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Rasmus drives in 3, Astros beat Padres 9-4 for 4th straight

SAN DIEGO (AP) Colby Rasmus homered and drove in three runs as the surprising Houston Astros beat the San Diego Padres 9-4 Monday night for their fourth straight victory. Jed Lowrie and Jason Castro also homered for the AL West leaders, who have won nine of 10. Jose Altuve had two hits and an RBI double against San Diego ace James Shields in the opener of a three-game interleague...
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Monday's best: Caps top Isles in Game 7; Bolts stay alive vs. Wings

Best game: Washington 2, New York Islanders 1. Most of the Capitals and Islanders were children the last time these teams met in a playoff Game 7. Twenty-eight years after New York won the Easter Epic in quadruple overtime, the Capitals finally got their revenge. Evgeny Kuznetsov patiently waited out Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak as he glided across the slot from right to left...
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The Spurs are their own worst enemy, again

The San Antonio Spurs are a talented team that's difficult to beat and easily capable of being a juggernaut. The only thing preventing them from becoming one? Themselves.Here's Dan McCarney from the San Antonio Express-News with more on why the only thing standing between the Spurs and greatness is, well, the Spurs."As good as the Spurs can be — maybe championship good, despite...
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Brewers' Gomez is trying out an unique hairstyle

Carlos Gomez has always been a flashy player and his latest haristyle is simply more evidence of that. Take a look:   And if you thought his hairstyle reminded you of something, perhaps you were thinking of a Trojan...
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Blazers stave off elimination with 99-92 win over Memphis

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard had 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers avoided elimination from the playoffs with a 99-92 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. Memphis led by as many as 10 points in the fourth quarter, but Portland rallied to deny the Grizzlies their first-ever playoff sweep. LaMarcus Aldridge had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Portland. Memphis...
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Pederson, Turner homer for Dodgers in 8-3 win over Giants

LOS ANGELES (AP) Dodgers rookie Joc Pederson homered, doubled in a run and made a sparkling defensive play to deprive Angel Pagan of an RBI double, leading Los Angeles to an 8-3 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Monday night. Pederson's homer came in the sixth inning against George Kontos, and pinch-hitter Justin Turner added a three-run shot in the eighth off Yusmeiro Petit...
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Morneau's 3-run homer leads Colorado to 5-4 win over Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) Justin Morneau hit a three-run homer, Tyler Matzek pitched five effective innings before leaving with a hamstring injury and the Colorado Rockies held off the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Monday night. Morneau hit his three-run shot off Chase Anderson (0-1) in the first inning and made a diving stop to save a run in the sixth. Corey Dickerson had three of Colorado's 11...
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Jumpin'! Ovechkin, Caps celebrate Game 7 goal in amusing fashion

Capitals fans weren't the only ones jumping in celebration after Joel Ward's go-ahead goal in the second period of Monday night's Game 7 win over the Islanders.Unsurprisingly, Ward himself leaped in excitement, but what was far more noticeable was Alex Ovechkin drifting in from the face-off circle and jumping across the slot while covering what seemed to be a monumental distance...
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Thomas Davis to become the first active player to announce a team's first-round pick

Thomas Davis of the Carolina Panthers has had quite the offseason, to say the least.After winning the NFL's Man of the Year award back in January, he's now being honored in another way. Davis will become the first active player to announce a team's first-round draft pick in the upcoming NFL Draft on Thursday, April 30, according to The Charlotte Observer.Davis, who is widely considered...
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Mark Bosnich pleads guilty to reckless driving

SYDNEY (AP) Former Manchester United goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has pleaded guilty in a Sydney court to a charge of reckless driving relating to an incident last year in which a cyclist was injured. The 43-year-old Bosnich faced charges in the Downing Centre Local Court on Tuesday that the vehicle he was driving struck the cyclist in downtown Sydney on May 21. The cyclist was treated...
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Michelle 'The Karate Hottie' Waterson signs with the UFC

Former Invicta Fighting Championships atomweight champion Michelle 'The Karate Hottie' Waterson has signed a deal with the UFC to compete in the women's 115 pound division. The news of her signing was reported on UFC Tonight on Monday. Waterson comes to the UFC with a 12-4 record overall with wins in six of her last seven fights. The 29-year old veteran is a long time member of the...
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Jumpin'! Caps celebrate Game 7 goal in amusing fashion

Capitals fans weren't the only ones jumping in celebration after Joel Ward's go-ahead goal in the second period of Monday night's Game 7 win over the Islanders.Unsurprisingly, Ward himself leaped in excitement, but what was far more noticeable was Alex Ovechkin drifting in from the face-off circle and jumping across the slot while covering what seemed to be a monumental distance...
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This Chiefs fan pulled off an epic prank on C-SPAN

Chiefs fans have a reason to watch C-SPAN now. That's because "Gonzo" from Lebanon, Mo. could call in and liven up the political debate with some encyclopedic knowledge about the Red and Gold roster. He keeps the ruse going up until the very end. You've gotta give the guy credit for squeezing that many players in there. We're looking to his follow-up when he name-drops Charcandrick...
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Why it might be wise to give Dontari Poe a break

For a player his size, the Kansas City Chiefs sure do play Dontari Poe a lot. Finding a three-down nose tackle with his pass-rushing ability is so incredibly rare, so it's no wonder defensive coordinator Bob Sutton wants Poe on the field. But in doing so, K.C. could be relying on Poe's monster athleticism a little too much. Consider that Poe has been a staple of that defense from...
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New Orleans Saints spending the bulk of pre-draft visits on defense

Every NFL team is allowed 30 pre-draft visits, but there are only 18 known players who have made the trip to the Big Easy. Of those 18, a whopping 13 are apparently defensive players, according to Evan Woodbery of Nola.com.While the New Orleans Saints could go many different directions with their two round one picks, it's likely that they'll use at least one of those picks on defense...
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Jim Irsay: Draft trades a possibility for Colts

The Indianapolis Colts hold the No. 29 overall selection in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft and are prepared to be aggressive, if necessary.Team owner Jim Irsay told Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, the Colts are open to a number of options as the organization looks to add to what it considers a Super Bowl-caliber roster. "It's not an impossibility that we'd trade down of or...
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Monday's best: Deron Willams turns back the clock, Nets even series

Here is the best from Monday's playoff games: Best “Where have you been?” performance: Deron Williams Williams was terrible through the first three games of the Hawks-Nets series, averaging just 6.0 points and 5.3 assists on 26.9 percent shooting. He hit rock bottom in games 2 and 3, shooting a combined 2 of 15 from the field and further perpetuating the notion that he can't...
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Schmiedlova, Arruabarrena escape first round on Morocco clay

  Seventh-seeded Anna Karolina Schmiedlova of Slovakia and 97th-ranked Lara Arruabarrena of Spain won their opening matches at the Grand Prix SAR clay-court tournament Monday. Schmiedlova beat Silvia Soler-Espinosa of Spain 6-4, 6-4, and Arruabarrena defeated Kurumi Nara of Japan 7-6 (3), 6-4 to reach the second round at the Royal Tennis Club de Marrakech. They were the only two...
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Walker has solid start for Mariners in 3-1 win at Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Taijuan Walker pitched seven solid innings, Nelson Cruz had an RBI single against his former team and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 in a rain-delayed series opener Monday night. Walker (1-2) struck out five and allowed only an unearned run. The Rangers, on the same day they reacquired 2010 AL MVP and five-time All-Star slugger Josh Hamilton...
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Guthrie looks to overcome past struggles against the Tribe

A home-heavy stretch of games would be good news for most teams looking to shake off a slow start. The Cleveland Indians seem to be a rare exception. The Indians try to avoid their second four-game skid of the season Tuesday night against the Kansas City Royals. Returning to Progressive Field following a disappointing road trip didn't help the Indians (6-12), who committed three...
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Colorado's Matzek leaves after first pitch of sixth inning

PHOENIX (AP) Colorado Rockies starter Tyler Matzek appeared to injure his left hamstring on his first pitch of the sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Matzek allowed two runs in the fifth inning Monday night and came out for the sixth to face Yasmany Tomas. The right-hander threw a pitch high and outside, then catch Michael McKenry came out to the mound after Matzek said...
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Roddy White concerned about strength of schedule? Not so much

Roddy White is gearing up for year No. 11 in the NFL, so it's safe to say that he has a fairly good grasp on what to expect on a year in and year out basis. One thing that he has essentially no concern about, according to Reid Ferrin AtlantaFalcons.com, is his team's strength of schedule.“That doesn’t mean anything,” White said. “Every year in this league you find a team...
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Estrella Burgos ousts Viktor Troicki in 1st round of BMW Open

  Victor Estrella Burgos advanced to the second round of the BMW Open by beating Viktor Troicki 7-6 (4), 6-4 Monday. In the other main-draw match, wild-card entry Alexander Zverev rallied to beat Benjamin Becker 4-6, 6-1, 6-2, hitting 11 aces. Andy Murray is the top-seeded player in the clay-court event, and has a bye in the first round. Second-seeded Gael Monfils has pulled out...
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Tigers edge Twins, 5-4, in series opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes had a homer, a double and three RBIs to back David Price in the Detroit Tigers' 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Jose Iglesias raised his average to .397 with a homer and a triple among his three hits and Price (2-1) gave up three runs on six hits and struck out seven in six innings for the Tigers (14-6), who have won three...
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Twins rally falls short in series-opening loss to Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes had a homer, a double and three RBI to back David Price in the Detroit Tigers' 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Jose Iglesias raised his average to .397 with a homer and a triple among his three hits and Price (2-1) gave up three runs on six hits and struck out seven in six innings for the Tigers (14-6), who have won three...
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