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Durant was once Warriors’ second choice

Truth be told, Golden State's former coach wasn't sure the Warriors needed Kevin Durant. The Warriors were already small-ball sensations, capable of piling up the points with their daring drives and sizzling shooting. So rather than add another scorer, Don Nelson figured Golden State might be ...

Cavs send Celtics to record defeat

BOSTON (AP) — An NBA playoff-record, 41-point halftime lead. A franchise record for total points. A 13th consecutive playoff win, tying another league record. And LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers can still do better. "I believe we've got another level, as well," he said after ...

Penguins, Senators tied

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Matt Murray was back — and so was Sidney Crosby. Crosby had a goal and an assist, Murray made 22 saves in his first start of the playoffs and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. Crosby ...

Detroit Tigers' Tyler Collins watches his three-run home run to right field during the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Collins, Tigers beat Orioles, 5-4

DETROIT (AP) — Hitless in his last 30 at-bats, Tyler Collins finally snapped that long skid and was rewarded for his patience. Collins hit two home runs, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Wednesday night. After leaving the bases loaded twice in extra innings in a ...

Lawsuit: Baylor football players recorded rapes

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A new federal lawsuit against Baylor University alleges football players routinely recorded gang rapes and staged dog fights during hazing parties in a program that fostered sexual violence. A former Baylor volleyball player, identified as Jane Doe in the lawsuit, ...

Michigan State to split home series with Miami

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State will face the Miami Hurricanes and Boise State in a pair of home-and-home football series. The school announced schedule details Wednesday. The Spartans will host Miami in 2020 and will play the Hurricanes on the road the following ...

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming, ridden by exercise rider Nick Bush, walks past the starting gates after a workout at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Thursday. The Preakness Stakes horse race is scheduled to take place May 20. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Always Dreaming, Classic Empire are Preakness neighbors

BALTIMORE (AP) — The two best horses in the Preakness will be eyeball to eyeball coming out of the starting gate. There's no avoiding each other for Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming and rival Classic Empire. Always Dreaming is the early 4-5 favorite for the race Saturday at Pimlico, ...

Retired New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, second from right, poses with former teammates from left, Andy Petite, Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada, and Bernie Williams during a pregame ceremony retiring his number 2 at Yankee Stadium in New York on Sunday. Jeter's nephew Jaden Jeter joined the group. (AP Photo/Pool, Kathy Willens)

Jeter’s No 2 retired by Yanks, plaque unveiled

NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter held a microphone and spoke without notes to the crowd that filled sold-out Yankee Stadium. His No. 2, the last of the single digit pinstripes, had been retired and a plaque in his honor dedicated that will be placed in Monument Park alongside tributes to Ruth, ...

Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera tosses his bat after striking out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning on Wednesday in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Godley tosses gem as Dbacks sink Tigers

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Diamondbacks are looking for a fifth starting pitcher now that Shelby Miller's season is over due to elbow surgery. Right-hander Zack Godley might very well have earned another opportunity to show he can be that guy. Godley allowed four hits in seven innings after ...

New York Yankees' Aaron Hicks reacts after scoring on a fielder's choice by Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell during the 18th inning of an interleague game early Monday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Yankees edge Cubs in 18 innings to complete interleague sweep

CHICAGO (AP) — Aaron Hicks slid across home plate, hopped up and flexed his arms in jubilation. No Monday morning blues for Hicks and the New York Yankees. Hicks scored on Starlin Castro's grounder in the 18th inning, and the rolling Yankees beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 in the majors' ...

John Velazquez rides Always Dreaming to victory in the 143rd running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs on Saturday in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A trainer and jockey accustomed to success. A headstrong horse with a mind of its own. Together, they harnessed their collective talents to win the Kentucky Derby. Always Dreaming splashed through the slop for a 2 3/4-length victory Saturday, giving Todd Pletcher and ...

Nashville Predators players celebrate after Calle Jarnkrok, not pictured, scored an empty-net goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period in Game 6 of a second-round NHL playoff series Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. The Predators won 3-1 to win the series 4-2. It's the first time in franchise history the Predators advanced to the conference finals. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Pressure still on Caps, but spotlight is on Fleury in Game 6

Three goals in five minutes sparked sing-song chants of "FLEU-RY! FLEU-RY!" and might've planted enough of a seed of belief for the Washington Capitals against the Pittsburgh Penguins. All series the Capitals had struggled to beat goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, but he allowed four goals on 32 ...

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In a March 24, file photo, Loraine Maurerchats visits with customers at the N. Green River McDonald's location in Evansville, Ind., where a celebration was held in recognition of her more than four decades of work at local McDonald's restaurants. More Americans age 65 and over are still punching the clock, and the last time the percentage was this high was when John F. Kennedy was in the White House. In April 2017, 19 percent of Americans age 65 and over were still working, according to government data released Friday. That’s the highest rate since 1962, and it caps a long trend higher since the figure bottomed out at 10 percent in 1985.

Punching in past 65: Older-worker rate highest since 1962

NEW YORK (AP) — Retire by your mid-60s? How 1960s. More Americans age 65 and over are still punching the clock, and the last time the percentage was this high was when John F. Kennedy was in the White House. Last month, 19 percent of Americans age 65 and over were still working, according ...

Ninth-inning homer lifts Yanks past Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — With the Yankees down to their final strike, Brett Gardner let his emotions out once his go-ahead home run landed on a patio in right field. He pumped his left arm as he rounded the bases and gave Jacoby Ellsbury a leaping high-five after crossing home plate. Gardner lined ...

Philadelphia Phillies' Daniel Nava, right, steals second on a throw from Chicago Cubs catcher Miguel Montero to second baseman Javier Baez on Wednesday in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Cubs rally to beat Phillies 5-4

CHICAGO (AP) — Willson Contreras delivered in a big spot for the Chicago Cubs. With his bat and his legs. Contreras hit a key two-run double and scored with some aggressive baserunning on Matt Szczur's infield hit, helping Chicago edge the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 on Wednesday ...

Woman hit by stray bullet during Brewers game Tuesday

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police said Wednesday they were investigating after a woman attending a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game was grazed in the arm by a stray bullet that apparently originated outside Busch Stadium. The 34-year-old victim was inside the ballpark Tuesday during the game ...

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez doubles against the Cleveland Indians in the second inning in Detroit on Monday. Nicholas Castellanos scored on the play. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Collins’ HR helps Tigers top Indians, 7-1

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers have figured out how to beat the Cleveland Indians after failing miserably against them last year. Tyler Collins hit a three-run homer and Daniel Norris gave up only one run, helping Detroit beat Cleveland 7-1 on Monday night. The Tigers took two of three ...

Cabrera expected off DL

DETROIT (AP) — Miguel Cabrera sent a pitch deep to center field, clearing the wall with a shot that landed on a metal awning that covers TV cameras. He also launched a drive deep to left that sailed over rows of empty seats in batting practice. "I feel good," Cabrera said. He looked ...

Packers release RBs Michael, Jackson

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers released running backs Don Jackson and Christine Michael on Monday. Michael played in nine games for the Packers after being claimed off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks last November, including three playoff games. Jackson was an undrafted ...

Washington's Kevin King, left, greets former Green Bay Packers' Jim Taylor after King was selected by Green Bay during the second round of the 2017 NFL football draft last Friday in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Packers start draft with D before turning to offense

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Growing up, Wisconsin native Vince Biegel rarely posed for pictures without wearing a Green Bay Packers jersey. His childhood dream has come true. The Packers selected Biegel, a Wisconsin Badgers linebacker, with the first pick of the fourth round of the NFL draft ...