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  1. 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

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

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

  4. Vladimir Sobotka decides to stay in KHL for 2015-16 season: Report
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    Vladimir Sobotka decides to stay in KHL for 2015-16 season: Report

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

  6. 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

  7. The curious fantasy case of Rob Gronkowski
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  8. Closing Time: Last call on Jung Ho Kang
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    Closing Time: Last call on Jung Ho Kang

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

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

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

  12. Remparts rebound to eliminate Rimouski and reach Memorial Cup semifinal
    Sunaya Sapurji

    Remparts rebound to eliminate Rimouski and reach Memorial Cup semifinal

  • Harrington stays in contention at Irish Open

    By Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland (Reuters) - Three-times major champion Padraig Harrington boosted his hopes of qualifying for next month’s U.S. Open by moving to within a shot of the lead after two rounds of the Irish Open on Friday … More »

    Reuters - 6 minutes ago
  • FIFA suspects face quick extradition to U.S., Swiss experts say

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - It will probably be a matter of just months before seven senior FIFA officials arrested in Switzerland can be extradited to the United States to face corruption charges, Swiss legal experts said on Friday. The … More »

    Reuters - 3 minutes 17 seconds ago
  • Palestine drops motion to suspend Israel from FIFA

    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - The Palestine Football Association (PFA) dropped its motion on Friday asking for Israel to be suspended by FIFA. The motion had been included on the agenda at the FIFA Congress but PFA president Jibril Rajoub … More »

    Reuters - 7 minutes ago
  • THE LATEST: Palestinians drop motion against Israel at FIFA

    THE LATEST: Palestinians drop motion against Israel at FIFA

    9:45 a.m. EDT) The Palestinian soccer federation has withdrawn its motion asking FIFA's congress to suspend the Israeli soccer association from FIFA and world soccer. Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian soccer body, said he decided upon that … More »

    AP - Sports - 20 minutes ago
  • Platini puts FIFA politics aside to remember Heysel deaths

    Platini puts FIFA politics aside to remember Heysel deaths

    By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - Michel Platini set FIFA politics aside for a while on Friday, the 30th anniversary of the Heysel Stadium disaster when 39 mostly Italian fans lost their lives at the 1985 European Cup final. Platini, now … More »

    Reuters - 21 minutes ago
  • Palestinians drop motion to suspend Israel from FIFA

    The Palestine Football Association (PFA) dropped its motion on Friday asking for Israel to be suspended by FIFA. The motion had been included on the agenda at the FIFA Congress in Zurich but PFA president Jibril Rajoub said he had been persuaded to … More »

    Reuters - 22 minutes ago
  • Golf-Harrington stays in contention at Irish Open

    By Bernie McGuire NEWCASTLE, Northern Ireland, May 29 (Reuters) - Three-times major champion Padraig Harrington boosted his hopes of qualifying for next month's U.S. Open by moving to within a shot of the lead after two rounds of the Irish Open on … More »

    Reuters - 24 minutes ago
  • Sharper set for change-of-plea in sex assault case

    Sharper set for change-of-plea in sex assault case

    Former NFL star Darren Sharper is moving closer to resolving charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in four states. Sharper faces at least nine years in prison after having pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges that he distributed … More »

    AP - Sports - 27 minutes ago
  • Blatter: Russia, Qatar votes the problem

    Blatter: Russia, Qatar votes the problem

    The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday. Blatter spoke at the FIFA congress hours before the … More »

    AP - Sports - 28 minutes ago
  • Kentucky farm's horse statue serves as stand-in at NY park

    A Kentucky thoroughbred farm's statue of a famous breeding stallion is serving as a stand-in for a new feature being unveiled at a New York park. Monday's dedication of Centennial Park in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs was to include the … More »

    AP - Sports - 38 minutes ago
  • Clubs and families remember Heysel victims 30 years on

    Clubs and families remember Heysel victims 30 years on

    By Marine Hass BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Services in Brussels, Liverpool and Turin on Friday commemorated the 39 people, mostly Italians, who were crushed and trampled to death after fighting between rival fans before the European Cup final at the … More »

    Reuters - 42 minutes ago
  • Suarez fit for King's Cup final, says Luis Enrique

    Suarez fit for King's Cup final, says Luis Enrique

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Luis Suarez is fit to face Athletic Bilbao as Barcelona bid to pick up their second trophy of a potential treble in Saturday's King´s Cup final, coach Luis Enrique said on Friday. Suarez has been in lethal form … More »

    Reuters - 43 minutes ago
  • Remparts rebound to eliminate Rimouski and reach Memorial Cup semifinal

    Remparts rebound to eliminate Rimouski and reach Memorial Cup semifinal

    Philippe Boucher's team scored an early power-play goal and went on to defeat the Oceanic in the tiebreaker game. Host Quebec will meet the Kelowna Rockets on Friday night. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 48 minutes ago
  • Boucher's brinksmanship wins day; Remparts-Rockets rematch: the coast-to-coast

    Boucher's brinksmanship wins day; Remparts-Rockets rematch: the coast-to-coast

    Kelowna and Quebec face off for the second time in eight days. … More »

    Buzzing The Net - 49 minutes ago
  • Ahead of presidential election, Blatter says vote for Russia and Qatar the root of FIFA crisis

    Ahead of presidential election, Blatter says vote for Russia and Qatar the root of FIFA crisis

    The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday. Blatter spoke at the FIFA congress hours before the … More »

    The Canadian Press - 54 minutes ago
  • Former NFL star Darren Sharper set for change-of-plea hearing on sexual assault charges

    Former NFL star Darren Sharper set for change-of-plea hearing on sexual assault charges

    Former NFL star Darren Sharper is moving closer to resolving charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in four states. Sharper faces at least nine years in prison after having pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges that he distributed … More »

    The Canadian Press - 55 minutes ago
  • Cornet through as French mount charge at Roland Garros

    Cornet through as French mount charge at Roland Garros

    By Martyn Herman PARIS (Reuters) - Alize Cornet reached the fourth round at Roland Garros for the first time on Friday, hoping to lead a wave of Les Blues into the last 16 at their home tournament. The French number one, the latest to feel the … More »

    Reuters - 55 minutes ago
  • FIFA congress resumes after bomb threat in Zurich

    Swiss police said on Friday they were investigating an anonymous bomb threat at the FIFA congress in Zurich that led authorities to search the premises. The threat was made by telephone to a Zurich-based newsroom on Friday morning, Zurich city … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 0 minutes ago
  • Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper to change plea in U.S. sex crime case

    Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper to change plea in U.S. sex crime case

    (Reuters) - Former NFL player Darren Sharper, accused of drugging and raping women in four states, was expected on Friday to change his not-guilty plea on related federal charges in New Orleans. Sharper, 39, already has pleaded guilty or no contest … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
  • Blatter set to win new term despite football corruption scandal

    Blatter set to win new term despite football corruption scandal

    By Mike Collett and Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - World football boss Sepp Blatter was expected to be re-elected on Friday, defying growing calls for him to step down in the face of corruption scandals engulfing the sport's governing body. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 4 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Cornet through as French mount charge at Roland Garros

    By Martyn Herman PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Alize Cornet reached the fourth round at Roland Garros for the first time on Friday, hoping to lead a wave of Les Blues into the last 16 at their home tournament. The French number one, the latest to feel … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • Ivanovic hurries into French Open last 16

    Ivanovic hurries into French Open last 16

    The seventh seed, who won the Roland Garros title in 2008, suffered a minor glitch in the second set when she lost eight points in a row as Vekic moved a break up at 2-1. Ivanovic, who has never made it past the last 16 here since her triumph, next … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
  • Vladimir Sobotka decides to stay in KHL for 2015-16 season: Report

    Vladimir Sobotka decides to stay in KHL for 2015-16 season: Report

    Vladimir Sobotka had until this coming weekend to decide whether he would remain in the KHL or return to the St. Louis Blues. On Friday, his Russian side, Avangard Omsk, announced that the forward would be staying with the team for the 2015-16 … More »

    Puck Daddy - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Ivanovic hurries into French Open last 16

    (Writes through with quotes) By Julien Pretot PARIS, May 29 (Reuters) - Ana Ivanovic's French Open campaign picked up momentum when the former champion raced into the fourth round with a 6-0 6-3 demolition of Croatian Donna Vekic on Friday. The … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 13 minutes ago
  • England's Anderson takes 400th test wicket

    LEEDS, England (Reuters) - England fast bowler James Anderson claimed his 400th test wicket when he had New Zealand's Martin Guptill caught at slip by Ian Bell for nought in the second test at Headlingley on Friday. Anderson, 32, became England's … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
  • Hartley replaced in England squad by player he head-butted

    Hartley replaced in England squad by player he head-butted

    English rugby's serial offender Dylan Hartley had an ironic comeuppance on Friday when he was dropped from the World Cup training squad for his latest misdemeanour -- and replaced by his victim. The Northampton Saints hooker received a four-week … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 25 minutes ago
  • U.S. swimming pools ban long breath-holding after deaths

    U.S. swimming pools ban long breath-holding after deaths

    By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy SEAL hopeful and his friend, an off-duty lifeguard, were barreling through underwater drills in a pool just 3.5 feet (1 meter) deep. This summer, nearly four years after those deaths in a Staten … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 34 minutes ago
  • Hartley dropped from England World Cup training squad

    Hartley dropped from England World Cup training squad

    Controversial hooker Dylan Hartley has been dropped from England's World Cup training squad after his latest disciplinary misdemeanour, the Rugby Football Union announced on Friday. Hartley received a four-week ban on Wednesday for headbutting … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 50 minutes ago
  • Speight brace sees Brumbies past Bulls

    Wallabies winger Henry Speight scored two tries as the ACT Brumbies beat South Africa's Bulls 22-16 in a bruising contest at Canberra Stadium on Friday to stay very much in the Super Rugby playoff mix. A try from replacement lock Jordan Smiler gave … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 51 minutes ago
  • England win toss, put New Zealand in to bat

    England won the toss and put New Zealand in to bat in the second test at Headingley on Friday. England named an unchanged side while New Zealand brought in wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi to make his test debut in place of all-rounder Corey Anderson. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 56 minutes ago
  • FIFA's culture needs to change says one of its own bosses

    By Mike Collett ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA's culture must change if it is to reclaim its credibility as an open and honest organisation, one of its own senior officials told delegates at its annual congress on Friday. After FIFA president Sepp … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 58 minutes ago
  • Qatar defends 2022 World Cup bid, will comply with further probe if asked

    Qatar defended its successful 2022 World Cup bid on Friday following corruption scandals in football's governing body FIFA and said it would carry on with plans to stage the event. Qatar's World Cup organising committee said in a statement Qatar … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 8 minutes ago
  • Coe, Bubka confirmed as only 2 candidates for IAAF president

    Sebastian Coe and Sergei Bubka will be the only two candidates in the IAAF presidential election. The final list of candidates was released Friday by the International Association of Athletics Federations. As expected, the two track and field … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 10 minutes ago
  • Britain's Cameron says Blatter should go, 'the sooner the better'

    British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that FIFA President Sepp Blatter should step aside over allegations of corruption in soccer's world governing body, adding that it was "unthinkable" that he could lead FIFA forward. "In my view, … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 10 minutes ago
  • Cameron says Blatter should go, 'the sooner the better'

    Cameron says Blatter should go, 'the sooner the better'

    Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that FIFA President Sepp Blatter should step aside over allegations of corruption in football's world governing body, adding that it was "unthinkable" that he could lead FIFA forward. "In my view, he … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 11 minutes ago
  • England manager would want fans' support to stay on

    England manager would want fans' support to stay on

    (Reuters) - England manager Roy Hodgson wants the backing of supporters as well as the Football Association before extending his contract beyond Euro 2016. Hodgson, 67, told reporters at a news conference ahead of the friendly match away to the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 34 minutes ago
  • Singapore probes match-fixing at SEA Games

    By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - At the same time as soccer's world leaders were meeting in Switzerland vowing to clean up the game following the latest corruption cases, another scandal emerged, this time involving match-fixing in Asia. … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 44 minutes ago
  • Qatar says it will go forward with plans to host World Cup

    Qatar says it will go forward with plans to host World Cup

    Qatar says it will go forward with its plans for the 2022 World Cup despite a Swiss investigation into allegations of wrongdoing during the vote to award the tournament to the Gulf nation. The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, which is … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 48 minutes ago
  • Swiss police investigate bomb threat at FIFA congress

    Swiss police are investigating a bomb threat at the FIFA congress, a spokeswoman said on Friday. "I can confirm there has been a bomb threat against the FIFA congress, officers have been dispatched" the spokeswoman for the city police said. … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 51 minutes ago
  • Britain's Fraud Office examining information relating to possible FIFA corruption

    Britain's Fraud Office examining information relating to possible FIFA corruption

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Serious Fraud Office said on Friday it was examining information relating to possible corruption at soccer's world governing body FIFA, which is in turmoil after several senior officials were arrested earlier this week. … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 53 minutes ago