1. Mats Hummels: Germany are one of the world's best, but you need luck

    Germany's elated players have united in calls for renewed focus ahead of Sunday's final, with the squad determined a decade of preparation will yield a fourth World Cup...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 3 hours ago 88 reads 0 comments

  2. Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for Brad Richards with the Chicago Blackhawks

    The Chicago Blackhawks have their plan set in motion for the 2014-15 NHL season. While they weren't among the busiest teams when free agency started July 1, they made an important ...

    Steve Silverman Written by Steve Silverman about 3 hours ago 1,095 reads 0 comments

  3. Will Keeping Gordon Hayward Help or Hurt Growth of Utah Jazz Rookie Dante Exum?

    Gordon Hayward is a wanted man. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer , the Charlotte Hornets just signed the restricted free agent to a four-year, $63 million offer sheet...

    Jonathan Wasserman Written by Jonathan Wasserman about 3 hours ago 1,343 reads 10 comments

  4. Greinke on Short End of Duel with Scherzer

    Max Scherzer outpitched Zack Greinke in a duel of Cy Young Award winners, and the Tigers took both games of the two-game set with a 4-1 win over the Dodgers at Comerica Park on Wednesday...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 3 hours ago 8 reads 0 comments

  5. NBA Salary Cap Jumps Nearly $5M Next Year

    The NBA business is good — and that means the salary cap number is about to jump nearly $5 million a year...

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  6. Scherzer Outduels Greinke, Shuts Down LA

    With no Miguel Cabrera and no Victor Martinez, the Tigers still got to Zack Greinke. The way Max Scherzer pitched, they didn't need much...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 3 hours ago 30 reads 0 comments

  7. Howard Beck's Ideal Landing Spots for the Top NBA Free Agents

    Though the big-name free agents in this year's NBA offseason have seemingly narrowed down their options, it's never too late to have some fun and pick where their ideal landing spots would be from a fan's perspective...

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  8. Will Flacco Flourish in Kubiak's Offense?

    Will playing in Gary Kubiak's offense make Joe Flacco a more efficient quarterback? The Ravens hope so. Last season was a struggle for Flacco, as he threw for the most interceptions in his career (22), coupled with his lowest passer rating (73...

    Zach Moretti Written by Zach Moretti about 3 hours ago 27 reads 0 comments

  9. Holzman Takes over as WCC Commissioner

    SAN BRUNO, Calif. (AP) -- Lynn Holzman took over as commissioner of the West Coast Conference last month at a tumultuous time in college athletics...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 3 hours ago 155 reads 0 comments

  10. Marte out 3-7 Days (Bereavement Leave)

    #pirates Marte is on bereavement leave. Matt Hague called up. Liriano will start Sunday v #reds. Worley in bullpen Sat and Sun...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 3 hours ago 16 reads 0 comments

  11. Orlando Summer League 2014: Day 5 Scores, Stats and Highlights

    With time running out in the Orlando Summer League, players are down to their final chances to show their coaching staffs what they can do on the court...

    Rob Goldberg Written by Rob Goldberg about 3 hours ago 2,919 reads 0 comments

  12. Every Top 25 College Football Team's Most Under-the-Radar Player

    The 25 teams projected to appear in the preseason polls this summer are expected to do so, more than any other reason, because they have superstars, established players and big-name recruits all over their depth charts...

    Brian Leigh Written by Brian Leigh about 3 hours ago 19,839 reads 57 comments

  13. Former Huskies' Scott, Conner, Olson All Sign NHL Contracts

    HOUGHTON -- Three former Michigan Tech hockey players have recently signed NHL contracts: John Scott (2002-06) with the San Jose Sharks , Chris Conner (2002-06) with the Washington Capitals and Brett Olson (2008-12) with the Florida Panthers ...

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 3 hours ago 87 reads 0 comments

  14. Rick Pitino: 'Passion, Enthusiasm' Still High

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Rick Pitino 's game plan doesn't include retirement any time soon. The 61-year-old Louisville men's basketball coach said Wednesday that he "can go for a long ...

    Jeff Carillo Written by Jeff Carillo about 3 hours ago 23 reads 0 comments

  15. Vargas Hospitalized, Needs Appendectomy

    Jason Vargas needs an appendectomy. He won't return to Kansas City until Friday. Bruce Chen expected to start in his place on Sunday...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 3 hours ago 27 reads 0 comments

  16. Taxpayers on the Hook for $1M More for Consol Energy Center Lease

    HARRISBURG — Taxpayers will pay almost $1 million more for the Consol Energy Center lease to the Pittsburgh Penguins as part of a budget-related bill the Senate approved on Tuesday and sent to Gov...

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 3 hours ago 24 reads 0 comments

  17. A Closer Look at the Nick Zeisloft Addition

    Indiana added a 12th scholarship player to its roster on Monday in Nick Zeisloft, a transfer from Illinois State who will be eligible immediately. The 6-foot-4 Zeisloft, a native of La Grange, Illinois, has two years of eligibility remaining...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 3 hours ago 4 reads 0 comments

  18. Sidney Crosby Was Wise to Keep Quiet About Wrist Injury

    In hindsight, it may have been easier for Sidney Crosby to cop to the obvious back in May: Yes, he was hurt.....

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 3 hours ago 74 reads 0 comments

  19. Register for Little Hoosiers Basketball Academy

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - There is still time for kids in grades K-3 to sign up for a variety of different sessions of the Little Hoosiers Basketball Academy that takes place in Cook Hall and Assembly Hall later in July...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 3 hours ago 3 reads 0 comments

  20. Twitter Reacts to Javier Mascherano Playing on Despite Apparent Head Injury

    Argentina's Javier Mascherano clashed heads with Georginio Wijnaldum of the Netherlands in the first half of Wednesday's World Cup semi-final...

    Rory Marsden Written by Rory Marsden about 3 hours ago 6,478 reads 12 comments

  21. San Antonio Spurs from B/R

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  22. Cody Zeller, Noah Vonleh May Compete for Charlotte Hornets Spot

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Hornets are turning to a pair of young, inexperienced power forwards after losing Josh McRoberts in free agency...

    Drew Morita Written by Drew Morita about 3 hours ago 3 reads 0 comments

  23. Vice da CBF ataca 'ultrapassado' Felipão

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  24. Penguins Expect Top Prospects at Development Camp

    Winger Kaspari Kapanen, the Penguins ' first-round pick in last month's NHL draft, will be among the prospects and rookies at the team's 2014 development camp next week.....

    Ryan Ocenada Written by Ryan Ocenada about 3 hours ago 24 reads 0 comments

  25. Ezequiel Garay Makes a Clearance While Holding One of His Boots

    Ezequiel Garay did something you don't see every day: He made a clearance with one of his boots in his hand. Garay had lost his boot earlier in the play but recovered to pick it up and still do his job in the process...

    Sean  Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 3 hours ago 2,612 reads 2 comments