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  • Baseball star Tony Gwynn's family sues tobacco companies over death

    Baseball star Tony Gwynn's family sues tobacco companies over death

    By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The family of the late baseball star Tony Gwynn, a Hall of Famer who played with the San Diego Padres, has filed a lawsuit in California accusing makers of dipping tobacco of causing his death from cancer … More »

    Reuters - 5 minutes ago
  • Matt Murray back in goal for Penguins against Lightning

    The Pittsburgh Penguins are turning to rookie goaltender Matt Murray with their season on the line against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final. Coach Mike Sullivan made the decision Tuesday, with the Penguins facing … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 minutes ago
  • No scoops for you: Bills media policy has many restrictions

    No scoops for you: Bills media policy has many restrictions

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -- Don't expect to hear or read anything about dropped passes or interceptions that take place during Buffalo Bills practices. … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 minutes ago
  • Baylor says 'Ken Starr is president' amid speculation

    Baylor says 'Ken Starr is president' amid speculation

    Baylor University and its president faced mounting pressure Tuesday over how the school has handled reports of rape and assault by football players, and the Texas university said its governing board was still considering the results of an internal … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago
  • Miracle on Ice goalie selling his gold medal, mask, skates

    Miracle on Ice goalie selling his gold medal, mask, skates

    It took a miracle for Jim Craig to win a gold medal in hockey at the 1980 Olympics, but, after 36 years, he's willing to let it go. ''The legacy is that we won in so many different ways, not just a hockey game,'' Craig said. … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
  • Kinsler scratched from Detroit lineup with flu-like symptoms

    DETROIT (AP) -- Ian Kinsler has been scratched from the Detroit lineup for Tuesday night's game against Philadelphia because of flu-like symptoms. … More »

    AP - Sports - 9 minutes ago
  • Maccabi Haifa beat Maccabi Tel Aviv to win Israeli State Cup

    Maccabi Haifa beat Maccabi Tel Aviv to win Israeli State Cup

    By Ori Lewis JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Veteran Israeli midfielder Yossi Benayoun bade farewell to his club Maccabi Haifa with a 1-0 win in the State Cup final over favourites and holders Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday. Haifa ended an 18-year wait for the … More »

    Reuters - 12 minutes ago
  • French Open Lookahead: Raonic's serve could be 'painful'

    French Open Lookahead: Raonic's serve could be 'painful'

    Milos Raonic's second-round opponent at the French Open knows what he's in for: a real challenge when it comes to returning serve. You know that it will be very difficult to adjust your (style of) play,'' said Mannarino, a Frenchman who is ranked … More »

    AP - Sports - 14 minutes ago
  • SportsFlash - Tuesday May 24, 2016 Evening Edition

    SportsFlash - Tuesday May 24, 2016 Evening Edition

    Yahoo Sports recaps Tuesday's top sports headlines including future Super Bowl sites, Tyler Eifert's injury, and another change in goal for the St. Louis Blues. … More »

    Yahoo Sports Videos - 15 minutes ago
  • Washington names Jennifer Cohen new athletic director

    Washington has named Jennifer Cohen as its new athletic director after she served as the interim athletic director following Scott Woodward's departure for Texas A&M. Cohen becomes the 15th athletic director in school history and second female … More »

    AP - Sports - 17 minutes ago
  • Mexico defender Marquez slams new Liga MX foreigners rule

    Mexico defender Marquez slams new Liga MX foreigners rule

    Veteran Mexico defender Rafael Marquez has slammed a new Liga MX rule that will allow as many as 10 foreign players to turn out for each team next season. Marquez, who has captained his country at four World Cups, also hit out on Tuesday at his … More »

    Reuters - 23 minutes ago
  • Concussion group says ex-NFL player Bubba Smith had CTE

    Concussion group says ex-NFL player Bubba Smith had CTE

    Former NFL defensive end Bubba Smith was diagnosed with the brain disease CTE by researchers after his death, the Concussion Legacy Foundation said Monday. Smith died in 2011 at 66. Out of four stages of the disease, the foundation says Smith had … More »

    The Canadian Press - 25 minutes ago
  • Francisco Vargas, tainted meat and the slippery PED slope in boxing

    Francisco Vargas, tainted meat and the slippery PED slope in boxing

    It seems fair to allow Vargas to compete on June 4 against Orlando Salido, but his positive Clenbuterol test underlines a larger problem in boxing. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 26 minutes ago
  • Column: McGregor vs Mayweather, a freak show with precedent

    Column: McGregor vs Mayweather, a freak show with precedent

    The freak show that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor are talking about will almost surely never happen, and for that anyone who would even consider opening their wallet to pay for it should be grateful. For any number of different reasons, … More »

    AP - Sports - 29 minutes ago
  • Former WR Lippett in contention to start at CB for Miami

    Former WR Lippett in contention to start at CB for Miami

    Heading into his second NFL season, Tony Lippett says he no longer dreams about catching touchdown passes. Lippett played mostly receiver at Michigan State, but the Miami Dolphins drafted him as a cornerback in the fifth round a year ago, and now … More »

    AP - Sports - 29 minutes ago
  • LA gets first Super Bowl since 1993

    LA gets first Super Bowl since 1993

    The NFL awarded Super Bowls to Atlanta, Miami and Los Angeles, three cities that made significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one. Atlanta will host the game in 2019, followed by Miami (2020) and Los … More »

    AP - Sports - 30 minutes ago
  • Stanford tops Oklahoma St to take NCAA women's tennis title

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Stanford's Taylor Davidson fought off a match point for 3-6, 7-5, 7-5 victory over Oklahoma State's Vladica Babic that gave the Cardinal a 4-3 win and their 18th NCAA women's tennis championship on Tuesday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 32 minutes ago
  • NFL to play 2021 Super Bowl in new Los Angeles stadium

    (Reuters) - The NFL will stage the 2021 Super Bowl in Los Angeles, raising its profile in the country's second-largest media market after making a celebrated return to the city with the relocation of the Rams franchise to the West Coast starting … More »

    Reuters - 36 minutes ago
  • Villanova to visit White House next week

    Beat the buzzer, visit the White House. White House officials said Tuesday that the Villanova men's basketball team will visit with President Barack Obama next week. The visit comes nearly two months after Villanova won its first title since 1985, … More »

    AP - Sports - 36 minutes ago
  • Rami to replace injured Varane in France Euro 2016 squad

    Rami to replace injured Varane in France Euro 2016 squad

    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - France's Euro 2016 hopes suffered a setback on Tuesday when first-choice centre back Raphael Varane was ruled out of the tournament through injury. The French federation said in a statement that Varane, who has … More »

    Reuters - 40 minutes ago
  • Alexis Crimes earns rare 2nd chance with US volleyball team

    Alexis Crimes earns rare 2nd chance with US volleyball team

    Courtney Thompson hits the floor on a dive and hardly has time to reach for a towel to wipe up her sweat before teammate Alexis Crimes grabs it and handles the chore herself. It happens that way any time they're on the same side of the net together … More »

    AP - Sports - 42 minutes ago
  • Ajax hires Peter Bosz as new coach to replace Frank de Boer

    AMSTERDAM (AP) -- Ajax has signed Peter Bosz as its new coach, replacing Frank de Boer who announced earlier this month he was leaving the club after nearly six years in which he won four Dutch league titles. … More »

    AP - Sports - 43 minutes ago
  • Rays hang on to beat Marlins 4-3, ending a 3-game slide

    Rays hang on to beat Marlins 4-3, ending a 3-game slide

    Jake Odorizzi was great at the start, and Alex Colome provided just as good a finish. Everything else for the Tampa Bay Rays was an adventure. Odorizzi allowed two hits in five shutout innings, Colome got a two-inning save and the Rays held on to … More »

    AP - Sports - 44 minutes ago
  • NFL doctor responds strongly to report

    NFL doctor responds strongly to report

    The co-chairman of the NFL's head, neck and spine committee has sent a letter to Congress stressing that he was not contacted during a government study on the link between football and brain disease. Dr. Richard Ellenbogen wrote Tuesday to New … More »

    AP - Sports - 46 minutes ago
  • Woodman sparks Ole Miss to 5-1 victory over Georgia

    HOOVER, Ala. (AP) -- J.B. Woodman tripled, doubled and drove in three runs Tuesday as No. 7 seed Mississippi defeated No. 10 seed Georgia 5-1 in the first round of the Southeastern Conference tournament. … More »

    AP - Sports - 52 minutes ago
  • If you build or fix it, the Super Bowl will come

    If you build or fix it, the Super Bowl will come

    Yahoo Sports' Frank Schwab explains a common theme among the most recent group of cities to be awarded the NFL's biggest game of the year. … More »

    Yahoo Sports Videos - 52 minutes ago
  • Wax figure of Neymar unveiled by Madame Tussauds

    Neymar chose the figure's pose to reflect his celebration of a goal at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, which he called ''the most important moment'' of his career. The waxwork, wearing a Brazil national team kit that was donated by Neymar, was … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 0 minutes ago
  • Eugenie Bouchard says she's overcome eating disorder

    Eugenie Bouchard says she's overcome eating disorder

    Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard says she has overcome an eating disorder brought on by "a lot of pressure" and the added expectation that followed her breakthrough year in 2014. Speaking after a first-round victory Tuesday at the French Open, … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 6 minutes ago
  • The Internet gives Bartolo Colon the birthday tribute he deserves

    The Internet gives Bartolo Colon the birthday tribute he deserves

    Wrote a song about him. Like to hear it? Here it go. … More »

    Big League Stew - 1 hour 6 minutes ago
  • Blues go back to G Elliott for Game 6

    Blues go back to G Elliott for Game 6

    The St. Louis Blues are going back to goaltender Brian Elliott for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks. ''It's his turn,'' coach Ken Hitchcock said Tuesday. The Sharks lead the series 3-2 and on Wednesday night can … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
  • Magic Johnson really thinks Kobe Bryant's the greatest Laker ever

    Magic Johnson really thinks Kobe Bryant's the greatest Laker ever

    He said it last month at Staples Center, and again last week on ABC. Maybe he's being humble, but Magic sure seems sincere. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
  • UCLA-Under Armour deal: 15 years, $280M

    UCLA-Under Armour deal: 15 years, $280M

    UCLA and Under Armour have agreed to an athletic shoe and apparel deal that will pay the school a record $280 million over 15 years. Under Armour posted an announcement on Twitter welcoming UCLA to the Baltimore-based company and the school … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • Vogelsong has multiple facial fractures

    Vogelsong has multiple facial fractures

    Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Ryan Vogelsong remains hospitalized with swelling and multiple facial fractures, a day after the veteran took a 92 mph fastball to the head from Colorado pitcher Jordan Lyles. Pirates trainer Todd Tomczyk said Tuesday … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • Leicester will still be the underdogs, says Ranieri

    Leicester will still be the underdogs, says Ranieri

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Premier League champions Leicester City will be underdogs again next season and staying up remains the priority despite this year's fairytale success, manager Claudio Ranieri said on Tuesday. "We can fight but we … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 22 minutes ago
  • World Sailing CEO: Clean Guanabara Bay

    World Sailing CEO: Clean Guanabara Bay

    If you're the head of world sailing, this is your worst Olympic nightmare. A sailor nears the finish line in Rio de Janeiro's polluted Guanabara Bay, holding the lead with a coveted gold medal in sight. Hunt met in Rio on Monday and Tuesday with … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 25 minutes ago
  • Djokovic, Nadal, Venus advance in Paris

    Djokovic, Nadal, Venus advance in Paris

    Even before Serena Williams quickly and easily seized control of her first-round match Tuesday, things were shaping up rather well for her at the French Open. Williams' bid for her 22nd Grand Slam title, which would equal Steffi Graf's Open-era … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 26 minutes ago
  • Varane to miss Euro 2016 with thigh injury

    PARIS (AP) -- Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane will miss the Champions League final and the European Championship with France because of a left thigh injury. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 27 minutes ago
  • Illini dismiss G Nunn after guilty plea

    Illini dismiss G Nunn after guilty plea

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois has dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 27 minutes ago
  • Bruins sign D Miller to 4-year extension

    The Bruins have signed defenseman Kevan Miller to a four-year contract extension and added a pair of assistant coaches. Boston general manager Don Sweeney announced the moves Tuesday. Miller's extension will run through the 2019-20 season and have … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
  • Physics, engineering professors back Tom Brady 'Deflategate' appeal

    Physics, engineering professors back Tom Brady 'Deflategate' appeal

    By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Ivory Tower has thrown its weight behind Tom Brady. A group of 21 physics and engineering professors on Tuesday urged a U.S. federal appeals court to reconsider its 2-1 decision to reinstate the New … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 31 minutes ago