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June 3, 2015 - 12:13pm
11 min 1 sec ago

PARIS (AP) — Novak Djokovic ends Rafael Nadal's 39-match French Open winning streak in quarterfinal victory.

June 3, 2015 - 12:02pm
11 min 1 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Monster Energy drink has a new celebrity athlete endorsing the caffeinated beverage: Triple Crown hopeful American Pharoah.

In the days leading up to Saturday's Belmont Stakes, the colt will wear a blanket featuring the product logo. The owners, Zayat Stables, will wear sponsor hats and jockey Victory Espinoza will carry the company trademark on his collar during the race.

"He's a monster of a horse, and everybody is full of energy,"...

June 3, 2015 - 11:49am
11 min 1 sec ago

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Ottawa Senators team owner Eugene Melnyk has been discharged from a Toronto hospital after undergoing a liver transplant last month.

The team says in a statement Wednesday that the anonymous donor also been discharged.

Melnyk's post-transplant recovery will require weekly follow-up with his transplant team. He's been transferred to a facility that will provide daily rehabilitation services.

More than 500...

June 3, 2015 - 11:37am
11 min 1 sec ago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois's surging baseball team has sold most of its tickets for this weekend's Super Regional against Vanderbilt.

The Illini will face the Commodores Saturday, Sunday and, if need be, Monday in a series at Illinois Field on campus in Champaign. The first team with two wins advances to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

According to The News-Gazette in Champaign (http://bit.ly/1AJaKIX ), reserved tickets for the...

June 3, 2015 - 11:21am
11 min 1 sec ago
All Times EDT
Saturday
HORSE RACING

Belmont Stakes, New York, 6:50 p.m.

BASEBALL

Chicago Cubs at Washington, 12:05 p.m.

Houston at Toronto, 1:07 p.m.

Milwaukee at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m.

Texas at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m.

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June 3, 2015 - 11:14am
11 min 1 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL says it has chosen Yahoo as its partner in an experiment to stream a game internationally in October.

The league had announced in March that it planned to stream the Oct. 25 matchup between Buffalo and Jacksonville from London. The NFL said Wednesday it will use Yahoo's platforms for the free broadcast.

The game starts at 9:30 a.m. EDT. It will be televised only in the local markets of the two teams.

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June 3, 2015 - 10:52am
11 min 1 sec ago
BC-HKO--AHL Playoff Glance
AHL Playoff Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
(x-if necessary)
CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS
BEST OF 5
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Hartford 3, Providence 2

Wednesday, April 22: Hartford 3, Providence 1

Saturday, April 25:...

June 3, 2015 - 10:50am
11 min 1 sec ago

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has reported to the NCAA a secondary violation that occurred during the one-year tenure of fired men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall.

According to documents obtained in a public records request, Tyndall's staff had two phone calls with a potential student-athlete without receiving permission to contact him. The student-athlete in question already had been released from his letter of intent to another school. The coaches involved...

June 3, 2015 - 10:02am
11 min 1 sec ago
BC-SOC--MLS Glance
Major League Soccer
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
All Times EDT
EASTERN CONFERENCE
WLTPtsGFGA
D.C. United734251612
New England5362120...
June 3, 2015 - 9:34am
20 min 58 sec ago

YORKVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Organizers of the Dennis Hastert Yorkville Invitational say they will likely rename the wrestling tournament.

Yorkville Wrestling Club executive board president Chad Stevens tells The (Aurora) Beacon-News (http://trib.in/1JofN2E ) the tournament will still take place "but it won't be named the Dennis Hastert anymore."

The decision comes after the former U.S. House speaker from suburban Chicago was indicted last week on...

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