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LA Kings avoid elimination in 6-3 win over Sharks

Apr 25, 2014

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dustin Brown figured his Los Angeles Kings had climbed too many postseason obstacles over the past two seasons to end their current playoff run without even a single victory.

With an unusual offensive burst, the Kings proved their captain correct ...

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LA Kings avoid elimination in 6-3 win over Sharks

Apr 25, 2014

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Williams and Marian Gaborik scored two goals apiece, and the Los Angeles Kings emphatically avoided first-round playoff elimination with a 6-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 4 on Thursday night.

Captain Dustin Brown had a goal ...

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Clippers beat Warriors 98-96 for 2-1 series lead

Apr 25, 2014

By ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Sports Writer

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, DeAndre Jordan had 14 points and 22 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers outlasted the Golden State Warriors 98-96 on Thursday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round ...

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Wild even series at 2 with 2-1 win vs. Avalanche

Apr 25, 2014

By DAVE CAMPBELL, AP Sports Writer

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Charlie Coyle scored his third goal of the series for Minnesota, and the Wild dominated the Colorado Avalanche for the second straight game on their way to a 2-1 win Thursday night that evened the first-round matchup at two apiece.

The Wild ...

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Grizzlies blow big lead, beat Thunder 98-95 in OT

Apr 25, 2014

By TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Grizzlies know they have to stop blowing fourth-quarter leads. Consecutive overtime wins makes the needed corrections much easier for Memphis.

Mike Conley scored five of his 20 points in overtime, and the Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City ...

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Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet

Apr 24, 2014

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Michael Phelps is 0 for 1 in his comeback to the pool.

The 22-time Olympic medalist lost to Ryan Lochte in the 100-meter butterfly final at the Arena Grand Prix on Thursday night.

Lochte touched first in 51.93 seconds, second-fastest in the world ...

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Bruins beat Red Wings 3-2 in OT, up 3-1 in series

Apr 24, 2014

By LARRY LAGE, AP Sports Writer

DETROIT (AP) — Jarome Iginla scored with 6:28 left in overtime, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night in Game 4 of their first-round series.

The Presidents' Trophy winners and defending Eastern Conference champions can ...

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Teague, Korver lead Hawks past Pacers 98-85

Apr 24, 2014

By PAUL NEWBERRY, AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA (AP) — As the final seconds ticked off the clock, the Atlanta Hawks celebrated and their fans serenaded the Indiana Pacers with chants of "Overrated!"

Game 3 did nothing to change that perception.

The top-seeded Pacers are on the ropes again at the hands of ...

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Silver: Premature to say union will opt out of CBA

Apr 24, 2014

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Thursday he has "no expectation" that players will opt out of the collective bargaining agreement in 2017, potentially leading to another lockout.

The 10-year deal the league and players agreed to that ended ...

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Pineda not only pitcher in majors to try pine tar

Apr 24, 2014

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer

Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is hardly the first major leaguer to use pine tar to aid his grip.

And he won't be the last, those in baseball say, because it's simply part of the game.

He just got caught.

What stands out for many around the sport is how ...

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Pine tar, Vaseline, spit all part of baseball

Apr 24, 2014

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Sports Writer

It's fair to suspect that Michael Pineda isn't the only pitcher trying a few tricks on the mound from time to time.

The Yankees pitcher was suspended for 10 games for having a glob of pine tar on his neck to rub on his hands to grip the ball on a chilly night.

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Government to review Northwestern bid to unionize

Apr 24, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board has granted Northwestern University's request that it review its ruling that football players at the university are essentially employees of the school with full collective bargaining rights.

It said a previously scheduled vote by Northwestern ...

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Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal

Apr 24, 2014

By HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar. He said he won't appeal the penalty that will cost him two starts.

"I accept it," Pineda said before Thursday night's game at Fenway Park.

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Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals

Apr 24, 2014

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Maria Sharapova defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-4, 6-3 on Thursday to set up a Porsche Grand Prix quarterfinal clash with top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska.

The sixth-seeded Sharapova needed little over an hour-and-a-half to defeat her fellow Russian,

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When Bosh steps up, Heat reap benefits

Apr 24, 2014

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

MIAMI (AP) — In Miami, it's called the Big Three for a reason.

LeBron James was stellar for the Heat in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first-round series against Charlotte, and Dwyane Wade helped save the game with a steal to deny the Bobcats a chance at ...

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Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

Apr 24, 2014

By HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) — The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.

He got both.

The Yankees' right-hander spoke quietly after being ejected in the second inning of the Red Sox' 5-1 win over New York on Wednesday night. And less ...

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Teen Chinese golfer getting used to attention

Apr 24, 2014

By JUSTIN BERGMAN, Associated Press

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — One year after his stunning debut at the Masters, Chinese 15-year-old golfer Guan Tianlang is growing accustomed to being in the spotlight.

Guan looked composed and confident as he shot a 1-under 71 in the first round of the China Open on ...

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Hanyu determined to build on success of Sochi

Apr 24, 2014

By JIM ARMSTRONG, AP Sports Writer

TOKYO (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu has barely had time to dwell on the Olympic and world titles he won in the first quarter of 2014, yet he's already thinking about how to improve for next season.

Hanyu became the first Japanese man to claim Olympic gold in figure skating ...

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Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

Apr 24, 2014

By JON GERBERG, Associated Press

PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) — When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from many of its rivals — he recruited ...

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Michael Phelps launches comeback in 100 butterfly

Apr 24, 2014

By BETH HARRIS, AP Sports Writer

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of his best events.

The 18-time Olympic gold medalist will swim the 100-meter butterfly at the Arena Grand Prix on ...

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