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Owners meet, hope to move quickly on Sterling

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA owners seem as committed as Commissioner Adam Silver to ending Donald Sterling's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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Browns exercise option on DL Phil Taylor

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns have exercised the fifth-year, $5.5 million contract option on powerful defensive lineman Phil Taylor's rookie deal.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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Pena's pinch homer sends Reds over Brewers 8-3

CINCINNATI (AP) — Brayan Pena only wanted to spark a rally. He wound up deciding the game.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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Rosie Napravnik chasing history in Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — She started out her career disguising her gender, riding under the initials A.R. Napravnik. In the male-dominated world of horse racing, Anna Rose Napravnik figured she'd have better luck if nobody noticed a woman's name in the track program.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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Attorney: 3rd party leaked recording of Sterling

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney representing the woman Donald Sterling was talking to when he made racist remarks said Thursday that the hour-long conversation was taped by mutual agreement last September and provided to a friend for safekeeping, who then leaked it to TMZ.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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Ohio State pitcher begins leukemia treatment


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State freshman pitcher Zach Farmer will miss the rest of the season while being treated for leukemia.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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'Todd Squad' returns for another Derby try

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The "Todd Squad" is back for another crack at the Kentucky Derby.

Trainer Todd Pletcher will send out four of the 20 horses in the 1¼-mile Run for the Roses on Saturday at Churchill Downs.

Danza, the impressive winner of the Arkansas Derby, tops the quartet. He was 8-1 on the morning line with Joe Bravo set to ride.

Named for the star of the 1980s sitcom "Who's the Boss," Danza will be making only his fifth start. He showed promise at 2, finishing a close third in the Saratoga Special.

He returned to run third in an allowance race at Gulfstream Park before delivering a 4¾-length win in the Arkansas Derby at 41-1.

It was a strong effort, from both the visual and the speed perspectives.

"His comeback race in Florida was better than it looked and his Arkansas Derby speaks for itself," Pletcher said. "He's been doing well and we have been pleased with how he's coming up to this race."

Intense Holiday, also 8-1, was most recently second in the Louisiana Derby. John Velazquez will be aboard. The colt hit the board in three races this year, all stakes. He won the Risen Star at the Fair Grounds in February and returned there to get second in the Louisiana Derby.

Vinceremos and jockey Joe Rocco Jr. were 30-1 after stopping badly in the Blue Grass Stakes. Before that, he had shown steady improvement over the winter, winning the S.F. Davis Stakes and finishing second in the Tampa Bay Derby.

Last Updated on Friday, 02 May 2014

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Ravens' Rice is 'ashamed, sorry' for assault case

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice pleaded not guilty Thursday to assault charges stemming from an incident with his then-girlfriend in an Atlantic City casino elevator. His lawyer said Rice is "ashamed" and "sorry" about his conduct but would not specify exactly what Rice did.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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