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76ers season has gone south with each visit to Toronto

Apr. 24, 2019 10:41 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The 76ers have gone south in Toronto. Sixers coach Brett Brown wants the season series to come with an asterisk. Sure, the Raptors went 3-1 against the Sixers, but Philadelphia has evolved thanks to a pair of splashy trades this season that could skew the perception that Toronto has...

Lillard has 50 and Blazers oust Thunder in 5 games

Apr. 24, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After Damian Lillard hit his walk-off 3-pointer to send the Trail Blazers along in the playoffs, he waved goodbye to the Thunder bench. "That was the last word," he afterward. "That was having the last word." Lillard finished with a franchise playoff-record 50 points and Portland...

San Jose scores 4 goals in 4 minutes, then wins Game 7 in OT

Apr. 24, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In San Jose, the game will always be remembered as the Pavelski Payback for the four goals scored on one power play after the Sharks' captain was knocked out cold, turning around a wild Game 7 that finally ended in overtime. In Las Vegas, the Golden Knights will always lament the...

Invigorated after Game 7 win, Bruins look to Blue Jackets

Apr. 24, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Bruins needed performances from up and down their roster to outlast the Toronto Maples Leafs in yet another seven-game slugfest between the Original Six franchises. Boston will literally have just a day to enjoy its 5-1 win over Toronto in Game 7 on Tuesday night, with their Eastern...

Atlanta 2020 Final Four also site of Division II, III finals

Apr. 24, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The return of the Final Four to Atlanta in 2020 also will bring the Division II and III championships back to the city. Atlanta hosted all three championships in 2013, the last time it was the site of the Final Four. It's the only other year all three divisions held their championship games...

Chiefs' addition of Clark another controversial decision

Apr. 24, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have made a habit of inciting controversy during the NFL draft in the Andy Reid era by acquiring players that have a history of off-the-field issues. This year, they didn't even wait until the draft. The Chiefs swung a blockbuster trade with the Seattle...

The name on the back matters: NHL is now marketing its stars

Apr. 24, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

Connor McDavid is eager to shrug off personal stats, awards and achievements and put the focus on his team in Edmonton. Yet there he is on the cover of a video game or in a commercial for a bank. Auston Matthews is the face of the franchise in Toronto. But he also got razzed by his Maple Leafs teammates for doing...

New Jersey gov: We could be top US sports bet market by 2020

Apr. 24, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor says his state could be the top sports betting market in the nation as soon as next year. Speaking at the Betting On Sports America conference, Democrat Phil Murphy predicted New Jersey's fast growing sports betting market could surpass that of Nevada by next...

Ex-UT at Austin coach to plead guilty in admissions scam

Apr. 24, 2019 6:03 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The former men's tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin is set to plead guilty in the college admissions bribery scandal . Michael Center is expected to plead guilty in Boston federal court on Wednesday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Center was...

NCAA: Replay official can overturn close targeting calls

Apr. 24, 2019 10:38 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel adjusted the targeting rule in college football, allowing video review officials to overturn calls if any element of the penalty cannot be confirmed. The adjustment to the rule announced Tuesday means there will be no option for letting the call on...

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Chiefs' addition of Clark another controversial decision

Apr. 24, 2019 12:48 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have made a habit of inciting controversy during the NFL draft in the Andy Reid era by acquiring players that have a history of off-the-field issues. This year, they didn't even wait until the draft. The Chiefs swung a blockbuster trade with the Seattle...

Street art of Nipsey Hussle in LA breathes life into legacy

Apr. 24, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Along busy highways, on the sides of buildings and inside a school basketball court, more than 50 colorful murals of Nipsey Hussle have popped up in Los Angeles since the beloved rapper and community activist was gunned down outside his clothing store. Some show the rapper gazing into...

Atlanta 2020 Final Four also site of Division II, III finals

Apr. 24, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The return of the Final Four to Atlanta in 2020 also will bring the Division II and III championships back to the city. Atlanta hosted all three championships in 2013, the last time it was the site of the Final Four. It's the only other year all three divisions held their championship games...

Roethlisberger to remain with Steelers through 2021

Apr. 24, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have reiterated repeatedly during an eventful offseason that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remains the team's unquestioned leader. They've handed him a new deal to prove it. The Steelers and the two-time Super Bowl winner agreed to terms on a contract extension...

Mike Mayock takes center stage for 1st draft as Raiders GM

Apr. 24, 2019 12:31 PM EDT

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Mike Mayock is used to being under the spotlight on NFL draft weekend. As the lead analyst at NFL Network, Mayock spent so many hours on the air each draft for more than a decade analyzing prospects and critiquing picks made by the 32 teams that he sometimes even lost his voice...

Indians' Carrasco not expected to miss time with leg injury

Apr. 24, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco finally caught a break. Cleveland's oft-injured starting pitcher is not expected to miss any time with a left leg injury the team initially feared was more serious. Carrasco had an MRI after Tuesday's game, and the results were negative. The Indians are optimistic he'll...

Nadal rallies to beat Mayer in 3 sets in Barcelona Open

Apr. 24, 2019 12:27 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal recovered from a slow start to defeat Leonard Mayer 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-2 and advance to the third round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, keeping alive his streak of never losing consecutive matches on clay. The second-ranked Nadal was coming off defeat to Fabio Fognini...

New Jersey gov: We could be top US sports bet market by 2020

Apr. 24, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's governor says his state could be the top sports betting market in the nation as soon as next year. Speaking at the Betting On Sports America conference, Democrat Phil Murphy predicted New Jersey's fast growing sports betting market could surpass that of Nevada by next...

2020 Democrats confronting debate over letting felons vote

Apr. 24, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

Democratic presidential contenders are facing a new debate over whether criminals in prison, even notorious ones like the Boston Marathon bomber, should be able to win back their right to vote. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says they should and that voting is "inherent to our democracy — yes, even for...

Tip your band, say honky tonk musicians, during NFL Draft

Apr. 24, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars Dierks Bentley and Tim McGraw are playing free concerts in Nashville during the NFL Draft, but the hundreds of musicians working in honky tonk clubs just blocks from the draft stage want football fans to remember to tip the band. With turnout expected for each day to...