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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles. The marquee pitching matchup of the young season takes place in Los Angeles, where Nationals ace Max Scherzer faces Kershaw and the Dodgers on Friday. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
April 20, 2018 - 2:07 am
A look at what's happening around the majors today: ___ CY VS. CY The marquee pitching matchup of the young season takes place in Los Angeles, where Nationals ace Max Scherzer faces Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. It will be the 13th time in history, 10th in the regular season and first since 2006...
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Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) is thrown back attempting to score against San Antonio Spurs' Pau Gasol, top, and forward LaMarcus Aldridge, bottom, during the second half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series in San Antonio, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
April 20, 2018 - 1:42 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Playing basketball seemed trivial to the Spurs following the death of Erin Popovich. They competed as best they could Thursday night. It just wasn't enough against Golden State, again. Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Warriors beat San Antonio...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic (3) celebrates with forward Anthony Davis (23) during the first half of Game 3 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in New Orleans, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Veronica Dominach)
April 20, 2018 - 1:30 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nikola Mirotic watched his third 3-pointer of the first half swish through the hoop, turned to acknowledge the raucous, roaring crowd and raised his first triumphantly as he trotted back up court. Portland had a hard enough time dealing with Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis and...
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Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Zack Greinke throws to a San Francisco Giants batter during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)
April 20, 2018 - 1:28 am
PHOENIX (AP) — A 10-inning loss on Wednesday night stung the Arizona Diamondbacks. They let too many opportunities slip away and put their run of series victories in jeopardy. A dominant performance by Zack Greinke and clutch hitting kept the streak going. Greinke pitched seven stingy innings and...
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April 20, 2018 - 1:17 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The head of a state basketball association in Australia has been banned from attending games for eight weeks after confronting a referee supervisor at his daughter's under-12 game. Nick Honey, chief executive of Basketball Victoria, was given the suspension by the...
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Milwaukee Brewers' Lorenzo Cain reacts after hitting an RBI double during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 20, 2018 - 1:07 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Lorenzo Cain credited his Brewers teammates for his big night at the plate. Ryan Braun acknowledged them for helping him achieve a major milestone. Cain homered, doubled twice and scored four times, Braun launched a pinch-hit, three-run homer that gave him 1,000 RBIs and Milwaukee...
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FILE - In this March 27, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, in Washington. The wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. She was 67. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich's death Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The team didn't provide further details. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 20, 2018 - 12:40 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — LeBron James fought back tears. Former President Bill Clinton offered condolences. Craig Sager's daughter tweeted that she was "just sick" over the news. Such is the regard that so many, from so many walks of life, have for San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, whose 67-year-...
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Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs with teammate David Pastrnak (88) during the second period of Game 4 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 20, 2018 - 12:21 am
TORONTO (AP) — Facing an opponent missing arguably its best player in front of a raucous home crowd, the Toronto Maple Leafs felt pretty good heading into their Game 4 matchup with the Boston Bruins. Less than three hours later, they had been pushed to the brink of playoff elimination. Brad...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich looks down in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, in Denver. The NBA is paying tribute to the wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. Erin Popovich died Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at 67, the team said. Her death came after a long illness, the San Antonio Express-News reported. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 20, 2018 - 12:09 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Latest on the San Antonio Spurs and coach Gregg Popovich, whose wife died at 67 (all times local): ___ 11:05 p.m. The San Antonio Spurs have lost to the Golden State Warriors, 110-97 in Game 3 of their best-of-seven NBA playoff series. San Antonio played without coach Gregg...
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Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Matt Wisler works against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, April 19, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
April 19, 2018 - 11:50 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Wisler pitched like he was making a bid to stay in Atlanta for longer than just a fill-in start. Matt Harvey pitched like he is in danger of losing his spot in the New York Mets' rotation. Preston Tucker drove in a career-high five runs, Wisler allowed two hits in seven innings...
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