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Cancer survivor Gutierrez released by Newcastle

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) A week after helping Newcastle secure its status in the English Premier League, former Argentina midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has been released by the club to end his seven-year stint at St. James' Park. The 31-year-old Gutierrez returned to the Newcastle team toward the end of this season after recovering from testicular cancer. In what proved to be his last...
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Luis Enrique says Barcelona players pumped up for Copa del Rey final

Luis Enrique insists his Barcelona team will need no extra motivation in the Copa del Rey final today. With the Primera Division title already won and a Champions League final to come on June 6, you could be forgiven for thinking that the showpiece against Athletic Bilbao would not be top of Barca's priorities. But with Barca chasing a 27th cup victory and Athletic a 24th, Luis...
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Chelsea pair linked with summer moves to Serie A

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... Carlo Ancelotti has held talks over a return to AC Milan. Former striker Alan Shearer has given up his box at St James' Park after Newcastle's disappointing season. Jurgen Klopp wants Liverpool to scrap...
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Olympic champion Eaton pulls out of Hypo with back injury

GOETZIS, Austria (AP) Olympic and world decathlon champion Ashton Eaton has pulled out of the Hypo Meeting citing lower back problems. Shortly before the start of the event Saturday, Eaton appeared on the field casually dressed and informed spectators he injured himself during shot put practice this week. It would have been the American world record-holder's first appearance at...
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The Latest: Strap in, get excited: mammoth French Open day

PARIS (AP) The Latest from the French Open: --- 11:22 a.m. A mammoth Saturday of tennis at the French Open, with potential upsets on the cards for high-ranked seeds who fail to up their game. An announcer has been getting the thin crowd on the Philippe Chatrier center court in the mood, leading them in a sing-along. The jig of a jazz clarinet is wafting on the air from another court...
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THE LATEST: Blatter: 'Something smells' in US soccer probe

ZURICH (AP) The latest developments concerning FIFA: --- 11:15 a.m. (0915 GMT, 5:15 a.m. EDT) Sepp Blatter has little use for U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and an American federal investigation into international soccer corruption that she says has uncovered $150 million in bribes. In a defiant interview with a Swiss RTS on Saturday, the president of world soccer body FIFA...
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THE LATEST: Putin congratulates Blatter on FIFA election win

ZURICH (AP) The latest developments concerning FIFA: --- 10:55 a.m. (0855 GMT, 4:55 a.m. EDT) The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin, host of the 2018 World Cup, has sent a telegram to Sepp Blatter congratulating him on winning a fifth term at the helm of FIFA. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov announced the telegram on Saturday after Blatter, 79, was re-elected Friday...
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'I forgive ... but I don't forget': Blatter blasts U.S. claims, warns UEFA

FIFA President Sepp Blatter criticized U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the American federal investigation into soccer corruption, telling Swiss broadcaster RTS ''there is something that smells'' about the timing of dawn raids to arrest soccer officials two days before his re-election Friday. The defiant FIFA chief says Lynch's comments on the bribery and racketeering case...
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Blatter criticizes US justice chief, soccer corruption case

ZURICH (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has criticized U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and an American federal investigation into soccer corruption. Blatter tells Swiss broadcaster RTS ''there is something that smells'' about the timing of dawn raids to arrest soccer officials in Zurich two days before his re-election Friday. The defiant FIFA chief says Lynch's comments on the...
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Blatter says he will forgive but won't forget UEFA rebellion

ZURICH (AP) Sepp Blatter says he will not forget attempts by European soccer leaders to stop him being re-elected as FIFA president and warned that UEFA cannot live without soccer's global governing body. UEFA President Michel Platini, who helped Blatter gain the FIFA presidency in 1998, led opposition against his former ally. Platini championed Prince Ali bin al-Hussein's candidacy...
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What We Learned: DFS Lessons From May 25-29

In Lefty Mashers We Trust: On Monday, Nationals C Wilson Ramos tipped the scales with a solo shot. On Tuesday, Blue Jays 3B Josh Donaldson went absolutely off with a 48-point game on Draft Kings. Indians OF Ryan Raburn homered that day as well. The common trend? All three players absolutely hammer southpaws. I've mentioned this before, but seeing what lefties are taking the hill...
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Brewers call up prospect for Sunday's start

  With Wily Peralta injured the Brewers will need someone to take his turn in the rotation Sunday and it appears those duties will fall to 24-year old Tyler Wagner. “He's the best guy right now,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell told Brewers.com. Wagner, the Brewers No. 11 prospect, according to MLB.com, is still in Double-A, but the Brewers have been impressed with him so far...
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Kintzler placed on Disabled List

  The Brewers placed right-handed reliever Brandon Kintzler on the 15-day disabled list with left knee tendonitis Friday, according to Brewers.com. Just a couple days ago the Brewers had designated Kintzler for assignment, but once his injury was discovered, they reversed that decision and put him on the DL. Kintzler has a 6.43 ERA across seven innings this season. (h/t Brewers...
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Friday's Sports In Brief

NHL NEW YORK (AP) The Tampa Bay Lightning will play for the Stanley Cup, winning their third straight game at Madison Square Garden 2-0 to beat the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference finals in seven games. Ben Bishop, pulled from a Game 6 loss after allowing five goals, outplayed Henrik Lundqvist in handing New York its first loss ever in a Game 7 at the Garden. Alex Killorn...
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Lightning strike: Tampa Bay heads to Cup finals

NEW YORK (AP) One thing to count on when the Tampa Bay Lightning play for the Stanley Cup: They won't be intimidated by anything. Not by the surroundings after handing the New York Rangers their first Game 7 loss at Madison Square Garden to win the Eastern Conference finals. Not by having to play in Anaheim or Chicago after taking the last three games in New York and also winning...
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Walker: 'We've got to be better on the defensive side'

  The Pirates have certainly picked up the pace recently, but if they want to reach their ultimate goal, Neil Walker knows they need to improve. “We've got to be better on the defensive side,” Walker told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “We've played pretty good, especially on the pitching and offensive side of things. We're still working on the other areas.” Through 48 games...
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WATCH: Kang hits a towering home run

  Jung-ho Kang has been getting more and more comfortable at the plate and on Thursday night it certainly showed. Kang not only homered off of the Padres' Ian Kennedy, but he hammered a ball into the second deck. Take a look: Photo Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports  
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Alvarez in middle of learning curve at first base

  Changing positions is never easy, especially at the Major League level. While every team wants growing pains minimized, they are part of the process and Pedro Alvarez is currently experiencing them as he transitions across the diamond. Alvarez spent the first four seasons of his career at third base, but has been playing first this season. He's handled the adjustment fairly well...
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Panama holds Argentina to draw at Under-20 World Cup

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Argentina captain Angel Correa scored both his team's goals as the tournament favorites were held to a 2-2 draw by Panama on Saturday in their opening match at the FIFA Under-20 World Cup. Correa faced a career crisis last year when a routine medical checkup, preceding his signing with Atletico Madrid, revealed a blocked ventricle in his heart. He underwent...
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Ducks, Blackhawks embrace Game 7 showdown in West finals

  Ryan Getzlaf and Jonathan Toews agree that the pain of a Game 7 defeat in the Stanley Cup playoffs doesn't really go away. Instead, good players use that failure to get better while they wait for another chance to take hockey's ultimate test. One year after the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks both exited the playoffs with a loss in a seventh game, they're facing off in...
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Reds going with an eight-man bullpen

  The Reds bench may be a little thin in the upcoming days, but manager Bryan Price isn't too worried about it. Price and the Reds opted to move Jason Marquis to the bullpen and in doing so, the team now has eight arms out there. “I feel a lot better about having eight guys in the bullpen than I concern myself with having four guys on the bench,” Price told the Cincinnati Enquirer...
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New video board coming to Great American Ball Park

  The fan experience at Great American Ball Park is getting just a bit better as the Cincinnati Reds plan to add a new video board prior to this year's All-Star Game. According to Reds.com, “the new Daktronics LED screen will measure 90 feet by 30 feet. About 7,500 seats with limited or obstructed views of the existing scoreboard will benefit from the new video display.” The...
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Posey's 3 RBI power Giants past Braves, into first place

  Tim Hudson enjoyed beating his old team, more for bragging rights than anything else. He was happier about bouncing back from a bad outing. Buster Posey hit a two-run homer in the first inning and drove in three, Hudson pitched seven strong innings and the San Francisco Giants won their fifth straight, beating the Atlanta Braves 4-2 Friday night. ''It's nice to beat anybody in...
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Sveum: Wrigley Field 'is a special place'

  A rare interleague series between the Cubs and Royals also marked Dale Sveum's return to Wrigley Field. Sveum, who managed the Cubs for two seasons, is now the Royals' hitting coach. “I've been on this [visting] side way more than [the home] side in my career, so it's the same,” Sveum told CSN Chicago. “I don't know if it's weird or not. It's good to see some of the guys...
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Lake impressing Maddon with approach

  Junior Lake has been back and forth between AAA and Chicago numerous times over the past couple seasons, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon has been impressed with the young outfielder lately. “He's been outstanding,” Maddon told CSN Chicago. “I think he's a good baseball player. What's getting lost here is the fact that he's got a clue out on the field. He does some really smart...
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