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AP Interview: WADA exec disappointed by no Armstrong apology

David Howman, director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency, speaks to The Associated Press during an interview, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) David Howman, director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency, speaks to The Associated Press during...

Steelers-Patriots to open 2015 schedule on a Thursday night

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the Patriots’ rewards for winning the Super Bowl is hosting the season opener. The opposition this year is another team with championship pedigree: the Pittsburgh Steelers. New England and Pittsburgh will begin the NFL season on Thursday night,...
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Injuries again playing prominent role in NBA playoffs

Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) holds his finger as he walks off the court after being injured in the second half of an NBA playoff basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Atlanta. Atlanta won 99-92. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Atlanta Hawks center...
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Atlanta’s Mike Budenholzer voted NBA coach of the year

Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer becomes emotional as he speaks after he was introduced as the NBA coach of the year during a basketball news conference, Tuesday, April 21, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer becomes...
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US-Cuba relations challenge ballplayers choosing pro path

Arizona Diamondbacks’ Yasmany Tomas winks at teammates in the dugout after his three-run double against the Cincinnati Reds during the fourth inning of a spring training baseball game Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Arizona...
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Ortiz suspended 1 game by MLB for making contact with umpire

Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz, right, throws his bat after being ejected from a baseball game as Baltimore Orioles’ Caleb Joseph, left, looks on during the fifth inning Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz,...
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F-bombs away: Rants a time-honored part of sports culture

FILE- In this Sept. 22, 2007, file photo, Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy leads his team onto the field for amn NCAA college football game against Texas Tech in Stillwater, Okla, Rather use his postgame press conference after a spirited rally against Texas Tech on Sept. 22,...

Reds’ Bryan Price apologizes for language, not message

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price apologized on Tuesday for using profanity during a pregame meeting with reporters, but says he stands by his message that media shouldn’t report developments he feels would put his team at a competitive...
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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...