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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2018, file photo, Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, left, holds the championship trophy with her teammates during after winning Game 3 of the WNBA basketball finals, in Fairfax, Va. The WNBA is nearly doubling its national TV exposure with a multiyear deal with CBS Sports. CBS Sports Network will broadcast 40 WNBA games beginning next month when the season opens. “Sue Bird and the WNBA defending champion Seattle Storm will make six appearances on the CBS Sports Network this season.” (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
APNewsBreak: CBS Sports signs multiyear deal with WNBAAPNewsBreak: CBS Sports signs multiyear deal to air 40 WNBA games in prime time and on weekends on CBS Sports Network
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Animal trainer Ted Krogh looks at Hartford Yard Goats mascot Fancy Pants, left, while in a pen together at Dunkin' Donuts Park during a game against the Richmond Flying Squirrels in Hartford, Conn., on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
A baseball branding bonanza, and 2 guys helping it happenBranded: Minor league ball teams get help finding identity
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Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky reacts after winning a point against United States' Sofia Kenin during their playoff-round Fed Cup tennis match, Sunday, April 21, 2019, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
Sofia Kenin helps US beat Switzerland 3-1 in Fed CupSofia Kenin and Sloane Stephens win matches to give the United States a 3-1 victory over Switzerland in Fed Cup World Group playoff
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Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) shoots over Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Indianapolis, Sunday, April 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
Celtics face tough road after sweeping PacersCeltics prove they're every bit as physical as Pacers, and they may need to get tougher
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Chicago Cubs' David Bote (13) reacts after hitting a walk off single during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
LEADING OFF: Yelich crunching Cards, Sale slump, deGrom OK?LEADING OFF: Yelich takes aim again at Cardinals, Sale in slump for Red Sox, Mets see about deGrom
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Milwaukee Brewers' Christian Yelich, right, reacts with Lorenzo Cain after hitting a three-run home run against the St. Louis Cardinals during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 15, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)
Boston avoids big early hole with sweep of RaysThe Red Sox trail the Rays by five games in the AL East, but it could have been a lot worse
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots a three point basket as Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum (3) defends in the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
Lillard sparks Portland past Oklahoma City for 3-1 leadLillard's strong 3rd quarter sparks Portland past Oklahoma City for 3-1 lead
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San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson, right, celebrates after center Logan Couture, left, scored against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period in Game 6 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Hertl lifts Sharks past Vegas 2-1 in 20T to force Game 7Tomas Hertl scored a short-handed goal 11:17 into the second overtime to lift the San Jose Sharks to a 2-1 win over the Vegas Golden Knights, forcing a Game 7 in their first-round playoff series
The Associated Press11 hours ago
Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard (2) makes a shot in front of Orlando Magic's Jonathan Isaac during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Road, sweet road! NBA away teams go 8-0 over weekendRoad, sweet road: There were eight NBA playoff games over the weekend, and away teams won them all
The Associated Press12 hours ago
CORRECTS TO SECOND HALF NOT FIRST HALF - Brooklyn Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson, third from right, restrains Nets forward Jared Dudley, second from right, after Dudley got into a shoving match during the second half of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Philadelphia 76ers, Saturday, April 20, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Nets GM fined $25K, suspended for entering refs' locker roomNets general manager Sean Marks suspended 1 game without pay, fined $25K for entering referees' locker room after Brooklyn's loss to Philadelphia in Game 4 of playoff series
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry, front right, falls to the floor after he is fouled by Orlando Magic's Evan Fournier, left, during the first half in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, April 21, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Leonard scores 34, Raptors top Magic 107-85 for 3-1 leadLeonard scores 34, and Toronto moves within a game of the second round by topping Magic 107-85
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano jumps to catch a fly ball hit by Toronto Blue Jays' Teoscar Hernandez during the second inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, April 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Smoak nabbed after Laureano overthrow, but Jays sweep A'sJustin Smoak got thrown out on a wild sequence that began with another sensational play by Oakland center fielder Ramon Laureano, but wound up with four hits as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the Athletics 5-4 for a three-game sweep
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