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  • Atlanta lands MLS expansion team for 2017

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — Arthur Blank donned traditional soccer garb to mark his newest venture — an MLS team for Atlanta. "I love this one," Blank said, looking down at the red, black and gold scarf draped over his dark suit. "I haven't taken it off since it was given to me. I may not...

  • Angels beat A's 5-4 on Iannetta's HR in 12th

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — If the AL West race turns out to be as close as these three games, the Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels will be battling down to the wire come September. After winning the series opener in the ninth inning on a pinch-two-run homer by John Jaso and the...

  • Let the (real) games begin: It's NBA playoff time

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Finally, the NBA playoffs are set. It took the entire season to fill out those brackets. Overtime thrillers in Memphis and Charlotte, a go-ahead dunk in Oklahoma City to win a game and cap another scoring title for Kevin Durant, plus some good old-fashioned disinterest...

  • Anaheim Ducks hold off Stars 4-3 in series opener

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim Ducks roared to a big early lead before blowing three-quarters of it. They skated circles around the Dallas Stars early, only to hold on by their fingernails late. The Ducks know a Stanley Cup run can't possibly be easy, and they're not afraid of a...

  • Sharper's attorneys to question Arizona evidence

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper are questioning the evidence authorities are using to justify keeping him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Warren Granville began...

  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide ___ 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...

  • Bradley leads Red Sox past White Sox in 14 innings

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Boston Red Sox used patience and 15 walks to rally and force extra innings. When Jackie Bradley Jr. came to the plate to face a position player with two men on base, he felt it was time to be aggressive. Bradley hit a two-run double off Chicago infielder Leury...

  • Sandoval's single lifts Giants past Dodgers, 2-1

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The swing that Pablo Sandoval hopes snaps him out of his early season slump is not the kind the San Francisco Giants have grown accustomed to seeing from the 2012 World Series MVP. At this point, he'll take anything he can get. Sandoval broke his bat, bruised...

  • Ramirez injures hand, Dodgers lose 2-1 to Giants

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The latest loss for the Los Angeles Dodgers against the San Francisco Giants could've been far worse. Hanley Ramirez left in the seventh inning of the Dodgers' 2-1 defeat at San Francisco on Wednesday night after getting hit by a pitch from Ryan Vogelsong on the...

  • Astros' George Springer to make debut

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — George Springer got his first game with the Houston Astros out of the way on Wednesday night. Now he's hoping things will calm down and he can just play ball. Springer, a highly touted prospect and first-round draft pick, singled and walked in his major league debut...

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