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Hornets win draft lottery, will pick No. 1 in NBA

May 30, 2012

By BRIAN MAHONEY, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — New owner, and now a new star player. The future suddenly looks bright for the New Orleans Hornets.

Meanwhile, it was yet another loss — in a historic season full of them — for Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Bobcats.

The Hornets, recently sold ...

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In video, man says he was 'going down' for assault

May 30, 2012

By LINDA DEUTSCH, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of two men charged in a devastating assault on a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium told his own mother that he was involved and expected to "go down" for the attack.

Marvin Norwood was heard making the statement in a ...

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Oswalt hoping to join Rangers after 4 minor starts

May 30, 2012

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Roy Oswalt expects he'll need only four starts in the minors before joining the Texas Rangers.

"For the last six weeks I've been throwing bullpens every other day. I wanted to make sure I had plenty of throwing in before I stepped out ...

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Big 12 in favor of 4-team college football playoff

May 30, 2012

By DAVE SKRETTA, Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Big 12 favors a selection committee to be involved in picking the four teams involved in a college football playoff instead of a system that would emphasize conference champions.

Interim commissioner Chuck Neinas also said during the ...

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Rockies designate Moyer for assignment

May 30, 2012

DENVER (AP) — Jamie Moyer was designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday, the move being made about six weeks after he became the oldest starting pitcher to win a game in major league history.

The 49-year-old Moyer said in a news conference Wednesday that he still had hopes of ...

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Paper: Group sex for porn movie shot on LA field

May 30, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As stadiums went quiet around the country the weekend after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, there was plenty of action on the field at historic Memorial Coliseum and little of it had to do with football.

On Sept. 16, 2001, 40 minutes of group sex for a hardcore porn movie was ...

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Top teams face lots of obstacles on road to Omaha

May 30, 2012

By DAVID BRANDT and ERIC OLSON, Associated Press

South Carolina is the two-time defending champion and 2011 College World Series runner-up Florida is the No. 1 national seed. Those aren't the only teams poised to make deep runs at the title as NCAA regionals begin Friday.

Southeastern Conference ...

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Column: Spurs playing big boy ball at right time

May 30, 2012

By TIM DAHLBERG, Associated Press

The new nasty is plastered on T-shirts all around San Antonio, though the description hardly fits. There's probably not a more cerebral or mild-mannered team in the NBA than the Spurs, who are making basketball look so easy that sometimes their coach has to remind ...

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Thunder may have to ugly it up to beat Spurs

May 30, 2012

By JEFF LATZKE, Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gregg Popovich implored his San Antonio Spurs to get nasty to take control of the Western Conference finals.

The Oklahoma City Thunder may just have to get ugly if they hope to make it a series.

The Thunder have struggled to corral a San ...

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Feds ask for documents from McCourts

May 30, 2012

By GREG RISLING, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities have requested documents from former Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt and his ex-wife as part of a criminal investigation into their dealings with the team and associated businesses.

Ryan Kirkpatrick, an attorney for ...

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Surprise shower rains out BP out at Marlins Park

May 30, 2012

By STEVEN WINE, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Rain washed out batting practice Wednesday at Marlins Park.

And yes, the $634-million ballpark has a retractable roof.

The roof was open when a rain cell developed over the ballpark nearly four hours before the start of the Marlins' game against the ...

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Rory McIlroy hopeful of sticking around

May 30, 2012

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Rory McIlroy is playing more golf than he planned going into his title defense at the U.S. Open.

Just not on the right days.

McIlroy lost his No. 1 ranking — and briefly lost his composure — by missing consecutive cuts at two big tournaments ...

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Boxer Williams awaits surgery following crash

May 30, 2012

By CHARLES ODUM, Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Boxer Paul Williams' longtime promoter said Wednesday the fighter is in good spirits in an Atlanta hospital as he awaits surgery after he was paralyzed in a motorcycle crash.

Promoter Dan Goossen told The Associated Press he did not know why a ...

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Seahawks confirm tryout for Brian Banks

May 30, 2012

By TIM BOOTH, Associated Press

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Brian Banks will get a crack at the NFL, even if it's simply a tryout.

The Seattle Seahawks confirmed Wednesday they will hold a tryout for Banks, a former high school football star who was exonerated last week in a California rape case in which ...

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Past Triple Crown winners ready to pass torch

May 30, 2012

By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press

Patrice Wolfson had doubts about relinquishing her status as the owner of the last Triple Crown winner. She wasn't sure that some of the 11 horses who attempted to join Affirmed atop racing's pinnacle were worthy of such status.

None of them succeeded in sweeping ...

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White Sox beat Rays for 8th straight win

May 30, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Chicago White Sox unexpectedly lost their starting pitcher in the fourth inning, and then went on to win their eighth straight game.

Alexei Ramirez drove in two runs and the White Sox extended their season-best winning streak with a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay ...

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Venus Williams loses in 2nd round of French Open

May 30, 2012

PARIS (AP) — Venus Williams followed little sister Serena out of the French Open.

The elder Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam champion, lost to third-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-2, 6-3 Wednesday in the second round.

Williams was playing at a major tournament for the first time since ...

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NFL to keep Pro Bowl, hold game in Honolulu

May 30, 2012

By BARRY WILNER, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — After a promise from players that the game will be more competitive, the NFL will hold the Pro Bowl in Honolulu next Jan. 27, a week before the Super Bowl.

Commissioner Roger Goodell had made it clear canceling the all-star game was a possibility ...

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Defense argues to dismiss some Sandusky charges

May 30, 2012

By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Jerry Sandusky lost another bid to delay his child sexual abuse trial on Wednesday and, in what could be the last pretrial hearing before jury selection begins next week, the presiding judge heard defense lawyers and prosecutors debate ...

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Police release 911 audio in boxer Tapia's death

May 30, 2012

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 911 call made from Johnny Tapia's Albuquerque home reveals the moments when the boxing legend's family members realize he is beyond help.

Police released audio Tuesday in which Tapia's wife, Teresa, can be heard pleading for emergency dispatchers to send an ambulance.

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