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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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Yaya Toure puts Man City within sight of title

May 6, 2012

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City put itself on course to win its first English championship since 1968 by beating host Newcastle 2-0 Sunday behind two goals by Yaya Toure.

Manchester United defeated Swansea 2-0 on first-half goals by Paul Scholes and Ashley Young. The win pulled the defending ...

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Federer says he's recharged after break

May 6, 2012

MADRID (AP) — Roger Federer is ready to challenge Novak Djokovic for the No. 1 ranking after a monthlong break from tennis.

The third-ranked Federer returns this week at the Madrid Open, a tournament he won in 2006 and 2009.

"I am excited to be back after a long offseason, but I needed it after ...

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Parker's 27 help Spurs take 3-0 lead over Jazz

May 6, 2012

By LYNN DeBRUIN, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Tony Parker scored 27 points, including 16 in the fourth quarter, as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Utah Jazz 102-90 Saturday night to take a 3-0 lead in their first-round Western Conference playoff series.

No NBA team has ever overcome ...

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Mayweather wins unanimous decision over Cotto

May 6, 2012

By TIM DAHLBERG, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally found himself in a real fight, complete with a bloody nose and an opponent in Miguel Cotto who was never going to quit.

As usual, he found a way to win.

Mayweather used his speed and accuracy Saturday night to take a ...

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Twins to place Morneau on DL with sore right wrist

May 6, 2012

SEATTLE (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will place designated hitter Justin Morneau on the 15-day disabled list because of a sore right wrist.

Morneau complained of pain Monday in the wrist he had surgically repaired last October. He returned to Minneapolis on Tuesday to have a MRI exam, which showed ...

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Thunder rally to complete 1st-round sweep of Mavs

May 6, 2012

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Down by 13 points with less than 10 minutes remaining, youthful Oklahoma City could have easily have been content knowing they could go home for a Game 5 still needing to win only one more game.

The Thunder, with their 20-something All-Star duo ...

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Alvarez defends title with decision over Mosley

May 5, 2012

By TIM DAHLBERG, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rising Mexican star Canelo Alvarez landed the heavier punches and more of them Saturday night, defending his 154-pound title with a lopsided decision win over an aging Shane Mosley.

Alvarez shook off a cut over his left eye from a head butt in ...

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Simpson emerges with lead at Quail Hollow

May 5, 2012

By DOUG FERGUSON, Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For someone playing so close to his house, Webb Simpson has been on edge all week.

The home crowd. Two rounds with Tiger Woods. His name atop the leaderboard at Quail Hollow alongside Rory McIlroy and so many others late Saturday ...

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ASU's Lockett announces transfer to Marquette

May 5, 2012

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State's Trent Lockett, the team's leading scorer last season, says he will transfer to Marquette for his senior season to be closer to his mother, who has been diagnosed with cancer.

Lockett, whose mother lives in Minnesota, already has earned a bachelor's degree in ...

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Paul, Griffin lead Clippers over Griz, 87-86

May 5, 2012

By BERNIE WILSON, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — If the Los Angeles Clippers hadn't been so inept at the free throw line, Rudy Gay's last-second shot wouldn't have mattered.

Chris Paul had 24 points and 11 assists and high-flying Blake Griffin added 17 points for the Clippers, who beat the ...

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Column: 'Wasn't going to come here and melt down'

May 5, 2012

By JIM LITKE, Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Everybody knows Mario Gutierrez now.

But a half-dozen years ago, long before anyone in the thoroughbred game knew much about him, the Canadian horsemen who discovered the promising teenage rider at a dusty track in Mexico knew Gutierrez ...

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I'll Have Another rallies to win Kentucky Derby

May 5, 2012

By BETH HARRIS, Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — I'll Have Another looked like just another horse at the Kentucky Derby.

Until the final furlong, that is.

That's when the chestnut colt — sold for a paltry $11,000, ridden by a rookie jockey hardly anyone knew and stuck in an outside post —

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