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Lance Stephenson is one NBA bad guy you can’t help but love

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:11:58 -0400

Purists think Lance Stephenson is bad for the NBA , but he’s must-watch TV and, in Cavaliers’ 104-100 victory in Game 4, came out like a winner.


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Dave Nelson, former All-Star infielder and Brewers broadcaster, dies at 73

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:18:52 -0400

The former All-Star infielder and a beloved member of the Brewers' television crew, died after a battle with cancer.


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Who needs to draft a quarterback? Ranking NFL teams' need from 1-32

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:28:30 -0400

It's not just the clubs with obvious holes. With players like Philip Rivers, Drew Brees, Tom Brady and others battling advancing age, league-wide need may be growing.


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Game-winning shot but no tacos? Giannis Antetokounmpo left waiting at restaurant

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:31:17 -0400

After his game-winning tip-in helped the Bucks even their playoff series with the Celtics on Sunday, superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo naturally wanted to grab a bite to eat.


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Cavaliers coach Ty Lue reportedly claps back at heckler, takes shot at Indiana fashion

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:28:18 -0400

It's not every day an NBA head coach responds to a heckler during a game, but according to a report, that's just what the Cleveland Cavaliers' Ty Lue did Sunday night.


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Report: Status of Gronkowski, the horse, in jeopardy for Kentucky Derby

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:23:48 -0400

Report: Gronkowski, named for Patriots star Rob Gronkowski, suffered a setback that has jeopardized his participation in the Kentucky Derby.


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MLB power rankings: Red Sox No. 1, but Diamondbacks remain 'perfect' atop NL

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:25:32 -0400

The Red Sox, despite losing two straight to the Athletics, hold the No. 1 spot in USA TODAY Sports' power rankings for consecutive weeks.


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Why the Red Sox are the best team in baseball - and may retain that status

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:53:27 -0400

Mookie Betts, Alex Cora and other reasons why the Red Sox are already a staggering 64 runs better than their competition.


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Former Michigan player Elysee Mbem-Bosse explains, apologizes for threats he made at coach Jim Harbaugh

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:44:16 -0400

Former Michigan football player Elysee Mbem-Bosse tweeted an explanation and apology for his recent Twitter rant that included threats made against head coach Jim Harbaugh.


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As Danny Farquhar fights for life, friends from a decade in baseball balance hope, heartbreak

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:26:01 -0400

Danny Farquhar's family is by his side as the White Sox pitcher fights for his life in a Chicago hospital after he suffered a brain aneurysm.


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NFL draft 2018 quarterback rankings: Will Wyoming's Josh Allen or USC's Sam Darnold be No. 1 pick?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:29:35 -0400

With NFL draft just days away, Wyoming's Josh Allen and USC's Sam Darnold are in play as No. 1 pick at head of loaded quarterback class.


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Philadelphia Flyers fans throw trash on ice during NHL playoff loss to Pittsburgh Penguins

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:08:36 -0400

"Beer cans and everything" are tossed onto the ice in Philadelphia as Flyers are eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs by rival Penguins in Game 6.


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In progress: Week 4 fantasy baseball chat

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:00:58 -0400

Steve Gardner offers advice and analysis to help set your fantasy baseball lineups.


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Could Sam Darnold be USC's best NFL quarterback? Carson Palmer, Matt Leinart optimistic

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:10:05 -0400

Many of the Trojans star passers haven't lived up to pre-draft hype, but USC blue bloods Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart see something special in Sam Darnold.


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USA TODAY Sports NFL agent poll: Redskins, Bruce Allen get low marks on preparedness, trust

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:53:51 -0400

Bengals and owner Mike Brown also grade out poorly (along with the NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith and the CBA) in USA TODAY Sports' poll of 25 NFL agents about various league topics.


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LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers arrive at game in matching suits — again

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 08:32:54 -0400

For the second time in two games, the Cleveland Cavaliers arrived wearing matching suits. The Cavs wore the same Thom Browne suits to Game 3 and lost.


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How Cavaliers stole momentum back from Pacers with Game 4 win

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:30:25 -0400

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Indiana Pacers 104-100 in Game 4 on Sunday, tying their first-round series at 2-2.


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Martha, Bela Karolyi defend training environment, say they didn't know about abuse

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:41:02 -0400

Martha and Bela Karolyi spoke to Dateline in their first interview since sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar became public.


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Jim Harbaugh's tame offseason might be good for Michigan football

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:33:32 -0400

It's been a while since we've seen Jim Harbaugh shirtless. He's been relatively quiet lately, which isn't a bad thing for Michigan football.


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Giants' Brandon Belt retired after record 21-pitch at-bat, homers later

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:43:52 -0400

The San Francisco Giants first baseman out on fly ball in first inning vs. the Anaheim Angels' Jaime Barria, but hits home run, single later.


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Headlock or jump ball? Explaining controversial Lance Stephenson-Jeff Green play

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:26:40 -0400

Indiana Pacers wing Lance Stephenson was always going to find himself at the heart of however Sunday’s Game 4 was decided.


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NFL draft 2018 tight end rankings: Is Penn State's Mike Gesicki best of bunch?

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 19:34:54 -0400

Penn State's Mike Gesicki may not have quite the buzz of Dallas Goedert or Hayden Hurst, but his athleticism is off the charts.


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Warriors' David West gets technical foul for ... riding an exercise bike?

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 17:44:50 -0400

Right about the time you thought Golden State Warriors veteran David West had done it all in the NBA, there’s this.


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Manu Ginobili, Spurs do coach Gregg Popovich proud with Game 4 victory

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:32:04 -0400

Ginobili picked the perfect time to play like his younger self, scoring 10 of his 16 points in the fourth quarter of the Spurs’ 103-90 win.


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West playoff pulse: Are Thunder doomed vs. Jazz? Should Rockets be concerned?

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:53:17 -0400

There’s a lot at stake for the Thunder, as Paul George would surely have to re-think the prospect of re-signing in Oklahoma City as a free agent if the Thunder can’t even reach the second round.


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Nick Saban overheard criticizing Jalen Hurts' decision to run, not pass, in spring game

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:54:19 -0400

Alabama coach Nick Saban, after 2017 starter Jalen Hurts decides to scramble, says third-string QB can move 'team down the field throwing the ball.'


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McKayla Maroney raised questions about Larry Nassar's conduct in 2011

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 20:34:11 -0400

In NBC interview to air Sunday, Olympic gold medalist recalls telling Team USA coach and other gymnasts about sexual abuse by team doctor in Tokyo.


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Flyers' Sean Couturier starred in Games 5 and 6 vs. Penguins with torn MCL

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 21:26:02 -0400

Flyers standout scored winning goal in Game 5 and three more in Game 6 vs. Penguins despite torn knee ligament.


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LeBron James, Cavaliers should stop it with the matching suits or they'll be missing rest of NBA playoffs

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:41:15 -0400

If LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers want to keep playing in these NBA playoffs, they should probably stop worrying about their pregame outfits and instead focus on the Indiana Pacers.


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Former NFL kicker Jay Feely: Prom date photo with gun was a 'joke'

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:38:05 -0400

Jay Feely says the photo he posted Saturday night that showed his daughter, her prom date and him with a gun was 'intended to be a joke.'


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'Call me delusional': Derek Jeter says he expects Marlins to contend

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 11:32:07 -0400

Marlins CEO Derek Jeter denies the team is tanking and says he expects Miami to contend during an interview on HBO's 'Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.'


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Klopp urges Liverpool fans to behave against Roma

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:24:21 -0400

Juergen Klopp is urging Liverpool fans to uphold the club's global image by respecting the Roma players when they arrive in their team bus for the first leg of the Champions League semifinals at Anfield


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Steelers pick up 5th-year option on LB Bud Dupree

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:21:53 -0400

The Pittsburgh Steelers have exercised the fifth-year option on outside linebacker Bud Dupree



FIFA signs Russian diamond miner as World Cup sponsor

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:56:43 -0400

FIFA has signed state-controlled diamond miner Alrosa as a fourth Russian sponsor, completing its slate of third-tier European backers for the World Cup






Mohamed Salah: From rescuing Roma to revitalizing Liverpool

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:27:24 -0400

Mohamed Salah will be the center of attention when Liverpool plays Roma in the Champions League semifinals


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2018 NFL schedules for all 32 teams

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 20:53:56 -0400

Take a look at every NFL team's schedule for the 2018 season, which kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 6 when the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons at Lincoln Financial Field.


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Drive, chip and putt your way through the nation's top courses, ranked by 'Golfweek'

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:19:21 -0400

In its annual rankings issue, 'Golfweek' does all the work for you, selecting must-play courses from modern to classic designs.


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NFL mock draft 2018: Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield could be biggest QB dominoes

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 09:00:11 -0400

The top four quarterbacks could be scooped up within the first five picks of the 2018 NFL draft - but maybe not in the order that many expect.


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2018 NBA playoff previews: Matchups, schedules, series outlooks

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:27:06 -0400

If the 2018 NBA playoffs are anything like the wild finish to the regular season, hold on. We look at everything you need to know about each series.


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2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs: Complete first-round schedule and results

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 01:59:04 -0400

The march to the Stanley Cup sees seven new teams in the field that did not participate in the NHL's second season last year.


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2018 NFL draft needs, prospect fits for all 32 teams, position rankings

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:26:19 -0400

USA TODAY Sports' NFL team will analyze every club's outlook leading up to the 2018 draft.


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