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May 3, 2016 - 1:43am
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BANGKOK (AP) — The Thai owners of Premier League champion Leicester City aim to keep the victorious squad together despite expectations that many players will be lured away by big-money offers from richer clubs.

Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, son of club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, attended Monday's game between Chelsea and Tottenham which ended in a draw, meaning Leicester cannot be overtaken.

Speaking on Thai television, Aiyawatt said "all...

May 3, 2016 - 1:26am
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Matt Kemp hit a two-run double in the first inning to help James Shields earn his first victory of the season, and the San Diego Padres overcame 11 strikeouts by Jon Gray to beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 Monday night.

Shields (1-4) allowed one run while scattering nine hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked two.

The Padres took a quick lead against Gray after their first four batters reached. Jon Jay and Wil Myers...

May 3, 2016 - 1:24am
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's chief organizer for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games has quit amid escalating financial troubles at the business group his family controls.

An official from Seoul's Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Tuesday said Cho Yang-ho's resignation had been accepted. Cho is chairman of the Hanjin Group which controls Olympic sponsor Korean Air and a major shipping company and has been struggling with heavy debt.


May 3, 2016 - 1:21am
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's chief organizer for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games has quit .

May 3, 2016 - 1:04am
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Robinson Cano had three hits and scored twice, Kyle Seager hit a tiebreaking double in the sixth inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Monday night.

Nelson Cruz added three hits, and Chris Iannetta and Adam Lind drove in runs for the Mariners, who have won five straight at the Oakland Coliseum.

Nathan Karns (3-1) gave up three runs over six-plus innings. Seattle's right-hander lost to Oakland in his...

May 3, 2016 - 12:24am
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 29 points and 10 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held on to beat San Antonio 98-97 on Monday night, evening the series at one game apiece when the Spurs failed to score on a wild sequence in the final seconds.

Kevin Durant added 28 points as the Thunder handed the Spurs just their second home loss of the season, rebounding from a 32-point beating in Game 1.

Oklahoma City's Dion Waiters appeared to push...

May 3, 2016 - 12:07am
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LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) — USA Bobsled & Skeleton is looking for athletes and will be conducting combine events across the country.

Assistant coach Mike Dionne says summer recruiting will focus on luring elite athletes who believe "they have what it takes to represent their country at the highest level, and have dreams of competing for Olympic medals."

Nine events are on the combine schedule, starting with Park City, Utah on June 10. Also on the...

May 2, 2016 - 11:42pm
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May 2, 2016 - 11:34pm
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HOUSTON (AP) — Brian Dozier broke out of a slump with three hits and the Minnesota Twins snapped Dallas Keuchel's 17-game home winning streak with a 6-2 victory over the Houston Astros on Monday night.

Keuchel (2-4) allowed five runs on five hits with three strikeouts in 4 1/3 innings and struggled with his command for the third time this season, walking five. The Cy Young winner hadn't lost at home since Aug. 10, 2014, against Texas.

Dozier snapped...

May 2, 2016 - 11:30pm
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Gio Gonzalez and the Washington bullpen combined on a five-hitter, Ryan Zimmerman and Daniel Murphy drove in first-inning runs and the Nationals beat the Kansas City Royals 2-0 on Monday night.

Gonzalez (2-1) scattered four hits and a pair of walks over six innings in his latest smooth start. He's only allowed four earned runs combined in his first five outings.

Sammy Solis needed eight pitches for a spotless seventh, and...

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