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Celtics complete improbable run back to conference finals

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have been mining possibility out of improbable odds throughout the 2017-2018 season. A season filled with so much promise was jolted just five minutes into their season opener back in October when Gordon Hayward was lost for the year to a...
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Lehigh Valley tops Charlotte in 5 OTs in AHL’s longest game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — This one kept going. And going. And going. And going. And going — straight into the American Hockey League record books. Alex Krushelnyski scored 6:48 into the fifth overtime period and Alex Lyon made 94 saves to lead the Lehigh Valley Phantoms...
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The NBA’s Final Four: Cavs, Celtics, Warriors, Rockets

The franchise with the most titles. The best player of this generation. The reigning champions. The probable MVP. The NBA has its Final Four. It certainly does not disappoint. Boston’s win over Philadelphia on Wednesday night brought down the curtain on the...
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Officials: 21 bodies recovered after dam burst in Kenya

Officials: 21 bodies recovered after dam burst in Kenya NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan officials say a dam has burst its banks in the country’s rift valley, forcing hundreds of people from their homes. At least 21 people have died. Police spokesman Joseph Kioko said...
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Trump's move likely to worsen Mideast proxy battles

May. 10, 2018 2:41 AM EDT BEIRUT (AP) — There may not be much Iran can do about President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal, but across the Middle East, it has a variety of ways it can hit back at the United States and America’s regional allies....
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Sporting Kansas City beats short-handed Atlanta United 2-0

May. 10, 2018 2:07 AM EDT ATLANTA (AP) — Turns out, the showdown between the two leading teams in Major League Soccer was not a fair fight. Atlanta went a man down in the first half — losing its starting goalkeeper, no less — and Sporting Kansas City took...
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Off-duty firefighter killed in motorcycle crash

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An off-duty Columbus firefighter has died in a motorcycle crash in the city’s downtown area. Columbus police say 32-year-old Derek Walton was riding his motorcycle Tuesday night when he lost control for an unknown reason. The motorcycle fell on...
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Preds, Jets lean heavily on Rinne, Hellebuyck in Game 7

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Predators goalie Pekka Rinne has years of postseason experience, including a couple Game 7s and a Stanley Cup Final. Connor Hellebuyck has the Winnipeg Jets on the verge of their first Western Conference final in his first playoff appearance, and the...
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Lions coach Matt Patricia denies 1996 assault allegation

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia maintained his innocence and his new team said it supported him after a 1996 sexual assault allegation resurfaced Wednesday night. The Detroit News reported that Patricia and a friend of his were indicted 22 years...
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Cincinnati votes to ban bump stocks

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bump stocks are now illegal in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Cincinnati City Council voted 7-2 Wednesday to ban bump stocks within city limits, with Republicans Amy Murray and Jeff Pastor casting no votes. Bump stocks are attachments that...
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