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Usain Bolt sets season best of 9.76 in 100 meters

May 31, 2012

By ANDREW DAMPF, Associated Press

ROME (AP) — World record-holder Usain Bolt put his poor performance in the Czech Republic behind him with a season's best 9.76 seconds in the 100-meter race at the Golden Gala on Thursday.

Bolt ran a relatively slow 10.04 in Ostrava last week, raising questions ...

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Loose horse nearly slams into I'll Have Another

May 31, 2012

By RICHARD ROSENBLATT, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The Triple Crown bid of I'll Have Another almost ended Thursday when a loose horse came within inches of slamming into the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner during training at Belmont Park.

A collision was avoided, but not before the ...

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Heat take 2-0 lead into Boston in East finals

May 31, 2012

By TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat know what's coming from the Boston Celtics.

"Their all," Dwyane Wade said.

That's what usually happens when one team is fighting to save its season — and in this case, the Big Four era in Boston might be at stake as well.

The Eastern ...

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Hines Ward to work as analyst for NBC

May 31, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Pittsburgh Steelers star Hines Ward has been hired by NBC Sports to work as an analyst for its NFL and college football coverage.

Ward retired in March after 14 seasons with the Steelers.

NBC announced Thursday that it has come to a multiyear agreement with Ward. The ...

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'Scrap Iron' boosts 'The Rocket' at Clemens trial

May 31, 2012

By JOSEPH WHITE, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Phil Garner told one great Roger Clemens story after another.

Clemens working out in a flak jacket with 60 pounds of weights. Clemens yelling at himself. Clemens yelling at others. Clemens noticing that home plate was a little bit out of line.

Garner ...

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Brady: Time to put Super Bowl behind, think 2012

May 31, 2012

By JIMMY GOLEN, Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says it's time to put the team's Super Bowl loss behind and start thinking about the upcoming NFL season.

Brady spoke to reporters at the Patriots' stadium today after one of their organized team ...

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NHL star Nicklas Lidstrom retires after 20 seasons

May 31, 2012

By LARRY LAGE, Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Nicklas Lidstrom retired Thursday after 20 seasons with the Detroit Red Wings, ending one of the best careers in NHL history.

The four-time Stanley Cup champion and seven-time Norris Trophy winner as the league's best defenseman fought back tears as ...

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Isner loses in marathon match at French Open

May 31, 2012

PARIS (AP) — Playing in another marathon match at a Grand Slam tournament, John Isner lost to Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16 in the second round of the French Open.

The match lasted 5 hours, 41 minutes. The last set alone took 2:28.

Isner won the longest match in tennis history ...

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Goodell confident bounty hunting no longer issue

May 31, 2012

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell says he's confident bounty hunting will no longer be an issue in the NFL because of the severe penalties handed out in the wake of the New Orleans Saints scandal.

Goodell says the actions taken by the league "speak ...

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French Open the Worst Grand Slam in Williams History

May 31, 2012

By HOWARD FENDRICH, Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — Almost from the moment Venus and Serena Williams appeared on the Grand Slam scene in the late 1990s, they've been winning titles and transcending tennis, becoming red-carpet celebrities as much as sports stars.

Every so often, like all elite athletes,

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O'Neill doesn't feel singled out by new race rules

May 31, 2012

By RICHARD ROSENBLATT, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The trainer of Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another doesn't believe New York racing officials are picking on him after the state's racing and wagering board imposed strict rules for horses in the Belmont Stakes.

"I don't think so," Doug ...

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Stanton's homers fuel Marlins' surge in May

May 31, 2012

By STEVEN WINE, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins' latest homestand ended with their new ballpark still standing, despite Giancarlo Stanton blasting home runs off it.

He became the first player to hit the home-run sculpture, and the first player to homer into the beer garden. He ...

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Yanks C Martin says he had unusual run-in with ump

May 31, 2012

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Yankees catcher Russell Martin says home plate umpire Laz Diaz decided on an unusual way to punish him for arguing balls and strikes.

Martin says Diaz wouldn't allow him to throw new baseballs back to his pitchers after fouls during New York's 6-5 win over the Los Angeles ...

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Despite loss, Israeli chess grandmaster wins fans

May 31, 2012

By ARON HELLER, Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's latest cultural hero is neither the usual army general nor a sexy celebrity — he's a bespectacled 43-year-old Belarus-born chess grandmaster.

Israelis have been riveted by Boris Gelfand's three-week battle for world chess supremacy.

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Alpha out of Belmont Stakes with fever

May 31, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — Kentucky Derby also-ran Alpha will miss the Belmont Stakes on June 9 because of a fever.

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin says Thursday the colt ran a temperature Tuesday. He has been fine the past two days, but it's "too high a temperature too close to the race."

Before finishing 12th ...

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Murray advances at French Open despite bad back

May 31, 2012

PARIS (AP) — Fourth-seeded Andy Murray advanced to the third round of the French Open despite playing with an injured back.

Murray called for treatment on his back twice during the first set and again before the start of the second, but still managed to beat Jarkko Nieminen 1-6, 6-4, 6-1, 6-2 ...

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

May 31, 2012

By BRIAN MAHONEY, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — After a painful wait for a new owner, the search for a new star was a breeze for the New Orleans Hornets.

All it took was a little luck of the draw.

And Anthony Davis can't wait to play as a pro in the city where he won a championship in ...

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Heat overcome Rondo, top Boston 115-111 in Game 2

May 31, 2012

By TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — Rajon Rondo posted a stat line never before seen in NBA playoff history. He was on the court for every second of a game that finished more than three hours after it started. He scored more points in a single overtime than anyone this season.

His ...

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Kings keep rolling, beat Devils 2-1 in overtime

May 31, 2012

By TOM CANAVAN, Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — It doesn't matter whom Los Angeles Kings face or where the play.

East. West. High seed. Low seed. The results haven't changed this postseason.

W after W after W.

In becoming their latest victim, the New Jersey Devils quickly learned they are ...

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In 4-1 loss to Brazil, US learns it has to toughen

May 31, 2012

By RONALD BLUM, Associated Press

LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — When the United States plays soccer powers, the Americans have a tendency to look at the opponent with a little awe.

"Sometimes you see Brazil on the calendar, and you go in with a lot of respect because of their players," American forward ...

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