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AP source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president
Larry Bird started the week by driving an IndyCar down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to stump for the NBA's All-Star weekend returning to Indiana....

Road warriors: Home ice can be a disadvantage in playoffs
A chorus of boos greeted the announcement of Sidney Crosby's first goal in Game 1 at the Washington Capitals. During the announcement of his second, the red-rocking Washington Capitals crowd was silent....

Road show: Most NFL teams interested in hosting draft
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Nearly 100,000 people attended the festivities surrounding the first night of the NFL draft Thursday. That's more than at any Super Bowl except one....

2nd-day draft steals? Cook, Lamp could go early; Mixon, too
The last two players to be selected with the first pick of the second round of the NFL draft were New York Giants star safety Landon Collins in 2015 and Cleveland Browns promising pass rusher Emmanuel Ogbah last year....

FIFA audit official admits bribery in US federal probe
MACOLIN, Switzerland (AP) -- The sprawling American investigation of bribery and corruption in international soccer has reached into Asia and claimed the first guilty plea from a senior official in the new FIFA leadership....

Dale Jr says retiring announcement took the pressure off
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. says the pressure is gone, not only about his future, but also his results....

Is Anthony Joshua boxing's next great heavyweight?
LONDON (AP) -- Anthony Joshua has the weight of a country on his shoulders, and a fighter with true heavyweight pedigree in the ring across from him....

MLB's first Lithuanian learned the game where few play
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The decades-long journey of a father and a son, of a game and a country, ended with a sprint....

Life of a goalie in Eastern playoff series is complicated
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When the difference between winning and losing is a puck shot from behind the goal line that goes in off his helmet, all Henrik Lundqvist can do is shake his head....

Sharapova wins again, reaches semifinals at Porsche GP
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Maria Sharapova won again to move into the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals after beating Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 6-4 on Friday....

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