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Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), from Russia, prepares to shoot as New York Islanders goalie Michal Neuvirth (30), from the Czech Republic, stands ready, during the third period of Game 5 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Thursday, April 23, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 5-1.

NHL: Burakovsky lifts Caps past Rangers

Rookie Andre Burakovsky scored his first two playoff goals and Braden Holtby saved a penalty shot, giving the Washington Capitals a 2-1 victory over the New York Rangers on Wednesday night for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.

FILE - In this March 10, 2015, file photo, Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy speaks to the media during a press conference in Orchard Park, N.Y. Bills coach Rex Ryan has no intention of putting "a muzzle" on his players. And that includes running back LeSean McCoy for questioning the motivations of his former coach, Chip Kelly. Ryan responded Wednesday, May 6, 2015, after McCoy created a stir for telling ESPN The Magazine that "there's a reason (Kelly) got rid of all the black players" in Philadelphia.

Ryan won’t ‘muzzle’ Bills after McCoy questions Chip Kelly

Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan has no intention of putting "a muzzle" on his players. And that includes running back LeSean McCoy for questioning the motivations of his former coach, Chip Kelly.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his WBC-WBA welterweight title boxing fight victory over Marcos Maidana Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Las Vegas.

Floyd Mayweather’s ex-girlfriend sues boxer for defamation

The mother of three of Floyd Mayweather's children has sued the undefeated champion for defamation over his recent comments about a 2010 domestic violence incident in Las Vegas.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, scores his second goal past Bayern's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer during the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Messi leads Barcelona over Bayern 3-0 in Champions semis

Barcelona scored three late goals on to overwhelm Bayern Munich and former coach Pep Guardiola 3-0 Wednesday night in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.

Marshall's Steward Butler runs the ball during an NCAA college football game against Western Kentucky in Huntington, W.Va., Friday, Nov. 28, 2014.

Marshall RB charged in beating of 2 gay men, kicked off team

Marshall athletic director Mike Hamrick says running back Steward Butler has been dismissed from the team after the player was charged in the beating of two gay men.

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Justin Verlander prepares to throw to the Baltimore Orioles during Game 2 in baseball's AL Division Series in Baltimore, Friday, Oct. 3, 2014.

Detroit pitcher Justin Verlander cleared to resume throwing

Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has been given the go-ahead to resume throwing.

Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce Harper (34) watches the ball after hitting a home run as Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, left, watches during the second inning of their baseball game at Nationals Park in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2015.

Harper’s 3 HRs, 5 RBIs lift Nationals over Marlins

Bryce Harper hit three home runs in a game for the first time and had five RBIs in his finest day with the Nationals, and Washington beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 Wednesday for their third straight series win.

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WATCH: ‘Super’ soccer mascot is super drunk

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Austria Vienna's mascot - a cape-wearing lion named "Super Leo" - has fallen and he can't get up.

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, lands a left against Manny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, during their welterweight title fight on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas.

Suit filed against Pacquiao for not disclosing injury

Manny Pacquiao and his handlers have been hit with a lawsuit asking for damages for anyone who paid to watch his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. because he failed to disclose his shoulder was injured.

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Boston bomber volunteered as family fell apart, jurors told

Lawyers seeking to spare convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from the death penalty called witnesses who described his volunteer work, his adoration of his older brother, and his father's mental illness in the years before the attack.

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Ride LeBron’s charity roller coaster

Sixty-four people anted up around $10,000 for the NBA star's charity, and the privilege of getting the first ride on a new roller coaster at Cedar Point.

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Preview: NHL games of the night

A look at tonight's slate of Stanley Cup playoff games.

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Wednesday’s Sports Minute

A look at some of the big sports stories making headlines today, Wednesday, May 6.

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Roger Penske explores opening auto racing museum in Detroit

The racing giant has a museum with race cars, trophies, and memorabilia in Arizona.

Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver (26) has the ball knocked away by Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) in the second half of an NBA second-round basketball payoff series game, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Atlanta. Washington won 104-98.

Hawks beat Wizards 106-90 to even series 1-1

Atlanta takes advantage of John Wall's absence to even the Eastern Conference semifinals at one game apiece.

FILE - In this March 6, 2014 file photo, Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates his goal with Patrick Kane during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets in Chicago. The Blackhawks have agreed to eight-year contract extensions with captain JonathanToews and star forward Patrick Kane. General manager Stan Bowman said all along that the extensions were his biggest offseason priority, and the team announced the megadeals Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

Kane scores for Blackhawks in 1-0 win vs. Wild, for 3-0 lead

Kane has six goals and five assists in nine playoff games, bouncing back just fine from the broken collarbone that kept him out of the last quarter of the regular season.

Juventus' Alvaro Morata, right, celebrates after scoring during the Champions League, semifinal match between Juventus and Real Madrid at the Juventus Stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Juventus tops Real Madrid 2-1 as Champions semifinals start

Alvaro Morata scored against his old team in the ninth minute, helping Juventus beat defending champion Real Madrid 2-1 Tuesday night in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.

**FILE** New York Knicks president and general manager Isiah Thomas speaks to the media in this Jan. 19, 2006 file photo at Madison Square Garden in New York. Thomas has one year to turn around the Knicks _ something Larry Brown couldn't do, Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan said Monday, June 26, 2006.

Dolan hires Isiah Thomas again, this time to run Liberty

Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan has rehired Isiah Thomas — this time to run the WNBA's New York Liberty.

Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley grimaces in pain on floor after a collision during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in Portland, Ore., Saturday, April 25, 2015. Conley left the game and did not return. The Grizzlies won 115-109 to lead the series 3-0.

Grizzlies’ Mike Conley upgraded to questionable for Game 2

The Warriors lead the second-round series 1-0.

Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn take his children to school

Featuring: Tiger Woods,Lindsey Vonn
Where: Palm Beach, Florida, United States
When: 21 May 2013
Credit: WENN.com

Woods says Vonn split, father’s death led to sleepless night

He says he was rusty and tired playing a nine-hole practice round at The Players Championship.

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AP Source: Adrian Peterson tells coach he won’t be at OTAs

In this Aug. 16, 2014, photo, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson (28) warms up before a NFL preseason football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Minneapolis.Millions of people using the top three fantasy football platforms have generated three different answers to the question of that top draft pick. Yahoo says LeSean McCoy of Philadelphia. ESPN says Adrian Peterson. CBS Sports says it’s Jamaal Charles of Kansas City.

JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that…