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Giggs to be assisted by former teammates

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Ryan Giggs will be assisted by former teammates Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville during his spell as interim manager of Manchester United following the dismissal of David Moyes. More>>

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FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban during appeal

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Barcelona was cleared Wednesday to sign new players during the offseason after FIFA froze the Spanish soccer club's one-year transfer embargo pending an appeal. More>>

Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

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Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the avalanche deaths of 16 of their colleagues exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay,... More>>

Pacers rally past Hawks 101-85 to even series

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The Pacers got tired of talking trash. More>>

Pujols 1st to hit HRs No. 499, 500 in same game

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Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499. More>>

Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead

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This one looked like it was slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Then, in a flash everything changed. More>>

Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead

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While his teammates mobbed him after a late goal, Dan Carcillo trash-talked with Flyers fans through the glass before hitting the bench for a celebration. More>>

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Cardinals player to be sentenced for assault plea

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Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for his guilty plea to a charge that he assaulted a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter. More>>

Sharks beat Kings 4-3 in OT, take 3-0 series lead

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After Patrick Marleau's fourth career playoff overtime goal silenced Staples Center for maybe the next-to-last time this season, the veteran San Jose Sharks forward attributed his knack for postseason heroics to one... More>>

Ellsbury returns, helps Yanks beat Red Sox 9-3

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Jacoby Ellsbury wasted little time reminding the Red Sox how he used to help them win. More>>

Canadiens sweep Lightning after 4-3 win

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The Montreal Canadiens swept their way into the second round of the NHL playoffs, and now look forward to some rest. More>>

Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

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Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest's base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced that they were canceling their climbs this... More>>

DeRozan scores 30 as Raptors beat Nets 100-95

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DeMar DeRozan put his playoff jitters aside and turned in an All-Star performance for the Toronto Raptors. More>>

Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead

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Never afraid to raise his fists, Dan Carcillo made his mark in the league as a puncher more than a postseason star. More>>

Pujols' 500th HR helps Angels beat Nationals 7-2

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Heading toward the plate after the 500th homer of this career, Albert Pujols glanced ahead and saw a throng of Los Angeles Angels teammates waiting right there to greet him. More>>

Bills coach Marrone had cancerous mole removed

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Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone said Tuesday night he had a cancerous mole removed, and added it will not have any effect on him doing his job. More>>

Pacers rally past Hawks 101-85 to even series

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When the Indiana Pacers needed a lift. Paul George stepped up. All over the court, over and over again. More>>

Bruins beat Red Wings 3-0 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead

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The Boston Bruins took full advantage of Detroit's mistakes, and their stellar goaltender's flawless performance. More>>

Gwynn on leave of absence due to health issues

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Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is taking a leave of absence from his job as San Diego State's baseball coach as he recovers from undisclosed health issues. More>>

5 former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay

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Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping... More>>

MLB suspends 4 after Brewers-Pirates brawl

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Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers. More>>

Sharapova survives scare to progress at Stuttgart

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Defending champion Maria Sharapova survived a first-round scare at the Porsche Grand Prix by defeating Lucie Safarova 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-6(2) on Tuesday. More>>

Champions League: Chelsea, Atletico in 0-0 draw

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Chelsea capitalized on its defensive strategy, playing to a 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal. More>>

Tennessee hires Southern Mississippi's Tyndall

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Tennessee's coaching position had just become available when Donnie Tyndall received a text message urging him to pursue the job. More>>

Spurs' Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year

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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer The San Antonio Spurs, the model for stability and sustained success in the modern NBA, were still a shaken team when they showed up for training camp in October,... More>>

Kentucky freshman Julius Randle to enter NBA draft

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Kentucky forward Julius Randle took a lot of time and talked to a lot of people before deciding to leave after one season for the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections. More>>

AP Source: Giants' Hill facing 3rd suspension

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A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that New York Giants safety Will Hill is facing a possible third suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. More>>

Nadal to face fellow Spaniard at Barcelona Open

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Top-ranked Rafael Nadal will look to get his clay court season back on track against Albert Ramos at the Barcelona Open after his fellow Spaniard won on Tuesday in the first round. More>>

Seppi and Mahut make early exits in Bucharest

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Sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi was knocked out of the first round of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Tuesday, along with seventh-seeded Nicolas Mahut. More>>

Redskins' Snyder says team name is 'not an issue'

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Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Tuesday it's time for people to "focus on reality" concerning Native American matters instead of criticizing the team's nickname. More>>

Defending champ Schiavone loses in 1st round

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Defending champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy lost to Spanish qualifier Beatriz Garcia Vidagany 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Grand Prix SAR on Tuesday. More>>

Armstrong coach Bruyneel banned for 10 years

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By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer Lance Armstrong's longtime coach, Johan Bruyneel, was banned for 10 years on Tuesday for helping to organize massive doping on teams led by the disgraced cyclist. More>>

David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

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It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months. More>>

Djokovic: Wrist better, will try to play in Madrid

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By HOWARD FENDRICH AP Tennis Writer Saying his right wrist is not as badly hurt as he feared, Novak Djokovic plans to be back on the tennis tour in two weeks - and at the French Open later next month. More>>

UNC reading specialist says she is resigning

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The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes who were admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says she's resigning at the end of the semester. More>>

Ex-champ Briggs disrupts Klitschko news conference

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Former heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs disrupted a news conference on Tuesday ahead of Wladimir Klitschko's title bout against Alex Leapai - demanding a fight of his own against the reigning champion. More>>

1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

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Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came... More>>

Dawson to retire as chief executive of R&A

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Peter Dawson is to retire next year as chief executive of The R&A after 16 years with the governing body in charge of the Rules of Golf and organizing the British Open. More>>

5 potential replacements for Moyes at Man United

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A look at five potential full-time replacements for David Moyes as Manchester United manager after his firing on Tuesday: More>>

American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

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A year ago, an injured Meb Keflezighi watched the Boston Marathon from the stands at the finish line on Boylston Street, leaving five minutes before the bombs went off. More>>

5 potential replacements for Moyes at Man United

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A look at five potential full-time replacements for David Moyes as Manchester United manager after his firing on Tuesday: More>>

Granlund's dive gives Wild win in Game 3 vs. Avs

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The Minnesota Wild were denied at the net by Semyon Varlamov time after time, a 44-shot barrage in regulation that resulted in, alas, zero goals. More>>

Clippers rout Warriors 138-98, even playoff series

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After getting knocked down in their playoff opener, Blake Griffin and the Clippers answered with a dominant performance in shutting down the Warriors as soon as the game began. More>>

Lehtonen, Stars win 3-0 in Game 3 over Ducks

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Kari Lehtonen stopped all 37 shots and the Dallas Stars clearly frustrated the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks. More>>

Lehtonen, Stars win 3-0 in Game 3 over Ducks

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Kari Lehtonen had 37 saves, with some tremendous stops, for his first career postseason victory, and the Dallas Stars beat Anaheim 3-0 Monday night in their first home playoff game in six years. More>>

Blackhawks blank Blues 2-0 in Game 3

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Corey Crawford was there every time. Slap shots, wristers, backhands and tips, he stopped each one of them. More>>

Grizzlies beat Thunder 111-105 in OT to tie series

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Nothing rattled the Memphis Grizzlies. More>>

Davis slam leads Pirates over Reds 6-5

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Ike Davis made his first home run with the Pittsburgh Pirates a memorable one. More>>

Ibanez's 3-run double leads Angels over Nats 4-2

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In the first major league matchup featuring twentysomething stars Mike Trout and Bryce Harper, it was a guy born two decades earlier, Raul Ibanez, who came through with the biggest hit. More>>

Fleury, 3-goal flurry lead Pens past Jackets, 4-3

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The Pittsburgh Penguins also have another P-word going for them: patience. More>>

Chicago's Sale headed to DL with arm problem

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Chicago White Sox left-hander Chris Sale is headed to the 15-day disabled list with what the team believes is a strained muscle in his throwing arm. More>>

Bulls' Noah the Defensive Player of the Year

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There were some emotional moments and some funny stories as Joakim Noah accepted the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award on Monday, like this one. More>>

In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

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Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves. More>>

Jason Giambi back in Indians lineup

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Jason Giambi pulled the red-and-blue block "C'' cap off the hook in his locker, slipped it on and worked the bill, bending it to his exacting standards. More>>

Pacers want actions to make statement vs. Hawks

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Indiana's next game is the most important of the season. More>>

MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

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By The Associated Press A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. For further updates, visit http://bigstory.ap.org. More>>

Knicks fire coach Mike Woodson after lost season

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Mike Woodson had the Knicks on top of their division and in the second round of the playoffs, destinations that had become unreachable and practically unimaginable in New York. More>>

Chiefs begin offseason workouts after long break

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More than three frustrating months after their season ended in Indianapolis, the Kansas City Chiefs gathered for the start of offseason workouts on Monday and there was plenty of news for coach Andy Reid to deliver. More>>

Timberwolves' Rick Adelman retiring after 23 years

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As his 23rd season as an NBA coach entered the home stretch, Rick Adelman looked tired. More>>

NYCFC to play 2015 home games at Yankee Stadium

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New York City FC will play homes games at Yankee Stadium during its first season in 2015. More>>

Manning says he and Gase didn't break NFL rules

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Peyton Manning wants to clear up a couple of things about his recent visit to Tuscaloosa, Ala., that raised eyebrows at NFL headquarters and the hackles of some Tennessee fans. More>>

Six-run 3rd inning lifts Orioles over Red Sox 7-6

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A year after the Boston Marathon bombings, the Red Sox had plenty of chances to make a special day even more memorable. More>>

Six-run 3rd inning lifts Orioles over Red Sox 7-6

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The Baltimore Orioles scored six runs off Clay Buchholz in the third inning then held on to spoil Boston's Patriots' Day morning game a year after the Boston Marathon bombings with a 7-6 win over the Red Sox on... More>>

Pinehurst No. 2 ready for double dip of US opens

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Pinehurst No. 2 is ready for its double dip of U.S. opens. More>>

Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins Boston Marathon again

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Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the Boston Marathon title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings. More>>

Wade looks like himself in Game 1 win for Heat

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Dwyane Wade is not planning on missing any more games this season, and that means life on the Miami Heat equipment room staff is going to get considerably more demanding. More>>

Heisman winner Winston earns first win of season

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Florida State's Jameis Winston had a slower seven days after a busy previous week that included the spring football game. The Heisman winner played in just two of four games, but did throw a career-high 4.2 innings... More>>

Uganda suspends track coach over sex abuse charges

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Uganda's athletics body suspended a coach who is accused of sexually harassing female runners, an official said on Monday, after Ugandan police started investigating the man whose alleged misconduct has sparked calls... More>>

Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

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Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community. More>>

High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet Video included

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Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their... More>>

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Aldridge leads Blazers over Rockets 122-120 in OT

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LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on another level Sunday night and had the emotional intensity to match the best performance of his career. More>>

Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings

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The only similarity in the rematch of a tightly played seven-game series between Los Angeles and San Jose is that the home team keeps winning. More>>

Kuchar rallies from 4 back to win RBC Heritage

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Matt Kuchar knew his next victory was coming, he just wasn't sure when. More>>

Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings

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The San Jose Sharks got a spark from an unusual place and turned a close game into another laugher against Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings. More>>

Aldridge leads Portland over Houston 122-120 in OT

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LaMarcus Aldridge had just fouled out late in overtime after scoring a career-high and franchise playoff-record 46 points when he went to Portland teammate Damian Lillard with a simple message. More>>

Kuchar rallies from 4 back to win RBC Heritage

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Matt Kuchar saw his well-struck 5-iron on the 18th hole at the RBC Heritage come up way short of the target and settle in a front bunker. More>>

Nene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls, 102-93

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Nene started thinking about how it would all unfold in the middle of the night. No way could he have scripted it any better than this. More>>

Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

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By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many... More>>

Brewers win in 14th after early brawl with Pirates

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Ryan Braun homered in the ninth inning to tie it, then Khris Davis hit a home run in the 14th that put Milwaukee ahead for good. More>>

Jimenez closes with 67 to win Greater Gwinnett

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Miguel Angel Jimenez quickly shifted his focus back to the Ryder Cup after winning his first Champions Tour event. More>>

Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

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By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many... More>>

James, Wade lead Heat past Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1

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Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark. More>>

Popovich to Sager: 'I promise I'll be nice'

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Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager's return and "I promise I'll be nice." More>>

Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85

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The Spurs rode the wide shoulders of Tim Duncan to victory. More>>

NBA: Refs missed foul call in Warriors-Clippers

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The NBA said referees missed a foul call late in the Warriors' Game 1 win that would have given the Clippers a chance to tie the score. More>>

Flyers rally to beat Rangers 4-2, even series

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This win was three years in the making for backup goalie Ray Emery and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers. More>>

Gomez, Snider ejected after Brewer-Pirates brawl

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Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider were ejected Sunday after a shouting match quickly escalated into a full-scale brawl. More>>

Harper back in Nationals lineup

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Bryce Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle. More>>

Blackhawks D Seabrook suspended for hit on Backes

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Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook has been suspended for three games for his hit on Blues center David Backes during their first-round playoff series. More>>

Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters

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Stanislas Wawrinka showed that his first Grand Slam title wasn't a fluke, upstaging his more illustrious countryman to add a maiden Masters trophy in Monte Carlo on Sunday. More>>

Big names among prospective Buffalo Bills buyers

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Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is prepared to make a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills. Donald Trump's on board, too. More>>

Ferrari's Alonso: 'We're still in the fight'

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Ferrari driver Fernando Alonso said his struggling team is "still in the fight" after he finally got on the podium for the first time this season, finishing third at the Chinese Grand Prix. More>>

Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

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Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix. More>>

Vettel asked to make way for teammate again

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Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel isn't used to being asked to step aside for a teammate. Now it's happened twice in two races. More>>

Westwood wins Malaysian Open

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Lee Westwood ended a two-year winless drought with a seven-shot victory at the Malaysian Open on Sunday. More>>

Hopkins wins split decision over Shumenov

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Bernard Hopkins made some more boxing history, and did it in rather easy fashion. More>>

MacKinnon helps Avs to 4-2 win over Wild

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Teenager Nathan MacKinnon is growing up fast. Almost as fast as he skates. More>>

Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86

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Kevin Durant put a dazzling end to Memphis' gritty comeback. More>>

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

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Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed... More>>

Wie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship

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Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and win the LPGA LOTTE Championship. More>>

Blue Jackets edge Penguins 4-3 in double overtime

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Matt Calvert's first career playoff goal gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a badly needed boost. His second ended 4,493 days of futility for a franchise that is quickly morphing from laughingstock to something... More>>

FSU's Martin becomes third D-I coach to win 1,800

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Florida State's Mike Martin became the third baseball coach in Division I history to reach 1,800 wins, earning the milestone with the Seminoles' 4-3 victory over Wake Forest in 13 innings Saturday night. More>>

Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

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Atlanta's Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers' grand playoff plan. More>>

Donald shoots 66, takes lead at RBC Heritage

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Luke Donald believes he's got the right game on the right course - and is ready to make up for so many near-misses at the RBC Heritage. More>>

Warriors beat Clippers 109-105 in playoff opener

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The Golden State Warriors stumbled out of the gate, missing their first eight shots while falling behind by 11 points and forcing coach Mark Jackson to call two timeouts to steady his young team. More>>

Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in OT, take 2-0 lead

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Vladimir Tarasenko and St. Louis were in trouble Saturday before a vicious hit by Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook provided an opening for the Blues. More>>

Hometown favorite wants to win Boston, for Boston

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Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday. More>>

Harper pulled for not hustling, Nats fall to Cards

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Bryce Harper hit the ball to the mound, jogged to first base and took a right turn to the dugout before getting halfway down the basepath. More>>

Raptors GM Ujiri uses profanity about Nets

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Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri let loose a profanity about the Brooklyn Nets during a pregame address meant to pump up a group of fans outside Air Canada Centre before Saturday's opening game of the NBA playoffs. More>>

Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

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The Brooklyn Nets made a case for the important of playoff experience in their opening victory over the Toronto Raptors. More>>

Federer beats injured Djokovic to reach final

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Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 Saturday, and the second-ranked Serb said he plans to take a break to let his injured wrist heal. More>>

Heat open quest for another title vs Bobcats

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If the Miami Heat are going to watch their season and reign atop the NBA end at the hands of the Charlotte Bobcats, then fates of the franchises will have to change in a hurry. More>>

5 things to know about Mavericks-Spurs series

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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Basketball Writer While San Antonio Spurs steamrolled toward their fourth 60-win season in 11 years, coach Gregg Popovich was asked if there is a secret formula for the... More>>

Detroit gains home-ice advantage, tops Boston 1-0

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At one end of the ice, Jimmy Howard made his best save of the game. At the other, Pavel Datsyuk scored the only goal. More>>

Ryan Getzlaf leads Ducks past Stars 3-2 in Game 2

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Ryan Getzlaf wore the strain all over his exhausted face. In the past 51 hours or so, he had taken a slap shot to the jaw, attended the birth of his third child and propelled the Anaheim Ducks to two gritty playoff victories. More>>

Loney has 4 RBIs, Rays beat Yankees 11-5

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James Loney and the Tampa Bay Rays ended their four-game slide with a late-inning comeback. More>>

Pujols hits 497th homer, Angels beat Tigers 11-6

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Albert Pujols is quietly closing in on 500 home runs. More>>

Datsyuk's late goal lifts Detroit over Boston 1-0

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The Boston Bruins worked all season to get home-ice advantage throughout the playoffs. More>>

Mets trade 1B Ike Davis to Pirates

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The New York Mets traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, parting ways with a power hitter who proved to be too inconsistent at the plate. More>>

Canadiens top Lightning again for 2-0 series lead

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The Montreal Canadiens are gaining confidence with every playoff victory. More>>

Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0

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Aaron Harang knew the score, he'd done this before: No hits, too many tosses. More>>

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

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Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the... More>>

76ers owner Harris calls 19-win season 'success'

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Billions of dollars couldn't console Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris this season. Ok, maybe just a little. More>>

TNT's Sager to miss NBA playoffs due to leukemia

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TNT analyst Craig Sager will miss the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. More>>

Choi leads rain-delayed RBC Heritage

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K.J. Choi's early tee time and quick start moved him to the top of the rain-delayed RBC Heritage on Friday. More>>

Tulsa hires Frank Haith as new hoops coach

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Tulsa hired Frank Haith of Missouri as its men's basketball coach Friday, landing a major-conference coach to lead the Golden Hurricane's transition from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference this summer. More>>

NBA playoffs looking more wide-open than expected

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Before the season started, a poll suggested that the Miami Heat were the overwhelming favorite to win the NBA title, collecting a whopping 76 percent of ballots cast. More>>

Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

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Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over. More>>

Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

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President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well. More>>

Strong makes Texas debut with spring scrimmage

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For the first time since 1997, the Texas Longhorns will suit up for a game without Mack Brown on the sideline. More>>

Larrazabal jumps into water to escape hornets

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Pablo Larrazabal couldn't believe what was coming his way. He was playing in the second round of the Malaysian Open on Friday when a swarm of hornets "three times the size of bees" began an assault. More>>

Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

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In the first period, Ryan Miller looked like the goalie who limped home 0-5. For the final 80 minutes, 26 seconds, the St. Louis Blues saw the cool, confident backstop they acquired to make the deep playoff run they've... More>>

Clippers-Warriors series billed as must-see TV

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Forget the Showtime Lakers or the Sacramento Kings of past decades. More>>

Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild

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Paul Stastny sweated out the trade deadline, wondering if his big, expiring contract and Colorado's desire to beef up its blue line might lead to his departure from Denver. More>>

Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild

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Patrick Roy showed as much boldness behind the bench as he once did as a Hall of Fame goaltender. More>>

Sharks beat Kings 6-3 in Game 1

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The San Jose Sharks spent seven games struggling to get the puck past Jonathan Quick in a playoff loss a year ago. More>>

Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

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The St. Louis Blues went the distance, and then some, to get the jump on the defending Stanley Cup champions. More>>

Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's... More>>

Stanford takes 1-shot lead over Wie at LPGA LOTTE

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Angela Stanford shot an 8-under 64 on a wind-swept course to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the LPGA LOTTE Championship on Thursday. More>>

Rangers score 3 in 3rd, top Flyers in opener 4-1

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Carl Hagelin's contribution to the New York Rangers' playoff-opening win was etched all over his busted-up mouth. More>>

Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in Arizona jail

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Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year. More>>

Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

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By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and... More>>

Power briefly goes out ahead of Sharks-Kings game

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Power went out briefly at the SAP Center less than an hour before the scheduled start of Thursday night's playoff opener between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings. More>>

Sharper loses Arizona bid to be released on bail

Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper lost his bid Thursday to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge found there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him in that state. More>>

10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

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By The Associated Press Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports. More>>

Kuchar builds on Masters momentum

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There were no major letdowns for Masters contenders Matt Kuchar and Jordan Spieth at the RBC Heritage on Thursday. More>>

Minnesota State team to return under Hoffner

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Minnesota State football players ended their boycott of spring practice and said Thursday they will play for coach Todd Hoffner, who was reinstated after being exonerated of having child pornography on his cellphone. More>>

Duke freshman Jabari Parker declares for NBA draft

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By AARON BEARD AP Basketball Writer Jabari Parker is hoping to become Duke's latest one-and-done star to become the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft. More>>

Wildcats G James Young to enter NBA draft

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Kentucky guard James Young will enter the NBA draft, becoming the first of the Wildcats' heralded freshmen to turn pro. More>>

Shumenov gets big chance against ageless Hopkins

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The garage of Beibut Shumenov's waterfront mansion is filled with brand-new boxing gloves he likes to collect. There's a hyperbaric chamber in the master closet, and weights and machines are jammed into a large room. More>>

Montreal team sign Chad Johnson to 2-year contract

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Former NFL star Chad Johnson will make his return to the gridiron in the Canadian Football League. More>>

Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

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The smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig, according to court documents. More>>

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By DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer Swan Racing is reviewing its ability to compete in NASCAR because of difficulty securing corporate sponsorship for the two-car operation. More>>

War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

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Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes... More>>

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LeBron James' jersey remains the most popular in the NBA. More>>

Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

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Anaheim Ducks hold off Stars 4-3 in series opener

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Angels beat A's 5-4 on Iannetta's HR in 12th

Chris Iannetta swung the bat like a guy who definitely didn't want to catch one more inning. More>>

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Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours. More>>

Bradley leads Red Sox past White Sox in 14 innings

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The swing that Pablo Sandoval hopes snaps him out of his early season slump is not the kind the San Francisco Giants have grown accustomed to seeing from the 2012 World Series MVP. More>>

Anaheim Ducks hold off Stars 4-3 in series opener

Ryan Getzlaf spent the final seconds of the Anaheim Ducks' playoff opener in the dressing room with a large ice bag pressed to a nasty cut on his left cheek. More>>

Grizzlies grab 7th seed, beat Dallas 106-105 in OT

The Memphis Grizzlies had every reason to ease up in the regular season finale after pushing hard the past three months to reach the postseason. More>>

Durant has 42, Thunder beat Pistons 112-111

The Detroit Pistons had Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Oklahoma City Thunder had Kevin Durant. Even on a career night for Caldwell-Pope, advantage Oklahoma City. More>>

Weise's OT goal lifts Canadiens over Lightning 5-4

Down one goal, Montreal battled back - twice. Up one, it faltered - twice. Dale Weise then put the Tampa Bay Lightning away for the night. More>>

White wash: Yanks sweep Cubs 3-0, 2-0

There was nothing mysterious about Michael Pineda's performance this time. Masahiro Tanaka's dominant outing was pretty straight forward, too. More>>

Penguins nip Blue Jackets 4-3 in series opener

Columbus coach Todd Richards insists his upstart team isn't in the playoffs "just to go to school." More>>

Weise's OT goal lifts Canadiens over Lightning 5-4

Dale Weise scored 18:08 into overtime to give the Montreal Canadiens a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the opening game of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal playoff series on Wednesday night. More>>

Jets sign former Titans RB Chris Johnson

Always fast on the field, Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong. More>>

Hopes high Negro Leagues stadium makes comeback

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