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James gets it going early as Cavaliers inch closer

Subscriber onlyBOSTON -- LeBron James got to the arena early. When he left the Cleveland Cavaliers had a chance to put an early end to the series. Continue reading...

Travs shut down on road by Cards

Subscriber onlySpringfield scored all of its runs in the third and fourth innings and sent Arkansas to its first road defeat, 5-0, Thursday night in front of 3,422 fans at Hammons Field in Springfield, Mo. Continue reading...

Royals sending a clear message

Subscriber onlyKANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals earned a reputation for being a scrappy bunch last year, when they stole bases and dazzled on defense and used old-school small ball to reach Game 7 of the World Series. Continue reading...

Maxwell's single helps Giants make clean sweep

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Farmer not banking on Mariota

Subscriber onlyBEREA, Ohio -- Marcus Mariota appears to have it all: the pristine college career, the smarts, all the necessary tools to be an elite NFL quarterback. Continue reading...

Weekley, de Jonge share lead at Zurich Classic

Subscriber onlyAVONDALE, La. -- Boo Weekley solved his uncharacteristic ball-striking problems with new shafts. Continue reading...

Hardy suspended, will miss 10 games

Subscriber onlyThe NFL suspended defensive end Greg Hardy for 10 games without pay Wednesday for conduct detrimental to the league after concluding there was "credible evidence" he roughed up his ex-girlfriend nearly a year ago when he was a member of the Carolina Panthers. Continue reading...

NFL concussion settlement OK'd

Subscriber onlyA federal judge has approved a settlement agreement that is expected to cost the NFL $1 billion over 65 years to resolve thousands of concussion lawsuits. Continue reading...

Winston's explanation still comes off fishy

Subscriber onlyFor some odd reason, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston met with Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh and Wolverines quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch for an episode on ESPN's Draft Academy. Continue reading...

Wanted: A champion with more buzz

Subscriber onlyThe Dempsey-Tunney fight in September 1926 got plenty of attention. A crowd reported at the time as 135,000 fans, including Charlie Chaplin, cowboy star Tom Mix and the English Channel swimmer Gertrude Ederle, packed Sesquicentennial Stadium in Philadelphia for the bout. Continue reading...

Thunder fire Brooks

Subscriber onlyScott Brooks did everything but win a championship. Continue reading...

Rangers lead series by 2

Subscriber onlyPITTSBURGH -- Kevin Hayes scored at 3:14 of overtime to give the New York Rangers a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round series. Continue reading...

Wong continues to vex Nats as Cards win again

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Kolten Wong keeps causing trouble for the Washington Nationals. Continue reading...

Leishman back with new outlook

Subscriber onlyMarc Leishman fully expects to be rusty this week in the Zurich Classic, not that he's all that concerned. Continue reading...

Orlando hung up on triples

Subscriber onlyPaulo Orlando waited eight years to reach the major leagues. The Kansas City Royals outfielder wasted little time making his mark on the game once he got there. Continue reading...