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AP Source: Larry Bird steps down as Pacers president
Larry Bird is stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers, a stunningly abrupt move by an NBA legend known for making swift decisions....

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....

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The first round of the NFL draft had players from Temple and Western Michigan off the board before players from Alabama. And in a draft where none of the quarterbacks looked like locks to be picked in the first round, three were taken in the first 12 picks....

NFL's wild opening round could yield more surprises on Day 2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Defense was supposed to dominate in the first round of the NFL draft....

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....

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....

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....

Nastase responds to backlash about Serena Williams comments
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- Ilie Nastase responded to the backlash from his comments about Serena Williams and his Fed Cup outburst, saying his remarks about the pregnant tennis great were "spontaneous" and his tirade inexcusable....

Tested again, resilient Raptors rest up for Cavs rematch
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Toronto Raptors keep getting themselves into tough situations in the playoffs....

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