is ... Vasek Pospisil
    Stephanie Myles

    The last Canadian standing in singles at Wimbledon is ... Vasek Pospisil

  12. Pospisil and Sock move on in doubles, All-Canadian mixed pair eliminated at Wimbledon
    Stephanie Myles

    Pospisil and Sock move on in doubles, All-Canadian mixed pair eliminated at Wimbledon

  • Australia's Harris announces shock retirement

    Australia's Harris announces shock retirement

    Australia's injury-plagued paceman Ryan Harris announced his immediate retirement from all forms of cricket on Saturday, dealing a major setback to his team's defence of the Ashes starting in England next week. The 35-year-old Queenslander withdrew … More »

    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • Boom to start Tour despite low cortisol levels

    Boom to start Tour despite low cortisol levels

    By Julien Pretot UTRECHT, Netherlands (Reuters) - Dutchman Lars Boom will start Saturday's first stage of the Tour de France despite showing low levels of cortisol in a test on the eve of the race, his Astana team manager said. "Boom will take the … More »

    Reuters - 27 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Boom to start Tour despite low cortisol levels

    * Tour starts with time trial in Utrecht * Boom rides for defending Tour champion Nibali's Astana team (Adds Astana statement, background) By Julien Pretot UTRECHT, Netherlands, July 4 (Reuters) - Dutchman Lars Boom will start Saturday's first … More »

    Reuters - 31 minutes ago
  • Hamilton wraps up British practice with fastest lap

    Hamilton wraps up British practice with fastest lap

    By Alan Baldwin SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton found the speed he wanted and wrapped up British Grand Prix practice with the fastest lap in another Mercedes one-two at the top of the timesheets on … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 4 minutes ago
  • Pedal power rules the roads in Utrecht

    Pedal power rules the roads in Utrecht

    By Martyn Herman UTRECHT, Netherlands (Reuters) - Rush hour has a distinctive soundtrack in Utrecht. Two wheels rather than four rule the roads in this pleasant Dutch city that claims to have 900,000 bicycles -- that's about three for every one of … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 23 minutes ago
  • Pospisil and Sock move on in doubles, All-Canadian mixed pair eliminated at Wimbledon

    Pospisil and Sock move on in doubles, All-Canadian mixed pair eliminated at Wimbledon

    Despite his partner Jack Sock's fractured finger, Vasek Pospisil remains alive in doubles as well, reaching the third round after a win over Colin Fleming and Eric Butorac Friday. … More »

    Eh Game - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Pedal power rules the roads in Utrecht

    By Martyn Herman UTRECHT, Netherlands, July 4 (Reuters) - Rush hour has a distinctive soundtrack in Utrecht. Two wheels rather than four rule the roads in this pleasant Dutch city that claims to have 900,000 bicycles -- that's about three for … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 34 minutes ago
  • Hamilton fastest in practice ahead of British GP qualifying

    Hamilton fastest in practice ahead of British GP qualifying

    Championship leader Lewis Hamilton was fastest in the final practice session ahead of qualifying for the British Grand Prix on Saturday. The 30-year-old defending champion clocked 1 minute, 32.917 seconds at Silverstone as he bids to win his home … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 35 minutes ago
  • Pakistan struggle after Shah claims five wickets

    (Reuters) - Pakistan suffered a top order collapse to reach tea on 117 for four after leg-spinner Yasir Shah had claimed his third five-wicket haul of the series on the second day of the third and final test against Sri Lanka on Saturday. Azhar Ali … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 38 minutes ago
  • Dixon shines as Highlanders storm to first title

    Dixon shines as Highlanders storm to first title

    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Eliot Dixon scored one try and set up another for Waisake Naholo as the Otago Highlanders beat the Wellington Hurricanes 21-14 to claim a first Super Rugby title on Saturday. In one of the game's key … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 55 minutes ago
  • Boom to start Tour de France despite low cortisol levels

    Boom to start Tour de France despite low cortisol levels

    Dutchman Lars Boom will start Saturday's first stage of the Tour de France despite showing low levels of cortisol in a test on the eve of the race, his Astana team manager said. Low levels of the hormone can be explained by the use of corticoids, … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 59 minutes ago
  • Root, England's Mr Reliable, ready to make Ashes leap

    By Justin Palmer LONDON (Reuters) - Firmly established in the pivotal number five position in England's batting order, Joe Root is primed for the job of taking on Australia's vaunted pace attack toe to toe. Australia have, in Steve Smith, the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 23 minutes ago
  • England's captain Cook faces ultimate challenge

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Alastair Cook faces his biggest ever challenge as England captain when he leads his young team into this year's home Ashes series against Australia. With a new-look team, short on experience but long on aggression … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 23 minutes ago
  • Factbox - Ashes series this century

    LONDON (Reuters) - Following is a factbox on Ashes series between England and Australia played this century. The 2015 series begins on Wednesday in Cardiff. ... … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 23 minutes ago
  • Red-hot Smith primed to seize Ashes moment

    Once derided as a bouncy court jester in his maiden Ashes series, Steven Smith and his quirky batting technique are now far from a laughing matter in England. At 26, Smith's baby-face glows as brightly as ever and when batting, his frenetic … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 23 minutes ago
  • England bank on Bayliss to douse Australian fire

    England bank on Bayliss to douse Australian fire

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - A callow England team with a new coach take on a bullish and streetwise Australia in an intriguing Ashes series which should provide plenty of drama and aggressive cricket. Michael Clarke's touring side will attempt … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 23 minutes ago
  • Clarke still fired by hunger for Ashes success

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Michael Clarke could not have looked less like the "pup" of his nickname as he prepared to depart Australian shores for his seventh and final Ashes series. It may have been the early hour of the May morning, … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 23 minutes ago
  • Anibal Sanchez dominates Blue Jays, but Tigers lose Miguel Cabrera to injury

    Anibal Sanchez dominates Blue Jays, but Tigers lose Miguel Cabrera to injury

    A good news, bad news night for the Tigers kicks off our daily recap. … More »

    Big League Stew - 4 hours ago
  • Pennington's sac fly in 10th wins it for Diamondbacks, 4-3

    Pennington's sac fly in 10th wins it for Diamondbacks, 4-3

    Cliff Pennington added to his list of walkoff RBIs. Pennington's sacrifice fly to deep left field in the 10th inning drove in Welington Castillo from third base and lifted the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 4-3 victory over the Colorado Rockies on … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Sanchez loses no-hitter, Cabrera to DL?

    Sanchez loses no-hitter, Cabrera to DL?

    Miguel Cabrera's calf injury overshadowed Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid for the Detroit Tigers. Miguel Cabrera left Friday night's 8-6 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth inning when he got hurt while breaking for second base on an attempted … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Mears' first MLS goal lifts Sounders 1-0

    For Tyrone Mears, it was just a hunch. Mears scored in the 88th minute Friday night for his first MLS goal as the Sounders beat short-handed D.C. United, 1-0. Mears, a defender playing his first season in the league after joining the Sounders from … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Robinson's 2-run HR gets Nats by Giants

    Robinson's 2-run HR gets Nats by Giants

    Clint Robinson has been taking advantage of the one chance he wanted. The 30-year-old non-roster invitee by Washington in spring training who had just 13 major league at-bats before this season, hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to give the … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Uribe's HR lifts Teheran, Braves to 2-1 win over Phillies

    Uribe's HR lifts Teheran, Braves to 2-1 win over Phillies

    Julio Teheran can't explain the dramatic gap between his home success and road struggles. Juan Uribe hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning, Teheran threw seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Gomez grand slam highlights Brewers' 12-1 win over Reds

    Gomez grand slam highlights Brewers' 12-1 win over Reds

    The Brewers picked up in Cincinnati right where they left off in Philadelphia. Carlos Gomez hit his first career grand slam and tied his career high with five RBIs, leading Milwaukee over the Cincinnati Reds 12-1 Friday night and extending the … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Danks, Abreu lead White Sox over Orioles 1-0

    Danks, Abreu lead White Sox over Orioles 1-0

    John Danks pitched his best baseball after a low point in his career. Danks pitched seven scoreless innings and Jose Abreu hit a home run, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 on Friday night. The White Sox have won seven … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Padres push Cards' skid to season-high 4

    Padres push Cards' skid to season-high 4

    Jedd Gyorko learned a lot on his recent trip to the minor leagues. The San Diego second baseman homered in the seventh inning to tie the game and then had a run-scoring single in the ninth to lead the Padres to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Cain beats throw on FC, Royals end skid

    Cain beats throw on FC, Royals end skid

    Lorenzo Cain had a hand's on approach in the Kansas City Royals' come-from-behind victory. Cain had three hits and scored the winning run in the 10th inning as the Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Friday night to snap a season-high four-game … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Yankees beat Rays in 12 on McCann's HR

    Yankees beat Rays in 12 on McCann's HR

    After getting a big double play to end the top of the 12th inning and keep their deficit to two runs, the New York Yankees sensed they still had a chance. Brett Gardner did get on, and four batters later Brain McCann hit a three-run homer for a 7-5 … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Plawecki SF in 9th lifts Mets by Dodgers

    Plawecki SF in 9th lifts Mets by Dodgers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- - Noah Syndergaard is growing up quickly in the major leagues. Syndergaard held the Los Angeles Dodgers to just two hits, and batterymate Kevin Plawecki drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning to help … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Astros beat Red Sox in 10, win streak 5

    Astros beat Red Sox in 10, win streak 5

    BOSTON (AP) -- First baseman Mike Napoli allowed Preston Tucker's hard grounder to bounce past him for an error, and Carlos Correa followed with a tiebreaking single in a four-run 10th inning that lifted the Houston Astros over the Boston Red Sox on … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Reduced role doesn't stop Wambach from being USA's inspirational leader

    Reduced role doesn't stop Wambach from being USA's inspirational leader

    Abby Wambach might not even play against Japan in the World Cup final, but her goal remains the same: leading the U.S. to a title. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Mariners hit 4 HRs in 9-5 win over A's

    Mariners hit 4 HRs in 9-5 win over A's

    Nelson Cruz, Seth Smith, Brad Miller and Logan Morrison all hit two-run homers and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 Friday night for their third win in four games. Robinson Cano added three hits as the Mariners won their sixth in … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Bourn has 3 RBIs to lead Indians to 5-2 win over Pirates

    Bourn has 3 RBIs to lead Indians to 5-2 win over Pirates

    Michael Bourn believes Cleveland's five-game winning streak is proof the Indians are going to be in contention down the stretch despite a slow start. Bourn drove in three runs, Brandon Moss homered and Trevor Bauer pitched effectively into the … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Union slams FIFA and demands player involvement in reforms

    Union slams FIFA and demands player involvement in reforms

    By Simon Evans VANCOUVER, July 3 (Reuters) - The general secretary of the world players' union FIFPro has blasted FIFA, saying the sport is ruled by "people who aren't interested in the game" and that footballers must be involved in a reformed … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Toliver sets record as LA Sparks beat Tulsa Shock 98-95

    Kristi Toliver suffered with every loss as the Sparks got off to their worst start in franchise history. When she finally arrived in Los Angeles after playing for the Slovak Republic at the EuroBasket 2015 tournament in Hungary, she quickly made … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Once an idol, now an enemy; Watson eyes Serena and rivals

    Once an idol, now an enemy; Watson eyes Serena and rivals

    By Neil Maidment LONDON (Reuters) - Serena Williams once featured among Heather Watson's bedroom posters but after the Briton almost ran her idol out of Wimbledon on Friday, the game's big hitters are now in her sights on court. Watson, ranked … More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • Aguero praises Chile trio ahead of Copa final

    By Gideon Long SANTIAGO, (Reuters) - Gary Medel, Jorge Valdivia and Eduardo Vargas are three Chile players who have caught Sergio Aguero's eye at the Copa America, the Argentina striker said on Friday. "I think Medel is crucial in defence and … More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • Friday's Scoreboard

    Friday's Games … More »

    The Canadian Press - 6 hours ago
  • Andre De Grasse wins men's 100-metre race with personal best time

    EDMONTON - Andre De Grasse added to his impressive track season Friday, racing to victory in the men's 100 metres at the Canadian track and field championships. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 6 hours ago
  • LEADING OFF: Bumgarner looking for better July, Cabrera hurt

    LEADING OFF: Bumgarner looking for better July, Cabrera hurt

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Saturday: … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 hours ago