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Wizards beat Bulls 101-99 in OT to take 2-0 lead

Apr 23, 2014

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer

CHICAGO (AP) — This one looked like it was slipping away from the Washington Wizards. Then, in a flash everything changed.

Bradley Beal came on strong late in regulation to finish with 26 points, Nene scored six of his 17 points in overtime and the Wizards beat ...

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Ellsbury returns, helps Yanks beat Red Sox 9-3

Apr 23, 2014

By HOWARD ULMAN, AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) — Jacoby Ellsbury wasted little time reminding the Red Sox how he used to help them win.

He did it for the Yankees and Masahiro Tanaka on Tuesday night.

The boos had barely subsided when Ellsbury tripled leading off the game, his first as an opponent at ...

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Canadiens sweep Lightning after 4-3 win

Apr 23, 2014

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens swept their way into the second round of the NHL playoffs, and now look forward to some rest.

The first team to advance, Montreal won the best-of-seven series with Tampa Bay 4-0 thanks to a 4-3 victory Tuesday night, and now faces a long wait for the Eastern ...

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Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

Apr 23, 2014

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, Associated Press

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest's base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced that they were canceling their climbs this season.

American climber ...

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DeRozan scores 30 as Raptors beat Nets 100-95

Apr 22, 2014

By IAN HARRISON, Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) — DeMar DeRozan put his playoff jitters aside and turned in an All-Star performance for the Toronto Raptors.

DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 points and 14 rebounds and the Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets 100-95 on Tuesday night, evening ...

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Rangers beat Flyers 4-1 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead

Apr 22, 2014

By DAN GELSTON, AP Sports Writer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Never afraid to raise his fists, Dan Carcillo made his mark in the league as a puncher more than a postseason star.

Carcillo was a little of both for New York in Game 3.

Derek Stepan, Martin St. Louis, Dan Girardi and Carcillo scored goals, leading ...

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Pujols' 500th HR helps Angels beat Nationals 7-2

Apr 22, 2014

By HOWARD FENDRICH, AP Sports Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry.

The Angels first baseman became the first major leaguer to hit his 499th and 500th homers in the same game, driving in five runs to help Los Angeles beat the Washington Nationals 7-2 Tuesday night.

The ...

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Gwynn on leave of absence due to health issues

Apr 22, 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn is taking a leave of absence from his job as San Diego State's baseball coach as he recovers from undisclosed health issues.

The school didn't set a timetable for his return while announcing the leave Tuesday.

The school is not commenting on Gwynn's ...

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Bruins beat Red Wings 3-0 in Game 3, take 2-1 lead

Apr 22, 2014

By LARRY LAGE, AP Hockey Writer

DETROIT (AP) — Tuukka Rask finished with a 23-save shutout to give the Boston Bruins a 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night for a 2-1 playoff series lead.

Dougie Hamilton and Jordan Caron scored in the first period, and Patrice Bergeron added an ...

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Sharapova survives scare to progress at Stuttgart

Apr 22, 2014

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defending champion Maria Sharapova survived a first-round scare at the Porsche Grand Prix by defeating Lucie Safarova 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-6(2) on Tuesday.

The sixth-seeded Sharapova needed three hours, 24 minutes for her 100th clay victory, three days after her 27th ...

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MLB suspends 4 after Brewers-Pirates brawl

Apr 22, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers.

Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldonado was suspended five games while outfielder Carlos Gomez was suspended three games. Pittsburgh outfielder ...

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AP Source: Giants' Hill facing 3rd suspension

Apr 22, 2014

By TOM CANAVAN, AP Sports Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that New York Giants safety Will Hill is facing a possible third suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

The person, who requested anonymity because ...

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Kentucky freshman Julius Randle to enter NBA draft

Apr 22, 2014

By GARY B. GRAVES, AP Sports Writer

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky forward Julius Randle will leave after one season to enter the NBA draft, where he is expected to be among the top five selections.

With five days left before the deadline for underclassmen to declare, the 6-foot-9 Dallas native ...

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Nadal to face fellow Spaniard at Barcelona Open

Apr 22, 2014

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Top-ranked Rafael Nadal will look to get his clay court season back on track against Albert Ramos at the Barcelona Open after his fellow Spaniard won on Tuesday in the first round.

Ramos beat Nikolay Davydenko of Russia 6-4, 6-4 to set up Wednesday's second-round match ...

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Seppi and Mahut make early exits in Bucharest

Apr 22, 2014

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Sixth-seeded Andreas Seppi was knocked out of the first round of the Nastase Tiriac Trophy on Tuesday, along with seventh-seeded Nicolas Mahut.

Carlos Berlocq of Argentina ousted Italy's Seppi 6-0, 2-6, 7-6 (4) on the outdoor clay at the BNR Arenas, while qualifier ...

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Tennessee hires Southern Mississippi's Tyndall

Apr 22, 2014

By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is counting on Southern Mississippi's Donnie Tyndall to make the same solid transition from the mid-major ranks as the Volunteers' last two basketball coaches.

Tyndall was introduced Tuesday to replace Cuonzo Martin, who went 63-41 ...

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Redskins' Snyder says team name is 'not an issue'

Apr 22, 2014

By JOSEPH WHITE, AP Sports Writer

STERLING, Va. (AP) — Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said Tuesday it's time for people to "focus on reality" concerning Native American matters instead of criticizing the team's nickname.

"We understand the issues out there, and we're not an issue," Snyder ...

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Defending champ Schiavone loses in 1st round

Apr 22, 2014

MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Defending champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy lost to Spanish qualifier Beatriz Garcia Vidagany 6-3, 6-2 in the first round of the Grand Prix SAR on Tuesday.

Schiavone, the 2010 French Open champion, trailed 4-0 in the first set and 4-1 in the second as she slipped to a ...

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David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

Apr 22, 2014

By STEVE DOUGLAS, AP Sports Writer

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.

That's what David Moyes managed to achieve at Manchester United — and there was only going to be one outcome.

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Popovich wins NBA Coach of the Year

Apr 22, 2014

By JON KRAWCZYNSKI, AP Basketball Writer

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has been named NBA coach of the year, making him just the third coach in league history to win the award three times in his career.

The NBA announced the honor on Tuesday. He has won it twice in the last three seasons ...

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