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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins gave stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin some help, acquiring Phil Kessel from Toronto on Wednesday. Pittsburgh sent forward Nick Spaling, defenseman Scott Harrington, former first-round pick Kasperi Kapanen and a draft pick to the...
LONDON (AP) — The heat at Wimbledon on Wednesday caused a ball boy to collapse, a player to feel "dizzy" and thermometers to rise to record levels for the tournament. In the bright sunshine in southwest London, temperatures reached 35.7 degrees Celsius (96.26 degrees Fahrenheit...
The secretary general of the Confederation of African Football says FIFA Senior Vice President and African soccer head Issa Hayatou will present the trophy at the Women's World Cup final in place of Sepp Blatter. Blatter, the FIFA president, is skipping the trip to Canada in the...
LONDON (AP) — After fighting through a calf injury in the first round at Wimbledon, Kei Nishikori couldn't even step onto Centre Court for his second match. The fifth-seeded Japanese player had to pull out before his second-round meeting with Santiago Giraldo of Colombia on...
PARIS (AP) — The Tour de France is like a good bouillabaisse, the traditional Mediterranean seafood stew. Take out one ingredient, and it does not taste the same. The Tour starting on Saturday has all the ingredients in place: —A nervy first week on treacherous roads. —Towering...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage. California legislation...
MONTREAL (AP) — Julie Johnston thought she had blown it. Handed a yellow card for a foul in the box on Alexandra Popp, Johnston's heart sank when German striker Celia Sasic stepped up to take the penalty kick. It missed. The United States went on to beat Germany 2-0 on a penalty...
Kawhi Leonard is going to be a fixture for the San Antonio Spurs for years to come. Leonard agreed to the basic parameters of a five-year contract to stay with the Spurs early Wednesday, a deal that could be worth $90 million according to a person with direct knowledge of the...
Big names, big bucks and big markets in pursuit. NBA free agency opened with Anthony Davis agreeing to an extension worth more than $140 million in New Orleans and the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks among the teams looking for a dominant inside force of their own. All-...