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Colorado hosts St. Louis with 1-0 series lead

The Colorado Avalanche host the St. Louis Blues in the second round of the NHL Playoffs with a 1-0 lead in the series. St. Louis Blues (49-22-11, third in the Central Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (56-19-7, first in the Central Division) Denver; Thursday, 9:30 p.m. EDT FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Avalanche -244, Blues +200; over/under is…

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Bears try to prove they can support QB Justin Fields

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields throws a pass at the NFL football team’s practice facility in Lake Forest, Ill., Wednesday, May 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — From his work ethic to understanding a new offense, quarterback Justin Fields has convinced his new coaches with the Chicago Bears that he…

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A look at agreements for US men’s and women’s soccer teams

FILE – The United States’ team celebrates with the trophy after winning the Women’s World Cup final soccer match against The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, July 7, 2019. The U.S. Soccer Federation agreed to landmark collective bargaining agreements with its men’s and women’s teams, equalizing compensation for the…

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Chicago-born rookie Suwinski homers, lifts Pirates over Cubs

MARK GONZALES Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Rookie Jack Suwinski, who attended high school 20 minutes from Wrigley Field, hit a tiebreaking home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Cubs 3-2 Wednesday night, ending Chicago’s four-game winning streak. Suwinski made his major league debut this season and began the day hitting .183 with two…

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For Tiger Woods, a Masters walk unlike any other awaits

WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Tiger Woods’ 91st competitive round at the Masters will start like all the rest. Shortly after 11 a.m. on Thursday, the five-time champion will stick his tee into the ground at Tea Olive, the name of the first hole at Augusta National, take a couple of…

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Oklahoma, Arizona governors sign transgender sports bans

SEAN MURPHY Associated Press Writer OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican governors in Oklahoma and Arizona both signed bills into law on Wednesday that prevent transgender girls and women from competing on female sports teams, joining more than a dozen other states with similar laws. Flanked by more than two dozen young female athletes, including his…

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Martin scores 23, top-seeded Kansas beats Providence 66-61

CHICAGO (AP) — Kansas’ Jalen Wilson noticed the excitement on the other side. The top-seeded Jayhawks went from leading by 13 in the second half to trailing Providence by a point with their season in danger of slipping away. But the only No. 1 seed left in the NCAA Tournament responded to that brief challenge,…

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Elite Pete! Saint Peter’s tops Purdue, makes 15 seed history

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Doug Edert hopped on the press table and punched his fist in the air toward a delirious section of Saint Peter’s fans — aren’t they all? — as his teammates thumped their chests and flashed eight fingers as the mayhem became a perfect Peacock party. Edert’s giant leap toward the roaring crowd…

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If the shoe fits: Love leads Carolina over UCLA into Elite 8

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Turns out, the best explanation for the shooting spree Caleb Love put on for North Carolina was also the simplest. It’s gotta be the shoes. Reinvigorated by a change of sneakers at halftime, Love went crazy for the Tar Heels on Friday night. He made the game-tying and go-ahead 3-pointers 37 seconds…

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McGusty, Miami beat Iowa State 70-56 in Sweet 16

JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Kameron McGusty and Miami jumped into passing lanes, challenged Iowa State’s shots and generally made life quite difficult for the Cyclones. Turns out the Hurricanes play defense, too — at an Elite level. McGusty scored 27 points and Miami advanced to the Elite Eight for the first…

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