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US defeats rival Sweden 2-0, finishes atop group

Already assured a spot in the round of 16 before the game, the United States finished atop its group and will head to Reims to face Spain on Monday. Sweden will play Canada in Paris.

Arch Madness: Blues win 1st Stanley Cup, beating Bruins 4-1

Morgan has 5 goals as US routs Thailand 13-0

Paul Pierce admits he faked injury in 2008 Finals to go to the restroom

Child hit by line drive at Astros game, Cubs batter breaks down sobbing

Bill Buckner, forever known for error in 1986 World Series, dies at 69

Raptors defeat Bucks 100-94 to advance to first NBA Finals

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Another female athlete slams testosterone rules, refuses medication

Warriors beat Blazers 119-117 in OT for NBA Finals berth

New Orleans wins NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1

Trump hosts winning Baylor women’s basketball team

Caleb Wilson wraps up NFL Draft as newest ‘Mr. Irrelevant’

Browns’ Denzel Ward gives $10K to alma mater Nordonia High School

NFL aerial circus makes for 2nd round of DBs, WRs

The defensive big guys dominated the opening round of the NFL draft. So in Round 2, it was time for the guys who have to block them to take center stage.

3 QBs and lots of defenders highlight 1st round of draft

A Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback at the top, two more QBs along the way — and a whole lot of guys who like nothing better than putting passers on the ground. That was the look for the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night.

John Havlicek, Boston Celtics great, dies at 79

John Havlicek's legacy was built over 16 years with the Boston Celtics, eight of them as NBA champions, making him among the best to ever play the game.

  Rob Gronkowski dents New England’s Super Bowl trophy

Retired Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski used the Vince Lombardi Trophy as a bat and now it has a big ding in it.

  QB Russell Wilson is staying in Seattle, becomes highest paid player in NFL history

  Kenya’s Cherono wins men’s Boston Marathon in sprint to tape

Tiger Woods makes Masters his 15th and most improbable major

Will Wade meets with LSU, NCAA officials

Nowitzki announces retirement after final home game for Dallas Mavericks

Virginia holds off Texas Tech in overtime for first NCAA national championship

Michigan State knocks off Duke 68-67 to make Final Four

Cassius Winston put Michigan State on his shoulders and carried the Spartans into the Final Four.

Virginia advances to Final Four by beating Purdue in overtime

Virginia is heading to the Final Four for the first time since 1984.

Texas Tech beats Gonzaga to reach Final Four

Texas Tech is going to the Final Four for the first time in school history.

Skateboarding and surfing proposed to the International Olympics Committee for 2024 Games

Other proposed sports for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris include sport climbing and breakdancing.

NFL: Pass interference now reviewable by officials

Coaches still will have two challenges per game, and in the final two minutes of a half or fourth quarter or for all of overtime, the replay official can order a review of offensive or defensive pass interference.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announces retirement

The New England Patriots' gentle giant has decided to hang up his cleats.

  NCAA tournament: Let the games begin - in earnest

What more could you want on the first real day of the dance?

Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered a plea deal in prostitution case - with a catch

Prosecutors offered Kraft, along with others a plea deal, but they must concede they would've been found guilty.

Minor league baseball team holding ‘Florida Man Night’

The Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp will celebrate “Florida Man Night” on July 26.

  Jets agree to sign RB Le’Veon Bell, according to reports

Le'Veon Bell agreed to a deal early Wednesday morning, ending months of speculation about where he'd resume his playing career after six years with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  Browns to acquire star receiver Beckham from NY

With the Browns, Beckham will be reunited with receiver Jarvis Landry, a teammate at LSU.

Sports writing great, ‘Semi Tough’ author Dan Jenkins dies at 89

Jenkins started his writing career at The Fort Worth Press and rose to stardom at Sports Illustrated. He wrote best-sellers "Semi-Tough" ''Baja Oklahoma" and "Dead Solid Perfect" and was a columnist for Playboy and Golf Digest.

Professional wrestler King Kong Bundy dead at age 61

Bundy, whose real name was Christopher Pallies, was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey. He was best known for facing Hulk Hogan in 1986 in a steel cage match at WWF's WrestleMania 2.

  Trump feeds FCS national champs McDonald’s, Chick-Fil-a during White House visit

The president served hamburgers from McDonald’s and chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-a, KLVY reported.

Patriots owner Bob Kraft pleads not guilty to prostitution charges

Robert Kraft was among hundreds of men charged in a crackdown on massage parlor prostitution and an investigation into human trafficking at Florida spas.

  Syracuse hoops coach Boeheim strikes, kills pedestrian on highway

"I am heartbroken that a member of our community died as the result of last night's accident," Boeheim said in a prepared statement.

  Denny Hamlin cruises to 2nd Daytona 500 victory in 4 years

Hamlin last year suffered through his first winless season in the Cup Series and made a crew chief change during the offseason.

Team LeBron rallies back, defeats Team Giannis 178-164 in 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte

Team LeBron rallied back from a double-digit deficit and defeated Team Giannis 178-164 as the NBA’s best and most famous stars played in the 2019 NBA All-Star Game in Charlotte at the Spectrum Center Sunday night.

  After ambulance gets stuck in ice, paramedics go the extra mile for patient and push her up hill

When their ambulance wasn't going anywhere. the firefighter paramedics devised a plan B.

  NFL, Colin Kaepernick settle collusion lawsuit

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid have settled their grievances of collusion against the NFL, said a league representative Friday to the Associated Press.

  Collector finds rare 1921 Babe Ruth baseball card, buys for $2

Ball took it to get it authenticated. Turns out, the card is a 1921 Babe Ruth Shotwell E-121 model.

  Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson dies at 83

Robinson played for five teams in his 21-season career. He was a member of two World Series championship teams for the Orioles.

Patriots beat Rams 13-3 in lowest scoring Super Bowl ever

New England topped the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in a game that dragged the high-def NFL back to the days of black-and-white TV. It was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in the 53-year history of the game.

  Andy Warhol, Bud Light-Game of Thrones crossover among most talked about Super Bowl commercials

With price tags in the millions for a 30-second spot during the big game, advertisers go all out to get people talking and make the cost worth it. Here are some of the ads people will be talking about at work Monday.

Chiefs QB Mahomes takes MVP and top offensive player awards

The Chiefs quarterback landed a pair of honors at NFL Honors on Saturday night, taking The Associated Press 2018 MVP and Offensive Player of the Year awards.

Slam dunk: Gonzalez makes Hall, along with Bailey, Reed, Law

Towering tight end Tony Gonzalez is heading to the Hall of Fame, to be joined by three defensive backs who spent parts of their career trying to stop him.

Pittsburgh news producer fired after calling Tom Brady ‘known cheater’

The former producer says he thought the local Steelers fans would find the joke funny and he actually thinks Tom Brady is a great quarterback.

  Pizza Hut to give free pizza and Super Bowl tickets to first baby born after kickoff

The pizza purveyors are offering free pizza for a year and Super Bowl tickets to next year’s game to the parents of the first baby born after kickoff on Sunday.

Super spending expected for Super Bowl consumers

The big game could cost you even if you watch from home, according to a new survey by the National Retail Federation.

AFC wins 3rd straight Pro Bowl, 26-7 over NFC in Orlando

The Pro Bowl has long been considered a laughable representation of the NFL game. It reached a new level of comedy Sunday as several players swapped positions during the annual all-star game.

  Super Bowl commercials are coming: Are you ready to watch?

Companies shell out $5 million an ad because the audience is huge. The Super Bowl typically attracts more than 100 million viewers.

  Ticket prices slump and then rebound for Patriots-Rams Super Bowl game

The price of admission to the Feb. 3 game between New England and Los Angeles is averaging more than $4,600 a seat.

After winning fight, Manny Pacquiao discovers burglars hit his home

Burglars ransacked Manny Pacquiao’s Los Angeles home over the weekend, possibly as he was fighting in the ring, representatives for the boxer have confirmed.

Pastor predicted score in New England Patriots’ AFC championship win

A Maine pastor correctly predicted the score of New England's win over Kansas City in AFC Championship.

Super Bowl: Pats vs Rams in a meeting of Past vs Future

To officially usher the NFL into a new era, the Los Angeles Rams will have to get past the New England Patriots, exactly 17 years to the date of their last Super Bowl showdown.

Kicked Out: Rams end Saints playoff, win with overtime field goal

The Saints play the Rams in the final game before the Super Bowl.

Patriots make 3rd straight Super Bowl, beat Chiefs 37-31 OT

The Patriots are trying to make it back for the third straight year.

Sooners QB, A’s pick Kyler Murray declares for NFL draft

Murray announced his decision in a tweet , ending his brief and storied college career.

It’s official: Maroon 5 will headline the Super Bowl halftime show

The show is being billed as “the broadest range of musical genres ever seen” at the Super Bowl.

Saints rally past Eagles 20-14, will host NFC title game

Using a dominant ball-control offense and a few gambles that paid off, the Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two interceptions from Marcus Lattimore in a 20-14 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Michel scores 3 TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers 41-28

New England (12-5) will play at Kansas City in next week's AFC title game. The Patriots beat the Chiefs 43-40 in Foxborough in Week 6. The Patriots finished 9-0 at home this season.

Gurley, Rams run through Cowboys, advance with 30-22 victory

Next weekend, the Los Angeles Rams will face the winner of the other divisional playoff game in New Orleans between the top-seeded Saints and the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Tim Tebow is engaged to former Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

The Heisman Trophy winner proposed to his future bride on the Florida farm where he grew up.

No. 2 Clemson dominates top-ranked Alabama 44-16

It’s Clemson’s third claimed national title and its first since 2016, which also came against Alabama.

Nick Foles will start for Eagles vs. Bears

Nick Foles will start at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles despite a chest injury when the defending Super Bowl champions play the Chicago Bears in an NFC wild-card game next Sunday

Falcons fire 3 top assistant coaches following 7-9 finish

Falcons fire offensive coordinator Steve Sarkasian, defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel , special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong after 7-9 finish

Bengals fire coach Marvin Lewis after 16th season

The Bengals fired coach Marvin Lewis, ending a 16-year stay in Cincinnati that included a club-record five straight playoff appearances without so much as one win

Dolphins fire Gase after 7-9 season; Tannenbaum demoted

Adam Gase fired after three seasons as Dolphins coach, including a 7-9 finish this year

Broncos fire Vance Joseph after 11-21 mark over 2 years

Broncos fire coach Vance Joseph after back-to-back seasons of double-digit losses

Seahawks clinch playoff berth outlasting Chiefs 38-31

Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes including a 2-yard TD to Ed Dickson with 7:31 remaining, Chris Carson rushed for two scores, and the Seattle Seahawks clinched an NFC wild-card berth with a 38-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night

Heat beat Magic 115-91, Spoelstra gets 500th coaching win

Tyler Johnson scored 20 of his 25 points in the third quarter as Miami defeated the Orlando Magic 115-91 Sunday and delivered Heat coach Erik Spoelstra his 500th coaching victory

Saints narrowly upend Steelers and take top NFC seed

Drew Brees' late 2-yard touchdown pass to Michael Thomas lifted New Orleans to a 31-28 win over Pittsburgh that earned the Saints the top seed in the NFC and damaged the Steelers' playoff hopes

Bears clinch No. 3 seed with 14-9 win over 49ers

Mitchell Trubisky threw one touchdown pass, Jordan Howard ran for another score and the Chicago Bears survived a fight and a late fumble to earn their eighth win in nine games, 14-9 over the San Francisco 49ers

Eagles stay alive with 32-30 win over Texans

Jake Elliott kicked a 35-yard field goal as time expired and the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Houston Texans 32-30 to keep their playoff hopes alive

Florida State hires Houston’s Kendal Briles as coordinator

Florida State hires former Houston assistant Kendal Briles as offensive coordinator, quarterbacks coach

AP Source: Travis Scott in talks to perform at halftime show

Rapper Travis Scott is in talks to perform at the Super Bowl halftime in Atlanta and will headline a pre-Super Bowl show days before the big game

NFL suspends Patriots' Gordon for substance abuse violation

NFL suspends Patriots receiver Josh Gordon indefinitely for another violation of league's substance abuse policy

Curry becomes 5th Warrior with 15,000 regular-season points

Stephen Curry had 20 points and seven rebounds while adding another accomplishment to his long list, leading the Golden State Warriors past the Memphis Grizzlies 110-93