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FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2016, file photo, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) smiles as he and running back Ezekiel Elliott, right, participate in a post game interview after an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins, in Arlington, Texas. Prescott and Elliott topped NFL player merchandise and products sales. The Dallas Cowboys running back who led the league in rushing, and the quarterback who was the Offensive Rookie of the Year, represent the first time two rookies led the list compiled by the NFL Players Association. The list is based on total sales of officially licensed NFL player merchandise, tracking year-end results from March 1, 2016 through Feb. 28, 2017. “It’s pretty humbling,” Elliott said. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
May 03, 2017 - 9:43 am
Here's more proof that the 2016 season was a superb one for rookies: Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott topped NFL player merchandise and products sales. The Dallas Cowboys running back who led the league in rushing and the quarterback who was the Offensive Rookie of the Year represent the first time...
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Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova returns the ball to Kristina Mladenovic from France during the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, April 29, 2017. (Bernd Weissbrod/dpa via AP)
May 03, 2017 - 8:59 am
LONDON (AP) — Maria Sharapova may have to wait until June 20 to see if she will be welcomed back to this year's tournament at Wimbledon. Sharapova, the 2004 champion at the All England Club, returned to the WTA Tour last week after serving a 15-month ban for doping and reached the semifinals in...
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Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones looks up at fans in center field during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 03, 2017 - 5:11 am
When Red Sox fans hurled peanuts and the N-word toward Orioles outfielder Adam Jones in Fenway Park, it was a reminder of the Boston's racial legacy — particularly around its sports teams. Boston's reputation as a racist sports town developed through decades of barriers broken and maintained,...
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This Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo, Utah Jazz fan Welby Evangelista, 46, drinks a beer at Gracie's Bar and Restaurant, in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in the state capital launched a new website and video Monday titled, "There's nothing to do in Salt Lake" that features people enjoying drinks and food at popular breweries, bars, restaurants and sporting venues. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 03, 2017 - 4:36 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in...
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This Tuesday, May 2, 2017, photo, Utah Jazz fan Welby Evangelista, 46, drinks a beer at Gracie's Bar and Restaurant, in Salt Lake City. Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in the state capital launched a new website and video Monday titled, "There's nothing to do in Salt Lake" that features people enjoying drinks and food at popular breweries, bars, restaurants and sporting venues. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 03, 2017 - 3:04 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in...
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Baltimore Orioles' Adam Jones looks up at fans in center field during the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
May 03, 2017 - 2:57 am
When Red Sox fans hurled peanuts and the N-word toward Orioles outfielder Adam Jones in Fenway Park, it was a reminder of the Boston's racial legacy — particularly around its sports teams. Boston's reputation as a racist sports town developed through decades of barriers broken and maintained,...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket past Utah Jazz's Joe Johnson, left, Rudy Gobert (27) and George Hill (3) during the second half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series, Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (Ezra Shaw/Pool Photo via AP)
May 03, 2017 - 2:16 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry pulled off a razzle-dazzle spin move right around big Rudy Gobert at the perimeter, went in for a layup and raised his hands, begging the sellout crowd to do its thing. The Golden State Warriors sure did theirs, using that up-tempo, pass-happy style to run right...
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May 03, 2017 - 2:16 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake City leaders and tourism officials playfully jabbed back at Golden State Warriors players who bemoaned the lack of nightlife in Utah, hoping to combat the predominantly Mormon state's reputation as a boring place where it's tough to get a drink. The tourism agency in...
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Nashville Predators and St. Louis Blues fight during the third period in Game 4 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 2-1 to take a 3-1 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
May 03, 2017 - 1:54 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis gave goalie Pekka Rinne a hand in the crease with a key save inside the final minute of the second period, then he broke open a scoreless game with a power-play goal. The St. Louis Blues just don't agree with how Nashville got the man...
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Nashville Predators right wing James Neal (18) is congratulated after scoring a goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period in Game 4 of a second-round NHL hockey playoff series Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
May 03, 2017 - 12:56 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — James Neal scored the game-winning goal with 6:57 left, and the Nashville Predators beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal. Pekka Rinne outdueled St. Louis' Jake Allen with 32 saves, and the Predators are a victory...
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