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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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Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) drives to the basket as Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) defends during the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball playoffs Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 23, 2019 - 8:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden got the most votes, and Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker also were big winners when the All-NBA teams were announced. Those guards can cash in with supermax contracts based on their selections to one of the three All-NBA teams that were...
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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov, of Russia, skates during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Los Angeles. An arbitrator has upheld Voynov’s one-season suspension by the NHL but is giving him credit for serving half of it in 2018-19. Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended the former Los Angeles Kings defenseman for the 2019-20 season and 2020 playoffs after it determined he committed acts of domestic violence. The NHL Players Association appealed the ruling. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
May 23, 2019 - 5:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An arbitrator has upheld Slava Voynov's one-season NHL suspension but is giving him credit for serving half of it in 2018-19. Commissioner Gary Bettman suspended the former Los Angeles Kings defenseman for the upcoming season and the 2020 playoffs after determining he committed...
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New York Jets head coach Adam Gase takes questions from reporters before the NFL football team's practice in Florham Park, N.J., Thursday, May 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 23, 2019 - 10:58 am
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets coach Adam Gase insists he had no input on the firing of general manager Mike Maccagnan and says he never asked team chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson to make a change. Gase was conducting his first news conference Thursday since Maccagnan was fired by...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2016 file photo, President of Paris Saint-Germain soccer club, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, gestures during the UEFA Champions League draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco. A French judicial official says the president of Paris Saint-Germain has been placed under investigation for suspected corruption. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
May 23, 2019 - 9:54 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is under investigation for corruption related to Qatar's bids to host the 2017 and 2019 track world championships, a judicial official said Thursday. The official told The Associated Press the preliminary charge of "active corruption"...
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Miami Marlins' Jorge Alfaro (38) beats the throw to New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) to steal second in the fourth inning during a baseball game, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
May 23, 2019 - 12:43 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Criticized for not running hard, New York Mets second baseman Robinson Canó got hurt hustling up the first base line. The 36-year-old slugger left Wednesday night's 6-1 win over Washington after straining his left quadriceps. Canó got hurt when he grounded out in the third inning...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, Miami Heat assistant coach Juwan Howard watches during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Howard has agreed to a five-year deal to take over as Michigan men's basketball coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday, May 22, 2019, because the announcement had not been made. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 22, 2019 - 9:25 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan. The former member of the Fab Five agreed to a five-year deal, which will pay him $2 million in his first year, on Wednesday to lead the Wolverines. "As a 'Michigan Man' I know the place our program has in college basketball and I...
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A general view during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida.
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May 22, 2019 - 5:48 pm
NASCAR announced the $2 billion purchase of International Speedway Corp. on Wednesday, an aggressive move to gain control of key racetracks and set itself up for sweeping changes that could save America's most popular racing series. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year. ISC owns 12...
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Justin Rose drives off the 10th tee during the final round of the PGA Championship golf tournament, Sunday, May 19, 2019, at Bethpage Black in Farmingdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 22, 2019 - 5:01 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Colonial Country Club is the longest-running host of a PGA Tour event played on its original site, a fact that seemed in jeopardy not too long ago. Local companies backed the tournament last year when it was called the Fort Worth Invitational following an upscale grocer's...
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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media during the NFL football owners meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
May 22, 2019 - 4:06 pm
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) — NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the new rule allowing replay challenges involving pass interference. The proposed tweak would take the decision on whether to review in the final two minutes of each half out of...
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