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NFL Draft: Coaches looking for a few ‘Rockys’

Draft to take place on the steps Sylvester Stallone made famous

Yo, Roger, they did it. When the NFL chose Philadelphia to host the 2017 draft, it quickly became clear one of the world’s most famous movie locations would be the perfect site to hold the three-day extravaganza.

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Dodgers prevent a D-back sweep

McCarthy pitches a gem to help LA. salvage one game in Phoenix

Brandon McCarthy has been the Los Angeles Dodgers’ best pitcher not named Clayton Kershaw this season.

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Chappell’s pressure putt wins Texas Open

Kevin Chappell made an 8-foot putt on the final hole to win the Valero Texas Open by one stroke on Sunday.

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Senators win in OT to eliminate Boston in NHL playoffs

Clarke MacArthur spent almost two full seasons recovering from a concussion, wondering if he would ever be able to return to the Senators.

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NBA Playoffs: Cavs sweep Pacers

King James scores 33 points for the defending champs

LeBron James stuck to the old script Sunday. Again, he bailed out the Cleveland Cavaliers. And again, he sent the Indiana Pacers home for vacation.

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Tomas, Peralta power D-backs past Dodgers 11-5

PHOENIX — David Peralta's base hit to right-center field in the eighth inning, with his team already up by four runs, could have been a routine single. Instead, Peralta decided to go hard for second base.

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Allen, Howard lead Tide's big draft class (NFL Draft preview)

Alabama's defense figures to resume its dominant ways during the NFL draft.

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Chappell leads by one stroke after 3 rounds of Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO — Kevin Chappell found his swing late and moved a step closer to his first PGA Tour win.

Funk, Sluman take Legends lead at 10-under par

RIDGEDALE, Mo. — Fred Funk and Jeff Sluman teamed to shoot a course-record 10-under par on Saturday to take the opening-round lead in the PGA Tour Champions' Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge.

NHL Playoff Rundown

NEW YORK — Mats Zuccarello scored twice in the second period and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 in Game 6 on Saturday night to advance to the NHL Eastern Conference semifinals.

NBA Playoff Rundown

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Marc Gasol hit a 12-foot floater with 0.7 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the San Antonio Spurs 110-108 Saturday night to even up their NBA first-round series at 2-2.

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D-Backs score 9 runs in 8th, rout Dodgers 13-5

PHOENIX — Paul Goldschmidt, Yasmany Tomas and Chris Iannetta each drove in two runs in a nine-run eighth inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks turned a close game into a 13-5 rout of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

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NBA Playoff Roundup: Horford, Thomas lead Boston Celtics over Bulls

CHICAGO — The Boston Celtics got pep talks from a past champion as well as their current superstar. Then, they put a charge in a series that was slipping from their reach.

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NHL Playoffs: Williams the OT hero as Caps beat Leafs in Game 5

WASHINGTON — “Mr. Game 7” is the Washington Capitals’ new Mr. Game 5.

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NFL Draft Preview: NFC West

A peek at the NFC West selections and each of the team's needs, including the Arizona Cardinals, in preparation for next week's 2017 NFL Draft.

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Madison Bumgarner lands on DL after dirt bike accident

DENVER — Madison Bumgarner was zooming around on a dirt bike during his team’s day off when he hit a slippery spot and crashed.

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Column: Are the D-Backs for real? It’s too early to tell

'On The Ball'

For all the changes made by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the offseason, it seems the club has things moving in the right direction.

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Lack of offense gives Corbin another loss for D-Backs

SAN DIEGO — Clayton Richard showed the Arizona Diamondbacks why the Padres wanted him back this season.

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NHL playoffs: Ducks sweep Flames to advance

Patrick Eaves, Nate Thompson and Ryan Getzlaf scored, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Wednesday night for a sweep of their first-round playoff series.

NBA playoffs: Westbrook plays well, but Rockets earn the win

Russell Westbrook put up gaudy numbers on Wednesday night.

San Diego pitcher shuts down D-backs

Jhoulys Chacin pitched eight scoreless innings and Erick Aybar hit a homer to lift the San Diego Padres to a 1-0 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.

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Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez hangs himself in his prison cell

Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself Wednesday in the prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, taking his life on the same day his ex-teammates on the New England Patriots were set to visit the White House to mark their Super Bowl victory.

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Tomas, Miller lead D-Backs to 11-2 win over Padres

SAN DIEGO — Yasmany Tomas hit a three-run homer, Shelby Miller pitched 7 1/3 innings of four-hit ball and the Arizona Diamondbacks routed the San Diego Padres 11-2 on Tuesday night.

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Suns’ Steve Albert retires after 45 years in sportscasting

PHOENIX — Phoenix Suns television play-by-play announcer Steve Albert is retiring, ending a 45-year career in sports broadcasting.

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NBA Playoff Roundup: Bulls beat top-seeded Celtics to take 2-0 series lead

BOSTON — Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, Rajon Rondo finished one rebound shy of a triple-double and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 111-97 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their series against the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.