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Pujols hits first HR for Angels in 4-3 win

May 7, 2012

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — That day off sure did Albert Pujols some good.

The $240 million slugger finally hit a home run for the Los Angeles Angels, ending the longest power drought of his career Sunday in a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Pujols connected in the fifth inning for a two-run shot,

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DH Davis gets win, O's outlast Red Sox in 17

May 7, 2012

BOSTON (AP) — Once the starting pitchers left, the game between the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox became a battle of the bullpens. And when both teams ran out of relievers, well, it was time to throw in someone else.

Anyone else on the roster, in fact.

In the first major league game since ...

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

May 7, 2012

By DAN GELSTON, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have failed at winning one game without Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.

Somehow, as they head back home, the top team in the East has to win three without the pair to avoid an ugly ending.

Spencer Hawes scored 22 points and ...

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Fowler finds the right place for 1st tour win

May 7, 2012

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Rickie Fowler kept telling anyone who would listen that his first PGA Tour win was coming soon.

Considering the location, it made perfect sense.

Quail Hollow is where Anthony Kim, fearless at age 22, won by five shots in 2008 for his ...

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LA Kings sweep St. Louis, advance to West finals

May 7, 2012

By GREG BEACHAM, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The St. Louis Blues threw everything they had at the Kings in the final two periods of Game 4, desperate and determined to avoid a series sweep. Although Los Angeles bent to an alarming degree, Jonathan Quick never broke.

Even on the Kings'

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Supporting casts lifts Lakers past Nuggets 92-88

May 7, 2012

By ARNIE STAPLETON, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Crunch time for the Los Angeles Lakers usually belongs to Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum or Pau Gasol.

Not this time.

Ramon Sessions and Steve Blake put the dagger in the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night, swishing 3-pointers in the final minute to lead ...

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Anthony helps Knicks end 13-game playoff skid

May 7, 2012

By BRIAN MAHONEY, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony made the big shots at the end. Amare Stoudemire provided a spark right from the start.

The two guys who came to New York to chase championships finally got their first playoff victory together, setting off a celebration 11 years ...

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Turkish Soccer Clubs Cleared in Scandal

May 7, 2012

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's soccer federation has cleared all 16 Turkish teams, including Fenerbahce, of involvement in an alleged match-fixing scandal, but it also banned two players for several years and imposed disciplinary measures on eight players or club officials.

"There is no reason for ...

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Hamels plunks Harper, then admits aiming for him

May 7, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cole Hamels admits it: He plunked rookie phenom Bryce Harper on purpose.

"I was trying to hit him," the Philadelphia lefty said. "I'm not going to deny it."

That startling bit of honesty came after Hamels nailed the Washington teen with a fastball in the small of the back his ...

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Nationals RF Jayson Werth out with broken wrist

May 7, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Nationals right fielder Jayson Werth broke his left wrist Sunday night trying to make a sliding catch against the Philadelphia Phillies.

"It's a clean break," Washington manager Davey Johnson said after the Nationals' 9-3 loss. "He's going to be out for a while."

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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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