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Compton, Day top leaderboard in rain-plagued Zurich Classic

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Erik Compton birdied three of five holes after a nearly six-hour rain delay Saturday, giving the two-time heart transplant recipient a share of the lead with Jason Day early in the third round of the rain-plagued Zurich Classic.

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Saturday 04/25/2015
7 players from Royals, White Sox punished by MLB for brawl
Posted: April 25, 2015

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox each lost Saturday without playing a game.

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Compton, Day top leaderboard in rain-plagued Zurich Classic
Posted: April 25, 2015

AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Erik Compton birdied three of five holes after a nearly six-hour rain delay Saturday, giving the two-time heart transplant recipient a share of the lead with Jason Day early in the third round of the rain-plagued Zurich Classic.

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Warriors complete sweep with 109-98 win over Pelicans
Posted: April 25, 2015

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stephen Curry hit six 3-pointers during a 39-point night, and the Golden State Warriors cruised to 109-98 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, completing a sweep of their first-round playoff series.

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Baseball fans asked to stay at stadium after violent protest
Posted: April 25, 2015

BALTIMORE (AP) — Fans at the Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox baseball game were briefly asked to stay inside the stadium toward the end of the game after a small group of Freddie Gray protesters became violent.

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NCAA announces infractions penalties for Oklahoma State football program
Posted: April 25, 2015

STILLWATER — The Oklahoma State football program was put on one-year probation, fined $8,500, given self-imposed recruiting restrictions and had its student-athlete host program temporarily suspended following an NCAA ruling Friday that the university did not follow its drug testing policy or properly regulate its Orange Pride program.

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Friday 04/24/2015
Oklahoma G Buddy Hield returning for senior year
Posted: April 24, 2015

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield, the Big 12 player of the year, has chosen to return for his senior season.

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NCAA puts Oklahoma St on probation for infractions
Posted: April 24, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The NCAA put Oklahoma State's football program on a year of probation Friday for failing to follow its own drug-testing policies over a four-year span, largely sparing the Cowboys of serious penalties for violations uncovered following an expose by Sports Illustrated.

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Bowyer and Stewart looking for good runs at Richmond
Posted: April 24, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Clint Bowyer is having a terrible year. Tony Stewart, too.

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No expansion yet, but Bettman has fee in mind: $500 million
Posted: April 24, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman might not yet have anything definitive to say about expansion, though he does have a fee in mind.

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Goodell: LA projects viable for bringing back team
Posted: April 24, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell says the two stadium projects in the Los Angeles area look promising enough to lead to the return of the NFL to the nation's second-largest city.

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Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip NFL draft
Posted: April 24, 2015

The hat-and-hug routine with the NFL commissioner that has become a rite of passage for many college football stars on draft night is not for everybody.

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Canadian Henderson shoots tournament record for LPGA lead
Posted: April 24, 2015

DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Brooke Henderson has no photo on the LPGA Tour's website and has had to rely on sponsor exemptions to get into tournaments after failing to earn a card in qualifying school.

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Woods adds Players Championship to his schedule
Posted: April 24, 2015

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods has added The Players Championship to his schedule, another indication that he is getting back to a normal golf season.

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Thursday 04/23/2015
Eagles personnel chief says Tebow has improved
Posted: April 23, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ignore the hype. Tim Tebow is just another guy competing for a roster spot on the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Obama honors Patriots for Super Bowl win, community service
Posted: April 23, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is honoring the New England Patriots for winning the Super Bowl despite a "huge distraction and media circus."

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WNBA's Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested after fight
Posted: April 23, 2015

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner and her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after an argument in the home they recently purchased together became physical.

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Rodriguez exceeds expectations, helps Yankees stay relevant
Posted: April 23, 2015

DETROIT (AP) — The New York Yankees missed the playoffs the last two years while saying goodbye to a pair of greats. Mediocrity — or, worse yet, irrelevance — was a very real possibility heading into 2015.

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'Concern' about appeals of NFL concussion case settlement
Posted: April 23, 2015

 It's been four years since lawsuits connected to concussions were first filed against the NFL, and even now that a settlement agreement finally has been approved by a federal judge, none of the hundreds of millions of dollars available to thousands of former players will be paid until any appeals are heard — and, after that, until claims are assessed.

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Spurs' Kawhi Leonard named NBA defensive player of year
Posted: April 23, 2015

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard has been named the NBA defensive player of the year.

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Manfred: Rose will be allowed to be part of All-Star Game
Posted: April 23, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer's All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati.

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Wednesday 04/22/2015
Judge OKs 65-year deal over NFL concussions; could cost $1B
Posted: April 22, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge has approved a settlement agreement that is expected to cost the NFL $1 billion over 65 years to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits.

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It might be now or never for Pelicans, Bucks and Celtics
Posted: April 22, 2015

In theory, this is where the first batches of real postseason trouble are supposed to start presenting themselves to Golden State, Cleveland and Chicago.

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Hawks, Ressler agree on $850 million sale for NBA team
Posted: April 22, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — A group headed by billionaire Antony Ressler has agreed to purchase the NBA's Atlanta Hawks for $850 million.

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Millsap scores 19, Hawks hold off Nets 96-91 for 2-0 lead
Posted: April 22, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — Paul Millsap scored 19 points and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks again survived a tougher-than-expected test from the Brooklyn Nets, holding on for a 96-91 victory and a 2-0 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night.

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Rondo finished with Mavs, knee bumps Parsons from playoffs
Posted: April 22, 2015

DALLAS (AP) — Rajon Rondo is out in Dallas.

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NFL suspends DE Greg Hardy for 10 games
Posted: April 22, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL suspended defensive end Greg Hardy for 10 games without pay Wednesday for conduct detrimental to the league after concluding there was "credible evidence" he roughed up his former girlfriend nearly a year ago when he was a member of the Carolina Panthers.

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Floyd Mayweather Jr.: I'm better than Muhammad Ali
Posted: April 22, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. refused Wednesday to back off earlier comments declaring himself a better fighter than Muhammad Ali.

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Bonds' obstruction conviction thrown out by appeals court
Posted: April 22, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Barry Bonds has been cleared legally after 11 1/2 years in court. His reputation remains tainted in the mind of many baseball fans.

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Tuesday 04/21/2015
Obama: NASCAR's winning team kind of like me and Biden
Posted: April 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says NASCAR's winning team is kind of like his relationship with Vice President Joe Biden.

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Mets win 9th in row, newcomer Plawecki and Niese beat Braves
Posted: April 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Catcher Kevin Plawecki trotted onto the field, shook hands with umpire crew chief Jerry Meals and promptly bounced a practice throw down to second base.

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