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FILE - In this April 22, 2017, file photo, Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon collects himself on the mound after giving up a three-run home run to New York Yankees' Starlin Castro during a baseball game in Pittsburgh. Taillon had surgery for testicular cancer conducted on May 8, a procedure that sounded more frightening in his mind than in reality. He was home by the end of the day and is already back playing catch and doing light cardio while he awaits further blood tests to determine whether there is any cancer remaining in his system. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
May 19, 2017 - 7:47 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jameson Taillon felt like he was in a movie, as if he was watching somebody else's life change and not his own. The Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher felt something "odd" in his groin and alerted trainers while on the road earlier this month in Cincinnati. Two days later, there the 25-...
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Sebastien Bourdais, of France, unpacks his helmet as he prepares to drive during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 IndyCar auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Friday, May 19, 2017 in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
May 19, 2017 - 7:37 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Sebastien Bourdais took a deep breath Friday. After an early race-day exit last weekend and an engine change Thursday night, he moved into position to contend for the Indianapolis 500 pole. The Dale Coyne Racing driver jumped to the top of the speed chart with some extra...
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May 19, 2017 - 6:28 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities say former boxing champion David "Tornado" Sanchez and his brother have been killed in a car crash in northern Mexico. The World Boxing Association says Sanchez was 25 years old when he died Friday. In an online statement it calls him a "great gladiator who still had...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2017, file photo, Jane Meyer, former senior associate athletic director at the University of Iowa, gets a hug from her partner Tracey Griesbaum, right, following a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa. The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle high-profile discrimination lawsuits filed by former athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, according to settlements released Friday, May 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
May 19, 2017 - 5:39 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa will pay $6.5 million to settle discrimination lawsuits filed by former athletic administrator Jane Meyer and her partner, former women's field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum, according to settlements their attorneys called historic Friday. Iowa will pay...
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Aric Almirola speaks to the media during a news conference before practice for Saturday's NASCAR Cup series All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Friday, May 19, 2017. Almirola was injured in a crash during a race last week and will be out for 8-12 weeks. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 19, 2017 - 5:35 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Aric Almirola celebrated a victory with his family one weekend, then found himself on a backboard in a helicopter on the way to the hospital just seven days later. Almirola fractured a vertebra in a crash Saturday night at Kansas Speedway and could miss up to three months of...
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Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is washed after a walk on the track at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Friday, May 19, 2017. The Preakness Stakes horse race is scheduled to take place Saturday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 19, 2017 - 4:06 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Always Dreaming has run away from the competition in four consecutive victories this year, winning by a combined 23 ¼ lengths. The dark bay colt was never challenged in winning the Kentucky Derby by 2 ¾ lengths on a sloppy track at Churchill Downs. Whether he does it again in the 1...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 file photo, Honda MotoGP rider Nicky Hayden holds up his hand during an official pre-race press conference ahead of the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island, Australia. Four days after being hit by a car while training on his bicycle, American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden remains in "extremely serious" condition in an Italian hospital, Sunday, May 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
May 19, 2017 - 3:16 pm
CESENA, Italy (AP) — American motorcycle racer Nicky Hayden remains in "extremely critical" condition in hospital two days after he was hit by a car while training on his bicycle. Hayden, who was in Italy following a race at nearby Imola, was transported to a local hospital following the incident...
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May 19, 2017 - 1:47 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Milwaukee slugger Ryan Braun could return as early as Sunday from a left calf strain. Manager Craig Counsell made the announcement Friday before the Brewers' series opener at Wrigley Field against the Cubs. Braun has been on disabled list retroactive to May 11. In 27 games, he has...
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May 19, 2017 - 12:28 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Fox Sports will use an on-air team comprised entirely of active NASCAR drivers to call the June 10 Xfinity Series race at Pocono. Fox Sports believes it will be the first time a nationally televised live sporting event will feature an complete on-air team of athletes actively...
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May 19, 2017 - 12:17 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Aric Almirola has been advised he could miss up to three months of the NASCAR season with a fractured vertebra . Almirola says he'll heed his doctor warnings and not rush his way back to a race car, which could take eight to 12 weeks. He also says doctors warned him that...
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