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  • Red Sox to activate Dustin Pedroia from disabled list

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Star second baseman Dustin Pedroia will be activated by the? Boston 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. Pedroia's return to the AL East leaders will come exactly seven months after cartilage-restoration surgery on his left knee. He played his final game for Triple-A...

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  • Baffert thinks Justify has right stuff to win Triple Crown

    Bob Baffert has a good feeling about Justify's chances of winning the final leg of the Triple Crown at the Belmont Stakes. The famed horse trainer appeared on the "PodcastOne Sports Now" show to talk to co-hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg about the June 9 race and Justify's shot at...

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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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  • Nastase arrested twice in a day, accused of drunken driving

    Former tennis player Ilie Nastase was arrested twice in the space of six hours in his native Romania on Friday, first on suspicion of driving a car while drunk and refusing to take a breathalyzer test, and then for going through a red light on a scooter. Nastase had a level of 0.55 mg of...

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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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  • 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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  • Chris Paul exits Rockets' win with apparent hamstring injury

    HOUSTON -- Rockets star guard Chris Paul exited Game 5 of the Western Conference finals in the last minute after appearing to hurt his right hamstring. Paul reached for the hamstring after missing a runner in the lane with 51.7 seconds left. He limped noticeably during the next two possessions and checked out of the game after briefly consulting with Rockets athletic trainer Keith Jones during a timeout with 22.4 seconds left. Coach Mike D'Antoni said Paul would be...

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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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  • Rockets honor Santa Fe seniors, first responders in pregame ceremony

    HOUSTON -- Santa Fe High School seniors and administrators, along with first responders, received a standing ovation during a ceremony before Game 5 of the Western Conference finals Thursday. The school, located about 30 miles from Houston, was the site of a mass shooting on Friday. A 17-year-old student has confessed to killing eight students and two teachers and injuring 13 others. More than 300 members of Santa Fe's senior class along with first responders attended the game as guests...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Seahawks' Baldwin says NFL "really missed it" with policy

    Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin had harsh words for the comments made by President Donald Trump regarding the NFL's new national anthem policy on Thursday, as players began to process the new mandate from the league's owners. Baldwin has been a leading voice from the players'...

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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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  • Kevin Cash keeps thinking outside the box with use of Sergio Romo

    The most interesting news from the weekend was Sergio Romo's starting consecutive games for the Tampa Bay Rays. It was pretty unusual for two reasons: (1) Romo's previous 588 career appearances in the majors all came in relief, and (2) he became the first pitcher?since Steve McCatty of the A's in 1980 to start on consecutive days after pitching at least one inning the first day. Of course, Romo wasn't used like a regular starting pitcher. He pitched one...

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  • Brandon Marshall reacts strongly to President Trump's anthem comments

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, who knelt during the national anthem before eight games in 2016 and in Week 3 last season, had a strong response Thursday to President Donald Trump's support of the NFL's new anthem policy. In an interview with Fox News, the president supported the NFL's policy that requires players to stand for the national anthem or remain in the locker room. "I think that's good," Trump said. "I don't think people should...

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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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  • NFL's policy could mean a new playbook on protests this fall

    Now that the NFL is drawing the line against players kneeling during the national anthem, athletes protesting police brutality and racial inequality may need to find a new playbook. The question is whether they intend to escalate their protests in some way. "The owners can try to...

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