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May 22, 2015 - 5:00am
6 min 35 sec ago

TOKYO (AP) — Taekwondo could become the latest sport to have its venue moved for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as part of a widening review into plans for the games.

The Japan Taekwondo Federation says the head of the World Taekwondo Federation will visit the Japanese capital next month to inspect a facility at a convention center in Chiba prefecture, about a one-hour train ride outside of Tokyo.

In Tokyo's winning bid for the games, taekwondo was to be...

May 22, 2015 - 4:55am
6 min 35 sec ago

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Australian Olympic official John Coates has been re-elected president of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport.

Coates, a Sydney-based lawyer, will serve a second term from 2015-18. He became the third ICAS president in 2010, succeeding Senegal's Judge Keba Mbaye.

Coates is president of the Australian Olympic Committee and a vice president of the International Olympic Committee.

Elected...

May 22, 2015 - 3:01am
6 min 35 sec ago

THURSDAY'S RESULTS

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Anaheim 2 Chicago 1

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Cleveland 5, Chicago White Sox 2

N.Y. Mets 5, St. Louis 0

Chicago Cubs 3, San Diego 0

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

Beloit 6, Kane County 5

Clinton 3, Quad Cities 0

Cedar Rapids 3, Peoria 2

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May 22, 2015 - 2:26am
6 min 35 sec ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Brian Shaffer allowed one run in seven innings and Maryland ended Illinois' 27-game winning streak with a 2-1 victory in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday night.

A throwing error allowed Anthony Papio to score the go-ahead run in the second inning, and Maryland (38-20) was able to hold on and snap the Fighting Illini's conference-record win streak.

Two of Illinois' three throwing errors came during Maryland's two-run second inning...

May 22, 2015 - 2:09am
6 min 35 sec ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Charlie Kimball will check his blood-glucose numbers constantly before, during and after Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

He doesn't have a choice.

The California native was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2007, and the only way he can win is to keep those numbers at the proper level.

His team understands, allowing him to take practice breaks when necessary and tracking his sugar levels throughout races with a...

May 22, 2015 - 12:36am
6 min 35 sec ago
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DIVISIONAL SEMIFINALS
BEST OF 7
EASTERN CONFERENCE
South Carolina 4, Reading 3

Friday, April 17: South Carolina 2, Reading 1, 2OT

Saturday, April 18: Reading 4, South Carolina 2

Thursday, April 23: South Carolina 5, Reading 2

Saturday, April 25: Reading 4...

May 22, 2015 - 12:23am
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HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — LSU scored six runs over the first two innings to take an early lead and beat Arkansas 10-5 on Thursday night in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.

The Tigers (48-9) scored four runs in the first and two in the second, chasing Arkansas starter James Teague (4-4) after just two innings. LSU had 12 hits and was helped by six Arkansas errors.

LSU doesn't have to play again until Saturday, while Arkansas (35-21) falls into the...

May 22, 2015 - 12:12am
6 min 34 sec ago

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Michael Freeman threw a six-hitter and Donnie Walton had three hits and knocked in three runs as Oklahoma State cruised past Kansas State 10-1 on Thursday night in a winners' bracket pool play game in the Big 12 Tournament.

Freeman (10-2), the conference's pitcher of the year, recorded 15 groundball outs and struck out seven. Kansas State scored a run against him in the sixth on three singles, but the left-hander got out of a bases-loaded jam with a...

May 21, 2015 - 11:46pm
6 min 34 sec ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 33 points to turn back another spectacular performance by James Harden, and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 99-98 on Thursday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Harden rallied the Rockets from 17 points down in the second quarter and had a chance to finish off the comeback in the final seconds of the fourth. Instead, Klay Thompson and Curry trapped Harden, who lost the ball as time...

May 21, 2015 - 11:39pm
2 hours 56 min ago

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Ben DeLuzio drove in three runs and Florida State beat North Carolina 8-4 on Thursday night to remain unbeaten at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

Chris Marconcini added two RBIs to help the fourth-seeded Seminoles (39-19) improve to 2-0 in pool play. They will earn a spot in the title game Sunday with a win over Louisville on Saturday.

Josh Delph's second double scored DeLuzio in the third and put Florida State up 5-0....

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