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Columbus eager to get back to business after stunning hockey world

(Reuters) - The Columbus Blue Jackets are through marveling at their stunning sweep of the Tampa Bay Lightning as they set their sights on a second-round Stanley Cup Playoffs clash with the Boston Bruins. Read More

 

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Notebook: Fifth-year options picked up on Elliott, Buckner

The Dallas Cowboys exercised the fifth-year option on running back Ezekiel Elliott's contract, keeping him in place through the 2020 season. More »

 

Combined NCAA championships planned for 2020, 2023

The NCAA will crown the men's basketball champions from Divisions I, II and III in Atlanta in 2020, with the women to follow the same combined format in Dallas in 2023. More »

 

WADA applauds unprecedented CAS ruling on Ukrainian sprinters

(Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Wednesday welcomed a recent Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) decision on two Ukrainian sprinters that it said sets a new precedent for catching athletes who choose to cheat. More »

 

Nadal advances in Barcelona after dropping set to Mayer

BARCELONA (Reuters) - World number two Rafa Nadal dropped a set at the Barcelona Open for the first time in four years before advancing to the last 16, beating Argentine Leonardo Mayer 6-7(7) 6-4 6-2 on Wednesday. More »

 

Jet lagged Azarenka ousts Zvonareva, Kvitova through to Stuttgart quarters

(Reuters) - Belarusian Victoria Azarenka made a winning return to Stuttgart with a 7-5 6-4 victory over Russia's Vera Zvonareva in what was an engrossing battle in the first round of the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix on Wednesday. More »

 

MLB roundup: Cubs power past Dodgers

Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez each homered, Jose Quintana registered his third straight quality start, and the Chicago Cubs coasted to a 7-2 win over the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night. More »

 

NBA roundup: Lillard's 50 points, buzzer-beater bounce Thunder

Damian Lillard capped a 50-point game by sinking a long 3-pointer as time expired to give the Portland Trail Blazers a 118-115 victory over the visiting Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night and a five-game series win. More »

 

Ravens sign kicker Tucker to record extension

The Baltimore Ravens signed Justin Tucker to a four-year extension Wednesday that makes him the highest-paid kicker in NFL history. More »

 

Raiders running back Lynch to retire again

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch plans to retire for a second time, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter. More »

 

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