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Metta World Peace suspended 7 games for elbow

Apr 25, 2012

By GREG BEACHAM, Associated Press

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Metta World Peace harmed much more than his own tattered reputation when he viciously elbowed Oklahoma City's James Harden in the head.

The Los Angeles Lakers troublemaker also deprived his team of his services as their starting small ...

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Pavlovic rallies Celtics to 78-66 win over Heat

Apr 25, 2012

BOSTON (AP) — With much more to lose in potential injuries than gain with another victory, the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat let their reserves decide the second-to-last game of the regular season.

Rest and recovery were of much greater importance as both teams looked ahead to the postseason and ...

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Darvish strikes out 10, Rangers beats Yankees 2-0

Apr 25, 2012

By STEPHEN HAWKINS, Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yu Darvish is getting better each time out for the Texas Rangers.

The Japanese standout may already be getting to a point when he will have a hard time topping himself, after striking out 10 and pitching into the ninth inning of a 2-0 ...

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Travis Zajac's goal in overtime forces Game 7

Apr 24, 2012

By TOM CANAVAN, Associated Press

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Devils are still alive in the Stanley Cup chase because of a player who spent most of the season off the ice working his way back from an Achilles tendon injury.

Travis Zajac scored at 5:39 of overtime and the Devils avoided ...

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Durant scores 32, reserves get Thunder past Kings

Apr 24, 2012

By JEFF LATZKE, Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 32 points, reserve Daequan Cook had all 19 of his points in the fourth quarter and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Sacramento Kings 118-110 on Tuesday night to win their first game since top bench player James Harden took ...

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Pavlovic rallies Celtics to 78-66 win over Heat

Apr 24, 2012

BOSTON (AP) — Sasha Pavlovic scored 12 of his of his season-high 16 points in the fourth quarter, leading a group of Boston Celtics reserves in a 78-66 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday night as both teams rested their top players.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were out for the Heat.

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Rays' David Price shuts out Angels in 5-0 victory

Apr 24, 2012

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — David Price earned high praise from the opposing manager.

The two-time AL All-Star pitched a five-hitter for his second career shutout, Tampa Bay homered four times, and the Rays beat the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 on Tuesday night.

"I don't know if we've seen a better ...

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Deion Sanders cited for spat with estranged wife

Apr 24, 2012

PROSPER, Texas (AP) — Much like his playing days, Deion Sanders' tumultuous marriage has had no shortage of flash and drama: A reality television show, a divorce arrangement in which the couple still lived together and now, misdemeanor assault charges.

Police said late Tuesday that the former ...

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Warriors promote Bob Myers to general manager

Apr 24, 2012

By ANTONIO GONZALEZ, Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Bob Myers showed up for his first game as the new general manager of the Golden State Warriors wearing the same yellow tie with diagonal blue stripes that owner Joe Lacob also had knotted around his neck.

The unplanned fashion gaffe ...

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Mets put RHP Pelfrey, LF Bay on disabled list

Apr 24, 2012

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The aches and pains are mounting for the New York Mets again.

Starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey and left fielder Jason Bay were placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, the latest round of bad news for a team beset by injuries to key players ...

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State police probing Saints alleged wiretapping

Apr 24, 2012

By BRETT MARTEL, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — While state police and the FBI started a wiretapping probe into the Saints and general manager Mickey Loomis, assistant head coach Joe Vitt called allegations that Loomis' had his Superdome booth wired so he could listen to opposing coaches ...

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John L. Smith introduced as new Arkansas coach

Apr 24, 2012

By KURT VOIGT, Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — John L. Smith stood at the podium, pouncing with a smile on every question he was asked about his surprise hire as the coach at Arkansas.

The guy asked to pick up the pieces following the scandal-tainted ouster of Bobby Petrino handled ...

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Lotus releases 2 teams from engine contracts

Apr 24, 2012

By JENNA FRYER, Associated Press

Struggling engine manufacturer Lotus released Bryan Herta Autosport and Dreyer & Reinbold Racing from its IndyCar engine contracts Tuesday.

The release clears the two teams to cut new deals with powerhouse manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda, and leaves Lotus with ...

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Grigson makes it official, Colts will take Luck

Apr 24, 2012

By MICHAEL MAROT, Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — It's official: Andrew Luck will be the No. 1 choice in Thursday night's NFL draft.

Rather than keeping the NFL's worst-kept secret under wraps until Luck's name rolled off the lips of commissioner Roger Goodell, general manager Ryan Grigson ...

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Baffert's Bodemeister works out for Kentucky Derby

Apr 24, 2012

By COLIN FLY, Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert said jokingly that he better hurry up and talk before he keeled over.

His heart attack was no laughing matter last month when he thought he was dying in Dubai. He's changed his routine in the weeks since.

That means ...

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Clemens Lawyer Claims Evidence Was Manipulated

Apr 24, 2012

By JOSEPH WHITE, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Clemens' lawyer wagged his finger. His voice cracked. He called himself Columbo. He claimed evidence had been manipulated. He appealed to the jurors' hearts as well as their heads in his opening statement Tuesday in defense of the seven-time ...

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Baffert says Liaison will run in Kentucky Derby

Apr 24, 2012

By COLIN FLY, Associated Press

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Trainer Bob Baffert only needed to see Liaison run in Kentucky compared to California to decide to give the horse a chance in the Kentucky Derby.

"I'm going to run him," Baffert said Tuesday. "I love the way he went over this track. What a ...

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AP source: Falcons hope to acquire Asante Samuel

Apr 24, 2012

By CHARLES ODUM, Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons were in negotiations on Tuesday to acquire cornerback Asante Samuel from the Philadelphia Eagles.

A trade for Samuel would provide a highlight to what has been a relatively quiet offseason for the Falcons, who have ...

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What changes look like for the BCS

Apr 24, 2012

By RALPH D. RUSSO, Associated Press

College football's new path to crowning a national champion should become a lot clearer in south Florida on Wednesday and Thursday.

The conference commissioners in charge of the Bowl Championship Series will meet for the fourth time this year, trying to sort ...

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Israel asks IOC to honor those killed in 1972

Apr 24, 2012

By IAN DEITCH, Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel asked the International Olympic Committee to honor the Israeli team members who were killed by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Games.

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said Tuesday he has sent a letter to the IOC. He wants the ...

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