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Royal Purple for Olympic Victory Ceremonies
LONDON (AP) -- Forget gold, silver and bronze. The dominant color at the Olympic podium ceremonies is going to be purple.
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Sandusky Asks Pa. Court for Delay in Sex Case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys is asking an appeals court to delay the proceedings against him.
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Mayweather to Trade Mansion for Vegas Jail Cell
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be one of the richest prizefighters ever.
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Chicago Mayor Makes Pitch for Super Bowl
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has made his pitch for another high-profile event to come to Chicago.
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Illinois' Thomas Pieters Wins NCAA Golf Title
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Illinois sophomore Thomas Pieters shot a final-round 71 to win the men's NCAA Division I golf championship Thursday at Riviera Country Club.
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Hornets Win Draft Lottery, Will Pick No. 1 in NBA
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New Orleans Hornets, recently sold by the NBA to Saints owner Tom Benson, have won the NBA's draft lottery and the No. 1 pick overall.
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Kopitar's OT Goal Lifts Kings 2-1
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Anze Kopitar scored a spectacular goal on a breakaway with 11:47 left in overtime Wednesday night and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1 in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
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Bears OT Carimi Easing Way Back from Knee Surgery
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- Gabe Carimi took a big step in his recovery from a season-ending injury to his right knee when he participated in organized team activities for the first time on Tuesday.
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Freeman's HR Helps Braves Beat Cards, 10-7
ATLANTA (AP) -- Freddie Freeman homered and drove in three runs, wearing his new glasses, to help the Atlanta Braves recover after blowing a five-run lead to beat the Cardinals 10-7 on Wednesday night.
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White Sox Beat Rays for 8th Straight Win
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Alexei Ramirez drove in two runs and the Chicago White Sox extended their winning streak to a season-high eight games with a 4-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.
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Barney Homers to Lift Cubs over Padres 8-6
CHICAGO (AP) -- Darwin Barney hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to give the Chicago Cubs an 8-6 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday.
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National Spelling Bee Begins with 'Witticism'
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) -- The 85th National Spelling Bee is under way.
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Judge Won't Delay Jerry Sandusky's Sex-abuse Trial
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- A judge has denied a request from former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky to delay the June 5 start of his child sex-abuse trial.
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Bobcats Hope Draft Lottery Answers a Cry for Help
NEW YORK (AP) -- After the worst season in NBA history, the Charlotte Bobcats could use a player like Anthony Davis.
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Unlikely Matchup: Kings, Devils Set for Cup Finals
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Roughly two years ago, the Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils were the finalists in the battle for free agent Ilya Kovalchuk.
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Humber Wins for First Time Since Perfect Game
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Philip Humber won for the first time since throwing a perfect game in April, and the Chicago White Sox extended their winning streak to seven games by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 on Tuesday night.
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Uggla, Bourn Go Deep, Braves Beat Cardinal 5-4
ATLANTA (AP) -- Dan Uggla hit a three-run homer, Michael Bourn also went deep and the Atlanta Braves snapped their longest losing streak in more than two years, holding off the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 Tuesday night after an eight-game skid.
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Soriano Homers Again, Cubs Beat Padres 5-3
CHICAGO (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano homered, Jeff Samardzija struck out eight in seven innings and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 Tuesday.
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Illini Coaches Make Stop in Galesburg
POSTED 3:14pm 5/29/12 The University of Illinois I Fund caravan made a stop in Galesburg Tuesday afternoon to promote help in funding Illini athletic programs.
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Dennis Rodman Sentenced in Family Court
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) -- Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been sentenced in Southern California to 104 hours of community service after being found guilty of contempt for failing to pay child support.
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Rash Wins PBA Player of the Year
CHICAGO (AP) -- Sean Rash has won the Professional Bowlers Association's Chris Schenkel Player of the Year award.
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Cubs Activate C Steve Clevenger from 15-day DL
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs have activated catcher Steve Clevenger from the 15-day disabled list and optioned backup Blake Lalli to Triple-A Iowa.
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Sale Has 15 Strikeouts as White Sox Beat Rays 2-1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Chris Sale struck out a career-high 15, Adam Dunn hit a two-run homer and the Chicago White Sox extended their winning streak to six games with a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday.
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Cubs End 12-game Losing Streak, Beat Padres 11-7
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs stopped their 12-game losing streak as Alfonso Soriano hit a go-ahead home run Monday in an 11-7 win over the San Diego Padres.
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Descalso Hits HR, Cards Beat Reeling Braves, 8-2
ATLANTA (AP) -- Lance Lynn joined Philadelphia's Cole Hamels as the major leagues' first eight-game winners, and the St. Louis Cardinals' extended the Atlanta Braves' longest losing streak in two years to eight games with an 8-2 victory Monday.
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Northwestern Wins NCAA Women's Lacrosse Title
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) -- Taylor Thornton scored the winning goal with 9:55 left and Northwestern won its seventh NCAA women's lacrosse championship in eight years, beating Syracuse 8-6 on Sunday night.
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Kahne Keeps Hendrick Success Rolling at Charlotte
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Kasey Kahne powered to victory in the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday night, winning NASCAR's longest race for the third time for his first win with Hendrick Motorsports.
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Franchitti Wins Indianapolis 500, His Third
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Dario Franchitti has won the Indianapolis for the third time, taking advantage when Takuma Sato crashed on the final lap.
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Konerko Hits Go-ahead HR, White Sox Sweep Indians
CHICAGO (AP) -- Paul Konerko hit a go-ahead three-run homer and the Chicago White Sox routed the Cleveland Indians 12-6 on Sunday to complete a three-game sweep.
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Cubs Lose 12th Straight, 10-4 to Pirates
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pedro Alvarez, Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones homered, Erik Bedard pitched six shutout innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat Chicago 10-4 Sunday and sent the Cubs to their 12th consecutive defeat.
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