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  1. Pablo Sandoval swings at a pitch nearly over his head — and he hits it
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  2. Chris Pronger bends the rules one last time
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  3. Auburn's New Video Board is Massive
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  5. Marshawn Lynch leaps into a tank full of Skittles on Conan's show
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  6. Pierre McGuire indicates Mike Richards contract breach occurred at border crossing
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  7. Shuffle Up: J.D. Martinez, the real deal
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  8. Why Hope Solo should break her media silence at Women's World Cup
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  10. Germany good but not great en route to Women's World Cup semis
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  11. French Open champion Stan Wawrinka reveals (almost) ALL in ESPN Magazine's body issue
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  12. Sources: Tim Duncan joining Spurs' recruiting meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge
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  • Williams sisters pull out Wimbledon doubles

    Williams sisters pull out Wimbledon doubles

    American five-times Wimbledon women's doubles champion Serena and Venus Williams pulled out of this year's tournament on Tuesday, the All England Club said in a statement. The Williams sisters won the women's doubles title in 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009 … More »

    Reuters - 4 minutes 28 seconds ago
  • Tennis-Nadal fires early warning to the big guns

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal might have been condemned to a lowly 10th seeding at Wimbledon but he remains a floater everyone will want to avoid after getting his campaign off to an impressive start with a straight-sets … More »

    Reuters - 4 minutes 34 seconds ago
  • Canadian Bridge expects more action as injuries leave Als short of quarterbacks

    Canadian quarterback Brandon Bridge expects to see more action for the Montreal Alouettes this week. Bridge and fellow rookie Rakeem Cato split the work in practice on Monday as the Alouettes began preparations to meet the Grey Cup champion Calgary … More »

    The Canadian Press - 6 minutes ago
  • Record-seeking Federer outclasses Dzumhur

    Record-seeking Federer outclasses Dzumhur

    LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer began his 63rd consecutive grand slam tournament with a majestic 6-1 6-3 6-3 first-round win over little-known Bosnian Damir Dzumhur at Wimbledon on Tuesday. The Swiss second seed's pursuit of a record eighth title … More »

    Reuters - 8 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Record-seeking Federer outclasses Dzumhur

    LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Roger Federer began his 63rd consecutive grand slam tournament with a majestic 6-1 6-3 6-3 first-round win over little-known Bosnian Damir Dzumhur at Wimbledon on Tuesday. The Swiss second seed's pursuit of a record … More »

    Reuters - 11 minutes ago
  • Former Proteas all-rounder Van der Merwe makes Dutch switch

    South African limited overs specialist Roelof van der Merwe has made himself available immediately to represent the Netherlands after receiving his Dutch passport. The 30-year-old, a left-arm orthodox spinner and hard-hitting middle-order batsman, … More »

    Reuters - 17 minutes ago
  • Easy Does It: Petra Kvitova opens Wimbledon defence with 6-1, 6-0 win in 35 minutes

    Easy Does It: Petra Kvitova opens Wimbledon defence with 6-1, 6-0 win in 35 minutes

    Petra Kvitova wasted no time as she opened the defence of her Wimbledon title in overpowering fashion. Winning 28 of 29 points on serve, the two-time champion needed only 35 minutes to overpower Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-0 in Tuesday's … More »

    The Canadian Press - 18 minutes ago
  • Williams sisters pull out of Wimbledon doubles

    American five-times Wimbledon women's doubles champion Serena and Venus Williams pulled out of this year's tournament on Tuesday, the All England Club said in a statement. The Williams sisters won the women's doubles title in 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009 … More »

    Reuters - 28 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Williams sisters pull out Wimbledon doubles

    American five-times Wimbledon women's doubles champion Serena and Venus Williams pulled out of this year's tournament on Tuesday, the All England Club said in a statement. The Williams sisters won the women's doubles title in 2000, 2002, 2008, 2009 … More »

    Reuters - 29 minutes ago
  • Olympic gold medallist Mikkelson taps Twitter for help with baby name

    Olympic gold medallist Meaghan Mikkelson and her husband are turning to Twitter for baby names. Mikkelson, a two-time gold medallist in women's hockey, and her husband Scott Reid are expecting a son in September. The bracket will be on Mikkelson's … More »

    The Canadian Press - 38 minutes ago
  • We did not block FIFA reforms: UEFA

    By Brian Homewood PRAGUE (Reuters) - UEFA has hit back at suggestions that it and other continental confederations have been responsible for blocking reforms aimed at cleaning up soccer's scandal-plagued world governing body FIFA. UEFA general … More »

    Reuters - 42 minutes ago
  • IOC wants 2020 Tokyo Olympics organizers to finalize plans for new stadium

    Tokyo organizers of the 2020 Olympics have been asked to finalize plans for the main stadium by the International Olympic Committee after it was confirmed that building costs have almost doubled. IOC President Thomas Bach told the head of the … More »

    The Canadian Press - 48 minutes ago
  • UEFA tells Spanish league to accept 2022 World Cup dates, says 'sad' they are appealing

    UEFA tells Spanish league to accept 2022 World Cup dates, says 'sad' they are appealing

    UEFA told the Spanish league on Tuesday to stop challenging the decision to move the dates of the World Cup in 2022 to November-December. To avoid Qatar's fierce summer heat, the 2022 World Cup is being moved from its traditional June-July slot, … More »

    The Canadian Press - 49 minutes ago
  • Chris Pronger bends the rules one last time

    Chris Pronger bends the rules one last time

    Chris Pronger was asked about it several ways, but he wasn’t going to acknowledge it. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 51 minutes ago
  • Brutal Kvitova begins title defence in style

    Brutal Kvitova begins title defence in style

    Petra Kvitova began her Wimbledon defence as she left off in last year's final with a brutal exhibition of power tennis, dismantling Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 6-1 6-0 in a 35-minute rout on Tuesday. The Czech second seed has form for leaving the … More »

    Reuters - 56 minutes ago
  • Former Springbok wing Rossouw gets Namibia backline job

    Former Springbok wing Rossouw gets Namibia backline job

    (Reuters) - Namibia have appointed former South Africa test wing Pieter Rossouw as their backline coach to the end of the World Cup in England, the country’s rugby union federation said on Tuesday. The 43-year-old is the latest change in the … More »

    Reuters - 57 minutes ago
  • Astros win to open showdown with Royals

    Astros win to open showdown with Royals

    Houston's young hitters were disciplined Monday night against a veteran pitcher struggling with command, and it propelled the Astros to a win over the top team in the American League. Chris Carter and Jose Altuve homered to back a solid start by … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
  • Brutal Kvitova begins title defense in style

    Brutal Kvitova begins title defense in style

    Petra Kvitova began her Wimbledon defense as she left off in last year's final with a brutal exhibition of power tennis, dismantling Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 6-1 6-0 in a 35-minute rout on Tuesday. The Czech second seed has form for leaving the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 32 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Brutal Kvitova begins title defence in style

    Petra Kvitova began her Wimbledon defence as she left off in last year's final with a brutal exhibition of power tennis, dismantling Dutchwoman Kiki Bertens 6-1 6-0 in a 35-minute rout on Tuesday. The Czech second seed has form for leaving the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 34 minutes ago
  • Germany good but not great en route to Women's World Cup semis

    Germany good but not great en route to Women's World Cup semis

    Although they've struggled with consistency and needed to rally against France in the quarterfinals, the Germans find themselves one win away from a spot in the FIFA tournament final. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 1 hour 45 minutes ago
  • American Page to fulfill Serbian Olympic dream

    By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE, (Reuters) - A journey woman in European club basketball for most of her career, American-born Danielle Page will fulfill a childhood dream by playing in the 2016 Olympics for Serbia. The 28-year old from Colorado … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 2 minutes ago
  • No mercy as Kerber enjoys double bagel for lunch

    No mercy as Kerber enjoys double bagel for lunch

    LONDON (Reuters) - Germany's Angelique Kerber handed out the third 6-0 6-0 thrashing so far at Wimbledon when she sent compatriot Carina Witthoeft packing on Tuesday. Five-times champion Venus Williams and Andrea Petkovic had clocked up the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 7 minutes ago
  • Basketball-American Page to fulfill Serbian Olympic dream

    By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE, June 30 (Reuters) - A journeywoman in European club basketball for most of her career, American-born Danielle Page will fulfill a childhood dream by playing in the 2016 Olympics for Serbia. The 28-year old from … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 8 minutes ago
  • Tennis-No mercy as Kerber enjoys double bagel for lunch

    LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Germany's Angelique Kerber handed out the third 6-0 6-0 thrashing so far at Wimbledon when she sent compatriot Carina Witthoeft packing on Tuesday. Five-times champion Venus Williams and Andrea Petkovic had clocked up the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 15 minutes ago
  • French Open champion Stan Wawrinka reveals (almost) ALL in ESPN Magazine's body issue

    French Open champion Stan Wawrinka reveals (almost) ALL in ESPN Magazine's body issue

    Stan Wawrinka is like the Avis of Swiss men's tennis. He can try as hard as he likes, he'll always be No. 2. But now he's done something Roger Federer likely will never do. … More »

    Eh Game - 2 hours 30 minutes ago
  • Puma sells iconic tennis shoe brand Tretorn to ABG

    German sportswear company Puma is selling the rights to the Swedish brand Tretorn that makes iconic tennis shoes to U.S. firm Authentic Brands Group (ABG) as part of a strategy to narrow the focus of its business. AGB, which owns a portfolio of … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 32 minutes ago
  • Marshawn Lynch leaps into a tank full of Skittles on Conan's show

    Marshawn Lynch leaps into a tank full of Skittles on Conan's show

    Marshawn Lynch loves his Skittles, and Monday night, he dove into them. … More »

    Shutdown Corner - 2 hours 43 minutes ago
  • Chile need best of Sanchez in Copa America final - coach

    Chile need best of Sanchez in Copa America final - coach

    Chile need Alexis Sanchez to recover his best form as they try to end an almost century-long wait for a first Copa America, according to coach Jorge Sampaoli. Sampaoli’s team reached the final with a 2-1 win over Peru on Monday and will meet the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 46 minutes ago
  • Laporta seeks to strengthen Barca's ties with UNICEF

    Laporta seeks to strengthen Barca's ties with UNICEF

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta said he will do his best to put the name of UNICEF or another humanitarian cause back in a prominent position on the team shirt if he returns to the helm in next month's … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Umbrellas up at Wimbledon - to keep the sun off

    Umbrellas up at Wimbledon - to keep the sun off

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - As is so often the case, the weather was the number one topic of conversation at Wimbledon on Tuesday but for once it was not the prospect of rain that brought out the umbrellas but a beating sun on what was … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Tennis-Umbrellas up at Wimbledon - to keep the sun off

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - As is so often the case, the weather was the number one topic of conversation at Wimbledon on Tuesday but for once it was not the prospect of rain that brought out the umbrellas but a beating sun on … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Cash-strapped CSKA Sofia demoted to third tier in Bulgaria

    Bulgaria's most successful club CSKA Sofia will relaunch from the third division following their financial crisis, the domestic football union (BFU) said. The decision marks a spectacular fall from grace for CSKA, who have won 31 league titles and … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Australia and New Zealand reap $843m World Cup dividend

    The economies of Australia and New Zealand benefited from A$1.1 billion ($843.59 million) in direct spending as a result of co-hosting the cricket World Cup earlier this year, according to a report released on Tuesday. "This was the biggest event … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Swiss banks to toughen up anti-money laundering measures

    Swiss banks to toughen up anti-money laundering measures

    Switzerland's banks will beef up anti-money laundering measures, the Swiss banking association said on Tuesday, weeks after a report by a government-appointed group found the Alpine nation was still vulnerable to financial crime. The measures were … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Cardiff to host 2017 Champions League final

    Cardiff to host 2017 Champions League final

    By Brian Homewood NYON, Switzerland (Reuters) - The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff will host the 2017 Champions League final, UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said on Tuesday. The Friends Arena in Stockholm will be the venue for the 2017 … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Britain's anti-doping agency probes claims against Salazar

    Britain's anti-doping agency probes claims against Salazar

    LONDON (AP) -- Britain's anti-doping agency says it is investigating claims that American long-distance running coach Alberto Salazar encouraged athletes at the Nike Oregon Project to skirt anti-doping rules. … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Beijing says sports minister probe won't affect 2022 bid

    Beijing says sports minister probe won't affect 2022 bid

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - A corruption investigation into a deputy Chinese sports minister who had sat on the country's Olympic committee will not impact Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. The … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • HSBC extends Sevens partnership ahead of Olympic debut

    HSBC extends Sevens partnership ahead of Olympic debut

    HSBC has signed a four-year extension of its partnership with World Rugby for the Sevens Series as the sport gears up for its Olympic Games debut, rugby's governing body said on Tuesday. According to the deal, HSBC now has the naming rights for the … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Olympics-Beijing says sports minister probe won't affect 2022 bid

    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING, June 30 (Reuters) - A corruption investigation into a deputy Chinese sports minister who had sat on the country's Olympic committee will not impact Beijing's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Kauto Star put down after breaking pelvis in fall

    Kauto Star put down after breaking pelvis in fall

    Kauto Star, who captured the public's imagination with a string of stirring victories including two Cheltenham Gold Cup successes, has been put down after fracturing his pelvis in a fall. Regular jockey Ruby Walsh, who partnered him to 17 of his 23 … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago