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Small clubs cross fingers for World Cup windfalls

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Not all of the money that will change hands after the World Cup, when clubs trade players who distinguish themselves on football's biggest stage, will line the pockets of selling clubs, agents and the players themselves. More>>

On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3

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LeBron, Cavs dominate Celtics 116-86 in Game of Eastern Conference finals. More>>

Justify wins foggy Preakness, keeps Triple Crown bid alive

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Baffert chasing history, Justify pursues Triple Crown in potentially soggy Preakness. More>>

Johnny Manziel signs with CFL in path back to football

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Quarterback Johnny Manziel signs with CFL club as he tries to rebuild his football career. More>>

Kemp helps Dodgers rally past Nats, sweep doubleheader

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Ross Stripling struck out a career-high nine in six innings, Max Muncy drove in two runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 in the opener of a doubleheader. More>>

LEADING OFF: Ohtani takes mound, Romo starts again for Rays

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LEADING OFF: Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani starts vs Rays, Dodgers lefty Hill has another blister problem, Darvish tries again for first win with Cubs. More>>

Vasillevskiy shines late, Lightning hold off Capitals 3-2

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Cedric Paquette scores early, Andrei Vasilevskiy shines late, Lightning beat Capitals 3-2 in Game 5. More>>

Warriors eager to get back on the court, respond from loss

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One good beating per series is plenty for Draymond Green and Golden State. They got it in Game 2, and now the Warriors are eager to regroup for Game 3 back at home where they have won an NBA-record tying 15 straight postseason games at Oracle Arena. More>>

Kevin Harvick picks up $1 million check with All-Star win

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Alex Bowman has won the first stage of the Open to qualify for Saturday night's NASCAR All-Star race. More>>

Rays plan to have reliever Romo start 2nd straight day

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Tampa Bay Rays reliever Sergio Romo will start for the second consecutive day in the finale of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, Rays manager Kevin Cash said following a 5-3 win on Saturday night. More>>

Helio, Danica move on; Hinchcliffe is bumped from Indy 500

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Helio Castroneves and Danica Patrick both qualified for the Indianapolis 500's nine-car pole shootout Saturday. More>>

Nationals' Kendrick tears Achilles, will miss rest of season

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Veteran Washington Nationals infielder-outfielder Howie Kendrick tore his right Achilles tendon in the opener of a doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers and will miss the rest of the season. More>>

Dodgers' Rich Hill has no solution for recurring blister

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Rich Hill lasted two pitches against the Washington Nationals before being pulled with apparent blister. More>>

Rookie Wise joins Leishman for lead as wind blows at Nelson

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PGA Tour rookie Aaron Wise joins Marc Leishman atop leaderboard as winds finally blow on new course at AT&T Byron Nelson. More>>

Betts, Benintendi power Red Sox past Orioles 6-3

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Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi hit consecutive homers, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Saturday night. More>>

Cowboys WR Terrance Williams arrested on intoxication charge

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Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams arrested on a charge of public intoxication after police responded to an accident involving his car. More>>

Basketball great Bill Russell released from hospital

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NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell has been released from a Seattle hospital after an overnight stay for an unknown condition. More>>

Expanded sports betting fuels fears about gambling addiction

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Those who deal with compulsive gamblers worry that the expected expansion of legalized sports betting will lead to significant increases in the number of Americans with gambling problems. More>>

The Latest: Harvick beats Suarez to win NASCAR All-Star race

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Daniel Suarez has joined Alex Bowman in qualifying for the NASCAR All-Star race. More>>

The Latest: Kentucky Derby winner Justify captures Preakness

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Rain soaks fans, creates sloppy track at Pimlico Race Course hours ahead of the Preakness. More>>

Serena Williams, David Beckham in lineup for royal wedding

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Serena Williams, David Beckham make starting lineup for sports at royal wedding. More>>

The Latest: Castroneves claims top spot in Indy qualifying

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Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves posted the fastest lap in final pre-qualifying practice for the Indianapolis 500. More>>

Seeking first major, Jimenez grabs 3-shot lead at Regions

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Miguel Angel Jimenez shot a 6-under 66 to take a three-stroke lead into the final round of the Regions Tradition. More>>

Castroneves posts fastest speed in practice for Indy 500

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Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves posted the fastest lap in final pre-qualifying practice for the Indianapolis 500. More>>

Swiss stun Canada, Sweden crushes US in ice hockey semis

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Sweden has reached the final of the ice hockey world championship by crushing the United States 6-0 in Copenhagen. More>>

Super idea: tennis channel pushing Italian Open development

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SuperTennis, a TV channel wholly owned and operated by the Italian Tennis Federation, is helping to push forward expansion of the Italian Open. More>>

Nadal beats Djokovic and will face Zverev for Rome title

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Defending champion Elina Svitolina returned to the Italian Open final with a comfortable 6-4, 6-3 win over 26th-ranked Anna Kontaveit. More>>

Weary king: LeBron says he loses sleep after playoff losses

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LeBron is losing sleep and says there's nothing comfortable about being in 2-0 playoff hole. More>>

Smith's third-period goal lifts Vegas to 3-2 win over Jets

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Reilly Smith scored on a breakaway goal late in the third period to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 of their Western Conference final Friday night. More>>

Froome wins 14th stage on Zoncolan, Yates consolidates lead

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Chris Froome has responded to his critics with a fantastic ride up Monte Zoncolan to win the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia. More>>

Special teams lift Lightning back in East final against Caps

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Lightning special teams key to rebounding in Eastern Conference final against Capitals. More>>

Poll: Half of Americans approve of legal sports betting

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A new poll finds half of Americans approve of legal sports betting. More>>

AP source: Cowboys' Gregory seeks return after yearlong ban

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A person with direct knowledge of the application says Dallas Cowboys defensive end Randy Gregory is set to seek reinstatement after missing the 2017 season over multiple violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy. More>>

Return of Bump Day could give Indy 500 qualifying real boost

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Roger Penske still bemoans the memories from the 1995 Indianapolis 500. More>>

NASCAR adds quirky plate package to $1 million All-Star race

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NASCAR has attempted to spice up its $1 million All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway with a quirky new rules package. More>>

Rays' creativity will lead to first career start for Romo

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Rays reliever Sergio Romo will make his first career start Saturday against the Angels after appearing in 588 games over the course of 11 seasons, but manager Kevin Cash plans to turn to rookie left-hander Ryan Yarbrough early in the game. More>>

LEADING OFF: Nationals try again to play, Gregorius slumps

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LEADING OFF: Nationals try again to play a full game, Gregorius slumps, Meadows makes nice debut. More>>

Orioles snap 13-game road skid with 7-4 win at Boston

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Jonathan Schoop homered and Alex Cobb got his first win of the season as Baltimore beat Boston 7-4 Friday night, ending the Orioles' 13-game road losing streak. More>>

Preakness looks like Justify's race to lose after Derby win

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Preakness looks like Justify's race to lose as long as he runs to his usual form. More>>

Leishman sets 36-hole Nelson record, keeps Spieth 8 behind

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Marc Leishman follows best PGA Tour round with 5-under 66, sets 36-hole tournament record previously shared by Tiger Woods. More>>

Houston teams; athletes offer support after school shooting

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Rockets star Chris Paul is among many in the Houston sports world offering condolences to the families affected by a school shooting in the Houston-area on Friday that left 10 people dead. More>>

In Gee Chun leads LPGA Tour's rainy Kingsmill Championship

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In Gee Chun shot a 5-under 66 on Friday to take the lead in the suspended second round of the LPGA Tour's Kingsmill Championship. More>>

Bernal wins Stage 6 to take Tour of California lead

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Egan Bernal won the sixth stage of the Tour of California with a strong ride in the mountains around Lake Tahoe. More>>

Andretti tops speed chart again in Indianapolis 500 practice

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IndyCar driver James Davison walks away from crash during Indianapolis 500 practice. More>>

Nadal and Djokovic to renew rivalry in Italian Open semis

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Seven-time champion Rafael Nadal has overcome a poor first set and a partisan crowd to beat Fabio Fognini 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 and reach the Italian Open semifinals. More>>

Red Ruby pulls away to easy victory in Black-Eyed Susan

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Red Ruby pulls away from Coach Rocks on sloppy track and cruises to victory by 4 3/4 lengths in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes. More>>

Sauers, Jimenez tied after 2nd round of Champions Tour major

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Sauers, Jimenez share lead halfway through Regions Tradition; Langer 9 back at seniors major. More>>

Louisville settles for $4.5 M with ex-AD Jurich over firing

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Louisville settles for $4.5 million with former athletic director Tom Jurich over firing amid federal corruption scandal. More>>

USA Gymnastics VP Faehn out amid fallout from Nassar scandal

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USA Gymnastics has parted ways with senior vice president Rhonda Faehn, who has come under fire recently from former victims of a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison for abusing athletes. More>>

Duke's Allen understands he has to address concerns head-on

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Grayson Allen understands the concerns NBA teams might have about him after four polarizing seasons at Duke in which he attracted about as much attention for play that went over the line as he did for his accomplishments on the court. More>>

WNBA set to begin 22nd season after busy offseason

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It's been a busy offseason in the WNBA since the Minnesota Lynx won the championship last year, beating Los Angeles in another thrilling final. More>>

Viviani wins 13th stage for 3rd win, Yates keeps Giro lead

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Elia Viviani has made it a hat trick of wins in the Giro d'Italia on the 13th stage while Simon Yates remains in the overall lead as the race prepares to head into the mountains. More>>

Several World Cup arenas risk becoming white elephants

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Several of Russia's 12 World Cup stadiums look set to be largely empty after the tournament. More>>

US Open set to open second roofed stadium with new Armstrong

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The new Louis Armstrong Stadium gives U.S. Open officials a No. 2 court they feel is second to none. More>>

Relegated Swansea and Stoke release coaches in record purge

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Manager Carlos Carvalhal has left Swansea after the English Premier League club decided not to renew his contract. More>>

Vasilevskiy, Lightning top Caps 4-2 to even East final 2-all

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Alex Killorn scored the tiebreaker with about 8 minutes left, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 36 saves, and the Tampa Bay Lightning weathered the equivalent of more than a period without a shot on goal to edge the Washington Capitals 4-2. More>>

Price is right for Red Sox in 6-2 victory over Orioles

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David Price took a shutout into the ninth inning and held Baltimore to five hits in his first complete game this season, leading the Boston Red Sox past the Orioles 6-2. More>>

Gonzalez hits 2-run single in 12th, Rockies beat Giants 5-3

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Carlos Gonzalez blooped a tiebreaking, two-run single with two outs in the 12th inning, lifting the Colorado Rockies past the San Francisco Giants 5-3 in the clubs' first meeting of the year. More>>

Turner, Maeda help Dodgers beat Miami 7-0 to end 6-game skid

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Justin Turner tied a career high with five RBIs and Kenta Maeda pitched eight sharp innings to help the Los Angeles Dodgers snap a six-game losing streak by beating the Miami Marlins 7-0. More>>

Leishman shoots 61 in debut of new course at Byron Nelson

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Marc Leishman shot a 10-under 61 on the new links-style Trinity Forest course to take the first-round lead in the AT&T Byron Nelson. More>>

LEADING OFF: Yanks continue odd trip, Swanson could return

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LEADING OFF: Yankees continue odd road trip, Swanson could return to Braves, Scherzer faces Dodgers, Tazawa available. More>>

93-year-old makes first hole-in-one in 65 years of golfing

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A 93-year-old Ohio man made his first hole-in-one in 65 years of golfing and then walked off the course for good a few holes later. More>>

Tickle Me, Fleury: Vegas goalie tickles Jets player's ear

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Marc-Andre Fleury gave Blake Wheeler quite an earful in Vegas' playoff win over Winnipeg. More>>

Half the horses in Preakness field get 1st shot at Justify

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Half of the 8-horse Preakness field get first shot at unbeaten Derby winner Justify, seek to make mark at Pimlico Race Course. More>>

Celtics hope to put road woes aside vs. Cavs in Cleveland

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Up 2-0 on Cavaliers, Celtics hoping to put aside their playoff road issues now that series is shifting to Cleveland. More>>

It happens every spring: LeBron forced to carry Cavaliers

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LeBron carrying Cavaliers so far against Celtics, and can use some relief in a hurry. More>>

Castillo helps White Sox rally past Rangers 4-2

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Welington Castillo gets key 2-run single as Chicago White Sox rally past Texas Rangers 4-2. More>>

Rough road: Yanks spend night at airport after plane delayed

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The New York Yankees spent Wednesday night at Dulles International Airport in suburban Virginia, stuck after their matchup against the Washington Nationals was rained out. More>>

Gambling, tech firms scramble for foothold in sports betting

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Gambling and technology firms are scrambling to position themselves for a piece of the emerging sports betting market in the U.S. now that the Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize it. More>>

NCAA opens door to championships in states with sports bets

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The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events. More>>

Rahal goes from 34th to 1st during Indianapolis 500 practice

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Graham Rahal posted the fastest lap during practice for the Indianapolis 500 while JR Hildebrand hit the wall in the first crash of the week. More>>

IndyCar adds eye-tracking system to concussion test protocol

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IndyCar has added an eye-tracking computer test to its concussion protocol that can better determine if a driver can be cleared to race following a hard crash. More>>

Reuben Foster's ex-girlfriend testifies she lied about abuse

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The former girlfriend of Reuben Foster has testified at a preliminary hearing that she lied to police when she said the San Francisco 49ers linebacker attacked her, allegations that led to a domestic violence case against him. More>>

$500M settlement in Nassar case won't be shared equally

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Lawyers say the $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Larry Nassar's victims will be divided up after weighing many factors, such as the date and victim's age when the sexual assaults occurred. More>>

Knock, knock: Browns there; team set for HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

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Browns to be featured on HBO's 'Hard Knocks' this season. More>>

5 share LPGA lead after opening 65s at Kingsmill

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Annie Park turned a blistering stretch into a share of the first-round lead at the Kingsmill Championship. More>>

Qatar helps keep US capital city subway open for NHL fans

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Qatar is helping hockey fans in the U.S. capital get an extra hour of subway service on the night of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final between the Washington Capitals and Tampa Bay Lightning. More>>

Cards pitcher Wainwright onto 60-day DL, catcher Kelly out

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The St. Louis Cardinals have shifted pitcher Adam Wainwright to the 60-day disabled list because of persistent pain in his right elbow, with no set timetable for his return. More>>

Miguel Angel Jimenez leads Regions Tradition

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Miguel Angel Jimenez shot an 8-under 64 to take the first-round lead in the Regions Tradition, the first of the PGA Tour Champions' five major championships. More>>

Basketball 'escort queen' arrested on forged checks charge

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The self-proclaimed "escort queen" at the center of the University of Louisville's basketball team sex scandal has been arrested. More>>

Nadal avenges Shapovalov defeat, Djokovic through

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Simona Halep's hold on the No. 1 ranking received a boost when American opponent Madison Keys withdrew from their third-round match at the Italian Open due to a right rib injury. More>>

Kane leads US into semis, Canada knocks out Russia

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Captain Patrick Kane scored two goals to lift the United States to a 3-2 win over the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals of the ice hockey world championship while Canada beat Russia 5-4 in overtime. More>>

Rockets rout Warriors 127-105 to tie series at 1-all

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James Harden and Eric Gordon had 27 points each to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 on Wednesday night to even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece. More>>

WNBA donating portion of ticket sales to women's groups

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The WNBA is teaming up with several organizations that are changing the game for women and girls; season starts on Friday. More>>

Marchessault scores twice, Golden Knights top Jets 4-2

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Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals _ including an empty-netter in the closing seconds _ to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 3 of the Western Conference final. More>>

Justify tests soggy Pimlico track in workout for Preakness

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Justify takes it easy in first workout at Pimlico, showing no signs that heel bruise will be an issue in Preakness. More>>

Michigan State agrees to pay $500M to settle Nassar claims

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Michigan State University says it has reached a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history. More>>

Bennett wins 12th stage, Yates maintains Giro lead

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Sam Bennett of Ireland has pulled off a superb final attack to win the 12th stage of the Giro d'Italia as Simon Yates remained in the overall lead of the race. More>>

The Latest: MSU president says settlement helps healing

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Michigan State University's interim president says the school's $500 million settlement with victims of former campus sports doctor Larry Nassar will help the survivors and school heal. More>>

AP Source: Bucks agree to hire Mike Budenholzer as coach

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A person familiar with the search tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks have reached agreement with Mike Budenholzer to become the team's next coach. More>>

Harden, James, Davis finalists for NBA MVP award

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Houston's James Harden, Cleveland's LeBron James and Anthony Davis of New Orleans are the finalists for the NBA's MVP award. More>>

Verlander throws 5-hit shutout, Astros blank Angels 2-0

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Justin Verlander pitched a five-hitter for his first shutout in three years and Evan Gattis hit a two-run homer as the Houston Astros beat the Los Angeles Angels 2-0. More>>

Red Sox avoid sweep with 6-4 win over A's

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Xander Bogaerts hit a three-run homer, J.D. Martinez added a two-run shot and the Boston Red Sox avoided their first series sweep this season with a 6-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics. More>>

LEADING OFF: Baby Braves face Lester, Cubs; Archer vs Angels

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LEADING OFF: Baby Braves face Lester, Cubs; Herrera still hot for surging Phils; Maxwell can't cross border; Archer vs Angels in Anaheim fish fry. More>>

Backcourt blues: Cavs guards Smith, Hill horrible in Game 2

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Cavs starting guards looking to shake awful performance in Game 2 loss. More>>

The Latest: Nassar victims to get ESPYS courage award

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The chairman of Michigan State University's governing board says the school is "truly sorry" for what disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar's victims and families went through. More>>

Reeling Dodgers struggling against NL's worst teams

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Los Angeles Dodgers struggling against NL's worst teams, searching for answers. More>>

Justify draws 7 post, is heavy favorite to win Preakness

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Justify is the 1-2 morning-line favorite in an eight-horse field at the Preakness coming off his impressive win in the Kentucky Derby. More>>

Marco Andretti leads field on 2nd day of Indy 500 practice

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Marco Andretti led four Honda drivers atop the speed chart on the second day of practice for the Indianapolis 500. More>>

Calhoun says he expects to coach DIII Saint Joseph

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Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun says he expects to be on the bench at the tiny Division III University of Saint Joseph in the fall, but still has some contractual issues with UConn to work out before that can be possible. More>>

SEC visionary: Former Commissioner Mike Slive dies at 77

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Mike Slive, the former Southeastern Conference commissioner who guided the league through a period of unprecedented success and prosperity, has died. More>>

Glover's wife blames attack on mother-in-law in 911 call

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Glover says on 911 call that wife was lying when she said mother-in-law attacked her. More>>

Willson with Detroit after growing up across the border

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When you play for the Detroit Lions, you can be from Canada and still be considered local. More>>

Griezmann owed it to coach Simeone to win Europa League

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Striker Antoine Griezmann punished sloppy Marseille with two expertly-taken goals as Atletico Madrid won the Europa League for the third time with a 2-0 win on Wednesday. More>>

Spieth headlines as hometown Byron Nelson changes venues

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Jordan Spieth headlines his hometown AT&T Byron Nelson as the tournament celebrates its 50th anniversary with a new venue. More>>

Justify arrives at Pimlico to continue Triple Crown quest

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Kentucky Derby winner Justify arrives at Pimlico, full of energy in advance of Saturday's Preakness. More>>

Fognini fires up Italian Open crowd with win over Thiem

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Fabio Fognini got the Foro Italico crowd fired up with a 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 win over sixth-seeded Dominic Thiem in the second round of the Italian Open. More>>

Oddsmaker Vaccaro to wanna be bookies: It's not easy money

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Oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro says those wanting to get into the sports betting business when it expands nationwide need to understand that bookies don't always win. More>>

Sanctuary cities could get boost from sports betting ruling

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Supreme Court's decision striking down a federal law over sports betting could signal trouble for the Trump administration in its legal fight against so-called sanctuary states and cities. More>>

Sports betting ruling has ripples for US tribes with casinos

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American Indian tribes welcome opportunity to offer sports betting in potentially hundreds of casinos across country. More>>

Alabama-Louisville to kickoff ABC's Saturday Night Football

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National champion Alabama will face Louisville in ABC's first Saturday Night Football game; Miami plays LSU on Sunday night of the opening weekend of the season. More>>

ISU to discuss limiting quads in free skate programs

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International Skating Union to discuss limiting number of quadruple jumps in free skate routines. More>>

Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron, down Cavs 107-94

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Jaylen Brown scores 23 points, Celtics withstand 42-point night by LeBron James to hold off the Cavaliers 107-94. More>>

Celtics' Marcus Smart has been unflappable against Cavaliers

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Celtics' Marcus Smart has been unflappable in helping Boston build a 2-0 lead against Cavaliers. More>>

Cavs star James goes to locker room after shot to jaw

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Cavaliers forward LeBron James left Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals and went to the Cleveland locker room in the second quarter after colliding with Boston's Jayson Tatum under the basket. More>>

Glover's wife arrested on domestic violence charges

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Wife of Lucas Glover facing domestic violence charges from altercation after Players Championship. More>>

Twins C Jason Castro out for season following knee surgery

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Minnesota catcher Jason Castro will miss the rest of the season following surgery to remove the meniscus in his right knee. Castro tore his meniscus, was operated on by Dr. Richard Steadman and had been expected to be sidelined for four-to-six weeks. More>>

Panthers: Signed agreement to sell NFL team to David Tepper

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Carolina Panthers say agreement signed to sell the team to David Tepper. More>>

Suns already know 3 great candidates for No. 1 pick

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Deandre Ayton might be going back to Arizona after all _ only this time, as a pro. More>>

Who will referee billion-dollar sports betting industry?

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Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has cleared the way for states to legalize sports betting, the race is on to see who will referee the multibillion-dollar business of gambling on pro and college sports. More>>

Hedman, Lightning beat Caps to cut East final deficit to 2-1

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Victor Hedman scored his first goal of the playoffs and added two assists to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 4-2 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference final Tuesday night and cut their series deficit to 2-1. More>>

Powering the Flower: Vegas' Prior teaches Fleury new tricks

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The Vegas Golden Knights figured they might get something special by crossing a respected goaltending coach with an accomplished goaltender. More>>

Cano suspension leaves Seattle with questions, possibilities

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Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto felt disappointment first when he learned of Robinson Cano's 80-game suspension for violating baseball's drug agreement _ then he thought about the opportunities. More>>

LEADING OFF: Gordon gets 2nd chance at 2B? Yanks-Nats resume

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LEADING OFF: Dee Gordon may get second chance at second base, Yanks-Nats resume game in sixth inning, Cespedes may be DL-bound, Diamondbacks play on without Pollock. More>>

AP sources: Tepper to buy Panthers for record $2.2 billion

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People familiar with the situation tell The Associated Press hedge fund manager David Tepper has agreed to buy the Carolina Panthers from team founder Jerry Richardson for a record $2.2 billion. More>>

Emotional homer for Piscotty helps A's beat Red Sox 5-3

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Stephen Piscotty homered in his first at-bat after being reinstated from the bereavement list and saluted his late mother as he crossed home plate, helping lead the Oakland Athletics to a 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox. More>>

Dodgers' loss streak reaches 5 with 4-2 defeat at Miami

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The Los Angeles Dodgers went 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position against Wei-Yin Chen and four relievers and were beaten by a last-place team for the fifth game in a row, losing at Miami 4-2. More>>

Rockets have much to improve heading into Game 2 vs Warriors

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The Houston Rockets have plenty to fix after squandering their coveted home-court advantage in the Western Conference finals. More>>

Suns win NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1 next month

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Phoenix has won the No. 1 pick in next month's NBA draft, after worst record pays off. More>>

Capitals' Wilson thinks hit from TB's Stralman had 'don'ts'

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Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson thinks Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Anton Stralman could be in trouble for a hit that drew a boarding penalty in Game 3 of their teams' Eastern Conference final. More>>

Mariners All-Star Cano suspended 80 games for drug violation

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Seattle Mariners All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano has been suspended 80 games for violating baseball's joint drug agreement. More>>

Preakness could leave aging Pimlico, move to Laurel Park

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The future of the Preakness at Pimlico Race Course could depend on whether the 148-year-old track gets a much-needed makeover. More>>

Arizona's AJ Pollock out 4-8 weeks with broken thumb

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Arizona center fielder A.J. Pollock has a broken left thumb and is expected to be sidelined for four-to-eight weeks. More>>

LEADING OFF: Gordon gets 2nd chance at 2B? Cespedes to DL?

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LEADING OFF: Dee Gordon may get second chance at second base, Cespedes may be DL-bound, Diamondbacks play on without Pollock. More>>

Padres' Lyles surrenders 1st hit in 8th inning

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San Diego Padres RHP Jordan Lyles perfect through six innings against Colorado. More>>

Adrian Beltre goes back on DL with hamstring injury

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Adrian Beltre's return lasted just five games, and the Texas Rangers put the 39-year-old third baseman back on the disabled list due to a left hamstring injury. More>>

Cespedes out of Mets' lineup, could be headed to DL

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Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes is out of the lineup because of a strained right hip flexor and could be headed to the disabled list. More>>

Gallant, Maurice took long road to lead Golden Knights, Jets

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Gerard Gallant and Paul Maurice followed winding paths to playoff success with Vegas, Winnipeg. More>>

Helio gets up to speed by pacing Indianapolis 500 practice

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Helio Castroneves wasted no time getting up to speed at his favorite race track. More>>

Lay your money down: Court says states can OK sports betting

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The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. More>>

Finland tops US, Canada shuts out Germany at hockey worlds

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Finland has handed the United States its first defeat at the ice hockey world championship in a 6-2 thumping. More>>

Durant's 37 lead Warriors over Rockets 119-106

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Kevin Durant scored 37 and Klay Thompson added 28 to lead Golden State to a 119-106 win in the long-awaited showdown with the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night. More>>

Legal sports betting coming soon to several US states

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A decision by the Supreme Court means American sports fans will soon have many more places to place legal bets on the results of football, baseball, basketball, hockey and other games. More>>

Marchessault-led Golden Knights top Jets 3-1 in Game 2

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Jonathan Marchessault scored twice and Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 30 shots, lifting the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-1 series-evening win over the Winnipeg Jets on in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. More>>

Lineup change possible as LeBron, Cavs look to bounce back

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Going big? Cavs coach Tyronn Lue weighing lineup change as Cleveland looks to move post 25-point loss Game 1 loss to Boston. More>>

Erdogan a battleground in Germany-Turkey soccer vote

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The strained diplomatic relations between Germany and Turkey have taken on a sporting dimension as the countries bid to host soccer's 2024 European Championship. More>>

LEADING OFF: Dodgers seek spark in Miami, Pollock hurt

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LEADING OFF: Dodgers seek spark in Miami, Pollock to see specialist for thumb, Darvish eyes first victory with Cubs, Cole pitches World Series champs vs Angels. More>>

Andrew Heaney shuts down Astros in Angels' 2-1 rivalry win

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Andrew Heaney struck out 10 during a career-high eight innings of four-hit ball in the Angels' 2-1 win over Houston. More>>

Pollock sprains thumb, to see specialist as D-backs slump

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Pinch-hitter Tyler Saladino dashed around the bases for an inside-the-park home run after Arizona center fielder A.J. Pollock was injured diving for the ball, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the slumping Diamondbacks 7-2. More>>

Albies, Bautista homer as Braves outslug Cubs 6-5

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Ozzie Albies, Jose Bautista homer as Atlanta Braves top Chicago Cubs for 6-5 victory. More>>

Settlement reached in Giants, Manning memorabilia fraud case

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Jury selection is scheduled to begin on Monday in New Jersey in a lawsuit accusing New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning of selling bogus 'game-worn' equipment to unsuspecting collectors. More>>

NBA teams look to the future with draft lottery, combine

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Even with the conference finals going on, the NBA's eyes turn to the future this week. More>>

NFL seeks help from Congress on sports gambling ruling

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NFL wants Congress to enact framework for legalized sports betting in wake of Supreme Court's ruling. More>>

Lightning desperate to fix problems down 0-2 to Capitals

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The Lightning are desperate to fix their problems and bounce back in Game 3 after falling behind 2-0 to the Capitals in the Eastern Conference final. More>>

LEADING OFF: Dodgers seeks spark in Miami, Darvish returns

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LEADING OFF: Dodgers seeks spark in Miami, Darvish eyes first victory with Cubs, Cole pitches World Series champs vs Angels. More>>

Top-seed Houston hosts Warriors to start conference finals

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The Golden State Warriors are in the unfamiliar position of opening on the road as they prepare for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals with the top-seeded Rockets in Houston on Monday night. More>>

The Latest: Supreme Court clears way for sports betting

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The American Gaming Association calls the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a federal law barring gambling in most states "a victory for the millions of Americans who seek to bet on sports in a safe and regulated manner.". More>>

Rival trainers Baffert and Lukas share a strong friendship

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Rival trainers Bob Baffert and D. Wayne Lukas share a strong friendship built over decades that continues to this week at the Preakness Stakes. More>>

New Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce says defense is 'who I am'

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New Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce to place emphasis on defense as he takes on another rebuilding job following 5 years as assistant with Philadelphia. More>>

Dive play: Browns coach jumping into Lake Erie for charity

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Browns coach Hue Jackson making good on his promise to jump into Lake Erie. More>>

It's a Mother's Day engagement for Taraji P. Henson Video included

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Taraji P. Henson got more than a card on Mother's Day. More>>

Canada beats Latvia in OT, Czechs edge Austria at ice hockey

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Russia has shut out Slovakia 4-0 at the ice hockey world championship. More>>

Roberto Mancini is Italy coach

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Roberto Mancini has been confirmed as Italy's new coach. More>>

Serena Williams' coach says she will return for French Open

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Serena Williams' coach says she will play the French Open beginning in two weeks. More>>

The place to be: Uruguay 1930 _ where the World Cup began

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The 21st World Cup gets underway next month in Moscow and billions around the world are expected to tune in during the monthlong tournament _ a far cry from its low-key start in 1930 in Uruguay. More>>

Israeli soccer club says it wants to add Trump to its name

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Israeli soccer club Beitar Jerusalem says it wants to add "Trump" to the team's name. More>>

Capitals pull away, beat Lightning 6-2 for 2-0 series lead

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Capitals pull away for 6-2 win and 2-0 lead on Lightning in Eastern Conference final. More>>

LeBron has 'zero' concern after Cavs' lopsided Game 1 loss

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LeBron James says he has "zero" concern after the Cavaliers' lopsided loss to the Celtics in Game 1. More>>

Simpson completes a big win at Players Championship

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Webb Simpson wins The Players Championship in a runaway at TPC Sawgrass. More>>

Tiger Woods on Players rally: This weekend was more like it

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Tiger Woods fell a few feet short of providing some serious drama at The Players Championship. More>>

Celtics take Game 1 of East finals, beating Cavaliers 108-83

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Jaylen Brown scored 23 points with eight rebounds and Marcus Morris has 21 and 10 as the Boston Celtics opened a 21-point first-quarter lead and held on to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. More>>

LEADING OFF: Reds seek out of NL cellar, Manaea vs Red Sox

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LEADING OFF: Reds seek out of NL cellar; Manaea vs Red Sox for first time since no-hitter; injuries for Cano, Beltre and Wainwright. More>>

'Big 6' pulling further clear in top-heavy Premier League

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The gulf between the so-called "Big 6" and the rest of the Premier League has never been so extreme. More>>

Germany appeals to Russia to allow entry of journalist

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Germany has appealed to the Russian government to allow entry to a journalist, who exposed systematic doping in Russian athletics and was denied entry to Russia to report on the upcoming World Cup. More>>

Top AL teams setting bar high so far in postseason chase

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The bar may end up being set awfully high for entry into the American League postseason this year _ if you're in the AL East or AL West, at least. More>>

  • BaseballMore>>

  • Kemp helps Dodgers rally past Nats, sweep doubleheader

    Kemp helps Dodgers rally past Nats, sweep doubleheader

    Saturday, May 19 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-05-19 21:31:47 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:31 AM EDT2018-05-20 06:31:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling throws during the third inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Ross Stripling throws during the third inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Washington.
    Ross Stripling struck out a career-high nine in six innings, Max Muncy drove in two runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 in the opener of a doubleheader.More >>
    Ross Stripling struck out a career-high nine in six innings, Max Muncy drove in two runs and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Washington Nationals 4-1 in the opener of a doubleheader.More >>
  • LEADING OFF: Ohtani takes mound, Romo starts again for Rays

    LEADING OFF: Ohtani takes mound, Romo starts again for Rays

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:51:10 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:31 AM EDT2018-05-20 06:31:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill). Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, tosses a ball in the air as he warms up prior to a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill). Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, of Japan, tosses a ball in the air as he warms up prior to a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.
    LEADING OFF: Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani starts vs Rays, Dodgers lefty Hill has another blister problem, Darvish tries again for first win with Cubs.More >>
    LEADING OFF: Angels rookie Shohei Ohtani starts vs Rays, Dodgers lefty Hill has another blister problem, Darvish tries again for first win with Cubs.More >>
  • Rays plan to have reliever Romo start 2nd straight day

    Rays plan to have reliever Romo start 2nd straight day

    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:21 AM EDT2018-05-20 06:21:10 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:31 AM EDT2018-05-20 06:31:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill). Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Sergio Romo throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill). Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Sergio Romo throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Anaheim, Calif.
    Tampa Bay Rays reliever Sergio Romo will start for the second consecutive day in the finale of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, Rays manager Kevin Cash said following a 5-3 win on...More >>
    Tampa Bay Rays reliever Sergio Romo will start for the second consecutive day in the finale of a four-game series against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, Rays manager Kevin Cash said following a 5-3 win on Saturday night.More >>
  • FootballMore>>

  • Johnny Manziel signs with CFL in path back to football

    Johnny Manziel signs with CFL in path back to football

    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-05-19 16:05:32 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-05-20 06:32:02 GMT
    Quarterback Johnny Manziel signs with CFL club as he tries to rebuild his football career.More >>
    Quarterback Johnny Manziel signs with CFL club as he tries to rebuild his football career.More >>
  • Cowboys WR Terrance Williams arrested on intoxication charge

    Cowboys WR Terrance Williams arrested on intoxication charge

    Saturday, May 19 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-05-19 18:46:06 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:41:26 GMT
    (Frisco Police Department via AP). This booking photo released by the Frisco Police Department shows Terrance Williams. The Dallas Cowboys receiver was arrested on a charge of public intoxication early Saturday, May 19, 2018, in the Dallas suburb of Fr...(Frisco Police Department via AP). This booking photo released by the Frisco Police Department shows Terrance Williams. The Dallas Cowboys receiver was arrested on a charge of public intoxication early Saturday, May 19, 2018, in the Dallas suburb of Fr...
    Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams arrested on a charge of public intoxication after police responded to an accident involving his car.More >>
    Dallas Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams arrested on a charge of public intoxication after police responded to an accident involving his car.More >>
  • The Latest: Wounded student attends school baseball game

    The Latest: Wounded student attends school baseball game

    Saturday, May 19 2018 9:58 AM EDT2018-05-19 13:58:07 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:04:10 GMT
    A hospital treating three of the people injured in a mass shooting at a Texas high school says one of them, a minor, is in good condition and the other two are in critical condition.More >>
    A hospital treating three of the people injured in a mass shooting at a Texas high school says one of them, a minor, is in good condition and the other two are in critical condition.More >>
  • BasketballMore>>

  • On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3

    On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3

    Saturday, May 19 2018 11:11 PM EDT2018-05-20 03:11:58 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 5:53 AM EDT2018-05-20 09:53:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots against the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots against the Boston Celtics in the first half of Game 3 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Saturday, May 19, 2018, in Cleveland.
    LeBron, Cavs dominate Celtics 116-86 in Game of Eastern Conference finals.More >>
    LeBron, Cavs dominate Celtics 116-86 in Game of Eastern Conference finals.More >>
  • Warriors eager to get back on the court, respond from loss

    Warriors eager to get back on the court, respond from loss

    Saturday, May 19 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-05-19 22:31:05 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:31 AM EDT2018-05-20 06:31:32 GMT
    (AP Foto/David J. Phillip). James Harden, de los Rockets de Houston, salta hacia la cesta entre Andre Iguodala (9), Stephen Curry (30) y Kevin Durant, en el segundo partido de la final de la Conferencia del Oeste, el miércoles 16 de mayo de 2018(AP Foto/David J. Phillip). James Harden, de los Rockets de Houston, salta hacia la cesta entre Andre Iguodala (9), Stephen Curry (30) y Kevin Durant, en el segundo partido de la final de la Conferencia del Oeste, el miércoles 16 de mayo de 2018
    One good beating per series is plenty for Draymond Green and Golden State. They got it in Game 2, and now the Warriors are eager to regroup for Game 3 back at home where they have won an NBA-record tying 15...More >>
    One good beating per series is plenty for Draymond Green and Golden State. They got it in Game 2, and now the Warriors are eager to regroup for Game 3 back at home where they have won an NBA-record tying 15 straight postseason games at Oracle Arena.More >>
  • Basketball great Bill Russell released from hospital

    Basketball great Bill Russell released from hospital

    Saturday, May 19 2018 4:20 PM EDT2018-05-19 20:20:57 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:32 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:32:23 GMT
    NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell has been released from a Seattle hospital after an overnight stay for an unknown condition.More >>
    NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell has been released from a Seattle hospital after an overnight stay for an unknown condition.More >>
  • HockeyMore>>

  • Vasillevskiy shines late, Lightning hold off Capitals 3-2

    Vasillevskiy shines late, Lightning hold off Capitals 3-2

    Saturday, May 19 2018 10:21 PM EDT2018-05-20 02:21:14 GMT
    Sunday, May 20 2018 2:31 AM EDT2018-05-20 06:31:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates with defenseman Victor Hedman (77) after Palat scored against the Washington Capitals during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey pla...(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) celebrates with defenseman Victor Hedman (77) after Palat scored against the Washington Capitals during the first period of Game 5 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey pla...
    Cedric Paquette scores early, Andrei Vasilevskiy shines late, Lightning beat Capitals 3-2 in Game 5.More >>
    Cedric Paquette scores early, Andrei Vasilevskiy shines late, Lightning beat Capitals 3-2 in Game 5.More >>
  • Swiss stun Canada, Sweden crushes US in ice hockey semis

    Swiss stun Canada, Sweden crushes US in ice hockey semis

    Saturday, May 19 2018 12:05 PM EDT2018-05-19 16:05:23 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-05-19 21:47:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Sweden's Patric Hornqvist, second from left, celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the Ice Hockey World Championships semifinal match between Sweden and the United States at the Royal arena in Copenhagen, Denmark,...(AP Photo/Petr David Josek). Sweden's Patric Hornqvist, second from left, celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the Ice Hockey World Championships semifinal match between Sweden and the United States at the Royal arena in Copenhagen, Denmark,...
    Sweden has reached the final of the ice hockey world championship by crushing the United States 6-0 in Copenhagen.More >>
    Sweden has reached the final of the ice hockey world championship by crushing the United States 6-0 in Copenhagen.More >>
  • Smith's third-period goal lifts Vegas to 3-2 win over Jets

    Smith's third-period goal lifts Vegas to 3-2 win over Jets

    Friday, May 18 2018 11:10 PM EDT2018-05-19 03:10:31 GMT
    Saturday, May 19 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-05-19 20:14:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Locher). Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith celebrates after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Western Conference finals Friday, May 18, 2018, in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/John Locher). Vegas Golden Knights right wing Reilly Smith celebrates after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of Game 4 of the NHL hockey Western Conference finals Friday, May 18, 2018, in Las Vegas.
    Reilly Smith scored on a breakaway goal late in the third period to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 of their Western Conference final Friday night.More >>
    Reilly Smith scored on a breakaway goal late in the third period to lead the Vegas Golden Knights to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets in Game 4 of their Western Conference final Friday night.More >>
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