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Alexander Levy builds 4-shot lead in Shanghai

SHANGHAI (AP) Alexander Levy birdied his opening three holes and kept right on going to a 9-under 63 and a four-shot lead in the BMW Masters. On a day of extraordinary scoring at Lake Malaren, no one could keep pace with the Frenchman. Levy had a big smile on another damp, overcast day as he piled up birdies, including a 40-foot putt down a steep ridge that curled into the left...
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Will regular-season form carry through into the postseason for Columbus and New England?

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. Form and momentum are fungible qualities heading into the MLS postseason. Example after example shows those qualities do not always translate from the final whistle of the regular season to the opening foray in the playoffs. If they do matter in this particular year, then Columbus and New England stand to benefit handsomely from the way they ended the season. The...
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Real Salt Lake, LA Galaxy confront familiar challenges in Western Conference semifinal tie

Experience provides important context for the battle ahead between Real Salt Lake and LA Galaxy over the next week. These two teams know each other particularly well after their postseason meetings over the past six years. Some of the faces and some of the particulars have changed along the way, but the core principles remain largely the same. It is why both clubs embrace the looming...
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Third victory parade in 5 years charms Giants fans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Giants celebrated a third World Series victory in five years with a ticker-tape parade, and it seemed everyone had a story about brought them to rainy downtown San Francisco. Hundreds of thousands of people turned out to see the floats and players ride down Market Street on double-decker buses Friday. The city was awash in orange, black and white confetti...
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Friday's Sports Briefs

BASEBALL CHICAGO (AP) Joe Maddon was hired as manager of the Chicago Cubs, hours after the team fired Rick Renteria. Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay after Andrew Friedman left the Rays' front office to take over the Los Angeles Dodgers' baseball operations on Oct. 14. Maddon had a 754-705 record in nine seasons in Tampa Bay, leading the club to four playoff...
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James rebounds, leads Cavaliers past Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) Never mind that sluggish opener. LeBron James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers rebounded from a home loss to New York to beat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime Friday night. ''It was an opportunity to go out and redeem ourselves,'' James said. James was 14 of 30 from the field and had eight rebounds, four steals and only...
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Davis, Colts' secondary looks for rebound

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Vontae Davis doesn't get a lot of hype playing cornerback for the Colts. In eight games this season, Davis has 22 tackles, two interceptions and one forced fumble. He leads the NFL in passes defensed with 12 deflections, four in a 27-0 victory over Cincinnati. ''The coaches have helped my game elevate,'' Davis said. ''I credit (the coaches...
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Robinson ready to step in at left tackle for Rams

ST. LOUIS (AP) Drafted No. 2 overall as a left tackle by St. Louis, Greg Robinson will make his first start in the position Sunday at San Francisco. Rams coach Jeff Fisher believes his rookie is ready. ''He's done fine,'' Fisher said Friday after practice. ''He understands what we're doing. He's had a revolving door there next to him at guard...
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Inbee Park takes 4-shot lead in LPGA Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Inbee Park shot a 3-under 69 in windy conditions Saturday in the LPGA Taiwan Championship to increase her lead to four strokes. Playing her first event since regaining the No. 1 spot in the world from Stacy Lewis on Monday, the South Korean newlywed had an eagle, four birdies and three bogeys in wind gusting to about 30 mph at Miramar to reach 21-under 195. In...
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Lakers-Warriors Preview

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors opened the season with an easy victory. They would appear to have another favorable matchup against the winless Los Angeles Lakers, who are on the verge of their worst start since moving west. Set to open their home schedule, the Warriors try to extend the Lakers' woes as these Pacific Division foes meet Saturday night. Curry racked...
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Suns-Jazz Preview

Isaiah Thomas has helped move the Phoenix Suns to the brink of their best start in five years. After surprising the reigning NBA champions, Thomas goes for another impressive display as the Suns attempt to avoid a letdown against the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. Phoenix (2-0) signed Thomas to a four-year free-agent contract in July after he spent his first three seasons in Sacramento...
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Blackhawks-Maple Leafs Preview

The Chicago Blackhawks have been plodding along since Corey Crawford was injured two weeks ago. It appears their No. 1 goaltender is ready to return. Crawford may play Saturday night when the Blackhawks visit a Toronto Maple Leafs team seeking a third straight win. The Blackhawks (6-3-1) went 3-3-0 with Crawford out due to an upper-body injury, with Antti Raanta and Scott Darling...
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Stars-Wild Preview

The Minnesota Wild may be the last remaining team in the league without a power-play goal, but they're not having any problems scoring in other scenarios lately. The Wild look to build on another comeback victory and make it five wins in six games Saturday night against the Dallas Stars. Despite failing to score on any of its 27 power plays this season, Minnesota (6-3-0) ranks...
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Griffin scores 39 in Clippers' 118-111 win over Lakers

Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11 for 12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants. DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and 13 rebounds during a foul-plagued 39 minutes. The two-time defending Pacific Division champions have won eight of...
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Heat-76ers Preview

Chris Bosh backed up his blockbuster contract with a monster performance to kick off the Miami Heat's post-LeBron James era. He'll look to help Miami re-establish its dominance against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night after losing the season series for the first time in six years. Miami grabbed a 107-95 home win over Washington on Wednesday with Bosh posting 26 points...
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Griffin scores 39, Clippers beat Lakers 118-111

LOS ANGELES (AP) Blake Griffin scored 39 points and went 11 for 12 from the free throw line, powering the Los Angeles Clippers to a gritty 118-111 victory over the winless Lakers in the first meeting of the season between the Staples Center co-tenants. DeAndre Jordan had 11 points and 13 rebounds during a foul-plagued 39 minutes. The two-time defending Pacific Division champions...
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Friday's free-agent roundup: Phils, Burnett decline $15M mutual option

NEW YORK — A.J. Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies both declined their $15 million mutual option Friday, leaving the pitcher to decide whether to exercise his $12.75 million player option. The 37-year-old Burnett went 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA in 34 starts during his first season with the Phillies and has said he isn't sure whether he wants to pitch next season. He has until...
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Thomas sparks Suns' rally past defending champs

PHOENIX -- Isaiah Thomas scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, rallying Phoenix with a relentless series of driving layups, and the Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs 94-89 on Friday night. Phoenix took its first lead when Thomas' layup made it 88-87 with 3:34 to play. It was part of a 10-0 run that put the Suns up 92-87 on Markieff Morris' dunk with 1:09 left. Manu...
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Bucks-Wizards Preview

John Wall and the Washington Wizards are set to open their home schedule after evening their record last time out. The Milwaukee Bucks are also coming off a much-improved display. Washington tries to avoid losing a fourth consecutive home opener when it faces the Bucks on Saturday night. The Wizards kicked off their season with Wednesday's 107-95 loss at Miami, but they bounced...
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Bulls-Timberwolves Preview

It took two games for Derrick Rose to put a scare into the Chicago Bulls, though his latest setback doesn't appear too serious. Rose's status is still in doubt for Saturday night's game at Minnesota, however. The Bulls' 114-108 overtime loss to Cleveland on Friday nearly became catastrophic with Rose heading to the locker room in the second half after spraining his...
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Thomas gets hot in fourth to spark Suns in win over Spurs

  Isaiah Thomas scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, rallying Phoenix with a relentless series of driving layups, and the Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs 94-89 on Friday night. Phoenix took its first lead when Thomas' layup made it 88-87 with 3:34 to play. It was part of a 10-0 run that put the Suns up 92-87 on Markieff Morris' dunk with 1:09 left. Manu Ginobili...
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Gay leads Kings past Trail Blazers 103-94

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Rudy Gay scored 40 points - one off his career high - including a pair of key 3-pointers, and the Sacramento Kings surprised the Portland Trail Blazers 103-94 on Friday night. DeMarcus Cousins added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Kings, who rebounded from a sloppy season-opening loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. Darren Collison added...
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Gay pours in 40 as Kings rebound from loss to down Trail Blazers

  Rudy Gay scored 40 points -- one off his career high -- including a pair of key 3-pointers, and the Sacramento Kings surprised the Portland Trail Blazers 103-94 on Friday night. DeMarcus Cousins added 17 points and nine rebounds for the Kings, who rebounded from a sloppy season-opening loss to the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. Darren Collison added 17 points, eight...
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For Patriots' purposes, not all of Belichick's hoodies created equal

Bill Belichick is known for cutting the sleeves off the hoodies he wears during games, but he might want to keep them on, based on some recent research. Bleacher Report's Mike Dussault compiled a Belichick hoodie database, which shows game-by-game results based on what type of sweatshirt the New England Patriots coach wore. Here's the breakdown, dating from 2003 until the...
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Thomas, Morris lead pesky Suns past Spurs

PHOENIX (AP) -- Isaiah Thomas scored 10 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, rallying Phoenix with a relentless series of driving layups, and the Suns beat the San Antonio Spurs 94-89 on Friday night. Phoenix took its first lead when Thomas' layup made it 88-87 with 3:34 to play. It was part of a 10-0 run that put the Suns up 92-87 on Markieff Morris' dunk with 1:09 left...
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