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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks were a work in progress much of the season, a team that went from relying on a dazzling, spread-the-ball offense to a grittier, defensive-minded bunch. They're hoping that will serve them well heading into an NBA playoff rematch with LeBron James...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts owner Jim Irsay said Saturday that negotiations on Andrew Luck's contract extension are getting serious and a deal could be reached before training camp begins. "Talks are progressing well. We have gotten into serious discussions and we have made...
Unlike Pharoah-phever a year ago, Nyquist-mania hasn't yet struck in the days leading to the Kentucky Derby. It might by next Saturday night if the undefeated colt ends up in the winner's circle at Churchill Downs. American Pharoah came into the Derby off rousing wins in two...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sanya Richards-Ross called her final race at the Penn Relays her "victory lap." Anchoring the U.S. women's 1600 relay, the three-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist had a huge lead going into her leg, making her trot around Franklin Field in front of...
TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Chase Elliott won his second career Sprint Cup Series pole by taking the top spot in qualifying Saturday at Talladega Superspeedway, where his father started from the pole in this race 30 years ago. Elliott turned a lap at 192.661 mph to put his Hendrick...
The starting gate will once again be full with 20 horses for the 142nd Kentucky Derby. Even though the majority of horses have little chance of winning and over the half the field is typically eliminated in the opening quarter-mile, owners and trainers cannot resist the prestige...
A year after American Pharoah thrilled the sports world by winning horse racing's first Triple Crown in 37 years, here comes Nyquist. The colt named for Detroit Red Wings player Gustav Nyquist is looking like a worthy successor to a sport eager to retain the new fans it gained...
LONDON (AP) — Bettors looking for a wager with a fancifully high payoff last summer could have gone into their local betting shop in England and risked a bit of cash on the proposition that Elvis Presley would be found alive and well. Or they could have placed their money on a...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Even as they huddled after the victory that sent them through to the next round, the Portland Trail Blazers were drawing inspiration from the doubters. The confetti fell on them from the ceiling and Damian Lillard told his gathered teammates he was proud of...