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No charges for Packers’ Davis for false airport bomb threat

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Trevor Davis is not being charged after falsely claiming to have explosives while checking in for a flight at Los Angeles International Airport this month. Los Angeles City Attorney Office spokesman Frank Mateljan said Thursday that Davis appeared at an informal hearing and was given an […]

Giannis dominates as Buck, Celtics move on to Game 7

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo asserted himself in the biggest game of his budding career with his team on the brink of playoff elimination. Now it’s on to Game 7 for the Milwaukee Bucks. Antetokounmpo had 31 points and 14 rebounds and the Bucks pulled away late to beat the Boston Celtics 97-86 on Thursday […]

Packers take Louisville CB Jaire Alexander at No. 18

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Packers drafted what they needed most: a cornerback. But what Green Bay also got by selecting Louisville’s Jaire Alexander at No. 18 overall on Thursday night is a skilled defender and kick returner. “We think he’s versatile,” Packers director of scouting Jon-Eric Sullivan said. “He can run — he’s […]

Brewers win eighth in a row behind Chacin

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Jhoulys Chacin had walked three batters each of his last three outings, so the Brewers’ veteran right-hander was surprised when the Kansas City Royals kept swinging early in the count. They had no choice the way he was pounding the strike zone. Chacin efficiently mowed through the Kansas City lineup Wednesday […]

Dahlberg Column: Don’t bet on real reform in college athletics

Don’t bother reading too deeply into the report of the latest NCAA commission on the mess that is big time college basketball. No reason, because pretty much all you need to know about the Rice commission report released Wednesday is that the authors begin with a defense of the system as it exists now. Not […]

Cain homers in return to KC as Brewers beat Royals 5-2

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Lorenzo Cain spent seven seasons with the Kansas City Royals, winning two American League pennants and a World Series title while growing accustomed to the cheers of their adoring fans. The jersey has changed. That love for Cain has not. The affable outfielder homered and reached base four times in […]

Commission to unveil ideas to fix college basketball’s woes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — College basketball played an entire season amid a federal corruption investigation that magnified long-simmering troubles within the sport, from shady agent dealings to concerns over athletes who’d rather go straight to the pros. Now it’s time to hear new ideas on how to fix the complex, wide-ranging problems. On Wednesday morning, […]

WATCH: Face painter ‘David Puddy’ from Seinfeld shows up at Devils game

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Life imitated art at the Stanley Cup playoffs as the actor who played David Puddy on the TV sitcom “Seinfeld” showed up at the game with his face painted as a New Jersey Devils fan. Patrick Warburton is a Devils fan and in a 1995 episode of the hit show he […]

Bucks’ Maker, other reserves step into NBA playoff spotlight

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year. Not bad for a bench guy and someone who, as recently as last week, was a roster afterthought. Maker had never blocked five shots in any NBA game before this postseason began — and now he’s blocked that many […]

LEADING OFF: Ohtani faces champs; Cubs-Indians rematch

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ TOUGH TEST Shohei Ohtani (2-1, 3.60 ERA) makes his fourth major league start for the Los Angeles Angels, this one against Charlie Morton (3-0, 0.72) and the World Series champion Houston Astros. Ohtani, the two-way rookie sensation from Japan, left his previous outing against Boston […]

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