RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A diversity report shows the NBA still leads men’s professional sports leagues in racial and gender hiring practices. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Tuesday indicated almost identical scores from last year. The grade for racial hiring was an …

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NFL’s top medical experts are asking college football physicians and trainers to help make the game safer. They want the NCAA to pitch in, too. Dr. Allen Sills and Jeff Miller, the NFL’s executive vice president for health and safety initiatives, spent Monday and Tuesday in Indianapolis sharing data about their …

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A deputy suffered a concussion and is on medical leave after an altercation with the president of the Toronto Raptors as he tried to join his team on the court to celebrate their NBA championship, a lawyer said Tuesday. The 20-year-veteran of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office also has a serious …

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Crystal Dunn: The United States is ‘exactly where we need to be’ in preparing for Sweden | FOX Sports ‘, ‘‘, ‘See Full Coverage’, ‘‘, ‘ ‘, ‘close‘, ‘ ‘, ”, ”]; if (!isSmallContainer) { var flags = [‘ ‘, ‘ ‘, ‘‘, ‘ ‘, ‘ vs ‘, ‘ ‘, ‘‘, ‘ ‘, ‘ ‘].join(”); …

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers barely survived a stormy season and then watched the NBA’s postseason from afar. They’ll be big players again Thursday night. With the 5th and 26th picks in the draft, the Cavaliers can add quality talent to a young team now under the direction of new coach John Beilein. He, along …

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Byron Buxton‘s wrist injury appears to be a bit more troublesome than originally thought. The Minnesota Twins placed Buxton on the 10-day injured list with a wrist contusion Tuesday retroactive to June 15. Buxton was a hit by a pitch Friday in a game against the Kansas City Royals, and was originally dubbed “day-to-day” by …

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PARIS – From the moment the draw for this Women’s World Cup was made, it became very clear that the United States’ path to the final could be significantly easier if it finished second in its group, rather than winning it. The primary reason for that is host nation France — alongside the Americans, regarded …

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BOSTON (AP) — A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Boston Celtics center Al Horford will decline his player option for next season and become an unrestricted free agent. The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity Tuesday because the decision has not been announced. ESPN was first …

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Former WWC goalkeeper Karina LeBlanc and Alexi Lalas debate VAR’s effect on keeping at the Women’s World Cup™ | FOX Sports ‘, ‘‘, ‘See Full Coverage’, ‘‘, ‘ ‘, ‘close‘, ‘ ‘, ”, ”]; if (!isSmallContainer) { var flags = [‘ ‘, ‘ ‘, ‘‘, ‘ ‘, ‘ vs ‘, ‘ ‘, ‘‘, ‘ ‘, …

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The Boston Bruins don’t have an overly long list of unrestricted free agents, but nonetheless there are some guys that may go on to greener pastures July 1. Boston’s two big UFAs are Marcus Johansson and Noel Acciari. Johansson was acquired at the trade deadline and proved to be a solid pickup, as he was …

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