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Obama calls for more research of concussions in youth sports

Unable to directly affect the policies of youth sports leagues, Obama calls for research and tries to jump-start a national conversation to teach parents, coaches and young athletes about concussions.

Brandon Flowers, Justin Houston noticeably absent from Chiefs workouts

The first week of voluntary offseason workouts for the Kansas City Chiefs was more notable for who was missing from the field than anything that happened on it.

Morse propels Giants past Cardinals 6-5

Michael Morse homered and drove in three runs and Pablo Sandoval homered and scored twice to propel the San Francisco Giants to a 6-5 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.

Spurs rout Thunder to take 3-2 lead in West finals

Tim Duncan had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Manu Ginobili scored 19 points and the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 117-89 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Rangers knock out Canadiens in 6, reach Stanley Cup finals

The Rangers are in the championship round for the first time since winning it all in 1994. To celebrate, the Empire State Building was immediately lit up in Rangers colors.

Nadal mulls tennis' future after French Open win

Nadal advanced to the third round of the French Open on Thursday, beating a 20-year-old Austrian, Dominic Thiem, in straight sets.

Yankees beat Cardinals 7-4, take series

Shelby Miller (6-4) allowed a career-worst seven runs and nine hits in five innings for St. Louis in the Cardinals' 7-4 loss to the New York Yankees on Wednesday night.

Royals win in extras thanks to hot hitting

Omar Infante hit a two-run single in the 10th inning and the Kansas City Royals overcame two home runs by Edwin Encarnacion to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-6 on Thursday night, snapping Toronto's winning streak at nine games.

Royals shake up coaching staff amid offensive funk

The moves were announced after the Royals finished a disastrous homestand that included a sweep by Houston, and before they opened a four-game series in Toronto.

Heat, Pacers readying for Game 6 of East finals

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra almost never holds a practice the day after a road game, especially when the team plane lands around 3:30 a.m. as was the case on Thursday. But Spoelstra deviated from the norm on the day before Game 6 of this East title series, not for any one on-court issue but rather so the two-time defending NBA champions could relieve some frustration.

Pacers stay alive with 93-90 Game 5 win over Heat

It took a frantic effort for the Pacers just to extend the series, even with the foul-plagued LeBron James held to just seven points in 23 minutes.

Blackhawks beat Kings 5-4 in 2OT to stay alive

Brandon Saad made a nice pass to the middle, and Handzus beat goalie Jonathan Quick with a backhander for his second goal of the playoffs. Handzus celebrated by jumping against boards behind the net and in front of a roaring sellout crowd.

Spurs hope to avoid repeat of 2012 fall to Thunder

In 2012, the Spurs won the first two games of the Western Conference finals against the Thunder then lost four straight and were bounced out of the playoffs. This season, the Spurs were cruising in the West finals, and they won two blowouts against Oklahoma City before Thunder defensive whiz Serge Ibaka unexpectedly came back from a left calf strain.

Shelly Sterling reviewing Clippers bids

Donald Sterling's attorney, Bobby Samini, said there would be no sale of the team without Donald Sterling's involvement, though he declined to say whether Sterling was involved in reviewing bids or in touch with his wife Shelly Sterling.

'13 French champ Serena Williams loses; Venus, too

Unable to figure out how to get herself going or counter her unheralded opponent's aggressive game, Serena Williams was beaten 6-2, 6-2 Wednesday by 35th-ranked Garbine Muguruza of Spain in the second round.

Tiger Woods withdraws from US Open

A week ago at a promotional event for the Quicken Loans National at Congressional, Woods said he still had not taken a full swing with a golf club and did not know when he could.

Bats of Carter and Springer lead Astros to 5th win in row

Chris Carter connected for two home runs, George Springer set a rookie club record for homers in a month and the Astros beat the Royals 9-3 Wednesday for their fifth straight win.

Russell Westbrook scores 40; Thunder tie series at 2-2

Kevin Durant added 31 points on 11-for-22 shooting. It was his highest-scoring game of the series after the NBA's leading scorer was held to a 22.7-point average in the first three games.

Lance Lynn, Cardinals whip Yankees 6-0

Lynn pitched a five-hit shutout in his first career complete game, a 6-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night.

Collin McHugh shuts down Royals; Astros roll to 3-0 win

The Astros own the worst record in the AL, but have won four in a row on the road for the first time since taking six straight away from Minute Maid Park last May 29-June 3.

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