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April 29, 2016 - 1:46pm
8 min 58 sec ago

LONDON (AP) — It helps to have friends in high places when you're promoting an athletic event.

That's certainly the case for Prince Harry, who released a video Friday promoting the upcoming Invictus Games for wounded veterans. The cast includes his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, and Barack and Michelle Obama, who Harry had over for dinner last week.

The video starts with Harry and the queen looking at an Invictus brochure when they get a video phone...

April 29, 2016 - 1:45pm
8 min 58 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NHL has fined Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson $2,404 for his knee-on-knee hit that temporarily knocked Pittsburgh forward Conor Sheary out of Game 1.

Wilson sent Sheary to the ice with his left knee 4 minutes into the third period of the Capitals' 4-3 overtime victory Thursday night. Sheary hobbled to the nearby bench in pain and missed a few shifts. Wilson was not penalized and he escaped a suspension, too.

The NHL said...

April 29, 2016 - 1:32pm
8 min 58 sec ago

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A lawsuit against the NFL over the number of tickets sold to the public for the 2014 Super Bowl is going forward.

Josh Finkelman's lawsuit seeks class-action status and alleges the league violated New Jersey consumer protection laws when it made only about 1 percent of tickets to the game at MetLife Stadium available to the public.

The New Brunswick man says he spent about $2,000 per ticket instead of the $800 face value. The NFL...

April 29, 2016 - 1:19pm
8 min 58 sec ago

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Tony Bellew will fight Ilunga Makabu for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title at Everton's Goodison Park stadium on May 29.

Promoters announced the fight Friday.

It will be a first world title fight for the Liverpool-born Bellew since moving up from light heavyweight.

He says he's been training for months and "this is the defining fight and night of my career."

Bellew is 26-2-1, with...

April 29, 2016 - 1:03pm
8 min 58 sec ago

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas school district may soon become the third in the state to build a football stadium costing more than $50 million.

Are such exorbitant costs for high school stadiums the new normal? Only in Texas, it seems. Football fields in other states are far less expensive, often in the range of $5 million to $10 million.

The result is a high school stadium that more closely resembles a professional facility, with gleaming digital...

April 29, 2016 - 12:34pm
8 min 58 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — An MRI has confirmed that Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs has a minor right ankle sprain.

The 2015 NL Rookie of the Year wasn't in the lineup Friday against the Atlanta Braves, but manager Joe Maddon said he might be available off the bench late in the game.

Bryant was injured running the bases in the third inning Thursday of Chicago's 7-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. He was replaced in left field two innings later....

April 29, 2016 - 12:32pm
8 min 58 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks have fired coach Bruce Boudreau after their first-round exit from the playoffs.

Ducks general manager Bob Murray announced the decision Friday.

Boudreau had spectacular regular-season success with the Ducks, leading them to four consecutive Pacific Division titles while going 208-104-40 in nearly five seasons in charge.

But the Ducks' last four seasons have ended with a Game 7 loss on home...

April 29, 2016 - 12:30pm
8 min 58 sec ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks fire coach Bruce Boudreau after early playoff exit.

April 29, 2016 - 12:20pm
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April 29, 2016 - 12:18pm
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RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Top-seeded Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland beat fifth-seeded Timea Babos of Hungary 6-4, 7-5 on Friday to reach the Grand Prix SAR final, where she will face qualifier Marina Erakovic of New Zealand.

Bacsinszky, ranked 15th, broke Babos' serve six times in their first meeting since 2010 and now goes for her fourth career title.

A French Open semifinalist last year, Bacsinszky will be playing in her seventh final and her previous...

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