Men's sports

FILE - In this a, Memphis Grizzlies head coach J.B. Bickerstaff reacts in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. The Grizzlies fired Bickerstaff on Thursday, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 11, 2019 - 5:10 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies started the offseason Thursday with plenty of questions to answer, then controlling owner Robert Pera added to the to-do list by firing coach J.B. Bickerstaff as part of a front-office shake-up that demoted general manager Chris Wallace to scout. The...
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FILE - This is a June 20, 2016, file photo showing the Philadelphia Phillies playing a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park, in Philadelphia. A person familiar with the planning tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball will play the 2026 All-Star Game in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday, April 11, 2019, because no announcement had been made.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
April 11, 2019 - 2:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's 2026 All-Star Game will be played in Philadelphia to mark the 250th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, a person familiar with the planning told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because no announcement had been made. A...
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Bailey Kowalski cries as she speaks during a news conference in East Lansing, Mich., Thursday, April 11, 2019. The 22-year-old Michigan State University student is speaking publicly a year after suing the school, alleging that three former men's basketball players raped her in 2015 and that she was discouraged by counseling center staff from reporting what happened. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 2:21 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University student who sued the school after alleging three former men's basketball players gang-raped her in 2015 said at a news conference Thursday that she wants to encourage other "silent survivors" of sexual assault to tell their stories. Bailey...
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Dallas Stars right wing Alexander Radulov (47), of Russia, celebrates with defenseman Miro Heiskanen (4), of Finland, after Heiskanen scored his second goal of the night against the Nashville Predators, during the third period in Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The Stars won 3-2. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 11, 2019 - 10:01 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Miro Heiskanen scored a goal and had an assist, helping the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 3-2 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round Western Conference series. An official scoring change Thursday morning gave Heiskanen's second goal to Alexander...
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Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola fixes his sweater during the Champions League, round of 8, first-leg soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
April 11, 2019 - 6:13 am
It has all been going so smoothly for Manchester City. Perhaps too smoothly. In winning 22 games out of 23 from Dec. 30, City was often in cruise control and came up against opponents who mostly sat back and engaged in a damage-limitation exercise. Bournemouth, playing at home, didn't have a shot...
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In this June 25, 2016, photo Australian rugby union player Israel Folau points to the sky after scoring a try against England during their rugby union test match in Sydney. Folau, one of the sport's top players, published a message on his Instagram account that said "drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists, idolators. Hell awaits you." (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)
April 11, 2019 - 4:09 am
Israel Folau and his anti-gay sentiments appear to have gone too far this time. Rugby Australia said Thursday it plans to terminate the fullback's contract with the national team after he made anti-gay comments on social media for the second year in a row. When Folau made similar remarks on April 5...
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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic, center, looks to pass the ball as Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng, left, and Anthony Tolliver defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 11, 2019 - 1:02 am
DENVER (AP) — Sputtering into the postseason was no way for the Denver Nuggets to end their six-year playoff drought. Nikola Jokic scored 29 points and had a key strip and two clutch free throws in the closing seconds and the Nuggets pulled out a 99-95 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on...
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Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) drives between Memphis Grizzlies guard Jevon Carter (3) and forward Justin Holiday (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
April 11, 2019 - 12:40 am
MIAMI (AP) — The last spot in the NBA playoffs went to the Detroit Pistons. Their reward: A series against MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. The drama of the regular season went all the way to the very end of the regular season, with seven of the eight first-round playoff...
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St. Louis Blues celebrate Tyler Bozak's goal against the Winnipeg Jets during the third period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Bozak is second from right, eyes and helmet visible. (John Woods/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 11:57 pm
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Pat Maroon set up the winning goal for the St. Louis Blues, and his thoughts immediately turned to his late grandfather. Tyler Bozak scored with 2:05 left in the third period off Maroon's assist to give the Blues a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Wednesday night in...
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Carmelo Anthony, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James. from left, pose for a photographs on the court after Wade's final NBA basketball game, against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
April 10, 2019 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dwyane Wade had some superstar fans on hand for his final NBA game. LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony were all sitting courtside in Brooklyn on Wednesday night to watch Miami's game against the Nets. Wade punctuated his career with one last triple-double, finishing with...
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