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Patriots owner Robert Kraft cleared of massage parlor sex charge in Florida

Prosecutors drop charge against New England Patriots ownerCourts had blocked use of video implicating Kraft in sex stingKraft, 79, could still face suspension or punishment from NFLFlorida prosecutors dropped a misdemeanor charge against New England Pa…

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Tampa Bay Lightning pour it on Stars in Game 3 as Stamkos scores in comeback

Stamkos scores as Tampa Bay beat Stars 5-2 in Game 3Lightning take 2-1 advantage in best-of-seven seriesSteven Stamkos scored on his first shot since February, left with injury and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept dominating without him, blowing the Dallas…

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Tampa Bay Lightning pour it on Stars in Game 3 as Stamkos scores in comeback

Stamkos scores as Tampa Bay beat Stars 5-2 in Game 3Lightning take 2-1 advantage in best-of-seven seriesSteven Stamkos scored on his first shot since February, left with injury and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept dominating without him, blowing the Dallas…

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Denver Nuggets hang on for Game 3 win to cut LA Lakers’ lead in West finals

Murray’s 28 pace Nuggets in 114-106 victory over LakersDenver trail 2-1 in best-of-seven Western Conference finalsJamal Murray had 28 points, 12 assists and two late three-pointers to halt a Lakers charge, helping the Denver Nuggets to a 114-106 victor…

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Kobe Bryant’s widow Vanessa sues LA county sheriff over leaked crash photos

Reports said deputies shared graphic scenes of deadly crashNBA legend and eight others died in January accidentVanessa Bryant, the widow of basketball star Kobe Bryant, has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles county sheriff claiming deputies shared…

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Michael Jordan becomes Nascar team owner with Bubba Wallace as driver

Bulls legend already owns NBA’s Charlotte HornetsPair will be high-profile team of Black owner and driverDenny Hamlin has joined Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan to form a Nascar team with Bubba Wallace as the driver, a high-profile pairing of a …

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Raiders celebrate Las Vegas debut with victory over New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints 24-34 Las Vegas RaidersDerek Carr throws three touchdowns in new stadiumDerek Carr threw three touchdown passes and the Raiders gave their new fans in Las Vegas plenty to celebrate – even if they weren’t allowed in the stadium – by b…

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Stanley Cup final: Lightning edge Stars to level series in Game 2

Dallas Stars 2-3 Tampa Bay Lightning. Series tied 1-1Lightning hold on for win after taking early 3-0 leadNikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning got themselves up off the ice to get even in the Stanley Cup final.Kucherov had the primary assists on…

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Huge blow for Giants as tests confirm Saquon Barkley likely to miss season

MRI confirms running back has torn anterior cruciate ligamentPanthers RB Christian McCaffrey also set for spell on sidelinesNew York Giants running back Saquon Barkley looks likely to miss the rest of the season with a major injury to his right knee. T…

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Anthony Davis’s buzzer beater for Lakers breaks Nuggets’ hearts in NBA West finals

Western Conference finals Game 2: Nuggets 103-105 LakersLos Angeles lead best-of seven series 2-0 after late stunnerAnthony Davis made a three-pointer as time expired to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 105-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday ni…

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NFL round-up: Cowboys stage wild comeback as Brady gets first Tampa Bay win

Dallas had been trailing Atlanta Falcons 0-20Buccaneers outlast Carolina PanthersCostly injuries mar San Francisco 49ers victoryGiants lead Saquon Barkley to worrying knee injuryGreg Zuerlein kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, and the Dallas …

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‘Hit ‘em!’: Dallas Stars hammer Tampa Bay Lightning to open Stanley Cup final

Well-rested Dallas win 4-1 over Lightning in Game 1Stars’ Khudobin makes 22 of 35 saves in final periodDallas Stars players on the bench yelled at their teammates, “Hit ’em!” They did, over and over, the body checks and the shouts easily heard througho…

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Tatum and Brown help Boston Celtics cool Miami Heat in Game 3 of East finals

Celtics top Heat 117-106 and cut East finals deficit to 2-1Jaylen Brown scored 26 points as Jayson Tatum added 25Getting big leads has been relatively easy for the Boston Celtics in these Eastern Conference finals.This time, they also found a way to fi…

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‘That’s just me’: Novak Djokovic loses temper again on court at Italian Open

World No1 smashes racket during quarter-final victoryDjokovic was defaulted from US Open earlier this monthLess than two weeks after getting defaulted from the US Open, Novak Djokovic lost his cool again midway through a 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 win over German q…

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LA Lakers overwhelm Nuggets in West finals opener behind Anthony Davis’s 37

Lakers win 126-114 over Denver in Game 1 of West finalsDavis posts 37 points and 10 rebounds in winning effortLeBron James adds 15 points and 12 assists for top seedAntetokounmpo wins second straight NBA MVP awardSlow starters in the first two rounds, …

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Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo wins second straight NBA MVP award

Bucks star wins Most Valuable Player for second year in a rowGreek Freak averaged 29.5 points and 13.6 rebounds for yearGiannis Antetokounmpo’s historic year earned him a historic awards sweep.A person with knowledge of the situation says the Milwaukee…

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Surging Miami Heat halfway to NBA finals after Game 2 rally past Celtics

Adebayo leads rally as Heat win 106-101 in Game 2Miami take two-games-to-none lead in East finalsGoran Dragic scored 25 points, Bam Adebayo led a big third-quarter rally to finish with 21 and the Miami Heat pulled off another comeback to beat the Bosto…

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LeBron James named All-NBA player for record-breaking 16th time

Lakers star passes Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kobe BryantLuka Doncic makes debut appearance in All-NBA first teamLeBron James now stands alone in All-NBA recognition history, getting there unanimously.James was revealed Wednesday as an All-NBA player for …

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Big Ten resumes college sports after pressure from players, parents and Trump

Athletics conference is hugely popular in battleground statesConference had voted to postpone season in AugustLess than five weeks after pushing football and other fall sports to spring in the name of player safety during the pandemic, the conference c…

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Jokic and Murray star as Nuggets pull off historic NBA playoff rally against Clippers

Denver rally from 3-1 down in series to reach Conference finalsLA Clippers had been seen as top contender for NBA titleDenver’s dynamic duo of Jamal Murray and Nikola Jokic led another stunning turnaround as the Nuggets advanced to the Western Conferen…