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Bulls agree to contract extension with Boylen

The Chicago Bulls have agreed to a contract extension with coach Jim Boylen, the team announced Friday. After replacing Fred Hoiberg in December, Boylen had agreed to a short contract that would take him through the end of the 2019-20 season, but this new, multiyear deal will replace it, league sources told ESPN. Boylen is […]

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Irving, Celtics no match for ‘aggressive’ Giannis

As the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks convened at TD Garden for Game 3 of this Eastern Conference semifinal, all eyes were on the stars on both sides. On this night, it was Giannis Antetokounmpo who played like the seasoned vet, repeatedly plowing through Boston’s defense en route to 22 free throws. He racked up […]

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Dwayne Haskins ready to shoulder 27 years of Redskins QB futility

Dwayne Haskins, standing on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial while wearing a Washington Redskins cap, a patterned gray suit and a franchise’s burden, said he knows the task he faces. Being a quarterback in Washington means receiving presidential-like scrutiny. And not a lot of job security. Haskins, after his introductory news conference ended Saturday, […]

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From ‘miracle baby’ to first-rounder: Ravens’ Marquise Brown defies odds

From Pop Warner to the highest level of college football, Brown zipped past safeties and artfully sidestepped cornerbacks in the open field. The ultimate challenge is the NFL, where few receivers under 6 feet have starred except for the likes of DeSean Jackson, Steve Smith Sr. and Marquise’s cousin Antonio Brown. Marquise Brown believes he’ll […]

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Red Sox’s Cora remains undecided on WH visit

Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora is still undecided whether he’ll visit the White House next week when the team celebrates its World Series title there. The Red Sox are scheduled to visit the White House on May 9 following a three-game series in Baltimore. “I’ll let you guys know when I decide,” Cora said […]

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Orioles RHP Karns returns to 10-day injured list

Baltimore Orioles right-hander Nate Karns returned to the 10-day injured list Monday after struggling while on a rehab assignment in the minors.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale Karns originally went on the IL on April 9 with a right forearm strain. He made rehab appearances with Triple-A Norfolk on April 20 and Double-A Bowie on Thursday, […]

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The Raptors are as confident as they’ve ever been

Five minutes into the Toronto Raptors’ 108-95 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinals series, the crowd at Scotiabank Arena roared in anticipation. The player with possession wasn’t Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry or Pascal Siakam, because Toronto was defending in half court. Sixers center Joel Embiid worked off the […]

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Late lifts, The Rock and why Giannis is envious of Pat Connaughton

Before this season, Giannis Antetokounmpo had been accustomed to turning the gym lights on at night. Around 7 p.m., hours after the coaching staff had left and most of the players had retreated to their separate corners of Milwaukee, the Bucks forward would return to the team’s practice facility. Since he was a rookie, the […]

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Dwayne Haskins, now with Redskins, must produce under pressure again

He was drafted No. 15 overall by the Washington Redskins, an organization that was split on him entering the night. He joins a team whose coach, Jay Gruden, enters a must-win season and whose fan base has turned sour because of years ending in frustration — and with legitimate hope too often lacking. Regardless of […]

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Broncos trade up to select Missouri QB Lock

The Denver Broncos took a pass on the quarterbacks Thursday night in the first round of the NFL draft but didn’t wait long in the second round Friday night to dive in on this year’s class of passers. The Broncos used the 10th pick of the second round (No. 42 overall) to select Missouri quarterback […]