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  1. Who will win 'sneaky difficult' NL Central?
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  2. NBA Playoff Picture Update: What's at stake in Friday's big matchups?
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  3. Brad's Best Bets for Friday's Sweet 16 matchups
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  4. Inside Buffalo Tank Night: Did fans disrespect Sabres by cheering loss?
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  5. West Virginia makes history in blowout loss to Kentucky
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  6. How did Mayweather become a big-money superstar? He dreamed big – and turned down $12.5M
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  7. Aaron Rodgers brings new 'lucky charm' to support Wisconsin
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  8. Arizona moves on, but were 'Cats exposed?
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  9. Can Notre Dame beat Kentucky? Keep dreaming
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  10. Someone is paying for Three Rivers Stadium website to keep living on web
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    Someone is paying for Three Rivers Stadium website to keep living on web

  11. NHL Playoff Death Watch: East races intensify; Flames knocked outside bubble
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  12. NHL Three Stars: Pavelec stops 39; Marleau leads Sharks over Red Wings
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  • Beijing offers Olympic security, anti-terrorism assurances as 2022 bid inspections end

    Beijing offers Olympic security, anti-terrorism assurances as 2022 bid inspections end

    Chinese officials said Friday they can provide a secure environment for a Winter Olympics in Beijing, as IOC evaluators wrapped up their five-day inspection tour of the city's 2022 bid. Bid official Zhang Jiandong said Beijing had a proven track … More »

    The Canadian Press - 5 minutes ago
  • LEADING OFF: Harvey back on hill, pink eye back with Brewers

    LEADING OFF: Harvey back on hill, pink eye back with Brewers

    A look at what's happening around spring training in Florida and Arizona today: … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 minutes ago
  • Recovered from life-threatening knife attack, British boxer Kell Brook makes 1st title defence

    Recovered from life-threatening knife attack, British boxer Kell Brook makes 1st title defence

    As he lay on the ground, blood pouring from a gash across his left thigh, British boxer Kell Brook's concern wasn't whether he would fight again. The reasons for the attack are unclear, but Brook said he was slashed through a muscle by a knife … More »

    The Canadian Press - 6 minutes ago
  • A-Rod's cousin, last remaining defendant, is set to plead guilty in Florida steroids case

    A guilty plea is set for a cousin of New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez in the federal investigation into performance-enhancing drugs illegally provided to athletes through a South Florida clinic. U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga scheduled … More »

    The Canadian Press - 7 minutes ago
  • Inside Buffalo Tank Night: Did fans disrespect Sabres by cheering loss?

    Inside Buffalo Tank Night: Did fans disrespect Sabres by cheering loss?

    An on-site report from the Tank Night game between the Sabres and Coyotes. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 26 minutes ago
  • England fullback Brown to miss club match due to concussion

    England fullback Brown to miss club match due to concussion

    England fullback Mike Brown suffered symptoms of concussion following the Six Nations win over France and will miss his club side Harlequins' match against Saracens on Saturday. Brown felt dizziness at the start of the week, the BBC reported, after … More »

    Reuters - 35 minutes ago
  • Japanese bench gives Halilhodzic debut win

    Vahid Halilhodzic began his reign as Japan coach with a solid 2-0 win over Tunisia in a friendly in Oita on Friday after calling on the Samurai Blue mainstays in the second half to overcome the Africans. The Tunisians looked set to spoil the … More »

    Reuters - 36 minutes ago
  • Ferrari stay cool in pursuit of Mercedes

    By John O'Brien SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Ferrari's continued resurgence in Formula One was evident on Friday with both cars looking competitive in the first two practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix. Kimi Raikkonen chased home the … More »

    Reuters - 39 minutes ago
  • Bernie Ecclestone casts doubt on German, Italian GPs

    Bernie Ecclestone casts doubt on German, Italian GPs

    The German Grand Prix could remain off the sport's calendar after this year's cancellation, and the iconic Italian GP may be next to go, Formula One commercial head Bernie Ecclestone said Friday. Speaking after a meeting with team leaders ahead of … More »

    AP - Sports - 41 minutes ago
  • Renault could quit F1 or buy Toro Rosso

    Renault could quit F1 or buy Toro Rosso

    By John O'Brien SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Renault say they are reviewing all their Formula One options, including quitting the sport or buying the Toro Rosso team, after stinging criticism of their engine. The French manufacturer has been at … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
  • Stoner to enter Suzuka eight hours race

    Stoner to enter Suzuka eight hours race

    (Reuters) - Double MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner will return to competition when he enters the Suzuka eight hours endurance race with a three-rider Honda team in July. "After riding the bike in Sepang a few months ago, I’ve been speaking … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 38 minutes ago
  • Motorcycling-Stoner to enter Suzuka eight hours race

    Double MotoGP world champion Casey Stoner will return to competition when he enters the Suzuka eight hours endurance race with a three-rider Honda team in July. "After riding the bike in Sepang a few months ago, I've been speaking closely with … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 42 minutes ago
  • Renault threatens to withdraw from Formula 1

    Renault threatens to withdraw from Formula 1

    French automaker Renault, which supplies engines to the Red Bull and Toro Rosso teams, is considering pulling out of Formula One because of the damage done to its reputation after a difficult start to the season. Renault Sport F1 managing director … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 46 minutes ago
  • Serbia can stop Ronaldo and Portugal, says Ivanovic

    By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) - Portugal have one of the world's top players in Cristiano Ronaldo but Serbia are good enough to contain him in their Euro 2016 qualifier in Lisbon on Sunday, the Balkan nation’s captain Branislav Ivanovic … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 47 minutes ago
  • Ice dancers Weaver and Poje fail to sweep season, settling for world bronze

    Ice dancers Weaver and Poje fail to sweep season, settling for world bronze

    Canadian ice dancers Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje were unable to complete a perfect season as they settled for bronze at the world figure skating championship Friday. The duo from Waterloo, Ont., were the favourites going into Shanghai having won … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 55 minutes ago
  • Bulgaria pulls out of European championships over doping

    Bulgaria have withdrawn from this year's European weightlifting championships in Georgia after 11 athletes tested positive for doping, the European weightlifting federation (EWF) said. Eight male and three female Bulgarians, including three … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 59 minutes ago
  • Weightlifting-Bulgaria pulls out of European championships over doping

    Bulgaria have withdrawn from this year's European weightlifting championships in Georgia after 11 athletes tested positive for doping, the European weightlifting federation (EWF) said. Eight male and three female Bulgarians, including three … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 5 minutes ago
  • Someone is paying for Three Rivers Stadium website to keep living on web

    Someone is paying for Three Rivers Stadium website to keep living on web

    Believe it or not, you can still go to the old Three Rivers Stadium website. Yes, the stadium was demolished in 2000. … More »

    Shutdown Corner - 2 hours 7 minutes ago
  • Liverpool's Sturridge faces spell out with muscle tear

    Liverpool's Sturridge faces spell out with muscle tear

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is facing another spell on the sidelines after England manager Roy Hodgson confirmed he had suffered a muscle tear in his hip. Sturridge, who has already missed five months of the season through injury, was sent … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 12 minutes ago
  • Lions bag another road win over struggling Reds

    Lions bag another road win over struggling Reds

    (Reuters) - The Lions rounded of a successful Super Rugby road trip by heaping more misery on the struggling Queensland Reds with a 18-17 win in Brisbane on Friday. The Johannesburg-based side showed no signs of weariness despite four weeks away … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 13 minutes ago
  • France given reality check by Brazil

    France given reality check by Brazil

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - France suffered a serious reality check in their build-up to Euro 2016 on home soil when Brazil outclassed them in a friendly at the Stade de France on Thursday. Didier Deschamps's team, who beat Spain, Portugal … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 15 minutes ago
  • Ski-doo maker BRP profit tops estimates on new products, stronger dollar

    Ski-doo maker BRP profit tops estimates on new products, stronger dollar

    (Reuters) - BRP Inc , the maker of Ski-Doo snowmobiles and Sea-Doo watercraft, reported a much higher-than-expected quarterly profit, helped by a stronger dollar, the introduction of new powersport vehicles and higher shipments of Can-Am off-road … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 20 minutes ago
  • NHL Playoff Death Watch: East races intensify; Flames knocked outside bubble

    NHL Playoff Death Watch: East races intensify; Flames knocked outside bubble

    Since we're down to the final moments of postseason life for teams in contention, Puck Daddy solemnly begins a daily countdown to annihilation. … More »

    Puck Daddy - 2 hours 20 minutes ago
  • Manor thrilled to be back on track

    The troubled Manor Marussia Formula One team declared themselves back in business on Friday after returning to the track for the first time since plunging into administration last October. Spanish rookie Roberto Merhi and Britain's Will Stevens … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 22 minutes ago
  • Hamilton praises mechanics after leading practice

    Hamilton praises mechanics after leading practice

    By John O'Brien SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton had nothing but praise for his Mercedes mechanics after they worked tirelessly on an engine issue between practice sessions at the Malaysian Grand Prix on Friday and produced a car that … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 42 minutes ago
  • Malaysian queries eligibility of new Filipino rival thrower

    The Philippines has been scouring the United States to poach sporting talent and seem to have struck gold with thrower Caleb Stuart but some of his potential opponents at the upcoming Southeast Asian Games are questioning his eligibility. The … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 51 minutes ago
  • Games-Malaysian queries eligibility of new Filipino rival thrower

    The Philippines has been scouring the United States to poach sporting talent and seem to have struck gold with thrower Caleb Stuart but some of his potential opponents at the upcoming Southeast Asian Games are questioning his eligibility. The … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Hamilton cool with engine problem, tops Malaysian practice

    Hamilton cool with engine problem, tops Malaysian practice

    Lewis Hamilton found a new way to demonstrate Mercedes' domination of Formula One by sitting out two thirds of Friday's practice sessions for the Malaysian Grand Prix and yet was still the fastest. The period spent cooling his heels in the garage, … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • I was never concerned about my spot, says Australia's Finch

    I was never concerned about my spot, says Australia's Finch

    Australia opener Aaron Finch said he never feared for his place in the side during his lean spell at the World Cup and having found some runs will be raring to go in Sunday's final at his home ground. Finch hit an uncharacteristically scrappy 81 in … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • 30 is the new 40 when it comes to home runs these days

    30 is the new 40 when it comes to home runs these days

    ''I mean I grew up watching Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs and now guys are talking about 30's good.'' Home runs have hit their lowest rate in more than two decades. The days of bulked-up sluggers like Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa topping … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Pirelli hoping for more stops in rising Sepang heat

    Pirelli hoping for more stops in rising Sepang heat

    By John O'Brien SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Formula One tyre supplier Pirelli are predicting a possible three-stop strategy for the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend after track temperatures soared to around 60 degrees Celsius in the first two … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Xavi agent declines comment on Al Sadd deal reports

    Xavi agent declines comment on Al Sadd deal reports

    Xavi's agent has declined to comment on reports the Barcelona midfielder is set to leave the La Liga leaders at the end of the season and sign a lucrative contract with Qatari side Al Sadd. Xavi, 35, has played for Barca a record 751 times since he … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Hamilton fastest despite engine issues

    Hamilton fastest despite engine issues

    By John O'Brien SEPANG, Malaysia (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton recovered from a frustrating morning session to lay down a marker to his Formula One rivals with the fastest time of the day in second free practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix on Friday. … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Germany's Bellarabi, Badstuber out of Georgia qualifier

    Germany's Bellarabi, Badstuber out of Georgia qualifier

    Germany forward Karim Bellarabi and defender Holger Badstuber have been ruled out of their Euro 2016 qualifier in Georgia, assistant coach Thomas Schneider said on Friday. Schneider said Bellarabi would miss the game due to a cold while Badstuber, … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Sailing-New Zealand, Italian America's Cup challenges in doubt

    New Zealand's challenge for the next America's Cup could be in doubt, while the Italian challengers Luna Rossa have also threatened to withdraw after the organisers changed their minds on the type of boat to be used for the 35th regatta in 2017. … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Swimming - Tearful Park apologises for failed doping test

    Swimming - Tearful Park apologises for failed doping test

    By Peter Rutherford SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan choked back the tears on Friday as he apologised for a failed doping test that led to an 18-month ban from the sport and said he wished he could turn back … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Tearful Park apologizes for failed doping test

    Tearful Park apologizes for failed doping test

    By Peter Rutherford SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan choked back the tears on Friday as he apologized for a failed doping test that led to an 18-month ban from the sport and said he wished he could turn back … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Former Olympic swimming champ Park apologizes for doping ban

    Former Olympic swimming champ Park apologizes for doping ban

    A tearful former Olympic swimming champion, Park Tae-hwan of South Korea, offered an impassioned public apology Friday, four days after receiving an 18-month ban for failing a doping test. Park, who won South Korea's only ever swimming gold in the … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Recording: Sterling wanted to give woman 'everything'

    Days after Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA and in jeopardy of losing his Los Angeles Clippers, he was trying to ensure that the woman who led to his downfall had a house of her own. In a recording played Thursday in Los Angeles … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • How Mercedes became the dominant power in Formula 1

    How Mercedes became the dominant power in Formula 1

    Mercedes dominated the 2014 Formula One season, they swept to a one-two finish in this year's season opener in Australia, and the team is fully expected to do so again at the Malaysian Grand Prix. How have they managed to leave the previous power … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago