Carolinas Skinner has a six-game point streak

VANCOUVER -- Former Vancouver Canucks coach Alain Vigneault appears to have some interesting opportunities as he pursues a new job. Given his experience and success with the Canucks, Vigneault should get some consideration for the vacant Dallas St ...

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Contest in north Texas. Nowitzki, however,

BARCELONA, Spain -- Already missing Lionel Messi and Neymar, Barcelona has also ruled Xavi Hernandez out of Sundays match at Getafe. Barcelona says Xavi has nagging pain in his right leg and wont play in the Spanish league game. The defending cham ...

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Be a more balanced attack. "I may have the

ORLANDO, Fla. -- It was a welcome homecoming for the Orlando Magic. After plodding through a 1-3 road trip that included a season-worst 10th consecutive loss, the Magic showed few signs of mental fatigue as they snapped a six-game home losing stre ...

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Become available after the season," Desjardins

TORONTO -- When Jonathan Bernier came out of his net and collided with Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jayson Megna, the Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender didnt think much of it. That is, until the next day. "I woke up and it felt pretty bad," Bernier sa ...

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Blazers 6 Rockets 5 (OT) At Kamloops, B.C.,

WINNIPEG -- A jack of all trades last season for the troubled Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Demond Washington is hoping to add even more to his resume in 2013. "I played probably every position on the field last year," said Washington, who apart from hel ...

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COMMERCE, Colo. -- Landon Donovan scored in the 39th minute and goalkeeper Josh Saunders stopped a penalty kick in added time as the Los Angeles Galaxy earned their first road win, a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids Saturday night. Saunders ma ...

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Brooklyn since Aug. 5, 1931, at Ebbets Field

NEW YORK -- The Milwaukee Brewers got a quick start on the second half, picking up a big-time closer. The NL Central co-leaders acquired former all-star reliever Francisco Rodriguez from the New York Mets on Tuesday night, boosting the Brewers bul ...

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Other time these rivals have met in the playo

BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles insist theyre not watching the scoreboard. They say theyre concentrating on the last-place Toronto Blue Jays. They will need to concentrate harder. On Tuesday night, the Orioles lost for the second straight game, ...

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The massive 6-foot-8, 345-pound Starks has

What is of greater significance, attitude or talent? I say this in reference to Dez Bryant and the temper tantrum displayed for all to see in the Cowboys 31-30 loss to Detroit. It seems that many, if not all, rationalize that his intense passion f ...

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Finished a season ranked outside the

WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Boston Celtics say theyre not actively trying to trade point guard Rajon Rondo. Amid reports that hes willing to explore that possibility, Danny Ainge, the teams president of basketball operations, said Thursday "I dont antic ...

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Boston and Pittsburgh since 1992,

CAIRO, Egypt -- The Egyptian Football Association has cancelled the rest of this seasons league matches in the wake of rioting at a match last month that killed 74 people and injured hundreds of others. The league was suspended less than halfway t ...

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Officially be sidelined for another two week

PARIS -- Canadian Aleksandra Wozniak defeated Chinas Zheng Jie 6-2, 6-4 Wednesday to reach the third round of the French Open. The Blainville, Que., native will face top-seeded Victoria Azarenka in the next round. In mens doubles play, the top-see ...

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Toronto on Tuesday. The Dutchman tore h

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Jaye Marie Green completed a runaway victory in the LPGA Tour qualifying tournament Sunday, finishing with a record 29-under 331 total for a 10-stroke margin. The 19-year-old Green, from Boca Raton, closed with a 4-under 68 ...

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Difficult to play with. Rookie defensive end

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins have rediscovered the grit they generally lacked while losing a combined 195 games in 2011 and 2012. Scott Diamond pitched six shutout innings and Josh Willingham hit one of Minnesotas four home runs as the Twins beat the ...

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Beyond Manning, with RB Joseph Addai, TE Da

EDMONTON - The Edmonton Oilers assigned left-winger Magnus Paajarvi to the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League on Thursday and recalled centre Anton Lander. Paajarvi had no points and was a minus-3 in five games with the Oilers afte ...

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Falk will take Stoners place in Minnesotas

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Livan Hernandez agreed Friday to a $750,000, one-year contract with the Atlanta Braves, a short time after he was released from a minor league deal with the Houston Astros. After being released at noon, Hernandez arrived at the ...

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At least it hasnt so far." Rodriguez is lookin

Even with the PGA Tour starting a new season in October, and big golf being played around the world, Tiger Woods said he was pleasantly surprised to draw another big cast of stars to his holiday tournament in California. "Its our deepest and stron ...

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Beat goalkeeper Jaime Penedo. It was his t

BELLEVILLE, Ont. -- Tyson Fawcett scored the winner for the Barrie Colts as they dealt the Belleville Bulls a 3-1 loss Monday night in Game 7 of the Ontario Hockey Leagues Eastern Conference final. Barrie wins the series 4-3 and earns the Bobby Or ...

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Bigger piece of the puzzle in the Bulls sche

IRVING, Texas -- Tony Romo expects to take part in Sunday nights showdown with the New York Giants with the NFC East title on the line. The Dallas Cowboys quarterback was limited in practice Wednesday because of his still-swollen bruised right han ...

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Failed to reach 100 points for the ninth

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Alex Ovechkin will miss the Washington Capitals game on Friday with an upper-body injury. Coach Adam Oates said Thursday that Ovechkin would not make the trip for the game against the Philadelphia Flyers. Ovechkin was hurt when h ...

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