California Chrome revs up bid for Triple Crown

ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — California Chrome is revving up his bid to become the 12th Triple Crown champion after a fast run at Belmont Park. He ran the 5 furlongs in 59 4/5 seconds Saturday over a fast main track at Belmont Park. Alan Sherman, the son of 77-year-old trainer Art...
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Are the L.A. Clippers really worth $2 billion?

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson A high-profile NBA franchise in a major media market was suddenly available. A handful of power brokers from the technology, entertainment and venture capital fields were lining up for a chance to join the party. And all the while the clock was ticking on...

SEC ponders potential move to ‘Division IV’

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference sent a strong message to the NCAA on Friday: provide the Big Five some autonomy or they’ll form their own division. SEC Commissioner Mike Slive said if the Big Five conferences – which also include the Atlantic...
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Will Game 6 be a bounce-back for LeBron James?

AP Photo/Michael Conroy MIAMI (AP) — There’s one area where the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat agree. LeBron James, they insist, will be better in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals. Everyone, it seems, is waiting to see what sort of bounce-back effort James...
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Stephenson says Bird told him to stop the antics

AP Photo/Michael Conroy MIAMI (AP) — Larry Bird has a simple message for Lance Stephenson: “Don’t do it again.” Stephenson says the Indiana Pacers president talked to him about his ear-blowing and other antics from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals...
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Rangers reach Cup finals for 1st time in 20 years

AP Photo/Julie Jacobson NEW YORK (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist waited nine years for a night like this. For the New York Rangers franchise it was 20 years in the making. When the final buzzer sounded Thursday night, the Broadway Blueshirts were in the Stanley Cup finals for the...
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Belly-free Keegan Bradley shoots 67 at Memorial

AP Photo/Jay LaPrete DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Keegan Bradley shot his lowest round at the Memorial, except the score wasn’t what made Thursday so unusual. He did not use a belly putter for the first time in four years. On the advice of his mother, and after a week...
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Youth sports concussions draw Obama’s attention

AP Photo/Charles Dharapak WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is a lover of games played on hard courts, baseball diamonds and in 10-yard increments. His two daughters are active in sports and, like many parents with children on athletic teams, he worries about their...
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Tiger Woods withdraws from US Open

AP Photo/JULIE JACOBSON DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Tiger Woods withdrew from the U.S. Open on Wednesday as he recovers from back surgery that has kept him out of golf for nearly three months. It will be the second U.S. Open, and sixth major, he has missed because of injury over...
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Billionaire and NFL team owner Glazer dies at 85

AP Photo/DAVE MARTIN TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Malcolm Glazer, the self-made billionaire who owned English soccer’s Manchester United and the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has died. He was 85. The Bucs said Glazer died Wednesday. The reclusive Palm Beach businessman had...