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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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Stastny leads Avs to 5-4 OT win over Wild

Apr 18, 2014

By PAT GRAHAM, AP Sports Writer

DENVER (AP) — Patrick Roy showed as much boldness behind the bench as he once did as a Hall of Fame goaltender.

The first-year Colorado coach made some daring moves late in the game — like pulling his goaltender with 3:01 remaining — and yet the ploy worked out.

It's ...

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Blues beat Blackhawks 4-3 in 3 OTs

Apr 18, 2014

By R.B. FALLSTROM, AP Sports Writer

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night.

Steen beat Corey ...

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Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in Arizona jail

Apr 17, 2014

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.

Records released by West Mesa Justice Court show McNabb served his time Wednesday and was released about 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

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Power briefly goes out ahead of Sharks-Kings game

Apr 17, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Power went out briefly at the SAP Center less than an hour before the scheduled start of Thursday night's playoff opener between the San Jose Sharks and the Los Angeles Kings.

A few thousand fans were in the arena when it went dark for a few seconds before emergency lights ...

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Sharper loses bid to be released on bail

Apr 17, 2014

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has lost his bid to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge decided there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him.

Sharper's lawyers had questioned the ...

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Minnesota State team to return under Hoffner

Apr 17, 2014

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota State football players ended their boycott of spring practice and said Thursday they will play for coach Todd Hoffner, who was reinstated after being exonerated of having child pornography on his cellphone.

The players had refused to practice Wednesday as a show of ...

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Kuchar builds on Masters momentum

Apr 17, 2014

By PETE IACOBELLI, AP Sports Writer

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Matt Kuchar continued his stellar play from the Masters by putting together a strong start at the RBC Heritage, shooting a 5-under 66 on Thursday to share the first-round lead with Scott Langley and William McGirt.

There also was ...

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Can Spurs get back at Heat? Can they survive West?

Apr 17, 2014

By BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

To get another shot at LeBron James, the San Antonio Spurs may have to go through Dirk Nowitzki, then Dwight Howard and James Harden, and finally Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

Survive all that, and maybe they can avenge that NBA Finals heartbreak.

"There's ...

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Wildcats G James Young to enter NBA draft

Apr 17, 2014

By GARY B. GRAVES, AP Sports Writer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky guard James Young has announced that he will enter the NBA draft, becoming the first of the Wildcats' heralded freshmen to turn pro.

The 6-foot-6 Young led Kentucky with 82 3-pointers last season. He was one of six high school ...

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Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness

Apr 17, 2014

By GERALD IMRAY and CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — An expert witness for the defense at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius was supposed to help the athlete's assertion that he killed his girlfriend by mistake last year, but he ended his testimony on Thursday ...

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Your Top Plays for Today

Apr 17, 2014

By The Associated Press

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide

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REAL MADRID BEATS BARCELONA IN SPANISH CUP FINAL

Gareth Bale's wonder goal gives Real Madrid a 2-1 win over arch rival Barcelona in Spain's Copa del Rey final

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