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LeBron: Jordan chase is about motivation, not greatness
BOSTON (AP) -- LeBron James says his chase of Michael Jordan's accomplishments is simply personal motivation. It's not about wanting to establish himself as the NBA's greatest player....

Game 7 offers chance at history for Penguins and Senators
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Craig Anderson is a realist, the byproduct of 15 years playing the most demanding position in the NHL....

No indictment for escort, staffer in Louisville sex scandal
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A grand jury declined to indict an escort and former Louisville men's basketball staffer in a sex scandal that engulfed the program....

Lue: Cavs' Irving feeling 'good' after Game 4 ankle injury
BOSTON (AP) -- Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says that Kyrie Irving's left ankle is feeling "good" in advance of Cleveland's Game 5 matchup Thursday night with the Celtics....

Bernhard Langer eagles final hole for 65, lead at Senior PGA
STERLING, Va. (AP) -- Bernhard Langer tapped in for eagle on the closing hole for a 7-under 65 to take the early lead in the first round of the Senior PGA Championship....

UNC responds to 3rd set of NCAA charges in academic case
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina has responded to the third set of charges it received from the NCAA in the long-running academic fraud case....

House OKs bill requiring sports groups to report sex abuse
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Angered by allegations that some members of USA Gymnastics were sexually abused, the House overwhelmingly backed legislation on Thursday that requires amateur sports groups recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee to report claims of sexual abuse to police....

Dusty Baker to attend son's graduation, miss weekend games
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dusty Baker will miss the Washington Nationals weekend series against the San Diego Padres to attend his son Darren's graduation....

Predators just 1 NHL team winning thanks to their Swedes
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Filip Forsberg is having quite the spring for the Nashville Predators, setting franchise records with his eight goals and 15 points. He's tied the team mark with at least a point in seven straight games....

Ex-tennis great avoids Qantas over same-sex marriage edict
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- Former tennis great and now Christian pastor Margaret Court says she will stop using Qantas "where possible" in protest over the Australian airline's promotion of same-sex marriage....

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