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  1. Puck Daddy’s Pacific division preview
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    Puck Daddy’s Pacific division preview

  2. NHL rookies get their close-up
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    NHL rookies get their close-up

  3. Evander Kane wins back girlfriend after LA billboard stunt (Video)
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    Evander Kane wins back girlfriend after LA billboard stunt (Video)

  4. Peyton Manning on if 2015 is last season: 'I don't have those thoughts'
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    Peyton Manning on if 2015 is last season: 'I don't have those thoughts'

  5. Washington Capitals: Puck Daddy’s 2015-16 NHL Season Preview
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    Washington Capitals: Puck Daddy’s 2015-16 NHL Season Preview

  6. Pittsburgh Penguins sale price tag? Might be NHL record $750 million
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    Pittsburgh Penguins sale price tag? Might be NHL record $750 million

  7. Peyton Manning still enjoying ‘the competition’
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    Peyton Manning still enjoying ‘the competition’

  8. Texans Coach filling up team’s swear jar
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    Texans Coach filling up team’s swear jar

  9. Puck Daddy Power Rankings: Trading Patrick Kane, Trashing Tyler Seguin
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    Puck Daddy Power Rankings: Trading Patrick Kane, Trashing Tyler Seguin

  10. Source: Glen Davis out 8-12 weeks after ankle surgery
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    Source: Glen Davis out 8-12 weeks after ankle surgery

  11. Lance Briggs retires (probably) to join CSN Chicago's Bears coverage
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    Lance Briggs retires (probably) to join CSN Chicago's Bears coverage

  12. Bill O'Brien collecting money in a 'Hard Knocks' swear jar for charity
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    Bill O'Brien collecting money in a 'Hard Knocks' swear jar for charity

  • Votto 3-run HR in 9th after Bryant error, Reds beat Cubs 7-4

    Votto 3-run HR in 9th after Bryant error, Reds beat Cubs 7-4

    Kris Bryant hardly had time to enjoy his latest home run. The rookie third baseman hit a tying drive in the eighth inning, then made a two-out error in the ninth that set up Joey Votto's three-run homer and lifted the Cincinnati Reds over the … More »

    AP - Sports - 7 minutes ago
  • Goldschmidt leaves Diamondbacks for birth of his first child

    DENVER (AP) -- Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has left the team to be with his wife for the birth of the couple's first child. … More »

    AP - Sports - 12 minutes ago
  • Doctors suggest limiting Matt Harvey to 180 innings: Will it impact Mets postseason push?

    Doctors suggest limiting Matt Harvey to 180 innings: Will it impact Mets postseason push?

    The Mets plan to skip Matt Harvey's turn at least one more time down the stretch. … More »

    Big League Stew - 15 minutes ago
  • RG3 makes first comments since losing Redskins QB job

    RG3 makes first comments since losing Redskins QB job

    Robert Griffin III made his first public comments since losing his job to Kirk Cousins, but didn't address the Redskins' starting quarterback situation. Redskins coach Jay Gruden chose Cousins as the starter on Monday following Cousins' strong … More »

    AP - Sports - 16 minutes ago
  • US Open Glance

    NEW YORK (AP) -- A look at Wednesday's play at the $42.3 million U.S. Open tennis championships: … More »

    AP - Sports - 20 minutes ago
  • Pirates' Aramis Ramirez greeted warmly back in Milwaukee

    Getting traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the middle of a pennant race hasn't changed third baseman Aramis Ramirez's mind about retirement. Ramirez reiterated on Wednesday that he's ending his 18-year career after this season. Milwaukee sent … More »

    AP - Sports - 20 minutes ago
  • Personal assistant convicted of stealing $2.1 million from former NBA star Gilbert Arenas

    ORLANDO, Fla. - A federal jury has convicted a former personal assistant of Gilbert Arenas of stealing more than $2 million from the former NBA basketball player. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 24 minutes ago
  • Source: Glen Davis out 8-12 weeks after ankle surgery

    Source: Glen Davis out 8-12 weeks after ankle surgery

    Free agent Glen Davis had significant surgery to repair the left ankle he injured during the Clippers' first-round series. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 25 minutes ago
  • Former Bears LB Briggs plans to retire

    Lance Briggs, a seven-time Pro Bowl linebacker who helped the Chicago Bears reach the Super Bowl, plans to retire. Briggs said Wednesday afternoon during CSN Chicago's telecast of the Cubs' game against the Reds at Wrigley Field that he is ready to … More »

    AP - Sports - 26 minutes ago
  • Peyton Manning on if 2015 is last season: 'I don't have those thoughts'

    Peyton Manning on if 2015 is last season: 'I don't have those thoughts'

    it really seems like Peyton Manning's retirement will come out of the blue, sometime in the middle of a cold offseason. … More »

    Shutdown Corner - 26 minutes ago
  • Stauskas, Wiggins lead Canada in rout

    Nick Stauskas and Andrew Wiggins scored 15 points each in limited action and Canada routed Cuba 101-59 on Wednesday for its first victory in the Olympic qualifying tournament. Stauskas, a guard for the Philadelphia 76ers, also had six rebounds and … More »

    AP - Sports - 34 minutes ago
  • Nadal pushed by Schwartzman but wins

    Nadal pushed by Schwartzman but wins

    Rafael Nadal got past the second round at this Grand Slam tournament. Nadal, who was upset by 102nd-ranked Dustin Brown in the second round at Wimbledon, trailed 5-3 in the first-set tiebreaker but won the last four points. Milos Raonic was lying … More »

    AP - Sports - 39 minutes ago
  • Raonic overcomes back problems, advances to third round at US Open

    Raonic overcomes back problems, advances to third round at US Open

    Milos Raonic was lying prone on the court while a trainer put the tennis star through a series of stretches. Raonic rebounded and toughed out a 6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (1) win over Spain's Fernando Verdasco on Wednesday to advance to the third round … More »

    The Canadian Press - 40 minutes ago
  • Fan at Fenway hurt trying for foul ball

    A fan at Fenway Park has been taken away on a stretcher after flipping over backward trying to catch a foul ball. The accident occurred Wednesday during the seventh inning of a game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. The fan was in … More »

    AP - Sports - 42 minutes ago
  • StewPod#15: We've got your September MLB predictions right here

    StewPod#15: We've got your September MLB predictions right here

    On this week's podcast, our panel of baseball fans hands out predictions for the MLB stretch run. … More »

    Big League Stew - 42 minutes ago
  • Chewing tobacco ban at Fenway, other Boston ballparks OK'd

    A ban on smokeless tobacco products at Fenway Park and other Boston sports venues was approved Wednesday by the City Council. Boston becomes the second city after San Francisco to approve such a ban. Los Angeles also is weighing a prohibition on … More »

    AP - Sports - 48 minutes ago
  • Cilic rekindles Arthur Ashe magic at U.S. Open

    Cilic rekindles Arthur Ashe magic at U.S. Open

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Returning to the scene of his grandest tennis achievement had a magical impact on defending champion Marin Cilic, who powered his way into the third round of the U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Wednesday. … More »

    Reuters - 48 minutes ago
  • Wing, Berry in tight battle for Steelers punter

    The punting competition that wasn't supposed to be much of a competition has become something else entirely for Brad Wing and Jordan Berry. In a largely meaningless game for every other potential starter on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster, the two … More »

    AP - Sports - 51 minutes ago
  • GK Howard won't start for US vs. Mexico

    GK Howard won't start for US vs. Mexico

    Tim Howard returned to the U.S. soccer team knowing he'd be playing behind Brad Guzan at least through mid-October. After coach Jurgen Klinsmann Wednesday said Guzan would remain his starting goalkeeper - barring injury - through a critical playoff … More »

    AP - Sports - 52 minutes ago
  • Pujols hits 35th homer, Angels rip Gray

    Pujols hits 35th homer, Angels rip Gray

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Albert Pujols hit a two-run drive to make him one of four players with 10 career 35-homer seasons, and the Los Angeles Angels jumped on AL ERA leader Sonny Gray from the start to beat the Oakland Athletics 9-4 Wednesday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 1 minute ago
  • Tennis-Cilic rekindles Arthur Ashe magic at U.S. Open

    (Adds details, quotes) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Returning to the scene of his grandest tennis achievement had a magical impact on defending champion Marin Cilic, who powered his way into the third round of the U.S. Open at Arthur … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 1 minute ago
  • Dupree, Griner help Mercury rout Mystics 73-53

    Candice Dupree scored 18 points and Brittney Griner had 16 to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 73-53 on Wednesday. Griner's reverse layup capped Phoenix's 12-3 run at the start of the third quarter that made it 48-31 lead. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 4 minutes ago
  • Fish exits U.S. Open but walks away a winner

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Under a blazing sun a drained Mardy Fish walked onto the court in front of thousands of adoring fans, raised his hands, smiled and waved goodbye to the U.S. Open and a career following a second-round loss. For … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • Florida picks QB Harris to start opener

    Florida has its quarterback for the season opener, just not the season. Coach Jim McElwain announced Wednesday that sophomore Treon Harris will start against New Mexico State on Saturday night. Redshirt freshman Will Grier also will see playing … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • Nats' Strasburg won't make next start

    Nats' Strasburg won't make next start

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Stephen Strasburg won't make his next scheduled start for the Washington Nationals on Friday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 8 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Fish exits U.S. Open but walks away a winner

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Under a blazing sun a drained Mardy Fish walked onto the court in front of thousands of adoring fans, raised his hands, smiled and waved goodbye to the U.S. Open and a career following a second-round … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 9 minutes ago
  • England a magnet for players as clubs flex financial muscle

    England a magnet for players as clubs flex financial muscle

    For the final months of 2015, clubs in continental Europe can relax: English clubs cannot plunder their top talent until January. ''Without a doubt England has become the place to be playing,'' Bobby Barnes, European president of international … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
  • SEC's title hopes may rest on an influx of new starting QBs

    SEC's title hopes may rest on an influx of new starting QBs

    The Southeastern Conference has gone two whole years without winning a national title. Whether the drought ends this season will likely depend largely on the influx of new quarterbacks. ''We're trying to make a decision on what's best for our … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • Assistant convicted of stealing millions from ex-NBA star

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A federal jury has convicted a former personal assistant of Gilbert Arenas of stealing more than $2 million from the former NBA basketball player. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 22 minutes ago
  • Peyton Manning still enjoying ‘the competition’

    Peyton Manning still enjoying ‘the competition’

    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning talks with Yahoo Sports’ Evan Doherty about the upcoming season, his adjustment to lingering injury issues in recent seasons, and why he’s not thinking about retirement … More »

    Yahoo Sports Videos - 1 hour 23 minutes ago
  • Cardinals skip RHP Wacha for rest

    The timing was right for the St. Louis Cardinals to give both of their young star pitchers a break. Tyler Lyons was recalled from Triple-A Memphis to start in place of Michael Wacha against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, a day after Marco … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • Jack Beckman Bio File

    Name: Jack Beckman … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 27 minutes ago
  • Sony, back in the crosshairs, defends 'Concussion'

    The question surrounds just how hard-hitting is ''Concussion,'' a film due out in December that dramatizes the forensic pathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu, who uncovered the fatal effects that repeated head trauma has had on many NFL players. After a … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 27 minutes ago
  • Bucs bring INF Florimon back from minors

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected the contract Pedro Florimon from the minors, bringing the infielder back for another tour in the big leagues this season. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 27 minutes ago
  • Fast Jack stays on track with Funny Car record-breaking act

    Fast Jack stays on track with Funny Car record-breaking act

    Jack Beckman is a survivor. ''Funny Cars are very unpredictable and that's why I think you rarely see one team dominate,'' Beckman said Wednesday in preparation for this weekend's U.S. Nationals near Indianapolis. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
  • MEAC-SWAC Challenge an appetizer for Celebration Bowl

    The annual opening-week MEAC-SWAC Challenge aside, the SWAC is relishing the opportunity to ultimately put to bed the notion that the MEAC is the superior conference. Now in its 11th year, the MEAC holds a 7-3 edge ahead of Arkansas Pine Bluff's … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
  • Serena starts slow, beats qualifier

    Serena starts slow, beats qualifier

    This was, in just about every measurable way, an up-and-down performance by Serena Williams, filled with double-faults - 10 in all - and two dozen other unforced errors. With her bid for a true Grand Slam at stake, and facing a qualifier ranked … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 37 minutes ago
  • UND joins NDSU in paying stipends for scholarship players

    The University of North Dakota is joining its in-state Division I counterparts in providing stipends to all of its scholarship athletes. UND announced Wednesday it would give players in all sports who get scholarships additional stipends to cover … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 37 minutes ago
  • Colorado's MacIntyre hoping for a better trip to Hawaii

    The last time Mike MacIntyre brought a team to Aloha Stadium it didn't end well. MacIntyre's Spartans lost 41-7 to Hawaii then. Now in his third year at Colorado, MacIntyre is looking for different result when his Buffaloes open the season … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 37 minutes ago
  • U.S. Open Order of play on Thursday

    (Reuters) - Order of play on the main showcourts at the U.S. Open on Thursday (prefix numbers denotes seeding): Arthur Ashe Stadium (1500 GMT/11 AM ET) 20-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) v Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) (1700 GMT/1 PM ET) Kateryna … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 44 minutes ago