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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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Durant leads Thunder past Grizzlies 100-86

Apr 20, 2014

By CLIFF BRUNT, AP Sports Writer

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 13 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter to help the Oklahoma City Thunder defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 100-86 on Saturday night in the opening game of their first-round series.

Russell Westbrook had 23 points and 10 ...

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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.

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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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Nadal loses in quarterfinals in Monte Carlo

Apr 18, 2014

By JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports Writer

PARIS (AP) — Rafael Nadal's mastery of the Monte Carlo clay courts seems to be over.

The top-ranked Spaniard hopes his confidence isn't gone, too.

Nadal lost to fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 7-6 (1), 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday,

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Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild

Apr 18, 2014

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Sports Writer

DENVER (AP) — Paul Stastny sweated out the trade deadline, wondering if his big, expiring contract and Colorado's desire to beef up its blue line might lead to his departure from Denver.

Instead, he stuck around to help the Avalanche end a four-year playoff ...

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