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  • Lawyer: Evidence shows coaches knew of NCAA family payouts

    A lawyer for a longtime Adidas employee urged jurors Thursday to use common sense and evidence to conclude college basketball coaches like Bill Self at Kansas and Rick Pitino at Louisville knew shoe companies were paying money to families of elite athletes to steer them to their schools. ...

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  • Wainwright's contract put on hold until after free agency

    Adam Wainwright's contract with the St. Louis Cardinals has been put on hold because it violates the maximum-cut rule, and the pitcher will have to become a free agent before the agreement can be finalized, people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. St. Louis announced the...

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  • Astros move Correa into cleanup spot for ALCS Game 5

    Carlos Correa has been moved from seventh to fourth in the Houston Astros' batting order for Game 5 of the AL Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox. Astros manager AJ Hinch made the switch for his team's must-win game Thursday night after Correa had three hits and drove in two runs...

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  • Column: Big game and a big decision for Kershaw

    Even before he took the mound to twirl a playoff masterpiece, the talk was it could be the last time Clayton Kershaw — who has an opt-out clause in the contract that will pay him $65 million the next two years — wears the Dodgers home whites. That would be bad for the Dodgers on two fronts....

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  • G League to offer $125,000 contracts to elite prospects

    The G League is planning to offer an option to players who are not yet eligible for the NBA draft a chance to turn pro out of high school and avoid the college one-and-done route. Players will be eligible to sign a "select contract" if they turn 18 by Sept. 15 prior to the season that they...

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  • Cristiano Ronaldo expected to play for Juventus on Saturday

    Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Juventus started with a selfie, included a goal in a practice game, and will likely end up with a starring role on Saturday. Ronaldo, who has been accused of rape and is facing a civil lawsuit in the United States, had the weekend off while his Italian team was...

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  • Fulham's struggles give frustrated Khan more thinking to do

    For American sports magnate Shad Khan, the collapse of ambitious plans to purchase Wembley Stadium won't have been his only source of frustration in recent days. He might also be concerned about the plight of the English soccer club he owns, too. Fulham's return to the Premier...

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  • Welcome, rooks: Ayton, Bamba, Trier sparkle in NBA debuts

    Mo Bamba heard his name over Orlando's public address system for the first time during introductions, and waved his arms to the crowd asking for their cheers. Then the game started. He didn't have to solicit noise anymore. Welcome to the NBA, rookie class of 2018-19. There were 31...

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  • LEADING OFF: Sale on hold, Astros under scrutiny, NLCS shift

    A look at what's happening around the majors today: SALE ON HOLD Red Sox ace Chris Sale was still feeling weak and trying to regain lost weight after a stomach illness forced him to spend a night in the hospital after he started the AL Championship Series opener against the Astros....

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  • Cora guides Red Sox, inspires team back home in Puerto Rico

    Alex Cora spent this season rewarding the support of Jackie Bradley Jr., David Price and the rest of the Boston Red Sox organization with a record-breaking year and a run deep into the playoffs. The rookie manager's accomplishments go further than the baseball diamond, too. Having seen his...

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  • Benintendi, Red Sox hold off Astros 8-6 for 3-1 ALCS lead

    Andrew Benintendi charged in hard and left his feet. Make the catch, Boston wins. If not ... no telling. On this night, though, even a ball the Red Sox couldn't grab went their way. Benintendi made a diving play in left field with the bases loaded for the final out, and Boston...

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  • Fan interferes on possible Altuve HR in Astros 8-6 ALCS loss

    Jose Altuve was sure he'd hit a tying home run for the Houston Astros in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series. He thought it was a double, at least, when he watched the ball ricochet back onto the field. Then, he saw the signal: He was out, and couldn't believe it. Altuve's...

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  • Sale not ready to pitch for Red Sox in Game 5 of ALCS

    Boston Red Sox ace Chris Sale was still feeling weak Wednesday and won't start Game 5 of the AL Championship Series. Sale threw in the outfield for 10-15 minutes before Game 4 in Houston, but manager Alex Cora said he didn't throw a bullpen session as planned. David Price will start...

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  • DeRozan leads Spurs past Wolves 112-108; Butler scores 23

    DeMar DeRozan responded to a trade he didn't want with his usual boundless energy and fearless style in the fourth quarter for San Antonio. Jimmy Butler hasn't received a trade he's requested, and turned in a similar performance for Minnesota. DeRozan had 28 points in his San Antonio debut,...

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  • Knicks overwhelm Young, Hawks 126-107 in Fizdale's debut

    The nervous Knicks had missed their first nine shots and just needed somebody to make one to get them started. Turned out to be a fan. And once he made a halfcourt shot, the basket really opened up for Tim Hardaway Jr. and the Knicks. "I think that might have been the reason we...

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  • Kershaw dominant, Dodgers beat Brewers 5-2, lead NLCS 3-2

    Clayton Kershaw put his previous flop behind him and pushed the Los Angeles Dodgers forward — one victory from a return trip to the World Series. With so much at stake, the three-time Cy Young Award winner bounced back from one of his worst postseason starts with one of his best, pitching...

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  • Dodgers' Machado fined by MLB for kicking Brewers 1B Aguilar

    Dodgers star Manny Machado has been fined by Major League Baseball for kicking Milwaukee first baseman Jesus Aguilar in the NL Championship Series. MLB fined Machado an undisclosed amount on Wednesday, a day after the baserunning incident caused the benches to clear at Dodger Stadium and...

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  • AP Sources: Astros sent second person to get near Indians

    The Astros' current one-game deficit in the AL Championship isn't their only postseason issue. Major League Baseball is investigating two incidents involving someone with the team using a cellphone to take photographs of the visiting dugouts in Cleveland and Boston during games this...

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  • Bellinger hitting leadoff for Dodgers vs Brewers in Game 5

    Cody Bellinger is leading off for the Dodgers in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series, hours after his game-winning single pulled Los Angeles into a 2-all tie with Milwaukee in the best-of-seven series. Bellinger singled home the winning run with two outs in the 13th inning of a 2-1 victory...

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  • All current US champions to compete at Skate America

    For the season following an Olympics, when the world's best figure skaters tend to take a break, Skate America certainly is packed with top U.S. competitors. The six-event Grand Prix series begins in Everett, Washington, on Friday with all six American champions in action: world gold...

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  • APNewsBreak: Commish: 1 women's hockey league 'inevitable'

    Players want a single North American women's professional hockey league. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman does, too. And now National Women's Hockey League founder and Commissioner Dani Rylan is on record saying she is working toward that objective. "One league is inevitable," Rylan wrote in...

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  • LEADING OFF: Astros on defense, Kershaw's last turn for LA?

    A look at what's happening around the majors today: SPYGATE, THE SEQUEL The Houston Astros might find themselves defending more than their World Series title. The champions are under scrutiny after Cleveland filed a complaint to Major League Baseball about a man associated with Houston...

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  • Bellinger lifts Dodgers over Brewers 2-1 in 13

    Cody Bellinger singled home the winning run in the 13th inning, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Tuesday night and tying the NL Championship Series at two games apiece. Bellinger grounded a 3-2 pitch from Junior Guerra into right field, scoring Manny...

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  • Power outage: Brewers' bats struggle in 13-inning loss

    For the first time since the Milwaukee Brewers began their incredible late-season surge, their bats went cold enough to lose. The Brewers managed just eight hits over 13 innings in their 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night, evening the NL Championship Series at 2 games...

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