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Rangers give up big hits in loss to Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- David Freese hit a go-ahead homer, Garrett Richards pitched seven effective innings for his first win since injuring his knee last year, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 Friday night. Richards (1-1) allowed two runs and three hits, struck out five and walked three in his fifth straight win over the Rangers. The victory was the right-hander...
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Freeman error allows lone run as Phillies get past Braves

  The Phillies' struggling offense got just enough help from Atlanta to pull out a victory. Freddie Freeman mishandled Ben Revere's ground ball to first, allowing Freddy Galvis to score in the ninth to give Philadelphia a 1-0 win on Friday night. Galvis led off with a single to center against Jim Johnson (1-2), went to second on Cesar Hernandez's sacrifice bunt and third on a passed...
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Astros edge A's in 11th, 5-4

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Robbie Grossman singled in two runs in the 11th inning, and the Houston Astros beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 on Friday night to match their best start in eight years. Chris Carter and Colby Rasmus drew walks off Eric O'Flaherty (0-2) to begin Houston's rally. After Hang Conger's sacrifice moved the runners over, Grossman lined a 3-0 pitch to left. Grossman...
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Keen Ice moves into Kentucky Derby field with Madefromlucky out

  Trainer Todd Pletcher is down to four possible starters next week in the Kentucky Derby after Madefromlucky dropped out. The colt's owners said Friday they decided not to run Madefromlucky in the 1 1/4-mile race May 2 at Churchill Downs. No immediate reason was announced. That leaves Pletcher with four likely starters: Carpe Diem, Materiality, Itsaknockout and Stanford. The defection...
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Wainwright, Cardinals ready to roll over struggling Brewers

Adam Wainwright is coming off his best and longest performance of the season, but feels he can be even better. That's certainly his sentiment regarding his last meeting with the Milwaukee Brewers. Wainwright looks to keep the St. Louis Cardinals rolling by avenging his first loss Saturday night against the struggling Brewers. Wainwright (2-1, 1.71 ERA) was superb Sunday, allowing...
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Friday's Sports In Brief

BOXING LAS VEGAS (AP) Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It's gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 on Friday or Saturday night. That's more than 13 times the going rate on Sunday. Or there's a $180 room on the California-Nevada state...
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Greinke shuts down Padres to help Dodgers to 3-0 victory

SAN DIEGO (AP) Zack Greinke extended his mastery of NL West opponents by holding the San Diego Padres to four hits in seven innings, and Carl Crawford homered to help the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 3-0 victory Friday night. Greinke (3-0) improved to 21-1 with a 1.88 ERA in 31 games against division opponents since joining the Dodgers as a free agent before the 2013 season. He is 15...
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RECAP: Freese's HR in 7th helps Richards, Angels top Rangers 3-2

David Freese hit a go-ahead homer, Garrett Richards pitched seven effective innings for his first win since injuring his knee last year, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 Friday night. Richards (1-1) allowed two runs and three hits, struck out five and walked three in his fifth straight win over the Rangers. The victory was the right-hander's first since Aug....
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Las Vegas making big money on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

  Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It's gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 on Friday or Saturday night. That's more than 13 times the going rate on Sunday. Or there's a $180 room on the California-Nevada state line at Whiskey Pete...
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Jack outpoints Dirrell to claim WBC super-middleweight title

  Badou Jack outpointed Anthony Dirrell on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion to take the WBC super-middleweight title. Jack (19-1-1) received winning of 116-112 and 115-113, and the third had it even at 114-114. Jack, the Las Vegas-based Swede who fights under the banner of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s promotion company, connected with a big one-two combination in the ninth round and forced...
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Is Jake Arrieta the most fan-friendly tweeter?

Twitter can be used for a lot of things and as sports fans one of the coolest aspects of Twitter is the ability to connect with our favorite athletes. However, that connection is often one sided with fans tweeting at athletes and athletes ignoring the vast majority of the thousands of tweets they receive. Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta isn't the typical athlete though. Arrieta reguarly...
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Freese's homer in 7th helps Richards, Angels top Rangers 3-2

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) David Freese hit a go-ahead homer, Garrett Richards pitched seven effective innings for his first win since injuring his knee last year, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 3-2 Friday night. Richards (1-1) allowed two runs and three hits, struck out five and walked three en route to his fifth straight victory over the Rangers. The victory was the...
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Chicago wins 1-0 against 10-man New York City

BRIDGEVIEW, Illinois (AP) An early goal from David Accam was enough for Chicago to beat 10-man New York City 1-0 in Major League Soccer on Friday. Chicago won its third straight game, having started the season with a hat trick of defeats, while New York City's inaugural season has not ignited as expected, and the team has now gone six games without a win. Accam capitalized on a...
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Leonard leads Spurs to easy win over Clippers, 2-1 series lead

  Kawhi Leonard had a postseason career-high 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in dominating the Los Angeles Clippers 100-73 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. The Clippers scored a franchise postseason low and their 11 points in the third were their fewest in any quarter this season. Boris Diaw had 15 points and Danny Green added 11...
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Wild beat Blues 4-1, take 3-2 series lead

ST. LOUIS (AP) Devan Dubnyk had a strong bounce-back effort in goal and the Minnesota Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series. After allowing six goals in two periods in a 6-1 loss in Game 4, Dubnyk but made 36 saves in Game 5 and twice robbed Alexander Steen from close range in the second period. The Wild...
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Cole pitches Pirates past D-backs

PHOENIX -- Gerrit Cole pitched into the eighth inning for his third win this season, and Josh Harrison and Neil Walker each drove in two runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Friday night. Cole (3-0) allowed one run and seven hits in 7 2/3 innings. He struck out seven and walked two. Harrison lined a two-out double to right-center in the second inning...
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Blues teetering on edge of elimination after Wild best them 4-1

ST. LOUIS -- Devan Dubnyk had a strong bounce-back effort in goal and the Minnesota Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series. After allowing six goals in two periods in a 6-1 loss in Game 4, Dubnyk but made 36 saves in Game 5 and twice robbed Alexander Steen from close range in the second period. The Wild scored...
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Jack outpoints Dirrell for WBC super-middleweight title

CHICAGO (AP) Badou Jack outpointed Anthony Dirrell on Friday night at the UIC Pavilion to take the WBC super-middleweight title. Jack (19-1-1) received winning of 116-112 and 115-113, and the third had it even at 114-114. Jack, the Las Vegas-based Swede who fights under the banner of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s promotion company, connected with a big one-two combination in the ninth...
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Mariners' Hernandez deals Twins 2-0 setback

SEATTLE (AP) -- Felix Hernandez tossed a five-hitter for his first complete game victory since August 2012, and Nelson Cruz gave him all the offense he needed with his major league leading ninth home run as the Seattle Mariners beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Friday night. Cruz's homer led off the second inning and traveled 452 feet on a line five rows deep into the second deck above...
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Dubnyk rebounds with 36-save effort as Wild take 3-2 lead over Blues

  Devan Dubnyk had a strong bounce-back effort in goal and the Minnesota Wild beat the St. Louis Blues 4-1 on Friday night to take a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series. After allowing six goals in two periods in a 6-1 loss in Game 4, Dubnyk made 36 saves in Game 5 and twice robbed Alexander Steen from close range in the second period. The Wild scored four straight...
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Gerrit Cole pitches Pirates to 4-1 win over Diamondbacks

PHOENIX (AP) Gerrit Cole pitched into the eighth inning for his third win this season, and Josh Harrison and Neil Walker each drove in two runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-1 Friday night. Cole (3-0) allowed one run and seven hits in 7 2-3 innings. He struck out seven and walked two. Harrison lined a two-out double to right-center in the second...
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RECAP: Leonard leads Spurs to 100-73 win over Clippers and 2-1 lead

Kawhi Leonard had a postseason career-high 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in dominating the Los Angeles Clippers 100-73 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. The Clippers scored a franchise postseason low and their 11 points in the third were their fewest in any quarter this season. Boris Diaw had 15 points and Danny Green added 11 for...
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Missouri makes Pinkel latest $4 million coach in SEC with extension

  Missouri has extended football coach Gary Pinkel's contract through the 2019 season and upped his yearly salary to $4.02 million, making him the 10th Southeastern Conference coach to have a yearly salary of at least $4 million. Pinkel is headed into his 15th season at Missouri and is already the winningest coach in school history with 113 victories. He was making $3.2 million...
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LaBrocca scores late; Colorado ties 10-man FC Dallas 1-1

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) Nick LaBrocca scored in the 79th minute and the Colorado Rapids tied 10-man FC Dallas 1-1 on Friday night. Colorado (1-2-4) ended its long winless and scoreless streaks 14 days ago with a 4-0 victory at Dallas (4-2-2). LaBrocca's equalizer was collaborative effort. Lucas Pittinari chipped a ball to the edge of the 6-yard box and Dillon Powers redirected...
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Leonard leads Spurs to wire-to-wire, Game 3 win over Clippers

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Kawhi Leonard had a postseason career-high 32 points and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in dominating the Los Angeles Clippers 100-73 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in their first-round series. The Clippers scored a franchise postseason low and their 11 points in the third were their fewest in any quarter this season. Boris Diaw had 15 points and Danny...
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