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April 19, 2018 - 4:58 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski has bought a stake in his namesake horse that is set to run in the Kentucky Derby next month. Gronkowski, a 3-year-old colt, has won all three of his starts this year. He earned a spot in the 20-horse Derby field by virtue of leading the point standings among...
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Wearing a protective mask because of a recent facial injury, Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid takes a break during the NBA basketball team's practice in Camden, N.J., Friday, April 13, 2018. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 4:57 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Joel Embiid's status has been upgraded to probable for Game 3 of Philadelphia's first-round series against Miami on Thursday night. Thursday started with Embiid listed as doubtful by the 76ers, and coach Brett Brown reiterated that was the case before Philadelphia started its game-day...
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Detroit Tigers' Jose Iglesias (1) and Leonys Martin (12) celebrate their 13-8 win over the Baltimore Orioles after a baseball game in Detroit, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
April 19, 2018 - 4:54 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Leonys Martin hit his first big league grand slam, Jeimer Candelario had four hits and three RBIs, and the Detroit Tigers beat Baltimore 13-8 Thursday to extend the Orioles' losing streak to six. Jordan Zimmermann (1-0) gave up four runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings, allowing two...
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Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey answers questions about the draft during a news conference at the NFL football team's training camp facility, Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 19, 2018 - 4:52 pm
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns general manager John Dorsey is old-school cool, from his wardrobe to keeping his plans for the upcoming NFL draft private. He's not tipping his hand. "You know," Dorsey said, "a man once told me: Don't show all your cards at once." Dorsey kept things close to the vest — or...
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FILE - In this Saturday, April 7, 2018, file photo, driver Scott Dixon smiles before the IndyCar auto race at Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale, Ariz. Dixon will be the latest IndyCar driver to enter the realm of reality TV when he auditions in Indianapolis next week for "American Ninja Warrior. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
April 19, 2018 - 4:38 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Scott Dixon will be the latest IndyCar driver to enter the realm of reality TV when he auditions in Indianapolis next week for "American Ninja Warrior." The four-time IndyCar champion, nicknamed "The Iceman," thought it sounded fun when he was approached with the idea of...
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FILE - In this July 24, 2004, file pool photo, overall leader Lance Armstrong, right, of Austin, Texas, follows compatriot and teammate Floyd Landis, left, in the ascent of the La Croix Fry pass during the 17th stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Bourg-d'Oisans and Le Grand Bornand, French Alps. Armstrong, on Thursday, April 19, 2018, has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. (Bernard Papon/Pool Photo via AP, File)
April 19, 2018 - 4:28 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong has reached a $5 million settlement with the federal government in a whistleblower lawsuit that could have sought $100 million in damages from the cyclist who was stripped of his record seven Tour de France victories after admitting he used performance-enhancing...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, Tennessee's athletic director Phillip Fulmer watches during the first day of spring NCAA college football practice, in Knoxville, Tenn. Fulmer has signed a contract that runs through 2021 and increases his annual pay to at least $900,000. The deal was announced Thursday, April 19, 2018, by Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport in a university release. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
April 19, 2018 - 4:28 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Phillip Fulmer has said all along that his appointment as athletic director at his alma mater wasn't a mere short-term arrangement. Now he has the contract to back it up. Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport announced Thursday that Fulmer has signed a contract...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2016, file photo, United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings reacts while playing Brazil during the women's beach volleyball bronze medal match of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The five-time Olympian has announced plans for her new beach volleyball circuit that will bring a sports and music festival to eight cities. The p1440 series will open in September in San Jose, California, and then over the next four months visit Las Vegas, San Diego and Huntington Beach, California. Four stops in early 2019 are planned, including Chicago; the others were not announced. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
April 19, 2018 - 4:26 pm
Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings has announced plans for her new beach volleyball circuit that will bring a sports and music festival to eight cities. The p1440 series will open in September in San Jose, California, and then over the next four months visit Las Vegas, San Diego and Huntington...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington. The wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. She was 67. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich's death Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The team didn't provide further details. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 19, 2018 - 4:08 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James fought back tears. Former President Bill Clinton offered condolences. Craig Sager's daughter tweeted that she was "just sick" over the news. Such is the regard that so many, from so many walks of life, have for San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, whose 67-year-...
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FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, Ma'lik Richmond, center, of Steubenville, Ohio, and his attorney Susan Stone, left, walk out of U.S. District Court in Youngstown, Ohio. An Ohio judge has scheduled a Thursday, April 19, 2018, hearing about whether Richmond, a high school and college football player convicted as a juvenile of raping a 16-year-old girl during an alcohol-fueled party, should be removed from the state's sex offender listings. (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File)
April 19, 2018 - 3:46 pm
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge has heard arguments about whether a man convicted as a juvenile of raping a 16-year-old girl should be removed from Ohio's sex offender registry. Judge Thomas Lipps held the hearing Thursday in Juvenile Court in Steubenville to consider the request of former...
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