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All tied up: LeBron's 44 helps Cavs even series with Celtics

May. 22, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James knows the path to the NBA Finals better than anyone in today's game. And unless the Boston Celtics do something soon, he'll get there again. James bullied his way to 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even the...

Caps rough up Lightning 3-0 to force Game 7 in East final

May. 22, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing elimination at home, the Washington Capitals looked determined to hit everything that moved in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference final. The goal was to finish checks on Tampa Bay Lightning players as much as possible, though at one point Devante Smith-Pelly decked Dan Girardi and...

Goodell details NFL's stance on sports gambling after ruling

May. 21, 2018 4:34 PM EDT

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that plan to legislate sports betting. Goodell detailed the league's position in a statement Monday that reiterated the NFL's stance that legalized sports gambling in the United States should be governed by federal law...

NFL: Patricia's past not subject to personal conduct policy

May. 21, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The NFL has determined sexual assault allegations against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia from 1996 are not subject to its personal conduct policy. "The allegations occurred well before his affiliation with the NFL," the league said Monday after completing its review of the Lions'...

Ohtani off to flying start with Angels, yet still improving

May. 21, 2018 9:53 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The most remarkable aspect of the first two months in Shohei Ohtani's major league career is how the unprecedented has become normal. After 90 plate appearances and seven starts on the mound for the Los Angeles Angels, a 23-year-old Japanese rookie with no prior experience in the...

At age 53, Palmeiro hits 1st home run in return to baseball

May. 22, 2018 2:25 AM EDT

CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) — Rafael Palmeiro still has power, even at 53. After hitting more than 500 home runs in the major leagues, Palmeiro went deep Monday night for the first time in his return to baseball with an independent team. He connected in the fifth inning for the Cleburne Railroaders , who went on...

Fashionisto Simon Doonan sees magic, madness in soccer style

May. 22, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Simon Doonan is an established fashionisto and lifelong soccer obsessive. His new book is dedicated to style drivers of the sport just in time for the June 14 start of the World Cup. So what sets soccer players apart in fashion compared to other pro athletes? For starters, they have the...

WORLD CUP: Dads Ronaldo and Messi still seek World Cup title

May. 22, 2018 7:34 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have put up impressive numbers — in life and on the field — going into a fourth World Cup. So much has happened for football's standout stars since the 2014 tournament, when both left Brazil still lacking the game's most coveted prize. Yes,...

After a year lost to hoops scandal, Bowen seeks answers

May. 21, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

Brian Bowen had the opportunity to spend a couple of days last week playing in real basketball games, replete with scoreboards and referees and with every courtside seat filled. It's unclear when he'll be able to do that again. Bowen might have been one of the most talked-about players in NCAA basketball over the...

French Open organizers won't give Serena Williams a seeding

May. 21, 2018 2:27 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Serena Williams' return to Grand Slam tennis from maternity leave just got even tougher. French Open organizers announced on Monday they will not give Williams a seeding. "This year again, tournament officials will establish the list and ranking of the women's seeds based on the WTA ranking,"...

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Georgians vote in race centered on immigration, education

May. 22, 2018 10:02 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Republican contest centered largely on who loved guns the most and was toughest on immigration, while the Democratic race was a battle of two former legislative colleagues tussling over ethics accusations and their records on education. But in Tuesday's primary, voters will get the final...

For Robert Indiana, 'LOVE' was a complicated relationship

May. 22, 2018 9:58 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Pop artist Robert Indiana was the man behind the 1960s "LOVE" series and the famous sculpture in Philadelphia. But the curator of a museum that exhibited his life's works in 2013 says the artist who died Saturday at his home off the coast of Maine never found the type of lasting love...

Teen to face murder charge as adult in officer's slaying

May. 22, 2018 9:56 AM EDT

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been charged in the slaying of a Baltimore County, Maryland, police officer, and three other suspects are still being sought, authorities said Tuesday. Scott Shellenberger, the state's attorney for Baltimore County, told The Associated Press that the teen has...

Milwaukee police to release video of Bucks guard's arrest

May. 22, 2018 9:54 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee's mayor is expressing concern about police conduct in the stun-gun arrest of Bucks guard Sterling Brown in January. Mayor Tom Barrett says he's viewed police video of Brown's arrest over an alleged parking violation. He did not offer details but has said he has questions about...

The Latest: Teen faces adult charge in officer's slaying

May. 22, 2018 9:52 AM EDT

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of a police officer in Baltimore County, Maryland (all times local): 9:45 a.m. A Maryland prosecutor says a teen arrested in the death of a Baltimore County police officer is being charged with murder and treated as an adult. Scott Shellenberger, the state's...

Fashionisto Simon Doonan sees magic, madness in soccer style

May. 22, 2018 9:46 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Simon Doonan is an established fashionisto and lifelong soccer obsessive. His new book is dedicated to style drivers of the sport just in time for the June 14 start of the World Cup. So what sets soccer players apart in fashion compared to other pro athletes? For starters, they have the...

Agents in South Texas seize $16M in counterfeit-label items

May. 22, 2018 9:23 AM EDT

LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Federal agents in South Texas have seized nearly 79,000 bogus-label clothing, electronics and other items at a public storage facility in an estimated $16 million counterfeit cargo bust. Investigators with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement say the trademark-infringed merchandise...

All tied up: LeBron's 44 helps Cavs even series with Celtics

May. 22, 2018 9:03 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James knows the path to the NBA Finals better than anyone in today's game. And unless the Boston Celtics do something soon, he'll get there again. James bullied his way to 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even the...

WORLD CUP: Dads Ronaldo and Messi still seek World Cup title

May. 22, 2018 7:34 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have put up impressive numbers — in life and on the field — going into a fourth World Cup. So much has happened for football's standout stars since the 2014 tournament, when both left Brazil still lacking the game's most coveted prize. Yes,...

WORLD CUP: Escobar murdered after Colombia's exit in 1994

May. 22, 2018 7:12 AM EDT

Days after returning home from the 1994 World Cup in the United States, Colombia defender Andres Escobar was shot dead in his hometown of Medellin . The murder ranks as one of the most shocking moments in World Cup history and cast a shadow over the rest of the tournament. It appeared to be directly linked to the...