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Rabago hits walk-off single in 11th, Hartford beats Portland 4-3

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:45:16 -0500

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Chris Rabago hit a walk-off single with one out in the 11th inning, as the Hartford Yard Goats topped the Portland Sea Dogs 4-3 on Monday.

Beck hits walk-off single in 10th, Beloit beats Peoria 2-1

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:45:09 -0500

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) -- Austin Beck hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning, as the Beloit Snappers topped the Peoria Chiefs 2-1 on Monday.

Reds rally for 1st win under Riggleman, 10-4 over Braves

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:41:03 -0500

CINCINNATI (AP) — Closer Raisel Iglesias took the flip from Joey Votto, stepped on first base and raised both arms in triumph. The lights at Great American Ball Park flashed in celebration.

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Capitals advance with 6-3 win over Blue Jackets in Game 6

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:40:21 -0500

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Alex Ovechkin scored twice and Braden Holtby had 35 saves as the Washington Capitals advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals with a 6-3 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 6 on Monday night.

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Bogut retires from NBA, to join Sydney NBL team for 2 years

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:37:01 -0500

SYDNEY (AP) — Former No. 1 draft pick Andrew Bogut confirmed Tuesday that he has retired from the NBA and plans to play the next two seasons in Australia's National Basketball League with the Sydney Kings.

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Harden, Rockets soar past Wolves 119-100 with 50-point 3rd

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:32:12 -0500

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — James Harden gave Houston quite the jump-start with 22 of the team's 50 points in the third quarter, as the Rockets cruised past the Minnesota Timberwolves 119-100 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in their…

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Zavala leads Birmingham to 6-0 win over Pensacola

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:29:58 -0500

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- Seby Zavala hit a two-run home run and scored two runs, as the Birmingham Barons exploded for a season-high in runs in a 6-0 win over the Pensacola Blue Wahoos on Monday.

Andersen helps Maple Leafs beat Bruins 3-1 to force Game 7

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:26:00 -0500

TORONTO (AP) — Frederik Andersen stopped 32 shots to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday night, forcing a decisive Game 7 in the first-round series.

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Gatewood's homer leads Biloxi to 5-4 win over Montgomery

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:25:21 -0500

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) -- Jake Gatewood hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning, leading the Biloxi Shuckers to a 5-4 win over the Montgomery Biscuits on Monday.

Tovalin's triple leads Quad Cities to 3-1 win over Kane County

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:19:59 -0500

GENEVA, Ill. (AP) -- Adrian Tovalin hit a run-scoring triple in the seventh inning, leading the Quad Cities River Bandits to a 3-1 win over the Kane County Cougars on Monday.

Rockets match 1st-half total with 50-point 3rd vs. Wolves

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:17:52 -0500

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Houston Rockets have scored 50 points in the third quarter at Minnesota to take control of Game 4 of their first-round series with the Timberwolves, the same total they produced for the entire first half.

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Lundquist hits grand slam, leads Lansing over Dayton

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:15:10 -0500

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Brock Lundquist hit a grand slam in the first inning, leading the Lansing Lugnuts to a 10-7 win over the Dayton Dragons on Monday.

Larsen's double leads Clinton to 6-2 win over Wisconsin

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:10:19 -0500

APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Jack Larsen hit a three-run double in the sixth inning, leading the Clinton LumberKings to a 6-2 win over the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers on Monday.

Ellis, Nogowski spur Springfield to 6-5 win over NW Arkansas

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 21:10:19 -0500

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- John Nogowski hit a two-run home run and had three hits, driving in three, and Chris Ellis allowed just four hits over six innings as the Springfield Cardinals beat the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 6-5 on Monday.

McNeil leads Binghamton to 8-5 win over New Hampshire

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:55:19 -0500

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) -- Jeff McNeil had three hits and scored two runs, as the Binghamton Rumble Ponies exploded for a season-high in runs in an 8-5 win over the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Monday.

McRae leads Indianapolis to 2-0 win over Syracuse

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:50:01 -0500

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Alex McRae allowed just four hits over six innings, leading the Indianapolis Indians over the Syracuse Chiefs in a 2-0 win on Monday.

Carrasco outduels Gausman as Indians beat Orioles 2-1

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:41:24 -0500

BALTIMORE (AP) — Carlos Carrasco outpitched Kevin Gausman in a tight duel, and a two-run homer by Yonder Alonso carried the Cleveland Indians past the struggling Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Monday night.

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Battenfield, Villa lift Kannapolis over Delmarva 3-0

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:40:10 -0500

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) -- Anthony Villa had two hits and two RBI, and Blake Battenfield allowed just two hits over six innings as the Kannapolis Intimidators beat the Delmarva Shorebirds 3-0 on Monday.

Baez's homer leads Tennessee to 2-1 win over Jacksonville

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:40:10 -0500

KODAK, Tenn. (AP) -- Jeffrey Baez hit a two-run homer in the first inning, leading the Tennessee Smokies to a 2-1 win over the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp on Monday.

A's say former owner Ken Hofmann has died at 95

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:42:30 -0500

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former Oakland Athletics owner Ken Hofmann has died. He was 95.

Swanson leads Trenton to 3-1 win over Harrisburg

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:35:06 -0500

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Erik Swanson struck out 11 hitters over seven innings, leading the Trenton Thunder over the Harrisburg Senators in a 3-1 win on Monday.

Rogers, Kratz lead Scranton/WB to 9-0 win over Columbus

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:34:58 -0500

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Erik Kratz homered and had four hits, and Josh Rogers allowed just two hits over seven innings as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders topped the Columbus Clippers 9-0 on Monday.

Green's homer leads Reading to 8-4 win over Akron

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:30:32 -0500

READING, Pa. (AP) -- Zach Green hit a two-run homer in the third inning, leading the Reading Fightin Phils to an 8-4 win over the Akron RubberDucks on Monday.

Stassi's walk leads Rochester to 2-1 win over Gwinnett

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:30:32 -0500

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Brock Stassi drew a bases-loaded walk in the first inning, leading the Rochester Red Wings to a 2-1 win over the Gwinnett Stripers in the second game of a doubleheader on Monday.

Rickard, Vielma lift Norfolk over Lehigh Valley 6-3

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:30:23 -0500

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Joey Rickard doubled and singled twice, scoring two runs as the Norfolk Tides defeated the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 6-3 on Monday.

Leonard's walk leads Charlotte to 5-3 win over Louisville

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:30:22 -0500

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Patrick Leonard drew a bases-loaded walk in the first inning, leading the Charlotte Knights to a 5-3 win over the Louisville Bats on Monday.

Kelly's stellar effort helps Nerinx Hall end drought against rival St. Joseph's

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:30:00 -0500

WEBSTER GROVES • Nerinx Hall sophomore goalkeeper Liz Kelly has stewed over the one that got away for the last 11 months.

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Hays' run leads Bowie to 4-2 win over Richmond

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:25:30 -0500

BOWIE, Md. (AP) -- Austin Hays scored on a wild pitch in the sixth inning, leading the Bowie Baysox to a 4-2 win over the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Monday.

Falter leads Clearwater to 5-3 win over Fort Myers

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:25:30 -0500

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) -- Bailey Falter allowed just four hits over seven innings, leading the Clearwater Threshers over the Fort Myers Miracle in a 5-3 win on Monday.

Gilliam's single leads Tampa to 6-4 win over Bradenton

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:25:22 -0500

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Isiah Gilliam hit a run-scoring single in the sixth inning, leading the Tampa Tarpons to a 6-4 win over the Bradenton Marauders on Monday.

AP Source: Pelicans pick up Gentry's option for next season

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:25:36 -0500

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry's contract option for next season has been exercised by the club.

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Isaacs scores winning run, Lake County beats West Michigan 2-1 in walk-off finish

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:20:23 -0500

EASTLAKE, Ohio (AP) -- Todd Isaacs scored the winning run on a passed ball with one out in the ninth inning, as the Lake County Captains beat the West Michigan Whitecaps 2-1 on Monday.

Hub Arkush: Forte, Hester come home to retire as Bears

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:22:00 -0500

LAKE FOREST – Devin Hester is likely to become the first kick return specialist to earn a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, based strictly on his special-teams play.

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Campusano's single leads Fort Wayne to 3-1 win over Great Lakes

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:15:12 -0500

MIDLAND, Mich. (AP) -- Luis Campusano hit a two-run single in the eighth inning to give the Fort Wayne TinCaps a 3-1 win over the Great Lakes Loons on Monday.

Olt's grand slam leads Pawtucket over Toledo in 8 innings

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:15:10 -0500

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- Mike Olt hit a grand slam in the top of the eighth inning to lead the Pawtucket Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the Toledo Mud Hens in the second game of a doubleheader on…

FIFA subjects 2026 Morocco World Cup bid to fresh scrutiny

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:08:56 -0500

Morocco's World Cup bid is facing fresh scrutiny this week with the arrival of another delegation from FIFA after an initial task force found deficiencies in the proposals for the 2026 tournament.

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Adames hits for cycle, sparks Durham's 8-1 win over Buffalo

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:05:24 -0500

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Willy Adames hit for the cycle, as the Durham Bulls topped the Buffalo Bisons 8-1 on Monday.

Cowboys DL Irving accused in domestic case; woman recants

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:02:21 -0500

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Police in a Dallas suburb are investigating a domestic violence complaint against Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman David Irving from a woman who later recanted.

Lago's double leads Mississippi to 6-3 win over Mobile

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:00:02 -0500

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Alay Lago hit a run-scoring double in the seventh inning, leading the Mississippi Braves to a 6-3 win over the Mobile BayBears in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday.

Whalen hires Roysland as assistant on new Gophers staff

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:58:45 -0500

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New Minnesota women's basketball coach Lindsay Whalen has hired former teammate Kelly Roysland as an assistant.

Ladue offense shines in big win over Parkway Central

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:00:00 -0500

LADUE • The Ladue High water polo team is blessed with a plethora of offensive weapons and they put them all to good use on Monday.

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Golf club apologizes for calling cops on black women members

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:50:15 -0500

YORK, Pa. (AP) — A golf club in Pennsylvania has apologized for calling police on a group of black women after the co-owner and his father said they were playing too slowly and refused requests to leave the course.

Boggetto leads Hagerstown over Lakewood 9-1

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:50:13 -0500

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- Branden Boggetto had four hits and two RBI as the Hagerstown Suns defeated the Lakewood BlueClaws 9-1 on Monday.

Funeral held for pro wrestling great Bruno Sammartino

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:41:11 -0500

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Former professional wrestling champion Bruno Sammartino has been laid to rest in Pennsylvania, where he was remembered as one of the sport's good guys.

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Canisius hires Hemer to take over women's basketball team

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:32:52 -0500

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Scott Hemer has been hired to take over as Canisius College's women's basketball coach.

Brubaker leads Altoona to 7-0 win over Erie

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:30:17 -0500

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- J.T. Brubaker allowed just three hits over seven innings, leading the Altoona Curve over the Erie SeaWolves in a 7-0 win on Monday.

Colonial get new PGA Tour title sponsor with Charles Schwab

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:16:43 -0500

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The longest-running PGA Tour event still played at its original site has a new title sponsor, one already deeply involved in golf.

Colonial get new PGA Tour title sponsor with Charles Schwab

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:16:43 -0500

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The longest-running PGA Tour event still played at its original site has a new title sponsor, one already deeply involved in golf.

White Sox RHP Farquhar 'progressing well' after surgery

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:10:42 -0500

CHICAGO (AP) — White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar is talking to his doctors and family after surgery over the weekend to address a ruptured aneurysm that occurred during Friday night's game against Houston.

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Young, Medrano spur Jackson to 7-0 win over Chattanooga

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:05:11 -0500

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- Kevin Medrano had three hits and two RBI, and Alex Young allowed just one hit over six innings as the Jackson Generals topped the Chattanooga Lookouts 7-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday.

Devin Hester, Matt Forte retire with the Chicago Bears

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:53:47 -0500

LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — It's easy to see former Chicago Bears standouts Devin Hester and Matt Forte as players with skills in decreasing demand.

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Wild split with GM Chuck Fletcher after playoff exit

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:49:26 -0500

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Minnesota Wild owner Craig Leipold entered the team's new practice facility a couple of weeks ago, the organizational motto was staring him in the face.

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Carroll: Seahawks still open to considering Colin Kaepernick

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:40:47 -0500

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll said Monday the Seattle Seahawks have not closed the door on the possibility of adding Colin Kaepernick to their roster, but how much further they pursue it may depend on the upcoming NFL draft.

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Michigan wraps up spring football with Patterson in limbo

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:40:41 -0500

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Shea Patterson has impressed Michigan coaches and teammates over the last month, making plays with both his arm and feet.

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Cardinals sign Benson Mayowa to 1-year contract

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:20:32 -0500

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Cardinals have added depth at defensive end by signing free agent Benson Mayowa to a one-year contract.

Giants acquire punter Dixon from Broncos for draft pick

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:10:41 -0500

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have acquired punter Riley Dixon from the Denver Broncos for a conditional seventh-round draft choice in 2019.

Soroka carries Gwinnett to 1-0 win over Rochester

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:55:14 -0500

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- Mike Soroka tossed a three-hit shutout, leading the Gwinnett Stripers to a 1-0 win over the Rochester Red Wings in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday.

Tunisian player who collapsed in Spain regains consciousness

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:54:33 -0500

MADRID (AP) — Spanish third-division club Toledo says a Tunisian player who collapsed from heart failure during practice 10 days ago has regained consciousness.

Porto regains lead in Portugal after routing Setubal 5-1

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:33:50 -0500

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Porto routed Setubal 5-1 to regain the Portuguese league lead on Monday.

Hardy leads Toledo to 3-0 win over Pawtucket

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:35:20 -0500

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- Blaine Hardy allowed just one hit over six innings, leading the Toledo Mud Hens over the Pawtucket Red Sox in a 3-0 win in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday.

COLUMN: Talladega could be equalizer for Busch and Harvick

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:28:35 -0500

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The score is tied 3-3 between Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick in the race for hottest driver in NASCAR. Each has won three races in a row and has been nearly unbeatable through the first nine…

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Lured out of retirement, Preds' Mike Fisher chasing 1st Cup

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:13:30 -0500

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Losing the Stanley Cup last June wasn't what hurt Nashville Predators forward Filip Forsberg the most. Seeing how painful the loss was for veteran center Mike Fisher proved even more agonizing.

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Levante nears salvation in Spain after 3-1 win at Athletic

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:08:08 -0500

MADRID (AP) — With two free kick goals by the same player from nearly the same spot only two minutes apart, Levante came from behind to beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 and move a step closer to avoiding relegation in the…

APNewsBreak: Only Red Sox, Nats on track to pay luxury tax

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:04:26 -0500

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Red Sox and Washington Nationals are the only teams on track to pay baseball's luxury tax this year, according to opening-day payroll totals compiled by Major League Baseball and obtained by The Associated Press.

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Raiders add Worley 8 days after arrest led to Eagles release

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:45:09 -0500

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have signed cornerback Daryl Worley just over a week after his release by Philadelphia following an arrest.

49ers GM Lynch: Foster will be cut if proven he hit woman

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:38:05 -0500

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco general manager John Lynch said Monday the team will be patient through linebacker Reuben Foster's legal issues in a domestic violence case but stressed he won't remain on the 49ers if the team…

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Everton beats Newcastle 1-0 to move up to 8th in EPL

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:38:44 -0500

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Theo Walcott's second-half strike helped Everton beat Newcastle 1-0 on Monday and move up to eighth in the English Premier League, its highest position since August.

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Cardinals prospect Austin Gomber fans 16 in 8-inning start for Memphis

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:37:00 -0500

Three batters into Monday afternoon’s game against the Iowa Cubs, Cardinals pitching prospect Austin Gomber was in some danger of being pulled early from his start for Class AAA Memphis. Gomber hit a batter, then allowed two singles and created…

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Bucks' Giannis says inability to score lunch not a big deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:34:23 -0500

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo helped the Milwaukee Bucks win a playoff game but couldn't score a table at a Mexican restaurant.

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Greg Gabriel's 2018 NFL Mock Draft

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:30:14 -0500

I have been involved in the NFL draft since I started working part time for the Buffalo Bills in the fall of 1981. In all that time, I don’t know if I have ever seen a draft quite like this…

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Bessa scores against parent club to help Genoa beat Verona

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:24:22 -0500

GENOA, Italy (AP) — Daniel Bessa may have helped relegate his club as he scored in Genoa's 3-1 victory over Hellas Verona in Serie A on Monday.

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WR Snead bids farewell to Saints, expects to join Ravens

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:23:50 -0500

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Receiver Willie Snead has bid farewell to the Saints, which means New Orleans apparently won't match the contract the Baltimore Ravens offered the restricted free agent.

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Puello's double leads Reno to 3-2 win over Fresno

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:25:24 -0500

RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Cesar Puello hit a two-run double in the eighth inning, leading the Reno Aces to a 3-2 win over the Fresno Grizzlies on Monday.

Whalen leads Tacoma to 4-1 win over Sacramento

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:25:18 -0500

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Rob Whalen struck out nine over 6 2/3 innings, leading the Tacoma Rainiers over the Sacramento River Cats in a 4-1 win on Monday.

Ex-UNC standout Dee Hardison dies; played 11 years in NFL

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:17:42 -0500

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina defensive tackle Dee Hardison, a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame who played 11 seasons in the National Football League, has died. He was 61.

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Trust the prayers: Embiid surprises churchgoers near Philly

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:12:51 -0500

SPRINGFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid is shaping up to be the answer to Philly fans' prayers, and he shocked parishioners by showing up during the middle of some at a small Roman Catholic church this weekend.

Browns, Cleveland wait to see if draft number is called

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:09:33 -0500

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns get the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft this week. Next month, they hope to get the entire draft.

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Gronkowski to miss Kentucky Derby because of infection

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:06:31 -0500

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Gronkowski won't run in the Kentucky Derby because of a slight infection that will keep the England-based colt from traveling to the United States.

Arsenal hopes Egypt midfielder Elneny makes comeback

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:03:44 -0500

LONDON (AP) — Arsenal hopes midfielder Mohamed Elneny will play again this season after damaging left ankle ligaments.

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DeMarcus Cousins: On his injury rehab, Pelicans sweep: 'I couldn't be happier for this team'

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:06:00 -0500

For the first time since his injury three months ago, New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins spoke about his season-ending injury, his recovery and the Pelicans' historic sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers in the opening round of the playoffs.

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Former Steelers tight end Bennie Cunningham dies at 63

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:51:02 -0500

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bennie Cunningham, a versatile tight end who starred at Clemson and won two Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has died. He was 63.

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The team that eats together, wins together: Pelicans say chemistry has been key to success

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:50:00 -0500

When the New Orleans Pelicans’ charter plane touches down, players reaching for their phones aren’t making a dinner reservation.

FIFA force pace on $25B Club World Cup, global league plan

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:36:57 -0500

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA is forcing the pace on talks over a $25 billion offer to revamp the Club World Cup and create a global national team competition.

NFL draft profile — No. 5: UCLA QB Josh Rosen

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:33:00 -0500

Each day leading up to the 2018 NFL draft, I’ll break down one of my top 50 prospects. In some cases, we had to make tough omissions because of injuries, poor pre-draft workouts or incomplete information. For more complete scouting…

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John Wall at his elite, explosive best for Wiz in playoffs

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:28:32 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards coach Scott Brooks knew John Wall would be back to his explosive, elite self for the playoffs when the All-Star point guard was able to play 38 minutes in a regular-season loss at Cleveland.

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Young, speedy Avalanche show promise before playoff exit

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:25:11 -0500

DENVER (AP) — Fair warning to the rest of the league: As fast and young as the Colorado Avalanche were this season, general manager Joe Sakic vows to make them even faster and younger.

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Gunfire after arena football game leads to player's arrest

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:22:48 -0500

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A National Arena League football player is accused of firing a gun in an arena parking lot as players confronted each other after a game in Columbus, Georgia.

Dick Vitale: prime-time player for pediatric cancer research

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:15:11 -0500

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Dick Vitale's voice cracked as he discussed his self-described obsession with raising money for pediatric cancer research.

Barcelona beats Chelsea 3-0 in UEFA Youth League final

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:09:10 -0500

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Barcelona's teenagers were crowned European champions by beating Chelsea 3-0 in the UEFA Youth League final on Monday.

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Newgarden wins Indy Grand Prix of Alabama for 3rd time

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:01:33 -0500

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Josef Newgarden banked on the rain at Barber Motorsports Park, and it was a pretty safe bet.

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Champions League: Underdog spirit drives Klopp, Di Francesco

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:39:46 -0500

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The similarities between Juergen Klopp and Eusebio Di Francesco go far beyond their facial hair, designer glasses, and quirky humor.

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4 QBs likely to go high, 6 could be picked in 1st round

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:23:25 -0500

Four quarterbacks are certain to go in the first round of the NFL draft Thursday night, all of them early.

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Gomber, Munoz carry Memphis to 3-0 win over Iowa

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:25:25 -0500

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Yairo Munoz hit a two-run home run and had two hits, and Austin Gomber struck out 16 hitters over eight innings as the Memphis Redbirds topped the Iowa Cubs 3-0 on Monday. With the victory,…

Gossett leads Nashville to 4-3 win over Omaha

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:20:20 -0500

PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) -- Daniel Gossett allowed just five hits over six innings, leading the Nashville Sounds over the Omaha Storm Chasers in a 4-3 win on Monday.