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  1. First Down: McCoy's fantasy potential in Buffalo a tad bit 'Shady'
    Brad Evans

    First Down: McCoy's fantasy potential in Buffalo a tad bit 'Shady'

  2. NHL Three Stars: Beleskey bails out Ducks to take series lead
    Jen Neale

    NHL Three Stars: Beleskey bails out Ducks to take series lead

  3. 10 Degrees: The next baseball revolution is here, and spin is in
    Jeff Passan

    10 Degrees: The next baseball revolution is here, and spin is in

  4. Kelowna's stars show up at Memorial Cup and Leon Draisaitl shines the brightest
    Sunaya Sapurji

    Kelowna's stars show up at Memorial Cup and Leon Draisaitl shines the brightest

  5. Jonathan Toews gives Chicago hope in spite of OT loss
    Josh Cooper

    Jonathan Toews gives Chicago hope in spite of OT loss

  6. Matt Beleskey goes from hidden gem to playoff hero
    Jen Neale

    Matt Beleskey goes from hidden gem to playoff hero

  7. Warriors can live with Game 4 loss after Stephen Curry survives terrifying fall
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Warriors can live with Game 4 loss after Stephen Curry survives terrifying fall

  8. Albert Pujols delivers walk-off win after Angels give Padres tough choice
    Mike Oz

    Albert Pujols delivers walk-off win after Angels give Padres tough choice

  9. Blues bring back Ken Hitchcock on one-year deal
    Sean Leahy

    Blues bring back Ken Hitchcock on one-year deal

  10. What the heck happened to Tom Sestito?
    Greg Wyshynski

    What the heck happened to Tom Sestito?

  11. Dan Bylsma’s seemingly inevitable marriage to the Buffalo Sabres
    Greg Wyshynski

    Dan Bylsma’s seemingly inevitable marriage to the Buffalo Sabres

  12. Girls tackle football? Yeah, it's happening
    Eric Adelson

    Girls tackle football? Yeah, it's happening

  • Tennis-Forehand could be better, says Nadal after win

    (Writes through with quotes) By Julien Pretot PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Chasing a record-extending 10th French Open crown on the back of his worst claycourt season since prevailing for the first time, Rafa Nadal acknowledged another weakness on … More »

    Reuters - 2 minutes 39 seconds ago
  • All eyes on Johnny as Manziel practices with Browns

    All eyes on Johnny as Manziel practices with Browns

    Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is on the practice field in front of journalists for the first time since his release from rehab. Sporting a shorter haircut, Manziel is taking part in Cleveland's first practice of the third phase of the team's … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 minutes 28 seconds ago
  • Storms kill seven in Texas, Oklahoma, Houston hard-hit

    Storms kill seven in Texas, Oklahoma, Houston hard-hit

    By Anna Driver HOUSTON (Reuters) - At least two people have been killed in Houston in flooding that turned streets into rivers and led to nearly 1,000 calls for help in the fourth-most populous city in the country, officials said on Tuesday. Eight … More »

    Reuters - 14 minutes ago
  • Milwaukee officials, Bucks president say arena deal close

    Milwaukee leaders and the president of the Milwaukee Bucks all say they are close to reaching a deal to pay for a new $500 million arena for the NBA team. Talks have been ongoing for months to come up with a plan to pay for the arena that's part of … More »

    AP - Sports - 19 minutes ago
  • Blues bring back Ken Hitchcock on one-year deal

    Blues bring back Ken Hitchcock on one-year deal

    You can cross another name off the list of potentially available NHL head coaches. On Tuesday, the St. Louis Blues and Ken Hitchcock announced they've agreed to a one-year extension. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 19 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Road-Giro d'Italia points classification after stage 16

    May 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Points Classification Giro d'Italia after Stage 16 on Tuesday 1. Elia Viviani (Italy / Team Sky) 119 2. Giacomo Nizzolo (Italy / Trek) 119 3. Nicola Boem (Italy / Bardiani Valvole) 109 4. Sacha Modolo (Italy / Lampre) 91 … More »

    Reuters - 19 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Contador survives Astana onslaught to extend Giro lead

    Alberto Contador survived an onslaught from rival team Astana to move closer to a second Giro d'Italia title as he finished Tuesday's queen stage in Aprica in third place. Spain's Contador started the day with a 2:35 lead and now has an advantage … More »

    Reuters - 23 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Road-Giro d'Italia mountain classification after stage 16

    May 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Mountain Classification Giro d'Italia after Stage 16 on Tuesday 1. Steven Kruijswijk (Netherlands / LottoNL) 92 2. Benat Intxausti (Spain / Movistar) 91 3. Mikel Landa (Spain / Astana) 73 4. Carlos Betancur (Colombia / … More »

    Reuters - 38 minutes ago
  • Veteran goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc to retire after women's World Cup

    Veteran goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc to retire after women's World Cup

    Veteran goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc says she will retire from international soccer after Canada's last match at the Women's World Cup. "Hopefully it will be in Vancouver, because we want to be in the final," LeBlanc said Tuesday on "Canada AM." … More »

    The Canadian Press - 39 minutes ago
  • What the heck happened to Tom Sestito?

    What the heck happened to Tom Sestito?

    "I don't have hard feelings against Vancouver. I just want to make sure they know they made the wrong choice.'' … More »

    Puck Daddy - 42 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Road-Giro d'Italia classification after stage 16

    May 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Classification from Giro d'Italia after Stage 16 on Tuesday 1. Alberto Contador (Spain / Tinkoff - Saxo) 65:04:59" 2. Mikel Landa (Spain / Astana) +4:02" 3. Fabio Aru (Italy / Astana) +4:52" 4. Andrey Amador (Costa Rica … More »

    Reuters - 45 minutes ago
  • Girls tackle football? Yeah, it's happening

    Girls tackle football? Yeah, it's happening

    Football sensation Sam Gordon proved to be the inspiration behind the Utah Girls Tackle Football League. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 51 minutes ago
  • John Farrell wants an approved substance to help pitchers with grip

    John Farrell wants an approved substance to help pitchers with grip

    In light of the two recent pitcher suspensions for using a foreign substance on the mound, Farrell would like to see the rules relaxed. … More »

    Big League Stew - 54 minutes ago
  • Russia cuts 2018 World Cup budget by more than $70 million

    The Russian government has cut its budget for the 2018 World Cup by more than $70 million. When Russia won the bid to host the event, its economy was booming. The government website says the budget will be cut by 3.6 billion rubles ($71 million) … More »

    AP - Sports - 55 minutes ago
  • Houston's Toyota Center invited fans to stay late after Game 4 as floodwaters swirled

    Houston's Toyota Center invited fans to stay late after Game 4 as floodwaters swirled

    Rockets center Dwight Howard even stayed behind well into the morning as flash floods made driving home nearly impossible. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 56 minutes ago
  • Nadal pulls through French Open first round

    Nadal pulls through French Open first round

    PARIS (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal received a decent workout from French teenager Quentin Halys as he began his quest for a 10th French Open title with a 6-3 6-3 6-4 first-round win on Tuesday. Nadal, seeded sixth after a mediocre start to the season, was … More »

    Reuters - 57 minutes ago
  • Key Real players rally behind sacked Ancelotti

    Key Real players rally behind sacked Ancelotti

    Some of Real Madrid's key players have rallied around coach Carlo Ancelotti after the Italian was made the scapegoat for a season without major trophies and sacked on Monday. Top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo had already offered his support for … More »

    Reuters - 58 minutes ago
  • Conor Daly to replace James Hinchcliffe in Detroit

    Conor Daly will replace James Hinchcliffe for this weekend's doubleheader in Detroit. Daly will drive the No. 5 for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports at Belle Isle Raceway on Saturday and Sunday. Hinchcliffe has been hospitalized since suffering a … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 25 minutes ago
  • Clarke sticks to McGinley's winning format for 2016 Ryder Cup

    Clarke sticks to McGinley's winning format for 2016 Ryder Cup

    Rather than experimenting with a new qualifying format, European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke plans to stick to a winning formula when he picks the European team for the 2016 competition. Clarke said he would adopt fellow Irishman Paul … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 31 minutes ago
  • If you want Qatar state contracts, give us flight slots, says airline CEO

    By Thomas Escritt AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - In handing out lucrative public procurement contracts, Qatar is likely to favour countries whose airports grant take-off and landing slots to state-owned Qatar Airways, its chief executive said on Tuesday. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
  • Townsend lets cat out of the bag, why hotels are best

    Townsend lets cat out of the bag, why hotels are best

    American player Taylor Townsend, when deciding whether to stay in a cramped Parisian hotel or rent a private apartment during Roland Garros, opted for the former. Past experience helped make up her mind. "You guys are going to laugh at this," … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 33 minutes ago
  • West Ham back in Europe after 'fair play' success

    West Ham United have qualified for next season's Europa League after finishing top of the Premier League's Fair Play table. European football returns to the London club for the first time since 2006-07 in the final season at their famous Upton Park … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 39 minutes ago
  • Golf-Clarke sticks to McGinley's winning format for 2016 Ryder Cup

    Rather than experimenting with a new qualifying format, European Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke plans to stick to a winning formula when he picks the European team for the 2016 competition. Clarke said he would adopt fellow Irishman Paul … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 39 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Townsend lets cat out of the bag, why hotels are best

    American player Taylor Townsend, when deciding whether to stay in a cramped Parisian hotel or rent a private apartment during Roland Garros, opted for the former. Past experience helped make up her mind. "You guys are going to laugh at this," … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 40 minutes ago
  • Looking ahead to Game 4: Hawks at Cavaliers

    Looking ahead to Game 4: Hawks at Cavaliers

    Down 3-0, is there anything Atlanta can do to avoid the sweep? … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 1 hour 48 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Nadal pulls through French Open first round

    PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal received a decent workout from French teenager Quentin Halys as he began his quest for a 10th French Open title with a 6-3 6-3 6-4 first-round win on Tuesday. Nadal, seeded sixth after a mediocre start to the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 55 minutes ago
  • Kvitova struggles to reach second round in Paris

    Kvitova struggles to reach second round in Paris

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Czech fourth seed Petra Kvitova, not a natural mover on clay, dug deep to reach the French Open second round by laboring to a 6-4 3-6 6-4 win over New Zealand's Marina Erakovic on Tuesday. The double Wimbledon … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 58 minutes ago
  • Grimes finds harbour in Peterborough: the coast-to-coast

    Grimes finds harbour in Peterborough: the coast-to-coast

    Jake Grimes, a coach cast aside in the Belleville Bulls' move to Hamilton, has hired on with the Peterborough Petes. … More »

    Buzzing The Net - 2 hours 6 minutes ago
  • Australian Bayliss appointed England head coach

    Australian Bayliss appointed England head coach

    By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) - England turned to the old enemy in an attempt to restore national pride as Trevor Bayliss became the first Australian to be appointed head coach of the team on Tuesday. With an Ashes series against Australia … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 13 minutes ago
  • Factbox - New England head coach Bayliss

    Factbox on Trevor Bayliss, who became the first Australian to be appointed England national coach on Tuesday. Born: Dec. 21, 1962, Goulburn, Australia PLAYING CAREER A middle order batsman, he played 58 first-class matches for New South Wales, … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 14 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Kvitova struggles to reach second round in Paris

    (Writes through with quotes) By Julien Pretot PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) - Czech fourth seed Petra Kvitova, not a natural mover on clay, dug deep to reach the French Open second round by labouring to a 6-4 3-6 6-4 win over New Zealand's Marina … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 17 minutes ago
  • Ferrer bustles through as Rafa time looms

    Ferrer bustles through as Rafa time looms

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Roland Garros was abuzz as Rafa Nadal's belated first appearance at this year's French Open loomed but it was less celebrated Spaniard David Ferrer who was first in action on Tuesday, bustling through to the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 20 minutes ago
  • Kelowna's stars show up at Memorial Cup and Leon Draisaitl shines the brightest

    Kelowna's stars show up at Memorial Cup and Leon Draisaitl shines the brightest

    The Edmonton Oilers prospect had three points, including an assist on one of Nick Merkley's two goals, as the Rockets blew out the Rimouski Oceanic 7-3 for their first win of the tournament. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 2 hours 31 minutes ago
  • Tokyo governor hits out at "ridiculous" 2020 bill

    Tokyo governor hits out at "ridiculous" 2020 bill

    The Tokyo metropolitan government has hit out at the "ridiculous" $400 million (260 million pounds) bill they have been asked to foot for the main stadium at the 2020 Olympics. "It's out of order," Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe was quoted as saying … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 43 minutes ago
  • Alonso better off at McLaren - Briatore

    Alonso better off at McLaren - Briatore

    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso made the right move in leaving Ferrari for McLaren even if he has yet to score a point this season, according to the man who has steered the Spaniard's Formula One career from the start. Italian … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 45 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Tokyo governor hits out at "ridiculous" 2020 bill

    The Tokyo metropolitan government has hit out at the "ridiculous" $400 million bill they have been asked to foot for the main stadium at the 2020 Olympics. "It's out of order," Tokyo governor Yoichi Masuzoe was quoted as saying by Kyodo News on … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 48 minutes ago
  • Prince Ali approached by individual offering 'votes'

    Prince Ali approached by individual offering 'votes'

    FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein's election team informed police after being approached by an individual who said he could deliver 47 votes at Friday's election, they said on Tuesday. The approach was made in April and the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 51 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Fit-again Cilic says winning is the best healer

    U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic says wins are the only real recovery medicine from the shoulder injury that delayed the start of his 2015 season. It's just a matter to put it in the matches," the Croat said on Tuesday after despatching Robin Haase … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 53 minutes ago
  • Bournemouth snap up Poland keeper Boruc on a free

    Bournemouth snap up Poland keeper Boruc on a free

    Premier League newcomers Bournemouth have signed Poland goalkeeper Artur Boruc on a free transfer following his release by Southampton, the club said in a statement on Tuesday. Boruc, 35, helped Bournemouth win promotion to the top flight during a … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 54 minutes ago
  • Newsmaker - History-maker Bayliss set for Ashes baptism of fire

    Newsmaker - History-maker Bayliss set for Ashes baptism of fire

    By Ian Chadband LONDON (Reuters) - Strong, silent and one of cricket's quiet achievers, Trevor Bayliss may need that stoicism to accompany all his expertise when he becomes the first Australian coach to take charge of England in an Ashes series. … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago