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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, right, pushes off Portland Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard in the first half of Game 1 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series Monday, April 29, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 30, 2019 - 12:33 am
DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic scored 37 points and the Denver Nuggets withstood Damian Lillard's 39-point effort and Enes Kanter's strong return to Portland's lineup in a 121-113 win over the well-rested Trail Blazers in the opener of their second-round playoff series Monday night. Lillard, who struck...
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April 29, 2019 - 10:59 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has reached a deal with Princeton's Courtney Banghart to become the Tar Heels' next women's basketball coach, a person with knowledge of the situation said. The person spoke Monday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school hasn't...
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Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry (7) draws a foul on Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris (33) as he drives to the net during second-half, second-round NBA basketball playoff action in Toronto, Monday, April 29, 2019. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 10:57 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Jimmy Butler's big game helped Philadelphia snap a lengthy losing streak in Toronto and, more importantly, brought the 76ers level in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. Butler had 30 points and 11 rebounds, James Ennis scored 13 points and the 76ers held on to beat the...
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St. Louis Blues' Tyler Bozak (21), Colton Parayko (55) and Pat Maroon (7) celebrate a goal by Maroon against the Dallas Stars in the third period of Game 3 of an NHL second-round hockey playoff series in Dallas, Monday, April 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
April 29, 2019 - 10:40 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Pat Maroon flicked a puck over Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop with 1:38 left in a wild third period, and the St. Louis Blues won 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. Maroon's second goal of the playoffs came after he gathered the puck to...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden, left, is fouled by Golden State Warriors guard Andre Iguodala during the first half of Game 1 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, April 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
April 29, 2019 - 5:38 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry made a point Monday of studying all 16 3-pointers James Harden attempted in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. He wants to be better prepared to defend the Houston star who has such a knack of drawing his man in to generate contact as he jumps forward...
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In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 5:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a Washburn University football player and wounding of a New York Giants draft pick (all times local): 5:30 p.m. The New York Giants say cornerback Corey Ballentine, who was shot Sunday in Topeka, Kansas, is recovering and will join the team for its...
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San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich prepares for Game 5 of an NBA basketball first round playoff series against the Denver Nuggets, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 29, 2019 - 3:56 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs suffered through an odd, erratic season filled with injuries, strife and drama before a second straight ouster from the playoffs in the first round. Gregg Popovich enjoyed it so much he is coming back for a 24th season as coach in San Antonio. Normally extremely private...
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Miami Dolphins NFL football quarterback Josh Rosen smiles as he speaks during a news conference, Monday, April 29, 2019, at the Dolphins training facility in Davie, Fla. The Dolphins traded a 2019 second-round draft pick and a 2020 fifth-round selection to Arizona for Rosen. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
April 29, 2019 - 3:51 pm
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — As he embraced a fresh start Monday, Josh Rosen said all the right things, smiled a lot and even cracked a couple of jokes, such as when he noted the phalanx of photographers nearly drowning out his first news conference with the Miami Dolphins . "These clicks," he said with a...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2011, file photo, Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) reacts after kicking a 63-yard field goal against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter of an NFL football game, in Denver. Former Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski is set to retire after an 18-year career. Janikowski spent 17 of his seasons with Oakland before kicking last season with the Seattle Seahawks after signing a one-year deal. Janikowski’s agent, Paul Healy, confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday, April 29, 2019, his client intends to retire. Janikowksi, 41, told ESPN over the weekend he didn’t believe his body could handle kicking in the NFL anymore. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File)
April 29, 2019 - 2:58 pm
Former Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski is set to retire after an 18-year career. Janikowski spent 17 seasons with Oakland before kicking last season with Seattle after signing a one-year deal. Janikowski's agent, Paul Healy, confirmed to The Associated Press on...
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In this Sept. 22, 2018 photo, Washburn defensive back Corey Ballentine carries the ball during an NCAA college football game in Topeka, Kan. Police in Kansas are investigating a shooting that killed one current Washburn University football player and injured a former player just hours after he was drafted by the New York Giants. Topeka police say officers found 23-year-old defensive back Dwane Simmons dead when they investigated gunshots shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday, April 28, 2019. Ballentine is the wounded player who was picked by the Giants in the sixth round of the NFL draft Saturday. (Phil Anderson/Topeka Capital-Journal via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 10:54 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The father of a Washburn University football player who was killed in a weekend shooting in which a New York Giants draft pick was wounded said the crime "shattered a lot of people." Navarro Simmons said his family learned from detectives that his son, Dwane Simmons, and his son...
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