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Clippers' Paul out against Houston in Game 2

HOUSTON (AP) Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul will miss his second straight game with a strained left hamstring, sitting out Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals against Houston. Paul was injured Saturday night against San Antonio, but returned to hit the winning shot to eliminate the Spurs. Coach Doc Rivers says the All-Star is getting better but still isn't ...
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Astros' Springer misses game against Rangers

HOUSTON (AP) Houston Astros outfielder George Springer missed Wednesday night's game against the Texas Rangers and was being evaluated for a possible concussion. Springer left Tuesday's game after making a spectacular catch for the last out of the seventh inning as he ran into the wall. Springer slowly came off the field under his own power and was replaced the next inning. Springer...
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Canada beats Sweden to stay perfect at hockey world championship

  Canada rallied to maintain a perfect record at the ice hockey world championship by beating Sweden 6-4 on Wednesday for its fourth straight victory. In other matches, defending champion Russia bounced back from a loss to the United States with a 5-2 victory over Denmark and Latvia and Norway ended their three-game losing streaks by edging Switzerland 2-1 and Slovakia 3-2 respectively...
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Reds' Votto ejected in 3rd inning against Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto was ejected and then made contact with home plate umpire Chris Conroy during the third inning of Wednesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. After Votto struck out swinging against Gerrit Cole to end the inning, he flung his bat and helmet to the ground. Votto then said something to Conroy as he walked to his position...
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Big 12 announces tiebreaker to determine football champion

The Big 12 announced a new tiebreaker procedure on Wednesday that will be used to determine the conference's football champion. The move comes after Baylor and TCU tied for the Big 12 title last season. Both schools had 7-1 records in conference play, and the league does not have a championship game. The new procedure takes into account league records only. If two teams finish with...
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Youth football and rugby to get together

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Football and rugby are getting together to promote player safety. A youth clinic featuring the Heads Up Tackling program will be held on May 31as part of the final day of the Collegiate Rugby Championship. Former players and NFL executives will help educate coaches and young players on the value of safe tackling at the new Academy Fields located on the grounds...
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Walker Cup teammates Smith, White win Four-Ball

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Walker Cup teammates Nathan Smith and Todd White won the inaugural U.S. Amateur Four-Ball on Wednesday, beating Sherrill Britt and Greg Earnhardt 7 and 5 in the championship match Smith and White won the first four holes at Olympic Club, Britt and Earnhardt took the fourth with a birdie, and Smith and White birdied the sixth to regain their 4-up lead. Smith and...
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Guard Nigel Williams-Goss transferring to Gonzaga

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Former Washington starting point guard Nigel Williams-Goss will transfer to Gonzaga and be eligible for the 2016-17 season when the series between the Huskies and Bulldogs is scheduled to resume. Gonzaga announced Wednesday that Williams-Goss will enroll this summer and have two years of eligibility remaining. Williams-Goss was Washington's leading scorer last...
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Colts sign 5 draft picks shortly before rookie minicamp

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Colts have agreed to contract terms with five of their eight draft picks. Indianapolis announced Wednesday that it had agreed to deals with safety Clayton Geathers, defensive tackle David Parry, running back Josh Robinson, inside linebacker Amarlo Herrera and offensive lineman Denzelle Good. All five were selected on the final day of last weekend's draft, and...
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Jeff Samardzija drops appeal, starts serving 5-game suspension

  White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija has dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension. Samardzija beat Detroit on Tuesday and started serving the penalty Wednesday. If there are not any postponements, he would be eligible to rejoin the active roster for the May 11 game against Milwaukee. Samardzija was suspended by Major League Baseball following his involvement in a bench-clearing...
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Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander cleared to resume throwing

  Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has been given the go-ahead to resume throwing. Verlander has been sidelined since the start of the season because of a strained right triceps. ''This is a first step,'' Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. The club said Wednesday that Verlander was examined by Dr. Tony Romeo, who reviewed an MRI. The 2011 American League MVP and Cy Young Award...
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The Big 12 will actually have 'One True Champion' now

PHOENIX -- This season, the Big 12 really will have One True Champion. Following two days of meetings here with its coaches and athletic directors, the conference that saw co-champions Baylor and TCU excluded from last year's first-ever College Football Playoff announced a formal tiebreaking procedure to determine its football champion. Spoiler alert: The first tiebreaker is head...
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Gators land defensive back commitment; close to adding another?

Florida is beginning to heat up on the 2016 recruiting trail as they add in state defensive back prospect Chris McWilliams of Miami. Head coach Jim McElwain was quick to turn to twitter to show his excitement with the news:McWilliams becomes the ninth player in the Gators 2016 recruiting class with eyes set on Keelen Roberts becoming the 10th.According to 247 Sports, Roberts is...
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NASCAR star Clint Bowyer takes cuts with Kansas City Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The first thing Ned Yost asked Clint Bowyer when the Royals manager called the NASCAR driver into his office Wednesday night was for some much-needed help with his lineup. His fantasy racing lineup. Bowyer pointed out that Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick have been dominating on the 1 1/2-mile tracks lately, and Jeff Gordon always runs well at Kansas Speedway...
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Rob Gronkowski flexes his muscle (literally) in reaction to Deflategate Wells report

The ripples in New England and the sports world in general spread far and wide in the wake of the 243-page Deflategate Wells report findings on Wednesday, which stated that quarterback Tom Brady "was at least generally aware" that footballs were deflated before New England's AFC title game against Indianapolis.  So naturally, news outlets looked to track down Brady's teammate and...
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LeBron puts headband back on for Game 2 vs. Chicago

CLEVELAND (AP) King James placed his crown back on for Game 2. LeBron James returned to the floor Wednesday night against Chicago wearing his signature headband, which the Cavaliers' star had ditched since a March 7 game against Phoenix. Since his high school days in Akron, James had always worn a headband before surprisingly putting it away for nearly two months. After an ''off...
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Bayern's Guardiola praises Barca following loss at Camp Nou

Lionel Messi's class was the difference between Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the latter's 3-0 defeat on Wednesday, according to Josep Guardiola. The Argentine -- who shot to worldwide prominence while Guardiola was in charge of Barcelona -- put the Bavarians to the sword with a late double which turned the well-balanced Champions League semifinal on its head at Camp Nou. Neymar...
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Royals closer Greg Holland comes off disabled list after pectoral strain

  The Kansas City Royals' dominant bullpen got even tougher Wednesday when All-Star closer Greg Holland was activated from the disabled list before their game against the Cleveland Indians. Holland had been out with a strained pectoral muscle since April 18, the day after picking up his fourth save of the season. Holland had been dealing with tightness in his chest muscle for a...
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San Francisco Giants planning to redevelop Mission Rock

On Tuesday the Giants submitted a ballot measure to the city attorney for the development of a 28-acre parcel of land known as Mission Rock. The land, located south of AT&T Park and including Pier 48, is currently a space for parking known as Lot A. The redevelopment is expected to include housing as well as commercial space and eight acres of parkland. According to the San Francisco...
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Five Syracuse players who could be drafted in 2016

This year Syracuse was shut out of the NFL draft for only the second time since 1975, according to Syracuse.com, but it’s doubtful the Orange will be blanked in 2016. Syracuse.com released a list of Orange players most likely to be drafted next season and the prospects looked promising. Guard/center Rob Trudo, quarterback Terrel Hunt, offensive tackle Ivan Foy, corner Julian Whigham...
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Vigneault, Hartley, Laviolette are Jack Adams finalists

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Rangers' Alain Vigneault, Calgary's Bob Hartley and Nashville's Peter Laviolette are the finalists for the Jack Adams Award as NHL's coach of the year. Mmbers of the NHL Broadcasters' Association submitted ballots at the end of the regular season, with the top three designated as finalists Wednesday. The winner will be announced June 24 at the NHL awards...
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Rodon to make first big league start for ChiSox on Saturday

CHICAGO (AP) White Sox rookie pitcher Carlos Rodon is slated to make his first major league starti Saturday against Cincinnati. Rodon is to start in place of Jeff Samardzija, who on Wednesday started serving a five-game suspension for his involvement in a bench-clearing brawl against Kansas City on April 23. The 22-year-old left-hander made his major league debut on April 21 and...
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A's activate Coco Crisp after he misses 5 weeks as elbow heals

  The Oakland Athletics activated outfielder Coco Crisp from the disabled list Wednesday and put him into the lineup as the leadoff hitter against the Minnesota Twins. The 35-year-old Crisp missed the first five weeks of the season following right elbow surgery. A's manager Bob Melvin plans on playing Crisp in left field, a position he hasn't played since the 2012 season. Hot-hitting...
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Muller: Bayern have small chance of reaching final after loss to Barca

Thomas Muller believes Bayern Munich have blown its Champions League final hopes and only have a "minuscule" chance of eliminating Barcelona following its 3-0 first-leg defeat. The absence of Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery impacted the effectiveness of Pep Guardiola's attack and three goals - a double from Lionel Messi and a stoppage-time strike from Neymar - in the final 13 minutes...
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Texas would love fast start to 2015, but with that schedule?

The most challenging non-conference schedule in the nation over the next five years begins in four months for the Texas Longhorns.Coming off a 6-7 season in coach Charlie Strong's first season, the Texas coach now must navigate an opener at Notre Dame (Sept. 5), a visit from the Pac 12's California (Sept. 19) with a home game against Rice (Sept. 12) in between before ever getting...
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