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Gomez, Snider ejected after Brewers, Pirates brawl

Apr 20, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brewers CF Carlos Gomez and Pirates OF Travis Snider were ejected from a game Sunday afternoon following a third-inning brawl.

Both benches cleared when Gomez and Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole got in a shouting match after Gomez tripled off the wall with two outs in the ...

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Flyers rally to beat Rangers 4-2, even series

Apr 20, 2014

By IRA PODELL, AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Luke Schenn scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, and backup Ray Emery made 31 saves for the Philadelphia Flyers, who rallied to beat the New York Rangers 4-2 on Sunday to even the first-round playoff series.

Schenn put Philadelphia in front ...

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Harper back in Nationals lineup

Apr 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper will start Sunday in for the Nationals a day after he was replaced in the sixth inning for lack of hustle.

Harper is scheduled to bat second in Washington's lineup against the Cardinals.

In the sixth inning on Saturday, Harper hit a comebacker to the mound and was ...

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Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters

Apr 20, 2014

By JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports Writer

MONACO (AP) — Stanislas Wawrinka showed that his first Grand Slam title wasn't a fluke, upstaging his more illustrious countryman to add a maiden Masters trophy in Monte Carlo on Sunday.

Wawrinka came from a set down to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the ...

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Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Apr 20, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.

John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep Sunday. Carter had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New ...

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Hamilton wins third straight F1 race at Chinese GP

Apr 20, 2014

By JUSTIN BERGMAN, Associated Press

SHANGHAI (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton captured his third straight Formula One race with ease on Sunday, leading from start to finish to win the Chinese Grand Prix.

Mercedes showed again that it's in a different class from its rivals, with Hamilton's ...

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

Apr 20, 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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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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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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