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  • Washington Capitals centre Marcus Johansson (90) celebrates with center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92) after scoring against the Toronto Maple Leafs during Game 6 of an NHL hockey Stanley Cup first-round playoff series in Toronto on Sunday, April 23, 2017. The Washington Capitals beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 on Sunday to capture the best-of-seven Eastern Conference quarter-final series in six games. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
    Johansson’s OT goal gives Capitals series win at Toronto
    Associated Press | April 23, 2017 7:33 am

    TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Johansson stuffed his second goal of the game past Frederik Andersen at 6:31 of overtime, lifting the Washington Capitals t to a series-winning 2-1 victory ove the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 6 on Sunday night. Johansson pulled Washington even at 1-1 with less than eight minutes to go in the […]

  • Pritchett wins Top Fuel in NHRA in Texas
    Associated Press | April 23, 2017 7:19 am

    BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — Leah Pritchett powered her dragster to her fourth career Top Fuel victory Sunday at the 30th annual NHRA SpringNationals at Royal Purple Raceway. Pritchett used a 3.781-second pass at 321.96 mph to defeat Steve Torrence, who ran a 3.787 at 322.11, and win for the third time this season. Pritchett also […]

  • Pacquiao says Horn fight will show he’s not done yet
    Associated Press | April 23, 2017 6:56 am

    BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Manny Pacquiao says his July 2 world title bout with Jeff Horn is his chance to tell the boxing world “I’m not done yet.” The 38-year-old Pacquiao, an 11-time champion across eight weight divisions and now a member of the Philippines senate, had intended the fight in Brisbane with local school […]

  • Boston Celtics' Isaiah Thomas (4) dribbles through the Chicago Bulls defense of Cristiano Felicio (6) Isaiah Canaan (0) Bobby Portis (5) and Paul Zipser during the first half in Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Chicago, Sunday, April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
    Thomas scores 33, Celtics beat Bulls 104-95 to tie series
    Associated Press | April 23, 2017 6:24 am

    CHICAGO (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 33 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 104-95 on Sunday to tie their first-round playoff series at 2-all. Boston blew a 20-point lead, but Thomas keyed a third-quarter run that put the Celtics back on top after Chicago briefly went ahead. Gerald Green made four 3-pointers […]

  • Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson reacts after making a three-point basket against the Portland Trail Blazers during the second half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Saturday, April 22, 2017, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
    Mike Brown is more than capable of leading the Warriors
    Associated Press | April 23, 2017 5:47 am

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — With coach Steve Kerr ailing, the Golden State Warriors are in capable hands with assistant Mike Brown. Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year, stayed behind at the team hotel Saturday night while the Warriors overcame a slow start to beat the Trail Blazers 119-113 and take a 3-0 series […]

  • Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots between Houston Rockets guards Patrick Beverley, rear, and James Harden, right, in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Oklahoma City, Sunday, April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
    Westbrook goes on rant defending Thunder teammates
    Associated Press | April 23, 2017 5:03 am

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thunder guard Russell Westbrook went on a rant defending his teammates after Sunday’s 113-109 loss to the Houston Rockets. A recurring theme throughout the series has been Oklahoma City’s tendency to lose leads when Westbrook sits in the second half. It happened again on Sunday __ the Thunder were outscored 13-4 […]

  • Franco, Singh shoot course record to win Legends of Golf
    Associated Press | April 23, 2017 4:52 am

    RIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Carlos Franco and Vijay Singh teamed to shoot a course-record 12-under par on Sunday to rally from seven shots behind and win the PGA Tour Champions’ Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge. Franco and Singh finished at 15 under overall over the rain-shortened 36-hole tournament at the […]

  • Miami Marlins' Justin Bour, right, watches his three-run home run with San Diego Padres catcher Luis Torrens watching during the sixth inning of a baseball game in San Diego, Sunday, April 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
    Bour’s 3-run homer lifts Marlins over Padres 7-3
    Associated Press | April 23, 2017 4:33 am

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Justin Bour paused briefly to watch his three-run homer sail deep to right field, did a subtle bat flip and began his trot. Bour’s shot capped the six-run sixth inning and helped the Miami Marlins to a 7-3 victory Sunday against the San Diego Padres. The first six Marlins batters reached […]

  • Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz, right, celebrates with Taylor Motter (21) after hitting a three run home run off Oakland Athletics' Raul Alcantara in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
    Cruz drives in 5 runs to help Mariners end skid
    Associated Press | April 23, 2017 4:23 am

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — On a day when the Mariners got production up and down the lineup while setting a season high for scoring, Nelson Cruz pointed to Seattle’s pitching as the real key. Specifically, Cruz noted, was the effort put out by starter Yovani Gallardo, who earned his first win in a Mariners uniform […]

  • Los Angeles Dodgers' Brandon McCarthy throws a pitch against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 23, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
    McCarthy, Dodgers salvage final game of series in Arizona
    Associated Press | April 23, 2017 4:16 am

    PHOENIX (AP) — Brandon McCarthy has been the Los Angeles Dodgers’ best pitcher not named Clayton Kershaw this season. On Sunday, with his team in dire need of a good performance, McCarthy was the best he’s been so far. The 33-year-old right-hander threw seven strong innings and got plenty of support with a six-run fifth […]