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Washington Capitals' Tom Wilson, left, celebrates his goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets with teammate Evgeny Kuznetsov, of Russia, during Game 4 of an NHL first-round hockey playoff series Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
April 19, 2018 - 11:48 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Game 4 lacked the intensity of the three before it, and no overtime heroics were necessary. Instead, the workmanlike Washington Capitals turned in their most complete game of the playoffs, putting away the Columbus Blue Jackets to tie their series at two games apiece. Not that...
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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
April 19, 2018 - 11:17 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Arrieta threw like an old-school ace wearing a retro powder blue Phillies uniform fit for a throwback outing. Arrieta flashed the All-Star form that made Philadelphia covet him in free agency, striking out 10 and tossing one-hit ball over seven innings to lead the Phillies...
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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge is congratulated by Didi Gregorius (18) after hitting a solo home run against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 19, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
April 19, 2018 - 11:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Robertson went wild and loaded the bases in the eighth inning, and the Yankees weren't all that concerned. "Whenever it's a tough situation like that, I want D-Rob on the mound," Aaron Judge said. Or as manager Aaron Boone put it: "He doesn't blink." Judge hit his fifth home...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid,, right, drives to the basket as Miami Heat's Hassan Whiteside, left, defends during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
April 19, 2018 - 10:45 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Joel Embiid had trouble with his new mask. It didn't slow him down. Embiid's playoff debut was a smashing success for Philadelphia. The All-Star center returned from a 10-game absence by scoring 23 points, including a personal 7-0 run down the stretch that iced matters, and the 76ers...
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Inbee Park, of South Korea, hits from the fairway on the second hole during the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open golf tournament at Wilshire Country Club, Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
April 19, 2018 - 10:28 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Inbee Park's flirtation with retirement is in the rear-view mirror. Backed by a large contingent of South Korean fans, Park shot a 5-under 66 for a one-shot lead Thursday in the opening round of the HUGEL-JTBC LA Open in the LPGA Tour's return to Los Angeles after a 13-year...
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Billy Horschel watches his tee shot on No. 1 during the first round of the Valero Texas Open golf tournament at TPC San Antonio on Thursday, April 19, 2018. (Kin Man Hui/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)
April 19, 2018 - 9:05 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Grayson Murray fixed a flaw in his swing and hit the ball well enough that blustery conditions didn't matter at the Valero Texas Open. He made seven birdies in his round of 5-under 67 for a one-shot lead. Of the five players at 68, only Chesson Hadley played in the morning side...
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April 19, 2018 - 8:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl champion Philadelphia will host Atlanta to kick off the 2018 NFL season on Thursday night, Sept. 6. Green Bay hosts Chicago in the first Sunday night matchup on Sept. 9, while the Monday nighters on opening weekend feature the New York Jets at Detroit, followed by the Los...
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April 19, 2018 - 8:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Patrick Houlihan, Jamie Leece and Barbara McHugh have been promoted to senior vice presidents by Major League Baseball. The 37-year-old Houlihan becomes senior vice president and deputy general counsel, and he will help oversee management's relationship with the players' association...
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Seattle Mariners center fielder Dee Gordon, right, moves to field a ball hit by Houston Astros' Josh Reddick as Ben Gamel, left, and Jean Segura (2) look on during the fifth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
April 19, 2018 - 7:52 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — In a four-game series that displayed the depth and talent of the Houston Astros starting rotation, it was their No. 5 starter that turned in arguably the best performance. Charlie Morton pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, Jose Altuve hit a three-run double and the Astros beat...
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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jon Lester delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
April 19, 2018 - 7:27 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs made Jon Lester's job easier by staking him to an early lead. Lester was dominant through six innings of two-hit ball in his 100th start with the Cubs, Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer and Chicago defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 8-5 on Thursday. Kris Bryant and Kyle...
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