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  1. Raw Video: Connor McDavid laces up with the Edmonton Oilers
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    Raw Video: Connor McDavid laces up with the Edmonton Oilers

  2. Red Wings warming to Sergei Fedorov’s number retirement?
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    Red Wings warming to Sergei Fedorov’s number retirement?

  3. Free-agent roundup: Opening days don't get much more hectic
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    Free-agent roundup: Opening days don't get much more hectic

  4. Chargers job listing requires willingness to move to Los Angeles
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    Chargers job listing requires willingness to move to Los Angeles

  5. Sources: Free agent Greg Monroe to sign $50 million max deal with Bucks
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    Sources: Free agent Greg Monroe to sign $50 million max deal with Bucks

  6. Hurricanes owner mocks Pittsburgh Penguins for Phil Kessel trade
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    Hurricanes owner mocks Pittsburgh Penguins for Phil Kessel trade

  7. NFL Over/Under: Are early drafters overreaching for Randle?
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    NFL Over/Under: Are early drafters overreaching for Randle?

  8. Puck Daddy's 2015 NHL Free Agent Frenzy Chatterbox, Day 2!
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    Puck Daddy's 2015 NHL Free Agent Frenzy Chatterbox, Day 2!

  9. Sources: Hawks to sign 7-foot-3 Walter Tavares
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    Sources: Hawks to sign 7-foot-3 Walter Tavares

  10. Astros complete sweep of Royals, close in on AL's best record
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    Astros complete sweep of Royals, close in on AL's best record

  11. Obama administration blocking any Redskins move to D.C. over name, per report
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    Obama administration blocking any Redskins move to D.C. over name, per report

  12. Security at Women's World Cup not like it was for the men's tournament
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    Security at Women's World Cup not like it was for the men's tournament

  • Tennis-Big guns continue to fire at Wimbledon

    * Murray, Federer, Kvitova cruise through * Early rain delays start (Updates after early matches) By Mitch Phillips LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - The untroubled advance of the heavy hitters in the men's and women's game continued apace at Wimbledon … More »

    Reuters - 3 minutes 1 second ago
  • Twins recall star prospect Miguel Sano from Double-A

    Twins recall star prospect Miguel Sano from Double-A

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins have recalled star prospect Miguel Sano from Double-A Chattanooga. … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 minutes 23 seconds ago
  • Winning races, not creating excitement is Hamilton's focus

    Winning races, not creating excitement is Hamilton's focus

    Much of the recent intrigue in Formula One has been over who will run the championship in the future after Paris Saint-Germain's Qatari investors linked up with the Miami Dolphins owner to explore a takeover bid. On the track, the 2015 title race … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 minutes 44 seconds ago
  • Rangers have deal with teen international prospect Taveras

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Rangers have agreed to terms with switch-hitting teenager Leodys Taveras, one of the top international free agents. … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 minutes ago
  • Bucks sign C Monroe for 3 years, $50M

    Bucks sign C Monroe for 3 years, $50M

    The Milwaukee Bucks have landed their big man. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that that free agent center Greg Monroe has chosen the Milwaukee Bucks over other big-market suitors like the New York Knicks and Los … More »

    AP - Sports - 17 minutes ago
  • 'Iceman' Raikkonen is feeling the heat, says Massa

    'Iceman' Raikkonen is feeling the heat, says Massa

    By Alan Baldwin SILVERSTONE, England (Reuters) - Formula One fan favourite Kimi Raikkonen is feeling the heat at Ferrari despite his icy reputation and needs to chill out, according to the Finn's former team mate Felipe Massa. Raikkonen -- famed … More »

    Reuters - 26 minutes ago
  • Pelicans give C Asik 5-year contract

    Pelicans give C Asik 5-year contract

    The New Orleans Pelicans and center Omer Asik have agreed on a five-year contract worth a minimum of $44 million and rising up to $58 million if incentives and benchmarks are met, said a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to … More »

    AP - Sports - 28 minutes ago
  • Factbox - Copa America final

    Argentina and Chile meet in the 2015 Copa America final at the national stadium in Santiago on Saturday. * The rivals have met 24 times in the tournament, known as the South American Championship until 1975, and the Argentines have never lost, … More »

    Reuters - 28 minutes ago
  • Wildcard Ward joins Murray in Wimbledon third round

    By Neil Maidment LONDON (Reuters) - British wildcard James Ward battled past Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic on Thursday to reach the third round of Wimbledon for the first time, delighting a vociferous home crowd. The 6-2 7-6(4) 3-6 6-3 victory … More »

    Reuters - 30 minutes ago
  • Pospisil defeats 30th seed Fognini, advances to third round at Wimbledon

    Vancouver's Vasek Pospisil is through to the third round of Wimbledon after posting a four-set win over 30th seed Fabio Fognini of Italy. Emulating fellow Canadian Milos Raonic, Pospisil fired 23 aces en route to a 6-3, 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 win over … More »

    The Canadian Press - 30 minutes ago
  • Flashy Federer eases past Querrey

    Roger Federer's effortless stroll through the early stages at Wimbledon continued as he brought out the party tricks in a 6-4 6-2 6-2 victory over Sam Querrey to reach the third round on Thursday. Querrey began with a tenacious effort to peg … More »

    Reuters - 30 minutes ago
  • Sources: Hawks to sign 7-foot-3 Walter Tavares

    The Hawks have reached agreement with former second-round pick Walter Tavares. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 31 minutes ago
  • Asafa Powell likes flying under radar to world championships

    Asafa Powell likes flying under radar to world championships

    Offered a glass of water in a sweltering Parisian heat wave, Asafa Powell shook his head, preferring the risk of thirst. At age 32, another enforced time-out could kill any hope Powell has of converting his speed into major championship gold that … More »

    AP - Sports - 33 minutes ago
  • Wimbledon - Flashy Federer eases past Querrey

    Wimbledon - Flashy Federer eases past Querrey

    Roger Federer's effortless stroll through the early stages at Wimbledon continued as he brought out the party tricks in a 6-4 6-2 6-2 victory over Sam Querrey to reach the third round on Thursday. Querrey began with a tenacious effort to peg … More »

    Reuters - 35 minutes ago
  • Little League disallows use of yellow ball for albino boy

    GROSSE POINTE WOODS, Mich. (AP) -- A 13-year-old Detroit area boy with a visual impairment due to albinism has been denied the use of an easier-to-see baseball during a national Little League tournament. … More »

    AP - Sports - 36 minutes ago
  • Trail Blazers assistant coach: 'We didn't publicize it, but we lost LaMarcus Aldridge'

    Trail Blazers assistant coach: 'We didn't publicize it, but we lost LaMarcus Aldridge'

    Kim Hughes spoke openly -- perhaps a bit too openly -- during an Indiana television interview on the eve of free agency. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 46 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Flashy Federer eases past Querrey

    Roger Federer's effortless stroll through the early stages at Wimbledon continued as he brought out the party tricks in a 6-4 6-2 6-2 victory over Sam Querrey to reach the third round on Thursday. Querrey began with a tenacious effort to peg … More »

    Reuters - 48 minutes ago
  • Battle of Alberta, restraint among winners, Canucks losers on free-agency day

    Free agency day didn't have the wild money tossed around like usual, and trades overshadowed most of the signings. With the weakest free-agent pool in recent history, NHL general managers kept themselves from overpaying. No contract was longer … More »

    The Canadian Press - 50 minutes ago
  • Argentina face Chile in history-rich Copa America final

    Argentina face Chile in history-rich Copa America final

    By Gideon Long SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Argentina head into Saturday’s Copa America final seeking their first major silverware in 22 years while hosts Chile aim to end a century-long jinx by winning the trophy for the first time. Argentina thumped … More »

    Reuters - 50 minutes ago
  • Chargers job listing requires willingness to move to Los Angeles

    Chargers job listing requires willingness to move to Los Angeles

    The possibility of the San Diego Chargers moving to Los Angeles seems to be very real. … More »

    Shutdown Corner - 50 minutes ago
  • Romanian official to quit over graft probe

    The Romanian Soccer Federation's general secretary will officially step down on Monday after anti-corruption prosecutors launched an inquiry into alleged abuse of position and forging documents when he chaired a local club in 2008. Gheorghe … More »

    Reuters - 57 minutes ago
  • Maple Leafs, Bruins have completely undone Kessel trade in six years

    When Brian Burke traded two first-round picks and a second-rounder to the Boston Bruins in September 2009 for Phil Kessel, he believed the Toronto Maple Leafs would make the playoffs in 2010 and 2011. When they didn't, the Bruins got the Leafs' No. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 59 minutes ago
  • Indonesian tsunami survivor joins Sporting academy

    Indonesian tsunami survivor joins Sporting academy

    An Indonesian tsunami survivor, found wearing a Portugal shirt nearly three weeks after his home was destroyed in the 2004 disaster, has joined Sporting Lisbon's academy, the club said on Thursday. Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who began his … More »

    Reuters - 59 minutes ago
  • Sublime Murray finds A-Game

    Sublime Murray finds A-Game

    By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - When a totally off-balance Andy Murray fashioned the most improbable lob winner to break Robin Haase in the first set on Thursday the Dutchman must have known that his 2015 Wimbledon journey was going to end … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 0 minutes ago
  • Happy Jose Day! Fernandez and Cain make 2015 debuts in head-to-head matchup of former All-Stars

    Happy Jose Day! Fernandez and Cain make 2015 debuts in head-to-head matchup of former All-Stars

    The Marlins have dubbed Thursday #JoseDay at the ballpark and every fan in attendance will receive a “Jose Head” giveaway. … More »

    Big League Stew - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
  • Solheim Cup can boost German golf: Masson

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Germany has produced champions like Bernhard Langer and Martin Kaymer but golf interest there is minimal and Caroline Masson says the 2015 Solheim Cup will be a great chance to show the locals what they are … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • NASCAR tracks want no Confederate flags

    NASCAR tracks want no Confederate flags

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Every track that hosts a NASCAR national series race has asked its fans to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at its events. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 6 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Sublime Murray finds A-Game

    (Recasts with quotes) By Pritha Sarkar LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - When a totally off-balance Andy Murray fashioned the most improbable lob winner to break Robin Haase in the first set on Thursday the Dutchman must have known that his 2015 … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 6 minutes ago
  • Sources: Free agent Greg Monroe to sign $50 million max deal with Bucks

    Sources: Free agent Greg Monroe to sign $50 million max deal with Bucks

    Monroe spent five seasons with the Detroit Pistons and averaged 15.9 points and 10.2 rebounds last season. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 1 hour 9 minutes ago
  • Giro/Tour double career-changing - Contador

    Giro/Tour double career-changing - Contador

    By Julien Pretot UTRECHT, Netherlands (Reuters) - The Giro/Tour de France double would be a career-changing achievement, Alberto Contador said on Thursday as he embarks on a the world's greatest cycling race less than two months after winning in … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
  • INTERVIEW-Golf-Solheim Cup can boost German golf - Masson

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - Germany has produced champions like Bernhard Langer and Martin Kaymer but golf interest there is minimal and Caroline Masson says the 2015 Solheim Cup will be a great chance to show the locals what they … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Giro/Tour double career-changing - Contador

    By Julien Pretot UTRECHT, Netherlands, July 2 (Reuters) - The Giro/Tour de France double would be a career-changing achievement, Alberto Contador said on Thursday as he embarks on a the world's greatest cycling race less than two months after … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 23 minutes ago
  • Madrid buys back Lucas Vazquez from Espanyol

    Real Madrid says it has bought winger Lucas Vazquez back from fellow Spanish club Espanyol and signed him to a five-year contract. The 24-year-old Vazquez came up through Madrid's youth teams before playing last season at Espanyol on loan. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
  • Bomb found at Red Star stadium ahead of game

    A bomb was found in Red Star Belgrade’s stadium ahead of their Europa league qualifying game against Kazakh side Kairat Almaty on Thursday, Serbian police said. “During a routine counter-diversion scrutiny, a rusty hand grenade was found on the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 31 minutes ago
  • Recalled Finn has learnt his England lessons

    Recalled Finn has learnt his England lessons

    England pace bowler Steven Finn has learnt his lessons after a dramatic loss of form and is ready to make "another debut" if he is selected for the first test against Australia next week. The 26-year-old's last test match was the 14-run win over … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 47 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Wildcard Ward joins Murray in Wimbledon third round

    By Neil Maidment LONDON, July 2 (Reuters) - British wildcard James Ward battled past Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic on Thursday to reach the third round of Wimbledon for the first time, delighting a vociferous home crowd. The 6-2 7-6(4) 3-6 6-3 … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 48 minutes ago
  • Islanders sign Whitney, Wright, 4 others

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Islanders have signed Joe Whitney, James Wright and four other forwards to one-year, two-way contracts. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 50 minutes ago
  • Hurricanes owner mocks Pittsburgh Penguins for Phil Kessel trade

    Hurricanes owner mocks Pittsburgh Penguins for Phil Kessel trade

    “I do not have to take responsibility for Pittsburgh signing Kessel, however.” … More »

    Puck Daddy - 1 hour 56 minutes ago
  • Milan to sign Sevilla's Colombia striker Bacca

    Milan to sign Sevilla's Colombia striker Bacca

    Europa League champions Sevilla have agreed terms for the sale of their Colombia striker Carlos Bacca to Serie A side AC Milan, the two clubs said on Thursday. Sevilla (www.sevillafc.es) and Milan (www.acmilan.com) confirmed on their websites a … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 8 minutes ago
  • Red Wings warming to Sergei Fedorov’s number retirement?

    Red Wings warming to Sergei Fedorov’s number retirement?

    So will Brad Richards wear No. 91 with his new team, the Detroit Red Wings? … More »

    Puck Daddy - 2 hours 20 minutes ago