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Former professional wrestler and entertainer Chyna dead at 45

The WWE star was found dead in her L.A.-area home.

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University of Illinois Softball Player Charged

A University of Illinois softball player faces a disorderly conduct charge after police accused her of falsely reporting being mugged.

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Fantasy Sports Legislation Advances

Legislation to legalize gambling on online daily fantasy sports in Illinois got initial approval in the state House amid concerns about whether it includes enough safeguards to prevent minors from participating.

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Australia’s Scott opts out of Olympics to focus on PGA Tour

Australian world number seven Adam Scott has confirmed he will skip the Rio Olympics in August, the 2013 Masters champion citing scheduling conflicts as the main reason for opting out of golf's return to the Games after a 112-year absence.

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NHL Playoffs: Blues on verge of ousting champs

St. Louis needs one more win to knock off the defending Stanley Cup champs in the first round.

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McGregor pulled from Diaz rematch, hints at retirement

Irish fighter Conor McGregor, who said on Twitter earlier on Tuesday that he was walking away from the sport of mixed martial arts, has been pulled from the UFC's main event in July.

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Assault complaint against quarterback Manziel goes to Dallas grand jury

A domestic violence complaint accusing former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel of beating his ex-girlfriend will be presented to a Dallas County grand jury this week.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories.

FILE - In this 1971, file photo, Chicago Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas poses during spring training baseball. Pappas, who won 209 games during his 17-year career with the Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs died Tuesday morning, April 19, 2016, of natural causes at his home in the northern Illinois community of Beecher, his widow, Judi Pappas said. He was 76. (AP Photo/File)

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Former Cubs Pitcher Milt Pappas Dies

Milt Pappas, who won 209 games during his 17-year career with the Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs, has died. He was 76.

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Sports federations concerned about venues for Rio Games

International sports federations have been told of problems with venues for the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, including power failures at the gymnastics arena this week.

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NFL’s $1 billion concussion settlement upheld by U.S. appeals court

A federal appeals court upheld the National Football League's estimated $1 billion concussion settlement with retired players, calling the agreement imperfect but fair.

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England’s Masters winner Willett joins PGA Tour

So far in the 2015-16 season, Willett has three top-five finishes in five starts in U.S. tour events and climbed to No. 9 in the world rankings.

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Warriors shrug off Curry absence to beat Rockets

With Stephen Curry out of action due to an ankle injury Monday night, Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr was comforted knowing he had Shaun Livingston in reserve.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of the big sports headlines making news today.

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Ethiopians sweep Boston Marathon

Ethiopian runner Lemi Berhanu Hayle won the men's Boston Marathon on Monday in a late surge against defending champion and fellow Ethiopian Lelisa Desisa.

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Kawhi Leonard repeats as NBA Defensive Player of the Year

Kawhi Leonard has won his second straight NBA Defensive Player of the Year award after helping the San Antonio Spurs have the league's best defense.

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NHL: Blues rally to beat Blackhawks, Nashville surprise

The St. Louis Blues have taken a 2-1 lead in their first-round series against the defending Stanley Cup champions.

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Champs back in Boston but top Americans are resting for Rio

With the top American marathoners resting for the Rio Olympics, Neely Spence Gracey could be the best U.S. hope for a podium finish in Boston on Monday.

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NBA Playoffs: Spurs, Cavs, Heat, Clippers win openers

In Cleveland, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and LeBron James combined for 81 points, but the Cavaliers struggled in a 106-101 victory over Detroit, and Golden State star Steph Curry is questionable for game 2.

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Monday’s Sports Minute

Here's a look at some of today's big sports stories.

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31st Annual Police Officer Memorial Day Thursday

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Thursday marks the 31st annual Police Officer Memorial Day.

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Springfield Police Department : Slow Down on the MacArthur Extension

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Springfield Police say drivers are exceeding the posted speed limit on the MacArthur extension, south of Wabash.

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No Vote Yet on Graduated Tax Proposal

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More Higher Ed Funding to be Considered

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Hundreds of millions of dollars would be going to higher education -- in addition to money they just received -- under an amendment to a spending bill an Illinois Senate committee has approved.

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Just Enough Rain for Most of Illinois

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Corn progress best in years