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Will Dwight Howard be suspended after decking Bogut in Game 4?

The Houston Rockets staved off elimination Monday night but will they have their big man for Game 5 of the Western Conference finals? Dwight Howard got tangled up with Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut and hit Bogut with a backhand, sending Bogut's head backward. Howard was assessed a flagrant-one foul, which allowed him to remain in the game. But will the league upgrade...
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Gustafson, McBride join Europe as Solheim Cup vice captains

LONDON (AP) European Solheim Cup captain Carin Koch has named Sophie Gustafson and Maria McBride as vice captains for this year's competition against the United States. The two join Annika Sorenstam as assistants to Koch, who is preparing for Europe's defense of the trophy at Golf Club St. Leon-Rot in Germany in September after its first ever away victory in Colorado in 2013. Gustafson...
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Chelsea legend Drogba interested in joining Lampard, Gerrard in MLS

Didier Drogba will not play for another English team when he leaves Chelsea and may follow Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard by ending his career in the United States. The 37-year-old former Cote d'Ivoire forward played his final game for Chelsea when the Premier League champions beat Sunderland 3-1 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. He told the Daily Telegraph: "There are some really...
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Benitez almost certain to land Real Madrid job, says Ancelotti's agent

Rafael Benitez is "99 per cent" certain to be the next Real Madrid coach, according to the representative of Carlo Ancelotti. After weeks of speculation about his future, Ancelotti was sacked as Real boss on Monday with club president Florentino Perez announcing the time had come for a "change of direction". Napoli boss Benitez has emerged as favourite to be the new boss, and Ancelotti...
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Olympic powerbroker turns back on Vizer, backs Thomas Bach

LONDON (AP) A senior Olympic powerbroker has distanced himself from Marius Vizer and thrown his full support behind IOC President Thomas Bach in the latest backlash against the leader of umbrella body SportAccord. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fadad Al-Sabah, president of the Association of National Olympic Committees, says ''it is time to put personal matters aside'' and stand behind Bach's...
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Rebel soccer club on the rise in Manchester

MANCHESTER, England (AP) It's 90 minutes before kickoff and the stadium's concourse is filling up with excited United fans clutching their match tickets and wearing red-and-white scarves and jerseys. Inside the ground, a full repertoire of United songs is belted out in the bar and the main stand. Anticipation is building - a huge European game is weeks away and this sunny afternoon...
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Roberto di Matteo resigns as Schalke coach

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) Schalke coach Roberto di Matteo has stepped down after a disappointing season with a sixth-place finish in the Bundesliga. Di Matteo says he is leaving because the ''mortgage of an unsatisfactory second half of the season was too big,'' and he could not guarantee the success expected of the club for the future. Di Matteo, who won the Champions League...
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New members of FIFA's scandal-hit executive committee

ZURICH (AP) The FIFA executive committee might have the worst reputation of any international sports body. Still, many candidates want to sit at soccer's high table, known as the ExCo. Two members of Asian royalty and a former Manchester United CEO are among nine men who will formally join the ExCo at the FIFA congress on Friday. Their first official meeting is on Saturday. The...
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Mets' Colon hits, pitches his way to seventh win vs. Phillies

  Bartolo Colon kept his helmet on this time. A day after his 42nd birthday, the rotund pitcher moved into a tie for the major-league lead with his seventh win and singled for his second hit in a decade. The New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Monday to stop a three-game losing streak. ''I wish I got cheers for a foul ball,'' teammate Michael Cuddyer said. ''He's must...
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Monaco striker Falcao would take pay cut to join Chelsea

Each day we'll bring you the very latest tabloid rumors as the biggest clubs around look to splash the cash to bolster their rosters. True or not, they're always entertaining... Newcastle are eyeing a shock move to make Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink their new manager. Manchester United defensive target Nicolas Otamendi wants to leave La Liga club Valencia. Morgan Schneiderlin will not...
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Rockets' Howard not ejected for blow to head one day after Hawks' Horford gets tossed

There is subjectivity in many, many calls made by officials over the course of an NBA game. As ESPN analyst and former NBA coach Jeff Van Gundy said during Game 4 between the Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors, "Different officials see things differently," and that's without acknowledging that no two plays or situations are exactly alike. Things like flagrant and technical...
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Austria's Okotie returns for Euro 2016 qualifier in Russia

VIENNA (AP) Austria striker Rubin Okotie will return to the national team for next month's Euro 2016 qualifier in Russia. Okotie, who scored for the Group G leaders in a 1-0 win over Russia in November, missed Austria's friendly against Bosnia in March but has been included in the 25-man squad announced Tuesday by coach Marcel Koller. Austria will be without injured midfielders...
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Aloisi takes over as head coach of Brisbane Roar in A-League

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) Three-time A-League champion Brisbane Roar has hired ex-Australia forward John Aloisi as head coach for next season, with one of his first assignments set to be against Liverpool in a friendly on July 17. Aloisi, who scored the winning penalty to secure Australia's place at the 2006 World Cup, had playing stints in the Premier League, and in the Italian...
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Paul George does his Indiana duty, delivers green flag for Indy 500 (VIDEO)

There's nothing like Memorial Day weekend in Indiana, as open wheel racing comes home to the Indy 500. And Indiana Pacers wing Paul George was there along with free agent teammate Luis Scola on Sunday to take in the festivities -- and deliver the green flag for the start of the race.Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and punter Pat McAfee were also on hand, and George posted...
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Dnipro chasing a dream in Europa League final

MOSCOW (AP) Against the backdrop of a conflict tearing its country apart, Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk is aiming for success in the Europa League final. Dnipro, which has reached the final without playing a single game at its own stadium, will face Spanish club Sevilla on Wednesday in Warsaw. The winner will earn a place in next year's Champions League, providing added motivation...
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Haggerty bids for International Tennis Federation presidency

PARIS (AP) The former chairman of the U.S. Tennis Association has announced that he is running for president of the International Tennis Federation. David Haggerty, who currently serves as a vice president of the ITF, says in a statement Monday that ''my goal is to strengthen the ITF's role as the world governing body for tennis and to increase revenue and communications throughout...
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Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak: 'It looks like Julius Randle has recovered completely'

Oh, how different the Los Angeles Lakers' season might have been were it not for the injury to rookie Julius Randle. That's not to say things might have worked out better; the Lakers undoubtedly would have won a few more games, but that would in turn have meant lowered chances of snagging the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft. And Randle's presence probably wasn't going to...
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Kobe Bryant responds to retirement rumors in true Kobe fashion: '#nadanew'

By now, you're probably familiar with Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak's radio interview in which he said that Kobe Bryant has indicated to Kupchak that "this is it", meaning that 2015-16 will be the last season of Bryant's career. Kupchak did leave the door open for the possibility that Bryant would want to play beyond that, saying, "A year from now, if there’s...
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Lakers GM: We don't have time to 'slowly build through draft'

The Los Angeles Lakers are in a pretty nice place in the 2015 NBA Draft. With the second overall pick, they'll likely have their choice of whichever of Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns isn't selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves. If the Lakers want to think outside the box and draft D'Angelo Russell or Emmanuel Mudiay, that will probably be on the table, too.No matter whom the...
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One & Done: Lone NHL game, one to remember for Isles' Salvian

On April 7, 1977, the Chicago Black Hawks made an unexpected bit of history when they "played host" to the New York Islanders in a playoff game in the Islanders’ own building. (The team name Black Hawks was two words until the '86 season.) As legend has it, Black Hawks owner Bill Wirtz was so confident that Chicago would earn a first-round bye after winning the Campbell Conference...
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Chris Bosh posts vacation pictures, has a 'new pet llama' (PHOTOS)

You're recovering from an injury that ended your season. Your team has missed the NBA playoffs. A prominent former teammate is steamrolling his way to yet another NBA Finals. What do you do with the conference finals on the verge of ending?If you're Miami Heat star Chris Bosh, you take a little vacation with the family -- and make a new animal friend.According to the commenters in...
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No Lakers, Heat, Spurs or Bulls makes these conference finals rare occurrence

If you've been watching the Eastern and Western Conference finals this postseason and felt like things were just a little bit off -- as if there was something missing -- then you're right on the money. While the Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Atlanta Hawks and Houston Rockets have had entertaining runs, this particular field of potential Finals participants means the...
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Report: Heat still favorites for Goran Dragic; Lakers, Knicks, Pelicans interested

The Miami Heat's offseason doesn't quite begin and end with the re-signing of point guard Goran Dragic, but it has to be priority No. 1 for Pat Riley and the Heat front office. Miami paid a pretty hefty price to acquire Dragic, and you don't swallow that kind of cost without intending to do everything possible to keep the player you get in return.There's good news for Heat fans on...
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Indy 2.4 million: Montoya cashes in with check that dwarfs even Daytona

  Juan Pablo Montoya was all smiles at the victory banquet Monday night where he celebrated his second Indy 500 win in three tries. Also, tribute was paid to team owner Roger Penske for winning a 16th race at Indy. "You don't understand," the Colombian driver said. "When you run for Team Penske, you're part of something bigger. When we win, we all win together." Montoya earned ...
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