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Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

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NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. More>>

Milwaukee chief apologizes for arrest of Bucks guard Brown

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Milwaukee police are poised to release body camera footage from the officers who used a stun-gun on Bucks guard Sterling Brown during a January arrest. More>>

Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

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Critics say the NFL's decision to force players to stand during the national anthem if on the field say the policy prioritizes the league's mainstream appeal over athletes. More>>

Lawmaker wants states to reject sports bet 'integrity fee'

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A top New Jersey lawmaker is urging all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation they enact. More>>

The Latest: Bethea: New NFL policy 'not really a compromise'

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Browns QB Tyrod Taylor surprised nobody consulted players before instituting new anthem policy. More>>

NFL awards Super Bowl to Arizona (2023), New Orleans (2024)

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The NFL has awarded future Super Bowls to Arizona (2023) and New Orleans (2024). More>>

Spieth much better at Colonial, his other hometown PGA event

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Jordan Spieth also considers Colonial a hometown tournament, and has had much more success at Hogan's Alley than the Byron Nelson. More>>

Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis

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Lawmakers used a House subcommittee hearing get answers about the U.S. Olympic Committee's slow-moving response to a steadily widening sex-abuse scandal in Olympic sports. More>>

Lenny Dykstra accused of putting gun to Uber driver's head

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Police say former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to his New Jersey Uber driver's head when the driver declined to change the trip's destination. More>>

Rangers hire Boston University's David Quinn as coach

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The New York Rangers have hired Boston University's David Quinn as their new head coach. More>>

Incognito taken into custody for psychiatric examination

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Veteran NFL guard Richie Incognito was taken into custody for psychiatric examination after an incident at a Florida gym. More>>

49ers' Foster won't stand trial on domestic violence charges

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A Santa Clara County judge has ruled that San Francisco 49ers linebacker Reuben Foster will not have to stand trial on domestic violence charges after the accuser recanted her allegations at a preliminary hearing. More>>

Hinchcliffe no longer pursuing options to run in Indy 500

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James Hinchcliffe says he has stopped looking for a way to get back into Sunday's Indianapolis 500. More>>

Jeff Gordon calls NASCAR Hall of Fame selection 'surreal'

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Gordon, Roush, Penske, Kulwicki, Allison selected to NASCAR Hall of Fame. More>>

US tech firm: Possible cyberattack on Ukraine being prepared

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Cisco says that a hundreds of thousands of routers have been compromised in preparation for what could be a major cyberattack against Ukraine. More>>

Michigan lawmakers advance legislation on mandated reporters

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Michigan lawmakers are at odds over a decision to scale back the proposed expansion of the state's mandatory reporter law after the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. More>>

Fendrich on Tennis: Savor Nadal's bid for 11th French title

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There are two ways to look at how things might unfold when play begins at the French Open. More>>

A's slugger Khris Davis on disabled list with hurt groin

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Athletics slugger Khris Davis has landed on the disabled list with a strained right groin. He underwent an MRI exam Tuesday that revealed a Grade 1 strain, and manager Bob Melvin said after Tuesday night's loss to Seattle that the DL was a possibility. More>>

NFL awards 2019 draft to Nashville, home of Tennessee Titans

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The 2019 NFL draft will be held in Nashville, home of the Tennessee Titans. More>>

Dispute highlights North Dakota's tough sell of new nickname

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A dispute between the University of North Dakota and one of its most generous benefactors is underscoring the difficulty the school has had in selling its Fighting Hawks nickname. More>>

Chargers' Telesco laments Henry's injury, demurs on Gates

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Chargers GM Tom Telesco isn't saying whether he'll try to re-sign tight end Antonio Gates after losing Hunter Henry to injury. More>>

Hall of fame to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain plaque

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Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired soccer champion Brandi Chastain. 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>>

Dolphins' Tannehill back at practice after missing 2017

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Ryan Tannehill is back on the field with the Miami Dolphins and says he's not thinking about his surgically repaired left knee. More>>

Clippers, coach Doc Rivers agree to contract extension

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The Clippers and coach Doc Rivers have agreed to a contract extension that will keep him around to oversee the post-Lob City era. More>>

Danica Patrick to host ESPYS in July

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Danica Patrick has lined up her first post-retirement gig: hosting the ESPYS. More>>

Aaron Hernandez fiancée announces she's expecting a baby

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The fiancée of the late Aaron Hernandez says she is expecting a baby. More>>

Arsenal hires Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger's successor

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Arsenal has hired Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger's successor in the Premier League club's first managerial appointment in 22 years. More>>

Rockets to wear patches to honor Santa Fe shooting victims

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The Rockets will wear patches on their jerseys to honor the victims of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, on Thursday night in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors. More>>

AP source: Sharks closing in on 7-year deal with Kane

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AP source: San Jose Sharks closing in on 7-year contract with F Evander Kane. More>>

AP Explains: American football's niche following in Japan

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AP Explains: American football with niche following in Japan. More>>

Letter: USA Taekwondo wasn't shy about punishing Lopezes

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USA Taekwondo produces letter that shows it was not shy about punishing Lopez brothers. More>>

Harden scores 30, Rockets even series at 2 games apiece

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James Harden scored 30 points, Chris Paul had 27 and the Houston Rockets sustained the latest second-half flurry by Stephen Curry, evening the Western Conference finals at 2 games apiece with a 95-92 win. More>>

Patriots take field for OTA with no Brady, no Gronk

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Three months after losing the Super Bowl to the Philadelphia Eagles, the New England Patriots held their second organized team activity _ without Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. More>>

Celtics hope return home can slow LeBron, Cavs in Game 5

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Home Cooking: Celtics hoping return to TD Garden for Game 5 can help slow Cavaliers' resurgence. More>>

NFL discussing possible steps to deal with anthem protests

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The NFL approves a new owner for the Carolina Panthers and passes several rule changes, but the league has yet to agree on what, if anything to do about national anthem protests. More>>

5 ways Unai Emery can improve Arsenal

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Arsenal's new head coach will have to overcome some problems that developed both on and off the field during the final part of Arsene Wenger's long tenure. More>>

Zidane's dressing room management key to Madrid's success

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Despite his successes as coach of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane doesn't see himself as a great tactician. More>>

Hard road to World Cup dream for young Russian players

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A large white banner hangs above a stand covered in peeled paint flakes and discarded sunflower seeds: "The Best Start Here.". More>>

AP Interview: Phelps says mental health is new passion

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AP Interview: Olympic champion Michael Phelps says mental health is his new passion, giving him a chance to make a bigger impact than he ever did at the pool. More>>

Oh brother: Cole's good game blemished by HR from Crawford

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Gerrit Cole pitched the Houston Astros to another win on Tuesday night, striking out eight in six innings of a 11-2 win over the San Francisco Giants, allowing just two runs on a homer to brother-in-law Brandon Crawford. More>>

LEADING OFF: Price faces old pal Archer; Verlander vs Giants

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LEADING OFF: Price faces old friend Archer; Verlander vs Giants; Mariners down another second baseman. 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>>

Simmons, Mitchell unanimous picks for NBA All-Rookie team

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Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Utah's Donovan Mitchell are unanimous selections to the NBA's All-Rookie team. More>>

Brickyard to toy bricks: Danica Patrick gets Lego statue Video included

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Danica Patrick, approaching her final Indy 500, is immortalized with Lego statue. More>>

Helmet hits will lead to ejections under new NFL rule

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The NFL has passed a new rule for this season that says any player who initiates contact with his helmet is subject to ejection. More>>

Ovechkin, Capitals prepare for 'biggest game of life'

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Alex Ovechkin excited about opportunity to lead Capitals to Stanley Cup Final. More>>

Mets sign Bautista, recently cut Braves, doubles in 1st AB

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The New York Mets have signed free agent Jose Bautista, getting the former home run champion two days after he was cut by the Atlanta Braves. New York said he was available for the game, but he was not in the starting lineup. More>>

NFL unanimously approves Tepper's $2.2b purchase of Panthers

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The NFL has unanimously approved a $2.2 billion deal to sell the Carolina Panthers to the hedge fund founder David Tepper. More>>

Mariners' Dee Gordon has broken toe, joins Cano on DL

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Seattle's Dee Gordon has joined Robinson Cano at second base, just after taking over from the All-Star at second base. More>>

Bumped from Indy, Hinchcliffe plans to help teammate win

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James Hinchcliffe looking to help teammate win Indianapolis 500. More>>

Michigan House changes Nassar bills after legal settlement

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The Michigan House is changing legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case after Michigan State University agreed to a $500 million settlement with victims. More>>

Lou Lamoriello hired to run hockey operations for Islanders

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Longtime NHL executive Lou Lamoriello joins Islanders, with full authority on all hockey matters. More>>

Cup-seeking Wild unveil new GM Fenton: 'No pressure, Paul'

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Wild owner lays out Stanley Cup goal for new GM Fenton upon intro: 'No pressure, Paul, but that is where it starts'. More>>

Favre says he went to rehab 3 times to fight addictions

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Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre says he went to rehab three times to fight dependence on painkillers and alcohol. More>>

Ohio State president seeks info about alleged misconduct

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The president of Ohio State University has asked alumni for help involving reports of alleged sexual misconduct by a former university doctor. More>>

WORLD CUP: Dads Ronaldo and Messi still seek World Cup title

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi go into their fourth World Cup as changed men each seeking to win the game's most coveted prize for the first time. More>>

In Salah's Nile delta village, the Egyptian is a super hero

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In Salah's village deep in Egypt's Nile Delta, the Liverpool winger is a superhero and a role model. More>>

Yates maintains Giro lead, Dennis wins 16th stage time trial

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Simon Yates is still in control of the Giro d'Italia after the British rider limited his losses to closest rival Tom Dumoulin in the individual time trial. More>>

At age 53, Palmeiro hits 1st home run in return to baseball

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Rafael Palmeiro still has power, even at 53. More>>

FIFA: Insufficient evidence of doping by Russia's WCup squad

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FIFA says there is insufficient evidence any players in Russia's World Cup squad have previously doped. More>>

French Open organizers won't give Serena Williams a seeding

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Several of Serena Williams' biggest rivals believe that the 23-time Grand Slam champion deserves more than just a guaranteed spot in the French Open draw. More>>

All tied up: LeBron's 44 helps Cavs even series with Celtics

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LeBron's 44 lifts Cavs to 111-102 win over Celtics in Game 4. More>>

Caps rough up Lightning 3-0 to force Game 7 in East final

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T.J. Oshie and Devante Smith-Pelly scored, Braden Holtby stopped all 24 shots he faced and the Washington Capitals beat up the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 to even the Eastern Conference final and force a deciding Game 7. More>>

Baffert thinks Justify has right stuff to win Triple Crown

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Bob Baffert tells 'PodcastOne Sports Now' that he has a good feeling about Justify's chances of winning the Triple Crown. More>>

NFL: Patricia's past not subject to personal conduct policy

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The NFL says sexual assault allegations against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia from 1996 are not subject to its personal conduct policy. More>>

Goodell details NFL's stance on sports gambling after ruling

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that allow sports betting. More>>

Nats' Soto, MLB's youngest player at 19, homers in 1st start

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Juan Soto, the youngest player in the majors at 19, has hit a three-run homer in his first career start for the Washington Nationals. More>>

US heavyweight boxer Molina banned 2 years for doping

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American heavyweight Eric Molina has been banned for two years by U.K. Anti-Doping for failing a drug test after losing to Anthony Joshua in December 2016. More>>

LEADING OFF: Soto swings away, Harvey's home debut with Reds

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LEADING OFF: Soto swings away, Harvey's home debut with Reds. More>>

Rockies edge Dodgers 2-1, move into 1st place in NL West

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Pinch-hitter Carlos Gonzalez drove in the go-ahead run with an infield single in the eighth inning and the Colorado Rockies edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1. More>>

Olympian sues USA Swimming, saying it failed to protect her

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Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith has sued USA Swimming, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up. More>>

Stanley Cup-bound Vegas turning impossible into possible

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The Vegas Golden Knights are headed to the Stanley Cup Final after beating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 to win the Western Conference final series in five games. More>>

Mike Budenholzer looks to unlock Bucks' defensive potential

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The Milwaukee Bucks formally introduce new coach Mike Budenholzer, who hopes to unlock the team's defensive talent. More>>

'Pay the man': Rams back DT Aaron Donald in latest absence

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Aaron Donald is skipping the start of the Los Angeles Rams' voluntary organized team activities while waiting for a new contract. More>>

USOC hires FBI executive as its athlete safety director

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USOC hires FBI executive as senior director of athlete safety, putting Wendy Guthrie in charge of strengthening sex-abuse policies being rewritten in wake of cases involving Olympic athletes. More>>

Russia's doping capital gears up for World Cup

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Russia is trying to wipe its sports reputation clean by hosting the World Cup after years of doping scandals. More>>

Wickens crashes, teammate Hinchcliffe still without 500 ride

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Rookie Robert WIckens walked away from a crash during practice for the Indianapolis 500. More>>

LeBronzed? James honored by drive to build statue of him

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LeBron James could be immortalized with statue in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. More>>

Hall of Fame coach Holtz settles lawsuit with Daily Beast

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Attorneys for Lou Holtz say the former Notre Dame coach and the news website The Daily Beast have resolved a defamation lawsuit filed by the ex-ESPN analyst and college football Hall of Famer. More>>

Kansas fires AD, saying progress in some areas 'elusive'

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The University of Kansas has fired athletic director Sheahon Zenger, with Chancellor Douglas Girod saying that "progress has been elusive" in some areas of the program. More>>

Ukraine convicts Frenchman for plotting Euro 2016 attacks

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A Ukrainian court has convicted a Frenchman on charges of preparing a terror attack during the 2016 European Championship and buying illegal weapons. More>>

Russian billionaire Abramovich runs into UK visa issues

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An associate of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich says his British visa has not been renewed. More>>

Cleveland's bullpen blues keeping AL Central in play

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The fickle nature of relief pitching is holding the Cleveland Indians back. More>>

Road tripped: Celtics' Game 3 loss another playoff pothole

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Road to nowhere: Celtics can't shake case of playoff homesickness. More>>

Hinchcliffe not expecting to run in Indianapolis 500

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IndyCar is not considering expanding its field to 33 cars to make room for James Hinchcliffe and Pippa Mann to make the Indianapolis 500. More>>

Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

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Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. More>>

Aaron Wise gets 1st tour win, shatters Nelson scoring record

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Aaron Wise cruised to his first PGA Tour victory, shattering the AT&T Byron Nelson record at 23 under on a new course in a race to finish before nightfall after a four-hour rain delay. More>>

LEADING OFF: Big Sexy vs Bronx Bombers; Harper in walk year

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LEADING OFF: Big Sexy vs Bronx Bombers; Diamondbacks snake bit lately; Harper in walk year; I-70 series. More>>

Carpenter takes top starting spot at Indy 500 for 3rd time

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Ed Carpenter ruined Team Penske's Indianapolis 500 pole-position party. More>>

Ohtani pitches Angels to skid-snapping win over Rays, 5-2

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The Los Angeles Angels have snapped their five-game losing streak with a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. More>>

Braves rally for 6 runs in 9th, beat Miami on Swanson's hit

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Dansby Swanson's two-run single capped a six-run ninth inning, and the NL-leading Atlanta Braves rallied to stun the Miami Marlins 10-9. More>>

LSU Heisman Trophy winner Billy Cannon dies at age 80

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Billy Cannon, the gifted running back who won the Heisman for LSU in 1959 with memorable Halloween night punt return touchdown against Mississippi, has died. More>>

Belmont distance, fatigue test Justify in Triple Crown bid

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Justify heads to Belmont for final leg of Triple Crown bid, coming off two grueling races and facing fresh challengers in New York. More>>

Expansion Vegas Golden Knights advance to Stanley Cup Final

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Ryan Reaves scored the winning goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights pushed their remarkable expansion season into the Stanley Cup Final, beating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in Game 5 of the Western Conference final. More>>

Ariya Jutanugarn wins LPGA Tour playoff at Kingsmill

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Ariya Jutanugarn birdied the second hole of a playoff to win the Kingsmill Championship for the second time in three years. More>>

Vasilevskiy turns East final around for Lightning

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Goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy turns the Eastern Conference final around for Lightning. More>>

Gray's shot lifts Sparks past Lynx 77-76 in finals rematch

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Chelsea Gray's contested off-balance shot in the lane at the buzzer gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in their season opener, an intense rematch of last year's WNBA finals. More>>

Braves release slumping Bautista, Camargo to play 3B

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The Atlanta Braves have released Jose Bautista and made Johan Camargo their starting third baseman. More>>

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>>

Jimenez holds on to win Regions Tradition for first major

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Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Regions Tradition for his first senior major title, closing with a 2-under 70 for a three-stroke victory. More>>

Sweden beats Switzerland to retain world ice hockey title

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The United States topped Canada 4-1 to claim the bronze medal at the ice hockey championship on Sunday. Forward Nick Bonino scored the winner on a rebound during a power play in the final period. More>>

Green, Sargent join Pulisic on US soccer roster vs Bolivia

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Midfielder Julian Green returns to U.S. men's national soccer team for 1st time in 2 years, joining star midfielder Christian Pulisic on young American roster for May 28 exhibition against Bolivia at Chester, Pennsylvania. More>>

With Rome title, Nadal back on track entering French Open

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Elina Svitolina faced little resistance from Simona Halep in a 6-0, 6-4 win Sunday to defend her Italian Open title. More>>

Final round of Byron Nelson starts after 4-hour rain delay

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The final round of the AT&T Byron Nelson has started after a four-hour rain delay. More>>

Johnny Manziel watches a lot, throws a little at CFL camp

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Johnny Manziel spent much of the first day of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' training camp as an observer. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

2016 Wimbledon runner-up Raonic pulls out of French Open

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2016 Wimbledon runner-up Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the French Open a week before the clay-court Grand Slam tournament begins. More>>

Yates wins 15th stage for 3rd win, extends Giro lead

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Simon Yates made it a hat trick of wins in the Giro d'Italia on the 15th stage and the British rider consolidated his overall lead as the race heads into its final week. 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>>

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>>

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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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>>

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>>

  • BaseballMore>>

  • Lawmaker wants states to reject sports bet 'integrity fee'

    Lawmaker wants states to reject sports bet 'integrity fee'

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:53 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:53:42 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:24:21 GMT
    A top New Jersey lawmaker is urging all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation they enact.More >>
    A top New Jersey lawmaker is urging all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fee" payments to professional sports leagues in any sports betting legislation they enact.More >>
  • Lenny Dykstra accused of putting gun to Uber driver's head

    Lenny Dykstra accused of putting gun to Uber driver's head

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:13 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:13:51 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:23:58 GMT
    (N.J.) Police Department via AP). This image provided by the Linden (N.J.) Police Department shows Lenny Dykstra. Police say former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to his New Jersey Uber driver’s head when the driver declined to chan...(N.J.) Police Department via AP). This image provided by the Linden (N.J.) Police Department shows Lenny Dykstra. Police say former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to his New Jersey Uber driver’s head when the driver declined to chan...
    Police say former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to his New Jersey Uber driver's head when the driver declined to change the trip's destination.More >>
    Police say former Major League Baseball star Lenny Dykstra put a gun to his New Jersey Uber driver's head when the driver declined to change the trip's destination.More >>
  • A's slugger Khris Davis on disabled list with hurt groin

    A's slugger Khris Davis on disabled list with hurt groin

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:01:43 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 6:55 PM EDT2018-05-23 22:55:21 GMT
    (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP). Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis slides safely into third as Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson tries to make a play in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Saturday, May 19, 2018.(Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP). Oakland Athletics' Khris Davis slides safely into third as Toronto Blue Jays third baseman Josh Donaldson tries to make a play in the eighth inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Saturday, May 19, 2018.
    Athletics slugger Khris Davis has landed on the disabled list with a strained right groin. He underwent an MRI exam Tuesday that revealed a Grade 1 strain, and manager Bob Melvin said after Tuesday night's loss to...More >>
    Athletics slugger Khris Davis has landed on the disabled list with a strained right groin. He underwent an MRI exam Tuesday that revealed a Grade 1 strain, and manager Bob Melvin said after Tuesday night's loss to Seattle that the DL was a possibility.More >>
  • FootballMore>>

  • Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

    Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-05-23 16:53:35 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:44 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:44:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Bazemore). NFL commissioner Roger Goodell kisses New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson on the forehead before announcing New Orleans has been selected to host the 2024 Super Bowl during the NFL owner's spring meeting Wednesday, May 23, 2...(AP Photo/John Bazemore). NFL commissioner Roger Goodell kisses New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson on the forehead before announcing New Orleans has been selected to host the 2024 Super Bowl during the NFL owner's spring meeting Wednesday, May 23, 2...
    NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand...More >>
    NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field.More >>
  • Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

    Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:01 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:01:55 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:42 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:42:17 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, middle, kneels during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers...(AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, middle, kneels during the national anthem before the team's NFL preseason football game against the San Diego Chargers...
    Critics say the NFL's decision to force players to stand during the national anthem if on the field say the policy prioritizes the league's mainstream appeal over athletes.More >>
    Critics say the NFL's decision to force players to stand during the national anthem if on the field say the policy prioritizes the league's mainstream appeal over athletes.More >>
  • The Latest: Bethea: New NFL policy 'not really a compromise'

    The Latest: Bethea: New NFL policy 'not really a compromise'

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:22 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:22:15 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:24 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:24:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor throws during a practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Berea, Ohio.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor throws during a practice at the NFL football team's training camp facility, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Berea, Ohio.
    Browns QB Tyrod Taylor surprised nobody consulted players before instituting new anthem policy.More >>
    Browns QB Tyrod Taylor surprised nobody consulted players before instituting new anthem policy.More >>
  • BasketballMore>>

  • The Latest: Milwaukee NAACP head: No reason to use stun gun

    The Latest: Milwaukee NAACP head: No reason to use stun gun

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:21 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:21:48 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:44 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:44:07 GMT
    (Milwaukee Police Department via AP). This Jan. 26, 2018 police body-camera footage released by Milwaukee Police Department shows NBA Bucks guard Sterling Brown as he talks to arresting police officers after being shot by a stun gun in a Walgreens park...(Milwaukee Police Department via AP). This Jan. 26, 2018 police body-camera footage released by Milwaukee Police Department shows NBA Bucks guard Sterling Brown as he talks to arresting police officers after being shot by a stun gun in a Walgreens park...
    The president of the NAACP in Milwaukee says he doesn't see anything in a newly released police body-camera video that would warrant officers using a stun gun on Bucks guard Sterling Brown.More >>
    The president of the NAACP in Milwaukee says he doesn't see anything in a newly released police body-camera video that would warrant officers using a stun gun on Bucks guard Sterling Brown.More >>
  • Milwaukee chief apologizes for arrest of Bucks guard Brown

    Milwaukee chief apologizes for arrest of Bucks guard Brown

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:21 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:21:42 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:43 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:43:40 GMT
    Milwaukee police are poised to release body camera footage from the officers who used a stun-gun on Bucks guard Sterling Brown during a January arrest.More >>
    Milwaukee police are poised to release body camera footage from the officers who used a stun-gun on Bucks guard Sterling Brown during a January arrest.More >>
  • The Latest: Texas victim's mother speaks out for gun control

    The Latest: Texas victim's mother speaks out for gun control

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 12:07 PM EDT2018-05-23 16:07:35 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 7:56 PM EDT2018-05-23 23:56:00 GMT
    (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP). A young woman cries, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, by a memorial for Santa Fe High School freshman Aaron Kyle McLeod who was killed Friday during a shooting at the school, in Santa Fe, Texas.(Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP). A young woman cries, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, by a memorial for Santa Fe High School freshman Aaron Kyle McLeod who was killed Friday during a shooting at the school, in Santa Fe, Texas.
    Teachers have returned to work at a Texas high school where 10 people were killed.More >>
    Teachers have returned to work at a Texas high school where 10 people were killed.More >>
  • College Sports NewsMore>>

  • Rangers hire Boston University's David Quinn as coach

    Rangers hire Boston University's David Quinn as coach

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 2:23 PM EDT2018-05-23 18:23:14 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 8:23 PM EDT2018-05-24 00:23:51 GMT
    The New York Rangers have hired Boston University's David Quinn as their new head coach.More >>
    The New York Rangers have hired Boston University's David Quinn as their new head coach.More >>
  • Dispute highlights North Dakota's tough sell of new nickname

    Dispute highlights North Dakota's tough sell of new nickname

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:41 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:41:43 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:44:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, a photo of a mock hockey jersey with the new University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks logo is seen at an unveiling ceremony in Grand Forks, N.D. A dispute between the university ...(AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File). FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, a photo of a mock hockey jersey with the new University of North Dakota Fighting Hawks logo is seen at an unveiling ceremony in Grand Forks, N.D. A dispute between the university ...
    A dispute between the University of North Dakota and one of its most generous benefactors is underscoring the difficulty the school has had in selling its Fighting Hawks nickname.More >>
    A dispute between the University of North Dakota and one of its most generous benefactors is underscoring the difficulty the school has had in selling its Fighting Hawks nickname.More >>
  • AP Explains: American football's niche following in Japan

    AP Explains: American football's niche following in Japan

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:23 AM EDT2018-05-23 09:23:12 GMT
    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:58 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:58:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa bows at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an oppo...(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Nihon University's American football player Taisuke Miyagawa bows at a news conference Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Tokyo. The Japanese college football player has apologized for intentionally injuring the quarterback of an oppo...
    AP Explains: American football with niche following in Japan.More >>
    AP Explains: American football with niche following in Japan.More >>
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