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Devils push Flyers to brink of elimination

May 6, 2012

By TOM CANAVAN, Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Dainius Zubrus scored two goals and the New Jersey Devils rallied from an early two-goal deficit and pushed the Philadelphia Flyers to the brink of elimination with a 4-2 victory Sunday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinal.

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Pierce helps Celtics top Hawks for 3-1 series lead

May 6, 2012

By JIMMY GOLEN, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — By the time Avery Bradley, who is recovering from a dislocated shoulder, sank a free throw to give the Boston Celtics a 37-point lead early in the third quarter, Paul Pierce was done for the night, riding a stationary bicycle under the stands and ...

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Fowler finally a winner on the PGA Tour

May 6, 2012

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rickie Fowler has never been afraid to put it all on the line.

The thrill-seeking passion for motocross as a teenager. The head-turning clothing he brought to the PGA Tour as a rookie, such as the bright orange ensemble from head-to-toe on ...

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Chipper Jones denies Moyer's sign stealing claims

May 6, 2012

DENVER (AP) — Chipper Jones was still fuming Sunday over claims by Colorado Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer that the Atlanta star had been stealing signs and relaying them to Braves hitters.

"I'm not happy, to say the least," Jones said after the Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Rockies with ...

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Nats rookie Harper steals home against Phillies

May 6, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals rookie Bryce Harper stole home in the bottom of the first inning against Philadelphia on Sunday night.

The 19-year-old Harper added to his already growing list of accomplishments with his daring dash.

Harper came up with two outs in the first and ...

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Pujols hits first HR for Angels in 4-3 win

May 6, 2012

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols circled the bases without showing much emotion after hitting his long-awaited first home run for the Los Angeles Angels — same as he did 445 times with the St. Louis Cardinals.

But when he returned to the dugout, he had it all to himself. There was nobody home.

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LA Kings sweep St. Louis, advance to West finals

May 6, 2012

By GREG BEACHAM, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anze Kopitar skated down Dustin Brown and just plain tackled him, dropping the Los Angeles Kings captain to the ice as a sellout crowd expelled 19 years of frustration.

Brown's goal into the empty St. Louis net had just secured a spot in the ...

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1B Davis gets win, O's outlast Bosox in 17 innings

May 6, 2012

BOSTON (AP) — In the first major league game since 1925 in which both teams put a position player on the mound, Baltimore designated hitter Chris Davis overcame an awful day at the plate by pitching two scoreless innings and getting the win as the Orioles outlasted Boston 9-6 Sunday in 17 innings.

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Anthony helps Knicks end 13-game playoff skid

May 6, 2012

By BRIAN MAHONEY, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Amare Stoudemire raised his hands in the air, one covered in padding, as streamers fell from the ceiling above him.

Finally, New York could celebrate an NBA playoff victory again.

Carmelo Anthony scored 41 points, Stoudemire had 20 points and 10 ...

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Keselowski gets push from Busch to win Talladega

May 6, 2012

By JENNA FRYER, Associated Press

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — The leader on the last lap isn't supposed to win at Talladega Superspeedway. Everybody knows that.

Brad Keselowski disagrees, and he showed how to do it Sunday with a calculated plan that sent him to Victory Lane.

Keselowski used a big push ...

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Chaplain: Seau family revisiting brain donation

May 6, 2012

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Junior Seau's family is revisiting its decision to donate the former NFL linebacker's brain for research into football-related injuries.

Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell said Sunday that the family, which is of Samoan descent, is consulting with a group of elders on a number of ...

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NASCAR's McClure stable, alert after accident

May 6, 2012

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — NASCAR driver Eric McClure was expected to spend a second night at a Birmingham hospital after an accident at Talladega Superspeedway.

Team spokeswoman Emily Brandt says McClure will remain at UAB Medical Center on Sunday night.

His wife, Miranda, posted on McClure's ...

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On to the Preakness for I'll Have Another

May 6, 2012

By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Doug O'Neill spent all evening celebrating I'll Have Another's victory in the Kentucky Derby, finally returning to his hotel room about 2 a.m. Sunday.

The party began at the trainer's barn at Churchill Downs, moved to a charity dinner and ...

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Indians beat Rangers 4-2, hand Darvish first loss

May 6, 2012

CLEVELAND (AP) — A glaring problem cost Yu Darvish and the Texas Rangers.

Ubaldo Jimenez pitched seven scoreless innings and Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run double after the Rangers lost an infield popup in the sun as the Cleveland Indians handed Darvish his first major league loss, 4-2 Sunday.

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Cano's slam sends Yankees to 10-4 win over Royals

May 6, 2012

By DAVE SKRETTA, Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Robinson Cano hit his eighth career grand slam, Alex Rodriguez added a three-run shot and the New York Yankees roughed up Luke Hochevar in a 10-4 win over the Kansas City Royals on Sunday.

Nick Swisher added a homer in his return to the ...

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Angels' Pujols ends longest HR drought of career

May 6, 2012

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols has hit his first regular-season home run since joining the Los Angeles Angels, ending the longest drought of his 12-year career after 33 games and 139 at-bats.

Pujols' two-run shot into the left-field bullpen Sunday came in the fifth inning against Toronto's ...

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Shanahan says RGIII will be starter from Day One

May 6, 2012

By JOSEPH WHITE, Associated Press

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — No sense fooling around with a talent like Robert Griffin III. Barely a week after the draft, the Washington Redskins are already proclaiming the Heisman Trophy winner their No. 1 quarterback.

Saying that Griffin has the ability to do things ...

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76ers top Bulls 89-82 for 3-1 series lead

May 6, 2012

By DAN GELSTON, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Spencer Hawes scored 22 points and Jrue Holiday had 20 to help the surprising Philadelphia 76ers beat the Chicago Bulls 89-82 on Sunday and take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series.

Andre Iguodala had 14 points and 12 rebounds ...

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Mayweather impressive, still shuns Pacquiao

May 6, 2012

By TIM DAHLBERG, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. was getting ready to make his ring walk about the time Manny Pacquiao arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Philippine Airlines Flight 102. He'll be occupying a cell at the Clark County Detention Center by the time ...

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Bulls C Noah out for Game 4 with sprained ankle

May 6, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah is out for Game 4 of the playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers because of a sprained left ankle.

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says Noah is feeling better but is "not good enough to go" Sunday. Thibodeau says Noah is day to day for the rest of the ...

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