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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks at a press conference at the NFL's spring meeting, Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in Atlanta.

Goodell wants to hear directly from Brady in appeal

Goodell said Wednesday he has not had time to study a request from the players' union that he recuse himself from the appeal because he has been focused on the spring owners meetings

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) drives against Atlanta Hawks forward DeMarre Carroll (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2015, in Atlanta.

NBA: Eastern Conference Finals begin tonight in Atlanta

This is Atlanta's first trip to the conference finals since the NBA switched to the current format in 1970-71. For the Cavs their last time in the conference finale was in 2007.

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Wolves hit lottery

The NBA's biggest losers were the big winners in the draft lottery.

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Snaps coming from 15-yard line this season

The NFL is making extra points a bit more challenging.

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NHL Preview: Lightning hopes to strike Rangers

Here's a look at Game 3 in the Eastern Conference Finals.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, May 20.

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Roger Bannister’s 4-minute mile shoes to go on auction block

Bannister became the first runner to break the fabled 4-minute barrier.

Chicago Blackhawks center Brad Richards (91) waits for linesman Jean Morin, left, to release the puck in a face-off against Anaheim Ducks center Nate Thompson during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.

Kruger puts Chicago past Ducks 3-2 in 3rd OT of Game 2

Victory came in the longest game in the Blackhawks' 89-year history.

The crowd cheers after Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) scored during the first half of Game 2 in a second-round NBA playoff basketball series against the Memphis Grizzlies, Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Oakland, Calif.

Warriors rally past Rockets 110-106 in Game 1 of West finals

Golden State Warriors rallied from 16 points down in the second quarter

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson works on footwork as quarterback's coach Matt LaFleur, right, and quarterback Malik Zaire, left, look on Saturday Aug. 9, 2014 in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame opens the season against Rice at home Saturday Aug. 30.

Former Notre Dame QB Golson chooses Florida State

Golson graduated from Notre Dame on Sunday. He will be immediately eligible to play under NCAA graduate transfer rules.

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Timberwolves win draft lottery, Lakers move to No. 2

York Knicks, who had the second-best odds of winning but instead fell to fourth 30 years after winning the first draft lottery and drafting Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing.

NFL logo on the field before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the New England Patriots in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

NFL to change extra-point kicks to longer distance

The NFL is moving back extra-point kicks and allowing defenses to score on 2-point conversion turnovers.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady speaks at a news conference in Foxborough, Mass., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 as he addresses the issue of the NFL investigation of deflated footballs.

Patriots won’t appeal ‘Defaltegate’ penalties

Team owner Robert Kraft says the team won't protest its $1 million fine and loss of draft picks.

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Oh, baby: NASCAR driver Kyle Busch is now a father

The birth date of 5-18 marks both car numbers Busch has driven in the Sprint Cup Series — No. 5 at Hendrick Motorsports and No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing.

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Kraft: Patriots won’t appeal team’s fine, draft penalties

Kraft said Tuesday at the owners meetings that he was putting the league before his franchise because "at no time should the agenda of one team" override "the good of the 32."

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Raiders, Chargers tap ex-49ers exec for LA-area stadium push

The two teams are moving forward with plans to build a join $1.7 billion stadium in the L.A. area.

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Judge expected to set date for Tsarnaev sentencing hearing

Bombing survivors will be allowed to give victim impact statements at the hearing, as will convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

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NHL Preview: Ducks battle Blackhawks

Here's a look at Game 2 in the Western Conference Finals.

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Fight of century becomes fight in court as fans sue Pacquiao

Boxing fans are calling the hyped-up fight a fraud and they want their money back.

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Tuesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Tuesday, May 19.

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Cast of ‘Big Bang Theory’ helps students study science

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Dozens of crew and cast members, including Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, have raised more than $4 million for "The Big Bang Theory" Scholarship Endowment.

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Motley Crue wants your help planning final tour

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The rockers have launched the #demandthecrue campaign for fans to fight for the rockers to visit their city.

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For Sale: Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch

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The King of Pop's former fantasyland is on the market for a cool $100 million.

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Google wants the world’s photos

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The online photo service is the latest example of Google's desire to wrap its tentacles around virtually every part of people's lives.

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Batman turns heads in Toronto car chase

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WATCH: The "Suicide Squad" is going to include one wicked car chase scene.

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