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  1. Sources: Kings sign Marshall Henderson
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    Sources: Kings sign Marshall Henderson

  2. The US Open road for Canadians Vasek Pospisil and Milos Raonic goes through world No. 1 Novak Djokovic
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    The US Open road for Canadians Vasek Pospisil and Milos Raonic goes through world No. 1 Novak Djokovic

  3. Hurricanes sign building block Elias Lindholm to two-year $5.4M extension
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    Hurricanes sign building block Elias Lindholm to two-year $5.4M extension

  4. NHL star Mike Richards faces drug charges
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    NHL star Mike Richards faces drug charges

  5. Scott Gomez gets Blues camp invite, and he’s earned it
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    Scott Gomez gets Blues camp invite, and he’s earned it

  6. Redblacks release Brandon McDonald on his birthday, for swearing at an opponent
    Andrew Bucholtz

    Redblacks release Brandon McDonald on his birthday, for swearing at an opponent

  7. Ticats suffer first Tim Hortons Field loss, while Jim Popp gets first 2015 win
    Andrew Bucholtz

    Ticats suffer first Tim Hortons Field loss, while Jim Popp gets first 2015 win

  8. Cody Franson, Buffalo Sabres nearing 2-year contract deal?
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    Cody Franson, Buffalo Sabres nearing 2-year contract deal?

  9. Why fantasy owners should still buy Martavis Bryant
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    Why fantasy owners should still buy Martavis Bryant

  10. Angelo Mosca gives emotional speech as Tiger-Cats retire his jersey
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    Angelo Mosca gives emotional speech as Tiger-Cats retire his jersey

  11. Yahoo Fantasy Freak Show Podcast
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    Yahoo Fantasy Freak Show Podcast

  12. Christian Ehrhoff signing adds more Slava Voynov questions for LA Kings
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    Christian Ehrhoff signing adds more Slava Voynov questions for LA Kings

  • Spurs mourn lost love as West Brom rule out Berahino move

    (Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion have ruled out the prospect of Saido Berahino leaving the club during the current transfer window, leading Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino to compare his club's pursuit of the striker to a frustrated … More »

    Reuters - 8 minutes ago
  • Japan slashes stadium costs, aims to meet IOC deadline

    Japan has agreed to slash the costs for a new national stadium by 42 percent with construction for the centrepiece of the 2020 Olympics aimed to be completed by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) deadline of January 2020. "We have in … More »

    Reuters - 10 minutes ago
  • Wenger defends Coquelin, says Arsenal need to convert chances

    Wenger defends Coquelin, says Arsenal need to convert chances

    (Reuters) - Francis Coquelin is "doing a great job" as Arsenal's first-choice defensive midfielder and the numbers back him too, according to manager Arsene Wenger. Former Manchester United defender and pundit Gary Neville has criticised the … More »

    Reuters - 11 minutes ago
  • Thursday's Sports In Brief

    Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker ''Chocolate Thunder'' and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, has died. The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania coroner's office said Dawkins died Thursday morning at a hospital. … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 minutes ago
  • Olympics-Japan slashes stadium costs, aims to meet IOC deadline

    Japan has agreed to slash the costs for a new national stadium by 42 percent with construction for the centrepiece of the 2020 Olympics aimed to be completed by an International Olympic Committee (IOC) deadline of January 2020. "We have in … More »

    Reuters - 20 minutes ago
  • Watford going to Man City to get positive result, says Flores

    Watford manager Quique Flores is aware of the enormity of the task at hand when his promoted side visit the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City on Saturday but he is confident the Hornets can get a positive result. Manuel Pellegrini's side, who … More »

    Reuters - 23 minutes ago
  • Identifying zone-read plays makes it tough to protect QBs

    Identifying zone-read plays makes it tough to protect QBs

    If Chip Kelly, Pete Carroll and other NFL coaches want to run zone-read plays, their quarterbacks are fair game - even when they don't have the ball. The league's competition committee has made it clear quarterbacks won't get special protection … More »

    AP - Sports - 30 minutes ago
  • Pick 6: Heisman hopefuls short on preseason hype

    Pick 6: Heisman hopefuls short on preseason hype

    Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota broke a Heisman Trophy trend last season by winning the award after being considered the preseason favorite. Heisman winners no longer need preseason hype - just ask Johnny Manziel, Jameis Winston and Cam Newton … More »

    AP - Sports - 37 minutes ago
  • UTV Media's Irish TV unit reports turnover below expectations

    (Reuters) - Broadcaster UTV Media Plc, which is in talks for a potential sale of its television assets, said first-half turnover at its fledgling Irish television channel fell below expectations as growth in audience numbers slowed down. The … More »

    Reuters - 37 minutes ago
  • India reach 50-2 after rain forces early lunch

    India reach 50-2 after rain forces early lunch

    India lost two quick wickets in a rain-truncated morning session to reach 50-2 at lunch on the opening day of the third and final test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground on Friday. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews was rewarded by … More »

    Reuters - 41 minutes ago
  • Sanders missing second straight summer of work

    Sanders missing second straight summer of work

    For the second straight year, Pro Bowl receiver Emmanuel Sanders is missing a good chunk of training camp with a leg injury. Sanders got hurt Aug. 6, the same day fellow Pro Bowl receiver Demaryius Thomas participated in his first full practice … More »

    AP - Sports - 51 minutes ago
  • Sturridge returns to training, Markovic set for exit

    Sturridge returns to training, Markovic set for exit

    (Reuters) - Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could be closing in on a return to action after training alongside the first team for the first time since undergoing hip surgery in the United States in May. The 25-year-old scored five goals in just … More »

    Reuters - 53 minutes ago
  • A list of the NFL's safety rules regarding QBs

    1. When a quarterback runs an option and keeps the ball, he is a runner. Normal unnecessary roughness rules apply. If the quarterback on an option pitches the ball to a player, his only protection before or after the pitch is that provided under … More »

    AP - Sports - 55 minutes ago
  • A look at Serena Williams' possible path to true Grand Slam

    A look at Serena Williams' possible path to true Grand Slam

    Shortly after the draw for the U.S. Open set up Serena Williams' path to completing a Grand Slam, she offered her own analysis. … More »

    AP - Sports - 56 minutes ago
  • Spieth tries to make cut and stay No. 1

    Spieth tries to make cut and stay No. 1

    In his first tournament at No. 1 in the world, Jordan Spieth posted his worst score in three months with a 74. Bubba Watson saw the whole thing at The Barclays and offered a simple explanation. ''It's golf,'' Watson said Thursday after a 5-under … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 6 minutes ago
  • With 4 starters back, K-State to lean on offensive line

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- Offensive lineman Cody Whitehair looks back on the way Kansas State ran the ball last year, especially in critical games late in the season, and can't help but feel accountable. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
  • Cards finish 4-game sweep in Arizona

    Cards finish 4-game sweep in Arizona

    Seth Maness came into the game in a tight spot and got some big outs for St. Louis Cardinals. Maness got three straight outs after coming in with the bases loaded in the eighth inning to help the Cardinals hold off the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 on … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 16 minutes ago
  • Bid target Bwin.Party sees first half earnings rise

    Bwin.Party, the online gambling firm at the centre of a bidding war between rivals 888 and GVC Holdings, posted a 2 percent rise in first-half earnings on Friday. Bwin, up for sale since last year, accepted a 900 million pound cash and stock offer … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • Oklahoma LB's Evans, Shannon competing for starting spot

    Now that Oklahoma has chosen a starting quarterback, the inside linebacker battle between Jordan Evans and Frank Shannon is the most compelling decision left for the coaches. Last season, while Shannon was serving a suspension, Evans stepped in and … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 24 minutes ago
  • Mets explode in extras, retain lead in National League East

    Mets explode in extras, retain lead in National League East

    The Mets pulled off a nice rally in extras. Plus, news and notes from around the league. … More »

    Big League Stew - 1 hour 25 minutes ago
  • Goodyear retiring blimps, rolling out new cigar-shaped craft

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The fabled Goodyear Blimp is retiring. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
  • Chelsea pursuing China defender Zhang - report

    Chelsea pursuing China defender Zhang - report

    (Reuters) - Chelsea have made an offer for China and Guangzhou Evergrande defender Zhang Linpeng, Chinese media reported on Friday. The Premier League champions sent a contract on Wednesday and hope to secure the 26-year-old right back before the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 3 minutes ago
  • Zhang tops high jump, Eaton in charge of decathlon

    Zhang tops high jump, Eaton in charge of decathlon

    By Gene Cherry BEIJING (Reuters) - Home favourite Guowei Zhang sailed into the high jump final at the world athletics championship on Friday with a confident clearance of 2.31 metres, while American Ashton Eaton predictably took charge of the … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 4 minutes ago
  • Pirates' Cole wins 15th to end drought

    Pirates' Cole wins 15th to end drought

    The Pittsburgh Pirates took on the deepest parts of Marlins Park on Thursday night, and won. Gerrit Cole snapped the longest winless drought of his career, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pirates held on to beat the Miami Marlins 2-1. Catcher … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 5 minutes ago
  • Horse riding program teaches sport of kings to at-risk youth

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Carmen Sharpe doesn't let her children play outside their home in a dangerous, gritty section of Philadelphia she refers to as ''The Badlands.'' … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 6 minutes ago
  • Analysts question costs in Los Angeles 2024 Olympics bid

    City analysts warned that construction costs for athlete housing in Los Angeles' 2024 Olympic bid may be significantly underestimated. The City Council will discuss the issues in the report on Friday as it considers giving Mayor Eric Garcetti … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 6 minutes ago
  • China gets 1-2 in sporting finish to 20K walk at worlds

    China gets 1-2 in sporting finish to 20K walk at worlds

    With China's first gold of the world championships virtually assured, the only thing for teammates Liu Hong and Lu Xiuzhi to decide was who should win it. Liu and Lu entered the Bird's Nest side by side at the end of the women's 20-kilometer walk … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 14 minutes ago
  • Baseball-Highlights of Thursday's MLB games

    (Adds late games) Aug 27 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Major League Baseball games on Thursday: - - - - Dodgers 1, Reds 0 Zack Greinke allowed four hits over seven innings to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 18 minutes ago
  • Thursday's Scoreboard

    Thursday's Games … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 hours 30 minutes ago
  • Cody Franson, Buffalo Sabres nearing 2-year contract deal?

    Cody Franson, Buffalo Sabres nearing 2-year contract deal?

    Then, finally, some movement: Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports that the Buffalo Sabres and Franson are in talks, and one assumes he likes what he’s hearing: Instead of another one-year stop-gap deal, Franson and the Sabres are talking … More »

    Puck Daddy - 2 hours 32 minutes ago
  • Astro-turf unsafe for AFC Cup matches, says Rehman

    (Reuters) - Pahang FC's experienced Pakistani defender Zesh Rehman has criticised the Asian Football Confederation for allowing AFC Cup matches to be played on artificial turf, saying it is unsafe and unfair. Rehman's Malaysian side were stuffed … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 32 minutes ago
  • Japan scales back Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium plans

    Japan's government has approved a plan to reduce the seating and slash the construction cost of the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after public opposition to the initial design. The government will issue tenders for construction of the … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 33 minutes ago
  • The Latest: Eaton leads decathlon after 3 events at worlds

    The Latest: Eaton leads decathlon after 3 events at worlds

    Defending champion Ashton Eaton leads the decathlon after three events with 2,830 points, including a world championship record in the event in the 100 meters. The world-record holder opened his program Friday by winning the 100 in 10.23 seconds, … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 38 minutes ago
  • Athletics-Zhang tops high jump, Eaton in charge of decathlon

    By Gene Cherry BEIJING, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Home favourite Guowei Zhang sailed into the high jump final at the world athletics championship on Friday with a confident clearance of 2.31 metres, while American Ashton Eaton predictably took charge of … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 47 minutes ago
  • Canada's Olympic bronze medallist Drouin cruises through high jump qualifying

    Canada's Derek Drouin took his first step towards claiming another world championship medal on Friday. The 25-year-old from Corunna, Ont., easily qualified for Sunday's high jump final, clearing the qualifying mark of 2.31 metres on his first … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 hours 49 minutes ago
  • Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bowl in final test against India

    Sri Lanka win toss, opt to bowl in final test against India

    Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and opted to bowl in the third and final test against India at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground on Friday. With the pitch sporting a covering of grass, Mathews said it was an easy decision for him. … More »

    Reuters - 2 hours 50 minutes ago
  • Mets push run to 7, beat Phillies in 13

    Mets push run to 7, beat Phillies in 13

    Daniel Murphy's offense and defense helped the New York Mets remain on a roll. Murphy hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the 13th inning after making a spectacular defensive play to end the 10th, leading New York to its seventh straight victory, 9-5 … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 58 minutes ago
  • Cal hires Andre Carter as student assistant coach

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Former California and NFL star Andre Carter has returned to the Golden Bears' football program as a student assistant coach. … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Sources: Kings sign Marshall Henderson

    Sources: Kings sign Marshall Henderson

    The former Ole Miss star will attempt to make the Kings during training camp. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Texas, Mexico get 2nd chances in LLWS title games

    Texas, Mexico get 2nd chances in LLWS title games

    Pearland, Texas, hit a pair of homers in the bottom of the eighth inning Thursday night for a 9-7 victory over Bonita, California, and a berth in the U.S. championship game against what amounts to the tournament's home team. After Bonita pulled … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago