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  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week. The actions of the man, whose … More »

    AP - Sports - 3 minutes 10 seconds ago
  • Steven Stamkos goes coast-to-coast for goal

    Steven Stamkos goes coast-to-coast for goal

    Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos starts from behind his own net and races down the ice to rip it past Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price. … More »

    NHL Highlights - 5 minutes ago
  • Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback

    The light touch of a paint roller is enough to dislodge a chunk of plaster from the crumbling walls of Hinchliffe Stadium. Though silent for decades, the former home of several Negro Leagues teams is getting another chance at bat as baseball's … More »

    AP - Sports - 5 minutes ago
  • Replay review of Werth HR takes only 22 seconds

    MIAMI (AP) -- A replay review of a Jayson Werth home run in the Washington Nationals' game at Miami took only 22 seconds Wednesday. … More »

    AP - Sports - 13 minutes ago
  • Winnipeg signs coach Paul Maurice to 4-year deal

    Winnipeg signs coach Paul Maurice to 4-year deal

    Coach Paul Maurice has been given a four-year extension by the Winnipeg Jets. And he and general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff appear to be agree on some of the team's needs. One of them is keeping Ondrej Pavelec as the team's starting goaltender. … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 minutes ago
  • Woodson still believes he's right coach for Knicks

    Woodson still believes he's right coach for Knicks

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Woodson won't lobby to keep his job with the New York Knicks. He believes he's already proven he deserves it. … More »

    AP - Sports - 16 minutes ago
  • Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

    Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

    Arthur Blank donned traditional soccer garb to mark his newest venture - an MLS team for Atlanta. I haven't decided yet.'' Major League Soccer announced its latest team Wednesday, an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the … More »

    AP - Sports - 21 minutes ago
  • MLS growing again, announces Atlanta expansion team for 2017 owned by Falcons' Arthur Blank

    MLS growing again, announces Atlanta expansion team for 2017 owned by Falcons' Arthur Blank

    ATLANTA - Arthur Blank donned traditional soccer garb to mark his newest venture — an MLS team for Atlanta. Major League Soccer announced its latest team Wednesday, an expansion team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new … More »

    The Canadian Press - 22 minutes ago
  • Chad Laprise named first Canadian winner of 'The Ultimate Fighter'

    QUEBEC CITY, Que. - Welterweight Chad (The Disciple) Laprise won a split decision over Olivier Aubin-Mercier on Wednesday to become the first Canadian winner of the UFC's "Ultimate Fighter" reality TV show. The judges scored it 28-29, 29-28, 30-27 … More »

    The Canadian Press - 23 minutes ago
  • Shake'em Swaggy

    Shake'em Swaggy

    Nick Young shows the handle and draws the foul on the pull-up jumper. … More »

    NBA.com - 24 minutes ago
  • Jets, ex-Titans RB Johnson agree on deal

    Jets, ex-Titans RB Johnson agree on deal

    Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong. The New York Jets signed the former Titans running back Wednesday, a little over a week after he was officially released by Tennessee. Johnson met with the Jets … More »

    AP - Sports - 32 minutes ago
  • Tanaka has 10 Ks in 8, beats Cubs 3-0

    Tanaka has 10 Ks in 8, beats Cubs 3-0

    No matter the challenges, Masahiro Tanaka is making a smooth transition from Japan to the major leagues for one major reason: his split-fingered fastball. Tanaka allowed two bunt hits in eight dominant innings on a frigid Wednesday, Carlos Beltran … More »

    AP - Sports - 33 minutes ago
  • Kobe Bryant went to France before the Lakers finale, refers to season as 's---'

    Kobe Bryant went to France before the Lakers finale, refers to season as 's---'

    Kobe Bryant hated this Lakers season so much that he already left for France before Wednesday's finale in San Antonio. He also has some strong thoughts on 2013-14's stench. … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 35 minutes ago
  • Receiver Sidney Rice visits with Jets, then decides to come back to Seahawks

    Receiver Sidney Rice visits with Jets, then decides to come back to Seahawks

    Sidney Rice looked around, including a visit with the New York Jets, and decided it was best to come back to Seattle. Rice, who missed out on the Seahawks' Super Bowl run because he tore his ACL during the season, announced after his visit with the … More »

    Shutdown Corner - 43 minutes ago
  • Yankees unveil plaque for Mandela

    Yankees unveil plaque for Mandela

    The New York Yankees honored Nelson Mandela on Wednesday night during their rain-delayed celebration of the legacy of Jackie Robinson, another icon of social change. The grandson of South Africa's first black president, Zondwa Mandela, and … More »

    AP - Sports - 43 minutes ago
  • FSA to test for lamb meat substitution

    (Reuters) - The Foods Standards Agency (FSA) said it will begin a new round of tests on lamb takeaway meals from restaurants across the UK after the consumer watchdog found evidence of cheaper substitutes such as beef and chicken. The FSA said … More »

    Reuters - 46 minutes ago
  • Esposito, Cooke top Senior PGA Pro

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Frank Esposito Jr. shot a 3-under 69 on Wednesday for a share of the second-round lead with Stan Cooke in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship. … More »

    AP - Sports - 48 minutes ago
  • Tippett to coach Canada at world championship

    Tippett to coach Canada at world championship

    (Reuters) - Dave Tippett, coach of the National Hockey League's Phoenix Coyotes, will coach Canada's men's ice hockey team at next month's world championship, Hockey Canada said on Wednesday. Tippett, who represented Canada at two Olympics as a … More »

    Reuters - 50 minutes ago
  • British consumer watchdog to test for lamb meat substitution

    (Reuters) - Britain's Foods Standards Agency (FSA) said it will begin a new round of tests on lamb takeaway meals from restaurants across the UK after the consumer watchdog found evidence of cheaper substitutes such as beef and chicken. The FSA … More »

    Reuters - 52 minutes ago
  • Ice hockey-Tippett to coach Canada at world championship

    Dave Tippett, coach of the National Hockey League's Phoenix Coyotes, will coach Canada's men's ice hockey team at next month's world championship, Hockey Canada said on Wednesday. Tippett, who represented Canada at two Olympics as a player, serving … More »

    Reuters - 53 minutes ago
  • Real Madrid wins 19th Copa del Rey title

    Real Madrid wins 19th Copa del Rey title

    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) -- Gareth Bale raced down the field, avoided a defender and rolled the ball under goalkeeper Jose Pinto in the 90th minute, giving Real Madrid a 2-1 win over Barcelona on Wednesday night and its 19th Copa del Rey title. … More »

    AP - Sports - 59 minutes ago
  • Knicks sign veteran forward Lamar Odom

    Knicks sign veteran forward Lamar Odom

    NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks have signed former NBA champion Lamar Odom, who was out of the league this season. … More »

    AP - Sports - 59 minutes ago
  • Astros' Springer makes big league debut

    Highly touted prospect George Springer is making his major league debut on Wednesday night, batting second and playing right field for the Houston Astros. He's the first of a group of top prospects expected to help the Astros back to respectability … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 11 minutes ago
  • Oakland Athletics ‘keep trucking’ through pitching woes

    Oakland Athletics ‘keep trucking’ through pitching woes

    Yahoo Sports’ Jeff Passan explains how the A’s have overcome injuries to rise to the top of the standings … More »

    Yahoo Sports Videos - 1 hour 13 minutes ago
  • Astros GM gives away free tickets on Twitter ahead of George Springer's debut

    Astros GM gives away free tickets on Twitter ahead of George Springer's debut

    View the winning selections chosen by Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow. … More »

    Big League Stew - 1 hour 14 minutes ago
  • NBA-National Basketball Association roundup

    April 16 (The Sports Xchange) - Milwaukee Bucks longtime owner Herb Kohl confirmed Wednesday that he reached an agreement to sell the NBA franchise to hedge-fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry. The purchase price is estimated at $550 … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • Rockets resting Harden, Lin and Parsons

    Rockets resting Harden, Lin and Parsons

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Houston Rockets, already locked into the fourth seed in the Western Conference playoffs, have decided to rest James Harden, Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons for Wednesday night's regular season finale against the New Orleans … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • Belgium coach Wilmots extends contract by 4 years

    BRUSSELS (AP) -- Belgium's soccer federation has extended the contract of coach Marc Wilmots through the 2018 World Cup after he led the Red Devils to soccer's top tournament for the first time in a dozen years. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • Nets rest all 5 starters, key reserves

    Nets rest all 5 starters, key reserves

    On the final day, the Nets rested. Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd sat all of his starters and some key reserves for the season finale against the Cavaliers so they're ready for the playoffs. The Nets entered Wednesday night's game with the No. 5 seed … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 18 minutes ago
  • Ryu takes early lead in LPGA LOTTE

    Ryu takes early lead in LPGA LOTTE

    So Yeon Ryu shot a 4-under 68 on Wednesday to take the lead halfway through a windy first round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship. Japan's Ayako Uehara was one stroke back. Ryu, the 2012 LPGA Rookie of the Year, had five birdies and one bogey. Ryu said … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 19 minutes ago
  • Texas A&M QB Joeckel to transfer

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Texas A&M quarterback Matt Joeckel will leave the school to try and use his final year of eligibility elsewhere. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • NFL-National Football League roundup

    April 16 (The Sports Xchange) - Running back Chris Johnson signed a two-year deal with the New York Jets on Wednesday. Johnson, 28, was released by the Tennessee Titans after six 1,000-yard seasons in Nashville. - - Josh Freeman agreed to a … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 21 minutes ago
  • Mets' Gee sharp, drops Arizona to 4-14

    Mets' Gee sharp, drops Arizona to 4-14

    Nothing like a trip to Chase Field to turn things around for the New York Mets. Dillon Gee allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings, and the Mets beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-2 Wednesday to complete a three-game sweep. Arizona finished an … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 22 minutes ago
  • Bale hails perfect night after King's Cup winner

    Bale hails perfect night after King's Cup winner

    Gareth Bale hailed a "perfect night" after his stunning winner for Real Madrid against Barcelona in Wednesday's King's Cup final, his first trophy since moving to Spain for a record fee in the close season. The Wales winger sprinted from the … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 23 minutes ago
  • Barca facing first trophyless season in six years

    Barca facing first trophyless season in six years

    Barcelona's painful reverse to arch rivals Real Madrid in Wednesday's King's Cup final brings to an end a hellish week and leaves them facing their first season without major silverware in six years. Coach Gerardo Martino, in his first term in … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 26 minutes ago
  • Watch Hockey Night In Canada’s awesome Metallica fueled playoff opener (Video)

    Watch Hockey Night In Canada’s awesome Metallica fueled playoff opener (Video)

    There are a few of our favorite things, and Hockey Night In Canada’s mad genius Tim Thompson put it all together in an incredible montage for the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs’ opening night: … More »

    Puck Daddy - 1 hour 38 minutes ago
  • Mariners place Morrison, Beavan on DL

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- The Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Logan Morrison and right-handed starter Blake Beavan on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, and recalled second baseman Nick Franklin and James Jones from Triple-A Tacoma. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 38 minutes ago
  • Rangers' Saunders cuts short bullpen session

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas Rangers left-hander Joe Saunders cut short a bullpen session Wednesday because of pain in his left ankle. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 38 minutes ago
  • Man City title hopes in tatters after Sunderland draw

    Man City title hopes in tatters after Sunderland draw

    By Michael Hann LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City's Premier League title hopes were dealt a crushing blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw by bottom club Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. Everton suffered a shock 3-2 home defeat by … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 43 minutes ago
  • Hawks to rest Millsap in season finale

    MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap will sit out the team's regular season finale Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks to rest for the playoffs. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 43 minutes ago