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American pairs skaters Alexa Scimeca-Knierim and Chris Knierim advance to final

The best skaters make a short program or short dance feel too brief, turning it into a tantalizing glimpse of talent confined to a cruelly abbreviated format. The exquisite precision of world champions Sui Wenjing and Han Cong of China on Wednesday in the first phase of the Olympic pairs competition...
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Will Trump's pick to run EPA in California show up for work?
Fri, 18 May 2018 02:20:00 +0200
The White House may have finally found someone to take on the stress of overseeing President Trump’s fossil fuel-friendly environmental agenda in the heart of hostile territory: California and nearby states. But there’s one glaring problem. The guy...
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James Harden scores 30, Rockets even series with Warriors
Wed, 23 May 2018 05:50:00 +0200
James Harden scored 30 points, Chris Paul had 27 and the Houston Rockets sustained the latest second-half flurry by Stephen Curry, evening the Western Conference finals at two games apiece with a 95-92 victory Tuesday night. Curry scored 28 points and...
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Chargers tight end Hunter Henry suffers torn ACL, out for season
Wed, 23 May 2018 04:10:00 +0200
The Chargers did what they could to show their appreciation to tight end Antonio Gates, one of the best players in the team’s history, as they made plans to move on. Tuesday, those plans might have changed. Gates’ replacement, third-year tight end...
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Angels can't recover from Toronto's early five-run burst
Wed, 23 May 2018 04:00:00 +0200
Kendrys Morales hit a two-run home run, J.A. Happ won his second straight start and the Toronto Blue Jays burst to a five-run first-inning lead in a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 on Tuesday night that stopped a four-game losing streak. Josh...
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MLB: Jose Bautista signs with the Mets
Wed, 23 May 2018 03:55:00 +0200
Free agent Jose Bautista signed Tuesday with the New York Mets, two days after being released by the Atlanta Braves. The Mets listed Bautista as an outfielder. He played only third base in eight games with the Braves, batting .143 with two home runs....
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NHL: Alex Ovechkin excited about playing biggest game of his life
Wed, 23 May 2018 03:50:00 +0200
Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin is closer than ever to playing for the Stanley Cup, and he’s determined to make the most of the opportunity. “I’ve never been in this position before,” he said Tuesday, looking ahead to Game 7 of the Eastern...
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Max Muncy has what Dodgers want in a leadoff hitter
Wed, 23 May 2018 03:50:00 +0200
A prototypical leadoff hitter Max Muncy is not. At a stout 5 feet 10 and 215 pounds, he is more rectangular than sleek, more slugger than speedster. Before Tuesday, Muncy had an average of one home run every 14.2 at-bats, which ranked sixth in the National...
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Shorthanded Sparks keep Fever winless, 87-70
Wed, 23 May 2018 03:25:00 +0200
Nneka Ogwumike had 25 points and 10 rebounds to help Sparks beat the Indiana Fever 87-70 on Tuesday night. Los Angeles, which took over the top spot in the AP WNBA power poll this week, jumped out to a 20-6 lead and it was 50-36 at the half behind 17...
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NFL rule change: No more lowering helmet to initiate contact
Wed, 23 May 2018 03:00:00 +0200
The NFL’s rule makers are putting their heads together … about how to keep players from putting their heads together. The league delivered a presentation to reporters Tuesday in an effort to clarify what appeared to be a hastily adopted rule at the...
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Angels reliever Wood diagnosed with a damaged UCL
Wed, 23 May 2018 02:40:00 +0200
The Angels received more bad injury news when reliever Blake Wood was diagnosed with a damaged ulnar collateral ligament. Out for the past month with what the team called an elbow impingement, Wood will seek a second opinion. He’s expected to miss significant...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg begins European leg of apology tour
Wed, 23 May 2018 01:25:00 +0200
Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the European leg of his contrition tour with an apology Tuesday at the European Parliament for the various controversies that have battered the social networking giant’s reputation. “We haven’t...
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Los Angeles man confessed to making deadly Kansas hoax call, detective testifies
Wed, 23 May 2018 00:40:00 +0200
A Los Angeles man confessed to placing a hoax phone call that led to a fatal police-involved shooting in Kansas late last year, a detective testified Tuesday. Tyler Barriss, 25, was charged earlier this year with involuntary manslaughter for his role...
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SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell says company is profitable
Wed, 23 May 2018 00:15:00 +0200
SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said Tuesday that the privately held Hawthorne space company is valued at almost $28 billion based on recent funding rounds, and that it is profitable. In a wide-ranging interview broadcast on CNBC, Shotwell said the company...
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Bill easing bank regulations heads to Trump, but falls short of overhaul GOP wanted
Tue, 22 May 2018 23:45:00 +0200
Bipartisan legislation focused on easing regulations for small and mid-sized banks passed the House on Tuesday and headed to President Trump for his expected signature. Although the bill provides some significant relief for larger financial institutions,...
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Rams rookie John Kelly receives diversion sentence in Tennessee for marijuana charge
Tue, 22 May 2018 23:35:00 +0200
Rams rookie running back John Kelly pleaded guilty and received judicial diversion to settle a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge in Tennessee, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported. Kelly, who played at Tennessee, was a sixth-round pick in last month’s...
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