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  1. 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

  2. Brendan Parker tries sledge hockey
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    Brendan Parker tries sledge hockey

  3. Parapan Am athlete balances two sports as he eyes Paralympics
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    Parapan Am athlete balances two sports as he eyes Paralympics

  4. 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

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

  6. 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

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

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

  9. Devin Setoguchi comes to Maple Leafs with right attitude after 'wrong turn'
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    Devin Setoguchi comes to Maple Leafs with right attitude after 'wrong turn'

  10. Pavel Medvedev scores nasty ‘lacrosse’ goal in KHL (Video)
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    Pavel Medvedev scores nasty ‘lacrosse’ goal in KHL (Video)

  11. 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

  12. 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

  • Two more milestones for Mourinho

    Two more milestones for Mourinho

    It will be his 200th league match, of which he has lost only 20, and a 100th home league game with only one defeat -- by lowly Sunderland in April 2014. "I'm proud of the record but I don't think it has any influence in the future," Mourinho told a … More »

    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • Platini ducks FIFA talk, praises his work at UEFA

    Platini ducks FIFA talk, praises his work at UEFA

    By Brian Homewood MONACO (Reuters) - Michel Platini declined to discuss his bid for the FIFA presidency on Friday, preferring instead to deliver a glowing assessment of his own performance in charge of European soccer's governing body UEFA. In a … More »

    Reuters - 17 minutes ago
  • Czech mates Kvitova, Safarova in New Haven final

    Czech mates Kvitova, Safarova in New Haven final

    (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova will meet in an all-Czech final at the Connecticut Open after the compatriots enjoyed straight sets wins in their respective semi-final matches in New Haven on Friday. Defending champion and second seed … More »

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago
  • Strong finish puts Tseng one ahead in Alabama

    Strong finish puts Tseng one ahead in Alabama

    (Reuters) - Taiwan's Yani Tseng produced a stunning eagle-birdie finish to seize a one-stroke lead in the weather-disrupted second round of the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Prattville, Alabama, on Friday. The former world number one covered her … More »

    Reuters - 20 minutes ago
  • Watson takes one-shot 36-hole lead at The Barclays

    Watson takes one-shot 36-hole lead at The Barclays

    By Larry Fine EDISON, New Jersey (Reuters) - Two-times Masters champion Bubba Watson rolled in a 12-foot birdie putt at the last to claim a one-stroke lead after 36 holes of The Barclays on Friday, the opening event of the FedExCup playoffs. … More »

    Reuters - 21 minutes ago
  • Grand Slam question: Who can challenge Serena?

    Grand Slam question: Who can challenge Serena?

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Serena Williams has been vulnerable this grand slam season but unbeaten in the year's first three major championships. With the 33-year-old American looking to register the first Grand Slam in 27 years with a … More »

    Reuters - 22 minutes ago
  • Bolt on track for more gold after Jamaica lead relay qualifiers

    Bolt on track for more gold after Jamaica lead relay qualifiers

    Usain Bolt remained on course to win a third gold medal at the 15th world athletics championships on Saturday when Jamaica easily qualified for the final of the men's 4x100 metres relay. Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Rasheed Dwyer and Nickel Ashmeade … More »

    Reuters - 23 minutes ago
  • Local Syrian ceasefires break down as shelling resumes

    A ceasefire in a Syrian town near the Lebanese border and in two villages to the north has broken down after renewed heavy shelling, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Saturday. The truce between the Syrian army and … More »

    Reuters - 43 minutes ago
  • Friday's Sports In Brief

    Vin Scully will be back for a record 67th season in the broadcast booth for the Dodgers, who revealed the news in the second inning of their game against the Chicago Cubs. Magic Johnson, a co-owner of the team, appeared on the Dodger Stadium video … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
  • LEADING OFF: Fiers to make 1st start since no-hitter

    LEADING OFF: Fiers to make 1st start since no-hitter

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 36 minutes ago
  • Spieth loses No. 1 ranking with missed cut

    Spieth loses No. 1 ranking with missed cut

    By the end of the week, Jordan Spieth might be No. 1 in just one major category - the PGA Tour money list. Rory McIlroy will get back to No. 1 in the world ranking after Spieth replaced him two weeks ago. Bubba Watson and Jason Day are the only … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 37 minutes ago
  • Arbour's success with 1 team - Isles - stands out to Bowman

    Arbour's success with 1 team - Isles - stands out to Bowman

    Upon learning of Arbour's death on Friday, Bowman marveled at how the former New York Islanders coach was capable of winning 740 games and four Stanley Cup championships with just one team. ''Nobody can do that,'' Bowman told The Associated Press … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 41 minutes ago
  • Standard Liege sack coach after less than three months

    Standard Liege sack coach after less than three months

    Belgian club Standard Liege said they have sacked coach Slavoljub Muslin after less than three months in the job. The club also failed to reach the group phase of the Europa League after losing a play-off against Norwegian side Molde last week. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 55 minutes ago
  • Eaton closes in on decathlon gold at worlds; Relays start

    Eaton closes in on decathlon gold at worlds; Relays start

    Ashton Eaton is closing in on another decathlon world title, and is keeping the world record in sight, too. The American has 7,423 points, 45 outside his world-record pace, after scaling 5.20 meters in the pole vault. With his wife, heptahlon … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 58 minutes ago
  • The Latest: Eaton leads pole vault after 8 events at worlds

    The Latest: Eaton leads pole vault after 8 events at worlds

    Ashton Eaton extended his lead after the eighth event of the decathlon at the world championships. Eaton, however, slipped slightly off world-record pace when he failed to clear his personal best height in the pole vault on Saturday. Eaton has … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 0 minutes ago
  • Carter's cancer rekindles memories of 1980 Olympic boycott

    Thirty-five years after his hopes for a gold medal were dashed by Jimmy Carter's boycott of the Moscow Olympics, Craig Beardsley is at peace. ''We were just pawns,'' Beardsley said. Carter's diagnosis of cancer that spread to his brain - and his … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 23 minutes ago
  • Tallent takes shot at Russia after silver in 50K walk

    Tallent takes shot at Russia after silver in 50K walk

    Already outspoken about doping in his sport, Australian race walker Jared Tallent took another shot at Russia after earning a silver medal in the 50-kilometer event Saturday at the world championships. Tallent has two silver medals from the … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 28 minutes ago
  • Pujara hits fifty as Sri Lanka reduce India to 119-4

    Pujara hits fifty as Sri Lanka reduce India to 119-4

    Comeback man Cheteshwar Pujara recorded his seventh half-century as India made slow progress to reach 119 for four wickets at lunch on the second day of the third and final test against Sri Lanka on Saturday. Resuming on 50-2, the visitors lost … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 31 minutes ago
  • Soldado back among the goals on La Liga return

    Soldado back among the goals on La Liga return

    Roberto Soldado's two-year stint at English club Tottenham Hotspur was widely considered a failure but the former Spain forward appears to have rediscovered his scoring touch on his return to La Liga with Villarreal. Soldado struck in the Europa … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 44 minutes ago
  • Toth strolls to victory at world championships

    Toth strolls to victory at world championships

    Matej Toth became the first Slovakian to win a gold medal at the world athletics championships when he cruised to victory in the men's 50 km race walk on Saturday. The 32-year-old Toth surged ahead after opening up an early lead in the gruelling … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 48 minutes ago
  • Giteau hopes Burgess is off-key as Wallabies depart

    Giteau hopes Burgess is off-key as Wallabies depart

    (Reuters) - Experienced Australia back Matt Giteau hopes Sam Burgess is unable to show his X-factor qualities against the Wallabies after the code-switching centre was named in England's rugby World Cup squad on Thursday. Former rugby league … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 57 minutes ago
  • Athletics-Toth strolls to victory at world championships

    * Toth wins Slovakia's first gold at world titles * Silver medallist Tallent hails 'clean' race * Tanii finishes third for Japan (Adds quotes) BEIJING, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Matej Toth became the first Slovakian to win a gold medal at the world … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 57 minutes ago
  • Atletico agree to sign Argentina midfielder Kranevitter

    Atletico agree to sign Argentina midfielder Kranevitter

    Atletico Madrid's busy summer in the transfer market has continued with the La Liga club's signing of Argentina midfielder Matias Kranevitter from River Plate on a five-year contract. Kranevitter, 22, who was included in the latest Argentina squad, … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Goldschmidt homers in Diamondbacks' 6-4 win over A's

    Goldschmidt homers in Diamondbacks' 6-4 win over A's

    For all the home runs Paul Goldschmidt has hit - he launched No. 109 in his career in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 6-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics - Friday night's win came down to a hustle play Goldschmidt made, at least in the eyes of manager … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Tomlinson lifts Giants by Cards in 9th

    Tomlinson lifts Giants by Cards in 9th

    Rookie Kelby Tomlinson has been called upon out of necessity for the injury-plagued Giants, and he keeps delivering. Veteran Marlon Byrd has been called upon for big moments like this down the stretch, and is doing his part since coming to San … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Tulowitzki, Donaldson hit back-to-back homers, Osuna perfect as Jays top Tigers

    Roberto Osuna fell behind 3-0 to the first batter he faced on Friday night. The Blue Jays' rookie closer bounced back with three straight strikes, then promptly struck out the next two hitters, en route to his 16th save of the season and a 5-3 win … More »

    The Canadian Press - 3 hours ago
  • Canada's Evan Dunfee walks to more than eight-minute PB at world championships

    For more than three hours Saturday morning, Evan Dunfee chased a Canadian record that's a decade older than he is. "The wheels came off a little bit, but I still kept at it," Dunfee said. Dunfee crossed in three hours 49 minutes 56 seconds, … More »

    The Canadian Press - 3 hours ago
  • Baseball-Highlights of Friday's MLB games

    Highlights of Friday's Major League Baseball games: - - - Dodgers 4, Cubs 1 Clayton Kershaw struck out 14, sparking the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs before 44,874 at Dodger Stadium on Friday. Kershaw (11-6), who is … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Kershaw Ks 14 in 4-1 win over Cubs

    Kershaw Ks 14 in 4-1 win over Cubs

    ''Leading the league in outs is cool,'' he said after striking out a season high-tying 14 in the Los Angeles Dodgers' 4-1 win over the Chicago Cubs on Friday night. The NL West-leading Dodgers won their fourth in a row returning home for the first … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • French qualifier Herbert maintains marathon run

    French qualifier Herbert maintains marathon run

    Marathon man Pierre-Hugues Herbert of France delivered another Houdini-like escape to reach his first ATP World Tour final with a 3-6 7-6(5) 6-2 victory over American Steve Johnson at the Winston-Salem Open in North Carolina on Friday. The French … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Blake Swihart's inside-the-park homer helps Red Sox stop streaking Mets

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

    The Stew's nightly recap looks at the Red Sox win over the Mets, a break out night for the Yankees offense and another dominant outing from Clayton Kershaw. … More »

    Big League Stew - 4 hours ago
  • Athletics-Bolt on track for more gold after Jamaica lead relay qualifiers

    Usain Bolt remained on course to win a third gold medal at the 15th world athletics championships on Saturday when Jamaica easily qualified for the final of the men's 4x100 metres relay. Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Rasheed Dwyer and Nickel Ashmeade … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Unexpected ace helping power Cubs’ resurgence

    Unexpected ace helping power Cubs’ resurgence

    Jake Arrieta took some time to blossom into something formidable. Just like these Cubs. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Friday's Scoreboard

    Friday's Games … More »

    The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago
  • Salinas, Earthquakes beat 10-man Galaxy

    Salinas, Earthquakes beat 10-man Galaxy

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Shea Salinas scored on a header in the first half and the San Jose Earthquakes beat the 10-man Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 in the California Clasico on Friday night for their fourth straight victory. … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Rookie QB James Franklin leads Eskimos to 38-15 win over Argonauts

    Rookie QB James Franklin leads Eskimos to 38-15 win over Argonauts

    The Edmonton Eskimos may have finally found a quarterback who can fill Mike Reilly's shoes until he returns from injury. Rookie quarterback James Franklin threw a touchdown and ran in another as the Eskimos beat the Toronto Argonauts 38-15 on … More »

    The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago
  • Mariners overcome losses to eke out win over White Sox

    (The Sports Xchange) - A day of losses concluded with a win for the Seattle Mariners when they beat the Chicago White Sox 2-0 at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday. Paced by a dominant performance from right-hander Taijuan Walker, the Mariners evened … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Injury to Robbie Lawler sends Ronda Rousey to Australia to headline UFC 193

    Injury to Robbie Lawler sends Ronda Rousey to Australia to headline UFC 193

    The welterweight champion injures his thumb and has to pull out of his title fight against Carlos Condit, prompting the UFC to move the women's bantamweight championship fight to Melbourne, Australia, to headline the show. … More »

    Cagewriter - 4 hours ago
  • Athletics-World championships men's 4 x 100m relay heats overview

    Aug 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Overview from the World championships Men's 4 x 100m Relay Heats on Saturday 1. JamaicaN.Carter/A.Powell/R.Dwyer/T.Tracey 37.41 Q 2. FranceE.Biron/C.Lemaitre/G.Anouman/J.Vicaut 37.88 Q 3. … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Baseball-Mariners overcome losses to eke out win over White Sox

    A day of losses concluded with a win for the Seattle Mariners when they beat the Chicago White Sox 2-0 at U.S. Cellular Field on Friday. Paced by a dominant performance from right-hander Taijuan Walker, the Mariners evened the series at a game … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago