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  1. Patriots' offense, Tom Brady rally a bit after slow start to preseason
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    Patriots' offense, Tom Brady rally a bit after slow start to preseason

  2. Unexpected ace helping power Cubs’ resurgence
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    Unexpected ace helping power Cubs’ resurgence

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  4. Titans QB Marcus Mariota impresses again in third preseason game
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    Titans QB Marcus Mariota impresses again in third preseason game

  5. Puck Daddy's Summer Series: The Washington Capitals from A to Z
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    Puck Daddy's Summer Series: The Washington Capitals from A to Z

  6. Fantasy Football Ranks: Preseason '15
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    Fantasy Football Ranks: Preseason '15

  7. Running Back Shuffle Up: Peterson and Lynch share the yellow jersey
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    Running Back Shuffle Up: Peterson and Lynch share the yellow jersey

  8. On second thought, Robert Griffin III will sit out with concussion
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    On second thought, Robert Griffin III will sit out with concussion

  9. Blake Swihart's inside-the-park homer helps Red Sox stop streaking Mets
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    Blake Swihart's inside-the-park homer helps Red Sox stop streaking Mets

  10. Rocco Grimaldi remembers historic hockey double-header day
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    Rocco Grimaldi remembers historic hockey double-header day

  11. It's National Draft Day on Yahoo Sports, get fantasy football advice from our experts
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    It's National Draft Day on Yahoo Sports, get fantasy football advice from our experts

  12. Eugenie Bouchard's short stint with tennis legend Jimmy Connors ends Sunday
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    Eugenie Bouchard's short stint with tennis legend Jimmy Connors ends Sunday

  • Noble scores and is sent off as West Ham stuns Liverpool 3-0 in Premier League

    Noble scores and is sent off as West Ham stuns Liverpool 3-0 in Premier League

    Mark Noble scored and was later sent off as West Ham stunned Liverpool 3-0 Saturday for its first victory at Anfield since 1963 in a Premier League game that both teams finished with 10 men. Liverpool had not conceded a goal in its opening three … More »

    The Canadian Press - 4 minutes 28 seconds ago
  • QB Joshua Dobbs has No. 25 Tennessee's hopes soaring

    Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs made quite a statement with his late-season surge last fall, but his offseason arguably was even more impressive. Dobbs traveled to Florida in May to work an internship helping test aircraft engines at Pratt & … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 minutes 59 seconds ago
  • Van Garderen withdraws from Vuelta after 8th stage crash

    Jesper Stuyven of Belgium won an accident-ravaged eighth stage of the Spanish Vuelta after a crash sent Kris Boeckmans to the hospital and forced three others, including American Tejay Van Garderen, to withdraw from the Grand Tour on Saturday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 minutes ago
  • The gift of gold: Bolt wins again, with help from the US

    The gift of gold: Bolt wins again, with help from the US

    Usain Bolt's final gold medal at the Bird's Nest came gift-wrapped. The World's Fastest Man made it 3 for 3 in Beijing again, leading the Jamaicans to a runaway win Saturday in the 4x100-meter relay that came easy thanks to an American team that … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 minutes ago
  • Rhodes awarded pole after rain cancels Xfinity qualifying

    ELHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- Qualifying for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America has been cancelled due to wet track conditions. … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 minutes ago
  • Lawyer: Tony Stewart's response to lawsuit 'appalling'

    NEW YORK (AP) -- A lawyer for a racecar driver who was killed when he was run over by Tony Stewart's car says legal claims by the NASCAR star in response to a lawsuit are ''appalling.'' … More »

    AP - Sports - 24 minutes ago
  • Tropicana Field catwalks strike again, leave Kevin Kiermaier hanging on wall

    Tropicana Field catwalks strike again, leave Kevin Kiermaier hanging on wall

    Kendrys Morales' home run hits the catwalk while Tampa's Kevin Kiermaier climbs the wall. Odd scene. … More »

    Big League Stew - 25 minutes ago
  • Alabama punter hopes to improve on 'amazing' freshman season

    JK Scott's bio after one season as Alabama's punter takes up a full page in the media guide and begins with heady praise. The third-ranked Crimson Tide sophomore might not get recognized much on campus - that's a punter's lot, after all - but his … More »

    AP - Sports - 29 minutes ago
  • Jags' Branch to miss 'significant time'

    Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Andre Branch will miss ''significant time'' early in the season after spraining a ligament in his left knee. The Jaguars made the announcement Saturday, one day after Branch injured his knee in a preseason game … More »

    AP - Sports - 39 minutes ago
  • Cardinals take on Raiders, Saints host Texans on Sunday

    Brian Hoyer gets his first chance to validate Houston coach Bill O'Brien's decision earlier this week to make him the Texans' starting quarterback over Ryan Mallett. With top Houston running back Arian Foster out (groin surgery), Jonathan Grimes, a … More »

    AP - Sports - 40 minutes ago
  • Western Carolina to face South Carolina in 2016

    CULLOWHEE, N.C. (STATS) - Western Carolina has given itself a second FBS opponent in the 2016 season with the addition of South Carolina to the schedule. … More »

    AP - Sports - 41 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Road-Vuelta a Espana team classification after stage 8

    Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Team Classification Vuelta a Espana after Stage 8 on Saturday 1. Team Sky (Britain) 93:49:38" 2. Movistar (Spain) +3:59" 3. Astana (Kazakhstan) +4:04" 4. Katusha (Russia) +11:30" 5. Caja Rural (Spain) +13:23" 6. Lotto … More »

    Reuters - 42 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Road-Vuelta a Espana mountain classification after stage 8

    Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Mountain Classification Vuelta a Espana after Stage 8 on Saturday 1. Omar Fraile (Spain / Caja Rural) 13 2. Bert-Jan Lindeman (Netherlands / LottoNL) 13 3. Walter Pedraza (Colombia / Colombia) 7 4. Natnael Berhane … More »

    Reuters - 42 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Road-Vuelta a Espana points classification after stage 8

    Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Points Classification Vuelta a Espana after Stage 8 on Saturday 1. Esteban Chaves (Colombia / Orica) 70 2. Alejandro Valverde (Spain / Movistar) 61 3. Peter Sagan (Slovakia / Tinkoff - Saxo) 61 4. Nicolas Roche (Ireland … More »

    Reuters - 42 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Road-Vuelta a Espana classification after stage 8

    Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Classification from Vuelta a Espana after Stage 8 on Saturday 1. Esteban Chaves (Colombia / Orica) 31:12:18" 2. Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands / Giant) +10" 3. Nicolas Roche (Ireland / Team Sky) +36" 4. Alejandro Valverde … More »

    Reuters - 43 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Stuyven wins crash-hit Vuelta stage, Van Garderen out

    (Adds Sagan incident) MADRID, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Jasper Stuyven of Belgium claimed the biggest victory of his career when the Trek Factory Racing rider won a crash-marred eighth stage of the Vuelta on Saturday. Spain's Pello Bilbao (Caja Rural) … More »

    Reuters - 44 minutes ago
  • Helmet heist doesn't stop Ohio team from taking the field

    The high school football season has kicked off around Ohio. Four days before the Walnut Ridge Scots were scheduled to take the field, someone made off with 22 helmets from the team's equipment room. A sports equipment salesman in central Ohio for … More »

    AP - Sports - 48 minutes ago
  • Pieters takes lead at Czech Masters

    Thomas Pieters of Belgium shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday despite being penalized for hitting the wrong ball, taking a one-stroke lead after the third round of the Czech Masters. Pieters began the round one shot behind overnight leaders Matthew … More »

    AP - Sports - 51 minutes ago
  • City maintain perfect start, Chelsea slump at home

    City maintain perfect start, Chelsea slump at home

    By Tom Hayward LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City maintained their perfect start to the season with a 2-0 victory over promoted Watford as champions Chelsea suffered a shock 2-1 home defeat by Crystal Palace on Saturday. Raheem Sterling scored his … More »

    Reuters - 57 minutes ago
  • Crystal Palace stuns champion Chelsea 2-1 in Mourinho's 100th Premier League home game

    Crystal Palace stuns champion Chelsea 2-1 in Mourinho's 100th Premier League home game

    Jose Mourinho endured another setback at the start of Chelsea's title defence as his 100th Premier League home game ended in a 2-1 loss to Crystal Palace on Saturday. It was only the second time Mourinho's Chelsea has lost in the league at Stamford … More »

    The Canadian Press - 57 minutes ago
  • Stuyven wins crash-hit Vuelta stage, Van Garderen out

    Jasper Stuyven of Belgium claimed the biggest victory of his career when the Trek Factory Racing rider won a crash-marred eighth stage of the Vuelta on Saturday. Spain's Pello Bilbao (Caja Rural) took second place ahead of Frenchman Kevin Reza … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 13 minutes ago
  • Wales edge Ireland out in bruising World Cup warm-up

    Wales edge Ireland out in bruising World Cup warm-up

    By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) - Wales hung on to beat Ireland 16-10 in an intense World Cup warm-up game at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday as preparations for next month's tournament went up a few notches between two near full-strength teams. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • Russian Kuchina takes high jump gold

    Russian Kuchina takes high jump gold

    Mariya Kuchina won the women's high jump with a clearance of 2.01 meters on Saturday to become Russia's second gold medalist at the Beijing world championships. In silver and bronze positions were medal winners from this event in the Bird's Nest … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
  • Controversial penalty gives Cologne 2-1 win over Hamburg

    Cologne came from a goal behind and scored twice in five minutes, including a controversial penalty, to beat Hamburg SV 2-1 on Saturday and climb into second place in the Bundesliga. Anthony Modeste was ruled to have been brought down by Bosnian … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • Athletics-Russian Kuchina takes high jump gold

    (Adds quotes) BEIJING, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Mariya Kuchina won the women's high jump with a clearance of 2.01 metres on Saturday to become Russia's second gold medallist at the Beijing world championships. In silver and bronze positions were medal … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 26 minutes ago
  • Rio 2016 organizers 'extremely concerned' over sick sailor

    Rio 2016 organizers 'extremely concerned' over sick sailor

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Organizers of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics said on Saturday they were "extremely concerned" after German sailor Erik Heil fell ill following his third place at the test event there. Heil, who is being … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 31 minutes ago
  • Pole Malachowski takes long-awaited discus gold

    Pole Malachowski takes long-awaited discus gold

    Piotr Malachowski of Poland claimed the discus gold medal at the world championships on Saturday with a throw of 67.40 metres. The 32-year-old Pole dominated the event to finally win the world title after landing silver medals in 2009 and 2013 and … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Rio 2016 organisers "extremely concerned" over sick sailor

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Organisers of the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics said on Saturday they were "extremely concerned" after German sailor Erik Heil fell ill following his third place at the test event there. Heil, who is … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 40 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Van Garderen and Martin crash out of Vuelta

    (Adds Bouhanni out) MADRID, Aug 29 (Reuters) - American Tejay van Garderen has pulled out of the Vuelta after sustaining a possible collarbone fracture in a big pile-up during the eighth stage on Saturday. The BMC Racing rider, who also abandoned … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 40 minutes ago
  • Athletics-Pole Malachowski takes long-awaited discus gold

    (Adds quotes) BEIJING, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Piotr Malachowski of Poland claimed the discus gold medal at the world championships on Saturday with a throw of 67.40 metres. The 32-year-old Pole dominated the event to finally win the world title after … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 42 minutes ago
  • Neymar recovers from mumps, fit for 1st match

    Neymar recovers from mumps, fit for 1st match

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Barcelona says Neymar has been cleared to play his first match of the season after having recovered from the mumps. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 44 minutes ago
  • Arzamasova holds on for 800 metres world title

    Arzamasova holds on for 800 metres world title

    By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING (Reuters) - Marina Arzamasova of Belarus outsprinted defending champion Eunice Sum down the home straight to win gold in the women's 800 metres at the world athletics championships on Saturday. "I dreamed about the gold … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 48 minutes ago
  • Golf-European Tour Czech Masters scores

    Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the European Tour Czech Masters at the par-72 course on Saturday in Prague -17 Thomas Pieters (Belgium) 66 68 65 -16 Pelle Edberg (Sweden) 66 67 67 -13 Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark) 67 69 67 -12 Robert Dinwiddie … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 50 minutes ago
  • Arzamasova holds on for 800 meters world title

    Arzamasova holds on for 800 meters world title

    By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING (Reuters) - Marina Arzamasova of Belarus outsprinted defending champion Eunice Sum down the home straight to win gold in the women's 800 meters at the world athletics championships on Saturday. "I dreamed about the gold … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 50 minutes ago
  • Eaton overcomes fatigue to claim world record

    Eaton overcomes fatigue to claim world record

    American Ashton Eaton retained the decathlon world title in the Bird's Nest Stadium on Saturday, breaking his own world record by scoring 9,045 points. Competing in his first decathlon for two years, Eaton had to run four minutes 18.25 seconds to … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 51 minutes ago
  • Dramatic bronze for 4x100 relay team caps big day for Canada at track worlds

    Dramatic bronze for 4x100 relay team caps big day for Canada at track worlds

    The Canadian men's 4x100-metre relay team were on the right side of a disqualification this time. Aaron Brown, Brendon Rodney, Andre De Grasse and Justyn Warner won the bronze medal at the world track and field championships Saturday after the … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 52 minutes ago
  • Athletics-Arzamasova holds on for 800 metres world title

    (Adds details, quotes) By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Marina Arzamasova of Belarus outsprinted defending champion Eunice Sum down the home straight to win gold in the women's 800 metres at the world athletics championships on … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 54 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Van Garderen and Martin crash out of the Vuelta

    American Tejay van Garderen has pulled out of the Vuelta after sustaining a possible collarbone fracture in a big pile-up during the eighth stage on Saturday. The BMC Racing rider, who also abandoned the Tour de France last month because of … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 55 minutes ago
  • Athletics-Eaton overcomes fatigue to claim world record

    (Adds details, quotes) BEIJING, Aug 29 (Reuters) - American Ashton Eaton retained the decathlon world title in the Bird's Nest Stadium on Saturday, breaking his own world record by scoring 9,045 points. Competing in his first decathlon for two … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 56 minutes ago
  • Pro teams push California to offer high-stakes raffles

    The pitch is for charity, but the call could favor California's professional sports teams. California's major league sports clubs and a leading raffle vendor are lobbying state lawmakers for the exclusive right to conduct charitable gambling at … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 56 minutes ago