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Durant, Curry shut down Clippers in Warriors' 132-105 win

Apr. 19, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — He's Kevin Durant, and the Los Angeles Clippers got reminded of it. Durant scored 38 points, Stephen Curry added 21 playing with five fouls, and the Golden State Warriors dominated from the opening tip to win 132-105 Thursday night and take a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series....

Mariners blow 8-run lead, rally for 11-10 win over Angels

Apr. 19, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Mariners jumped to an eight-run lead in the seventh inning and then promptly gave it all back to the Los Angeles Angels. Seattle still pulled out an unlikely victory when Jay Bruce came up with the last big hit in a game chock-full of offensive excellence and regrettable...

Votto hits 1st career leadoff homer in Reds' 4-1 win

Apr. 19, 2019 2:13 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joey Votto didn't wait long to make an impact as the Cincinnati Reds' leadoff batter Thursday night. Votto drove rookie Chris Paddack's third pitch of the game over the fence in right-center field for his first career leadoff homer, sparking the Reds to a 4-1 win over the San Diego Padres....

Sharks start fast to stay alive, beat Golden Knights 5-2

Apr. 19, 2019 1:43 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Tomas Hertl provided the fast start and Martin Jones delivered the key saves that helped the San Jose Sharks flip the script in their playoff series against Vegas. Hertl scored the first of his two goals just 76 seconds into the game, Jones delivered his biggest save to preserve the...

McMahon homers twice, Rockies beat Phillies 6-2

Apr. 19, 2019 1:26 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Ryan McMahon couldn't hit a home run while working his way back from the injured list. He had no trouble going deep in his first game back in the lineup. McMahon homered twice and had five RBIs and Kyle Freeland pitched six scoreless innings as the Colorado Rockies beat the Philadelphia...

Brands roll with stoner 'holiday' as pot legalization grows

Apr. 19, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Potheads have for decades celebrated their love of marijuana on April 20, but the once counter-culture celebration that was all about getting stoned now is so mainstream Corporate America is starting to embrace it. No, Hallmark doesn't yet have a card to mark "420." But many other...

Bellinger, Muncy, Urias lead Dodgers past Brewers 3-1

Apr. 19, 2019 12:32 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich chatted in the outfield after batting practice ended. Once Thursday's game started, the bats of the National League home run co-leaders kept the exchange going. Bellinger hit his 10th home run, Max Muncy also went deep, and Julio Urias struck out a...

California couple who shackled children face life in prison

Apr. 19, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The desperate cry for help came from a girl who had lived in such isolation for 17 years that she didn't know her address, the month of the year or what the word medication meant. But after jumping out a window from the filthy home where she lived with her parents and 12 siblings, she...

Music program founder charged with lewd acts against girls

Apr. 18, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The founder of a nonprofit group that was investigated over allegations it gave flutes possibly tainted with semen to schoolchildren has been charged with committing lewd acts against girls in California, it was announced Thursday. John Zeretzke, 60, of Ventura was indicted by an...

Khris Davis, A's agree to deal adding $33.75M for '20, '21

Apr. 18, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — At spring training, Khris Davis expressed his desire to stay with the Oakland Athletics on a long-term contract for the next several seasons. He wants to build something special in the East Bay, while keeping up his remarkable home run pace. Davis now has the new deal he so wanted,...