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Milwaukee Bucks' Thon Maker (7) and Jabari Parker celebrate after Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 104-102. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 24, 2018 - 3:28 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year. Not bad for a bench guy and someone who, as recently as last week, was a roster afterthought. Maker had never blocked five shots in any NBA game before this postseason began — and now he's blocked that many in...
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Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Walker Buehler throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Monday, April 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 24, 2018 - 2:27 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Walker Buehler asked a reporter if he had anything in his teeth before the TV lights turned on. The Dodgers' prized prospect was equally cool on the mound, tossing five scoreless innings in his first major league start, and Los Angeles defeated the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Monday...
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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Chris Stratton throws to the Washington Nationals during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, April 23, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 24, 2018 - 2:04 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mac Williamson remade his swing during the offseason to become a more consistent power hitter. He added a leg kick, lowered his hands, found better balance all in an effort to keep the bat in the zone longer and give himself more room for error. Whatever he did, it's working...
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San Diego Padres' Franchy Cordero follows the flight of his 2-run home run off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Jake McGee in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, April 23, 2018, in Denver. The Padres won 13-5. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 24, 2018 - 2:00 am
DENVER (AP) — The last time the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres met, tempers flared and punches were thrown. This time, the Padres let their bats do all the damage. Carlos Asuaje homered and had a career-high four RBIs, Franchy Cordero went deep during a nine-run seventh inning and San Diego...
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Chicago White Sox's Jose Abreu hits a home run off Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Wade LeBlanc during the sixth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 23, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
April 24, 2018 - 1:44 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago White Sox started against Seattle with the longest streak of hits in the major leagues in more than three years. Jose Abreu had four hits that included a pair of home runs, Yoan Moncada was a single shy of the cycle and the White Sox beat the Mariners 10-4 Monday night to...
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April 24, 2018 - 12:58 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Michigan State University, already reeling from the scandal involving a gymnastics doctor who molested young athletes, has maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in...
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Oakland Athletics Marcus Semien (10) watches his home run shot against the Texas Rangers that broke the tie in the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, April 23, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
April 24, 2018 - 12:53 am
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Marcus Semien picks his spots to be aggressive. Leading off the ninth inning for the Oakland Athletics in a tie game was a perfect time. Semien homered on the first pitch of the ninth, and the surging A's added five more runs after that in a 9-4 victory over the Texas...
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Los Angeles Angels' Mike Trout (27) celebrates scoring a run on Justin Upton's double with Albert Pujols during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros, Monday, April 23, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
April 24, 2018 - 12:43 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia called Martin Maldonado the star of the game on the defensive side. Maldonado threw out Yuli Gurriel at third base to end the game after an original safe call was reversed on replay, giving the Angels a big 2-0 win Monday night over a division rival...
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Toronto Maple Leafs centre Tyler Bozak (42) and goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) celebrate their win over the Boston Bruins in NHL round one playoff hockey action in Toronto on Monday, April 23, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 24, 2018 - 12:31 am
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Maple Leafs won this one for their city. Frederik Andersen stopped 32 shots to lead the Maple Leafs to a 3-1 win over the Boston Bruins on Monday night, forcing a decisive Game 7 in the first-round series. The victory came hours after 10 people were killed when a van...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden, center, shoots as Minnesota Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler, left, and Karl-Anthony Towns, right, during the second half of Game 4 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Monday, April 23, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Rockets won 119-100. Harden led the Rockets with 36 points. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
April 24, 2018 - 12:25 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Though James Harden and most of the Houston Rockets were misfiring throughout the first half, their confidence never wavered. In the third quarter, those sharpshooters sure came to life. Harden had 22 of the team's near-record 50 points in the third, launching the Rockets past...
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