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CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is sitting out Cleveland's season finale against Washington to rest up for the playoffs. Cavs coach David Blatt said James, who also missed Sunday's game in Boston, is the only starter who will not play Wednesday night. All-Star guard Kyrie Irving...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Major League Baseball maintained its grades for its racial and gender hiring practices, while its percentage of African-American players remained only slightly above a study's low set in the 2007 season. The annual report issued Wednesday by Richard Lapchick...
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is aiming to compete in a fifth Olympics next year in Rio, although the 18-time Olympic champion won't swim in the world championships this summer. Phelps confirmed his intention to make one last run at the Olympics on Wednesday. "You guys heard...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jackie Robinson Day was celebrated even in space this year. While Rachel Robinson, the player's widow, and Commissioner Rob Manfred were set to honor Robinson in a ceremony at Dodger Stadium in conjunction with Major League Baseball's annual Civil Rights Game...
MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is aiming to compete in a fifth Olympics next year in Rio, although the 18-time Olympic champion won't swim in the world championships this summer. Phelps confirmed his intention to make one last run at the Olympics on Wednesday. The 29-year-old...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The IndyCar Series docked driver Ryan Hunter-Reay three points and put him on probation for the next three races for his role in a three-car crash at the Grand Prix of Louisiana that collected Simon Pagenaud and Sebastien Bourdais last weekend. IndyCar said...
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Reaction to the conviction of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez in the 2013 killing of Odin Lloyd, a friend who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. ___ "Be strong. Be strong." — Mouthed by Aaron Hernandez to his mother and...
1:35 P.M. The family of the man killed by former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has thanked people from around the world who sent cards and flowers and reached out on social media. Odin Lloyd's sister, Olivia Thibou, said Wednesday that prosecutors in the murder trial were her "dream...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — An appeals court ordered the St. Louis police department to turn over records of its internal investigation of a scandal involving several officers who gave friends and family members tickets to the 2006 World Series that had been confiscated from scalpers. The...