NCAA approves 30-second shot clock in men’s basketball

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Men’s basketball teams will play with a quicker shot clock and fewer timeouts next season. It’s the first time the shot clock has been trimmed since the 1993-94 season, when it went from 45 seconds to 35. Now it goes from 35 seconds to 30....
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LeBron, Cavs recover after beating Warriors, tying Finals

AP Photo/Eric Risberg CLEVELAND (AP) — Once LeBron James tied up the NBA Finals with another one of his virtuoso postseason performances, his legs were in knots. He needed ice, treatment and rest. He wasn’t the only one. After a pair of entertaining, exhausting,...
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UConn coach says he doesn’t need UCF’s consent for rivalry

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn football coach Bob Diaco has created a trophy and countdown clock, saying Monday he doesn’t need UCF’s permission to manufacture a rivalry game with the Knights. Diaco’s office last week posted a picture...
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LeBron has Cleveland believing a championship is near

AP Photo/Tony Dejak CLEVELAND (AP) — High above downtown, there’s no visible evidence of a painful 51-year professional sports championship drought – the longest for any major U.S. city. Atop Terminal Tower, 42 stories over revitalized Cleveland, heartbreak and...
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IOC approves new events for 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang

AP Photo/Uncredited LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC approved new events Monday in snowboarding, Alpine skiing, speedskating and curling for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Big Air in snowboarding, mass start in speedskating, mixed doubles in...
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Patriots release Spikes after his car found abandoned

AP Photo/Elise Amendola FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots released linebacker Brandon Spikes on Monday as authorities investigated whether a Mercedes he owned was involved in an accident after the car was found abandoned in a highway median near where three...
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French champ Wawrinka: Federer ‘always really happy’ for him

AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu PARIS (AP) — So here’s how far Stan Wawrinka has come: Now that he is a two-time major champion, the guy ignores congratulatory phone calls from Roger Federer. OK, well, that’s not exactly how it went. Wawrinka says he wasn’t able...

Oscar Pistorius case: Court sets November for appeal

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has set November for prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius’ acquittal on a murder charge for shooting girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The court did not fix an exact date but said on Monday that it...
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Triple Crown winner burned up last quarter-mile in Belmont

AP Photo/David Stephenson NEW YORK (AP) — 24.32 seconds. With a final quarter-mile dash to the finish even faster than Secretariat, American Pharoah ran into Triple Crown history with a dazzling display of speed and endurance in the Belmont Stakes. Triple Crown winner...
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Injury to Fenway fan has some thinking about safety

AP Photo BOSTON (AP) — Erik Barnard sat with his 3-year-old son along Fenway Park’s third-base line, a few sections from where a woman was seriously injured when a broken bat flew into the stands two days earlier. He never considered surrendering those front-row seats...