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  • Touchofstarquality wins Big A feature

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Touchofstarquality and jockey Cornelio Velasquez surged to victory with a four-wide sweep in the $67,000 allowance feature on Thursday at Aqueduct. … More »

    AP - Sports - 14 minutes ago
  • Hockey Canada announces first group of 20 players for world championship

    Hockey Canada has unveiled its preliminary 20-man roster for the upcoming world hockey championship. As expected in an Olympic year, Team Canada will have a young group that doesn't overlap with those who won a gold medal in Sochi. The Toronto … More »

    The Canadian Press - 14 minutes ago
  • 76ers look toward future after dismal season

    76ers look toward future after dismal season

    The Philadelphia 76ers opened the season with a win against Miami and they beat the Heat again in the finale. It was the rest of the league that gave the Sixers fits. The Sixers entered this season in clear rebuild mode and they staggered to a … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 minutes ago
  • Suns join list of 'best' teams to miss playoffs

    Suns join list of 'best' teams to miss playoffs

    PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns are the ''best team not to make the playoffs.'' … More »

    AP - Sports - 15 minutes ago
  • Oshie ruled out for Blues playoff opener

    ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis Blues have ruled out forward T.J. Oshie for their playoff opener against the Chicago Blackhawks, but Vladimir Tarasenko is set to return after missing 15 games with a broken thumb. … More »

    AP - Sports - 16 minutes ago
  • Bobcats' daunting task: stopping James

    Bobcats' daunting task: stopping James

    - The Charlotte Bobcats will have to find a way to stop LeBron James if they hope to win their first playoff game in franchise history. Miami is 15-0 against the Bobcats since James signed with the Heat as a free agent in 2010. Charlotte, the No. … More »

    AP - Sports - 20 minutes ago
  • Love's plans key to Wolves' offseason

    Love's plans key to Wolves' offseason

    Kevin Love sat in front of his locker after the Minnesota Timberwolves' season came to a close, his sixth year in the NBA and his sixth without a trip to the playoffs. His body language is more a personality quirk than a referendum on Love's … More »

    AP - Sports - 20 minutes ago
  • White Sox give slumping 1B Abreu day off

    The Chicago White Sox are giving slumping slugger Jose Abreu a day off. Manager Robin Ventura didn't put the Cuban rookie in the starting lineup for Thursday night's game against Boston. Abreu is in a 1-for-25 rut. Ventura says the first baseman … More »

    AP - Sports - 22 minutes ago
  • Disney sees operating income growth at cable networks

    Disney sees operating income growth at cable networks

    Walt Disney Co's cable networks are expected to record high single-digit growth in operating income and domestic affiliate revenue from fiscal 2014 through 2016, Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo told investors on Thursday. "We feel very good … More »

    Reuters - 22 minutes ago
  • Nationals P Fister on track with rehab

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Right-hander Doug Fister threw two innings at extended spring training in Florida and could join the Nationals in about three weeks ''assuming all goes well,'' manager Matt Williams said. … More »

    AP - Sports - 23 minutes ago
  • Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

    Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

    To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. ''There's definitely that burning desire in the back of your mind … More »

    AP - Sports - 23 minutes ago
  • Is Brew crew something to believe in?

    Is Brew crew something to believe in?

    Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan breaks down the Milwaukee Brewers hot start … More »

    Yahoo Sports Videos - 25 minutes ago
  • US GK Howard extends with Everton to '18

    US GK Howard extends with Everton to '18

    LONDON (AP) -- American goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a two-year contract extension to stay with Everton until 2018. … More »

    AP - Sports - 26 minutes ago
  • NFL working on concussion settlement

    A judge overseeing thousands of NFL concussion-linked lawsuits says lawyers are still working to address her concerns about a proposed $765 million fund. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody says she fears the fund may not be large enough to cover up to … More »

    AP - Sports - 32 minutes ago
  • Kouzmanoff delivers again for Rangers

    Kouzmanoff delivers again for Rangers

    Kevin Kouzmanoff delivered again, doubling twice and scoring two runs as the Texas Rangers beat Seattle Mariners 8-6 Thursday. Texas lost the opener of the four-game series on Monday night, but won the last three. The 32-year-old Kouzmanoff is … More »

    AP - Sports - 32 minutes ago
  • Duke freshman F Parker entering draft

    Duke freshman F Parker entering draft

    Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke's latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. The 6-foot-8 All-American forward said Thursday he'll enter the NBA draft after being the highest-scoring freshman in Duke history. Now he … More »

    AP - Sports - 34 minutes ago
  • Altidore's playing time a concern for Klinsmann

    Altidore's playing time a concern for Klinsmann

    Jozy Altidore's disappointing first season with England's Sunderland has less than a month remaining, and it appears as though the American's struggles for playing time aren't finished. Altidore, who scored 31 goals in 41 games for AZ Alkmaar in … More »

    AP - Sports - 42 minutes ago
  • Everton keeper Howard extends contract until 2018

    Everton keeper Howard extends contract until 2018

    (Reuters) - Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep the United States international on Merseyside until 2018, the Premier League club said on Thursday. Howard, 35, joined Everton on loan from Manchester … More »

    Reuters - 46 minutes ago
  • Mavs G Ellis set to be key for playoffs

    Mavs G Ellis set to be key for playoffs

    DALLAS (AP) -- Monta Ellis has been shrugging off the skeptics throughout his first season with Dallas. … More »

    AP - Sports - 48 minutes ago
  • Heat ready to begin three-peat bid

    Heat ready to begin three-peat bid

    LeBron James was standing at his locker and chatting a few days ago when the conversation turned to which teams out there the Miami Heat might fear entering these playoffs. ''We respect all,'' James said, ''but fear none.'' With those words it … More »

    AP - Sports - 10 minutes ago
  • Mankato players to practice for Hoffner

    Minnesota State football players ended their boycott of spring practice and said Thursday they will play for coach Todd Hoffner, who was reinstated after being exonerated of having child pornography on his cellphone. The players had refused to … More »

    AP - Sports - 48 minutes ago
  • Kinsler's HR, 4 RBIs save sloppy Tigers

    Kinsler's HR, 4 RBIs save sloppy Tigers

    Ian Kinsler's first few weeks with Detroit have been just what the Tigers were hoping for. Kinsler homered and drove in four runs, and the Tigers held on for a 7-5 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Kinsler has settled into Detroit's … More »

    AP - Sports - 51 minutes ago
  • Mr. Met once had his life threatened by one of Bill Clinton's Secret Service agents

    Mr. Met once had his life threatened by one of Bill Clinton's Secret Service agents

    A book by former Mr. Met actor AJ Mass tells of the time Bill Clinton came to Shea Stadium and Mr. Met's big ol' head got in the way. … More »

    Big League Stew - 52 minutes ago
  • Roman Catholic Church scores with charity site that offers support to Habs

    MONTREAL - Hockey is a religion in Quebec. Just ask the Roman Catholic Church. The church is giving Habs fans a chance to support the only Canadian team in the Stanley Cup playoffs and do a little charity work by donating $1 to light a virtual … More »

    The Canadian Press - 53 minutes ago
  • Cardinals place RHP Kelly on DL

    Cardinals place RHP Kelly on DL

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly has been put on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. … More »

    AP - Sports - 53 minutes ago
  • Long shot Hawks brace for Pacers

    Long shot Hawks brace for Pacers

    ATLANTA (AP) -- There's no bigger long shot in the NBA playoffs than the Atlanta Hawks. … More »

    AP - Sports - 53 minutes ago
  • Bad back stops Jays P Janssen's rehab

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The rehabilitation assignment for Toronto Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen has been halted because of lingering tightness in his lower back. … More »

    AP - Sports - 55 minutes ago
  • Habs hope for Price to improve, 2-0 lead

    Habs hope for Price to improve, 2-0 lead

    Carey Price concedes that failing to protect a pair of third-period leads is not a formula for success in the NHL playoffs. The Montreal Canadiens won the opening game of their series against Tampa Bay without a stellar performance from one of the … More »

    AP - Sports - 56 minutes ago
  • Kerry condemns anti-Semitic leaflet in eastern Ukraine

    Kerry condemns anti-Semitic leaflet in eastern Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry condemned as "grotesque" on Thursday the distribution of leaflets in eastern Ukraine that appeared to call on Jews to register with separatist, pro-Russian authorities. Though purported authors of the flier … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 3 minutes ago
  • Bucks await future with new ownership

    Bucks await future with new ownership

    ST. FRANCIS, Wis. (AP) -- One by one, the Milwaukee Bucks met with their coach one last time before packing up their belongings. More change could be coming to Milwaukee. ''There (are) definitely pieces here that we can build around, young … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 7 minutes ago
  • Ex-QB McNabb spends day in jail for DUI

    MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 7 minutes ago
  • Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks

    Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: Indiana Pacers vs. Atlanta Hawks

    Atlanta and Indiana begin their first round series on Saturday … More »

    Ball Don't Lie - 1 hour 8 minutes ago
  • Rio workers end strike but issue pay talks warning

    Rio workers end strike but issue pay talks warning

    By Rodrigo De Miguel and Pedro Fonseca RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Workers at the main venue for the 2016 Olympics ended a two-week strike on Thursday but a full return to work will only come next week and they will strike again if pay talks prove … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 10 minutes ago
  • Kyle Gibson's gem guides Twins to 7-0 win vs. Blue Jays in frigid 1st game of doubleheader

    Kyle Gibson's gem guides Twins to 7-0 win vs. Blue Jays in frigid 1st game of doubleheader

    MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins had the right formula for successfully playing through the cold: a guy named Kyle Gibson. Unfazed by the subfreezing temperature at first pitch, Gibson pitched a career-high eight scoreless innings for the Twins in … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 13 minutes ago
  • Jags cut LB Allen after failed physical

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have released veteran linebacker Russell Allen after he failed a physical. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 15 minutes ago
  • M's 1B Choi banned 50 games for PEDs

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Seattle Mariners first baseman Ji-Man Choi has been suspended for 50 games following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 16 minutes ago
  • Judge again denies $765M concussion deal

    Judge again denies $765M concussion deal

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- In a story April 16, The Associated Press reported that a judge had again denied preliminary approval of a $765 million NFL concussion settlement. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody clarified Thursday that the ruling was not new … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 17 minutes ago
  • Twins' Gibson goes 8 to beat Jays 7-0

    Twins' Gibson goes 8 to beat Jays 7-0

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins had the right formula for successfully playing through the cold: a guy named Kyle Gibson. … More »

    AP - Sports - 1 hour 20 minutes ago
  • Hanover edge closer to safety with win at Frankfurt

    Hanover edge closer to safety with win at Frankfurt

    Hanover 96 edged fellow strugglers Eintracht Frankfurt 3-2 away with an attacking display that produced three goals in the first half-hour on Thursday to take a huge step towards staying in the Bundesliga. Their second straight league win after … More »

    Reuters - 1 hour 25 minutes ago
  • Impact face defending MLS champions hoping to end winless streak

    MONTREAL - The Montreal Impact will need to show some teeth over the weekend if they expect to register their first win of the season. The Impact (0-3-3), dead last in the Eastern Conference, are in Kansas City on Saturday to face the defending MLS … More »

    The Canadian Press - 1 hour 29 minutes ago