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Friday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Friday, May 1.

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers yells out instructions as his team plays the Golden State Warriors during the first half in Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.

NBA Playoffs: Clippers beat Spurs to force Game 7

Blake Griffin had 26 points and 12 rebounds and Chris Paul had 19 points and 15 assists as the Los Angeles Clippers held on for a 102-96 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday night.

A board showing Jameis Winston, who was selected first overall by Tampa Bay at the 2015 NFL Draft.

Tampa Bay selects “Famous” Jameis No. 1 overall, Mariota to Tennessee at No. 2

Jameis Winston was selected first overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, while Marcus Mariota was taken second overall by the Tennessee Titans.

Kentucky Derby favorite American Pharoah, ridden by exercise rider Jorge Alvarez, gallops at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, April 30, 2015.

American Pharoah early favorite at Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah has been made the early 5-2 favorite for the 141st Kentucky Derby.

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2013, file photo, Miami Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill (17) runs off the field during the second half an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis. With a flair for the dramatic, the second-year prol has taken command at quarterback, solving the Dolphins' perennial problem at the position and leading them to a surprising 3-0 start.

Dolphins exercise $16.2 million option on Tannehill for 2016

The Miami Dolphins have exercised their fifth-year, $16.2 million option on quarterback Ryan Tannehill's rookie contract for 2016.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress (80) bows after making a touchdown catch as Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden (23) walks away in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, in Pittsburgh. The Steelers won 24-10.

Ex-NFL star Plaxico Burress accused of failing to pay taxes

Former NFL star Plaxico Burress has been indicted on criminal charges related to a New Jersey tax payment.

Florida coach Billy Donovan speaks at the NCAA mens college basketball tournament Friday, March 21, 2014, in Orlando, Fla. Florida will play Pittsburgh in the third-round game on Saturday.

Florida’s Billy Donovan hired to coach Oklahoma City Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder have hired Florida's Billy Donovan as their new coach.

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NBA: Wiggins reportedly takes top rookie honors

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins played 82 games this season, averaging 16.9 points per game.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, left, shakes the hand of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota after they participated at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.

On the clock: Who goes number 1 in tonight’s NFL Draft

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston is favored as the top pick by Tampa Bay. Oregon QB Marcus Mariota could go number two to Tennessee or as part of a trade.

Chicago Bears legend Dick Butkus, left, is interviewed by Michael Irvin, center, and Chris Carter during introductions at a pre-draft rally of 2015 NFL Draft prospects, and various league legends at Pioneer Court, Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Chicago.

NFL DRAFT: 5 things to look for in the first round

Different feel as the annual NFL grab bag moves from New York to Chicago.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar hospitalized with chest pains

The 68-year-old sportsman underwent quadruple bypass surgery earlier this month after he was diagnosed with cardiovascular disease.

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American Pharoah is early Derby favorite

The horse comes into the Derby having won the Arkansas Derby by eight lengths.

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Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Boxing’s big money night

What makes the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao boxing match one of the most anticipated fights of all time? Money.

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Groundbreaking golfer Calvin Peete passes away

Calvin Peete, the most successful black player on the PGA Tour before the arrival of Tiger Woods, has died at the age of 71.

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Thursday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the sports headlines making news today, Thursday, April 30.

People watch while Kentucky Derby hopeful Dortmund gets a bath after a workout at Churchill Downs Tuesday, April 28, 2015, in Louisville, Ky.

Bob Baffert has top 2 early favorites for Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah has been made the early 5-2 favorite for the 141st Kentucky Derby, with Dortmund the second choice in the full field of 20 horses.

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer answers questions during an NFL football news conference Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Berea, Ohio. There's a natural connection between Marcus Mariota and the Browns, but Farmer says he doesn't understand why he's continually attached to Oregon's quarterback. Mariota is expected to be selected high in next week's NFL draft, and because the Browns have two first-round picks, there's been widespread speculation that Farmer may move up to take him.

Report: Browns & Titans talk trade for No. 2 pick in NFL Draft

According to ESPN.com's Pat McManamon, Cleveland is talking to Tennessee about trading up to the No. 2 slot in the 2015 NFL Draft to select Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota.

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers yells out instructions as his team plays the Golden State Warriors during the first half in Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers fined $25,000 by NBA

Clippers coach Doc Rivers was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Wednesday for public criticism of the officiating after Los Angeles' Game 5 loss to San Antonio on Tuesday night.

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, left, talks with guard Chris Jones (3) during a third-round game against Saint Louis in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Ex-Louisville basketball player Jones cleared on rape charge

A grand jury has cleared former Louisville basketball player Chris Jones on rape and sodomy charges.

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Boston bomber wanted life, brother wanted death, attorney says

His lawyers contend he should be spared capital punishment because he was a pawn in a scheme led by his brothers.

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Beleskey scores in OT, Ducks beat Chicago 5-4 in wild Game 5

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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.

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Harden helps Rockets stay alive, beat Warriors

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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) celebrates with teammate Pablo Prigioni (9) during the first half of Game 1 in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers, Monday, May 4, 2015, in Houston.

James Harden scored a playoff career-high 45 points and the Houston Rockets led from start to finish to avoid elimination in the Western Conference finals with a 128-115 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 4 on Monday night.

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Cano drives in 2, Mariners beat Rays

Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano, left, and Abraham Almonte, right, are congratulated by teammate Kyle Seager (15) after Cano hit a three-run home run scoring during the third inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

Robinson Cano drove in two runs, Roenis Elias threw six solid innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-1 on Monday night.

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Police: Men threatened to stab Bellingham Macy’s employee with syringe during shoplifting attempt

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The two were confronted by store security just after noon on Monday after trying to take some jewelry and a watch

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Denver beats Maryland for 1st NCAA men’s lacrosse title

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Denver won its first NCAA men's lacrosse championship, beating Maryland 10-5 on Monday behind five goals from senior Wesley Berg.