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Parker's 28 leads Spurs over Jazz 106-91 in Game 1

Apr 29, 2012

By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — This was not another early playoff letdown by the San Antonio Spurs. For the first time in four years, they won a series opener.

But more important to them was Tony Parker looking like his old postseason self.

Putting together his best ...

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Orioles rally to beat Athletics 5-2

Apr 29, 2012

By DAVID GINSBURG, Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) — The unlikely comeback began rather innocently, with a pair of hits that didn't make it out of the infield.

Then came two drives off the outfield wall, providing the Baltimore Orioles with an exclamation point on a successful homestand and a ...

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AP source: UK Olympic doping ban declared illegal

Apr 29, 2012

By ROB HARRIS, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Sprinter Dwain Chambers and cyclist David Millar will be eligible to compete for Britain at the London Games after the country's lifetime Olympic ban for doping offenders was found to be unlawful by sports' top court.

A Court of Arbitration for Sport ...

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Germany: Europe should boycott Ukraine matches

Apr 29, 2012

By JUERGEN BAETZ, Associated Press

BERLIN (AP) — A top German official is urging European governments to boycott Euro2012 soccer championship matches in Ukraine to protest the detention of the country's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Environment Minister Norbert Roettgen told German ...

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Apartment blocks may host missiles for Olympics

Apr 29, 2012

By DAVID STRINGER, Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Surface-to-air missiles could be stationed on the rooftops of an apartment block in east London as part of Britain's air defenses for the Olympics, the country's military confirmed Sunday.

Around 700 people living at the building in Bow — about 2 ...

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Kemp's HR in 10th spoils Harper's strong debut

Apr 29, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps one day, Bryce Harper will be hitting home runs at Matt Kemp's current pace — although very few can.

For now, the Washington Nationals' top prospect can take satisfaction from the fact he hit a rope over Kemp's head in center field for a double in the third at-bat of his ...

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Durant's winner lifts Thunder past Mavs, 99-98

Apr 29, 2012

By JEFF LATZKE, Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant was determined to not let the Oklahoma City Thunder lose another playoff game at home to Dallas.

He scored 25 points and hit the winning jumper from the foul line with 1.5 seconds left to give the Thunder a 99-98 victory over the ...

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Harper flashes star potential in big league debut

Apr 29, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bryce Harper's first day in the major leagues came with all the hype one would expect for the player dubbed "Baseball's Chosen One" when he was only 16 years old.

The No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft went 1 for 3 in his first game for the Washington Nationals, with a booming double ...

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Kreider lifts Rangers to 3-1 win over Capitals

Apr 29, 2012

By IRA PODELL, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Kreider is six games into his NHL career and days shy of his 21st birthday.

And yet the Stanley Cup playoffs are anything but overwhelming for the newest New York Rangers forward who has quickly become a hit on Broadway.

Kreider scored the ...

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Dawson beats Hopkins for light heavyweight title

Apr 29, 2012

By DAN GELSTON, Associated Press

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Bad Chad is a champion again.

He has his belt back — and gave the ageless Bernard Hopkins a major decision to make about his fighting future.

Dawson defeated Hopkins by a 12-round majority decision Saturday night and won the WBC light ...

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Kyle Busch takes 4th straight Richmond spring race

Apr 29, 2012

By JENNA FRYER, Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Carl Edwards thought the race was his to win. So did Tony Stewart.

And Kyle Busch? Well, he didn't think he had a chance as the laps wound down at Richmond International Raceway.

But a penalty on Edwards took him out of contention Saturday ...

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Kings knock off Blues 3-1 in Game 1

Apr 28, 2012

By R.B. FALLSTROM, Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Goals from unexpected sources put the Los Angeles Kings in position for another road triumph. Jonathan Quick — no surprise there — made those scores stand up.

Matt Greene scored his first career playoff goal short-handed late in the second ...

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Magic shock Pacers 81-77 in Game 1

Apr 28, 2012

By CLIFF BRUNT, Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Orlando Magic entered Indiana's building as huge underdogs and walked out talking trash.

Jason Richardson and Jameer Nelson scored 17 points apiece to help sixth-seeded Orlando, playing without Dwight Howard, surprise the third-seeded ...

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Vikings RB King arrested on suspicion of assault

Apr 28, 2012

OAK GROVE, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings running back Caleb King was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault in the beating of another man outside a birthday party, the Anoka County sheriff's office said Saturday.

King, who signed with the Vikings as a rookie free agent last year but didn't ...

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James scores 32, Heat roll by Knicks 100-67

Apr 28, 2012

By TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James dropped to the floor holding the back of his head, grimacing and then staggering a bit when he reached his feet.

A few moments later, he was fine.

And a few moments after that, the Miami Heat had complete control of Game 1 against the ...

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Vikings fans hit Capitol, but no stadium vote

Apr 28, 2012

By BRIAN BAKST and PATRICK CONDON, Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Vikings fans decked out in purple and gold roamed Minnesota's Capitol on Saturday hoping to see the state House vote on a $1 billion stadium bill, but it was delayed even as the planned end of the legislative session drew ...

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Colts make Harnish final choice of 2012 draft

Apr 28, 2012

By MICHAEL MAROT, Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mr. Irrelevant suddenly has a whole new meaning for Chandler Harnish.

The Northern Illinois quarterback who was taken with the 253rd and final pick of the draft Saturday didn't just get a title and a vacation. He got a chance to play for his ...

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Toon, Miller face big challenges in NFL

Apr 28, 2012

By BARRY WILNER, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Nick Toon and Lamar Miller know all about tough tasks. Their challenges won't get any easier as they head to the NFL.

Toon, the son of former New York Jets standout Al Toon, was selected in the fourth round of Saturday's draft by the Saints. He ...

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Kreider lifts Rangers to 3-1 win over Capitals

Apr 28, 2012

By IRA PODELL, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Kreider is six games into his NHL career and days shy of his 21st birthday.

And yet the Stanley Cup playoffs are anything but overwhelming for the newest New York Rangers forward who has quickly become a hit on Broadway.

Kreider scored the ...

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Bulls lose Rose to torn ACL in win over 76ers

Apr 28, 2012

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose crumbled to the floor, clutching his left knee. His season is over and the Bulls' title hopes just might be finished, too.

Rose will miss the rest of the season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee late in ...

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