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yesterday

Thursday’s Sports Minute

The Thunder secure No. 2 seed, the Cubs' visit to Yankee Stadium doesn't go well, and more.

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Wall Street fund managers buy Milwaukee Bucks

Hedge fund managers are buying the Milwaukee Bucks for $550 million, becoming the latest Wall Street financiers to own a sports club.

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Atlanta awarded MLS expansion team

Atlanta has landed a Major League Soccer expansion team that will play beginning in 2017 in the city's new open-air stadium.

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Wednesday

Lorde meets Hall of Famer who inspired ‘Royals’

The singer behind the hit meets the real-life Royal that inspired her song.

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Wednesday

Sharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona

Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper are challenging the evidence used to keep him in jail without bail on sexual-assault charges in Arizona.

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Wednesday

Pistorius trial: Judge sets 2-week adjournment

The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius plans to adjourn for more than two weeks after Thursday.

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Wednesday

Wednesday Sports Minute

Clippers keep pressure on Thunder, Knicks top Nets, Cards shut down Brewers, and more.

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Wednesday

Phelps’s return to swimming shrugged off by fellow Olympians

The news that Michael Phelps was returning to the pool with an eye toward the 2016 Olympics was greeted with a big yawn by fellow swimmers.

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Tuesday

Gratitude, defiance marks Boston bombing memorial

The city and the nation mark the first anniversary of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings.

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Tuesday

Beckham’s Miami soccer stadium hits snag

Some say David Beckham's plans for a soccer arena at the port of Miami threatens plans to expand the Panama Canal.

phelps

Tuesday

Phelps comes out of retirement ahead of 2016 Olympics

Michael Phelps, the most decorated swimmer of all time, will come out of retirement next week.

pistorius

Tuesday

Prosecutor wraps up 5-day grilling of Pistorius

The prosecutor gave a stark summary of how Pistorius shot his girlfriend, insisting he killed her deliberately after an argument.

murphy

Monday

Pro sports becoming more open to paternity leave

The four major pro sports leagues in North America are becoming increasingly open to paternity leave.

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Monday

First round of Stanley Cup playoffs set

The first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs are set.

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Monday

PHOTOS: The Masters

Bubba Watson took home a second green jacket at one of golf's greatest events.

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Monday

Watson wins second Green Jacket

Bubba Watson withstood an inspired early challenge from playing partner Jordan Spieth to clinch the Masters for a second time in three years.

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Monday

NFL’s Aldon Smith arrested at LAX

Police at Los Angeles International Airport arrested the football player for a false bomb threat to screeners, officials said.

marathon

Monday

Boston Marathoners vow to take back New England’s sacred race

"Left on Boylston" in this American city means only one thing on marathon day.

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April 11, 2014

This weekend’s sports schedule

A complete look at the weekend's sports schedule.

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April 11, 2014

Giants QB Manning has ankle surgery

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has undergone left ankle surgery, the team has announced

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McMenamin Wants Special NAPA Meeting

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Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin says Corporation Counsel Todd Greenburg is leading the city astray.

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Taylorville Couple Wins $20.25 Million Lottery Prize

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Taylorville newlyweds, not married for more than a month, are the state's newest millionaires.

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Oberweis Welcomes Senator Kirk’s Support in Attempt to Unseat Senator Durbin

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The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate now has the support of Sen. Mark Kirk

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Three Springfield Businesses Cited for Serving Minors

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Three Springfield businesses that sell alcohol have been cited for selling alcohol to minors.

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Rutherford’s Request to Drop Lawsuit Delayed

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Treasurer has to wait longer to get decision on dismissing harrassment charge