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  1. Puck Daddy’s Metropolitan division preview
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  2. Virtual reality training for QBs is the NFL's new wave (and it's pretty cool)
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    Virtual reality training for QBs is the NFL's new wave (and it's pretty cool)

  3. A somewhat subdued Nick Kyrgios behaves, but Andy Murray remains a better tennis player in a four-set victory
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    A somewhat subdued Nick Kyrgios behaves, but Andy Murray remains a better tennis player in a four-set victory

  4. The Redskins are a trainwreck that keeps on piling up (podcast)
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    The Redskins are a trainwreck that keeps on piling up (podcast)

  5. Daily Dime: Paying up for Matt Harvey and going cheap with hitters
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    Daily Dime: Paying up for Matt Harvey and going cheap with hitters

  6. Sizing up September: 10 important storylines for the MLB stretch run
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    Sizing up September: 10 important storylines for the MLB stretch run

  7. Andrew Wiggins dunks on Andres Nocioni at FIBA Americas
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    Andrew Wiggins dunks on Andres Nocioni at FIBA Americas

  8. Hacked emails reveal Sony edited 'Concussion' to avoid NFL's wrath
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    Hacked emails reveal Sony edited 'Concussion' to avoid NFL's wrath

  9. This is what happens when ballet meets bicycles
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    This is what happens when ballet meets bicycles

  10. Brandon Moss' walk-off lifts Cardinals after Nationals bullpen implodes
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    Brandon Moss' walk-off lifts Cardinals after Nationals bullpen implodes

  11. Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard are still alive in singles as the rest of the Canadian contingent at the US Open gets going
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    Milos Raonic and Eugenie Bouchard are still alive in singles as the rest of the Canadian contingent at the US Open gets going

  12. When you're Roger Federer, there's no place to hide at the US Open
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    When you're Roger Federer, there's no place to hide at the US Open

  • Hacked emails reveal Sony edited 'Concussion' to avoid NFL's wrath

    Hacked emails reveal Sony edited 'Concussion' to avoid NFL's wrath

    The NFL is the dark overlord of the universe, or at least that's how the league is portrayed by Hollywood. … More »

    Shutdown Corner - 8 minutes ago
  • Jets' Maccagnan goes from behind scenes to sudden celebrity

    Jets' Maccagnan goes from behind scenes to sudden celebrity

    ''Hey, what's up, Mike?'' yelled one New York Jets fan, excited to see his team's general manager standing just a few feet away. ''You're the man, Mike Mac!'' exclaimed another before several others in the crowd at training camp begged for an … More »

    AP - Sports - 12 minutes ago
  • West Brom's Berahino given time off to consider future

    West Brom's Berahino given time off to consider future

    West Bromwich Albion's England under-21 striker Saido Berahino will be given time off until next Monday to consider his position after suggesting he would not play for the club again, sources close to the player said on Wednesday. Berahino was … More »

    Reuters - 14 minutes ago
  • Everton's Cleverley suffers ligament damage

    (Reuters) - Everton's newly-recruited midfielder Tom Cleverly has sustained ligament damage but he has not fractured his ankle as initially feared, manager Roberto Martinez said on Wednesday. The 26-year-old Cleverley, who joined the club on a free … More »

    Reuters - 23 minutes ago
  • Ibrahimovic happy in Paris despite Milan interest

    Ibrahimovic happy in Paris despite Milan interest

    By Philip O'Connor STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic was pursued by former club AC Milan but decided to remain with French champions Paris Saint Germain amid interest from a slew of other European clubs, the striker said on … More »

    Reuters - 30 minutes ago
  • Online gambling firm GVC 'not prepared to walk away' from Bwin

    Online gambling firm GVC 'not prepared to walk away' from Bwin

    Online gambling company GVC Holdings Plc could go hostile in the 1-billion-pound ($1.5 billion) battle for Bwin.party Digital Entertainment if Bwin's board recommends a lower offer from 888 Holdings Plc, the Times newspaper reported the company's … More »

    Reuters - 41 minutes ago
  • Del Bosque tells De Gea to be a 'good professional'

    Del Bosque tells De Gea to be a 'good professional'

    Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has urged goalkeeper David De Gea to put his failed transfer to Real Madrid from Manchester United behind him and focus on being a "good professional". De Gea's move to Real was wrecked in bizarre circumstances on … More »

    Reuters - 46 minutes ago
  • CFL commissioner Orridge to enjoy historic first Labour Day weekend

    CFL commissioner Jeffrey Orridge's first Labour Day weekend will be a historic one. On Monday, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (6-3) host the Toronto Argonauts (6-3) while the Edmonton Eskimos (6-3) face the Calgary Stampeders (7-2). The winners will … More »

    The Canadian Press - 52 minutes ago
  • Steady Murray gets past Kyrgios

    Steady Murray gets past Kyrgios

    Nick Kyrgios does what he wants and says what he wants on a tennis court, seemingly no matter the ramifications, and amid all the near-napping, cursing and racket smashing, he troubled Andy Murray for moments at the U.S. Open. In the tournament's … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
  • Costa keen to repay Spain coach's faith with goals

    Costa keen to repay Spain coach's faith with goals

    Spain striker Diego Costa is determined to repay the faith shown in him after he chose La Roja over his native Brazil and knows he still has a lot to prove after a stuttering start to his international career. Costa made his Spain debut in a 1-0 … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
  • USOC selects LA for 2024 Olympics bid

    USOC selects LA for 2024 Olympics bid

    Los Angeles is the official U.S. nominee for the 2024 Olympic games - a dramatic turnaround for a city that just two months ago was considered out of the running. ''This is a quest that Los Angeles was made for,'' said Mayor Eric Garcetti. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • Everton manager Martinez happy with squad after deadline day

    Everton manager Martinez happy with squad after deadline day

    Manager Roberto Martinez is pleased with Everton's business in the summer transfer window and said the Premier League club have ensured they will maintain continuity at Goodison Park. Martinez had earlier declared his intention to sign another … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
  • Saints' Reed pins transfer window success on good planning

    Southampton's Executive Director of Football Les Reed has praised the club's summer transfer activity and called the deadline day signing of Virgil van Dijk from Scottish champions Celtic the "icing on the cake". The Dutch defender became the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
  • 'Concussion' director says no compromises were made for NFL

    A day after its trailer debuted online and months before it hits theaters, the Will Smith football head-trauma film ''Concussion'' is already sparking controversy. Citing studio emails leaked in the hack of Sony Pictures, The New York Times … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 13 minutes ago
  • Government minister takes over Russian football

    Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has taken over control of the country's football association ahead of the 2018 World Cup, with promises of government money for the sport. The arrival of Mutko, who also oversees Russia's World Cup preparations, … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
  • Hamilton retires after missing out on Scotland squad

    Scotland and Saracens lock Jim Hamilton is giving up international rugby after missing out on his country's World Cup squad, he announced on Wednesday. Hamilton, who has 63 test caps, and appeared at two previous World Cups, used his twitter … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
  • Swiss skier Feuz to miss 3 months due to Achilles injury

    The Swiss ski federation says world championships medalist Beat Feuz needs surgery and will miss some World Cup races this season. Feuz will have surgery to repair a partial tear of his right Achilles tendon on Thursday after an offseason training … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 31 minutes ago
  • Two year drugs ban for former Welsh international

    LONDON (Reuters) - Sean Penkywicz, the former Wales rugby league international, has been given a two-year ban from all sport after testing positive for a growth hormone, the United Kingdom anti-doping authority UKAD announced on Wednesday. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 53 minutes ago
  • Bournemouth's new recruit Gradel out for six months - reports

    Bournemouth's new recruit Gradel out for six months - reports

    (Reuters) - Bournemouth forward Max Gradel could be out for six months after tearing a cruciate ligament in his knee during Saturday's 1-1 draw with Leicester City, according to British media reports. The Ivory Coast international, who was sidelined … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 53 minutes ago
  • Record Premier League spending will only increase, say experts

    Record Premier League spending will only increase, say experts

    By Steve Tongue LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign clubs are the main beneficiaries of the Premier League's transfer dealings and will continue to be so with forthcoming increases in broadcast revenue, financial analysts predicted as the summer window … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 13 minutes ago
  • Durban confirmed as 2022 Commonwealth Games host

    Durban confirmed as 2022 Commonwealth Games host

    By Greg Stutchbury AUCKLAND (Reuters) - The South African city of Durban was selected as the host for the 2022 Commonwealth Games at the Federation's general assembly in New Zealand on Wednesday. Organisers said the Games would be held from July … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 29 minutes ago
  • Federer romps, Murray quiets Kyrgios

    Federer romps, Murray quiets Kyrgios

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Roger Federer glided into the second round on a hot, steamy day at Flushing Meadows, while Andy Murray ushered talented young Australian Nick Kyrgios out of another grand slam event at the U.S. Open on Tuesday. … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 40 minutes ago
  • Arsenal Supporters' Trust urges review of transfer policy

    The Arsenal Supporters' Trust has called on the Premier League club to carry out a "full review" of recruitment policy following a quiet transfer window where goalkeeper Petr Cech was the only major addition to Arsene Wenger's squad. Cech arrived … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 41 minutes ago
  • Sports minister Mutko named head of debt-ridden Russian FA

    Sports minister Mutko named head of debt-ridden Russian FA

    By Dmitriy Rogovitskiy MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko will have to address the severe cash crunch plaguing the country's football association (RFU) after he was unanimously elected its president on Wednesday. Mutko was the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 44 minutes ago
  • Deals of the day-Mergers and acquisitions

    The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Wednesday: ** Online gambling company GVC Holdings Plc said it could go hostile in the 1-billion-pound ($1.5 billion) battle for Bwin.party Digital Entertainment … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 51 minutes ago
  • With spot-fixing bans lifted, Pakistan trio restricted at home

    With spot-fixing bans lifted, Pakistan trio restricted at home

    By Mubasher Bokhari LAHORE (Reuters) - The International Cricket Council's five-year bans on former Pakistan captain Salman Butt and pace bowler Mohammad Asif ends on Wednesday, but the long road back for the players will begin under heavy … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Durban our focus, Olympics will come later say South Africa

    By Greg Stutchbury AUCKLAND (Reuters) - The decision to award the 2022 Commonwealth Games to the South African city of Durban would delay any bid from the country to host an Olympics, officials said on Wednesday, effectively ruling themselves out … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Track cycling likely to be missing at Durban 2022

    By Greg Stutchbury AUCKLAND (Reuters) - Track cycling is at risk of being dropped from the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Durban unless more money is made available to build a new velodrome in South Africa. Track cycling has been a regular fixture on … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Berbatov joins Greek side PAOK Salonika

    Berbatov joins Greek side PAOK Salonika

    (Reuters) - Bulgarian striker Dimitar Berbatov signed a one-year contract with twice Greek champions PAOK Salonika on Wednesday in a bid to resurrect his career. The former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur forward, who reportedly became the … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Sri Lanka spinner Kaushal reported for illegal action

    Sri Lanka spinner Kaushal reported for illegal action

    Sri Lanka off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal has been reported for a suspect bowling action during the third test against India, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Wednesday. The 22-year-old, with a distinctive high-knee run-up, has played … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Games-Track cycling likely to be missing at Durban 2022

    By Greg Stutchbury AUCKLAND, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Track cycling is at risk of being dropped from the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Durban unless more money is made available to build a new velodrome in South Africa. Track cycling has been a regular … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Zico appeals to FIFA rivals for early debate

    Zico appeals to FIFA rivals for early debate

    By Brian Homewood BERNE (Reuters) - FIFA presidential candidate Zico has invited his potential rivals to take part in an early debate about soccer's troubled governing body. The former Brazil international has sent an email to Michel Platini, Musa … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • India coach calls on bosses to tackle TV companies' demands

    India football coach Stephen Constantine has told his bosses to stand up to the dominating television companies if they ever want local football to flourish in the floundering South Asian nation. Constantine, preparing for India's World Cup … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Games-Durban confirmed as 2022 Commonwealth Games host

    * Durban confirmed as 2022 Commonwealth Games host * Becomes first African city to host the Games * Games will start on Mandela's birthday (Adds details from South African government) By Greg Stutchbury AUCKLAND, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The South … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Ebola, fire threaten to derail Commonwealth Youth Games

    By Greg Stutchbury AUCKLAND (Reuters) - The Commonwealth Games Federation's desire to develop competition for younger athletes survived one blow but suffered another within minutes at the organisation's general assembly on Wednesday. The … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Djokovic, Nadal to play in Thailand

    Djokovic, Nadal to play in Thailand

    BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -- The world's top-ranked player Novak Djokovic will play an exhibition match against longstanding rival Rafael Nadal in Thailand next month. … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • No slip-ups allowed for Germany as Poland await

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - World champions Germany are in the unusual position of having to win their upcoming two Euro 2016 qualifiers if they are to remain on track for the tournament in France next year. The Germans, who take on … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Games-Durban our focus, Olympics will come later say South Africa

    By Greg Stutchbury AUCKLAND, Sept 2 (Reuters) - The decision to award the 2022 Commonwealth Games to the South African city of Durban would delay any bid from the country to host an Olympics, officials said on Wednesday, effectively ruling … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Andrus leads Rangers to 8-6 win over Padres

    Andrus leads Rangers to 8-6 win over Padres

    Elvis Andrus knew he was going to pull off a straight steal of home. Moments after Andrus' go-ahead, run-scoring single keyed a three-run play, the Rangers' shortstop capped the four-run seventh inning by stealing home and leading Texas to an 8-6 … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Cahill to captain Australia in Jedinak absence

    Cahill to captain Australia in Jedinak absence

    (Reuters) - Veteran forward Tim Cahill will replace injured midfielder Mile Jedinak as Australia captain for Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Bangladesh in Perth. Jedinak, who skippered Australia to the Asian Cup title in January, has been … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago