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Capitals rout Hurricanes 6-0 to take 3-2 series…

Nicklas Backstrom had two goals and two assists, Alex Ovechkin had a goal and two assists and Braden Holtby stopped all 30 shots he faced to lead the Washington Capitals to a 6-0 win over the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 5

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

Lopez gets another KO, Stevenson wins again at MSG

Teofimo Lopez scored another knockout and Shakur Stevenson also won as the 2016 Olympians remained unbeaten on the undercard of Terence Crawford's title fight against Amir Khan

Bucks beat Pistons 119-103 to take 3-0 series lead

Khris Middleton had 20 points and nine rebounds and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 119-103 to take a 3-0 lead in the first-round series

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Ticket sales: The least understood side of the…

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

Brooke Henderson wins in Hawaii to tie Canadian…

Brooke Henderson successfully defended her Lotte Championship title to tie Sandra Post's record for LPGA Tour victories by a Canadian with eight

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

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

Schwartz leads Blues past Jets 3-2 in Game 6 to…

Jaden Schwartz scored three times and Jordan Binnington stopped 18 shots to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Winnipeg Jets 3-2 in Game 6 of their playoff series to advance to the second round

Fans, athletes, volunteers will be up early at…

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

LEADING OFF: Yanks star Judge hurt, Cubs ace…

LEADING OFF: Yankees expected to put star Judge on injured list after hurting oblique, Cubs ace Lester close to returning, young pitchers highlight Braves-Indians in prime time

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

Nuggets beat Spurs 117-103 to tie series at 2-2

Nikola Jokic had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Jamal Murray added 24 points and the Denver Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs 117-103, rebounding from a flat performance tie the first-round series at two games apiece

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

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Amid plunking debate, MLB's marketing is all-in…

Baseball is stuck in an ongoing debate regarding on-field decorum, and MLB's marketing department is leaving no doubt where it stands

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

All-Star Lindor cherishing return to Indians…

Indians All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor back after missing opening 18 games

Swedish government pledges support for 2026 Olympics

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

World No. 1 Dustin Johnson moves atop the RBC…

Top-ranked Dustin Johnson shot a 3-under 68 to move past Shane Lowry for a one-stroke lead after three rounds in the RBC Heritage

Foden seizes chance with tired City to clinch…

Manchester City is back on top of the Premier League after Phil Foden clinched a 1-0 victory over Tottenham

Embiid returns, leads 76ers past Nets 112-108 for…

Joel Embiid had 31 points and 16 rebounds, and passed to Mike Scott for the go-ahead 3-pointer with 18 seconds left as the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Brooklyn Nets 112-108 to take a 3-1 series lead

Butler, Dudley tossed after Embiid's foul in…

Jimmy Butler, Jared Dudley ejected in 3rd quarter of Game 4 between Philadelphia and Brooklyn after scuffle that spilled into stands

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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Fognini stuns Nadal 6-4, 6-2 to reach Monte Carlo…

Fabio Fognini ended Rafael Nadal's winning streak at the Monte Carlo Masters

Canes' Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 after…

Carolina Hurricanes rookie Andrei Svechnikov hopes to play in Game 6 against Washington Capitals after suffering concussion in fight with Alex Ovechkin a week earlier

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