Sports

April 04, 2018 - 8:56 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Cavaliers win battle of division leaders UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to shake their midseason malaise and demonstrate they are capable of making their fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals. LeBron James delivered 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Cavs...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 8, 2018 file photo Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger waits for the kick-off of the Europa League, round of 16 first-leg soccer match between AC Milan and Arsenal, at the Milan San Siro stadium, Italy. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he will leave the English club at the end of the season after more than 21 years in charge. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
April 20, 2018 - 5:46 am
Initially there was intrigue. Then there was admiration, many years of it. Next came pity, followed by a mixture of anger and apathy. It has been a roller-coaster of emotions during the 21 1/2-year tenure of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal, which will end next month. A look at the various stages of Wenger...
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April 20, 2018 - 5:06 am
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he will leave the English club at the end of the season after more than 21 years in charge. The 68-year-old Frenchman has won the Premier League title three times and the FA Cup seven times with Arsenal since taking over in October 1996, but has...
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April 20, 2018 - 5:02 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers for Russia defender Ruslan Kambolov say FIFA has closed an investigation into suspected doping, eight weeks before the World Cup begins. Moscow-based law firm Sila says FIFA terminated the case Thursday because of a "lack of evidence of such violations." FIFA did not...
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Nashville Predators left wing Viktor Arvidsson, right, tries to direct the puck on the net as Colorado Avalanche defenseman Patrik Nemeth defends during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 20, 2018 - 2:53 am
DENVER (AP) — Colorado defenseman Patrik Nemeth set career highs this season in goals, games and perhaps even grudges. See what a little chip on the shoulder can do? Waived by Dallas in October, he was claimed by Colorado soon after and has played an integral role in helping the Avalanche return to...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts celebrates his home run with Andrew Benintendi, during the first inning of a baseball game against the Anaheim Angels in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
April 20, 2018 - 2:44 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — With a homer-happy lineup and a lights-out pitching staff, the Boston Red Sox have been mowing down their opposition since the day after opening day. Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels were the latest contenders who could only applaud Boston's formidable start. Mookie...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017, file photo, Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price, center, waits on the mound after removing starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, in Cincinnati. The Reds have fired Bryan Price after a 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season. Price was in his fifth season leading the rebuilding team. The Reds have lost at least 94 games in each of the last three seasons while finishing last in the NL Central. Bench coach Jim Riggleman will manage the team on an interim basis.(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
April 20, 2018 - 2:39 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — The line for losing a job is clear in most professional sports — cross the front office, wrangle with the star player, flame out in the playoffs, or put together one historically bad run at the start of a season. Bryan Price knows all about the last one. The Cincinnati Reds were...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 15, 2018, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights center Cody Eakin (21) celebrates after scoring against the Los Angeles Kings during the third period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Los Angeles. The expansion Golden Knights were long shots at the start of the year to make the playoffs. Now the team is one of the best bets to hoist the Stanley Cup Trophy. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
April 20, 2018 - 2:37 am
As an expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights have defied all sorts of odds. Long shots to even make the playoffs seven months ago, they are a favorite to hoist the Stanley Cup in June. Behind the stellar play of goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, the Golden Knights completed a sweep of the Los Angeles...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, in Milwaukee. A billboard down the street from the Bucks’ nearly completed new arena makes a bold proclamation in big, bold letters: “The Future is Here.” The rebuilding process is over. Winning a playoff series could make that message resonate as loudly as an Antetokounmpo rim-rattling dunk. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)
April 20, 2018 - 2:24 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A billboard down the street from the Milwaukee Bucks' nearly completed new arena makes a proclamation in big, bold letters: "The Future is Here." The rebuilding process is over. Winning a playoff series could make that message resonate as loudly as a Giannis Antetokounmpo rim-...
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FILE - In this March 1, 2018, file photo, Chris Borland, a former NFL linebacker and Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year at Wisconsin, testifies before the Illinois House Mental Health Committee hearing on House Bill 4341, which would ban tackle football for kids under 12 years of age, in Springfield, Ill. Borland was illustrating how repetitive sub-concussive hits that begin when children play impact sports can be as dangerous as a single hit that results in a concussion. Borland is raising money and awareness for the issue of veterans with traumatic brain injuries by taking part this week in "Pat's Run" on Saturday in Tempe, Ariz., alongside his brothers Joe and John. (Rich Saal/The State Journal-Register via AP, File)
April 20, 2018 - 2:22 am
Chris Borland knows firsthand all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns over head injuries. Instead of playing in front of boisterous crowds on the big NFL stage, Borland spends his time now helping other...
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