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Lance Armstrong Settles Federal Fraud Case for $5 Million

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:02:19 GMT

Lance Armstrong crossing the finish line to win the 17th stage of the 2004 Tour de France.Accused of defrauding the Postal Service by doping while under its sponsorship, Armstrong averted a trial next month by agreeing to the settlement.

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In Puerto Rico, Stadium Lights Glow, Homes Do Not

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:40:28 GMT

Hours after a blackout left Puerto Rico without power, the Minnesota Twins lined the base path during the national anthem before a game against the Cleveland Indians at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan.An island-wide blackout related to repairs of the electrical grid wrecked in Hurricane Maria left people in the dark, but a baseball game soldiered on.

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Gregg Popovich Won’t Coach Game 3 After Wife’s Death

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 16:19:14 GMT

San Antonio Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich lost his wife of 40 years, Erin.The Spurs said the assistant Ettore Messina would coach the team in his absence. LeBron James, Kevin Durant and others paid tribute to Erin Popovich.

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On Baseball: It’s Early, but the Mets Are Starting to Believe Again

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:03:19 GMT

Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes celebrated his grand slam on Wednesday night against the Nationals with third baseman Todd Frazier at Citi Field.The Mets won when trailing after seven innings for the third time on Wednesday. They are 13-4, which they have been twice before, in 1986 and 2015, World Series years.

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Anticipating Anthem Protests, Spain Braces for ‘Verbal Violence’

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:15 GMT

King Felipe VI of Spain, in green tie, stood for Spain’s national anthem at last year’s Copa del Rey final while Barcelona fans whistled and waved Catalan flags. The protest has become an almost annual event.Barcelona’s fans use the Copa del Rey final, the rare day when the Spanish anthem is played before a game, to voice their desire for Catalan independence.

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An Old-School Manager Thrives in a New Baseball Age

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:42:37 GMT

John Gibbons has been hired, fired and then rehired by the Blue Jays. Last spring, the team extended his contract through 2019.In a sport in which the manager’s role is undergoing rapid change, and charismatic, independent personalities face extinction, Toronto’s John Gibbons is an outlier.

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Gymnasts Blast Olympic and M.S.U. Officials at Senate Hearing

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:12:16 GMT

Jordyn Wieber, center, during testimony by the former speedskater Bridie Farrell, right, on Wednesday.“This is a case of powerful people protecting other powerful people,” Jamie Dantzscher said at a hearing on the handling of sex abuse allegations against Dr. Lawrence Nassar.

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On Pro Basketball: Trail Blazers Shun the Pass, and It Costs Them in the Playoffs

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:43:06 GMT

Damian Lillard’s ability to create shots has been limited by double- and triple-team defenses in the Portland Trail Blazers’ first-round series against the New Orleans Pelicans.Portland had the fewest assists of any team in the regular season, but its one-on-one style of play is hindering them as the playoffs bring tougher defenses.

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History May Be a Guide for the Maple Leafs. Just Don’t Tell Their Coach

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:54:58 GMT

Auston Matthews scored his first goal of this postseason in the Maple Leafs' Game 3 victory over the Bruins on Monday.This year’s Toronto team has some parallels to the 1992-93 squad that made a magical run to the conference finals.

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LeBron James Almost Single-Handedly Powers Cavaliers to Win

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:58:48 GMT

LeBron James, driving to the basket Wednesday against Indiana, made his first five attempts and scored Cleveland’s first 16 points.Cleveland is now tied 1-1 in the team’s first-round series with Indiana, while Utah also pulled even in their series with Oklahoma City.

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Lightning 3, Devils 1 | Tampa Bay leads series, 3-1: Lightning Put the Devils on the Verge of Elimination

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:57:18 GMT

The Devils’ Taylor Hall moving the puck ahead of Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning on Wednesday in Game 4 of their playoff series.Nikita Kucherov scored twice and set up another goal to put the Devils one loss away from the end of their season.

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Mets 11, Nationals 5: Mets’ Huge Rally Helps Avoid a Nationals Sweep

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:50:00 GMT

Yoenis Cespedes, right, hit a grand slam in the eighth inning.A nine-run eighth inning helped the Mets to improve to 13-4 and stay atop the National League East.

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The Nurse Who Took a Very Different Route to 2nd Place in the Boston Marathon

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 03:45:31 GMT

Sarah Sellers, right, at about mile 24 of the Boston Marathon, on her way to a stunning second-place finish for someone who is not an elite racer.Sarah Sellers ran right past every elite marathoner except one on Monday. On Wednesday, she has to return to her full-time job in Arizona.

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On Soccer: The Players Are Retired. But Try Telling Them the Games Don’t Matter.

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:38:41 GMT

Fans await the team buses before a recent game between former Liverpool and Bayern Munich players at Anfield. Masters football is enjoying a boom, and reaching into new markets.Legends games featuring retired soccer players are enjoying a boom. But for the players invited to take part, the benefits extend well beyond 90 minutes.

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A Veteran in Doubles, and at Combining Fatherhood With Pro Tennis

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 22:17:21 GMT

Max Mirnyi walking alongside his daughter Melanie, 13, and son Demid, 8, during the Miami Open in Key Biscayne, Fla., last month.Mixing a top-level career and parenting can be a complicated enterprise, but at age 40, Max Mirnyi has discovered a trick or two.

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Rob Matthews, 56, Blind Paralympian Who Won 8 Gold Medals, Dies

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:31:46 GMT

Rob Matthews, right, ran with a guide in the men’s 1,500-meter event in the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta. “Most of his guide runners became lifelong friends,” one of them said.A British runner competed at six Games for the disabled and broke 22 world records. “Running turned back the fear,” he said.

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