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Philly fans give everyone the boos they wanted

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

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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

Rockets advance with 105-99 win over Thunder

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

Rockets advance with 105-99 win over Thunder

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

Astros' Keuchel wins again; Altuve OK after scary collision

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

NFL prospect denies rape report made to police; no charges

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

Halep, Cornet give Sharapova wild-card debate new impetus

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

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

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

McDavid faces off with Kesler when Oilers visit Ducks

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

The Latest: NASCAR CEO calls Earnhardt a proven leader

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

Little Big Man: Celtics' Thomas finding stride after tragedy

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

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

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

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

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

Warriors get a break after drama-filled opening series

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

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

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

Madison Bumgarner's rented bike slipped near end of ride

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lithuanian reliever Neverauskas makes debut for Pirates

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

Aaron Hernandez friends, family turn out for private funeral

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

Warriors move on with a sweep of the Trail Blazers

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

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

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

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

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

APNewsBreak: Dodgers, Yankees cut projected luxury tax bills

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

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

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

Serena Williams speaks out against Ilie Nastase

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

Red Sox pitcher Barnes suspended 4 games for buzzing Machado

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

Marbury in talks with other clubs after Beijing Ducks era

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

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

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

Jimmie Johnson grabs rare Bristol win after Larson mishap

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

Former All-Star Delabar suspended 80 games for positive test

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

John Stevens believes small changes will be big for LA Kings

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

David Ortiz to address grads at Rhode Island tech university

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

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

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

Holocaust survivors hail Allianz golf tourney sponsor end Video included

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

Sharks C Thornton undergoes ACL surgery before free agency

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

Penguins-Capitals rivalry highlights playoffs' second round

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

Cavaliers looking forward to respite before conference semis

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

Mike Brown is more than capable of leading the Warriors

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

Police: Errant hammer throw during warmups killed student

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

Absences of Marte, Bumgarner could shake up NL

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

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

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

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

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

LEADING OFF: MLB sorts out trouble in Baltimore, Minnesota

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

The Latest: Autopsy conducted on teen killed by hammer throw

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

Westbrook goes on rant defending Thunder teammates

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

Tim Tebow has his best week in minors with 6 hits

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

Senators survive another OT to advance in NHL playoffs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Johansson's OT goal gives Capitals series win at Toronto

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

Westbrook clinches triple-double in first half vs. Rockets

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

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

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

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

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

Ailing Kerr won't coach Warriors in Game 4

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

Rockets' Beverley fined $25,000 for confronting fan

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

Bulls' Rondo fined for attempting to trip Celtics' Crowder

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

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

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

John Stevens promoted to head coach by Los Angeles Kings

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

Chappell edges Koepka by 1 stroke to win Texas Open

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

Predators rested, ready to face Blues in surprising semi

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alonso embracing challenges of his 'Indy 500 adventure'

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

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

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

Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing

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

Rain washes out NASCAR race at Bristol until Monday

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

Michigan football team arrives in Italy

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

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