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No vote on expanded NFL playoffs till fall at earliest

There is strong sentiment among the owners to add a wild-card team in each conference to the postseason, most likely beginning in 2015. Such a setup would eliminate one of the first-round byes, with only the team with the best record in each conference getting a week off at the beginning of the playoffs.

White Sox edge Royals in Game 2 of their series

White Sox pitcher Andre Rienzo (4-0) limited the Royals to two runs and five hits over six innings. He struck out a career-high eight.

White Sox rally from 5-run hole, beat Royals 7-6

White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko simply scoffed when he was asked to summarize in a paragraph Monday night's wild 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals. "I don't know if a paragraph is enough," he said.

UPDATE: Rams hoping not to get picked for HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

Michael Sam is out of the TV spotlight and the St. Louis Rams hope to avoid being the subject of another high-profile show.

Miami looks to rebound from Game 1 loss at Indiana

Over the past two years, these teams have met 15 times with Paul George usually drawing the seemingly impossible task of defending LeBron James.

California Chrome cleared to wear nasal strip

California Chrome is back on track for his Triple Crown try after an only-in-New York equipment ban appeared ready to put a kink in his Triple Crown try at the Belmont Stakes.

Rangers upend Canadiens 3-1, take 2-0 series lead

Henrik Lundqvist made 40 saves and Martin St. Louis scored in the second period and the New York Rangers earned a 3-1 victory over the Carey Price-less Montreal Canadiens on Monday.

NBA charges Sterling, sets up June 3 hearing

The NBA charged Donald Sterling on Monday with damaging the league and its teams with his racist comments, setting up a June 3 hearing after which owners could vote to terminate his ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Kurt Busch crashes during Indy 500 practice

Kurt Busch crashed hard into the outside wall at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Monday as his No. 26 car went through the second turn during practice for Sunday's Indianapolis 500.

NBA's biggest losers look for lottery win

The NBA's draft lottery is Tuesday, a night some teams appeared to be aiming toward for months during a season featuring plenty of talking about tanking.

Woods: Surgery erased doubts; no date for return

Tiger Woods still doesn't know when he'll return. For a while, he didn't know whether he would return at all.

Manziel passes first test with Browns

Johnny Manziel spent his first weekend in the NFL hanging around other rookies and unsigned free agents. He's about to take the field with the bigger boys.

Owners to decide on 2018 Super Bowl site

NFL owners will vote Tuesday on the site of the 2018 Super Bowl, choosing among New Orleans, Indianapolis and Minneapolis.

Duffy delivers; Royals hold on to beat Orioles

Danny Duffy carried a perfect game into the seventh inning, Billy Butler drove in the only run, and the Kansas City Royals held on to beat the Baltimore Orioles 1-0 Saturday night.

Cardinals take advantage of speed in 4-1 win over Braves

Rookie Kolten Wong scored on a short sacrifice fly to tie the Cardinals with the Braves on Saturday, one of many big plays St. Louis made with its legs in a 4-1 victory.

Heat, Pacers eager for next playoff battle

Indiana and Miami spent a whole season hearing about the rematch. On Sunday, the two Eastern Conference heavyweights will meet in the most intriguing fight of the year.

Arizona hires La Russa to run baseball operations

The Arizona Diamondbacks hired La Russa as their chief baseball officer Saturday, hoping the Hall of Fame manager can help turn around the team after one of the worst starts in franchise history.

Michael Phelps prepares for comeback to sport's greatest stage

Michael Phelps has his regimen ready for a comeback in Rio, home of the 2016 Olympic games.

Michael Sam saga apt to expand NFL's gay fan base

Now that the NFL has its first openly gay player in Michael Sam, it can further expand and market to gay and lesbian fans all over the country.

Kings, Blackhawks set for Western Conference final

The Kings take on the Blackhawks on Sunday afternoon in a short turnaround from their series-clinching 6-2 victory over Anaheim.

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