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Orioles' Jones inks 6-year, $85.5 million contract

May 27, 2012

BALTIMORE (AP) — Even though Adam Jones isn't from Baltimore, he's making sure it'll be home for a while longer.

Jones signed a six-year, $85.5 million contract with the Orioles on Sunday, ensuring that the 26-year-old center fielder will be with the team through 2018.

"I fit here in this city. I ...

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Canada's Hesjedal overtakes Rodriguez to win Giro

May 27, 2012

By DANIELLA MATAR, Associated Press

MILAN (AP) — Ryder Hesjedal became the first Canadian to win one of cycling's three major tour races, capturing the Giro d'Italia on Sunday by overtaking Spain's Joaquin Rodriguez in the final stage.

Hesjedal started the 21st stage 31 seconds behind the leader,

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Aging, hobbled Ray Allen comes through for Celtics

May 27, 2012

By JIMMY GOLEN, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Ray Allen was out on the perimeter like so many times before during a 16-year career in which he's established himself as the most prolific 3-point shooter in NBA history.

Only this time, he was alone.

The Philadelphia 76ers were sagging off the ...

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Roddick loses to Mahut in French Open's 1st round

May 27, 2012

PARIS (AP) — Andy Roddick exited in the opening round at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time since 2007, losing to 88th-ranked Nicolas Mahut 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 Sunday at the French Open.

The 26th-seeded Roddick is 7-10 this season, 0-4 on clay.

Mahut hit more aces than Roddick, 13-8, and ...

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Webber wins Monaco GP; Alonso takes overall lead

May 27, 2012

By JEROME PUGMIRE, Associated Press

MONACO (AP) — Mark Webber won the Monaco Grand Prix from the pole Sunday while Fernando Alonso moved narrowly into the championship lead in Formula One.

Webber is the sixth different driver to win in the opening six races of the season, a first for the series.

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Dos Santos stops Mir, keeps UFC heavyweight title

May 27, 2012

By GREG BEACHAM, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Junior Dos Santos flattened Frank Mir with a huge right hand and finished him on the ground at 3:04 of the second round Saturday night, emphatically defending his heavyweight title at UFC 146 on Saturday night.

Dos Santos (15-1) picked apart the ...

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Rondo leads Celtics to 85-75 Game 7 win over 76ers

May 27, 2012

By JIMMY GOLEN, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — To Doug Collins, Boston's Big Three is already a memory.

"I don't look at them as the Big Three. I look at them as the Championship Four," the Philadelphia coach said. "Because if you're going to leave Rondo out, you're making a huge mistake."

Rajon ...

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They meet again: Heat-Celtics in East finals

May 26, 2012

By TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — It's a rematch: Miami and Boston will meet in the playoffs again, this time with a spot in the NBA finals at stake.

Boston's 85-75 win in Game 7 over Philadelphia on Saturday night earned the Celtics a trip to Miami, where the reigning East champion ...

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James, Heat start tuning for East finals

May 26, 2012

By TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James shook a few hands, slapped a few fives, gave a few hugs.

That was the extent of his celebrating after the Miami Heat ousted the Indiana Pacers.

A return to the Eastern Conference finals — no small achievement by any measure — is nice,

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Pujols, Callaspo homer and Angels top Mariners 5-3

May 26, 2012

SEATTLE (AP) — Albert Pujols hit a home run in his third straight game and pinch hitter Alberto Callaspo came through with a grand slam in the sixth inning to give the Los Angeles Angels a 5-3 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday.

Callaspo's slam came against Mariners starter Felix Hernandez ...

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Liukin makes big impression in 1st meet back

May 26, 2012

By NANCY ARMOUR, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Nastia Liukin sat in her hotel room and pulled out her competition leotard — hot pink, of course.

Just like that, all the jitters and the weirdness the Olympic champion had been feeling about her first meet in three years disappeared.

"I finally ...

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Vandy pulls off triple steal in win over Florida

May 26, 2012

By JOHN ZENOR, Associated Press

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Vanderbilt pulled off a triple steal in a five-run ninth inning that included six stolen bases as the Commodores ran their way to an 8-6 victory over Florida in the Southeastern Conference tournament Saturday.

Anthony Gomez singled home the ...

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Hamilton homers in 13th, lifts Texas to win

May 26, 2012

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning, lifting the Texas Rangers to an 8-7 victory over the Toronto Blue jays.

Toronto had taken a 7-5 lead in the top half, but Elvis Andrus doubled in a run off Ryota Igarashi to start the comeback. Hamilton's ...

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Chapman takes 5-stroke lead at Senior PGA

May 26, 2012

By NOAH TRISTER, Associated Press

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Roger Chapman arrived at Harbor Shores this week a virtual unknown.

The highlight of his career was probably a victory in Brazil — a dozen years ago. Even overseas, Chapman is hardly a star. The Englishman plays on the European Senior ...

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Dufner has 1-stroke lead over Johnson at Colonial

May 26, 2012

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jason Dufner and Zach Johnson have set up what will basically be a match-play final round for the winner's plaid jacket at the Colonial.

It will be Dufner, whose only two PGA Tour victories came in the last four weeks, against the 2007 ...

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Keselowski starts big weekend with win for Penske

May 26, 2012

By PETE IACOBELLI, Associated Press

CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski won the NASCAR Nationwide Series event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday, leading the final 67 laps to give Penske Racing a winning start on auto racing's biggest weekend.

Keselowski raced to his first Nationwide ...

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Column: Time to do away with sports betting stigma

May 26, 2012

By TIM DAHLBERG, Associated Press

Hard to fault New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for following the time-honored tradition of politicians everywhere: When in doubt, give the people what they want.

Turns out what they really want in the Garden State is to be able to bet 100 bucks on the Jets in the ...

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Santana gets shutout, Mets beat Padres 9-0

May 26, 2012

By RICK FREEMAN, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Johan Santana pitched a satisfying shutout and the Mets batters showed they can carry New York without needing David Wright to excel in every game.

Santana's four-hitter was his first shutout since returning from shoulder surgery in 2010. He threw ...

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Thunder, Spurs ready to finally settle West's best

May 26, 2012

By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Maybe they'll finally get a challenge this time.

The San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder have simply rolled through this postseason. There's the 18-game winning streak that has the Spurs flirting with history. Seventeen combined ...

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Patrick not looking back at what she left behind

May 26, 2012

By JENNA FRYER, Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With Danica Patrick in North Carolina racing stock cars, the Indianapolis 500 will go off on Sunday without an American woman in the field for the first time since 1999.

That's just one of the problems facing her former series, but it's not ...

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