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Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86

Apr 20, 2014

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant put a dazzling end to Memphis' gritty comeback.

The Grizzlies erased most of a 25-point deficit before Durant, the league's scoring champion, got hot. He scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City ...

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Hopkins wins split decision over Shumenov

Apr 20, 2014

By KEVIN DUNLEAVY, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Already the oldest boxer in history to win a world championship, Bernard Hopkins became the oldest to win a unification bout Saturday night as he captured a split 12-round decision over Beibut Shumenov of Kazakhstan.

The announcement of the ...

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Wie shoots 67, wins LPGA LOTTE Championship

Apr 20, 2014

By KAITLIN SAWYER, Associated Press

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (AP) — Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under 67 on Saturday and win the LPGA LOTTE Championship.

The 24-year-old American finished at 14-under 274 after coming into the final round trailing third-round ...

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Landeskog leads Avs to 4-2 win over Wild

Apr 20, 2014

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer

DENVER (AP) — Gabriel Landeskog scored twice and Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night and a 2-0 series lead.

The Wild were unable to contain the quickness of teenager Nathan ...

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FSU's Martin becomes third D-I coach to win 1,800

Apr 19, 2014

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Florida State's Mike Martin became the third baseball coach in Division I history to reach 1,800 wins, earning the milestone with the Seminoles' 4-3 victory over Wake Forest in 13 innings Saturday night.

Martin, in his 35th year as Florida State's coach, joined Texas ...

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Hawks take 1-0 lead by rolling past Pacers 101-93

Apr 19, 2014

By MICHAEL MAROT, AP Sports Writer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Atlanta's Jeff Teague demolished the Pacers' grand playoff plan.

As his teammates set up around the 3-point line, Teague simply blew through open lanes to the basket repeatedly.

The Pacers didn't have an answer.

Teague scored a playoff career-high ...

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Blue Jackets edge Penguins 4-3 in double overtime

Apr 19, 2014

By WILL GRAVES, AP Sports Writer

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury ...

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Hometown favorite wants to win Boston, for Boston

Apr 19, 2014

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) — Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday.

Her goal has changed now.

But only a little.

"If I could have one wish, it ...

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Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in OT, take 2-0 lead

Apr 19, 2014

By R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Defenseman Barret Jackman scored on a drive through traffic, giving the St. Louis Blues their second straight 4-3 overtime victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday for a 2-0 series lead against the defending Stanley Cup champions.

St.

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Harper pulled for not hustling, Nats fall to Cards

Apr 19, 2014

By DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit the ball to the mound, jogged to first base and took a right turn to the dugout before getting halfway down the basepath.

That would be his final play in the Washington Nationals' 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

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Williams scores 24 as Nets beat Raptors 94-87

Apr 19, 2014

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) — Deron Williams and Joe Johnson each scored 24 points, Paul Pierce scored nine of his 15 points in the final quarter and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 94-87 Saturday in Game 1 of their first round playoff series.

Shaun Livingston scored ...

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Federer beats injured Djokovic to reach final

Apr 19, 2014

By JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports Writer

MONACO (AP) — Roger Federer ousted defending Monte Carlo Masters champion Novak Djokovic 7-5, 6-2 Saturday, and the Serb said he plans to take a break to let his injured wrist heal.

Federer will try to win the event for the first time in an all-Swiss final ...

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13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

Apr 19, 2014

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest ...

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Detroit gains home-ice advantage, tops Boston 1-0

Apr 19, 2014

By HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) — At one end of the ice, Jimmy Howard made his best save of the game. At the other, Pavel Datsyuk scored the only goal.

All within 30 seconds.

Datsyuk's goal with 3:01 left gave the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 win in their playoff opener as they grabbed ...

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Pujols hits 497th homer, Angels beat Tigers 11-6

Apr 19, 2014

By NOAH TRISTER, AP Baseball Writer

DETROIT (AP) — Albert Pujols is quietly closing in on 500 home runs.

Pujols hit No. 497 on Friday night, part of an offensive onslaught by the Los Angeles Angels in their 11-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers. Howie Kendrick added two homers of his own, and 10 of ...

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Mets trade 1B Ike Davis to Pirates

Apr 18, 2014

By BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets traded slumping first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night, parting ways with a power hitter who proved to be too inconsistent at the plate.

Pittsburgh sent minor league right-hander Zack Thornton and a player ...

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Canadiens top Lightning again for 2-0 series lead

Apr 18, 2014

By FRED GOODALL, AP Sports Writer

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens are gaining confidence with every playoff victory.

"We are playing as a unit right now. Everyone is supporting each other and buying in to what the coaching staff is teaching us," goaltender Carey Price said Friday night ...

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Harang pulled with no-hitter, Braves beat Mets 6-0

Apr 18, 2014

By BEN WALKER, AP Baseball Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Harang threw no-hit ball for seven innings but was pulled after 121 pitches, and reliever Luis Avilan gave up David Wright's two-out single in the eighth as the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 6-0 Friday night.

As Harang's pitch count ...

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76ers owner Harris calls 19-win season 'success'

Apr 18, 2014

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Billions of dollars couldn't console Philadelphia 76ers owner Joshua Harris this season. Ok, maybe just a little.

Being the potential heirs of a franchise that matched an NBA-record losing streak comes with a few hardships as well not usually found ...

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Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

Apr 18, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well.

The military service academies had to suspend some sporting events last fall amid budget fights in ...

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