Giannis Antetokounmpo wins 2nd straight NBA MVP award

The Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo won his second consecutive MVP award. | Mark J. Terrill/AP Antetokounmpo becomes just the third player in league history to win MVP and Defensive Player of the Year in the same season, joining only Hall of Famers Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Giannis Antetokounmpo’s historic year […]

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Nun runs treadmill marathon, raises money for Chicago’s poor

Sister Stephanie Baliga has run the Chicago Marathon for the past nine consecutive years By LUIS ANDRES HENAO Associated Press September 17, 2020, 2:33 PM • 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article When the Chicago Marathon was canceled due to coronavirus, Sister Stephanie Baliga decided to put on her sneakers and […]

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Clippers still have next season: Five takeaways from Game 7 loss to Nuggets

The Buffalo Braves reached three consecutive conference semifinals from 1974-76, but never advanced. Two moves, a new name and 30 years later, the franchise known as the Clippers finally had a chance to take the next step in 2006. Instead, they lost in seven games to Phoenix. Then “Lob City” arrived, but the conference-final breakthrough […]

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U.S. Open: Serena Williams advances in another three-set win

Serena Williams has advanced to the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for a 12th consecutive appearance. It wasn’t easy, though. Williams needed to come from behind in the third set before taking another step closer to Grand Slam title No. 24 by edging Maria Sakkari 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 on Monday. Williams was in a […]

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Sky clinch playoff spot for second consecutive season

This week, the Sky clinched a playoff berth for the second consecutive season. | AP Photos The Sky clinched a postseason berth for the second consecutive season with the Atlanta Dream’s 102-90 victory over the Indiana Fever. Last season, playoffs were the Sky’s main goal. This season, they were an expectation. The Sky (11-6) met […]

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Residents flee as Gulf Coast sees possible tandem hurricanes

Residents are fleeing coastal areas in Louisiana as the state braces for a possible hit from consecutive hurricanes By REBECCA SANTANA and JEFF MARTIN Associated Press August 23, 2020, 6:09 PM 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW ORLEANS — The Gulf Coast braced Sunday for a potentially devastating hit from […]

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Is Craig Kimbrel returning to form? Latest results suggest he might be.

AP Photo/David Banks Kimbrel has throw three consecutive scoreless innings, striking out seven and walking just one. The right-hander’s fastball has reached 98 MPH in those outings. Did Craig Kimbrel ever doubt he could be “the guy” again? His answer is simple, “Absolutely not.” Kimbrel hasn’t hid from the fact that he’s struggled to start […]

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Trail Blazers oust Grizzlies to make playoffs, will meet Lakers in first round

A fourth consecutive down-to-the-wire finish, a fourth consecutive win for the Portland Trail Blazers. They needed all that just to get into the playoffs. Damian Lillard scored 31 points, CJ McCollum had 14 of his 29 in the fourth quarter — including a pair of big jumpers over Ja Morant late — and the Blazers […]

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Dodgers lineup vs. San Diego Padres: Corey Seager to miss fourth game in a row

The Dodgers will be without Corey Seager for the fourth consecutive game Tuesday when they face the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Seager injured his back Friday against the San Francisco Giants and hasn’t played since exiting that game. The shortstop did some agility drills and played catch on the field Monday before the […]

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Angels lineup vs. Texas Rangers: Jo Adell will not start

Jo Adell was left out of the Angels’ lineup for a second consecutive game on Friday because of soreness in his right quad. Manager Joe Maddon said Adell was “doing much better” and was available to pinch hit in the series opener against the Texas Rangers. Adell is expected to play in Saturday’s game in […]

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Kyle Hendricks gets back on track in Cubs’ 5-4 victory over the Royals

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast Hendricks earns the Cubs’ fifth consecutive quality start. Jason Heyward and Jason Kipnis add two-run homers in the team’s fifth straight win. Kyle Hendricks wasn’t happy following his last start against the Reds. The right-hander felt that he came out flat and that it affected his performance, but did his best […]

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High school football participation continues decline in California

High school football participation in California declined for the fifth consecutive year, according to the annual CIF survey. There were 89,756 students who participated in 11-man football this past year, down from 91,305 the previous year. The last time there was a rise in football participation was 2015, when the number was 103,725. Football remains […]

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Edgar Berlanga: In 2 years I’ll be ready to challenge Canelo Alvarez | Max on Boxing

Edgar Berlanga joins Max on Boxing to discuss his run of 14 consecutive knockout victories in the first round to start his pro career. (2:28) Berlanga explains why he feels he’ll be ready to challenge Canelo Alvarez in two years and what it would mean to him to headline an event at Madison Square Garden. […]

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MLB postpones 2nd Yankees-Phillies game

For the second consecutive day, a Yankees-Phillies game at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia has been postponed. | Yong Kim/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP The Phillies were waiting for complete results from their COVID-19 tests following an outbreak among the Miami Marlins, who played a weekend series in Philadelphia. PHILADELPHIA — The New York Yankees-Philadelphia […]

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Speaker snared in Ohio bribery probe liked to play long game

Tension was thick in the air. After 10 consecutive votes in which another man had garnered more support than Larry Householder’s favored candidate to be the next Ohio House speaker, Householder leaned back quietly in his chair, arms confidently propped behind his head. As usual, he was playing the long game. The Republican now accused […]

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Tesla poised to join S&P 500 after fourth-straight quarterly profit

Tesla delivered its fourth consecutive quarterly profit on Wednesday, scaling a long-elusive hurdle that finally makes it eligible to join the benchmark S&P 500 index. The electric automaker delivered a surprise profit of $2.18 per share, demolishing analyst forecasts for a 14-cent loss and sending the stock spiking more than 6 percent percent in extended […]

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This day in sports: Don Sutton earns 209th win, moving into tie atop Dodgers’ list

The Dodgers’ Don Sutton retired 20 consecutive New York Mets on this date in 1979 to pick up his 209th win, tying him with Don Drysdale for the team record in a 7-2 victory at Dodger Stadium. Steve Garvey and Ron Cey gave Sutton all the run support he needed by each hitting three-run home […]

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Tesla shares spike as automaker delivers third-consecutive profitable quarter

Tesla on Wednesday delivered its third consecutive quarterly profit, sending the stock up more than 7 percent in extended trading and putting Elon Musk within arm’s reach of a $750 million payday. The electric automaker reported earnings per share of $1.24, while the Street had been expecting a loss of 36 cents per share. The […]

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‘You can’t relax’: NY deaths up, but hospital trends hopeful

New York state reported a record number of coronavirus deaths for a third consecutive day with 799, raising the total above 7,000 By The Associated Press April 9, 2020, 4:44 PM 4 min read 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — New York state reported a record number of […]

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Girl With Disabilities Sexually Abused and Raped on School Bus, Lawsuit Says

A 14-year-old girl with developmental disabilities was sexually abused for several consecutive days and raped by students on her school bus without intervention by the driver, according to a lawsuit filed last week. The girl, who was referred to in the lawsuit as “Jane Doe,” was on the bus home from middle school when the […]

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Devils’ win streak snapped in overtime loss to Sharks

SAN JOSE,Calif. — The Devils had their season-high fourth consecutive win in sight — until they didn’t. Logan Couture scored 38 seconds into overtime, lifting the San Jose Sharks to a 3-2 comeback win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night that snapped a five-game skid. Travis Zajac and Nikita Gusev each had a […]

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