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LeBron, Cavaliers earn NBA Finals spot by sweeping Hawks

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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 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.

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Brassard, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Lightning 7-3

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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.

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.

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49ers QB Kaepernick apologizes for Houston storm post

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.

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

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Neuer, Mueller, Kroos left off Germany roster vs US

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

The game will be played June 10th in Cologne.

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Marcus Mariota adapting to huddle, complex plays with Titans

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 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.

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Seager powers Mariners over Rays, 7-6 in 10

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Seattle Mariners' Kyle Seager hits a three-run go-ahead home run in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Sunday, April 27, 2014, in Seattle.

Kyle Seager hit a grand slam in the eighth inning and a game-winning home run in the 10th on Tuesday night to lift the Seattle Mariners to a 7-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

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WWU Track & Field: Six Vikings named USTFCCCA All-Americans

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Katelyn Steen was a first-team pick along with Alex Donigian, Slater Hirst (pictured) and Katie Reichert.

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Storm open preseason with a win

Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd, right, holds up a Seattle Storm jersey with WNBA president Laurel J. Richie after the Storm selected Loyd as the No. 1 pick in the WNBA basketball draft, Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Uncasville, Conn.

Rookie Jewell Loyd led Seattle with 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting and had three assists.

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Stars missing for various reasons as Seahawks open OTAs

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Russell Wilson, Jimmy Graham and Cliff Avril were absent for personal reasons. Michael Bennett and Bruce Irvin were just absent.

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Washington State fires baseball coach

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Washington State has fired baseball coach Donnie Marbut after 11 seasons.

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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut give artificial ingredients the boot

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The country's biggest food makers are facing pressure from smaller rivals that position themselves as more wholesome alternatives.

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Wanna make big bucks? Become CEO of a media company

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They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.

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RECALL ROUNDUP: Cars, poultry top the list

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Get a look at some of the products that have been recalled this month.

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To the beach! Roads expected to be packed for Memorial Day

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With lower gas prices and an improved job market, AAA expects more than 37 million Americans to travel this weekend, the most since 2005.

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Survey: U.S. schools beef up safety measures

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Public schools have increased security with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

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TODAY’S MUST SEE: A ‘bad lip reading’ of ‘The Avengers’

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The "Redneck" Avengers are here for a different kind of adventure.

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Oprah, Beyoncé among world’s ‘most powerful’ women

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Other celebrity notables include Taylor Swift, Shakira and Ellen DeGeneres.

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Keira Knightley is a new mom

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The "Atonement" star has reportedly welcomed her first child.

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Dave Grohl really, really likes Taylor Swift

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The Foo Fighters frontman has vowed to dedicate a song to the "Shake It Off" hitmaker at every tour stop.

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Rob Lowe launching cosmetics line for men

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"The West Wing" star has created a line of anti-aging products for men called Profile.

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World Series of Poker starts this week with new events

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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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Chris Pratt apologizes in advance

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The star has offered up an early apology for any offensive remarks he may make while on his upcoming press tour for "Jurassic World."

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George Harrison letter up for sale

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The note reveals previously unknown secrets about the Fab Four's recording days.

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Tracee Ellis Ross gets honorary degree

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The "Black-ish" star is now Dr. Ross.

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‘Tomorrowland’ takes top spot at box office on slow weekend

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Disney's fantasy adventure topped the slow Memorial Day weekend box office with an estimated $41.7 million debut.

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Art Garfunkel: I created a ‘monster’ in Paul Simon

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The musician opens up about his relationship with his bandmate, offering up some shocking comments.

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