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Nico Rosberg Avoids First-Lap Drama to Win Chinese Grand Prix

Nico Rosberg of Mercedes escaped unscathed from a wild first lap at the Chinese Grand Prix on Sunday, and then showed why he’s the driver to beat this year in Formula One. Rosberg started on pole position and led nearly the entire race by a wide margin to extend his perfect start to the season with a third consecutive win …

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Former NFL Player Bubba Smith Died with CTE, Rresearchers Find

Bubba Smith, the All-Pro defensive end in the NFL who went on to a second career as a movie actor, had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head trauma, when he died in 2011. The findings were confirmed by researchers affiliated with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Boston University and the Concussion Legacy Foundation, and released …

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Tony Gwynn’s Family Sues Tobacco Industry Over Star’s Death

Tony Gwynn’s widow and two children filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to hold the tobacco industry accountable for the Hall of Famer’s death. The suit was filed in San Diego Superior Court by Alicia Gwynn and her children, Tony Jr. and Anisha Gwynn-Jones. The suit says Gwynn started dipping as a 17-year-old freshman ballplayer at San Diego State. He died …

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Yankees Keep up Hot Streak With Shutout Over Jays

For the first time since the second week of the season, the New York Yankees are back at .500. A resurgent Nathan Eovaldi combined with his bullpen on a two-hitter to win his fifth straight decision, and the Yankees beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-0 Tuesday night to extend their winning streak to six games. Read More..

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Westbrook, Thunder put Warriors on Brink of Elimination

Russell Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Golden State Warriors 118-94 on Tuesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference Finals and put the defending NBA champions on the brink of elimination. It was Westbrook’s first triple-double of the playoffs after posting 18 in the regular season. …

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Jake DeBrusk, one of the many players at Memorial Cup with an NHL bloodline

Jake DeBrusk was already grabbing headlines away from his father at the age of 6. The Red Deer Rebels forward, son of former NHL player Louie DeBrusk, grew up idolizing his dad and would accompany him to the arena whenever he could. Now 19 years old, DeBrusk has trouble recalling most of those early memories, but he remembers one particular …

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Sharks Head to First Cup Final After 5-2 Win Over Blues

After 25 years, the San Jose Sharks will finally play for the Stanley Cup. Captain Joe Pavelski scored an early goal, Joel Ward added two of his own and the Sharks advanced to their first Stanley Cup final in franchise history by beating the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Wednesday night in Game 6 of the Western Conference final. Read …

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Tom Brady to Appeal ‘Deflategate’ Suspension Again

Tom Brady’s lawyers asked a federal appeals court for a new hearing before an expanded panel of judges, telling them on Monday that it is not just a silly dispute over underinflated footballs – it’s the basic right to a fair process that is shared by all union workers. Setting the stage for the “Deflategate” scandal to stretch into its …

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Toronto Blue Jays’ Top-Heavy Lineup Wins 3-1 Against Minnesota Twins

Trying to spark an offence that hasn’t met its immense expectations, the Toronto Blue Jays stacked the top of their lineup the past four games with their three main power threats. Their performance Sunday demonstrated what the Blue Jays are trying to accomplish. Jose Bautista and Josh Donaldson started the game with back-to-back home runs off Phil Hughes in a …

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