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Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, dribbles against Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the first half of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, May 21, 2015.

Warriors eliminate Rockets, end 40-year NBA Finals drought

The Golden State Warriors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years with a 104-90 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford makes a stop against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Chicago.

Blackhawks Stretch Series to Limit

CHICAGO (AP) — There will be a Game 7 in each of the NHL's conference finals.

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announces an indictment against nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives for racketeering, conspiracy and corruption at a news conference, Wednesday, May 27, 2015, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Nine of the 14 that were indicted by the Justice Department are soccer officials, while four are sports marketing executives and another works in broadcasting.

Soccer’s governing body raided; FIFA leaders face racketeering charges

Scandals and rumors of corruption have dogged FIFA throughout the 17-year reign of its President Sepp Blatter, although he was not named in either investigation.

Russia's Maria Sharapova returns the ball to compatriot Vitalia Diatchenko during their second round match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium, Wednesday, May 27, 2015 in Paris. Sharapova won 6-3, 6-1.

French Open: Sharapova and Federer advance while Halep exits

Simona Halep became the highest seeded player to exit the French Open so far while the two second-seeds Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova advanced.

FILE - In this Thursday, June 2, 2011 file photo, suspended FIFA executive Jack Warner gestures during a news conference held shortly after his arrival at the airport in Port-of-Spain, in his native Trinidad and Tobago. Organizers of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar have distanced themselves from fresh allegations of corruption surrounding the Gulf nation's winning bid for the tournament in 2010. The Tuesday March 18, 2014 edition of British newspaper The Daily Telegraph alleges it has evidence that former FIFA vice president Jack Warner and his family were paid almost $2 million from a company controlled by Mohamed Bin Hammam, a Qatari who used to be an executive committee member of world football's governing body.

Ex-FIFA vice president Warner arrested, freed on $2.5M bail

Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner turned himself in to Trinidad police shortly after they issued an arrest warrant at the request of U.S. authorities.

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Soccer rocked as top FIFA officials arrested in U.S. corruption probe

Seven of the most powerful figures in soccer face extradition to the U.S. after their arrest in Switzerland, where authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.

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BEST OF: Cavs sweep Hawks to head to NBA Finals

Watch Cleveland win the Eastern Conference Championship through the lens of a high-def slow-motion camera.

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NHL Preview: Ducks battle Blackhawks in Game 6

Here's a look at Game 6 in the Western Conference Finals.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, May 27.

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Venus Williams fined at French Open after snubbing media

The tennis star has been fined $3,000 by tournament organizers.

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives between Atlanta Hawks' Paul Millsap and Kent Bazemore (24) during the second half in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Cleveland.

LeBron, Cavaliers earn NBA Finals spot by sweeping Hawks

LeBron James scored 23 points, Kyrie Irving returned after missing two games and the Cleveland Cavaliers reserved a spot in the NBA Finals with a 118-88 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night to win the Eastern Conference title.

Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) and New York Rangers defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) battle for the puck during the second period of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference final during the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Tampa, Fla., Friday, May 22, 2015. The Rangers won 5-1.

Brassard, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Lightning 7-3

Derek Brassard had a hat trick and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 36 shots in another season-saving performance as the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3 Tuesday night to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) stands on the sideline during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Santa Clara, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. The Seahawks 19-3.

49ers QB Kaepernick apologizes for Houston storm post

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson offered his support. "Praying for all the people in Houston... Healing is on the way!" he wrote on Twitter.

UEFA Euro 2016 Qualifier Group D - Germany (4) v (0) Gibraltar at Grundig Stadium

Featuring: Manuel Neuer,Thomas Müller,Erik Durm,Shkodran Mustafi,Toni Kroos
Where: Nuernberg, Germany
When: 14 Nov 2014
Credit: ATP/WENN.com

Neuer, Mueller, Kroos left off Germany roster vs US

The game will be played June 10th in Cologne.

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota answers a question during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.

Marcus Mariota adapting to huddle, complex plays with Titans

Marcus Mariota never had to worry about huddling up to call plays at Oregon — he and the Ducks simply glanced to the sideline for what to run next.

Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah, with exercise rider Jorge Alvarez aboard, gallops at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Thursday, May 14, 2015. The Preakness Stakes horse race is scheduled to take place May 16.

American Pharoah gets 1st work in since winning Preakness

Trainer Bob Baffert was pleased with American Pharoah's first work as he prepares for Belmont Stakes and his attempt to become horse racing's first Triple Crown winner since 1978.

Missouri senior defensive lineman Michael Sam speaks to the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, in Irving, Texas. Missouri takes on Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl on Friday in Arlington, Texas.

Michael Sam: Focused on football, not making history in CFL

Michael Sam says his priority is helping the Montreal Alouettes win, not making history as the first openly gay player in the Canadian Football League.

San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald (91) lines up against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz.

911 tapes released on NFL defensive end Ray McDonald

KRON-TV reports Tuesday that a woman, mother of the alleged victim, says McDonald was drunk when she called authorities before dawn Monday.

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World Series of Poker starts this week with new events

The annual set of 68 tournaments at the Rio Hotel & Casino that rewards millions of dollars to the best card sharks starts Wednesday.

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Twins keep rolling

Not many baseball fans expected the Minnesota Twins to be playoff contenders through Memorial Day, especially after their 1-6 start.

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Today in entertainment history: May 28

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A look at the news that made Hollywood headlines in years past.

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Tracy Morgan settles suit with Walmart over fatal crash

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The "SNL" star sued the retail giant over a semi crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured.

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Baby goat doesn’t care about dog’s nap

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Keep on keepin' on, goat. We like your style.

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LiLo is (finally) finishing her community service

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The "Mean Girls" star had to log 125 hours before May 28 after a judge rejected her previous effort.

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U2’s longtime road manager dead as band prepares for L.A. shows

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The tour manager worked with the band for more than three decades.