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Phillies GM apologizes to fans for disparaging comments

AP Photo/Alex Brandon NEW YORK (AP) — Embattled general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. apologized Tuesday to Philadelphia Phillies fans for saying they “don’t understand the game” and the “process” that goes into constructing a team. Speaking before...
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Steelers wide receiver Brown focused on 2015, not contract

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers trickled off the field in small groups, sweaty and a little spent from the first real day of football in nearly five months, even if it was just practice in shorts. Antonio Brown lingered, as happens whenever...
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Record-setting scoring changes face of college softball

AP Photo/Vasha Hunt The pitchers’ duels that once dominated college softball are less common with teams across the country scoring runs and hitting homers at unprecedented levels. As the Women’s College World Series gets ready to start Thursday in Oklahoma City, teams...
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911 tapes released on NFL defensive end Ray McDonald

AP Photo/Tony Avelar SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Highway Patrol has released audio from the 911 call that led to the arrest of NFL defensive end Ray McDonald on suspicion of child endangerment and domestic violence. KRON-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/1LG0MJ8 ) Tuesday...
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All eyes on Johnny as Manziel practices with Browns

AP Photo/Ron Schwane BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is on the practice field in front of journalists for the first time since his release from rehab. Sporting a shorter haircut, Manziel is taking part in Cleveland’s first practice of the third...

Blues retain Ken Hitchcock as coach for another season

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are sticking with veteran coach Ken Hitchcock for another season. The Blues and Hitchcock on Tuesday announced a one-year contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. Hitchcock took over as Blues coach during the 2011-2012 season. He...

Michael Sam: Focused on football, not making history in CFL

MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Sam says his priority is helping the Montreal Alouettes win, not making history as the first openly gay player in the Canadian Football League. Sam was signed to a two-year deal by the Alouettes last week. He was introduced Tuesday at a news...
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World Series of Poker starts this week with new events

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — If the World Series of Poker is lucky, the popularity of the Las Vegas championship’s newest event could cause a poker chip shortage. The annual set of 68 tournaments at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino that rewards millions...
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NBA MVP Stephen Curry takes nasty fall, walks off court

AP Photo/David J. Phillip HOUSTON (AP) — MVP Stephen Curry was able to walk to the locker room after a nasty spill where he flipped over in the air and his head crashed to the court in Golden State’s Western Conference finals game against Houston on Monday night....
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Hamilton hitless in return, Texas wins 6th in a row

AP Photo/Aaron Josefczyk CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Hamilton was hitless in his return to the majors, but reached on a key error that sent the Texas Rangers over Cleveland 10-8 Monday for their sixth straight win. Hamilton, slowed this season by shoulder surgery, was 0 for 3...