Venus, Serena Williams join Billie Jean King equal pay push

FILE - In this March 2, 2009, file photo, Billie Jean King is flanked by Venus, left, and Serena Williams after Serena defeated Venus in the championship match of the Billie Jean King Cup tennis exhibition, at Madison Square Garden in New York. Venus and Serena Williams are adding their names and voices to the push for equal pay championed by the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative. The two current tennis stars are joining the advisory board of the group founded by the former player. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)

A day before playing in the 2005 final at the All England Club, Venus Williams addressed a meeting of the Grand Slam Board, urging Wimbledon and the French Open to offer equal pay to male and female players.

D’Antoni, Harden, Paul poised to capture 1st title

In this Nov. 18, 2017 photo, Houston Rockets guards James Harden, left, and Chris Paul warm up before and NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn. Chris Paul has a long history of playoff heartbreak. So does James Harden. And coach Mike D’Antoni has more than either of them combined. Separately, they’ve never gotten it done at playoff time. Together, their fortunes might change. They’ve led the Houston Rockets to the NBA’s best record going into these playoffs. In a league that Golden State and Cleveland have dominated in recent years this might be the Paul-Harden-D’Antoni triumvirate that breaks through this spring. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

HOUSTON — Chris Paul has a long history of playoff heartbreak.

Avs relish first playoff trip since 2013-14

Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon (29) and Patrik Nemeth (12) jump on Gabriel Landeskog after Landeskog scored an empt-net goal against the St. Louis Blues during the third period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Denver. Colorado won 5-2 to advance to the playoffs. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

DENVER — Nathan MacKinnon was given a day off from practice, which created a little stir on social media.

Kyle Busch wins at Texas

Kyle Busch (18) celebrates his win in a NASCAR Cup series auto race in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, April 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Randy Holt)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kyle Busch’s return to Victory Lane only 10 races after his last win just seemed to take much longer. There were all those runner-up finishes in between, one in particular.

U.S. wins wrestling World Cup for 1st time in 15 years

United States' J'den Cox, left, celebrates after defeating Japan's Takashi Ishiguro, right, in their 92 kg match in the Freestyle Wrestling World Cup, Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The United States won wrestling’s World Cup for the first time in 15 years Sunday, beating Azerbaijan in the final.



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