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Not-so-super Saturday — Osaka, Serena both out early again

[ad_1] MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Eight-time tournament champion Serena Williams never played a point in a Miami Open tennis match on Saturday, while top-seeded Naomi Osaka probably feels like she had never played so many -- nor such bizarre ones. Yet within 90 minutes of each other, both women were out of this final tournament of the U.S. hardcourt swing.It's the second time in less than two weeks that the
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Caps G Holtby declines White House invitation

[ad_1] 3:15 PM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN Goalie Braden Holtby became the most high-profile member of the Washington Capitals to pull out of Monday's scheduled visit to the White House in celebration of their 2018 Stanley Cup championship."It's one of those things you have to think about, but for me, I have to stay true to my values. I'm going to respectfully decline the offer," Holtby said Friday after Capitals practice in
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Truck driver in fatal Humboldt crash gets 8 years

[ad_1] 3:13 PM ETEmily KaplanESPN Jaskirat Sidhu, the truck driver who pleaded guilty in causing the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, was sentenced to eight years in prison -- the longest dangerous driving sentence ever in Canada for a case that didn't involve alcohol.Sidhu's sentence was announced on Friday in a Saskatchewan court by Judge Inez Cardinal, who said: "Nothing can turn back the clock. The collision was avoidable."Cardinal added that
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Abu Dhabi 2019 — A blind photographer’s road to the Special Olympics World Games

[ad_1] As a young child, David Jensen dreamed of NBA stardom. All he thought about was basketball -- and then one day, his life was upended.Born with a developmental disability and epilepsy, Jensen underwent brain surgery to help alleviate seizures, but during the procedure, he had a stroke. The then-11-year-old awoke legally blind -- with only 20 percent vision in his left eye and none in his right. He thought
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Court case details funding sources for softball team that paid first million-dollar contract

[ad_1] THE PROFESSIONAL SOFTBALL team owner whose franchise offered the sport's first million-dollar player contract has funded his endeavors by abusing his position as director of a Houston science museum, filings in a federal lawsuit allege.Joel Bartsch, owner of the former National Pro Fastpitch league's Scrap Yard Dawgs, is also accused of working with USA Softball, the sport's governing body, to improperly influence which players are selected for the U.S.
Football

Kaepernick grievance nets under $10M

[ad_1] Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and current Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid settled their collusion grievances against the NFL, but according to a Wall Street Journal report, they will receive less than $10 million total.Kaepernick filed a grievance in October 2017 under the collective bargaining agreement, alleging collusion against signing him to an NFL contract. He had led the movement of players kneeling during the national anthem
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Former President Bush gets hole-in-one

[ad_1] DALLAS -- Former President George W. Bush has made a hole-in-one at a Dallas golf course that will soon host his institute's Warrior Open honoring wounded U.S. military personnel.A photo posted Wednesday on Bush's Instagram account shows the beaming 43rd U.S. president holding a golf ball on the green of the par-3 12th hole of Trinity Forest Golf Club. Bush was with Kenneth Hersh, who's president and CEO of
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Picassos, DJs and a football stadium — Inside the new Miami Open

[ad_1] MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- On opening day of the Miami Open, John Smith quickly walked through the West Lawn area as he explored his options. Smith passed a stand operated by one of Miami's most popular steakhouses and strolled by a champagne lounge before settling into the cushioned seats outside a fancy establishment offering wine and sushi."This is fantastic," said Smith, who lives in nearby Fort Lauderdale. "I think
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No talks about shutting down LeBron

[ad_1] Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton said he has not had any discussions with LeBron James about shutting down the four-time MVP for the remainder of the season.James sat out Tuesday's matchup between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Lakers due to a sore left groin. He missed over a month earlier this season because of a strain to the same groin muscle."We're a much better team when he's on
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Ex-Packers LB Matthews to Rams on 2-year deal

[ad_1] After a decade with the Green Bay Packers, linebacker Clay Matthews is signing with the Los Angeles Rams on a two-year deal, the Rams announced Tuesday night.The Packers' career sack leader with 83.5, Matthews registered only 3.5 sacks last season, the lowest single-season total of his career. That was despite playing in all 16 games in the final season of a five-year, $66 million contract.The 2009 first-round pick (26th