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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the NFL draft (all times Eastern): 6:45 p.m. Cardinals first-round draft pick Haason Reddick arrived in Arizona Friday and gushed about his new NFL home. He praised the welcoming fans and called the area "heaven on earth." Apparently nobody...
BOSTON (AP) — Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas plans to attend his sister's funeral on Saturday without missing any games in Boston's first-round playoff series against Chicago. Thomas' cousin, Johari Thomas, confirmed to The Associated Press that the Celtics star would fly to...
Out on Bermuda's Great Sound, on a fast catamaran named Magic Blue, Iain Percy and his mates with Artemis Racing are emerging as contenders to win the America's Cup while honoring the memory of Andrew "Bart" Simpson, who was killed in a training accident four years ago. Artemis...
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dale Earnhardt Jr. says the pressure is gone, not only about his future, but also his results. "I certainly did feel a lot more relaxed now," NASCAR'S most popular driver said Friday at Richmond International Raceway, where he came back to work three days...
A chorus of boos greeted the announcement of Sidney Crosby's first goal in Game 1 at the Washington Capitals. During the announcement of his second, the red-rocking Washington Capitals crowd was silent. There's no place like road for the Pittsburgh Penguins and other teams in...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly 100,000 people attended the festivities surrounding the first night of the NFL draft Thursday. That's more than at any Super Bowl except one. The traveling spring show might be the league's second-most popular event outside of the championship...
The first round of the NFL draft had players from Temple and Western Michigan off the board before players from Alabama. And in a draft where none of the quarterbacks looked like locks to be picked in the first round, three were taken in the first 12 picks. The draft always...
The sappy montage, the dramatic voiceover, the announcer breathlessly declaring that "anticipation of football fans everywhere is at an all-time high." No one does hype like the NFL, and its annual draft is perhaps the worst offender of all. For some reason, an estimated 70,000...
Larry Bird is stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers, a stunningly abrupt move even for an NBA legend known for making swift decisions. Bird made the call on Friday and general manager Kevin Pritchard will be elevated to take his place, a...