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Brendan Shanahan's job of rebuilding the Toronto Maple Leafs got a big boost after the last-place team won the NHL draft lottery, putting it in a position to take U.S. center Auston Matthews with the first pick. With a 20-percent chance of winning the lottery on Saturday night,...
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Rookie minicamp in Minnesota next weekend will have a German accent. Willkommen to the NFL, Moritz Boehringer. The Vikings made the 22-year-old German wide receiver the first player in league history to be drafted straight from Europe, taking the...
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The NFL is getting another Gronk. The Buffalo Bills agreed to a deal Saturday with Glenn Gronkowski, a fullback from Kansas State who went undrafted and is the brother of Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski tweeted after the draft ended...
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...