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Maria Sharapova, others could avoid meldonium sanctions

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images Maria Sharapova announces she failed a doping test at the Australian Open during March presser. The chief obstacle on Maria Sharapova’s road to Rio may have been cleared away Tuesday. The Russian tennis star – one of 172 athletes to test positive for meldonium since Jan. 1 – has seen her Olympic plans put on ice while ...

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Dodgers Yasiel Puig’s slide into second base defies logic

Can’t touch this! Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has devised a new method of playing baseball that’s working out for him so far, and it brings back memories of little brothers yelling “you can’t touch me.” In the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Diamondbacks, Puig shot a line drive into left field and rounded first base on a dead ...

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Kobe Bryant’s final games: 12 defining moments with Lakers

Mark J. Terrill/AP Kobe Bryant plays his final game with the Lakers Wednesday night against the Jazz. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant has created a wealth of memories, overcome a host of setbacks and reached a multitude of milestones during his 20-year NBA career, which ends Wednesday night at Staples Center. Here are 12 key moments in the life ...

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Braves OF Hector Olivera arrested after domestic dispute

Braves outfielder Hector Olivera was arrested after a domestic dispute at a hotel in Arlington, Va., Wednesday morning, WJLA in Washington D.C. reported. Olivera, 31, from Cuba has not yet been formally charged over the incident with the unidentified woman at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, according to the local TV station report. Police sources told ABC7’s Jeff Goldberg that the ...

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Brandon Marshall's attorneys oppose release of fight video

BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS The attorney’s for Jets receiver Brandon Marshall are fighting the release of a video of the 2012 fight outside a Manhattan nightclub that led to his recent civil trial. Even though Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall won the civil suit brought against him last week, his attorneys don’t want the grainy video that was central to the case ...

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Carlos Gomez tries to fix outfield wall with judo kick

Carlos Gomez probably shouldn’t be allowed to do any housekeeping at home. During Tuesday’s game against the Royals, the Astros outfielder spotted an open door in the outfield wall of Minute Maid Park. So, the slugger took it upon himself to remedy the situation — by karate kicking the padded wall. mlb.com Carloz Gomez took it upon himself to fix ...

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SEE IT: Ronaldog shows off crazy soccer skills

[embedded content] Everyone has goals, even cute dogs. This includes Alfie, a two-year-old cross-breed, who has a ton of them – soccer goals, that is. The small pup, who now appropriately goes by the nickname Ronaldog has some impressive ball skills including – but not limited to – dribbling it at full speed, balancing it on his head and passing ...

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Dodgers Yasiel Puig’s slide into second base defies logic

Can’t touch this! Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig has devised a new method of playing baseball that’s working out for him so far, and it brings back memories of little brothers yelling “you can’t touch me.” In the fifth inning of Tuesday’s game against the Diamondbacks, Puig shot a line drive into left field and rounded first base on a dead ...

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Brandon Marshall's attorneys fighting release of fight video

BRENDAN MCDERMID/REUTERS The attorney’s for Jets receiver Brandon Marshall are fighting the release of a video of the 2012 fight outside a Manhattan nightclub that led to his recent civil trial. Even though Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall won the civil suit brought against him last week, his attorneys don’t want the grainy video that was central to the case ...

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SEE IT! Our old man loses to a 16-year-old chess master

Nothing makes you feel dumber than losing at chess to a 16 year old. I have a good excuse, of course: I’m lousy at chess. And here’s an even better excuse: I was playing Akshat Chandra, the reigning American junior champ, who is heading today to St. Louis to compete in the U.S. Championship. This kid is 90 pounds soaking ...

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