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Washington Capitals forward Brett Connolly, left, forward Lars Eller, center, of Denmark, and defenseman Brooks Orpik celebrate Eller's second-overtime goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 3 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Capitals won 3-2.(AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
April 18, 2018 - 7:51 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three straight overtime finishes to start the postseason? No problem. That's what the Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals were saying after Tuesday night's double- OT game, one that finally ended when the puck pinballed around the front of the net, hitting Columbus...
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In this April 1, 2016, photo, La Lumiere's Brian Bowen (20) in action against Montverde Academy in the DICK'S Sporting Goods High School National Basketball Tournament in Queens, NY. La Lumiere won the game. South Carolina forward and former Louisville recruit Bowen is entering the NBA draft. The school announced Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Bowen won’t hire an agent so he could return next season. Bowen transferred to South Carolina amid a federal investigation and has never been cleared by the NCAA to play. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
April 18, 2018 - 7:37 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina forward and former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen is entering the NBA draft. Bowen, who transferred to South Carolina after being suspended by Louisville amid a federal investigation into college basketball, won't hire an agent, according to Bowen's attorney,...
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Figure skater Craig Maurizi, right, with, from left, gymnast and Olympic bronze medalist Jamie Dantzscher, gymnast and Olympic Gold Medalist Jordyn Wieber and speed skater Bridie Farrell, testify before a Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security hearing about "Olympic abuse: The role of national governing bodies in protecting our athletes" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 18, 2018 - 7:27 pm
The question sex-abuse victim Craig Maurizi would like to ask U.S. Olympic leaders is simple and searing: "How can you sleep at night?" Every bit as perplexing: How to make sure this doesn't happen again? The figure skater was one of four Olympic-sports athletes who testified to a Senate...
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John Engler, center, interim President of Michigan State University, tells Dan Martel, 21, President of MSU college democrats, that his allotted speaking time of five minutes is up during a university board meeting, Friday, April 13, 2018, Lansing, Mich. Engler said Friday that he regrets the school's response to a woman filing a federal rape lawsuit against the university. (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP)
April 18, 2018 - 7:25 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University official apologized Wednesday for adding to the "pain" of Larry Nassar's sexual assault victims after emails showed her sharply criticizing a young woman who accused the school's president of trying to suddenly arrange a lawsuit settlement...
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A baseball fan yells slogans asking for more beer, after the bar had closed during game one of a two-game MLB Series between the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
April 18, 2018 - 7:16 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The lights were on for Cleveland and Minnesota on Wednesday night, while much of the rest of Puerto Rico was without electricity after yet another blow to efforts across the island to recover from damage caused by Hurricane Maria. Aided by generators and with many...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2013, file photo, Bruno Sammartino sits in front of pictures, panitings and trophies highlighting his storied career as a wrestler and weightlifter, at his home in his North Hills, Pa., home. Bruno Sammartino, professional wrestling's "Living Legend" and one of its longest-reigning champions, has died. Sammartino was 82. Family friend and former wrestling announcer Christoper Crusie saids Sammartino died Wednesday morning, April 18, 2018, and had been hospitalized for two months. (Andrew Russell/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP, File)
April 18, 2018 - 6:51 pm
He was professional wrestling's ultimate good guy. The son of Italian immigrants, Bruno Sammartino fled the Nazis as a child and built a career beating a string of bad guys that thrilled fans and made him reign as the conscientious champ for more than a decade. Before the flash of The Hulkster, the...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Hernan Perez watches as Christian Yelich catches a ball hit by Cincinnati Reds' Alex Blandino during the second inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 18, 2018 - 6:02 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Christian Yelich quickly made an impact in his return from the disabled list. The Milwaukee center fielder made a snazzy sliding catch on a fly ball that deflected off the glove of left fielder Hernan Perez, and the Brewers beat the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 on Wednesday. "I thought they...
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Detroit Tigers' Dixon Machado, center, is congratulated for his walk off solo home run in the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Detroit, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. Detroit won 6-5. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
April 18, 2018 - 5:53 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Dixon Machado came to the plate with only one big league homer to his name, but the way this game was going, anything seemed possible. "Walking to the plate I was thinking, 'What if I hit a homer right here?'" the Detroit infielder said. "He threw me a fastball away but when he came...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista follows through on a fly out to center in the fourth inning of a baseball game as Texas Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, right, watches, in Arlington, Texas. Six-time All-Star Jose Bautista and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league contract. Under the deal announced Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Bautista would receive a $1 million, one-year deal if added to the 40-man major league roster. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
April 18, 2018 - 5:52 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Even with their Ryan Flaherty leading the NL in hitting, the Atlanta Braves couldn't resist the low-risk opportunity to add Jose Bautista. The six-time All-Star agreed to a minor league contract with the Braves on Wednesday after impressing team officials at a workout, and he will...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31,2017, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno plays against the Tampa Bay Lightning during an NHL hockey game, in Columbus, Ohio. For the first time in their careers, brothers Marcus and Nick Foligno both made the NHL playoffs. Marcus has scored a goal and provided strong play from the fourth line for the Minnesota Wild against Winnipeg. Nick, the captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets, has helped his team take the lead on Washington. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
April 18, 2018 - 5:48 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nick Foligno sent the text message on Sunday to his family members , promising an enjoyable evening of experiencing and watching the NHL playoffs. "This is going to be a big night for the Folignos," he tapped out on his smartphone. Make it a big week, actually. For the first...
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