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LeBron James in social media shutdown mode during playoffs

Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James is introduced before a first round NBA playoff basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James is introduced before a first round NBA playoff...
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Summer sports suspend membership in umbrella body in protest

Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, toasts with Marius Vizer, head of IFJ and SportAccord Convention president, during a reception in Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) Russian President...

Report: Patriots’ Nate Solder had testicular cancer surgery

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots left tackle Nate Solder reportedly had surgery for testicular cancer last spring. He went on to start every game, including the Super Bowl victory. ESPN said Tuesday that Solder was diagnosed during the team’s voluntary...
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Atlanta’s Mike Budenholzer voted NBA coach of the year

Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer takes a question during his pre-game news conference before an NBA basketball game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday, April 8, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow) Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer takes a...
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Desisa wins 119th Boston Marathon; Rotich takes women’s race

Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, crosses the finish line to win the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, crosses the finish line to win the Boston Marathon, Monday, April 20, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)...
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Little guys will need to come up big for Celtics, Mavs

Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas (4) loses the ball after a foul by Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (23) in the second quarter of a first round NBA playoff basketball game Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan) Boston Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas...
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Ducks rally for 5-4 OT win, lead series 3-0

Anaheim Ducks Ryan Kesler (17) celebrates with Jakob Silfverberg (33) after scoring against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of game three NHL playoff hockey action in Winnipeg, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Trevor Hagan/The Canadian Press via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT Anaheim...
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Warriors beat Pelicans 97-87 to take 2-0 series lead

Golden State Warriors’ Draymond Green (23) celebrates after scoring against the New Orleans Pelicans during the second half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Monday, April 20, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. Golden State won 97-87. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose...
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Pominville, Parise give Wild 3-0 win over Blues

Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk (40) covers the puck in front of St. Louis Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo (27) and Wild center Mikael Granlund (64), of Finland, during the second period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series game in St. Paul, Minn., Monday,...
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Rangers shut down Penguins 2-1 to reclaim momentum

New York Rangers’ Chris Kreider (20) celebrates with teammates after his goal during the second period of a first-round NHL playoff hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh Monday, April 20, 2015.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) New York Rangers’ Chris...