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AP Top Sports News At 12:09 a.m. EDT

US, Swiss target top soccer officials in corruption probe
ZURICH (AP) -- The U.S. government launched an attack on what it called deep-seated and brazen corruption in soccer's global governing body Wednesday, pulling FIFA executives out of a luxury Swiss hotel to face racketeering charges and raiding regional offices in Miami....

Criminal probe arrives at door of the great survivor Blatter
ZURICH (AP) -- Sepp Blatter is arguably the most powerful man in world sports and certainly its greatest survivor....

Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Stephen Curry had 26 points and eight rebounds, Harrison Barnes added 24 points and the Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years with a 104-90 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night....

Blackhawks beat Ducks 5-2 to force Game 7 in West finals
CHICAGO (AP) -- It is really hard to wear out Duncan Keith. He just keeps going and going and going....

Howard could face suspension if Rockets force Game 6
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Dwight Howard could miss Houston's next playoff game after picking up his seventh technical foul of the playoffs....

NFL lineman Ray McDonald arrested again
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- NFL lineman Ray McDonald has been arrested for the second time this week....

Coach says Peterson can play for Vikings or not play at all
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Adrian Peterson spent the last five months sending vague and sometimes ambiguous messages about his desire or lack thereof to remain with the Minnesota Vikings....

Byers, NCAA's 1st executive director, dies at 93
Walter Byers, the first executive director of the NCAA who spent 36 years leading and shaping the organization, has died. He was 93....

Harper, Scherzer power Nationals past Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bryce Harper hit his 18th home run, Max Scherzer struck out a season-high 13 to outduel Jon Lester and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 3-0 on Wednesday night....

Better than ever, LeBron leads Cavaliers into NBA Finals
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Escorted by family members and friends, LeBron James walked out of Quicken Loans Arena cradling his sleepy youngest son with his left arm while clutching an expensive bottle of champagne in his right hand....

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