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  1. U.S. Olympic Committee 'candidly concerned' non-revenue college sports will be cut
    Pat Forde

    U.S. Olympic Committee 'candidly concerned' non-revenue college sports will be cut

  2. Argos win April Fool's Day with announcement of game against NFL's Buffalo Bills
    Andrew Bucholtz

    Argos win April Fool's Day with announcement of game against NFL's Buffalo Bills

  3. Blue Jays bring youthful squad north for Opening Day
    Ian Denomme

    Blue Jays bring youthful squad north for Opening Day

  4. Cowboys restructure Tony Romo's deal; could it pave way for Adrian Peterson?
    Eric Edholm

    Cowboys restructure Tony Romo's deal; could it pave way for Adrian Peterson?

  5. What will NFL do about Indiana religious freedom law controversy?
    Frank Schwab

    What will NFL do about Indiana religious freedom law controversy?

  6. Russian junior team celebrates playoff series win with human domino chain (Video)
    Sean Leahy

    Russian junior team celebrates playoff series win with human domino chain (Video)

  7. Marek Vs. Wyshynski Podcast: Bobby Holik, Milan Lucic, Hockey HOF, April 1
    Greg Wyshynski

    Marek Vs. Wyshynski Podcast: Bobby Holik, Milan Lucic, Hockey HOF, April 1

  8. Is Ronda Rousey fight in Julianna Peña's future after her arduous, drama-filled rehab?
    Kevin Iole

    Is Ronda Rousey fight in Julianna Peña's future after her arduous, drama-filled rehab?

  9. Witness not allowed to tell jury about the time Aaron Hernandez allegedly shot him in the face
    Dan Wetzel

    Witness not allowed to tell jury about the time Aaron Hernandez allegedly shot him in the face

  10. Jimmy Howard's role; Chris Pronger's current HOF worth (Puck Headlines)
    Josh Cooper

    Jimmy Howard's role; Chris Pronger's current HOF worth (Puck Headlines)

  11. Drew Miller needed nearly 60 stitches after skate to face, wants to play Thursday
    Sean Leahy

    Drew Miller needed nearly 60 stitches after skate to face, wants to play Thursday

  12. Patrick Kane skates with Blackhawks but still seven weeks from return
    Josh Cooper

    Patrick Kane skates with Blackhawks but still seven weeks from return

  • 13 US Senators write FIFA's Blatter to ask for vote on moving 2018 World Cup out of Russia

    They suggested that FIFA hold an extraordinary congress to vote on whether to move the 2018 tournament to another site. According to the letter, more than 40 countries, including nearly half of the field from the 2014 World Cup, have placed … More »

    The Canadian Press - 9 minutes ago
  • Kershaw allows 1 hit, unearned run for Dodgers

    SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) -- Clayton Kershaw and Yorduna Ventura each had a final sharp outing in preparation for opening day, and the Los Angeles Dodgers and Kansas City Royals tied 4-4 Wednesday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 11 minutes ago
  • Hutchison pitches 3 shutout innings as Blue Jays top Red Sox split squad 9-7

    Drew Hutchison wondered two years ago if he could pitch effectively again. Hutchison tuned up for his opening-day start at Yankee Stadium next week by pitching three scoreless innings Wednesday in the Toronto Blue Jays' 9-7 win over a Boston Red … More »

    The Canadian Press - 13 minutes ago
  • Murray dumps Austria's Thiem to reach Miami semis

    Murray dumps Austria's Thiem to reach Miami semis

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - Third-seed Andy Murray recovered from an early setback to beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 3-6 6-4 6-1 on Wednesday to reach to the semi-finals of the Miami Open. Murray, a two-time winner at Key Biscayne, will face the … More »

    Reuters - 13 minutes ago
  • Hutchison 3 shutout innings as Blue Jays top Red Sox 9-7

    Drew Hutchison wondered two years ago if he could pitch effectively again. Hutchison tuned up for his opening-day start at Yankee Stadium next week by pitching three scoreless innings Wednesday in the Toronto Blue Jays' 9-7 win over a Boston Red … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 minutes ago
  • Korean Park back at happy hunting ground

    Korean Park back at happy hunting ground

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes RANCHO MIRAGE, California (Reuters) - Park In-bee returns to one of her most successful venues for this week's ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club where two years ago she won her second major title with a "nearly … More »

    Reuters - 15 minutes ago
  • Chavez allows 3 hits in 6 innings as A's beat Angels 4-1

    Jesse Chavez allowed three hits in six innings, Mark Canha homered and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-1 Wednesday to finish their first spring training at HoHoKam Park with a 14-1 record. Billy Burns drove in a run on his major … More »

    AP - Sports - 37 minutes ago
  • Hughes, Buchholz look sharp in Twins-Red Sox 4-4 tie

    Hughes, Buchholz look sharp in Twins-Red Sox 4-4 tie

    Phil Hughes and Clay Buchholz each had their final spring training tuneups Wednesday as the Minnesota Twins and a Boston Red Sox split squad played to a 4-4 tie in nine innings. Hughes, slated to start Minnesota's regular-season opener Monday in … More »

    AP - Sports - 37 minutes ago
  • Bulls name Baum communications director

    HARRISON, N.J. (AP) -- The New York Red Bulls have named Jason Baum as their senior director of communications. … More »

    AP - Sports - 40 minutes ago
  • Stan Van Gundy is getting tired of playing so many back-to-backs

    Stan Van Gundy is getting tired of playing so many back-to-backs

    While Adam Silver has already pledged change to the NBA playoff format, there is another scheduling quirk worth addressing. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 41 minutes ago
  • US Senators want FIFA to move 2018 World Cup out of Russia

    Thirteen U.S. Senators asked FIFA to consider taking the 2018 World Cup out of Russia because of what they call that country's ''ongoing violations of the territorial integrity of Ukraine.'' In a letter released Wednesday, a day after it was sent, … More »

    AP - Sports - 41 minutes ago
  • Ingram, longtime Twins minor league coach, dies at 48

    Riccardo Ingram, a longtime minor league coach in the Minnesota Twins organization and a former football and baseball star at Georgia Tech, died at the age of 48 following his second battle with brain cancer. Georgia Tech said Ingram died on … More »

    AP - Sports - 46 minutes ago
  • Canadian women's hockey team to face Finland in world championship semifinal

    Canadian women's hockey team to face Finland in world championship semifinal

    MALMO, Sweden - Canada will face Finland in Friday's semifinal at the women's world hockey championship. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 49 minutes ago
  • Astros' Keuchel sharp in final tuneup

    Dallas Keuchel allowed one run over 5 2-3 innings in his final tuneup for opening day, leading the Houston Astros over the Detroit Tigers 3-2 Wednesday. Keuchel gave up seven hits, struck out five and walked one. ''If we can play loose and have … More »

    AP - Sports - 49 minutes ago
  • Utley homers in fourth straight at-bat

    Chase Utley hit two homers to give him long balls in four straight at-bats, Cole Hamels pitched six innings in his final start before opening day and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 9-2 Wednesday. His three-run homer to right … More »

    AP - Sports - 51 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Murray dumps Austria's Thiem to reach Miami semis

    By Simon Evans MIAMI, April 1 (Reuters) - Third-seed Andy Murray recovered from an early setback to beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 3-6 6-4 6-1 on Wednesday to reach to the semi-finals of the Miami Open. Murray, a two-time winner at Key Biscayne, will … More »

    Reuters - 51 minutes ago
  • Holy moly: Wrigley Field has a Jumbotron now

    Holy moly: Wrigley Field has a Jumbotron now

    Wrigley Field now has a Jumbotron, but other aspects of construction haven't gone well. … More »

    Big League Stew - 52 minutes ago
  • Jordan Reaves looking to make transition from basketball back to football

    Jordan Reaves has reunited with his first love. Reaves is a football player again after concentrating solely on basketball for the past 10 years. Despite the absence, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers put Reaves, 25, on their negotiation list, a move … More »

    The Canadian Press - 54 minutes ago
  • Steelers re-sign DE Geathers

    PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed defensive end Clifton Geathers. … More »

    AP - Sports - 55 minutes ago
  • Cosart denies ever betting on baseball

    Cosart denies ever betting on baseball

    Speaking directly about the topic for the first time since gambling-related tweets appeared on his Twitter account last week, Miami pitcher Jarred Cosart denied ever betting on baseball. ''I never have, never will bet on baseball,'' Cosart said … More »

    AP - Sports - 57 minutes ago
  • Rockies pitcher Axford's son improves following snake bite

    Colorado Rockies reliever John Axford's 2-year-old son is improving following a rattlesnake bite. Jameson Axford remained hospitalized for an eighth straight day, but Axford said Wednesday his son was able to sleep through the night as he deals … More »

    AP - Sports - 59 minutes ago
  • Bears agree on deals with Acho, McManis

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears agreed Wednesday to one-year contracts with linebacker Sam Acho and cornerback Sherrick McManis. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 0 minutes ago
  • Golf-Korean Park back at happy hunting ground

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes RANCHO MIRAGE, California, April 1 (Reuters) - Park In-bee returns to one of her most successful venues for this week's ANA Inspiration at Mission Hills Country Club where two years ago she won her second major title with a … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
  • Stalberg beats Lack late in 2nd period

    Stalberg beats Lack late in 2nd period

    Nashville Predators forward Viktor Stalberg fires a top-shelf goal past Canucks goalie Eddie Lack with only 30 seconds remaining in the 2nd period. … More »

    NHL Highlights - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
  • Serena into Miami semi-finals with 700th career win

    Serena into Miami semi-finals with 700th career win

    By Simon Evans MIAMI (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams overcame a dreadful second set to beat Germany's Sabine Lisicki 7-6 (4) 1-6 6-3 on Wednesday for her 700th career win and a berth in the Miami Open semi-finals. Williams, who is … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
  • Martinez pitches 6 scoreless innings as Cards beat Mets 5-4

    Carlos Martinez pitched six scoreless innings and Jhonny Peralta drove in two runs as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 5-2 Wednesday. Martinez, the Cardinals' fifth starter, scattered three hits, struck out five and walked one. ''My … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
  • U.S. Olympic Committee 'candidly concerned' non-revenue college sports will be cut

    U.S. Olympic Committee 'candidly concerned' non-revenue college sports will be cut

    Pouring more money and benefits into glamour sports like football and men's basketball could have a damning effect on other sports. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
  • Citizenship ceremony marks 100 days to Pan Am Games

    Zsofi Balasz hadn't even received her Canadian passport when she competed for her new country in the Pan Am Games in Rio de Janeiro. She went on to swim for Canada in the 2012 Olympics in London. The 24-year-old, who hopes to represent Canada … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • Hernia ends Heat G Napier's season

    Hernia ends Heat G Napier's season

    The Miami Heat have ruled rookie guard Shabazz Napier out for the remainder of the regular season after he underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia Wednesday. Napier is the third Heat player to see his season end early, along with center Chris … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • Cavs back after rest, Love feels better

    LeBron James worked up a healthy sweat after practice, staying longer to go over plays with Cleveland's coaches before doing some post-up drills. The calendar has flipped to April, and if the NBA standings don't change, James will face a … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • Dodgers cut McGowan, owe ex-players $43M

    Right-hander Dustin McGowan has been released by the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are now paying $43.8 million for 2015 to cover the costs of five players no longer with the team. Los Angeles owes Brian Wilson $10 million for this year after releasing … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
  • Iowa State signs coach Kevin Jackson through '18

    AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa State has extended wrestling coach Kevin Jackson's contract through 2018. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 23 minutes ago
  • Real Madrid defender Pepe sidelined by thigh injury

    Real Madrid defender Pepe sidelined by thigh injury

    Real Madrid centre back Pepe has returned from international duty with Portugal with a thigh injury, the European champions said on Wednesday. He will probably miss the La Liga games at home to Granada on Sunday and at Rayo Vallecano three days … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • St. Louis County pulls taxpayers from NFL stadium financing

    St. Louis County taxpayers will not be asked to help pay for a new NFL stadium on the downtown riverfront. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1NBzV00 ) reports that last week, a senior aide to Gov. Jay Nixon told County Executive Steve … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • Yanks SS Ryan hurts calf, headed to DL?

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- In the first season following Derek Jeter's retirement, the Yankees have concerns about shortstop less than a week before opening day. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 26 minutes ago
  • Bounce-back game: Simmons rebounds with win over Switzerland at curling worlds

    Bounce-back game: Simmons rebounds with win over Switzerland at curling worlds

    Canada's Pat Simmons rebounded from his first loss at the Ford world men's curling championship by defeating Switzerland's Marc Pfister 8-4 on Wednesday morning at Scotiabank Centre. Canada opened the round robin with six straight victories before … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 29 minutes ago
  • Older men who exercise more have better erectile function

    Men who exercise more have better erectile and sexual function, suggests a small study of older overweight men. The authors say their results support the idea that exercise might one day be prescribed as a treatment for erectile dysfunction. While … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 29 minutes ago
  • Brazil NGO declines contract to clean up dirty Olympic bay

    Rio de Janeiro's pledge to clean up the blighted waters where the 2016 Olympic sailing events are to be held has suffered another setback: A prominent Brazilian sailing and environmental organization declined a city contract to help clean up sewage- … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 32 minutes ago
  • Marlins rough up Nationals' Zimmermann

    Giancarlo Stanton hit a two-run homer and Mike Morse had a three-run shot as the Miami Marlins roughed up Jordan Zimmermann in an 8-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday. Morse connected in the first and Stanton sent a drive onto the … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 35 minutes ago
  • Indian C Bhullar to sign with Kings

    Indian C Bhullar to sign with Kings

    Sim Bhullar and the Sacramento Kings are about to make NBA history. The Kings are signing Bhullar to a 10-day contract that will make him the league's first player of Indian descent, a person with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday. The person … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 39 minutes ago