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Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul (3) celebrates next to Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) during the second half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Western Conference Finals in Oakland, Calif., Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 23, 2018 - 12:30 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Chris Paul pounded the ball down demonstratively on Stephen Curry's home court in sheer delight. And maybe he sent a little message: These Rockets are for real and very much remain in the championship chase. Houston handled the defending champions in their hostile, imposing...
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Kansas City Royals' Abraham Almonte, center, looks back as he scores a run, between St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher Greg Holland and catcher Francisco Pena, right, during the ninth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 23, 2018 - 12:22 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Kansas City starter Jason Hammel had to jog his memory on what to do after a win. It had been that long for Hammel, who was making his 290th career start Tuesday night. He earned his first victory of the season, helped by home runs by Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez in a 5-1 win by...
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Cleveland Indians' Jose Ramirez (11) hits a three-run home run against the Chicago Cubs during the third inning of an interleague baseball game, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
May 23, 2018 - 12:15 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Jose Ramirez turned on a knee-high pitch and launched the Indians toward a lopsided victory. Ramirez hit his 14th homer and Cleveland routed the Chicago Cubs 10-1 on Tuesday night in their first meeting at Wrigley Field since the 2016 World Series. The AL Central leaders moved back...
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May 23, 2018 - 12:00 am
Ovechkin, Holtsby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0 Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2 Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players NFL awards Super Bowl to Arizona (2023), New Orleans (2024)...
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Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Matt Harvey throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
May 22, 2018 - 11:51 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — So far, Matt Harvey is making good on his second chance. The former Mets ace allowed only one run over six innings for his first win with the Cincinnati Reds, and Scooter Gennett hit his fifth grand slam in the last two seasons on Tuesday night for a 7-2 victory over the...
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Atlanta Braves' Ozzie Albies, left, rounds the bases after hitting a home run off Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Vince Velasquez, right, during the third inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
May 22, 2018 - 11:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brandon McCarthy keeps finding ways to beat the Phillies. McCarthy tossed 5 2/3 sharp innings, Ozzie Albies hit his 14th homer and the Atlanta Braves beat Philadelphia 3-1 on Tuesday night. McCarthy (5-2) allowed one run and four hits with five strikeouts. He is 4-0 with a 2.08...
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Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper rounds the bases on a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against San Diego Padres at Nationals Park, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
May 22, 2018 - 11:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper hit his NL leading 15th home run of the season and Michael Taylor's one-out double in the ninth scored the game-winning run as the Washington Nationals defeated the San Diego Padres 2-1 on Tuesday night. Juan Soto, the youngest player in the majors, reached base in...
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Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts celebrates with Hanley Ramirez (13) after the Red Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 during a baseball game Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
May 22, 2018 - 11:15 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Chris Sale has high praise for Boston teammate Mookie Betts, and with good reason. Betts hit his major league-leading 16th homer, Sale struck out nine in 7 2/3 innings and the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 on Tuesday night. "I knew once we got a lead with that guy...
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Miami Marlins' Caleb Smith delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
May 22, 2018 - 11:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A few more starts like this and Caleb Smith might start getting a lot more attention. The 26-year-old lefty pitched neatly into the seventh inning against a Mets lineup that included newcomer Jose Bautista, leading the Miami Marlins over New York 5-1 on a damp Tuesday night. Smith (...
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Race driver Danica Patrick, left, pose with a life-size Lego statue creation of herself, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in New York. Lego master builder Chris Steininger says it took him 200 hours to build, using under 15,000 pieces and 13 different colors. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
May 22, 2018 - 11:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When Danica Patrick drives her final race in the Indy 500 on Sunday, she'll certainly be the only competitor with a Lego statue in her image. While that won't help her win IndyCar's biggest race, it does speak to Patrick's popularity. Maybe she wasn't a rousing success behind the...
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