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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers general manager David Griffin speaks at a news conference before the team's NBA basketball game between the Chicago Bulls and the Cavaliers in Cleveland. Three people familiar with the situation say the New Orleans Pelicans have reached an agreement in principle to make former Cavaliers GM Griffin the Hornets' new executive vice president of basketball operations. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because contract negotiations are ongoing and no announcement has been made. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 17, 2019 - 11:18 pm
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The Pelicans newly hired top basketball executive said he's keeping coach Alvin Gentry and wouldn't rule out the possibility of talking six-time All-Star Anthony Davis into rescinding his trade request and committing to New Orleans long-term. "We have a very long and successful...
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talks to reporters Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Renton, Wash. Earlier in the week, Wilson signed a $140 million, four-year extension with the NFL football team. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 17, 2019 - 4:44 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When Russell Wilson and his representatives started negotiations with the Seattle Seahawks on a contract extension, they were looking far beyond five more seasons. Having turned 30 late last season, Wilson tried to project into the next decade and the chances of playing his...
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FILE - In this Thursday, April 12, 2018 file photo, New York Knicks' general manager Scott Perry, right, and president Steve Mills speak to reporters at a news conference in Tarrytown, N.Y. With the right mix of lottery luck and summer shopping, the Knicks know the chance is there to quickly improve what was the NBA’s worst record this season. “We're excited,” Knicks President Steve Mills said Wednesday, April 17, 2019 “and we're not going to hide that we're excited and we're optimistic about what we hope the summer leads to.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
April 17, 2019 - 3:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The first big stop for James Dolan's plane will be to pick up Patrick Ewing, if the Hall of Famer wants a lift to Chicago to represent the Knicks at the draft lottery. Maybe later it could fly Kevin Durant and another superstar to New York. With the right mix of lottery luck and...
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Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins reacts after falling to the floor during the first half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 17, 2019 - 2:24 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Center DeMarcus Cousins is unlikely to return this postseason for the Golden State Warriors yet won't require surgery on his torn left quadriceps muscle. Coach Steve Kerr has named Andrew Bogut as his starter in place of Cousins for Game 3 Thursday night of the team's first-...
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FILE - In this May 28, 2018 file photo, Argentina's Marco Trungelliti riases his fist after defeating Australia's Bernard Tomic during their first round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. Blowing the whistle on betting-related corruption that is eating at tennis' credibility has come at a cost for the Argentine whose mad-dash road trip to Roland Garros last year caused a sensation. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
April 17, 2019 - 2:58 am
ORDINO, Andorra (AP) — As a brave whistleblower, Marco Trungelliti should be feeling good about himself. The Argentine player exposed match-fixing crooks in tennis, helped the fight against the criminal gambling syndicates that are corroding his sport from within and testified about dishonest...
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Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Shea Theodore, left, embraces goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after the team's win over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 16, 2019 - 11:24 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists, Marc-Andre Fleury earned his 15th playoff shutout and the Vegas Golden Knights defeated the San Jose Sharks 5-0 on Tuesday night for a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference series. Vegas can eliminate the Sharks from the...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, center, shoots over Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, right, during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
April 16, 2019 - 10:26 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — CJ McCollum had 33 points, Damian Lillard added 29 and the Portland Trail Blazers took a 2-0 lead in their first-round playoff series against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a 114-94 victory on Tuesday night. Maurice Harkless added 14 points and nine rebounds for the third-...
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New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton waves to the crowd after pitching eight innings in the Yankees' 8-0 win over the Boston Red Sox in a baseball game Tuesday, April 16, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 16, 2019 - 7:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — James Paxton and Chris Sale came out firing in this year's first edition of baseball's biggest rivalry. Paxton pumping 99 mph, and Sale nearing 98. Only one of those hard-throwing lefties got results to match. Paxton struck out 12 in his first pinstriped clash with Boston, Sale...
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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019, file photo, NFC quarterback Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks runs onto the field during player introductions before the NFL Pro Bowl football game against the AFC in Orlando, Fla. Wilson posted a video to social media early Tuesday, Apriil 16, 2019, saying, "Seattle, we got a deal," shortly after a reported midnight deadline for the Seahawks and their star quarterback to agree on a contract extension. Wilson's current $87.6 million, four-year deal was signed at the beginning of training camp in 2015 and was set to expire after next season. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)
April 16, 2019 - 3:40 pm
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — With one 15-second video clip posted on social media shortly after midnight and five simple words, Russell Wilson put to rest any questions about his long-term future. No more speculation about Wilson wanting to play elsewhere. No more rumblings of a bigger market for Wilson to...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Carl Edwards Jr. throws during a spring training baseball workout, in Mesa, Ariz. Major League Baseball is investigating a racist message sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on social media this month. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
April 16, 2019 - 3:34 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Major League Baseball is investigating racist messages sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on Instagram this month. Edwards was optioned to Triple-A Iowa after he had trouble with his motion and got off to a tough start this season. Lee Long, Edwards' agent, said the...
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