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A plaque, displayed on a monument between the 15th and 16th holes at Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., commemorates a Civil War battle that, according to some historians, never happened. The Senior PGA Championship is being played at Trump National this week, the first time a major golf tournament has been played at a course owned by a sitting president. The course has been targeted by vandals since Trump took office, and protests are expected this weekend. AP Photo/Ben Nuckols
May 24, 2017 - 4:13 pm
STERLING, Va. (AP) — This year's venue for the Senior PGA Championship has made news for reasons that have nothing to do with the tournament or the champion it might produce. The world's best 50-and-over golfers are competing for the first time at a course owned by a sitting president: Trump...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2015, file photo, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver speaks during a news conference to announce Charlotte, N.C., as the site of the 2017 NBA All-Star basketball game. The NBA All-Star game will be coming to Charlotte in 2019, two years after the city was to host the event, the NBA announced Wednesday, May 24, 2017. The All-Star game had been set for Charlotte last February, but the NBA moved the game to New Orleans because of the state law restricting the rights of LGBT people. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 24, 2017 - 2:41 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA All-Star game is headed back to Charlotte in 2019, a couple of years later than anticipated. The NBA announced that the All-Star weekend will be held Feb. 15-17 in Charlotte and the game will be played at the Spectrum Center, home of the Charlotte Hornets. The league...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman (24) celebrates his interception with a "bow and arrow," gesture during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns in Landover, Md. The NFL wants to put some flair back into celebrations, allowing players to use the football as a prop, celebrate as a group and roll around on the ground again if they choose. The league, however, will continue to penalize any celebration deemed offensive, including those that embarrass opponents or mimic the use of weapons. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
May 23, 2017 - 6:41 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — NFL owners cut the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 minutes during the regular season, but also gave players plenty of leeway to celebrate after a touchdown. The two moves are expected to result in more tie games and much more elaborate end zone dance parties. "I always planned...
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This undated photo provided by the Toronto Raptors shows Jeff Weltman. Weltman is the new president of basketball operations for the Orlando Magic, who have failed to reach the playoffs for five consecutive seasons. Magic president Alex Martins announced the hire on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Ron Turenne/Toronto Raptors via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 4:26 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jeff Weltman didn't wait long to make his first move as the Orlando Magic's president of basketball operations. Hours after the Magic formally announced Tuesday morning they had hired Weltman, he named longtime NBA executive John Hammond as the club's new general manager...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the presidential council for physical culture and sports in the southern city of Krasnodar, Russia, Tuesday, May 23, 2017. (Sergei Karpukhin/Pool Photo via AP)
May 23, 2017 - 1:27 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that plans to encourage athletes to give evidence about doping remind him of denunciations during Josef Stalin's purges. While discussing a new plan of measures to fight drug use in sports, drawn up by a commission that Putin created last...
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May 23, 2017 - 10:23 am
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic completed their search to fill the role of president of basketball operations. It's Toronto general manager Jeff Weltman, a veteran NBA executive but relatively unknown to the casual basketball fan. Magic President Alex Martins announced the hire on Tuesday...
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May 23, 2017 - 3:41 am
PIRATES-BRAVES Adams hits 2-run HR to power Braves past Pirates, 5-2 ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Adams hit a two-run homer in his second start since being traded to Atlanta, Ender Inciarte had a career-high five hits and the Braves beat Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night. Brandon...
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Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Adams (18) follows through on a two-run home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 22, 2017 - 11:25 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Adams hit a two-run homer in his second start since being traded to Atlanta, Ender Inciarte had a career-high five hits and the Braves beat Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Monday night. Brandon Phillips also homered for the Braves, who have won eight of 11. Adams...
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May 22, 2017 - 9:12 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Former South Carolina quarterback Brandon McIlwain is transferring to California. Golden Bears coach Justin Wilcox said Monday that McIlwain has signed a financial aid agreement and will play football and baseball at Cal. McIlwain played eight games with three starts as a...
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May 21, 2017 - 3:30 am
MLS-DYNAMO-ATLANTA UNITED Almiron scores 3 goals, Atlanta beats Houston 4-1 ATLANTA (AP) — Miguel Almiron scored three goals and expansion Atlanta United beat the Houston Dynamo 4-1 on Saturday night. After the start was delayed 55 minutes by lightning, Almiron produced some fireworks of his own...
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