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Oh, Canada: Cavaliers take Bennett with No. 1 pick

Anthony Bennett learned he would be making NBA draft history the same time as everyone else. “When they said my name,” Bennett said of the Cleveland Cavaliers surprisingly taking Bennettand making him the first Canadian No. 1 overall pick.

Bennett shocked to go first

NEW YORK — Allergies were bothering Anthony Bennett from the time he woke up Thursday. He was sneezing and feeling miserable, and then suddenly, he had never felt better in his life.

Patriots tight end Hernandez charged with murder

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was taken from his home in handcuffs Wednesday morning, more than a week after a Boston semi-pro football player was found dead in an industrial park a mile from Hernandez’s house.

Oregon put on probation, loses scholarship

The NCAA has taken away a scholarship for each of the next three seasons and placed Oregon’s football program on probation for three years for recruiting violations under previous coach Chip Kelly.

Joe Torre’s daughter catches baby falling from second floor

NEW YORK — The daughter of former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre is getting props from her dad for catching a baby who had tumbled off a second-floor fire escape in Brooklyn.

Youth leagues try to rein in ‘bad news parents’

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — No parent here has rushed onto a playing field to jump a referee who made an unpopular call. No adult has gotten angry and slugged or pushed a coach or a young player, as has happened elsewhere. Nor have there been any of those embarrassing sideline brawls you sometimes see posted on online video sites.

Ex-NFL star Chad Johnson being released from jail

A contrite Chad Johnson apologized Monday for disrespecting a judge when the former NFL star slapped his attorney on the backside in court last week, and his immediate release from jail was ordered.

Encore! NBA crowd roars for 11-year-old mariachi

SAN ANTONIO — An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets earned a roaring ovation in an encore performance before Game 4 between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat on Thursday night.