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In this photo taken Wednesday, May, 17, 2017, Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Pillar (11) looks on as both benches empty onto the field after he exchanged words with Atlanta Braves relief pitcher Jason Motte (30) in the seventh inning of a baseball game , in Atlanta. Pillar has been suspended two games for yelling an anti-gay slur at a Braves pitcher. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 18, 2017 - 6:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Toronto Blue Jays center fielder Kevin Pillar was suspended two games Thursday for yelling an anti-gay slur at a Braves pitcher. The Blue Jays suspended Pillar without pay shortly after he apologized in a statement, saying he was "completely and utterly embarrassed" by the word he...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a news conference in Phoenix. Baseball fans can like their team's games with a click starting Friday. Major League Baseball announced Facebook will carry a live game nationally each Friday starting with Colorado at Cincinnati this week. The Facebook package of 20 games will use the broadcast feed of one of the involved teams. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Thursday, May 18, 2017. He calls it "really important for us in terms of experimenting with a new partner in this area."(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
May 18, 2017 - 6:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Even talks to speed the pace of Major League Baseball games are going slowly. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said management will speak some more with the players' association before deciding whether to push ahead with initiatives to speed games in 2018. The average time of a...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2017, file photo, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a news conference in Phoenix. Baseball fans can like their team's games with a click starting Friday. Major League Baseball announced Facebook will carry a live game nationally each Friday starting with Colorado at Cincinnati this week. The Facebook package of 20 games will use the broadcast feed of one of the involved teams. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Thursday, May 18, 2017. He calls it "really important for us in terms of experimenting with a new partner in this area."(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
May 18, 2017 - 6:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Even talks to speed the pace of Major League Baseball games are going slowly. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said management will speak some more with the players' association before deciding whether to push ahead with initiatives to speed games in 2018. The average time of a...
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World Anti-Doping Agency President Craig Reedie arrives for a press conference after the agency's Foundation Board meeting Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 18, 2017 - 6:12 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Never known for haste, the World Anti-Doping Agency delivered two pieces of news Thursday that could strengthen its ability to expedite the end of the Russian doping scandal. In one move, the WADA foundation board pressed forward with a proposal to fast-track rules changes that...
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World Anti-Doping Agency President Craig Reedie arrives for a press conference after the agency's Foundation Board meeting Thursday, May 18, 2017 in Montreal. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 18, 2017 - 6:12 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Never known for haste, the World Anti-Doping Agency delivered two pieces of news Thursday that could strengthen its ability to expedite the end of the Russian doping scandal. In one move, the WADA foundation board pressed forward with a proposal to fast-track rules changes that...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James leaves the court after Game 1 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Boston. The Cavaliers won 117-104. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 18, 2017 - 6:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers' dominating win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. He was efficient, scoring from the outside, rolling downhill and getting to the rim at will, passing to teammates and locking down Boston...
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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James leaves the court after Game 1 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Boston. The Cavaliers won 117-104. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 18, 2017 - 6:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers' dominating win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. He was efficient, scoring from the outside, rolling downhill and getting to the rim at will, passing to teammates and locking down Boston...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gestures during the second half of Game 5 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, in San Antonio. For Cleveland's LeBron James, there was history. For Houston's James Harden, there was affirmation. James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team that was unveiled Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
May 18, 2017 - 4:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For Cleveland's LeBron James, there was history. For Houston's James Harden, there was affirmation. And for Indiana's Paul George and Utah's Gordon Hayward, a chance at signing contracts exceeding $200 million this summer is gone. James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team...
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FILE - In this May 9, 2017, file photo, Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) gestures during the second half of Game 5 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, in San Antonio. For Cleveland's LeBron James, there was history. For Houston's James Harden, there was affirmation. James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team that was unveiled Thursday, May 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
May 18, 2017 - 4:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For Cleveland's LeBron James, there was history. For Houston's James Harden, there was affirmation. And for Indiana's Paul George and Utah's Gordon Hayward, a chance at signing contracts exceeding $200 million this summer is gone. James and Harden headlined the All-NBA first team...
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Atlanta Braves' Freddie Freeman reacts after being hit by a pitch during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Atlanta. Freeman left the game. The Braves won 8-4. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 18, 2017 - 12:17 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are awaiting word on tests that will determine the severity of Freddie Freeman's injury after he was struck in the left wrist by a pitch. The slugging first baseman was plunked by Toronto's Aaron Loup during the fifth inning of an 8-4 victory over the Blue Jays on...
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