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  1. UNC basketball’s biggest threat to title hopes could be postseason ban
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  2. Lightning banking on bad luck to explain Game 4 blowout
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  4. Rick Nash scores twice as Rangers even series with Lightning
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  9. What Mike Babcock can actually do for Maple Leafs (Trending Topics)
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  10. NHL Three Stars: Lundqvist solid in 5-1 drubbing of Lightning
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  11. Edmonton Oilers ticket campaign includes the McDavid 'golden envelope'
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  12. Marlins lose eighth straight game, Mat Latos and Henderson Alvarez to DL
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  • Choi soldiers on in Korea, young duo close with course record

    Overnight-leader Choi Jin-ho will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the SK Telecom Open after the chasing pack closed in following course record performances by Wang Jeung-hun and Lee Soo-min on Saturday. The talented 19-year-old Wang … More »

    Reuters - 3 minutes 10 seconds ago
  • Grosjean set for five place grid penalty

    Grosjean set for five place grid penalty

    Lotus driver Romain Grosjean faces a five-place penalty on the Monaco Grand Prix starting grid for an unscheduled gearbox change. The only French driver in what amounts to a home race suffered gearbox damage on his way to eighth place in Spain two … More »

    Reuters - 18 minutes ago
  • Hamilton keeps the big picture in mind

    Hamilton keeps the big picture in mind

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton wants to win Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix but the Formula One world champion is not about to lose sight of the bigger picture. Sunday's showcase race could see the Mercedes driver beaten by team mate … More »

    Reuters - 19 minutes ago
  • Chinese in mid-Atlantic fight to cut Emiratis' lead

    Chinese challengers Dongfeng Race Team were leading the chase through the mid-Atlantic towards leg seven destination Lisbon on Saturday as they strove to cut the overall Volvo Ocean Race lead of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. The Emirati boat, skippered … More »

    Reuters - 21 minutes ago
  • Golf-Choi soldiers on in Korea, young duo close with course record

    Overnight-leader Choi Jin-ho will take a one-shot lead into the final round of the SK Telecom Open after the chasing pack closed in following course record performances by Wang Jeung-hun and Lee Soo-min on Saturday. The talented 19-year-old Wang … More »

    Reuters - 22 minutes ago
  • Ebola-free Liberia allowed to host internationals

    Ebola-free Liberia allowed to host internationals

    Liberia can host international soccer matches again after being declared free of the deadly Ebola virus, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said on Friday. CAF, however, said the bans on Guinea and Sierra Leone would remain in place. … More »

    Reuters - 24 minutes ago
  • Indonesia hit with World Cup penalties by AFC

    Indonesia, already facing the prospect of a FIFA ban for government interference, have been forced to play their World Cup and Asian Cup qualifier against Iraq in an empty stadium and their home tie against Thailand at a neutral venue. The decision … More »

    Reuters - 31 minutes ago
  • Sailing-Chinese in mid-Atlantic fight to cut Emiratis' lead

    Chinese challengers Dongfeng Race Team were leading the chase through the mid-Atlantic towards leg seven destination Lisbon on Saturday as they strove to cut the overall Volvo Ocean Race lead of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. The Emirati boat, skippered … More »

    Reuters - 33 minutes ago
  • Ahmed's hit in 13th gets Arizona by Cubs

    Ahmed's hit in 13th gets Arizona by Cubs

    Heroics are expected from Paul Goldschmidt. Both had their moments in the Arizona Diamondbacks' 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs in 13 innings on Friday night. Goldschmidt tied it with a two-out, two-run homer in the 10th inning and Ahmed singled … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 32 minutes ago
  • 23 ways of looking at LeBron James

    23 ways of looking at LeBron James

    LeBron James showed why he's the game's most transcendent player in Friday night's Eastern Conference Finals victory over Atlanta. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 2 hours 5 minutes ago
  • Marlins lose eighth straight game, Mat Latos and Henderson Alvarez to DL

    Marlins lose eighth straight game, Mat Latos and Henderson Alvarez to DL

    The Marlins woes continue with another loss and injuries to pitchers Mat Latos and Henderson Alvarez. That and more in the daily wrap up. … More »

    Big League Stew - 2 hours 21 minutes ago
  • LEADING OFF: Kluber's on a roll, Burnett vs Harvey

    LEADING OFF: Kluber's on a roll, Burnett vs Harvey

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

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 34 minutes ago
  • At 42, Bartolo Colon shines with guile and precision pitches

    At 42, Bartolo Colon shines with guile and precision pitches

    Bartolo Colon settled in a chair and threw a rubber ball against his black glove. The right-hander gave up 11 hits, eight earned runs and - even more surprisingly - two walks in the May 20 game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field. Before … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 35 minutes ago
  • Belt's long HR helps Giants keep rolling

    Belt's long HR helps Giants keep rolling

    Brandon Belt brought the fireworks early to keep the San Francisco Giants rolling. Belt homered into the third deck, Ryan Vogelsong threw six scoreless innings and also doubled and the Giants held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 11-8 on Friday … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 36 minutes ago
  • Gordon not feeling sentimental yet

    Gordon not feeling sentimental yet

    Jeff Gordon is not ready to focus on life after racing as his farewell tour arrives at the longest event on the NASCAR schedule. Gordon, in what's become a weekly line of questioning, was asked for his emotions running his last Coca-Cola 600 at … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 47 minutes ago
  • Cuban star Tomas adjusts to life in the major leagues

    Cuban star Tomas adjusts to life in the major leagues

    Things are lining up nicely in Yasmany Tomas' world. The native of Cuba and first-year Arizona Diamondback is uplifting his teammates with his hitting. The adjustment from baseball in Cuba to spring training to the minors to the big leagues is … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 52 minutes ago
  • Irving-less Cavs roll in Atlanta, up 2-0

    Irving-less Cavs roll in Atlanta, up 2-0

    One is enough for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as long as it's the King. LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, beating the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Pederson's 8th-inning homer helps Dodgers beat Padres 2-1

    Pederson's 8th-inning homer helps Dodgers beat Padres 2-1

    It took nearly a week, but the Los Angeles Dodgers managed to score again. Joc Pederson homered on an 0-2 pitch in the eighth inning and their anemic offense mustered just enough to beat the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Friday night. Pederson's 11th … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • J.D. Martinez homer lifts Tigers to 6-2 win over Astros

    J.D. Martinez homer lifts Tigers to 6-2 win over Astros

    Alfredo Simon doesn't overpower opposing hitters, as much as he confuses them. Using an assortment of pitches that included a curveball that didn't even register on the Comerica Park radar gun, Simon allowed two unearned runs in seven innings as … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Braun powers Brewers to easy win over Braves

    Braun powers Brewers to easy win over Braves

    Now that his surgically repaired right hand feels better than it has in two years, Ryan Braun is putting up some big numbers. Braun homered and drove in four runs, four Milwaukee pitchers combined to hold Atlanta to three hits and the Brewers beat … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Washington law preserves WHL status quo, but teams could still face punishment

    Washington law preserves WHL status quo, but teams could still face punishment

    A new law in the state of Washington defines WHL players as nonemployees, but the four teams in the state could still be penalized as a result of an ongoing child labour investigation. … More »

    Buzzing The Net - 3 hours ago
  • Friday's Sports In Brief

    Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. The NFL told the players' union on Friday that Goodell will not recuse himself from what the commissioner considers his … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Alcides Escobar wows again with long distance backhand flip

    Alcides Escobar wows again with long distance backhand flip

    The Alcides Escobar highlight reel continues to grow by flips and dives. … More »

    Big League Stew - 3 hours ago
  • Canada, Australia grab Olympic sevens spots

    (Reuters) - Australia and Canada have qualified for the women's rugby sevens tournament at the 2016 Rio Olympics after making the quarter-finals at the Amsterdam tournament in the world sevens series. The two sides join New Zealand, who qualified … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Baseball-Highlights of Friday's MLB games

    Highlights of Friday's Major League baseball games: - - Royals 5, Cardinals 0 Chris Young extended the Kansas City starters' scoreless inning streak and designated hitter Kendrys Morales drove in all the runs with two homers as the Royals beat … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago
  • Nightly Notable: LeBron James

    Nightly Notable: LeBron James

    Highlights from LeBron James as he scores 30 points, dishes out 11 assists and grabs 9 rebounds in the Cavs Game 2 win. … More »

    NBA.com - 4 hours ago
  • Gordon scores late, Galaxy blank Dynamo

    Alan Gordon scored on a header in stoppage time to give the L.A. Galaxy a 1-0 victory over the Houston Dynamo 1-0 on Friday night, ending a five-game winless streak. Gordon's soft touch with the header caught goalkeeper Tyler Deric flat-footed 90 … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Royals rip Cards 5-0, are MLB-best 27-14

    Royals rip Cards 5-0, are MLB-best 27-14

    Kendrys Morales is leading the American League with 37 RBIs. Morales hit two home runs and had five RBIs, Chris Young gave up six hits in six innings and the Kansas City Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0 Friday night. Morales hit a … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Shumpert Hot In Atlanta

    Shumpert Hot In Atlanta

    Iman Shumpert (16 points) knocks down 4 big 3s in Cleveland's rout over the Hawks. … More »

    NBA.com - 4 hours ago
  • Lightning banking on bad luck to explain Game 4 blowout

    Lightning banking on bad luck to explain Game 4 blowout

    “People are going to wake up in the morning and look at the box score and say, ‘Oh, wow, Tampa got waxed,’” said Cooper. “But I think if you were in the building, you probably wouldn't see it that way.” … More »

    Puck Daddy - 4 hours ago
  • Longoria helps power Rays past A's 5-2

    Longoria helps power Rays past A's 5-2

    Evan Longoria was trying to tie the game with a long flyball against Scott Kazmir, his former Tampa Bay Rays teammate. Instead, Longoria hit out a three-run homer that turned around Friday night's game in the fifth inning and led the Rays to a 5-2 … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Marlins' skid at 8, Alvarez, Latos to DL

    Marlins' skid at 8, Alvarez, Latos to DL

    Even after Friday's game, the losses kept coming for the Miami Marlins. First the Marlins stumbled to another defeat, leaving them 0-8 on their homestand and still winless after five games under new manager Dan Jennings. Then two-fifths of their … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Dominant LeBron's near-triple-double leads Kyrie-less Cavs to 2-0 lead over Hawks

    Dominant LeBron's near-triple-double leads Kyrie-less Cavs to 2-0 lead over Hawks

    No Love? No Kyrie? No problem for LeBron James, and now, no need to return to Atlanta if the Cavs take care of home court. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 4 hours ago
  • Rays option infielder Tim Beckham to minors

    Rays option infielder Tim Beckham to minors

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have optioned rookie infielder Tim Beckham to Triple-A Durham after the team's 5-2 win over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Cavaliers on Game 2 Win

    Cavaliers on Game 2 Win

    Coach David Blatt, LeBron James and Iman Shumpert talk about the Cavs win in Game 2 vs. the Hawks. … More »

    NBA.com - 4 hours ago
  • Hawks React to Game 2 Loss

    Hawks React to Game 2 Loss

    The Atlanta Hawks react to the Game 2 loss to the Cavaliers. … More »

    NBA.com - 4 hours ago
  • Lundqvist rebounds, Rangers even series

    Lundqvist rebounds, Rangers even series

    Henrik Lundqvist and a couple of other old standbys picked a nice time to reassert themselves for the New York Rangers. New York's star goalie reverted to his reliable ways after two subpar performances, and Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis emerged … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Lundqvist rebounds, Nash scores twice to help Rangers beat Lightning 5-1 in Game 4

    Lundqvist rebounds, Nash scores twice to help Rangers beat Lightning 5-1 in Game 4

    Henrik Lundqvist and a couple of other old standbys picked a nice time to reassert themselves for the New York Rangers. New York's star goalie reverted to his reliable ways after two subpar performances, and Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis emerged … More »

    The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago
  • LeBron James leads Cavaliers to 94-82 win over top-seeded Hawks, 2-0 lead in East final

    LeBron James leads Cavaliers to 94-82 win over top-seeded Hawks, 2-0 lead in East final

    One is enough for the Cleveland Cavaliers, as long as it's the King. LeBron James scored 30 points and the Cavaliers took total command of the Eastern Conference final even without injured star Kyrie Irving, beating the Atlanta Hawks 94-82 on … More »

    The Canadian Press - 4 hours ago
  • Cavaliers take control with dominating win over Hawks

    Cavaliers take control with dominating win over Hawks

    (Reuters) - LeBron James scored 30 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers, playing without an injured Kyrie Irving, cruised to a 94-82 victory over the Atlanta Hawks to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. In a game where the final score … More »

    Reuters - 4 hours ago