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  • Bucks player says he tried to stay calm during arrest

    NBA player Sterling Brown says he tried to remain calm when Milwaukee police used a stun gun to take him down during his arrest for a parking violation. In an interview aired on ABC's "Good Morning America" Friday, the Milwaukee Bucks player says police pinned him down and held his hands...

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  • Column: Jack Johnson's biggest crime was being black

    Jack Johnson's biggest crime was being an unrepentant black man who beat up white men for a living. High-flying and flamboyant, he refused to live by the unwritten rules of American society in the early 1900s. That made him a target, and that eventually cost him his freedom after being...

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  • LEADING OFF: Pedroia rejoins Red Sox, Diamondback doldrums

    A look at what's happening around the majors today: WELCOME BACK Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia is set to be activated by the Red Sox after missing Boston's first 50 games while recovering from knee surgery. Manager Alex Cora says Pedroia will come off the disabled list for a...

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  • Rockets use strong defense to move a win from NBA Finals

    The Houston Rockets are so full of physical defenders that Golden State coach Steve Kerr said many look like they could play football. And with three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt watching from a courtside seat Thursday night, this team long known for its powerful offense...

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  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

    This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. At morgues and churches, tearful Cubans mourned loved ones after the country's worst air disaster in three decades, the crash of a...

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  • Gordon leads Rockets over Warriors 98-94 to take series lead

    Eric Gordon came off the bench to score 24 points and his steal on Golden State's last possession secured a 98-94 victory Thursday night that gave the Houston Rockets a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals. The Rockets head into Game 6 on Saturday night in Oakland one win away from...

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  • Astros' Morton stays unbeaten with 8-2 win over Indians

    Charlie Morton remained unbeaten this season with six solid innings, Alex Bregman and Jake Marisnick hit three-run homers and the Houston Astros defeated the Cleveland Indians 8-2 on Thursday night. Morton (7-0) allowed two runs and five hits while extending his career-best winning streak...

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  • Oldest in majors, Rangers pitcher Bartolo Colon turns 45

    From across the diamond, Kansas City closer Kelvin Herrera marveled at the oldest player in the major leagues — Texas pitcher Bartolo Colon, who turned 45 Thursday. "I used to have pictures of him in my bedroom," Herrera recalled of his countryman, from his teenage days in the Dominican...

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  • Golden State's Iguodala to miss Game 5 against Rockets

    Golden State's Andre Iguodala will miss Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. It will be the second straight game Iguodala has missed after he bruised his left knee in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game. Houston got a 95-92 win in Game 4...

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  • Na's ending 90-foot chip to lead Colonial after first again

    Kevin Na chipped in from the rough more than 90 feet away for an incredible birdie to close out an 8-under 62 and take the first-round lead in the Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial on Thursday. After Na's tee shot at the 399-yard ninth hole went into the rough to the right, his approach...

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  • 2B Pedroia returns from bad knee, rejoins Red Sox on Friday

    Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be activated by the Red Sox on Friday after missing Boston's first 50 games while recovering from knee surgery. Manager Alex Cora said Thursday that Pedroia will come off the disabled list for a weekend series at Fenway Park against Atlanta. ...

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  • Alarmed: LeBron, Cavs facing win-or-else Game 6 vs Celtics

    Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue was answering a question about Boston's defense on LeBron James during a teleconference when he tripped the security system at his home. A piercing alarm sounded. "Uh-oh," Lue said Thursday as he punched in a code to silence the screaming siren. While Lue...

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  • Angels push back Ohtani's next outing as starting pitcher

    The Los Angeles Angels are pushing back Shohei Ohtani's next outing as a starting pitcher to manage the workload of the two-way rookie, meaning he'll miss a much-anticipated showdown at Yankee Stadium against Masahiro Tanaka. Angels manager Mike Scioscia made the announcement before...

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  • DC Relief: Capitals' run to Cup Final ends 20-year drought

    Jimmy Patterson was a fresh-faced 22-year-old in the stands at the old Capital Centre in October 1974 when the expansion Washington Capitals won their first NHL game. As he was leaving, an elderly man from Brooklyn told Patterson he'd always get to say he saw the Capitals' first win. The...

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  • MLB panel says baseballs getting extra lift, cause unknown

    Baseballs really have been getting extra lift since 2015, and it's not from the exaggerated uppercuts batters are taking, according to a 10-person committee of researchers hired by the commissioner's office. "The aerodynamic properties of the ball have changed, allowing it to carry...

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  • Sharks finalize 7-year deal with high-scoring Evander Kane

    Evander Kane knew San Jose was a good fit when Joe Thornton showed up for a late-night airport pickup following a trade deadline deal. That comfort was only reinforced over the next 10 weeks on the ice and in the dressing room. It left Kane with an easy choice as he headed toward free...

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  • Welington Castillo of White Sox banned 80 games for EPO test

    Chicago White Sox catcher Welington Castillo was suspended for 80 games by Major League Baseball on Thursday following a positive test for a performance-enhancing substance. The commissioner's office cited use of EPO. Erythropoietin is a hormone that stimulates the red-blood cell production...

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  • ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ is a hit from Broadway to Kiev

    Gerry Marsden walked into Liverpool’s ODEON cinema for a Laurel and Hardy film. It was raining when he started to leave, so he decided to stay for the second part of the double feature and watch the comedy duo one more time.

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  • AP Interview: John Henry on reviving Liverpool

    Preparing for the pride and angst of watching Liverpool contest the biggest game in club football, John Henry is ready to take stock of the often-fraught, eight-year journey as owner. The perilous plight of the club he inherited: The early mistakes as the Boston Red Sox ownership group...

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  • NBA defends quest for 'integrity fee' payment in sports bets

    The NBA is defending its quest to receive part of the money that states or gambling companies take in as part of legal sports betting. On Wednesday, New Jersey's state Senate president called on all 50 states to reject so-called "integrity fees" as part of any sports betting legislation...

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  • Yankees delayed by plane trouble after Texas loss

    Travel problems have delayed the New York Yankees from getting home from Texas. Newsday reports the team's charted Delta flight took off after Wednesday night's 12-10 loss to the Rangers. But the flight had to return to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport because of a...

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  • LEADING OFF: Astros-Indians again, Mets limp to tough trip

    A look at what's happening around the majors today: YOU AGAIN Houston's Charlie Morton and Cleveland's Mike Clevinger get a rematch of their most recent outing when the Astros and Indians begin a series at Progressive Field. Morton (6-0, 1.94 ERA) pitched Houston to a 4-1 victory last...

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  • Ovechkin, Capitals headed to Stanley Cup Final vs. Vegas

    Alex Ovechkin is thrilled, though hardly satisfied. The Washington Capitals star is headed to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in his 13-year career, eager to put more distance between the Eastern Conference champions and a lingering perception of Ovechkin and the Caps as playoff...

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  • Video of Brown arrest sparks criticism of Milwaukee police

    Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales has apologized to Bucks player Sterling Brown for a January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include the use of a stun gun, and he said some officers were disciplined. Brown, who is African-American, says the incident was...

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