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  1. Sources: Rajon Rondo to sign one-year contract with Kings
    Marc J. Spears

    Sources: Rajon Rondo to sign one-year contract with Kings

  2. Daily Dime: Wacha, Panda and other Friday delights
    Andy Behrens

    Daily Dime: Wacha, Panda and other Friday delights

  3. Sources: Gary Neal agrees to one-year deal with Wizards
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Sources: Gary Neal agrees to one-year deal with Wizards

  4. Rocky's ready to rumble as head coach of Windsor Spitfires
    Sunaya Sapurji

    Rocky's ready to rumble as head coach of Windsor Spitfires

  5. Joel Ward going to San Jose as 'identity player' on three-year, $9.825 million deal
    Josh Cooper

    Joel Ward going to San Jose as 'identity player' on three-year, $9.825 million deal

  6. Source: DeAndre Jordan agrees to $80 million deal with Mavericks
    Marc J. Spears

    Source: DeAndre Jordan agrees to $80 million deal with Mavericks

  7. Patrick Beverley agrees to $25 million contract to return to Rockets
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Patrick Beverley agrees to $25 million contract to return to Rockets

  8. Sources: Corey Brewer agrees to $24 million deal to return to Rockets
    Adrian Wojnarowski

    Sources: Corey Brewer agrees to $24 million deal to return to Rockets

  9. The last Canadian standing in singles at Wimbledon is ... Vasek Pospisil
    Stephanie Myles

    The last Canadian standing in singles at Wimbledon is ... Vasek Pospisil

  10. Source: Richard Jefferson returning to Mavericks
    Marc J. Spears

    Source: Richard Jefferson returning to Mavericks

  11. Ryan O'Reilly inks creative 7-year, $52.5 million extension with Sabres
    Sean Leahy

    Ryan O'Reilly inks creative 7-year, $52.5 million extension with Sabres

  12. Jose Aldo's rib injury, withdrawal from UFC 189 lead to wild speculation
    Kevin Iole

    Jose Aldo's rib injury, withdrawal from UFC 189 lead to wild speculation

  • Uribe's HR lifts Teheran, Braves to 2-1 win over Phillies

    Uribe's HR lifts Teheran, Braves to 2-1 win over Phillies

    Julio Teheran can't explain the dramatic gap between his home success and road struggles. Juan Uribe hit a tie-breaking homer in the seventh inning, Teheran threw seven strong innings and the Atlanta Braves beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-1 on … More »

    AP - Sports - 6 minutes ago
  • Alert fan catches flying bat in Washington, gets a kiss for his efforts

    Alert fan catches flying bat in Washington, gets a kiss for his efforts

    To the hero go the spoils. … More »

    Big League Stew - 10 minutes ago
  • Mets broadcaster doing fine after health issue

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- New York Mets radio play-by-play man Howie Rose is back in New York and doing fine, after an episode on the team's coast-to-coast flight in which he passed out from dehydration - forcing the plane to make an emergency stop in … More »

    AP - Sports - 13 minutes ago
  • Gyorko's 9th-inning RBI gives Padres 2-1 win over Cardinals

    Gyorko's 9th-inning RBI gives Padres 2-1 win over Cardinals

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Jedd Gyorko homered in the seventh inning to tie the game and then had a run-scoring single in the ninth to lead the San Diego Padres to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 17 minutes ago
  • Gomez grand slam highlights Brewers' 12-1 win over Reds

    Gomez grand slam highlights Brewers' 12-1 win over Reds

    Carlos Gomez hit his first career grand slam and tied his career high with five RBIs, leading Milwaukee over the Cincinnati Reds 12-1 Friday night and extending their winning streak to six. Gerardo Parra and Aramis Ramirez added solo shots for the … More »

    AP - Sports - 17 minutes ago
  • AP source: Derrick Williams agrees to 2 years with Knicks

    Derrick Williams is headed to New York looking for another chance to fulfill the promise he once showed. A person with direct knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the former No. 2 overall draft pick has agreed to terms with the … More »

    AP - Sports - 22 minutes ago
  • Hamilton has no emotions facing Angels

    Hamilton has no emotions facing Angels

    Josh Hamilton insisted that he had no extra emotions facing the Angels for the first time since Los Angeles traded him back to Texas. Before going 1 for 3 with a double and two strikeouts in the opener Friday night, Hamilton said the only … More »

    AP - Sports - 27 minutes ago
  • Danks blanks O's, ChiSox 7-4 in last 11

    Danks blanks O's, ChiSox 7-4 in last 11

    CHICAGO (AP) -- John Danks pitched seven scoreless innings and Jose Abreu hit a home run, leading the Chicago White Sox past the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 on Friday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 27 minutes ago
  • Andre De Grasse wins men's 100-metre race with personal best time

    Andre De Grasse continued to add to his impressive track season on Friday with a first-place finish in the men's 100 metres at the Canadian track and field championships. The last person to run a sub-10 in Canada was Maurice Greene, who ran 9.82 at … More »

    The Canadian Press - 28 minutes ago
  • Fair or foul: Rough first month for WNBA officials

    Elena Delle Donne was credited with a basket on a shot that never went through the hoop. Maya Moore needed to prevent fellow WNBA star Skylar Diggins from shooting free throws that weren't hers to take. Then there was the call that got Minnesota … More »

    AP - Sports - 33 minutes ago
  • Cato had three TD tosses in CFL debut as Alouettes top Stampeders 29-11

    Rookie Rakeem Cato threw three touchdown passes in his CFL debut to lead the Montreal Alouettes to a 29-11 victory over the Calgary Stampeders on Friday night. Cato hit Samuel Giguere, Cody Hoffman and former Stampeder star Nik Lewis with TD … More »

    The Canadian Press - 38 minutes ago
  • USA pound hapless Guatemala 4-0 in friendly

    (Reuters) - The United States tuned up for the Gold Cup with a 4-0 thumping of Guatemala in a friendly in Nashville on Friday. The Americans extended their unbeaten run against Guatemala to 21 games, a streak stretching back to 1988 and a record … More »

    Reuters - 39 minutes ago
  • Rajon Rondo gets a shot to rebuild his reputation with the ever-confusing Kings

    Rajon Rondo gets a shot to rebuild his reputation with the ever-confusing Kings

    Rondo will look to salvage a disastrous finish to his time in Dallas, but the addition mostly likely will not help Sacramento. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 41 minutes ago
  • Moore, Minnesota Lynx dominate second half, beat Storm 82-57

    Maya Moore scored 23 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and the Minnesota Lynx dominated the second half for an 82-57 win over the Seattle Storm on Friday night. The Lynx led 34-33 at the half and then shot 68 percent from the field in the second half … More »

    AP - Sports - 42 minutes ago
  • Sanchez takes no-hit bid into 8th inning, Cabrera hurt as Tigers beat Blue Jays 8-6

    Sanchez takes no-hit bid into 8th inning, Cabrera hurt as Tigers beat Blue Jays 8-6

    Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid was broken up when former Detroit teammate Ezequiel Carrera lined a single to left with one out in the eighth inning, and the Tigers held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-6 Friday on a night when Miguel Cabrera limped … More »

    The Canadian Press - 48 minutes ago
  • Sanchez loses no-no in 8th, Cabrera hurt

    Sanchez loses no-no in 8th, Cabrera hurt

    Anibal Sanchez's no-hit bid was broken up when former Detroit teammate Ezequiel Carrera lined a single to left with one out in the eighth inning, and the Tigers held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-6 Friday on a night when Miguel Cabrera limped … More »

    AP - Sports - 48 minutes ago
  • Wambach not looking beyond Sunday's World Cup final

    By Simon Evans VANCOUVER (Reuters) - United States striker Abby Wambach will definitely play her final World Cup game in Sunday's final against Japan but on Friday would not be drawn on her plans for after the tournament. The 35-year-old forward, … More »

    Reuters - 50 minutes ago
  • Clarke still fired by hunger for Ashes success

    Clarke still fired by hunger for Ashes success

    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Michael Clarke could not have looked less like the "pup" of his nickname as he prepared to depart Australian shores for his seventh and final Ashes series. It may have been the early hour of the May morning, … More »

    Reuters - 53 minutes ago
  • Root, England's Mr Reliable, ready to make Ashes leap

    By Justin Palmer LONDON (Reuters) - Firmly established in the pivotal number five position in England's batting order, Joe Root is primed for the job of taking on Australia's vaunted pace attack toe to toe. Australia have, in Steve Smith, the … More »

    Reuters - 56 minutes ago
  • Factbox - Ashes series this century

    LONDON (Reuters) - Following is a factbox on Ashes series between England and Australia played this century. The 2015 series begins on Wednesday in Cardiff. ... … More »

    Reuters - 56 minutes ago
  • Red-hot Smith primed to seize Ashes moment

    Once derided as a bouncy court jester in his maiden Ashes series, Steven Smith and his quirky batting technique are now far from a laughing matter in England. At 26, Smith's baby-face glows as brightly as ever and when batting, his frenetic … More »

    Reuters - 57 minutes ago
  • England's captain Cook faces ultimate challenge

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - Alastair Cook faces his biggest ever challenge as England captain when he leads his young team into this year's home Ashes series against Australia. With a new-look team, short on experience but long on aggression … More »

    Reuters - 58 minutes ago
  • England bank on Bayliss to douse Australian fire

    England bank on Bayliss to douse Australian fire

    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - A callow England team with a new coach take on a bullish and streetwise Australia in an intriguing Ashes series which should provide plenty of drama and aggressive cricket. Michael Clarke's touring side will attempt … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 2 minutes ago
  • Guerrero on target as Peru clinch Copa third place again

    Guerrero on target as Peru clinch Copa third place again

    Striker Paolo Guerrero scored his fourth goal of the Copa America on Friday as Peru beat Paraguay 2-0 to finish in third place for the second consecutive edition of the tournament. Guerrero swept home a right foot shot in the 89th minute to seal a … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • Woods slumps back into mediocrity at Greenbrier

    Woods slumps back into mediocrity at Greenbrier

    (Reuters) - Tiger Woods mixed some good shots with a couple of terrible drives as he carded a one-under-par 69 in the second round of the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia on Friday. A day after shooting his best score in 16 months, a 66, Woods … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 8 minutes ago
  • Robinson's 2-run HR gets Nats by Giants

    Robinson's 2-run HR gets Nats by Giants

    Clint Robinson has been taking advantage of the one chance he wanted. The 30-year-old non-roster invitee by Washington in spring training who had just 13 major league at-bats before this season, hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to give the … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 9 minutes ago
  • Starter or sub? Doesn't matter. Wambach wants a World Cup trophy

    "All I care about is winning this World Cup," she said. The star U.S. forward is playing in her fourth Women's World Cup, and she says it will be her last. A victory Sunday in the final against Japan would be the perfect ending to her World Cup … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 19 minutes ago
  • Brewer, Beverley to re-sign with Rockets

    The Rockets have reached deals with Corey Brewer and Patrick Beverley to keep them in Houston. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 31 minutes ago
  • Ex-Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis joins Anaheim Ducks' front office as scout, consultant

    Former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis has joined the Anaheim Ducks' front office as a special assignment scout and consultant to general manager Bob Murray. The Ducks announced the hiring Friday. Nonis was fired by the Maple Leafs … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 36 minutes ago
  • Ex-Leafs GM Nonis now Ducks consultant

    Former Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis has joined the Anaheim Ducks' front office as a special assignment scout and consultant to general manager Bob Murray. The Ducks announced the hiring Friday. Nonis was swept out along with … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 37 minutes ago
  • Montagliani: Canada's Women's World Cup exit a 'missed opportunity'

    Victor Montagliani says the Canada's exit at the quarter-final stage of the Women's World Cup was a "missed opportunity" to truly grab the host nation's attention. The president of Canada Soccer took part in FIFA's closing press conference on … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 41 minutes ago
  • Golf-Woods slumps back into mediocrity at Greenbrier

    (Updates to end of round) July 3 (Reuters) - Tiger Woods mixed some good shots with a couple of terrible drives as he carded a one-under-par 69 in the second round of the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia on Friday. A day after shooting his best … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 44 minutes ago
  • Tigers' Cabrera exits with strained calf

    Tigers' Cabrera exits with strained calf

    DETROIT (AP) -- Miguel Cabrera left Friday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth inning with a strained left calf. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 45 minutes ago
  • Peru beat Paraguay 2-0 to clinch third place at Copa

    Peru beat Paraguay 2-0 to clinch third place at Copa

    Peru beat Paraguay 2-0 at the Copa America on Friday to ensure they finished in third place for the second consecutive edition of the tournament. Midfielder Andre Carrillo gave them the lead three minutes into the second half, stabbing a shot into … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 46 minutes ago
  • Tigers' Sanchez has no-hitter through 7

    Tigers' Sanchez has no-hitter through 7

    DETROIT (AP) -- Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez lost his bid for a no-hitter when Toronto's Ezequiel Carrera singled with one out in the eighth inning Friday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 46 minutes ago
  • Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez loses no-hit bid in 8th when Jays' Carrera singles with one out

    Tigers pitcher Anibal Sanchez loses no-hit bid in 8th when Jays' Carrera singles with one out

    DETROIT - Tigers right-hander Anibal Sanchez lost his bid for a no-hitter when Toronto's Ezequiel Carrera singled with one out in the eighth inning Friday night. … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 46 minutes ago
  • Kings keep D McBain with 1-year deal

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Defenseman Jamie McBain has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Los Angeles Kings. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 49 minutes ago
  • No Blatter, no problem say World Cup organisers

    No Blatter, no problem say World Cup organisers

    By Steve Keating VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Players do not care who hands out trophies and the absence of embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter will not have any impact on the Women's World Cup final, organisers said on Friday. With world football's … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 53 minutes ago
  • Jim Berry shares saddle bronc lead after first performance at Stampede

    Canadian Jim Berry has a share of the lead in the saddle bronc after the first day of competition at the Calgary Stampede. Berry, of Rocky Mountain House, Alta., and Cody Wright of Milford, Utah, both scored 85.00 on their first performances on … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 56 minutes ago
  • No Blatter, no problem say World Cup organizers

    By Steve Keating VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Players do not care who hands out trophies and the absence of embattled FIFA president Sepp Blatter will not have any impact on the Women's World Cup final, organizers said on Friday. With world soccer's … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 59 minutes ago