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Celtics pull off stunner

The Associated Press CLEVELAND — Leprechauns are imaginary, but Celtic pride is very real. The Boston Celtics, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern Conference finals and playing without star Isaiah Thomas, stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 on Sunday, getting a 3-pointer ...

Bryant helps power Cubs past Brewers

The Associated Press CHICAGO — Through the first seven weeks of the season, the Chi-cago Cubs’ offense has rarely produced as consistently as expected. Kris Bryant, though, was apparently never concerned. Bryant hit two solo home runs and reached base in all five of his plate ...

Djokovic says Agassi will be coach at French Open

The Associated Press ROME — Novak Djokovic announced Sunday that he will be coached by Andre Agassi at the French Open, which is scheduled to begin next Sunday. “I spoke to Andre the last couple weeks on the phone, and we decided to get together in Paris,” Djokovic said. “So he’s ...

Dixon takes Indianapolis 500 pole as fastest qualifier since 1996

The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — Scott Dixon had the fastest lap and the fastest four-lap qualifying average in 21 years Sunday to win his third Indianapolis 500 pole. Dixon, driving for Chip Ganassi Racing, finished with a qualifying speed of 232.164 mph, the best since Arie ...

Saudis give Trump a royal welcome

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia’s lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington. Trump rewarded his hosts with a $110 billion arms package aimed at bolstering Saudi security ...

Trump’s message to Muslims: Drive out terrorists

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will use his first visit to the Middle East to call for unity in the fight against radicalism in the Muslim world, casting the challenge as a “battle between good and evil” and urging Arab leaders to “drive out the terrorists from your places of ...

Report: FBI probe moves into WH

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told Russian diplomats last week his firing of “nut job” James Comey had eased the pressure on him, even as the FBI’s Trump-Russia investigation had moved into the White House, according to reports Friday that pursued the president as he began his ...

Trump denounces special counsel, claims ‘witch hunt’

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump denounced the appointment of a special counsel to investigate his campaign’s ties with Russia Thursday, repeatedly calling it an unprecedented “witch hunt” that “hurts our country terribly.” Even as he erupted anew, fellow ...

All-NBA team headlined by Harden, James

NEW YORK (AP) — For Cleveland’s LeBron James, there was history. For Houston’s James Harden, there was affirmation. And for Indiana’s Paul George and Utah’s Gordon Hayward, a chance at signing contracts exceeding $200 million this summer is gone. James and Harden headlined the ...

Rams-Chargers stadium opening delayed to 2020

The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The first kickoff at the palatial new home of the Los Angeles Rams and the Chargers is scheduled to happen a year later than originally planned. The opening of the NFL teams’ $2.6 billion football stadium in Inglewood was pushed back to 2020 on ...

Special counsel Mueller named to investigate Trump-Russia ties

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller on Wednesday as a special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into allegations that Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign collaborated to influence the 2016 presidential election, ...

Cavaliers take early lead with rout of Celtics

The Associated Press BOSTON — LeBron James embarrassed every defender thrown at him and the Cleveland Cavaliers picked up where they left off. James had 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and the Cavs rolled to a 117-104 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday in the opening ...

Bundchen says Brady played with unreported concussion last year

The Associated Press BOSTON — Tom Brady played through a concussion last year on his way to a fifth Super Bowl title, according to his wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen. The injury, which was not reported by the team, left her worried about how long he should continue to play ...

FBI chief’s ouster may blow back on president

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Firing FBI Director James Comey is already coming back to haunt President Donald Trump. In dismissing Comey last week, Trump created the very real possibility that a respected law enforcement official known for an outspoken nature and willingness to buck ...

Warriors romp to 2-0 lead

The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Steve Kerr provided a strong message, just not from his usual spot on the bench: Play with intensity from the opening tip this time. The Golden State Warriors did just that as their ailing coach watched from the locker room, and left Gregg Popovich ...

Belt, Blach help Giants top Dodgers

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Brandon Belt homered for the fourth time in six games and scored the tiebreaking run on Brandon Crawford’s single in the sixth inning, helping the San Francisco Giants to a 2-1 vic-tory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday. Buster Posey added two ...

Sharapova denied wild card for French Open

The Associated Press PARIS — Two-time French Open champion Maria Sharapova has missed out on a wild-card entry for this year’s tournament because of a doping ban that she finished serving last month. “I’m very sorry for Maria, very sorry for her fans. They might be disappointed; she ...

Report: Trump shared secret IS information with Russians

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday, prompting strong condemnation from both Democrats and Republicans. Three White ...

Celtics take out Wizards

The Associated Press BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas said he didn’t feel any pressure entering the first Game 7 of his career. His play backed up his confidence and with the help of Kelly Olynyk and the Boston Celtics bench, Thomas earned the biggest win of his career. Thomas scored 29 points ...

Popovich: Leonard out for Game 2

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has ruled Kawhi Leonard out for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals with a sprained left ankle caused by what Popovich described as a “dangerous” and “unsportsmanlike” closeout by Golden State’s Zaza ...