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Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat

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Health care is a prominent issue in rural Montana as the state prepares to vote in a special election to fill its only seat in the US House. More>>

NBA announces 2019 All-Star game will held in Charlotte

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A person familiar with the situation says the 2019 NBA All-Star game will be coming to Charlotte. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the league has not announced the decision. More>>

Hawks hire Warriors' Travis Schlenk as general manager

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Hawks hire Travis Schlenk as general manager; Warriors assistant GM spent 12 years with Golden State. More>>

Cavs remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5

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On the cusp: Cavs can earn 3rd straight East title, NBA Finals berth with Game 5 win over Celtics. More>>

AP Source: Bucks opening up GM search after Hammond exit

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A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks are opening up their search for a new general manager after John Hammond left to join the Orlando Magic. More>>

Hoffman's goal helps Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7

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Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins and force a decisive Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals. More>>

Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics

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Dynamic Duo: Irving scores 42, LeBron 34 as Cavaliers down Celtics 112-99 in Game 4. More>>

LeBron locked in for Game 4 after being locked out in Game 3

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LeBron wonders what he was doing in Game 3, and is ready to go for Game 4 against Celtics. More>>

Experts: Traveler should have drawn scrutiny before flight

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Despite raising red flags at Los Angeles International Airport, a man cited by airport police and traveling to Hawaii with no luggage was allowed to board an American Airlines flight. More>>

Prince hits game-winner with 4.5 seconds left for Liberty

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Epiphanny Prince hit a go-ahead jumper with 4.5 seconds left and the New York Liberty held off the Phoenix Mercury 69-67. More>>

Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damage

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California authorities say they will wait for a stretch of Highway 1 to stabilize again before going in to assess damage from a massive new landslide along the iconic coast road. More>>

Losing their kicks? Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk

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Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, may lose its place in a National Park Service preservation program. More>>

Celtics G Isaiah Thomas visits specialist, surgery undecided

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Celtics All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas has visited one hip specialist and will see others before it's decided whether he needs surgery. More>>

New Jersey's Newark Airport reopens after plane engine fire

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New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport has reopened after a plane engine caught fire, prompting a temporarily closure. More>>

Neighbor charged in Ohio fire that killed 5 kids, 2 adults

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Investigators in Ohio have charged a neighbor with setting a house fire that killed two adults and five children last week. More>>

Texas moves to soften voter ID law after judge finds bias

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Texas Republicans are moving to weaken a voter ID law and send it to Gov. Greg Abbott after a judge twice ruled that the original version deliberately tried to suppress minority voters. More>>

Hundreds honor Montana sheriff deputy killed in line of duty

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A Montana sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty last week was remembered as family man, a man of faith and a dedicated public servant who could be tough when he needed to be but still played dolls with his daughter. More>>

Magic hire Weltman, who hours later names Hammond as GM

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A person familiar with the negotiations says the Orlando Magic have agreed to hire Toronto general manager Jeff Weltman as the new president of basketball operations. More>>

Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance

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Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State should have a muted celebration after winning the Western Conference Finals. More>>

Hemingway house changes hands, still off limits to public

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The ownership of the Idaho house where Ernest Hemingway wrote some of his last works before killing himself in the main entryway in 1961 has changed hands but will remain off limits to the public. More>>

Timeline of events: Disruptive passenger's travel to Hawaii

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Flight disturbance timeline. More>>

Ginobili's uncertain future has Spurs fans feeling anxious

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Spurs star Manu Ginobili was swept away by the emotions of a sold-out crowd serenading him with chants of "Manu, Manu" and rising as one for a standing ovation in the closing minutes of the Western Conference Finals. More>>

NASCAR shakes up schedule for 2018 and adds road course

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NASCAR has announced several changes to its 2018 schedule, including new tracks in the final 11 races of the season. More>>

New policy center at University of Wisconsin raises alarms

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Gov. Scott Walker and fellow Wisconsin Republicans on Tuesday announced the formation of a new public policy center at the state's flagship university, which liberals said would be nothing more than a taxpayer-funded conservative think tank. More>>

Kansas' Jackson diversion requires apology, anger classes

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Former Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson must undergo anger management classes and apologize as part of a diversion agreement arising from a confrontation with a women's basketball player. More>>

Nielsen's top programs for May 15-21

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A list of the top 20 prime-time programs in the Nielsen ratings for May 15-21. More>>

'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss

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James, Cavaliers trying to shake off 'weird' Game 3 and 1st loss of postseason. More>>

Death threats may prompt NBA's Kanter to become US citizen

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NBA center Enes Kanter says death threats follow his criticism of Turkish government. More>>

Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115

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Stephen Curry scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors closed out the Western Conference Final against the injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs with a 129-115 victory, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0. More>>

3 white men, 2 white women picked for Bill Cosby jury so far Video included

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Lawyers in Bill Cosby's sex assault case this week hope to find a dozen jurors and six alternates willing to be sequestered nearly 300 miles from home. More>>

The Latest: 3 white men, 2 white woman seated for Cosby jury Video included

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Bill Cosby has arrived at the Pittsburgh courthouse where jury selection in his sex assault case is getting underway. More>>

Q&A: What to expect as Bill Cosby's jury selection continues Video included

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Hundreds of people could be interviewed in Pittsburgh this week as lawyers search for 12 jurors and six alternates for Bill Cosby's sex assault trial. More>>

LeBron struggles, exchanges words with fan after Game 3 loss

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LeBron James had one of the worst games of his playoff career on Sunday night and got into an exchange with a fan afterward. More>>

Q&A: Cosby jury: A look at what to expect during selection

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A key phase of comedian Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick a jury to weigh his case. More>>

Celtic pride: Bradley's last-second shot stuns Cavs 111-108

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Avery Bradley dropped a 3-pointer in the final second and the Boston Celtics stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. More>>

Finals are 1 win away for Warriors, who have Spurs on brink

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Golden State can finish off a three-sweep march through the West playoffs with another win at San Antonio. More>>

Celtics stagger on: Isaiah Thomas done, may need surgery

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Celtics confront a big playoff hole knowing star guard Isaiah Thomas is done for season. More>>

Kevin Durant, Warriors beat Spurs 120-108, take 3-0 lead

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Kevin Durant had 33 points and 10 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the injury-riddled San Antonio Spurs 120-108 to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. More>>

Celtics' Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury

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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the playoffs because of a hip injury. More>>

NBA player Kanter heading to US after detained in Romania

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Romanian border police spokesman: NBA player Enes Kanter is returning to the United States after being detained in a Romanian airport. More>>

Spurs' Leonard will not play Game 3 against Warriors

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Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will not play against Golden State in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals because of a sprained left ankle. More>>

Boston creamed: Cavs back home after demolishing Celtics

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LeBron and Cavaliers back at home after two blowout wins in Boston. More>>

Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0

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LeBron James scored 30 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and tie an NBA record with their 13th straight playoff victory. More>>

Zaza Pachulia expected to be enemy No. 1 for Spurs fans

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Zaza Pachulia is expected to hear boos from every corner of AT&T Center during Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. More>>

Spurs' Leonard will not play Game 3 against Warriors

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Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard will not play against Golden State in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals because of a sprained left ankle. More>>

Thomas injured, Celtics find new low in Game 2 loss to Cavs

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The Celtics say point guard Isaiah Thomas is sitting out the second half of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals against Cleveland because of a right hip strain. More>>

Cavs set NBA record with 41-point halftime lead

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The Cleveland Cavaliers set an NBA record on Friday night by opening a 41-point halftime lead over the Boston Celtics in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. More>>

LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2

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Must-win for Celtics in Game 2? Pretty much, after Cavs' dominating Game 1 win. More>>

Harden, James top All-NBA team; George, Hayward shut out

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All-NBA first team: James Harden a unanimous pick, joined on team by LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Kawhi Leonard and Anthony Davis. More>>

LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1

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LeBron James had 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 117-104 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. More>>

LaVar Ball ups shoe deal asking price to $3 billion

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LaVar Ball has upped the ante, raising the asking price for a shoe deal to $3 billion. More>>

Warriors become just the 5th team to start NBA playoffs 10-0

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History shows Warriors' 10-0 playoff start doesn't necessarily mean title is inevitable. More>>

Favorite Cavs open East finals on road vs. underdog Celtics

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The Celtics are heading to the Eastern Conference finals with the No. 1 seed and home court advantage. More>>

Warriors, Spurs will try to use break to rest and heal again

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Still unbeaten, the Golden State Warriors have a few days to see if Andre Iguodala and Zaza Pachulia can heal up. More>>

Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win

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With a victory in the draft lottery, the Boston Celtics have a bright future to go with their current success. More>>

Cracker Barrel settles federal suit over handicapped parking

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Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores has settled a class-action lawsuit brought by a Pittsburgh woman who claimed handicapped parking spaces at some restaurants were too steep or otherwise violated federal law. More>>

Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

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The Boston Celtics have won the NBA draft lottery, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago. More>>

Back to Boston: LeBron, Celtics meet again in postseason

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LeBron's road again points to Boston, with Cavaliers awaiting Celtics in conference finals. More>>

Warriors trounce Spurs without Leonard for 2-0 series lead

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Stephen Curry had 29 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in three quarters and the Golden State Warriors trounced on the Spurs missing Kawhi Leonard, running away from San Antonio for a 136-100 rout and 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. More>>

Andre Iguodala out for Warriors with soreness in left knee

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The Golden State Warriors will be without one of their top reserves, Andre Iguodala, for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals against San Antonio. More>>

Spurs prepare for Game 2 vs Warriors with no Leonard, Parker

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The San Antonio Spurs had no problem dispatching the Houston Rockets in the second-round clincher without injured stars Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker. More>>

Celtics, Lakers, 76ers have plenty riding on the NBA lottery

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Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Steve Nash are gone, though on Tuesday they won't be forgotten. More>>

Celtics seeking validation against Cavaliers in East finals

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Beating the Washington Wizards in seven games was a big achievement for these Celtics, but Boston isn't quite on the cusp of a championship yet. More>>

Celtics power past Wizards in Game 7, 115-105

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Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points and had 12 assists, Kelly Olynyk scored a career-playoff high 26 points off the bench and the Boston Celtics used a big fourth quarter to outlast the Washington Wizards 115-105 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. More>>

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard ruled out for Game 2 vs Warriors

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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has ruled Kawhi Leonard out for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. More>>

Debate rages on about play that sidelined Spurs' Leonard

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The play that injured Kawhi Leonard on Sunday is one that the NBA started cracking down on four seasons ago in an effort to protect jump shooters. More>>

Rubber match: Cavaliers to wear Goodyear logo on jerseys

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A person familiar with the contract says the Cleveland Cavaliers will announced a multi-year sponsorship deal with Goodyear and wear the tire manufacturers logo on their jerseys starting next season. More>>

Warriors rally for 113-111 win after Spurs lose Leonard

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Warriors rally for 113-111 win after Spurs lose Leonard. More>>

ESPN's Shelley Smith having tests after scare at Warriors

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ESPN reporter Shelley Smith says she is doing well and undergoing tests at an East Bay hospital for stroke symptoms after a scare in the Warriors' locker room following Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. More>>

Mercury star Diana Taurasi weds ex-teammate Penny Taylor

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Diana Taurasi has married former Phoenix Mercury teammate Penny Taylor, then played in the team's season opener less than 24 hours later. More>>

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard re-injures left ankle, done for Game 1

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Kawhi Leonard has re-injured his troublesome left ankle and won't return to Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. More>>

Harper gets big deal, hits HR in 9th, Nats beat Phils 6-4

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Fresh from getting a big deal, Bryce Harper hit a game-ending home run with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the Washington Nationals over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4. More>>

Warriors, Spurs series filled with familiar story lines

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With Spurs coach Gregg Popovich providing some good-natured gamesmanship as he prepares to face familiar coaching pals, Warriors, Spurs gear up for Game 1 of what should be an entertaining best-of-seven Western Conference finals. More>>

Warriors' Kerr returns to practice for 1st time in 3 weeks

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Steve Kerr attended Saturday morning's Warriors practice, returning to the floor for the first time in more than three weeks. More>>

Wall's late 3 leads Wiz past Celtics 92-91, forces Game 7

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John Wall hit a 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left for the go-ahead points, then hopped atop the scorer's table and yelled to celebrate the Washington Wizards' 92-91 victory over the Boston Celtics that pushed their Eastern Conference semifinal to a Game 7. More>>

WNBA starts with new coaches, players in 21st season

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WNBA starts with new coaches, players in 21st season; defending champs LA play Seattle on ESPN. More>>

Harden's great season for Rockets ends in embarrassing loss

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Harden's stellar season for Rockets ends with a thud after he ties a season low with 10 points in 39-point loss to San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of Western Conference semifinals. More>>

All black everything for Celtics before Game 6 at Wizards

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The Boston Celtics showed up wearing black clothes ahead of Game 6 of their playoff series against the Washington Wizards. More>>

Spurs face quick turnaround before conference finals

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The San Antonio Spurs are thrilled to be in the Western Conference finals for the first time since winning the title in 2014. But they won't have much time to celebrate with a series against the well-rested Golden State Warriors starting on Sunday. More>>

With scoring up, only tweaks proposed to college basketball

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NCAA basketball rules panel wants men's game kept at halves, not shifted to quarters. More>>

WNBA uses Twitter, FanDuel to extend growth of league

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Coming off one of the most successful seasons in WNBA history on and off the court, the league has found ways to try to bring in new fans. More>>

Minnesota finalizes Pitino deal, with $1.7M in new bonuses

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Minnesota coach Richard Pitino's extended contract includes $1.7 million in new bonuses for staying with the program. More>>

Home's where the heart is for Wiz, Celtics as Game 6 arrives

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Heading into Game 6 between the Wizards and the Celtics, all nine games between the teams during the regular season and playoffs were won by the home team. More>>

Spurs rout James Harden, Rockets 114-75 to win series

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The San Antonio Spurs eliminated the Houston Rockets with a 114-75 victory in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals, and they didn't even need Kawhi Leonard to do it. More>>

Avery Bradley's defense has been key ingredient for Celtics

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Defense-first Bradley has helped propel Boston's playoff run. More>>

WNBA joins daily fantasy sports market in deal with FanDuel

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WNBA joins daily fantasy sports market as league breaks new ground for women's sports. More>>

Bradley scores 29, Celtics power past Wizards, 123-101

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Avery Bradley had a playoff career-high 29 points, and the Boston Celtics continued their success at home this postseason with a 123-101 win over the Washington Wizards to take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. More>>

NCAA investigators meet with woman at center of UNC probe

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A woman at the center of North Carolina's multi-year academic scandal has interviewed with NCAA investigators after previously declining to cooperate in the probe. More>>

Candace Parker, LA champs get WNBA rings after Turkey final

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The Los Angeles Sparks postponed their ring ceremony a week because Candace Parker, Jantel Lavender and Essence Carson are still playing overseas in the Turkish League finals. More>>

Cavs keeping eye on Warriors on collision course to Finals

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Cavs coach Tyronn Lue has been keeping one eye on the Golden State Warriors as his team romps through the Eastern Conference. More>>

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