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With China rift ongoing, NBA says free speech remains vital

TOKYO (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league is not apologizing for Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey’s since-deleted tweet showing support for anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, even after China’s state broadcaster canceled plans to show a pair of preseason games in that country later this week. Silver, speaking Tuesday at a…read more »

Krzyzewski says California law a needed conversation starter

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski believes it’s time for college sports to get in step with the times when it comes to paying athletes, though the Duke coach said getting there raises a lot of challenging questions. Krzyzewski said Tuesday at ACC media day that college sports can no longer stick its head in…read more »

LEADING OFF: Nats-Dodgers and Cards-Braves set for Game 5

(AP)-A look at what’s happening around the majors Wednesday: NOW OR NEVER A pair of winner-take-all Game 5s will decide the two NL Division Series. First, the Atlanta Braves host the St. Louis Cardinals at 5:02 p.m. EDT. Then, it’s the Washington Nationals at the Los Angeles Dodgers beginning at 8:37 p.m. The winners meet…read more »

Braves give Duvall 1st start in Game 5 against Cardinals

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves are giving Adam Duvall his first start in the decisive game of the NL Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Braves manager Brian Snitker is starting Duvall instead of Matt Joyce in right field for Wednesday’s Game 5 against right-hander Jack Flaherty. Duvall bats right-handed while Joyce bats…read more »

Molina makes throat-slashing gesture after NLDS win

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina made a throat-slashing gesture as he celebrated on the field after hitting the winning sacrifice fly in the 10th inning of the St. Louis Cardinals’ 5-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the NL Division Series on Monday.Molina’s clutch swing sent the best-of-five series back to…read more »

Strasburg vs. Buehler as Nats, Dodgers decide NLDS in Game 5

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stephen Strasburg’s 2012 shutdown is a distant memory by now. This sort of setting and stakes — Game 5 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the outcome of the NL Division Series on the line — is exactly why the Washington Nationals protected the pitcher they drafted No. 1 overall all those…read more »

Biles sets new record as US wins world gymnastics team

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Simone Biles won a record 21st medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday as the United States retained its women’s team all-around title. It was Biles’ 15th career gold and broke a tie with Russian gymnast Svetlana Khorkina for the most medals overall by a woman at the world championships.…read more »

The Latest: Tar Heels missing starters to begin season

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest from ACC men’s basketball media day on Tuesday (all times local): 3:15 p.m. North Carolina will be without three players to start the season — freshmen guards Anthony Harris and Jeremiah Francis and junior forward Sterling Manley, all of whom are battling knee injuries. Coach Roy Williams put no…read more »

Molina Wins it in 10th, Cards Top Braves 5-4

ST. LOUIS (AP)- Yadier Molina pushed the St. Louis Cardinals to a deciding Game 5 of the NL Division Series, poking a tying single in the eighth inning and lifting a sacrifice fly in the 10th to beat the Atlanta Braves 5-4 Monday. Molina slung his bat far into the outfield after his winner, and…read more »

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