Craig Counsell hired as Brewers manager after 7-18 start

Milwaukee Brewers new manager Craig Counsell speaks at a news conference Monday, May 4, 2015, in Milwaukee. Counsell replaces manager Ron Roenicke who was fired on Sunday. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Craig Counsell enjoyed a solid but unspectacular major league career, hitting .255 over 16 seasons. He is confident he will have more success as a manager.

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Vikings exercise contract options on Harrison Smith, Kalil

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have exercised the fifth-year options on the contracts for safety Harrison Smith and left tackle Matt Kalil.

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Donovan says goodbye, Florida moves on with coaching search

In this April 5, 2014, file photo, Florida head coach Billy Donovan reacts during the second half of an NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game against Connecticut in Arlington, Texas. Florida has the tough task of replacing Donovan, who spent nearly two decades putting the football-first program on the college basketball map. He left the school last week to become the new coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder.  (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s search to replace basketball coach Billy Donovan began weeks — really months— ago.

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Gamecocks assistant to coach US women at world championships

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Longtime South Carolina track assistant Delethea Quarles was named the head coach for the U.S. women’s track and field team to compete in the world championships in China this summer.

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US beats defending champ Russia 4-2 at ice hockey worlds

Torey Krug of USA, left, shoots to score past Russia’s goalkeeper Sergei Bobrovski, second from right, during the Hockey World Championships Group B match in Ostrava, Czech Republic, Monday, May 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

PRAGUE (AP) — The United States beat defending champion Russia 4-2 Monday for its third straight win at the ice hockey world championship.

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