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Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State should have a muted celebration after winning the Western Conference Finals....

Nashville wants more history than just 1st Stanley Cup Final
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Nashville Predators, the final team into the NHL playoffs, are headed to the first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history....

Big league baseball's founding documents to be auctioned
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In 1876, a group of owners and team officials gathered at a New York hotel to draft and sign the constitution that created baseball's National League and would ultimately have ramifications far beyond the diamond....

Column: Scott Dixon grabs Indy 500 spotlight, robbery aside
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- It is only fitting that it was Scott Dixon, the greatest IndyCar driver of his generation, to grab some of the spotlight away from Fernando Alonso....

'He's human': Cavs coach defends LeBron after 'weird' loss
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) -- LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile....

Scathing report on Rio Olympics: venues 'White Elephants'
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A federal prosecutor looking into last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics says that many of the venues "are white elephants" that were built with "no planning."...

Kvitova to decide this week on French Open comeback
PRAGUE (AP) -- Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will decide this week whether she will make her comeback at the French Open. She hasn't played since December, when she was attacked by a knife-wielding intruder....

LEADING OFF: Cano comes off DL; Harvey returns home
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:...

Column: NBA short on drama, but long on conspiracy theories
Did you know NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was so worried about the league's TV ratings that he rang up LeBron James and told him to take it easy on the Celtics?...

All Rise! The Judge's Chambers, in session at Yankee Stadium
NEW YORK (AP) -- The verdict is in: Rookie slugger Aaron Judge is getting his own rooting section at Yankee Stadium....

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