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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...

Klingberg's OT goal pushes Stars over Preds to advance

Apr. 23, 2019 1:32 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — With a chance to clinch a playoff series at home for the first time in 11 years, the Dallas Stars needed overtime again. They didn't need quite as many this time, and won't have to go back to Music City. John Klingberg scored from the left circle 17:02 into overtime after a cross-ice pass...

Jazz stave off elimination with 107-91 win over Rockets

Apr. 23, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell turned a rough start into a fantastic finish. Mitchell dominated in the fourth quarter, rallying the Utah Jazz to a 107-91 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of their Western Conference series on Monday night. Mitchell scored 19 of his 31 points in the final...

Suns fire Igor Kokoskov after 1 losing season

Apr. 23, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — One season was not enough for Igor Kokoskov to convince the Phoenix Suns that he was the man to lead the franchise into the future. The Suns fired Kokoskov Monday night, ending the tenure of the NBA's first European-born coach after one disappointing season. "After extensive evaluation, I...

Oh, yes! Nurse, Raptors look to finish series with Magic

Apr. 23, 2019 3:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In response to an early call, Toronto coach Nick Nurse formed the perfect "O'' with his mouth and held it for a dozen or so seconds. Oh, these playoffs. They can leave your mouth agape — just like Nurse's gone-viral expression on the bench during a win Sunday in Orlando. Now leading...

Bruins, Leafs go to Game 7 for 3rd straight playoff matchup

Apr. 23, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy doesn't want to change too much heading into Game 7 of Boston's first-round series against Toronto, explaining that his players "are a bit like dogs." "They love routines, especially on game days," he said after the team's practice on Monday. "So I think you try to...

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...

Bucks advance for 1st time in 18 years and face Celtics

Apr. 23, 2019 2:48 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo will have his unique talents on display in the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time in his six-year career. If Milwaukee's superstar can match or beat his latest jaw-dropping highlight, everyone is in for a treat, unless they play or root for the Boston...

Turnabout for Stars, Blues complete with 2nd-round showdown

Apr. 23, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — When first-year Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery called out his team over a "culture of mediocrity" in January, the St. Louis Blues weren't too far removed from having the worst record in the NHL. Now the Central Division rivals will meet in the second round of the playoffs — and...

Urshela hits Yanks to 4th straight win, 4-3 over Halos in 14

Apr. 23, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After the Yankees' vaunted closer blew a 12th-inning lead, but before New York manufactured another run while striking out four times in the 14th, an Angels outfielder playing second base for the first time in his pro career dived to stop a grounder and made a fine throw to get the...

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Indiana legislators near final decisions on budget, gambling

Apr. 23, 2019 5:39 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers are nearing final decisions on how much more money will go toward school districts as teachers have been pushing for significant pay raises. The Republican-dominated Legislature must agree on a new two-year state budget before ending this year's session, possibly as...

AG, others warn of sex trafficking ahead of Kentucky Derby

Apr. 23, 2019 5:25 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear, prosecutors and victim advocates are calling for heightened awareness of human trafficking as Louisville prepares for the Kentucky Derby. Law enforcement officials say incidents of human trafficking, including bringing in victims from other...

Urshela hits Yanks to 4th straight win, 4-3 over Halos in 14

Apr. 23, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — After the Yankees' vaunted closer blew a 12th-inning lead, but before New York manufactured another run while striking out four times in the 14th, an Angels outfielder playing second base for the first time in his pro career dived to stop a grounder and made a fine throw to get the...

Pitcher Gio González released by Yankees; Loaisiga coming up

Apr. 23, 2019 3:17 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Gio González was released Monday from his minor league contract with the New York Yankees. The 33-year-old left-hander agreed to the deal in mid-March. If added to the 40-man roster, he would have received a $3 million salary while in the major leagues and the chance to earn $9...

LEADING OFF: Sale tries to turn corner, Harper gets heated

Apr. 23, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors today: PLAYING TWO After rain postponed his scheduled start Monday, Boston's Chris Sale gets the ball for Game One of a doubleheader against Detroit. Sale (0-4, 8.50) has concerned Red Sox fans with lousy results and subpar stuff this season, though his velocity ticked...

Bruins, Leafs go to Game 7 for 3rd straight playoff matchup

Apr. 23, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy doesn't want to change too much heading into Game 7 of Boston's first-round series against Toronto, explaining that his players "are a bit like dogs." "They love routines, especially on game days," he said after the team's practice on Monday. "So I think you try to...

Oh, yes! Nurse, Raptors look to finish series with Magic

Apr. 23, 2019 3:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In response to an early call, Toronto coach Nick Nurse formed the perfect "O'' with his mouth and held it for a dozen or so seconds. Oh, these playoffs. They can leave your mouth agape — just like Nurse's gone-viral expression on the bench during a win Sunday in Orlando. Now leading...

Jazz stave off elimination with 107-91 win over Rockets

Apr. 23, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell turned a rough start into a fantastic finish. Mitchell dominated in the fourth quarter, rallying the Utah Jazz to a 107-91 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 4 of their Western Conference series on Monday night. Mitchell scored 19 of his 31 points in the final...

QB Graham Mertz is creating 'buzz' this spring at Wisconsin

Apr. 23, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Four scholarship quarterbacks are competing for the starter's job at Wisconsin. When it comes to competing for fans' attention, there's no contest. Freshman Graham Mertz is the Badgers' most hyped recruit in years, having enrolled in January after setting a Kansas high school record...

Turnabout for Stars, Blues complete with 2nd-round showdown

Apr. 23, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — When first-year Dallas Stars coach Jim Montgomery called out his team over a "culture of mediocrity" in January, the St. Louis Blues weren't too far removed from having the worst record in the NHL. Now the Central Division rivals will meet in the second round of the playoffs — and...