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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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Nicklaus, Palmer, Player win scramble event

May 5, 2012

By CHRIS DUNCAN, Associated Press

THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Arnold Palmer curled in the 25-foot putt on the 18th hole, raised his right hand and acknowledged the massive, cheering gallery with a thumbs-up sign and his trademark smile.

Jack Nicklaus gave Palmer a hard handshake. Gary Player ...

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Slumping Angels slugger Pujols gets night off

May 5, 2012

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Albert Pujols, stumbling through the longest home run drought of his 12-year career, was not in the Los Angeles Angels' starting lineup Saturday for the first time this season.

And the three-time NL MVP wasn't happy about it. When a group of reporters approached his locker,

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Baffert's Bodemeister comes up just short in Derby

May 5, 2012

By COLIN FLY, Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Losing the Kentucky Derby was bad enough. Letting down his son was even worse for Bob Baffert.

Bodemeister, the bay colt named after the trainer's 7-year-old son, rocketed to the front Saturday and led by as many as three lengths. But he ...

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Santana finally gets win, Mets beat Arizona 4-3

May 5, 2012

By RACHEL COHEN, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty months and a major shoulder surgery later, Johan Santana is a winner again.

The Mets' ace finally got some run support from his teammates, toughing out seven innings Saturday to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 and snap New York's ...

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Thunder C Perkins out with right hip strain

May 5, 2012

DALLAS (AP) — Oklahoma City's Kendrick Perkins is out of Game 4 of the playoff series against Dallas because of a right hip strain.

Perkins walked gingerly back to the bench after getting called for his second foul with 4:09 left in the first quarter Saturday night. The Thunder were on defense at ...

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Kentucky Derby party starts early on infield

May 5, 2012

By BRETT BARROUQUERE and BRUCE SCHREINER, Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The party started early at Churchill Downs for Joe Ochsner, who was sipping a morning beer on the sweaty track infield and picking his horses for the Kentucky Derby. Thrifty travel plans freed up more cash for ...

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Logano beats Busch at finish of Nationwide race

May 5, 2012

By JENNA FRYER, Associated Press

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Joey Logano nipped Kyle Busch at the finish line Saturday to win the Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway to give Toyota its 200th win in NASCAR.

The race was marred by a late accident that sent Eric McClure to an Alabama ...

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Huck draws with Afolabi to keep WBO belt

May 5, 2012

ERFURT, Germany (AP) — German cruiserweight Marco Huck retained his WBO title against British challenger Ola Afolabi by the narrowest of margins, a draw by majority decision on Saturday.

In a rematch of Huck's first defense of the title he won from Victor Emilio Ramirez in 2009, Afolabi had the ...

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