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May 7, 2015 - 5:57am
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LONDON (AP) — The family of Jimmy Greaves says the former England striker is out of intensive care following a severe stroke.

A family statement says the 75-year-old Greaves is able to sit up in bed in the hospital and while "he is by no means out of the woods there is room for cautious optimism."

In a message to well-wishers, the former Tottenham player's family says "please continue to have good thoughts for him for the long road ahead as he fights...

May 7, 2015 - 4:49am
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MADRID (AP) — Italian coach Sergio Scariolo will take over Spain's national basketball team for a second stint.

Scariolo coached Spain to the Olympic silver medal in 2012 when it lost to the United States in the final. He also led Spain to two European championships in 2009 and 2011 in his first stint as coach from 2009-12.

Spain had been without a coach since parting ways with Juan Orenga after its disappointing 2014 World Cup at home, when it...

May 7, 2015 - 4:11am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who beat a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium faces a lengthy federal prison sentence for an unrelated gun crime.

A Los Angeles judge is set to sentence Louie Sanchez on Thursday for being a felon in possession of guns.

Police investigating the beating of Bryan Stow found semi-automatic rifles, other weapons and ammunition belonging to Sanchez. The arsenal was discovered at the home of his friend and co-defendant...

May 7, 2015 - 3:34am
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LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Two-time Olympic champion Tina Maze of Slovenia has announced a one-year break from ski racing before deciding about continuing her career.

The 32-year-old Maze said on her website, "I feel that my body and my mind need a longer rest than usual. I will allow myself a one year break before taking any further decision."

Maze, who earned gold in downhill and giant slalom at the Sochi Games last year, won the 2013 overall World...

May 7, 2015 - 3:02am
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Cleveland 106, Chicago 91, series tied 1-1


Chicago White Sox 7, Detroit 6

Chicago Cubs 6, St. Louis 5


Quad Cities 4, Kane County 1

Peoria 2, Clinton 0



May 7, 2015 - 2:40am
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Shaquille O'Neal took quite a tumble during the "NBA on TNT" halftime show of the Clippers-Rockets game on Wednesday night.

O'Neal appeared to get his foot caught in wires and crashed off the raised platform onto the floor of the set. He lost his shoe in the process and his 7-foot-plus, 325-pound frame was on the deck for a time.

His fellow broadcasters on the set couldn't hold back their laughter, especially Kenny Smith.

And as...

May 7, 2015 - 1:01am
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ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Johnny Giavotella hit an RBI double in the ninth inning and Mike Trout homered, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 victory over Seattle on Wednesday night and their second walk-off win in a row over the Mariners.

One night after Carlos Perez punctuated his major league debut with a home run in the bottom of the ninth against Dominic Leone, Giavotella got his first career game-ending hit. It scored Erick Aybar, who bunted into a force play...

May 7, 2015 - 12:54am
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HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 16 of his 32 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Houston Rockets a 115-109 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night that evened their Western Conference semifinal at one game apiece.

Dwight Howard had 24 points and 16 rebounds for the Rockets, who bounced back from a 117-101 loss in the opener. Game 3 is Friday night in Los Angeles.

Trevor Ariza added 15 points and 13 rebounds....

May 7, 2015 - 12:50am
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SANDY, Utah (AP) — Nick Rimando saved a penalty kick in the 92nd minute and Real Salt Lake tied the Los Angeles Galaxy 0-0 on Wednesday night.

Rimando dove to his left to get a hand on Juninho's penalty kick to earn his fourth shutout of the season. It was awarded after Omar Gonzalez was pulled down in penalty area on a free kick.

Real Salt Lake (2-2-5) had its third scoreless draw of the season and has been held goalless in five games. Last Friday,...

May 7, 2015 - 12:41am
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BC-SOC--MLS Glance
Major League Soccer
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