• For Pelicans and Bucks, there were lessons in Game 1 losses

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    New Orleans and Milwaukee were facing long odds before the postseason even began, and now the task of advancing in the NBA playoffs seems considerably more daunting. That's not to say there's no hope. The Pelicans and Bucks will try to even their respective first-round series on...

  • Scott Dixon wins Grand Prix of Long Beach

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Scott Dixon, like nearly every IndyCar driver, loves racing the streets of downtown Long Beach. But whether it was bad luck or an inability to close out a race, the New Zealander always found victory well beyond his reach. That changed with a dominating...

  • "Big 3" lead Cavaliers past Celtics 113-100 in Game 1

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    CLEVELAND (AP) — More than hour after his first playoff game with LeBron James and Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving made a statement more profound than anything he did on the floor. "We," Irving said, "are the Big 3. We have really great players on this team, but we set the tone." Tone set....

  • AP Sources: Tim Tebow expected to sign with Eagles on Monday

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It's Tebow Time in the City of Brotherly Love. Tim Tebow is expected to sign a one-year contract with the Eagles on Monday, according to three people familiar with the deal. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Sunday because the...

  • Korver scores 21, Hawks hold off pesky Nets 99-92 in Game 1

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Kyle Korver scored 21 points, including five 3-pointers, and the top-seeded Atlanta Hawks held off the pesky Brooklyn Nets 99-92 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference playoff series Sunday night. The Hawks led nearly the entire game and pushed the margin as high as 16...

  • Lester makes nifty play, but loses again as Padres top Cubs

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester believes he is getting close to pitching like the ace the Cubs signed in the offseason. Lester made a nifty play with his glove, but lost again and the San Diego Padres beat Chicago 5-2 Sunday. Lester (0-2), who signed a $155 million, six-year contract as a...

  • Padres topple Cubs for 5-2 victory

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Will Middlebrooks remembered from his playing days in Boston what type of pitches Jon Lester throws in different situations. Lester made a nifty play with his glove, but lost again and the San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 5-2 Sunday. Middlebrooks, a former...

  • Goldschmidt leads Diamondbacks past Giants 5-1

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a last-place finish a year ago, the Arizona Diamondbacks will take solace in any small positives to start this season. A winning trip and series victory against the defending World Series champions sure counts as one. San Francisco nemesis Paul Goldschmidt...

  • Slumping Giants drop 9th in 10 games, 5-1 to Diamondbacks

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants are in dire need of their first day off. Tim Hudson put the defending World Series champions in an early hole by allowing a first-inning homer to San Francisco nemesis Paul Goldschmidt and the Giants lost for the ninth time in 10 games,...

  • Feldman bounces back, Astros defeat Angels

    Updated: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

    HOUSTON (AP) — Scott Feldman bounced back from a bad outing to give Houston a good start Sunday. The hitters did just enough, too, helped by a bad bounce. Feldman threw six solid innings and the Astros took advantage of a wild throw by catcher Drew Butera to beat the Los Angeles...

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