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April 04, 2018 - 8:56 am
NBA-SCHEDULE Cavaliers win battle of division leaders UNDATED (AP) — The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to shake their midseason malaise and demonstrate they are capable of making their fourth straight trip to the NBA Finals. LeBron James delivered 27 points, nine rebounds and six assists as the Cavs...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2017, file photo, Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price, center, waits on the mound after removing starting pitcher Asher Wojciechowski during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs, in Cincinnati. The Reds have fired Bryan Price after a 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season. Price was in his fifth season leading the rebuilding team. The Reds have lost at least 94 games in each of the last three seasons while finishing last in the NL Central. Bench coach Jim Riggleman will manage the team on an interim basis.(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
April 20, 2018 - 2:39 am
CINCINNATI (AP) — The line for losing a job is clear in most professional sports — cross the front office, wrangle with the star player, flame out in the playoffs, or put together one historically bad run at the start of a season. Bryan Price knows all about the last one. The Cincinnati Reds were...
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FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2017, file photo, Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo dunks during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, in Milwaukee. A billboard down the street from the Bucks’ nearly completed new arena makes a bold proclamation in big, bold letters: “The Future is Here.” The rebuilding process is over. Winning a playoff series could make that message resonate as loudly as an Antetokounmpo rim-rattling dunk. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash, File)
April 20, 2018 - 2:24 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A billboard down the street from the Milwaukee Bucks' nearly completed new arena makes a proclamation in big, bold letters: "The Future is Here." The rebuilding process is over. Winning a playoff series could make that message resonate as loudly as a Giannis Antetokounmpo rim-...
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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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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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FILE - In this July 5, 2017, file photo, Cincinnati Reds manager Bryan Price reacts after starting pitcher Scott Feldman walks Colorado Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez to put two runners on base in the first inning of a baseball game, in Denver. The Reds have fired Bryan Price after a 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season. Price was in his fifth season leading the rebuilding team. The Reds have lost at least 94 games in each of the last three seasons while finishing last in the NL Central. Bench coach Jim Riggleman will manage the team on an interim basis. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 19, 2018 - 5:38 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Reds' worst start since the Great Depression prompted a quick hook for Bryan Price. Cincinnati fired its fifth-year manager on Thursday because of a 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season. The Reds hadn't changed managers so early in a season...
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FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, Tennessee's athletic director Phillip Fulmer watches during the first day of spring NCAA college football practice, in Knoxville, Tenn. Fulmer has signed a contract that runs through 2021 and increases his annual pay to at least $900,000. The deal was announced Thursday, April 19, 2018, by Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport in a university release. (Caitie McMekin/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
April 19, 2018 - 4:28 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Phillip Fulmer has said all along that his appointment as athletic director at his alma mater wasn't a mere short-term arrangement. Now he has the contract to back it up. Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport announced Thursday that Fulmer has signed a contract...
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Los Angeles Dodgers' Max Muncy reacts after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
April 19, 2018 - 2:57 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers roughed up the San Diego Padres in sweeping a three-game series, and newcomer Max Muncy got in on the action in a big way. Muncy homered for the first time since 2016, Corey Seager had four hits and three RBIs and Kenta Maeda struck out 10 for the Dodgers,...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives to the basket over Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns during the first half in Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series Wednesday, April 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
April 19, 2018 - 12:16 am
HOUSTON (AP) — Chris Paul had 27 points and Gerald Green came off the bench to score 21 as the Houston Rockets used a huge second quarter to cruise to a 102-82 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night that gave them a 2-0 lead in the first-round playoff series. Houston fell behind...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2017, file photo, Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista follows through on a fly out to center in the fourth inning of a baseball game as Texas Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy, right, watches, in Arlington, Texas. Six-time All-Star Jose Bautista and the Atlanta Braves have agreed to a minor league contract. Under the deal announced Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Bautista would receive a $1 million, one-year deal if added to the 40-man major league roster. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
April 18, 2018 - 5:52 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Even with their Ryan Flaherty leading the NL in hitting, the Atlanta Braves couldn't resist the low-risk opportunity to add Jose Bautista. The six-time All-Star agreed to a minor league contract with the Braves on Wednesday after impressing team officials at a workout, and he will...
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