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  1. Daily Dime: Eight hitters under a blood red sky
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    Daily Dime: Eight hitters under a blood red sky

  2. Peter Quillin determined not to be a cautionary tale
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    Peter Quillin determined not to be a cautionary tale

  3. Former Jets player doesn't expect Rex Ryan to change in Buffalo
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    Former Jets player doesn't expect Rex Ryan to change in Buffalo

  4. The arrogance of Roger Goodell
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    The arrogance of Roger Goodell

  5. Jakub Voracek to help fight multiple sclerosis through 2015-16 point total
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    Jakub Voracek to help fight multiple sclerosis through 2015-16 point total

  6. Vancouver Canucks: Puck Daddy’s 2015-16 NHL Season Preview
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    Vancouver Canucks: Puck Daddy’s 2015-16 NHL Season Preview

  7. By the Numbers: Morris hurt by Washington turning to Cousins at QB
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    By the Numbers: Morris hurt by Washington turning to Cousins at QB

  8. Jonathan Toews on Patrick Kane situation: 'You support your teammate'
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    Jonathan Toews on Patrick Kane situation: 'You support your teammate'

  9. Graham Brown becomes Canadian Interuniversity Sport CEO; Canada West hits TV paydirt
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    Graham Brown becomes Canadian Interuniversity Sport CEO; Canada West hits TV paydirt

  10. Fall guy for NFL's deflate-gate defeat won't be Roger Goodell
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    Fall guy for NFL's deflate-gate defeat won't be Roger Goodell

  11. Puck Daddy’s Atlantic division preview
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  12. Henrik Zetterberg says it was time for Mike Babcock to go
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    Henrik Zetterberg says it was time for Mike Babcock to go

  • Sizzling Day eyes fourth PGA Tour win in five starts

    Sizzling Day eyes fourth PGA Tour win in five starts

    Red-hot Jason Day of Australia heads into this week's Deutsche Bank Championship seeking a fourth PGA Tour victory in five starts to strengthen his grip at the top of the FedExCup standings. The 27-year-old won the opener in the lucrative … More »

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
  • NFL's Goodell damaged but not out after 'Deflategate' ruling

    NFL's Goodell damaged but not out after 'Deflategate' ruling

    By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The NFL's defeat in the drawn-out "Deflategate" saga marked the latest setback in Roger Goodell's nine-year run as commissioner. U.S. District Judge Richard Berman on Thursday threw out Goodell's four-game … More »

    Reuters - 8 minutes ago
  • Golf-Sizzling Day eyes fourth PGA Tour win in five starts

    Red-hot Jason Day of Australia heads into this week's Deutsche Bank Championship seeking a fourth PGA Tour victory in five starts to strengthen his grip at the top of the FedExCup standings. The 27-year-old won the opener in the lucrative … More »

    Reuters - 10 minutes ago
  • Judge sides with Brady on 'Deflategate,' NFL appeals

    Judge sides with Brady on 'Deflategate,' NFL appeals

    Tom Brady learned Thursday he will start the season on the field after a judge lifted the league's four-game suspension of the star quarterback for a scandal over deflated footballs, saying he was treated unfairly by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
  • US Open Glance

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

    AP - Sports - 13 minutes ago
  • Wales team spirit and work ethic gets them past Cyprus

    Wales team spirit and work ethic gets them past Cyprus

    By Peter Stevenson NICOSIA (Reuters) - Wales were not at their best in the 1-0 win away to Cyprus in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Thursday but their determination saw them through in the Group B match, coach Chris Coleman said. "Playing in Cyprus … More »

    Reuters - 17 minutes ago
  • Jonathan Toews on Patrick Kane situation: 'You support your teammate'

    Jonathan Toews on Patrick Kane situation: 'You support your teammate'

    As we near the hockey season, these questions are going to become more and more frequent around the Blackhawks, and will likely turn into a major distraction. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 25 minutes ago
  • Murray escapes from two-set deficit against Mannarino

    Murray escapes from two-set deficit against Mannarino

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Andy Murray made another of his trademark escapes as the third-seeded Scot overcame Frenchman Adrian Mannarino after losing the first two sets to reach the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday. Murray, who … More »

    Reuters - 34 minutes ago
  • After busy August, Whitecaps get a break before final push towards the playoffs

    Tim Parker picked his NFL fantasy football team. Jordan Harvey spent time working on a baby nursery. After a jam-packed August that included eight games in 29 days, the Vancouver Whitecaps were in the unfamiliar position of having some down time … More »

    The Canadian Press - 37 minutes ago
  • Column: Wait, Goodell got it wrong again? Roger that!

    Column: Wait, Goodell got it wrong again? Roger that!

    The day is coming when NFL owners won't have enough faith in Roger Goodell's judgment to let him order lunch. In a sometimes-scathing, 40-page opinion released Thursday, U.S. District Judge Richard Berman didn't even try to tackle the questions of … More »

    AP - Sports - 37 minutes ago
  • Ailing Errani blames AC at US Open

    Ailing Errani blames AC at US Open

    Sara Errani figures she knows the real culprit for the dizziness, sore throat and general weakness that nearly cost her a match at the U.S. Open on Thursday: air conditioning. The 16th-seeded Italian, who has been the runner-up at the French Open … More »

    AP - Sports - 38 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Murray escapes from two-set deficit against Mannarino

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Andy Murray made another of his trademark escapes as the third-seeded Scot overcame Frenchman Adrian Mannarino after losing the first two sets to reach the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday. … More »

    Reuters - 39 minutes ago
  • How green should a course be in times of drought?

    How green should a course be in times of drought?

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - For the non-golfer, the image is an unsettling one -- lush golf courses sprawling across the desert areas around Palm Springs in arid California while the state is suffering a drought for a fourth … More »

    Reuters - 43 minutes ago
  • Wawrinka powers to victory over Korean teenager

    Wawrinka powers to victory over Korean teenager

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka outslugged promising South Korean teenager Chung Hyeon 7-6(2) 7-6(4) 7-6(6) to reach the third round of the U.S. Open tennis championships on Thursday. The French Open champion belted 26 aces and … More »

    Reuters - 44 minutes ago
  • Lefty needs big week to make Presidents

    Lefty needs big week to make Presidents

    Phil Mickelson only realized a few days ago his proud streak of qualifying for 20 consecutive teams was over. ''I would love to be on the team,'' Mickelson said Thursday after his pro-am round at the TPC Boston. Tiger Woods was playing his third … More »

    AP - Sports - 45 minutes ago
  • Getting on line: No. 10 Florida State's O-line settling down

    Getting on line: No. 10 Florida State's O-line settling down

    A lot of the attention on Florida State's offense has been focused on the Seminoles' quarterbacks, and deservedly so. Going into Saturday's opener against Texas State, the 10th-ranked Seminoles have only one returning starter on their offensive … More »

    AP - Sports - 46 minutes ago
  • Murray drops first 2 sets but advances

    Murray drops first 2 sets but advances

    Andy Murray rallied from down two sets to win his second-round match at the U.S. Open. The third-seeded Murray beat 35th-ranked Adrian Mannarino 5-7, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3, 6-1 on Thursday, dominating the last three sets. Murray is 35-1 in Grand Slam … More »

    AP - Sports - 49 minutes ago
  • Harper in lineup, day after leaving game

    Harper in lineup, day after leaving game

    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is back in the starting lineup, a day leaving the game because of tightness in his left glute. Harper was set to play Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series in Washington against Atlanta. Manager Matt … More »

    AP - Sports - 49 minutes ago
  • ESPN suspends Curt Schilling for the rest of the MLB season

    ESPN suspends Curt Schilling for the rest of the MLB season

    Says ESPN: "Curt’s actions have not been consistent with his contractual obligations nor have they been professionally handled." … More »

    Big League Stew - 51 minutes ago
  • Kentucky enters season opener with uncertainty at linebacker

    Kentucky enters the season opener against Louisiana-Lafayette needing contributions from its linebackers, and that means all of them. Seniors Josh Forrest, Khalid Henderson, Jabari Johnson and Ryan Flannigan provide experience, but the Wildcats' … More »

    AP - Sports - 52 minutes ago
  • No waiting: Diminutive Coleman Virginia Tech's top tailback

    No waiting: Diminutive Coleman Virginia Tech's top tailback

    J.C. Coleman was almost written off as a tailback option at Virginia Tech last season. Then, when the Hokies needed him, the 5-foot-7, 190-pounder became their best option. This year Virginia Tech will turn to Coleman from the start, and not wait … More »

    AP - Sports - 53 minutes ago
  • Twins lose wild-card ground, Perkins out

    Twins lose wild-card ground, Perkins out

    Minus closer Glen Perkins and set to start a nine-game road trip, the Minnesota Twins can't afford any mistakes if they want to remain in the AL wild-card race. A steady bullpen that's helped Minnesota stay close slipped up Thursday. J.B. Shuck's … More »

    AP - Sports - 55 minutes ago
  • Brady appeal added to long list of NFL losses in court

    Brady appeal added to long list of NFL losses in court

    A federal judge tossed out Tom Brady's four-game suspension on Thursday, ruling that Commissioner Roger Goodell failed to follow the procedures laid out in the NFL's collective bargaining agreement in penalizing the four-time Super Bowl champion. … More »

    AP - Sports - 57 minutes ago
  • It's not over yet: What's next in the 'Deflategate' mess

    It's not over yet: What's next in the 'Deflategate' mess

    U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman erased Tom Brady's four-game suspension on Thursday, handing the four-time Super Bowl champion another victory in a career already full of them. The NFL promptly appealed. Q: Why did Brady win? … More »

    AP - Sports - 59 minutes ago
  • Robben misses out as Dutch face tough tie in Turkey

    Robben misses out as Dutch face tough tie in Turkey

    By Mark Gleeson AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Arjen Robben will miss out on the Netherlands' Euro 2016 qualifier in Turkey on Sunday after going off injured early on in Thursday’s shock home defeat by Iceland. With Bruno Martins Indi sent off in the 1-0 … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 0 minutes ago
  • Golf-How green should a course be in times of drought?

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES, Sept 3 (Reuters) - For the non-golfer, the image is an unsettling one -- lush golf courses sprawling across the desert areas around Palm Springs in arid California while the state is suffering a drought for a … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 6 minutes ago
  • 'Deflategate' unlikely to harm NFL brand, experts say

    Quarterback Tom Brady had his four-game suspension tossed out by a judge on Thursday and the ordeal may prove to be a boon for the NFL when his New England Patriots open the 2015 regular season next week. "Typically, when you look at almost every … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
  • NFL-'Deflategate' unlikely to harm NFL brand, experts say

    By Frank Pingue Sept 3 (Reuters) - The National Football League has managed to flourish through a number of highly-publicized fiascoes in recent years and sports experts expect more of the same despite a months-long battle with its most popular … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
  • After sanctions, No. 8 USC relies on youth for roster depth

    Although ''How Soon is Now?'' isn't on the playlist that blares during practices at Southern California, The Smiths' classic song sums up the balance between youth and experience that the No. 8 Trojans are trying to navigate this season. Twelve of … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 13 minutes ago
  • Coyotes sign 1st-round pick Merkley

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Coyotes signed first-round draft pick Nick Merkley to a three-year, entry-level contract Thursday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
  • De Bruyne scores as Belgium get back on track

    Manchester City's new record signing Kevin De Bruyne was on target as Belgium put their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign back on course with a 3-1 victory over Bosnia on Thursday. The home team, who lost at Group B leaders Wales in June, had a wealth … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Wawrinka powers to victory over Korean teenager

    * Wins in three tiebreakers * Sees big future for Korean teenager (Adds details, quotes) By Larry Fine NEW YORK, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka outslugged promising South Korean teenager Chung Hyeon 7-6(2) 7-6(4) 7-6(6) to reach the third … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 16 minutes ago
  • Pac-12 kicks off with intriguing games, match-ups

    The college football season is finally here after what felt like the longest offseason in history. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 16 minutes ago
  • Dolphins rookie WR Parker to make debut

    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) -- Miami Dolphins first-round draft pick DeVante Parker is in the starting lineup for Thursday night's exhibition game against Tampa Bay and will see his first action of the preseason. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • No. 5 Michigan State going to W Mich with something to gain

    No. 5 Michigan State going to W Mich with something to gain

    Michigan State was in a charitable mood when it scheduled road games against the state's Mid-American Conference schools, agreeing to take the football program along with fans in tow to fill stadiums and hotel rooms. The fifth-ranked Spartans have … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
  • Unsung Iceland and Wales take big steps toward qualifying for Euro 2016; Italy also moves top

    Unsung Iceland and Wales took big steps toward qualifying for the European Championships on Thursday — and they don't intend to take the long road to the expanded 24-team tournament just because there are more ways to qualify. Iceland stunned … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 23 minutes ago
  • Others improved, but enough to dethrone Pats in AFC East?

    Others improved, but enough to dethrone Pats in AFC East?

    The AFC East got a lot more entertaining with one wacky, drama-filled offseason. Rex Ryan brought his bluster to Buffalo. The New York Jets cleaned house, welcomed home one of the franchise's best players and saw their quarterback socked in the … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
  • The arrogance of Roger Goodell

    The arrogance of Roger Goodell

    The NFL commissioner could have emerged victorious in the deflate-gate saga, but his arrogance wouldn't let Tom Brady emerge unscathed. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 1 hour 29 minutes ago
  • ECU WR Brown to be held out 3 games

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- - East Carolina receiver Trevon Brown will miss three games after being placed on probation for a violation of the school's student code of conduct. The school says probation prohibits students from representing ECU in … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 29 minutes ago
  • Unsung Iceland and Wales nearly qualified for Euro 2016

    Unsung Iceland and Wales nearly qualified for Euro 2016

    Unsung Iceland and Wales took big steps toward qualifying for the European Championships on Thursday - and they don't intend to take the long road to the expanded 24-team tournament just because there are more ways to qualify. Iceland stunned … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 30 minutes ago