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CORRECTS TO MEEK MILL NOT MEEK MILLS Rapper Meek Mill comes out to ring a Liberty Bell replica before the first half in Game 5 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Miami Heat and the Philadelphia 76ers, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
April 25, 2018 - 12:18 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill attended an NBA playoff game in his first public appearance since being released from prison while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions. Following a five-month campaign by his supporters to get him out, the state Supreme Court on...
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New York Yankees' Didi Gregorius, right, celebrates with Aaron Judge after hitting Gregorius hit two-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the fifth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 24, 2018 - 11:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Didi Gregorius leads the major leagues with 27 RBIs and has eight home runs in 22 games, totals matched previously in Yankees history by only Babe Ruth in 1921 and Alex Rodriguez in 2007. Perhaps with a few more big nights, the promotional people at Yankee Stadium will spell his...
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Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred takes questions from the media before a game between the Boston Red Sox and the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto on Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 9:28 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is encouraged by pace-of-play changes that have limited mound visits and reduced the time between innings at major league games this season. Speaking in Toronto on Tuesday before the Blue Jays hosted the Boston Red Sox, Manfred said the new rules...
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April 24, 2018 - 6:32 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have to wait at least one more day before taking their swings against former teammate Alex Cobb. Cobb, now with the Baltimore Orioles, was scheduled to face his old team on Tuesday night before the game was postponed by rain. Thus, Cobb will start Wednesday in...
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Alabama head coach Nick Saban watches during the first half of an NCAA college football Alabama spring game, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
April 24, 2018 - 2:22 pm
More than a decade after Nick Saban took over as the coach of Alabama, the rest of the Southeastern Conference is still trying to figure out how to consistently beat him. A lot of coaches have tried. A lot of them have ended up unemployed. Now a new group will take a shot. Five of the league's 14...
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Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu hits a home run off Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Wade LeBlanc during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 23, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
April 24, 2018 - 1:44 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox started against Seattle with the longest streak of hits in the major leagues in more than three years. Jose Abreu had four hits that included a pair of home runs, Yoan Moncada was a single shy of the cycle and the White Sox beat the Mariners 10-4 Monday night to...
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April 24, 2018 - 12:06 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent outfielder Melky Cabrera has agreed to a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians. The deal is contingent on the 33-year-old passing a physical. Cabrera spent last season with the Chicago White Sox and Kansas City Royals, batting .285 with 17 homers and 85 RBIs...
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April 23, 2018 - 8:16 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The longest-running PGA Tour event still played at its original site has a new title sponsor, one already deeply involved in golf. The PGA Tour and Colonial Country Club announced Monday that financial services provider Charles Schwab & Co. will take over as title...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2016, file photo, Minnesota Wild general manager Chuck Fletcher speaks at a news conference in St. Paul, Minn. Fletcher was fired Monday, April 23, 2018, after the hockey team's first-round playoff exit. Fletcher was the Wild's general manager for nine seasons. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
April 23, 2018 - 7:49 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold entered the team's new practice facility a couple of weeks ago, the organizational motto was staring him in the face. So was the advice he should make a change in the front office, despite his fondness of general manager Chuck Fletcher...
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Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne (35) and Mike Fisher (12) celebrate a 5-0 series-winning victory against the Colorado Avalanche during Game 6 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
April 23, 2018 - 6:13 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Losing the Stanley Cup last June wasn't what hurt Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg the most. Seeing how painful the loss was for veteran center Mike Fisher proved even more agonizing. "That was probably the worst feeling for me personally," Forsberg said. "Seeing...
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