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April 04, 2018 - 8:56 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Cavaliers win battle of division leaders UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to shake their midseason malaise and demonstrate they are capable of making their fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals. LeBron James delivered 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Cavs...
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April 19, 2018 - 8:58 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds have fired Bryan Price after a 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season. Price was in his fifth season leading the rebuilding team. The Reds have lost at least 94 games in each of the last three seasons while finishing last in the NL...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy reacts after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
April 19, 2018 - 2:57 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up the San Diego Padres in sweeping a three-game series, and newcomer Max Muncy got in on the action in a big way. Muncy homered for the first time since 2016, Corey Seager had four hits and three RBIs and Kenta Maeda struck out 10 for the Dodgers,...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket over Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
April 19, 2018 - 12:16 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul had 27 points and Gerald Green came off the bench to score 21 as the Houston Rockets used a huge second quarter to cruise to a 102-82 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night that gave them a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series. Houston fell behind...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista follows through on a fly out to center in the fourth inning of a baseball game as Texas Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, right, watches, in Arlington, Texas. Six-time All-Star Jose Bautista and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league contract. Under the deal announced Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Bautista would receive a $1 million, one-year deal if added to the 40-man major league roster. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
April 18, 2018 - 5:52 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Even with their Ryan Flaherty leading the NL in hitting, the Atlanta Braves couldn't resist the low-risk opportunity to add Jose Bautista. The six-time All-Star agreed to a minor league contract with the Braves on Wednesday after impressing team officials at a workout, and he will...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31,2017, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno plays against the Tampa Bay Lightning during an NHL hockey game, in Columbus, Ohio. For the first time in their careers, brothers Marcus and Nick Foligno both made the NHL playoffs. Marcus has scored a goal and provided strong play from the fourth line for the Minnesota Wild against Winnipeg. Nick, the captain of the Columbus Blue Jackets, has helped his team take the lead on Washington. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)
April 18, 2018 - 5:48 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Nick Foligno sent the text message on Sunday to his family members , promising an enjoyable evening of experiencing and watching the NHL playoffs. "This is going to be a big night for the Folignos," he tapped out on his smartphone. Make it a big week, actually. For the first...
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Pittsburgh Pirates' Sean Rodriguez (3) celebrates with David Freese after hitting a two-run home run off Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Kyle Freeland in the fourth inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, April 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
April 18, 2018 - 5:25 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — David Freese stressed the need of a culture change inside the Pittsburgh Pirates clubhouse during spring training, one that focused more on creating a greater sense of urgency and accountability when things go awry. Given a rare start with his club facing the prospect of getting...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal hits a two-RBI double during the 12th inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
April 18, 2018 - 3:21 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers overcame a blown save by struggling Kenley Jansen thanks to a clutch hit by Yasmani Grandal. Grandal hit a go-ahead, two-run double with one out in the 12th inning and the Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 7-3 Tuesday night for their season-high third...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Eric Thames celebrates his two-run home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 18, 2018 - 12:07 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Junior Guerra settled in after a shaky first inning, and Eric Thames made sure the effort wasn't wasted. Thames hit a two-run homer to back a three-hitter from Guerra and three relievers, lifting the Milwaukee Brewers over the Cincinnati Reds 2-0 on Tuesday night. "Especially how...
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April 17, 2018 - 5:55 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Roush Fenway Racing has reached contract extensions with three of Ricky Stenhouse Jr.'s primary sponsors through 2021. Fastenal will remain the anchor sponsor and has been with the team since it paired with Carl Edwards in 2010. Stenhouse was partnered with Fastenal in 2015...
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