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A baseball branding bonanza, and 2 guys helping…

Branded: Minor league ball teams get help finding identity

Olympic skateboard selection begins with Dew Tour in June

Stops on the Dew Tour skateboarding circuit will serve as qualifying events for the sport's Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games

Lopez gets another KO, Stevenson wins again at MSG

Teofimo Lopez scored another knockout and Shakur Stevenson also won as the 2016 Olympians remained unbeaten on the undercard of Terence Crawford's title fight against Amir Khan

Brazilian tennis player Souza provisionally suspended

Brazilian tennis player Joao Souza has been provisionally suspended again amid a corruption investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit

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LEADING OFF: Yelich crunching Cards, Sale slump…

LEADING OFF: Yelich takes aim again at Cardinals, Sale in slump for Red Sox, Mets see about deGrom

Ticket sales: The least understood side of the…

Tokyo Olympic organizers have launched their ticket website for the 2020 Games

Fed Cup semifinal: Mladenovic vs. Halep in opening singles

Kristina Mladenovic of France will face second-ranked Simona Halep of Romania in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semifinal

Boston avoids big early hole with sweep of Rays

The Red Sox trail the Rays by five games in the AL East, but it could have been a lot worse

NBC, LA 2028 to combine to sell sponsorships, ad…

NBC Universal, LA 2028 combine to sell sponsorships, ad time for Olympics

Fed Cup semifinal: Azarenka to play Ash Barty in singles

Samantha Stosur will open against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus when singles play begins in a Fed Cup semifinal Saturday on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena

Lillard sparks Portland past Oklahoma City for…

Lillard's strong 3rd quarter sparks Portland past Oklahoma City for 3-1 lead

Fans, athletes, volunteers will be up early at…

Next year's Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games

Whistleblower spurned by players for exposing…

A tennis whistleblower says he's paying a heavy price for exposing wrong-doing in the sport

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Hertl lifts Sharks past Vegas 2-1 in 20T to force…

Tomas Hertl scored a short-handed goal 11:17 into the second overtime to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series

Russia warms to controversial TUEs after doping…

After years of using hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats who bend the rules to take banned substances, Russia is warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system

King of clay Nadal unsure how Monte Carlo return will go

Rafael Nadal is unsure how his latest injury return will go this week even though it will be on the clay-court king's favorite surface

Road, sweet road! NBA away teams go 8-0 over…

Road, sweet road: There were eight NBA playoff games over the weekend, and away teams won them all

Russia passes amendments to fine athletes caught doping

The Russian parliament has voted to impose fines of up to 50,000 rubles ($775) for athletes who get caught doping

Nets GM fined $25K, suspended for entering refs…

Nets general manager Sean Marks suspended 1 game without pay, fined $25K for entering referees' locker room after Brooklyn's loss to Philadelphia in Game 4 of playoff series

Japan Olympic minister resigns over disaster gaffe

Japan's Olympic minister has resigned after making remarks deemed offensive to the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a gaffe that had questioned his credentials

Leonard scores 34, Raptors top Magic 107-85 for 3…

Leonard scores 34, and Toronto moves within a game of the second round by topping Magic 107-85

Swedish government pledges support for 2026 Olympics

The Swedish government is finally behind the country's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics

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Smoak nabbed after Laureano overthrow, but Jays…

Justin Smoak got thrown out on a wild sequence that began with another sensational play by Oakland center fielder Ramon Laureano, but wound up with four hits as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Athletics 5-4 for a three-game sweep

Syndergaard battered despite gift homer, Cards…

Paul Goldschmidt drove in two runs and Noah Syndergaard had better luck at the plate than on the mound, hitting a homer with Dexter Fowler's help as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 6-4

Marchand helps Bruins beat Maple Leafs 4-2 to…

Brad Marchand had two goals and an assist as the Boston Bruins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-2, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series