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Slumping Marlins lose to Orioles 8-5

AP Photo/J Pat Carter MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins made a costly error, repeatedly squandered scoring chances and remained winless after five games under new manager Dan Jennings, losing to the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 Friday. The Marlins fell to 0-8 on their homestand with...
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Rays’ minor league team cancels ‘A-Rod Juice Box’ promotion

AP Photo/Alex Brandon NEW YORK (AP) — What began as “A-Rod Juice Box” promo night for a Tampa Bay Rays minor league team quickly became Apology Night. The Charlotte Stone Crabs of the Florida State League on Friday night abruptly canceled the promotion that...
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Warriors head to Houston up 2-0

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen Curry has been playing like the MVP he is to help the Golden State Warriors to 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. Now things get tougher as the Warriors head to Houston for two games beginning Saturday night. Curry scored...
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Column: Olympic champion Schmitt struggles away from pool

AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa De Olza Allison Schmitt seemed like the happiest person at the pool. Always laughing. Always telling a corny joke. Ask anyone about the five-time Olympic medalist, they’ll quickly rattle off some offbeat thing she said or did, something that got...
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Houston star Harden’s unique game hard to stop _ and to like

AP Photo/James Nielsen HOUSTON (AP) — Whether he’s stirring the pot after a big shot or flailing his arms to draw contact en route to the basket James Harden evokes strong reactions from fans and players alike. The internet abounds with people complaining that his...
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UNC receives NCAA notice of allegations in academic case

AP Photo/Gerry Broome North Carolina has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA connected to the school’s academic fraud scandal. In a statement Friday, Chancellor Carol Folt and athletic director Bubba Cunningham said UNC is reviewing the “lengthy”...

Pirates star McCutchen laughs off leaked pay stub

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Good thing Andrew McCutchen has direct deposit. The Pittsburgh Pirates star centerfielder laughed off a leaked photo of his pay stub Friday, joking he can handle the attention so long as he still gets paid. McCutchen’s two-week stub was left behind...
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AP sources: Goodell will not recuse self from Brady appeal

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Goodell will hear Tom Brady’s appeal of his four-game suspension for his role in the deflated footballs scandal. The NFL told the players’ union on Friday that Goodell will not recuse himself from what the commissioner...
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Harlem Globetrotter great Marques Haynes dies at 89

AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez PHOENIX (AP) — Marques Haynes, the Harlem Globetrotters star often called the greatest dribbler in basketball history, has died. He was 89. The Globetrotters said Haynes died Friday in Plano, Texas, of natural causes. Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider...
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Brewers’ Smith suspended 8 games for rosin, sunscreen on arm

AP Photo/John Bazemore ATLANTA (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith has been suspended for eight games for having a foreign substance on his pitching arm during a game at Atlanta. Major League Baseball says Smith plans to appeal, so the penalty is on hold. Smith...