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Tom Hanks going on 'NFL moratorium' over Raiders move

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Tom Hanks says he's going on a self-described "moratorium" for two years after his hometown Oakland Raiders leave for Las Vegas. More>>

Predators' Fiala out of playoffs after breaking leg

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Nashville general manager David Poile says Predators forward Kevin Fiala broke his left femur and is recovering from surgery to repair his leg. More>>

LEADING OFF: Sale vs Yanks; Thor vs Dickey; injuries pile up

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LEADING OFF: Sale faces Yankees; Thor vs. Dickey; Senzatela goes for fourth win; Urias returns to Dodgers; doubleheader in St. Louis; injuries pile up around majors. More>>

Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

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The Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 108-97 to open a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series. More>>

Bouchard: 'Cheater' Sharapova should be banned for life

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If Eugenie Bouchard had her way, Maria Sharapova would have been banned from tennis for life. More>>

Manfred says 2 groups still in Miami Marlins' bidding

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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says 2 groups still involved in Miami Marlins' bidding and no agreement yet in place. More>>

Pirates beat Cubs 6-5 as Ngoepe becomes first African in MLB

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Pirates beat Cubs 6-5 as Ngoepe becomes first African in MLB. More>>

MLS This Week: Fredy fits in, the Atomic Ant and Chicharito

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As Fredy Montero acclimates to the Vancouver Whitecaps, his previous experience in Major League Soccer has already prepared him for play in the Pacific Northwest. More>>

Ex-Penn St officials to be sentenced in June over Sandusky

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Sentencing has been set for three former top officials at Penn State University who were convicted of child endangerment in the Jerry Sandusky sex molestation scandal. More>>

Home, sweet home: Beal, Wall lead Wizards past Hawks, 103-99

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Bradley Beal scored 27 points, and John Wall added 20 points and 14 assists, leading the Washington Wizards to a 103-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks for a 3-2 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. More>>

Raiders bring RB Marshawn Lynch out of retirement

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A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that the Oakland Raiders have agreed to a two-year contract to bring running back Marshawn Lynch out of retirement. More>>

Cardiff hotels already full for Champions League final

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Supporters wanting to stay in the city hosting this season's Champions League final are in for a shock. More>>

NBA fines Rockets owner $100,000 for confronting referee

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Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action. More>>

Thompson emotional, ready to return after major LPGA penalty

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Lexi Thompson had tears welling up in her eye when talking about how difficult things have been since the 4-stroke penalty that cost her a chance to win the LPGA Tour's first major this year. More>>

ESPN laying off 100 broadcasters, writers as viewers dwindle

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Some 100 on-air personalities at ESPN, including former athletes-turned-broadcasters Trent Dilfer, Len Elmore and Danny Kanell, have lost their jobs. More>>

Predators beat Blues 4-3 in Game 1 of second-round series

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P.K. Subban had a goal and two assists and Vernon Fiddler scored with 5:05 left, sending the Nashville Predators to a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Blues in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series. More>>

Warriors GM Myers confident Kerr will return to full health

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Warriors general manager Bob Myers fully expects Steve Kerr to find a successful solution to his debilitating health issues and be back on the bench without being forced out of coaching altogether because of complications from two back surgeries. More>>

Work load: LeBron not slowing as playoff minutes increase

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LeBron James isn't showing any signs of slowing down. More>>

Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month doping ban

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Maria Sharapova has returned to professional tennis after a 15-month doping ban. More>>

Harbaugh gives pope a helmet, pair of Jordans

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Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh and his wife have met the pope, give him helmet and sneakers. More>>

Zuccarello leads Rangers in East semifinals against Senators

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Mats Zuccarello has worked hard to become a consistent scoring leader for the New York Rangers. More>>

Pre-draft football: Prospects vs. kids at Shriners hospital

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The NFL draft is one day away. More>>

Oops! Serena Williams made pregnancy public by accident

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Serena Williams says she was taking a personal photo of her progressing pregnancy on Snapchat when she accidentally pressed the wrong button and made the post public. More>>

Livestrong revenue dropped again in 2015, trending up now

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The Livestrong cancer charity saw another fundraising and contributions nosedive in 2015 for a third straight year after founder Lance Armstrong's performance-enhancing drug scandal. More>>

NASCAR has huge hole to fill after Earnhardt retires

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Now that Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to retire, NASCAR has its work cut out in developing new stars. More>>

Bruins will bring back Bruce Cassidy as head coach

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The Boston Bruins are bringing Bruce Cassidy back as coach. More>>

In tense political times, NBA heading to Israel this summer

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The NBA is holding its Basketball Without Borders program in Israel for the first time this summer. More>>

Saudi council rejects proposal for female sports colleges

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Proposal to establish sports education colleges for Saudi women fails to win enough votes in kingdom's advisory council. More>>

Caps, Pens arrive at showdown with key differences from '16

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The Capitals and Penguins are almost unchanged from their playoff meeting a year ago. More>>

T.J. Watt ready to write own tale in NFL with big brother

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Fairly or not, T.J. Watt will draw comparisons to his big brother J.J. when he gets to the pros. More>>

Pick 6: 10-win teams in 2016 likely to slip back in 2017

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Alabama makes knocking out double-digit victory seasons look easy, but for most college football teams it takes a combination of good play and good fortune that can be difficult to replicate from one year to the next. More>>

Eric Thames bashes his way into Brewers' record book

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Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames has bashed his way into the team's record book. More>>

Rockets determined to play better in conference semis

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James Harden and the Houston Rockets are feeling great heading into the Western Conference semifinals for one big reason. More>>

MLB: Multiple groups have submitted bids to buy Marlins

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Multiple groups have submitted bids to buy the Miami Marlins, and none has yet been accepted, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said. More>>

Turner hits for cycle, Nationals beat Rockies 15-12

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Trea Turner hit for the third cycle in Nationals history and drove in a career-high seven runs, helping Washington to a 15-12 win over the Colorado Rockies on a frigid night. More>>

Cleveland OKs last chunk of financing to upgrade Cavs' arena

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Cleveland officials have committed the final chunk of financing for $140 million in upgrades planned at the Cavaliers' home, Quicken Loans Arena. More>>

LEADING OFF: Pedroia set to return, Bundy emerging for O's

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LEADING OFF: Pedroia set to return for Boston, Bundy emerging as young ace for O's, bids coming in to buy Marlins, Mets come back from timely day off. More>>

Saints, 32-year-old Adrian Peterson agree on 2-year contract

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Free-agent running back Adrian Peterson has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints. More>>

Larry Bird delivers Pacers' 2021 All-Star bid in an Indy car

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Indiana wants the NBA All-Star Game and sent Larry Bird to get it _ in an Indy car. More>>

DEFENSE, DEFENSE: This draft crop is loaded on that side

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Defense is going to be the area of concentration in this draft, in the first round and through much of the proceedings in Philadelphia. More>>

Coghlan's leap, Stroman's hit lift Blue Jays over Cards 6-5

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Chris Coghlan made an acrobatic, run-scoring leap over St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina, and Marcus Stroman came across with the go-ahead run after pinch hitting in the 11th inning and doubling for his first major league hit in Toronto's 6-5 win. More>>

Lawyers want Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction dismissed

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Lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez are formally asking that his first-degree murder conviction be dismissed in Massachusetts now that he has died. More>>

Felix Hernandez has 'dead arm,' will be checked by doctors

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Mariners star Felix Hernandez is going back to Seattle to have a stiff right shoulder checked by team doctors after lasting only two innings in his start at Detroit. More>>

Golf's ruling bodies move to limit video evidence

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Video evidence of rules violation no longer means golfers are automatically penalized. More>>

NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. to retire after season

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Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR's most popular driver, will retire at the end of this season. More>>

Rockets advance with 105-99 win over Thunder

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James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped the Houston Rockets overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night and advance to the Western Conference semifinals. More>>

Madison Bumgarner won't need surgery on pitching shoulder

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Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner will not require surgery on his sprained pitching shoulder and is scheduled to begin light rehab activities in four or five days. More>>

Rockets advance with 105-99 win over Thunder

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James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped the Houston Rockets overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night and advance to the Western Conference semifinals. More>>

Rockets advance with 105-99 win over Thunder

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James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped the Houston Rockets overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night and advance to the Western Conference semifinals. More>>

Astros' Keuchel wins again; Altuve OK after scary collision

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Dallas Keuchel pitched a complete game to extend his promising start to the season and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 even though Jose Altuve and Teoscar Hernandez left following a frightening collision in the eighth inning. More>>

NFL prospect denies rape report made to police; no charges

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An attorney for former Ohio State football star Gareon Conley says the player denies an accusation made in a police report that he sexually assaulted a woman. More>>

Halep, Cornet give Sharapova wild-card debate new impetus

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The debate about Maria Sharapova's wild-card entry for the Porsche Grand Prix continued with Simona Halep and Alize Cornet joining the growing legion of players criticizing tournament organizers for offering the Russian a direct spot in their main draws. More>>

LEADING OFF: Pedroia set to return, Bundy emerging for O's

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LEADING OFF: Pedroia set to return for Boston, Bundy emerging as young ace for O's, bids coming in to buy Marlins, Mets come back from timely day off. More>>

McDavid faces off with Kesler when Oilers visit Ducks

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Connor McDavid is about to get to know Ryan Kesler very well. More>>

The Latest: NASCAR CEO calls Earnhardt a proven leader

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Tony Stewart says he's proud of Dale Earnhardt Jr. for everything he's done for racing. More>>

Little Big Man: Celtics' Thomas finding stride after tragedy

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It's been only a week since the death of Isaiah Thomas' younger sister, Chyna Thomas, in a car accident triggered what he has called the "hardest week of my life.". More>>

Nastase will be the 'bad boy' if he says more about Williams

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Ilie Nastase says he would be considered the "bad boy" if he says anything more about Serena Williams. More>>

The old guys are coming up big so far in these playoffs

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Joe Johnson, Nene and others are showing how much veteran experience matters at playoff time. More>>

Warriors get a break after drama-filled opening series

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The Warriors can breathe for a bit after a first-round series filled with drama. More>>

LEADING OFF: Hicks a hit for Tigers, Blach set for Kershaw

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LEADING OFF: Hicks a hit in early test with Tigers, Blach set for another matchup with Kershaw, Keuchel bouncing back well, Yankees and Red Sox resume rivalry. More>>

Madison Bumgarner's rented bike slipped near end of ride

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Madison Bumgarner had nearly finished a ride of more than two hours in the mountains an hour outside Denver when his rented dirt bike slipped on the trail and took the pitcher to the ground. More>>

Tirico takes over for Hammond on NBC's horse racing coverage

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Mike Tirico is taking the reins from Tom Hammond as a host of NBC's Triple Crown horse racing coverage. More>>

Drake to host first-ever 'NBA Awards' on June 26

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Drake has been tapped to host the NBA's first-ever awards show this June. More>>

Balanced Hawks hold off Wizards 111-101, even series 2-all

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Paul Millsap bounced back from a sluggish start to score 19 points, Dwight Howard had his best game of the postseason and the Atlanta Hawks pulled away from the Washington Wizards 111-101 to even the opening-round playoff series at 2-all. More>>

Lithuanian reliever Neverauskas makes debut for Pirates

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Dovydas Neverauskas' long journey from Lithuania to the major leagues finally ended on Monday night when the relief pitcher made his debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates. More>>

Aaron Hernandez friends, family turn out for private funeral

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Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez's Connecticut hometown is preparing for his funeral. More>>

Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

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Stephen Curry had 37 points before sitting the final quarter and the Golden State Warriors welcomed back teammate Kevin Durant with a 128-103 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers to sweep their first-round playoff series. More>>

Powell scores 25 as Raptors beat Bucks 118-93 in Game 5

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Norm Powell scored a career playoff-high 25 points, Kyle Lowry had 16 points and 10 assists and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 118-93 in Game 5 of their first round playoff series. More>>

Thames hits 9th, 10th HRs as Brewers beat Reds 11-7

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Eric Thames homered twice to raise his major league-leading total to 10, Hernan Perez added a three-run shot, Matt Garza pitched for the first time this season and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 11-7. More>>

APNewsBreak: Dodgers, Yankees cut projected luxury tax bills

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees are cutting payroll and their luxury tax bills _ just as Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and perhaps Clayton Kershaw near the free-agent market after the 2018 season. More>>

Serena Williams at No. 1, despite not playing since January

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Serena Williams is briefly back at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, despite not playing a match since January. More>>

Serena Williams speaks out against Ilie Nastase

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Ilie Nastase was unrepentant after being suspended from the Fed Cup for abusing the British team and the referee in a playoff. More>>

Red Sox pitcher Barnes suspended 4 games for buzzing Machado

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Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes has been suspended four games and fined for throwing a fastball past the head of Baltimore star Manny Machado. The commissioner's office issued the penalty Monday. More>>

Marbury in talks with other clubs after Beijing Ducks era

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Stephon Marbury's agent says they are in talks with several clubs in China after the former NBA All Star parted ways with the Beijing Ducks at the weekend. More>>

Cowboys honor Ware, ponder need with post-Romo future secure

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Dallas owner Jerry Jones honored DeMarcus Ware with the announcement that the franchise sacks leader would retire as a Cowboy, then engaged in a draft discussion centered largely on finding the team's next dominant pass rusher. More>>

Jimmie Johnson grabs rare Bristol win after Larson mishap

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Jimmie Johnson has won consecutive races for the 11th time in his career with a rare victory at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee. More>>

Former All-Star Delabar suspended 80 games for positive test

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Former All-Star pitcher Steve Delabar, a veteran of six major league seasons with Seattle, Toronto and Cincinnati, has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test under baseball's minor league drug program. More>>

John Stevens believes small changes will be big for LA Kings

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The Los Angeles Kings have introduced John Stevens as the 27th head coach in team history. More>>

David Ortiz to address grads at Rhode Island tech university

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Retired Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz will deliver the commencement address at a private Rhode Island university. More>>

Houston's D'Antoni: Nene 1 of those players you have to have

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Nene has spent 15 years in the NBA and many still struggle in pronouncing his name. More>>

Holocaust survivors hail Allianz golf tourney sponsor end Video included

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Holocaust survivors say termination of German insurance giant Allianz's sponsorship of a Florida golf tournament may boost their efforts to collect some $2.5 billion in World War II-era Jewish policies. More>>

Sharks C Thornton undergoes ACL surgery before free agency

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San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton will undergo surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left knee before becoming a potential free agent this summer. More>>

Penguins-Capitals rivalry highlights playoffs' second round

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A renewal of the rivalry between the Penguins and Capitals highlights the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. More>>

Cavaliers looking forward to respite before conference semis

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The Cleveland Cavaliers can finally take a break after a first-round sweep of the Indiana Pacers. More>>

Mike Brown is more than capable of leading the Warriors

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With coach Steve Kerr ailing, the Golden State Warriors are in capable hands with assistant Mike Brown. More>>

Police: Errant hammer throw during warmups killed student

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The father of a college student from Ohio who died after being struck during a hammer-throw event at a suburban Chicago track meet remembered his son as a strong Christian. More>>

Absences of Marte, Bumgarner could shake up NL

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants will both have to overcome some significant adversity to contend for the postseason after losing two of the National League's top players this past week. More>>

Dad of Florida State star dies after gun fires at strip club

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The father of former Florida State football star Travis Rudolph was killed when authorities say a gun accidentally went off at a Florida strip club. More>>

Caps win tight series over Leafs to set up rematch with Pens

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The Capitals won a razor-thin series against the Maple Leafs to set up another second-round rematch with the Penguins. More>>

LEADING OFF: MLB sorts out trouble in Baltimore, Minnesota

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LEADING OFF: MLB sorts out trouble at Camden Yards and Target Field, Rizzo tries to extend homer streak, Royals hope Perez heals. More>>

The Latest: Autopsy conducted on teen killed by hammer throw

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A coroner is listing head trauma as the preliminary cause of death to a college student who died after he was struck during a hammer-throw event at a weekend track-and-field event in suburban Chicago. More>>

Westbrook goes on rant defending Thunder teammates

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Thunder guard Russell Westbrook went on a rant defending his team's play when he rests after Sunday's loss to the Houston Rockets. More>>

Tim Tebow has his best week in minors with 6 hits

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Tim Tebow showed some consistency at the plate this week with two multi-hit games for the Columbia Fireflies. More>>

Senators survive another OT to advance in NHL playoffs

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Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal with 6:30 gone in overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 to win their first-round playoff series in six games. More>>

Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series

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Joe Johnson scored 28 points, and the Utah Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 105-98 to even their first-round playoff series at 2-all. More>>

James helps Cavs hold off Pacers, earn sweep into 2nd round

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LeBron James made a 3-pointer with 68 seconds left Sunday and the Cleveland Cavaliers hung on for a 106-102 series-clinching victory at Indiana. More>>

Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series

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Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-95 to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all. More>>

Nene's 28 lead Rockets past Thunder for 3-1 series lead

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Nene scored 28 points on perfect shooting from the field, and the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-109 to take a 3-1 lead in their first-round series. More>>

Johansson's OT goal gives Capitals series win at Toronto

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Marcus Johansson stuffed his second goal of the game past Frederik Andersen at 6:31 of overtime, lifting the Washington Capitals to a series-winning 2-1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6. More>>

Westbrook clinches triple-double in first half vs. Rockets

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Thunder guard Russell Westbrook notched a triple-double in the first half of a playoff game against the Houston Rockets. More>>

MacArthur returns, scores for Sens to beat Boston 3-2 in OT

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Clarke MacArthur scored a power-play goal with 6:30 gone in overtime and the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 3-2 on Sunday to win their first-round playoff series in six games. More>>

Murphy, Scherzer slam Mets as Nats win 7th straight, 6-3

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Daniel Murphy hit an early grand slam against his former team, Max Scherzer pitched eight fiery innings and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 6-3 for their seventh straight victory. More>>

Ailing Kerr won't coach Warriors in Game 4

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Ailing Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says he won't be on the sidelines for Game 4 on Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers. More>>

Rockets' Beverley fined $25,000 for confronting fan

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The NBA has fined Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley $25,000 for confronting a fan after Game 3 of the team's first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder. More>>

Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder

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The NBA has fined Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo $25,000 for attempting to trip Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder from the bench in Game 3 of their first-round series. More>>

Machado in center of bad blood as Red Sox beat Orioles 6-2

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A tempestuous three-game series between the Red Sox and Baltimore wound up with Matt Barnes being ejected for throwing a fastball behind the head of Orioles star Manny Machado in Boston's 6-2 victory. More>>

John Stevens promoted to head coach by Los Angeles Kings

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A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Los Angeles Kings will name John Stevens their next head coach. More>>

Chappell edges Koepka by 1 stroke to win Texas Open

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Kevin Chappell made an 8-foot putt on the final hole to win the Valero Texas Open by one stroke. More>>

Predators rested, ready to face Blues in surprising semi

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The Nashville Predators finally get a new opponent in the postseason after their surprising sweep of the Western Conference's No. 1 seed. More>>

Tigers OF Jones says he's feeling OK after being hit in face

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Detroit Tigers outfielder JaCoby Jones says he is feeling lucky a day after being hit in the face by a pitch that later sparked a benches-clearing tussle between the Tigers and Minnesota Twins. More>>

End of Sharks season could bring end to Thornton-Marleau era

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The end of another season in San Jose could be the end of an era after the Sharks were eliminated in Game 6 of the first round Saturday night with a 3-1 loss to Edmonton. More>>

Rangers advance to 2nd round for 5th time in 6 years

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The New York Rangers get a couple days to regroup for the next round after pulling out a tough first-round series with three straight wins. More>>

Alonso embracing challenges of his 'Indy 500 adventure'

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Fernando Alonso is embarking on what he calls his "Indy 500 adventure," and it's clearly a labor of love and ambition. More>>

Guardiola's 1st season at Man City to end without a trophy

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Pep Guardiola's first season in English soccer with Manchester City will end without a trophy and he's even facing a battle just to qualify for the Champions League. More>>

Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing

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LeBron James is going for another playoff sweep, and the Clippers are dealing with the loss of Blake Griffin. More>>

Rain washes out NASCAR race at Bristol until Monday

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NASCAR has postponed the Monster Energy Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway because of heavy rain that is not expected to let up on Sunday. More>>

Michigan football team arrives in Italy

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The Michigan football team has arrived in Italy for its eight-day blitz of Rome. More>>

Warriors take 3-0 series lead over Blazers with 119-113 win

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Stephen Curry scored 34 points, Klay Thompson added 24 and the short-handed Golden State Warriors overcame a slow start to take a 3-0 lead in their playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 119-113 victory. More>>

Tied at 2: Gasol lifts Grizzlies past Spurs 110-108 in OT

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Marc Gasol hit a 12-foot floater with 0.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the San Antonio Spurs 110-108 to even up their first-round series at 2-2. More>>

Hawks deliver early playoff KO, romp past Wizards 116-98

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Paul Millsap scored 29 points, Dennis Schroder added 27 and the Atlanta Hawks delivered an early knockout blow against Washington, cruising to a 116-98 victory that sliced the Wizards' lead to 2-1 in the opening-round playoff series. More>>

Martial, Rooney leads United to 2-0 win at Burnley in EPL

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Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney made the most of rare starts by scoring first-half goals in Manchester United's 2-0 win at Burnley in the Premier League, lifting the team to within a point of the Champions League qualification positions. More>>

Nastase suspended by ITF for hurling abuse during Fed Cup

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Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase has been provisionally suspended from the competition after abusing players and the umpire during the playoff match against Britain. More>>

Oilers eliminate Sharks with 3-1 win in Game 6

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Leon Draisaitl and Anton Slepyshev scored on breakaways in the opening minutes of the second period and the Edmonton Oilers advanced to the second round of the playoffs with 3-1 victory in Game 6 over the San Jose Sharks. More>>

Hernandez's body brought to Connecticut funeral home

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Aaron Hernandez's family is planning a private funeral for the former NFL star in his Connecticut hometown. More>>

Mary Keitany breaks a marathon record with 3rd London win

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Mary Keitany of Kenya has broken Paula Radcliffe's women-only marathon world record by winning the London event for a third time. More>>

LEADING OFF: Twins-Tigers scrap; Scherzer on Sunday night

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LEADING OFF: Twins-Tigers resume series after scrap, Scherzer gets Mets on Sunday night, Jays feeling very blue, Nova faces Yanks in Pittsburgh. More>>

Clippers' Griffin to miss rest of playoffs with toe injury

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Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is out for the remainder of the playoffs with a toe injury suffered in Friday night's win against the Utah Jazz. More>>

Barcelona leaves Neymar out of 'clasico' against Madrid

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Barcelona has decided to leave Neymar out of the decisive "clasico" against Real Madrid because of the legal uncertainty over an appeal to overturn his suspension. More>>

Raptors beat Bucks 87-76 in slugfest, tie series at 2-2

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DeMar DeRozan scored 33 points, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 87-76 in a defensive slugfest to tie their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series at two games apiece. More>>

Yeo, Blues prep for Predators after five-game win over Wild

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The first postseason matchup for Mike Yeo against his former team couldn't have been better for the St. Louis coach, who spent almost five years on the job in Minnesota. More>>

Jones hit in face by pitch, Tigers and Twins scrap on field

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Twins slugger Miguel Sano punched Tigers catcher James McCann in the chest protector and mask during a bench-clearing scrap in the fifth inning of Detroit's 5-4 victory over Minnesota. More>>

Zuccarello, Rangers beat Canadiens 3-1 to reach East semis

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Mats Zuccarello scored twice in the second period and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in Game 6 to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. More>>

Warriors' Durant and Kerr out for Game 3 against the Blazers

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Golden State's Kevin Durant won't play in Saturday's Game 3 against the Portland Trail Blazers because of a strained left calf. More>>

Nurkic to start for Portland in Game 3 against the Warriors

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Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic will start for Portland in Game 3 of the playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night. More>>

Paajarvi's OT goal gives Blues 4-3 win to oust Wild in 5

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Magnus Paajarvi scored at the 9:42 mark in overtime, giving the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild in Game 5 of their playoff series. More>>

Pedroia still ailing, Farrell complaining over Machado slide

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A day later, Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and manager John Farrell were still sore about Manny Machado's spikes-up slide. More>>

Tigers CF Jones hit in face by pitch, taken to hospital

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Detroit Tigers center fielder JaCoby Jones has been taken to a hospital after getting hit in the face by a pitch. More>>

LEADING OFF: Twins-Tigers scrap; Scherzer on Sunday night

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LEADING OFF: Twins-Tigers resume series after scrap, Scherzer gets Mets on Sunday night, Jays feeling very blue, Nova faces Yanks in Pittsburgh. More>>

Contreras' slam powers Arrieta, Cubs to 12-8 win over Reds

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Wilson Contreras hit his first career grand slam and Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward added three-run shots, powering the Chicago Cubs to a 12-8 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. More>>

Warriors' Kerr out for Game 3 vs Blazers with illness

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Steve Kerr won't coach the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their playoff series because of an illness. More>>

Westbrook's triple-double leads Thunder past Rockets 115-113

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Russell Westbrook scored 32 points in a triple-double, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held off the Houston Rockets 115-113 on Friday night to cut their deficit to 2-1 in the first-round Western Conference playoff series. More>>

Paul scores 34, Clippers beat Jazz 111-106 to take 2-1 lead

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Chris Paul scored 34 and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied for a 111-106 victory over the Utah Jazz to take a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series. More>>

Horford, Thomas lead Celtics over Bulls 104-87 in Game 3

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Al Horford had 18 points and eight rebounds, Isaiah Thomas scored 16, and the top-seeded Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-87 Friday after dropping the first two games of their opening-round series at home. More>>

Siniakova, Vandeweghe win; Czechs tie US in Fed Cup semis

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CoCo Vandeweghe beat Marketa Vondrousova in straight sets to give the United States a 1-0 lead over the Czech Republic in their Fed Cup semifinal. More>>

Leafs are down but not out of tight series against Capitals

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The Maple Leafs are down but not out of their tight first-round series against the Capitals as they face elimination in Game 6 in Toronto. More>>

Philly set to welcome NFL draft in grand way

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When the NFL chose Philadelphia to host the 2017 draft, it quickly became clear one of the world's most famous movie locations would be the perfect site to hold the three-day extravaganza. More>>

Nastase ejected from Romania Fed Cup tie after tirade

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Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase was thrown out of the venue hosting Saturday's World Group II playoff against Britain after abusive comments led to the playoff being suspended. More>>

Madison Bumgarner lands on DL after dirt bike accident

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Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner has been put on the disabled list for the first time in his big league career after a dirt bike accident that sent him to a hospital with bruised ribs and a sprained joint in his pitching shoulder. More>>

Attorneys review applications for 'Las Vegas Raiders' name

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A handful of people paid up to $275 for the "Las Vegas Raiders" trademark when news of the team's potential move from Oakland surfaced in January 2016. More>>

Kuraly's 2nd goal of game lifts Bruins past Senators in 2OT

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Sean Kuraly's second goal of the game at 10:19 of the second overtime gave the Boston Bruins a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators in Game 5, avoiding elimination in the first-round series. More>>

Williams the OT hero as Caps beat Leafs in Game 5

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Justin Williams scored the overtime winner as the Washington Capitals beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 2-1 in Game 5 to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round series. More>>

Holder Lyon beats Man City 3-1 in Women's Champs League SF

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Saki Kumagai scored a penalty inside two minutes to set holder Lyon on its way to a 3-1 victory over Manchester City in the first leg of their Women's Champions League semifinal on Saturday. More>>

Ramos-Vinolas beats Pouille to reach Monte Carlo final

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Albert Ramos-Vinolas has beaten Lucas Pouille 6-3, 5-7, 6-1 to reach the clay-court Monte Carlo Masters final on Saturday. More>>

LEADING OFF: Mets banged up already, Cubs unis a big sell

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LEADING OFF: Mets banged up early in season, Cubs jerseys a big sell year after Series win, Braves' Howard starts at Triple-A, Arrieta going on extra rest. More>>

Former Giro winner Scarponi dies after collision with van

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Former Giro d'Italia winner Michele Scarponi has died after being hit by a van while training. More>>

Diamondbacks score 9 runs in 8th, rout Dodgers 13-5

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Paul Goldschmidt, Yasmany Tomas and Chris Iannetta each drove in two runs in a nine-run eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks turned a close game into a 13-5 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers. More>>

Bautista homers in 13th, Blue Jays escape jam to beat Angels

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Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer in the 13th inning, Joe Biagini escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the inning and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-7. More>>

Bautista homers in 13th, Jays hang on to beat the Angels 8-7

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Jose Bautista hit a three-run homer in the 13th inning, Joe Biagini escaped a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the inning before the Toronto Blue Jays held off the Los Angeles Angels 8-7. More>>

Germany: Suspect bet against Dortmund then bombed its bus

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Prosecutors say a 28-year-old German-Russian citizen has been arrested on suspicion of carrying out the bomb attack against a bus carrying members of the Borussia Dortmund soccer team. More>>

Ovechkin brushes off hit from Kadri, returns to Caps' win

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Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin has left Game 5 against the Toronto Maple Leafs after taking a hit from Nazem Kadri. More>>

Cards' Wainwright has HR, 4 RBIs in first win of season

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Adam Wainwright homered and drove in four runs while getting his first victory of the season, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3. More>>

Blake Griffin leaves Game 3 with bruised right big toe

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Clippers forward Blake Griffin has left Game 3 against the Jazz with a bruised right big toe and will not return. More>>

AP Exclusive: SEC's Sankey refuses to step down in UNC case

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Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey has denied a request seeking his removal as head of the NCAA infractions panel handling North Carolina's ongoing academic case. More>>

Kluber throws 3-hitter, Indians beat White Sox 3-0

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Corey Kluber pitched a three-hitter and faced two over the minimum, leading the Cleveland Indians over the Chicago White Sox 3-0. More>>

Judge orders evidence preserved in Hernandez prison suicide

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The family of Aaron Hernandez is asking a judge to order Massachusetts prison officials to preserve evidence after the former New England Patriots player committed suicide while serving a life sentence for murder. More>>

Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken thumb

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Chicago Bulls guard Rajon Rondo is out indefinitely with a broken right thumb. More>>

Iowa A.D. Gary Barta details damaged relationship with Meyer

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Iowa athletic director Gary Barta testifies his relationship with former administrator Jane Meyer deteriorated after Barta informed her she wouldn't be considered for a top role during a planned reorganization of the Hawkeyes' athletic department. More>>

LEADING OFF: Mets banged up already, Cubs unis a big sell

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LEADING OFF: Mets banged up early in season, Cubs jerseys a big sell year after Series win, Braves' Howard starts at Triple-A, Arrieta going on extra rest. More>>

Rangers release Josh Hamilton after another knee injury

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The Texas Rangers have released Josh Hamilton from his minor league contract after another knee injury, perhaps signaling the end of the 2010 AL MVP's career. More>>

CONCACAF sues 2 ex-officials charged in FIFA bribery scandal

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The soccer federation covering North and Central America and the Caribbean has sued two defendants in the FIFA (FEE'-fuh) bribery scandal. More>>

Raiders want resolution on Marshawn Lynch before draft

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Oakland general manager Reggie McKenzie would like some resolution on whether running back Marshawn Lynch wants to come out of retirement and be traded to the Raiders before the draft next week. More>>

Kevin Durant still questionable for playoff Game 3 Saturday

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Kevin Durant participated in a light practice with the Golden State Warriors and was still listed as questionable to play in Game 3 of the playoffs Saturday at Portland because of a strained left calf. More>>

Blazers big man Nurkic upgraded to 'doubtful' for Game 3

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The Portland Trail Blazers upgraded center Jusuf Nurkic to doubtful for Game 3 of their playoff series against the Golden State Warriors. More>>

Allen Crabbe knows it's time to step up against Warriors

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It's clear to just about everyone who's watching that the Portland Trail Blazers bench needs to do more against the Golden State Warriors. More>>

Kris Bryant of Cubs has baseball's most popular jersey

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Kris Bryant has baseball's most popular jersey, leading parade of Cubs after title season. More>>

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  • Tom Hanks going on 'NFL moratorium' over Raiders move

    Tom Hanks going on 'NFL moratorium' over Raiders move

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:47:38 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:47:38 GMT
    Tom Hanks says he's going on a self-described "moratorium" for two years after his hometown Oakland Raiders leave for Las Vegas.
    Tom Hanks says he's going on a self-described "moratorium" for two years after his hometown Oakland Raiders leave for Las Vegas.
  • James Patterson plans true crime book on Aaron Hernandez

    James Patterson plans true crime book on Aaron Hernandez

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:47:37 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:47 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:47:37 GMT
    Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL player and convicted murderer who killed himself in prison last week, will be the subject of an upcoming true crime book by best-selling author James Patterson.
    Aaron Hernandez, the former NFL player and convicted murderer who killed himself in prison last week, will be the subject of an upcoming true crime book by best-selling author James Patterson.
  • Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

    Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:39:17 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:39:17 GMT
    The Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 108-97 to open a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.
    The Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 108-97 to open a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.
  • BasketballMore>>

  • Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

    Celtics beat Bulls 108-97, take 3-2 lead in series

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:39:17 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:39 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:39:17 GMT
    The Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 108-97 to open a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.
    The Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 108-97 to open a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series.
  • Home, sweet home: Beal, Wall lead Wizards past Hawks, 103-99

    Home, sweet home: Beal, Wall lead Wizards past Hawks, 103-99

    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:01 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:01:29 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 12:01 PM EDT2017-04-27 16:01:29 GMT
    Bradley Beal scored 27 points, and John Wall added 20 points and 14 assists, leading the Washington Wizards to a 103-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks for a 3-2 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff...
    Bradley Beal scored 27 points, and John Wall added 20 points and 14 assists, leading the Washington Wizards to a 103-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks for a 3-2 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series.
  • NBA fines Rockets owner $100,000 for confronting referee

    NBA fines Rockets owner $100,000 for confronting referee

    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-04-27 15:10:23 GMT
    Thursday, April 27 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-04-27 15:10:23 GMT
    Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action.
    Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has been fined $100,000 by the NBA for confronting a referee during live game action.
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