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Lakers star Bryant expected to step away after next season

NBA: Los Angeles Lakers at New Orleans Pelicans(Reuters) - Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak created some buzz by saying future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant had told him that next season would be his last with the Lakers, but the team said on Friday that was no surprise. "He has indicated to me that this is it," Kupchak said about Bryant told SiriusXM NBA Radio on Thursday.


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NCAA basketball: Navy women beat American, earn first NCAA tournament bid
Navy seniors Angela Myers and Cassie Consedine were the first to embrace at center court following a 47-40 victory over American in the Patriot League final Saturday at Alumni Hall. Their improbable journey from the depths of the league standings four seasons ago to champions was complete, and ah...

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Chennai Super Kings see off Royal Challengers Bangalore to reach IPL final
• Royal Challengers Bangalore 139-8; Chennai Super Kings 140-7
• CSK won by three wickets
As it happened: Dan Lucas’s over-by-over report

Chennai Super Kings reached Sunday’s IPL final by securing a three-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore, with one ball to spare. However, this low-scoring match was rarely as thrilling as the close scoreline suggests and the suspicion was always that the RCB score was below par.

MS Dhoni took the unusual step of bowling Ashish Nehra and Ravichandran Ashwin unchanged through the first six overs. It proved a good tactic as, although Chris Gayle hit the second ball of the match for six, scoring was a tricky business. Dhoni’s decision was compounded when Nehra removed Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers – the latter given lbw to another poor decision – cheaply in the fifth over.

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last updated: Tue, 19 May 2015 15:45:36 EDT

Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed merging with Breaking News
The Fox Sports Top Stories RSS feed is merging with Breaking News. Please use http://feeds.news.com.au/public/rss/2.0/fs_breaking_news_13.xml instead.

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last updated: Fri, 22 May 2015 14:00:00 GMT

Malthouse: ‘It’s not in my DNA to quit’
MICK Malthouse insists he’s not worried Carlton will sack him and has again refused to quit in the face of searing heat over his future.

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last updated: Thu, 21 May 2015 14:59:29 EST

What's next for Kurt Busch and Patricia Driscoll
What's next for Kurt Busch and Patricia Driscoll

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Michael Sam faces challenges, opportunity in Montreal
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Extra pain
The Pirates entered the night 0-5 in extras…but hey, all of those were on the road, and this time around they had to be feeling kind of good after coming back to tie it up after a quick 3-0 hole….annnnnd now it’s 0-6. This team is in a bad place right now. Sure, they were […]

The Pirates entered the night 0-5 in extras…but hey, all of those were on the road, and this time around they had to be feeling kind of good after coming back to tie it up after a quick 3-0 hole….annnnnd now it’s 0-6.

This team is in a bad place right now. Sure, they were able to recover after it looked like another disastrous Jeff Locke outing. Locke deserves credit for righting the ship and getting through six after he looked like toast in the first. And the Pirates deserve credit for battling back to tie it up, although three runs isn’t exactly impressive against an average-at-best Twins staff. But the game tying homer by Andrew McCutchen in the eighth was pretty exciting and dramatic, and the bullpen did an excellent job giving the Pirates several chances to win it. They couldn’t finish the deal.

Three chances to walk off against a Rule 5 pick (J.R. Graham) who was firing fastball over fastball right over the heart of the plate. One chance against Brian Duensing, who has an ERA north of nine. Nothing. That’s what really hurts in this one. Manage to push a run across for a fun walk off and you go in to the off day on a bit of a high note. Now it’s another skid, a failed series, another day of frustration, and a Mets series looming with two fireballing youngsters set to take the mound on Friday and Saturday.

Did I mention the division deficit has grown to nine? (Nine-and-a-half was the maximum last season.) The Pirates are still have a better record than last year through 40 games – by one game – but that means very little at this point. No one is saying that it’s impossible for them to dig out of this hole, but it’s getting more difficult by the day.

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