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Rodriguez exceeds expectations, helps Yankees stay relevant

FILE – In this April 15, 2015, file photo, New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez watches his solo home run in front of Baltimore Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Baltimore. Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera having moved on, this...
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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...

Eagles personnel chief says Tebow has improved

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ignore the hype. Tim Tebow is just another guy competing for a roster spot on the Philadelphia Eagles. “Obviously, we were intrigued with what we saw there,” Eagles personnel chief Ed Marynowitz said Thursday. “We saw a player who...
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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...
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Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard named NBA defensive player of year

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin, middle, shot is blocked by San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, left, and forward Kawhi Leonard 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...

Manfred: Rose will be allowed to be part of All-Star Game

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will play some role during this summer’s All-Star Game in Cincinnati. Speaking Thursday with the Associated Press Sports Editors, Manfred said he has not determined a timetable to decide...
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LEADING OFF: Mets try to tie best win streak in team history

Teammates greet New York Mets Curtis Granderson at the dugout steps after he scored on Lucas Duda’s eighth-inning, RBI single in a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves in New York, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) Teammates greet New York Mets Curtis...
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Ducks await next opponent after finishing sweep of Jets

Anaheim Ducks goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) and teammate Ryan Kesler congratulate each other after Game 4 against the Winnipeg Jets in a first-round NHL hockey playoff series, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Anaheim won 5-2 and swept the series. (John...
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Duncan and Leonard help Spurs beat Clippers 111-107 in OT

San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, right, shoots over Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan during the first half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Los Angeles, Wednesday, April 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) San Antonio Spurs forward Tim...
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Floyd Mayweather Jr.: I’m better than Muhammad Ali

FILE – At left, in a May 4, 2013, file photo, Floyd Mayweather Jr. exchanges punches with Robert Guerrero (not shown) in a WBC welterweight title fight in Las Vegas. At right, in a Nov. 12, 2011, file photo, Manny Pacquiao exchanges punches with Juan Manuel Marquez 9not...