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TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Friday that a visit to Japan this month by IOC President Thomas Bach seemed unlikely with a state of emergency order being extended by the government to Tokyo and other areas until May 31.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul George led seven players in double figures with 24 points and the Los Angeles Clippers routed a Lakers team minus LeBron James 118-94 on Thursday night, moving into the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference playoff race.

MONTPELIER — Sophomore Andrew Tringe went 3-for-3 with a two-run double in the fifth inning Thursday, leading Montpelier to a 9-8 victory over Peoples.

DUXBURY — Division I powerhouse Burr & Burton and D-II behemoth Harwood both got the challenge they were looking for during Thursday’s boys lacrosse battle.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal lawsuit brought by a group of former Iowa football players alleging staff members mistreated Black players will move forward, but all or parts of some of the allegations were thrown out Thursday.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — College football teams will be required to hold at least seven padless practices during the preseason and the number of contact practices will be reduced from 21 to 18 under changes proposed by the NCAA’s oversight committee Thursday.

The American-Canadian Tour announced Thursday that it will award a $5,000 top prize to the champion of the inaugural New England Late Model Challenge Cup.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A grand jury on Thursday indicted Puerto Rican boxer Félix Verdejo in the killing of his pregnant lover, a case potentially eligible for the death penalty.

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NEW YORK (AP) — José Altuve responded to jeering fans by marking his 31st birthday with a go-ahead, three-run homer off Chad Green in the eighth inning, and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 7-4 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The car will definitely not be the star this summer in the Superstar Racing Experience, which has been formated for drivers to showcase their skills using what series co-founder Ray Evernham calls “old-school tools.”

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chase Elliott, Joey Logano and Denny Hamlin drove their sporty new pony cars through the smoke and lights of the fog machines NASCAR used for its first fancy presentation in more than a year.

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ATLANTA (AP) — Clint Capela scored 18 points to lead seven scorers in double figures and the Atlanta Hawks pulled away late to overcome Devin Booker's 30 points and rout the Phoenix Suns 135-103 on Wednesday night.

NORTHFIELD – The Norwich University men’s lacrosse team outscored Rivier 9-1 in the second half Wednesday night to secure a spot in Saturday’s Great Northeast Athletic Conference championship game.

U-32 and Spaulding worked out some kinks and experimented by putting athletes in new events during an early-season track and field meet hosted by North Country.

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Hall of Famer Tony La Russa developed a reputation as a master strategist while managing the Oakland A's and St. Louis Cardinals to a total of three World Series championships.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane would theoretically consider cutting an unvaccinated player if it meant the team being able to lift NFL COVID-19 protocols restricting in-person team meetings.

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rory McIlroy returned to the site of his first PGA Tour victory and made it clear Wednesday that he is more interested in creating his place in history than chasing Saudi-backed money in a proposed super league.

The talented Sofia Berryhill will be firing her left-handed serves for the St. Lawrence University softball team in 2022. This year is about pitching Mount Anthony to a Division I state title.

The Flying Tigers are poised to take center stage for the first of a half-dozen times in the Triple Crown Series at Thunder Road and White Mountain Motorsports Park.

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The NCAA football oversight committee is preparing to recommend changes to preseason camp that will include fewer fully padded practices and the elimination of some old-school collision drills.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays are returning to their home away from home, Buffalo, New York, starting in June. And this time, they’ll have a limited number of fans in attendance.