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May 27, 2016 - 4:20pm
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May 27, 2016 - 3:58pm
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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity has apologized to the athletic association's board of directors following the disclosure that rapper Ludacris was paid $65,000 to perform at the school's spring football game and also was provided liquor and a box of condoms.

McGarity's apology at the board's quarterly meeting on Thursday was first reported by the Athens Banner-Herald.

Ludacris, a three-time Grammy winner, performed for less...

May 27, 2016 - 3:45pm
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MIAMI (AP) — CONCACAF has appointed former NBA executive Philippe Moggio as its general secretary.

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football said Moggio will take his position June 13.

Moggio previously served as senior vice president and managing director of Latin America and the Caribbean for the NBA.

As CONCACAF general secretary, Moggio will be in charge of the organization's daily...

May 27, 2016 - 3:23pm
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ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Braves utility infielder Reid Brignac has been designated for assignment and third baseman Adonis Garcia has been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett.

Garcia began the season as the starting third baseman and also started four games in left field before he was optioned to Gwinnett on May 7. Garcia hit .356 with four homers and 18 RBIs at Gwinnett after hitting .260 with one homer with Atlanta.

Garcia was not listed in the lineup...

May 27, 2016 - 3:11pm
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SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — He scored on his Manchester United debut, on his Premier League debut and in his first Manchester derby.

Now, Marcus Rashford has scored on his debut for England. After barely two minutes, too.

Rashford, the 18-year-old sensation, volleyed in England's opening goal with his fourth touch of the game in a friendly against Australia on Friday to become the youngest player to score on debut for England. Rashford is 18 years and...

May 27, 2016 - 2:34pm
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Dean Stoneman beat Ed Jones in the closest finish in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history on Friday to win the Freedom 100 on Carb Day ahead of the 100th running of the Indy 500.

Stoneman drafted off Jones down the backstretch of the final lap, then pulled around him on the outside as they entered Turn 3. They were side-by-side down the front-stretch and crossed the line in a blur.

Stoneman won by 0.0024 seconds, breaking the track...

May 27, 2016 - 2:20pm
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DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Reed Rohlman hit two home runs and Clemson beat Louisville 5-3 on Friday at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.

ACC player of the year Seth Beer and Weston Wilson also homered as the sixth-seeded Tigers (40-18) improved to 2-0 at the round-robin tournament.

Both of Rohlman's homers were solo shots. One tied it at 3 in the fifth, and the other broke the tie in the sixth.

Beer added a bases-empty shot with...

May 27, 2016 - 2:05pm
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KUFSTEIN, Austria (AP) — The Czech Republic opened its final stage of preparations for the European Championship with a 6-0 victory over Malta on Friday.

Jaroslav Plasil put the Czechs 1-0 ahead with a long-range drive in the 15th minute. Striker Milan Skoda made it 2-0 six minutes later and defender Roman Hubnik increased the lead to 3-0 five minutes before halftime.

Substitute strikers David Lafata, Tomas Necid and Patrik Schick scored late in the...

May 27, 2016 - 1:57pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — NBC Sports is switching up its broadcast schedule for the Stanley Cup Final.

In recent years, Games 1 and 2 had been on NBC, with Games 3 and 4 on cable partner NBCSN. If necessary, the final three games returned to NBC.

This season, Monday's Game 1 will air on NBC, but Wednesday's Game 2 will be on NBCSN. NBC Sports announced Friday that if the series between Pittsburgh and San Jose is tied 1-1, Game 3 will be on NBC, putting that...

May 27, 2016 - 1:56pm
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VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Danny Willett made six birdies in a tournament-record 29 on the front nine at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday, setting up a 4-under 68 that gave the Masters champion a three-way share of the second-round lead.

Scott Hend eagled the last for a 69 to tie Willett and Y.E. Yang (69) for the lead on 10-under 134 in the European Tour's flagship event at Wentworth.

Willett's approach shots were so precise that his...

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