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FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2017, file photo, Mayor of Inglewood James T. Butts Jr. talks during an NFL football news conference in Inglewood, Calif. Butts and the five-member City Council will meet to review an exclusive negotiating agreement between the city and the Los Angeles Clippers that could lead to building a new arena for the NBA team. The agreement will be discussed Thursday, June 15, 2017, at a public hearing in the Los Angeles suburb. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo, File)
June 15, 2017 - 2:43 pm
INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — The Inglewood City Council unanimously approved an exclusive negotiating agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday that could lead to the construction of an arena for the NBA team across the street from the future home of the NFL's Chargers and Rams. The agreement...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino looks on as his team falls behind late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The NCAA suspended Pitino, Thursday, June 15, 2017, for five ACC games following sex scandal investigation. A former men's basketball staffer is alleged to have hired strippers to entertain players and recruits. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin, File)
June 15, 2017 - 1:28 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The NCAA has suspended Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino for five Atlantic Coast Conference games following its sex scandal investigation. The governing body also handed down other penalties Thursday, including placing the basketball program on four years' probation,...
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June 14, 2017 - 5:16 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A UCF football player may have to choose between continuing to play college football and building his brand on YouTube. Sophomore kicker Donald De La Haye said in a video he may have to decide whether to remain with the Knights football team or pursue his passion as a YouTube...
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June 12, 2017 - 6:30 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The casino industry's largest lobbying group in the U.S. is ramping up its efforts to repeal a 25-year-old federal law that bans sports betting in most states. The American Gaming Association on Monday announced the creation of a coalition involving organizations of attorneys...
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Florida Panthers' new coach Bob Boughner shares a laugh with Panthers President & CEO Matthew Caldwell Monday, June 12, 2017, in Sunrise, Fla. (Taimy Alvarez/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
June 12, 2017 - 6:22 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers went into this offseason with a very specific plan regarding what they thought they wanted for the team's next head coach. Then they met with Bob Boughner. And their plan changed on the spot. Boughner was introduced Monday as the Panthers' 15th coach in 24...
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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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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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A shot by Pittsburgh Penguins' Nick Bonino gets past Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) with Penguins' Jake Guentzel (59) providing a screen in the first period of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, Monday, May 29, 2017 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
May 29, 2017 - 10:34 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final (all times local): 10:30 p.m. It's been all Predators since the first intermission of Game 1 in the Stanley Cup Final. Pittsburgh had no shots in the second period — the first such period by any team in a Stanley Cup Final game since...
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