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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) greets fans after defeating the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in New Orleans, Saturday, April 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Scott Threlkeld)
April 23, 2018 - 1:45 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With every Anthony Davis put-back dunk, reverse alley-oop jam, step-back 3-pointer or game-sealing block in the playoffs, the New Orleans Pelicans take a step closer to becoming the NBA's next small-market success story. That didn't quite happen with Chris Paul, who essentially...
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Head of Morocco's Bid Committee Moulay Hafid Elalamy speaks during a press conference to promote Morocco's bid for the 2026 soccer World Cup after the visit of the Task Force in Casablanca, Morocco, Friday April 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
April 23, 2018 - 1:37 pm
Morocco's World Cup bid is facing fresh scrutiny this week with the arrival of another delegation from FIFA after an initial task force found deficiencies in the proposals for the 2026 tournament. In a downbeat conclusion to the visit by the FIFA inspectors last week, Morocco's bid leader...
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IndyCar driver Josef Newgarden (1) leads a pack of cars during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama auto race at Barber Motorsports Park, Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala. Race is postponed until Monday due to weather. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
April 23, 2018 - 1:32 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Josef Newgarden has won the Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for the third time in four years. Newgarden led for most of the way after starting on the pole en route to a second win in the first four races...
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FILE - AThis is a 2006 file photo showing Davey Nelson of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team. Nelson, a Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster and former All-Star infielder who also coached in the majors, has died. He was 73. The Brewers say Nelson died Monday, April 23, 2018, after a long illness. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
April 23, 2018 - 11:59 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Davey Nelson, a Milwaukee Brewers broadcaster and former All-Star infielder who also coached in the majors, has died. He was 73. The Brewers say Nelson died Monday after a long illness. Nelson joined the Brewers as a roving minor league instructor in 2001 before joining the big...
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April 23, 2018 - 10:56 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has signed state-controlled diamond miner Alrosa as a fourth Russian sponsor, completing its slate of third-tier European backers for the World Cup. FIFA describes Alrosa as a "giant in the world diamond mining industry." The value was not disclosed. Alrosa joins Alfa-Bank,...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II talks to John Spurling, Chairman of London Marathon Events, before pressing a button to start the London Marathon from Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, Sunday April 22, 2018, which is relayed to big screens at the start of the Marathon setting off 40,000 runners. (Chris Jackson/Pool via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 7:50 am
LONDON (AP) — London Marathon organizers say a 29-year-old man died after collapsing near the end of Sunday's race in the hottest conditions ever seen for the event. Matt Campbell, a chef from northwest England who was a contestant on a reality TV cooking show last year, collapsed after 22.5 miles...
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April 23, 2018 - 7:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former NFL kicker Jay Feely says a photo of him holding a pistol while standing between his daughter and her prom date was intended to be a joke. Feely posted the photo on Twitter Saturday. The photo shows him standing with his arm around his daughter and with the gun in his other...
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2017, file photo, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Vice President John Coates speaks during a joint press conference with Tokyo 2020 Olympics President Yoshiro Mori in Tokyo. Coates, the head of the IOC inspection team visiting Tokyo as it prepares for the 2020 Olympics, warned local organizers on Monday, April 23, 2018 to get ready for some complaints. Coates says organizers are entering a “phase where questions from stakeholders become very pragmatic and very urgent.” (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)
April 23, 2018 - 5:42 am
TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the Tokyo Olympics are getting a warning: Get set for some tough questions. That was the word Monday from IOC member John Coates, the head of the International Olympic Committee inspection team visiting Tokyo as it prepares for the 2020 Games. Coates said there will be...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela, left, and Martha Karolyi talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison. Martha Karolyi led the national team for 15 years before retiring after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She tells Savannah Guthrie in "no way" did she suspect Larry Nassar was sexually abusing athletes. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
April 23, 2018 - 2:41 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics national team coordinator Martha Karolyi says she feels for the sexual abuse victims of a former national team doctor serving decades in prison but added she doesn't feel she should be held responsible for his actions. Karolyi told "Dateline NBC" in an episode...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2017, file photo, South Carolina's A'ja Wilson, top, is guarded by Connecticut's Saniya Chong (12) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. Wilson is chronicling her path from the end of her college career to the start of her WNBA career, including getting drafted. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
April 23, 2018 - 2:29 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — What a great introduction to Las Vegas! It was a long flight from South Carolina, but the weather couldn't have been better and I really enjoyed every minute of it. Driving from the airport to the strip, I was flattered to see on the side of hotels and on billboards giant...
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