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Nomura outlasts Kerr on 6th hole of LPGA Tour playoff

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Hara Nomura two-putted for birdie on the sixth playoff hole for her third LPGA Tour victory after Cristie Kerr briefly took the lead on the 72nd hole in the windy Volunteers of America Texas Shootout. More>>

Silfverberg scores 2, Ducks beat Oilers 6-3 in Game 3

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Jakob Silfverberg scored twice to lead the Anaheim Ducks to a 6-3 victory over Edmonton, cutting the Oilers' series lead to 2-1. More>>

Bills fire GM Whaley, scouting staff 1 day after NFL draft

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The Buffalo Bills have fired general manager Doug Whaley in a move that came a day after the NFL draft, and further solidifies rookie head coach Sean McDermott's control over the team. More>>

Predators take 2-1 series lead, beating St. Louis Blues 3-1

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Cody McLeod scored the game-winner early in the second period, and the Nashville Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 3-1 to grab a 2-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal. More>>

We meet again: Cavs, Raptors back together in postseason

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It's round 2 for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors, who are meeting in the NBA postseason for the second year in a row. More>>

Kisner-Brown, Blixt-Smith head to Zurich Classic playoff

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Kevin Kisner chipped in for eagle on the 18th hole as darkness fell, lifting himself and teammate Scott Brown into a Monday playoff at the Zurich Classic with Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith. More>>

Rendon drives in 10, hits 3 HRs as Nationals rout Mets 23-5

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Anthony Rendon had 10 RBIs, three home runs and six hits as the Washington Nationals took advantage of Noah Syndergaard's injury and mauled the New York Mets 23-5 to set a franchise scoring record. More>>

Jazz flatten Clippers 104-91, win 1st-round series 4-3

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Gordon Hayward scored 26 points and the Jazz easily eliminated the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday with a 104-91 victory on Sunday, winning the first-round playoff series 4-3. More>>

Thomas' 33, Celtics' 3s too much for Wizards in 123-111 win

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Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points and had nine assists, and the Celtics hit 19 3-pointers to beat the Washington Wizards 123-111 and take a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup. More>>

Joe Logano pulls away to win NASCAR race at Richmond

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Joey Logano pulled away after a restart with about 20 laps to go and won the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway. More>>

Who's on first? Mitchell, as O's top Yanks 7-4 in 11 innings

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In a who's on first routine turned real, Bryan Mitchell pitched a scoreless ninth inning, moved to first base, then returned to the mound in the 11 inning and allowed three runs that gave the Baltimore Orioles a 7-4 win over the Yankees. More>>

Joshua, with heavyweight title, may make boxing must-see TV

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Just five years removed from winning an Olympic gold medal in London, Joshua stopped a fighter who dominated the heavyweight division for nearly a decade. More>>

LEADING OFF: Machado, O's in Beantown after near-beaning

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LEADING OFF: Machado, Orioles in Beantown after near-beaning, Astros try for good start vs Rangers, KC hopes to avoid 10th straight loss, Syndergaard and Braun checked. More>>

Mets ace Noah Syndergaard exits in 2nd inning with injury

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New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard left his start against the Washington Nationals Sunday in the second inning with an apparent injury. After throwing a strike to Bryce Harper on his 38th pitch of the game, Syndergaard appeared to reach for his right. More>>

Ichiro Suzuki honored with collage showing 1st 3,000 hits

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The Miami Marlins have paid tribute to Ichiro Suzuki by giving him a collage of photographs showing each of his first 3,000 hits. Suzuki reached the milestone last season and was honored before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. More>>

Nationals confirm CF Adam Eaton has torn ACL

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The Washington Nationals confirmed on Sunday that center fielder Adam Eaton's season is likely over after tearing a ligament in his left knee. More>>

CEO says NASCAR 'not isolated' in fighting to attract fans

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NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France says the challenge of connecting with a new, younger generation of fans is something all sports are trying to figure out. More>>

Bottas beats Vettel in Russian GP for 1st F1 win

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Bottas beats Vettel to 1st Formula 1 win in Russia. More>>

Nadal beats Thiem to win 10th title in Barcelona

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Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem 6-4, 6-1 to win his 10th Barcelona Open title. More>>

Penguins chase Holtby, beat Capitals to take 2-0 series lead

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Phil Kessel scored twice, Sidney Crosby set up more goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins chased Braden Holtby on the way to a 6-2 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game 2 that gave them a commanding 2-0 lead in their second-round series. More>>

Pageau gets fourth goal in 2OT to lift Sens over Rangers 6-5

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Jean-Gabriel Pageau got his fourth goal of the game in the second overtime after scoring twice late in regulation, lifting the Ottawa Senators over the New York Rangers 6-5 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. More>>

Bengals getting backlash over drafting RB Joe Mixon

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The Bengals are feeling a backlash against their decision to draft running back Joe Mixon, who punched a woman in the face while at Oklahoma. More>>

LEADING OFF: Cubs, Red Sox show off trophies at Fenway Park

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LEADING OFF: Cubs, Red Sox show off World Series trophies at Fenway Park, Yankees going deep and deeper, Harper and Schwarber stuck in strikeout rut. More>>

Spurs facing tough task containing high-scoring Rockets

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After surviving an intense, physical battle with the Memphis Grizzlies, the San Antonio Spurs now face the freewheeling Houston Rockets. More>>

FIFA official Sheikh Ahmad resigning amid bribery claims

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FIFA Council member Sheikh Ahmad resigning amid bribery claims. More>>

AP Source: Nationals CF Eaton out for season with hurt knee

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A person familiar with the situation says that Washington Nationals center fielder Adam Eaton will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his left knee. More>>

The Latest: SEC's 53 draft picks lead all conferences

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The Latest on the NFL draft: Broncos trade RB Kapri Bibbs and fifth-round pick to 49ers a 2018 fourth-round pick. More>>

British heavyweight boxing star Joshua knocks out Klitschko

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British boxing fans are turning out in force to cheer on their countryman, Anthony Joshua, in his title defense against longtime former champion Wladimir Klitschko. More>>

Last pick of draft far from irrelevant: Kelly goes to Denver

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The City of Brotherly Love turned a boring event into an entertaining show. More>>

Devils buck odds to win NHL draft lottery; Vegas to pick 6th

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The New Jersey Devils won the NHL draft lottery, vaulting four teams including the last-place Colorado Avalanche and expansion Vegas Golden Knights for the right to the first pick in the draft. More>>

Kemp homers 3 times, Braves beat Brewers 11-3

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Matt Kemp homered three times and drove in five runs, helping the surging Atlanta Braves to an 11-3 win against the Milwaukee Brewers. More>>

Paul scores 29, Clippers beat Jazz 98-93 to force Game 7

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Chris Paul scored 29 and the Los Angeles Clippers staved off elimination with a 98-93 win over the Utah Jazz to force Game 7. The Clippers will play host in the do-or-die series finale on Sunday. More>>

Capitals replace Holtby in goal for 3rd period of Game 2

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Vezina Trophy winner Braden Holtby has been yanked out of the Washington Capitals' net during Game 2 of their series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, replaced by Philipp Grubauer to start the third period. More>>

Celtics ready for next challenge after tough Bulls series

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Just as things really were starting to look bleak, Boston began to show just why it earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. More>>

Back home, Preds eager to rebound off 1st postseason loss

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Winning the Stanley Cup requires 16 victories each postseason, and the Nashville Predators started better than any team in these playoffs by winning their first five. More>>

Hi, Bye: Mariners newcomer makes big league debut _ sort of

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For the record, Seattle Mariners newcomer Boog Powell has now made his major league debut. Just don't look for any stats to prove it. More>>

Thomas heads to sister's funeral after Celtics beat Bulls

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Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas plans to attend his sister's funeral on Saturday without missing any games in Boston's first-round playoff series against Chicago. More>>

Japan's Haru Nomura keeps leads in wind at LPGA in Texas

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Japan's Haru Nomura keeps leads in wind at LPGA in Texas despite double bogey. More>>

Asian Olympic chief Sheikh Ahmad denies FIFA bribery claims

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Asian Olympic leader Sheik Ahmad of Kuwait denies claims in a U.S. federal court that he bribed FIFA voters. More>>

The Latest: Joshua knocks out Klitschko for title

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The Latest: Fight time for Joshua and Klitschko. More>>

Pick a horse, any horse: Kentucky Derby is wide open as ever

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One thing for sure in this wide-open Kentucky Derby: Bob Baffert won't have a horse running. More>>

Harbaugh thanks Italy for hospitality during Rome trip

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Jim Harbaugh thanks fans in Italy for hospitality during Rome trip. More>>

Sharapova's return ends in semifinal defeat to Mladenovic

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Sharapova's winning return ends in semifinal defeat to Mladenovic in Stuttgart. More>>

Bayern Munich wins record 5th straight Bundesliga title

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Bayern Munich wins record 5th straight Bundesliga title with 6-0 thrashing of Wolfsburg. More>>

Sunderland relegated from Premier League after a decade

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No late escapes this year, Sunderland is leaving the Premier League after defeat to Bournemouth. More>>

Chris Paul wills Clippers to deciding Game 7 against Jazz

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The opening round of the NBA playoffs is down to the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Clippers, the only series to be extended to seven games. More>>

Murray loses to Thiem in Barcelona Open semifinals

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World No. 1 Andy Murray loses to Dominic Thiem of Austria in the Barcelona Open semis. More>>

Led by Wall and Beal, Wizards moving on to face Celtics

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Led by the dynamic duo of John Wall and Bradley Beal, the Washington Wizards are moving on to face the top-seeded Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference semifinals. More>>

Day 3 dandies: Butt, Perine provide late-round draft value

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Four rounds of the NFL draft left and plenty of talented players to go around. More>>

As soccer soars, court docs detail graft in Brazilian sports

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Brazil's national soccer team is the first to qualify for next year's World Cup. More>>

Cam Talbot carries Oilers past Ducks 2-1, to 2-0 series lead

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Cam Talbot made 39 saves, Patrick Maroon scored a power-play goal and the Edmonton Oilers moved halfway to the Western Conference finals with a 2-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 of their second-round series. More>>

Tarasenko scores 2, Blues beat Predators 3-2 to even series

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Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal with 3:51 left to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 victory over the Nashville Predators in Game 2 on Friday night to tie the Western Conference semifinal series. More>>

Nomura shoots 6-under 65, leads North Texas event by 1

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Haru Nomura shoots a 6-under 65 and leads Ariya Jtanugarn by one shot at North Texas LPGA event. More>>

LEADING OFF: Strasburg back with another baby, Greinke sharp

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LEADING OFF: Strasburg returns after birth of daughter, Greinke looking sharp after tough 2016, Epstein back in Boston for first time since 2012. More>>

Former Cowboys star Drew Pearson trolls Eagles fans

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Former Cowboys Pro Bowl receiver Drew Pearson drew even louder boos than NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell when he walked to the podium to announce the team's second-round pick. More>>

John Wall scores 42 points, Wizards knock out Hawks 115-99

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John Wall scored 42 points, Bradley Beal added 32 and the Washington Wizards withstood a furious Atlanta comeback to close out the Hawks with a 115-99 victory, winning the opening-round playoff series 4-2. More>>

Bradley scores 23, Celtics eliminate Bulls 105-83

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Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Boston Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 to clinch their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night. More>>

Players from Big 12 are slow to go in NFL draft once again

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Players from Big 12 are slow to go in NFL draft, and conference appears headed toward having fewest picks among power five leagues again. More>>

Washington DBs popular in 2nd round, Mixon to Bengals

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Kevin King's extra-long stay at the NFL draft turned out to be a short stint. More>>

AP source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president

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A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Larry Bird is stepping down as president of the Indiana Pacers. More>>

Road show: Most NFL teams interested in hosting draft

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The traveling spring show known as the NFL draft might be the league's second-most popular event outside of the Super Bowl. More>>

Steelers grab Pitt star, cancer survivor James Conner

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James Conner's comeback from cancer ended with a job in the NFL after the Pittsburgh Steelers took him in the third round of the draft. More>>

The Latest: 49ers select Iowa QB Beathard late in 3rd round

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The Latest on the NFL draft: Patriots move down, and still haven't made a pick in 2017 draft. More>>

2nd-day draft steals? Cook, Lamp could go early; Mixon, too

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The last two players to be selected with the first pick of the second round of the NFL draft were New York Giants star safety Landon Collins in 2015 and Cleveland Browns promising pass rusher Emmanuel Ogbah last year. More>>

Giants: Bumgarner suffered AC sprain, out 3 months

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San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner, who earlier this month injured his left throwing shoulder in a dirt-biking accident, started rehab for the injury is expected to be out until after the All-Star break. More>>

Felix Hernandez to miss 3-4 weeks with shoulder bursitis

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Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is expected to miss three to four weeks because of bursitis in his right shoulder. More>>

FIFA audit official admits bribery in US federal probe

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The sprawling American investigation of bribery and corruption in international soccer has reached into Asia, and claimed the first guilty plea from a senior official in the new FIFA leadership. More>>

The Latest: Saints trade up to take Alvin Kamara

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The Latest: Packers pick first as NFL draft resumes with the second and third rounds. More>>

Cavs, Warriors sweeps mean time to rest, get mental breather

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The star-studded teams expected by many to face off once more in the NBA Finals each swept through their respective first-round playoff series in four games. More>>

Dale Jr says retiring announcement took the pressure off

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. says the pressure is off. More>>

Is Anthony Joshua boxing's next great heavyweight?

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Anthony Joshua has the weight of a country on his shoulders, and a fighter with true heavyweight pedigree in the ring across from him. More>>

Life of a goalie in Eastern playoff series is complicated

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For Marc-Andre Fleury, Braden Holtby, Henrik Lundqvist and Craig Anderson, life as a goalie in the playoffs in the Eastern Conference is complicated. More>>

Gooden gets key to city 31 years after Mets World Series win

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Dwight Gooden got a key to the city 31 years after his New York Mets won the World Series. More>>

Sharapova wins again, reaches semifinals at Porsche GP

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Maria Sharapova advanced to the semifinals of the Porsche Grand Prix by beating Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 6-4. More>>

Nastase responds to backlash about Serena Williams comments

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Ilie Nastase made an attempt at apologizing for his comments about Serena Williams and his outburst during a Fed Cup match. More>>

Some players slide, some surge in opening round of draft

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The first round of the NFL draft had players from Temple and Western Michigan off the board before players from Alabama. More>>

Detroit Pistons submit bids for future NBA All-Star Game

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The Detroit Pistons have put in bids to host a future NBA All-Star Game at Little Caesars Arena. More>>

NFL's wild opening round could yield more surprises on Day 2

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Plenty of surprises on Day 1 of the NFL draft. More>>

Tested again, resilient Raptors rest up for Cavs rematch

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The Toronto Raptors earned a few extra days off after ending their first-round playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks in six games with a 92-89 win. More>>

Spurs advance: San Antonio beats Grizzlies 103-96 in Game 6

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Kawhi Leonard scored 29 points, and the San Antonio Spurs advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 103-96 Thursday night to take the series 4-2. More>>

Young cancer survivor gets his wish at NFL draft

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T.J. Owuanibe got his wish: The 14-year-old shared center stage with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to announce the Baltimore Ravens' top draft pick. More>>

Pac-12 players poised to break out in the fall

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Oregon running back Royce Freeman, Arizona receiver Shun Brown and Utah linebacker Shane Hansen among Pac-12 poised to have breakout seasons this fall. More>>

LEADING OFF: Bruising Nats host battered Mets, Cubs-Red Sox

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LEADING OFF: Turner, bruising Nationals host battered Mets, Cubs visit Fenway, Phillies take 6-game winning streak into Dodger Stadium. More>>

Crosby scores twice, Bonino has winner as Pens beat Caps

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Sidney Crosby scored two goals in 52 seconds, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 in Game 1 of their second-round playoff series. More>>

Karlsson helps Senators edge Rangers 2-1 in Game 1

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Erik Karlsson scored on a bad-angle shot with 4:11 left in the third period, sending the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers in the opener of their second-round playoff series. 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>>

Lexi Thompson shoots 69 in first round since rules violation

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Lexi Thompson shot a 2-under 69 in her first LPGA Tour round since penalty strokes cost a likely victory in the first major tournament of the year. More>>

The Latest: Another Watt joins J.J. and Derek in NFL

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The Latest from the NFL draft: No surprise, Browns take Garrett with top pick. More>>

Spurs get much-needed time off before semifinal with Houston

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Gregg Popovich feels like his San Antonio Spurs survived the Memphis Grizzlies and is grateful their first-round series finally is over after six games. More>>

Asia-based FIFA official pleads guilty to corruption charges

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An Asia-based FIFA official has pleaded guilty in a U.S. court to charges relating to bribery and corruption in elections for soccer's world governing body. More>>

Offensive draft early, QBs prized after Garrett is No. 1

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No surprises at the top of the NFL draft: Roger Goodell got booed, then Myles Garrett was picked first overall by the Cleveland Browns. More>>

Whew! Raptors blow 25-point lead, but beat Bucks 92-89

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DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and the Toronto Raptors squandered a 25-point lead late in the third quarter before holding on for a 92-89 win over the Milwaukee Bucks to take their first-round playoff series in six games. More>>

Spieth and Palmer share lead at team event in New Orleans

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Jordan Spieth showed off his stellar short game and Ryan Palmer made key putts as they posted a 6-under 66 to share the lead in the PGA Tour's 1st team even since 1981. More>>

Harper homers in 11-run 7th, Turner, Nats rout Rockies 16-5

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Bryce Harper hit a three-run homer as part of an 11-run seventh inning, Trea Turner had another big game at Coors Field and the Washington Nationals routed the Colorado Rockies 16-5. More>>

Cardinals sweep doubleheader from Blue Jays

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Randal Grichuk hit a two-out, two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie it and Matt Carpenter delivered a grand slam in the 11th, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals over the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4 in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. More>>

Bulls' Rajon Rondo a 'long shot' to return from thumb injury

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Rajon Rondo a 'long shot' to return from broken thumb as Bulls try to stay alive against Celtics. 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>>

Bud Selig says he's overwhelmed by visit to Hall of Fame

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Bud Selig overwhelmed by his latest visit to the Baseball Hall of Fame. More>>

Chicago Bears trade up, take QB Trubisky with No. 2 pick

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The Chicago Bears drafted their quarterback of the future, grabbing North Carolina's Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 pick after trading up a spot with the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday night. More>>

Ground broken for Jackie Robinson Museum after 10-year wait

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Ground has been broken in New York City for the Jackie Robinson Museum after a 10-year wait caused by the Great Recession. More>>

NFL draft set to begin in Philadelphia

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The NFL draft set to begin in Philadelphia. More>>

Everything is supersized in big heavyweight title fight

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In boxing-mad England, Joshua is the man as he prepares to fight Klitschko. 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>>

Mets' Cespedes limps off after injuring left hamstring

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Mets star slugger Yoenis Cespedes needed to be helped off the field after pulling his left hamstring while running to second base in the fourth inning of Thursday's game against Atlanta. More>>

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>>

GM McPhee weighs hopes of Vegas hitting NHL lottery jackpot

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Vegas Golden Knights general manager George McPhee is keeping his fingers crossed for the NHL lottery. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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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