SEC visionary: Former Commissioner Mike Slive dies at 77

FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2012, file photo, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive talks with reporters during the SEC basketball media day in Hoover, Ala. Slive, the former SEC commissioner who guided the league through a period of unprecedented success and prosperity, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018. He was 77. The Southeastern Conference said Slive died in Birmingham, Ala., where he lived with his wife of 49 years, Liz. The conference didn’t provide the cause of death. Slive retired in 2015 after 13 years as commissioner. He was battling prostate cancer at the time he stepped down. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

With bold vision, keen intellect and a gentle manner, Mike Slive guided the Southeastern Conference to unprecedented success and prosperity in 13 years as commissioner. He pushed for a college football playoff years before others embraced it and was a steadying force during a time of enormous growth and volatility throughout college athletics.

Celtics survive 42-points by LeBron, down Cavs 107-94

Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier (12) and forward Marcus Morris leap in celebration near the end of Game 2 of the team's NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics punched the Cavaliers first and never looked back in rolling to a Game 1 rout.

Lightning beat Caps to cut East final deficit to 2-1

Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point, left, defenseman Victor Hedman (77), from Sweden, and right wing Nikita Kucherov (86), from Russia, celebrate Kucherov's goal during the second period of Game 3 of the NHL Eastern Conference finals hockey playoff series against the Washington Capitals, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Victor Hedman figured all the Tampa Bay Lightning needed to get back on track was a shift in momentum.

Preakness could leave aging Pimlico, move to Laurel Park

People walk outside of a building at Pimlico Race Course as preparations take place for the Preakness Stakes horse race, Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Baltimore. Pimlico Race Course is getting all gussied up again this week, ready to host the Preakness on a day that will enable the 148-year-old track to survive another year. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE (AP) — Pimlico Race Course is all gussied up again this week, ready to host the Preakness on a day that will enable the 148-year-old track to survive another year.

Mariners beat Rangers just hours after Cano suspension

Seattle Mariners' Guillermo Heredia, center, is cheered by teammates after hitting a one-run single to beat the Texas Rangers in the 11th inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 15, 2018, in Seattle. The Mariners won 9-8. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE (AP) — Hours after losing their All-Star second baseman to a drug suspension, the Seattle Mariners ended the day on a positive note with a win in extra innings.

WORLD CUP: Emerging players hope to make an impact

FILE - In this Friday, June 2, 2017 file photo, Benjamin Mendy of France, left, jumps for a header with Sergio Diaz of Paraguay during their friendly soccer match, in Rennes, western France. At the World Cup four years ago, Colombia forward James Rodriguez became one of the stars of the tournament and shot to international fame with his trickery on the ball and eye for a spectacular goal. Here's a look at young players hoping to make a similar impact at this year's World Cup in Russia. Among them is France left back Benjamin Mendy, Spain midfielder Marco Asensio, Belgium winger Leroy Sane, and Brazil striker Gabriel Jesus. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

At the last World Cup, Colombia forward James Rodriguez became one of the stars of the tournament with his trickery and eye for a spectacular goal.

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