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Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals

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These (under)dogs are ready to hunt: Cavaliers insist they're ready for Warriors in Finals. More>>

Wainwright baffles Rockies over 7 innings in Cards' 3-0 win

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Adam Wainwright kept up his mastery of the Rockies by scattering three hits over seven innings, Tommy Pham hit a two-run homer and the St. Louis Cardinals beat Colorado 3-0 on Saturday night. More>>

Farah, Bowie and Baker win at Prefontaine Classic

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Mo Farah pounded his chest after crossing the finish line on a U.S. track for perhaps the final time. More>>

ONLY ON AP: Bourdais determined to return for season finale

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ONLY ON AP: Sebastien Bourdais determined to return from injury this season for IndyCar season finale. More>>

Dixon has pole, Alonso has spotlight for wide-open Indy 500

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One of IndyCar's all-time greats will lead the field to green at the Indianapolis 500. More>>

Webb Simpson breaks out of crowd to take Colonial lead

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Webb Simpson shot a 3-under 67 to take the lead alone at 9 under after three rounds at Colonial. More>>

FRENCH OPEN '17: 30 is the new 25 in men's tennis right now

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The top 5 in the men's tennis rankings are all at least 30 years old, the first time that's happened. More>>

Keuchel solid in return from DL as Astros down Orioles 5-2

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Dallas Keuchel had another solid start in his return from the disabled list, and George Springer hit a two-run homer to help the Houston Astros to a 5-2 over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night. More>>

Anderson takes no-hit bid into eighth in Brewers win

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Chase Anderson takes no-hit bid into the eighth as the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-1. More>>

America's Cup qualifiers off to smashing start in Bermuda

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Defending champion Oracle Team USA wins on opening day of America's Cup qualifiers off Bermuda. More>>

Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

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Jim Bunning, a former Hall of Fame pitcher who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85. More>>

LEADING OFF: Suzuki learning Dickey; rookies lead Rockies

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LEADING OFF: Kurt Suzuki learning RA Dickey; German Marquez among rookies lead Rockies; Alex Cobb going deep for Rays. More>>

AP Sources: Caps to host Leafs in outdoor game at Navy

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Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Capitals will host the Maple Leafs in an outdoor game at the Naval Academy next season. More>>

The Latest: Obama offers Prince Harry condolences on attack

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British police say they are evacuating residents around a house being searched in connection with the Manchester concert bombing. More>>

Feng takes 1-stroke lead after bogey-free 66 in Michigan

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Shanshan Feng shot a 6-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the LPGA Volvik Championship. More>>

Anderson's no-hit bid ended by Ahmed in the eighth inning

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Chase Anderson has a no-hitter through six innings for the Milwaukee Brewers against the Arizona Diamondbacks. More>>

Cleveland Indians unveil statue of Frank Robinson

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Cleveland Indians unveil statue of Frank Robinson before game against Kansas City. More>>

Singh leads Langer by a stroke at Senior PGA on Trump course

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Bernhard Langer shoots 67, leads by 2 strokes midway through Senior PGA at Trump National. More>>

Clarification: Serena Williams-Silicon Valley story

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Tennis star Serena Williams wants to help diversify the tech industry now that she is joining a Silicon Valley boardroom for the first time. More>>

Penguins ride maturity, resilience back to Stanley Cup Final

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The Pittsburgh Penguins ride resiliency, newfound maturity and contributions from unlikely places to return trip to Stanley Cup Final. More>>

White Sox add Cuban OF Robert in deal that costs team $52M

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White Sox agree to minor league deal with Cuban outfielder Luis Robert. More>>

Spieth avoids Colonial cut scare, has shot to defend title

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Danny Lee birdied the last hole for a 6-under 64 and a share of the second-round lead in the Colonial with Kevin Kisner, Webb Simpson and Scott Piercy. More>>

Prince William leads FA Cup final tribute to Manchester dead

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Soccer fans are arriving for the FA Cup final with armed police on the streets outside at Wembley Stadium as Britain stages its biggest sporting event since the Manchester suicide bombing. More>>

7 people ID'd for threats to NCAA ref after Kentucky loss

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Seven people who threatened college basketball referee John Higgins of Omaha identified; information to be sent to other jurisdictions. More>>

282 pitches! UCLA freshman Rachel Garcia guts out 2 games

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UCLA pitcher Rachel Garcia followed a marathon start with a shutdown finish. More>>

Ferrari continues to improve, Mercedes now looks vulnerable

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Ferrari driver Kimi Raikkonen took pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix on Saturday and title contender Lewis Hamilton failed to make the top 10 in a significant blow for Mercedes. More>>

Quintana keeps lead but Dumoulin remains pick to win Giro

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Nairo Quintana holds on to the pink jersey in the penultimate stage of the Giro d'Italia but likely didn't pick up enough seconds on his most dangerous rival, Tom Dumoulin, to claim overall victory. More>>

LEADING OFF: Homer Simpson hits Hall of Fame, Keuchel back

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LEADING OFF: Homer Simpson hits Hall of Fame, Keuchel back. More>>

News flash: Cubs stay classy in 'Anchorman' road trip spoof

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The Chicago Cubs kept it classy on their way to open a road trip in Los Angeles, with the World Series champions dressing as characters from the Will Ferrell comedy "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.''. More>>

Wood stays undefeated as Dodgers blank Cubs 4-0

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Alex Wood allowed two hits over five scoreless innings, Chase Utley and Adrian Gonzalez homered, and the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-0 on Friday night in the series opener. More>>

Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he'll need hip surgery

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Celtics star Isaiah Thomas says hip swelling must go down before he decides on surgery. More>>

Mo Farah prepares for final US race while allegations swirl

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Mo Farah remains dogged by doping allegations surrounding his team as he prepares for what could be his final track race on U.S. soil. More>>

From Harper to Puckett, Grand Junction a JUCO baseball mecca

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Getting to Grand Junction, Colorado, means you've made it to the JUCO World Series. And for every junior college player, that has been the dream destination since 1959. More>>

Djokovic and Nadal could meet in French Open semifinals

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Rafael Nadal could face Novak Djokovic in the semifinals of the French Open in his quest for a 10th title at Roland Garros. More>>

Bernhard Langer regains Senior PGA lead with late birdie run

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Larry Mize ties Bernhard Langer for Senior PGA Championship lead at Trump National in Virginia. More>>

Judge tosses suit against NFL over cheerleader wages

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A federal judge says a lawsuit accusing the NFL and team owners of conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders fails to provide evidence to support that claim. More>>

Draymond Green not bored by another Cavs-Dubs Finals matchup

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Draymond Green wants to let the critics know to appreciate these Cavs-Warriors Finals matchups while they have them. More>>

No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

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Here they go again: Cleveland and Golden State will meet in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive season. More>>

Babe Ruth contract, 1927 ring up for auction

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Two items that can be considered the Holy Grail of Ben Ruth memorabilia are up for auction. More>>

Gymnast says sports doctor caused pain while molesting her

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A former gymnast has testified that a Michigan sports doctor accused of sexually assaulting dozens of women and girls asked her father to leave the room before he molested her during a 2012 appointment for a heel injury. More>>

FANTASY PLAYS: Conforto king of NY over Judge?

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FANTASY PLAYS: Conforto king of NY over Judge?. More>>

NHL royalty vs. the rowdy neighbors in Stanley Cup Final

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are back in the Stanley Cup final for a sixth time while the Nashville Predators will make their Cup debut when the series starts on Monday. More>>

Petra Kvitova to play at French Open

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Petra Kvitova says she will make her comeback at the French Open. More>>

Castroneves fastest on Carb Day as another Honda engine goes

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Three-time champion Helio Castroneves turned the fastest lap on Carb Day during final practice for the Indy 500, while more engine trouble for Honda left teams leery of what could happen on race day. More>>

Vikings coach says if he has to coach with 1 eye, he will

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Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer had a strong message for anyone wondering if his lingering eye issues would shorten his coaching career. More>>

ESPN signs Chip Kelly as college football studio analyst

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Former Oregon coach Chip Kelly is joining ESPN as a studio analyst next season. More>>

Kunitz's double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are heading back to the Stanley Cup final. More>>

Texas could make play for NASCAR all-star and finale races

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Texas Motor Speedway has an eye on landing two of NASCAR's biggest events, the all-star race and the season-ending championship, to the Lone Star State. More>>

American dream starting to become reality in IndyCar Series

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Graham Rahal senses IndyCar is undergoing a major change. More>>

Trio of 65s lead Colonial; 2-time champs 2 back, Spieth even

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Kelly Kraft, Derek Fathauer and PGA Tour rookie J.T. Poston share the lead after the first round of the Colonial with 5-under 65s. More>>

LEADING OFF: deGrom seeks dry weather, Senzatela 7th win

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LEADING OFF: deGrom seeks dry weather, Senzatela looks for 7th win, Wood hopes for 6-0 start. More>>

Warriors coach Steve Kerr not yet ready to return to bench

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Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr is not yet ready to return to the bench as the franchise prepares for its third straight trip to the NBA Finals. More>>

Jeffrey Dean Morgan to drive Indy 500 pace car

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan, one of the stars of the hit show "The Walking Dead," will drive the pace car on Sunday for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. More>>

James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

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LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title. More>>

Ray gives up 2 hits in 7 innings, D-backs beat Brewers 4-0

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Robbie Ray pitched seven innings of two-hit ball to lower the NL's second-best road ERA to 0.081, Gregor Blanco and Chris Owings homered, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-0 for their ninth win in 10 games. More>>

LeBron: Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness

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James says his chase of Jordan's accomplishments is about motivation, not greatness. More>>

No indictment for escort, staffer in Louisville sex scandal

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Grand jury declines to indict escort or former Louisville men's basketball staffer in sex scandal that engulfed program. More>>

Alomania takes center stage at Indianapolis 500

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The Indianapolis 500 spotlight has focused solely on Fernando Alonso since the 2-time Formula One world champion decided to enter "The Greatest Spectacle In Racing.". More>>

Humble Arizona RB on top of list of future merchandise sales

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David Johnson tops the National Football Players Association list of "Rising 50" players poised to break out as top sellers of merchandise this coming season. More>>

Boston's Price set to make season debut Monday at White Sox

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Red Sox pitcher David Price is set to make his season debut for Boston on Monday at the Chicago White Sox. More>>

Game 7 offers chance at history for Penguins and Senators

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators meet in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals with a spot in the Stanley Cup final on the line. More>>

Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury

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Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says that guard Kyrie Irving's left ankle is feeling good in advance of Cleveland's Game 5 matchup with the Celtics. More>>

Langer has 2-shot lead at Senior PGA on Trump course

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Bernhard Langer taps in for eagle on the closing hole for a 7-under 65 to take the lead in the first round of the Senior PGA Championship. More>>

UNC responds to 3rd set of NCAA charges in academic case

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North Carolina has responded to the third set of charges it received from the NCAA. More>>

House OKs bill requiring sports groups to report sex abuse

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The House has passed legislation to require amateur sports groups recognized by the United States Olympics Committee to report allegations of sexual abuse to police. More>>

Rachel Robinson to receive O'Neil Award for baseball Hall

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Rachel Robinson will receive the Buck O'Neil Lifetime Achievement Award from baseball's Hall of Fame on July 29; she's the wife of barrier-breaker Jackie Robinson. More>>

Lacrosse documentary debuts Friday in select theaters

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A documentary on lacrosse debuts Friday in theaters around the country; former University at Albany star Lyle Thompson and his brothers are hopeful it will help the game grow in popularity. More>>

Dusty Baker to attend son's graduation, miss weekend games

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Dusty Baker will miss the Nationals weekend series against the Padres to attend his son's high school graduation. More>>

Ex-tennis great avoids Qantas over same-sex marriage edict

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Former tennis great and now Christian pastor Margaret Court says she will stop using Qantas "where possible" in protest over the Australian airline's promotion of same-sex marriage. More>>

Boy struck on head by broken bat at Yankees game

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A boy was struck on the head by Chris Carter's broken bat during the New York Yankees' game against Kansas City on Wednesday night. More>>

Royals-Yankees game postponed, rescheduled for Sept. 25

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The scheduled game between the Kansas City Royals and New York Yankees has been postponed by rain. More>>

Hawks hire Warriors' Travis Schlenk as general manager

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Hawks hire Travis Schlenk as general manager; Warriors assistant GM spent 12 years with Golden State. More>>

Bode Miller off US ski roster; Olympic spot uncertain

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Bode Miller not listed on early US roster; unclear if 5-time Olympian will ski in South Korea. More>>

Many poor kids can't swim; Olympic champs throw a lifeline

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Swimming upstream: Many poor kids don't know how to swim, and Olympic champs throw a lifeline. More>>

NBA announces 2019 All-Star game will held in Charlotte

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A person familiar with the situation says the 2019 NBA All-Star game will be coming to Charlotte. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the league has not announced the decision. More>>

Woods feeling no pain, wants to compete again _ in time

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Tiger Woods says he feels best in years and wants to play golf when the time is right. More>>

Messi loses Supreme Court appeal over tax-fraud conviction

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Lionel Messi has lost his Supreme Court appeal over a tax-fraud conviction in Spain. More>>

LEADING OFF: Cubs stage "Anchorman" trip, Pujols nears 600

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LEADING OFF: Cubs stage "Anchorman" trip, Pujols nears 600. More>>

Cavs remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5

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On the cusp: Cavs can earn 3rd straight East title, NBA Finals berth with Game 5 win over Celtics. More>>

Major sponsor pulls support from Alaska's Iditarod race

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The world's most famous sled dog race has lost a major backer, and Alaska race officials are blaming animal rights organizations for pressuring corporate sponsors like Wells Fargo outside the state. More>>

Yates, Evernham lead NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018

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Robert Yates, a NASCAR Cup champion as both an engine builder and owner, will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame along with four others. More>>

Protests expected as Senior PGA tees off at Trump National

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This year's venue for the Senior PGA Championship has made news for reasons that have nothing to do with the tournament or the champion it might produce. More>>

Arizona State wins 8th NCAA women's golf title

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Arizona State sticks a pitchfork in Northwestern to win NCAA women's golf title for 8th time. More>>

Lamb homers, D-backs complete sweep of White Sox 8-6

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Jake Lamb homered off a left-hander for only the second time this season, five Diamondbacks drove in at least one run and Arizona beat Chicago 8-6 to complete a three-game sweep of the White Sox. More>>

USGA wants focus on Women's Open golf, not Trump's course

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The USGA insists its focus is going to be on golf and not politics when it conducts the U.S. Women's Open at a golf course owned by President Donald Trump in less than two months. More>>

LEADING OFF: Cubs stage "Anchorman" trip, Pujols nears 600

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LEADING OFF: Cubs stage "Anchorman" trip, Pujols nears 600. More>>

Gray fans 11, Davis homers as A's top Marlins 4-1

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Sonny Gray struck out a season-high 11 over seven innings in his best start in two years, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Miami Marlins 4-1. More>>

Man United beats Ajax 2-0, wins Europa League

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Manchester United gave its grieving home city a moment to cheer by winning the Europa League by beating Ajax 2-0 in the final. More>>

Pick 6: Gary, Evans, Sweat are defenders set to rise in '17

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Michigan defensive lineman Rashan Gary, Florida State defensive end Josh Sweat or Alabama linebacker Rashaan Evans could be college football's breakout defensive players this season. More>>

Ex-aide to soccer federation leader pleads guilty in scandal

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A former aide to the president of the North American professional soccer federation has pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy in a worldwide soccer scandal. More>>

AP Source: Bucks opening up GM search after Hammond exit

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A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks are opening up their search for a new general manager after John Hammond left to join the Orlando Magic. More>>

Hard-luck loser Kiwis back for another shot at America's Cup

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The champagne was on ice and the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron was eager to welcome back the America's Cup to its trophy room. More>>

NFL cuts OT to 10 minutes and opens up end zone celebrations

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NFL owners shortened the overtime period to 10 minutes after coaches expressed concern too many players were just trying to hang on for the final minutes of the extra period. More>>

False alarm: Braves say no emergency, just malfunction

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An alarm and an emergency message on a sign board during the Atlanta Braves game turned out to be a false alarm. More>>

Hoffman's goal helps Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7

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Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins and force a decisive Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals. More>>

Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics

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Dynamic Duo: Irving scores 42, LeBron 34 as Cavaliers down Celtics 112-99 in Game 4. More>>

Pederson leaves game after frightening collision with Puig

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Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson left a game against the St. Louis Cardinals after a frightening collision with Yasiel Puig on the warning track. More>>

Areas outside of arenas becoming a bigger priority

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Survivors of the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall say security screening ahead of the Ariana Grande show was haphazard, but it is not clear if rigorous bag screening would have helped prevent the deaths. More>>

LeBron locked in for Game 4 after being locked out in Game 3

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LeBron wonders what he was doing in Game 3, and is ready to go for Game 4 against Celtics. More>>

LEADING OFF: Sale tries for 9th double-digit K game in row

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LEADING OFF: Sale tries for 9th double-digit K game in row. More>>

Prince hits game-winner with 4.5 seconds left for Liberty

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Epiphanny Prince hit a go-ahead jumper with 4.5 seconds left and the New York Liberty held off the Phoenix Mercury 69-67. More>>

Forsythe, Dodgers win it in 13th after Kershaw duels Lynn

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Logan Forsythe doubled in a run in the 13th inning to lift the Los Angeles Dodgers over the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 after a stellar duel between starters Clayton Kershaw and Lance Lynn. More>>

3 Michigan State players accused of assault violated policy

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A lawyer says three football players at Michigan State University have been found in violation of campus policy in a sexual assault investigation. More>>

AP Exclusive: Mixed emotions for Dixon after armed robbery

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ONLY ON AP: IndyCar driver Scott Dixon tells The Associated Press he is grateful after he and Dario Franchitti were unharmed during an armed robbery Sunday night. More>>

After 3-hour rain delay, Adams lifts Braves over Pirates

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Matt Adams singled in the winning run with about 200 fans left in the stands for the ninth inning, lifting the Atlanta Braves over the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 in a game delayed over three hours by rain. More>>

Celtics G Isaiah Thomas visits specialist, surgery undecided

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Celtics All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas has visited one hip specialist and will see others before it's decided whether he needs surgery. More>>

Rio Olympic planning assailed for 'white elephant' venues

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A federal prosecutor looking into last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics says many of the venues "are white elephants" that were built with "no planning.". More>>

Faster, higher, rustier: Medals from Rio Olympics damaged

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Rio Olympic stars say the medals they won are rusting and flaking; replacements on the way. More>>

Magic hire Weltman, who hours later names Hammond as GM

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A person familiar with the negotiations says the Orlando Magic have agreed to hire Toronto general manager Jeff Weltman as the new president of basketball operations. More>>

NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead at age 48

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The Orlando Police Department has confirmed that Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died. More>>

Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance

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Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State should have a muted celebration after winning the Western Conference Finals. More>>

Horschel unaware wife ready to go public about alcoholism

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PGA Tour golf Billy Horschel says he didn't know his wife was ready go to public about her alcoholism. More>>

Nashville wants more history than just 1st Stanley Cup Final

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The Nashville Predators, the final team into the NHL playoffs, are headed to the first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history. They insist they are not satisfied with simply making franchise history, not with hockey's ultimate prize four wins away. More>>

Ginobili's uncertain future has Spurs fans feeling anxious

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Spurs star Manu Ginobili was swept away by the emotions of a sold-out crowd serenading him with chants of "Manu, Manu" and rising as one for a standing ovation in the closing minutes of the Western Conference Finals. More>>

NASCAR shakes up schedule for 2018 and adds road course

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NASCAR has announced several changes to its 2018 schedule, including new tracks in the final 11 races of the season. More>>

NFL moves 2021 Super Bowl to Tampa Bay from LA

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The NFL wants to put some flair back into celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. More>>

Victims of attack in United's 'hearts,' Jose Mourinho says

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Jose Mourinho says the victims of a deadly bomb attack were in the "minds and hearts" of the Manchester United squad that flew to Stockholm for the Europa League final. More>>

Big league baseball's founding documents to be auctioned

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The 1876 constitution that founded the National League and the modern business of big league sports is going up for sale. More>>

Kansas' Jackson diversion requires apology, anger classes

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Former Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson must undergo anger management classes and apologize as part of a diversion agreement arising from a confrontation with a women's basketball player. More>>

Police: Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead

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The Orlando Police Department has confirmed that Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died. More>>

Putin says whistleblowing on doping echoes Stalin's purges

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A Russian anti-doping commission set up by President Vladimir Putin has called for new measures to claw back prize money from drug cheats and to restore trust in Russian athletes. More>>

Loosen Up: NFL to allow some flair in celebrations

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The NFL wants to put some flair back into celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. More>>

Kvitova to decide this week on French Open comeback

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Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will decide this week whether she will make her comeback at the French Open. More>>

LEADING OFF: Cano comes off DL; Harvey returns home

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LEADING OFF: Cano comes off DL; Harvey returns home. More>>

A year before World Cup, Russian clubs battle financial woes

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Kuban Krasnodar's fans hoped signing Andrei Arshavin would herald long-awaited success for their club. More>>

'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss

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James, Cavaliers trying to shake off 'weird' Game 3 and 1st loss of postseason. More>>

Death threats may prompt NBA's Kanter to become US citizen

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NBA center Enes Kanter says death threats follow his criticism of Turkish government. More>>

Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Ducks in 6 games

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Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6:00 left, ensuring the Nashville Predators' magical postseason now includes the franchise's first trip to the Stanley Cup Final after eliminating the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 win. More>>

Desperate Ottawa tries to avoid elimination by Penguins

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The Pittsburgh Penguins suddenly have three lines operating at full power and are one win away from returning to the Stanley Cup Final. More>>

Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115

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Stephen Curry scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors closed out the Western Conference Final against the injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs with a 129-115 victory, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0. More>>

Greinke whiffs 12 in 8 2/3, Diamondbacks beat White Sox 5-1

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Zack Greinke struck out a season-high 12 and came within one out of a complete game as the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Chicago White Sox 5-1. More>>

Panik homers as Giants beat Lackey, Cubs 6-4

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Joe Panik hits first career leadoff homer as Giants beat Cubs 6-4 in rematch from last year's playoffs. More>>

After manager challenges, umpire changes call without replay

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Second base umpire Hunter Wendelstedt initially called Angels rookie Nolan Fontana safe on a stolen base attempt against Tampa Bay. More>>

Adams hits 2-run HR to power Braves past Pirates, 5-2

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Matt Adams hit a two-run homer in his second start since being traded to Atlanta, powering the Braves to a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. More>>

Vikings' Zimmer takes time off following latest eye surgery

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Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer will be taking some time away from the team to recover from multiple eye surgeries. More>>

Kepler leads Twins' offensive surge in 14-7 win over Orioles

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Max Kepler homered and drove in four runs, Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco each had a career-high four hits and the Minnesota Twins roared back to beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-7. More>>

Indy 500 winners Dixon, Franchitti robbed at a Taco Bell

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Police say Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Scott Dixon and fellow former race winner Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint while in a Taco Bell drive-thru lane. More>>

Horschel's wife opens up on battle with alcoholism

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Billy Horschel's wife open up about battle with alcoholism after his victory at Byron Nelson. More>>

Indy begins new century with faster speeds, wide-open field

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The Indianapolis 500 is embarking on its second century much like it did its first. More>>

Penguins strike early, rout Senators 7-0 to take 3-2 lead

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final. More>>

LEADING OFF: Astros face adversity; Giants-Cubs rematch

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LEADING OFF: Astros face adversity; Giants-Cubs rematch. More>>

LeBron struggles, exchanges words with fan after Game 3 loss

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LeBron James had one of the worst games of his playoff career on Sunday night and got into an exchange with a fan afterward. More>>

Real Madrid wins its 1st Spanish title since 2012

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Real Madrid won the Spanish league for the first time since 2012 with a 2-0 win over Malaga on Sunday. More>>

Near-flawless Lexi Thompson wins wire-to-wire at Kingsmill

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Lexi Thompson shot a 6-under 65 to finish off a wire-to-wire victory in the Kingsmill Championship with a tournament-record 20-under 264 total. More>>

Preds win from ousting Ducks to reach 1st Stanley Cup Final

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The Nashville Predators don't have their top center, and their captain remains day to day with an upper-body injury. More>>

Nelson's Four Seasons finale: Horschel over Day in playoff

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Billy Horschel won the AT&T Byron Nelson with a par on the first playoff hole Sunday after Jason Day pulled his 4-foot par putt left and past the hole. More>>

Bourdais has pelvis surgery; Davison to get his Indy ride

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Sebastien Bourdais has pelvis surgery after crash; James Davison to get his Indy 500 ride. More>>

Rangers still face challenges after winning streak

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The Texas Rangers put themselves in some impressive company with their 10-game winning streak _ but they still face their share of challenges. More>>

Celtic pride: Bradley's last-second shot stuns Cavs 111-108

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Avery Bradley dropped a 3-pointer in the final second and the Boston Celtics stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. More>>

Tim Tebow ends a weeklong slump with home run, RBI double

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Tim Tebow may have found his hitting groove once more with his third homer of the season _ and first in six weeks _ for the Columbia Fireflies. More>>

Finals are 1 win away for Warriors, who have Spurs on brink

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Golden State can finish off a three-sweep march through the West playoffs with another win at San Antonio. More>>

Dixon takes 3rd Indy pole with fastest speeds in 21 years

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Scott Dixon had the fastest lap and the fastest four-lap qualifying average in 21 years to win his third Indianapolis 500 pole. More>>

Sweden beats Canada in shootout to win ice hockey worlds

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Nikita Kucherov sealed a 5-3 win for Russia in the bronze medal match against Finland at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday. More>>

Zverev signals arrival, beats Djokovic to win Italian Open

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Elina Svitolina surges to No. 1 in the season-long rankings race by winning the Italian Open on with a 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 win over Simona Halep. More>>

Celtics stagger on: Isaiah Thomas done, may need surgery

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Celtics confront a big playoff hole knowing star guard Isaiah Thomas is done for season. More>>

Alonso overcomes learning curve, engine change to start 5th

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Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso will start fifth in his Indianapolis 500 debut next weekend. More>>

With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz

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Plans for Preakness winner Cloud Computing still up in the air with Belmont down the road. More>>

Angels give Fister $1.75M deal to fortify depleted staff

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Looking to reinforce an injury-ravaged pitching staff, the Los Angeles Angels agreed to a deal with Doug Fister that pays $1.75 million while he is in the major leagues and $100,000 in the minors. More>>

Langer wins to tie Nicklaus mark of 8 major senior titles

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Langer wins Regions Tradition again; matches Nicklaus' record of 8 major senior titles. More>>

Juventus clinches record 6th straight Serie A title

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Juventus clinches a record 6th straight Serie A title with a 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Crotone in the penultimate round. More>>

Djokovic announces Agassi will coach him at French Open

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Novak Djokovic has announced that Andre Agassi will coach him at the French Open, which starts next Sunday. More>>

Wenger says contract doubts contributed to top-4 failure

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Arsenal will be missing from the Champions League next season for the first time in 20 years after failing to squeeze into the Premier League's top four. More>>

Pontus Aberg's goal puts Predators past Ducks 3-1 in Game 5

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Pontus Aberg scored his first career playoff goal with 8:59 to play, and the Nashville Predators moved to the brink of their first Stanley Cup Final with a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. More>>

Dodgers Hall of Fame manager Lasorda hospitalized

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The Los Angeles Dodgers say Hall of Fame manager Tom Lasorda has been hospitalized. More>>

All-Star race shows Coca-Cola 600 could be a long slog

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Lesson from All-Star race? Kyle Larson is likely favorite to win Coca-Cola 600. More>>

Arsenal, Wenger fail to make Champions League after 20 years

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Arsene Wenger's proud record is over as Arsenal fails to qualify for the Champions League for 1st time in 20 years. More>>

Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead

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Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs 120-108 to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. More>>

Chelsea celebrates title with 5-1 win over Sunderland

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Premier League champion Chelsea celebrated its title in style with a 5-1 victory over relegated Sunderland on Sunday. More>>

Rested and ready: 13-1 shot Cloud Computing wins Preakness

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Cloud Computing ran down Classic Empire in the final strides to win the Preakness by a head in an upset. More>>

LEADING OFF: Adams set to join Braves, Yankees-Rays reset

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LEADING OFF: Adams set to join Braves, Yankees-Rays reset. More>>

Celtics' Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury

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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the playoffs because of a hip injury. More>>

Gatlin wins 100 meters at Golden Grand Prix in Japan

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Justin Gatlin of the United States clocked 10.28 seconds to win the 100 meters at a Golden Grand Prix event on Sunday. More>>

WBA head calls for rematch of N'Dam-Murata middleweight bout

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WBA President Gilberto Mendoza has called for a rematch of Saturday's middleweight title fight between Japanese boxer Ryota Murata and France's interim champion Hassan N'Dam. More>>

Former MotoGP champion Hayden remains in critical condition

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Four days after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle, American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden remains in "extremely serious" condition in an Italian hospital. More>>

Bourdais fractures pelvis, hip during Indy qualifying crash

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Sebastien Bourdais was taken to a hospital after slamming head-on into the SAFER barrier during Indianapolis 500 qualifying. More>>

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