Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank smiles during a news conference announcing the city is getting a Major League Soccer expansion team on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Atlanta. MLS announced its newest franchise, unveiling a the team for Atlanta that will begin play in 2017 at the city's new retractable roof stadium. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

ATLANTA (AP) — Arthur Blank donned traditional soccer garb to mark his newest venture — an MLS team for Atlanta.

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Aurora hometown to honor UConn’s Boatright

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The city of Aurora plans a ceremony to honor University of Connecticut champion basketball player Ryan Boatright.

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Ward becomes chairman of international group

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s executive director has assumed the chairmanship of an international industry group.

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Angels beat A’s 5-4 on Iannetta’s HR in 12th

Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout point to first base after scoring on a hit by Howie Kendrick during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Oakland Athletics, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — If the AL West race turns out to be as close as these three games, the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels will be battling down to the wire come September.

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Anaheim Ducks hold off Stars 4-3 in series opener

Dallas Stars' Ryan Garbutt falls to the ice after he was checked by Anaheim Ducks' Bryan Allen during the third period in Game 1 of the first-round NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoff series on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Anaheim, Calif. The Ducks won 4-3. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks roared to a big early lead before blowing three-quarters of it. They skated circles around the Dallas Stars early, only to hold on by their fingernails late.

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