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Magic hire Weltman, who hours later names Hammond as GM

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A person familiar with the negotiations says the Orlando Magic have agreed to hire Toronto general manager Jeff Weltman as the new president of basketball operations. More>>

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3 Michigan State players accused of assault violated policy

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A lawyer says three football players at Michigan State University have been found in violation of campus policy in a sexual assault investigation. More>>

NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead at age 48

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The Orlando Police Department has confirmed that Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died. More>>

Faster, higher, rustier: Medals from Rio Olympics damaged

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Rio Olympic stars say the medals they won are rusting and flaking; replacements on the way. More>>

AP Exclusive: Mixed emotions for Dixon after armed robbery

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ONLY ON AP: IndyCar driver Scott Dixon tells The Associated Press he is grateful after he and Dario Franchitti were unharmed during an armed robbery Sunday night. More>>

NFL cuts OT from 15 minutes to 10, citing player safety

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NFL owners shortened the overtime period to 10 minutes after coaches expressed concern too many players were just trying to hang on for the final minutes of the extra period. More>>

Rio Olympic planning assailed for 'white elephant' venues

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A federal prosecutor looking into last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics says many of the venues "are white elephants" that were built with "no planning.". More>>

LeBron locked in for Game 4 after being locked out in Game 3

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LeBron wonders what he was doing in Game 3, and is ready to go for Game 4 against Celtics. More>>

Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance

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Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State should have a muted celebration after winning the Western Conference Finals. More>>

Nashville wants more history than just 1st Stanley Cup Final

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The Nashville Predators, the final team into the NHL playoffs, are headed to the first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. They insist they are not satisfied with simply making franchise history, not with hockey's ultimate prize four wins away. More>>

Ginobili's uncertain future has Spurs fans feeling anxious

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Spurs star Manu Ginobili was swept away by the emotions of a sold-out crowd serenading him with chants of "Manu, Manu" and rising as one for a standing ovation in the closing minutes of the Western Conference Finals. More>>

NASCAR shakes up schedule for 2018 and adds road course

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NASCAR has announced several changes to its 2018 schedule, including new tracks in the final 11 races of the season. More>>

NFL moves 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa Bay from LA

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The NFL wants to put some flair back into celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. More>>

Victims of attack in United's 'hearts,' Jose Mourinho says

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Jose Mourinho says the victims of a deadly bomb attack were in the "minds and hearts" of the Manchester United squad that flew to Stockholm for the Europa League final. More>>

Big league baseball's founding documents to be auctioned

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The 1876 constitution that founded the National League and the modern business of big league sports is going up for sale. More>>

Kansas' Jackson diversion requires apology, anger classes

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Former Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson must undergo anger management classes and apologize as part of a diversion agreement arising from a confrontation with a women's basketball player. More>>

Police: Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead

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The Orlando Police Department has confirmed that Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died. More>>

Putin says whistleblowing on doping echoes Stalin's purges

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A Russian anti-doping commission set up by President Vladimir Putin has called for new measures to claw back prize money from drug cheats and to restore trust in Russian athletes. More>>

Loosen Up: NFL to allow some flair in celebrations

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The NFL wants to put some flair back into celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. More>>

Kvitova to decide this week on French Open comeback

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Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will decide this week whether she will make her comeback at the French Open. More>>

LEADING OFF: Cano comes off DL; Harvey returns home

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LEADING OFF: Cano comes off DL; Harvey returns home. More>>

A year before World Cup, Russian clubs battle financial woes

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Kuban Krasnodar's fans hoped signing Andrei Arshavin would herald long-awaited success for their club. More>>

'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss

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James, Cavaliers trying to shake off 'weird' Game 3 and 1st loss of postseason. More>>

Death threats may prompt NBA's Kanter to become US citizen

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NBA center Enes Kanter says death threats follow his criticism of Turkish government. More>>

Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Ducks in 6 games

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Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6:00 left, ensuring the Nashville Predators' magical postseason now includes the franchise's first trip to the Stanley Cup Final after eliminating the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 win. More>>

Desperate Ottawa tries to avoid elimination by Penguins

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The Pittsburgh Penguins suddenly have three lines operating at full power and are one win away from returning to the Stanley Cup Final. More>>

Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115

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Stephen Curry scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors closed out the Western Conference Final against the injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs with a 129-115 victory, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0. More>>

Greinke whiffs 12 in 8 2/3, Diamondbacks beat White Sox 5-1

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Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 12 and came within one out of a complete game as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1. More>>

Panik homers as Giants beat Lackey, Cubs 6-4

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Joe Panik hits first career leadoff homer as Giants beat Cubs 6-4 in rematch from last year's playoffs. More>>

After manager challenges, umpire changes call without replay

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Second base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt initially called Angels rookie Nolan Fontana safe on a stolen base attempt against Tampa Bay. More>>

Adams hits 2-run HR to power Braves past Pirates, 5-2

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Matt Adams hit a two-run homer in his second start since being traded to Atlanta, powering the Braves to a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. More>>

Vikings' Zimmer takes time off following latest eye surgery

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Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will be taking some time away from the team to recover from multiple eye surgeries. More>>

Kepler leads Twins' offensive surge in 14-7 win over Orioles

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Max Kepler homered and drove in four runs, Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco each had a career-high four hits and the Minnesota Twins roared back to beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-7. More>>

Indy 500 winners Dixon, Franchitti robbed at a Taco Bell

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Police say Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Scott Dixon and fellow former race winner Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint while in a Taco Bell drive-thru lane. More>>

Horschel's wife opens up on battle with alcoholism

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Billy Horschel's wife open up about battle with alcoholism after his victory at Byron Nelson. More>>

Indy begins new century with faster speeds, wide-open field

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The Indianapolis 500 is embarking on its second century much like it did its first. More>>

Penguins strike early, rout Senators 7-0 to take 3-2 lead

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final. More>>

LEADING OFF: Astros face adversity; Giants-Cubs rematch

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LEADING OFF: Astros face adversity; Giants-Cubs rematch. More>>

LeBron struggles, exchanges words with fan after Game 3 loss

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LeBron James had one of the worst games of his playoff career on Sunday night and got into an exchange with a fan afterward. More>>

Real Madrid wins its 1st Spanish title since 2012

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Real Madrid won the Spanish league for the first time since 2012 with a 2-0 win over Malaga on Sunday. More>>

Near-flawless Lexi Thompson wins wire-to-wire at Kingsmill

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Lexi Thompson shot a 6-under 65 to finish off a wire-to-wire victory in the Kingsmill Championship with a tournament-record 20-under 264 total. More>>

Preds win from ousting Ducks to reach 1st Stanley Cup Final

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The Nashville Predators don't have their top center, and their captain remains day to day with an upper-body injury. More>>

Nelson's Four Seasons finale: Horschel over Day in playoff

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Billy Horschel won the AT&T Byron Nelson with a par on the first playoff hole Sunday after Jason Day pulled his 4-foot par putt left and past the hole. More>>

Bourdais has pelvis surgery; Davison to get his Indy ride

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Sebastien Bourdais has pelvis surgery after crash; James Davison to get his Indy 500 ride. More>>

Rangers still face challenges after winning streak

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The Texas Rangers put themselves in some impressive company with their 10-game winning streak _ but they still face their share of challenges. More>>

Celtic pride: Bradley's last-second shot stuns Cavs 111-108

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Avery Bradley dropped a 3-pointer in the final second and the Boston Celtics stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. More>>

Tim Tebow ends a weeklong slump with home run, RBI double

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Tim Tebow may have found his hitting groove once more with his third homer of the season _ and first in six weeks _ for the Columbia Fireflies. More>>

Finals are 1 win away for Warriors, who have Spurs on brink

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Golden State can finish off a three-sweep march through the West playoffs with another win at San Antonio. More>>

Dixon takes 3rd Indy pole with fastest speeds in 21 years

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Scott Dixon had the fastest lap and the fastest four-lap qualifying average in 21 years to win his third Indianapolis 500 pole. More>>

Sweden beats Canada in shootout to win ice hockey worlds

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Nikita Kucherov sealed a 5-3 win for Russia in the bronze medal match against Finland at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday. More>>

Zverev signals arrival, beats Djokovic to win Italian Open

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Elina Svitolina surges to No. 1 in the season-long rankings race by winning the Italian Open on with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 win over Simona Halep. More>>

Celtics stagger on: Isaiah Thomas done, may need surgery

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Celtics confront a big playoff hole knowing star guard Isaiah Thomas is done for season. More>>

Alonso overcomes learning curve, engine change to start 5th

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Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso will start fifth in his Indianapolis 500 debut next weekend. More>>

With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz

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Plans for Preakness winner Cloud Computing still up in the air with Belmont down the road. More>>

Angels give Fister $1.75M deal to fortify depleted staff

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Looking to reinforce an injury-ravaged pitching staff, the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a deal with Doug Fister that pays $1.75 million while he is in the major leagues and $100,000 in the minors. More>>

Langer wins to tie Nicklaus mark of 8 major senior titles

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Langer wins Regions Tradition again; matches Nicklaus' record of 8 major senior titles. More>>

Juventus clinches record 6th straight Serie A title

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Juventus clinches a record 6th straight Serie A title with a 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Crotone in the penultimate round. More>>

Djokovic announces Agassi will coach him at French Open

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Novak Djokovic has announced that Andre Agassi will coach him at the French Open, which starts next Sunday. More>>

Wenger says contract doubts contributed to top-4 failure

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Arsenal will be missing from the Champions League next season for the first time in 20 years after failing to squeeze into the Premier League's top four. More>>

Pontus Aberg's goal puts Predators past Ducks 3-1 in Game 5

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Pontus Aberg scored his first career playoff goal with 8:59 to play, and the Nashville Predators moved to the brink of their first Stanley Cup Final with a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. More>>

Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Lasorda hospitalized

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The Los Angeles Dodgers say Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda has been hospitalized. More>>

All-Star race shows Coca-Cola 600 could be a long slog

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Lesson from All-Star race? Kyle Larson is likely favorite to win Coca-Cola 600. More>>

Arsenal, Wenger fail to make Champions League after 20 years

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Arsene Wenger's proud record is over as Arsenal fails to qualify for the Champions League for 1st time in 20 years. More>>

Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead

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Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs 120-108 to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. More>>

Chelsea celebrates title with 5-1 win over Sunderland

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Premier League champion Chelsea celebrated its title in style with a 5-1 victory over relegated Sunderland on Sunday. More>>

Rested and ready: 13-1 shot Cloud Computing wins Preakness

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Cloud Computing ran down Classic Empire in the final strides to win the Preakness by a head in an upset. More>>

LEADING OFF: Adams set to join Braves, Yankees-Rays reset

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LEADING OFF: Adams set to join Braves, Yankees-Rays reset. More>>

Celtics' Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury

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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the playoffs because of a hip injury. More>>

Gatlin wins 100 meters at Golden Grand Prix in Japan

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Justin Gatlin of the United States clocked 10.28 seconds to win the 100 meters at a Golden Grand Prix event on Sunday. More>>

WBA head calls for rematch of N'Dam-Murata middleweight bout

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WBA President Gilberto Mendoza has called for a rematch of Saturday's middleweight title fight between Japanese boxer Ryota Murata and France's interim champion Hassan N'Dam. More>>

Former MotoGP champion Hayden remains in critical condition

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Four days after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle, American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden remains in "extremely serious" condition in an Italian hospital. More>>

Bourdais fractures pelvis, hip during Indy qualifying crash

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Sebastien Bourdais was taken to a hospital after slamming head-on into the SAFER barrier during Indianapolis 500 qualifying. More>>

Ducks captain Getzlaf fined for apparent homophobic slur

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Anaheim Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf has been fined for apparently using a homophobic slur during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. More>>

Carpenter takes top spot in crash-marred Indy 500 qualifying

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Takuma Sato had the fastest car in Indianapolis 500 qualifying Saturday, posting a four-lap average of 230.382 mph. More>>

Milestone night for Reyes, Collins as Mets hold off Angels

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Jose Reyes had three instrumental hits, including the 2,000th of his career, and Terry Collins made the right moves on a milestone night as the New York Mets held off the Los Angeles Angels for a 7-5 victory. More>>

Hahn's 64 gives him Nelson lead on a Day of birdie streaks

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James Hahn shot a bogey-free 6-under 64 Saturday to take the lead after three rounds at the AT&T Byron Nelson. More>>

NBA player Kanter heading to US after detained in Romania

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Romanian border police spokesman: NBA player Enes Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport. More>>

Huffman wins stage, Bennett overall at Tour of California

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Evan Huffman emerged from the breakaway for the second time to win the final stage of the Tour of California, while George Bennett finished safely in the chasing group to win the overall race. More>>

Spurs' Leonard will not play Game 3 against Warriors

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Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will not play against Golden State in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals because of a sprained left ankle. More>>

Braves get 1B Matt Adams from Cards as fill-in for Freeman

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The Atlanta Braves have made a trade with St. Louis for first baseman Matt Adams, hoping he can help fill the void left by injured star Freddie Freeman. More>>

Girardi ejected in animated argument, 3 tossed in Yanks-Rays

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi has been ejected during an animated argument and New York pitching coach Larry Rothschild and Tampa Bay starter Matt Andriese also have been tossed in a testy game at Tropicana Field. More>>

Boston creamed: Cavs back home after demolishing Celtics

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LeBron and Cavaliers back at home after two blowout wins in Boston. More>>

Predators left surprised, determined by Johansen's injury

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Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette is declining to give any details about star center Ryan Johansen's season-ending thigh injury in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. More>>

The Latest: Cloud Computing wins Preakness in upset

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The infield party is in full swing ahead of the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore. More>>

Resilient Penguins head home with momentum as Game 5 looms

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have the momentum heading into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against Ottawa. More>>

Phelps says he has no plans to return to competition

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Michael Phelps pumped his right fist upon completing the final leg for the winning relay team ahead of Australian great Grant Hackett on Saturday. More>>

Canada stuns Russia for ice hockey worlds final vs. Sweden

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Canada stuns Russia by coming from two goals down in the third period to win 4-2 and advance to the ice hockey world championship final; Sweden awaits. More>>

Pimlico survives another Preakness, but for how much longer?

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A record-setting crowd on Friday, followed by a huge throng for the Preakness, will enable the owners of aging Pimlico Race Course to break even this year. More>>

Djokovic back in Rome final, vs. rapidly rising Zverev

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Fourth-ranked Simona Halep advances to the Italian Open final and extends her clay-court winning streak to 10 matches with a 7-5, 6-1 victory over Kiki Bertens. More>>

Boston's Chris Sale ties record with 8th straight 10 K game

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Boston starter Chris Sale tied his own record by striking out at least 10 batters in an eighth straight game. More>>

Predators face Ducks in Game 5 without star C Ryan Johansen

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Nashville center Ryan Johansen will miss the rest of the postseason after emergency surgery on a left thigh injury, leaving the Predators without their top playoff scorer heading into Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. More>>

Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0

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LeBron James scored 30 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and tie an NBA record with their 13th straight playoff victory. More>>

Always Dreaming looks very much for real as Preakness awaits

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Trainer for Derby winner Always Dreaming feeling 'very, very good' about Preakness. More>>

Sidney Crosby, Penguins beat Senators 3-2 to tie series

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Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and the resurgent Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. More>>

Brewers, Cubs rained out at Wrigley Field, makeup on July 6

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Game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs on Saturday afternoon has been rained out; makeup game on July 6. More>>

Zaza Pachulia expected to be enemy No. 1 for Spurs fans

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Zaza Pachulia is expected to hear boos from every corner of AT&T Center during Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. More>>

Red Sox ace David Price struggles in minor league start

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Boston Red Sox ace David Price allowed three runs on five hits, including a solo home run, and lasted just two innings in making his first start in the minor league since straining his left elbow in late February. More>>

Spieth out at Nelson; Kokrak has career-best 62, leads by 5

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Jason Kokrak shot a bogey-free 8-under 62 Friday for a five-stroke lead after two rounds at the Byron Nelson. More>>

Lexi Thompson opens 3-stroke lead at Kingsmill

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Lexi Thompson shot her second straight 6-under 65 to take a three-stroke over playing partner Gerina Piller into the weekend at the Kingsmill Championship. More>>

Spurs' Leonard will not play Game 3 against Warriors

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Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will not play against Golden State in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals because of a sprained left ankle. More>>

Thomas injured, Celtics find new low in Game 2 loss to Cavs

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The Celtics say point guard Isaiah Thomas is sitting out the second half of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland because of a right hip strain. More>>

Rainy practices makes pole favorites hard to find at Indy

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After a rough first week at Indianapolis, Sebastien Bourdais put himself in position to contend for the Indianapolis 500 pole. More>>

Buccaneers sign Ryan Fitzpatrick as Jameis Winston's backup

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who will serve as a veteran backup to Jameis Winston. More>>

Top dollar: Browns sign Myles Garrett, 1st overall pick

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Top overall draft pick Myles Garrett signs rookie contract with Browns. More>>

Cavs set NBA record with 41-point halftime lead

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The Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA record on Friday night by opening a 41-point halftime lead over the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. More>>

Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon upbeat in cancer fight

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Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon says he's received nothing but positive news since being diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier this month. More>>

NASCAR's Aric Almirola out 8-12 weeks with broken back

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Aric Almirola has been advised he could miss up to three months of the NASCAR season with a fractured vertebra. More>>

LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2

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Must-win for Celtics in Game 2? Pretty much, after Cavs' dominating Game 1 win. More>>

Understudy Actress grabs spotlight with Black-Eyed Susan win

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Long-shot Actress has won the Black-Eyed Susan, breaking her maiden in the prestigious Grade II race for 3-year-old fillies. More>>

NASCAR hopes softer tires return the magic to All-Star race

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It's the 25th anniversary of "One Hot Night," that All-Star race that made the night-time spectacular must see TV. More>>

Nadal's winning streak on clay ends, Venus loses in Rome

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Rafael Nadal's winning streak ended at 17 as he loses in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Italian Open on Friday. More>>

APNewsBreak: Beach volleyball hopes ESPN draws Olympic fans

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A deal to broadcast beach volleyball on ESPN will give new exposure to a sport that has been a big hit in the Olympics but struggled to hold onto those fans between Summer Games. More>>

Maria Sharapova to enter Wimbledon qualifying tournament

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Maria Sharapova says she will not request a wild card into the main draw at Wimbledon and will instead enter the qualifying rounds. More>>

Penguins turn to Matt Murray for Game 4 of Eastern final

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The Pittsburgh Penguins will go with Matt Murray in goal in Game 4 against Ottawa on Friday night. More>>

Mexican boxer David 'Tornado' Sanchez killed in car crash

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Authorities say former boxing champion David "Tornado" Sanchez and his brother have been killed in a car crash in northern Mexico. More>>

Amid cancer recurrence, Holly Rowe gets extension at ESPN

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Holly Rowe says her cancer has recurred, just as she's agreed to a multiyear contract extension with ESPN. More>>

Iowa to pay $6.5M to settle landmark sports bias lawsuits

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The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle discrimination lawsuits filed by former athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum. More>>

US racer Hayden still in "extremely critical" condition

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American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden remains in "extremely critical" condition in hospital two days after he was hit by a car while training on his bicycle. More>>

Preakness offers encouraging news for Always Dreaming

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Always Dreaming attempting to become fourth Kentucky Derby champ in last six years to win Preakness. More>>

AP Source: Usmanov bid to buy Arsenal rejected by Kroenke

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A person familiar with the situation says Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has had an offer to buy out owner Stan Kroenke rejected. More>>

Milwaukee slugger Braun nears return from DL for calf strain

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Brewers slugger Ryan Braun could return as early as Sunday from a left calf strain. More>>

Toronto CF Kevin Pillar suspended 2 games for anti-gay slur

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Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar has apologized for using a homophobic slur that could lead to disciplinary action from Major League Baseball. More>>

Kobe Bryant dishes an assist to test-weary high schoolers

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Kobe Bryant has come through with an assist for some high school students in Indiana by getting them out of a final exam. More>>

LEADING OFF: Rangers roll into road trip, Wood good for LA

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LEADING OFF: Rangers roll into road trip, Wood good for LA. More>>

Ducks even Western finals at 2, beating Predators 3-2 in OT

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Corey Perry's shot deflected in off Nashville defenseman P.K. Subban's stick 10:25 into overtime, and the Ducks snapped the Predators' 10-game home playoff winning streak with a 3-2 victory that evened the Western Conference finals at 2-2. More>>

Lexi Thompson shoots 65 day after sky diving with Navy SEALS

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Lexi Thompson had six birdies in a seven-hole stretch and finished with a 6-under 65 to take the first-round lead in the Kingsmill Championship. More>>

Turner injures right hamstring, Dodgers beat Marlins 7-2

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Justin Turner left in the seventh inning after injuring his right hamstring, curbing the celebration for the Los Angeles Dodgers after a 7-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. More>>

Rats! Koepka's late trouble leaves Hahn, Barnes atop Nelson

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James Hahn birdied the final hole for a 6-under 64 and a share of the first-round lead with Ricky Barnes in the AT&T Byron Nelson. More>>

Andretti fights cancer and his message is on full display

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John Andretti is in the fight of his life battling colon cancer. More>>

With MLB pace of game, even talks go slowly

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Even talks to speed the pace of Major League Baseball games are going slowly, but management retains the right to make changes for 2018 that include a pitch clock, limits on visits to the mound by catchers and raising the bottom of the strike zone. More>>

Isinbayeva out, progress made on sanctions at WADA meeting

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The World Anti-Doping Agency approved fast-tracking new rules that would allow for sanctions of national Olympic committees and international sports federations in much the same way athletes are penalized for violating anti-doping rules. More>>

Getting closer: McGregor resolves Mayweather bout with UFC

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Conor McGregor has come to an agreement with UFC that has moved a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. closer to reality. More>>

Stadium for Rams, Chargers delayed; won't open until 2020

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The opening date for the $2.6 billion football stadium under construction in Inglewood, California, has been pushed back one year to 2020. More>>

Board OKs conditional lease for Raiders stadium in Las Vegas

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The board that's building a new stadium for the Raiders in Las Vegas has unanimously approved a lease after months of talks. More>>

LEADING OFF: Rangers roll into road trip, Wood good for LA

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LEADING OFF: Rangers roll into road trip, Wood good for LA. More>>

Harden, James top All-NBA team; George, Hayward shut out

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All-NBA first team: James Harden a unanimous pick, joined on team by LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis. More>>

Freeman has broken wrist, expected to miss 10 weeks

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The Atlanta Braves are awaiting word on tests that will determine the severity of Freddie Freeman's injury after being struck in the left wrist by a pitch. More>>

Todd Pletcher takes sure and steady approach to Preakness

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Todd Pletcher takes sure and steady approach to Preakness with Derby winner Always Dreaming. More>>

2018 Games head says NHL not being greedy, will cooperate

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The head of the Pyeongchang Olympics says the NHL isn't being "greedy" preventing hockey stars going to the 2018 Games and he's willing to be flexible to meet their demands. More>>

Sharapova receives wild card into pre-Wimbledon event

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Maria Sharapova has been granted a wild card to play in the pre-Wimbledon tournament in Birmingham. More>>

US out of ice hockey worlds after 2-0 QF defeat to Finland

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US out of ice hockey worlds after 2-0 quarterfinal defeat to Finland, Russia through to semifinals. More>>

Play ball ... faster! MLB, union to meet to speed games

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Manfred says games slowed even more this season; MLB to meet with players to find solution. More>>

Fleury or Murray? Sullivan keeps quiet on goalie situation

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Mike Sullivan isn't any hurry to decide who will start in goal for the Pittsburgh Penguins heading into Friday's critical Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against Ottawa. More>>

Crawford says move to 147 is soon, but Diaz at MSG is next

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Terence Crawford says he will move up to 147 pounds soon. More>>

Manfred says Marlins' bidders relatively even in price

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Commissioner Rob Manfred says 2 bidders for Marlins are relatively even in price offers. More>>

Nadal beats Sock to reach Italian Open quarterfinals

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Four-time champion Novak Djokovic beat Roberto Bautista Agut in straight sets on Thursday to ease into the quarterfinals of the Italian Open. More>>

Facebook to stream MLB game each Friday starting this week

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Major League Baseball announced Facebook will carry a live game nationally each Friday night starting with Colorado at Cincinnati this week. More>>

Police investigating death of man who fell at Wrigley Field

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A 42-year-old man who died after falling over a railing at Wrigley Field had been attending the Chicago Cubs game with his wife and co-workers. More>>

NHL's 20 greatest teams filled with Stanley Cup dynasties

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The 1970s Canadiens and 1980s Islanders and Oilers lead the list of the NHL's top 20 teams as voted by fans during league's 100th anniversary. More>>

Lookin At Lee eyes Preakness glory after strong run in Derby

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Lookin at Lee has received little attention at Pimlico Race Course this week and is a 10-1 underdog in the Preakness behind Always Dreaming, the 4-5 favorite Saturday after outlasting Lookin At Lee by a mere 2 3/4 lengths in the Kentucky Derby. More>>

Nastase says he is cooperating with ITF probe over comments

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Ilie Nastase says he is fully cooperating with an International Tennis Federation investigation into his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior last month. More>>

Senators chase Fleury, rout Penguins 5-1 in Game 3

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Marc Methot, Derick Brassard and Zack Smith scored in a 2:18 span midway through the first period to chase goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and the Ottawa Senators beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. More>>

LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1

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LeBron James had 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 117-104 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. More>>

LEADING OFF: Braves await Freeman results, Rox-Twins play 2

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LEADING OFF: Braves await Freeman results, Rox-Twins play 2. More>>

Gisele Bundchen: Tom Brady had a concussion last year

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Gisele Bundchen says her husband Tom Brady suffered a concussion last year, a season in which he started all the games he was eligible to play in while quarterbacking the Patriots to another Super Bowl title. More>>

Memorial service held for wife of ESPN broadcaster Berman

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A memorial service honoring the wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman has been held in Connecticut. More>>

Lawsuit: Baylor football players recorded gang rapes

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A new federal lawsuit against Baylor University alleges football players routinely recorded gang rapes and staged dogfights in a program that fostered sexual violence. More>>

LaVar Ball ups shoe deal asking price to $3 billion

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LaVar Ball has upped the ante, raising the asking price for a shoe deal to $3 billion. More>>

Nelson event ends an era, LPGA Tour has battle for No. 1

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THE WEEK AHEAD: DJ, Spieth in Dallas for end of 35 years at Las Colinas; LPGA Tour trying to sort out No. 1 without another long playoff. More>>

Cueto, Grandal work out differences after benches cleared

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Clayton Kershaw took a share of the major league lead with his seventh win and earned career victory No. 20 against the rival Giants, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers avoid a sweep by beating San Francisco 6-1. More>>

Freeman injured, Bautista bat flips and Braves beat Jays

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Kurt Suzuki hit a three-run homer to cap a six-run first inning that carried the Atlanta Braves to an 8-4 victory, their third straight win over the Blue Jays. More>>

Herrmann's homer lifts D-backs 5-4, Mets' 7th straight loss

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Chris Herrmann homered off Rafael Montero leading off the 11th inning, giving the Arizona Diamondbacks a 5-4 victory on Wednesday and sending the New York Mets to their season-high seventh straight loss. More>>

Cole shuts down Nationals as Pirates roll to 6-1 win

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Gerrit Cole shut down the best offense in the majors, holding the Washington Nationals to three hits in seven innings to win for the first time in a month as the Pittsburgh Pirates eased to a 6-1 victory. More>>

Court upholds suspended sentence for Pirates' Kang over DUI

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A South Korean court has upheld a suspended prison sentence for Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang over a drunken driving conviction, a ruling that may complicate his plans to rejoin the team for the baseball season. More>>

Answers on Russia still far away as anti-doping agency meets

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On Thursday, a year after the sordid specifics of a doping scandal that pervaded Russia's Olympic team were revealed, the World Anti-Doping Agency's governing board meets in Montreal. More>>

Ducks resting up for aggressive Preds down 2-1 in West

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The postseason can be exhausting, and it's beginning to take a toll on the Anaheim Ducks. Playing the Nashville Predators inside the NHL's toughest arena in nearly 20 years sure isn't helping in the Western Conference finals. More>>

LEADING OFF: Miami on road after home flop, Rox-Twins play 2

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LEADING OFF: Miami on road after home flop, Rox-Twins play 2. More>>

Always Dreaming, Classic Empire are neighbors in Preakness

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Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming has been made the early 4-5 favorite for the Preakness. More>>

Warriors become just the 5th team to start NBA playoffs 10-0

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History shows Warriors' 10-0 playoff start doesn't necessarily mean title is inevitable. More>>

Battery complaint dropped against Browns draftee Brantley

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Prosecutors dismiss battery complaint against Browns rookie defensive lineman Caleb Brantley. More>>

Steinbrenner will consider adding; won't deal top prospects

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Given his team's fast start after jettisoning veterans last summer, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner will consider adding players as the trade deadline approaches in July but won't deal top prospects. More>>

Sharapova says she'll 'rise up again' after French Open snub

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Maria Sharapova is vowing to "rise up again," a day after she was denied a wild-card entry for the French Open. More>>

Favorite Cavs open East finals on road vs. underdog Celtics

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The Celtics are heading to the Eastern Conference finals with the No. 1 seed and home court advantage. More>>

LeGarrette Blount joins the Eagles on 1-year contract

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The Eagles and running back LeGarrette Blount have agreed on a one-year contract. More>>

Nelson finale on course where Masters champs played as teens

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The Byron Nelson is being played for the final time at TPC Four Seasons, where Masters champs Sergio Garcia and Jordan Spieth played as teenagers. More>>

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