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Toronto Raptors center Jakob Poeltl, right, competes for the ball against Washington Wizards forward Mike Scott (30) during the second half of Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 11:18 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors rode to a seldom-used lineup to move within a game of advancing in the NBA playoffs. DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points, Kyle Lowry had 17 points and 10 assists and the Raptors beat the Washington Wizards 108-98 on Wednesday night in Game 5. Toronto rebounded after...
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Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuna Jr. celebrates in the dugout after scoring in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
April 25, 2018 - 10:50 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Prized prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. looked like a polished veteran. The 20-year-old Acuna singled and scored the tying run in the eighth inning of his big league debut, and the Atlanta Braves went on to beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 Wednesday night. Acuna became the youngest player in...
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Cleveland Indians' Andrew Miller reacts after having thrown only two pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the seventh inning in a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Cleveland. Miller had to leave the game. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
April 25, 2018 - 10:29 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor and Edwin Encarnacion hit sixth-inning home runs and the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Wednesday night despite losing relief ace Andrew Miller to a left hamstring injury. Miller grabbed the back of his leg after throwing two pitches to Anthony...
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Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Alex Cobb throws to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 25, 2018 - 10:12 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Joey Wendle had three hits and two RBIs, Adeiny Hechavarria homered and the Tampa Bay Rays beat former teammate Alex Cobb and the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 Wednesday night The game marked the return of left-hander Jonny Venters following a six-year absence and four major elbow...
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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Jake Arrieta throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Derik Hamilton)
April 25, 2018 - 10:09 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron Altherr hit a go-ahead three-run homer, Jake Arrieta outpitched Zack Greinke and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-3 Wednesday night. Arrieta (3-0) allowed three runs — one earned — and four hits in seven innings. He pitched out of a bases-loaded,...
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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 - 10:07 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, a crowning moment for another brilliant performance, to give Cleveland a 98-95 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night in Game 5, putting the Cavaliers within one victory of advancing in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Moments...
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April 25, 2018 - 9:32 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jonny Venters has made a successful return to the majors after enduring three Tommy John surgeries and a six-year absence. Pitching for the Tampa Bay Rays in his first big league appearance since the 2012 NL wild-card game, Venters entered in the sixth inning against the Baltimore...
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Washington Nationals' Trea Turner drives in two runs with a single against the San Francisco Giants during the fifth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
April 25, 2018 - 7:56 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Washington manager Dave Martinez insisted Trea Turner and the Nationals would snap from their scoring slump soon, even as the losses piled up and the runs didn't. Behind three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, Washington didn't need much, but got plenty. Turner got five...
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Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jon Gray delivers a pitch to San Diego Padres' Jose Pirela in the first inning of a baseball game Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
April 25, 2018 - 7:50 pm
DENVER (AP) — Jon Gray altered the grip on his slider and set his aim higher in the strike zone. It added up to a big change in fortune. The hard-throwing righty struck out 11 in six dominant innings and David Dahl lined a two-run triple, lifting the Colorado Rockies to a 5-2 win over the San Diego...
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Signs are left at a vigil on Yonge Street in Toronto, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, after multiple people were killed and others injured in Monday's deadly attack in which a van struck pedestrians on a Toronto sidewalk. (Galit Rodan/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 25, 2018 - 7:11 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors honored the victims the deadly van attack Monday with a moment of silence Wednesday night before Game 5 of their playoff series against the Washington Wizards/ Players from both teams held up banners with the hashtag #TORONTOSTRONG as they stood on the court...
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