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May 04, 2017 - 2:24 pm
LONDON (AP) — When there's an Olympic bid to be won, Casey Wasserman can't risk putting off any voters as Los Angeles challenges Paris for the 2024 Games. That means continuing to engage with a high-profile Olympic powerbroker accused of bribery in soccer politics and not publicly condemning Sheikh...
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Cincinnati Bengals second-round draft pick Joe Mixon speaks during a news conference at Paul Brown Stadium, Saturday, April 29, 2017, in Cincinnati. The former Oklahoma running back was selected as the 48th overall pick. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 02, 2017 - 4:55 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — An advocacy group is urging the Cincinnati Bengals to speak out against domestic violence after the team drafted a player who punched a woman in the face. Women Helping Women called on the team to take a public stand against domestic violence and sexual assault. The Bengals chose...
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Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas, left, defends against Washington Wizards' John Wall (2) during the first quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Sunday, April, 30, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 02, 2017 - 2:43 am
BOSTON (AP) — For the first time this postseason, there is a calm beginning to settle over the Boston Celtics. The top-seeded Celtics struggled to find their footing at the outset of their first-round series with Chicago after their leader Isaiah Thomas' sister was killed in a car accident. But...
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Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon singles during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 01, 2017 - 12:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon said he'd never had a day like this one. Not many players have. Rendon had 10 RBIs, three home runs and six hits as Washington took advantage of Noah Syndergaard's injury and mauled the New York Mets 23-5 on Sunday to set a franchise scoring...
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Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon singles during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 30, 2017 - 7:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon said he'd never had a day like this one. Not many players have. Rendon had 10 RBIs, three home runs and six hits as Washington took advantage of Noah Syndergaard's injury and mauled the New York Mets 23-5 on Sunday to set a franchise scoring...
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Washington Nationals' Anthony Rendon singles during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Sunday, April 30, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 30, 2017 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anthony Rendon had 10 RBIs, three home runs and six hits as the Washington Nationals took advantage of Noah Syndergaard's injury and mauled the New York Mets 23-5 on Sunday to set a franchise scoring record. Rendon went a career-best 6 for 6 and scored five times while setting a...
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Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley (0) hugs teammate Isaiah Thomas (4) after the Celtics defeated the Washington Wizards 123-111 in a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Sunday, April, 30, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 30, 2017 - 5:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Nothing it seems can stop Isaiah Thomas this postseason — be it pains big or small. The All-Star led the Celtics to a first-round win over Chicago in a haze after learning the day before that series began that his younger sister, Chyna Thomas, had died in a car accident outside of his...
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Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) goes up to shoot against Washington Wizards' Otto Porter Jr. (22) during the second quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Sunday, April, 30, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 30, 2017 - 4:06 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas had 33 points and nine assists, and the Boston Celtics made 19 3-pointers to beat the Washington Wizards 123-111 Sunday and take a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup. Thomas played just a day after attending the funeral for his sister, who died in a...
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Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) goes up to shoot against Washington Wizards' Otto Porter Jr. (22) during the second quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, Sunday, April, 30, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 30, 2017 - 3:50 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas had 33 points and nine assists, and the Boston Celtics made 19 3-pointers to beat the Washington Wizards 123-111 Sunday and take a 1-0 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal matchup. Thomas played just a day after attending the funeral for his sister, who died in a...
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April 29, 2017 - 11:31 pm
A few weeks after the New Jersey Devils closed their worst season in nearly 30 years, general manager Ray Shero has something to smile about. "We finally won something," Shero told The Associated Press by phone shortly after the Devils won the NHL draft lottery on Saturday. "It's the first piece of...
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