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Phelps tries sprinting in 2nd event of comeback

Michael Phelps competes in the 100-meter butterfly final during the Arena Grand Prix, Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Mesa, Ariz. Ryan Lochte won, and Phelps finished in second place. He was competing for the first time since the 2012 London Olympics. (AP Photo/Matt York)

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is going short, really short, in the second event of his comeback.

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Northwestern players vote on union question

This April 2, 2014 file photo shows former Northwestern University football quarterback Kain Colter, right, and Ramogi Huma, founder and president of the National College Players Association arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington. The United Steelworkers union and college football players may seem like an unlikely pairing.  Yet the sprawling union is locked in a high-stakes standoff with Northwestern University over whether student athletes on scholarships should be allowed to unionize, engage in collective bargaining and even strike. At first glance, it may seem like a big reach on the part of the union. But it’s been a long time since the Steelworkers Union just represented workers at steel mills and in other jobs directly related to steel. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern football players will file into an on-campus hall adjacent to their home stadium to cast secret ballots Friday on whether to form the nation’s first union for college athletes.

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Dodgers’ pen crumbles in 9th in 7-3 loss to Phils

Philadelphia Phillies' Carlos Ruiz hits a two-run double during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Dodgers were facing a team with the worst bullpen ERA in the majors and got outscored 4-1 in the final three innings.

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Your Top Plays for Today

Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) dribbles between Los Angeles Clippers' Matt Barnes (22) and Blake Griffin (32) during the second half in Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series on Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Los Angeles won 98-96. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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Clippers beat Warriors 98-96 for 2-1 series lead

Los Angeles Clippers' Blake Griffin (32) celebrates with teammate DeAndre Jordan (6) after Griffin drew a fragrant foul during the second half in Game 3 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, April 24, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. Los Angeles won 98-96. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chris Paul pounded his chest and shouted toward the Golden State Warriors’ bench. Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan high-fived, and the Los Angeles Clippers soaked in the silence of the once-roaring, gold-shirt wearing crowd as they walked off the court together.

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