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  1. NHL Three Stars: Tavares ends Isles mini skid; Smith stops Coyotes slump
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    NHL Three Stars: Tavares ends Isles mini skid; Smith stops Coyotes slump

  2. Rink rage on the rise
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  3. The 20 college basketball teams that most need to win this weekend
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    The 20 college basketball teams that most need to win this weekend

  4. Video: Davis Cup draw made for Canada vs. Japan in Vancouver
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    Video: Davis Cup draw made for Canada vs. Japan in Vancouver

  5. PBC setting resembles Olympics ceremony, Super Bowl production
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    PBC setting resembles Olympics ceremony, Super Bowl production

  6. Mike Ribeiro goal inconclusive on replay in Preds game against Islanders (Video)
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    Mike Ribeiro goal inconclusive on replay in Preds game against Islanders (Video)

  7. Wesley Matthews to miss rest of season with torn Achilles tendon
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    Wesley Matthews to miss rest of season with torn Achilles tendon

  8. Sources: NCAA investigating whether family of Kansas' Cliff Alexander received impermissible benefits
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    Sources: NCAA investigating whether family of Kansas' Cliff Alexander received impermissible benefits

  9. NFL Draft Top 50, Nos. 11-20: Top offensive tackles lumped together
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    NFL Draft Top 50, Nos. 11-20: Top offensive tackles lumped together

  10. Alice Cooper rocks Arizona Coyotes retro night
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    Alice Cooper rocks Arizona Coyotes retro night

  11. David Schlemko's 'Forsberg' shootout move gives Flames victory (Video)
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    David Schlemko's 'Forsberg' shootout move gives Flames victory (Video)

  12. E'Twaun Moore hits game-winning 3 as Bulls beat Thunder, snap Westbrook's triple-double streak
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    E'Twaun Moore hits game-winning 3 as Bulls beat Thunder, snap Westbrook's triple-double streak

  • Welbeck criticism wide of the mark, says Wenger

    Welbeck criticism wide of the mark, says Wenger

    By Sam Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Striker Danny Welbeck is playing an important role in Arsenal's season despite being moved into an unpreferred wide role, manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday. Arsenal face Welbeck's former club Manchester United … More »

    Reuters - 2 minutes 19 seconds ago
  • Davis Cup: Italy and Kazakhstan tied 1-1

    Italy leveled the Davis Cup first-round tie with Kazakhstan at 1-1 after Andreas Seppi defeated Andrei Golubev in the second of Friday's singles. Seppi dominated from the start, and could have closed out the match in straight sets if not for a … More »

    AP - Sports - 36 minutes ago
  • Denny Morrison motivated by addition of Dutch skater to Canadian team

    Veteran speed skater Denny Morrison says he's finding inspiration this season through his friendly rivalry with new teammate Ted-Jan Bloemen. The 29-year-old from Fort St. John, B.C., will compete for Canada at the ISU world allround championships … More »

    The Canadian Press - 45 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Davis Cup world group round 1 Kazakhstan v Italy Fixture

    March 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixture from the Davis Cup World Group Round 1 match between Kazakhstan and Italy on Friday Kazakhstan are level with 6-Italy 1-1 On FridayAndreas Seppi (Italy) beat Andrey Golubev (Kazakhstan) 6-3 6-3 6-7(5) 6-2 … More »

    Reuters - 49 minutes ago
  • UPDATE 1-Tennis-Davis Cup world group round 1 Draw

    March 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Draw from the Davis Cup World Group Round 1 matches on Friday Round 1Kazakhstan are level with 6-Italy 1- 1 … More »

    Reuters - 51 minutes ago
  • India v West Indies highlights

    PERTH (Reuters) - Latest from the cricket World Cup Pool B match between India and West Indies at the WACA on Friday. West Indies were all out for 182. - - India innings 1st over - Jerome Taylor starts for West Indies and bowls a tidy over to … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 1 minute ago
  • Blatter calls on Iran to allow women into stadiums

    Blatter calls on Iran to allow women into stadiums

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter has asked Iran to end its ban on women watching football matches, describing the situation as intolerable. "When I travelled to Iran in November 2013, I was not only confronted with … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
  • Florida man faces sentencing in smuggling of Dodgers' Puig

    A South Florida businessman is set to be sentenced for illegally helping finance the smuggling of Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig out of Cuba. Gilberto Suarez is likely looking at a prison term of up to a year at Friday's hearing before U.S. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 54 minutes ago
  • Lacazette will stay at Lyon next season, says club president

    Lacazette will stay at Lyon next season, says club president

    Ligue 1 top scorer and France international Alexandre Lacazette will not be sold at the end of the season, according to Olympique Lyonnais president Jean-Michel Aulas. Lacazette, who has netted 21 league goals this season, said on the club's TV … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 54 minutes ago
  • Brumbies down Force to spoil return of the Honey Badger

    (Reuters) - ACT Brumbies spoiled a try-scoring return to Super Rugby for Wallabies winger Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins with a 27-15 bonus point victory over Western Force at Canberra Stadium on Friday. The Brumbies ran in three tries in the first … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 56 minutes ago
  • Wushu to bid again for Olympic spot

    Wushu will bid again for inclusion in the Olympics and is banking on increased participation in Africa and the Americas to aid their chances after previously missing out to wrestling. "We have to undertake another bidding process," International … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 5 minutes ago
  • Shami takes three as India bowl out West Indies for 182

    Shami takes three as India bowl out West Indies for 182

    Fast bowler Mohammed Shami returned from injury to torment the West Indies batsmen with three wickets as India bowled out the Caribbean side for 182 in their World Cup Group B match at the WACA on Friday. West Indies captain Jason Holder (57) hit … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 9 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Wushu to bid again for Olympic spot

    Wushu will bid again for inclusion in the Olympics and is banking on increased participation in Africa and the Americas to aid their chances after previously missing out to wrestling. "We have to undertake another bidding process," International … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 10 minutes ago
  • Opening woes continue to haunt Pakistan at World Cup

    Opening woes continue to haunt Pakistan at World Cup

    A pair of comfortable wins after two losses to start the World Cup have given a more settled look to Pakistan but the 1992 champions still seem to have no clue as to how to solve their opener problem. Pakistan's troubles started when all-rounder … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 11 minutes ago
  • Indonesia struggling to nurture another world champion

    Indonesia struggling to nurture another world champion

    By Rod Gilmour BIRMINGHAM (Reuters) - The thought of watching "so-so" Indonesian singles players doesn't sit well with Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat. In a year when Jakarta stages the world championships for the first time since 1989, Taufik … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 12 minutes ago
  • Park stays bogey-free for share of Singapore lead

    By John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Park In-bee curled in a three-metre birdie putt on the final hole to maintain a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the HSBC Women's Champions, the Korean going bogey-free for the second straight day to … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 14 minutes ago
  • Sports Direct's Ashley eludes British lawmakers

    Sports Direct's Ashley eludes British lawmakers

    By Neil Maidment LONDON (Reuters) - A British parliamentary committee wanting to question retailer Sports Direct's founder Mike Ashley over the treatment of workers at its fashion chain USC has been told he is unavailable, but said they have not … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 26 minutes ago
  • Golf-Park stays bogey-free for share of Singapore lead

    (Fixes spelling of Ciganda) By John O'Brien SINGAPORE, March 6 (Reuters) - Park In-bee curled in a three-metre birdie putt on the final hole to maintain a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the HSBC Women's Champions, the Korean going … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 42 minutes ago
  • Warm weather, barren trails push start of Iditarod sled dog race farther north in Alaska

    Warm weather, barren trails push start of Iditarod sled dog race farther north in Alaska

    Much of the start of the world's most famous sled dog race is covered in barren gravel, forcing Iditarod organizers to move the start further north where there is snow and ice. A weather pattern that buried the eastern U.S. in snow has left Alaska … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 hours 44 minutes ago
  • Duke-UNC rematch headlines final ACC regular-season weekend

    A look at things to watch this week in the Atlantic Coast Conference: … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 52 minutes ago
  • F1's youngest ever lineup confident of success

    Kimi Raikkonen is old enough to be Max Verstappen's father, and when the Formula One season gets underway at the Australian Grand Prix, the teen prodigy will be racing against the seen-it-all veteran. At 17, Verstappen will become the youngest … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 53 minutes ago
  • Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel begins F1 2015 with big ambitions

    Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel enters the new Formula One season in the unusual position of being the outsider. This time, the Ferrari driver is doing the chasing - behind the Mercedes pair of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Vettel used to … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 54 minutes ago
  • Badminton-Indonesia struggling to nurture another world champion

    By Rod Gilmour BIRMINGHAM, March 6 (Reuters) - The thought of watching "so-so" Indonesian singles players doesn't sit well with Olympic champion Taufik Hidayat. In a year when Jakarta stages the world championships for the first time since 1989, … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • 3 tell of gruesome injuries, death at Boston Marathon

    A woman who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombing described feeling as if she were in a horror movie: wounded people all around her, including someone covered with soot, dazed and ''walking around like a zombie.'' At the federal death penalty … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Ciganda shoots 66, shares lead with Park

    Ciganda shoots 66, shares lead with Park

    Carlota Ciganda shot a 6-under 66 on Friday to move into a tie for the lead with Inbee Park after the second round of the HSBC Women's Champions. Ciganda offset a pair of bogeys with eight birdies at Sentosa Golf Club to finish even with Park (69) … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • AB is the Neo of the cricketing world: Steyn

    AB is the Neo of the cricketing world: Steyn

    South Africa captain AB de Villiers' batting blitzkriegs in the last two months have been so good that even his own team mates are in awe of them, fast bowler Dale Steyn said on Friday. De Villiers has scored 241 runs in four innings at the … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Banks kicks two late penalties as Highlanders beat Chiefs

    (Reuters) - Replacement flyhalf Marty Banks kicked two late penalties to snatch a 20-17 victory for the Otago Highlanders against the Waikato Chiefs in their Super Rugby clash in Hamilton on Friday. The Highlanders struggled against the Chiefs … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • PBC setting resembles Olympics ceremony, Super Bowl production

    PBC setting resembles Olympics ceremony, Super Bowl production

    The symphony of light, sound and visuals during the series will be unprecedented for boxing venues. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court

    The New England Patriots are for same-sex marriage. So are the San Francisco Giants. The reigning baseball and football champions, along with baseball's small-market Tampa Bay Rays, are among the thousands of businesses, religious groups, advocacy … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Year after rule changes, men's basketball back to old form

    Year after rule changes, men's basketball back to old form

    One year after the NCAA changed how rules were enforced to open up the game, men's basketball looks a lot like it once did. Fouls, free throws and scoring increased at the start of last season with a new emphasis on eliminating some of the physical … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Vettel hopes Ferrari can be Mercedes' closest rivals

    Four times Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel hopes Ferrari can become the strongest challengers to Mercedes this season after failing to win a race last year. Vettel, who moved from Red Bull at the end of last year, said on Thursday it … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Portland's Matthews ruptures Achilles, out for season

    Portland's Matthews ruptures Achilles, out for season

    Trail Blazers guard Wesley Matthews ruptured his left Achilles tendon in Portland's game against Dallas on Thursday night and is out for the season. Matthews was running with the ball when he fell to the court two minutes into the third quarter and … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • The 20 college basketball teams that most need to win this weekend

    The 20 college basketball teams that most need to win this weekend

    With Selection Sunday fast approaching, time is running out for teams to make their case for the NCAA tournament. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Sri Lanka batsman Karunaratne out of World Cup

    Sri Lanka batsman Karunaratne out of World Cup

    Sri Lanka have suffered a double injury blow with batsman Dimuth Karunaratne ruled out of the World Cup and spinner Rangana Herath likely to miss at least a week of action, Mahela Jayawardene said on Friday. Finalists at the last two World Cups, … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • MORNING RUNDOWN: MJ streak safe; Cadillac round for Holmes

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming games and the stories that will be talked about: 1. CADILLAC PERFORMANCE J.B. Holmes is four strokes better than the field going into Friday's second round at the Cadillac Championship, shooting a … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Holmes ties a record and builds a 4-shot lead at Doral

    Holmes ties a record and builds a 4-shot lead at Doral

    J.B. Holmes said one thing. He never liked the old Blue Monster at Doral because he felt it was too easy to be hosting a World Golf Championship. He had a four-shot lead, the largest on the PGA Tour in just over two years. … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Video: Davis Cup draw made for Canada vs. Japan in Vancouver

    Video: Davis Cup draw made for Canada vs. Japan in Vancouver

    All they need to do is pick one name out of the bowl, and the schedule for the entire Davis Cup tie is then determined. … More »

    Eh Game - 5 hours ago
  • Bigger, faster, stronger? Not everybody at spring training

    Bigger, faster, stronger? Not everybody at spring training

    Ryan Howard trimmed down. CC Sabathia bulked up. Jered Weaver packed on muscle, Jesus Montero shed some flab. … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • LEADING OFF: Harvey takes mound for New York Mets

    LEADING OFF: Harvey takes mound for New York Mets

    After losing to Max Scherzer and the Tigers on that summer weekend and falling to 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA, Harvey was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right elbow. Harvey spent all of 2014 rehabilitating and is hoping to get the ball for the Mets' … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Flour Mills of Nigeria to cut capex as economy falters

    Flour Mills of Nigeria to cut capex as economy falters

    By Chijioke Ohuocha LAGOS (Reuters) - Flour Mills of Nigeria expects to cut capital expenditure by almost half this year, down from 40 billion naira a year ago, as the slowdown in the economy, caused by the oil price collapse and the weakening … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago