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NATIONAL LEAGUE CAPSULES

PIRATES 5, CUBS 4: CHICAGO (AP) - Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer to cap a five-run seventh inning and Jason Grilli retired Emilio Bonifacio on a bases-loaded grounder to end the game, giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Morneau producing for Rockies

DENVER (AP) - Justin Morneau laces up his cleats right next to the locker once belonging to Todd Helton, the first baseman whose shoes he's now trying to fill.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


La Russa preparing for HOF induction

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) - Surrounded by statues of the game's greats, Tony La Russa was simply awe-struck as he contemplated his place in baseball history.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Reigning champion on the prowl

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Out to prove something

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Manny Pacquiao's latest pastor wants him up at 5 a.m. every day for prayers. The eight-division champion sometimes has 100 people and a yappy dog named Pacman in his home after training sessions, playing darts and carousing into the night.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Lloyd leads US vs China

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Carli Lloyd scored two goals less than three minutes apart in the first half as the United States defeated China 3-0 Thursday night in a women's soccer friendly in the first game since Tom Sermanni was fired as coach of the Americans.

April 11, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Rangers clinch home ice

NEW YORK (AP) - Rick Nash scored the winning goal with 1:42 left, on New York's third shot of the third period, and the Rangers clinched home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the NHL-worst Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Norris’ 3-run HR boosts A’s

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Jim Johnson struggled again. The Oakland Athletics picked up their new closer with a strong finish.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Arizona pounds Lincecum

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run homer and sacrifice fly to pound Tim Lincecum again, and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Anaheim clinches Pacific title

ANAHEIM (AP) - Patrick Maroon scored two goals, John Gibson made 36 saves in his second NHL start, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched their second straight Pacific Division title with a 5-2 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tough to predict Masters winner

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - A quick stroll across the manicured landscape of Augusta National afforded a glimpse of why this Masters is so hard to figure out.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Blazers hold off Kings

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Dorell Wright hit a 3-pointer with 7.9 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the late-charging Sacramento Kings 100-99 on Wednesday night.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


MLB names awards after retired closers

NEW YORK (AP) - Now that they're no longer receiving awards, Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman are getting their names on some.

April 10, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Moving on after Biogenesis

BALTIMORE (AP) - Nelson Cruz was branded a cheater and punished accordingly. As he waited to be introduced on his first opening day in Baltimore, the former All-Star wondered how Orioles fans would react in the aftermath of the 50-game suspension he received last year for using performance-enhancing drugs.

April 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


Tim Hudson impresses in home debut

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tim Hudson walked to the dugout after an impressive eight-inning performance in his Giants home debut and hardly realized 42,000 people were celebrating him with a roaring ovation.

April 09, 2014 | | Pro Sports


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NBA MVP vote is finally unanimous, and Stephen Curry stands alone

MIAMI (AP) - Here's Stephen Curry's year in a nutshell. A record 402 3-pointers, all 131 MVP first-place votes, and zero doubt.

May 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Stephen Curry is first unanimous NBA MVP

OAKLAND (AP) - From the jaw-dropping half-court heaves that somehow sink through the net to the dazzling drives and zippy passes from every which way, Stephen ...

May 11, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kings’ methodical coaching search ended with Dave Joerger

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Vlade Divac's first coaching search as general manager of the Sacramento Kings was methodical. He talked to about a dozen candidates over ...

May 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Bradley Jr. has slam, 6 RBIs in Boston’s win

BOSTON (AP) - Jackie Bradley Jr. doesn't want to think very much about his current run.

May 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Encarnacion’s homer highlights Blue Jays’ win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Michael Saunders knows he is far from the first to stumble in San Francisco's expansive foul territory.

May 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lehtonen makes 35 saves, Stars force Game 7

ST. LOUIS (AP) - This time it was Dallas goalie Kari Lehtonen's turn to shine.

May 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


He’s here! Kentucky Derby champ Nyquist arrives at Pimlico

BALTIMORE (AP) - When it comes to selecting a stall for his Kentucky Derby winner at Pimlico Race Course, trainer Doug O'Neill doesn't care ...

May 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Heat rally and beat Raptors in OT

MIAMI (AP) - Just about everyone struggled to score, with one very notable exception.

May 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Buford named NBA Executive of the Year

R.C. Buford is the last person to take a victory lap, especially when the San Antonio Spurs are in the middle of a second-round ...

May 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry wins 2nd straight MVP

OAKLAND (AP) - Stephen Curry is adding a second straight MVP award to his record-setting season.

May 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Kings hire Joerger 2 days after firing in Memphis

Two days after being jettisoned by the Memphis Grizzlies, Dave Joerger has landed in Sacramento as the latest coach looking to end the Kings' decade-long ...

May 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Predators force another Game 7

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Viktor Arvidsson's first playoff goal of his young career certainly is a moment to remember. The rest of the Nashville Predators ...

May 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Curry returns with 40 points in OT win

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Stephen Curry nailed a 3-pointer in overtime and gestured to the crowd, exclaiming over and over: "I'm back! I'm back!"

May 10, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Lightning earns berth in Eastern final serooes

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Victor Hedman and Ben Bishop lifted the Tampa Bay Lightning into the Eastern Conference final for the second straight year.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


Durant’s mother, the “Real MVP,” subject of Lifetime movie

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - With a single sentence uttered by her world-famous son, Wanda Pratt's life changed forever.

May 08, 2016 | | Pro Sports


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