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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

Gallo gets 1st sac fly, Rangers hold on to beat…

Joey Gallo had the first sacrifice fly of his career in his 1,337th plate appearance and matched his best with five RBIs as the Texas Rangers held on to beat the Houston Astros 11-10

Romine, Yankees shake bullpen meltdown, top…

Austin Romine drove in the winning run in the 10th inning with his third RBI single, and the New York Yankees overcame a bullpen collapse that followed another scoreless start by James Paxton to beat the Kansas City Royals 7-6

Warriors beat LA 113-105, take 3-1 series lead to…

Kevin Durant scored 33 points, Klay Thompson added 32 points, and the Golden State Warriors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 113-105 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their first-round playoff series

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C.T. Pan rallies to win RBC Heritage for 1st PGA…

C.T. Pan took advantage of Dustin Johnson's back-nine meltdown to win the RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour victory

Red Sox beat AL East-leading Rays 4-3 in 11 to…

Christian Vazquez hit a sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and the Boston Red Sox completed an uplifting three-game sweep of the AL East-leading Tampa Bay Rays with a 4-3 victory

Strasburg Ks 11 in 8 innings as Nationals beat…

Stephen Strasburg dominates his favorite foil, striking out 11 and allowing 2 hits in 8 innings to help Washington Nationals avert series sweep by beating Miami 5-0