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

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    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...

  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    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...

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

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Chris Iannetta swung the bat like a guy who definitely didn't want to catch one more inning. Iannetta homered with two outs in the 12th against Drew Pomeranz, giving the Los Angeles Angels a 5-4 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday night. It was his...

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

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    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...

  • Bradley leads Red Sox past White Sox in 14 innings

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    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...

  • Sharper's attorneys to question Arizona evidence

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will return to a Phoenix courtroom Thursday to question the evidence being used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women. A judge began a hearing on the subject...

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

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    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: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    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: 7 min 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...

  • Homer by Moustakas lifts Royals over Astros 6-4

    Updated: 25 min ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — Mike Moustakas has been mired in such a tough start to the season he joked that he tried to do a little something extra to make sure the ball he hit in the 11th inning would carry out of Minute Maid Park. "I was kind of blowing as it was up in the air, hoping it was...

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