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Late brawl produces more than 100 PIM

  A brawl in the closing minutes of the Vancouver Canucks' Game 2 win over the Calgary Flames produced more than 100 penalty minutes. With the Canucks comfortably in front of the Flames by a 4-1 score, all 10 skaters on the ice squared off with 1:17 remaining in the third period. Among the long list of penalties, the Flames' Deryk Engelland received two fighting majors, both for...
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Love, Irving, Davis ready for the NBA playoff debuts

Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving are NBA veterans in every sense of the word. They are multi-time All-Stars, 3-point contest champions and both have played integral roles on Team USA, with Love winning Olympic gold in 2012 and Irving capturing the world championship last year in Spain. Come Sunday, the Cleveland Cavaliers teammates will be rookies all over again. For all they have experienced...
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2 years after bombs, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back

BOSTON (AP) It's been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering - almost as much as finishing - something to which to aspire. The course has changed a dozen times or more. Women were officially welcomed in 1972, wheelchairs three years later, and prize money was introduced in 1986, ushering in a professional...
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Short-handed Royals look to continue winning ways against Athletics

Already without one of their top outfielders, the Kansas City Royals will be minus their starting shortstop for the immediate future. Following a chippy opener between last season's wild-card participants, the Royals won't have Alcides Escobar in the lineup Saturday night against the visiting Oakland Athletics. Meeting for the first time since Kansas City's 9-8, 12-inning wild-card...
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Go figure: Stat titles rarely lead to NBA titles

It's already known that Oklahoma City won't win the NBA title, since the Thunder didn't make the playoffs. And now it doesn't look good for the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Pelicans, either. Reason? They have players who won stat titles this season. Odd as it seems, excelling in the regular season doesn't guarantee anything in the postseason - a weird fact...
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As Spurs know, international players can impact NBA playoffs

Kawhi Leonard was the MVP of last year's NBA Finals, though the San Antonio Spurs wouldn't have won without their incredible international presence. The victory celebration was a flag-waving party for players who came to San Antonio from around the globe. They had nine players born outside the U.S., all of whom are back this season as the Spurs try to win back-to-back titles for...
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Mike Trout making history, and so is surprisingly sharp A-Rod

Hours after the hype over Kris Bryant had died down, Mike Trout showed why he's baseball's real boy wonder. The Angels star slugged two homers at Houston on Friday, becoming the youngest player to reach 100 home runs and 100 steals. At 23 years and 253 days old, Trout broke the mark set by Alex Rodriguez (23 years, 309 days old). A-Rod, meanwhile, also went deep twice in Tampa,...
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Kershaw strikes out 12 in season's 1st win as Dodgers beat Rockies

  Clayton Kershaw got his first victory despite giving up two home runs and Adrian Gonzalez hit a pair of RBI doubles as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-3 on Friday night. Kershaw (1-1) allowed three runs - one earned - and six hits over six innings with 12 strikeouts. The reigning National League MVP is 21-2 with a 1.69 ERA in his last 24 regular-season starts...
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Gallardo, Rangers relievers shut down Mariners in win

Yovani Gallardo pitched six scoreless innings, Robinson Chirinos homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 Friday night. Gallardo (2-1) got three double plays to help stop Mariners rallies, and walked two and struck out three. Shawn Tolleson worked out of a two-on, no-out jam in the seventh. Tanner Scheppers gave up a run in the eighth on Seth Smith's sacrifice...
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Friday's best: Canadiens seize control; Caps avoid big hole against Islanders

NHL PLAYOFFS ROUNDUP: FRIDAY'S BEST Best game: Montreal 3, Ottawa 2 (OT). The Canadiens seized control of their first-round series with Ottawa, but it took extra time to grab a 2-0 series lead. Ottawa defenseman Patrick Wiercioch scored on the power play with 6:35 left in regulation to force overtime, keeping the Cinderella Senators' hopes alive for tying the series before it shifts...
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Friday's Sports In Brief

BASEBALL CHICAGO (AP) Kris Bryant had such a Chicago Cubs-like start to his major league career. Called up one day after the team ensured he can't be eligible for free agency until 2021, the prized prospect struck out in his first three at-bats against James Shields and went 0 for 4 in a 5-4 loss to San Diego Padres on Friday. Seeking their first World Series title in 107 years...
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Cards look to continue mastery of the Reds

A number of St. Louis batters continued their impressive starts in the Cardinals' third straight victory. The Cincinnati Reds' struggling offense is hoping to wake up behind Homer Bailey in his season debut Saturday at Busch Stadium. St. Louis, which took two out of three in Cincinnati last week, won 6-1 Friday. Yadier Molina put the Cardinals (6-3) ahead with a three-run double...
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Clayton Kershaw gets 1st win as Dodgers beat Rockies 7-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) Clayton Kershaw got his first victory despite giving up two home runs and Adrian Gonzalez hit a pair of RBI doubles as the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Colorado Rockies 7-3 on Friday night. Kershaw (1-1) allowed three runs - one earned - and six hits over six innings with 12 strikeouts. The reigning NL MVP is 21-2 with a 1.69 ERA in his last 24 regular-season starts...
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Collmenter does it all in D-backs' shutout of Giants

SAN FRANCISCO -- Josh Collmenter pitched a four-hitter and had a career-high three hits, and the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the World Series champion San Francisco Giants to an eighth straight loss with a 9-0 win Friday night. Jake Lamb hit a two-run triple in the third and Collmenter (1-2) added an RBI single as Arizona knocked Jake Peavy out of the game after only 3 2/3 innings...
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Gallardo, Rangers relievers shut down Mariners in 3-1 win

SEATTLE (AP) Yovani Gallardo pitched six scoreless innings, Robinson Chirinos homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Seattle Mariners 3-1 Friday night. Gallardo (2-1) got three double plays to help stop Mariners rallies, and walked two and struck out three. Shawn Tolleson worked out of a two-on, no-out jam in the seventh. Tanner Scheppers gave up a run in the eighth on Seth Smith...
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Collmenter shuts down Giants, gets 3 hits in D-backs win

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Josh Collmenter pitched a four-hitter and had a career-high three hits, and the Arizona Diamondbacks sent the World Series champion San Francisco Giants to an eighth straight loss with a 9-0 win Friday night. Jake Lamb hit a two-run triple in the third and Collmenter (1-2) added an RBI single as Arizona knocked Jake Peavy out of the game after only 3 2-3 innings...
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1st German goalie to start NHL playoff game helps Capitals

  Rookie Philipp Grubauer became the first German-born goalie to start an NHL playoff game, filling in for an ill Braden Holtby and helping the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders 4-3 Friday night. "Just like every other game," Grubauer said after making 18 saves as Washington evened the Eastern Conference first-round series at 1-all. That sort of calm attitude impressed...
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Kings' Stoll arrested for suspected cocaine possession in Vegas

  Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was arrested Friday for suspected cocaine possession at the MGM Grand Hotel's Wet Republic pool complex. Las Vegas police Lt. Michael Mauntel said Stoll is being held at the Clark County Detention Center. The 32-year-old Stoll will be an unrestricted free agent after struggling this season. He had six goals and 11 assists in 73 games, his...
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Lack backstops Canucks to Game 2 win over Flames, evening series

  Eddie Lack made 22 saves and the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Friday night to even their first-round playoff series at a game apiece. Daniel Sedin, Chris Higgins, Ronalds Kenins and Radim Vrbata -- into an empty net -- scored for the Canucks, who snapped a seven-game losing streak at home in the playoffs dating to the 2011 Stanley Cup final. Kris Russell...
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NHL player Jarret Stoll arrested in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) Los Angeles Kings center Jarret Stoll was arrested Friday for suspected cocaine possession at the MGM Grand Hotel's Wet Republic pool complex. Las Vegas police Lt. Michael Mauntel said Stoll is being held at the Clark County Detention Center. Stoll is the boyfriend of Erin Andrews, the ''Dancing with the Stars'' co-host and Fox Sports reporter. Stoll also was engaged...
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Lack helps Canucks top Flames 4-1, even series

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Eddie Lack made 22 saves and the Vancouver Canucks defeated the Calgary Flames 4-1 on Friday night to even their first-round playoff series at a game apiece. Daniel Sedin, Chris Higgins, Ronalds Kenins and Radim Vrbata - into an empty net - scored for the Canucks, who snapped a seven-game losing streak at home in the playoffs dating to the 2011 Stanley...
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Predators pummel Crawford, Blackhawks in Game 2 to tie series

  Craig Smith scored the first two playoff goals of his career and added an assist, and the Nashville Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 6-2 Friday night to tie their Western Conference opening-round playoff series at a game apiece. The Predators won for the first time since clinching a postseason berth on March 28. Pekka Rinne made 24 saves for the win and even had an assist...
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Cardinals, Molina get to Cueto, beat Reds, 6-1

ST. LOUIS (AP) With pitchers Johnny Cueto and Michael Wacha locked in a duel, Cincinnati Reds manager Brian Price took a calculated risk. It did not pay off and the Reds lost 6-1 to the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday night. The score was 1-1 with one out in the bottom of the seventh and the Cardinals had runners on second and third base. Price told starter Johnny Cueto to intentionally...
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Phelps falters in 400 free as he looks toward big Saturday in Mesa

MESA, Ariz. -- Michael Phelps experienced his first failure in his return to competition after a six-month suspension. He was too slow to qualify for the 400-meter freestyle final Friday in the Arena Pro Swim Series meet, finishing 17th overall. Swimming in a far outside lane, the 18-time Olympic gold medalist was fourth in his heat with a time of 4 minutes, 2.67 seconds. That left...
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Twins open series with 11th-inning win over Indians

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Trevor Plouffe led off the 11th inning with a soaring home run to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Friday night. Plouffe connected against Bryan Shaw (0-1), sending a drive into the second deck in left field and getting swarmed by teammates as he hit home plate. Chris Herrmann had two hits, an RBI and some slick baserunning...
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