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Records: Teen suspect said he 'drove at' Maryland officer

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Authorities hunt past nightfall for suspects after witness says Maryland police officer was run over by Jeep and fatally injured. More>>

Ohio State president seeks info about alleged misconduct

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The president of Ohio State University has asked alumni for help involving reports of alleged sexual misconduct by a former university doctor. More>>

Simmons, Mitchell unanimous picks for NBA All-Rookie team

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Philadelphia's Ben Simmons and Utah's Donovan Mitchell are unanimous selections to the NBA's All-Rookie team. More>>

What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard Video included

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White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass are billowing into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano pours down a hillside and into the ocean. More>>

For Robert Indiana, 'LOVE' was a complicated relationship

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Artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s 'LOVE' series, has died at his home in Maine. More>>

Man arrested for posing as Texas high school athlete

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Police say a 25-year-old man posed as a 17-year-old Hurricane Harvey evacuee at Dallas high schools for nine months in order to compete on the basketball court. More>>

All tied up: LeBron's 44 helps Cavs even series with Celtics

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LeBron's 44 lifts Cavs to 111-102 win over Celtics in Game 4. More>>

Mike Budenholzer looks to unlock Bucks' defensive potential

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The Milwaukee Bucks formally introduce new coach Mike Budenholzer, who hopes to unlock the team's defensive talent. More>>

Voters choose nominees in Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas

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Four states cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. More>>

Pastor: Depression preceded fatal crash into restaurant

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Pastor: North Carolina man accused of crashing car into a restaurant table full of loved ones, killing two, had suffered for weeks with depression. More>>

LeBronzed? James honored by drive to build statue of him

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LeBron James could be immortalized with statue in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. More>>

Kansas fires AD, saying progress in some areas 'elusive'

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The University of Kansas has fired athletic director Sheahon Zenger, with Chancellor Douglas Girod saying that "progress has been elusive" in some areas of the program. More>>

Road tripped: Celtics' Game 3 loss another playoff pothole

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Road to nowhere: Celtics can't shake case of playoff homesickness. More>>

Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

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Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. More>>

Gray's shot lifts Sparks past Lynx 77-76 in finals rematch

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Chelsea Gray's contested off-balance shot in the lane at the buzzer gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in their season opener, an intense rematch of last year's WNBA finals. More>>

On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3

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LeBron, Cavs dominate Celtics 116-86 in Game of Eastern Conference finals. More>>

Warriors eager to get back on the court, respond from loss

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One good beating per series is plenty for Draymond Green and Golden State. They got it in Game 2, and now the Warriors are eager to regroup for Game 3 back at home where they have won an NBA-record tying 15 straight postseason games at Oracle Arena. More>>

Basketball great Bill Russell released from hospital

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NBA Hall of Famer Bill Russell has been released from a Seattle hospital after an overnight stay for an unknown condition. More>>

Weary king: LeBron says he loses sleep after playoff losses

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LeBron is losing sleep and says there's nothing comfortable about being in 2-0 playoff hole. More>>

Louisville settles for $4.5 M with ex-AD Jurich over firing

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Louisville settles for $4.5 million with former athletic director Tom Jurich over firing amid federal corruption scandal. More>>

Duke's Allen understands he has to address concerns head-on

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Grayson Allen understands the concerns NBA teams might have about him after four polarizing seasons at Duke in which he attracted about as much attention for play that went over the line as he did for his accomplishments on the court. More>>

WNBA set to begin 22nd season after busy offseason

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It's been a busy offseason in the WNBA since the Minnesota Lynx won the championship last year, beating Los Angeles in another thrilling final. More>>

Celtics hope to put road woes aside vs. Cavs in Cleveland

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Up 2-0 on Cavaliers, Celtics hoping to put aside their playoff road issues now that series is shifting to Cleveland. More>>

It happens every spring: LeBron forced to carry Cavaliers

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LeBron carrying Cavaliers so far against Celtics, and can use some relief in a hurry. More>>

NCAA opens door to championships in states with sports bets

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The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events. More>>

Basketball 'escort queen' arrested on forged checks charge

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The self-proclaimed "escort queen" at the center of the University of Louisville's basketball team sex scandal has been arrested. More>>

Rockets rout Warriors 127-105 to tie series at 1-all

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James Harden and Eric Gordon had 27 points each to lead a balanced scoring attack and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 on Wednesday night to even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece. More>>

WNBA donating portion of ticket sales to women's groups

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The WNBA is teaming up with several organizations that are changing the game for women and girls; season starts on Friday. More>>

AP Source: Bucks agree to hire Mike Budenholzer as coach

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A person familiar with the search tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks have reached agreement with Mike Budenholzer to become the team's next coach. More>>

Harden, James, Davis finalists for NBA MVP award

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Houston's James Harden, Cleveland's LeBron James and Anthony Davis of New Orleans are the finalists for the NBA's MVP award. More>>

Backcourt blues: Cavs guards Smith, Hill horrible in Game 2

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Cavs starting guards looking to shake awful performance in Game 2 loss. More>>

Calhoun says he expects to coach DIII Saint Joseph

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Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun says he expects to be on the bench at the tiny Division III University of Saint Joseph in the fall, but still has some contractual issues with UConn to work out before that can be possible. More>>

Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron, down Cavs 107-94

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Jaylen Brown scores 23 points, Celtics withstand 42-point night by LeBron James to hold off the Cavaliers 107-94. More>>

Celtics' Marcus Smart has been unflappable against Cavaliers

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Celtics' Marcus Smart has been unflappable in helping Boston build a 2-0 lead against Cavaliers. More>>

Cavs star James goes to locker room after shot to jaw

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Cavaliers forward LeBron James left Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals and went to the Cleveland locker room in the second quarter after colliding with Boston's Jayson Tatum under the basket. More>>

Suns already know 3 great candidates for No. 1 pick

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Deandre Ayton might be going back to Arizona after all _ only this time, as a pro. More>>

Rockets have much to improve heading into Game 2 vs Warriors

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The Houston Rockets have plenty to fix after squandering their coveted home-court advantage in the Western Conference finals. More>>

Suns win NBA draft lottery, right to pick No. 1 next month

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Phoenix has won the No. 1 pick in next month's NBA draft, after worst record pays off. More>>

With big season endings, 'NCIS' and 'Bang' soar in ratings

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CBS gets big ratings for their two most popular shows, 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'NCIS,' with major plot points on their season finales. More>>

Lay your money down: Court says states can OK sports betting

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The Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports. More>>

Durant's 37 lead Warriors over Rockets 119-106

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Kevin Durant scored 37 and Klay Thompson added 28 to lead Golden State to a 119-106 win in the long-awaited showdown with the Houston Rockets in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Monday night. More>>

Lineup change possible as LeBron, Cavs look to bounce back

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Going big? Cavs coach Tyronn Lue weighing lineup change as Cleveland looks to move post 25-point loss Game 1 loss to Boston. More>>

NBA teams look to the future with draft lottery, combine

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Even with the conference finals going on, the NBA's eyes turn to the future this week. More>>

NFL seeks help from Congress on sports gambling ruling

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NFL wants Congress to enact framework for legalized sports betting in wake of Supreme Court's ruling. More>>

Top-seed Houston hosts Warriors to start conference finals

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The Golden State Warriors are in the unfamiliar position of opening on the road as they prepare for Game 1 of the Western Conference finals with the top-seeded Rockets in Houston on Monday night. More>>

The Latest: Supreme Court clears way for sports betting

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The American Gaming Association calls the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a federal law barring gambling in most states "a victory for the millions of Americans who seek to bet on sports in a safe and regulated manner.". More>>

New Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce says defense is 'who I am'

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New Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce to place emphasis on defense as he takes on another rebuilding job following 5 years as assistant with Philadelphia. More>>

LeBron has 'zero' concern after Cavs' lopsided Game 1 loss

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LeBron James says he has "zero" concern after the Cavaliers' lopsided loss to the Celtics in Game 1. More>>

Celtics take Game 1 of East finals, beating Cavaliers 108-83

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Jaylen Brown scored 23 points with eight rebounds and Marcus Morris has 21 and 10 as the Boston Celtics opened a 21-point first-quarter lead and held on to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. More>>

Lomachenko stops Linares in 10th, wins lightweight title

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Vasiliy Lomachenko stopped Jorge Linares in the 10th round of their lightweight championship fight, winning a title in his third weight class in just his 12th pro bout. More>>

Cavs, Celtics ready for Eastern Conference finals rematch

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Familiar foes: Cavaliers, Celtics set to tipoff in Eastern Conference finals rematch. More>>

South Carolina plans statue of hoops star A'ja Wilson

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University of South Carolina President Harris Pastides closed graduation ceremonies by saying the school plans to build a statue to national women's basketball player of the year A'ja Wilson. More>>

Wicked good: LeBron undaunted by Boston, Celtics' mystique

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LeBron James not shaken by Boston's crowd, Celtics mystique as he tries to make it to 8 straight NBA Finals. More>>

Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey after another sweep by Cavs

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Raptors fire coach Dwane Casey after another playoff sweep by Cavaliers. More>>

Rebuilding Hawks pick 76ers assistant Lloyd Pierce as coach

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The Atlanta Hawks are giving Lloyd Pierce his first head coaching job in the NBA, choosing a man who has been an assistant with Philadelphia and Memphis to rebuild the franchise. More>>

Celtics' Stevens remains humble as team continues to thrive

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Celtics coach Brad Stevens has steered team through tumultuous season back to conference finals rematch with the Cavaliers. More>>

Houston's Capela develops into pivotal player for Rockets

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Houston's Clint Capela has developed into key player for Houston Rockets as they prepare to meet Golden State Warriors in Western Conference finals starting Monday. More>>

Borrego ready to coach Hornets team with existing roster

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New Hornets coach James Borrego plans make Charlotte relevant again in the NBA's Eastern Conference by developing the existing players on the roster. More>>

Connected at hip: Cavs, Celtics intertwined since big trade

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Cavaliers, Celtics connected by trade and season of overcoming adversity. More>>

Albany coach Scott Marr: NCAA lacrosse tourney a crapshoot

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Reigning champion Maryland is the top seed as the NCAA men's lacrosse tournament begins. More>>

Cavs laugh off Hood's apology for not entering Game 4

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Cavs' Hood apologizes to teammates after refusing to enter Game 4 vs. Raptors. More>>

Oklahoma City forward Collison retiring after 15 seasons

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Oklahoma City forward Nick Collison is retiring after 15 seasons, all with the same franchise. More>>

Tessitore, Witten, McFarland, Salters on ESPN 'MNF' crew

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Three new voices will work ESPN's Monday night games this NFL season. More>>

Celtics complete improbable run back to conference finals

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The Boston Celtics are back in the Eastern Conference finals after a season filled with setbacks. More>>

Celtics beat 76ers 114-112 in Game 5, advance to face Cavs

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Jayson Tatum caught a pass underneath the basket, shook off a hit and went up for the go-ahead layup with 23 seconds left and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-112 to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. More>>

Raptors' Dwane Casey voted by peers as NBA coach of the year

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Toronto's Dwane Casey is the NBA's coach of the year, as presented by the National Basketball Coaches Association. More>>

Raptors not all-in on Dwane Casey's future, evaluating team

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Raptors' president won't commit to head coach Dwane Casey, says he is evaluating the entire team. More>>

Warriors reach fourth straight Western Conference finals

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Warriors reach fourth straight Western Conference finals, though this road has been rockier than a year ago. More>>

76ers billionaire owner talks friendship, freeing Meek Mill

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Meek Mill had a string of high-profile names support him during a five-month campaign for freedom while he was in prison for probation violations. More>>

Paul finally gets into conference finals as Rockets advance

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Chris Paul is often the most fiery player on the court, but even his Houston Rockets teammates had never seen anything like Tuesday night. More>>

Timberwolves assistant coach Rick Brunson resigns

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The Minnesota Timberwolves say assistant coach Rick Brunson has resigned amid reports that women had accused him of improper conduct. More>>

Curry "off the leash" in leading Warriors past Pelicans

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Stephen Curry had 28 points, Kevin Durant scored 24 and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the Western Conference finals by dismantling Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans 113-104 in Game 5. More>>

Paul scores 41 as Rockets eliminate Jazz 112-102

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Chris Paul scored a playoff career-high 41 points with eight 3-pointers and the Houston Rockets beat the Utah Jazz 112-102 in Game 5 to advance to the Western Conference finals. More>>

AP sources: Hornets finalize deal with Borrego as new coach

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People familiar with the situation tell The AP the Hornets have finalized a deal to hire Spurs assistant coach James Borrego as their next head coach. More>>

AP source: Cavs won't discipline Hood for refusal to play

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A person familiar with the situations says the Cleveland Cavaliers will not discipline forward Rodney Hood for refusing to go into Game 4 against the Raptors. More>>

In Fizdale, Knicks get coach LeBron likes and players praise

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The more Knicks management asked about David Fizdale, the more they heard how much players respect him. More>>

76ers hope to keep thwarting history in Game 5 vs. Celtics

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76ers looking to stay alive against Celtics as series shifts back to Boston for Game 5. More>>

Advisers aid baseball prospects, might do same in basketball

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NCAA baseball draft rules recommended for basketball lauded by star catcher who hired adviser to help navigate process in high school and college. More>>

Sweep, sleep: Cavs oust Raptors, wait for East finals foe

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LeBron, Cavaliers back in Eastern Conference finals after sweeping Raptors. More>>

McConnell helps 76ers hold off elimination against Boston

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T.J. McConnell turned a surprise start into the save of the season and Dario Saric scored 25 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers stave off elimination in a 103-92 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4. More>>

Pelicans' preferred pace presents dilemma vs. Warriors

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The Pelicans' penchant for pushing the pace looks more and more like a quixotic mission to out-Warrior the Warriors. More>>

Van Gundy won't return to Pistons as coach or team president

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Stan Van Gundy will not return to the Detroit Pistons as coach or president of basketball operations. More>>

LeBroom: James, Cavs sweep Raptors to make conference finals

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LeBron, Cavs sweep Raptors for second straight year to make East finals. More>>

Down 3-0, Raptors change lineup for Game 4 against Cavaliers

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Toronto coach Dwane Casey has changed his starting lineup again for Game 4 against Cleveland. More>>

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