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Marlins snap 8-game skid by beating Nationals 11-2

Apr 15, 2014

By STEVEN WINE, AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) — Stephen Strasburg against the woebegone Miami Marlins figured to be no contest, and it was.

Miami won in a rout.

Giancarlo Stanton tied a career high with five RBIs, including a three-run homer off Strasburg, and the Marlins broke an eight-game losing ...

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More former players sue NHL regarding concussions

Apr 15, 2014

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Sports Writer

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Another group of former NHL players has joined the fight for compensation for head injuries they say they incurred while playing, while at the same time targeting the violence of the game that they believe brought about those injuries.

Retired ...

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Injured Anthony will sit out Knicks' last 2 games

Apr 15, 2014

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Carmelo Anthony's will miss the final two games with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, ending his first playoff-less season and potentially his New York Knicks career.

Anthony had one of his finest individual seasons, averaging 27.4 points ...

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MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

Apr 15, 2014

By RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades.

Jackson traveled to ...

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Ex-Minnesota State, Mankato coach returning to job

Apr 15, 2014

By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The football coach fired from Minnesota State, Mankato said Tuesday he will return to his old job after an arbitrator ruled he was wrongfully terminated, saying the decision wasn't easy but that it would help him and his family heal.

Todd Hoffner ...

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AP Sources: Cup sailor de Ridder suspended 5 years

Apr 15, 2014

By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer

SAN DIEGO (AP) — America's Cup sailor Dirk de Ridder has been suspended from sanctioned events for five years by sailing's international governing body, two people with knowledge of the decision said Tuesday.

The people spoke with The Associated Press on condition ...

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Bud Selig calls replay start 'remarkable'

Apr 15, 2014

By RONALD BLUM, AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says the sport's new replay system is working well despite a few problems during its first two weeks.

While baseball began video review late in the 2008 season, it was limited to potential home runs and boundary calls.

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Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

Apr 15, 2014

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY, Associated Press

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert ...

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Michigan losing Stauskas, Robinson to NBA

Apr 15, 2014

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan sophomores Nik Stauskas and Glen Robinson III have decided to enter the NBA draft.

They made the announcement Tuesday.

Mitch McGary has not decided if he will stay in school or go pro. McGary was not made available for interviews ...

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Hockey title puts tiny Union on the sports map

Apr 15, 2014

By MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — After tiny Union College toppled the heavyweights of hockey for the national title, its president, Stephen Ainlay, couldn't resist a little cheerleading.

"How about them Dutchmen!?" Ainlay shouted Monday to a room full of accepted students,

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Tributes Planned to Mark Boston Marathon Bombing

Apr 15, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were hurt, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.

Vice President Joe Biden, Gov. Deval Patrick and former Mayor Tom ...

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Pirates, Reds hit 10 HRs before game is suspended

Apr 14, 2014

By JOE KAY, AP Baseball Writer

CINCINNATI (AP) — Maybe it's good this one got suspended. Gave everybody a chance to dry off a bit, catch their breath and let those unbelievable numbers start to sink in.

Ten homers in only six innings. Three sets of back-to-back homers, tying a record. The most ...

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Heat lose 114-93 to Wizards; Pacers get top seed

Apr 14, 2014

By JOSEPH WHITE, AP Sports Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Miami Heat opted for rest for LeBron James and Chris Bosh over the pursuit of the Eastern Conference's top seed, and the Washington Wizards capitalized in a 114-93 breeze of a game Monday night that clinched the No. 1 seed for the Indiana ...

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Sun take Ogwumike with top pick in WNBA draft

Apr 14, 2014

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — It was a busy draft night for the Connecticut Sun.

Minutes after taking Chiney Ogwumike with the top pick in the WNBA draft Monday night, the Sun made a blockbuster deal to trade 2012 MVP Tina Charles to the New York Liberty.

The Sun ...

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Warriors' Bogut out indefinitely with rib fracture

Apr 14, 2014

By ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Sports Writer

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut has a fractured right rib that could keep him out for the start of the playoffs — and possibly all of the postseason.

The team said Monday night that an X-ray revealed the injury. Warriors coach ...

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Phelps will be racing himself in swimming comeback

Apr 14, 2014

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP National Writer

Michael Phelps will be facing quite an opponent when he returns to the pool.

His legacy.

The most decorated Olympian ever is coming out of retirement to swim next week in Arizona. It will be his first competitive meet since the 2012 London Olympics, where he ...

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James, Bosh rest as Heat prepare for playoffs

Apr 14, 2014

By JOSEPH WHITE, AP Sports Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Choosing rest for the playoffs over the pursuit of a top seed, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra gave LeBron James and Chris Bosh the night off Monday against the Washington Wizards.

Spoelstra said James was dealing with "the residual of a long ...

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AP Sources: Sun trade C/F Tina Charles to Liberty

Apr 14, 2014

By DOUG FEINBERG, AP Basketball Writer

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — People familiar with the situation say the Connecticut Sun have agreed to trade Tina Charles to New York for players to be named later and the Liberty's first round pick in 2015.

The people say the Liberty will send Kelsey Bone and ...

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A look at 10 things to watch in the NHL playoffs

Apr 14, 2014

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer

Here's a look at 10 things to watch when the NHL playoffs begin Wednesday with a new format, some stars returning from injuries and renewed rivalries:

NEW LOOK: Forget what you knew about how teams matched up in the playoffs. When the league went from having six ...

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Padres, Gyorko reach deal adding $35M for 5 years

Apr 14, 2014

By BERNIE WILSON, AP Sports Writer

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres think so much of second baseman Jedd Gyorko that they gave him a hefty raise and he's only 13 games into his second full big league season.

Gyorko's agreement, announced Monday, is a six-year deal that adds $35 million over ...

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