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May 7, 2019

BOSTON (AP) — A California executive has pleaded guilty to charges that he paid $400,000 in bribes to get his son into Georgetown University. Authorities say Stephen Semprevivo gave $400,000 to an admissions consultant who paid off then-Georgetown tennis coach Gordon Ernst for pretending Semprevivo’s son was a team recruit. Ernst has pleaded not guilty to accepting $2.7 million in bribes to designate at least 12 applicants as recruits.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The claims administrator for the NFL concussion fund says it has paid out $485 million. But some retired players’ lawyers at a court hearing Tuesday in Philadelphia say there aren’t enough doctors in the approved network to diagnose dementia cases. They oppose a rule to require players to be evaluated by doctors within 150 miles of home to prevent “doctor shopping”

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool delivered the greatest in a long line of famous comebacks to reach the Champions League final on Tuesday, beating Lionel Messi’s Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield to overturn a three-goal deficit from the first leg. Divock Origi scored twice, either side of goals by halftime substitute Georginio Wijnaldum early in the second half, to send Liverpool into its second straight final and set up a meeting with either Ajax or Tottenham on June 1.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians ace Corey Kluber is hopeful he’ll be able to come back from a broken right arm and pitch again this season. The two-time Cy Young Award winner spoke for the first time since he was struck by a 102 mph comebacker during a start last week in Miami. His arm wrapped in a soft cast, Kluber said it’s been difficult to stay positive and patient with an injury he couldn’t avoid.

DETROIT (AP) — Shohei Ohtani (SHOH’-hay oh-TAH’-nee) is set to make his season debut for the Los Angeles Angels. The AL Rookie of the Year was activated from the injured list and was set to bat third as the designated hitter against Detroit. Ohtani is not expected to pitch this year as he recovers from Tommy John surgery on Oct. 1, but the Angels projected the 24-year-old two-way star would be able to bat in major league games at some point in May.