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May 25, 2016 - 1:31am
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May 25, 2016 - 1:29am
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SYDNEY (AP) — Fiji will begin defense of its IRB world sevens title on Dec. 2-3 when the opening tournament of the 10-round, 2016-17 season is held at Dubai, followed a week later at Cape Town.

The Fijians clinched their second consecutive series championship last weekend by advancing to the quarterfinals of the London Sevens, which featured Scotland's first tournament title. Fiji will be favorites at the inaugural rugby sevens tournament at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics...

May 25, 2016 - 1:25am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Joc Pederson doubled in the tying run and then scored the go-ahead run on a throwing error in the fourth inning, helping the Los Angeles Dodgers to an 8-2 victory over Cincinnati on Tuesday night, extending the Reds' season-high skid to nine straight.

The Dodgers' eight-game winning streak against the Reds is their longest active run against any opponent and their most since beating the Reds nine straight times in 2008-09.

Mike...

May 25, 2016 - 1:23am
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Brandon Crawford drove in four runs and Jarrett Parker homered to lead Jeff Samardzija and the streaking San Francisco Giants past the San Diego Padres 8-2 on Tuesday night.

Buster Posey and Denard Span each knocked in a run for the Giants, who have won four straight and 12 of 13.

John Jay homered for the Padres, who lost their third in a row and fell to 0-8 against the Giants this season. Hector Sanchez also drove in a run....

May 25, 2016 - 1:20am
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors have indicted two former soccer referees over allegations that they received money from a club official — also formally charged — in return for favorable decisions in five K-League matches in 2013.

An official from the K-League said Wednesday that the two former referees, who allegedly received 5 million Korean won ($4,200) from a Jeonbuk Hyundai scout over five matches between March and October 2013, were permanently...

May 25, 2016 - 1:13am
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RED DEER, Alberta (AP) — The London Knights advanced to the championship game of the Memorial Cup junior tournament after beating the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies 5-2 on Tuesday.

Matthew Tkachuk scored two goals. JJ Piccinich, Christian Dvorak and Max Jones also scored for the Knights (3-0) of the Ontario Hockey League. Mitch Marner added four assists and leads the tournament with 13 points in three games.

Timo Meier scored twice for the Huskies (1-2) of...

May 25, 2016 - 12:56am
3 min 7 sec ago

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A former Major League Baseball player is running for governor in Vermont as a member of the Liberty Union party, which bills itself as nonviolent and socialist.

Bill "Spaceman" Lee tells WCAX-TV (http://bit.ly/1VhfM7r ) voters will "need umbrellas" if he's elected, because "it's going to be raining dollars," referring to money trickling down from the wealthy.

Lee pitched for the Boston Red Sox from 1969 to 1978. He was inducted...

May 25, 2016 - 12:53am
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HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Gregg Deichmann hit a tying homer in the bottom of the ninth and Kramer Robertson singled home the winning run to lift LSU to a 5-4 victory over Tennessee on Tuesday night in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

LSU (40-17) moves on to meet defending champion Florida on Wednesday night. Tennessee (29-28) is eliminated and is 0-5 in the tournament since 2007.

Deichmann led off with a homer and the Tigers loaded the bases with...

May 25, 2016 - 12:39am
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HOUSTON (AP) — Carlos Correa's tiebreaking RBI single in the 13th inning lifted the Houston Astros to a 3-2 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.

Rookie Tony Kemp hit his first career triple off Dylan Bundy (0-1) with no outs in the 13th inning. The Orioles then intentionally walked George Springer and Jose Altuve to bring last year's rookie of the year Correa to the plate.

Correa snapped an 0-for-15 skid with a single into shallow center...

May 24, 2016 - 11:40pm
3 min 7 sec ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 118-94 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals and put the defending NBA champions on the brink of elimination.

It was Westbrook's first triple-double of the playoffs after posting 18 in the regular season. Kevin Durant added 26 points and 11 rebounds for Oklahoma City.

Golden...

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