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White Sox, Tigers rained out; doubleheader on Aug…

The Detroit Tigers' game against the Chicago White Sox has been rained out and rescheduled as part of a doubleheader Aug. 6

Olympic skateboard selection begins with Dew Tour in June

Stops on the Dew Tour skateboarding circuit will serve as qualifying events for the sport's Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games

Brazilian tennis player Souza provisionally suspended

Brazilian tennis player Joao Souza has been provisionally suspended again amid a corruption investigation by the Tennis Integrity Unit

Players boycotting social media over racism…

Footballers in England boycotting social media in a protest against racism were targeted with abuse about the 24-hour campaign

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Ticket sales: The least understood side of the…

Tokyo Olympic organizers have launched their ticket website for the 2020 Games

Fed Cup semifinal: Mladenovic vs. Halep in opening singles

Kristina Mladenovic of France will face second-ranked Simona Halep of Romania in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semifinal

Lowry holds 1-stroke lead halfway through rainy…

Shane Lowry completed his second round with a pair of pars to hold on to a one-stroke lead halfway through the RBC Heritage

NBC, LA 2028 to combine to sell sponsorships, ad…

NBC Universal, LA 2028 combine to sell sponsorships, ad time for Olympics

Fed Cup semifinal: Azarenka to play Ash Barty in singles

Samantha Stosur will open against Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus when singles play begins in a Fed Cup semifinal Saturday on hard courts at Pat Rafter Arena

NBA rescinds technical on Warriors' Durant…

The NBA has rescinded technical fouls called on Golden State's Kevin Durant and JaMychal Green of the Clippers in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series

Fans, athletes, volunteers will be up early at…

Next year's Tokyo Olympics could become known as the get-up-early games

Whistleblower spurned by players for exposing…

A tennis whistleblower says he's paying a heavy price for exposing wrong-doing in the sport

Anderson sits out game, doesn't detail comments…

Chicago White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson didn't go into detail about what he said during a bench-clearing fracas with Kansas City earlier in the week after a report that he directed a racial slur at Royals pitcher Brad Keller

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Russia warms to controversial TUEs after doping…

After years of using hacked data to vilify Western athletes as cheats who bend the rules to take banned substances, Russia is warming to a controversial part of the anti-doping system

Finally a playoff game at Detroit Pistons' new…

Little Caesars Arena in Detroit will finally host its first playoff game _ in what is probably the last chance the Pistons have to make their series against Milwaukee competitive

Russia passes amendments to fine athletes caught doping

The Russian parliament has voted to impose fines of up to 50,000 rubles ($775) for athletes who get caught doping

Rookie coaches enjoying chess match that comes in…

Rookie coaches Rod Brind'Amour of the Hurricanes and Jim Montgomery of the Stars are thriving with the chess match of NHL playoff hockey in their first opportunity to call the shots

Japan Olympic minister resigns over disaster gaffe

Japan's Olympic minister has resigned after making remarks deemed offensive to the people affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a gaffe that had questioned his credentials

LEADING OFF: Bour blunder, deGrom hurts…

LEADING OFF: Bour blunders again, Mets ace deGrom returns to New York for MRI on elbow, Swihart gets fresh start in Arizona, and when will Guerrero Jr. join Blue Jays?

Swedish government pledges support for 2026 Olympics

The Swedish government is finally behind the country's bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics

Avalanche beat Flames 5-1 in Game 5 to advance to…

Colin Wilson and Mikko Rantanen each had two goals and an assist, and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Calgary Flames 5-1 in Game 5 of their playoff series to advance to the second round

Bour blunders again on bases, Angels fall to…

Angels slugger Justin Bour blundered again on the bases, this time failing to run out a popup that the Seattle Mariners turned into an easy double play in a 5-3 win over Los Angeles

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Westbrook leads Thunder past Trail Blazers…

Russell Westbrook had 33 points and 11 assists and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers 120-108 to cut their series deficit to 2-1

Celtics beat Pacers 104-96 to take 3-0 series lead

Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and Kyrie Irving added 19 to help the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 104-96 for a 3-0 lead in the first-round series

Brooke Henderson, Nelly Korda tied for lead in…

Defending champion Brooke Henderson shot a 3-under 69 at blustery Ko Olina Golf Club for a share of the third-round lead with Nelly Korda in the Lotte Championship