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  1. Mostly MLB Notes: Talking Carlos Carrasco, Ryan Braun and a look around the league
    Dalton Del Don

    Mostly MLB Notes: Talking Carlos Carrasco, Ryan Braun and a look around the league

  2. Closing Time: Fernando Rodney struggles, Carson Smith looms
    Scott Pianowski

    Closing Time: Fernando Rodney struggles, Carson Smith looms

  3. Closing Time: Red Sox prospect Eduardo Rodriguez gets the call
    Andy Behrens

    Closing Time: Red Sox prospect Eduardo Rodriguez gets the call

  4. Over/Under: Ryan Howard on the rebound
    Brandon Funston

    Over/Under: Ryan Howard on the rebound

  5. Closing Time: Is gridlock clearing for Alex Guerrero?
    Scott Pianowski

    Closing Time: Is gridlock clearing for Alex Guerrero?

  6. Daily Dime: Get Brett Anderson I said
    Scott Pianowski

    Daily Dime: Get Brett Anderson I said

  7. Daily Dime: Freddie Freeman, Will Venable, and a bunch of Athletics
    Scott Pianowski

    Daily Dime: Freddie Freeman, Will Venable, and a bunch of Athletics

  8. Daily Dime: Zack Greinke and a house of Cards
    Andy Behrens

    Daily Dime: Zack Greinke and a house of Cards

  9. Daily Dime: Wong, Duda, deGrom and seven other can't-miss, sure-fire daily bargains
    Andy Behrens

    Daily Dime: Wong, Duda, deGrom and seven other can't-miss, sure-fire daily bargains

  10. Daily Dime: Mike Napoli early, Brian McCann (and teammates) late
    Scott Pianowski

    Daily Dime: Mike Napoli early, Brian McCann (and teammates) late

  • FIFA President Blatter asks to be re-elected despite crisis

    FIFA President Blatter asks to be re-elected despite crisis

    Sepp Blatter will seek another term as FIFA president later Friday after asking soccer leaders to entrust him with guiding the governing body's recovery from a corruption crisis - again. ''We have been hit and I personally have been slapped,'' … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 minutes 27 seconds ago
  • Athletics rally to beat Yankees 5-4

    Athletics rally to beat Yankees 5-4

    The Oakland Athletics came out on the right side of a one-run game for a change. Ben Zobrist drew a bases-loaded walk from David Carpenter in the seventh inning to break a tie and the A's rallied from a three-run deficit to beat the New York … More »

    AP - Sports - 8 minutes ago
  • Kluber Ks 13, Kipnis stays hot for Tribe

    Kluber Ks 13, Kipnis stays hot for Tribe

    Even a couple of home runs couldn't derail the roll Cleveland's Corey Kluber is on, getting closer to the form that earned him the AL Cy Young award a season ago. Kluber struck out 13 in seven innings to win his third straight decision, Jason … More »

    AP - Sports - 17 minutes ago
  • Jung Ho Kang smashes home run to the second deck in Petco Park

    Jung Ho Kang smashes home run to the second deck in Petco Park

    Pirates infield Jung Ho Kang showed off his impressive power Thursday against the Padres. … More »

    Big League Stew - 20 minutes ago
  • Belt, Heston lead surging Giants in rout

    Belt, Heston lead surging Giants in rout

    Brandon Belt worked on going the other way and that hitting approach has been playing big dividends. Belt's opposite-field, solo home run in the seventh inning broke up a scoreless pitching duel and the San Francisco Giants won their fourth … More »

    AP - Sports - 22 minutes ago
  • Broncos LT Clady likely to miss season

    Broncos LT Clady likely to miss season

    The Denver Broncos are searching for someone to watch Peyton Manning's back after left tackle Ryan Clady tore his left ACL and will likely be out for the season. The requirements are simple: Don't let anyone hit the five-time NFL MVP - something … More »

    AP - Sports - 23 minutes ago
  • Earthquakes to host 2016 All-Star Game

    Earthquakes to host 2016 All-Star Game

    The San Jose Earthquakes know they have one of the snazziest new soccer stadiums around, and now they're gearing up to show it off for all of Major League Soccer to see. State-of-the-art Avaya Stadium will host the 2016 Major League Soccer All-Star … More »

    AP - Sports - 29 minutes ago
  • Why Bulls management could never accept Tom Thibodeau's success

    Why Bulls management could never accept Tom Thibodeau's success

    The Bulls tried to humiliate Tom Thibodeau after firing him. In doing so, they shed more light on the franchise's screwed-up culture. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 34 minutes ago
  • Thursday's Scoreboard

    Thursday's Games … More »

    The Canadian Press - 41 minutes ago
  • New Zealand to vote for Prince Ali in FIFA election

    WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Football will vote for challenger Prince Ali bin Al Hussein in the FIFA presidential election later on Friday, joining a list of national associations switching allegiance away from embattled incumbent Sepp … More »

    Reuters - 43 minutes ago
  • Iannetta's slam helps Angels rout Tigers

    Iannetta's slam helps Angels rout Tigers

    Chris Iannetta hit his fourth career grand slam, Albert Pujols and Matt Joyce also homered and C.J. Wilson pitched two-hit ball over six innings for the Los Angeles Angels in a 12-2 rout over the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night. Wilson (3-3) … More »

    AP - Sports - 45 minutes ago
  • Bucs beat Padres 11-5, win streak hits 7

    Bucs beat Padres 11-5, win streak hits 7

    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Jung Ho Kang hit a three-run homer and Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco also went deep off Ian Kennedy to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to their seventh straight victory, 11-5 over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night. … More »

    AP - Sports - 47 minutes ago
  • Big Time Athletes Drawn to the Big Top

    Big Time Athletes Drawn to the Big Top

    Cirque du Soleil has become a haven for athletes that don’t have the luxury of a professional league or other highly competitive outlets … More »

    Yahoo Sports Videos - 57 minutes ago
  • Carlos Condit: ACL tear was 'lucky' in a way

    Carlos Condit: ACL tear was 'lucky' in a way

    After more than a year off, fan favorite Condit is set to shake up the welterweight title picture. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
  • Canada will not support Blatter for FIFA presidency

    Canada will not support Blatter for FIFA presidency

    Canada, which is hosting the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, will not support incumbent Sepp Blatter in Friday's presidential vote at the FIFA Congress, the head of the Canadian Soccer Association said on Thursday on his official Twitter account. … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • Why Alex Rodriguez's complicated legacy doesn't diminish his current production

    Why Alex Rodriguez's complicated legacy doesn't diminish his current production

    Tired of debating whether Alex Rodriguez's "milestones" mean anything? Just go with what's in the box score. … More »

    Yahoo Sports - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • Circus draws world-class athletes to its cast

    Circus draws world-class athletes to its cast

    Cirque du Soleil is known for its dizzying stunts and performances. It's also becoming known as a haven for world-class athletes in search of the next competitive outlet. … More »

    Yahoo Sports Videos - 1 hour 22 minutes ago
  • Malaysian Olympic official calls for more transparency

    Malaysian Olympic officials have asked their national sporting federations to open their books and publicly declare all their assets to demonstrate their transparency in the wake of FIFA's latest corruption scandal. The Olympic Council of Malaysia … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 25 minutes ago
  • Circus draws world class athletes to its cast

    Circus draws world class athletes to its cast

    Cirque du Soleil is known for its dizzying stunts and performances. It's also becoming known as a haven for world-class athletes in search of the next competitive outlet. … More »

    Yahoo Sports Videos - 1 hour 28 minutes ago
  • Circus draws world-class athletes to its cast

    Circus draws world-class athletes to its cast

    Cirque du Soleil is known for its dizzying stunts and performances. It's also becoming known as a haven for world-class athletes in search of the next competitive outlet. … More »

    Yahoo Sports Videos - 1 hour 40 minutes ago
  • US to vote for Ali in FIFA election and not Blatter

    US to vote for Ali in FIFA election and not Blatter

    The United States says it will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president Friday and not for incumbent Sepp Blatter. ''I've gotten to know Prince Ali well over the last couple of years. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 52 minutes ago
  • Josh Hamilton doubles in first at-bat back at Globe Life Park

    Josh Hamilton doubles in first at-bat back at Globe Life Park

    Josh Hamilton managed a double in his first at-bat at Globe Life Park since rejoining the Rangers. … More »

    Big League Stew - 2 hours 1 minute ago
  • Remparts coach Boucher stands by criticism of ref ahead of rematch with Oceanic

    Remparts coach Boucher stands by criticism of ref ahead of rematch with Oceanic

    Quebec Remparts coach Philippe Boucher was fined $10,000 for critisizing officials after a loss at the Memorial Cup. Boucher said Thursday he plans to apologize to referee Olivier Gouin and director of officiating Richard Trottier, who he blasted … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 hours 7 minutes ago
  • Rodriguez superb in debut, BoSox win 5-1

    Rodriguez superb in debut, BoSox win 5-1

    Eduardo Rodriguez went to bed and dreamed about his major league debut after the Boston Red Sox arrived in Texas. Rodriguez threw 7 2/3 scoreless innings to become the youngest Red Sox starter to win in his major league debut on the road since … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 7 minutes ago
  • Verrier scores 2 as Remparts top Oceanic 5-2, advance to Memorial Cup semifinal

    Verrier scores 2 as Remparts top Oceanic 5-2, advance to Memorial Cup semifinal

    The Quebec Remparts got their revenge on the Rimouski Oceanic, but a tougher challenge awaits at the Mastercard Memorial Cup. Jerome Verrier scored twice and the host Remparts turned the tables on the Rimouski with a 5-2 victory in the tiebreaker … More »

    The Canadian Press - 2 hours 24 minutes ago
  • Sweet, Betsa lead Michigan past Alabama, 5-0

    Sweet, Betsa lead Michigan past Alabama, 5-0

    Lauren Sweet learned quickly after striking out in her first at-bat. The senior catcher hit a grand slam her next time up to help Michigan beat Alabama 5-0 on Thursday night in the Women's College World Series opener for both teams. ''She's having … More »

    AP - Sports - 2 hours 32 minutes ago
  • Hamilton homecoming: 2010 AL MVP back in Texas on home team

    Hamilton homecoming: 2010 AL MVP back in Texas on home team

    Josh Hamilton stepped into the batter's box in Texas to a loud ovation. A month and a day after being re-acquired by the Rangers, Hamilton played his first home game in Texas since the 2012 AL wild-card game, one in which the soon-to-depart slugger … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Baseball-Highlights of Thursday's MLB games

    May 28 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Thursday's Major League baseball games: - - - Red Sox 5, Rangers 1 Boston starter Eduardo Rodriguez tossed seven scoreless innings and the Red Sox handed Texas pitcher Nick Martinez his first loss of the … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Albany's Thompson wins lacrosse's Tewaaraton Award

    Albany's Lyle Thompson, the career scoring leader in Division I lacrosse history, won the Tewaaraton Award for a second time. The trophy, given to the best player in the nation, was awarded Thursday night at the Smithsonian Institution's National … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Quebec beats Rimouski 5-2 to reach Memorial Cup semifinal

    Quebec beats Rimouski 5-2 to reach Memorial Cup semifinal

    QUEBEC CITY (AP) -- Jerome Verrier broke a tie late in the second period with his second goal and the Quebec Remparts beat the Rimouski Oceanic 5-2 on Thursday night to advance to the Memorial Cup semifinal. … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Warriors' Thompson better after blow to head: father

    Warriors' Thompson better after blow to head: father

    (Reuters) - Golden State guard Klay Thompson was recovering well from a blow to the head that caused headaches and vomiting and should be ready for the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, his father has said. Thompson suffered … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Skelton, Latu suspensions upheld in blow for Waratahs

    Skelton, Latu suspensions upheld in blow for Waratahs

    The New South Wales Waratahs' hopes of defending their Super Rugby title suffered a blow with appeals against the suspensions of forwards Will Skelton and Tolu Latu dismissed. The Waratahs appealed a four-week ban to hooker Latu and a two-week … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • NBA-Warriors' Thompson better after blow to head - father

    Golden State guard Klay Thompson was recovering well from a blow to the head that caused headaches and vomiting and should be ready for the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, his father has said. Thompson suffered concussion-like symptoms … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • FIFA brothers scrambled to deposit cash hoard at U.S. banks, U.S. court documents show

    FIFA brothers scrambled to deposit cash hoard at U.S. banks, U.S. court documents show

    By Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two brothers who pleaded guilty in the FIFA soccer bribery scandal deposited large sums of cash in a frenzied series of visits to U.S. banks, hoping to avoid detection by authorities, U.S. court documents … More »

    Reuters - 3 hours ago
  • Brewers outright Wooten, more pitching moves upcoming

    The Brewers have outrighted reliever Rob Wooten to Triple-A Colorado Springs, creating another opening on Milwaukee's 40-man roster as the team juggles its pitching staff. Milwaukee planned to call up a starter from Triple-A to take the rotation … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Brewers give Selig high-tech tribute

    Brewers give Selig high-tech tribute

    The Milwaukee Brewers are giving retired baseball commissioner and former team owner Bud Selig a high-tech tribute. ''The Selig Experience'' attraction at Miller Park was unveiled to Selig, current Brewers owner Mark Attanasio and other dignitaries … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 hours ago
  • Quebec Remparts oust Rimouski Oceanic from Memorial Cup

    Quebec Remparts oust Rimouski Oceanic from Memorial Cup

    On their fourth try, the Quebec Remparts won an elimination game against the Rimouski Océanic. … More »

    Buzzing The Net - 3 hours ago
  • Struggling Ortiz gets break from lineup

    Struggling slugger David Ortiz is getting a break from the Boston Red Sox lineup. Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated before the game that Ortiz might be out of the lineup for a few games, giving him a chance to work on a few things. ''It's a … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Bogaerts exits after hit by pitch on arm

    Boston shortstop Xander Bogaerts left the Red Sox's game at Texas after being hit with a pitch on his left forearm. Bogaerts initially stayed in the game Thursday night after being hit by a pitch in the second inning. The pitch by Rangers starter … More »

    AP - Sports - 4 hours ago
  • Report: Dwyane Wade could be ready to leave the Miami Heat

    Report: Dwyane Wade could be ready to leave the Miami Heat

    Wade previously said he would not opt out of his deal this summer, but the ability to sign one last lucrative deal could change his mind. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 4 hours ago