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  1. Odell Beckham Jr. offered contract by pro baseball team (Videos)
    Sam Cooper

    Odell Beckham Jr. offered contract by pro baseball team (Videos)

  2. Artem Anisimov signs with Blackhawks for 5 years after Saad deal
    Greg Wyshynski

    Artem Anisimov signs with Blackhawks for 5 years after Saad deal

  3. Mike Montgomery leads the M's to victory with second straight shutout
    Chris Cwik

    Mike Montgomery leads the M's to victory with second straight shutout

  4. Sources: Jerry Dipoto likely out as Angels GM after feuding with Mike Scioscia
    Tim Brown

    Sources: Jerry Dipoto likely out as Angels GM after feuding with Mike Scioscia

  5. Puck Daddy's NHL 2015 Free Agent Frenzy Chatterbox!
    Greg Wyshynski

    Puck Daddy's NHL 2015 Free Agent Frenzy Chatterbox!

  6. Sources: Goran Dragic agrees to $90 million deal with Heat
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Sources: Goran Dragic agrees to $90 million deal with Heat

  7. CFL, Hamilton look to move Hall of Fame, but plan deserves thorough scrutiny
    Andrew Bucholtz

    CFL, Hamilton look to move Hall of Fame, but plan deserves thorough scrutiny

  8. Daily Dime: Paying for Paul Goldschmidt and then digging for bargains
    Dalton Del Don

    Daily Dime: Paying for Paul Goldschmidt and then digging for bargains

  9. Closing Time: We had a better headline, but Cesar Hernandez stole it
    Scott Pianowski

    Closing Time: We had a better headline, but Cesar Hernandez stole it

  10. Puck Daddy Power Rankings: Mike Richards, bad free-agent deals, NHL buyouts
    Ryan Lambert

    Puck Daddy Power Rankings: Mike Richards, bad free-agent deals, NHL buyouts

  11. Sources: Mike Dunleavy agrees to deal to return to Bulls
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Sources: Mike Dunleavy agrees to deal to return to Bulls

  12. Sources: Monta Ellis in serious talks with Pacers on possible three-year deal
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Sources: Monta Ellis in serious talks with Pacers on possible three-year deal

  • Ducks sign ex-Canucks defenceman Bieksa to US$8-million, 2-year deal

    Kevin Bieksa has agreed to terms on a US$8-million, two-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks. The defenceman went to the Ducks in a trade from the Vancouver Canucks on the eve of free agency. The 34-year-old who spent the past 10 seasons … More »

    The Canadian Press - 6 minutes ago
  • Raonic cranks up power to beat veteran Haas

    Milos Raonic almost matched the Wimbledon serving speed record against German veteran Tommy Haas as the Canadian powerhouse moved into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday. Seventh seed Raonic, a semi-finalist last year on the west London lawns, … More »

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
  • Artem Anisimov signs with Blackhawks for 5 years after Saad deal

    Artem Anisimov signs with Blackhawks for 5 years after Saad deal

    If that sounds like the kind of player Chicagi GM Stan Bowman wants on his roster, you’d be right: The Blackhawks signed Anisimov to a 5-year deal, $22.75-million contract, good for a $4.55 million cap hit annually. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 6 minutes ago
  • CP NewsAlert:Veteran paddler Mark Oldershaw to carry flag for Canada at Pan Ams

    Veteran paddler Mark Oldershaw will lead the Canadian team into the opening ceremonies at the Pan American Games in Toronto later this month. The 32-year-old Burlington, Ont., native was named the team's flag-bearer today on Parliament Hill in … More »

    The Canadian Press - 16 minutes ago
  • F1 fans want change without gimmicks, survey shows

    F1 fans want change without gimmicks, survey shows

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One fans want change but without gimmicks or knee-jerk reactions to a sport many now describe as expensive and boring, according to a survey carried out with the backing of leading drivers. The Grand Prix … More »

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago
  • Hernandez murder conviction to stand

    Hernandez murder conviction to stand

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts judge who oversaw the trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has rejected a request to throw out his first-degree murder conviction or reduce it to second-degree murder. … More »

    AP - Sports - 20 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Raonic cranks up power to beat veteran Haas

    Milos Raonic almost matched the Wimbledon serving speed record against German veteran Tommy Haas as the Canadian powerhouse moved into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday. Seventh seed Raonic, a semi-finalist last year on the west London lawns, … More »

    Reuters - 21 minutes ago
  • Reports: Jerry Dipoto out as Angels GM

    Reports: Jerry Dipoto out as Angels GM

    GM Jerry Dipoto has reportedly left the Angels after losing a power struggle with manager Mike Scioscia. … More »

    Big League Stew - 23 minutes ago
  • Messi & Argentina shining together, closer to elusive title

    Messi & Argentina shining together, closer to elusive title

    Lionel Messi is a step closer to finally breaking through with Argentina. The Barcelona star heads into the Copa America final with a chance to end his nation's 22-year title drought, and prove that he can replicate his club-level success with the … More »

    AP - Sports - 24 minutes ago
  • Free Agency: Marc Spears

    Free Agency: Marc Spears

    Yahoo Sports, Marc Spears joins GameTime to discuss where LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan might land. … More »

    NBA.com - 35 minutes ago
  • Report: Damian Lillard near 5-year, $120 million max extension with Blazers

    Report: Damian Lillard near 5-year, $120 million max extension with Blazers

    The All-Star point guard becomes the second member of the draft class of 2012 to ink a full five-year maximum-level deal. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 36 minutes ago
  • Rashid, Finn in England squad for first Ashes test

    Rashid, Finn in England squad for first Ashes test

    Leg-spinner Adil Rashid and fast bowler Steven Finn were included in England's 13-man squad on Wednesday for next week's first Ashes test against Australia. Rashid is uncapped at test level but impressed in the recent one-day series against New … More »

    Reuters - 36 minutes ago
  • Bucks give Middleton 5-year, $70M deal

    Bucks give Middleton 5-year, $70M deal

    A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks have reached agreement with restricted free agent Khris Middleton on a five-year, $70 million contract. The Bucks and Middleton came to agreement … More »

    AP - Sports - 39 minutes ago
  • Wimbledon fans and players deal with record-setting temperatures

    Wimbledon fans and players deal with record-setting temperatures

    London (AFP) - Hot and bothered rail commuters faced the added torment of speed restrictions Wednesday, while female players at sizzling Wimbledon are likely to be offered heat breaks with temperatures set to soar into the mid-90s.

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    51 minutes ago
  • Puck Daddy Power Rankings: Mike Richards, bad free-agent deals, NHL buyouts

    Puck Daddy Power Rankings: Mike Richards, bad free-agent deals, NHL buyouts

    Don Sweeney had a bad weekend. No two ways about it. So he's swimming around, looking for a life preserver that will improve his team. Then he promptly grabs the nearest trillion-ton weight and sinks to the bottom of the ocean silently screaming, … More »

    Puck Daddy - 41 minutes ago
  • NFL player C.J. Spillman charged with sexual assault in Texas

    National Football League free agent safety C.J. Spillman has been charged with sexual assault in a September incident at a Dallas-area hotel when he was playing for the Cowboys, officials said on Wednesday. Spillman, who has played six seasons in … More »

    Reuters - 44 minutes ago
  • Wimbledon 2015 action - Day 3

    Wimbledon 2015 action - Day 3

    Highlights from day three of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 1, 2015 in London, England. … More »

    56 minutes ago
  • UK's Playtech expands online trading with Ava Trade buy

    (Reuters) - Playtech Plc, founded by Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi, said it had agreed to buy currency trading platform Ava Trade for $105 million to expand its online trading platform. Millions in losses from the sudden removal of a long-held … More »

    Reuters - 55 minutes ago
  • Sights and scenes from Wimbledon 2015 - Day 3

    Sights and scenes from Wimbledon 2015 - Day 3

    Wimbledon is the oldest tournament in tennis and considered the most prestigious. This is the Super Bowl of the tennis world that draws in massive crowds and global attention. Check out some of the beautiful and wacky scenes from the All England … More »

    1 hour 0 minutes ago
  • Playtech expands online trading with Ava Trade buy

    (Reuters) - Playtech Plc , founded by Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi, said it had agreed to buy currency trading platform Ava Trade for $105 million to expand its online trading platform. Millions in losses from the sudden removal of a long-held … More »

    Reuters - 56 minutes ago
  • Broady and beard cut down to size by Goffin

    Broady and beard cut down to size by Goffin

    British wildcard Liam Broady, whose bushy beard and family dramas have received as much attention as his first-round win, was cut down to size by Belgium's David Goffin at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Broady, one of four home players through to the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 1 minute ago
  • Odell Beckham Jr. offered contract by pro baseball team (Videos)

    Odell Beckham Jr. offered contract by pro baseball team (Videos)

    The reigning rookie of the year showed that his athleticism also translates to a baseball diamond. … More »

    Shutdown Corner - 1 hour 6 minutes ago
  • Subdued Djokovic eases into third round

    Subdued Djokovic eases into third round

    LONDON (Reuters) - A strangely lethargic Novak Djokovic outclassed Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-4 6-2 6-3 to move safely into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday. The world number one and top seed dropped serve in the opening game of the match and … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 7 minutes ago
  • Sources: Mike Dunleavy agrees to deal to return to Bulls

    Sources: Mike Dunleavy agrees to deal to return to Bulls

    Mike Dunleavy is re-signing with the Bulls after becoming a key contributor for them. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 1 hour 7 minutes ago
  • Kei Nishikori pulls out of second-round match at Wimbledon with recurrence of calf injury

    Kei Nishikori pulls out of second-round match at Wimbledon with recurrence of calf injury

    The fifth-seeded Japanese player had to pull out before his second-round meeting with Santiago Giraldo of Colombia on Wednesday. Nishikori hurt his left calf at the grass-court tournament in Halle, Germany, two weeks ago and aggravated it during a … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 7 minutes ago
  • IOC praises Tokyo's 2020 Olympic plans, calms concerns over national stadium costs

    IOC praises Tokyo's 2020 Olympic plans, calms concerns over national stadium costs

    IOC Vice-President John Coates tried to calm concerns over the rising cost of Tokyo's new National Stadium while praising preparations for the 2020 Games on Wednesday. The city has been arguing with the central government over how costs of the new … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 9 minutes ago
  • Sources: Goran Dragic agrees to $90 million deal with Heat

    Sources: Goran Dragic agrees to $90 million deal with Heat

    Dragic's deal will include a player option after the fourth year. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 1 hour 23 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Subdued Djokovic eases into third round

    A strangely lethargic Novak Djokovic outclassed Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-4 6-2 6-3 to move safely into the Wimbledon third round on Wednesday. Serb Djokovic was still far too good for 33-year-old world number 92 Nieminen who was playing in his … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 25 minutes ago
  • Paraguay warn Chile about giving Argentina too much space

    Paraguay warn Chile about giving Argentina too much space

    Paraguay, the only team to have scored against Argentina at the Copa America, can talk with authority about what it is to face the favourites when they are in full song. “Chile must be careful because we know that if you go out to attack Argentina … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 26 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Broady and beard cut down to size by Goffin

    British wildcard Liam Broady, whose bushy beard and family dramas have received as much attention as his first-round win, was cut down to size by Belgium's David Goffin at Wimbledon on Wednesday. Broady, one of four home players through to the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 38 minutes ago
  • Atletico's Miranda in Milan for medical at Inter

    Atletico Madrid's Brazil defender Miranda has flown to Italy for a medical with Inter Milan ahead of a proposed move to the Serie A club. Miranda joined Atletico from Sao Paolo in 2011 following a spell with French club Sochaux and was a key part … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 53 minutes ago
  • Nishikori pulls out of Wimbledon with calf strain

    Nishikori pulls out of Wimbledon with calf strain

    By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori's Wimbledon campaign ended abruptly on Wednesday when the Japanese fifth seed was forced to pull out with a troublesome calf injury. On Monday it was clear the problem that first flared up in Halle … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 7 minutes ago
  • California legislation responds to cheerleader lawsuits

    They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage. California … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 15 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Nishikori pulls out of Wimbledon with calf strain

    (Adds details, quotes) By Pritha Sarkar LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Kei Nishikori's Wimbledon campaign ended abruptly on Wednesday when the Japanese fifth seed was forced to pull out with a troublesome calf injury. On Monday it was clear the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 15 minutes ago
  • Puck Daddy's NHL 2015 Free Agent Frenzy Chatterbox!

    Puck Daddy's NHL 2015 Free Agent Frenzy Chatterbox!

    The Chatterbox offers breaking news and insider insight in one place; to have, at the end of the day, a chronological review of the NHL Free Agent Frenzy's rumors and trades; and as a place for your friends at Puck Daddy to pop in and out during the … More »

    Puck Daddy - 2 hours 24 minutes ago
  • Estonia goal-fest continues as pros beat amateurs 31-0

    By David Mardiste TALLINN (Reuters) - The crazy goal-fests that highlight the Estonian FA Cup continued on Tuesday when Premier league side Paide Linnameeskond beat rank amateurs JK Raudteetoolised 31-0 with Paide easing up after leading 19-0 at … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 29 minutes ago
  • Asian teams go on transfer spending spree

    Emirati champions Al Ain signed Dutch winger Ryan Babel on Wednesday, while Guangzhou Evergrande closed in on Brazil's Robinho as the money-spinning battle between Chinese and Middle Eastern clubs for foreign talent gathered pace. The 28-year-old … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 46 minutes ago
  • Veteran defender Distin signs for new boys Bournemouth

    Veteran French defender Sylvain Distin signed for Premier League new boys Bournemouth on Wednesday after being released from Everton at the end of last season. Cherries boss Eddie Howe, leading Bournemouth into the top flight of English football … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 53 minutes ago
  • IOC says Tokyo's preparation 'outstanding', costs need watching

    IOC says Tokyo's preparation 'outstanding', costs need watching

    By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - The cost of venues for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics will have to be carefully watched and managed despite previous cuts, but otherwise the Japanese capital's preparations are "outstanding," IOC Vice President John … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Tennis-Japan's Nishikori pulls out of Wimbledon with calf strain

    LONDON, July 1 (Reuters) - Japanese fifth seed Kei Nishikori pulled out of Wimbledon before his second round match on Wednesday after failing to recover from a calf strain. "It's the same injury, it got better before the first match. I thought it … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago