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FILE - This is a May 23, 2017, file photo showing Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon during organized team activities in Cincinnati. The Bengals signed Mixon to a four-year contract Friday, June 2, 2017.(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
June 02, 2017 - 1:58 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Second-round draft pick Joe Mixon has signed with the Cincinnati Bengals. The Oklahoma running back who was suspended for his freshman season after he punched a woman, breaking bones in her face, signed Friday. Bengals owner Mike Brown acknowledged the risk of taking Mixon in a...
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NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a news conference before Game 1 of basketball's NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 01, 2017 - 8:39 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the NBA Finals Thursday night (all times local): 5:35 p.m. NBA fan Adam Silver wants to see more competition in the league. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is applauding how Golden State and Cleveland have made it to the NBA Finals for the third...
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FILE – In this Aug. 31, 2011, file photo, Bobby Geiger of Oaklawn Racing and Gaming explains how wagers are placed on a "Yukon Willie's Gold Rush!" game in the instant racing area at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky. The result of each wager on the game is tied to a past horse race. With New Jersey's horse racing industry struggling, a state Assembly committee held a hearing Thursday, June 1, 2017, on a proposal to legalize gambling on races that already happened, known as historical racing. The date and place of the races, and the names of horses and jockeys, remain secret until money is wagered and the recording of the race begins to play. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke, File)
June 01, 2017 - 12:29 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — It sounds like the ultimate sure thing — or the ultimate sucker's bet: Wagering money on horse races that have already happened. It's called historical racing. The date and place of the pre-recorded races and the names of horses and jockeys remain secret until after the money...
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) hits San Francisco Giants' Hunter Strickland in the face after being hit with a pitch in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 29, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 30, 2017 - 10:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There is widespread agreement on one topic the day after a bench-clearing brawl that led to a six-game suspension for Giants reliever Hunter Strickland and a four-game ban for Washington slugger Bryce Harper. Whatever beef might exist is about a long-held grudge by Strickland...
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) hits San Francisco Giants' Hunter Strickland in the face after being hit with a pitch in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 29, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 30, 2017 - 9:23 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There is widespread agreement on one topic the day after a bench-clearing brawl that led to a six-game suspension for Giants reliever Hunter Strickland and a four-game ban for Washington slugger Bryce Harper. Whatever beef might exist is about a long-held grudge by Strickland...
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper (34) hits San Francisco Giants' Hunter Strickland in the face after being hit with a pitch in the eighth inning of a baseball game Monday, May 29, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
May 30, 2017 - 7:03 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants reliever Hunter Strickland received a six-game suspension Tuesday and Washington's Bryce Harper was penalized four games for their roles in a benches-clearing brawl at AT&T Park a day earlier. Each also was fined an undisclosed amount, Major League Baseball announced...
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This undated photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Department shows Dallas Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll, who was arrested early Monday, May 29, 2017, in Dallas, on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. (Dallas County Sheriff's Department shows via AP)
May 30, 2017 - 10:49 am
DALLAS (AP) — Newly acquired Cowboys cornerback Nolan Carroll has been arrested on suspicion of a driving while intoxicated after leaving a promotional event welcoming him to Dallas. Dallas police say the 30-year-old Carroll was arrested early Monday after being stopped for a traffic violation. He...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' goalie Matt Murray (30) defends the net against Nashville Predators' Vernon Fiddler (83) during the first period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Monday, May 29, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)
May 29, 2017 - 10:55 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 10:52 p.m. Finally, a shot from the Penguins. Jake Guentzel broke a shot drought of 37:09 to give the Penguins a 4-3 lead on the Predators with 3:17 left in the third period of an unusual Stanley Cup Final opener...
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Nashville Predators' Ryan Ellis (4) celebrates his goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins with Cody McLeod, left,during the second period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals, Monday, May 29, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 29, 2017 - 10:50 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Tie game in Pittsburgh. The Predators have come all the way back from a three-goal deficit to tie the Penguins at 3-3 in the third period of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final. Rookie Frederick Gaudreau...
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Pittsburgh Penguins' goalie Matt Murray (30) defends the net against Nashville Predators' Vernon Fiddler (83) during the first period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals on Monday, May 29, 2017, in Pittsburgh. (Bruce Bennett/Pool Photo via AP)
May 29, 2017 - 10:43 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Nashville has scored and it is now 3-2 Pittsburgh late in the third period of the Stanley Cup Final opener. Colton Sissons has scored on a deflection on the power play. He redirected Roman Josi's shot past...
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