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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots have released defensive lineman Dominique Easley, a first-round draft pick two years ago. New England cut the injury-prone Easley, 24, on Wednesday. His first two NFL seasons both ended on injured reserve. Easley, who had a history of injuries...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans agreed Thursday to trade the No. 1 overall pick in this month’s NFL draft to the Los Angeles Rams. This is just the seventh trade involving the top overall pick since 1990 and first since 2004. That was when San Diego drafted Eli Manning and traded...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After one, last, unforgettable, 60-point night, the fans of Los Angeles will have to get used to life without Kobe Bryant. It’s something many of them have never known. For two decades he has loomed over the city like no other figure, often literally on billboards and the...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors took their last shot at Michael Jordan and history and they swished it — for 73. Down to their final chance at the record, the Warriors became the first 73-win team Wednesday night by beating the Memphis Grizzlies 125-104,...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Court records show U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants Tuesday afternoon in a county courtroom in Portland. The Oregonian reports ( http://bit.ly/1Xu7fwg ) the plea means Wambach could see her charges dismissed within a...
Defending champion Jordan Spieth, left, helps 2016 Masters champion Danny Willett, of England, put on his green jacket following the final round of the Masters golf tournament Sunday, in Augusta, Ga. AP Photo/Chris Carlson
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Don’t feel sorry for Jordan Spieth because he had to put the green jacket on Danny Willett right after throwing away the Masters. At least he was wearing one himself. Spieth was in no mood for consolations, and even a month away from golf might not be enough time to find...
BOSTON (AP) — LeGarrette Blount’s second stint with the New England Patriots will continue. The Patriots announced Tuesday they re-signed the 29-year-old veteran, extending a tenure that began in 2013 and resumed in 2014 following a brief stop in Pittsburgh that year. The Patriots also...
The NFL has denied suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon’s application for reinstatement. A league spokesman confirmed Tuesday that the application was denied and that Gordon can apply again at a future date. The decision puts Gordon’s participation for the 2016 season in doubt. He...
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, center, passes between San Antonio Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge (12) and David West during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, in San Antonio. The Warriors can set an NBA record for wins (73) with a victory over Memphis tonight. AP Photo/Darren Abate
Golden State is playing for history. Kobe Bryant is playing for the last time. On their own, either of those events would be seismic. Having them happen simultaneously only makes both seem bigger. And those games will surely overshadow some other far-from-insignificant developments such as the...
TORONTO (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury singled home the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, Brian McCann hit a solo home run and the New York Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Tuesday night. Johnny Barbato (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning for his first major league win in the first game...

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