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Cousins targeting Rudolph ‘like throwing into a mattress’

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — This offseason in Minnesota for Kirk Cousins has been shaped by get-to-know-them moments, whether new coaches, plays or teammates with the Vikings. Kyle Rudolph has made a sharp first impression. “Boy, he’s a friendly target,” Cousins said one sunny afternoon last month after completing a pass to his strong-handed tight end […]

Carrasco strikes out 10 as Cleveland hands Brewers third straight loss

CLEVELAND (AP) — Carlos Carrasco struck out 10 and allowed one run in seven innings, and the Cleveland Indians defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Wednesday. Carrasco (7-4) worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the second and threw inning-ending double play balls in the fifth and seventh. The right-hander pumped his fist after Lorenzo […]

Gymnastics exec says she was told to keep quiet about Nassar

WASHINGTON (AP) — The former president of USA Gymnastics refused to answer questions Tuesday from a Senate subcommittee about how he handled allegations of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, and another former executive sat next to him and asserted that her former boss instructed her and others to keep quiet about athletes’ […]

New Milwaukee Bucks arena won’t offer plastic straws

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The new home of the Milwaukee Bucks won’t offer plastic straws at events. Officials also said Tuesday that the new Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center will use compostable food packaging as part of its sustainability program. The center’s general manager, Raj Saha, said the arena is committed to protecting the environment. Saha says the […]

Delaware launches sports betting, other states close behind

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Full-scale sports betting is coming to Delaware, barely three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to implement wagering schemes. Gov. John Carney planned to join other state officials Tuesday afternoon at Dover Downs for the launch of sports betting at Delaware’s three casinos, which will offer […]

Trump calls off event for NFL’s Eagles, cites anthem dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Digging deeper into a culture war that he’s repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump called off a visit to the White House by the Philadelphia Eagles, citing the dispute over whether NFL players protesting racial injustice must stand during the playing of the national anthem. Trump said in a statement Monday that some […]

Capitals on verge of Cup after blowing out Golden Knights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evgeny Kuznetsov smiled about getting four assists. He tried not to smile too much at the thought of being one win away from the Stanley Cup. With Kuznetsov and goaltender Braden Holtby leading the way, the Washington Capitals are on the verge of capturing the first title in their 43rd season after […]

Dynasty in making? Warriors chase third title in 4 years

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr’s Golden State Warriors have repeatedly said they want to build something special for the long haul, to compete for championships year after year. LeBron James considers his familiar NBA Finals opponent among the best teams ever. Where the Warriors will put themselves in the dynasty […]

WATCH: Clay Matthews breaks nose in his charity softball game; will need surgery

GRAND CHUTE, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews says he needs surgery on his nose after getting hit in the face with a line drive during a charity softball game. Here's an updated video [much better quality] of the #Packers Clay Matthews hit during softball that broke his nose. pic.twitter.com/RdrlBNIZgN — Dov […]

Curry dazzles from deep, sets NBA Finals record

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry backpedaled in pure joy. He skipped, hollered and let it fly from everywhere with that feeling he gets there’s no way it will miss — unwavering even with a defender’s hand in his face. SCtop10: Steph Curry drills insane 3-pointer STEPH 😮 Posted by NBA on ESPN on Sunday, […]

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