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Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving (2) drives against Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley (0) during the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 23, 2017 - 11:03 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an almost inevitable third date in the Finals with Golden State by rallying to beat the Boston Celtics 112-99 on Tuesday night in Game 4...
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May 23, 2017 - 7:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Boston Celtics star guard Isaiah Thomas has visited one hip specialist and plans to see others. Thomas, who is done for the season with a right hip injury he sustained in March and aggravated in the playoffs, told Celtics coach Brad Stevens that he intends to get "one or two more...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) celebrates his interception with a "bow and arrow," gesture during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Landover, Md. The NFL wants to put some flair back into celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. The league, however, will continue to penalize any celebration deemed offensive, including those that embarrass opponents or mimic the use of weapons. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 23, 2017 - 6:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — NFL owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes during the regular season, but also gave players plenty of leeway to celebrate after a touchdown. The two moves are expected to result in more tie games and much more elaborate end zone dance parties. "I always planned...
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This undated photo provided by the Toronto Raptors shows Jeff Weltman. Weltman is the new president of basketball operations for the Orlando Magic, who have failed to reach the playoffs for five consecutive seasons. Magic president Alex Martins announced the hire on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Ron Turenne/Toronto Raptors via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 4:26 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Weltman didn't wait long to make his first move as the Orlando Magic's president of basketball operations. Hours after the Magic formally announced Tuesday morning they had hired Weltman, he named longtime NBA executive John Hammond as the club's new general manager...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2000, file photo, Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy (96) celebrates Seattle's 27-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders in an NFL football game in Seattle. The Orlando Police Department confirmed that Kennedy was found dead Tuesday, May 23, 2017, in Orlando. (AP Photo/Cheryl Hatch, File)
May 23, 2017 - 2:13 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died in Orlando. Police say the 48-year-old former Seattle Seahawks star was found dead on Tuesday morning. Orlando Police Department public information officer Wanda Miglio said the circumstances surrounding his death are still...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 1983, file photo, Washington Redskins get together in the end zone to do their trademark high five to celebrate the first half touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl XVII at the Rose Bowl inPasadena, Calif. Jubilant Redskins include, from left, Rick Walker (88), Charlie Brown (87), Otis Wonsley (39), Virgil Seay (80) and Alvin Garrett (89). The NFL wants to put some flair back into celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. (AP Photo)
May 23, 2017 - 2:08 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The NFL wants to bring back a little bit of Broadway back to an end zone near you next season. After years of limiting how —and how much — players could celebrate following touchdowns, the league decided to loosen up its rules, allowing players to again use the football as a prop,...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the presidential council for physical culture and sports in the southern city of Krasnodar, Russia, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Sergei Karpukhin/Pool Photo via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 1:27 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that plans to encourage athletes to give evidence about doping remind him of denunciations during Josef Stalin's purges. While discussing a new plan of measures to fight drug use in sports, drawn up by a commission that Putin created last...
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FILE - This Feb. 2, 2017 file photo shows seats jumbled in a pile inside Maracana stadium, the historic stadium, site of the opening and closing ceremony, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A federal prosecutor looking into last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics says many of the venues "are white elephants" that were built with "no planning." The scathing report offered Monday, May 22, 2017, at a public hearing confirms what The Associated Press reported several months after the games ended. Many of the venues are empty, boarded up, and have no tenants or income with the maintenance costs dumped on the federal government.(AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
May 23, 2017 - 1:26 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A federal prosecutor looking into last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics says that many of the venues "are white elephants" that were built with "no planning." The scathing report offered Monday at a public hearing confirms what The Associated Press reported several months after...
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May 23, 2017 - 10:23 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic completed their search to fill the role of president of basketball operations. It's Toronto general manager Jeff Weltman, a veteran NBA executive but relatively unknown to the casual basketball fan. Magic President Alex Martins announced the hire on Tuesday...
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Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) celebrates a basket against the San Antonio Spurs during the second half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Monday, May 22, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
May 23, 2017 - 1:44 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable. Heavily favored to beat the Spurs, especially once Kawhi Leonard sustained a series-ending injury, the Warriors completed a dominant sweep in the Western Conference Finals. Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Golden State beat...
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