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Nolasco ends winless drought, Angels end Dodgers' win streak
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ricky Nolasco was pitching well while holding the big-hitting Dodgers scoreless. The only thing that stopped him was a liner that hit him in the shin and ended his night....

Russell Westbrook wins NBA MVP; Rockets, Bucks take 2 awards
NEW YORK (AP) -- Russell Westbrook moved past Oscar Robertson and kept right on going to the top of the NBA....

Baylor confirms NCAA investigation after sex abuse scandal
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The NCAA is conducting an "ongoing, pending investigation" into Baylor University in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles and the departure of the school president, the school's lawyers confirmed in a federal court filing....

Franklin not trying to be a better Missy, but a happy Missy
Missy Franklin is so upbeat, so full of energy, so dang positive all the time, it's hard to imagine her ever going to a dark place....

Column: Tebow or the fight might not be great, but so what?
The odds keep dropping on Conor McGregor, though it's more because UFC fans love him than his actual chances of winning a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr....

LEADING OFF: Nationals take a look at K-Rod, Yankees ailing
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:...

Justices to review New Jersey bid for legal sports betting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court will take up New Jersey's bid to allow sports betting at its casinos and racetracks....

Down 7 and missing Francona, Indians rally to top Texas 15-9
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Indians trailed by seven runs and were without manager Terry Francona by the fourth inning Monday night. Coming off a disheartening sweep to a division rival, Cleveland badly need a few runs....

FIFA corruption mystery revealed in leak of World Cup probe
SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- A big mystery in the recent era of corruption linked to FIFA is being revealed this week....

With a year to go, Russia's World Cup faces challenges
MOSCOW (AP) -- After years of controversy, Russian officials think their World Cup has weathered the storm....

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