Men's sports

FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, left, and wide receiver K.J. Hill run through a drill during the NCAA college football team's practice in Columbus, Ohio. First-year coach Ryan Day of defending conference champion Ohio State insisted after the Buckeyes’ spring game last Saturday he hadn’t decided between Georgia transfer Justin Fields and redshirt freshman Matthew Baldwin, who spent much of last season rehabbing a knee injury. Baldwin announced he would transfer on Thursday, April 18, 2019, erasing any doubt that Fields, the biggest acquisition of the offseason, would be the starter. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
April 19, 2019 - 11:16 am
The week started with nine of the 14 Big Ten teams coming out of spring practices planning to continue quarterback auditions in August. The number was down to seven by Friday. First-year coach Ryan Day of defending conference champion Ohio State insisted after the Buckeyes' spring game last...
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Orlando Magic head coach Steve Clifford watches as his team plays the Toronto Raptors during the second half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Toronto, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 19, 2019 - 3:21 am
Orlando returned to Florida with home-court advantage. Indiana and Oklahoma City are seeking some home-court magic. A trio of Game 3s in the NBA on Friday night — Toronto at Orlando, Boston at Indiana and Portland at Oklahoma City — have three very different story lines. The Magic got a split of...
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Calgary Flames center Elias Lindholm, right, celebrates his goal with left wing Johnny Gaudreau during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey playoff series against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 19, 2019 - 3:19 am
DENVER (AP) — Summoning Johnny Hockey! His scoring prowess is required ASAP. After a 99-point regular season, Calgary All-Star forward Johnny Gaudreau has been held to a single assist and just 12 shots against Colorado. It is a big reason why the top-seeded Flames trail the Avalanche 3-1 in a first...
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Tampa Bay Rays' Yandy Diaz celebrates in the dugout after his home run off Baltimore Orioles pitcher David Hess during the third inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
April 19, 2019 - 3:07 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: EARLY TEST Off to the best start in baseball, Kevin Kiermaier and the Tampa Bay Rays host the wobbling Red Sox. Boston is just 6-13, and a real bad series at Tropicana Field could drop the defending World Series champions into a double-digit...
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Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan, rear second from left, and assistant Sergei Gonchar, left, stand behind their bench as Evgeni Malkin (71) waits to take the ice, during the third period in Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the New York Islanders in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The Islanders won 3-1, sweeping the series. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 18, 2019 - 10:05 pm
Scotty Bowman had already coached six teams to the Stanley Cup championship when his high-powered Detroit Red Wings that won 12 of their first 14 playoff games couldn't get the puck away from the New Jersey Devils and got swept in the 1995 final. "They just shut us right down," Bowman said. "We...
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FILE - In this May 13, 1975, file photo, Kate Smith sings "God Bless America" before an NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff game between the New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers in Philadelphia. The New York Yankees have suspended the use of Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. (AP Photo, File)
April 18, 2019 - 9:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have suspended the use of Kate Smith's recording of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch while they investigate an allegation of racism against the singer. The New York Daily News reported Thursday there are conflicting claims about Smith's 1939 song "...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2018, file photo, Terence Crawford, right, connects with Jose Benavidez during their WBO welterweight title boxing bout in Omaha, Neb. Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs) defends his welterweight title at Madison Square Garden, Saturday, April 20, 2019, against veteran Amir Khan (33-4, 20 KOs), the 2004 Olympic silver medalist from Britain who 15 years later is looking for what could be his biggest victory as a professional. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
April 18, 2019 - 8:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes it bothers Terence Crawford. He will dominate a fight so completely that it's hard to find minutes, forget about entire rounds, that he didn't win. Yet afterward, rather than earning him praise for his package of power and precision, what follows is criticism of the beaten...
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2017, file photo, United States' Hilary Knight (21) controls the puck in front of Canada's Meaghan Mikkelson, right, during the second period of the Four Nations Cup championship hockey game in Tampa, Fla. Knight put aside the jet-leg and fresh memories of helping the United States win its latest women's world hockey championship to begin looking ahead to next season. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr., File)
April 18, 2019 - 8:46 pm
Hilary Knight put aside the jet lag and fresh memories of helping the United States win its latest world hockey championship to begin looking ahead to next season. Yes, the star forward intends on playing professionally in October. The only question Knight can't answer is where. "Yeah, exactly,"...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, left, of Cameroon, with the flaguant 1 foul on Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen, right, as he was going for the shot during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
April 18, 2019 - 8:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Embiid is not playing for the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night in Game 3 against the Brooklyn Nets because of a sore left knee. Embiid warmed up before the game but the 76ers announced shortly before the start that the All-Star center wouldn't be available. Greg Monroe was...
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April 18, 2019 - 7:30 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A scoreboard that marked the U.S. men's ice hockey team's victory against the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics has found a new home in Colorado Springs. The Gazette reported Wednesday that the panel that kept score of the game that became known as the "Miracle...
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