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This image provided by EA Sports shows New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on the the cover of the Madden 18 video game. Brady truly has reached the pinnacle. The five-time Super Bowl champion will be the cover athlete for Madden 18, following his Patriots teammate and buddy Rob Gronkowski. Jamie O'Connell/EA Sports via AP
Now, Tom Brady truly has reached the pinnacle. At least in the eyes of his video game-loving son. To the joy of 9-year-old Jack Brady, the five-time Super Bowl champion will be the cover athlete for Madden 18 , following his Patriots teammate and buddy Rob Gronkowski. “I think it is very cool...
CHICAGO (AP) — Creighton forward Justin Patton has been fielding all kinds of questions at the NBA draft combine. For example, does he slow down or speed up at a yellow light? The Minnesota Timberwolves wanted to know. “I said, ‘It depends on where I’m going,’” he said. That’s a big unknown...
 This May 10, 2017, photo provided by St. Cloud State University Athletic Media Relations, shows University of Minnesota-Crookston pitcher Parker Hanson pitching against Minnesota State during a college baseball game in St. Cloud, Minn. Hanson's success could be measured in his 90-mph fastball, his nasty slider or his start that vaulted his college baseball team into the playoffs. Or it could be marked by what he's missing. Hanson was born without a left hand, but found a way to adapt at a young age so he c
CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) — Parker Hanson’s success could be measured by his 90-mph fastball, his nasty slider or his leadership, which helped vault his college baseball team into the playoffs. Or it could be marked by what he’s missing. Hanson was born without a left hand, but found a way to adapt...
Toasted chile-lime grasshoppers are displayed on a menu at a baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels Tuesday, May 2, 2017, in Seattle. AP Photo/Elaine Thompson
The idea of serving edible grasshoppers at a baseball game isn’t as crazy as it sounds. The Seattle Mariners brought that curious offering to their ballpark this season, and although it might have seemed like a head scratcher to many fans and foodies, this crispy snack was more than just a...
Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts reacts as he rounds first after hitting a three-run home run during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, May 11, 2017, in Milwaukee. AP Photo/Morry Gash
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Mookie Betts got what he wanted. Betts’ three-run home run in the ninth inning Thursday lifted the Boston Red Sox to a 4-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. It was Betts’ fifth homer of the season and third in his last four games, and helped Boston salvage one win in the three...
In this April 30, 2017, file photo, Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley, right, knocks the ball away from Washington Wizards' Bradley Beal during the fourth quarter of a second-round NBA playoff series basketball game, in Boston. As much as Isaiah Thomas has been the engine for the Celtics on offense this postseason, Avery Bradley has been counted on just as much on the defensive side of the ball.AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File
BOSTON (AP) — Avery Bradley has been doing all the little things to get the Boston Celtics over the hump this postseason. Yes, he created a buzz with his playoff-career high 29 points to give Boston a 3-2 lead over the Washington Wizards while backcourt mate Isaiah Thomas was facing double- and...
Kevin Durant admires LeBron James from afar, marveling at how Cleveland’s main man finds ways to elevate his game at age 32 — year after year, title after title. Kobe Bryant was much the same. Ten years into his NBA journey, the unassuming, scoring machine everyone calls “KD”, strives to...
Russian hockey officials announced Thursday that Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin played through injury before Washington was eliminated from the NHL playoffs in the second round by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ovechkin finished the playoffs dealing with a lower-body injury that required pain-...
BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez sounded as if he thought he would soon be freed in his last conversation with his fiancee before he killed himself. Shayanna Jenkins-Hernandez says in an interview on “Dr. Phil” scheduled to air next week that he said “Daddy’s going to be home ......
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas raises his arms as he is introduced before Game 5 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Washington Wizards in Boston, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. AP Photo/Charles Krupa
BOSTON (AP) — Playing in the Garden has brought out the Boston Celtics’ best basketball this postseason. Wednesday night it was home to one of the best nights of Avery Bradley’s career. Bradley scored a playoff career-high 29 points, and the Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 123-101 to take...

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