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  1. Penguins 'racist' locker room prank revealed in Jarkko Ruutu’s book
    Greg Wyshynski

    Penguins 'racist' locker room prank revealed in Jarkko Ruutu’s book

  2. Texas sized surge helping Rangers in wild card race
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    Texas sized surge helping Rangers in wild card race

  3. Source: Glen Davis out 8-12 weeks after ankle surgery
    Marc J. Spears

    Source: Glen Davis out 8-12 weeks after ankle surgery

  4. A spasming back is an ongoing issue, but Milos Raonic still moves into the US Open third round
    Stephanie Myles

    A spasming back is an ongoing issue, but Milos Raonic still moves into the US Open third round

  5. Mostly NFL Notes: Some 2015 Season Predictions
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    Mostly NFL Notes: Some 2015 Season Predictions

  6. How much help will CFL teams get from NFL cuts this year?
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    How much help will CFL teams get from NFL cuts this year?

  7. Wife of Redskins GM apologizes for inappropriate tweets about ESPN reporter
    Jay Busbee

    Wife of Redskins GM apologizes for inappropriate tweets about ESPN reporter

  8. Clayton Kershaw's 132-pitch masterpiece closes out Dodgers' sweep of Giants
    Tim Brown

    Clayton Kershaw's 132-pitch masterpiece closes out Dodgers' sweep of Giants

  9. Cam Newton's little brother might be a big deal
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    Cam Newton's little brother might be a big deal

  10. For the first time since March, Eugenie Bouchard has put together back-to-back wins and is in the US Open third round
    Stephanie Myles

    For the first time since March, Eugenie Bouchard has put together back-to-back wins and is in the US Open third round

  11. Wetzel to Forde podcast: Dissecting college football's opening weekend
    Pat Forde

    Wetzel to Forde podcast: Dissecting college football's opening weekend

  12. Seahawks' Frank Clark in group of 5 high-risk rookies showing promise as preseason nears end
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    Seahawks' Frank Clark in group of 5 high-risk rookies showing promise as preseason nears end

  • Froome pulls out of Spanish Vuelta with broken foot

    Chris Froome pulled out of the Spanish Vuelta on Thursday after fracturing a bone in his right foot. The two-time Tour de France champion - and two-time Vuelta runner-up - said on his Twitter account that the navicular bone in his foot was … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
  • Pirelli inquiry reveals 'unusual number of cuts' in F1 tires

    Pirelli inquiry reveals 'unusual number of cuts' in F1 tires

    Pirelli says that ''a highly unusual number of cuts'' were reported by the Formula One tire supplier's engineers at the Belgian Grand Prix, one of which caused the failure on Nico Rosberg's car. While Rosberg's incident occurred in practice, the … More »

    AP - Sports - 17 minutes ago
  • Samoan lock to miss World Cup opener after punch

    Samoan lock to miss World Cup opener after punch

    LONDON (Reuters) - Samoan lock Kane Thompson will miss his nation's first Rugby World Cup clash against the United States in Brighton on Sept. 20 through suspension after punching an opponent, World Rugby said on Thursday. The 33-year-old was … More »

    Reuters - 24 minutes ago
  • Los Angeles mayor pitches 2024 Olympic bid to IOC president

    Los Angeles mayor pitches 2024 Olympic bid to IOC president

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took his city's newly-launched bid for the 2024 Summer Games to IOC headquarters on Thursday, saying it's time ''to bring the Olympics back home'' to the United States after an absence of nearly three decades. … More »

    AP - Sports - 25 minutes ago
  • Chelsea ties up with India's Wipro in digital, fan engagement drive

    Chelsea ties up with India's Wipro in digital, fan engagement drive

    Reigning English Premier League champions Chelsea FC will team up with Indian IT services group Wipro Ltd to help improve its digital media strategy, the two said a day after rival Manchester United made a similar announcement. Wipro will work to … More »

    Reuters - 34 minutes ago
  • Chelsea ties up with Wipro in digital, fan engagement drive

    Chelsea ties up with Wipro in digital, fan engagement drive

    Reigning English Premier League champions Chelsea FC will team up with IT services group Wipro Ltd to help improve its digital media strategy, the two said a day after rival Manchester United made a similar announcement. Wipro will work to improve … More »

    Reuters - 38 minutes ago
  • Germany out to burst Poland's euphoria bubble, says Loew

    Germany out to burst Poland's euphoria bubble, says Loew

    Germany are in the unusual position of having to challenge for their Euro 2016 qualifying group top spot but coach Joachim Loew said he was confident the World Cup winners could beat leaders Poland on Friday and dampen their enthusiasm. "Poland are … More »

    Reuters - 40 minutes ago
  • Germany's Loew dashes his players' Olympic hopes

    Germany coach Joachim Loew considers it all but impossible for any of his players to compete both at next year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the Euro 2016, saying the fatigue of playing two tournaments in a summer was too much. Arsenal midfielder … More »

    Reuters - 41 minutes ago
  • Renzi to Ecclestone on Italian GP: 'Leave Monza alone'

    ''That's what we're going to tell Ecclestone. Formula One doesn't rely solely on money. It's also about the (history),'' Renzi told Italian radio after Ecclestone's latest warning on the Italian Grand Prix's future. … More »

    AP - Sports - 48 minutes ago
  • Nigeria's Segun Odegbami enters race for FIFA presidency

    Nigeria's Segun Odegbami enters race for FIFA presidency

    Former Nigerian soccer star Segun Odegbami has announced his bid to run for president of the sport's international governing body FIFA, his campaign chief said on Wednesday. The election of a new FIFA head is due to take place on Feb. 26 next year … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
  • Force India's Perez dismisses Lotus speculation

    MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Mexican Sergio Perez dismissed speculation about his Formula One future on Thursday and said he was focused only on racing for Force India next season. "I have a contract with the team, I have a group of sponsors and we are … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • Wales mix things up for final World Cup warm-up

    Wales mix things up for final World Cup warm-up

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - Wales coach Warren Gatland has mixed up his team for their final World Cup warm up against Italy in Cardiff on Saturday, with Sam Warburton returning to captain the side as part of a new-look back row. Warburton, … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • Derby's American owners sell to 'Candy Crush' entrepreneur

    DERBY, England (AP) -- Derby's American owners have sold the English second-tier club to a local businessman who made a fortune through the ''Candy Crush Saga'' mobile game. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
  • Olympics - Los Angeles bid is 'new start' for all, says LA mayor

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Los Angeles' 2024 summer Olympics bid will be a new start for the United States as it attempts to land the first summer Games since 1996 and put the disappointment of Boston's failed effort behind it, the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 32 minutes ago
  • Chung accuses AFC of 'undermining' FIFA election

    Chung accuses AFC of 'undermining' FIFA election

    By Sohee Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-joon has accused the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) of sending unsolicited letters to its members urging them to support his rival Michel Platini at next year's … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 47 minutes ago
  • Froome withdraws from Vuelta after heavy crash

    Froome withdraws from Vuelta after heavy crash

    Chris Froome's hopes of pulling off a rare Tour de France-Vuelta double are over after he was forced to withdraw before Thursday's 12th stage after a heavy crash on Wednesday left him with a fractured bone in his foot. The twice Tour winner and … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 54 minutes ago
  • Adebayor excluded from Spurs' Europa League squad

    Adebayor excluded from Spurs' Europa League squad

    (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur forward Emmanuel Adebayor has been dropped from the Spurs' Europa League squad as the out-of-favour striker remains in limbo at the club. Spurs were keen to part ways with the Togo international during the summer … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 8 minutes ago
  • Los Angeles bid is 'new start' for all, says LA mayor

    Los Angeles bid is 'new start' for all, says LA mayor

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Los Angeles' 2024 summer Olympics bid will be a new start for the United States as it attempts to land the first summer Games since 1996 and put the disappointment of Boston's failed effort behind it, the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 14 minutes ago
  • Cycling-Froome withdraws from Vuelta after heavy crash

    * Scan shows Briton fractured a bone in his foot * Tour de France winner denied Tour-Vuelta double (Adds Froome quotes) MADRID, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Chris Froome's hopes of pulling off a rare Tour de France-Vuelta double are over after he was … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 31 minutes ago
  • Massa and Bottas to pair for 3rd straight year at Williams

    Felipe Massa and Valtteri Bottas will pair for a third consecutive season as Williams' Formula One drivers, the team announced Thursday. Massa and Bottas currently sit fifth and sixth, respectively, in the drivers' standings. There had been … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 33 minutes ago
  • Spain's 'English' posse primed for Slovakia test

    Spain's 'English' posse primed for Slovakia test

    With an unprecedented number of Spain internationals plying their trade in the Premier League, coach Vicente del Bosque will be relying more than ever on players based outside La Liga in Saturday's Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Slovakia. Pedro … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 38 minutes ago
  • Williams retain Bottas and Massa for 2016

    By Alan Baldwin MONZA, Italy (Reuters) - Finland's Valtteri Bottas and Brazilian Felipe Massa will be racing for Williams again next season, the Formula One team said on Thursday in an announcement ending speculation about the possible return of … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Wales look down on England for first time in rankings

    Wales look down on England for first time in rankings

    Wales moved above their more illustrious neighbours England in FIFA's football world rankings for the first time on Thursday, their ninth-placed spot putting them one ahead of the English. England, World Cup winners in 1966, dropped two places in … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Bulgaria keeper crisis deepens with Mihaylov blow

    Bulgaria keeper crisis deepens with Mihaylov blow

    Bulgaria goalkeeper Nikolay Mihaylov has been ruled out of the team's Euro 2016 qualifier against Norway on Thursday because of a stomach virus. The 27-year-old's absence will be a major blow for Bulgaria as keeper Vladislav Stoyanov has also been … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Saints plan to tie down Wanyama with new five-year deal

    Saints plan to tie down Wanyama with new five-year deal

    (Reuters) - Southampton midfielder Victor Wanyama, who was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur during the summer transfer window, has been offered a new five-year contract by the club, according to British media reports. Wanyama has … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Spurs chairman Levy strikes back over Berahino debacle

    Spurs chairman Levy strikes back over Berahino debacle

    Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has taken a dig at Jeremy Peace over the Saido Berahino transfer debacle, suggesting that his West Bromwich Albion counterpart's decision to go public with the striker's transfer request was "disrespectful". … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • NBA stars headline European championship

    Tony Parker is back and France will be looking to retain the title at the European Basketball Championship that starts over the weekend in four cities across the continent. Originally scheduled to be held in Ukraine, the competition was moved … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Dusautoir back in France team to face Scotland

    Dusautoir back in France team to face Scotland

    PARIS (Reuters) - Captain Thierry Dusautoir made his return to the France team after recovering from a knee injury when he was named to lead Les Bleus to face Scotland in their final World Cup warm-up game at the Stade de France on Saturday. Coach … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Chile rises in top 10 of FIFA rankings led by Argentina

    ZURICH (AP) -- Copa America winner Chile rises two places to No. 8 in the FIFA rankings still led by Argentina. … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • World Cup football qualifier exposes China-Hong Kong tensions

    By James Pomfret SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) - Chinese riot police will be deployed for a crunch World Cup football qualifying match on Thursday between China and Hong Kong that could reignite tensions that have lingered under the surface since Hong … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Rooney set to eclipse Charlton's 45-year old record

    Rooney set to eclipse Charlton's 45-year old record

    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - Wayne Rooney can break Bobby Charlton's 45-year-old record and become the first player to score 50 goals for England when Roy Hodgson's men take on San Marino and Switzerland in their two upcoming Euro 2016 … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Venus seeks sisterly advice to take down Swiss teenager

    Venus seeks sisterly advice to take down Swiss teenager

    By Steve Keating NEW YORK (Reuters) - Venus Williams earned a shot at a little family revenge by outlasting American compatriot Irina Falconi 6-3 6-7(2) 6-2 to set up an intriguing U.S. Open third round clash with Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic on … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • FIFA World Rankings List

    ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA world rankings published Thursday (August position in parentheses): … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Djokovic clicks into gear, races to third round

    Djokovic clicks into gear, races to third round

    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic took a while to warm up against Austrian Andreas Haider-Maurer but shifted into gear to close out the first set and then raced to a 6-4 6-1 6-2 win that closed Wednesday's play of the U.S. Open. … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Ohio State-Virginia Tech matchup highlights ACC's Week 1

    Ohio State-Virginia Tech matchup highlights ACC's Week 1

    Throw in the fact that the Hokies handed the Buckeyes their only loss last season - a curious result since Virginia Tech finished 7-6 - and this Labor Day tilt has plenty of national interest. ''The whole country will be watching,'' Hokies coach … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • LEADING OFF: Latos tries again for Dodgers, Braves skidding

    LEADING OFF: Latos tries again for Dodgers, Braves skidding

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

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Germany's Reus ruled out of qualifiers with fractured toe

    Germany's Reus ruled out of qualifiers with fractured toe

    Germany forward Marco Reus has been ruled out of their upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Poland and Scotland after fracturing his toe during a league match, the team said on Thursday, dealing a blow to the World Cup winners who are desperate for … More »

    Reuters - 5 hours ago
  • Wednesday's Sports In Brief

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Serena Williams, pursuing tennis' first true Grand Slam in more than 25 years, overcame 10 double-faults and two dozen other unforced errors in a sloppy 7-6 (5) 6-3 victory over 110th-ranked Kiki Bertens in the second round of the … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Hewitt, in final US Open, not relishing match vs countryman

    Hewitt, in final US Open, not relishing match vs countryman

    Lleyton Hewitt cheered from the stands Tuesday night as one young Australian took the court in the U.S. Open. The 34-year-old Hewitt has served as a mentor to his country's up-and-coming players as his career nears its end, so he cringes to see … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 hours ago
  • Clayton Kershaw's 132-pitch masterpiece closes out Dodgers' sweep of Giants

    Clayton Kershaw's 132-pitch masterpiece closes out Dodgers' sweep of Giants

    Don Mattingly rode his ace as Los Angeles turned the tables by finishing off a narrow three-game sweep of San Francisco. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 5 hours ago