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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2015, file photo, Indiana Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird listens to a question from the news media during the team's NBA basketball media day, in Indianapolis. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Larry Bird is stepping down as president of the Indiana Pacers. Kevin Pritchard is being elevated from general manager to the team's new president of basketball operations, the person told The AP. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the move.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
April 28, 2017 - 5:01 pm
Larry Bird started the week by driving an IndyCar down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to stump for the NBA's All-Star weekend returning to Indiana. He ended it by stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Pacers, a stunningly abrupt decision that has become a hallmark of the NBA great'...
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April 28, 2017 - 4:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden has gotten a key to the city 31 years after the team's thrilling World Series win over the Boston Red Sox. Teammates from the 1986 Mets including Darryl Strawberry, Jesse Orosco and Bobby Ojeda (oh-HEY'-duh) joined Democratic Mayor Bill de...
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Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with Patric Hornqvist (72), of Sweden, and Jake Guentzel (59) during the second period of Game 1 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup second-round playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
April 28, 2017 - 4:50 pm
A chorus of boos greeted the announcement of Sidney Crosby's first goal in Game 1 at the Washington Capitals. During the announcement of his second, the red-rocking Washington Capitals crowd was silent. There's no place like road for the Pittsburgh Penguins and other teams in the Stanley Cup...
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Fans gather to watch the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. Nearly 100,000 people attended the festivities surrounding the first night of the NFL draft Thursday. That's more than at any Super Bowl except one. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 28, 2017 - 4:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly 100,000 people attended the festivities surrounding the first night of the NFL draft Thursday. That's more than at any Super Bowl except one. The traveling spring show might be the league's second-most popular event outside of the championship extravaganza. And, like the...
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Russia's Maria Sharapova celebrates her victory against Estonia's Anett Kontaveit during their quarterfinal match at the WTA tennis tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, Friday, April 28, 2017. (Bernd Weissbrod/dpa via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 4:39 pm
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Maria Sharapova won again to move into the Porsche Grand Prix semifinals after beating Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 6-4 on Friday. In her third match following a 15-month doping ban, Sharapova converted five of her six break points. "I'm really enjoying myself," she...
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Western Michigan's Corey Davis, left, poses with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after being selected by the Tennessee Titans during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 28, 2017 - 4:36 pm
The first round of the NFL draft had players from Temple and Western Michigan off the board before players from Alabama. And in a draft where none of the quarterbacks looked like locks to be picked in the first round, three were taken in the first 12 picks. The draft always provides surprises. As...
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Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Hyeon Chung from South Korea during a quarterfinal match at the Barcelona Open Tennis Tournament in Barcelona, Spain, Friday, April 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
April 28, 2017 - 3:59 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray advanced together again, reaching the Barcelona Open semifinals on Friday in the same manner they have won all week: Nadal cruised and Murray labored. Defending champion Nadal eased past Hyeon Chung of South Korea 7-6 (1), 6-2. Murray fought hard...
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, center, and former Pittsburgh Steelers' Jerome Bettis, left, and Franco Harris pay tribute to Dan Rooney during the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 28, 2017 - 3:58 pm
The sappy montage, the dramatic voiceover, the announcer breathlessly declaring that "anticipation of football fans everywhere is at an all-time high." No one does hype like the NFL, and its annual draft is perhaps the worst offender of all. For some reason, an estimated 70,000 people turned out...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2015, file photo, Indiana Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird listens to a question from the news media during the team's NBA basketball media day, in Indianapolis. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Larry Bird is stepping down as president of the Indiana Pacers. Kevin Pritchard is being elevated from general manager to the team's new president of basketball operations, the person told The AP. He spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the move.(AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
April 28, 2017 - 3:01 pm
Larry Bird is stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers, a stunningly abrupt move even for an NBA legend known for making swift decisions. Bird made the call on Friday and general manager Kevin Pritchard will be elevated to take his place, a person with knowledge of...
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Fans gather to watch the first round of the 2017 NFL football draft, Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Philadelphia. Nearly 100,000 people attended the festivities surrounding the first night of the NFL draft Thursday. That's more than at any Super Bowl except one. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
April 28, 2017 - 2:57 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly 100,000 people attended the festivities surrounding the first night of the NFL draft Thursday. That's more than at any Super Bowl except one. The traveling spring show might be the league's second-most popular event outside of the championship extravaganza. And, like the...
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