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  1. Puck Daddy Power Rankings: 42 thoughts about the NHL trade deadline
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    Puck Daddy Power Rankings: 42 thoughts about the NHL trade deadline

  2. Chip Kelly makes bold move, trades LeSean McCoy
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    Chip Kelly makes bold move, trades LeSean McCoy

  3. Duffman, bathrobes and Cousin Eddie
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    Duffman, bathrobes and Cousin Eddie

  4. Bills might not have their QB, but Rex Ryan gambling on supporting cast
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    Bills might not have their QB, but Rex Ryan gambling on supporting cast

  5. NFL free agency preview: The teams to watch
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    NFL free agency preview: The teams to watch

  6. In system vs. stars battle, Chip Kelly's dealing of LeSean McCoy makes him man to watch in upcoming NFL draft
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    In system vs. stars battle, Chip Kelly's dealing of LeSean McCoy makes him man to watch in upcoming NFL draft

  7. NHL Three Stars: Vasilevskiy blanks Sabres; Sedin reaches 900 points
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    NHL Three Stars: Vasilevskiy blanks Sabres; Sedin reaches 900 points

  8. Sources: Knicks fined for Phil Jackson's comment on D'Angelo Russell
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    Sources: Knicks fined for Phil Jackson's comment on D'Angelo Russell

  9. Five plays you need to see from the first day of spring training games
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    Five plays you need to see from the first day of spring training games

  10. Watch TSN's on-air apology to Joffrey Lupul, Dion Phaneuf, Elisha Cuthbert for adultery joke (Video)
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    Watch TSN's on-air apology to Joffrey Lupul, Dion Phaneuf, Elisha Cuthbert for adultery joke (Video)

  11. Panthers goalie coach Robb Tallas suits up after Luongo, Montoya suffer injuries (Video)
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    Panthers goalie coach Robb Tallas suits up after Luongo, Montoya suffer injuries (Video)

  12. Impact advance to CONCACAF Champions League semifinals thanks to dramatic stoppage time goal
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    Impact advance to CONCACAF Champions League semifinals thanks to dramatic stoppage time goal

  • NFL free agency preview: The teams to watch

    NFL free agency preview: The teams to watch

    We know all the relevant free agents by each position and have scanned the top 25, but these free agents need teams to sign them. … More »

    Shutdown Corner - 8 minutes ago
  • Tsarnaev goes on trial in Boston Marathon bombing

    His life on the line, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing, with prosecutors saying he used a backpack to plant a bomb designed to ''tear people apart and create a bloody spectacle.'' A shaggy-haired Tsarnaev, 21, … More »

    AP - Sports - 13 minutes ago
  • Trooper who found fingerprints back on stand in trial of ex-NFL star player Aaron Hernandez

    Trooper who found fingerprints back on stand in trial of ex-NFL star player Aaron Hernandez

    A Massachusetts state trooper is back on the stand in the murder trial of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, after testifying that he found the victim's fingerprints inside a car Hernandez had rented. Hernandez is charged in the June 2013 … More »

    The Canadian Press - 15 minutes ago
  • Under-prepared Clarke basks in team glory

    Under-prepared Clarke basks in team glory

    By David Gray PERTH (Reuters) - Glenn Maxwell's promotion against Afghanistan denied Michael Clarke some much-needed batting time but the Australia captain insisted he took the right decision that eventually led to the team's record-shattering … More »

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago
  • British Open host Royal St. George's votes to allow female members for 1st time

    One of the three clubs on the British Open rota with a male-only membership policy has voted to allow female members for the first time. Royal St. George's, which last hosted golf's oldest major in 2011, said on Wednesday more than 81 per cent of … More »

    The Canadian Press - 18 minutes ago
  • Dozens of victims arrive for the start of Boston Marathon bombing trial

    Dozens of victims arrive for the start of Boston Marathon bombing trial

    Dozens of victims of the Boston Marathon bombing settled into a courtroom Wednesday to witness Dzhokhar Tsarnaev go on trial for his life in one of the biggest terrorism cases in the U.S. since Oklahoma City nearly 20 years ago. Just before the … More »

    The Canadian Press - 18 minutes ago
  • Puck Daddy Power Rankings: 42 thoughts about the NHL trade deadline

    Puck Daddy Power Rankings: 42 thoughts about the NHL trade deadline

    (Not ranked this week: Llamas. It's a good thing no one goes back and re-watches trade deadline coverage years from now, because that joke didn't age well from last week.) … More »

    Puck Daddy - 22 minutes ago
  • Trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect begins with opening statements from prosecution

    BOSTON (AP) -- Trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect begins with opening statements from prosecution. … More »

    AP - Sports - 27 minutes ago
  • Canadian housing agency expressed worry over rising debt: report

    Canada's federal housing agency privately told the finance ministry last year that it was concerned about rising household debt levels and high prices in some urban markets, an Ottawa online news site said on Wednesday. Blacklock's Reporter said … More »

    Reuters - 39 minutes ago
  • Scotland opposed to British football team in Rio

    Scotland have followed Wales in voicing opposition to a combined British soccer team for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The British Olympic Association (BOA) said on Tuesday the English FA had confirmed its desire to send a team to Brazil. Scotland's … More »

    Reuters - 39 minutes ago
  • Formula One racing champion Hamilton seeks greater dominance

    Formula One racing champion Hamilton seeks greater dominance

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is hoping his Mercedes team will be even more dominant this season even if he also wants rivals to give him more of a challenge. "But we want to be better this year, we want to try and dominate even more." … More »

    Reuters - 41 minutes ago
  • Fingerprints put victim in Hernandez car

    Fingerprints put victim in Hernandez car

    A Massachusetts state trooper is back on the stand in the murder trial of former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez, after testifying that he found the victim's fingerprints inside a car Hernandez had rented. Hernandez is charged in the June 2013 … More »

    AP - Sports - 43 minutes ago
  • Latest on Boston bombing trial: Suspect dons suit, long hair

    9:20 A.M. Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) is sitting alone at the defense table as his lawyers and prosecutors huddle at a sidebar with the judge. Judge George O'Toole Jr. has formally denied the fourth … More »

    AP - Sports - 50 minutes ago
  • Alex Rodriguez to bat 2nd as designated hitter in return to Yankees on Wednesday

    Alex Rodriguez to bat 2nd as designated hitter in return to Yankees on Wednesday

    Alex Rodriguez is batting second in the starting lineup as the designated hitter in his return to the New York Yankees. In his first game action in 17 months, A-Rod is to face Philadelphia's Kevin Slowey on Wednesday in the Yankees' spring training … More »

    The Canadian Press - 53 minutes ago
  • A-Rod bats 2nd as DH in return to Yanks

    A-Rod bats 2nd as DH in return to Yanks

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez is batting second in the starting lineup as the designated hitter in his return to the New York Yankees. … More »

    AP - Sports - 55 minutes ago
  • Australia in record form, Pakistan also wins at World Cup

    Australia in record form, Pakistan also wins at World Cup

    Four-time champion Australia and 1992 winner Pakistan demonstrated the gulf between the cricket elite and the second tier with lopsided wins at the World Cup on Wednesday. Australia, led by opener David Warner's 178 runs, scored a World Cup-record … More »

    AP - Sports - 55 minutes ago
  • Royal St. George's votes to allow women

    Royal St. George's votes to allow women

    One of the three clubs on the British Open rota with a male-only membership policy has voted to allow female members for the first time. Royal St. George's, which last hosted golf's oldest major in 2011, said on Wednesday more than 81 percent of … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
  • Australia crush Afghanistan with record score

    Australia crush Afghanistan with record score

    By David Gray PERTH (Reuters) - Australia flexed their batting muscles to rack up the highest ever World Cup total as they crushed Afghanistan by a tournament record margin to revive their stuttering campaign on Wednesday. Opener David Warner's … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
  • Noah unlikely to join France for Euros

    Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is unlikely to play for France at the European Championship in September. Noah is going through a difficult season after surgery on his left knee in the offseason, and told L'Equipe newspaper on Wednesday he is … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
  • Poulter among new British Masters hosts

    Poulter among new British Masters hosts

    VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) -- Four of England's top golfers will take turns hosting the British Masters when the event returns to the European Tour schedule this year. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • MLS on brink of players' strike

    MLS on brink of players' strike

    By Simon Evans WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Major League Soccer is on the verge of a players' strike as talks on a new collective contract have failed to bring a deal with just two days until the start of the new season. The players' union (MLSPU) and … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 53 minutes ago
  • Champion Hamilton seeks greater dominance

    Champion Hamilton seeks greater dominance

    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is hoping his Mercedes team will be even more dominant this season even if he also wants rivals to give him more of a challenge. "But we want to be better this year, we want to try and dominate even more." … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 0 minutes ago
  • Open hosts Royal St. George's to allow women members

    Royal St George's, one of three male-only clubs on the British Open rota, has voted to allow women members for the first time, British media reported on Wednesday. "The Royal St George's Golf Club is pleased to announce that, following an … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 1 minute ago
  • FIS won't replace women's super-G that was canceled twice

    FIS won't replace women's super-G that was canceled twice

    OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) -- The International Ski Federation says a women's super-G race that was canceled twice won't be replaced on the World Cup schedule. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 12 minutes ago
  • Rights groups criticize Azerbaijan ahead of European Games

    GENEVA (AP) -- With the opening of the inaugural European Games in Baku 100 days away, human rights groups have called on host nation Azerbaijan to release political prisoners held on ''trumped up'' charges. … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 20 minutes ago
  • Sheikh Salman set to win AFC presidency unopposed

    Sheikh Salman set to win AFC presidency unopposed

    Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain is poised to retain his position as head of Asian football for another four years after no-one decided to oppose him at next month's Asian Football Confederation (AFC) elections. Along with the AFC … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 31 minutes ago
  • Golf-Open hosts Royal St George's to allow women members

    Royal St George's, one of three male-only clubs on the British Open rota, has voted to allow women members for the first time, British media reported on Wednesday. "The Royal St George's Golf Club is pleased to announce that, following an … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 51 minutes ago
  • With McCoy trade, Kelly proves every player expendable

    With McCoy trade, Kelly proves every player expendable

    Chip Kelly's latest bold move is another example of his coaching philosophy: ''Culture beats scheme.'' Two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade star running back LeSean McCoy to the … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • New coach for NJ football program in wake of hazing scandal

    SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey high school football program that had its season canceled amid hazing and sexual assault allegations is getting a new coach. … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Tide turning against Ancelotti at faltering Real

    Tide turning against Ancelotti at faltering Real

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - With Real Madrid's attack losing its potency and the team faltering in crunch games the tide has started to turn surprisingly rapidly against coach Carlo Ancelotti. Such is the level of expectation at the … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Utah company scores with bat grip tape in baseball, taking a page from cycling

    Utah company scores with bat grip tape in baseball, taking a page from cycling

    The Tour de France is a long way from the Toronto Blue Jays' spring training clubhouse. Lizard Skins started selling cycling accessories such as handlebar grip tape back in 1993 and now distributes to 84 countries. The company says its bat grip … More »

    The Canadian Press - 3 hours ago
  • Let us play at home to improve our game: Waqar

    Let us play at home to improve our game: Waqar

    By Greg Stutchbury NAPIER (Reuters) - Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has urged the International Cricket Council and other cricketing countries to return to playing matches in the strife-torn nation. Pakistan have not played a series at home since … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Factbox: Highest team totals in one-day internationals

    PERTH (Reuters) - Highest team totals in one-day internationals after Australia made 417-6 against Afghanistan on Wednesday, seventh overall and the biggest total in a World Cup match: 443-9 - Sri Lanka v Netherlands, Amstelveen, 2006 439-2 - South … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • We'll take the win but we need to get better - Waqar

    We'll take the win but we need to get better - Waqar

    By Greg Stutchbury NAPIER (Reuters) - Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has seen this trajectory before. Pakistan next face South Africa on Saturday in Auckland before they finish their matches in Pool B with a clash against Ireland in Adelaide. … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Shehzad leads Pakistan to morale-boosting win

    Shehzad leads Pakistan to morale-boosting win

    By Greg Stutchbury NAPIER (Reuters) - Ahmed Shehzad anchored Pakistan's innings and his bowlers then ensured UAE never seriously challenged it as their World Cup hopes continued for another day after a 129-run victory at McLean Park on Wednesday. … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Singapore's rising mercury a challenge for Ko's hot streak

    Singapore's rising mercury a challenge for Ko's hot streak

    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's steamy temperatures will be no less a challenge than the star-studded field at the HSBC Women's Champions for teenaged world number one Lydia Ko's bid for her third successive title. "At that … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Kohli faces media backlash following reporter spat

    Kohli faces media backlash following reporter spat

    Virat Kohli has delighted Indian fans with his exploits in the middle but reports of an ugly spat with a journalist at the World Cup will only enhance his reputation within the press corps of being volatile and tetchy. As the team's media manager … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • First Villa win better than lottery jackpot: Sherwood

    First Villa win better than lottery jackpot: Sherwood

    Tim Sherwood said his first victory as Aston Villa manager was better than a lottery win after his side escaped the relegation zone by beating West Bromwich Albion 2-1 in the Premier League on Tuesday. A stoppage-time Christian Benteke penalty … More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • Pellegrini not feeling pressure despite Man City woes

    Pellegrini not feeling pressure despite Man City woes

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini says he is under no pressure from the club's owners despite a recent slump that threatens to leave them without a trophy this season. The Premier League champions are struggling to keep pace with leaders … More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago
  • USA Swimming may let Phelps race at world championships

    USA Swimming may let Phelps race at world championships

    (Reuters) - Michael Phelps may be handed a chance to compete at this year's world championships in Russia once he completes his suspension for a drink driving conviction, a United States Swimming official said on Tuesday. As part of his punishment, … More »

    Reuters - 6 hours ago