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

  2. Yahoo Fantasy Freak Show Podcast
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    Yahoo Fantasy Freak Show Podcast

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

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

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

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

  7. Hurricanes sign building block Elias Lindholm to two-year $5.4M extension
    Josh Cooper

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

  8. 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

  9. Scott Gomez gets Blues camp invite, and he’s earned it
    Greg Wyshynski

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

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

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

  11. Christian Ehrhoff signing adds more Slava Voynov questions for LA Kings
    Josh Cooper

    Christian Ehrhoff signing adds more Slava Voynov questions for LA Kings

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

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

  • Goodyear retiring blimps, rolling out new cigar-shaped craft

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

    AP - Sports - 6 minutes ago
  • Sunderland wasted money on average players - Advocaat

    Sunderland wasted money on average players - Advocaat

    (Reuters) - Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat has criticised his predecessors for wasting money on "lower than average" players, according to a report in the Sunderland Echo. The Black Cats have spent around 22.5 million pounds in the current … More »

    Reuters - 16 minutes ago
  • US decathlete Trey Hardee out of worlds with back injury

    US decathlete Trey Hardee out of worlds with back injury

    Three events in and American decathlete Trey Hardee had to withdraw. The two-time world champion hurt his back on Friday in the long jump, then struggled in the shot put before shutting himself down at the world championships. After a solid time … More »

    AP - Sports - 19 minutes ago
  • Mixed reaction to Burgess inclusion in England squad

    Mixed reaction to Burgess inclusion in England squad

    British rugby union pundits are divided over the inclusion in England's World Cup squad of Bath centre Sam Burgess, who has played only one international since switching from rugby league less than a year ago. Coach Stuart Lancaster's preference … More »

    Reuters - 20 minutes ago
  • Sprint sweep for brilliant Bolt in Beijing

    Sprint sweep for brilliant Bolt in Beijing

    By Nick Mulvenney BEIJING (Reuters) - Usain Bolt delivered when it mattered again on Thursday when he scorched the fastest time of the year to win a record fourth straight world 200 metres title in 19.55 seconds and sweep the individual sprints at … More »

    Reuters - 42 minutes ago
  • South Africa's Medupi power station seen fully operational by 2019

    South Africa's Medupi power station seen fully operational by 2019

    South Africa's coal-fired Medupi power station is expected to be fully operational in the first half of 2019, the cabinet said on Friday. "Once completed, it will be the fourth largest coal-fired plant and the largest dry-cooled power station in … More »

    Reuters - 44 minutes ago
  • Bournemouth ready for tough test against Leicester - manager

    Bournemouth ready for tough test against Leicester - manager

    Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is not surprised by Leicester City's impressive start to the Premier League campaign and predicted a tough test for his players against the Foxes on Saturday. Leicester are second in the table with seven points from … More »

    Reuters - 55 minutes ago
  • The Latest: Decathlete Hardee out of worlds with back injury

    The Latest: Decathlete Hardee out of worlds with back injury

    American decathlete Trey Hardee has withdrawn from the competition at the world championships because of a lower back injury. The two-time world champion hurt his back in the long jump Friday morning, clutching at his left side when he stepped out … More »

    AP - Sports - 58 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 earlier design was scrapped following a public outcry … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 27 minutes ago
  • Wenger defends Coquelin, says Arsenal need to convert chances

    Wenger defends Coquelin, says Arsenal need to convert chances

    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 Arsenal midfield, … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 46 minutes ago
  • Mourinho faces Porto clash in Champions League

    By Brian Homewood MONACO (Reuters) - Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho is to meet one of his former clubs in the Champions League group stages while Paris St Germain striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic will take on Malmo, the club where the Swede began his … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 54 minutes ago
  • Bolt and Gatlin headed to Brussels, but will not meet

    Bolt and Gatlin headed to Brussels, but will not meet

    By Gene Cherry BEIJING (Reuters) - Usain Bolt and Justin Gatlin will race again in Brussels next month, but not against each other, organisers of the Van Damme Diamond League meeting said on Friday. "No chance for rematch," meeting director … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 57 minutes ago
  • 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 - 2 hours 4 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 - 2 hours 6 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 - 2 hours 11 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 - 2 hours 16 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 - 2 hours 19 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 - 2 hours 26 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 - 2 hours 33 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 - 2 hours 33 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 - 2 hours 37 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 - 2 hours 47 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 - 2 hours 50 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 - 2 hours 51 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 - 2 hours 52 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 - 3 hours 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 - 3 hours 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 - 3 hours 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 - 3 hours 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 - 3 hours 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 - 3 hours 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 - 3 hours 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 - 4 hours 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 - 4 hours 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 - 4 hours 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 - 4 hours 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 - 4 hours 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 - 4 hours ago
  • Thursday's Scoreboard

    Thursday's Games … More »

    The Canadian Press - 4 hours 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 - 4 hours ago