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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto (22) celebrates his three-run home run with Pedro Severino (29) and Mark Reynolds (14) during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 22, 2018 - 1:38 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ENCORE! Nationals outfielder Juan Soto looks to add to his hit total. The youngest player in the majors at 19, he launched a 442-foot home run Monday night in his first big league start. Soto also singled while driving in three runs at home...
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FILE - In this Thursday, May 10, 2018, file photo, the Cleburne Railroaders mascot, Spike, left, poses with former Major League Baseball player and newly-signed player Rafael Palmeiro, right, after a news conference where Palmeiro was introduced in Cleburne, Texas. Palmeiro still has power, even at 53. After hitting more than 500 home runs in the major leagues, Palmeiro homered Monday, May 21, 2018, for the first time in his return to baseball with the independent Cleburne Railroaders. (AP Photo/Stephen Hawkins, File)
May 22, 2018 - 1:24 am
CLEBURNE, Texas (AP) — Rafael Palmeiro still has power, even at 53. After hitting more than 500 home runs in the major leagues, Palmeiro went deep Monday night for the first time in his return to baseball with an independent team. He connected in the fifth inning for the Cleburne Railroaders , who...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, drives to the basket against Boston Celtics' Marcus Morris in the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 111-102. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
May 22, 2018 - 12:10 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James knows the path to the NBA Finals better than anyone in today's game. And unless the Boston Celtics do something soon, he'll get there again. James bullied his way to 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even...
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Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), from Russia, hits Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi (5) with Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24) nearby during the first period of Game 6 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series Monday, May 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 21, 2018 - 9:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — T.J. Oshie and Devante Smith-Pelly scored, Braden Holtby stopped all 24 shots he faced and the Washington Capitals beat up the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 Monday night to even the Eastern Conference final and force a deciding Game 7. Alex Ovechkin, Tom Wilson and Brooks Orpik led the...
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Washington Nationals' Juan Soto (22) celebrates his three-run home run with Pedro Severino (29) and Mark Reynolds (14) during the second inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, May 21, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
May 21, 2018 - 7:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Juan Soto, the youngest player in the majors at 19, has hit a three-run homer in his first career start for the Washington Nationals. A day after striking out as a pinch-hitter in his big league debut, Soto connected in the second inning against San Diego on Monday night. The...
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Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith poses for a photo, Monday, May 21, 2018, before an Associated Press interview in Seattle. Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
May 21, 2018 - 5:39 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport's national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and failed to protect her while shielding him. Kukors Smith alleges Sean Hutchison, who began coaching her at a swim club...
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Robert Wickens, of Canada, waits in the pits before a practice session for the IndyCar Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in Indianapolis Monday, May 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
May 21, 2018 - 4:17 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Robert Wickens crashed Monday during the second-to-last practice for the Indianapolis 500, another headache for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports just two days after top driver James Hinchcliffe failed to make the field for the showcase race. In addition to finding a way to get one...
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May 21, 2018 - 3:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Olympic Committee hired an FBI executive as senior director of athlete safety, marking its latest effort to strengthen sex-abuse policies that are being rewritten in the wake of cases involving Olympic athletes. Wendy Guthrie comes to the USOC after spending the past six...
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May 21, 2018 - 3:34 pm
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that plan to legislate sports betting. Goodell detailed the league's position in a statement Monday that reiterated the NFL's stance that legalized sports gambling in the United States should be governed by...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich sits in his box before the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Sunderland at Stamford Bridge stadium in London. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
May 21, 2018 - 3:31 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — An associate of Chelsea soccer club owner Roman Abramovich confirmed Monday that the Russian billionaire's British visa has not been renewed. Abramovich was noticeably absent from the stands when Chelsea won England's FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday. The associate told The...
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