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  1. Yahoo Fantasy Hockey: Previewing the West in the middle of the off-season
    Dobber Hockey

    Yahoo Fantasy Hockey: Previewing the West in the middle of the off-season

  2. Opening Time: Aaron Hicks would like your attention
    Scott Pianowski

    Opening Time: Aaron Hicks would like your attention

  3. Daily Dime: Carlos Martinez, J-Up, Dee Gordon and a day late on Duda
    Andy Behrens

    Daily Dime: Carlos Martinez, J-Up, Dee Gordon and a day late on Duda

  4. Daily Dime: Going with Dallas Keuchel, Jason Kipnis and some bargains
    Dalton Del Don

    Daily Dime: Going with Dallas Keuchel, Jason Kipnis and some bargains

  5. Daily Dime: Going with Wacha, Eovaldi, Puig and Frazier
    Dalton Del Don

    Daily Dime: Going with Wacha, Eovaldi, Puig and Frazier

  6. Rapid React: Yoenis Cespedes hits the Big Apple
    Scott Pianowski

    Rapid React: Yoenis Cespedes hits the Big Apple

  7. MLB bullpen depth chart: Tracking closers throughout the season
    Yahoo Sports Staff

    MLB bullpen depth chart: Tracking closers throughout the season

  8. Daily Dime: Jaime Garcia, Ryan Howard, Jay Bruce, Eddie Rosario
    Scott Pianowski

    Daily Dime: Jaime Garcia, Ryan Howard, Jay Bruce, Eddie Rosario

  9. Closing Time: Alex Wilson steps into the Detroit void
    Scott Pianowski

    Closing Time: Alex Wilson steps into the Detroit void

  10. Three tips to remember heading into fantasy football drafts
    Yahoo Sports Staff

    Three tips to remember heading into fantasy football drafts

  • Delle Donne scores 22 points, leads Sky past Mystics, 69-68

    ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) -- Elena Delle Donne scored 22 points, including the winning runner with 19 seconds to play, and tied her career high with four 3-pointers to lead the Chicago Sky past the Washington Mystics, 69-68 on Sunday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 minutes 32 seconds ago
  • With Zimmer, Vikings cornerback quality has increased

    With Zimmer, Vikings cornerback quality has increased

    Zimmer coaches them as critically as any players on the Vikings, and if there were a contest held to determine his favorite position on the field the others would probably be fighting for second place. ''He is a hard coach, but that's something … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago
  • Athletics edge Indians in 10 innings, 2-1

    Athletics edge Indians in 10 innings, 2-1

    Mark Canha's afternoon began on the Oakland bench, not unusual considering the slump he's been in. It ended with the Athletics' utility player being doused with a bucket of Gatorade and hit in the face with a shaving cream pie following his first … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago
  • Colts' Luck still looking to improve entering prime years

    Colts' Luck still looking to improve entering prime years

    Andrew Luck's impressive resume already includes 33 wins, two division titles and an AFC championship game appearance. ''The goal is just improve,'' Luck said after reporting to training camp Saturday. Luck has already been pretty darn good. … More »

    AP - Sports - 12 minutes ago
  • Ontario college students aiming to make puck for blind hockey players

    Ontario college students aiming to make puck for blind hockey players

    A pair of Ontario college students is facing a tough crowd as they try to design an audible hockey puck that can be used by visually impaired players. The Sheridan College classmates, however, say those very issues prompted them to redesign their … More »

    The Canadian Press - 16 minutes ago
  • Horse racing-American Pharoah wins again, takes the Haskell

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah made a triumphant return to the track by winning the $1.75 million William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey on Sunday. Overwhelming favorite American Pharoah took the lead from … More »

    Reuters - 32 minutes ago
  • Perez sharp as Rangers beat Giants 2-1

    Perez sharp as Rangers beat Giants 2-1

    Texas Rangers left-hander Martin Perez followed a nightmarish performance in which he failed to get an out in the second inning with a dream outing in which he nearly shut out the world champion San Francisco Giants. Perez (1-2) allowed only two … More »

    AP - Sports - 34 minutes ago
  • McHugh goes 7 innings, Astros beat Diamondbacks 4-1

    McHugh goes 7 innings, Astros beat Diamondbacks 4-1

    The last year has been a complete turnaround for Collin McHugh. McHugh kept that turnaround from his first major league season going Sunday. The right-hander threw seven solid innings, and Carlos Gomez delivered a two-run, go-ahead single as the … More »

    AP - Sports - 34 minutes ago
  • Seattle continues to keep core together by locking up Wagner

    Seattle continues to keep core together by locking up Wagner

    Bobby Wagner was patient to a point. The All-Pro middle linebacker was willing to sit back and let the Seattle Seahawks finish up their contract negotiations with Russell Wilson. Two days after expressing displeasure at not having an extension in … More »

    AP - Sports - 37 minutes ago
  • Bus stop; Steelers great Jerome Bettis bulls way into Hall

    Bus stop; Steelers great Jerome Bettis bulls way into Hall

    By the end of 2004, Jerome Bettis was done. A dozen years in the NFL, most of them as the perpetually smiling blue-collared soul of the Pittsburgh Steelers, left him spent. The Steelers had just watched a 15-1 season evaporate a win shy of the … More »

    AP - Sports - 38 minutes ago
  • Ethier HRs gives Dodgers Freeway sweep

    Ethier HRs gives Dodgers Freeway sweep

    Andre Ethier hit his second dramatic home run in three innings, a two-run shot in the 10th, and Howie Kendrick also homered to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a three-game Freeway Series sweep with a 5-3 victory over the sputtering Los Angeles … More »

    AP - Sports - 38 minutes ago
  • Mets quickly recall prospect Conforto

    Michael Conforto's minor league assignment lasted all of one day. The New York Mets recalled their top hitting prospect from Triple-A Las Vegas when fellow outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with discomfort in … More »

    AP - Sports - 40 minutes ago
  • Peterson, Teheran lead Braves past Phillies 6-2

    Peterson, Teheran lead Braves past Phillies 6-2

    The trip ride home will feel a little better for the Atlanta Braves. Jace Peterson had three hits, including a three-run home run, and Julio Teheran pitched seven strong innings to lead Atlanta to a 6-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on … More »

    AP - Sports - 41 minutes ago
  • Hechavarria hits a walkoff HR, Marlins top Padres 5-2

    Hechavarria hits a walkoff HR, Marlins top Padres 5-2

    Adeiny Hechavarria was trying to hit a single. Hechavarria hit a three-run homer off Brandon Maurer with one out in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Miami Marlins topped the San Diego Padres 5-2 on Sunday. ''I never ended a game that way … More »

    AP - Sports - 42 minutes ago
  • Nine-year-old Kansas batboy critically injured by blow to head

    A 9-year-old batboy for a Kansas baseball team was in critical condition on Sunday after being accidentally struck in the head by a player taking practice swings while waiting for his turn at the plate, a hospital official said. Kaiser Carlisle was … More »

    Reuters - 43 minutes ago
  • For Jets' Pace, monotony of camp really grinds his gears

    For Jets' Pace, monotony of camp really grinds his gears

    The temperatures were mostly in the low-90s and steamy during the first four days of training camp, with first-year coach Todd Bowles purposely scheduling midday practices - at the height of the heat - for his team. ''I'm from the South and it's … More »

    AP - Sports - 44 minutes ago
  • Valeri misses PK in Timbers' 0-0 draw

    Valeri misses PK in Timbers' 0-0 draw

    Diego Valeri sent a penalty kick careening off the crossbar in the 75th minute and the Portland Timbers settled for scoreless tie with the San Jose Earthquakes on Sunday. The single point for the draw moved the Timbers past Seattle into fifth place … More »

    AP - Sports - 46 minutes ago
  • Merritt wins first PGA Tour title at Quicken Loans National

    Merritt wins first PGA Tour title at Quicken Loans National

    (Reuters) - Troy Merritt held firm and finished with a flourish to claim his first PGA Tour title with a three-stroke win on Sunday at the Quicken Loans National at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. Merritt, who had missed his … More »

    Reuters - 47 minutes ago
  • With Jeffery leading pack, no shortage of options for Bears

    With Jeffery leading pack, no shortage of options for Bears

    If indeed this is his time, his chance to assert himself as a true No. 1 receiver for the Chicago Bears, Alshon Jeffery was in no mood to discuss it. Jeffery has a big one as the Bears try to shake off a miserable five-win season that led to … More »

    AP - Sports - 48 minutes ago
  • Pirates beat Reds 3-0 in testy game

    Pirates beat Reds 3-0 in testy game

    Bryan Price thinks the heated rivalry between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati is a credit to the pitching. Charlie Morton pitched five-hit ball for seven innings, Neil Walker hit a review-aided home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cincinnati Reds … More »

    AP - Sports - 48 minutes ago
  • Isner beats ailing Baghdatis to win Atlanta title again

    Isner beats ailing Baghdatis to win Atlanta title again

    (Reuters) - Top seed John Isner cruised to his third consecutive Atlanta Open title when he beat hobbled Marcos Baghdatis in straight sets in the final on Sunday. Isner took almost exactly an hour to dispose of Cypriot Baghdatis 6-3 6-3 on a hot … More »

    Reuters - 48 minutes ago
  • Morrison's RBI double in 11th pushes Mariners past Twins 4-1

    Morrison's RBI double in 11th pushes Mariners past Twins 4-1

    Logan Morrison hadn't taken batting practice in the cage for four days because of a sore thumb and had only recently started swinging again since leaving a game on Wednesday. The lack of practice didn't matter Sunday when he stepped to the plate in … More »

    AP - Sports - 49 minutes ago
  • Baseball-Major League Baseball roundup

    The Boston Red Sox placed right-hander Rick Porcello on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday because of a right triceps injury, nesn.com reported. The move is retroactive to July 30, one day after inflammation in Porcello's triceps developed … More »

    Reuters - 50 minutes ago
  • Norris, JD Martinez lift Tigers by O's

    Norris, JD Martinez lift Tigers by O's

    Daniel Norris forged a Price-less memory in his debut with Detroit. Norris took a three-hitter into the eighth inning, J.D. Martinez hit a three-run homer and the Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 on Sunday to earn a split of the four-game … More »

    AP - Sports - 50 minutes ago
  • Cabrera's double in 8th helps Rays to 4-3 win over Red Sox

    Cabrera's double in 8th helps Rays to 4-3 win over Red Sox

    James Loney knows it always feels better having a lucky hit at the right time. Asdrubal Cabrera had a game-tying RBI double and then scored on Loney's bloop single in the eighth inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays avoided a three-game sweep with a 4-3 … More »

    AP - Sports - 50 minutes ago
  • Tennis-Isner beats ailing Baghdatis to win Atlanta title again

    (Adds details of Baghdatis injury) Aug 2 (Reuters) - Top seed John Isner cruised to his third consecutive Atlanta Open title when he beat hobbled Marcos Baghdatis in straight sets in the final on Sunday. Isner took almost exactly an hour to … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 1 minute ago
  • Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Quicken Loans National scores

    Aug 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Quicken Loans National at the par-71 course on Sunday in Gainesville, Virginia -18 Troy Merritt (U.S.) 70 68 61 67 -15 Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 67 65 68 69 -14 David Lingmerth (Sweden) 68 65 68 … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 5 minutes ago
  • DE Johnson hurts knee, Cincy optimistic

    DE Johnson hurts knee, Cincy optimistic

    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson hurt his right knee during practice on Sunday and was taken off the field on a cart. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 7 minutes ago
  • BC-BBA--Indians-Athletics

    The Cleveland Indians and Oakland Athletics were tied 1-1 after 10 innings. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 12 minutes ago
  • Tina Charles scores 29 points, Liberty beat Storm 78-62

    Tina Charles scores 29 points, Liberty beat Storm 78-62

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Tina Charles scored 29 points and the New York Liberty pulled away in the third quarter to beat the Seattle Storm 78-62 on Sunday for their fourth straight home victory. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • Lavender, Parker lead Sparks past Stars, 80-78

    Lavender, Parker lead Sparks past Stars, 80-78

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Jantel Lavender scored 20 points, and Candace Parker blocked a potential tying shot in the final seconds to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the San Antonio Stars 80-78 on Sunday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • Moss' walkoff hit lifts Cardinals

    Moss' walkoff hit lifts Cardinals

    Brandon Moss felt as if he got a new baseball life after he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Moss recorded his first big hit with St. Louis, a pinch-hit game-ending single in the ninth inning, and Randal Grichuk had a two-run … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 19 minutes ago
  • NFL-National Football League roundup

    The Seattle Seahawks signed All-Pro Bobby Wagner to a four-year, $43 million contract extension, making him the NFL's highest-paid middle linebacker. Wagner's contract is the second megadeal completed by the Seahawks in two days. Quarterback … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 19 minutes ago
  • Kenseth stretches fuel, wins at Pocono

    Kenseth stretches fuel, wins at Pocono

    Joey Logano was the first leader to fade, his tank empty with three laps left. Martin Truex Jr. struck E with two laps to go. Kyle Busch knew his Toyota was about out, too, his shot at a fourth straight win tapped out on the last lap. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
  • Matt Ryan feeling as young as ever in new scheme

    Matt Ryan feeling as young as ever in new scheme

    Now in his eighth training camp with the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Ryan says he has never felt better physically before the start of the season. If he were using the same scheme behind the same offensive line this season, Ryan might risk major injury … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 27 minutes ago
  • Blue Jays and Royals square off in heated game, post-game war of words

    On the field, tempers flared between the Toronto Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals, but no punches were thrown. In the aftermath of the Blue Jays' 5-2 victory Sunday, there were plenty of back-and-forth blows in the war of words that erupted from … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 27 minutes ago
  • Bryant injured as Cubs complete sweep

    Bryant injured as Cubs complete sweep

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Kris Bryant left the game feeling a little woozy. Hector Rondon nearly squandered a three-run lead in the ninth inning. Joe Maddon got ejected. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
  • Golf-Merritt wins first PGA Tour title at Quicken Loans National

    Troy Merritt held firm and finished with a flourish to claim his first PGA Tour title with a three-stroke win on Sunday at the Quicken Loans National at Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Virginia. Merritt, who had missed his last five … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 31 minutes ago
  • Detroit Lions open training camp optimistic

    The Detroit Lions coach was happy to be starting his second training camp in Allen Park, and looking forward to trying to build on last season's 11-5 record. While Caldwell might be a little happier on the first day of camp, when all good things … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 38 minutes ago
  • Cowboys' Mincey in camp after brief holdout over contract

    Cowboys defensive end Jeremy Mincey didn't stay away from training camp long in his effort to get a contract extension. Dallas coach Jason Garrett declined to discuss details of a meeting with Mincey earlier Sunday, but the eighth-year player wants … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 45 minutes ago