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Antetokounmpo scores 41, leads Bucks to sweep of Detroit

Apr. 23, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and drew yet another foul, this one a hard hack on the arm by Blake Griffin. Griffin fouled out and headed to the bench, and the home crowd gave him a standing ovation. Then many fans headed toward the exits. Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks...

Defense order of the day for 1st round of NFL draft

Apr. 22, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — We learned during the 2018 season that offense is beloved by NFL teams (and fans). We also learned that defense, as performed by the Patriots in the Super Bowl, carries away the Lombardi Trophy. This year's draft, which begins Thursday night, is stocked with defenders who can be...

Klingberg's OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

Apr. 23, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games. Klingberg's first goal of the playoffs came on a cross-ice pass from Alexander Radulov. The win by...

AP/CP Survey: 48 percent of NHLPA reps favor playoff change

Apr. 22, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

Hockey players are conditioned to think that winning the Stanley Cup means going through the best teams to be the best team. That doesn't mean they are blind to some of the inequalities of the NHL's current divisional playoff format. An Associated Press/Canadian Press survey of NHLPA representatives from all 31...

Hurricanes rally past Capitals 5-2, force Game 7

Apr. 22, 2019 11:07 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Justin Williams earned another chance to live up to his nickname. The rest of the Carolina Hurricanes aren't yet ready to end their first playoff appearance in a decade. Jordan Staal scored the go-ahead goal and added an assist in the third period, and the Hurricanes beat the...

On Basketball: This first round sorely lacks playoff drama

Apr. 22, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — If there was a silver lining for Indiana fans after the Pacers were the first team to be bounced from the 2019 NBA playoffs, it's this: They won't have to watch any more first-round games. For that, they should be thankful. Drama is in very short supply so far in these playoffs. Close...

Kings coach Luke Walton sued for sexual assault

Apr. 23, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A female sports reporter has accused new Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault in a lawsuit. Kelli Tennant filed the suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday alleging that Walton assaulted her in a hotel room in Santa Monica during his time as an assistant coach...

Customers videotaped at spa in Kraft case sue authorities

Apr. 22, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Nearly three dozen men and women have filed a federal class-action lawsuit accusing Florida authorities of unlawfully videotaping them as they received legal massages at a parlor where New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly paid for sex. The lawsuit by 31...

Harper angrily confronts ump, Phillies fall to Mets 5-1

Apr. 22, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bryce Harper bolted from the bench to angrily confront the plate umpire after being ejected, and it took three members of the Philadelphia Phillies to hold back the enraged slugger Monday night in a 5-1 loss to the New York Mets. Steven Matz atoned for a dismal start last week in...

Pirates reliever Burdi injured; Arizona rallies for 12-4 win

Apr. 23, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nick Burdi's combination of grit and resilience — oh and a fastball that can touch triple digits — helped the Pittsburgh Pirates reliever carve out a spot in the big leagues less than two years removed from Tommy John surgery on his right arm. One innocent-looking pitch to...

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Polanco has 4 hits, 4 RBIs in Twins' 9-5 win over Astros

Apr. 23, 2019 12:48 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — After Jorge Polanco's start to the season, Twins manager Rocco Baldelli is running out of things to say about his young shortstop. Polanco had four hits, including a two-run homer, and drove in four runs to lead Minnesota to its fourth straight win, 9-5 over the Houston Astros on Monday...

Klingberg's OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

Apr. 23, 2019 12:47 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 on Monday night to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games. Klingberg's first goal of the playoffs came on a cross-ice pass from Alexander...

Kings coach Luke Walton sued for sexual assault

Apr. 23, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A female sports reporter has accused new Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault in a lawsuit. Kelli Tennant filed the suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday alleging that Walton assaulted her in a hotel room in Santa Monica during his time as an assistant coach...

Antetokounmpo scores 41, leads Bucks to sweep of Detroit

Apr. 23, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and drew yet another foul, this one a hard hack on the arm by Blake Griffin. Griffin fouled out and headed to the bench, and the home crowd gave him a standing ovation. Then many fans headed toward the exits. Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks...

Nixed goal, rough 3rd period frustrate Ovechkin, Capitals

Apr. 23, 2019 12:22 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The frustrations kept building in the third period for Alex Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals, from a disallowed tying goal to the Capitals star being sent off for a late-game misconduct penalty in a game that had turned into a rout. Now the reigning Stanley Cup champions are headed...

Klingberg's OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

Apr. 23, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the Nashville Predators 2-1 to wrap up their first-round Western Conference playoff series in six games. Klingberg's first goal of the playoffs came on a cross-ice pass from Alexander Radulov. The win by...

Fowler's 4 hits, 4 RBIs lead Cardinals over Brewers 13-5

Apr. 23, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — When Barry Bonds gives hitting advice, Dexter Fowler listens. Fowler had his first four-hit game in six years, hit his first home run this season and drove in four runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 13-5 on Monday night. Fowler recounted a Monday text from...

Pirates reliever Burdi injured; Arizona rallies for 12-4 win

Apr. 23, 2019 12:15 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nick Burdi's combination of grit and resilience — oh and a fastball that can touch triple digits — helped the Pittsburgh Pirates reliever carve out a spot in the big leagues less than two years removed from Tommy John surgery on his right arm. One innocent-looking pitch to...

Arenado homers for 1,000th hit, Rockies rally past Nats 7-5

Apr. 23, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nolan Arenado hit a tiebreaking homer for his 1,000th career hit and the Colorado Rockies rallied to beat the Washington Nationals 7-5 Monday night. Arenado also doubled twice and drove in two to help the Rockies win for the seventh time in eight games. He is the ninth Rockies player to reach...

Arizona tops Pirates 12-4; Bucs' Burdi exits with arm injury

Apr. 23, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pirates reliever Nick Burdi left in tears with a right arm injury, a chilling low point for Pittsburgh in a 12-4 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. Burdi, who had Tommy John surgery in 2017, had already given up five runs in a third of an inning when he fired a 96 mph...