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Garber says St. Louis contending for MLS franchise in next round of expansion

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Major League Soccer commissioner Don Garber said Tuesday that St. Louis will be a top contender for the next round of expansion, probably in 2020, if the city’s stadium plans for a new NFL stadium are fulfilled.

Weis still highest-paid coach on payroll at Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Charlie Weis remains the highest paid coach on Notre Dame’s payroll despite being fired by the university following the 2009 season, earning nearly twice as much as Brian Kelly, the man who replaced him as football coach.

Officials investigating Illinois football, women’s basketball

The law firm investigating player complaints about the Illinois football team has now been asked to look into similar claims involving the women’s basketball team, school officials said Tuesday. They say one basketball player’s family has threatened legal action.

Man who scammed NHL pleads guilty to forgery charges

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who once conned the National Hockey League into thinking he was a wealthy entrepreneur well-qualified to buy one of the league’s most storied franchises has been convicted of another scam.

Drivers back IndyCar, but concerns remain

DETROIT (AP) — Looking no worse for wear a couple days after his car flipped through the air at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Ed Carpenter sized up next weekend’s big race.

Golson settles on Florida State

Everett Golson came oh-so close to beating Florida State with Notre Dame last year.

Syracuse football bringing No. 44 out of retirement

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse is bringing back the football team’s famed No. 44.

Hinchcliffe appreciative of those who helped after scary crash

Ruled out of racing indefinitely, IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe thanked the “heroes” who helped him after his frightening crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and his doctor said Monday that the accident had left the popular Canadian in critical condition.

Kraft: Patriots won’t appeal ‘Deflategate’ fine, draft penalties

Now that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team’s punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback’s challenge remains.

Tuesday's MLB Capsules

Games played on May 19, 2015

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Ryan Zimmerman's two-run shot with two outs in the 10th inning off Yankees closer Andrew Miller, who hadn't allowed a run this season, lifted the Washington Nationals to an 8-6 comeback victory over AL East-leading New York on Tuesday night.

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Ventura, 2 Royals relievers shut out Reds, 3-0

Yordano Ventura, Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis combined on a four-hitter and the Kansas City Royals beat the Cincinnati Reds 3-0 on Tuesday night.

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Grichuk, Cardinals rough up Niese in 10-2 win

Randal Grichuk had three extra base hits and drove in three runs a night after striking out five times, Mark Reynolds homered among his three hits and the St. Louis Cardinals teed off on Mets starter Jonathon Niese for a 10-2 victory over New York on Tuesday night.

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Missouri tops South Carolina 5-1 in SEC tournament

Reggie McClain threw seven impressive innings to lead Missouri past South Carolina 5-1 on Tuesday in the opening round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.

Rafael Furcal retires after 14 major league seasons

Former NL Rookie of the Year Rafael Furcal is retiring after 14 major league seasons.

Jays' Clausen repeats as district tennis champ

It was a repeat championship performance for David Clausen.

Morse gets work at center as Chiefs wrap up minicamp

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Mitch Morse would have been hard-pressed to find a better opportunity.

Hinchcliffe taken to hospital

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe was taken to a hospital for surgery on his left leg Monday after slamming his car into the wall at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Pembroke Hill leads at Class 3 state golf

Pembroke Hill leads the Class 3 state golf championships after the opening day at Silo Ridge Golf and Country Club in Bolivar.

Session delayed after Carpenter’s crash

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — IndyCar officials chose safety over speed Sunday.

To even NHL series Lightning roll past Rangers

NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Johnson is carrying the Tampa Bay Lightning in the playoff and making more than a name for himself.