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Top-seeded Djokovic to face defending champ Federer in Dubai final TENNIS

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Top-seeded Novak Djokovic will face defending champion Roger Federer in the final of the Dubai Championships after a three-set win over Tomas Berdych on Friday. Djokovic, who had a set and a service break lead in the...

Police: Travis Kvapil's NASCAR car stolen from hotel parking lot near Atlanta before race NASCAR

HAMPTON, Ga. - Travis Kvapil's NASCAR Sprint Cup car was stolen early Friday from a hotel parking lot, forcing him to withdraw from a race this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The No. 44 car from small-budget Team XTREME was still missing...

Bautista says he believes the 2015 Blue Jays will show their passion more often SPORTS

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Slugger Jose Bautista says he sees the 2015 Blue Jays as a team that will show more competitive spirit and emotion. He says it's good to have teammates who wear their hearts on their sleeve when they don't succeed. Bautista...

FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants 2022 World Cup final no later than Dec. 18 in Qatar SOCCER

HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland - FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar to take place no later than Dec. 18, a date that would avoid a conflict with the powerful Premier League over the Christmas schedule in England. A...

Daughter of curling great Sandra Schmirler continuing family tradition SPORTS

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - Shannon England crisscrossed the globe during his wife's sporting career, and it would suit him just fine to do the same with another family member. The husband of late curling legend Sandra Schmirler, England is at the...

Blue Jays says signing former Cy Young winner Johan Santana is 'no-risk deal'

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos says signing former Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana to a minor-league contract is a "no-risk deal." Anthopoulos says if the move pans out, it's highly unlikely the 35-year-old...

Undermanned Sabres stun Canucks 6-3 on Mitchell's 2 goals VANCOUVER CANUCKS

BUFFALO, N.Y. - With their top two scorers missing, Chris Stewart and the Buffalo Sabres scored their most goals in three months. "We came at them in waves," Stewart said. "It was probably one of the few games this year that we've...

Price stops 25 shots for 10th straight road win to help Canadiens beat Blue Jackets 5-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Montreal Canadiens have become so accustomed to Carey Price's recent stellar play, they didn't talk much about him after their latest win. Instead,...

After trading Clarkson, Maple Leafs beat Flyers thanks to Bernier TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS

TORONTO - In their first game without the traded David Clarkson, the Toronto Maple Leafs got a stellar performance from Jonathan Bernier to beat the Philadelphia Flyers. Bernier...

Yukon's Smallwood beats P.E.I.'s Casey 8-1 in pre-qualifying opener at Brier BRIER

CALGARY - Yukon's Bob Smallwood downed Adam Casey of Prince Edward Island 8-1 on Thursday to open the pre-qualifying round of the Tim Hortons Brier. Smallwood and his rink of Clint Ireland, Scott Odian and Wade Scoffin jumped out to a 4-0 lead...

Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, dies at 86 NBA

Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd's alma mater, West Virginia State, confirmed the death. It did not provide details. Lloyd made his NBA debut in 1950 for the Washington Capitals, just before...

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