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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 Sunday Oct. 31, 2010 file photo, the arena ahead of the NFL Football match between the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers at Wembley Stadium in London. The English Football Association received an offer on Thursday April 26, 2018, to buy Wembley Stadium, from Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham owner Shahid Khan. (AP Photo/Dave Shopland, Pool, File)
April 26, 2018 - 4:05 pm
LONDON (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan is eyeing a stadium deal on NFL draft day: Buying Wembley. The English Football Association has received an offer from Khan of about 600 million pounds ($840 million) for the national soccer stadium, which would continue to host England games and...
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Ivan Nova delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Pittsburgh, Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 26, 2018 - 4:03 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Corey Dickerson hit the first game-ending home run of his major league career, a disputed one-out drive in the ninth inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Detroit Tigers 1-0 Thursday. Dickerson sent an 0-1 slider from Alex Wilson (0-1) just over the 21-foot-high wall...
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Atlanta Hawks general manager and head of basketball operations Travis Schlenk speaks to reporters after it was announced the team and head basketball coach Mike Budenholzer have decided to part ways Thursday, April 26, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
April 26, 2018 - 1:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk on Thursday described coach Mike Budenholzer's exit as "harmonious" and "as mutual as parting can be." Schlenk also said the decision, finalized and announced late Wednesday , came after many discussions with Budenholzer and was not based on just...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2018, file photo, Washington Wizards guard Ty Lawson (4) looks on during the second half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors, in Washington. Less than three weeks ago, Lawson was playing professional basketball in China. Nowadays, he's been one of the first subs off the bench for the Washington Wizards in their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series against the No. 1 seed Toronto Raptors (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 26, 2018 - 1:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than three weeks ago, Ty Lawson was playing professional basketball in China. Nowadays, he's one of the first subs off the bench for the Washington Wizards in their Eastern Conference first-round series against the Toronto Raptors. Lawson is hardly the only player who went...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2017, file photo, new UCLA head football coach Chip Kelly speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles. The Pac-12 has five new coaches this season, so there was extra importance on spring football this year at UCLA, the two Arizona schools and the two Oregon schools. (Hans Gutknecht/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, File)
April 26, 2018 - 1:08 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The Pac-12 has five new coaches this season, so there was extra importance placed on spring football at UCLA, the two Arizona schools and the two Oregon schools. After months of talking about how they would do things differently, the new coaches had a chance to implement their...
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FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 31, 2010 file photo, the arena ahead of the NFL Football match between the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers at Wembley Stadium in London. The English Football Association received an offer on Thursday April 26, 2018, to buy Wembley Stadium, from Jacksonville Jaguars and Fulham owner Shahid Khan. (AP Photo/Dave Shopland, Pool, File)
April 26, 2018 - 1:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has made an offer to buy Wembley Stadium from the English Football Association, increasing the prospect of an NFL franchise in London. Wembley has staged regular-season NFL games since 2007 and the Jaguars started playing at the stadium in 2013...
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FILE - In this April 10, 2007 file photo, a Yawkey Way street sign hangs on a pole outside Fenway Park before a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Seattle Mariners in Boston. The City of Boston approved a plan Thursday, April 26, 2018, to change the name of Yawkey Way to Jersey Street, it's original name. The street had been named in honor of former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey, who some have said was racist. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki, FIle)
April 26, 2018 - 12:07 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the city of Boston's approval to rename Yawkey Way (all times local): 11:55 a.m. The charity named for former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey says it is disappointed with Boston's decision to rename Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park. The city's Public Improvement Commission on...
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Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) is calmed down by James Harden (13) after being separated from Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jamal Crawford during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Houston. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 2:43 am
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets spent almost no time celebrating their first-round playoff series win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night. For the top-seeded Rockets, it simply moved them a little closer toward their goal of bringing the franchise its first title in more than two...
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File-This March 20, 2018, file photo shows running back Saquon Barkley catching a football during Penn State NFL football Pro Day in State College, Pa. Barkley is the best player in this year's draft. Yet he might not go in the first handful of picks Thursday night. Huh? Blame the desperation to find quarterbacks in great part for the possibility that the Penn State All-America running back could fall well below where his talent, character and versatility warrant. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 26, 2018 - 2:13 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Saquon Barkley is the best player in this year's draft. Yet he might not go in the first handful of picks Thursday night. Huh? Blame the desperation to find quarterbacks in great part for the possibility that the Penn State All-America running back could fall well below...
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