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  1. Sydney Leroux returns home for Women's World Cup
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    Sydney Leroux returns home for Women's World Cup

  2. Circus draws world-class athletes to its cast
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    Circus draws world-class athletes to its cast

  3. Circus draws world-class athletes to its cast
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    Circus draws world-class athletes to its cast

  4. Is Hope Solo ready for the Women's World Cup?
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    Is Hope Solo ready for the Women's World Cup?

  5. Why Alex Rodriguez's complicated legacy doesn't diminish his current production
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    Why Alex Rodriguez's complicated legacy doesn't diminish his current production

  6. Why Bulls management could never accept Tom Thibodeau's success
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    Why Bulls management could never accept Tom Thibodeau's success

  7. The curious fantasy case of Rob Gronkowski
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    The curious fantasy case of Rob Gronkowski

  8. Why Carlos Condit calls ACL tear 'lucky' and how injury changed his approach
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    Why Carlos Condit calls ACL tear 'lucky' and how injury changed his approach

  9. CFL extends TV/radio/digital contract with TSN/RDS through 2021: a good move?
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    CFL extends TV/radio/digital contract with TSN/RDS through 2021: a good move?

  10. Big Time Athletes Drawn to the Big Top
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    Big Time Athletes Drawn to the Big Top

  11. Circus draws world class athletes to its cast
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    Circus draws world class athletes to its cast

  12. Sources: Pelicans interviewed Vinny Del Negro for coaching job
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    Sources: Pelicans interviewed Vinny Del Negro for coaching job

  • Protester with Palestine flag ejected from FIFA Congress

    By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - A female protester waving a Palestine flag and shouting at FIFA president Sepp Blatter was ejected from the FIFA Congress on Friday. Blatter, sitting on the podium, called for security and the protester was led … More »

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
  • Blatter calls for unity at opening address to FIFA

    Embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter called on members of world soccer's governing body to stick together to stamp out corruption in the wake of the latest scandal to hit the game. Addressing the FIFA delegation at Friday's Congress in … More »

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
  • Emotional Platini says Blatter must go for good of FIFA

    Emotional Platini says Blatter must go for good of FIFA

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - UEFA president Michel Platini delivered one of his most emotional and animated performances since his playing days when he said it was time for Sepp Blatter to quit as president of FIFA with world soccer's body … More »

    Reuters - 15 minutes ago
  • Serena escapes as women's seeds continue to fall

    Serena escapes as women's seeds continue to fall

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - The pre-tournament shortlist of favourites for the French Open women's crown continued to shrink and for a while on Thursday it looked as though top seed, Serena Williams, would also vanish. Shortly after former … More »

    Reuters - 19 minutes ago
  • Fowler upstages struggling McIlroy at Irish Open

    Fowler upstages struggling McIlroy at Irish Open

    By Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Rickie Fowler proved an unwelcome guest for the second time in as many visits to the Royal County Down course when he outplayed his close friend and rival Rory McIlroy at the Irish Open. … More »

    Reuters - 25 minutes ago
  • German justice minister urges new start at FIFA without Blatter

    Germany's Justice Minister said on Friday he did not believe FIFA President Sepp Blatter could continue to lead world football's global governing body after the arrest of senior officials on corruption charges. "I don't know whether there is still … More »

    Reuters - 26 minutes ago
  • England FA chairman says World Cup boycott possible

    England FA chairman says World Cup boycott possible

    English FA chairman Greg Dyke said England would support a possible boycott of the 2018 World Cup if Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of FIFA. "If the whole of UEFA said that, and all of the countries were willing to do it I think that is … More »

    Reuters - 27 minutes ago
  • NZ to vote for challenger Ali in FIFA election

    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Football will vote for FIFA presidential challenger Prince Ali bin Al Hussein later on Friday, snubbing their Oceania colleagues and switching allegiance from embattled incumbent Sepp Blatter. … More »

    Reuters - 33 minutes ago
  • Deans, Laporte to take charge of World XV to face Springboks

    Deans, Laporte to take charge of World XV to face Springboks

    Experienced coaches Robbie Deans of New Zealand and France’s Bernard Laporte have been asked to take charge of a World XV for a match against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town on July 11. The clash is the first match of the year for the … More »

    Reuters - 40 minutes ago
  • Thursday's Sports In Brief

    As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president and deflected blame for the massive bribery and corruption scandal engulfing soccer's world governing body. ''We, or I, cannot monitor everyone all of the time,'' Blatter … More »

    AP - Sports - 51 minutes ago
  • Baseball-Highlights of Thursday's MLB games

    (Adds late games) May 28 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's Major League baseball games: - - - Red Sox 5, Rangers 1 Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez tossed seven scoreless innings and the Red Sox handed Texas pitcher Nick Martinez his … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 4 minutes ago
  • Sweet, Betsa lead Michigan past Alabama, 5-0

    Sweet, Betsa lead Michigan past Alabama, 5-0

    Lauren Sweet learned quickly after striking out in her first at-bat. The senior catcher hit a grand slam her next time up to help Michigan beat Alabama 5-0 on Thursday night in the Women's College World Series opener for both teams. ''She's having … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 7 minutes ago
  • Carda leads UCLA past Oregon 7-1 in WCWS

    Carda leads UCLA past Oregon 7-1 in WCWS

    For a night, UCLA resembled the Bruins who once dominated college softball. Ally Carda pitched a complete game to help UCLA defeat Oregon 7-1 on Thursday night in the Women's College World Series. UCLA coach Kelly Inouye-Perez was pleased that her … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • New Zealand to vote for challenger Ali in FIFA election

    New Zealand to vote for challenger Ali in FIFA election

    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Football will vote for FIFA presidential challenger Prince Ali bin Al Hussein later on Friday, snubbing their Oceania colleagues and switching allegiance from embattled incumbent Sepp Blatter. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 16 minutes ago
  • At $75 a game, indoor football isn't about the money

    Chuck Wright was hooked the first time he tried professional indoor football. It's true.'' That was 10 years ago, and the 34-year-old is still going strong, now with a team called the Omaha Beef. It's an eclectic mix of dreamers hoping to get … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 19 minutes ago
  • Grichuk could cut into Jay's playing time for Cardinals

    Grichuk could cut into Jay's playing time for Cardinals

    Jon Jay was the St. Louis Cardinals' center fielder and primary leadoff man when he went on the 15-day disabled list with a wrist injury. When he returns, likely Friday, it might be more of a job share due to the emergence of Randal Grichuk. The … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • LEADING OFF: Harvey hopes to bounce back, Shields unbeaten

    LEADING OFF: Harvey hopes to bounce back, Shields unbeaten

    A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • Eduardo Rodriguez picks up the win in his major-league debut

    Eduardo Rodriguez picks up the win in his major-league debut

    Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez dazzled over seven innings. Plus, news and notes from around the league. … More »

    Big League Stew - 1 hour 22 minutes ago
  • Blatter seeks re-election as scandal engulfs FIFA

    Blatter seeks re-election as scandal engulfs FIFA

    By Mike Collett and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - The embattled head of world soccer, FIFA President Sepp Blatter, is expected to be re-elected on Friday despite growing calls for his resignation amid a corruption scandal that has engulfed the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 31 minutes ago
  • FIFA should be Swiss-regulated, says one-time reformer Pieth

    A former FIFA reformer told Swiss radio on Friday that soccer's world governing body should be regulated by Switzerland, after seven senior soccer officials were arrested in Zurich on U.S. corruption charges and now face extradition. Mark Pieth, a … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 31 minutes ago
  • Belt, Heston lead surging Giants in rout

    Belt, Heston lead surging Giants in rout

    Brandon Belt worked on going the other way and that hitting approach has been playing big dividends. Belt's opposite-field, solo home run in the seventh inning broke up a scoreless pitching duel and the San Francisco Giants won their fourth … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 44 minutes ago
  • A's erase 3-run deficit, beat Yanks 5-4

    A's erase 3-run deficit, beat Yanks 5-4

    The Oakland Athletics came out on the right side of a one-run game for a change. Ben Zobrist drew a bases-loaded walk from David Carpenter in the seventh inning to break a tie and the A's rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the New York … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 45 minutes ago
  • Iannetta's slam helps Angels rout Tigers

    Iannetta's slam helps Angels rout Tigers

    The Los Angeles Angels got back to the .500 mark with one of their most impressive offensive showings of the season. Chris Iannetta hit his fourth career grand slam, Albert Pujols and Matt Joyce also homered and C.J. Wilson pitched two-hit ball … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 46 minutes ago
  • Blatter the right man for the job says power-broker Sheikh Ahmad

    Blatter the right man for the job says power-broker Sheikh Ahmad

    By Mike Collett and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA president Sepp Blatter is the right man for the job and should be re-elected for another four years on Friday, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, one of the most powerful men in world sport, … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 48 minutes ago
  • Malaysian Olympic official calls for more transparency

    Malaysian Olympic officials want the country's national sporting federations to open their books and publicly declare all their assets to demonstrate greater transparency in the wake of FIFA's latest corruption scandal. The Olympic Council of … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 53 minutes ago
  • Nike says FIFA indictment does not allege criminal conduct by company

    (Reuters) - Nike Inc said on Thursday that charging documents regarding the FIFA bribery scandal do not allege the company is engaged in criminal conduct. U.S. authorities said on Wednesday nine football officials and five sports media and … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 53 minutes ago
  • Bucs beat Padres 11-5, win streak hits 7

    Bucs beat Padres 11-5, win streak hits 7

    An early home run barrage carried A.J. Burnett and the Pittsburgh Pirates to their seventh straight win, 11-5 against the San Diego Padres on Thursday night. Jung Ho Kang hit a three-run homer and Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco also went deep … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 3 minutes ago
  • With another corruption scandal engulfing FIFA, Blatter seeks another 4 years as president

    Sepp Blatter will seek another term as FIFA president later Friday after asking soccer leaders to entrust him with guiding the governing body's recovery from a corruption crisis — again. "We have been hit and I personally have been slapped," … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 hours 14 minutes ago
  • Kluber Ks 13, Kipnis stays hot for Tribe

    Kluber Ks 13, Kipnis stays hot for Tribe

    Even a couple of home runs couldn't derail the roll Cleveland's Corey Kluber is on, getting closer to the form that earned him the AL Cy Young award a season ago. Kluber struck out 13 in seven innings to win his third straight decision, Jason … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 35 minutes ago
  • Jung Ho Kang smashes home run to the second deck in Petco Park

    Jung Ho Kang smashes home run to the second deck in Petco Park

    Pirates infield Jung Ho Kang showed off his impressive power Thursday against the Padres. … More »

    Big League Stew - 2 hours 38 minutes ago
  • Broncos LT Clady likely to miss season

    Broncos LT Clady likely to miss season

    The Denver Broncos are searching for someone to watch Peyton Manning's back after left tackle Ryan Clady tore his left ACL and will likely be out for the season. The requirements are simple: Don't let anyone hit the five-time NFL MVP - something … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 41 minutes ago
  • Earthquakes to host 2016 All-Star Game

    Earthquakes to host 2016 All-Star Game

    The San Jose Earthquakes know they have one of the snazziest new soccer stadiums around, and now they're gearing up to show it off for all of Major League Soccer to see. State-of-the-art Avaya Stadium will host the 2016 Major League Soccer All-Star … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 47 minutes ago
  • Why Bulls management could never accept Tom Thibodeau's success

    Why Bulls management could never accept Tom Thibodeau's success

    The Bulls tried to humiliate Tom Thibodeau after firing him. In doing so, they shed more light on the franchise's screwed-up culture. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 2 hours 52 minutes ago
  • Thursday's Scoreboard

    Thursday's Games … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 hours 59 minutes ago
  • New Zealand to vote for Prince Ali in FIFA election

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Football will vote for challenger Prince Ali bin Al Hussein in the FIFA presidential election later on Friday, joining a list of national associations switching allegiance away from embattled incumbent Sepp … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Big Time Athletes Drawn to the Big Top

    Big Time Athletes Drawn to the Big Top

    Cirque du Soleil has become a haven for athletes that don’t have the luxury of a professional league or other highly competitive outlets … More »

    Yahoo Sports Videos - 3 hours ago
  • Carlos Condit: ACL tear was 'lucky' in a way

    Carlos Condit: ACL tear was 'lucky' in a way

    After more than a year off, fan favorite Condit is set to shake up the welterweight title picture. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Canada will not support Blatter for FIFA presidency

    Canada will not support Blatter for FIFA presidency

    Canada, which is hosting the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, will not support incumbent Sepp Blatter in Friday's presidential vote at the FIFA Congress, the head of the Canadian Soccer Association said on Thursday on his official Twitter account. … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Why Alex Rodriguez's complicated legacy doesn't diminish his current production

    Why Alex Rodriguez's complicated legacy doesn't diminish his current production

    Tired of debating whether Alex Rodriguez's "milestones" mean anything? Just go with what's in the box score. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Circus draws world-class athletes to its cast

    Circus draws world-class athletes to its cast

    Cirque du Soleil is known for its dizzying stunts and performances. It's also becoming known as a haven for world-class athletes in search of the next competitive outlet. … More »

    Yahoo Sports Videos - 3 hours ago