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1 week ago

NBC to stream over 6,000 hours of Olympics content

The 2016 games begin on Aug. 5.

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1 week ago

AP Source: Towns takes top rookie honors

A person with direct knowledge of the award says the Minnesota Timberwolves center has won the honor after posting the best rookie season for a big man since Tim Duncan.

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Shia LaBeouf cast as tennis bad boy John McEnroe

"Borg/McEnroe" will chronicle the longtime rivalry between McEnroe and Swedish tennis ace Bjorn Borg, and 29-year-old LaBeouf insisted he's the perfect choice to play the temper-tantrum throwing American.

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Jason Day continues streak with four-shot Players Championship win

World number one Jason Day drew comparisons with Tiger Woods after an emphatic four-stroke victory at the $10.5 million Players Championship in Florida on Sunday.

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Raptors beat Heat in Game 7, earn showdown with Cavaliers

Led by 35 points from Kyle Lowry and 28 from fellow guard DeMar DeRozan, the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat 116-89 at home on Sunday in the seventh and deciding game of their Eastern Conference semifinal series.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today.

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2 weeks ago

The weekend sports schedule

Here’s a look at some of the sporting events taking place this weekend.

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer is doused after the team's baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Nationals Park, Wednesday, May 11, 2016, in Washington. Scherzer struck out 20 batters, tying the major league nine-inning record. The Nationals won 3-2. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

2 weeks ago

The best sports shots this week

A look back at some of the biggest plays and best moments in sports this week.

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2 weeks ago

Soccer’s highest-paid players

If we take their 2015 calendar year salary plus bonus, and divide that by goals and assists, how much did these stars take home per play in U.S. dollars?

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2 weeks ago

Finchem: Golf in good shape for Rio despite no-shows

PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem says that golf will be in good shape heading into this year's Rio Games where he predicts "a superb Olympics," despite the recent withdrawals of several elite players.

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2 weeks ago

Doping bombshells rock WADA meeting as drug crisis deepens

World sport is facing an unprecedented drug crisis as yet another in a string of doping bombshells dropped at the World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) foundation board meeting on Thursday, shocking officials.

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Thunder dispatch Spurs, advance to West finals

For much of the season, the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs seemingly were on a collision course. The teams with the two best records in the NBA were predestined to meet in the Western Conference finals, while the up-and-down Oklahoma City Thunder were an afterthought.

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2 weeks ago

Friday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories.

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MLB and Chevrolet renew partnership with multiyear deal

The sponsorship agreement, announced Thursday, enables Chevrolet to continue its role as the official vehicle of Major League Baseball. Chevrolet also becomes the official automotive sponsor of MLB and USA Baseball's Play Ball initiative.

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2 weeks ago

Scherzer equals MLB record with 20 strikeouts against Tigers

Max Scherzer equaled Major League's nine-innings record of 20 strikeouts on Wednesday, leading the Washington Nationals past Detroit Tigers 3-2.

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2 weeks ago

Fowler eyes unique second consecutive Players crown

American Rickie Fowler heads into his title defense at this week's Players Championship on the ultra challenging layout at the TPC Sawgrass well aware that no one has ever won the prestigious tournament in consecutive seasons.

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2 weeks ago

U.S. TV networks take new risk by airing shows against Olympics

The Olympics are such a television ratings juggernaut for NBCUniversal that rival U.S. networks have always watched from the sidelines, airing reruns and other cheap programs that are not going to attract many eyeballs.

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2 weeks ago

Curry scores 29 as Warriors eliminate Blazers

Stephen Curry bombed in a 3-pointer with 24.9 seconds remaining on Wednesday as the Golden State Warriors held off the Portland Trail Blazers 125-121 to seal the Western Conference semi-final playoff series four games to one.

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2 weeks ago

Thursday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at today's sports headlines.

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2 weeks ago

Congress putting daily fantasy sports games under scrutiny

Congress is conducting a fact-finding mission into the loosely regulated world of fantasy sports games — a multibillion-dollar business that seemingly advertised everywhere during the pro football season.

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3 hours ago in Entertainment

Depp back as Mad Hatter in ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’

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The movie follows on from the 2010 box office hit "Alice in Wonderland," which starred Depp alongside Australian actress Mia Wasikowska as the titular heroine and Oscar nominee Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen.

3 hours ago in Lifestyle, National

Record number of Millennials are living with their parents

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Living at home with parents is now the most common arrangement for people age 18-34.

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Obama to Asians worried about U.S. election: It’s going to be OK

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U.S. President Barack Obama sought on Wednesday to ease growing Asian worries about the raucous election campaign to succeed him which has been dominated by the incendiary rhetoric of mogul Donald Trump, now the Republican Party's nominee.

4 hours ago in Sports

Super Bowls awarded

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The NFL has awarded the 2019 through 2021 Super Bowls to three cities that have significant financial investments in new stadiums or recently upgraded an existing one.

4 hours ago in Music

Nikki Sixx ‘turns his back’ on Motley Crue

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Drummer Tommy Lee says he hasn't heard from Sixx since the L.A. show on New Year's Eve, and the bassist made it pretty clear he didn't want to stay in contact.