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Bader starts in center as Pham gets a day, O'Neill offers pop off bench

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:14:00 -0500

CHICAGO • With a roster move Thursday morning and a lineup nod later that day the Cardinals revealed how they feel about center fielder Tommy Pham's recovery from a groin soreness that interrupted his ninth inning, in the cold, on…


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Djokovic loses Dominic Thiem at Monte Carlo Masters

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:00:03 -0500

MONACO (AP) — A day after needing 10 match points to advance, Novak Djokovic didn't even come close to getting one.



Tennessee AD Fulmer signs new deal worth at least $900,000

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:55:26 -0500

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee athletic director Phillip Fulmer has signed a contract that runs through 2021 and increases his annual pay to at least $900,000.






NFL confirms times and dates for this year's London games

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:32:19 -0500

LONDON (AP) — The NFL has confirmed the times and dates for the three regular-season games to be played in London this year.



'Seinfeld' actor shows up at Devils game with face painted

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:28:14 -0500

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Life imitated art at the Stanley Cup playoffs as the actor who played Puddy on the TV sitcom "Seinfeld" showed up at the game with his face painted as a New Jersey Devils fan.


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Fire damages lodge at Idaho's famed Sun Valley ski resort

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:22:29 -0500

KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — A fire has heavily damaged a lodge at the base of one of the nation's premier ski destinations in Idaho.



Champion Eagles to face host Jaguars in London

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 09:12:30 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles will head to England's home of soccer when they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in one of four NFL international games next season.



Italy to face Saudi Arabia in friendly next month

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:38:47 -0500

ROME (AP) — Italy will play World Cup qualifier Saudi Arabia in St. Gallen, Switzerland on May 28.



Reds fire manager Bryan Price after 3-15 start

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:29:26 -0500

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds fired Bryan Price on Thursday after their 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season.


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Tipsheet: Pirates, Brewers roll while Cards, Cubs wait

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:27:00 -0500

The NL Central will be no picnic for the Cardinals this season, as the Pirates and Brewers underscored with their Wednesday victories.


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Sevilla looks to save its season with Copa del Rey title

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:25:03 -0500

MADRID (AP) — For Barcelona, the Copa del Rey title would reassert its dominance. For Sevilla, it would help save its season.


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France veteran Malouda loses appeal in Gold Cup case

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:15:14 -0500

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former France winger Florent Malouda has lost his appeal against being ruled ineligible to play for French Guiana at the 2017 Gold Cup.



London Marathon says reconsider fancy dress in record heat

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:13:14 -0500

LONDON (AP) — London Marathon runners have been urged to reconsider taking part in fancy dress because Sunday's race is set to be the warmest on record.



Convicted ex-high school athlete wants off sex offender list

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:09:16 -0500

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge is hearing arguments about whether a man convicted as a juvenile of raping a 16-year-old girl should be removed from Ohio's sex offender registry.


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Tractors worth $50,000 stolen from Scottie Pippen's farm

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:00:19 -0500

HAMBURG, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen.


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Tractors worth $50,000 stolen from Scottie Pippen's farm

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:00:19 -0500

HAMBURG, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen.


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Future uncertain at Borussia Dortmund ahead of crunch games

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:20:29 -0500

BERLIN (AP) — After another difficult season for Borussia Dortmund, Peter Stoeger has yet to show he can revitalize a club still missing the charisma of Juergen Klopp.


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After flexing his power at Memphis, Tyler O'Neill gets the call to join Cardinals

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:45:00 -0500

Injuries swept him out of the competition for a spot on the Cardinals' bench coming out of spring training. But there wasn’t another hitter in the minors — on any level — who got off to a more powerful start…


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Grueling Marathon des Sables completes another edition

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:15:04 -0500

MERZOUGA, Morocco (AP) — Under a hot desert sun and with the desolation of the Sahara all around, about 1,000 competitors from 50 countries took part in this year's Marathon des Sables, or Marathon of the Sands.


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Andy Rihs, Swiss owner of cycling, soccer teams, dies at 75

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:09:19 -0500

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Andy Rihs, a Swiss businessman who owned the BMC Racing cycling team and Young Boys soccer club, has died. He was 75.


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Olympic great Walsh Jennings announces beach volleyball tour

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:02:04 -0500

Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings has announced plans for her new beach volleyball circuit that will bring a sports and music festival to eight cities.



Chelsea defender Alonso gets 3-match ban for violent conduct

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:23:40 -0500

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso will serve a three-match ban for a challenge on Shane Long that was missed by officials during Saturday's win at Southampton.



FIFA closes racism case from Under-17 World Cup final

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 05:20:26 -0500

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA closed a racism investigation Thursday that involved a Spain player and an England opponent from the Under-17 World Cup final.



Nadal doesn't see himself skipping tournaments like Federer

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 03:16:39 -0500

MONACO (AP) — For now, Rafael Nadal doesn't see himself skipping any major tournaments the way Roger Federer has been sitting out the French Open.


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Oliveira returns to Japan to coach J-League's Urawa Reds

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:59:09 -0500

TOKYO (AP) — Oswaldo Oliveira is returning to Japan to coach the J-League's Urawa Reds.



Sharks ride depth, Jones to first-round sweep of Ducks

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:14:45 -0500

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Very little separated San Jose and Anaheim in the regular season, with the Ducks edging out the Sharks by one point for second place in the Pacific Division.


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Muncy homers, Maeda fans 10 in Dodgers' 13-4 win over Padres

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:57:04 -0500

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.


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Red Sox continue best-ever start with 9-0 win over Angels

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:49:22 -0500

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Everything is going right for the Boston Red Sox, and it has propelled them to the best start in the franchise's long history.


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Twins beat Indians 2-1 in 16 innings in Puerto Rico

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:46:02 -0500

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Eddie Rosario scored the winning run in his homeland in the 16th inning, coming around on Ryan LaMarre's single to lift the Minnesota Twins over the Cleveland Indians 2-1 on Wednesday night for a…


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Hertl, Jones help Sharks finish sweep of Ducks with 2-1 win

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:28:01 -0500

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks won the first three games of their first-round series against the Anaheim Ducks thanks to having more speed, better depth, and discipline.


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Holiday, Pelicans have Portland on the brink in NBA playoffs

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:59:11 -0500

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday's postseason production is providing Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis with a more comfortable margin for error — and has left Portland with precious little.


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Houston's big seventh inning dooms Mariners, 7-1

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:58:29 -0500

SEATTLE (AP) — Houston manager A.J. Hinch warns that "rough patches" on offense don't stick around the Astros too long.


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Peyton Manning inducted into Colorado Sports Hall of Fame

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:42:17 -0500

DENVER (AP) — Peyton Manning isn't heading to the broadcast booth or the front office anytime soon.



Paul, Green help Rockets rout Timberwolves 102-82 in Game 2

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:39:48 -0500

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden predicted Chris Paul would "come back and drop 30" after not playing his best in Houston's playoff opener.


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Herrmann, Whalen lead Tacoma over Albuquerque

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:29:55 -0500

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Chris Herrmann hit a grand slam in the fifth inning, and Rob Whalen allowed just four hits over six innings as the Tacoma Rainiers defeated the Albuquerque Isotopes 14-2 on Wednesday.



Crosby helps Penguins beat Flyers 5-0 for 3-1 series lead

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:29:50 -0500

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the Pittsburgh Penguins' career postseason points leader in a 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.


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Blues assign prospect Kyrou to AHL's Chicago Wolves for playoffs

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:20:00 -0500

One of the organization's top prospects, Kyrou had just completed a highly-successful junior season for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League.


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Bannon leads Rancho Cucamonga to 11-4 win over Lancaster

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:14:55 -0500

LANCASTER, Calif. (AP) -- Rylan Bannon hit three home runs and drove in five runs, as the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes defeated the Lancaster JetHawks 11-4 on Wednesday.



Ortiz: Cardinals must ask Holland to consider return to minors

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:15:00 -0500

Their $14 million acquisition is just not ready yet to compete in high-leverage situations. The numbers don’t lie. In four appearances, Holland has one strikeout and seven walks. His walks and hits per innings pitched is a ghastly 3.857.


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Taylor hits walk-off single, Modesto beats Stockton 6-5

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:10:12 -0500

MODESTO, Calif. (AP) -- Logan Taylor hit a walk-off two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning, as the Modesto Nuts topped the Stockton Ports 6-5 on Wednesday.



MLB notebook: Braves sign slugger Bautista

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:10:00 -0500

Even with their Ryan Flaherty leading the NL in hitting, the Atlanta Braves couldn’t resist the low-risk opportunity to add Jose Bautista.


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Brentz's homer leads Las Vegas to 2-1 win over Fresno

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:05:16 -0500

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Bryce Brentz hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, leading the Las Vegas 51s to a 2-1 win over the Fresno Grizzlies on Wednesday.



Box: St. Rita 6, MICDS 5

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500

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LaMarre's single lifts Twins over Indians 2-1 in 16 innings

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:07 -0500

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ryan LaMarre started this series as Minnesota's extra player. He got the Twins a split in extra innings, and gave Eddie Rosario a memory he'll never forget.


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Top 10 schedule, results

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500

Large school schools - 4/181. Nerinx Hall (13-0) at Columbia (13-2) , 6:30 p.m Thursday.2. St. Joseph's (10-2) vs. Cor Jesu (5-4) , 4 p.m Today.3. Summit (6-2) def. Webster Groves (5-3), 1-0 Tuesday.4. Eureka (8-3) at Lafayette (7-2) ,…



Top 10 schedule, results

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500

Large school schools - 4/181. Vianney (20-0) vs. CBC (9-5) , 4:30 p.m Thursday.2. O'Fallon (17-1) vs. Alton (7-6) at Blazier Field, 4:30 p.m Thursday.3. Holt (13-2) def. Liberty (Wentzville) (9-7), 5-4 Today.4. Mascoutah (13-1) def. Triad (7-6), 6-1 Today.5.…



Top 10 schedule, results

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500

Large school schools - 4/181. Edwardsville (6-2) at Granite City (1-10) , 4:30 p.m Today.2. Belleville East (13-3) at East St. Louis (0-6) , 4:30 p.m Tuesday.3. Collinsville (15-4) def. Gibault (1-6), 18-1 Today.4. O'Fallon (8-5) vs. Mater Dei (6-3)…



Top 10 schedule, results

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500

Large school schools - 4/181. SLUH (15-0) def. O'Fallon (11-2), 2-0 Today.2. Lafayette (18-1) vs. Eureka (10-3) , 5:30 p.m Thursday.3. Vianney (11-0) at SLUH (15-0) , 4:30 p.m Thursday.4. O'Fallon (11-2) lost to SLUH (15-0), 2-0 Today.5. Eureka (10-3)…



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Mets rally for 9 runs in 8th inning to stun Nationals, 11-5

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:44:22 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — Six outs from getting swept at home by Washington, the New York Mets stunned their NL East rivals with a nine-run rally instead.


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Easley hits walk-off single in 10th, Lake Elsinore beats Inland Empire 6-5

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:40:09 -0500

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) -- Nate Easley hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning, as the Lake Elsinore Storm beat the Inland Empire 66ers 6-5 on Wednesday.






MLB roundup: Yelich, Davies lead Brewers past Reds

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:35:00 -0500

Center fielder Christian Yelich returned from the disabled list and made a dazzling sliding catch on a fly ball that deflected off the glove of left fielder Hernan Perez, and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the visiting Cincinnati Reds 2-0 on…


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Huffman leads El Paso to 3-2 win over Reno

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:29:57 -0500

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Chris Huffman allowed just four hits over seven innings, leading the El Paso Chihuahuas over the Reno Aces in a 3-2 win on Wednesday.



Braves beat Phillies, await word on Freeman's status

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:27:24 -0500

ATLANTA (AP) — The sight of Freddie Freeman being hit by a pitch near the spot where his wrist was fractured last season left the Atlanta Braves revisiting bad memories they hope won't be repeated.


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Mitchell lifts Jazz past Thunder 102-95 to even series

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:20:09 -0500

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — It wasn't even clear until an hour before the game if Utah rookie Donovan Mitchell was going to play in Game 2 against Oklahoma City.


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Illini football schedule missing Big Ten's big three

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:20:00 -0500

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. • Bob Zuppke coached the University of Illinois football team for 29 seasons. The fact that he emerged with a record 50 games above .500 makes him a legend or a god or both.


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James leads Cavaliers past Pacers; Jazz top Thunder

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:22:57 -0500

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night to even their Eastern Conference…


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NFL notes: Titans exercise option on Mariota

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:15:00 -0500

The Tennessee Titans have announced they will exercise their fifth-year option on quarterback Marcus Mariota.


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Yankees sign 1B/OF Lind to minor league deal

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:16:23 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees signed first baseman/outfielder Adam Lind to a minor league deal on Wednesday.



Milone, Cordero and Gott shut out Indianapolis, Syracuse wins 7-0

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:10:32 -0500

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- Tommy Milone, Jimmy Cordero and Trevor Gott combined for a shutout as the Syracuse Chiefs beat the Indianapolis Indians 7-0 in the second game of a doubleheader on Wednesday.



Bencomo induces double play, leads Chattanooga to 3-2 win over Jacksonville

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:10:17 -0500

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Omar Bencomo got John Norwood to hit into a double play in the sixth inning, leading the Chattanooga Lookouts to a 3-2 win over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp in the second game of a doubleheader on…



Walls, Law lead the way for Bowling Green

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:10:16 -0500

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Taylor Walls doubled and singled twice, scoring a run and also driving one home as the Bowling Green Hot Rods topped the West Michigan Whitecaps 6-2 in the second game of a doubleheader on Wednesday.



Crosby scores again as Penguins blank Flyers

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:10:00 -0500

Sidney Crosby scored his fifth goal of the series and became the Pittsburgh Penguins’ career postseason points leader in a 5-0 win over the host Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night.


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James helps Cavs even series with Pacers

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 23:05:00 -0500

LeBron James scored 46 points and added 12 rebounds as the host Cleveland Cavaliers bounced back from a poor performance in the opener by holding off the Indiana Pacers 100-97 on Wednesday night to even their Eastern Conference series at…


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Kucherov leads way as Lightning take 3-1 lead over Devils

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:56:12 -0500

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Angry after losing a playoff game, Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning took out their ire on the New Jersey Devils.


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Blanco's run leads Col. Springs to 8-5 win over New Orleans

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:50:33 -0500

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Andres Blanco scored on an error in the sixth inning to help the Colorado Springs Sky Sox secure an 8-5 victory over the New Orleans Baby Cakes on Wednesday.









Patriots tight end grabs share of 4-legged Gronkowski

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:26:05 -0500

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rob Gronkowski has a stake in a big namesake.



Fairchild's single leads Dayton to 4-1 win over South Bend

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:15:34 -0500

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- Stuart Fairchild hit a run-scoring single in the first inning, leading the Dayton Dragons to a 4-1 win over the South Bend Cubs on Wednesday.



Seckman's bats come alive in a win over Festus

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:00:00 -0500

SAUGET, ILL. • Seckman junior third baseman Bryce McKinnon tossed the bat aside and headed toward first base with his head down.


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Crosby leads Penguins past Flyers for 3-1 lead in playoffs

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 22:00:53 -0500

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sidney Crosby passed Mario Lemieux in Pittsburgh's record book and pushed the Philadelphia Flyers to the brink of elimination.


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A's beat White Sox in 14-inning, nearly 6-hour game

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:50:27 -0500

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Tired as he was, Matt Olson had enough left to get the ball past the outfielders and end the third-longest game by time in Oakland Athletics history.


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Thaiss' homer leads Mobile to 6-5 win over Biloxi

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:35:23 -0500

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Matt Thaiss hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning, leading the Mobile BayBears to a 6-5 win over the Biloxi Shuckers on Wednesday.