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Helio Castroneves, of Brazil, sits in his car before the start of the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, May 24, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)
May 25, 2019 - 9:10 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 was once considered one of the top sporting events of the year, an iconic, milk-drenched staple of Memorial Day weekend filled with patriotism and nostalgia, triumph and despair. It is nearly impossible to maintain reverential status for 103 years, and the...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Cavan Biggio bats against the San Diego Padres during the fifth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 24, 2019, in Toronto. Biggio struck out. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 25, 2019 - 3:59 am
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays prospect Cavan Biggio, the son of Hall of Famer Craig Biggio, was brought up by Toronto on Friday and made his major league debut against San Diego. Biggio was in the lineup, batting eighth and playing second base, the position where his father won four Gold Glove awards...
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Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard shoots in front of Milwaukee Bucks' Malcolm Brogdon during the second half of Game 5 of the NBA Eastern Conference basketball playoff finals Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Milwaukee. The Raptors won 105-99 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
May 25, 2019 - 3:02 am
TORONTO (AP) — There's no escaping the reality of what's at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night. The surging Raptors have won three straight, putting them on the brink of the first NBA Finals berth in team history. The...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand, front, celebrates with teammates Zdenoa Chara, back left, and Patrice Bergeron after scoring against the Vegas Golden Knights during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Las Vegas. The three veterans who hoisted the Stanley Cup after winning it all in 2011 are among the core Bruins who will host the St. Louis Blues Monday, May 27, 2019, in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
May 25, 2019 - 2:56 am
BOSTON (AP) — When the Boston Bruins take the ice against the St. Louis Blues, they will do it with a core group of veterans who know what it's like to hoist the Stanley Cup — and have it slip from their fingers. Patrice Bergeron can still remember the instant euphoria and accompanying adoration...
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Colorado Rockies' Trevor Story smiles after hitting a game-ending, two-run home run off Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Mychal Givens during a baseball game Friday, May 24, 2019, in Denver. The Rockies won 8-6. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
May 25, 2019 - 1:36 am
DENVER (AP) — Trevor Story did a little fist pump after his seventh-inning shot. Just a way to commemorate becoming the fastest shortstop to reach 100 homers. His 101st in the ninth? Now that was celebrated with a lot more gusto. "I love that one," Story said of his 100th, "but I'll take the ninth-...
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May 24, 2019 - 8:05 pm
Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach fired three years ago after an investigation found the school had mishandled allegations of sexual misconduct and violence, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon Superintendent says its board of trustees has approved a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2018 file photo, Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart in action against the Phoenix Mercury in a WNBA basketball playoff semifinal in Seattle. A person familiar with the decision says that Stewart will act as an ambassador for the WNBA this season and be paid by the league after the reigning MVP tore her Achilles over the winter and is out for the year. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity on Thursday night, May 23, 2019, because no official announcement has been made. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
May 24, 2019 - 8:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Breanna Stewart will be a paid ambassador for the WNBA this season. The reigning MVP tore her right Achilles tendon while playing overseas this winter and because the league has no injury list for teams, the Seattle Storm suspended Stewart without pay to free up a roster spot. The...
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Kevin Na putts on the 18th hole during the second round of the Charles Schwab Challenge golf tournament at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, Friday, May 24, 2019. (Bob Booth/Star-Telegram via AP)
May 24, 2019 - 7:38 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jonas Blixt holed out from 132 yards for eagle on the par-4 17th, highlighting a 6-under 64 that gave him the second-round lead at Colonial on Friday. Blixt was 9 under after his bogey-free round, one stroke better than Kevin Na and first-round leader Tony Finau. Na shot a...
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Megan Rapinoe, a member of the United States women's national soccer team, speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York, Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 24, 2019 - 6:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment. "They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't think that it's really been a huge change at...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo, Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa, right, points to teammates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech in Lawrence, Kan. De Sousa will be eligible to play next season after the NCAA's reinstatement committee agreed Friday with an appeal filed by the school. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
May 24, 2019 - 5:08 pm
Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa finally got some good news from the NCAA on Friday. His education and career had been in limbo after the organization ruled in February that De Sousa was ineligible this past season and next season. But after the school appealed what it considered overly harsh...
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