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St. Louis Cardinals' Marcell Ozuna hits a two-run single during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets on Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 26, 2018 - 12:39 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Desperate to break out of a slump, Marcell Ozuna resorted to changing lumber. The move worked wonders for the St. Louis Cardinals' outfielder. Using a bat borrowed from teammate Jose Martinez, Ozuna hit a tiebreaking two-run single, and Michael Wacha won his fourth straight start...
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St. Louis Cardinals' Tommy Pham (28) rounds the bases past New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) after hitting a two-run home run during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
April 26, 2018 - 12:38 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Cardinals center fielder Tommy Pham was removed from St. Louis' game against the New York Mets on Wednesday night in the bottom of the third inning due to a head injury. Pham got a cut on his head before his second at-bat of the game when he accidentally hit himself in the indoor...
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In this Aug. 4, 2014, photo, Rick Butler, a nationally renowned volleyball coach from Chicago, watches a scrimmage during the first day of a volleyball camp at Abbott Sports Complex in Lincoln, Neb. Michigan State University has maintained ties to Butler for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained in the 1980s. Letters obtained by The Associated Press from accusers' advocates show the school has been under pressure since at least 2017 to sever ties with Butler. (Stacie Scott/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
April 26, 2018 - 12:17 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Several dozen colleges have kept ties to an influential volleyball coach long after he was publicly accused of sexually abusing and raping underage girls who trained with him in the 1980s. The coach's accusers, who have been pressing Michigan State University for months to sever all...
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April 26, 2018 - 12:00 am
NFL draft arrives, and pressure is on teams to get top value Shot, save: LeBron bails out Cavs with Game 5 buzzer-beater Pacers believe LeBron goaltended on block in final seconds NFL finds no evidence of inappropriate questions to RB Guice Penn State's Barkley is best talent, but QBs to lead draft...
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Boston Red Sox's Mookie Betts celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run in his first at bat against the Toronto Blue Jays in first inning baseball action in Toronto on Wednesday April 25, 2018. (Fred Thornhill/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 11:59 pm
TORONTO (AP) — After six home runs in his last seven games, it seems Mookie Betts' isn't impressing his teammates anymore. "We don't care about Mookie, we care about the Bruins," Hanley Ramirez joked in the locker room after Betts' latest offensive outburst helped the Boston Red Sox snap their...
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Boston Bruins left wing Jake DeBrusk is embraced by David Krejci (46) after his goal against Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Frederik Andersen (31) during the third period of Game 7 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series in Boston, Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 25, 2018 - 11:59 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Jake DeBrusk watched the tiebreaking goal go into the net from ice level, sliding into the boards on his backside after he was flattened by Toronto defenseman Jake Gardiner. The Bruins rookie didn't even have time to climb up off his knees before he was mobbed by teammates. "Jake had...
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FILE - In this April 6, 2018, file photo, Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer gestures during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Washington. The Hawks and Budenholzer mutually agreed to part ways on Wednesday, April 25, according to the team. The Hawks announced the move Wednesday night in a brief three-sentence statement. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
April 25, 2018 - 11:36 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Mike Budenholzer wanted to coach elsewhere. The Atlanta Hawks finally agreed it's a good idea. The Hawks and Budenholzer mutually agreed to part ways Wednesday in a move announced by the team in a three-sentence statement. The decision was not totally unexpected as Budenholzer was...
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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, celebrates with Cedi Osman, from Turkey, after James shot a game-winning three point shot in the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Cleveland. The Cavaliers won 98-95. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
April 25, 2018 - 11:32 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The game, the series, the season and perhaps Cleveland's future were in jeopardy. LeBron James saved everything. James dropped a 3-pointer at the buzzer, a crowning moment for another one of his brilliant performances, to give Cleveland a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on...
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Milwaukee Brewers starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin deliver to a Kansas City Royals batter during the first inning of a baseball game at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, April 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
April 25, 2018 - 11:20 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jhoulys Chacin efficiently mowed through the Kansas City lineup, Milwaukee manufactured four runs in the fourth inning and the Brewers went on to beat the Royals 6-2 on Wednesday night for their eighth consecutive victory. Chacin (2-1) did not allow a hit until two outs in...
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Texas Rangers pitcher Keone Kela (50) is congratulated by manager Jeff Banister after picking up the save as the Rangers defeated the Oakland Athletics 4-2 in a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Mike Stone)
April 25, 2018 - 11:19 pm
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a go-ahead single in the fifth inning and the Texas bullpen protected the lead Wednesday night, giving the Rangers a 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics. Four Texas relievers worked 4 1/3 hitless innings to stop Oakland's four-game winning streak...
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