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Russian doping scandal could keep athletes from 2018 Paralympic Games

The head of the International Paralympic Committee warned Monday that the entire Russian team is facing exclusion from the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang.

Russian athletes have been under intense scrutiny over the past two years after investigations found evidence of widespread cheating among athletes, coaches and officials.

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Golf roundup: Billy Horschel beats Jason Day in playoff to win Byron Nelson title

Billy Horschel won the AT&T Byron Nelson with a par on the first playoff hole Sunday after Jason Day pulled his four-foot par putt left and past the hole.

That miss by Day almost wasn't even needed for Horschel, whose 36-foot birdie chance was rolling straight toward the center of the cup before stopping just short.

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Preakness Stakes winner Cloud Computing is not a sure bet to run in the Belmont Stakes

With Preakness champion Cloud Computing uncertain to start in the Belmont Stakes, the thoroughbred racing world faces the strong possibility of a second straight year with three different winners of the three Triple Crown races.

Trainer Chad Brown said Cloud Computing came out of his upset victory in good order.

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Scott Dixon takes Indy 500 pole with fastest four-lap qualifying average in 21 years

Scott Dixon had the fastest lap and the fastest four-lap qualifying average in 21 years Sunday to win his third Indianapolis 500 pole.

The New Zealander finished with a qualifying speed of 232.164 mph, the best since Arie Luyendyk's track record of 236.986 in 1996. Dixon's first lap of 232.595 also was the fastest since Luyendyk's record lap of 237.498 in 1996.

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Penguins grab 3-2 series lead over Senators with a 7-0 rout that began early

The Pittsburgh Penguins are one win away from a return trip to the Stanley Cup Final.

The defending champions pounced on the Ottawa Senators early in a 7-0 demolition in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Sunday to take a 3-2 series lead.

Sidney Crosby scored for a third consecutive game as part of a four-goal first period in which the Penguins twice chased goalie Craig Anderson.

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Real Madrid wins first La Liga crown since 2012; Juventus clinches record sixth consecutive Serie A title

Real Madrid won the Spanish league for the first time since 2012 with a 2-0 win over Malaga while Juventus clinched a record sixth consecutive Italian league title with a 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Crotone in the penultimate round on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two minutes into the La Liga match and Karim Benzema sealed the victory in the second half.

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