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LEADING OFF: Vladdy Jr. debuts, La Tortuga gets his night

Apr. 26, 2019 2:12 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: IT'S TIME Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is set to make his big league debut with the Toronto Blue Jays against the Oakland Athletics. The son of Hall of Famer Vladimir Guerrero ripped through the minor leagues with a .331 average and .945 OPS over three-plus seasons....

Coyle scores 2, leads Bruins to 3-2 OT win over Columbus

Apr. 25, 2019 11:39 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Charlie Coyle wasn't thinking about his first goal, which tied things up at the end of regulation. Or his second, which won it in overtime. What was weighing on him was the time he coughed up the puck and handed Columbus a goal, even though he redeemed himself by leading Boston to a 3-2...

For Raptors, guard Kyle Lowry might be as valuable as ever

Apr. 25, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

The biggest play Kyle Lowry made in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs might have been overlooked. Game 3 in Orlando, time winding down, Toronto clinging to a three-point lead. Kawhi Leonard's jumper was well short, barely grazing the front of the rim. The rebound hits the floor and ricochets...

Kanter, Siakam among players starring in their support roles

Apr. 25, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

Just a few months ago, Enes Kanter was toiling for a New York Knicks team that was heading nowhere. Now, he's a significant contributor for a Portland Trail Blazers team heading to the Western Conference semifinals. Kanter is one of several players starring in their supporting roles and helped put their...

Spurs seeking a Game 7; Nuggets look to advance

Apr. 25, 2019 1:11 AM EDT

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich goes to the playoffs every season. And he usually sticks around for a while. The Spurs have never gone back-to-back years without a trip to the second round of the playoffs during the Popovich era. But the Denver Nuggets are one win away from changing that, as they'll take a 3-2...

Blue Jays to promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Apr. 24, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays will promote top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. before Friday's game against the Oakland Athletics. Manager Charlie Montoyo announced the move after Toronto lost to San Francisco 4-0 on Wednesday. The Blue Jays are off Thursday. "Hopefully he becomes what everybody...

Bruins and Blue Jackets ready for 1st playoff matchup

Apr. 24, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Bruins have home-ice advantage through a potential trip to the Stanley Cup Final, and they have the Columbus Blue Jackets to thank for it. They'll get a chance to show their gratitude in the TD Garden on Thursday night. The Bruins host Columbus in Game 1 of the second round...

Pomeranz, 2 relievers toss 2-hitter, Giants beat Jays 4-0

Apr. 24, 2019 8:13 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Drew Pomeranz doesn't have to wait any longer for his first win with the San Francisco Giants. Pomeranz and two relievers combined on a two-hitter, Pablo Sandoval homered for the second straight game, and the Giants beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-0 Wednesday, sweeping their two-game...

Magic made big strides in Steve Clifford's first year

Apr. 24, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic were supposed to have gotten a day off on Jan. 30. Instead, an incensed coach Steve Clifford brought his team in to watch film and make them see all the mistakes they made the night before in a loss to Oklahoma City. Plenty of teams would have grumbled about such a...

Early goals help lift Bruins past Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7

Apr. 24, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Another Game 7 matchup between Boston and Toronto, another victory for the Bruins. Joakim Nordstrom and Sean Kuraly each had a goal and assist, Tuukka Rask stopped 32 shots and the Bruins beat the Maple Leafs 5-1 in Game 7 on Tuesday night to wrap up their first-round Eastern Conference...