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  • The battle for the biggest prize in soccer, worth $370 million, is taking place this weekend

    The biggest cash prize the game has to offer will actually be given out at Wembley Stadium a few hours earlier — with a game potentially worth more than $370 million.

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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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  • NFL players, coaches grapple with new anthem policy

    Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wanted to be talking about football matters — Seattle's recommitment to the run game, the addition of two new coordinators, almost anything to do with what happens between the lines. Instead, the league's oldest coach has spent the past few days processing and...

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  • Danica Patrick eases into final race of her career

    Danica Patrick strolled into Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a sunburn, a surprise gift from an afternoon spent in Green Bay, reading books while lying in the grass with boyfriend Aaron Rodgers. As retirement comes racing toward her, she's never been more at ease — except for one thing. ...

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  • NFL players, coaches grapple with new anthem policy

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) - Seahawks coach Pete Carroll wanted to be talking about football matters - Seattle's recommitment to the run game, the addition of two new coordinators, almost anything to do with what happens between the lines. Instead, the league's oldest coach has spent the past few days processing ...

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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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  • Now 25 years in, Bettman is never off as NHL commissioner

    There's usually another guest at the table when Gary Bettman and his wife, Shelli, go out to dinner with other couples during the NHL playoffs. Friends come to accept the glow of the TV screen set up so Bettman can keep an eye on games, ready to go from enjoying a nice meal to running a...

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  • MLB managers keep finding new ways to blunder

    Hello, again. Today we study Einstein’s theory of relativity and his conclusion that you can’t pick your relatives. And as Confuse-us said, “The small of the back is always opposite the large of the stomach.” And if I’m making no sense, you ain’t read nothin’ yet. My friend Marty retired to Florida, but became bored....

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  • The stakes just got higher for the NYCFC-Red Bulls rivalry

    It’s not a real rivalry until the games actually mean something greater. Red Bulls-New York City FC is getting to that point. For the second straight season, the Red Bulls will play host to their cross-river rival in the U.S. Open Cup. They will play in their fourth-round game at Red Bull Arena on either...

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  • Stitches Planning a Comeback

    Comeback tours just ain’t what they used to be. Hillary Clinton at the N.Y. Democratic convention at Hofstra: “It brings back memories of the debate in ’16. A great night mostly because I won.” Hmmm. Whether or not you believe Hillary’s memory to be slightly crooked, she is throwing her considerable weight behind Gov. Cuomo’s...

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  • Kentucky upsets Oregon 9-6 in Super Regional opener

    EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - Abbey Cheek drove in five runs on a pair of home runs and No. 16 seed Kentucky upset top-seeded Oregon 9-6 in the NCAA Super Regional's opening game on Thursday night. Alex Martens hit a three-run home run in the first inning to give the Wildcats ...

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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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  • Thursday's Sports in Brief

    PRO FOOTBALL WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump praised an NFL policy banning kneeling during the "The Star-Spangled Banner," saying that "maybe you shouldn't be in the country" if you … Click to Continue

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  • Gambling on Sports Is a Bad Bet

    “I am shocked, shocked, to find that gambling is going on in here.” — Captain Renault, Casablanca. Human nature being what it is it should come as no shock that the next level of approved gambling in America is sports betting. States already have casinos, the lottery and other ways of separating money from the weak for their ravenous and bottomless coffers, so why not allow betting on sports contests?

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  • Matthews Brings on Former 9/11 Truther, Ex-Player to Blast National Anthem Decision

    Amid an absolutely insane Thursday night edition of Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews repeatedly condemned the new NFL policy regarding protests of the Star-Spangled Banner and, during one such instance, he relied on help from former NFL player Donte Stallworth, who happens to be a former 9/11 truther.

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  • John Buccigross loving ESPN’s hockey rebuild after layoff scare

    John Buccigross’ office already was packed up when his hunch he was being let go by ESPN was confirmed. On April 29, 2017, the network cut ties with more than a hundred employees and, according to one report, Buccigross was set to be among them. “I was not going to come back in the building...

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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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  • Trump lauds NFL as anthem rule raises more questions

    ATLANTA — With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL just wanted to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem. Put the focus back on football. Instead, the league seemed to muddle the divisive issue even more ...

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  • Bitter Media Lash Out Against Trump, NFL Over New Anthem Policy

    The very vanguard of the far Left is reacting bitterly today to the NFL's new policy banning football players from disrespectfully kneeling during the national anthem. Editorialists for The New York Times and The Washington Post, as well as USA Today, acted as if the hated Republican Party had just taken over the NFL in their denunciations, and the ACLU condemned the NFL's actions as "un-American."

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  • Jutanugarn, Masson, Kang, Olson share LPGA Tour lead

    Amy Olson crossed paths with her coach, Ron Stockton, on her walk to the 18th tee at the Volvik Championship. "Make it another even $20," Stockton said. The coach was already prepared to give his client $35 for making seven birdies — $5 each — and wanted to take her mind off the bogey...

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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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  • Thursday's Sports in Brief

    PRO FOOTBALL WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump praised an NFL policy banning kneeling during the "The Star-Spangled Banner," saying that "maybe you shouldn't be in the country" if you … Click to Continue

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