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Aldridge leads Blazers over Rockets 122-120 in OT

Apr 21, 2014

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on another level Sunday night and had the emotional intensity to match the best performance of his career.

Portland's star was hungry after missing the playoffs the last two seasons and wanted to show his teammates that ...

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Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings

Apr 21, 2014

By JOSH DUBOW, AP Sports Writer

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The only similarity in the rematch of a tightly played seven-game series between Los Angeles and San Jose is that the home team keeps winning.

What's drastically different is that Jonathan Quick and the normally air-tight Kings defense is giving ...

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Aldridge leads Portland over Houston 122-120 in OT

Apr 21, 2014

By KRISTIE RIEKEN, AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge had just fouled out late in overtime after scoring a career-high and franchise playoff-record 46 points when he went to Portland teammate Damian Lillard with a simple message.

"I said: 'Take it over,'" Aldridge said.

Lillard did just ...

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After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

Apr 21, 2014

By JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) — State and local officials are hoping for a safe but still enjoyable day for the 36,000 runners planning to participate in the Boston Marathon and the hundreds of thousands of spectators.

One year after a pair of homemade bombs killed three people and ...

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Nene dominates, Wizards rally past Bulls, 102-93

Apr 20, 2014

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer

CHICAGO (AP) — Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and the Washington Wizards rallied from 13 down to beat the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in their playoff opener on Sunday night.

John Wall scored 16 in his postseason debut. Marcin Gortat added 15 ...

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Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Apr 20, 2014

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.

For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away ...

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Jimenez closes with 67 to win Greater Gwinnett

Apr 20, 2014

By CHARLES ODUM, AP Sports Writer

DULUTH, Ga. (AP) — Miguel Angel Jimenez quickly shifted his focus back to the Ryder Cup after winning his first Champions Tour event.

Jimenez held off Bernhard Langer to win the Greater Gwinnett Championship on Sunday, becoming only the third player to lead from ...

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James, Wade lead Heat past Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1

Apr 20, 2014

By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer

MIAMI (AP) — Each of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise spark.

James Jones got his turn Sunday.

And the lift he brought, combined with the expected playoff ...

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Popovich to Sager: 'I promise I'll be nice'

Apr 20, 2014

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager's return and "I promise I'll be nice."

TNT's Sager is missing the NBA playoffs as he undergoes treatment for leukemia. So his son, Craig Sager Jr., filled in for Sunday's broadcast of San Antonio's ...

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Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85

Apr 20, 2014

By RAUL DOMINGUEZ, Associated Press

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Spurs rode the wide shoulders of Tim Duncan to victory.

The Mavericks were not going to let San Antonio beat them with 3-pointers, and they did not want Tony Parker using the lane as his personal playground. So the veteran Duncan overcame a ...

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Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Apr 20, 2014

By GREG BEACHAM, AP Sports Writer

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.

For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away ...

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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) — This win was three years in the making for backup goalie Ray Emery and the rest of the Philadelphia Flyers.

Emery stood in again for injured No. 1 netminder Steve Mason and made 31 saves to help the Flyers rally from an early two-goal deficit and beat ...

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Gomez, Snider ejected after Brewer-Pirates brawl

Apr 20, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez and Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider were ejected Sunday after a shouting match quickly escalated into a full-scale brawl.

Several punches were thrown and a couple of players were tossed to the ground once the benches and ...

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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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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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