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Nationals’ Kendrick Tears Achilles, Will Miss Rest of Season

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Washington Nationals infielder-outfielder Howie Kendrick tore his right Achilles tendon in the opener of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Los Angeles Dodgers and will miss the rest of the season.

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Johnny Manziel Signs with CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats

HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel is heading to the Canadian Football League, looking to salvage his football career after a turbulent and unsuccessful stay with the Cleveland Browns.

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Watch: Bader Defeats King Mo with 1st-Round KO at Bellator 199

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Ryan Bader’s first punch as a heavyweight was enough to put the rest of the division on notice – and moved the 34-year-old fighter one step closer to getting a second championship belt wrapped around his waist.

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Jets Jump on Golden Knights Early, Open Series with 4-2 Win

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Dustin Byfuglien scored about a minute after the puck dropped and the Winnipeg Jets built a three-goal lead early in the first period and went on to beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-2 on Saturday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.

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Lightning Back in East Final for Third Time in 4 Years

Back in the Eastern Conference final for the third time in four years, the Atlantic Division winners led the NHL in scoring this season but have been even more impressive defensively through the first two rounds of the playoffs.

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Yawkey Way Outside Fenway Park Changes Name Due to Racist Past

BOSTON (AP) — Boston officials Thursday approved changing the name of Yawkey Way, the street outside Fenway Park, because of allegations former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey was a racist who resisted hiring black ballplayers in the 1940s and ’50s.

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Meek Mill Released from Prison, Rings 76ers’ Liberty Bell

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia-born rapper Meek Mill rang a replica Liberty Bell at center court of the Philadelphia 76ers’ first-round clinching playoff game Tuesday less than two hours after being released from prison while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions.

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Manfred Encouraged by Impact of Mound Visit Rules

TORONTO (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred is encouraged by pace-of-play changes that have limited mound visits and reduced the time between innings at major league games this season.

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Carroll: Seahawks Still Open to Considering Colin Kaepernick

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll said Monday the Seattle Seahawks have not closed the door on the possibility of adding Colin Kaepernick to their roster, but how much further they pursue it may depend on the upcoming NFL draft.

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Brandon Belt’s 21-Pitch Plate Appearance Most Since 1988

ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Brandon Belt of the San Francisco Giants saw 21 pitches in an epic plate appearance against Los Angeles Angels rookie right-hander Jaime Barria in the first inning Sunday, the most since records began in 1988.