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Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) stretches to keep the ball from Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) as he drives to the net during the second half of Game 2 of basketball’s NBA Finals, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
June 03, 2019 - 6:05 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Toronto star Kawhi Leonard filed a federal lawsuit against Nike on Monday, saying the footwear and apparel giant is blocking him from using a logo that he believes he owns. The suit was filed on a travel day for the NBA Finals; Leonard and the Raptors flew to Oakland,...
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This May 23, 2019, file photo shows Pittsburgh Pirates' Josh Bell rounding third after hitting a solo home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Carlos Estevez during the seventh inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh.The first baseman is hitting home runs at a historic rate for the 138-year-old franchise thanks to an approach that's centered on consistency and not constant tinkering. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar/File)
June 03, 2019 - 12:16 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The conversations were polite but also respectfully blunt. Little small talk. No sugarcoating or coddling. Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell would have seen right through anyway. So when newly hired hitting coaches Rick Eckstein and Jacob Cruz sat Bell down early in...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, United States' Megan Rapinoe celebrates after the U.S. beat Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia. The U.S. national team, ranked No. 1 globally, will try to defend its title in soccer’s premier tournament, which kicks off on June 7. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
June 03, 2019 - 11:41 am
The world's best player won't be at the Women's World Cup but the world's best team will be, with both sides taking a stand for equality. The U.S. national team, ranked No. 1 globally, will try to defend its title in soccer's premier tournament, which kicks off Friday in Paris. While the Americans...
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Toronto Blue Jays' Vladimir Guerrero Jr. heads up the first base line after hitting a solo home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Chris Rusin during the eighth inning of a baseball game Friday, May 31, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
June 01, 2019 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major league batters set a record in May for most home runs in any month. Batters hit 1,135 home runs in May, topping the previous mark of 1,119 in August 2017, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Toronto rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit No. 1,120 for the month on Friday night...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver holds a news conference before Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors, Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 30, 2019 - 6:33 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The NBA is closely monitoring the ongoing trade dispute and tariff rift between the U.S. and China, though the league is not yet worried that it will interfere with any business happening with the world's most populous nation. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver even went as far Thursday...
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Bud Cauley chips to the ninth green during the first round of the Memorial golf tournament Thursday, May 30, 2019, in Dublin, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
May 30, 2019 - 4:45 pm
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Curiosity got the best of Bud Cauley when he was given a video that illustrated the sequence of a crash he doesn't remember. The night after he missed the cut at the Memorial last year, Cauley was a passenger in the back seat of a car that struck a culvert, flipped into the air...
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May 30, 2019 - 3:31 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Blair Brown pointed a gun at a woman and threatened to kill her, according to the Jacksonville's Sheriff's Office. Brown also was accused of pushing the woman to the ground, kicking her in the abdomen and punching her in the face...
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Oakland Raiders guard Richie Incognito (64) warms up during an official team activity at the NFL football team's headquarters in Alameda, Calif., Tuesday, May 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 28, 2019 - 1:51 pm
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Throughout the draft process, Oakland Raiders general manager Mike Mayock and coach Jon Gruden stressed the importance of character when looking for players who could help turn the franchise around. When it comes to veterans, the Raiders have been much more willing to take...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Baylor coach Art Briles walks the field before the NCAA college football team's game against Lamar in Waco, Texas. Briles, the former Baylor football coach fired three years ago after an investigation found the school had mishandled allegations of sexual misconduct and violence, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon Superintendent says its board of trustees has approved a two-year contract with Briles, who was 65-37 in eight seasons with Baylor. Before coaching in college, Briles had a successful 20-year career as a high school coach in Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
May 24, 2019 - 5:28 pm
Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach who was fired three years ago amid a sexual assault scandal at the Baptist school, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon superintendent Jason McCullough announced Friday the board of trustees had approved a two-year...
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FILE - In this April 23, 2019, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Julio Urias pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning of a baseball game in Chicago. Los Angeles police say Urias was arrested Monday evening, May 13, 2019, for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery. No details of the incident were released. (AP Photo/Jim Young,File)
May 21, 2019 - 3:21 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías was reinstated from administrative leave by Major League Baseball on Tuesday. Urías was placed on leave while MLB officials looked into his May 13 arrest for investigation of misdemeanor domestic battery. Police said Urías was...
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