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Mathews beats Luis to claim interim WBA lightweight title

  Hometown fighter Derry Mathews won the interim WBA lightweight title after beating Tony Luis of Canada by unanimous decision at Echo Arena on Saturday. Luis was drafted in at the last minute. Richar Abril of Cuba pulled out of the fight twice due to illness and was stripped of the belt, and replacement Ismael Barroso of Venezuela had to withdraw when he couldn't obtain a visa...
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Champions Tour: Browne, Langer match record 64s in Greater Gwinnett

  Olin Browne shot a tournament-record 8-under 64 to take the Greater Gwinnett Championship lead and still couldn't relax. Bernhard Langer was still on the course Saturday. Langer matched the 64 to finish the second round only one shot behind Browne in the Champions Tour event. Langer made a 30-foot eagle putt on No. 18 for his 64 -- just as Browne predicted as he watched from the...
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Oregon State fans get first look at Andersen, Collins

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) Oregon State hosted a lighthearted spring game Saturday under new coach Gary Andersen that included field goals kicked by fans, a dance off and the first look at freshman dual-threat quarterback Seth Collins. Collins led the White team to what appeared to be a 38-7 victory over the Orange, although the scoreboard read 41-31 to reflect fan field goals. Andersen...
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Escobar calls Lawrie out for 'dirty slide,' denies receiving apology

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Mathews wins interim WBA lightweight title

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) Hometown fighter Derry Mathews won the interim WBA lightweight title after beating Tony Luis of Canada by unanimous decision at Echo Arena on Saturday. Luis was drafted in at the last minute. Richar Abril of Cuba pulled out of the fight twice due to illness and was stripped of the belt, and replacement Ismael Barroso of Venezuela had to withdraw when he couldn...
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Castroneves earns pole at Long Beach with track record

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Helio Castroneves will start on the pole for the Grand Prix of Long Beach after setting a track record Saturday during qualifying. Castroneves, the 2001 champion at Long Beach, had a time of 1 minute, 0.66294 seconds around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit. His lap during the Fast Six stage of knockout qualifying eclipsed the record of 1:00...
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NBA Playoff Capsules

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Golden State Warriors went up big before holding off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in their playoff opener Saturday. Klay Thompson added 21 points, and Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut dominated down low as the Warriors looked every bit like the NBA's top seed - at least for three quarters...
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Bryant gets 1st hit, reaches 5 times as Cubs beat Padres 7-6

CHICAGO (AP) Kris Bryant got a standing ovation for his first major league hit and reached base five times Saturday in the Chicago Cubs' 7-6, 11-inning win over the San Diego Padres. A day after the prized prospect went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in his big league debut, Bryant went 2 for 3 with three walks. He allowed Wil Myers' bouncer leading off the game to kick off his glove...
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Bryant gets 1st hit, reaches 5 times as Cubs beat Padres in 11

  Kris Bryant got a standing ovation for his first major league hit and reached base five times Saturday in the Chicago Cubs' 7-6, 11-inning win over the San Diego Padres. A day after the prized prospect went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts in his big league debut, Bryant went 2 for 3 with three walks. He allowed Wil Myers' bouncer leading off the game to kick off his glove for his...
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Marcotte, Ryan win US cycling Criterium championships

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) Eric Marcotte added the U.S. Criterium championship to his road national title Saturday, and Kendall Ryan dodged a last-lap crash to capture the women's cycling championship. Riding for Team SmartStop, Marcotte made his decisive move entering the final corner of the mile-long circuit in downtown Greenville. Ty Magner of Hincapie Racing Team followed in second...
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Jose Mourinho not getting carried away with Chelsea's title claim

Jose Mourinho refused to get too far ahead of himself as Chelsea closed in on the Barclays Premier League title with a 1-0 victory over Manchester United. Louis van Gaal labelled United's performance their best of the season, but Eden Hazard's 18th goal of the campaign sent Chelsea 10 points clear of second-placed Arsenal. Win at the Emirates Stadium on April 26 and Chelsea could...
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Spurs-Clippers Preview

LOS ANGELES (AP) The San Antonio Spurs have faced almost every postseason obstacle imaginable during their 18-year run of steady success. They've never had their team owner banned from the NBA for life in the middle of a playoff series, though. ''Yeah, we've had some challenges as a team,'' Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin said. ''And we're tougher because of it.'' The...
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Capitals goalie Holtby healthy, ready for Game 3 at Isles

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Capitals goalie Braden Holtby wasn't sure what felt worse: Sitting out a playoff game because of an illness, or watching the Capitals fall behind the New York Islanders by two goals before rallying for a victory. ''It wasn't fun. A lot less stressful playing than it is watching, that's for sure,'' Holtby said after returning to practice Saturday. ''It's something...
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A-Rod surprised by his early success

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Alex Rodriguez is the first one to admit it. He is surprised by his start this season after missing all of last year while serving a drug suspension. Rodriguez is batting .344 with four homers and 11 RBIs through his first 10 games with the New York Yankees. ''It's kind of cool,'' Rodriguez said before Saturday night's game at Tampa Bay. Rodriguez, who...
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Lightning get even with 5-1 win over Red Wings

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop stopped 24 shots for his first NHL playoff victory Saturday, a 5-1 win over Detroit that evened their opening-round Eastern Conference series at one game apiece. Tyler Johnson had two goals for the Lightning, who dropped Game 1 while outplaying the Red Wings for most of a 3-2 loss. Alex Killorn and Andrej Sustr scored in second period before...
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Blues knock off Wild, 4-1, even series

ST. LOUIS -- Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in the first period and then had an empty-netter for his first career playoff hat trick, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday that evened their playoff series at a game apiece. Tarasenko had an assist and no shots in a 4-2 loss in Game 1, but responded with an impressive performance more...
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Curry scores 34, Warriors beat Pelicans 106-99 in Game 1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Golden State Warriors went up big before holding off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in their playoff opener Saturday. Klay Thompson added 21 points, and Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut dominated down low as the Warriors looked every bit like the NBA's top seed - at least for three quarters...
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Curry, Warriors hold off Pelicans to take playoff opener

  Stephen Curry scored 34 points with an MVP-worthy performance, and the Golden State Warriors went up big before holding off the New Orleans Pelicans 106-99 in their playoff opener Saturday. Klay Thompson added 21 points, and Draymond Green and Andrew Bogut dominated down low as the Warriors looked every bit like the NBA's top seed -- at least for three quarters. They smothered...
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Tarasenko hat trick leads Blues past Wild to even series at 1-1

  Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in the first period and then had an empty-netter for his first career playoff hat trick, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday that evened their playoff series at a game apiece. Tarasenko had an assist and no shots in a 4-2 loss in Game 1, but responded with an impressive performance more in line with...
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Zaire hits long pass, completion with Golson continues

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Malik Zaire showed he could throw a long pass in the Notre Dame Blue-Gold spring football game, but couldn't catch one. Zaire threw a perfectly timed 68-yard touchdown that Will Fuller caught at the 6-yard line and raced in for a touchdown midway through the second quarter. But on a flea-flicker play drawn up by a fan in the third quarter, Everett Golson attempted...
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Blues whip Wild 4-1, even series at game apiece

ST. LOUIS (AP) Vladimir Tarasenko scored two goals in the first period and then had an empty-netter for his first career playoff hat trick, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday that evened their playoff series at a game apiece. Tarasenko had an assist and no shots in a 4-2 loss in Game 1, but responded with an impressive performance more...
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Lightning rebound for Game 2 win to even series against Red Wings

  Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop stopped 24 shots for his first NHL playoff victory Saturday, a 5-1 win over Detroit that evened their opening-round Eastern Conference series at one game apiece. Tyler Johnson had two goals for the Lightning, who dropped Game 1 while outplaying the Red Wings for most of a 3-2 loss. Alex Killorn and Andrej Sustr scored in second period before Johnson's breakaway...
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Franck Ribery's younger brother scores scissor-kick goal for Bayern reserves

Steven Ribery, the 19-year-old younger brother of Franck Ribery, is currently playing with Bayern Munich's reserve team, and showed a glimpse of his potential on Friday against Garching: Mon Dieu! As deep and star-studded as Bayern's roster appeared to be all season, they're starting to run out of players at the worst possible time thanks to a wave of injuries, the elder Ribery included...
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Bale, Modric sustain injuries during Real's clash with Malaga

Real Madrid suffered a major blow in the club's trophy chase as Gareth bale and Luka Modric suffered injuries in Saturday's clash with Malaga. Bale has been a key player for Madrid this season with 13 goals in 27 Liga appearances before the latest game at the Santiago Bernabeu, which Los Blancos ultimately won 3-1 thanks to goals from Sergio Ramos, James Rodriguez and Cristiano Ronaldo...
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Ben Bishop gets first playoff win as Lightning take care of Red Wings

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay's Ben Bishop stopped 24 shots for his first NHL playoff victory Saturday, a 5-1 win over Detroit that evened their opening-round Eastern Conference series at one game apiece. Tyler Johnson had two goals for the Lightning, who dropped Game 1 while outplaying the Red Wings for most of a 3-2 loss. Alex Killorn and Andrej Sustr scored in second period before...
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