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Chicago Bears Begin Season Against Buffalo Bills

CHICAGO— The Chicago Bears’ 2014 schedule is set. Chicago’s second season under Marc Trestman begins at Soldier Field against the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 7...

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Dolphins Open With 2 Games Against AFC East Teams

MIAMI— The Miami Dolphins will play AFC East teams in their first two games for the first time since 1998, opening the 2014 season at home against New England on Sept. 7 and playing at Buffalo on Sept. 14. The …... Read More

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Cardinals Open Season Vs San Diego On Monday Night

TEMPE, Ariz.— The Arizona Cardinals will open their NFL season at home against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football. The game on Sept. 8 will be the second half of ESPN’s season-opening Monday night doubleheader, Arizona plays two …... Read More


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  • Real's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opening goal during a  Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)

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  • Cruz Azul's midfielder Gerardo Torrado (L) vies for the ball with Toluca's forward Juan Manuel Salgueiro (R) during their first leg Concachampions final football match at the Azul stadium in Mexico City on April 15, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)

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  • (L–R) Jerry Lucas, Walt Frazier, Willis Reed, Phil Jackson, and Bill Bradley celebrate after winning the 1973 NBA Title in five games against the Los Angeles Lakers. (George Kalinsky)

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  • FILE - In this July 24, 2013 file photo, Denver Broncos offensive lineman Ryan Clady answers questions from the media at training camp in Englewood, Colo. Clady spent most of last season watching Denver break records from the sideline after injuring his left foot in just his second game after signing a $52.5 million contract. Peyton Manning says Clady's return to the Broncos offensive line this year is "almost like a free agent acquisition."  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

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  • FILE - In this July 24, 2013 file photo, Denver Broncos offensive lineman Ryan Clady answers questions from the media at training camp in Englewood, Colo. Clady spent most of last season watching Denver break records from the sideline after injuring his left foot in just his second game after signing a $52.5 million contract. Peyton Manning says Clady's return to the Broncos offensive line this year is "almost like a free agent acquisition."  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

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  • (L–R) Jerry Lucas, Walt Frazier, Willis Reed, Phil Jackson, and Bill Bradley celebrate after winning the 1973 NBA Title in five games against the Los Angeles Lakers. (George Kalinsky)

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  • Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, left, watches play against the Orlando Magic with teammate Joakim Noah, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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  • San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) gets by Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) for a basket in the first half of a NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Gus Ruelas)

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  • Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) faces the basket as Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins (5) defends during the first quarter of Game 1 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City on Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

    OKC Thunder vs Memphis Grizzlies Result: Oklahoma City Loses; Grizzlies Win in OT 111-105

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  • New York Knicks coach Mike Woodson reacts to a call in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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  • Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, left, watches play against the Orlando Magic with teammate Joakim Noah, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Derrick Rose of Chicago Bulls Ruled Out for Playoffs; He’s Making ‘Great Progress,’ GM Says

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  • New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony, left, passes the ball past Chicago Bulls' D.J. Augustin during the first half of the NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 13, 2014 in New York. The Knicks defeated the Bulls 100-89. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Carmelo Anthony: Coming Back to the Knicks?

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — Carmelo Anthony said he wants to stay in New York, and said he wants to win. It will be up to Phil Jackson to... Read more

  • Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni argues a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 113-100. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Kobe Bryant, Mike D’Antoni, Lakers to Meet About Future

    EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Mike D’Antoni was still the Los Angeles Lakers’ coach when he left their training complex to spend the Easter weekend... Read more

  • FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2014 file photo, New York Knicks head coach Mike Woodson gestures during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas. The Knicks have fired Woodson after falling from division champions to out of the playoffs in one season. New team president Phil Jackson made the decision Monday, April 21, 2014, saying in a statement "the time has come for change throughout the franchise."  (AP Photo/Sharon Ellman, File)

    Herb Williams, Mike Woodson Fired by Phil Jackson

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  • Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3), center, drives to the basket against Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, left, and forward Carlos Boozer (5) during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Nene Dominates, Wizards Rally Past Bulls, 102-93

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  • Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, left, puts up a shot as Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan defends during the first half in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 19, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Warriors Beat Clippers 109-105 In Playoff Opener

    LOS ANGELES—The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark... Read more

  • Memphis Grizzlies forward Zach Randolph (50) shoots between Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) and forward Serge Ibaka (9) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

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  • Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas shoots against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half of Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, in Toronto on Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)

    Williams Scores 24 As Nets Beat Raptors 94-87

    TORONTO— Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn... Read more

  • Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Milsap (4) keeps the basketball from Indiana Pacers center Ian Mahinmi, left, and Pacers forward Evan Turner in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Sunday, April 6, 2014. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

    Indiana Pacers vs Atlanta Hawks 2014 NBA Playoffs Game 1: Preview, Date, Time, TV Channel, Livestream

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  • In this Dec. 25, 2013, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin, left, fights with Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut, right, as Clippers center DeAndre Jordan (6) and Darren Collison (2) look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif. The alley-oops in Lob City, the deep 3-pointers by the Splash Brothers and the overall bitterness between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors should make for one of the most entertaining series in the first round of the NBA playoffs. Whether the up-and-down style both teams play can carry either to a championship this year or in the future remains a topic of debate. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

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  • FILE - In this June 21, 2013 file photo, Miami Heat players including LeBron James, top center, celebrate after Game 7 of the NBA basketball championship game against the San Antonio Spurs, in Miami. As he walked off the court for the final time last season, LeBron James shouted to no one in particular, "Keep doubting me! I need it!" He and the Heat seem to have plenty of doubters now, and James knows there's only one way to prove them wrong. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

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  • Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni argues a call during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in San Antonio. Los Angeles won 113-100. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    D’Antoni To Meet With Lakers Soon About Future

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  • Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Jose Reyes grounds out during the second inning of an exhibition baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, in Clearwater, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

    Reyes Set To Return For Blue Jays

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert congratulates his son Nick Gilbert after the team won the NBA basketball draft lottery, Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)

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  • Montreal Canadiens' Rene Bourque, left, scores against Tampa Bay Lightning's goalie Anders Lindback during first period of the first round NHL Stanley Cup playoff game in Montreal, Sunday, April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)

    Canadiens Grab 3-0 Series Lead With 3-2 Win

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  • 22 Feb 1980: The USA Team celebrates their 4-3 victory over Russia in the semi-final of the Ice Hockey competition of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games in Lake Placid, USA. The game was dubbed 'The Miracle on Ice', and the USA went on to win the gold medal. (Getty Images)

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  • New York Rangers' Derick Brassard, left, and Anton Stralman, right, celebrate with Mats Zuccarello after Zuccarello scored a goal during the first period against the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series on Thursday, April 17, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

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  • In this April 12, 2014 file photo, Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick stops a shot by Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry during the third period of an NHL hockey game, in Los Angeles. The old adage about predicting the winner of the Stanley Cup boils down to finding the hot goalie as the weather warms up outside. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

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  • Colorado Avalanche defenseman Tyson Barrie (4) celebrates after scoring a goal to tie the game against the New York Rangers during the third period of an NHL hockey game on Thursday, April 3, 2014, in Denver. Colorado won 3-2 in an overtime shootout. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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  • In this April 11, 2014, file photo, St. Louis Blues goalie Ryan Miller reaches for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

    Chicago Blackhawks vs St Louis Blues Stanley Cup Playoffs Final Score: Blues Win 4-3

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  • In this Jan. 18, 2014 file photo, Philadelphia Flyers' Steve Mason faces the action during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, in Philadelphia. Mason practiced for only 15 minutes because of an upper-body injury and there's a chance the Flyers will start their playoff series against the Rangers without their No. 1 goalie. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek, File)

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  • Anaheim Ducks players celebrate their team's 5-2 win against the San Jose Sharks after an NHL hockey game on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. The Ducks clinched their second straight Pacific Division title. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Dallas Stars vs Anaheim Ducks NHL: Game Date, Time, TV Channel, Live Streaming, Preview

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  • A view of the ice before Game One of the First Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center on April 16, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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  • The Rangers are hoping goalie Henrik Lundqvist can get hot in the postseason. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

    Contenders Need a Hot Goalie Come Playoff Time

    The NHL playoffs have arrived, which means it’s time for the goalies to get going. As simplistic as the adage can be, predictions of the... Read more

  • Boston Bruins' David Krejci (46) celebrates his goal with teammates during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres in Boston, Saturday, April 12, 2014. The Bruins won 4-1. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

    A Look At 10 Things To Watch In The NHL Playoffs

    Here’s a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed... Read more

  • Boston Bruins' Carl Soderberg (34), of Sweden, and New Jersey Devils' Travis Zajac (19) battle over the puck during during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Newark, N.J., Sunday, April 13, 2014. The Devils won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    NHL Playoffs 2014: Dates, Times, TV Channels, Live Streaming, Schedule, Odds for First Round

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  • Boston Bruins' Loui Eriksson, of Sweden, (21) shoots for a goal past New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur (30) during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Newark, N.J., Sunday, April 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    Brodeur Wins What Might Be Final Start For Devils

    NEWARK, N.J.— Standing on the podium after what might have been his final game of his record-setting, 20-year career with the New Jersey Devils, Martin... Read more

  • Washington Capitals center Jay Beagle (83) celebrates his goal in the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Chicago Blackhawks, Friday, April 11, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Ovi Gets 51st; Caps Top Coasting Blackhawks 4-0

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  • Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, celebrates after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, April 4, 2014, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Caps’ Ovechkin Reaches 50-Goal Mark

    ST. LOUIS— Washington Capitals winger Alex Ovechkin became the 11th player in NHL history to score at least 50 goals in a season five times... Read more

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  • Michael Yong-Haron, representing title sponsors RBC, joins the Warriors team to celebrate their win in the CIHL Championship Final at Mega Ice on Saturday March 22, 2014. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Warriors Turn Up the Heat to Win Championship Hockey in Hong Kong

    Kowloon Warriors completed the perfect comeback by taking the 2013-14 China Ice Hockey League Championship by beating South China Sharks in a thrilling battle at... Read more

  • Ahmed Ewis of Khalsa-A prepares to drag-flick their first goal against HKFC-A in the final match of the HKHA Premier Division season on Sunday Mar 9, 2014. Khalsa won a closely fought match when Ewis converted a second penalty corner in the last minute of the game to move them ahead 3-2. (Bill Cox/Epoch Times)

    Khalsa Push Home their Leadership in Hong Kong Premier Division Hockey

    A last minute trademark drag-flick from a penalty corner by Ahmed Ewis posted a 3-2 win for Khalsa-A over HKFC-A in the final week of... Read more

  • Conrado Marrero Dead: Former MLB Player Dies in Cuba

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  • Steve "Bye-Bye" Balboni #50 of the New York Yankees looks on during a 1989 season game. Steve Balboni played for the New York Yankees from 1981-1983 and 1989-1990. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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    For all of you who enjoyed “All About “A” – here is “All About “B.” With the season upon us and baseball in the air... Read more

  • Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, right, hits a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Puig Hits 3-run HR As Dodgers Beat Diamondbacks

    LOS ANGELES—Yasiel Puig hit a three-run homer and threw out a runner at second base, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1... Read more

  • FILE - This Sept. 22, 2013 file photo shows Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper watching his team play as he waits for his turn at bat against the Miami Marlins in the ninth inning of their baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington. The young slugger who battled a bum knee through much of 2013 is hoping for better things this year.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

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  • Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols (5) is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Friday, April 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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  • Zondwa Mandela, second from left, his wife Lindo Mandela, left, and New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner, right, pose with a copy of the Nelson Mandela plaque before the Chicago Cubs and the Yankees play Game 2 of a baseball doubleheader on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Zondwa is Nelson's grandson. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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  • Chicago White Sox's Alexei Ramirez celebrates after scoring the game winning run off a throwing error by Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts as A.J. Pierzynski watches during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in Chicago. The White Sox won 2-1. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

    Red Sox Fall to White Sox 2-1 on Error in 9th

    CHICAGO— The Boston Red Sox believed they were headed to extra innings on a frigid night at U.S. Cellular Field. Tied at one against the... Read more

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey (41) walks the infield as New York Yankees' Alfonso Soriano (12) runs the bases after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 12, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Lackey Yields Career-High 4 HRs, Yanks Top Red Sox

    NEW YORK— With every pitch John Lackey threw, that short right-field porch at Yankee Stadium seemed to move closer and closer. Lackey was tagged for... Read more

  • Teammates greet Boston Red Sox' Grady Sizemore (38) in the dugout after he hit a solo home run in the fourth inning of an opening day baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Monday, March 31, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

    Sizemore, Gomes HRs Lead Red Sox Over Yankees 4-2

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  • Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz (34) celebrates at the plate after hitting a three-run homer, scoring Dustin Pedroia, left, and Jackie Bradley Jr., right, in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. The Red Sox won 4-2. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Ortiz Homer Leads Red Sox To 4-2 Win Over Rangers

    BOSTON—David Ortiz hit a three-run homer high over the Pesky Pole in the eighth inning, helping the Boston Red Sox rally for a 4-2 victory... Read more

  • Los Angeles Angels' Josh Hamilton (32) slides into home to score as Houston Astros catcher Carlos Corporan (22) reaches for the ball in the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Houston. Hamilton and Albert Pujols scored on a Howie Kendrick single. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

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    SEATTLE—Josh Hamilton’s attempt to beat out an infield grounder with a headfirst slide into first base landed him on the bench for up to two... Read more

  • Miles Scott, dressed as Batkid, gestures as he exits the Batmobile to throw the ceremonial first pitch before an opening day baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and the Arizona Diamondbacks in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. On Nov. 15, 2013, Scott, a Northern California boy with leukemia, fought villains and rescued a damsel in distress as a caped crusader through The Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, Pool)

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  • Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun hits a solo home run in front of Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz (51) during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

    Braun Hits 3 Homers, Brewers Beat Phillies 10-4

    PHILADELPHIA—All Ryan Braun needed to shake his slump was a trip to Philadelphia. Braun hit three home runs and tied a franchise record with seven RBIs... Read more

  • New York Yankees Derek Jeter reacts after striking out on a foul tip with two runners on base in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium in New York, Tuesday, April 8, 2014.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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    NEW YORK—For all of Baltimore’s big hits, and there were plenty of them, a little grounder caused the most trouble for the New York Yankees... Read more

  • From left, former New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera, former Yankees catcher Jorge Posada, New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter and former New York Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte embrace after Rivera and Pettitte threw out the ceremonial first pitches to Posada and Jeter before the Yankees home opening baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, at Yankee Stadium in New York, Monday, April 7, 2014.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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  • FILE - In this June 4, 2013, file photo, New York Mets relief pitcher Bobby Parnell throws during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington. Parnell is ready to resume his role as the closer for the  Mets.  Parnell didn't pitch after July 30 and had surgery Sept. 10 to repair a herniated disk in his neck. He has been working out in Florida.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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  • Atlanta Braves' Justin Upton (8) celebrates after scoring, with manager Fredi Gonzalez, left, and Jason Heyward during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Washington. Upton scored on a throwing error by Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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  • New York Mets' Daniel Murphy stands during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field, Thursday, April 3, 2014, in New York. Murphy is proud he put fatherhood ahead of baseball, and New York Mets manager Terry Collins thinks criticism his second baseman received for taking paternity leave this week was unfair. Murphy made his season debut Thursday three days after the birth of son Noah. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

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  • New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka of Japan makes his major league debut as he pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during first inning AL baseball action in Toronto on Friday, April 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Nathan Denette)

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  • Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasiel Puig, center, Andre Ethier, right, and Carl Crawford do their bump celebration after the Dodgers' 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Tuesday, April 1, 2014, in San Diego.  (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

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  • In this March 27, 1982, Georgetown team members wave their arms in victory after they defeated Louisville on Saturday, March 27, 1982, during NCAA men's college basketball tournament semifinals in New Orleans. Coach John Thompson stands in front of them. Sonny Vaccaro began handing out money in the late ‘70s to basketball coaches so players would wear Nike shoes. Guys like Jerry Tarkanian and Thompson got checks for $50,000 or so a year, good money in an era where coaches weren't automatically millionaires. Their players didn’t join in the profits, getting little more than sneakers with swooshes on them to wear around campus. Now Vaccaro is on a mission to force the NCAA to share some of the billions that big time college sports generate with the players who make it all possible. (AP Photo/File)

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  • Auburn basketball coach Bruce pearl waves to the crowd during the first half of the annual A Day spring inter squad college football game Saturday, April 19, 2014 in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Auburn Opts Not To Appeal Pearl’s Show-cause Order

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  • FILe - In this March 14, 2014 file photo, Kentucky forward Julius Randle (30) dunks the ball against LSU during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinal round of the Southeastern Conference men's tournament, in Atlanta. Randle will leave after one season to enter the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections. With five days left before the deadline for underclassmen to declare, the 6-foot-9 Dallas native announced, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, the decision many expected even before he arrived as part of Kentucky's best recruiting class ever. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

    Kentucky Freshman Julius Randle To Enter NBA Draft

    LEXINGTON, Ky.— Kentucky forward Julius Randle will leave after one season to enter the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top... Read more

  • Duke's Jabari Parker reacts following a basket against North Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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  • The Union players salute their fans following the third period of an NCAA men's college hockey Frozen Four tournament game against Boston College, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Philadelphia. Union College won 5-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

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  • Connecticut students celebrate their team's 60-54 victory over Kentucky in the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Excitement Over UConn Basketball Teams Parade

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Organizers of a weekend parade for the University of Connecticut men’s and women’s national championship basketball teams say they expect hundreds of thousands... Read more

  • In this artists rendering provided by The University of Notre Dame is the school's new football stadium. Notre Dame announced plans Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 to expand the school’s 84-year-old football stadium, adding up to 4,000 premium seats and spending about $400 million to add buildings on three sides of the “House that Rockne Built.” (AP Photo/The University of Notre Dame)

    Notre Dame To Install Artificial Turf At Stadium

    SOUTH BEND, Ind.— Artificial turf will be installed at Notre Dame Stadium in time for the start of the upcoming football season. Athletic director Jack... Read more

  • In this March 8, 2014, photo, Creighton's Doug McDermott shoots against Providence during an NCAA college basketball game in Omaha, Neb. McDermott accepted the John R. Wooden Award on Friday night, April 11, 2014, one of several honors the senior won this year as college basketball's player of the year. The women's award went to Chiney Ogwumike of Stanford in a ceremony at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

    McDermott And Ogwumike Win Wooden Award

    LOS ANGELES—Doug McDermott of Creighton accepted the John R. Wooden Award on Friday night, one of several honors the senior won this year as college... Read more

  • Kansas center Joel Embiid (21) pushes off West Virginia forward Devin Williams, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Embiid scored 11 points in the game. Kansas defeated West Virginia 83-69. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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    LAWRENCE, Kan.—Kansas freshman Joel Embiid is entering the NBA draft after a breakthrough season that ended with a stress fracture in his back that kept the... Read more

  • Connecticut center Stefanie Dolson (31) celebrates a basket against Notre Dame during the first half of the championship game in the Final Four of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament, Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Geno Auriemma and Connecticut stand alone in women’s college basketball, and they reached the top in unprecedented fashion. The Huskies routed Notre Dame 79-58... Read more

  • Connecticut guard Tierney Lawlor (20) works during practice before the women's Final Four of the NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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  • Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison sits in the locker room after his team's 60-54 loss to Connecticut in the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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  • Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma listens to a question during a news conference at the NCAA women's Final Four college basketball tournament Monday, April 7, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Connecticut is scheduled to face Notre Dame in the championship game Tuesday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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  • Connecticut players and fans begin to celebrate in the final moments of the team's 63-53 victory over Florida at their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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  • After Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison (2) made a three-point basket in the final seconds against Wisconsin to win the game 74-73, he celebrates with Julius Randle (30) at the end of their NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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  • Kentucky's Aaron Harrison celebrates with his teammates after an NCAA Midwest Regional final college basketball tournament game against Michigan Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Indianapolis. Kentucky won 75-72 to advance to the Final Four. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Kentucky Brings Up Memories Of Fab Five

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  • FILE - In this March 30, 2013 file photo, Texas coach Mack Brown walks on the field during the team's spring NCAA college football game in Austin, Texas. Brown has stepped down as coach and that the Alamo Bowl against Oregon on Dec. 30 will be his last game with the Longhorns, the school announced Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/ Eric Gay, File)

    A Look At The Pecking Order In College Sports

    ARLINGTON, Texas— An NCAA proposal would give the five biggest conferences a chance to make their own rules, a nod to the revenue their football... Read more

  • Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike (13) speaks to her teammates during practice before the women's Final Four of the NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Connecticut plays Stanford Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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  • Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa and Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw watch practice  before the women's Final Four of the NCAA college basketball tournament, Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Notre Dame will play Maryland Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

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  • Real's Karim Benzema celebrates scoring the opening goal during a  Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)

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  • Cruz Azul's midfielder Gerardo Torrado (L) vies for the ball with Toluca's forward Juan Manuel Salgueiro (R) during their first leg Concachampions final football match at the Azul stadium in Mexico City on April 15, 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)

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  • FILE - This is a Monday, Aug. 16, 2010 file photo Manchester United's Ryan Giggs, right,  with teammate Paul Scholes after scoring a goal against Newcastle United during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford, Manchester, England.  Ryan Giggs will be assisted by former teammates Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville during his spell as interim manager of Manchester United following the dismissal of David Moyes. (AP Photo/Tim Hales, File)

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  • Bayern's Arjen Robben scores his sides 3rd goal past Manchester United's goalkeeper David de Gea during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Manchester United in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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    Real Madrid will play Bayern Munich at 7:45 p.m. London time, and there’s a live stream available. Guardiola, Mourinho back in Madrid for CL semis ... Read more

  • Chelsea's Demba Ba scores his side's 2nd goal during the Champions League second leg quarterfinal soccer match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge Stadium  in London, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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     MADRID (AP) — Chelsea’s defensive game plan worked perfectly as it held Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal... Read more

  • FIFA Urged To Back Probe Of Qatar World Cup

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  • FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke speaks during a news conference after inspecting the unfinished Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The stadium will host the World Cup opener match between Brazil and Croatia in June. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

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  • FILE - This Saturday March 29, 2014 file photo shows a banner, critical of Manchester United manager David Moyes, flown above Old Trafford Stadium, during their English Premier League soccer match against Aston Villa, in Manchester, England. From embarrassing defeats to a critical plane banner to taunts from a spectator dressed as the Grim Reaper, it was a tumultuous 10-month reign for David Moyes as Manchester United manager. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

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  • Sunderland's Fabio Borini, left, shoots a penalty to score against Chelsea during an English Premier League soccer match at the Stamford Bridge ground in London, Saturday April 19, 2014. Sunderland won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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  • Manchester City players celebrate after Sergio Aguero scored against West Bromich Albion during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium,  Manchester, England, Monday April 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

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    MANCHESTER, England— Manchester City kept alive its title hopes in the English Premier League by beating West Bromwich Albion 3-1 Monday night. Goals by Pablo... Read more

  • Manchester United's manager David Moyes looks on during their English Premier League soccer match against Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Sunday April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)

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  • Valcke To Visit Unfinished World Cup Stadiums

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  • Official: Keeper Dies After Gabon Soccer Match

    LIBREVILLE, Gabon— A team official says a goalkeeper has died after being kicked in the head during a championship tournament match in the West African... Read more

  • Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, right, celebrates scoring the opening goal during their English Premier League match against Norwich City at Carrow Road, Norwich, eastern England, Sunday April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/PA, Chris Radburn)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

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  • Lerner Raises Doubts About Future At Villa

    BIRMINGHAM, England— American businessman Randy Lerner has raised doubts about his future as Aston Villa chairman by saying he will address “steady rumors of a... Read more

  • Raheem Sterling of Liverpool celebrates scoring their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road on April 20, 2014 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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  • Sporting KC forward Dom Dwyer (14) works the ball forward while covered by Montreal Impact defender Karl Ouimette (34) during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Kansas City, Kan., Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

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  • Hantuchova, Peng Reach Quarters In Morocco

    MARRAKESH, Morocco— Top-seeded Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia beat last year’s runner-up Lourdes Dominguez Lino of Spain 7-5, 6-2 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of... Read more

  • Stirling Council Provost Mike Robbins, right, comforts British tennis player Andy Murray after he made an emotional speech following his acceptance of the Freedom of Stirling presented to him during a special council meeting at his old school Dunblane High, in Dunblane, Scotland, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. Murray said he feels honored to receive the freedom of Stirling and an honorary degree from the university where he trained as a boy. (AP Photo/PA, Andrew Milligan) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE

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  • Ivanovic Beats Lisicki In 1st Round At Stuttgart

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  • Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to fellow countryman Albert Ramos during the Barcelona open tennis in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, April 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

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    BARCELONA, Spain— Second-seeded David Ferrer was ousted from the Barcelona Open by a Russian opponent for the second straight year and defending champion Rafael Nadal... Read more

  • Bucharest Defending Champ Rosol Reaches Quarters

    BUCHAREST, Romania— Defending champion Lukas Rosol reached the Nastase Tiriac Trophy quarterfinals with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over eighth-seeded Jarkko Nieminen of Finland on Wednesday... Read more

  • Hercog Beats Zhang To Reach 2nd Round In Marrakech

    MARRAKECH, Morocco— In her return from injury, Polona Hercog of Slovenia cruised past seventh-seeded Zhang Shuai of China 6-2, 6-2 to move into the second... Read more

  • Ferrer Ousted By Another Russian At Barcelona Open

    BARCELONA, Spain— Second-seeded David Ferrer was ousted from the Barcelona Open by a Russian opponent for the second straight year, losing 6-4, 6-2 to Teymuraz... Read more

  • Maria Sharapova, of Russia, returns to Serena Williams at the Sony Open Tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla., Thursday, March 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

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    STUTTGART, Germany—Defending champion Maria Sharapova survived a first-round scare at the Porsche Grand Prix by defeating Lucie Safarova 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-6(2) on Tuesday. The sixth-seeded... Read more

  • Seppi And Mahut Make Early Exits In Bucharest

    BUCHAREST, Romania— Sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi was knocked out of the first round of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Tuesday, along with seventh-seeded Nicolas Mahut. Carlos... Read more

  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after losing a point against Roger Federer of Switzerland, during their semifinal match of the Monte Carlo Tennis Masters tournament,  in Monaco, Saturday, April, 19, 2014. Federer won 7-6, 6-2. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

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  • Kanepi Advances In Stuttgart, Wozniacki Pulls Out

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