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Little guys will need to come up big for Celtics, Mavs

Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) loses the ball after a foul by Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) in the second quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game Sunday, April 19, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

While LeBron James and his star-studded supporting cast were firing away at underdog Boston in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series, the smallest guy on the court for the Celtics was putting up the biggest fight.

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Report: 2 teams needed to make California stadium profitable

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A financial analysis projects that a proposed $1.7 billion NFL stadium near Los Angeles would need two teams to call it home to be a steady money-maker for the city where it would be constructed.

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Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone dead at 70

In this Oct. 31, 1977. file photo, Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone, right, speaks at a news conference in Chicago with teammate, running back Walter Payton looking on. Buffone, who played 15 seasons for the Bears, was found dead of natural causes Monday, April 20, 2015, at a home on Chicago’s West Side. He was 70. Buffone retired after the 1979 season with 24 career interceptions, the most for any Bears linebacker. He also held the team's record for most games played with 186. (AP Photo/Charles E. Knoblock, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Bears linebacker Doug Buffone, whose reputation for being a passionate football player carried over into his career as a sports broadcaster, was found dead Monday in his home, according to police.

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Alvarez: New football coach Paul Chryst making strides

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez said football coach Paul Chryst has made strides with implementing his style in five months on the job.

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Shower mishap sidelines Scooter Gennett

Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco, right, steals second as Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett looks to tag him during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Brewers second baseman Scooter Gennett cut his left hand in the shower and needed five stitches, an injury that could land him on the disabled list.

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