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Injuries an unfortunate storyline in Game 2 of Cavs, Hawks series

ATLANTA (AP) -- While the Atlanta Hawks try to figure out who will guard LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers are just grateful the four-time MVP is still standing. It's understandable. This series could turn into a war of attrition -- and they've only played one game. James was limping around, Kyrie Irving went to the bench and didn't return and DeMarre Carroll is listed as day...
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Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from going to NHL

MOSCOW (AP) Former Detroit Red Wings star Slava Fetisov has called for Russia to reintroduce Soviet-style restrictions to prevent promising young hockey players from moving to the NHL. Fetisov, who is now a senator in Russia, tells Russia's R-Sport news agency that federal law should be used to stop Russian players from moving to North America before they turn 28. The aim is to...
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Crowne Plaza Invitational Round 2 live blog

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Illini AD Mike Thomas: 'I don't feel my job's on the line'

Illinois athletic director Mike Thomas has come under fire recently as his athletic department deals with allegations of abuse from both its football and women's basketball programs. He says he is not concerned about his job security and spoke Wednesday to "The Mully and Hanley Show" lauding Illinois' "great" sports culture, "great" coaches and "great people. Here is what he had...
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Spanish court release four suspects in death of Deportivo fan

MADRID -- A Spanish court has released four suspects in the death of a soccer fan following a brutal street fight between rival ''ultra'' groups in the Spanish capital in November. Madrid's Court No. 20 says the judge released the four men after ''statements by two witnesses created more than reasonable doubts about their direct participation in the acts that caused the death.''...
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Former Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill says he's headed to TCU

Kenny Hill, who started his Texas A&M career last season with a record-setting performance at South Carolina, only to lose his starting job weeks later, is transferring to TCU. He told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Thursday that he begins classes in two weeks, and that he's already been on campus to watch spring practices and get a jump on learning the Horned Frogs' spread...
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Relive the greatness: Best finishes in NFL history

When it comes to memorable game-ending plays, the NFL has more than its fair share. FOX Sports Senior NFL Writer Alex Marvez ranks the craziest finishes in NFL history.
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Premature Trade Report: A's vs. Jays

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Greece escapes soccer suspension, FIFA happy with changes

ATHENS, Greece (AP) FIFA says it is satisfied with changes made to sporting law in Greece, and has dropped a threat to suspend the country from international competition. In a letter to the government dated May 20 and made public Friday by the Greek Football Association, FIFA said a law approved by parliament this month to combat violence and match-fixing did ''take into account...
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Fellow drivers offer advice to new dads Kyle Busch, Keselowski

After becoming first-time fathers earlier this week, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski are destined to undergo numerous adjustments in the days and weeks ahead. The good news? They won't have to go very far to find some sage advice. Of the top 25 drivers in the Sprint Cup standings, 16 are fathers and each has at least one child under the age of 8. It's no surprise, then, than Kyle...
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Vinci and Knapp to meet in Nuremberg Cup final

NUREMBERG, Germany (AP) Roberta Vinci advanced to the Nuremberg Cup final on Friday after second-seeded Angelique Kerber withdrew because of a back injury. Vinci will face sixth-seeded Karin Knapp in an all-Italian final. Knapp defeated 98th-ranked Lara Arruabarrena 6-0, 6-2. Kerber's participation in the French Open, which starts Sunday, was left in doubt following her injury,...
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Reds and Indians ready for Ohio Cup series

The Cincinnati Reds have been baseball's worst team with runners in scoring position, and they're trending in the wrong direction during their longest losing streak of the season. They're hoping some of their top hitters can draw on past success against the Cleveland Indians as they rekindle the Battle of Ohio on Friday night at Progressive Field. Cincinnati (18-22) has been outscored...
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Widow of 'American Sniper' to be honored before Coke 600

The widow of well-known Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" Chris Kyle will be honored during Sunday night's Coca-Cola pre-race "Salute to the Troops." Taya Kyle will receive Charlotte Motor Speedway's annual Stonewall Jackson Award that recognizes recipients who have demonstrated, by example, the highest standards of patriotism. Chris Kyle became the deadliest marksman in United States...
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Ear problem rules driver Carlos Huertas out of Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Carlos Huertas has been ruled out of the Indianapolis 500 two days before the race after he was diagnosed with an ''inner ear condition'' and failed to pass a medical exam. Dr. Terry Trammell, IndyCar's medical consultant, said in a statement Friday that the 23-year-old Huertas will need further evaluation before being cleared to return to competition. The exact...
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Rome mayor wants Olympic medal ceremonies at Colosseum

ROME (AP) Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino is proposing that medal ceremonies be held at the Colosseum if Rome wins the bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Marino was meeting in Rome on Friday with IOC President Thomas Bach and bid committee officials, as well as Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Giovanni Malago, president of Italy's national Olympic committee. Marino says ''we want to...
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Joel McHale to host annual ESPY awards

NEW YORK (AP) Actor and talk-show host Joel McHale will be the host of the annual ESPY Awards show in July. The irreverent sports awards show, created by ESPN, is actually being shown on sister network ABC on July 15. ESPN said Friday the show will take place in the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. McHale is known for hosting ''The Soup'' talk show and for playing student Jeff Winger...
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Rally of Portugal cancels stage because of forest fires

VIANA DO CASTELO, Portugal (AP) Race organizers of the Rally of Portugal have canceled a stage on Friday because of forest fires. Organizers canceled the 27.53-kilometer (17.1-mile) stage around the town of Ponte de Lima near the northern border with Spain ''because of nearby forest fires.'' That was scheduled to be the day's fourth stage. Portugal has had a dry winter and spring...
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Chicago Bears WR Marquess Wilson could be on roster bubble

The Chicago Bears took a shot on former Washington State wide receiver Marquess Wilson in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL draft, but it's starting to look like that pick won't pan out.  ESPN's Jeff Dickerson broke down the Bears' depth at wide receiver heading into the 2015 season, and he believes Wilson needs to have a strong summer in order to avoid being cut. "Third-year wideout...
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Uni Watch ranks Chicago Bears jersey as NFL's 4th-best

One notorious uniform expert appears to be falling out of love with the Chicago Bears' classic threads. Paul Lukas of "Uni Watch" writes columns for ESPN devoted to team uniforms. Lukas ranks all 32 teams by the visual appeal of their uniforms, and his latest installment was published this week. In it, the Bears fell from No. 1 to No. 4. Lukas began by complimenting Chicago's color...
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Prince Ali makes World Cup pledge if elected FIFA president

The sole remaining challenger to Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency has promised to increase the number of World Cup finals places from 32 to 36 countries in time for the 2018 World Cup in Russia if he wins next week's election. Prince Ali Bin al Hussein of Jordan also pledged every association will receive at least $1 million (£640,000 on current exchange rates) a year - both...
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Mail-it-in Friday: Do you enjoy seeing NFL players with their kids?

These are quiet times. Deflategate is an old story, minicamps are still a few weeks away and there's not much news to report. So, as we dive into another edition of Mail-it-in Friday, let's invent a couple topics to discuss! It's the offseason, so that's allowed. Remember, if you want your thoughts featured here, send us a tweet us #FoxMailbag or just tweet me @RealSidSaraf. OK,...
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Buckeyes, Elliott favorites to win title, Heisman Trophy

Looks like oddsmakers like Ohio State and the Buckeyes' top running back more than anyone at this point in college football's offseason. Per CollegeFootballTalk.com, Bovada has installed Ohio State as a 7/2 favorite to defend its national championship -- something the Buckeyes have never done -- while running back Ezekiel Elliott is a 6/1 favorite to claim the program's eighth Heisman...
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Scolari out of a job, without many supporters in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) Not long ago, Luiz Felipe Scolari was seen as an indisputable hero in Brazil. Most agreed he was the perfect coach to lead the national team at the home World Cup. But almost a year after the ''catastrophic'' loss to Germany on what he called the ''worst day'' of his career, Scolari still hasn't regained the trust of local fans. He failed in his first job after the...
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Court releases 4 suspects in soccer fight death

MADRID (AP) A Spanish court has released four suspects in the death of a soccer fan following a brutal street fight between rival ''ultra'' groups in the Spanish capital in November. Madrid's Court No. 20 says the judge released the four men after ''statements by two witnesses created more than reasonable doubts about their direct participation in the acts that caused the death...
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Bid to topple Blatter from FIFA rests with Jordanian prince

LONDON (AP) In soccer, the only certain winner seems to be Sepp Blatter. Every threat to him has been seen off and a stranglehold on the seat of power in the world's most popular sport has been maintained since 1998. Three men were vying to stop Blatter from winning a fifth term, but only one will now be on the ballot next Friday: Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein of Jordan. Luis Figo had...
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