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Curry cleared to take part in modified practice... OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been cleared to take part in modified practices but will be out at least one more week with a left knee injury.

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Former Indiana player donates $2M for stadium... BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A former Indiana football player has made a $2 million donation to help the athletic department renovate the Hoosiers' team area underneath Memorial Stadium.

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Kyle Busch returns to the scene of his infamy a... RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kyle Busch is on a hot streak, the winner of the last two races in NASCAR's top series and the series points leader as he arrives at Richmond Raceway, where his four career victories are tops…

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Big saves, more saves: Top goalies starring in... Bruce Cassidy watched from afar as Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy stoned Travis Zajac on a breakaway and knew that was the kind of save teams need in the playoffs.

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Deportivo closer to Liga drop after 0-0 draw at... MADRID (AP) — Deportivo La Coruna moved a step closer to relegation from the Spanish league after being held to 0-0 at Leganes on Friday.

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Hope for relegation rivals as 'Gladbach beats... BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Moenchengladbach defeated relegation-troubled Wolfsburg 3-0 in the Bundesliga on Friday to give a glimmer of hope to Hamburger SV and Cologne in their fight against the drop.

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Colts' confidence in Luck's recovery prompted... INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard keeps responding to the same old questions about Andrew Luck with the same old answers.

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Adell, Marsh hit grand slams, lead Burlington... BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) -- Jo Adell and Brandon Marsh hit grand slams to lead the Burlington Bees to a 28-7 win over the Quad Cities River Bandits on Friday.

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Broner vs Vargas at Barclays Center on Saturday... NEW YORK (AP) — Adrien Broner danced as music pumped through headphones, a large smile and sunglasses affixed to his face during introductions.

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Kings shift focus to extending Doughty,... EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings believe they are still Stanley Cup contenders, even after being swept by the upstart Vegas Golden Knights in the first round. How close they are to that goal might be reflected…

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JaCoby Jones' homer in 10th sends Tigers past... DETROIT (AP) — JaCoby Jones homered with one out in the 10 inning Friday to give the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 victory over the Royals in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. Kansas City has lost nine straight.

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Espanyol fires coach Quique Sanchez Flores BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Espanyol says it has fired manager Quique Sanchez Flores with the club slumping in the Spanish league and in danger of facing a relegation fight to end the season.

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FIFA queries Morocco World Cup bid, to make 2nd... CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — FIFA's inspection of Morocco's 2026 World Cup plans ended with questions about the quality of stadiums and a demand for more details from the bid ahead of a second unexpected examination of infrastructure.

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American millennials running up front in... BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Graham Rahal loves what sees at the top of the IndyCar series standings so far this season.

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Europa League trophy stolen, recovered in Mexico MEXICO CITY (AP) — Authorities in Mexico say the Europa League trophy has been recovered after it was stolen in the central city of Leon.

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Vikings LB Brothers gets 4-game suspension for... EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings linebacker Kentrell Brothers has been suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substances policy.

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Child abuse charge dismissed against former... GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green avoided jail time under a plea agreement that included dismissal of a felony child abuse charge.

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Quiros pushes 1 shot clear at Trophee Hassan II... RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Alvaro Quiros shot a solid 2-under 70 in windy conditions to push into a one-shot lead after two rounds of the Trophee Hassan II in Morocco on Friday.

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Syracuse guard Tyus Battle to enter name in NBA... SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Tyus Battle will enter his name in the NBA draft, but he's not hiring an agent.

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Rays' Kiermaier has surgery to repair torn... ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier has had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb that will sideline him two to three months.

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North Dakota marathon to honor miscarried,... FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota couple who's had two stillborn children is hoping to inspire others to share their stories at the Fargo Marathon next month.

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Zach Johnson rolling, shares Texas Open lead... SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Zach Johnson rode the momentum of a big finish to a 7-under 65 and a share of the early lead with Ryan Moore at the Valero Texas Open.

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Jimmie Johnson has long career ahead to sell to... CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson has a reputation as a bland and boring NASCAR champion, a guy who loves his ice cream the same way he presents himself — plain and vanilla.

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Jimmie Johnson maps out bucket list for... CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson's alarm clock beeps at 4:30 a.m. His wife and two daughters are still sleeping. So are his fellow NASCAR drivers.

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US Open champ Brooks Koepka ready to play after... U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka was out of golf so long he forgot where he put his clubs when finally healthy enough to start hitting balls.

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Vanderbilt becomes Kentucky's 6th player to... LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky forward Jarred Vanderbilt will enter the NBA draft but not hire an agent.

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Caps' Burakovsky to have surgery, out rest of... ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Washington Capitals winger Andre Burakovsky will have minor surgery to repair an upper-body injury and miss the rest of the first-round series against Columbus.

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AP source: Ravens offer Saints WR Snead 2-year... OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that the Baltimore Ravens have offered New Orleans Saints restricted free agent receiver Willie Snead a two-year, $10.4 million contract.

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Jayhawks' Azubuike enters NBA draft, could... LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (you-DOE'-kuh az-uh-BOO'-kee) is declaring for the NBA draft but is not hiring an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to the Jayhawks for his junior season.

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Bruins say Bergeron's status for Game 5 a... BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy says he will decide on Saturday whether forward Patrice Bergeron plays in Game 5 of the playoff against Toronto that night.

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Michigan's Matthews enters NBA draft without... ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan standout Charles Matthews is entering the NBA draft without hiring an agent, giving him the option to stay in school.

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Alabama forward Braxton Key says he will transfer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama sophomore forward Braxton Key is leaving the team and plans to transfer.

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Column: Vegas provides a new template for... Dan Bouchard can appreciate, better than most, the Miracle in the Desert.

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Mariners activate Mike Zunino from 10-day... ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have activated catcher Mike Zunino from the 10-day disabled list after missing the first three weeks of the season because of a strained abdominal muscle.

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Football and academics: tough balancing act at... NEW YORK (AP) — Football is complicated. Life is more so.

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Marquez and Rossi bring their MotoGP duel to Texas AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Marc Marquez is reigning MotoGP champion and the most dominant rider of recent years. Valentino Rossi is of one the most dominant and popular former champions in the sport's history.

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Funeral set for pro wrestling great Bruno... PITTSBURGH (AP) — Funeral arrangements for former professional wrestler Bruno Sammartino are set for this weekend in Pennsylvania.

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New coaching staff alters format of Tennessee's... KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee fans finally won't need a cheat sheet to keep track of the score at this year's spring game.

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Former Indians slugger Napoli to have... CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Indians slugger Mike Napoli will undergo season-ending knee surgery after getting hurt in the minors.

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Carolina coach Bill Peters resigns after 4... RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bill Peters has resigned as the Carolina Hurricanes' coach after four seasons and no playoff berths.

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Carolina Hurricanes say coach Bill Peters has... RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Hurricanes say coach Bill Peters has resigned after four seasons.

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Djokovic to play at Barcelona Open next week BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will play at the Barcelona Open next week.

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European soccer weekend: What to watch in the... What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:

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Shaq attacks verse in new TV series "Poetry in... LOS ANGELES (AP) — Shaquille O'Neal has dubbed himself "The Big Baryshnikov" and "The Big Socrates." He can now add "The Big Shakespeare."

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USA Gymnastics settles sex abuse lawsuit INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has reached a confidential settlement in a Georgia lawsuit that spurred a newspaper investigation into the organization's practices for reporting child abuse.

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Fed Cup: Stephens to open for US against France... AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens will open play for the U.S. against Pauline Parmentier of France in the Fed Cup semifinals.

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FANTASY PLAYS: Best matchups, pickups this week... As we enter the last full week of April, perhaps there's a chance that there are only a handful of postponements for the week, instead of a handful each day.

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Mourinho leads praise for long-time managerial... It has been the most contentious coaching rivalry in the 26-year history of the Premier League, with their verbal barbs in news conferences even spilling over to physical confrontations on the touchline.

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Cavaliers expect Love to play in Game 3 of... INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers coach Tryonn Lue expects injured forward Kevin Love to play Friday in Game 3 at Indiana.

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Replacing Wenger: The contenders to take over... The turbulent last five years at Manchester United should act as a cautionary tale to the board at Arsenal as the club looks to hire a new manager for the first time this century.

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Guardiola to discuss future at Man City at end... MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he will speak with the club at the end of the season about extending his contract.

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Nadal routs Thiem to reach Monte Carlo Masters... MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal won nine straight games to open his match against Dominic Thiem, quickly advancing to the semifinals of the Monte Carlo Masters with a 6-0, 6-2 victory on Friday.

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Former Ohio State football coach Earle Bruce... COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former Ohio State University football coach Earle Bruce has died at his home in central Ohio. The College Football Hall of Fame member was 87.

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Youth baseball: No player ever in danger, coach... DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A youth sports organization investigating a man's allegations that two baseball coaches talked about a plan to hurt his 11-year-old-daughter — the only girl on her team — to force her to quit says no player…

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Karolyis to NBC: 'No way' they knew about... NEW YORK (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics women's national team coordinator Martha Karolyi and her husband Bela tell NBC they were unaware of the abusive behavior by a former national team doctor now serving decades in prison.

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Germany to host Peru in friendly game in September FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany will host Peru in a friendly in Sinsheim on Sept. 9, three days after playing France in its opening game of the new Nations League in Munich.

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Swiss prosecutor appeals for cooperation on... BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland's attorney general has a message for his foreign counterparts as his office pores over reams of seized documents and dozens of criminal cases linked to FIFA: "Come to us."

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5 of Arsenal's best players under Arsene Wenger Five of the most influential players to have played for Arsenal during Arsene Wenger's reign, which will end next month after 22 seasons:

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High School Sports Roundup: April 18 HICKORY – The Newton-Conover softball team won its second game in the past two days with a 5-1 victory over visiting North Iredell on Wednesday.

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Local Roundup: Mitchell breaks school record in... HICKORY – The Catawba Valley Community College baseball team swept a home doubleheader against Spartanburg Methodist on Wednesday as Graham Mitchell broke a program record, according to a press release from CVCC Athletics.

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Intrigue, admiration, unrest: The Wenger years... Initially there was intrigue. Then there was admiration, many years of it. Next came pity, followed by a mixture of anger and apathy.

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Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal after more than... LONDON (AP) — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he will leave the English club at the end of the season after more than 21 years in charge.

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Lawyers for Russian player say FIFA ends... MOSCOW (AP) — Lawyers for Russia defender Ruslan Kambolov say FIFA has closed an investigation into suspected doping, eight weeks before the World Cup begins.

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he will... LONDON (AP) — Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he will leave his position at end of season after more than 21 years in charge.

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Players claimed off NHL waivers making most of... DENVER (AP) — Colorado defenseman Patrik Nemeth set career highs this season in goals, games and perhaps even grudges.

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What gets a manager fired? One really bad stretch CINCINNATI (AP) — The line for losing a job is clear in most professional sports — cross the front office, wrangle with the star player, flame out in the playoffs, or put together one historically bad run at the start…

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Once long shot, expansion Vegas now best bet in... As an expansion team, the Vegas Golden Knights have defied all sorts of odds.

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With new arena near, Bucks seek elusive playoff... MILWAUKEE (AP) — A billboard down the street from the Milwaukee Bucks' nearly completed new arena makes a proclamation in big, bold letters: "The Future is Here."

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Former NFLer Chris Borland helps others adjust... Chris Borland knows firsthand all about the challenges of early retirement, having stepped away from a promising football career after one year because of concerns over head injuries.

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Taylor leads Modesto to 13-6 win over San Jose SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Logan Taylor had two hits and three RBI, as the Modesto Nuts exploded for a season-high in runs in a 13-6 win over the San Jose Giants on Thursday.

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Kentucky Downs' meet to offer record $10... FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Downs has raised purses to a record $10 million for its September meet and added a $500,000 inaugural Breeders' Cup qualifier for 2-year-olds.

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Predators Foundation giving more than $600K in... NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators Foundation is giving out grants totaling more than $600,000.

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Reed's homer leads Fresno to 10-8 win over Las... LAS VEGAS (AP) -- AJ Reed hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, leading the Fresno Grizzlies to a 10-8 win over the Las Vegas 51s on Thursday.

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Betts, Benintendi lead sizzling Red Sox past... ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mookie Betts hit his second leadoff homer in three games, Andrew Benintendi homered and drove in three runs and the Boston Red Sox completed a dominant sweep of the AL West-leading Los Angeles Angels with an…

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Grey, Miroglio spur Visalia to 4-0 win over... STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) -- Dominic Miroglio doubled twice, and Connor Grey struck out 12 hitters over seven innings as the Visalia Rawhide defeated the Stockton Ports 4-0 on Thursday.

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Todd's triple leads Inland Empire to 8-3 win... SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- Jonah Todd hit a three-run triple in the fifth inning, leading the Inland Empire 66ers to an 8-3 win over the Lancaster JetHawks on Thursday.

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Nieuwenhuis' homer leads Tacoma to 1-0 win over... TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a solo home run in the second inning to give the Tacoma Rainiers a 1-0 win over the Albuquerque Isotopes on Thursday.

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Torrens' homer leads Lake Elsinore to 5-4 win... RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) -- Luis Torrens hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, leading the Lake Elsinore Storm to a 5-4 win over the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes on Thursday.

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Reyes leads El Paso over Reno 6-5 RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Franmil Reyes hit a two-run home run and had two hits as the El Paso Chihuahuas beat the Reno Aces 6-5 on Thursday.

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Greinke, D-backs beat Giants 3-1 to win 6th... PHOENIX (AP) — Zack Greinke pitched seven dominant innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks won their sixth straight series with a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Thursday night.

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Warriors take 3-0 lead as Spurs play without... SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 on Thursday night for a 3-0 series lead over the Spurs, who were still reeling from the…

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Durant leads Warriors to 3-0 lead over mourning... SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 on Thursday night for a 3-0 series lead over the Spurs, who were still reeling from the…

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Carter, Cowart lift Salt Lake over Sacramento... SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Chris Carter homered twice, driving home three runs and scoring a couple as the Salt Lake Bees defeated the Sacramento River Cats 10-7 on Thursday.

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Cain, Braun power Brewers to 12-3 win over Marlins MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lorenzo Cain homered, doubled twice and scored four times, and pinch-hitter Ryan Braun launched a three-run homer that gave him 1,000 RBIs and powered the Milwaukee Brewers to a 12-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Thursday…

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Wake Forest reinstates three suspended baseball... The trio of Wake Forest baseball players who were suspended indefinitely has been reinstated and will rejoin the team, the team announced Thursday night.

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Mirotic, Davis lead Pelicans to 3-0 series lead... NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nikola Mirotic scored a career playoff-best 30 points to go with eight rebounds, three steals and a block, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-102 on Thursday night to take a commanding…

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Whiteside a non-factor for Heat again MIAMI (AP) — Hassan Whiteside's numbers are down. He's trying not to be the same way.

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Garcia's homer leads Memphis to 2-1 win over Omaha PAPILLION, Neb. (AP) -- Adolis Garcia hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning, leading the Memphis Redbirds to a 2-1 win over the Omaha Storm Chasers in the second game of a doubleheader on Thursday.

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Patriots broadcaster Gil Santos dies on 78th... BOSTON (AP) — Gil Santos, the New England Patriots' longtime radio voice, died Thursday on his 78th birthday.

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Allen leads San Antonio to 10-5 win over Midland MIDLAND, Texas (AP) -- Austin Allen had three hits and scored two runs, as the San Antonio Missions exploded for a season-high in runs in a 10-5 win over the Midland RockHounds on Thursday.

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Ferrell induces groundout, leads Corpus Christi... FRISCO, Texas (AP) -- Riley Ferrell got Luis La O to ground out with the bases loaded to end the game, leading the Corpus Christi Hooks to a 5-3 win over the Frisco RoughRiders on Thursday.

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Ruiz has 4 hits, leads Tulsa to 11-0 win over... SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) -- Keibert Ruiz, Jacob Scavuzzo, Luke Raley and Yusniel Diaz recorded three hits each, as Tulsa beat the Northwest Arkansas Naturals 11-0 on Thursday.

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Papierski scores winning run in 10th, Quad... DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- Michael Papierski scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the 10th inning, as the Quad Cities River Bandits beat the Peoria Chiefs 2-1 on Thursday.

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Thaiss hits walk-off single in 10th, Mobile... MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Matt Thaiss hit a walk-off single in the 10th inning, as the Mobile BayBears defeated the Biloxi Shuckers 2-1 on Thursday.

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Nogowski hits grand slam, leads Springfield... LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- John Nogowski hit a grand slam in the seventh inning, leading the Springfield Cardinals to a 6-4 win over the Arkansas Travelers on Thursday.

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Riley leads Mississippi to 3-2 win over Pensacola PEARL, Miss. (AP) -- Austin Riley doubled twice and singled as the Mississippi Braves defeated the Pensacola Blue Wahoos 3-2 on Thursday.

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Burnes leads Col. Springs to 3-0 win over New... METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- Corbin Burnes struck out nine over 6 1/3 innings, leading the Colorado Springs Sky Sox over the New Orleans Baby Cakes in a 3-0 win on Thursday.

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Verdugo's sac fly leads Okla. City to 2-1 win... ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) -- Alex Verdugo hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, driving in Tim Locastro with the go-ahead run, as the Oklahoma City Dodgers defeated the Round Rock Express 2-1 on Thursday.

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Huff, Jenkins lift Hickory over Columbia 10-5 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Sam Huff doubled three times, driving in a run and also scoring one as the Hickory Crawdads topped the Columbia Fireflies 10-5 on Thursday.

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