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Warriors try to finish it

CLEVELAND — By Golden State standards, this season was downright bumpy. The Warriors won only 58 regular-season games, by far their fewest in this four-year run of excellence. They went 7-10 in their final 17 games of the regular season. Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, Klay ...

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Shepherd joining PSAC LOCK HAVEN —- The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference announced Thursday that Shepherd University has been admitted to the Conference for full-time membership, following a vote of approval by the PSAC Board of Directors on May 31. Shepherd will officially ...

Justify arrives, ready for Triple Crown bid

NEW YORK — Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Justify arrived in New York on Wednesday ahead of this weekend’s Belmont Stakes, in which the colt will try to sweep the Triple Crown. Justify traveled smoothly to Belmont Park via a flight from Louisville, Kentucky, and a van ride from an ...

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Schoendienst dies at 95 ST. LOUIS — Red Schoendienst, the Hall of Fame second baseman who managed the St. Louis Cardinals to two pennants and a World Series championship in the 1960s, died Wednesday. He was 95. A 10-time All-Star with the Cardinals, Giants and Braves, with a career ...

Baseball bloodlines celebrated on second day

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Little Rocket led off Day 2 of the Major League Baseball draft. The Detroit Tigers took Texas second baseman Kody Clemens, the youngest son of seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens, with the opening pick of the third round — No. 79 overall — as the ...

Vegas sticking with Fleury in goal

Gerard Gallant didn’t consider pulling Marc-Andre Fleury as another game and perhaps the Vegas Golden Knights’ Stanley Cup hopes slipped away. The struggles and another pile of Washington Capitals goals are on the entire team. Gallant couldn’t pull all his players at once. “There ...

LeBron, Cavaliers facing must-win game

By Tom Withers The Associated Press CLEVELAND — LeBron James laughed as he came around the backstage partition after arriving fashionably late for his crowded, post-practice news conference. As he stepped onto the podium, back among friendly faces and in the building where he has done ...

Steelers place OL Hawkins, TE McGee on IR

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed offensive lineman Jerald Hawkins and tight end Jake McGee on injured reserve after they were hurt during organized team activities last week. Both players are out for the 2018 season. The Steelers announced the moves on Tuesday. The team said ...

Djokovic ousted in quarterfinals

PARIS — It was difficult to discern which was less likely: that 12-time major champion Novak Djokovic would falter in his French Open quarterfinal or that Marco Cecchinato, who never won a Grand Slam match until last week and once faced a possible ban for losing on purpose, would rise to the ...

Memphis star power lacking

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Adam Scott and Russell Knox were among those who made it through 36 holes of U.S. Open qualifying. The next order of business was to call the FedEx St. Jude classic and express their regrets. Perhaps no alternate list is more volatile than the PGA Tour event the week of ...

Plenty of drama comes with site

MOSCOW — Vladimir Putin’s Russia was always going to be a controversial host, but few could have imagined the turbulent situation that greets the 2018 World Cup. The annexation of Crimea, alleged U.S. election interference, the war in Syria and a poisoned spy in Britain are just a few of ...

Auburn pitcher picked first

The Associated Press SECAUCUS, N.J. — Casey Mize went from undrafted three years ago all the way to No. 1. The Detroit Tigers selected the Auburn right-hander with the first pick in the Major League Baseball draft Monday night. The announcement at MLB Network studios marked the second ...

Curry goes for 33 in win

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry backpedaled in pure joy. He skipped, hollered and let it fly from everywhere with that feeling he gets there’s no way it will miss — unwavering even with a defender’s hand in his face. Curry dazzled in outdueling LeBron James as ...

Historic rainouts continue

The Associated Press BALTIMORE The game between the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles on Sunday was postponed because of the threat of all-day rain, leaving both teams with yet another doubleheader down the road. It was the second rainout during the scheduled four-game series. In ...

Capitals’ defense frustrating Golden Knights

The Associated Press ARLINGTON, Va. — Of all the ways the Washington Capitals have tried to win in the playoffs, none has been as effective as this. They pushed the pace with speed and skill when Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom were part of the “Young Guns.” They made every game a ...

Truex steals spotlight for at least one weekend

The Associated Press LONG POND — Martin Truex Jr. had his car parked on the White House lawn and was feted with a day in his honor in his home state of New Jersey. Nearly seven months after winning his first NASCAR Cup championship, Truex’s whirlwind victory tour remains on a barnstorming ...

Djokovic at home in quarterfinals

The Associated Press PARIS — In his record 12th French Open quarterfinal, Novak Djokovic will face a man he knows well, even if the rest of the world does not. What a tale Marco Cecchinato can tell, though. He is a 25-year-old from Sicily who once was handed a match-fixing suspension that ...

Third time’s the charm for DeChambeau

The Associated Press DUBLIN, Ohio — For the fourth straight year, Bryson DeChambeau leaves Ohio feeling like a winner. This time he had a trophy to show for it, and a handshake with Jack Nicklaus to remember. DeChambeau finally made it easy on himself the third time playing the 18th ...

Capitals top Knights, lead series

WASHINGTON — Alex Ovechkin went airborne, Evgeny Kuznetsov flapped his arms like a bird of prey and the Washington Capitals are flying high, just two wins away from winning the Stanley Cup. Ovechkin dived to score his 14th goal of the playoffs and raised his arms in joy when Kuznetsov beat ...

Serena, Sharapova will meet

PARIS — If the upcoming French Open showdown between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova provides any of the sort of animus and back-and-forth they manage to stir up away from the court, look out. During a news conference after both won Saturday to set up the longtime rivals’ fourth-round ...