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Rizzo homers twice as Cubs beat Giants

CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs, Kyle Hendricks tossed seven strong innings and the Chicago Cubs hung on to beat the San Francisco ...

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Posted: may. 24, 2017 11:13 p.m. | | Rizzo homers twice as Cubs beat Giants  Comments 0 Comments

Gray fans 11, Davis homers as A’s top Marlins

OAKLAND (AP) — Sonny Gray wanted to lighten the mood in the Athletics’ clubhouse before the game so he lit a few candles in an adjacent ...

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Posted: may. 24, 2017 11:13 p.m. | | Gray fans 11, Davis homers as A’s top Marlins Comments 0 Comments

Game 7 offers chance at history for Penguins and Senators

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Craig Anderson is a realist, the byproduct of 15 years playing the most demanding position in the NHL.

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Posted: may. 24, 2017 11:13 p.m. | | Game 7 offers chance at history for Penguins and Senators Comments 0 Comments

Cavs remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics

BOSTON (AP) — It took 10 games and halfway through the third round of the NBA playoffs before the Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true ...

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Posted: may. 24, 2017 11:13 p.m. | | Cavs remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics Comments 0 Comments

Gilbert leads Stockton to win over Visalia

VISALIA (AP) -- Trent Gilbert homered and had two hits, driving in two as the Stockton Ports defeated the Visalia Rawhide 7-3 on Wednesday.

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Posted: may. 24, 2017 11:12 p.m. | | Gilbert leads Stockton to win over Visalia Comments 0 Comments

Baum’s triple leads Modesto to 7-6 win

MODESTO (AP) — Jay Baum hit a run-scoring triple in the eighth inning, leading the Modesto Nuts to a 7-6 win over the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes ...

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Posted: may. 24, 2017 11:12 p.m. | | Baum’s triple leads Modesto to 7-6 win Comments 0 Comments

Man United beats Ajax 2-0, wins Europa League

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A guttural roar of “Manchester, Manchester” thundered around the Friends Arena at the full-time whistle.

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Posted: may. 24, 2017 11:12 p.m. | | Man United beats Ajax 2-0, wins Europa League Comments 0 Comments

MLS update: Phoenix boost and St. Louis setback

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Posted: may. 24, 2017 11:12 p.m. | | MLS update: Phoenix boost and St. Louis setback Comments 0 Comments

Woods feeling no pain, wants to compete again _ in time

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Tiger Woods said he had fusion surgery on his back because he could no longer tolerate the pain, and that he wants ...

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Posted: may. 24, 2017 11:12 p.m. | | Woods feeling no pain, wants to compete again _ in time Comments 0 Comments

Yates, Evernham lead NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Robert Yates still remembers his college professor telling him he’d never make anything of himself.

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Posted: may. 24, 2017 11:11 p.m. | | Yates, Evernham lead NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2018 Comments 0 Comments

Spieth believes good vibes at Colonial can provide momentum

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Jordan Spieth always gets good vibes at Colonial, so his return to Hogan’s Alley as defending champion might be coming ...

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Posted: may. 24, 2017 11:11 p.m. | | Spieth believes good vibes at Colonial can provide momentum Comments 0 Comments

49ers LB NaVorro Bowman ready to earn his starting spot back

SANTA CLARA (AP) — Go ahead, make NaVorro Bowman compete to earn his starting spot back after a devastating Achilles injury.

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Posted: may. 23, 2017 11:51 p.m. | | 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman ready to earn his starting spot back Comments 0 Comments

Raiders receivers get chance to learn from Megatron

ALAMEDA (AP) — When Amari Cooper arrived at practice this week for the Oakland Raiders, he immediately was drawn to a special guest instructor.

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Posted: may. 23, 2017 11:51 p.m. | | Raiders receivers get chance to learn from Megatron Comments 0 Comments

Irving’s 42, LeBron’s 34 pushes Cavs past Celtic

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within ...

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Posted: may. 23, 2017 11:51 p.m. | | Irving’s 42, LeBron’s 34 pushes Cavs past Celtic Comments 0 Comments

Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Craig Anderson and the Ottawa Senators bounced back nicely two days after a blowout loss put them on the brink of elimination.

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Posted: may. 23, 2017 11:50 p.m. | | Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7 Comments 0 Comments

Lester pitches 4-hitter as Cubs beat Cueto, Giants

CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Lester pitched a four-hitter for Chicago’s first complete game of the season, and the Cubs beat Johnny Cueto and the San ...

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Posted: may. 23, 2017 11:50 p.m. | | Lester pitches 4-hitter as Cubs beat Cueto, Giants Comments 0 Comments

Bour’s four hits helps Marlins hold off Athletics

OAKLAND  — Justin Bour matched his career high with four hits including his fourth home run in five games to highlight Miami’s best offensive game ...

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Posted: may. 23, 2017 11:50 p.m. | | Bour’s four hits helps Marlins hold off Athletics Comments 0 Comments

LeBron struggles, exchanges words with fan after loss

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James’ frustrating night kept going after one of the worst playoff games of his splendid career.

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Posted: may. 23, 2017 12:27 a.m. | | LeBron struggles, exchanges words with fan after loss Comments 0 Comments

Nashville Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Different players just keep stepping up for the Nashville Predators, and now their magical postseason run has an even bigger destination: the ...

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Posted: may. 23, 2017 12:27 a.m. | | Nashville Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final Comments 0 Comments

Indy 500 winners Dixon, Franchitti robbed

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After winning the Indianapolis 500 pole, collecting a $100,000 check and doing the usual interview circuit, Scott Dixon tried to relax.

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Posted: may. 23, 2017 12:26 a.m. | | Indy 500 winners Dixon, Franchitti robbed Comments 0 Comments

Panik homers as Giants beat Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) — Joe Panik felt a little better the past couple days in St. Louis. He felt a lot better after his performance Monday night.

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Posted: may. 23, 2017 12:26 a.m. | | Panik homers as Giants beat Cubs Comments 0 Comments

Cavs coach defends LeBron

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James was nowhere to be seen, staying behind the scenes, keeping a low profile.

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Posted: may. 23, 2017 12:26 a.m. | | Cavs coach defends LeBron Comments 0 Comments

Curry helps Warriors sweep Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Golden State made sure the inevitable was unavoidable.

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Posted: may. 23, 2017 12:25 a.m. | | Curry helps Warriors sweep Spurs Comments 0 Comments

Red Sox tag A’s to avoid 4-game sweep

OAKLAND  (AP) — A five-run ninth inning for the Red Sox that lasted more than a half-hour derailed any chance Eduardo Rodriguez had of getting his ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2017 10:21 p.m. | | Red Sox tag A’s to  avoid 4-game sweep Comments 0 Comments

Carpenter, Wainwright lead Cards past Giants to end skid

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter homered and Adam Wainwright turned in his second successive strong outing to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the San ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2017 10:21 p.m. | | Carpenter, Wainwright lead Cards past Giants to end skid Comments 0 Comments

Bennett wins Tour of California

PASADENA  (AP) — George Bennett was in shock after winning the time trial at the Tour of California.

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Posted: may. 21, 2017 10:21 p.m. | | Bennett wins Tour of  California Comments 0 Comments

Preds win from ousting Ducks to reach 1st Stanley Cup Final

NASVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators don’t have their top center, and their captain is day to day with an upper-body injury.

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Posted: may. 21, 2017 10:04 p.m. | | Preds win from ousting Ducks to reach 1st Stanley Cup Final Comments 0 Comments

San Jose hands FC Dallas first loss on Hyka’s goal

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jahmir Hyka scored on a spectacular move in the 81st minute and the San Jose Earthquakes handed FC Dallas its first loss ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2017 9:36 p.m. | | San Jose hands  FC Dallas first  loss on Hyka’s goal Comments 0 Comments

Sweden beats Canada in shootout to win ice hockey worlds

COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Telling himself to stay calm, Henrik Lundqvist stopped all three shots he faced in the shootout and Sweden dethroned two-time defending champion ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2017 9:32 p.m. | | Sweden beats Canada in shootout to win  ice hockey worlds Comments 0 Comments

With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz

BALTIMORE (AP) — Cloud Computing stole the Preakness, and any hope of a Triple Crown in the Belmont Stakes.

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Posted: may. 21, 2017 9:31 p.m. | | With no Triple Crown in play, Belmont lacks a singular buzz Comments 0 Comments

Langer wins to tie Nicklaus mark of 8 major senior titles

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Bernhard Langer pulled away from the other contenders — and pulled even with Jack Nicklaus.

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Posted: may. 21, 2017 9:31 p.m. | | Langer wins to tie Nicklaus  mark of 8 major senior titles Comments 0 Comments

Near-flawless Lexi Thompson wins wire-to-wire at Kingsmill

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Lexi Thompson hopes she can finally put the ANA Inspiration rules mess behind her.

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Posted: may. 21, 2017 9:31 p.m. | | Near-flawless Lexi Thompson  wins wire-to-wire at Kingsmill Comments 0 Comments

Nelson’s Four Seasons finale: Horschel over Day in playoff

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Billy Horschel had missed four straight cuts when he arrived at TPC Four Seasons, a course he was never particularly fond of.

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Posted: may. 21, 2017 9:30 p.m. | | Nelson’s Four Seasons finale:  Horschel over Day in playoff Comments 0 Comments

Fishing isn’t worth dying in raging Sierra creeks

Several years ago my friend Darrell Phillips — the former publisher of the Manteca Bulletin —drowned while trying to cross a bridge in high water. Ordinarily ...

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Posted: may. 21, 2017 9:30 p.m. | | Fishing isn’t worth dying  in raging Sierra creeks Comments 0 Comments

Finals are 1 win away for Warriors with Spurs on brink

SAN ANTONIO (AP) —  San Antonio’s sense of humor was still there Sunday.

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Posted: may. 21, 2017 9:30 p.m. | | Finals are 1 win away for Warriors with Spurs on brink Comments 0 Comments

Zaza Pachulia expected to be enemy No. 1 for Spurs fans

OAKLAND (AP) — Stephen Curry pulled Zaza Pachulia aside and made one thing clear to the Warriors big man: We got your back.

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Posted: may. 20, 2017 12:22 a.m. | | Zaza Pachulia expected to be enemy No. 1 for Spurs fans Comments 0 Comments

Giants rally to beat Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Eduardo Nunez doubled in two runs in the ninth inning and the San Francisco Giants rallied to defeat the St. Louis Cardinals ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2017 12:22 a.m. | | Giants rally to beat Cardinals Comments 0 Comments

Canha’s 10th-inning homer leads A’s past Red Sox

OAKLAND (AP) — Mark Canha hit a leadoff homer in the 10th, one inning after Jackie Bradley Jr. robbed a potential game-winning homer by Oakland and ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2017 12:22 a.m. | | Canha’s 10th-inning homer leads A’s past Red Sox Comments 0 Comments

Dibben wins stage, Bennett into Tour of California lead

BIG BEAR LAKE (AP) — George Bennett woke up Friday feeling downright miserable.

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Posted: may. 20, 2017 12:22 a.m. | | Dibben wins stage, Bennett into Tour of California lead Comments 0 Comments

Cavs send Celtics to record loss, lead series 2-0

BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James scored 30 points, Kevin Love had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2017 12:21 a.m. | | Cavs send Celtics to record loss, lead series 2-0 Comments 0 Comments

Westbrook, Harden, Leonard finalists for NBA MVP

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James will have to settle for trying to win another NBA title. He isn’t even a finalist for the MVP ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2017 12:21 a.m. | | Westbrook, Harden, Leonard finalists for NBA MVP Comments 0 Comments

Nadal’s winning streak on clay ends, Venus loses in Rome

ROME (AP) — Rafael Nadal’s winning streak ended at 17 matches as he lost in straight sets to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2017 12:21 a.m. | | Nadal’s winning streak on clay ends, Venus loses in Rome Comments 0 Comments

Always Dreaming looks very much for real as Preakness awaits

BALTIMORE (AP) — Always Dreaming has run away from the competition in four consecutive victories this year, winning by a combined 23 ¼ lengths. The dark bay ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2017 12:21 a.m. | | Always Dreaming looks very much for real as Preakness awaits Comments 0 Comments

Sidney Crosby, Penguins beat Senators to tie series

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist and the resurgent Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night to ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2017 12:21 a.m. | | Sidney Crosby, Penguins beat Senators to tie series Comments 0 Comments

Kokrak has career-best 62, leads by 5

IRVING, Texas (AP) — While big-hitting Jason Kokrak has an AT&T Byron Nelson record five-stroke lead through 36 holes, he knows that is only halfway ...

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Posted: may. 20, 2017 12:20 a.m. | | Kokrak has career-best 62, leads by 5 Comments 0 Comments

A’s spoil Velazquez’s debut with 3 HRs in win

OAKLAND (AP) — Taking the mound with the lead in the second inning after a rough start to the game was just what Sonny Gray needed ...

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Posted: may. 19, 2017 1:38 a.m. | | A’s spoil Velazquez’s debut with 3 HRs in win Comments 0 Comments

Talansky climbs to Stage 5 win in Tour of California

MOUNT BALDY. (AP) — Andrew Talansky’s consolation prize was merely a signature victory on arguably the most famous climb in North America, the grueling ascent ...

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Posted: may. 19, 2017 1:37 a.m. | | Talansky climbs to Stage 5 win in Tour of California Comments 0 Comments

Ducks even Western finals at 2, beating Predators in OT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Corey Perry just keeps finding the net in overtime this postseason, and his third goal in extra time helped the Ducks tie ...

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Posted: may. 19, 2017 1:37 a.m. | | Ducks even Western finals at 2, beating Predators in OT Comments 0 Comments

Conor McGregor resolves Mayweather bout with UFC

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Conor McGregor has come to an agreement with UFC that has moved a proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. closer to reality.

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Posted: may. 19, 2017 1:36 a.m. | | Conor McGregor resolves Mayweather bout with UFC Comments 0 Comments

LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2

BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers’ dominating win in Game 1 of the Eastern ...

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Posted: may. 19, 2017 1:36 a.m. | | LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2 Comments 0 Comments

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