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Ducking the spotlight, some stars decide to skip NFL draft

FILE – In this Jan. 1, 2015, file photo, Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, center left, greets Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston after Oregon’s win in the Rose Bowl NCAA college football playoff semifinal game in Pasadena, Calif. There will be several...
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Bettman doesn’t believe ‘Katy Perry’ chants are sexist

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman watches the first period of a first-round NHL playoff hockey game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, April 22, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) NHL commissioner Gary Bettman watches the first period of...
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Woods adds Players Championship to his schedule

FILE – In this Nov. 9, 2014 file photo, Li Haotong of China tees off on the 11th hole during the final round of the HSBC Champions golf tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China. Li Haotong is one of the most exciting prospects to emerge in recent...
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Warriors erase 20-point hole, beat Pelicans 123-119 in OT

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) shoots over New Orleans Pelicans guard Quincy Pondexter (20) during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New Orleans, Thursday, April 23, 2015. The Warriors won in overtime 123-119, to take a...
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James scores 31, Cavs beat Celts 103-95 for 3-0 series lead

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James pulls up his sleeve while facing the Boston Celtics in the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Thursday, April 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James pulls up his...
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BALCO & Biogenesis may be over, but steroids cloud remains

FILE – In this July 19, 2007, file photo, San Francisco Giants’ Barry Bonds hits a three-run home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago. Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens have moved on, their names cleared. Still, the cloud of...
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WNBA’s Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested after fight

This combo of booking photos released by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, show WNBA players Brittney Griner, left, and her fiancee Glory Johnson. The couple were arrested Wednesday, April 22, 2015, on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at...

Colts sticking to long-term plan while trying to win now

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts general manager Ryan Grigson finds himself in a delicate situation. Indianapolis fans, coach Chuck Pagano and Colts players all want to hoist the Lombardi Trophy this season. Owner Jim Irsay wants even more: a Super Bowl crown now and a contender...

Ex-Bears star’s family to appeal NFL concussion settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of late Pro Bowl safety Dave Duerson will appeal this week’s NFL concussion settlement amid concerns it doesn’t include future awards for the brain decay diagnosed after his 2011 suicide. An appeal could hold up the settlement...
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Clippers-Spurs series giving lopsided 1st round some drama

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, right, celebrates a basket as Los Angeles Clippers guard J.J. Redick walks by during the second half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. The Spurs won 111-107 in overtime. (AP...