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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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New York Islanders right wing Josh Bailey (12) scores during overtime of Game 1 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Islanders won 4-3. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 10, 2019 - 10:40 pm
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Josh Bailey scored on a rebound at 4:39 of overtime and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Wednesday night in the opener of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Jordan Eberle had a goal and an assist, and Brock Nelson and Nick Leddy...
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Ice forms on a calf at a ranch outside of Kilgore, Neb., Wednesday, April 10, 2019. A bomb cyclone storm bringing heavy snow and strong winds to several Rockies and Plains states is making travel difficult in many areas and impossible in others. Officials have closed Interstate 29 in northeastern South Dakota and say other stretches of interstates are likely to close later. (Chris Machian/Omaha World-Herald via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 10:38 pm
Blizzard warnings were posted from Colorado to Minnesota on Wednesday and wildfires were a concern in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma as the second so-called "bomb cyclone" storm in less than a month hit the central U.S., raising the prospect of renewed flooding in the already drenched Midwest...
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Oakland Athletics Khris Davis (2) celebrates with third base coach Matt Williams (4) after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Will Newton)
April 10, 2019 - 9:57 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Fans at Camden Yards hoping for a breakout from slumping slugger Chris Davis got a cruel twist Wednesday night. Oakland slugger Khris Davis homered twice and had three hits, Baltimore's Chris Davis extended his record hitless streak to 50 at-bats and the Athletics beat the Orioles...
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Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (41) drives against San Antonio Spurs' Rudy Gay, center, and Marco Belinelli during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 105-94. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
April 10, 2019 - 9:53 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had 34 points and 16 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 105-94 on Wednesday night in Dirk Nowitzki's final game. Nowitzki finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the finale of his storied 21-season career — all with the Mavericks...
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