Maradona hired as chairman of Belarusian club Dinamo Brest

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) Diego Maradona is leaving the dugout for the director’s box. The former Argentina great announced Tuesday that he will become chairman of Belarusian club Dinamo Brest. The 57-year-old Maradona said posted a photo of his new contract on his Instagram, with the note: ”Thanks for the confidence and for thinking of me.” Article continues below … The 1986 World Cup champion recently finished a tenure as coach of the United Arab Emirates‘ second-division club Al Fujairah. His contract was not extended after he failed to reach…

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Padres seek to avoid sweep against Rockies

SAN DIEGO — Twelve and a half hours after scoring a 6-4 victory Monday night, the Colorado Rockies will return to Petco Park to seek a sweep of a two-game series and continue their domination of the Padres in San Diego. The Rockies have won four of the first five games they’ve played against the Padres in San Diego this season. The National League West rivals have split the six games already played at Coors Field in Denver. Right-hander German Marquez (2-4, 5.35 earned run average) will start for the…

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Packers sign first-round draft pick Jaire Alexander

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers have signed first-round draft pick Jaire Alexander, a cornerback from Louisville. Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst announced the deal Tuesday. The Packers selected Alexander last month with the 18th overall pick . Alexander had a team-high five interceptions as a sophomore in 2016 before a knee injury limited him to six games last season. He also was a kick returner at Louisville. Article continues below … Green Bay is hoping the additions of Alexander and second-round pick Josh Jackson of Iowa can…

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Tampa Bay Lightning at Washington Capitals Game 3 preview

TV: NBC Sports (How to watch live postgame coverage of the series) TIME: 8 p.m.  WASHINGTON — For a group making their first trip to the Eastern Conference Final, the Washington Capitals look right at home. Even when they are on the road. The Capitals come home to Capital One Arena for Game 3 on Tuesday night sporting a 2-0 lead over a Tampa Bay Lightning team that won the most games in the NHL during the regular season. “I can’t wait to go home and play the game,” Alex…

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2018 NBA draft lottery guide

What’s at stake for each team in Tuesday’s NBA draft lottery (7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN)? We break down the likely picks, odds and questions for the 15 franchises hoping on pingpong balls. No. 1 pick odds: 25.0 percent | Top-3 pick odds: 64.2 percent If they land in the top three, they should pick … No. 1: Deandre Ayton No. 2: Luka Doncic No. 3: Jaren Jackson Jr. Most likely pick: Deandre Ayton | C | Arizona Doncic is an excellent fit on this roster and has built-in chemistry with…

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Ex-Clemson scoring leader Perry joins South Carolina, Staley

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Former Clemson leading scorer Nelly Perry is changing sides in the Palmetto State’s biggest sports rivalry. South Carolina coach Dawn Staley announced that Perry is joining the Gamecocks as a graduate transfer. Perry had led the Tigers with 12.7 points a game in the 2016-17 season, but missed last year with a shoulder injury. Perry, a 5-foot-10 guard, decided to leave Clemson after coach Audra Smith was let go in March. Smith is a friend, ex-Virginia teammate and one-time roommate of Staley. Article continues below … Staley…

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Monday’s Sports In Brief | FOX Sports

WASHINGTON (AP) SPORTS BETTING The Supreme Court cleared the way for states coast to coast to legalize betting on sports, breaking a longtime ban and creating a potential financial boon for states and the gambling industry. The first bets could be placed within weeks. Despite opposition from the major sports leagues and the Trump administration, the high court struck down a federal law that had barred betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states. States that want to take advantage of the ruling now will generally have…

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