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October 20, 2017 - 6:31 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin has accused the U.S. government of pushing for Russia's exclusion from the Olympics. A day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said "certain U.S. bodies" were pressuring the International Olympic Committee through its sponsors, his spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Putin...
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Houston Astros' Justin Verlander watches from the dugout during the eighth inning of Game 5 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the New York Yankees Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
October 19, 2017 - 6:04 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander agreed to that last-minute trade to the Houston Astros with hopes of another World Series, and has since won all eight games he has pitched. Eight is not enough. The Astros have to win Verlander's ninth game — or their season will end short of that goal. "Obviously...
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David Padgett, acting men's basketball coach at Louisville, watches the team scrimmage, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
October 19, 2017 - 5:13 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville interim coach David Padgett has hired Greg Paulus as an assistant, the latest addition to the men's basketball staff. Padgett said Thursday when introducing Paulus that, "We're just happy to have Trent (Johnson) and Greg on board now." The former Cardinal center...
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Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is introduced to the crowd on the scoreboard from his hospital bed prior to the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Boston. Hayward was injured in the season opener on Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
October 19, 2017 - 2:53 am
BOSTON (AP) — Celtics fans lined up to sign a banner urging Gordon Hayward to "come back stronger than ever." One player wrote his injured teammate's initials on his shoe. The crowd that bought tickets to see him make his Boston debut chanted his name. A few miles away, Hayward was being wheeled...
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Portland Trail Blazers forward Maurice Harkless (4) shoots as Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson (20) defends and center Tyson Chandler (4) watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
October 19, 2017 - 1:25 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 27 points and the Portland Trail Blazers handed the Phoenix Suns the most one-sided season-opening loss in NBA history, 124-76 on Wednesday night. It was also the largest defeat in the 49-year history of the Suns. Pat Connaughton added a career-high 24 points,...
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Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward (20) falls as Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) reaches for a loose ball in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Hayward broke his left ankle on a play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 18, 2017 - 8:30 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward sent a video message from his hospital bed before the team's home opener on Wednesday night, telling Boston fans: "It's hurting me that I can't be there." The crowd at the TD Garden for the Celtics' game against the Milwaukee Bucks cheered when Marcus...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, right, catches the ball as quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, left, stands on the field during NFL football practice, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 18, 2017 - 7:25 pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady's expectations for himself have been high from the moment he made his first NFL start back in 2001. It reached its latest high watermark this past February when he became the most-decorated Super Bowl quarterback in NFL history, after leading the Patriots to a...
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Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Just five minutes into his Boston career, new Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward gruesomely broke his left ankle, an injury that may end his season. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 18, 2017 - 12:04 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Gordon Hayward's face was etched in pain and shock. Of all the juicy subplots for this hyped homecoming and a season opener between heated rivals, a serious injury to Hayward wasn't on the list. Boston's season changed in a gruesome instant Tuesday night. Hayward, one of the new...
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Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Hayward broke his left ankle on a play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 17, 2017 - 10:21 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Just five minutes into his Boston career, new Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward gruesomely broke his left ankle, an injury that may end his season. Hayward, who signed a four-year, $128 million free agent contract this summer, went up for an alley-oop pass midway through the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2017, file photo, Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott walks off the field after losing to the Green Bay Packers in an NFL divisional playoff football game in Arlington, Texas. The Cowboys return from their bye with Elliott suspended and on orders from the NFL to be away from the team. In New York, his legal team is trying again to get an injunction that would stop his six-game suspension. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth, File)
October 17, 2017 - 9:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star Ezekiel Elliott was granted another legal reprieve Tuesday night in the running back's fight to avoid a six-game suspension over domestic violence allegations. A New York federal judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking the league's suspension,...
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